I was recently invited by Light Touch Medical Aesthetics to come in and experience one of their facials. It was absolutely fabulous and one of the best things I’ve experienced. I scheduled the appointment near my birthday so it would be a special way to treat myself.

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When I arrived, I met with McKenna who was very welcoming and immediately made me feel comfortable. This was my first facial so, since I was pretty clueless, she explained everything that would happen and left the room so I could get ready. I removed all my jewelry but didn’t want to completely undress so, luckily, I simply slipped my arms out of their sleeves and slid under the blanket lying on the bed.

McKenna came back in and covered my hair with a wrap and laid another towel across my chest. She was kind enough to write down everything she did so I could share it with you so here are all of the steps from the facial.

  1. She opened with Art of Breath, Serenity Ess Oil.
  2. Next, she did a cleanse with Avene Dermo Cleansing Milk.
  3. For the second cleanse she used Glymed Gentle face wash using the Smart Pro Clarisonic Brush.
  4. Next, she exfoliated with an anti-aging exfoliant mask and set a gentle blowing of steam over the skin.
  5. While the mask set, she massaged both arms and hands.
  6. After removing the mask, she did a skin analysis and extractions.
  7. Following those, she used the Avene Thermal Spring Water toner.
  8. Next she applied the Ultra Hydrating Enzyme Mask (the green mask in the picture).
  9. While the mask set, she massaged the neck and shoulders.
  10. After the mask, she applied a Vitamin C serum 10-1.
  11. Then did a facial massage with Daily Repair Mega Moisture by Glymed.
  12. Next, she applied the SPF Elta UV Clear 46 and did a wonderful scalp massage.
  13. She closed with Art of Breath, Good Karma Oil

The whole experience was absolutely marvelous and something I want to do more often. I would love to repeat this every year on Mother’s Day, birthdays, anniversary, Christmas, you name it! It was relaxing, serene, and really something I should have done much earlier!

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Younique 3D Fiber Lashes | MissySue.com

Younique 3D Lashes Mascara Review features my experiences and thoughts on the product.

I recently received this mascara from a friend who asked that I try it out and review it on here. I was hesitant at first because I didn’t know much about it when I agreed to try it. I was surprised when it arrived in a very chic case featuring two different containers. After reading the directions I was anxious to give it a go and see what the results would be.

Here are the steps I followed to apply this product.

Step 1 / Begin by a applying a single coat of your favorite mascara.

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Step 2 / Apply a few coats of the Transplanting Gel. The gel contains collagen which is a key component to the success of the 3D Fiber lashes application. The formula conditions your eyelashes to ensure they stay moisturized and tangle-free. The application of the gel is what will help the fiber lashes stick to the natural lashes. 

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Step 3 / Now, take the tube with the natural fivers and carefully swipe them over the lashes, helping them stick to the gel. The fibers are derived from the components of green tea, these fibers are unlike any other fiber-based mascara on the market. The fibers will attach themselves naturally to your eyelashes, giving the volume, length and thickness you have always tried to achieve with regular mascaras. 

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Step 4 / Take the transplanting gel and swipe a second coat over the top of the lashes once more. I found this to be the trickiest part. Let the coats dry for a few seconds before moving onto this step which will help tame any clumping that can naturally occur.

This second coating will ensure that the fibers are secure and stay in place. Your eyelashes will look and feel natural, as if you were wearing regular mascara. 

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Removal: This mascara is waterproof but can be removed easily. Simply wipe the eyes with makeup remover and a cotton round then finish by rinsing your face with water and gently massaging your favorite face wash over the eye area before rinsing and patting dry.

The Younique 3D Lashes Mascara is a great product for lengthening and thickening lashes. It definitely does just that and can give you the super long lashes that you have always wanted.

Here are a few tips to help get the perfect lashes:

  • Curl your lashes first before applying your regular mascara in the first step.
  • Brush through your lashes to ensure they are separated.
  • After applying the fibers, carefully comb through the lashes to separate them and remove any chunks.
  • Once the second coat of gel is applied, carefully brush through the lashes once more to ensure there are no clumps or lashes stuck together.

Word of Caution:

After having LASIK, my eyes are very sensitive. If you have sensitive eyes as well, be careful when applying the natural fibers which can fall down into the eyes and cause slight irritation. Keeping the eyes moisturized with lubricating drops can help with this, along with being slow and careful when applying the fibers.

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St. Ives Fresh Hydration Lotion | MissySue.com

St. Ives Fresh Hydration Lotion Line is your must-have beauty product for this Summer! NEW St. Ives Fresh Hydration Lotion is a really great lotion that comes as a continuous spray. It moisturizes the skin without the thick, heavy feeling of a normal lotion. Applying a great lotion is always a must for getting great looking skin especially in the Summer months. If you are one of those people who doesn’t like applying it though because of the thick, greasy feeling, then the innovative technology of St. Ives is exactly what you are looking for.  This product offers a 360° even spray that reaches every angle, moisturizing effectively yet feeling light and fresh on the skin.

St. Ives Fresh Hydration Lotion | MissySue.com The new St. Ives Fresh Hydration Lotion Lines comes in 3 formulas, each with a unique scent, and a unique purpose:

St. Ives® Naturally Soothing Oatmeal and Shea Butter Fresh Hydration Lotion. This one is formulated specifically for soothing dry skin. It contains oatmeal and Shea butter, which is known to specifically soothe dry skin.  The fragrance smells of white floral, gourmand, honey, almond and coconut. The Oatmeal and Shea Butter collection also includes St. Ives Oatmeal and Shea Butter Body Lotion and Moisturizing Body Wash too.

St. Ives® Naturally Indulgent Coconut Milk and Orchid Extract Fresh Hydration Lotion This one is my favorite and leaves the skin feeling silky and smooth while indulging the senses with a light, luxurious fragrance. It contains coconut milk and orchid extract, which are known to leave skin silky and smooth and has a light, luxurious fragrance that includes hints of guava, mandarin zest, pineapple, Lily of the Valley, pink orchid extract, Hawaiian jasmine, coconut milk, creamy musk, vanilla, and blonde woods. Everything you would love in a fragrance.

The natural ingredients include: Coconut milk, orchid extract, and 100% natural moisturizers (glycerin, shea butter). This Naturally Indulgent collection also includes St. Ives Naturally Indulgent Body Lotion.

St. Ives®Energizing Citrus and Vitamin C Fresh Hydration Lotion. I love the smell of this one and it leaves the skin feeling energized and refreshed. Both great things! It contains grapefruit extract and vitamin C, which is what attributes to that feeling of energized and refreshed. The fragrance includes hints of a citrus blend of grapefruit, orange and lime, as well as soft musk patchouli. It also contains natural ingredients such as grapefruit extra, vitamin C, and 100% natural moisturizers (glycerin, shea butter).

All three contain the natural ingredient, glycerin, which is known tomoisturize skin. They also all include Shea butter whichcontains skinmoisturizing vitamins A, E and F, as well as fatty acids, which are known to place moisture back into thirsty skin NEW St. Ives® Fresh Hydration Lotion Spray gives youmoisturized skin without the heavy lotion feel thanks to its innovative continuous spray nozzle. The perfect, beauty must-have for summer!

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Sonia Kashuk | MissySue.com

The Google Hangout with Sonia Kashuk was a fun experience to talk with Sonia herself and ask a few of the questions you lovely ladies wanted to know from this post.

Sonia Kashuk has a beauty line that offers a wide assortment of products for all your beauty wants and needs. It is your one stop shop for high quality items at an affordable price. They are now my newly found favorites and offer that little bit of luxury that we seek every day.

It was so interesting to hear what Sonia thought about the products she’s created, her own experience with beauty, and different tips and tricks. I especially loved hearing what she thought about wearing makeup in very hot and humid weather. I have always wondered about that myself so it was wonderful learning her point of view.

The video features 10 different questions that myself and 4 beautiful bloggers were able to ask and Sonia gives detailed answers for each one that are so interesting.

I talk about four of my favorite products from the line in this post and there is a giveaway too. The sweepstakes will run until the end of June so head over there and enter right away!

 

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