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Dermaplaning BB Makeup Cosmetic Bar Review

Missy Germain Dermaplaing After

Dermaplaning BB Makeup Cosmetic Bar Review: From the looks of my Facebook feed a good amount of my friends are trying out dermaplaning at BB Makeup Cosmetic Bar in Hudson, WI. I decided I better give it a try and see what the fuss is all about. But first I had to get past my fear of growing a beard once my facial hair started growing back.

Good news for me, your hair grows back just the way it was before dermaplaning. I am loving my new baby smooth skin, a bit bummed that I waited so long to try it. Dermaplaning is a method of exfoliation that consists of using a 10 gauge scalpel. This gently scrapes off the top layer of dead skin cells in order to reveal a smoother, brighter, glowing complexion. There was zero pain involved and the process takes less than 30 minutes.

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Thank you Tiana, you did a great job explaining the whole process! I am loving my new skin and plan on coming back regularly. Please leave a comment below and let me know what beauty treatment I should try next.

If you wish to follow BB Makeup Cosmetic Bar on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube go ahead and click the link. Customers can purchase beauty products on BB’s website.

EVER Lavish Missy Germain

EVER Skincare Products are the Real Deal

LAVISH

EVER Skincare

EVER Skincare Products are the Real Deal –  “Good-for-you skincare that works with botanically powered ingredients for transformative anti-aging results.” At least that’s what the website says. After seeing a good majority of my friend on Facebook inquiring about how to get a certain product, I needed to know more, so I did my own research about the company and products.

Lavish EVER Skincare

In the middle of March my friend posted about one of the EVER products called LAVISH. Her status showed that the “miracle cream” was out of stock and would be available soon.

“Stretch marks, Eczema, Crepey arms and neck….and now this!! This body butter isn’t just hydrating, it’s repairing….and frankly the results everyone is seeing are amazing!! It’s been available less than a month and is already sold out. I do have a waiting list (as do many others…so it may go fast again). It’s expected to be back in stock just before months’ end. Message me or comment to get on my list! Time to get our bodies ready for summer!”

Lavish EVER Skincare Missy Germain

This photo above went with the Facebook status, and it was very shocking to me. Once I started searching for more information about LAVISH, I saw many more shocking pictures; a saggy wrinkled neck that was now tight, lip lines that had now vanished. Essentially any body part that had wrinkles, rash or redness was now significantly improved because of LAVISH.

Lavish before and after

For me, the most impressive part of the status was that there were over 60 people asking to be put on the waiting list… 60!! It was apparent to me that everyone is fighting age and looking for a more youthful appearance. Another post about the company and products said that there was a 2000 person waiting list for LAVISH. Wow! Sign me up! LAVISH is back in stock and in high demand… everyone is loving it.

Before and After Lavish Feet

“LAVISH: Ultra rich body butter infuses skin with a proprietary Superfruit Complex including cocoa butter, apple, blackberry, cranberry, pomegranate, sweet cherry and kiwi seed oils delivering a powerful blend of anti-oxidants to reveal velvety smooth, soft, firmer-looking and glowing skin.

DEEPLY MOISTURIZE: With Jojoba and Cocoa Butter, which help visibly restore skin elasticity and hydration, for firmer and plumper-looking skin.

NOURISH: Kiwi and Cranberry cold pressed seed oil contains minerals, vitamins and fatty acids skin just drinks in for ultimate nourishment and firming.

PROTECT: Super antioxidants like Sea buckthorn, Blackberry and Cherry Seed Oil are rich in free radical scavengers such as tocopherols, tocotrienols and lutein for extra protection.”

Personally, I decided to sign up to be a rep so that I could get 25% off all of my future orders. I’m savvy like that. After signing up, I met up with a friend to try all of the products so that I could figure out what I wanted to invest in. Beauty products are expensive and I have a closet full of department store skincare that didn’t do what it had promised.

EVER Skin Quiz Shareable

Are you using the right skincare products? Take the EVER quiz here!

I now have the entire line and while I am truly thrilled with it all, here are a few of my absolute favorites: REVEAL, DAYLIGHT, HYDRALIFT, EVERBRIGHT, REVIVE, LAVISH and OVERNIGHT FACIAL.

Don’t even get me started on the OVERNIGHT FACIAL – I want to bathe in it. It is so wonderful. I wish I would have taken before and after photos. After using the regimen daily I can tell a big difference in my overall appearance. My skin simply feels healthy and mentally that makes me feel great.

After LAVISH was back in stock the company came out with a new specialist kit.  For $99 you become an EVER rep and get:

 EVER MAGNOLIA PRINT PORTFOLIO

1 PRODUCT GUIDE (10 pack)

1 OPPORTUNITY BROCHURE (10 pack)

1 YOUTHFUL – Quattro Peptide Face & Eye Serum

1 POLISH – Lemon Sugar Body Scrub

1 LAVISH – Ultra-Rich Body Butter

5 REVEAL SAMPLES – Biomimetic Peel Pads

This is a great deal that only lasts until April 30th – Join me and my team! I am loving my products and making money. WIN!! A big draw for me is that all you have to do to keep your specialist status is to sell/buy $200 in products within a 6 month time period. So great! No automatic shipping each month, unless of course you want to. Thank you EVER for being such a wonderful company to work with.

MABOX Black Mask We've Tried It Review

MABOX Deep Cleansing Black Mask Review

MABOX Black Mask We've Tried It

MABOX Deep Cleansing Black Mask Review: The latest craze is using charcoal masks to remove blackheads and cleanse your skin. After watching some YouTube video fails one might wonder why we would want to risk it. I am now wondering why as well.

We did a Facebook Live video of our experience that you can watch and see just how much it hurt taking it off. Missy more so than Shirley, clearly she has leather skin or put moisturizer all over her face before she applied the mask.

We’ve Tried It MABOX Facebook Live Video

The smell was horrible. I couldn’t decide if it smelled like tar or gasoline, I was actually nauseous all night long after taking the mask off. It took around 5 hours for my face to stop burning.

I didn’t break out and my face did actually feel smoother after we were done. We would expect that after feeling like we ripped a layer of skin off of our face. I did notice blackhead in the mask after I removed it. So, yes it worked in that sense and my pores looked clean.

Would I do it again? No. The smell and burn were just too much! What should we try next, leave a comment below.

If you want to give it a try yourself, you can purchase it on Amazon for $12.99.

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Homemade Blackhead Remover Recipe

DIY Blackhead Remover

Homemade Blackhead Remover Recipe – Nobody wants to admit that they have blackheads, but (Missy does)… My guess is that at some point in time you have tried  blackhead removal strips that you can buy at the store. This 2 ingredient recipe works great.

Blackhead remover

1 Tablespoon Milk

1 Tablespoon Knox Gelatine

Simple! Just mix the two ingredients and stir. The mixture will be firm. Once completely mixed put in the microwave for 10 seconds on medium heat and stir. Be sure not to cook any longer or it will burn your skin. Test it with your finger to make sure that it isn’t too hot before putting on your nose.

BHR paste

blackhead remover paste

Use a paint brush to spread evenly over your nose, covering all blackheads. Let sit for 1o minutes. You will feel it stiffen and pull on your skin. Hopefully you enjoy the smell of warm milk! After 10 minutes pull off. You may even notice some hair along with the blackheads.

There is a possibility that Shirley did some editing without Missy’s knowledge! Go to our Facebook page and let Missy know how much you enjoyed her brutal honesty in this story!

 

BB Facial Hudson WI

Gold Anti Aging Facial BB Makeup Cosmetic Bar

BB Facial Hudson

Gold Anti Aging Facial BB Makeup Cosmetic Bar: It’s been a long time since I have treated myself to a facial and with all the stress of the past couple of weeks I decided now was the time to treat myself to a facial. So I decided to give my friend Brooke from BB Makeup a call and schedule “me time.”

BB Facial

The pampering at BB Makeup starts even before the facial starts. The facial room is beautifully decorated and there is relaxing music playing in the background. Brooke started out by wrapping me in a soft, warm robe and sitting me down in the massage chair. Warmed booties are put on my feet, a warmed neck warmer is placed around my neck and I am tucked in with soft warm blankets. If you think this sounds amazing, it really is and she hasn’t even started the facial yet.

BB Cosmetic Bar Facial

I have had facials in the past and they were all very relaxing, but the facial at BB Makeup was by far the most hands on, in-depth facial I have ever had. For the entire hour Brooke was hands on except for the time I was under the light therapy mask. I was so relaxed throughout the whole facial that I can’t even begin to tell you everything that was done.

BB Makeup Stone Massage

I can tell you that my favorite part of the facial was definitely the hot stone massage. I didn’t even know you could have a hot stone face massage, but trust me you can and it is amazing.

BB Cosmetic Bar Gold Facial

With the gold anti-aging facial you really do get real gold applied to your face. The gold is said to improve skin texture, tone, appearance, redness, elasticity, wrinkles, dark spots, and hydration. Gold facials go all the way back to the time of Cleopatra. She is rumored it to have done it every night to maintain her beauty. I can see why!

BB Light Therapy

My skin has never felt so soft! Ask everyone I have seen today, I have made them all feel how soft my face is. I left Bb Makeup feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. I am going to make an effort to have BB facials become a more regular part of my life.

Whether you choose the gold anti-aging facial or any of the other offered I would recommend giving Brooke from BB Makeup a call and schedule an appointment. And while you are there it’s always fun to see the newest makeup products in the cosmetic bar.

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Tangled Salon and Spa Missy Gets a Makeover

Missy Hair

Tangled Salon and Spa Missy Gets a Makeover – Generally people don’t cut the majority of their hair off right before winter but I was ready for an extreme change. A big shout out to my hairstylist of many years Nan Grekoff co-owner of Tangled Salon and Spa in Hudson, WI for allowing We’ve Tried It to come in and video the experience.

Not only did I get the full treatment from Nan, stylist Justine Burton did my makeup to make sure I looked my best for the big reveal. I may have to watch the video several times to see exactly how Justine did my eyes with the POP of blue.

I must admit I am a bit of a baby when it comes to putting bleach on my head… I like to say that I have a very sensitive scalp. So if I am acting up in the video just keep in mind my “sensitive scalp”.

If you are in or near the St. Croix Valley be sure to stop in to Tangled Salon & Spa, 209 Second Street, Hudson, WI 54016 – 715-386.8123. You can also check them out on Facebook.

Thanks again to Nan and Justine for giving me this fabulous new look! I love it!

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Halloween Makeup Ideas with BB Makeup

Phat and TOny

Halloween Makeup Ideas with BB Makeup Cosmetic Bar – We are one week away from Halloween and we still haven’t figured out what we are going to dress up as.

We’ve Tried It enlisted the help of Brooke Fleetwood owner of BB Makeup Cosmetic Bar in Hudson, WI and artist Colleen Schullo to test out a couple Halloween looks on our very own Phatphood and ‘On the Fly‘ MY29 television host Tony Fly. Both guys shave their heads and both have goatees to work around. Phat is into scary clowns and well Tony didn’t give us any ideas so we went with a pumpkin skeleton.

Brooke and Tony

Colleen and Phat

Check out Colleen transforming Phat…

Watch Tony Fly as Brooke transforms him into a pumpkin skeleton in 45 seconds…

Here are some other amazing looks that you can get at BB Makeup Cosmetic Bar. The first two pictures are me…

Missy Germain halloween

Missy Germain Halloween look

Brooke Halloween Makeup

Brooke Cheshire Cat Halloween

bb makeup Halloween ideas

bb Halloween makeup

bb halloween ideas

If you are in the Twin Cities or St. Croix Valley area and want your makeup done for Halloween or any other event get in touch with BB Makeup Cosmetic Bar. Check out BB’s website for locations near you or call 715-781-0248. Tell them We’ve Tried It sent you!

Thanks Brooke & Colleen we had a blast!

Instant Ageless botox in a box

Jeunesse Instantly Ageless Review

Instantly Ageless

Jeunesse Instantly Ageless Review: WOW! This is one of those products that I can’t gush enough over. When I bought it I was told that it was Botox in a box. It is. Today I woke up with bags under my eyes and in two minutes they were gone.

Recently I watched a video of a woman trying out Jeunesse Instantly Ageless and I couldn’t believe the results and had to see for myself. I purchased mine at BB Cosmetic Makeup Bar in Hudson, WI. It comes packaged with 50 packs that have 3-5 applications in each pouch.

Using a very small amount I just dabbed the cream under my eyes. You can feel it tightening your skin. Within a minute I could see it working and within 2 minutes my bags were gone. Seriously, gone.

The product description: Instantly Ageless is a powerful anti-wrinkle microcream that works quickly and effectively to diminish the visible signs of aging. The revolutionary ingredient is argireline: a peptide that works like botox—without the needles. Instantly Ageless revives the skin and minimizes the appearance of fine lines and pores for a flawless finish.

Instantly Ageless isn’t just for getting rid of bags under your eyes: Visisibly diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, erases the appearance of dark circles and puffiness under the eyes, minimizes the appearance of pores, helps to even skin texture, mattes skin for a flawless finish and restores skin to optimum appearance.

If you are not near the Hudson, WI area you can purchase it online here. Do you have a product that you want us to try? Leave a comment below.

The Nerium Difference

Nerium Age Defying Night Cream Review

Nerium

Nerium Age Defying Night Cream Review: When a buddy of mine told me he has something for me to try “since you have a lot of social network friends,” I immediately knew it had to be some type of health or beauty product since it seems like the biggest fad these days.

What-do-ya-know, that’s exactly what it was! So I meet up with him and he hands me this box of Nerium Age-defying night cream. I told him I would give it a 5-day trial and give him some feedback upon completion.

I lightly lathered this product on nightly before bed with a splash of water, and I must admit, after my week was up I was quite impressed with the results. Smoother, healthier and more firm skin were my results. I thought my skin was already to that level, but I guess it made it a little better and decreased my fine lines that I had developed over the years.

Nerium Review

The only thing that I did not like about Nerium is the smell. Since you rub it in to your face before bed and leave it on overnight you can smell it while you sleep. I thought it would smell a little better since one of the main ingredients is aloe vera, but maybe I am just sensitive to the smell. Even though it is left on over night, it is not a mask, but has a mask-like delivery system.

If you are interested in this product, check out Brent’s website: www.bshouler.theneriumlook.com

Michel Mercier Detangling

Michel Mercier Detangling Brush Review

Detangling Brush

Michel Mercier Detangling Brush Review: Getting my daughter ready for school is always a chaotic scene. The morning is usually topped off with blood curdling screams as I brush her hair for the day. When I saw the Michel Mercier Detangling Brush I decided to give it a try, anything that could possibly reduce the morning chaos is worth a try.

The detangling brush comes in three different colors for different kinds of hair. I purchased mine at my local Target for $14.99, the one they had available was the blue brush for thick hair. I am sure I could have used the green brush for normal hair, but since they only had the thick hair version that is what I got.

Here is what their website says: “Unlike ordinary brushes with only a few contact points, Michel Mercier Detangling Brush uses 428 different contact points simultaneously, reducing pressure and detangling your hair with fewer strokes. The perfectly placed bristles easily flow through your tangled hair like no other ordinary brush!”

Tangled Hair

I have been using the brush for about a month now, and I must say I am very happy with the results. I am able to brush through her long hair easily with no screaming. This is great because I am no longer disturbing her watching morning cartoons. I have noticed that her hair has been less tangled since using this brush and it also works well on wet hair.

Untangled Hair

Our mornings are not miraculously un-chaotic, but this brush has helped eliminate the tears from at least one part of our morning routine!

Have you purchased any products that you love? Comment below and tell us about it!