Le Métier de Beauté Peau Vierge Dark Spot Corrector 28 Day Challenge

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The Beauty of a Second Chance: Give Skin a Do-Over
Introducing Peau Vierge Dark Spot Corrector from Le Métier de Beauté 

Ever wish you could go back in time and undo some of the damage you’ve inflicted on your skin? I know I do! Well Le Métier de Beauté’s new Peau Vierge Dark Spot Corrector has a potent blend of ingredients that have never been used before in a dark spot corrector and they are delivered using their patented  SYNTOC ACTIF technology.

I am looking forward to testing this out to see if it can reduce the spots I have from sun exposure. They are promoting a skin transforming rewind in just 28 days.

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It starts with the ingredients, specifically a powerful skin lightening and protection complex that combines 1% Retinol and 1% Hexyleresorcinol and their Syntoc Actif delivery system.

  • Benefits of 1% Retinol – decreases acne scars and photo-aging from sun, diminishes the appearance of discoloration and reveals lighter pigmentation with each treatment.
  • Benefits of 1% Hexylresorcinol – said to be four times more effective than Hydroquinone, protects skin’s collagen by reducing glycation, effectively treats hyper-pigmented skin.
  • Benefits of Syntoc Actif – delivers ingredients into the skin quicker and more effectively, deeper penetration and better performance without irritation, anti-inflammatory properties, no harsh side effects

In just 28 days uneven skin tones will reap the benefits of this powerful trio: 1% Retinol + 1% Hexylresorcinol + Syntoc Actif.

  • Even toned, smoother looking skin.
  • Dramatically reduces dark spots, post-acne marks, sun damage and skin imperfections.
  • Effectively brightens and illuminates complexion.
  • Diminishes hyperpigmentation and scarring.

As soon as I am done my current testing on another line of skin care products I will begin my trial with the new Le Métier de Beauté Peau Vierge Dark Spot Corrector. I will update you with a full review complete with before and after photos once I have completed testing.

Available now at Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, select Saks, and Nordstrom stores. $125 US.

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Makeup Wars ~ What This Beauty Blogger Packs for Vacation

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So I’m not really going on vacation. Oh how I WISH I were going on vacation. Even just for a weekend. It is just not in the cards right now, nor will it be for quite a long time. Given that in years past my hubby and I have gone on a few tropical winter getaway vacations, including our wedding, I am not unfamiliar with how I pack for these things, so were are going to exercise a bit of imagination here.

Now when I go on vacation, and I mean a week long proper vacation, I don’t really concern myself with packing light when it comes to my beauty essentials. If I am on vacation it means I am going “out” far more often than in my usual life of drudgery. What better time to make the most out of all the beautiful makeup I own? So when I am packing for vacation I use these basic “rules”.

  • Pack my favourites (of the moment).
  • Make sure those favourites will create a variety of looks without a tonne of products
  • I (try t0) make sure those favourites aren’t limited edition.

What this means is I pack my favourites regardless of whether they are pricey or not. On my last vacation to Mexico I packed primarily Chanel. I will tell you that I did break the limited edition rule because I remember packing my Chanel Tentation Cuivree Quad because it was a favourite smoky eye look at the time. (I just had a massive meltdown realizing I sold this in a blog sale. What the heck was I thinking *sigh*). Since I like to bring my “good stuff” on vacation I do pack it in my carry on. maybe this isn’t the best use of space but really, makeup doesn’t take up a tonne of room right?

So lets say I won a vacation and had to pack up to leave tomorrow. Here are what my choices would be. These items would be packed in a makeup bag I purchased at Winners many years ago. We are taking possibly a decade. I used to use it to actually store my makeup collection before it got way out of hand. Hard to imagine most of my stuff fit in there at one point! Ridiculous really. How do people live like that? LOL It is from a brand called Murval. I never even really looked at the brand name on it before creating this post but it looks like they bags, apparel, and home products. I absolutely adore this bag because it is so compartmentalized and keeps all my things well organized, visible, and easy to find. There are multiple removable, and fixed, mesh zippered pouches. There is also a section for makeup brushes but I prefer to keep them protected in one of the zippered pouches.

Most of these products have been linked to their original reviews, (which took me forever!) so I encourage you to click on them to see why I find them travel worthy companions!

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The first zippered pouch holds some compacts to offer a variety of eye looks and colourful cheeks:

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The second removable zippered pouch holds an assortment of brushes (mostly MAC, Real Techniques and bdellium). I should have took a picture of them all out to show you as most are hiding.  It also holds any eye and brow pencils.

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The center zippered pouch holds:

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The final large zippered pouch contains most of my face and skincare items:

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I weighed my packed makeup bag and it weighs 4 pounds. Quite a hefty portion of my carry on luggage but that is a sacrifice, as a beauty lover, I have no trouble making. There is actually still room in my fabulous travel makeup bag so I can guarantee you that there would be some last minute additions before I left. The one item I would likely add is the Yves Saint Laurent Y Facettes Eye Palette from Spring 2013. It breaks my LE rule but it is so colourful and perfect for a tropical vacation. I also would likely throw in some nice skincare samples. I also forgot fragrance so some of my decants and samples would be added as well. It may seem like I packed an excessive amount of lip products and I should probably cut back given I packed more things than days I will be on vacation…but I would probably throw a few more in my handbag including my Lancome Baume in Love in Urban Ballet.

Well I hope you enjoyed my emotionally scarring experience of packing for an imaginary winter getaway and having to take photos of said imaginary packing outside in -20°C/-4°F weather. I’m off to go warm up with a hot coffee and Bailey’s and try to forget about my longing for a beach.

Make sure to check out the Travel Picks of the other Makeup Wars members. Just click on the thumbnails below or use the Previous and Next buttons at the top of this post. If you have missed out on the previous Makeup Wars be sure to check them out, including some of my favourites like our Valentines Day LookHoliday LookHoliday WishlistsFavourite MascarasFavourite Fall LookFavourite Red LipFavourite Makeup BrushFavourite Fall Nail Polish, and Most Expensive Makeup Look.

Makeup Wars ~ My Valentine’s Day Look


This week for Makeup Wars we are sharing our Valentine’s Day looks. I doubt I’ll actually be going out for Valentine’s Day, old married life for ya, but I thought I would approach this by going for a softer, more romantic look than I usually wear. I was inspired to create a look of all soft pastel pinks and purples to achieve an innocent “girly” look. I paired it with a gently, glossy pink lip which in the pictures made me look pretty washed out. In reality it looked a little more balanced. I decided to make two very minor, easy, and quick updates to the look to switch it up a little and make the look a little more feisty. Let’s say the date is going well. ;-) I quick swipe of MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Eyes liner in 6L in the waterline to replace the white and a bright pop of colour on the lips courtesy of the amazing Maybelline VIVID Colourburst lipstick in Fuchsia Flash.

Complexion
Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base
Chanel Perfection Lumiere BR12
Make Up For Ever Pro Finish in Shade 110

Cheeks
Edward Bess Quad Royale in South of France
Chanel Tumulte Joues Contraste Blush

Eyes
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Inglot 318 (white) up to browbone, 346 (pale lavender) on lid, 344 (dusty mauve) deep in crease, 319 (dusty rose) on crease, 359 (pink) to blend out crease, 325 (deep purple) on outer v.
MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Eyes liner in 6L tightlined on upper waterline, upper lash line, and on lower waterline in second look.
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk in the lower waterline
Lash Control Volumizing and Conditioning Mascara Black
Boots No7 Beautiful Brows Pencil in Blonde

Lips
Rouge Bunny Rouge Long Lasting Lip Liner in Vasco
Le Metier de Beaute Sheer Brilliance Lip Gloss in Dubai
Second look: Maybelline VIVID Colourburst lipstick in Fuchsia Flash

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Quick 60 second modification to make the eyes a bit more sultry and make the lips downright bold. MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Eyes liner in 6L in the waterline to replace the white and a bright pop of colour on the lips courtesy of the amazing Maybelline VIVID Colourburst lipstick in Fuchsia Flash.

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Make sure to check out the Valentine’s Day looks of the other Makeup Wars members. Just click on the thumbnails below or use the Previous and Next buttons at the top of this post. If you have missed out on the previous Makeup Wars be sure to check them out, including some of my favourites like our Holiday LookHoliday WishlistsFavourite MascarasFavourite Fall LookFavourite Red LipFavourite Makeup BrushFavourite Fall Nail Polish, and Most Expensive Makeup Look.