Thursday, December 26, 2013

unblemish love


Based on Multi-Med Therapy, the UNBLEMISH Regimen is a continuous solution that interrupts the acne process – clogged pores, trapped oil, bacterial attack, inflammation and hyperpigmentation. Because acne breakouts are continuously forming silently under the skin in acne-prone individuals, the multiple medicines in the UNBLEMISH Regimen must be used daily over the entire face to stop the acne process. Within days to just a few weeks (depending on the severity of your acne), blemishes will heal, marks will fade and skin will look healthy and clear.
Yes, each step of UNBLEMISH Regimen delivers a specific medicine to unplug pores, lighten and prevent post-acne marks, kill bacteria, reduce oil and protect with broad-spectrum sunscreen. Each step builds upon the last to address the complex issue of acne. Skipping any one of these steps can minimize results. In order to receive the benefits of the system, the entire regimen must be used on a consistent basis.
Everyone’s skin is different and for some people it may take longer to see results. Be patient. Initially you may experience more temporary breakouts as your skin cell turnover accelerates.
Most people see results in six to eight weeks with UNBLEMISH Regimen. However, if your acne is very significant, it may take as long as eight weeks for improvement.
You may not see all of the great changes that your skin is making right away. The longer you use the products, the more visible the results will be. If your skin does not respond within eight weeks or your acne is cystic and scarring, please see a dermatologist for additional treatment and more aggressive therapy.
Acne is not curable but it is treatable, controllable and preventable. If UNBLEMISH Regimen is helping clear your skin, stay on it. There is no limit to the length of time you can use UNBLEMISH Regimen. If you discontinue UNBLEMISH Regimen, your blemishes are likely to return because the causes are hormonal and genetic.
We designed UNBLEMISH to treat the entire acne cycle. For a significant number of acne sufferers, this includes PIH, the remnant brown marks that remain after a blemish has healed. If you are in this majority and are over 12 years of age, use UNBLEMISH Spot Fading Toner to lighten these unsightly marks. If you are one of the lucky few who does not battle PIH (or are under 12 years of age), use UNBLEMISH Clarifying Toner. Both toners also unclog pores, calm skin and prepare it for the treatments that follow.
If you are pregnant or nursing, we suggest that you contact your doctor before using any skincare routine.
An allergy to oral sulfa medications like Bactrim, Septra, Trimethoprim, or Sulfamethoxazole does not predispose one to an allergy to topical sulfur medications. If you are concerned about an allergy, you should consider trying a patch test before beginning to use your regimen. First, apply the UNBLEMISH Acne Treatment Sulfur Wash on a small area on the side of your neck for 30 seconds and then rinse it off. Repeat this three times a day for three days.
If you are experiencing a combination of itching, redness and swelling, this may be a sign of an allergic reaction and you should stop using the UNBLEMISH Acne Treatment Sulfur Wash immediately. Use over-the-counter hydrocortisone 1 percent cream and oral Benadryl as directed. If the reaction persists, consult your doctor. To find a complete list of ingredients to review, click here.
In place of the UNBLEMISH Acne Treatment Sulfur Wash, you may substitute the Rodan + Fields ANTI-AGE Daily Cleansing Mask or SOOTHE Gentle Cream Wash.
Rosacea is a flush/blush disorder with facial redness, broken capillaries and often, acne-like bumps. Although we do not treat or cure rosacea, we suggest using the SOOTHE™ Regimen to address the red, irritated and sensitive skin associated with rosacea. SOOTHE Regimen has been clinically tested on people with mild to moderate rosacea with effective results. Our SOOTHE Regimen contains gentle ingredients, OTC skin protectors and RFp3, a proprietary blend of peptides to shield against the environmental aggressors that trigger inflammation, breakouts and aging.
If your skin continues to break out, consider using the UNBLEMISH Regimen with Clarifying Toner to target specific skin issues in the acne cycle and deliver clinically-proven, visible results. When used consistently, blemishes will clear and you’ll reclaim the confidence of having luminous and healthy-looking skin. Clarifying Toner is alcohol-free to gently unplug pores with mild alpha-hydroxy acids and anti-oxidants calm the complexion and prepare skin for treatment.
The UNBLEMISH Regimen with Spot Fading Toner contains hydroquinone, which is not recommended for rosacea-prone or extremely sensitive skin.
If you have a known allergy to Benzoyl Peroxide and develop redness, itching and swelling, then you should not use UNBLEMISH Dual Intensive Acne Treatment.
Everyone’s skin is different and we want to ensure that your Rodan + Fields’ experience is a pleasant and effective one. Slight tightness or mild redness may indicate that your skin is probably just adjusting to the medicated ingredients in the regimen. This is a common initial side effect and means the medicines are working. This may last up to two weeks. If you experience dryness while using the UNBLEMISH Regimen, layer a moisturizer over UNBLEMISH Dual Intensive Acne Treatment such as SOOTHE Sensitive Skin Treatment or ESSENTIALS Moisturize with Melaslow.
You can also reduce your frequency of use and refer to the directions on the insert.
The UNBLEMISH Regimen with Spot Fading Toner contains 2 percent hydroquinone, which was specifically formulated to fade post-acne marks and reduce acne-induced redness.For stubborn dark marks or melasma you can also use the REVERSE Regimen. This complete skincare system fades brown spots, evens skin tone and protects from abnormal pigmentation. When combining both regimens, we recommend that you utilize the Solution Tool located on your Consultant’s Personal Website for recommendations similar to what Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields recommend for their patients.However, if you are looking for a product to heal true acne scars—for example, areas of thickening, indentations or pitting, then you need to see your dermatologist for assistance.
Yes, you may use the UNBLEMISH Regimen to address body acne as well. We suggest the following treatment two to three times a week. Glide ENHANCEMENTS Body Micro-Dermabrasion on damp skin over the area. Rinse the skin and pat dry. Layer the UNBLEMISH Acne Treatment Sulfur Wash on dry skin as a 10 minute pore-clearing mask. Rinse, pat dry and apply a lightweight moisturizer if skin feels dry.

please let me know if you have any other questions at all!! 
i am in love and would love to help you as well… 

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

holiday eyes

enhance your eyes
This is the time of year when people pull out all the stops–the lips get bolder, the skin gets more luminous and the eyes range from seriously smoky to glitter encrusted. Yes, it’s the eyes that really become the focus of festive holiday dressing. 

Make Your Waterline Pop

Lining your waterline is the quickest trick to take your look from day to night. During the holiday season though, why not get even more oomph out of your eyeliner? One festive option is to add a high pigment shade of blue, green or gold to just the lower waterline. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencilsem Michelle Phan Cosmetics Waterliners and Lime Crime Eyeliners will pop against the whites of your eyes (and last well past cocktail hour). If you just want the intensity, a good smudging of black will also make your eyes smolder.

Up Your Mascara Game

Basic black mascara is never going away, but an easy way to add interest to the eyes and complement the color of your pretty peepers is to swipe on colored mascara. Use Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Waterproof in Signature Violet or Majorelle Blue to coat just the tips of the top and bottom eyelashes. Or go all out with Sephora Collection Glitter Eyeliner and Mascara and your eyelashes will be twinkling in the twinkle lights all night long.

Get Frosty

When all else fails, never underestimate what highlighting the brow bone, inner corners of the eyes and the center of the eyelids can do to enhance your existing eye makeup. Champagne and pale peachy pinks are the obvious go-to’s, but use this time of year as an opportunity to take it a step further. Choose a frosty shade like Jouer Highlighter in Camellia or Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow in White Punchand build up the shimmer until your eyes shine brighter than the fresh blanket of snow outside. 
Will you use color or shimmer to enhance your eyes this season? 
Photos: Thinkstock

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

merry christmas eve


happy little things.

with some paleo christmas ideas...

handmade ornament

simple and cute. 


snowflakes

feeling like a south-of-the-border flair for Christmas…


tamale bowl.

recipe

Grain-free Mexican wedding cookies.


recipe

this is what's on my Christmas list: make-up. I like it; it's fun.


enough of me.

What's on your mind?

Monday, December 23, 2013

how to apply mascara

There are some makeup techniques that seem near impossible to perfect. Mascara application probably isn’t one of them. But believe it or not, there are a few fine points that you may be missing with each swipe of your mascara. Allow us to explain with a quick tutorial. Without further ado, here’s how to apply mascara the right way.
Supplies
Instructions
  1. Always curl your lashes. This is the most important step because it really changes the way your lashes look—with mascara and without. (Quick Tip: Run your eyelash curler under hot water or blast with the blow dryer for a few seconds to heat it up. This will help hold the curl. Just be sure to test the temperature on your hand before you hold the curler up to your eye.)
  2. Apply mascara to your bottom lashes first. If you’ve ever ended up with mascara dotted on your eyelid, you know the importance of the bottom first technique. Brush the wand down your eyelashes, being careful not to touch the brush to your eye.
  3. Now for the top eyelashes. Start as close to lash line as possible, and looking down, place the brush against your lashes. Give it a quarter turn so the brush can really grab the lashes and coat them completely. Then wiggle the wand back and forth up the length of your eyelashes.
  4. Repeat. Allow the mascara to dry between each coat.
Expert Tip:
For lush lashes, LA-based Makeup Artist Elle Leary likes to use a lengthening formula first and then a volumizing mascara for the second coat.
What mascara is your number one love? 
I know it’s difficult to choose, but share your top pick below!

via makeup.com 

Sunday, December 22, 2013

opportunity of a lifetime

amazing story from another consultant-- 
already LOVE this company
she said the 15 minute informational call about the opportunity was the best thing that has ever happened to her and wrote this: 
Thank you Rodan and Fields for allowing me to spend more time with my family, help others achieve the best skin of their life, earn extra income, work anytime and anywhere in the world, meet the most amazing positive individuals that are open minded, business savy, family oriented, dream builders, go-getters, & believers!! R+F definitely lives up to their motto "changing skin.. changing lives!" The opportunity is knocking!! Have you opened up the door? You must make a CHOICE to take a CHANCE or your life will never CHANGE. Sign up as a consultant this month and claim the business kit as a deduction on your 2013 taxes! With a 60-day money back guarantee, you have until February 2014 to decide if this business is right for you! ~ #bestjobever #lovemyjob #rodanandfields #whynotyou #whynotnow #changingskin #changinglives #dontmissoutontheopportunity #onceinalifetime #ifyoucandreamityoucandoit


i have literally ONLY read positive stories like this since late October 

*do you want to choose your hours, want an awesome extra income, and want to spend more time with your family (esp. moms) …? if so, this is the job for you!! 

please email me with any questions 
Why not you! Why not now! Let's talk! Please email with any questions: nellamonaco5@gmail.com 

i am so glad i made this decision-
and it hasn't even been a month. 


the perfect holiday gift for yourself - 

a job of freedom, choice, and positivity 

why not?

Saturday, December 21, 2013

holiday dress love

The holidays are the perfect time to embrace being girly, glamorous, and experiment with looks you might not otherwise.
Here are some dresses/looks I think are perfect for any holiday parties you might have coming up this season.
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(please click on photo for source) 

1. tutu dress
2. little red dress
3. black + sheer + volume
4. winter white
5. dripping in gold
6. leather + jewels

Thursday, December 19, 2013

top 10 reasons to try rodan + fields skin care

Top 10 Reasons to Try Rodan & Fields Skin Care Products:

1. Founded and headed by Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields, two of the most respected and frequently interviewed dermatologists in the world.

2. New products from the same doctors who created Proactiv.

3. Product development strategy based on combining over-the-counter medicines and active cosmetic ingredients to create safe and effective formulations.

4. More effective than over-the-counter skin care - Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields are personally involved in the study of the ingredients to ensure each formulation works.

5. Less expensive products than prescription skin care that are clinically proven with documented results.

6. Multi-Med Therapy—using the right medicines and active cosmetics, in the right formulations, in the right order.

7. Innovative advancements in skin care include the new AMP MD micro-needle roller, an at-home tool to firm skin.

8. Dermatologist nurses on staff to answer questions and address concerns.

9. 60–day money back Satisfaction Guarantee when customers return their bottles--even if the bottles are empty!

10. Ongoing recognition and awards from leading beauty magazines, on television and other media outlets.


… such a perfect holiday gift/stocking stuffer~ 
so life changing for me and a great thing to pass on…
please let me know if you're interested <3
*my website link is above as well*

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

blush love

how to apply blush for different face shapes

Oval Face

“An oval can basically get away with anything,” Walsh says. She prefers “a semi circle from the inner brow line to the cheek. Avoid the common mistake of putting blush under your cheekbones, which is where your contouring should be. “Think light flush not full on windburn!”

Square Face

For a square face stick to the classic blush application of circles on the apples of your cheeks, which will soften an angular face. “Concentrate on the apples and blend outwards for a soft look.  Be careful not too blend too far out horizontally, as this will widen the face,” Walsh says.

Long Face

“With a long face there’s more room for blush, so start under the pupils and blend to the middle of the cheeks. Make it a bit thicker, more of a slight semi circle or straight line,” which will make your face appear shorter, Walsh suggests.

Round Face

Applying a round circle on the apples of your cheeks will make your face appear even rounder, so instead apply blush “slightly lower down and towards the outside to thin the face,” Walsh says. Think “almost, but not quite under the cheekbone.”

makeup.com 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

get to know paleo


Home Page | Get to Know PaleoWelcome to the world as it was before corn fields, grain mills, industrialized dairy farms, high-fructose corn syrup, McDonald’s and Starbucks.  You have to fend for yourself. Hunt animals, gather your ruffage and prepare your food. What would you eat?  The answer to that may surprise you: LOTS of delicious food!!
It’s important to keep in mind that modern primal eaters are not attempting to re-enact history. *Note that I can’t speak for all of us, but I can say with confidence that I have not yet witnessed a man wearing a loincloth, holding a spear coming out of a CrossFit gym in recent memory. Though I would have no objection to this if it were say, Jason Statham or Bradley Cooper, but I digress… Electronic appliances are welcome, as is modern refrigeration, stainless steel cookware and a well-stocked spice cabinet. And heck, if you can make a muffin out of ground up almonds and dried dates, why not!? The cave has improved a bit over the years, let’s take advantage of that.
The main idea with Paleo is to give your body the fuel it needs to function at its best. This is not a crash diet. This is a lifestyle of getting rid of processed foods, confronting your dependency on hormone-laden protein and dairy, and preserving your dear sweet pancreas.  Believe me, you have no idea how good you can feel until you eliminate harmful grains and refined/processed sweeteners. It’s time to start eating the feeds that make you thrive!
Head over to Kitchen Essentials to get the skinny on all the goodies and gadgets Paleo cooks depend on to prep tasty meals with ease! Navigate by clicking through the three categories at the top right section of the page to find: 
Essentials For The Kitchen
From kitchen gadgets to small appliances, I’ve organized the tools and equipment that are frequently used in Paleo food preparation.
On The Shelf: Cooking, Health & Going PaleoA collection of the best books for recipes, health information and guides for defining and transitioning to Paleo.
The Paleo PantryThe products that we now use in place of the health-compromising foods found in traditional American fare. You definitely want to check this out!
Helping people make a smooth transition to Paleo is one of my favorite things. With that in mind, I’ve prepared a small series of handouts for you to access at any time. These downloads are full of practical and economical ideas based on common questions and requests I’ve received here and on my Facebook page.
In the process of transitioning to Paleo and want to know how to convert your kitchen? Download The Kitchen Converter!
Busy and finding it difficult to churn out fast weeknight dinners? (Silly question, I know…) Download 5 Weeknight Paleo Dinners.
Finding something quick on-the-go can be tricky. Want to know what I grab when I need a snack in a hurry or away from home? Download 7 Paleo Snack Saviors!
While everyone knows that a typical Paleo diet consists of a fair amount of red meat, pork, poultry, fish and eggs, don’t forget that our ancestors weren’t just hunters… they were gatherers too.  And they gathered a LOT of vegetables.  Make your great-great-great-great…grandparents proud and ensure you get plenty of veggies in your daily diet.
In fact, here’s my challenge to you. Each week pick one vegetable you’ve never (or rarely) prepared and seek out a new recipe.   
Stay tuned on here for lots of great recipes- coming soon
courtesy of popularpaleo.com 

Monday, December 16, 2013

r + f - one amazing opportunity & stocking stuffer love

Did you know that Proactiv - created by Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields - now owns 83% of the acne market WORLDWIDE. 

What if you had partnered with them in the beginning?


Don't miss your chance to partner with them NOW. Become a Rodan + Fields independent consultant, and leverage the two most well-known names in skincare. Ask me how!


awesome stocking stuffers for the holidays- email me with any questions!! 



Sunday, December 15, 2013

flower beauty ~ dahlia dahling

i am in love with bright/bold lipsticks 

here is a lovely one: 

Saturday, December 14, 2013

rodan + fields success stories- unblemish

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“In college I began to have cystic acne and my doctor put me on Accutane. This solved the cystic acne and my skin was clear for two years, but then I began to break out again. I also noticed sun damage, and that I was starting to get crow’s feet at the corner of my eyes!  “Just ten days after using the UNBLEMISH Regimen with the Spot Fading Toner, the ANTI-AGE Night Renewing Serum, Night Recovery Cream and Multi-Function Eye Cream, I started seeing results. At 30 days I have not had a breakout and my sun damage spots are literally changing colour to match the rest of my face. Once I started seeing the results of the products I was full in, and in to stay!”
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“I’ve had acne since I was 25 and nothing worked until my mom, a Rodan + Fields Independent Consultant, introduced me to UNBLEMISH Regimen. After two weeks, my acne disappeared and in two months the post acne dark marks faded away. My skin was smooth, oil free and radiant. I added ENHANCEMENTS Micro-Dermabrasion Paste three times a week and saw radiant healthy skin! I feel so beautiful! I can confidently go about life and not feel ashamed. Because of the extraordinary results, I became a Consultant and now help others achieve  radiant skin. Thank you, Rodan + Fields for changing my skin and changing my life!”
WOW!!! This is the daughter of one of my business partners. AMAZING RESULTS!!! Here is what she had to say about UNBLEMISH!!
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO SETTLE WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR SKIN. Whether you are suffering from adult acne (I used to have a huge problem with this myself), rosacea, aging, sun damage, or any of the other cornucopia of issues you may face, you can FIX them. Thanks to Dr. Rodan and Dr. Fields (the creators of Proactiv) you can have the skin you always dreamed of.

If you suffer with adult onset acne and want results like these...we need to chat!!