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Skin Care! It Just Takes A Little Time!

3 Mar

“Letia, we met you at the InStyle event for Bare Minerals and John Adler; where most of us kept admiring your skin! What do you use to keep your skin so good! There’s not a bump on your face (we purposely was looking), which made your makeup look simply flawless? Linda”

I always get the question, what do you do to have such great skin? Suprisingly it’s not a hard regimen, but I stick to it – no matter what!

It’s easy to cover all your bases, small steps to healthy skin!

There’s not one brand of products I stick to, it’s the products which I have found to work best for me. You will have to do some work to find out for yourself.

I usually ask for samples (5 -6) and coupons to test a product by contacting the company. You can never know how a product works after one application, unless you try it for about 3 – 5 days.

However, if when using a product it gives you an immediate skin irritation, STOP using it!!! If you have to use more natural products, less abrasive – you may have to go right in the kitchen and make your own! It’s easy and simple.

Nighttime

  • Put on some soft relaxing music!
  • If you wear makeup – you should never go to bed with makeup on your face! NEVER!!!!!!!!
  • I first fill my sink basin with clear warm water, a green tea bag and place a clean washcloth; immersed in the water for about 3-5 minutes (if you have a towel warmer – you can warm it up that way too).
  • Then taking Albolene, I remove my makeup with a soft tissue. Followed by 2-3 makeup remover cloths; my favorites are by Neutrogena (economy pack from Costco) or e.l.f..
  • Then I use a drop (dime-size) of NARSkin Gentle cleanser and wash my face with my hands (in a in/then out motion). The cleanser is very light and it is infused with wild rose extract and chamomile; also Monoi oil.
  • Then I take the warm washcloth, wring out excess water and let it rest on my face for about 2 minutes. Then I wipe my face; four dabs of pure coco butter to moisturize the face, drink two glasses of water.
  • If it was a extremly tiresome day, I’ll place two tea bags in the warm water with washcloth and use them later to place over my eyes for about 5 – 10 minutes (cool to the touch)…. then say Goodnight!

Daytime

  • Fill my sink basin with clear warm water, a green tea bag and place a clean washcloth.
  • Using my Clarisonic cleansing brush, I use a drop (dime-size) of NARSkin Gentle cleanser and clean face in the four areas (forehead, right cheek, left cheek, then chin and neck). If you do not have a cleansing tool – in one minute circular motions use a wash cloth in the same areas.
  • Take the warm washcloth; wring out the excess water and let is rest on my face for about 2 minutes. Then I wipe my face. Then take magnifying mirror and tweezer – I do the eyebrow inspection to remove any unruly eyebrow hairs.
  • Then I moisturize with RevitaLift® Triple Power™ Deep-Acting Moisturizer* cream on face and neck; apply in a in/then out motion). SPF30 cream on. All followed by drinking two glasses of water.
  • Then I wait about 10 minutes before putting on my makeup. If not going out, then a fresh face it is!

* I did a trial for 2 weeks with samples and used a provided coupon by L’oreal to buy the item! Skin is more supple since using it.

For the Body

  • I use a body brush with a nice body wash when taking a bath or shower. Lately, I’ve been using Dove’s Shea Butter Beauty Bar With Warm Vanilla…the moisturizing is GREAT! But I also use VitaBath and this pure French soap called Marseilles Soap Lavender Soap Bar is to die for! I received 4 bars as a gift, it’s wonderful – a bit pricey – but you can splurge on yourself once in a while!
  • All followed by a warm towel, moisture with good old Vaseline with coco butter!

Now I did purchase a jar of Intensive Glow Pads Brightening Treatment pads from BareMinerals to help even out my skin tone, so I will keep you posted on the results!

Letia’s Skin Care Items

Also, I cannot tell you how essential it is to moisturize and to drink water too! WATER? H2O, yep WATER! The body needs it and the skin needs it even more! And healthy eating too!

There are so many variations in skin types. If your daily routine is not getting the results you need, try going to a certified dermatologist. There are so many advantages in seeing one; where there are many options available to achieving healthy skin!

The last thing is that really helps me with my skin care is to take “ME, ME and ME” breaks to distress, once in a while making a teapot of my favorite tea; such as chamomile or Jasmine and always have a good laugh!!

I hope this was helpful! Thanks so much for writing me and I will be back at the BareMinerals Boutique real soon!!!! 🙂

Moisturizing Makeup, also helps the skin

Moisturizing Makeup, also helps the skin!

Letia 🙂

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e.l.f. Cosmetics – Just a Giveaway!

2 Feb

CONTEST is CLOSED  🙂

Letia Mitchell is sharing again with her readers and subscribers….this time it’s e.l.f. Cosmetics!!!!

So for the month of February, if  you could answer the proposed question and comment below; you can possibly be a winner of the 8 items listed.

Your comment will be reviewed and approved; before it is displayed.

The drawing will be during the week of March 4th!  Please read the contest rules for eligibility.

Letia Mitchell wearing e.l.f. Studio Cosmetics

Letia Mitchell wearing e.l.f. Studio Cosmetics

1 e.l.f. Professional 5 pc. Brush Collection
1 e.l.f. 14 piece nail polish set
1 e.l.f. studio Mineral Infused face Primer
1 e.lf Powder Brush
1 e.l.f. Travel Brush Kit
1 e.l.f. studio brush shampoo
1 e.l.f. lipstick 7702/Classy
1 e.l.f. studio Makeup Remover Cleansing Cloths
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At e.l.f. Cosmetics, they believe that beauty comes from within all of us.  Their products are designed to let your inner beauty shine through.  So what is your favorite cosmetic tool – the one you can’t do without …EVER?
_________

Giveaway Rules

Giveaway is open to legal residents of the 50 united states or the District of Columbia, who are at least 18 years of age and at least of the age of majority in their state of residence at the time of entry, except employees or immediate families of Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design LLC (including those living in the same household).

 Contest begins at 11:00 PM EST on 02/02/2013 and ends at 11:59 PM EST on 02/23/2013. Contestant must be at least one of the following: a friend of Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design’s Official Facebook page, a subscriber to Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design’s WordPress Blog site, a follower of Letianum1 under Twitter.com or a YouTube channel subscriber in order to take part in giveaway*.

 The contestant is allowed to either become a subscriber (valid e-mail) or become a friend/follower of either sites mentioned above; before submitting their answers as a comment entry(ies) on the giveaway. Fellow WordPress bloggers, also have a chance to enter, also following contest rules.  All contest entries should be/can be placed as a comment on Blog post named e.l.f. Cosemetics – Just A Giveaway by Letia MItchell LifeStyle & Design, which will be automatically sent to the blog site ‘s Administrator for review.

 The contestant is only allowed only 1 (one) comment entry in this giveaway; it only takes one comment entry for a chance to win. Void outside the 50 United States/D.C. and where prohibited by law. Randompicker.com will be utilized to select the winner. Winner:  Winner will be announced via either venue, Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design’s WordPress blog site or YouTube.

 All information requested to mail prizes to winner, will be kept private and confidential. All prizes were purchased and sponsored by Letia Mitchell LifeStyle and Design LLC; not the companies selected for giveaway items. By entering this giveaway, the contestant is in agreement with the terms provided. Winner will be announced during the week of March 4, 2013. * will be verified.

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Items purchased and photos by Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design® 

NARS Cosmetics! Family & Friends on Cyber Monday and Tuesday!

26 Nov

It’s wonderful to share! You are like family right? Online NARS Friends and Family at 20%!!  Monday, November 26th at 12AM ET tonight until Tuesday, November 27th at 12PM ET (Eastern Time)   This offer excludes single item orders of the pencil sharpener, sponge refill or foundation pump!! Code at checkout to use is  NARSFF2012  🙂

Have fun….you know what I am going to get right?  NARS Palm Beach Bronzer!!!!!  I was just thinking about it this morning and yes I used it…so what it’s WINTER!  Plus the Edie set!!

Letia 🙂

Photo from www.narscosmetics.com

Happy 4th of July! In Style!

4 Jul

Happy Birthday USA!  With all the ups and downs and the work still to be done for our country – I am always, always proud to be an American and would not want it any other way!

In celebration today, I am going to have the all American staples – blueberry pie, hot dogs and some lemonade!  Hope you are enjoying and having fun today too!  Nothing planned, then just relax!!!

While you may see our American flag in many ways of celebrating throughout the day, here is a picture showing how makeup can be apart of all the fun too!  A little bit too patriotic?  Well, for some it’s may be just right!  Thanks Maybelline NewYork!!!

Happy Birthday USA

Letia 🙂

Photo by Maybelline New York Cosmetics.

NARS Palm Beach Bronzer! Try a Charlize Theron Bronze Effect & More!

30 May

Yes, I’ve been on the planet and YES, I’d heard of NARS, however for some reason I’ve never tried their products.  Until attending the MakeUp Show NYC with my daughter a couple of weeks ago.

My daughter, Camille works for a French based company which provides the latest nutrients and formulas for many of the top cosmetic firms; so she is very familiar with their products …..NARS Cosmetics has been proven to be the best!

I just love a bronze effect and have tried many products to get that glow look!

I thought I was achieving the look, until I was introduced to NARS at the Makeup Show NYC.

First let me say, the representatives were absolutely professional and very helpful; in particular this wonderful gentlemen named Arthur Boston, NARS National Makeup Stylist.

Amongst all the mayhem of music pumping, crowds, lines for a day’s end and not to mention the high energy level of excitement – he took the time to really help us both with the products we were looking for.   This is when he suggested that I try their bronzer!

Let me say, I am in love, love with it!  The shade selected is Palm Beach!  I know, I know, you are probably saying “Where have you been!”   But I am so amazed with the results.   By the time we finished with Arthur, we had purchased new concealers, blushes and when they did n’t have a particular product at the show, he suggested we go to the NARS Flagship Boutique on Bleeker St!  He pulled out his phone, brought up Google maps and showed us which way to walk!  Did we go? We sure did!  We walked right from 18th Street (413 Bleecker Street!) with our Starbucks green tea with lemonade; so that just lets you know Arthur was wonderful!

OK, now back to the bronzers, they can be worn not only in the summer, however in the winter too!   There are many shades to choose from, if you looking to have a dewy look, a distinct glow or just a sutle touch of shimmer.  Whatever your preference, NARS has the shade for your skin tone, there are 14 shades!

Yes, bronzers have been around and there are some good ones, but I must now say that the NARS bronzer is my absolute favorite!  LOVE IT.   This summer I will be using this for my face and for my body, Urban Decay’s Coco (see my Favorites Things section).

Iman wears bronzer all the time!  Now her makeup line has nice ones too! Iman, The Bronze Effect

While Charlize Theron, as beautiful as she is, the bronzer makes her look simply captivating!

So if you are looking for a bronzer, my recommendation would be to please try the NARS brand.

Now speaking of Charlize Theron, in her pictures you can see how the bronzer is a must and should be part of your makeup wardrobe.   And for those who are still saying, Wow!  It’s never too late to try something new…even me, Letia Come Lately!  LOL   🙂

Here’s me with the NARS Palm Beach bronzer, I’m in between shots, talking as usual!  Did I say I love it!  I turned to the side, so you can see the shimmer in the light!  Then the last shot, to see how the bronzer photos in the right lighting!

Ok, I’m out of here, if you have some pictures you would like to share….well I would love to see your bronzer results!  🙂  I’ve place some tutorials from my favorite gurus from YouTube!

Letia 🙂

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 P.S…. Send a BIG congratulations to Charlize, she is recently a new mother and her new movie is being featured this weekend, Snow White and the Huntsman with Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth.  I’ve placed the trailer for you to see, it comes out this Friday!

The Top Coat that Saved My Nails!!! INM Out the Door!

27 Dec

With all the wrapping gifts, dressing for all the parties and helping with the dishes, I usually (always) am worrying about my nails chipping, chipping and CHIPPING!!!!!!!

So after polishing my nails (to save time…couldn’t get to the salon), I’d remembered in one of my promotional gift bags there was some nail top coat,  so I tried it!

INM Out the Door! saved my nails!  With this top coat, my home manicure lasted all week!  I kept looking at my nails, saying “!’m good!”.  By the 4th day, I said “Hmph”.

So when I like something, I let you know.  I am really liking this product and searched the web to get a decent price, which I found on amazon.com.  (some stores had it for $13.99!!!)

The product leads up to their advertisement, #1!  You will be satisfied to know that you have a top coat that really has your best interest in mind!

I am going on Day #8!  So try it!*

Letia 🙂

* make sure to give you nails ample time to dry!  Photo by INM.

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