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Santa Ynez Valley, Ca. One of my favorite beautiful destinations and proud to call it home.

Beauty Products I love

Formule oUI Beauty Products - Transform your looks. Transform your life.

Innovative Tools oUI Love

Soie Cosmetics Loose Powder Pump Brush

Treat your skin with Formule oUI

What you put on your skin is just as important as what you put in your body

Monday, October 15, 2012

Non-Messy Minerals?

Blog Post by: Kiss and Make-Up

Non-Messy Minerals?

I made the switch to mineral makeup when I started this blog, two years ago. I love the coverage mineral makeup gives me and I like the way it feels. It doesn't cling to my feels light and like I'm not wearing any makeup at all.

The one downside of minerals? They're messy! Because they have to be kept level (otherwise they spill out), my mineral makeup has to sit on my vanity and cannot be haphazardly tossed into my makeup bag. When it's time to go on vacation, I have to carefully pack away my minerals and hope that any inevitable spills will be contained so I don't lose any precious product.

I'm not the only one who must complain about the mineral makeup mess factor. There's a new and rather innovative tool on the market called the SOIE Cosmetics Pump Brush. For $29.00, this very cool mineral product holding brush allows you to take your mineral makeup with you without the mess. The brush has a clear refillable barrel to deliver mineral makeup to the head of a soft, buffing-style brush head.

To fill your pump brush, you'll need a bottle of SOIE Cosmetics Luxe Teint ($24). Luxe Teint was created to flawlessly accentuate your natural skin tone. It's a loose powder that, when used with the pump brush, is a snap to apply. And it won't get all over everything like traditional mineral makeup. Luxe Teint feels very light and doesn't leave you looking like you're wearing a makeup mask.

I love that someone has created a solution to a problem I experience every time I buff on my minerals. The pump brush is extremely practical and fun to use. My husband was intrigued by it and volunteered to fill it for me. Something about guys and gadgets I suppose. If you're a mineral makeup fan, do yourself a favor and look into this product.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Pin It To Win It from Formule oUI

Formule oUI Skin Care is hosting our very first give-away. Intrigued? Of course you are, because the winner will receive a:

Formule oUI™ Delicate Skin Care System!

To enter, all you have to do is: 
  • “Pin” this post to one of your Pinterest Boards. 
  • Use hashtag #formuleoui in the pin description 
(Don’t know what Pinterest is? Then it is about time you get up to speed!). The drawing will close for entries on November 1st, 2012 and a winner will be announced on November 4th, 2012. We will gather all the pins, stuff them in a giant pin cushion, and randomly select the lucky winner. 
Ready, get set, go!!
*Prize is valued at $107.00
*And in case you are still reading, use coupon code PINPromo10 to receive 10% off our shop!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Feed Your Skin

What you put on your skin is just as important as what you put in your body.
Treat your skin with Formule oUI products.

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Monday, September 3, 2012

The Amazing Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

  • Rich in enzymes & potassium
  • Support a healthy immune system
  • Helps control weight
  • Promotes digestion & ph Balance
  • Helps soothe dry throats
  • Helps remove body sludge toxins

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) can do everything from relieving muscle pain from exercise, balancing pH levels, soothing sore throats, and normalizing weight and helping to maintain levels of cholesterol already in the normal range. Externally, it is effective in supporting healthy skin and hair. Use it topically to give yourself a vinegar facial for toning or clearing up non-cystic acne and exfoliating dry dull skin. Gently rub your skin with a soft cotton ball dipped in vinegar and watch your skin glow! It's also great for animals. Use it as a soothing after-bath rinse for cats and dogs to eliminate dry skin. Just as with people, it is also helpful in older animals. The high acidity and powerful enzymes in apple cider vinegar also supports a healthy scalp. Try a rinse of apple cider vinegar after you wash your hair. It gives hair incredible shine and bounce!

I have been using ACV for years and have seen the benefits especially with weight maintenance and sore muscles. Make sure you use raw, organic vinegar, never dead, distilled vinegar because the natural enzymes, minerals, and nutrients are destroyed in the distilling process. I have found Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar to be the best. 

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  • Helps maintain healthy skin
  • Helps promote youthful, healthy bodies
  • Soothes irritated skin
  • Relieves muscle pain from exercise

Friday, August 17, 2012

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Exclusive Find of the Week - Borelli Active American Vintage Scarf

As seen at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Kerri Walsh looks amazing wearing the Borelli American Flag Active Scarf. Hand made to give a vintage feel Borelli partnered with artist, Tescia Seufferlein, to bring you this limited edition scarf. After winning her third Olympic gold medal in Beach Volleyball, Kerri Walsh threw on her BORELLI scarf to cool down while she was interviewed by NBC.

The spf 20 Borelli Scarf can be worn as a dress, skirt, wrap, scarf, blanket or yoga mat carrier. Check out all the awesome ways you can wear it in the How To Video below.

Be a part of this 2012 olympic legacy!
Available at Borelli Designs

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Fall 2012 Accessories Trend: Jewels in the Raw

I love this trend for Fall 2012 - Jewels in the raw. I especially love this pink sapphire slice ring by Yossi Harari.