SK-II Pitera Essence Set review


Pictured: c/o SK-II Pitera Essence Set

SK-II was one of the fabulous sponsors for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York earlier this month. They handled the skin care routine for several of the designers who showed their fall 2015 collections during New York Fashion Week, and they also offered demonstrations of their products inside the tents for fashion show guests, and fashion insiders.

I had heard of SK-II’s products before fashion week, but had never tested them out before. When SK-II contacted me prior to fashion week, I jumped at the chance to test out their products. After all, my skin is aging, and it needs anything it can get to combat the test of time!

The SK-II Pitera Essence Set is essentially a facial in box. One of the best ways to keep skin youthful and hydrated is through a facial! For a busy mom like me, going to a spa for a facial seems like something done in a faraway land. I simply do not have time! So, I was thrilled to receive SK-II’s Pitera Essence Set since it is a facial I can give myself at home, on my own time. Love that!

The directions in the box are easy to follow, and the products are gentle, luxurious, and easy to use. The most relaxing part of the facial is the mask. My face has never been happier, and more relaxed! I love the results on my face from SK-II’s Pitera Essence Set. My skin is smoother, softer, and more vibrant than it was before I tested out the set. I am so excited!

I loved SK-II’s Pitera Essence Set so much, I am looking forward to testing out more of their products in the future. 

You can find SK-II’s Pitera Essence Set online here

Dolce & Gabbana Make Up Collector’s Edition for the holidays

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Pictured: The Dolce & Gabbana Make Up Collector’s Edition, Holidays 2014. c/o Dolce & Gabbana. Eye shadow in Pure Gold, Illuminator compact (in-store only), nail polish in Lover and special edition bottle of The One (in-store only) regular version here.

Dolce & Gabbana has outdone themselves this time! For the holiday 2014 season, Dolce & Gabbana has launched a beautiful collection of make up aptly named the “Make Up Collector’s Edition.” This fabulous collection offers exclusive casing which is ideal for gift-giving; or for the collector like me! The beauty products in Dolce & Gabbana’s holiday collection are classic pieces which are iconic in their own right.

The collection includes collector’s editions of Dolce & Gabbana’s Bronzer, Illuminator, lipstick in “Real Red,” Perfect Mono Eye shadow in “Pure Bronze” and “Pure Gold,” nail polish in “Lover” and a fabulous special edition of “The One.” This entire collection is limited and will only be available for a short time. I am so thrilled to have a piece of it!

The One” is one of my all-time favorite fragrances. I have gone through a few bottles of it already, so this special edition version of The One is exciting! The nail polish in “Lover” is a fabulous cherry red which is timeless, and ideal to keep in one’s nail polish collection. I am also a huge fan of Dolce & Gabbana’s “Illuminator,” so this fabulous special edition version features the imprint of an ancient coin is thrilling!

The ancient coin imprinted on the Illuminator and on the Bronzer represents a journey of discovery Dolce & Gabbana have gone through in Ancient Sicily and the Greek culture; where the designing duo takes much of their inspiration. The profile of Greek God Athena is imprinted on the coin. She represents wisdom, courage, civilization and intelligence. She also personifies the voyage to Sicily’s roots and captures the precious characteristics which have helped define the entire “Make Up Collector’s Edition” for the holiday 2014 season.

To shop this special beauty collection by Dolce & Gabbana for the holiday season, please click on the photos below.


Dolce & Gabbana skin care review

Dolce & Gabbana skin care

Pictured: c/o Dolce & Gabbana. Cleansing Oil / Aurealux Eye Gel (not online)/ Aurealux Cream

Dolce & Gabbana has introduced skin care to their beauty collection! This luxurious collection of skin care includes daily skin moisturizer, eye gel, SPF protection and skin cleansers. As a huge fan of Dolce & Gabbana’s make-up line, I was thrilled to hear the designing duo branched out to skin care.

I have spent the better part of my life outdoors. This means my skin has taken a beating from sun, wind and swimming pool chemicals. As my skin ages, I am also aware of fine lines and loss of radiance in my overall skin tone. Dolce & Gabbana’s new skin care collection promises to restore radiance, prevent and reduce fine lines, moisturize and protect skin from the sun through SPF protection. Love that!

I tested out Dolce & Gabbana’s new Cleansing Oil, Aurealux Eye Gel and Aurealux Cream. I have to admit, I am impressed! I have tried a variety of skin care products over the years, and very few have caught my attention. Dolce & Gabbana’s products worked extremely well on my aging, combination skin. I did not break out with any blemishes from using the cream and my skin stayed stabilized; no excess oil, love that! I saw my fine lines diminished and my skin moisturized and balanced within one week of use. The cleansing oil was gentle and made my skin squeaky clean; without stripping it of essential oils.

I am excited about Dolce & Gabbana’s new skin care line and look forward to trying other products from the collection; especially the mask!

You can view the entire collection here