Beauty Week At Woodland Hills Mall
On Monday afternoon I was invited to three different stores in Woodland Hills Mall to try some services and products and learn more about their offerings for the upcoming Beauty Week Event at Woodland Hills Mall September 16-22nd! I love celebrating Beauty Week because Hello, Bonjour-have you seen my beauty bags?! I am a beauty junkie for sure!
My very special “ Beauty Day” started at LUSH! I was treated to a skin care consultation that accompanied some very generous sample sizes of the regime that would work for my skin. I absolutely loved their assistant manager. He gave me all the Jonathan Van Ness vibes!! He knew so much about skin care and natural ingredients. The cleanser I am trying is called Angels On Bare Skin. ( I mean..all LUSH products have the most clever names ever) This heavenly blend of cleansing kaolin clay, ground almonds and a soothing blend of lavender, rose and chamomile oils has been a customer favorite for years. A quick scrub with this nubbly cleanser leaves skin calm, balanced, soft and smooth, and because it's so gentle, anyone can use it. And you all know how much I love lavender. I am also trying the LUSH Tea Tree Water for my toner. Oily, dull or tired skin snaps into tip-top shape with a spritz of this refreshing toner! Cleansing tea tree, juniper berry and grapefruit waters get complexions looking luminous and fresh while also keeping excess oils in check. Plus, this alcohol-free spritz will never leave skin feeling uncomfortably tight or dry, so you can always put your best face forward. The moisturizer I am trying is the LUSH Imperialis Moisturizer. If you’re not sure which moisturizer is for you, they recommend starting here. Imperialis is finely crafted to work with most skin types to ease and soothe irritations. Made with a lavender infusion to encourage the skin to find balance, this cream encourages dry skin to produce more natural oils and discourages oily skin from overdoing it. Orange blossom water brightens up dull looking skin and leaves you smelling gorgeous all day long. I will use this one in the evening and the LUSH’s Enzymion Moisturizer in the daytime. Feeling super oily lately in this humidity. It has an incredible blend of astringent citrus fruits, like papaya and lemon which help mop up excess oils and cleanse your face of dry skin and debris built up throughout the day. Nutrient-rich avocado and evening primrose oils replenish essential vitamins and minerals. Also tried the LUSH Cup O’ Coffee and I am going to need it by the gallon! If you're a sucker for the strong, scrubby, stimulating type, this coffee-filled mask is just the thing to kick-start your day. Wake up and invigorate your skin and mind with the rich, intoxicating aroma of freshly brewed coffee and sweet roasted cocoa extract. Kaolin deeply cleanses impurities from the pores and ground coffee acts as a gentle scrub to buff away dryness and reveal glowing skin beneath. Smooth this one all over your body to feel soft, clean and wonderfully fragrant.YUM!!!
I am so excited to use my samples and I even splurged a few things that I just could not resist. I so needed The Magic Crystals Shower Scrub for the color alone! HA! Plus they say that this scrubs off bad vibes with the mystical mint energy of Magic Crystals. A bewitching combination of peppermint, spearmint, rosemary and sage ease tired muscles while Epsom and sea salts slough away rough, flaky skin. This rich purple potion also provides a slight lather to get you squeaky-clean.It’s so cooling on my tired sore body from starting personal training. That’s a whole other story for a different day ya’ll! I am so tired! Treated myself to The Magical Moringa too. I needed a new primer and this one felt so good!! It leaves my skin feeling velvety and looking matte. And I am craving a matte complexion!
I bought a Black Rose bath bomb and WHOA! Check out my Insta stories! That was way too fun. When two ingredients really love each other, they come together to make a scent so intoxicating, it's nearly irresistible. Black Rose's scintillating blend of rose and lemon oils is unleashed the moment this fizzer hits the water. As it dissolves, its deep, dark color cloaks you in delightful mystery as fair trade organic cocoa butter keeps your bath water and skin feeling soft, soothed and luxurious.
Be sure to visit The LUSH Beauty Week Event Station on Saturday the 21st from 12-5pm for face demonstrations showcasing Naked Skin products and they will be offering Bath Bomb pressing too! They wanted me to let you all know that their event is geared to the whole family so please bring the kiddos out to press their own bath bombs!
Next up was a visit to Sephora, one of my fave stores in the whole universe. I mean I could spend the whole day there! We opted for a fast and free Skincare Mini over makeup and I learned so much!! Their highly skilled beauty advisors are sooooooo knowledgeable. You have got to visit them anytime during beauty week for your own facial!
I tried quite a few products but my stand out favorites were the Dr. Dennis Gross' Alpha Beta® Extra Strength Daily Peel - 30 Application Packettes and the Drunk Elephant Slaai™ Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser. Dr. Dennis Gross' signature daily anti-aging peel combats the three most common signs of aging: uneven skin tone and texture, fine lines and wrinkles, and enlarged pores, in an extra strength version containing seven acids. You can resurrect radiance with an extra strength version of the peel Dr. Dennis Gross developed and uses with patients at his NYC practice. This patented two-step formula is easy and safe to use at home, without requiring recovery time. Step 1 is packed with rejuvenating powerful yet gentle exfoliating acids, and step 2 controls the alpha hydroxy acid activity and delivers anti-aging actives, nourishing skin, keeping it balanced, smooth, and radiant - perfectly prepped for a more effective skincare routine. Expect to see fewer fine lines, a more even tone and texture, and smaller-looking pores. The Drunk Elephant cleanser is an innovative cleansing balm that melts all traces of dirt, makeup, sunscreen, and even water-resistant formulations from skin. Formulated with clean, antioxidant-rich fruit extracts, and oils to soothe; a nourishing blend of African oils, Slaai™, transforms from oil to milk to cleanse and moisturize leaving behind a dewy glow. Drunk Elephant Difference: Drunk Elephant is clean, but in their opinion, “clean” is not enough when it comes to caring for skin. They make “Clean Compatible”skincare. Drunk Elephant is committed to using only ingredients that either directly benefit the skin’s health or support the integrity and effectiveness of their formulations. When formulating the products, they focus on biocompatibility, pH levels, and safety, always making sure that the active ingredients are at efficacious levels and remain respectful and always supportive of skin’s acid mantle. They have a tool that tests your skins hydration and before we started my chin and lower cheek area where I have been so dry tested at an 11 and after using the cleanser and peel even before moisturizing my skin tested at a 84!! I left with so many goodies including my fave YSL products and Chanel perfume!!! Just take a look at the photos.
Be sure to stop into Sephora during Beauty Week for a fast and free Makeup Mini Service!
The final stop on my little beauty adventure was the MAC Counter inside Dillard’s! For a long time, the allure of MAC has encapsulated me. The branding is slick and the products truly deliver. I have worn their foundation for a decade and I will not use any other makeup brushes. I have tried others and it’s a waste of time and money.
I was able to try some great products even learning how to contour. That has been something I have been wanting to learn more and more about. I always learn new tips and tricks when I take a seat at their gorgeous, spacious and very eye-catching counter!
I stocked on some favorites and treated myself to a few new-to-me products too. I am over the moon to start playing with the Studio Fix Soft Matte Foundation Stick and The Love Me Lipsticks. I of course had to pick the one called Joie De Vivre. They are a weightless argan oil-infused lipstick that delivers an instant hit of powerful color and all-day moisture in a luxurious satin-soft finish.
For their Beauty Week Event you can enjoy a WOW in 15! This is a new MAC service to enhance your best features in 15 minutes! You will take home samples of the top selling products customized to your needs! You can also head to the JCPenney court on the 21st or 22nd to meet with Professional Makeup Artists and Hairstylists from all the counters at Dillards!
I cannot wait to see everything you discover during Beauty Week at Woodland Hills Mall!!! Tag me in your pics!
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