Happy beginning of the week guys! I cannot believe that Thanksgiving is only a few short days away. This weekend we had an amazing little Friendsgiving pot luck party to celebrate our friendships, babies that are on the way for Matt and Jill and Brian and Jessie, and a new life adventure in Morocco for our good friends Danny and Mitzi. I made a double batch of my Bacon, Thyme, and Sage Stuffing recipe which turned out to be a stuffing overload, so I have plenty to bring to my office party on Wednesday as well. We had such a blessed time and look forward to making this an annual celebration.
The first product I want to discuss is one I have talked about in the past, Josie Maran Pure Argon Oil. It is a lightweight oil that can be used as a daily moisturizer or treatment for skin, hair, and nails. This 100% Pure Argan Oil is rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids, and can be used as a daily moisturizer or treatment for skin, hair, and nails. With its multitasking benefits, Argan Oil absorbs rather quickly and can be used for many areas including hydrating and nourishing skin, as a daily moisturizer, skin treatment, treating spilt ends, and softening cuticles. It's gentle enough to use on all skin types and is believed to help with skin conditions including acne. It is the highest grade of this oil, grown organically in Morocco and packaged in recycled glass bottles. I like to use it as my nighttime moisturizer as well as a split end treatment on my hair. It helps control my oil production on my T zone as well as keeps the dryer areas on my face smooth and hydrated. I love this stuff!
The second multi-use product that I adore is the Josie Maran Coconut Water Cheek Gelee. This buildable and bendable gel blush provides the natural look of a cream blush with the long-lasting hydrating color of a stain. It is infused with 50 percent-pure coconut water as well as vitamin E rich argon oil to instantly hydrate your cheeks and lips and drench them in veil of color for up to 14 hours of wear. It has a slight cooling sensation when applied that lasts well into the day. Once dry, the color sets into skin like a stain. It is perfect on cheeks, but works extremely well for lips as well, especially with its hydrating properties. This is on of my favorite blushes and the only cream/gel blush in my collection. I like to apply it with a stippling brush and blend it out with my beauty blender. Sometimes, I will even apply it with a heavy hand first and then apply a sheer foundation over top giving my skin a rosy from within natural looking flush. I especially love this on extra dry or mature skin, as powder blush tends to cling to dry patches and age us.
The final product is the Josie Maran Argon Illuminizer. This ultra-light skin brightener is perfect for highlighting and adding an instant beautiful luminosity to the face, collarbone, and body. It can be used alone or mixed with foundation for an instant boost of radiance and a natural glow that lasts all day. It is a champagne color, so it works well with most light to medium skin tones, but I would advise against it if you are very pale or deep. If I use this alone I apply it after foundation and concealer but before any powder products with my beauty blender. I, however, mostly use this mixed with my foundation, especially when the formula is ultra matte and I want a bit of a natural glow. It is not sparkly or glittery, but gives the skin an iridescent sheen that is just lovely.
Josie Maran Argon Oil: at Sephora here
Josie Maran Coconut Water Cheek Gelee (shown in Pink Escape): at Sephora here
Josie Maran Argon Illuminizer: at Sephora here
And here are a few holiday sets if you want to try out a few other products as well, or need a great gift idea.
Sephora Favorites Glitz And Gleam gift set (includes cheek gelee): at Sephora here
Josie Maran Escape To Morocco Holiday Lights Bright Set (includes oil and illuminizer): at Sephora here