Tiramisu For Breakfast

Richmond, VA-based beauty blog

Month: June, 2015

Erno Laszlo Hydra Therapy Skin Revitalizer

by christinamdick

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I think Erno Laszlo’s Hydra Therapy Skin Revitalizer is just perfect. I bought it to use as a serum, under my moisturizer. Now that it’s summer , I use this in place of moisturizer for something super light that still keeps my skin hydrated.  Here’s what they have to say about it:

“A powerful thirst quencher for skin. Our lightweight emulsion is a serious hydrator, capturing and locking in moisture—drawing it into the deepest levels of skin. Completely immersed, skin feels plumper and softer, and fine lines and wrinkles look smoothed away. The hydration serum is perfect for summer for all skin types.  An added boost for those who are dry, and an oil free hydration for those who are oily.

Hydrates: Used alone, provides for oily skin’s occasional moisture needs and used with moisturizer, offers intensive hydration for normal to dry skin.
Rebuilds: Restores elasticity and increases firmness and tone.
Nourishes: Botanical phosphatides mimic skin’s own lipids, delivering nutrients to weak cells.”

 

This is one of the many, many products I’ve been trying out from Elements. Get 10% off your purchase in their Carytown store or at ElementsBeautyShop.com with the code TIRAMISU.

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Beauty Wanderlust Part One: Non-Beauty Travel Essentials

by christinamdick

The lovely Jevata and Lenise of Canvas the Salon are teaming up with Renata, a makeup artist, to bring a beauty brunch concept from DC to Richmond. The theme is Wanderlust, and the brunch will be all about travel and beauty. My friends at Elements Beauty Shop will be there along with a panel of beauty experts. We’ll have mimosas and a delicious menu (soon to be announced, stay tuned!). Find out more about it on Facebook, and use the code TIRAMISU to get $10 off tickets here. In the spirit of this fun event, I’m rounding up my travel essentials. I’ll be sharing my beauty favorites next, so be sure to check back. I would really love to see you at the brunch! Post in the comments if you’re coming! NonBeauty Travel Favorites.0011. H&M Plaid Throw: The last time I was traveling, I noticed someone in the airport had a throw/scarf draped over their bag and I thought it looked so chic. I picked up this cream plaid one It’s sold out now, but  here’s a similar one. If you want to get really fancy, try this cashmere throw.

2. H&M Striped Woven Top:  I’m  wearing it here.

3. J. Crew Pixie Pants: These are a staple. I wear them almost every weekend all winter. I also thing they’re cute with a silk cami and a blazer. I love these with a sweater or long sleeve top for a plane ride. Maxi dresses with a sweater overtop are also great for long trips.

4. Tortoise sunglasses: I bought my round tortoise sunglasses from LOFT a few years ago, but these and these are similar. I also love these leopard ones.

5. Floppy Straw Hat: I love this for the beach. I have a black one, but this white one would be so pretty.

6. Fresh magazines are the best. I get Real Simple, Better Homes and Gardens, InStyle, Allure and Glamour. I try to save them when I know I have a trip coming up so I have something new and fun to read on the plane or in the car.

7. Kate Spade Saturday Square Down Perf Tote: I bought this last season and I’m still using it everyday. It’s sold out now but there are similar ones here and here.

8. Hue No-Show Socks: Socks! If I’m not in boots for winter, I’m usually not wearing socks. I like to carry a spare pair so I can take my shoes off and lounge for long trips.

9. Starbucks 24oz Cold Cup: I love having this with me on the plane or in the car to encourage me to drink more water. Traveling can take a lot out of you and

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