Botox In A Bottle? My Experience With Nerium

Hi my beauties and beautiful brides!
I am super excited to share another great product with you all today! This one might be familiar to some, its called Nerium. Yep, the product where the lady approaches you tells you about this amazing product, demo’s it and asks her to join your team? Well, let me tell you ladies that this product is the miracle worker!!! I can see why all their distributors are so in love with it!

Kristi was so kind to send me a bottle of the Age Defying Night Cream, ($120) and a few samples of the eye. From the moment I applied it to my face, it felt as if I had instant botox. I felt my skin tightening and a slight tingle and it felt nice and refreshing.

What It Does: Claims to minimize fine lines and wrinkles all while tightening the skin and providing a more youthful appearance.

From the Company’s Website:

  • The Night Cream powered by our proprietary NAE-8 extract helps:
    • Address both the signs of aging as well as the causes.
    • Acts as a powerful antioxidant and works to inhibit free radical damage.
    • Boosts the cell renewal process to reveal younger-looking skin.
    • Targets the causes of skin-damaging inflammation.
  • The unique, mask-like product form allows the product to gently adhere to skin for maximum delivery of the key ingredients.
  • The advanced formula targets both the existing and future signs of aging resulting in younger-looking skin.
  • Fights the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration, uneven skin texture, enlarged pores, sagging skin.
  • Perfect for use on face, neck, décolletage, hands.
  • Ideal for all skin types:
    • Non-comedogenic
    • Dermatologist tested

How It Works: After cleansing the face, apply 4 pumps to the palm of your hand and then apply it to the face on damp skin. You want the product to mesh with the water on your face, thus allowing it to feel like lotion. So what is the actual ingredient that makes the wrinkles go away? It’s a patent product called NAE-8 that is a derived antioxident and plant extract from nerium oleander and aloe vera.

My Results: While I use really great skin care on a daily basis, I could see my skin tightening when I used the product, however, since I didnt have a lot of wrinkles, results might have been more noticeable on someone with more mature skin. While must be used daily, for continuous results, this is a fabulous alternative to botox while doing something less harmful to your body.

4 Weeks Of Using The Product

In My Opinion: If you ever have been in the mall and have been approached by one of those kiosks skin care people, this product is very similar to those $500 creams for a much better price! Although, I only got to try a few samples of the eye product, but this was great too! Tightened my eye and reduced my fine lines. It’s a fabulous product for someone over 40!
A great alternative to botox and a great pick me up to the aging process! If you would like to purchase nerium or are interested in trying some samples, contact Kristi Lacefield, Nerium International Brand partner, www., or visit her facebook page at 
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PUR Minerals Bare It All Foundation Review

Hold the phone! PUR minerals has a new foundation out that gives my 16 hour wear airbrush foundation a run for it’s money! This could give brides the an affordable foundation alternative versus airbrush for the DIY beauty bride.

One of the second best things about being a makeup artist, besides making others feel good, is getting sent fabulous makeup products to review and test out. My latest foundation to review is this new one called Bare It All by PUR Minerals. Perhaps you have seen it at Ulta or Kohls?

Full Face with Pur Minerals Bare It All Foundation
Wearing Lipsense Lip Color: Hazelnut

Lets not mistake this foundation as Bare Minerals. This is PUR Minerals- just wanted to clarify! Sent with two unique and new on the market foundation brushes, this product surprised me! I expected it to be light in coverage but I was way wrong! It’s super thick, full coverage, yet doesnt feel heavy or itchy.

This demi-matte foundation is a 4 in 1 product claiming it has 12 hour wear. I wasnt sure what all the 4 in 1 specifics were, but it does perfect and correct, containing skin care properties to be good to the skin. Another plus is that you can use it on the body as well! Tattoo cover-ups here I come!

I had a little bit difficulty using the brushes, they sent me, with the product as the formula is so thick a more thinner brush bristle seemed to work better for me, but the brushes are super nice and I am eager to try them out with a more sheer formula. Still sheering out the product, it does remove all redness, blemishes to skins perfection.

I tried the PUR Minerals foundation without a primer and using the Make Up For Ever Equalizer primer and couldnt tell that much of a difference (above picture). My skin is very smooth so perhaps someone with more acne or poress skin would be able to tell the difference with primer.

Before and After Using Pur Minerals Bare It All
Wearing Lipsense Lip Color: Blu-Red

I will say that if you havent tried a full coverage foundation before, this might be a little tough to work as you do have to blend it as its thick and full coverage. For mature skin, add a little bit of moisturizer into the foundation to sheer it out a bit for a smoother application.

It certainly lasted more than 12 hours and with the Vegas dry climate! I am excited to start using this on my brides. I would also highly recommend this for oily skin due to the texture and the matte formula!!! Love it!

Overall, I give this a 5 Star rating out of 5 stars for a full coverage foundation!!! For $39 (1.5 oz size) you cant beat it giving it’s a 12 hour wear and is a 4 in one product! In comparison, I would say this competes with MAC Studio Fix and Kat Von D. 
You can purchase the Pur Bare It All Foundation at Ulta, Kohls or on their website.

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