Friday, January 11, 2013

Facing the New Year

Happy New Year!

When January 1st arrives, the day really does feel different. Even if you don't make a big deal about the new year and aren't into resolutions there still seems to be a feeling of newness... I do make a big deal about it but don't make resolutions; or at least none that I speak of anyway. I have one or two things that are in the back of my mind that I'm going to be more conscious of, but I'm not going to cut things out of my life or anything drastic.


I don't know about you, but, all of a sudden I was seeing commercials and ads for BB Cream, in several different brands. I had no idea what the heck it was and the commercials didn't elaborate. I checked it out and this is what I learned.
First, I can tell you I love it.  :-)
Here's why:
BB Creams were founded in the Asian market and made their debut in Europe in 2011 and quickly became a must have item for women in their make up collection.
So what do the BB's stand for? Some companies call them Blemish Balms, others call them Beauty Balm; but across the board they provide moisture, SPF, and sheer coverage alongside soothing and healing properties - preventing the need for numerous separate products.

The similarity to tinted moisturizers has been noted, but BB creams are designed to go one step further - with additions such as hyaluronic acid (hopefully this ingredient is awesome) and antioxidants to regenerate skin. Originally created by dermatologists for patients who had gone through laser skin surgery, the idea is that they actually provide genuine benefits for the skin - as well as providing enough coverage to be used as either a foundation or a primer, depending upon your preference. 

While I was at Walmart one day buying a face wash I needed by L'Oreal, I impulsively bought the BB Cream as well by L'Oreal. I'm  SUCKER for products with the word "youth" on them; so I had to have this one. Youth Code BB Cream Illuminator. I'm kind of addicted to it. I use it as a primer under my foundation. I have a couple new lines on my face (I'm guessing its from all the laughing I do) and I needed a lil somethin more coverage wise.... just a little.
L'Oreal Youth Code BB Cream Illuminator SPF 15, Light
Had I thought about which one I wanted to get a done my investigation prior to my purchase I would have gotten the Smashbox Camera Ready, or Photo Finish. I heard it does amazing things for your finished make up face. But for now, I'm happy with my YOUTH Code. :)

Vogue UK did a Top 10. The one I got didn't make the list, but the Smashbox one did, as well as Boots No. 7, which is the foundation I use. :)

Loves & Hugs

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