28 Aug My Afternoon at Charlotte’s Soft Surroundings – Beauty Products
I love the philosophy of the brand. “that by putting yourself first, you can take better care of friends, family and community to live a happier, more fulfilling life.” Isn’t that the truth? I also love that Soft Surroundings has “softness ratings” 1-3, 3 being the most soft, and that is something I appreciate with clothing and bedding. I was invited by Soft Surroundings to check out the store in Charlotte, NC. This is a sponsored post for Soft Surroundings.
( Ruffled silk blouse -Ann Taylor via Poshmark, textured pink pencil skirt- Ann Taylor- White ruffled jacket-White House Black Market via Poshmark, Betsey Johnson pearl sandals)
( Believe me, after an afternoon of shopping and makeup, with EDS.. that bed looked preeeety tempting!)
Upon entering I was greeted by Rachelle Campbell, the Beauty Manager of the store, with whom I was meeting, to take me through the beauty section and do my makeup using products from their line. Rachelle was very warm and seemed like a long-lost girlfriend that I had known for a while. Easy to talk to, and joke with, we hit it off straightaway.
When you enter the store you have a relaxed feeling, as the lighting is not harsh, and upon entrance, the bedding and robe section catches your eye.. Now, for me that could be dangerous having a bed in the middle of the store, as with my condition, shopping does wear me out! It looked very inviting!
The rest of the store has sections of beautiful Soft Surroundings clothing arranged by style, with the Fall colors and line making their way onto the racks. Wait until you see what I chose from their new pre-Fall line, c/o SS!
I would be heading to the back the store, where the Beauty department was but first, we would talk about a product, an alternative to fillers , without the use of needles, which is quite successful for the brand, called Fillerina. ( Do read more about it by clicking the link, explaining the molecules and how they help wrinkles or lack of volume) I personally don’t want fillers, so I was interested in hearing this alternative that is used at home. This product is award winning and interested me as something I may try in the winter months. If/when I do, you all will be the first to know how it went, as I will post on the blog!
According to the website- “Award winning Fillerina” is an at home alternative. Go 4 months wrinkle-free.
( from the Soft Surroundings Website*)
The at-home alternative to doctor’s needles. Breakthrough,Hyaluronic Acid wrinkle reducer is a 2-week treatment regimen that seamlessly fills in wrinkles and expression lines, plumps volume in cheeks, eyes and lips and firms contours for smoother, thicker skin that lasts up to four months.
· A NewBeauty® Beauty Choice Award Winner, Fillerina® is the first dermo-cosmetic replenishing gel designed for home use.
· Volumizes cheeks, lips and hollow areas under eyes
· Tightens and retexturizes sagging skin
· Fades furrows and marionette lines
· Contours and lifts brow and jaw
· 2-week treatment regimen includes Fillerina® Plus Replenish Gel, Nourishing Film and two applicators
· Fillerina® Replenish Gel features a high concentration of six different sizes of Hyaluronic Acid molecules that travel to different layers of the skin to fill lines and wrinkles and replenish lost Hyaluronic Acid (what gives skin its plumpness). Matryxil gradually, naturally, promotes skin’s rebuilding process
My afternoon of Beauty-
Prior to going to the store, Soft Surroundings sent me some of the newly released Jane Iredale Triple Luxe Long Lasting Moist Lipstick in
Gwen- a cherry red. ( for me I need a blue red for my light complexion)
Molly- a neutral
Jessica- dark peach with red undertones. You know I HAD to try it! 🙂
I tried these prior to coming to the store and did love their moisturizing qualities. They also come in a beautiful gold case that is magnetic so it looks pretty when you take it out of your purse. My favorite out of the 3 is Jessica, ( no surprise!) and I find that nudes can be tricky, as I don’t want them too light and blend in with the skin.
The Jane Iredale Makeup line is known as “The Skincare Makeup.” Good for your skin. “Originally sold only to physicians and aestheticians, her cosmetics are the gold standard in mineral makeup-a line so safe and beneficial for your skin that it’s recommended by plastic surgeons and dermatologists all over the world.”
I tend to choose more pinkish shades and needed a bold red to try out as well. These lipsticks are long-lasting, don’t dry and are moist on the lips. Jane Iredale’s products are good for the skin as well. In the store, Rachelle also tried on the “Rose” shade which I loved, as I tend to steer in the rosy pink shades for lips.
I also received the product Wunderbrow. This is a gel formula that fills in any sparse areas of brow. I don’t have a ton of sparseness, but ladies, I think we know what happens with Menopause? So, I love this! I use the Auburn which is for any redhead.
Rachelle and I talked comfortably and I really enjoyed my day at Soft Surroundings. She began my makeup session with these products-
Skincare and Makeup-
There are different lines of skin care in the store, depending upon your needs.
Rodial- Dragon’s Blood Sculpting Gel– ( Now isn’t the name very Rock and Roll?) “A revolutionary anti-aging gel that volumizes and defines facial contours by plumping sagging skin through stimulating the production of collagen to help skin appear firmer and more lifted.”
Primer- I always use a primer before foundation. This Jane Iredale primer was light and felt good on the skin, with a bit of luminescence. I joked with her saying that I absolutely must Illuminate! That buzz word gets me every time!
Jane Irredel Liquid Minerals- Which is a pretty package as it comes with mineral beads of foundation, then comes out as a liquid. For me, she used Light beige, which is “Fair to light with pink undertones.”
Jane Iredale Blush-cotton candy. A shimmery light pink
Long Lasting Luxe Lipstick in Rose– Jane Iredale
Jane Iredale Pommist Hydration Spray– a finishing spray that smells wonderful with pomegranate, White Tea and Rosemary extract.
What I learned about Jane Iredale’s products is that they are good for the skin, and have skin benefiting effects as well as providing a beautiful canvas and outcome. I also love that they are not tested on animals.
I had a wonderful time meeting with the staff, they were very accommodating . After my makeup and chat with Rachelle, I browsed around the store. Because of my EDS, I was exhausted, but I persevered! I chose a floral maxi dress with autumn colors, ( Anais with slip) complete with a lace trimmed slip dress underneath. You will have to wait for a seperate post for me to style it!
We did do a winged liner for my eyes with the Jane Iredale liquid liner, and i have to practice!
( One of the other treats Soft Surroundings gifted me was this amazing brush. Wonderful airbrush application for foundation, primer, concealer. see bottom for link. )
On the last note… I think I need these pillows.. now, where are the shih tzus?.. If you didn’t know Soft Surroundings has Bedding/Bath, Beauty, Shoes/Accessories and clothing.
If you haven’t been to Soft Surroundings, check them out! Id also love to hear if you have tried Jane Iredale’s makeup?
**Thank you to the Soft Surroundings in Charlotte, NC!! I had a great time!
This post – sponsored by Soft Surroundings
- All Gifted Items below. All opinions and writing are my own and truthful.
Maxi dress c/o Soft Surroundings ( will style on another post)
Jane Iredale Long lasting lipsticks ( 3 lipsticks from above) c/o Soft Surroundings
Wunderbrow c/o Soft Surroundings
Cailyn O Wow! Brush c/o Soft Surroundings
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