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As most of you know, I am not huge into beauty. I like a really simple beauty regimen and only recommend products that I love and would normally buy myself. It is hard for me to find the products I like. I normally find something and stick with it forever. My skin is very oily and needs products that are not heavy, will not clog my pores and will not break me out. After 28 years on this Earth, I have realized it is not easy!
Being a blogger, my friends recommend products and brands to me all the time. Recently, I have been hearing a lot about the brand Lionesse. My beauty blogger friends said that if I try one brand this year, it needs to be Lionesse. After hearing their rave reviews, I put my Google search skills to the test and looked into Lionesse more.
As you can read on their about page, Lionesse is a globally recognized luxury beauty brand offering over 100 lavish beauty products, ranging from high-end makeup, hair tools and hair care to luxurious skincare. Lionesse Beauty Bar combines elegance and innovation to produce a one-stop shop for all your skincare and beauty needs. What girl does not love a one-stop shop?!
My favorite thing that I read about the brand is their message on female empowerment.
A Lionesse woman is resilient to society’s idea of beauty as she radiates splendor through her bare luminous skin. Women are as magnificent as they are unique, and as strong as they are alluring. Face your Fierce. You are a Lionesse.
I am all about embracing my inner sassy, Beyonce-esque, lionesse self so I looked around the site to see which products I thought would be best for my skin. I stumbled upon their Gemstone collection and was interested in what all the different stones represented. I won’t spill all the history and details (you can find it here) but here are what each of the five collections does for your skin.
Amber: Purifies the skin and reinvigorates the eye area. (The Lionesse Gem Amber Collection offers you 3 products.)
Black Onyx: Your skin can stand out also for its glow and youthful radiance. (The Lionesse Gem Black Onyx Collection offers you 4 products.)
Diamonds: Brings the smoothness and clarity of diamonds to your skincare routine. (The Lionesse Diamond Collection offers you 4 products.)
White Pearl: Gives your skin a luminous glow. The use of pearl in skin care help to lubricate and smooth the skin as well as nourish the complexion. (The Lionesse White Pearl Collection offers you 6 products.)
Golden Sapphire: Say goodbye to sensitive skin, bid adieu to irritated skin. Say hello to the calming and soothing properties of Golden Sapphire. (The Lionesse Golden Sapphire Collection offers you 4 products)
The website also had Opal (3 products) and Morganite (3 products), I just didn’t find a description on what those two gemstones mean.
After reading all of this information and researching my skin type, I decided to try the Diamond Collection. Marilyn Monroe said it best, diamonds are a girl’s best friend! Who am I to argue with Ms. Monroe?
The Diamond Collection has several different products to try:
- The Diamond Neck & Face Lift: For this product, apply it daily on your face and neck. It’s a moisturizer, specially formulated to renew dry and fatigued skin. It will promote a more radiant complexion while smoothing away the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
- Diamond De-Puffer: For this product, use the prime applicator to release a small amount of product and smooth directly onto the undereye area. Gently tap any excess product into your skin until absorbed. The De-Puffer will help reveal your best eyes while eliminating under eye puffiness.
- Ultimate Diamond Lifting Mask: For this product, apply the mask to cleansed skin once a week. Leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse thoroughly. This rich mask transforms before your eyes to bring luminosity and firmness to fatigued, lackluster skin.
- Rejuvenation Facial & Eye Mask: For the Facial Mask, apply to freshly cleansed face, leave the mask on for 15 minutes then rinse off. For the Eye Mask, wash your face thoroughly prior to application of the mask. Take the mask out of the packaging, put under the eyes and relax. Leave on for 15 minutes then rinse off. Use once every 4 weeks. These two masks work to minimize the appearance of acne scars, fine lines, and other imperfections of the skin.
I decided to try the Diamond Neck & Face Lift, Diamond De-Puffer, and Ultimate Diamond Lifting Mask. If you’ve noticed, these products are a splurge.
I don’t know about you but the older I get, the more I’m willing to spend on my beauty products. When I was in my late teens and early twenties, I would buy my lotions and face wash at a department store or while I was grocery shopping. Now that 30 is around the corner, I have realized the importance of taking care of your skin with good, quality products. Anyone else with me? I want to be almost 50 and still have gorgeous skin like J. Lo or Jennifer Aniston.
Below is how I incorporated the three Diamond Collection products into my beauty regimen:
The Diamond Neck & Face Lift is something I have started to use every night before bed. I take off all my makeup, wash my face, put on my pajamas and put it on before I turn the lights off. Applying before bed helps me to relax and causes my skin to feel nice and clean and ready to smooth away all those wrinkles and fine lines. Since I know my skin doesn’t like a heavy product, I only apply a light layer and it does just the trick.
The Diamond De-Puffer is now a part of my morning routine. After I wash my face, put on my moisturizer and add my sunscreen, I put the De-Puffer under my eyes. Only use a small amount! That small amount goes a long way. It helps brighten my under eyes and if I had a bad night’s sleep, work on the puffiness. I have had several people ask me what I have been doing to my under eyes because they seem so much brighter!
Finally, the Ultimate Diamond Lifting Mask is my once a week self-care. Usually, on Friday or Saturday night, I do my nails, pluck my eyebrows, put a mask on my hair and put on this mask for 10 minutes. It’s the icing on the cake after a week of taking care of this skin of mine!
After using these products for two weeks I can tell a huge difference in my skin. My skin looks tighter and brighter and I have not had a breakout like in the past. I will keep using the products and keep you posted if anything changes. If you want to buy all three of the products I have been using, they are all included in the Diamond Lift Collection found here.
You can also get the Diamond Lift Collection with the Jelessi Torche V2. The Jelessi Torche V2+ is an extraordinary device created to help you tackle signs of aging head-on. Powered by red LED infrared technology to help boost collagen production, blood circulation and help your skin’s overall appearance, the Jelessi Torche V2+ will leave your skin feeling flawless and renewed after every use. I have not used the Jelessi Torche yet but have heard it is a good product to have with the Diamond Collection.
Do you have any questions for me about Lionesse or the Diamond collection? I am happy to answer any questions you might have, just leave it in a comment below!