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Instantly Ageless Review

Danielle Bisbano - Thursday, August 27, 2015

It is not very often that a product works so well that no matter how much you gush about it, you still won’t do it justice.  In trying to describe it to friends, words like “amazing”, “magic” and “unbelievable” flow freely from my lips and yet I feel like I fail in person to convey just how remarkable this product is.  Maybe I will do better via the written word. 

Allow me to introduce you to my new friend, and your soon-to-be BFF, Instantly Ageless. 

I am so excited to tell you all about this amazing product.  Keeping with my usual MO when it comes to life-changing beauty products, I kept quiet while I did my own “field testing” (on my face, of course).  I had heard about it from enthusiastic fans so I was naturally curious.  However, thanks to Beautycounter and my mom’s diligence with getting me on a skin care regimen REALLY early, wrinkles are not a major issue for me and that is where this product really shines.  What I was waiting for was an opportunity to try it for puffiness; the other challenge that this product was reportedly great for.  What I needed was some sort of tear-inducing emotional day that would produce puffy eyes to greet me the next morning.  Leave it to PMS to come through in the clutch!  One look in the mirror and I knew it was game on. 

Weeks before getting my Instantly Ageless sample I had purchased another product for puffy eyes from Whole Foods.  I was looking for something for my makeup kit that I could use on clients.  Again, I was waiting for a good opportunity to see how it worked.  Well, the one from Whole Foods was disappointing to say the least.  In retrospect, what could I really expect for less than six dollars?  It did nothing at all.  Well, nothing good anyway.  I don’t have sensitive skin but it made the skin around my eyes red and irritated and did zilch for puffiness.  Oh well.  At least it was cheap. 

Here is where it gets interesting.  In my disappointment about this first product, I actually forgot all about trying Instantly Ageless.  I hopped in the shower and started getting ready for my day.  After putting my makeup on and seeing how concealer was doing nothing to erase the events of the previous day, I remembered about Instantly Ageless.  I really had no desire to wash my face at this point but I didn’t know when I would have an opportunity like this to really test it out.  It would probably be another month (get it?)  So I bit the bullet, washed my face and started over.  I patted the cream lightly around my eyes and here is what happened.  Within 60 seconds I was composing an email to the distributor that I got the sample from, Susan Hogan.  You know her from the news!  I was emailing her to ask for information about becoming a consultant because, as I said in the email, “this stuff is pretty much amazing”.

And it really is.  The difference from one eye to the other was unbelievable.  I immediately went online to Google the product, knowing there must be videos about the instant effects of using it.  Sure enough, there were.  I can’t wait to create my own testimonials but for now you can check this out. Want to see more?  Just Google “Instantly Ageless” and you will find plenty more videos just like this.

A few things to know.  Instantly Ageless is a temporary fix.  It will eliminate puffiness and minimize lines and wrinkles (even pock marks from scarring) for about 5-8 hours but you can reapply it as needed, even over makeup.  It is not going to replace any of the products in your skin care routine.  It is truly unique in that way.  Another thing, I was understandably skeptical that something that works THIS well could possibly be safe and non-toxic but I was pleasantly surprised.  I researched every ingredient individually and I am comfortable in sharing this with friends, family and clients.  You know how important product safety is to me.

There are several other products in the Jeunesse Luminesce line and I did the same homework for each of them.  Though I was again pleasantly surprised how clean they really are, most have fragrance and vitamin A so you won’t see me recommending them.  I will stick with Beautycounter for my cleansers and moisturizers.  The Cellular Rejuvenating Serum, however, it as remarkable as the Instantly Ageless and completely clean and non-toxic.  It warrants its own article but feel free to contact me about it if you want more information.  The serum with the Lustro Face Oil is a power-packed double punch for your skin.  Wow.  Just wow.    

If lines and wrinkles are a concern to you, I am not sure how you are going to want to go a day without using Instantly Ageless but you could.  You could keep it for special occasions or any time you want to look and feel your absolute best.

Want to try a sample for yourself?  Email me at danielles.plan.b@outlook.com or text me at 401-862-3025 and I will be happy to send you a sample so you can see for yourself. 

Want to place an order?  One box of Instantly Ageless is $74.95.  You will get 50 individually wrapped sachets that are will give you 2-3 uses each.  That is less than $1.50 per sachet to look years younger.  Amazing!

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Beautycounter Tint Skin Review

Danielle Bisbano - Sunday, November 16, 2014

I really want to keep this review short and to the point.  I adore words, so this could be hard.  I also really adore this makeup, which makes me not want to shut up.  But here goes.

Tint Skin is Beautycounter’s new, and totally amazing, complexion coverage.  Maybe it’s a tinted moisturizer, maybe it’s a BB cream, maybe it’s a CC cream, maybe it’s a foundation.  I pretty sure I don’t really know and I am positive that I don’t care.  Call it what you want.  I call it brilliant.

This product is the brainchild of Beautycounter’s celebrity makeup artist, and my non-toxic makeup hero, Christy Coleman.  (Here is a link to Beautycounter’s YouTube channel where you can see Christy in action and get some awesome makeup tips!)  Tint Skin was years in the making and all that time has seriously paid off.  Never did I ever imagine loving this product so much but it is literally the best complexion makeup I have ever used.  I am happy that my friends and family and clients have taken my word for it and given it a try because they all feel the same way.  It is just that good.  Your skin actually looks better the longer you have it on.

One of the best things about this product is its versatility.  I thin layer will even out the skin beautifully and then you can apply more to areas that need more coverage.  You will still want to use the (also amazing) Touchup Skin Concealer Pen under your eyes but you really can get away with only using the Tint Skin everywhere else.  Plus the fact that a little goes a LONG way with this stuff.  I still end up squeezing out too much all the time.  It is also a great value at $38.  You are getting 1.35 oz. of product vs. the typical one ounce size for most foundations that also sport a higher price tag. 

Beautycounter has launched two brushes to apply this with.  The Retractable Complexion Coverage Brush and the Flat Complexion Brush.  Personally, I have always preferred a flat brush.  However, after trying all of the brushes and sponges in my kit, I have found that for the Tint Skin, using my fingers is actually my favorite way to apply. 

If you don't want to take my word for it, read what Self Magazine and Harpers Bazaar have to say about this non-toxic wonder.

Here are the shades, shown on the inside of my arm .  In the cooler months, I am Linen (second from the bottom), but if I have a tan I am Sand (third from bottom) or a mixture of Sand and Linen.

 Shades shown above, from top to bottom; Chestnut, Tan, Golden, Honey, Sand, Linen, Porcelain.

 Here is a little cheat sheet to help you choose your shade:

Do yourself a favor and try this gem on your beautiful mug.  Your skin will thank you, you will look absolutely flawless and you will be saving yourself from a boatload of nasty chemicals in the other brands you may be using.  It is a no-brainer.  Trust me.

 The Real Girl

 

 

 

 

Six Products I Cannot Live Without

Danielle Bisbano - Thursday, July 31, 2014

Drawers, cases, plastic bins.  Wicker baskets, Tupperware, glass jars.  Carts, boxes and pouches.  I have makeup everywhere.  And lots of it.  It’s a sickness.  I get it.  I accept it.  I am working on it.  It is hard to resist all the colors and textures.  I am only human after all. 

We don’t need to address my skin care product graveyard just yet, either, smarty pants.

With all these choices, there is probably something to be said for the products I keep coming back to time after time.  The staples of my kit.  The things I buy in multiples and often give away just to share the joy.  I figured you might want to know about them so here goes . . .

 Beautycounter Every Night PM Hydrating Cream (a.k.a. the best facial moisturizer ever)

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This was the first product that turned me onto Beautycounter.  I had been actively searching for the perfect moisturizer for my kit.  I needed something that wasn’t “active” so it wouldn’t irritate sensitive skin.  It needed to absorb completely without leaving any residue and it needed to play well with makeup.  This product does it all.  The difference in the softness of your skin after even just one use is remarkable.  For really dry skin, you can literally apply layer after layer and it will completely absorb and soak in until the skin is soft and supple.  It has worked wonders with rosacea and eczema and is gentle enough even for really sensitive skin.  It works great mixed with foundation to create a hydrating, fresh look that is perfect for summer.  Although this is technically a night cream, both the day and night creams are interchangeable.  Every Night PM Hydrating Cream retails for $44

 Beautycounter Countertime Vibrant Eye Perfector

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Same deal here.  Long list of “must do”s for my kit.  The most important of which is that it fully absorb.  You can’t apply eye makeup to greasy skin.  This one is perfect.  It absorbs completely and leaves the eye area refreshed and ready for the next step.  This product retails for $55.

 Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Aqua Foundation Illuminator

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Koh Gen Do does highlighting right.  Such a subtle, soft shimmer.  Nothing too shiny or sparkly.  Less than one pump will subtly highlight the high points of your face.  Dab under or over makeup and gently blend.  I love this under airbrush foundation.  If you want to feel like a goddess, mix a few pumps of this with your body lotion for a barely there, all over shimmer.  This also comes in a golden tan shade.  This product retails for $39.

 MAC Lip Pencil in Subculture

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This is the most amazing nude shade ever.  I use this on almost every single person in my chair.  It is the perfect blend of pink and light brown and it goes well with pretty much every lipstick or as a base for a layer of gloss.  The texture is perfect; not too moist, not too dry.  I can’t live without it.  This product retails for $15.

 Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze

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I got this when I did makeup for a RISD fashion show a few years ago.  Maybelline was one of the sponsors and in addition to getting actually getting paid (!) each makeup artist got to take the entire line home with them.  I shared most of those products with some appreciative friends but these babies stayed in my kit.  This particular color is another one that flatters almost everyone.  Sometimes I just use it as a base for darker shadows due to its staying power but it is awesome on its own, too.  This is a cream shadow that you can apply with your fingers or a synthetic brush.  Ironically, you can also blend and buff it out with a fluffy brush.  Apply one layer for a soft wash of color or add additional layers for intensity.  It is a very versatile product at about $7.

 Jordana Squeeze’n’Shine Super Shiny Tasty Lip Gloss in Honey Luau

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Wow, that name is a mouthful and kind of makes me feel like a 12-year old for using it but I am telling you it is a cheap little wonder!  This gloss is a golden beige with shimmer and it smells like vanilla.  The color is so pretty and it looks amazing over everything.  Extra bonus for it being $1.99.  I like it better than my $25 gloss that is the same shade and half the size.  The only place to get Jordana is online or at Walgreens.

 Well, there they are.  Six of my all-time faves.  I hope a few of them will make it into your rotation.

The Real Girl


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