Thursday, December 17, 2015

Product Feature: Lindi Skin Products

The folks at Lipton Publicity recently invited me to try a few full-sized products from Lindi Skin--specifically their Face Serum (lavender), Eye Hydrator and Lip Balm.  After doing a bit of research on Lindi Skin, I was eager to indulge in this latest endeavor.  You see, Lindi Skin (established in 2003) came into being after CEO and founder, Lindy Snider, witnessed several friends and family members suffering from the toll that chemotherapy cancer treatments took on their skin.

Even though I don't have cancer or compromised skin issues, I am a long-time lover of skincare products that are gentle; yet effective.  Late this past November, I began using the Lindi Skin products featured below; switching them out with the items I normally use.  In fact, I'm still enjoying tthese Lindi Skin products at the writing of this blog post!

Lindi Face Serum (Lavender)

Use of a facial serum is a MUST for me, and has been for some time now. This product's scent is heavenly (I ADORE lavender)!  Lindi Face Serum also lived up to its promise of being both "non-oily" and able to "glide on silky smooth."  I used the face serum on my neck, under my eyes and on my forehead twice a day, and these areas felt extremely soft to the touch all day long.  Despite having somewhat sensitive skin, I had no adverse side effects whatsoever.  

Lindi Eye Hydrator

For some time now, I've used an eye hydration product twice a day--without fail. The gel shown above was applied to the areas around my eye each morning and evening--post washing my face and using my daily or nightly moisturizer (dependent on when I'm using it--smile).  Lindi Eye Hydrator did a beautiful job keeping the skin around my eyes moisturized.  And, like the Lindi Face Serum, I had no adverse reactions to it, either.

Lindi Lip Balm

I always have some sort of hydration on my lips--even when I'm sleeping.  Lindi Lip Balm had tremendous staying power and kept my lips fabulously soft.

What I totally fell in love with, however, is the use of this product to soften my cuticles.  Prior to this, I had already been using a product on my cuticles (It's rubbed in nightly after bath time and before I go to bed).  Lindi Lip Balm beat out my other cuticle softener-BIG time.  In fact, I'm planning to make Lindi Lip Balm my new "go to" for cuticle softening from this point forward.  

Tickled Pink Woman readers can enjoy free shipping and 25% off all Lindi Skin products by using code BLOG25 (for use at through December 31, 2015. Lindi Skin will also make a donation to the American Cancer Society's "Look Good, Feel Better" program for every purchase made through this date.

Joy & grace! T.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Product Love: The Emjoi Micro-Nail...

The folks at Lipton Publicity recently sent me a courtesy sample of the Emjoi Micro-Nail to test and feature on the blog.  This past summer, I reviewed the Emjoi Micro-Pedi and adored it.  At the time I agreed to try the Micro-Nail, I couldn't possibly imagine I'd like it nearly as much as the Micro-Pedi. Then, I tried it...

This woman indulges in a home mani weekly--with several nail polish changes taking place throughout the week.  I always thought my nails looked pretty good once they'd been polished.  Testing this product, though, made me realize my nails should look good even without polish.  Unfortunately, this wasn't the case.  The truth is my bare fingernails were discolored, ridged, dull and even cracked in places (Yes, the photo above was taken before I used the Emjoi Micro-Nail).  

The Micro-Nail was super-easy to assemble and use.  After cutting my nails and washing/drying my hands, I used one of the two Micro-Smooth Rollers (gray) to address my nails' imperfections.

Without applying pressure, I let the roller glide over each nail for a few seconds.  The photo below was taken immediately afterwards...

Next I switched out the gray roller for one of the two Micro-Shine Rollers (white).  Thereafter, I repeated the process...

The photo directly above displays my nails immediately after using the Emjoi Micro-Nail.  Post use, my nails were noticeably smoother, shinier and even less discolored.  They felt great to the touch, too (gone was the roughness!).

MY ASSESSMENT: My nails look MUCH better both with and without polish following my very first use of the Emjoi Micro-Nail.  What's truly fascinating is that the polish seemed to glide on more smoothly and evenly after using the Micro-Nail. Amazingly, they even felt smoother and still looked shiny a couple of days later when I removed the old polish. 

I first tried out my Emjoi Micro-Nail last week.  Since then, I've used it three times (every time I've changed polish colors).  Given that it appears to be improving the condition of my nails each time I use it, it's now going to be a permanent part of my nail care regimen.  

The Emjoi Micro-Nail is sold at the Emjoi website and through QVC (.com).  In my opinion, it would make the perfect gift for you or someone you know (man or woman!). 

Joy & hugs, T.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Kushyfoot Product Review

Recently, the folks at Lipton Publicity asked if they could send me road test samples of tights from Kushyfoot to try out, and subsequently feature on the blog.  Being a frequent wearer of tights (and already owning several pair of Kushyfoot tights myself), I welcomed the opportunity to take this challenge... 

Kushyfoot Rib Fashion Tights: I love incorporating pattern into my outfit with tights.  The ribbing on this black pair translates into a variegated vertical stripe pattern (that's both fun and elegant). Of course, my favorite thing about Kushyfoot tights is the massaging soles. They are so cushy and comfy.

Kushyfoot Fishnet Fashion Tights: Tis nearly the season of holiday parties and gatherings, and I've got several great dresses I'll wear with this highly fashionable pair of tights.  These are the sturdiest pair of fishnet tights I've worn yet (and, I've donned many a pair over the years!).  This is a definite plus in my book as it means they're less likely to rip or fray (Hooray!). 

Kushyfoot Micro Crew:  I was excited to find these amongst the road samples sent to me.  You see, I've owned a pair of these, myself, for about six months now, and I'm totally sold on them.  The comfort band is so effective, I often forget I'm wearing them. Another plus is that the pair I already own has held up beautifully after repeated wear.  Of course, like the other two Kushyfoot products I've featured today, these also have those yummy massaging soles.  I often wear my pair of these with heels and dress pants (a classy touch on those days when I have important business meetings).  This winter, they will also pair well with boots and jeans!

Scarf:  Gifted
Cashmere Cardigan: Gifted
Handbag: Brahmin
Tights: Kushyfoot (road test sample via Lipton Publicity)
Boots: Munro
Sunnies: Ray Ban
Watch: Coach (gifted)
Bracelet: Vintage Bakelite
Lips: Clinique Black Violet
Nails: Essie Cashmere Cardigan
LBD: Eddie Bauer

Lipton Publicity sent me road test samples of these lovely Kushyfoot products, but the opinions are all mine!   

Hugs & joy, T.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

My Latest Therapeutic Recharge...

You might remember, I took a much-needed therapeutic recharge last month...

Well... I'm getting ready to take another one.  Mark and I are headed off to a long-awaited vacation in New England, shortly.

As I ready for the trip (and, settle back into my normal routines, afterwards), the blog will be on a brief hiatus.  Regular blog posts will return in early September.

It's been a busy year for me, professionally.  Although I love both my job and blogging, respites such as these are vital to my well-being.  This past post provides added insights about the importance of relaxation.

I'll have photos and memories to share from our adventures in New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts--upon my return in September...  If you'd like to stay in touch during my break, be sure and "like" Tickled Pink Woman's Facebook page.   I'll publish photos and updates there while I'm away from the blogosphere!

 Chambray Shirt Dress: Forever 21
Handbag: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Shoes: Franco Sarto
Sunnies: Betsey Johnson
Silver ID Bracelet: Borrowed from Husband
Watch: Kate Spade (gifted)
Pendant: Vintage Tiffany (under clothing)

Hugs, joy & grace, T.

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Casual Friday Style: Day 2 Eve

In my other (non-blogging) life (smile), I work as a manager within the public administration realm.  I adore casual Fridays as much as anyone else.  Nevertheless, I'm always mindful of the need to keep my relaxed style as professional as possible.

The outfit I'm sporting in these pics does just that. I've wanted a white cotton blazer for a while now.  So glad I recently purchased the one featured here! It serves as the perfect casual Friday topper to a layered look such as this (great for when it's cool inside, but hot outdoors).  Black skinny jeans are casual; yet, not too much so (Yay for options like this!).

Last Friday evening, Mark and I headed out to our favorite local restaurant; a gastropub for dinner.  These photos were taken beforehand. Post a busy work day, all I needed to do  was slip off my blazer and go.  This day-to-evening casual Friday ensemble was work-appropriate and simple to pull off (both important to me!).

 Blazer: L.L. Bean Signature
Top: Old Navy
Black Skinny Jeans: L.L. Bean Signature
Shoes: Steve Madden
Handbag: Coach
Lips: Lancome Red Stiletto 
Nails: Essie Marshmallow
Watch: Kate Spade (gifted)
Bracelet: Purchased at fair trade boutique in Evergreen, CO
Sunnies: Ray Ban
Pendant: Purchased at boutique in Dublin, OH

 Wishing you a wonderful weekend! Joy & grace! T.

Linked on Thursday to:   Thursday Fashion Files * Spotlight Weekly Over 50 Feeling 40 * High Latitude Style * Happiness at Mid Life and on Friday to:  Style Elixir *Rachel the Hat * Favorite Fashion Friday and Fashion Should Be Fun

Monday, August 10, 2015

What I Wore: B-BQ in the Country...


A few Saturday's ago, we attended a lovely outdoor (and evening) gathering in the countryside; about 10 miles south of where we live.  These pics were taken in our quaint downtown--en route to this wonderful summertime outing.

My first inclination was to run out and buy something new to wear that evening. However, my better judgment kicked in (smile), and I decided to sport a cherished piece (already in my own closet) that was perfect for a summertime B-BQ.

It was a bit muggy that night, but there was a great breeze that kicked in quite frequently.  I was sure glad I donned my fedora.  My favorite straw hat would have worked just as well, though...

Much of our time was spent conversing on the beautiful, covered back porch of our dear hosts.  Trekking to the food and drink tent, however, required a walk through the lawn.  Although I adore sporting strappy sandals this time of year, my TOMS were (by far) the best choice that night!

To see a slightly different variation of how I wore this same dress to the local Classics on Main (antique car show) last month, click here.  I love heavy rotation, don't you?


For summertime events such as this, simplicity is the key.  My makeup was light, and  jewelry was kept to the bare minimum.

The great thing about a dress like this is that I can mix and match it with so many color combos.  This time, I played up the navy and turquoise aspects in the print.

 Fedora: Old Navy
Belt: Land's End (thrifted)
Shirt Dress: Ralph Lauren (consigned)
Tank: Liz Claiborne (very old)
Shoes: TOMS
Handbag: Michael Kors
Sunnies: Vera Bradley
Bracelet: Vintage Tiffany (Etsy)
Nails: Butter London Keen
Lips: Lancome Ooh La La!

Joy & grace, T.

This post will be linked (on Tuesday) to Style SessionsGaray Treasures and Confident Twosday.  On Wednesday, I'll link to The Pleated Poppy, Color and Grace Fashion Link UpSydney Fashion Hunterand Whatcha Wearing Wednesday