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Monday, January 7th, 2008

Clinic’estetica™, a state of the art aesthetic medical clinic that meets the needs of individuals seeking non-surgical permanent and semi-permanent solutions for cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, is proud to introduce ClearPluss™ Acne Clearing Treatment — an original and uniquely designed at-home acne clearing product line for face and body (chest and back). ClearPluss™ is based on the theory and testing that has shown that acne has a trigger; when that trigger is disengaged acne outbreaks will be curtailed and possibly stopped. Each product in the line is a step-by-step acne clearing treatment. ClearPluss™ creates an accumulative positive result for controlling all types of acne while working to keep skin healthy and unmarred. Breakouts, swelling, and scarring become a distant memory.

I spent just about three weeks testing out Clinic’estetica’s ClearPluss™ Acne Clearing Treatment.  As someone who has always had a touch of acne (thankfully nothing so bad as frightful as of yet), I was curious to see how this system would work for me. It consists of a four-stem system; you begin with the Acne Clearing Cleanser, which aggressively prepares the skin to absorb the elements of ClearPluss while removing dead skin cells and dirt. I personally enjoyed this cleanser, which is definitely an exfoliating cleanser. I would say that those with more sensitive skin may not like how abrasive the particles in the cleanser are. It took me a few cleansings to get used to it and like the feel of it really working.

The second step is the Acne Clearing Treatment, which is a serum used daily to reduce or eliminate acne, blackheads, and overly oily skin.  It has a pleasing smell of peppermint and a little goes a long way.  Since this is the product that really is the cornerstone of the system to keep acne at bay, I blame the patches of dryness that occurred after two weeks on this one – for those with drier and/or sensitive skin, I’d opt to use this serum only once a day or every other day.  Especially since I am not plagued by severe acne, I think it would have been just as effective.

The third step is the Acne Clearing Tonic, which is to help skin control excessive sebum production.  It is meant to be used in-between to reduce acne persistance during the regimen.  I only used this a few times, because my skin does not really require a toner.

The last step is the Acne Clearing Moisture, which provides additional moisturization to dry, sensitive skin.  It helps reduce the inflammation resulting from acne, rosacea, etc.  It does not have any oil or fragrance, which is always a great thing in a facial moisturizer.

Results? Yes, I saw results.  My skin looked and felt healthier, cleaner.  It is a meticulous routine, though, so if you are forgetful or often skip steps in your skincare regimen, this is probably not for you.  However, on the same note, all these products work together to achieve maximum results, so you do not have to worry about finding the right mix of non-matching products.  Most of my acne was reduced to just one or two small, manageable pimples along the chin area or forehead — noticeably less, and any small bouts that appeared were hardly visible (did not get any enormous, traffic-stopping zits!).

ClearPluss™ Acne Clearing Treatment can be purchased at http://www.simplysvelte.com/.

Monday, January 7th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

What beauty don’t are you guilty of? Do you forget to wash your face everyday?  Maybe you haven’t gotten on the sunscreen train yet?  What “don’t” do you do?

Sunday, January 6th, 2008

From the Splendicity community, comes the most splendid of the week.

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Beauty and Fashion Tech has Eight New Year’s Resolutions.
CelebLOOK asks who looked better: Carrie Underwood or Miley Cyrus?
Beauty Secrets Revealed Is Giving Away 2 Wonderful Spa Kits.
Viva Woman finds out why glass storage is better for natural skincare products.
NY $pender shares her New Year’s Resolutions.
All That & a wonders about the lengths women go to be skinny.
Indie Style File puts the spotlight on designer Ohne Titel.
Her Accessories has picked her favorites from 2007 and her not-so-favorites.
Shopalicious scores a dress with both casual and party flair, from Brooklyn fave, Bird Boutique.
Style…a work in progress makes her style resolutions for the upcoming year as she ponders the words of Benjamin Franklin, “How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them”.
Temptalia shares a tutorial to get cat eyes using liquid liner, plus the easy neutral eye.
Petite Fashionista tells us how to mix the high and low.
Shoe Blitz says, Feeling Blue? Try these Emilio Pucci Peep-Toe Pumps.

Have a splendid week!

Sunday, January 6th, 2008

Thanks to Chimpyblue05 over at MakeUpAlley for these photos!

CONFIRMED in Fafi:

Paint Pots
Perky
Cash Flow

Quads
#1: Vanilla, Hey, Pink Venus, Howzat
#2: Bold As Gold, Shockwave, You’re Fresh, Prankster

Blushes
Fashion Frenzy
Hipness

Iridescent Powders
Sassed-Up
Verve-acious

Lipglass
Squeeze It
Sugar Trance

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Sunday, January 6th, 2008

Rochelle shares her “rainbow eye” with us…

She used:

  • Mac paintpot ‘bare study’ as base
  • Bobbi Brown shimmerwash sky
  • Lily Lolo mineral shadow in Pixie (the sea green colour)
  • Bobbi Brown petal in crease
  • Bobbi Brown Snow as highlight for browbone
  • Mac Trax in outer corner
  • Bobbi Brown gel liner in Sapphire Shimmer Ink
  • Diorshow mascara and cheap false lashes (I can’t remember what make they are)
  • Chanel brow powder
Sunday, January 6th, 2008

We spotted some lovely Fafi product photos over on Aesthetics Flickr album, and we had to share!  I think I like the outside packaging more than the product packaging, ha!  What do you think?  Will you save these boxes or will they get tossed like the regular black ones?

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