Complexion 911!

You have presents to purchase, parties to attend, packages to post, holiday season is stressful and can wreak havoc on your skin!  No need to fear, TisB is here for you and your clear skin needs.

If you are one of those suffering with holiday season “str-acne” (stress acne) you are not alone.  Been there, done that and cleared it up with today’s awesome product;  Ren Clarifying Toner.  Totally affordable and a toner of its word.  It will clear up your skin.  At $28 it’s a steal and can be bought in store at Sephora or directly from Ren Cosmetics. Always sulphate and paraben free, this toner uses Willow Bark extract (salicillin) to reduce oiliness while other natural ingredients (fruit acids;  lemon, pineapple, grape) remove dead skin and unclog pores.  Amazing… like a Christmas miracle!

So now all you have to worry about this holiday season is your ability to make small talk at your various holiday functions and if there were a remedy for that I wish someone would blog about it…;)

Happy Holidays Y’all…xo Elisa

Clarifying Toner


Just Say No To ORANGE!

Everyone looks better with a healthy, sun-kissed glow.  Not everyone gets to live in Cali where that is an actual possibility.  So my philosophy is “fake it ’til you make it”,  with some limitations of course.  Spray tans and tanning beds are a no-no in my book (we’ve all seen Tan-Mom)!  Over the years I’ve tried many different bronzers promising not to turn my skin orange!  That didn’t happen…until today that is.  I have finally found a bronzer that truly warms up my skin tone and makes me look sun-kissed healthy.  Drum roll please….

Soleil Tan De Chanel is that product ($50 u.s.).  Firstly it comes in a beautifully packaged compact with the bronzer on one side and a small brush on the other, which is great if you want to take it with you for touch ups later on.  Though I have to tell you I find it lasts all day and I’ve never felt the need to reapply.  (I do however recommend using a real bronzer brush when applying).

With this bronzer a little goes a long way, swirl your brush in it, tap off the excess powder and brush it on your face where the sun normally hits.  You’re complexion is instantly warmed up, with a little blush on the apple of your cheeks and some mascara (see A Real Eye Opener)  you are good to go.  Ok some lipstick or gloss wouldn’t hurt either but that’s just my opinion…

I happen to have medium toned skin, some call it olive, I just know that come this time of year I need a little help in the “trying not to look grey” department.  My go to shade is #62 Terre Epice!  I am loving this bronzer so much that the need to go on holiday this year is more about relaxation and less about getting that perfect tan!

So I hope you enjoy this winter warm-up product and if you’re not going away this holiday season, no worries…Fake it ’til you make’s what I do… 😉

xo Elisaterre epice

TRUTHisBEAUT-E’s 1st Annual Top 10 List…

You gotta start somewhere!

Tis the season to stuff stockings!  Making this TisB’s first Top 10 list!  Well actually,  since we’re a very multi-cultural blog here, our top 10 will really be our top 8.  Eight nights of Hanukkah, eight stockings to stuff, whatever you chose to do with these items someone is going to be getting some good loot this holiday season.  Let’s begin!

1.  Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Therapy.  Winter time = chapped hands, this hand cream is the perfect stocking stuffer.  It comes in 3 sizes (all of which are stocking approved) and ranges from $7-$19.  It’s deeply moisturizing and not at all greasy.  My personal favorite is the Citron, Honey and Coriander.  I keep it in my purse at all times and it smells delicious, like a Lemon Grove in Italy.  Bellissimo!  citron_hand_therapy_25g

2.  Clinique Chubby Intense.  We all know I love a good chubby (and from feedback I’ve gotten, so do you all).  Clinique has recently introduced the Chubby Intense, same great formula, slightly deeper shades, same great price.  Not so sheer, definitely not opaque but truly beautiful.  ($19 wherever Clinique is sold).   Clinique-Chubby-Sticks-Intense

3.  Jo Malone Vitamin E Lip Conditioner.  Hands down the best lip balm there is out there.  I’ve been using it for the last 5 years at least and it cannot be beat, plus you can’t be smooching under the mistletoe with chapped lips. ($25 at neiman marcus, bloomingdales and jo malone boutiques throughout the world).  jm_L0LA01_lrg

4.  CHANEL Coco Noir.  For the scent lover this holiday season.  CHANEL’s newest fragrance doesn’t offer Brad Pitt as it’s spokesmen, but what it does do is reinvent the oriental fragrance with a modern twist.  Top notes of bergamot, Indonesian patchouli and sandalwood, will warm up this holiday season for the recipient and the gift giver.  ($98 – $130 at CHANEL cosmetic counters around the world).



5. YSL Pure Chromatics Eye Palette.  If you want to dazzle someone this holiday (yourself included) do it with YSL Pure Chromatics Eye Palette.  Of all the eye palettes available out there this one has the most staying power, the richest hues and is packaged ever so beautifully.  It can be used wet or dry and is quite simply spectacular.  ($55 in the U.S and $74 in Canada at or Holt Renfrew).  YSL-Summer-2012-Pure-Chromatics-Eyshadow-Palette

6.  Tom Ford Lipstick  For a truly beautiful stocking stuffer inside and out, this lipstick is unbeatable.  Smooth texture, intense color and a hint of vanilla all presented in a beautiful gold and brown tube.  I’m partial to the Casablanca color, it’s a neutral color perfect for day or night, but if you’re looking for a radiant red to ring in the New Year, Cherry Lush is the way to go. ($48 at Neiman Marcus).  tom-ford-

7.  CHANEL Le Vernis Nail Colour  There is no better nail polish out there, believe me I’ve tried.  CHANEL has always been the trendsetter in the nail department.  Each season they come out with a color that everyone tries to duplicate.  They seem to dictate the “it” color of the moment.  For the Trendsetter on your gift list, this is the “IT” gift.  ($25-$26 wherever CHANEL cosmetics are sold)  chanel-particuliere-nail-vernis

8.   Lancome Absolue L’Extrait  If you really want to say “Happy” Holidays to someone this year, do it with Lancome’s Absolue L’Extrait.  This is the decadent gift of the list, at $350 it’s not cheap, but I assure you it’s worth every penny.  It’s a moisturizer that is powered with over 2 million cells from the Lancome rose which helps to regenerate the skin.  Skin looks firmer, more elastic and absolutely radiant.  This blog was started because I wanted women to take the time in the day to do something nice for themselves.  THIS IS that nice thing.  Each morning while I apply it I am transported to a European Rose Garden far, far away from my daily grind and THAT my friends, is priceless!  img-thing

So happy holidays to you and yours.  Whatever holiday you celebrate, may you do so in health and surrounded by much love….and hopefully fabulous products!  😉

xo Elisa

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