Karee Hays is our guest blogger today. We have a handful of favorite skincare gals in town and Karee is definitely included. She has a huge following of women who swear by her for their monthly facials. Karee now practices at the office of Style Blueprint friend, Dr. Don Griffin. To book an appointment, call (615) 321-1003.
Now, from Karee:
Products I couldn’t live without this year…
The BEST of 2010 Beauty List
ELIXER ULTIMATE by Kerastase’– RUN I mean RUN and get this today and have the most amazing hair from now on and everyday!!! Element Salon is where I go for ALL my hair care needs. Call and have them reserve you a bottle because it sells out within a week of every shipment. (615-727-8484)
Revision Skincare Intellishade SPF 45 (Normal to Dry Skin)
This incredible product matches every skin tone flawlessly. You’ll get broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection while hydrating your skin with this tinted, lightweight, non-greasy formula. It melts like butter into your skin….I never leave the house without applying this SPF first. This product stays at the top of my list.
Elta MD UV Clear SPF 45– (Normal to Oily Skin) This lightweight, silky formulation offers protection against UVA and UVB rays. It calms and soothes sensitivity due to delicate or acne-prone skin conditions without clogging your pores.
Multiple DUO by Nars has both colors of “Orgasm Blush” and “South Beach Bronzer”. A girl should always have “multiples”. I am crazy about these perfect pinky, peachy/golden bronze colors. SHHH here’s a little secret…elf cosmetics at Target makes a very similar compact for $3.00 vs. the Nars $39.00. Now that is WORTH trying to see if the colors are right for your skin tone.
Saint Laurent TOUCHE ÉCLAT Radiant Touch is like eight hours of sleep in a wand. With a few strategically placed strokes of TOUCHE ÉCLAT, your complexion immediately looks rested, rejuvenated, and radiant. This little baby goes wherever I go. (I apply and pat a touch of this in the inner corners of the eye area)
No girl should go without Bobbi Brown’s secret under eye Corrector – I use this just when I need extra coverage, which is everyday. Go to WOO in Bandywood and have one of their great staff members match your color perfectly. Tell them I sent you and they will take extra good care of you.
Because I’ve been asked about 5 times this week….”what is that color you have on”? Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro -Steel Gray #270– I love this color for fall on my short, little, square nails!!! Image from www.VampyVarnish.com
Ok…I am hesitant to share this all time favorite!!! As I now can hardly find it myself after writing about this product for over 2 years, it is now almost impossible to find thanks to demand. Here goes….L’Oreal Passion Fruit by Colour Juice. There is not a week I don’t get asked about this Amazing lip-gloss. I had my friend bring me 20 tubes from Dallas. I hand these out like candy so my Nashville peeps can stay gorgeous and glossy!!!
Well…those of you who see me know Latisse has seriously changed my lashes. They are incredibly long. I now cannot live without Covergirl Lash Blast Volume Mascara. It gets better as it dries out and I keep the wands after each tube to use as a lash brush to separate and rid my lashes of clumps. When you come in for your next facial, remind me to get you your box of Latisse. (2 boxes for $200.00 or 1 box for $125.00) I always have my Shu Uemura lash curler with me for when I am in the mood for some GLAM.
Good luck finding a better eye cream/treatment than my all time favorite AQUAPHOR that I apply over my Retin A or Vitamin C under these eyes at night. ($6.00 at your local drugstore)
Exuviance Vespera Bionic Serum will blow you away!!! It smooths lines and wrinkles with Alpha Hydroxy and Polyhydroxy acids, Pro-Vitamins A, C, and E, and powerful antioxidants. I use this daily under my tinted SPF and sometimes over Retin A at night. After trying dozens and dozens of serums…I am SOLD on Vespera. Both oily and dry skin types can use this product.
Cetaphil-Gentle Skin Cleanser does not strip the skin of natural protective oils or emollients, or disturb the skin’s natural pH balance. This is what I start the day with and sometimes I like to add a little Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant made by Eminence Organics. It brightens, smooths and exfoliates with healing and purifying ingredients. You can add this powerful Dermafoliant to any cleanser.