Get the glow with *Magic Liquid Powder from Prescriptives

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

I will never forget my introduction to *magic Liquid Powder from Prescriptives. I was in my 20s working as a makeup artist at Estee Lauder at the Eastview Mall Kaufmann's store. On my lunch break, I wandered over to visit my friend at the Prescriptives counter, which was located by the women's fragrances. I thought she might be ready to head to the food court, but she was busy unpacking a box of the latest Prescriptives release -- *magic Liquid Powder.

I remember her telling me about it and then she offered to let me try some. I almost laughed at the idea that a powder could be a liquid. I mean, it looked just like regular old loose powder to me.

When I felt it applied with a brush, I was in awe. It felt like liquid. And when I looked in the mirror, my face was absolutely radiant. I bought my first jar.

Now, almost 15 years later, I am still using it. There were years I did not. But there really was never anything out there that was the same concept.

I use a kabuki brush and sweep it over my face. It diffuses fine lines and just adds a very subtle glow. In fact, you know how I cannot stand when companies make claims that don't deliver. On the Prescriptives website it says "Instantly cools and diffuses light to minimize the look of lines, pores, and wrinkles" and it truly does this. I loved it at 24 and I love it at almost 39.

I can't imagine not using it again.

Do not let the $39.50 deter you. My *magic lasts me a full year! It is lightweight, non-caking, paraben free, free of formaldehyde releasers, and has a truly luxurious feel.

No wonder 97% of users on the Prescriptives site recommend it!

You order online with free shipping and free returns every single day. No gimmicks.

Have you tried *magic before? What were your thoughts?

Disclosure - I am a Prescriptives Passionista, which is a non-compensated brand ambassador who just loves the products! All opinions are my own.

Why Jamberry is the best nail polish ever

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Yes, I may be partial. I am a Jamberry Independent Team Manager. But if you've been reading this blog these last seven years, you will know that I *do not ever* recommend a product I don't love. I don't.

When I used to work for Estee Lauder back in my 20's, I refused to recommend Splash Away cleanser because I thought it was terrible. I just couldn't bring myself to tell people they needed it. Instead, I would refer them to my friend Diana over at Lancome to get the Clarifiance. Right or wrong, I just couldn't promote something I knew was not any good. It's always been that way.

So when I tell you that Jamberry Nail Lacquer is special, know that I am speaking from my heart.

I have tried so many brands of 5 free nail polish over the years. I have used "healthy" water-based polishes and expensive French brands sold in department stores. When Jamberry launched their lacquer in the fall, I admit that I was skeptical.

I joined Jamberry because I adore the nail wraps. They are so much fun and I love the nearly 400 designs offered. After trying the Professional Nail Lacquer, though, I can tell you that it far surpasses the quality of Chanel and salon brands I have used.

There is virtually no odor. The brush doesn't shed. It is opaque and applies beautifully. There are so many stunning colors.

You know I go a bit crazy painting the walls in my house. I like to use a high quality paint and will splurge on brushes because it makes the job easier and the results look much better. Think of this nail lacquer as that special, high quality paint at the home improvement stores that you'll pay a bit more for, but that will deliver much better results. THAT is how this lacquer is.

There has been so much good press for the product lately, that it's be silly for me not to share.

You will find my favorite Jamberry lacquer, Hint of Mint, in the July issue of InStyle.

A few weeks back, Self magazine chose Jamberry as the best nail polish in their annual Healthy Beauty Awards.

Before that, but also this spring, Health magazine recommended our glittery top coat!

Get yours on my website today. If you order, email me at karleyjams [at] to let me know you're a C & G reader and I will give you a special gift as a thank you for being a reader and customer.

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