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Why I love Furlesse

by Shalice Noel

Face tape can be sticky business.

No pun intended.

Before I posted a reel about how I don’t use Botox for aging, I was not familiar with the magic of face tape.

A couple weeks ago, I posted a reel was on how I plan to age naturally. I mentioned in my reel that taking liquid collagen was actually cheaper! I got a flood of responses on both sides, some who related and others who disagreed. I love stirring up a good conversation. Natalie, a friend I have met on Instagram, direct messaged me saying that she uses Furlesse strips (aka face tape) to help iron out fine lines and wrinkles. She said that even though face tape compliments your current injectables, the face tape works so well she doesn’t need it.

I was intrigued.

I’ll be turning 40 in December, so I’m no stranger to laugh lines and forehead wrinkles. My follower who became a friend, Natalie, told me to try the rows for the forehead and crows for my furrowing. After my first night using them, I was hooked. I took before and after pics. It seemed to smooth wrinkled lines with consistent use. I later asked the founder, a mom and entrepreneur, Cathy, how she came up with Furlesse and how it works. Here’s her response:

“I created Furlesse over 10 years ago. I got the idea for my wrinkle patches from hearing stories of women using scotch tape, butterfly bandages, and even duct tape to smooth their wrinkles. I was intrigued by the idea of a natural solution to keeping wrinkles under control and thought that something that held wrinkles smooth might be a pretty good idea. At the time, there was nothing on the market that was clear or cut into custom shapes. I researched how to get this product created and brought it to market in 2010. Since launching over 10 years ago, there has been huge growth in this sector, and my products are more relevant than ever to what people want today. 

Furlesse patches work by smoothing out the skin while holding it in place, preventing unwanted pillow creases and furrowing of the face. Certain areas of the face are prone to wrinkles due to everyday facial expressions. You can wear the patches anywhere from 20 minutes to overnight—wear them for shorter periods of time for a quick fix or throughout the night for longer lasting results. You will see immediate results upon removal with lasting effects varying per user. The more frequent and longer the use, the better the results. Furlesse patches can be used as a complement to your existing cosmetic injectable routine or can stand on their own as a natural, non-invasive option to smoothing facial lines and wrinkles. The patches are a great way for people to have an alternative way to help maintain their youthful look without having to seek drastic measures or spend lots of money with injectables.”

I’ve included my frequently asked questions below:

How do Fulesse work?

They are clear, stiff little stickers and they work by preventing your skin from folding and wrinkling as you sleep. Each one is a different shape designed for different target areas of the face that tend to crease when sleeping.

What tape do you use the most?

I love using the elevens and rows the most!

Can you use them more than once?

Yes, I use them 2-3 more nights. Just keep in mind, the more often you use them, some of the stickiness comes off.

Shalice, How do you use Furlesse?

I used the elevens and rows every night on my forehead since February 28, 2022. I apply 1 elevens between my brows before bed and after my skincare routine, I apply one elevens between my brows and about 3 rows. Just made sure that your lotion and serum is somewhat dry before applying the Furlesse. I line up the rows with my forehead wrinkles. Each pack is a 30 day supply, made in USA. I literally love waking up, peeling the patches off and seeing the results.

Coupled with drinking more H20, and taking liquid collagen, the elevens and rows have made a HUGE difference with my wrinkles. My only regret? Not starting it sooner.

Thank you Furlesse for sponsoring this post. All opinions my own. I’m already into my 3rd package of rows and crows. If you’re curious try, use code SHALICE15

Atalie and I recently found aluminum and alcohol free deodorant from TARGET from DOVE! It is a fraction of the price we paid for another brand of clean deodorant. Atalie and Kate prefer the strawberry flavor. With 48 hours odor protection, it works! And my teens can stay fresh without the harsh chemicals.

Have you tried it?

A new skincare favorite

by Shalice Noel

Being a mom of 5, I want minimum effort and maximum results. I was recently looking for a retinol to beef up my evening skincare routine and I’m loving the Retinol Supreme Night oil. It goes on lightly and holds a nice moisture. It has retinol, vitamin C and 9 plant based oils. I turned 39 this year, so I’m concerned about areas like my forehead wrinkles and laugh lines. I like that I can gently rub the serum into my skin for a nourishing look.

If you’re like me and need a boost to your skincare routine, fill your cart with the essentials like this radiant cleansing balm, age renewal super serum, retinol supreme night oil, extreme recovery cream for skin plumping and hydration. My only regret is that I just wish I started earlier.

Use code CUPID for 15% off.

Thank you Colleen Rothschild for sponsoring this post!

I finally found retinol without the irritation! I make time in between the craziness of raising 5 kids to use retinol because it helps ward against wrinkles and is gentle. I have sensitive skin and I’ve used these products for 14 days and zero irritation. While I’m a busy mom of 5, I’ve used Dr Dennis Gross Gel cleanser, universal daily peel, and Ferulic intense wrinkle cream. Have you tried them? I’ve raved about them so much so that Reid started trying them!

I laugh because when I just had one child – Atalie, I remember having so much time for a long drawn out skincare routine. Now, fast forward 13 years, and I am down to 3 items I use over and over again for glowy moisturized skin. Here they are below linked for easy shopping:

STEP 1 PORE PERFECTING CLEANSING GEL

For oily, normal, dry or combination skin types, tones and smoothes skin.

STEP 2 UNIVERSAL DAILY PEEL

AHAs help accelerate cell turnover to remove surface dullness and promote healthy, radiant skin. Hello glowy youthful skin!

STEP 3 INTENSE WRINKLE CREAM

For those curious why I love this cream, I’m 39! And wrinkles are a concern and this cream creates a hydrated complexion. Here’s what the cream offers: offers long lasting hydration, replenishes skin’s moisture barrier and creates a smooth soft and hydrated complexion. What’s in it? Hyaluronic acid, glycerin, arnica and centella asiatica for a creamy lotion that has AMAZING moisture. While we were in Florida last week, I noticed with the colder windy weather, my skin was drier but this lotion goes on lightly (not heavy) and moisturizes thoroughly!

I’m so excited they gave me a code! USE CODE SHALICE20 (excluding bundles, devices and gift cards)

Reid is a fan too. Let me know what questions you have in the comments below.

Thank you. Dr Dennis Gross for sponsoring this post! All opinions my own.

3 Tips To Enhance Your Lashes

1. Use a sensitive eye makeup removing cleanser, some makeup removers are very harsh on your eyes!

2. Apply GrandeLASH-MD Lash Enhancing Serum on each lash line, once a day and GrandeBROW Brow Enhancing Serum on each brow once a day. 

3. Stay consistent – it takes 4-6 weeks of consistent GrandeLASH-MD use to start seeing results, and 6-8 weeks of consistent GrandeBROW use to start seeing results. 

Available at Ulta.com or click on the images below to shop.

When we lived in LA, I religiously went to get lash extensions every 6 weeks. I would get a sitter and drive an hour to West Hollywood and pray for a parking spot. Then, I would lay down for 2 hours and pray the stinky glue wouldn’t get into my eyes, which would happen on occasion and my eyes would burn! After two hours, I’d have full, long lashes. Sadly, this didn’t last long especially if I had allergies and my eyes would tear up or itch. I knew eventually that I needed to enhance my own natural lashes, that became so short as a result of the stress of the extensions. Yes, lash extensions can hurt your natural lashes.

Enter the lash serum from Grande Cosmetics, GrandeLASH-MD Lash Enhancing Serum. I saw a blogger friend that I trusted use it and I knew I had to try it. I was hooked.

Why I love GrandeLASH-MD, it’s a one swipe wonder! It helps promote the appearance of naturally longer, thicker looking lashes. It is water based so it’s suitable to use with contacts and lash extensions. And it is Ophthalmologist tested and cruelty free.

Have you tried it?

Thank you Ulta for sponsoring this post! All opinions my own.

5 things that 2020 forced me to DIY

I don’t know about you, but 2020 was a strange year. It felt kinda crazy and isolating but I learned to pivot! 

I still wanted to feel good about myself, despite staying in more and things being closed, so I didn’t want to skip out on the spa treatments. A girl needs her beauty treatments!

First off, waxing! I get this kit from amazon. It’s $12 for the wax that I melt in the microwave. Lately, I’ve used a paper plate under the plastic wax bottle due to a few unfortunate spills. Trust me, the paper plate is a game-changer. I use these strips to peel off the hair. I use these to wax the bikini area, underarms, and upper lip. This takes practice, so give yourself some time to figure it out. But it’s so worth it!

EXTRA TIP: Finish off the area with this tanning lotion. VOILA!

I learned to color my roots using this kit I go with a lighter shade than my hair. I use light brown and apply on my roots mainly. I leave it on for 1 hour to get those stubborn grays. This doesn’t have chemicals, so I’m a fan.

I love self-tanning; it’s an instant mood boost! I use this mousse for legs and body, and tan oil for face.

I learned to tint my eyebrows You leave it on for 10 min and it tints your brows, making it easier to color in your brows and saves you some time.

Whiten my teeth I use these and Atalie uses them too. If you want a healthier version, try these.

Shop them below:

Beauty Counter is clean beauty

Growing up, my mom was a health and healthy lifestyle advocate.

We would drive miles and miles to a natural food store with dirt floors and pick up bulk food at a co-op. It was no question, that if the meat had antibiotics in it, we didn’t get it. We also made our own calcium pills from egg shells and HAD to drink the full glass of carrot juice, no chaser! I remember shopping with her and a butcher was laughing at my mom when she asked if there were any antibiotics in the meat. I even felt uncomfortable that she ALWAYS asked what the ingredients were or the mode of food preparation, especially when it was’t listed. In addition, she ALWAYS used clean beauty, lipstick without junk she said, and never were allowed to use conventional baby soap. All that to say, she was not only before her time, her actions are respectable. She was our advocate. She wanted to give her 4 children a legacy of good health and a healthy constitution, and guess what, I do too.

A PR company sent some Beauty Counter lipstick , and I guess you could say that changed everything. I didn’t just love it, I LOVED it!! It wasn’t just the perfect color, it was moisturizing, and minty. I only regret that my son got into it and the better half of it sits on his shirt. Since we eat 9 lbs of lipstick in their lifetime, I care about the amount of toxins in my lipstick. This is fortified with jojoba and castor seed oil. If you’re curious, they list the ingredients by the product description.

Atalie is going on 13 years old and there is NO WAY I am giving her junk in the form of toxins and things I can’t even pronounce.

Clean beauty is the future.

Did you know that Beauty Counter restricts 1800 ingredients from their products? That’s almost 2,000 ingredients you don’t want to put on your face or skin. Which is your largest organ. Whether you’re a cancer fighter, survivor, or concerned parent like myself, Clean beauty is the future. As far as makeup goes, I’ve always been a fan of the barely there and healthy glow makeup look. If someone is caked in foundation, you can see that, and I’ve worn it before and it feels like an unhealthy mask, I can’t wait to take off. I won’t name names, but the last time I used conventional foundation by a very well loved brand, I was sitting in church, 11 am or so, and my skin was tightening and I found myself looking in my bag for a facial spray because my skin was SO DRY. I want my makeup to have minerals in it, I want my makeup to help my skin not hurt it. I want my makeup to have vitamins that make my skin G L O W. because when skin in healthy it already glows with minimal makeup.

Learn more of their ingredient selection, HERE!

I now am a Beauty Counter distributor. Which means I get sneak peaks of cool products, discounted product, and commission to support my family. ASK ANY QUESTIONS.

I’m still learning about the toxic free revolution that Beauty Counter that has hit the beauty industry. My only regret is that, I started too late. If you’d like to make some side money and join my team, email me shalice@shalicenoel.com. In the meantime, I rounded up some favorite products I’ve used from skincare to makeup. . . .

Products I’m loving so far . . . .

Lotus Cleansing Balm – love this balm that melts off all my makeup!

Serum, goes on light with Vit C in it! A cult favorite.

This lipstick I WEAR EVERYDAY, just ask Reid. I get color “Be fearless” It gives me a go get em attitude, with color, moisture and mint. What more could a girl ask for? (ask me how to get a discount!)

Want a toxic free skincare regimen? I started using the Countertime Collection and loving the results. I have sensitive skin and my skin looks so healthy.

Just ordered concealer in Medium 1

Lip gloss in “peony” that my daughters both like

Ask any questions, thanks for shopping with me! Ask me how to get a discount, to get your toxic-free products! Sharing more of my healthy lifestyle and diet in this post.

All the best, Shalice

Skincare Game Changer

C E Ferulic // 3 Pack Bundle // Gentle Cleanser I also use this cleanser to melt off my makeup

I found the missing link to my skincare routine. It isn’t a cloth or something unattainable or crazy but serum! I love how it makes my skin glow. I’m in my thirties so I know I must make my skin and face a priority and invest in it. Speaking of, the drops aren’t cheap. If Levi ever wants to play with them, I take them right away. Too much has broken on the tile floors of our house! They currently have a bundle on sale, so “invest” and seize the opportunity, you won’t be disappointed. I haven’t yet used the Gentle Cleanser, but I can’t wait to see the results. I’m all about a double cleanse these days especially as were outside in the sun working on the yard. Lots of free radicals outside that we need to guard our skin against.

That’s my skincare secret, what’s yours? I’d love to hear!

Let’s talk skincare

Hi! During this stay at home order I’ve become a skincare junkie. I love exfoliating with a peel, dry brushing for circulation, and leaving on the elemis rose balm during an episode of the middle. It feels good taking care of myself. After all, a little at-home-spa is more than needed after a day of MOMLIFE, amiright? One thing that has really helped my skin in addition to my weekly routine is celery juice. I read that it can clear acne, but wow it actually got rid of the pimples on my nose!

Dermstore is having a huge 20% off sale, check out some of my favorites from Boscia face spray to cleansing balm.

But let’s first talk about the amazing spa in a bottle, Elemis rose cleansing balm . . .

Elemis Rose Cleansing Balm removes impurites, moisturizes and nourishes. Its a treat or SPA in a bottle. 20% off with code Summer

I’m nuts about Elemis cleansing balm and I think you may already know this. I stepped it up with the rose cleansing balm recently, and in love with the essential oils in it, the smell of rose oil and overall effects. I mean, it melts off your makeup!! Crazy.

Self- Tanners – You guys know I love to self tan so here is what I use:

Beauty Gadgets

Skincare

That’s it for now. I hope that reminds you to make time for yourself as you homeschool, work, house clean, cook or whatever you’re doing during these strange times. Check the Liketoknow.it app “shalicenoel” for my Elemis sale picks! 25% off in the app. If that’s not a good excuse for self care I don’t know what is.

All the best!

Shalice

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