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Hey friends! You’ve asked for it, you’ve (finally, heh) got it…a post in where I share all my hair styling favs. This looks like it might be sponsored by R+Co, but it’s not. Haha. I just happen to love their products. They all seem to work like magic and also last a long time on [...]
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Highlighter is the best multi-tasking, transformative makeup product you’re probably not using. It can create an instant brow-lift, make eyes appear bigger and brighter, and pop cheekbones out like nothing else. Not just for special occasions (although it definitely works for those too), the right highlighter can enhance your complexion, camouflage dark circles and accentuate [...]
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It’s coming. The biggest sale event of the summer (and fall, truth be told). And it looks good, you guys. Like really, really good. We’re excited over here. We thought we’d ease into things by sharing our favorite beauty deals—stay tuned for much, much more! Here are our top 5 beauty picks from the Nordstrom [...]
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We just took the kids to Carolina Beach, NC, for some sun, sand and swimming. We try to get there every year to visit family, and we’ve absolutely fallen in LOVE with the area. We walk the boardwalk, have picnics at the beach, dive into the ocean, amble around the carnival, and eat the best [...]
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When I think of summer, I think of super-easy beauty routines. Hair slicked back into a ponytail or air-dried waves, fresh, dewy skin . . . and bright lips. Wearing bold colors on your lips is the easiest (and fastest) way to look put together. A purple shade can brighten tired, sallow skin, an orange [...]
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Want to try pink hair? Worried you won’t like it? Me too . . . and I found the perfect way to try it out without having to commit to more than a few days at a time. I came across oVertone after finding myself down the rabbit hole searching Pinterest one day and was [...]
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A few years ago, Shana introduced us to Colleen Rothschild skincare. This was back when I didn’t wash my face on a nightly basis (gasp — I know. I get it now. Gross, right?) and she suggested I try the Radiant Cleansing Balm. It was amazing. Seriously, the smell, the feel of the warm muslin [...]
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My sister-in-law, Amber, is a genius when it comes to hair. She is like a walking reference book of all things hair: from the right way to cut, color and style, to how to coax hair back to health after over-processing (I raise my hand), to the best hair products and how to use them [...]
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I am so excited about Supergoop!’s newest products. They’ve always had the best selection of sunscreen products; from the only sunscreen Greenlea would let me put on her body, to their amazing makeup setting spray, to Shana’s favorite powder, they always seem to be one step ahead in the SPF game. (I mean, they even [...]
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We were compensated for this post by HSN. All products choices, thoughts and opinions are our own. This post contains affiliate links and products featured were provided to us by HSN. 

I remember seeing my mom read a copy of Nora Ephron’s I Feel Bad About My Neck when I was younger and not understanding the title.  At all.  Unfortunately…I get it now.  I feel like my neck is aging faster than anything else, probably because the skin on our necks is thinner and more delicate. I recently started using a neck mask that I *think* is helping?  It never occurred to me that there might be a specific mask for the neck but it makes so much sense.  Neck, you will be ignored NO MORE.

You may know I’m makeup obsessed, but I’ve never really been much into skin care…until the last few years.  As I get older, all those nights of not washing my face (and ignoring the skin on my neck) really start to add up. I’m learning that no amount of makeup can take the place of good skin care. (Seems obvious now, but I’m stubborn like that.)  I recently tried several products from the Skinn Cosmetics line and was really impressed.  Skinn Cosmetics was founded in 2002 by a fellow makeup artist (holla!) who had a sneaking suspicion that the reason most skincare products were so expensive had nothing to do with what was actually in the jar, and everything to do with fancy advertising and glossy packaging costs. So he started a skincare line using old-school, proven ingredients, with a low-cost distribution model – no fancy retail stores or ads, for example. Which is where HSN comes in.

Right now, HSN is running an awesome special deal on the Skinn Cosmetics PEP40 2PC Set. The set includes a serum and a cream (more info below) that can be used both morning AND night and is on sale for $59 (retail value of $127).  Usually, the cream alone is $59, so this is a really good time to try them both.

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  Skinn® Cosmetics Peptide Skincare Rich Face Serum

This serum is made to be used both morning and night and is formulated with SKINN’s “Multi-Matrix 40% proprietary peptide complex” that has been shown in pilot studies to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and optimize skin’s elasticity.  The literature says that it provides skin hydration and helps to temporarily tighten, plump and firm the look of skin.  My take?  It makes your skin look and feel amazing.

 Skinn Cosmetics PEP40 Peptide Skincare Face Cream

Like the serum, this cream is made for use in the AM and PM.  It should be layered over the serum and is formulated with powerful fruit acids, hyaluronic acids, and other key ingredients that “provide hydration and moisture for the skin while boosting the look of radiance.”  Hyaluronic acid caught my eye because I’ve been reading about how important it is in maintaining hydrated skin (fine lines and wrinkles aren’t as visibly harsh on hydrated skin). This cream hydrates your skin and makes it feel soft without leaving it greasy.  (I use a bit more at night when I’m going to bed and it has time to absorb all night.)

Other Favorites Worth Considering…  Skinn Cosmetics DermAppeal® Microderm Abrasion Beauty Treatment

I don’t think any skin care regimen – no matter how simple – can be complete without some sort of exfoliation treatment.  As we age, the rate at which we shed the top layer of dead and dull skin cells slows down.  Exfoliating helps cleanse the skin of that dead dry skin and brightens the look of your skin. This Microderm Abrasion Treatment is so refreshing (thanks to the essential oils including peppermint) and leaves your skin ridiculously soft and smooth . . . and definitely looking brighter.

Skinn Cosmetics Neck Amour Rich Protein Leave-On Neck Mask

This is the leave-on neck mask specifically designed for the skin of the delicate neck area and is formulated with complexes that have been shown to help improve the look of skin’s radiance.  Who doesn’t want a more radiant-looking neck??  I’ve been wearing it for a couple of weeks now and love it.  I’m currently layering it over the Face Serum I talked about above, but I’d love to try it over this serum that’s also designed specifically for the neck.

Skinn Cosmetics Collagenesis PEP-40 Upper & Lower Eyelid Serum

This unique eye serum is separated into two parts; a lighter serum to lift the appearance of the upper lid, and one to smooth, moisturize and brighten the lower lid region.  The formulas feel really different from one another, which makes so much sense.  Lower lids need extra hydration and brightness, and upper lids need lifting without a bunch of excess moisture.  Most serums I’ve tried are too heavy or greasy for the upper lid . . . not this one!  It specifically targets the skin it was made for.  This is definitely a favorite of mine.

Our Favorite Skincare from HSN

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XOXO,

Scotti

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