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Perfect Sun Protection

You just couldn’t ask for better weather here in Minnesota. Yesterday, the hubby and I went kayaking down the Minnesota river. Kayaking! On St. Patrick’s Day! In Minnesota! Unheard of and absolutely amazing. But as many people have learned the hard way, just because it’s March doesn’t mean those sun rays won’t burn you. As one who suffers from sun damage (I was a child in the 70’s and 80’s. Baby oil was the name of the game), I knew I would need sunscreen. Good thing too. I have a very nice tan going, but that would have been red if not for sunscreen. While I don’t mind putting it on my body, I always hated applying it to my face. It always seemed greasy and not very attractive. But a couple of years ago I discovered the ultimate sunscreen for faces from Peter Thomas Roth. A renowned skin guru, he has created the perfect protection that gives you a youthful glow and protects you from damaging rays. There are many formulations, but these are my favorites. I never leave home without one in my bag.

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Instant Mineral Powder SPF 45 $30
This is a transparent mineral powder that comes with a convenient brush applicator. It blocks UVA, UVB, and infrared rays, and prevents sunburn, skin damage, freckling, and discoloration. This matte powder is so easy to apply-just twist and brush over your face. It’s talc-free and mess free. There is no residue either.

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Bronze Instant Mineral Powder SPF 30 $35
This is my favorite. I use this as my powder all summer long. It has a dual chamber that allows you to blend your perfect color. It mixes transparent powder with a mineral bronzer and you can choose light, medium, or dark. It’s a finely milled powder that gives you a soft, residue-free layer of sunblock. You get a build-able, sun-kissed glow and ultimate protection.

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Oily Problem Skin Instant Mineral Powder SPF 30 $30
This has all the sun protection you could need plus it’s blemish-fighting and oil-free. This matte powder absorbs oil, helping to reduce shine and prevent future breakouts. And don’t we all need some help with shine in the summer?

All products by Peter Thomas Roth and are available at Sephora

These powders really last too. I have had the matte powder for years. The bronzer I used all the light color in one summer, but still-it got me through several months. Of course, now I have a lot of the medium and dark left. Oh well. There really is no better sunscreen for your face. It’s convenient, easy to use, and gives you a wonderful, youthful glow!

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Lush Lashes

When I was younger I had great eyelashes. They were long and thick and dark. They were so long they would hit my eyeglass lenses. But it seems that the older I get, the more thin and brittle my lashes become. And because I refuse to grow old, I needed to find a solution.
Latisse was the first product to hit the market, but 2 things stopped me from trying it. First, you need a prescription (I’m sure my eye doctor would laugh as he’s always commenting on how long my lashes are). Second, and this is a biggie for me, it can cause brown pigmentation of the colored part of your eye (which may be permanent). I have blue eyes. I love having blue eyes and I do not want them turning brown. So, I set off to find an alternative.
I started with Peter Thomas Roth’s Lashes to Die For Platinum. I really liked it and saw great results. I used it for quite awhile, but at $125 a tube….this unemployed girl could not swing it anymore. I headed to Sephora to see what else there was and found a lot of choices. I went with Urban Decay’s Lush Lash System. I liked that it was a two-part system. There is a clear gel serum you put on your lash line (upper only). The serum accelerates lash growth. The other part is a conditioning mask you put on like mascara. The results have been amazing. My lashes are definitely fuller and longer, and I don’t have the breakage or lash loss that had been plaguing me. One tube is $42, but it lasts for several months. There are many other lash accelerators on the market now, but I think I’ll stick with Urban Decay!

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Urban Decay Lush Lash System $42
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