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40ANDHOLDING BEAUTY BLOG WINS BEST FEMALE BEAUTY BLOG, SOUTHERN USA

40andholding was recently awarded Best Female Beauty Blog, Southern USA by LUXLife Magazine for their 2020 Health, Beauty & Wellness Awards 2020.  According to LUXLife, “The health, beauty and wellness industries are about the pursuit for perfection. The pursuit for happiness – whatever happiness might mean for an individual.”  This aligns with 40andholding’s mission to empower women in their 40’s, 50’s and beyond to look and feel their best as they navigate midlife.

“We launched the Health, Beauty and Wellness Awards to determine and recognize the best of the industry.  We designed them to create a supplement brimming with world-leading products, services and experts. This year’s winners are no different.”

It is an incredible honor to receive the Award for Best Female Beauty Blog, Southern USA.  And more importantly, to represent the over 40 demographic of women.  I hope I can continue to inspire our readers to live their best lives at every age.

To view 40andholding’s listing, visit:
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To find out more about these prestigious Health, Beauty & Wellness Awards and the companies selected for them, visit:
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About 40andholding:

40andholding is a Top 20 Beauty Blog for Women Over 40.  Founded in 2017 by Susie Truett, 40andholding was named one of the Top 20 Over 40 Beauty Blogs to follow in 2020.  Our mission is to empower women to look and feel their best as they navigate midlife.  To this end, we share ageless beauty, health & wellness tips, makeup tutorials for mature skin and provide honest product reviews for women in their 40’s, 50’s and beyond.  Join the journey and let’s age younger together! 

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Dry, Rough Hands from Hand Washing? Here’s What to Do. https://www.40andholding.com/dry-rough-hands/ https://www.40andholding.com/dry-rough-hands/#comments Tue, 21 Apr 2020 21:20:45 +0000 https://www.40andholding.com/?p=27209 My hands get extremely dry in the winter.  Those little cracks in the fingers from the cold, dry air hurt like crazy, right?  Generally, when [...]

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My hands get extremely dry in the winter.  Those little cracks in the fingers from the cold, dry air hurt like crazy, right?  Generally, when Spring arrives along with warmer air and a bit of humidity, my cracked, dry, rough hands disappear until next winter.  But the Spring of 2020 has brought an entirely different reality with the arrival of the COVID-19 virus.  By now, you know the drill… wash your hands for 20 seconds and wash them often. Use hand sanitizer when you are out and unable to wash them.  Ugh… this has wreaked a second round of havoc on my hands!

There is good news though!  Through much trial and error over the years along with a few words of wisdom from a couple of wonderful Doctors, I’m sharing the secret to healing dry, rough skin and protect your hands from future problems.  All while staying healthy and safe at the same time.

What causes Cracks and Dry, Rough Skin on the Hands?

The answer to this question is actually quite simple.  The culprit is lack of moisture.  According to Sara Hogan, MD, a dermatologist at UCLA Medical Center, who recently told scvnews.com that…

“The outermost layer of our skin is composed of oils and wax, and it acts as both a shield from the outside and a guard that maintains natural moisture in the skin. This natural barrier is broken down by the suds created by soap while washing hands.”

Your skin loses hydration within 60 seconds after washing. That is why it is important to apply cream or moisturizer to hands right away. This helps prevent dryness and reinforce the natural skin barrier. 

How to Heal Dry, Rough Skin on the Hands.
These creams work quickly to heal dry, rough hands and protect them from excessive hand washing.

How to Heal Dry Skin on the Hands

1.  Apply Hand Cream Immediately After Washing Hands or applying Hand Sanitizer

The key to healing dry, rough hands is to add moisture.  Applying a hand cream once or twice a day is NOT going to get the job done.  Experts recommending applying hand cream immediately after you wash your hands or apply hand sanitizer.  And you’ll need to do this each and every time.

If you are wondering whether or not it is safe to apply hand cream after washing our hands, the answer is YES.  Dr Lindsay Broadbent of the Centre for Infection and Immunity at Queen’s University Belfast recently told The Guardian that…

“There’s no problem with using hand cream.  As long as you have dried your hands thoroughly before applying the hand cream, it’s fine.”

She advises people to carry their own tubes around with them, to be extra safe.

“It’s generally best not to share, because you don’t know if someone else has washed their hands properly before touching the bottle.” When applying the cream, squirt it on to the back of your hand, without touching the nozzle. “The coronavirus wouldn’t survive for long in the hand cream, but it’s good hygiene not to touch the nozzle, as bacteria and fungus could technically survive in there”.

I’ve tried so many hand creams over the years and have found just a handful that actually work to heal severely dry, cracked hands.  The secret is using the right hand cream and applying them diligently each time you wash your hands throughout the day.

Here are a few of my favorite Hand Creams to heal cracked, dry, rough hands…

O’Keefe’s Working Hands works really well to instantly boost moisture levels and provides a protective layer on the skin’s surface.  A pea sized amount of this cream is all you need for both hands.  $10.95 USD for 2 3oz tubes.  Buy Now.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hand Gel Cream absorbs instantly with no sticky residue.  This cream is formulated with Hyaluronic Acid, a hydrator found naturally in the skin that attracts moisture and locks it in.  It is currently my favorite hand cream.  There is a fairly strong “fresh, clean air” scent this cream so if fragrance is not your thing, this one isn’t for you.  $9.47 USD for a 3 oz. tube.  Buy Now.

Gloves in a Bottle Shielding Lotion is a healing lotion that protects against environmental toxins, sanitizers, frequent hand-washing, and irritants found in cosmetic and cleaning products. Gloves in a Bottle provides relief for dry and cracked hands and is perfect for people with sensitive skin as it helps prevent skin allergies and rashes.  $24.95 USD for 2 3.4 oz. tubesBuy Now.

I asked a few of the ladies in my Beauty Over 40 Facebook Group for their favorite healing hand creams and here is what they said.

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Hilda from Ireland loves Cerave’s Theraputic Hand Cream for Dry, Cracked Hands.  With hyaluronic acid, niacinamide and ceramides, this cream is non greasy and is gentle on the skin.

Lene from Norway says her favorite is Weleda Skin Food.  A favorite of skincare professionals and celebrities, this cream can be used anywhere on the body to heal dry, rough skin.

Cindy from USA uses SeneGence Hand Cream with Shea Butter to relieve chapped hands and says it is amazing.

Heal rough hands with an ointment at night.
Use an ointment at night and wear cotton gloves to allow hands to heal overnight.

2.  Apply Hand Cream Before Bed and Wear Gloves

During the day you don’t want something too thick or greasy on your fingers. But nighttime is the perfect opportunity to use a thicker ointment to seal in moisture.  I love S.W. Basics Original Cream which is made with just three ingredients (olive oil, shea butter and coconut oil) and literally works wonders overnight.  Vaseline, Aquaphor and Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Cream are great options as well.  If your hands are really dry and cracked, wear cotton gloves over the cream while you sleep to hydrate overnight and help the skin to recover.

3.  Moisturize Skin from the Inside Out

As we age, our skin loses moisture more easily and becomes more susceptible to drying out.   Fewer natural oils, sun damage, and decreased cell renewal can all lead to dry, rougher skin as we get older.  There are a few supplements that can help to soothe, protect and moisturize the skin and help to replenish lost moisture from the inside out.

Fish OilDietary supplements with Fish Oil may help boost skin hydration and improve the fatty acid barrier of the skin, which helps maintain hydration.  A good option is Dr Tobias Omega 3 Fish Oil Triple Strength with over 14,000 four and a half star Reviews on Amazon.

Vitamin D – Research has indicated a correlation between Vitamin D and skin moisture.  Studies have shown that those who had low Vitamin D levels had lower average skin moisture than participants who had normal Vitamin D levels.  As blood levels of vitamin D increased, skin moisture content increased as well.  I love the Vitamin D supplement from Sports Research which has coconut oil for better absorption.

Phytoceramides The plant derived equivalent of ceramides known as Phytoceramides have been proven the hydrate the skin from the inside out.  Phytoceramides 350mg with Lipowheat from Sports Research is a great GMO-free, gluten free option with no synthetics or fillers.

These products help to heal dry, rough hands.
Moisturizing Hand Soaps, supplements and a humidifier are simple things you can add to your diet and routine for healthier hands.

4.  Use a Humidifier

Cracked, rough skin often happens during colder months when there’s less humidity in the air.  Heat in our homes makes the indoor air dry as well.  Investing in a good humidifier is beneficial to combat the dry air.  The Pure Enrichment MistAire Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier has over 21,000 four star Reviews on Amazon.  It covers up to 250 square feet and adds moisture to the air for 16 hours.

5.  Final Tips to Heal Dry, Cracked, Rough Hands and keep them clean and moisturized

  • Use Gentle Hand Soaps – Look for soaps and hand sanitizers that have added ingredients for moisture such as aloe, shea butter or essential oils.  Everyone Hand Soap, Live Clean Argan Oil Repleneshing Hand Soap and Seventh Generation Free & Clean Hand Wash Soap are three great options.
  • Blot Hands Dry – When drying your hands, blot them, don’t wipe.  Paper towels or cloth can be used.  When using a cloth, make sure each person in the home has their own cloth.  Cloths should be washed every 3 days.
  • Wash with Lukewarm Water – Washing your hands with water that’s too hot is not only uncomfortable, it’s an easy way to dry out your skin. A comfortable, lukewarm temperature is the better way to go.
  • Wear Gloves when Cleaning – When your hands are dry from overwashing, it’s important to pay attention to other things that could be contributing to the dryness, like cleaning supplies.  Always wear gloves when you’re cleaning.  Not only can they exacerbate dry skin, but they can also cause serious irritation and even dermatitis.

While it is important to wash your hands often and follow the CDC Recommendations for hand washing, it’s also important to balance the hand washing with moisturization and also to wash your hands when it’s important.  When you’re social distancing at home and not interacting with any possible contaminated surfaces, give your skin a break.

I hope you found these tips for healing your hands helpful.  As always, I’d love to hear from you, please leave a comment below!

Until next time, stay happy, stay healthy and stay safe!

 

 

 

 

 

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Kick your Expired Makeup to the Curb & Get Organized! https://www.40andholding.com/makeup-expiration/ https://www.40andholding.com/makeup-expiration/#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2020 21:02:29 +0000 http://www.40andholding.com/?p=562 It’s Spring cleaning time at my house.  Last week, I stood in front of my makeup cabinet and realized it had been a LONG, LONG time [...]

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It’s Spring cleaning time at my house.  Last week, I stood in front of my makeup cabinet and realized it had been a LONG, LONG time since I tossed anything away. We’re talking years, not months.  Not good.

I struggle with throwing makeup away which is why I generally avoid doing it.  But with everything going on in the world right now, it’s important to be as healthy as possible and that includes not putting on makeup that could potentially be loaded with bacteria.  It was time to get rid of the expired makeup and get organized!  I hope you will take advantage of this down time and do the same.  In this post, we’ll dive into makeup expiration, how to know if your makeup has expired and a few ways to organize your makeup for the future.

Expired Makeup may contain Bacteria

When you consider what may be lurking in your 12 month old mascara or your 3-year-old blush, it’s scary.  There really isn’t a nice way to put it other than “gross”.   Old makeup can contain bacteria.  And bacteria can cause all sorts of problems including pink eye, clogged pores, irritated skin, breakouts and staph infections … just to name a few.

When to Toss Expired Makeup.

Makeup Expiration – How to Tell When To Toss It

Although cosmetic companies are not required to have an expiration date printed on the packaging, many of them do.  There’s a tiny symbol on the label that most people don’t even notice.  The symbol tells you how long your makeup products will last after you’ve opened them.  You’ll find this symbol on most makeup products and many skincare products as well.

If the product does not have the expiration symbol, simply keep track of when you purchase them. Then use the Makeup Expiration Guide below to determine when you should toss and replace.  There are several ways to remember when you purchased a product such as labeling the product with a sticker or a sharpie pen.  There are also a few apps that will keep track of your makeup and notify you when they expire.

Makeup Expiration Symbol
This tiny symbol on the back of most makeup and skincare products tells you how long the product will last after you’ve opened them.

Below is a general guide to makeup expiration dates.  Keep in mind that most Natural Beauty products have a shorter shelf life as they are free of preservatives.  Natural Beauty products should be replaced every six months unless the product package indicates otherwise.

Makeup Expiration Dates

MASCARAThree Months.
LIQUID FOUNDATIONS, HIGHLIGHTERS AND TINTED MOISTURIZERSSix Months.
POWDERED FOUNDATIONS, HIGHLIGHTERS AND BRONZERSTwelve Months.
CONCEALERSix Months.
BLUSH (POWDER)Twelve Months.
BLUSH (CREAM)Six Months.
EYE SHADOWTwelve Months.
EYE AND LIP PENCILSSix Months.
LIPSTICK AND LIP GLOSSTwelve Months.
ALL NATURAL MAKEUP Six Months.
NAILPOLISH Two Years.
MAKEUP PRIMER Two Years.

Organizing Your Makeup

Once you’ve sorted through your beauty stash and tossed all of your expired makeup, it’s time to get organized!  There are a number of options to store your makeup products and they come in all shapes and sizes.  A simple search on Amazon brings up a gazillion makeup organizers.

I use a makeup cabinet similar to the IKEA Alex 9 Drawer Makeup Organizer.  I found a dupe for it and saved $170.  You can check out my IKEA Alex Makeup Drawer Dupe here.  I also use a Makeup Organizer like the one here to organize makeup that I use on a daily basis.  Below are some of the best makeup organizers available to get organized so that you can easily find all of your makeup when you need it!

Organize Makeup efficiently with this rotating orgranizer.

DreamGenius 360-Degree Rotating Makeup Organizer

This 360 degree rotating organizer allows you to organize makeup and store your cosmetics efficiently while providing easy access to all of your makeup products.  Adjustable layers allow you to adjust the height of the trays to fit different types of cosmetics.  Available in clear, purple and black.

$26.99 USDFree Shipping with Amazon Prime
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Organize Makeup with this 4 piece organizer set.

Felicite Cosmetic Storage 4 Piece Makeup Organizer Set

Organize makeup and keep it all in one place with this 4 piece Makeup Organizer SetMade of Premium quality acrylic, this set is thicker and more durable than the typical acrylic makeup storage boxes. Includes a 12 lipstick compartment and the other pieces are stackable and can be arranged together or separately.

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Organize Makeup with this floor standing makeup cabinet.

Beautify Lockable Floor Standing Make Up Cabinet Organizer

This full length mirror is framed by 22 LED lights and opens up for plenty of space to organize makeup.  There are 2 large drawers underneath the mirror, as well as multiple internal shelving compartments and a pull-out section inside.  There is also a mirror inside allowing you to use the space as your vanity!  How awesome is this?

$144.99 USDFree Shipping with Amazon Prime
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FAJ Palette Acrylic Makeup Organizer

Designed by a professional makeup artist, this makeup palette organizer has 8 compartments and 7 removable shelves. Holds palettes, brushes, lipsticks, lip glosses, lip liners, eye liners, mascaras, highlighters, small tubes of cream, blush, bronzers, nail varnish and more! Yes, please!

$21.99 USDFree Shipping with Amazon Prime
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Makeup brushes organizer with 3 storage drawers.

HBlife Makeup Brush Holder, Acrylic Makeup Organizer

This makeup brush organizer includes two Make Up Brush Holders and 3 Drawers that are perfect for all of your beauty sponges.  Includes pretty pink pearl beans to keep the brushes standing straight.

$29.99 USDFree Shipping with Amazon Prime
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Organize makeup with this beautiful rose gold set.

Beautify Large Mirrored Rose Gold Glass Cosmetic Makeup Storage Organizer

This stylish makeup organizer with a mirrored finish and sleek design looks so pretty sitting on a vanity or bathroom counter.  And there is plenty of space to organize makeup and cosmetics with seven compartments and two drawers.

$34.99 USDFree Shipping with Amazon Prime
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I hope you found this article informative and helpful.  When was the last time you cleaned out your makeup drawer?  What do you use to organize makeup?  Any recommendations?  Please leave your comments below!  As always, I’d love to hear from you!

Until next time…

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Fenty Blotting Powder Review https://www.40andholding.com/fenty-beauty-by-rihanna-invisimatte-blotting-powder-review/ https://www.40andholding.com/fenty-beauty-by-rihanna-invisimatte-blotting-powder-review/#comments Wed, 19 Feb 2020 22:13:32 +0000 http://www.40andholding.com/?p=2562 According to the folks at Google, Fenty Beauty by Rihanna was #8 on the Top 10 list of the most searched Beauty Brands last year! [...]

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According to the folks at Google, Fenty Beauty by Rihanna was #8 on the Top 10 list of the most searched Beauty Brands last year!  When I first heard about this brand, I admit I was a little bit hesitant about trying it. Fenty Beauty was created by Superstar, Rihanna. Now don’t get me wrong, I love Rihanna. She is super talented, absolutely drop dead gorgeous and seems to have a beautiful spirit about her.  But she is young and I wondered how the beauty products in her line would perform for those of us in the 40+ club.  On a whim, I picked up the Fenty Blotting Powder and…. all I can say is.. WOW, was I pleasantly surprised!

According to Rihanna, “Fenty Beauty was created for everyone: For women of all shades, personalities, attitudes, cultures, and races. I wanted everyone to feel included. That’s the real reason I made this line.”

What exactly is Fenty Blotting Powder?

Invisimatte Blotting Powder is described by Fenty Beauty as a universal blotting powder that absorbs shine and diffuses the look of pores for an instant filtered look on the fly.  Invisimatte’s translucent powder is completely traceless against all skin tones and won’t cake, clog pores, creep into fine lines, or disturb makeup.

I’ve been using this Blotting Powder for several weeks now, putting it to the test on mature skin.  How does it stack up? Let’s find out.

My Take on Fenty Invisimatte Blotting Powder

I recently said on Instagram that this may be my favorite product of the year! Now granted, it’s early, but honestly, I have fallen in love with Invisimatte Blotting Powder and I don’t want to be without it.  in fact, I love it so much, I plan on purchasing a couple more, one for my purse and one for the car!

Did I mention I don’t want to be without this? 🙂  Here’s why…

Fenty Blotting Powder Review
Fenty Blotting Powder reduces shine, diffuses the appearance of pores and blurs imperfections!

Texture & Application

The texture of Fenty Blotting Powder is absolutely gorgeous.  It’s a soft, finely milled pressed powder and it applies like a dream.  It is a white translucent powder with a very subtle lilac/lavender tint to it.  I have fair, normal to combination skin.  When applied to my skin, it is completely colorless.  True to its name, this powder has an immediate blurring and mattifying effect.  When applied as a setting powder, it reduces shine, diffuses the appearance of pores and blurs imperfections.  It does NOT settle into fine lines which I truly appreciate!  There is no chalkiness to this powder at all!  The result is a flawless finish with an airbrushed look to the skin.

TIP:  As a setting powder, I apply this as the last step in my makeup routine if I am NOT wearing any highlighter.  If I’m wearing highlighter, I apply this right before the highlighter with the highlighter being the last step.

Other ways you can use Invisimatte Blotting Powder include.

  • As a blotting powder for touch ups throughout the day.
  • Apply before foundation to mattify if you have oily skin or to even out skin tone before foundation
  • As a refresher, you can apply this anytime over your makeup to freshen your look.  It doesn’t change the color of your makeup at all!
Fenty Beauty Portable Touch Up Brush
Fenty Beauty Portable Touch Up Brush is made to pair with Invisimatte Blotting Powder (sold separately).  It magnetically attaches to the bottom of the powder compact.

Packaging

The blotting powder comes in a mirrored compact with a sponge that is fine for on the go touch ups.  There is a portable touch up brush from Fenty Beauty (sold separately) that is meant for use with Invisimatte Blotting Powder.  Custom-made to pair with the Blotting Powder, the Portable Touch Up Brush has a retractable design and magnetic panel, so it snaps right in to the bottom of the powder compact, always there when you need it.  I did not purchase this brush, although it is on my wish list! It would be nice to have for the purse. I’ve been using my Real Techniques Powder Brush to apply the powder and it works fine!

Price

Fenty Blotting Powder $49.99 USD (Free Shipping with Amazon Prime)  BUY NOW

Fenty Portable Touch Up Brush $24 USD  BUY NOW

Real Techniques Powder Brush $8.50 USD  BUY NOW

Final Thoughts

Rihanna is always red carpet ready and looks flawless. And I’m pretty sure Invisimatte Blotting Powder is her secret weapon!  I absolutely love this powder and I will definitely be purchasing it again.

Have you tried Fenty Blotting Powder?  I’d love to hear your thoughts. Please leave me a comment below!

Until Next Time…

 

 

 

 


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Vitafusion Hair Skin and Nails Review https://www.40andholding.com/best-vitamins-for-hair/ https://www.40andholding.com/best-vitamins-for-hair/#respond Tue, 11 Feb 2020 04:42:50 +0000 http://www.40andholding.com/?p=521 I don’t know about you, but I am ALL IN on taking a vitamin that tastes like candy!  Vitafusion Hair Skin and Nails Multivitamin Gummies [...]

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I don’t know about you, but I am ALL IN on taking a vitamin that tastes like candy!  Vitafusion Hair Skin and Nails Multivitamin Gummies are a healthy and fun way to get your daily dose of Biotin (the vitamin that supports healthy hair, skin & nails)  as well as your daily multivitamin.  Let’s dive in and see exactly what’s in Vitafusion Hair Skin Nails Gummies and whether or not they really give you gorgeous hair, skin and nails!

VITAFUSION HAIR SKIN AND NAILS INGREDIENTS

Vitafusion Gorgeous Hair Skin and Nails Gummies contain 5000 mcg of Biotin which is more than 16,000% of the daily value.  Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin that’s a part of the vitamin B family.  Keratin is a basic protein that makes up your hair, skin, and nails. Biotin improves your body’s keratin infrastructure and plays an important role in the health of your hair, skin, and nails.  Additionally, Biotin is one of several B vitamins that supports a healthy metabolism.  Biotin converts glucose from carbohydrates into energy for the body and aids amino acids in carrying out normal bodily functions.  Biotin is also shown to:

  • reduce inflammation
  • improve cognitive function
  • help lower blood sugar in people with diabetes
  • increase “good” HDL cholesterol and decrease “bad” LDL cholesterol

Vitafusion Hair Skin and Nails

In addition to Biotin, Vitafusion Gummies are also a multivitamin with Vitamins A, C, D, E, B6 and B12.  They are gluten free, and contain no synthetic dyes or high-fructose corn syrup.

Vitafusion Gummy Ingredients

DO VITAFUSION GUMMIES REALLY WORK?

I have been taking these vitamins for several months now and they’ve become a must have in my daily routine.

I’ve seen a noticeable improvement in the overall health of my hair and nails.  My nails are stronger and my hair grows faster.  And the dryness around my cuticles has improved greatly.

Overall, I’ve seen great results with these gummies and will continue to take them.

Did I mention…. they taste like Candy?

One serving of Vitafusion Gorgeous Hair, Skin & Nails Multivitamin Gummies provides two times the biotin, four times the antioxidant vitamins C & E, and 12 essential nutrients to support luxurious hair, gorgeous skin and healthy nails.

Be sure to follow the directions and take just three Gummies daily. You will be tempted to take more of them because they are so good!

RELATED:  You might also be interested in my Review of Goli Gummies, the world’s first Apple Cider Vinegar Gummy.  Click Here to Read.

Have you tried Vitafusion Gorgeous Hair, Skin and Nails Gummies?  What’s your favorite vitamins for Hair, Skin and Nails?  Please leave your comments below!  As always, I’d love to hear from you!

 

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Goli Gummies Review https://www.40andholding.com/goli-gummies/ https://www.40andholding.com/goli-gummies/#comments Tue, 04 Feb 2020 22:18:25 +0000 https://www.40andholding.com/?p=27005 I’ve tried downing a daily shot of Apple Cider Vinegar in the past but I just couldn’t stand the taste.  For those of you who remember [...]

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I’ve tried downing a daily shot of Apple Cider Vinegar in the past but I just couldn’t stand the taste.  For those of you who remember the 80’s, the phrase “gag me with a spoon” is how I would describe it! 🤢 That being said, there’s no arguing the scientifically proven health benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar, so when I was offered the chance to try Goli Gummies, the world’s first apple cider vinegar gummy, I was all in!  I’ve been taking them daily for a couple of months now and I’m excited to share my results!  But first, here’s a bit more about Goli Gummies, what’s in them, and the health benefits of adding Apple Cider Vinegar to your daily routine.

What are Goli Gummies?

Goli Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies contain all the properties of apple cider vinegar in liquid form.  The Gummies also have the added benefits of super foods and vitamins.  They are 100% natural, vegan, gluten free, GMO free and organic.

The best part?  Two Gummies a day equals 1 shot of Apple Cider Vinegar.  Did I mention they taste NOTHING like Apple Cider Vinegar?

Goli Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies Review
Two Goli Gummies a Day equals 1 shot of Apple Cider Vinegar.

Goli Gummy Ingredients

In addition to 500 mg of Apple Cider Vinegar, each Goli Gummy contains:

  • Organic Beetroot (a superfood with fibre, vitamins and minerals)
  • Organic Pomegranate (a super fruit loaded with nutrients)
  • Citric Acid (produces energy to keep you active and healthy)
  • Vitamin B12 (helps with energy and when combined with Apple Cider Vinegar helps with weight loss goals)
  • Vitamin B9 (also called folate or folic acid, plays an important role in human growth and development)
  • Apples (from real apples, Goli Gummies include the “mother”, a source of probiotics)

Goli Gummies Ingredients

Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is not just a fad or a myth.  There are numerous studies and science that back up the claims of real health benefits from ACV.  It is all due to the high concentration of acetic acid in the Vinegar.  Here are just a few of the scientifically proven benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar.

  • Appetite Control and Weight Loss – helps to curb your appetite and increases your feeling of being full.
  • Supports Healthy Digestion – ACV is a prebiotic that helps to clean out your digestive system and helps with gut health.
  • Enhances Energy – ACV helps control blood sugar levels which translates to a more consistent level of energy throughout the day.
  • Improvement to the Skin and Complexion – ACV helps restore the skin’s natural acidity level which may lead to healthier skin.
  • Detox – ACV works in your body to help combat the toxins you eat by increasing good bacteria in the gut.
  • Heart Health – ACV is polyphenol rich and has been shown to increase HDL (generally considered good cholesterol), decrease LDL (generally considered bad cholesterol), reduce triglyceride levels and reduce systolic blood pressure all of which are important for heart health.
  • Improves Immune System – ACV contains beneficial bacteria and prebiotics that can have a positive impact on immune health.

Do Goli Gummies have the “Mother”?

ACV is made through a two-step process. First, yeast is added to apple juice to break down the sugars and turn them into alcohol. Then, bacteria is added, which converts the alcohol into acetic acid. This bacteria is known as the “mother“ and it IS the mother that provides all of the health benefits.

Bottom line… Many store-bought apple cider vinegars have the mother removed because it gives the vinegar a cloudy appearance.  To ensure you are getting all of the wonderful benefits of ACV, make sure what you are purchasing contains the Mother.  Goli Gummies DO contain the Mother.  

According to Goli Nutrition:

“We worked really hard for two years on developing a formula for our Goli Gummy that would be delicious without sacrificing the benefits of apple cider vinegar (“ACV”), and to do that we made sure to keep the mother in our Goli Gummy.”

Do Goli Gummies work?

I’ve been taking two Goli Gummies every day for the last two months.  First, I have to say they taste SO much better than downing a swig of Apple Cider Vinegar.  There is a slight “tangy” taste to the Gummies but the dominant flavor is Apple and the are really very yummy!  They up my energy level, help with appetite control and generally I just feel better when I take them.

For the most part, I eat fairly healthy foods and walk daily and although I had a few pounds to lose after the holidays, I’m not sure that I can give the gummies credit for it.  I will continue taking them because as I previously said, there’s no arguing the science behind the health benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar.  Plus I love the extra superfoods and vitamins in the Gummies.

Oh, and did I mention… they are really yummy?!!

Where to buy Goli Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies

Goli Gummies can be purchased online on Amazon.  The price is $19.00 and the bottle contains 60 Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies.  The recommended daily amount to take is 2-5 gummies a day.  I take 2 per day and the bottle lasts 30 days.

Goli is a partner in the Vitamin Angels program which means that for every bottle of Goli Gummies purchased, a 6-Month Supply of essential vitamins is donated to a child with malnutrition.  How awesome is that?

Price

$19.00 USD for 1 bottle – 60 gummies  BUY NOW

$57.00 USD for 3 bottles – 180 gummies  BUY NOW

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One of my favorite things about beauty blogging is trying out new beauty products and reporting the results to you!  I am always on the lookout for anti aging products that actually do what they claim and help us to keep our skin as youthful looking as possible.  In 2019, I tried over 180 (yes, OMG you heard that correctly😱) new beauty products including makeup, anti aging skincare serums, cleansers, moisturizers, masks, hair products, bath & body products, vitamins and more.  Here are the Best anti aging products for 2019 – Anti aging skincare, hair and makeup game changers!

(Products are in no particular order, they are all FAB!)

Erno Laszlo White Marble Essence
This Essence is a red carpet glow in a bottle!

1) Erno Laszlo White Marble Essence Lotion

An integral part of skincare regimens throughout Asia, an “Essence” rehydrates, re-plumps and restores skin’s luminosity by helping it better attract and hold glow-giving hydration.  This gem from Erno Laszlo is pure “glow” in a bottle.  Think red carpet & jLo!
$75.00 USD 6.6 oz. 

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Best of Beauty 2019
City Lips Matte Shown in Rosewood Pink.

2)  City Lips Matte

I love the look of matte, pouty lips but let’s face it, most matte liquid lip formulas are not made for 40 plus year old lips.  We have issues that need to be considered, like fine lines, dryness and feathering.  Enter City Lips Matte.  This innovative formula supports lip health and lasts all day with no settling into fine lines or wrinkles, bleeding or dryness. And it’s available in 10 gorgeous shades.  My favs are Pink Taupe (a cool, soft mauve) and Rosewood (a warm, rich pink).
$35.00 USD

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Best Anti aging Products 2019
Headed to a desert island? This is the one to take with you!

3) Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream

If I had to pick just one product to take on a trip or to a desert island, this would be it.  If you haven’t yet tried a product from the clean beauty line, Drunk Elephant, you’re missing out.  They nail it with just about every product in the line including this fantastic peptide cream. With amino acids and signal peptides, this dream cream delivers results from the first application. Protini Polypeptide Cream addresses lines & wrinkles, improves sun-damage, firms, strengthens & hydrates.  I promise you’ll fall drunk in love with this one!
$68.00 USD 1.69 oz.

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Best anti aging products 2019
This lip serum is both an anti aging treatment and a dream primer for the lips!

4)  HydroPeptide Lip Service

This hydrating line lifting serum is an anti-aging treatment for lips that combines plumping peptides with hydrating and smoothing fruit extracts for instant relief from dryness and flaking. And that’s just for starters.  I love it as a lip primer.  Apply a thin coat of Lip Service under your lipstick and get ready for no settling into lines, no feathering or bleeding and lipstick that lasts all day!
$48.00 USD 0.34 oz. (a little dab is all you need!)

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Best Anti aging Products 2019
This $2.00 Lotion should cost SO much more!

5)  Smartly Hand and Body Lotion Unscented

This hand and body lotion from Target’s own Smartly brand is lightweight and non-greasy, absorbs quickly and leaves no sticky residue behind.  And how cute is the packaging? It literally smells like nothing so it’s perfect for layering with your favorite fragrances.  This lotion carries Target’s Clean Beauty label which means it’s formulated without formulated without Phthalates, Propyl-paraben & Butyl-paraben, Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES).  Ready for the best part? It’s less than $2.00! 😳 I love this lotion so much, I wrote a dedicated review of it Here.
$1.99 USD 20 oz.

Available in Target Stores or Online.

Best Anti aging of 2019
This moisturizer delivers brighter, firmer, more even toned skin in Days!

6)  Perricone MD Essential FX Rejuvenating Moisturizer

One of the best moisturizers I’ve ever used! Packed with the master antioxidant Glutathione and Dr. Perricone’s Vitamin F blend, this moisturizer packs a punch and if you are looking for a one product solution, this is it.  Essential FX Rejuvenating Moisturizer sinks into the skin leaving behind no greasy residue.  Apply this before bed and you’ll see more even toned, brighter, firmer skin within a few days.  And the results continue to improve. If you are dying to try it, this is a great time.  It’s currently 37% OFF on Amazon!
Regular Price: $98.00 USD 1 oz.  Amazon Sale Price: $62.00 USD

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Best of Beauty 2019
Say hello to supple, smooth, glowing skin!

7)  Majestic Pure Natural Cellulite Massage Oil

I’ll admit I was skeptical about this one as my experience has been that exercise and a healthy diet are the only way to ditch the cellulite.  But… Majestic Pure worked it’s magic and completely changed my mind. With an active blend of essential oils, this all natural massage oil is easily absorbed by the skin and reduces the appearance of cellulite. It smooths, firms, helps reduce toxins, improves elasticity and leaves the skin looking noticeably suppler. Hello? Where has this been all my life? You’ll want to stock upon this stuff! I keep it in the shower and apply from head to toe at the very end of my shower while the skin is still wet.
$28.00 USD for Two 8 oz. Bottles

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Best of Beauty 2019

This foundation is easy to apply and works perfectly on mature skin.

8) Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Foundation Stick

This was one of the foundations I reviewed in 2019 in my Foundation Over 40 Series.  Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Foundation Stick is easy, peasy to apply, blends like a dream and doesn’t settle into fine lines or wrinkles.  That combined with Bare Minerals all natural ingredients make this Foundation a winner for mature skin.  You can find my full Review of this product Here.
$32.00 USD 0.35 oz.

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Better Not Younger Hair Redemption Masque
Better Not Younger is a haircare brand created specifically for women over 40.

9)  Better Not Younger Hair Redemption Butter Masque

Before I tell you why I love this masque, I must share the story behind this brand.  Better Not Younger is a haircare brand created specifically for women over 40.  The Brand’s CEO and Founder, who spent years working in the haircare industry, created the brand specifically to address the concerns of aging hair.  She says “As we age we become more resilient. Why does our hair become less so? Better Not Younger addresses the challenges that your hair faces today, not the challenges it faced 20 years ago.”

Can I get an AMEN?…

Now back to the Masque.  Better Not Younger’s Hair Redemption Butter Masque is a deep-conditioning hair mask that melts and penetrates into the hair strand to lock in hydration, rebuild strength, and improve shine and resilience.

Since I’ve been using this mask once or twice a week, my hair feels hydrated, smooth & healthier than ever.  And I love that this product is free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban. This product is also vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.
Price:  $35.00 USD 6.8 oz.

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Best of Beauty 2019
I love the fact that I’m getting both UV-B protection and anti-aging benefits from this serum!

10)  Skinergies Incidental Sun Smart Serum

The Founder of this Brand worked for years in the skincare industry and realized that neither sunscreen or any other skincare, was offering an adequate solution to what daily exposure to ambient sunlight actually does to our skin.⁣  That’s when she created Skinergies.

⁣Skinergies is formulated to provide the skin with adequate protection for everyday use against ambient sunlight. The non-SPF technology combines the anti-aging benefits of antioxidants & hyaluronic acid with natural and powerful filters of UV-A rays, blue light and IR, the No. 1 cause of premature aging and melanoma.⁣

How does it work?  The serum naturally stimulates your skin’s own sun defense system by mimicking the action of sunlight on the body and allows for an optimum “on demand” protection against the damaging effects of UV-B, while allowing vitamin D synthesis.  You simply mix a drop into your morning Moisturizer or Foundation (can also be used alone) and then go about your day. This serum is lightweight and non-greasy & I love the fact that I’m getting both UV-B protection and anti-aging benefits!
$45.00 USD 0.5 oz.

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And that’s a wrap for 2019! I hope you spotted something here that you would like to try.  Did you have a favorite beauty discovery last year? I would love to hear!  Please leave me a comment below. Here’s to a beautiful 2020!

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2019 Holiday Gift Guide – Makeup Gift Ideas. https://www.40andholding.com/makeup-gift-ideas/ https://www.40andholding.com/makeup-gift-ideas/#respond Mon, 09 Dec 2019 22:02:08 +0000 https://www.40andholding.com/?p=26746 This is an exciting time of the year for makeup lovers!  Beauty Brands have released their holiday makeup sets and new limited edition makeup products you’ll [...]

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This is an exciting time of the year for makeup lovers!  Beauty Brands have released their holiday makeup sets and new limited edition makeup products you’ll find exclusively during the holidays.  I’ve put together a list of the best makeup gift ideas for the makeup lover on your list.  If you see something you like, my advice is to go ahead and order it as these tend to sell out fairly quickly.

Ready?  Let’s get straight to it!

Makeup Gift Ideas for Her

 

1) Haus Laboratories by Lady Gaga: GLAM ATTACK LIQUID POWDER, Liquid Eyeshadow – According to Oprah, “Makeup turns Stefani Germanotta into Lady Gaga, and her new liquid eyeshadow can transform you, too. Blendable and buildable, it works for a subtle daytime look or full-on nighttime glam.” This was one of just a couple of makeup products that made Oprah’s famous “Favorite Things” list in 2019. Amazon Reviewers agree with Oprah.  They have given this liquid to powder shadow has a near perfect rating! This limited edition set includes 3 Shimmers and 3 Metallics.
$96 USD, Free Shipping withAmazon PrimeBUY NOW.

2) Hourglass Holiday 2019 Ambient Lighting Edit – Ghost – The much anticipated Limited-edition Ambient Lighting Edit is back for its fifth year. If you’ve tried Ambient Lighting, then you already know why there is a long line of women that await this palette every year. If you haven’t tried it, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes & Bronzers are like an Instagram filter in a palette. This year’s edit features 3 vegan blushes and 3 bronzers in six shades. Think glowing goddess! $80.00 USD, Free Shipping with Amazon PrimeBUY NOW.

3) Glamcor Riki Skinny Lighted Mirror – This super-bright LED vanity mirror illuminates every detail on your face, giving you unprecedented control over your makeup application.

Another favorite thing for 2019 from Miss Oprah …

This vanity mirror features five brightness levels and Bluetooth connectivity—meaning the Gen Z-er in you or in your life can take photos practically hands-free.”

Yes, that’s right, this mirror includes a phone clip to take flawless selfies and videos!  $199.00 USD, Free Shipping with Amazon Prime.  BUY NOW.

4) Estee Lauder Limited Edition Winner Takes All Best Sellers – You can glow on the go with this gift set from Estee Lauder. It includes 5 of their skincare and makeup bestsellers.  This limited edition set includes Revitalizing Supreme+ Global AntiAging Cell Power Creme, Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II, Bronze Goddess Powder Bronzer in Medium, Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Envious and Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara in Extreme BlackTwo that stand out are the Advanced Night Repair & Bronzer, both fantastic products and worth the price of admission! $35.00 USD  BUY NOW.

5) Anastasia Beverly Hills Melt-Proof Brow Kit – From the reigning Queen of Brows, this Limited Edition Set features three must-have brow products from Anastasia Beverly Hills.  Includes a full-size DIPBROW Pomade, a full-size DIPBROW Gel, and a Brush.  A fantastic deal considering the pomade itself sells for $21.00! $30.00 USD  BUY NOW.

6) Eve Pearl 6 Pcs Flawless Face Collection – Developed by the 5 Time Emmy Award Winning Makeup Artist, Eve Pearl, this Gift Set includes 6 full sized Best Sellers. The set includes HD Dual Foundation, Eve’s famous Dual Salmon Concealer, Ultimate Face Compact, Dual Contour Brush, Liquid Lipstick in Plum Naked and the Dual Fan Highlighter Brush. This Kit has everything you need for a flawless look. Easy peasy to apply and you’ll be out the door in less than 10 minutes.  Perfect for the busy lady in your life who likes to look her best but is short on time.  $79.00 USD, Free Shipping with Amazon PrimeBUY NOW.

7) Huda Beauty Retrograde Eyeshadow Palette – This palette is filled with gorgeous dusty coppers, rosy pinks, and golden taupe, with pops of purple and blue. It features nine mattes, six metallics, one glitter powder and two sheer multi-reflective shadows. This is the perfect palette to brighten the eyes and give an out-of-this-world glow! $67.00 USD  BUY NOW.

8) KKW Beauty Best of Lipstick Sets – Available in Best of Pinks, Best of Nudes and Best of Reds. Each Lipstick Set includes 4 best selling lipsticks (full sized) from each shade range. KKW lipstick’s are long wearing, creamy and they don’t settle into lines.  And the shades are so gorgeous! This is a must have for lipstick lovers! $65.00 USD  BUY NOW.

9) KKW Glam Bible Bundle – This bundle contains everything a girl needs to get Kim’s iconic glow! Each bundle includes the Smokey Volume I Eyeshadow Palette, Black 1 Eyeliner Pencil, Black Mascara, False Lashes, Blush in Luxe, Highlighter in Glitz & Glam, Crème Lipstick in Classic Icon 1 (warm mid-tone nude, Crème Lipstick in Classic Icon 2 (warm pink nude) and a Lip Liner in Classic Icon (neutral nude mauve).  Give her this set and she’ll be Keeping up with the Kardashians in no time! $150.00 USD  BUY NOW.

10) Kylie Cosmetics Kylie Holiday Try It Kit – One on the hottest Brands in town right now is Kylie Cosmetics from Kylie Jenner. This exclusive Holiday set is a great way to try the Brand. The Kylie Holiday Try It Kit includes a Lip Liner in Iced Latte, Lip Gloss in Bare Velvet, Eyeshadow Duo in Quartz and Topaz, Lipstick in Almost Friday and a Blush in the shade We’re Going Shopping Blush.

For my Over 40 friends, if you think Kylie Cosmetics is just for the twenty somethings, think again. The brand has delivered a formula that works just as well on mature skin as it does on 20 something skin! $49.00 USD  BUY NOW.

And that’s a wrap, 10 fabulous gift ideas for the Makeup Diva!  I hope you found something that caught your eye and it helps you cross a name or two off of your list.

Until next time… Happy Holidays!

 

 

 

 

 

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It’s that time of year again!  Can you believe it?  I swear it’s true what they say, the older you get, the faster the years go by.  All the more reason to enjoy every single chaotic moment of the Holiday Season!  This is the first of my Holiday Gift Guides.  This one is all about the Beauty lover in your life.  I’ve put together a list of eleven fabulous Skincare Gift Sets and Skincare Gift Ideas for Her.  Perfect for your girlfriend, wife, mom, grandma or BFF who loves to take care of her skin!  I hope you find it helpful and spot something for the special woman in your life or perhaps even for yourself!

Tis the Season… Right?  Happy Shopping!

Skincare Gift Ideas for Her

  1. La Chatelaine Luxury Soap Collection, Oprah’s Favorite Things 2019 – From Miss Oprah herself The packaging of these triple-milled soaps—crafted in the South of France—is heavenly. They’re also ethically sourced, so you can feel good about buying one set to gift and one to keep.”  This Luxury Soap Collection set in a limited edition Winter White gift tin is the perfect gift for yourself or special lady.  Because if Oprah loves it, well.. you know the rest!  $68.00 USD, Free Shipping.
  2. LilyAna Naturals Skincare Gift Set For Christmas –  If you don’t know LilyAna Naturals, it’s time to get yourself up to speed!  The Retinol Cream from this all natural skincare Brand has a cult following on Amazon and over 5800 women have given it 5 stars!  A full sized jar of that product is included in this Christmas Gift Set!  The set also includes LilyAna’s Vitamin C Serum, Eye Cream & Face Cream & LilyAna’s famous Retinol Cream!  I’ve already texted Santa about this baby!  $69.99 USD, Free Shipping.
  3. Original Jade Roller for Face and Gua Sha Set – Made from natural Brazilian Rose, this Rose Crystal Skincare Kit includes a Rose Quartz Roller, Quartz Gua Sha, Silicone Brush and a Pouch.  $20.98 USD, Free Shipping on orders of $25 or more.
  4. Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Carnaval Celebration Set – This 4 piece collection of Brazilian faves, includes Brazilian Crush Fragrance Spray, 4 Play Shower Cream, Brazilian Kiss Lip Butter and the famous Bum Bum Cream.  You guys know how much I love Bum Bum Cream, so much so I wrote a full Review on it Here.  This one’s at the top of my list!  $59.00 USD.
  5. Clarisonic Mia Smart Facial Cleansing Brush Anti-Aging Set – A Limited Edition Set for the Holidays includes Mia Smart, Firming Massage Head, Daily Radiance brush head, Revitalizing Cleanse brush head, and Radiance Foaming Milk Cleanser.  This is a great deal as this price is normally what you pay for the Mia Smart alone.  $199.00 USD, Free Shipping.
  6. Ole Henriksen O.M.G. Brightening Set – A 4 piece set of Vitamin C favorites featuring Ole Henriksen’s iconic illuminating favorites, Truth Serum, C-Rush Brightening Gel Crème, Banana Bright Eye Crème, and Banana Bright Face Primer. P.S. Actress Charlize Theron credits the Truth Serum as the secret to her gorgeous glow$50.00 USD.
  7. Sephora Favorites Skin Wonderland – These Sephora Favorites Sets are so much fun.  They provide a perfect opportunity to try a bunch of the hottest skincare products and brands at an affordable price.  This one includes 17 (yes I said 17!) mini sized products for luxuriously glowing skin.   But, what really makes this set special is that it includes a mini of the famous La Mer Moisturizing Cream which would set you back around $300 if you were to purchase a full size jar of this stuff!  Hello.. a chance to try La Mer!  Who doesn’t love that? $64.00 USD.
  8. Cooluli Mini Skincare Fridge– OK… you might be thinking What the 🤬 ??? … a Skincare Fridge?  Yes!!!  Storing skincare products in the refrigerator not only extends their shelf life but the cooling sensation you get from applying your lotions and potions chilled is truly extra special.  Come on…. every Skincare Diva needs one of these.  Trust me, she will LOVE it!  $49.99 USD, Free Shipping.
  9. Drunk Elephant – The Littles – Drunk Elephant is the hottest Skincare Brand going right now and I can tell you, every bit of the hype surrounding this Brand is 100% truth.  I have not met a Drunk Elephant product that I didn’t absolutely love.  The Drunk Elephant Littles Set includes a 45 Day Supply of 8 of the Brand’s Best Sellers$90.00 USD, Free Shipping.
  10. Erno Laszlo The Fan Favorites Set – This luxurious Brand has been around for a long time.  The Brand was founded by Dr. Erno Laszlo, who was the Dermatologist of some very famous Hollywood faces including Marilyn Monroe and Audrey HepburnThis limited edition set includes three full-sized products including Marilyn’s favorite moisturizer that she used every night.  A jar of the Phelityl Night Cream (included in this set) was found on Marilyn’s nightstand the night she died.  This set also includes Hydraphel Skin Supplement & Hydra-Therapy Memory Sleep Mask.  $196.00 USD, Free Shipping.
  11. ELEMIS Travel Treasures for Her, Skincare Gift Set – From the luxury British skincare and spa brand, Elemis, this set includes six of their best selling products and a travel bag.  Their famous Marine Collagen Cream is one of the best collagen creams on the market and is included in the set! $88.00 USD, Free Shipping.

So there you have it, 11 great skincare gift ideas any skincare enthusiast will be thrilled to receive.  I hope you found it helpful and were able to cross a name off of your list!

Until next time,

 

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This $2.00 Smartly Body Lotion from Target is seriously good. https://www.40andholding.com/smartly-hand-and-body-lotion-review/ https://www.40andholding.com/smartly-hand-and-body-lotion-review/#comments Tue, 12 Nov 2019 22:48:09 +0000 https://www.40andholding.com/?p=26585 Do you know the old saying, “If it sounds to good to be true, it probably is”?  Well toss that out the window.  This is [...]

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Do you know the old saying, “If it sounds to good to be true, it probably is”?  Well toss that out the window.  This is one case where it definitely does not apply.  Target’s Smartly Hand and Body Lotion is seriously good and it’s just $2.00!  The moisturizer is part of Target’s Smartly brand, which Target describes as a line of products that are “effective, stylish and unbelievably affordable, for the budget-conscious and space-constrained shopper”.  You may be thinking OK, it’s really affordable but what’s so great about this lotion?  Well…

Smartly Hand and Body Lotion is available in three scents and one unscented version. 

For those who are sensitive to fragrance, the unscented version truly has no smell.  I suppose that is what led to the totally cute packaging which reads “Smells like, Well, Nothing” on the front of the bottle.  It is completely fragrance free and odorless.  If you do prefer a fragrance, the lotion also comes in three scents, Summertime, Rain Shower and Meadow.  The unscented version is phthalate-free, paraben-free, Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) free and contains no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.  The scented lotions are also paraben free.

The Unscented Smartly Hand and Body Lotion is the one that I tried and the one that people have been raving the most about.  It moisturizes well and leaves no greasy residue and in my opinion, is comparable to many of the name brand lotions.

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The Unscented version of Smartly Hand & Body Lotion really DOES Smell Like, Well, Nothing!

You can find the Unscented Smartly Hand and Body Lotion at Target.com Here.  If you scroll down the page to the hashtag #targetstyle, you’ll see my Instagram photo there!  How awesome is that?  By the way, if you are not following me on Instagram, I hope you’ll take a moment to do so.  I share all kinds of beauty related tips, makeup and skincare reviews and let you know about fabulous beauty finds like the Smartly Hand and Body Lotion.  You can follow me on Instagram Here.

Both the Unscented and Scented Hand and Body Lotions are available at most Target stores or online at Target.com.  They retail for $1.99 USD for a 20 oz. bottle.

Have you tried Smartly Hand and Body Lotion?  I’d love to hear!  Please leave me a comment below.

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