NICOLE BENISTI

Even though winter is coming to an end, I still want to share my love for Nicole Benisti coats!

Beautiful, beautiful pieces designed in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Nicole Benisti Signature Collection is geared towards the modern day woman, exuding effortless elegance,and sophistication.

Benisti’s Signature Collection offers designs that are the essence of contemporary fashion. combining career-wear and street-wear, each design so fashion-forward, each piece perfect for transitioning from day to night.

The gorgeous colored fur trim makes those brutal cold days bearable, a definite must have in the closet of every fashion forward fashionista.

Luxurious collections for the sophisticated and confident woman, you’ll feel like you have just stepped off the runway, and my favorite part is knowing that these jackets are still exclusive enough for you to know that you will not run into a million other people wearing the same coat as you shudder cause we all know that that does happen with a few other known down coat brands hint hint .

www.nicolebenisti.com

Fresh Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy-Boosting Face Mask

When it comes to skincare, you are what you eat. Now, you can apply what you eat, too. An instant glow face mask powered by a concentrated blend of 50 percent crushed citrus fruits that reveals radiant skin in as little as one use.
Mixing ancient beauty rituals with modern technology, Fresh offers one-of-a-kind products that perform and pamper. They splurge on everything, and skimp on nothing, to create a collection of high quality—and highly effective—makeup, skin, hair, bath and body products, as well as extraordinary fragrances.
Get glowing skin instantly with Fresh Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy-Boosting Face Mask. This powerhouse treatment improves the skin’s radiance and glow by 31 percent after one use, and by 49 percent after four weeks of use. The revolutionary formula is powered by 50 percent real crushed citrus fruits including oranges, lemons, and clementines, naturally containing AHA fruit acids that work to gently refine and smooth the skin. This fruit blend comes in the form of a paste, which is made from lemons cultivated in the Mediterranean region—providing double exfoliation by offering a pleasant scrub, while the AHA fruit acid content offers a chemical peeling effect. A proprietary vitamin fruit complex is a potent blend of vitamins, citrus fruit extracts, and minerals that help revitalize dull skin for a vibrant, healthy-looking glow and soft, smooth texture.
-Gently massage the formula onto cleansed skin using circular motions, and let it work for 10 minutes.
-Remove with warm water and a washcloth or cotton pad.
-Can be used two to three times per week
In an in-vivo test, after 1 use, measured by a dermatologist:
31% improved glow
34% smoother complexion
In an in-vivo test, after 4 weeks, measured by a dermatologist:
49% improved glow
-51 % smoother complexion
-Proprietary Complex of Vitamins C, E, and B5; Lemon and Orange Fruit Extracts; and Revitalizing Minerals: Helps promote a glowing complexion.
-Concentrated Citrus Fruit Paste of Crushed Oranges, Lemons, and Clementines with AHA Fruit Acids: Helps to gently exfoliate and smooth the skin.
So excited that this miracle in a jar has finally made it to Sephora in Montreal, can not wait to get my hands on mine!
$105. Available now at all Fresh boutiques and Sephora outlets



ESSENTIAL OILS GUIDE FOR BEGINNERS

Image result for essential oils Quite simply, essential oils are the natural pure essence extracted from botanicals. They are commonly used for everything from fighting bacteria and alleviating stress to improving sleep, and reversing the signs of ageing. However, with so many oils available and so many possibilities for use, deciphering which to choose can be a daunting concept. Therefore, if you struggle to distinguish your cedarwood oil from your clary sage or an oil burner from an infuser, we’re here to take it back to the basics.

For thousands of years, people have used essential oils as an alternative form of medicine known as aromatherapy. This is a result of their antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as the effects they have on mental health and wellbeing. However, the use of these oils is not limited to the treatment of physical and psychological ailments. They may be used as a cleaning product in the home or as natural insect repellents. Specific essential oils can reduce acne, prevent skin ageing, aid hair growth or stimulate weight loss. If you need to fight off bacteria or alleviate stress, they can do that too. Ultimately, the list of uses for essential oils is almost as long as the seemingly neverending range of oils available.

The word ‘essential’ has many meanings, however, when it comes to oils and aromatherapy, the term originates from the word ‘essence’. To break it down, essential oils are the pure, highly concentrated aromatic chemical compounds that derive from plants or botanicals. Producing these oils requires extraction and distillation of a plant’s leaves, flowers, stems or roots. Alternatively, you can also use citrus fruits and their rinds to create essential oils. Perfumes and fragrance oils do not fall into this category. This is because unlike essential oils, they cannot aid or alter physical or psychological health.

When it comes to improving your physical and mental health, essential oils are truly a gift from nature. For anyone in need of a boost, they have the ability to increase energy levels, speed up metabolism and aid digestion. If your moods are low, there are essential oils to balance your hormones and cortisol levels, alleviate stress and decrease feelings of anxiety. Promoting health from the inside and out, there are antibacterial oils that fight infections and aid in healing, while others will rejuvenate and nourish your hair and skin.

My two favorite essential oils are:

Jojoba Oil:

Related imagejojoba oil is incredibly hydrating. This is due to its high dose of Vitamin E, Vitamin B complex, silicon, chromium, copper, zinc and iodine. Essentially, jojoba is great for minimising fine lines and wrinkles, clearing up eczema and blemishes and moisturising dry skin. it also balances oil levels and stimulates collagen

Lavender Oil:

lavender oil soothes the mind and helps heal cracked dry skin, minor cuts and burns. When mixed with frankincense oil, it may also reduce age spots.Lavender oil also promotes hair growth by deepening hair follicles, soothing the scalp and healing the hair. The calming properties of lavender oil also reduce stress-related hair loss.

Top skin care commandments for women in their 30s

  • Always clean your skin the morning
  • chose gentle cleansers-nothing too abrasive
  • If you are in a rush it is even ok to just wash it with water
  • ALWAYS apply SPF before make up
  • Order to follow- cleanser, serum, sunblock, moisturizer
  • Go oil free if you are acne prone
  • Moisturize as much as needed depending on dryness
  • Careful with scrubs they can cause micro tears in the skin
  • Always take off your make up at night
  • Make up remover pads are your friends
  • Avocado face masks are a good DIY option
  • Coconut oil is a great moisturizer
  • Step away from those peel off masks, when removing them you tug on your skin which causes fine lines
  • Tans are not good for you- when you tan it means DNA is breaking
  • Find your favorite anti-aging cream it is time to start using it
  • At night apply serum
  • Then add moisturizer
  • Learn to love collagen promoting products, collagen keeps skin plump and youthful
  • You don’t need Botox till you see lines- at rest- even then you still don’t need it
  • Easy on the procedures- frozen faces aren’t pretty
  • Fraxel Facial , a treatment that works by targeting under the skin to reduce wrinkles and promote collagen production.
  • Have a vitamin packed diet
  • stay hydrated
  • Don’t stress-breath

Nail your cellulite problems with caffeiene

What is cellulite?

Cellulite is a condition in which skin in specific areas of the 

body appears lumpy due to uneven fat accumulation.

Cellulite affects 90% of women and 10% of men.

Topical application of caffeine cream can significantly reduce the appearance of cellulite. regular use minimizes the appearance of knots and makes those trouble areas look soft and smooth.

How does caffeine work?

  • Increases circulation, minimizes water retention and hence helps reduce the skin’s rumpled look.
  • Contains antioxidants which help release toxins and increase collagen production. 

Make your own scrub at home:

  • Grind coffee grains to a smooth paste 
  • Mix with any natural oil (EVOO or coconut oil are my personal faves)
  • Apply to affected areas, scrub, massaging trouble spots.
  • Leave on for 30 minutes and wash off with cold water. 

Though this is a temporary fix, effects last about a week and with continued use you will see improvement. Get ready for smoother, younger, cellulite free skin.