Flu Busting Beauty Secrets

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For the past two weeks, I have resembled a red headed version of Elmer Fudd.  A summer time flu took hold, and knocked me off my keister.  DayQuill, and an overabundance of Orange Juice has left me extremely light headed and completely void of any blogging skills whatsoever! 

And, as much as I would have loved to have hidden away in my apartment watching reruns, these past two weeks have been busy ones!  

So, yet again, I look to my beauty closet to save me and help me fake a well rested (and not half dead) appearance.  Actually, I have used this formulation of skin boosting serums, soft lit makeup, and vitamin loaded juices for days when I am exhausted…..flu or not!  This simple beauty plan is great for days *or weeks* when you are exhausted, travel weary, or overworked.  It fakes a good nights sleep perfectly.  

Yves Saint Laurent foundation
The illuminating magic light of Touche Éclat is in a foundation! I couldn't ask for anything more when I am feeling pale, ghastly, and all around sickly.  If you are a fan of Touche Eclat (who isn't really?), than you will adore this foundation. Light, hydrating and luminous.  It brings back the glow!

This concentrate of essential oils and botanical packs a punch. It diminishes the tri-fecta of tired; puffiness, dark circles, and wrinkles. 

In desperation, I grabbed this during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale, and I am so very glad I did.  This little set saved me when I was too tired to think of what makeup to apply.  The colors are uber complimentary, soft, illuminating, and super flattering.  I looked polished without trying! 

I still send a little prayer of thanks to a friend who introduced me to this serum.  At first I thought I would use it soley on the nights when I had that one glass of wine too many….but, I was oh so wrong.  This serum is my sleep in a bottle.  I am convinced I look younger, and more awake the next morning.  My skin adores it and drinks up the essential oils and Omega 6.

You can find this at your local health store, or amazon.  I run, RUN, run to my local Mother's Market at the first sign of the flu and fill my basket with this magic elixir. This wonder drink is said to have wonderful benefits on all who drink it: good health, great longevity, inner serenity and incisive mental clarity. I couldn't agree more! 

Although it says it's a hangover drink (and yes, it really does work for that), this potent juice also works magic when you are exhausted and need a natural, no jitters pick me up.  

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