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Monday, August 06, 2018

Going Tropical with Malie

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How do you choose your body products? Scent? Price? Ingredients? I pick mine based on all four of those premises and if you do too, then need to know about MALIE (pronounced may-lee-ay). It’s a luxury aromatherapy line from the Hawaiian island of Kauai. Highlighting their natural resources is their inspiration and they include them in every product, more specifically, hydrosols, which are the by-products of oil infused water collected during the steam distillation process. You won’t find a lot of strange words in the ingredient list and every product is cruelty-free. Besides the body products I’m focusing on here, they also offer candles and skin care. Read more about the different lines on their site @ malie.com.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Self-Tanning with Isle of Paradise

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I think the summer of 2018 has been the season of the self-tanner. I have tried a lot of them, and some were ok and others blah! One new line that scored high on the list and that adds a little something different is ISLE OF PARADISE. By now, we’ve all heard of color-correcting makeup but have you heard of color-correcting self-tanner? Throwing all the one-shade-fits-all thinking out the window, they’ve put out a 6-product strong line and it’s rolling out in the US at Sephora and when Sephora adds a brand to their line-up, I pay attention!

 

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Thanks for the Added Confidence Dove! #FreshForSunFun

Disclosure: Post sponsored by Mirum but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure.

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I’ve never been one for heights so this year I decided it would be the year for me to get out of my comfort zone and conquer it. You may recall me mentioning in my different social media platforms that I went to Kauai 2 months ago and when my friend and I were looking for activities to do outside, she brought up zip lining. Are you familiar? It’s where you are suspended by a pulley in the air (usually quite high up!) and propelled from one platform to the other, which are usually attached to trees, and you zip from one tree to the other.

It was probably one of the better options to choose to help with my fear or heights as it wasn’t too jarring. We had been really looking forward to doing some awesome outdoor activities on this trip and this was one I really wanted to do.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

#GlowUp with Olay Cleansing Infusions

Disclosure: Post sponsored by Olay but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure.

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You know when you go to a summer party and you see that one girl that just seems to have it all together? She has on the right summery dress, the hair that falls perfectly into place, and they just have that glow about them? Well, Olay Cleansing Infusions wants to help you be that girl at your next outing.

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I don't know about you but summer is my favorite fashion season and as soon as we have a day that hits 80 degrees, all my cute dresses come out, especially the ones with the bold prints! I have this one I bought in the dead of winter that I've been dying to wear and I finally did this past weekend. It's a green and white polka dot dress and was perfect for a Kentucky Derby party I attended.

And to get my glow on, I used Olay Cleansing Infusion Hydrating Glow Body Wash (made with deep sea kelp) and Olay Cleansing Infusion Hydrating Glow Facial Cleanser (this one contains deep sea kelp and aloe extract). Both the facial cleanser and the body wash come in Crushed Ginger with Citrus Extract, too!

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Friday, May 04, 2018

3 Ways to Turn Up Your Beauty Look

You have an event coming up and you want to find the perfect dress, the highest heels, a good blowout, and oh, what should you do with your makeup for it? While you decide, here are a few products that can add a nice touch to your look that you might not have thought about.

No matter what trait you are looking to show off, I have some suggestions that have totally worked for me below.

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Make legs look silky smooth – temps will be warming up soon so skirts will be getting shorter again. Give legs and extra extra with one of these. It makes you look like you are wearing stockings when you’re not. VOTRE VU Silk Stockings in Classic Bronze ($38/3.38oz @ votrevu.com) or NARS Monoi Body Glow I ($59/2.5oz @ narscosmetics.com, sephora.com).

 

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Monday, April 09, 2018

Dove DermaSeries Repairing Balm 30-Day Challenge Results!

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I’ve been testing the Dove DermaSeries Repairing Balm for the past 30-days and really giving this one a challenge on the dry parts of my body. Most in need were the hands, and two dry spots, one on my ankle and the other on my elbow. Have you been following my updates on Instagram?

What I like about this Dove DermaSeries Repairing Balm is how thick and emollient it is. That’s because of the unique petroleum jelly blend this contains. Regular lotion is fine but this liniment is more for those areas that might not respond enough to a cream and need something a little tougher, so to speak. It’s specifically made for those with dry skin, eczema, psoriasis, and it also a proven itch reliever. #fromblahtodermaspa

 

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Monday, April 02, 2018

#TakeANewLook18 at Spring!

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Spring is here, finally, and though we here in Los Angeles certainly did not get the brunt of the storms this past season; I’m still hankering for the warmth and mega sunshine. Each year my family and I designate a specific March weekend day to do what we call, the “change over,” where we each go through our own clothes, shoes, etc. and pull the winter items out we want to store. Each of us puts our items in the hallway and my husband comes by with a huge bin (sometimes two) marked 'winter' where everything goes in and it goes downstairs for the season.

Do you do something like this? After the clothes are taken care of, I immediately visit the beauty closet to change up my products for the season. You should always change in your beauty routine and products based on the time of year. In the colder months, heavier creams are great and also darker nails colors, etc., whereas with the warmer times of year like spring and summer, body oils, fruity-smelling products and pastel shadows are my thing.

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Monday, March 19, 2018

#TakeANewLook18 at Unilever

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This time of year is always crazy around my house. See, my SO (significant other) is a huge basketball fan, specifically, college ball, so right now, he is totally checked out of life with the NCAA March Madness and rooting for his team. He was a big time forward in his high school but a major leg injury his senior year kept him sidelined, so he didn’t play in college, but he still loves to follow it.

Are you cheering for anyone specific in your household? I don’t really follow it, so please don’t ask me. I just cheer whomever my SO is rooting for!

And it seems like everywhere I go to shop, there is March Madness in full swing, like at my local Vons. Did you know that this is the best time to stock up on your family’s favorite Unilever Personal Care products? My SO has his favorites so I make sure to always keep them in stock for him like AXE Body Spray in Fresh, Dove Men+Care Foam Body Wash in the Clean Comfort scent and Degree Men’s Dry Spray in Adventure. It’s the least I can do for all that he does for me.

Vons really does stock all the necessities in the personal care category and see a cool deal and sweepstakes they are offering at the end of this post!

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Friday, March 09, 2018

Dove DermaSeries Collection

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Getting older can be interesting. Interesting by how my skin is reacting to it. Overall, I think it’s doing well and besides the super dry hands, I have some random dry patches that have pop up. One is on my left elbow and nothing seems to fix it! It literally feels like sandpaper and it sometimes hurts when inside my sleeve rubs on it. Another is on the top of my left big toe. I told you they were random! So I am super excited to try out this new product.

Dove just came out with their Dove DermaSeries Collection available @ target.com, which consists of a Body Lotion, Face Wash, Hand Cream, Face Cream, Body Wash, and the Repairing Balm, which is the one I tried.

 

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Friday, November 24, 2017

Two Delights from Golden Door

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There’s nothing I love more than a good body scrub! Some days I choose a sugar scrub but when I need a really thorough exfoliation, I reach for a salt scrub like this one GOLDEN DOOR. Their Hinoki Pacific Salt Body Scrub ($58/8oz) is really thick and rich with salt, from the Dead Sea, and nourishing-for-skin ingredients like safflower seed oil, olive oil and jojoba. What’s interesting about this scrub is the lavender oil it includes, and while it’s not unique at all, it’s unique in that I totally don’t hate it. When I started this site many years ago, I didn’t mind the smell of lavender but as time when on, I’ve grown to dislike it, but I actually like it in this scrub. Maybe it’s because of the other ingredients it mixes with like the Hinoki, a Japanese Cedar blend, which is kind of woodsy and spicy and historically used to refresh the soul. So soothing and snuggly!

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After a nice scrub down, I’ve been slathering on their Hinoki Body Moisturizer ($44/8oz). The first ingredient in this one is not water, but aloe juice. How rare is that? And this one also includes jojoba oil, sesame oil and Shea Butter (the third ingredient listed!).

And if the benefits inside these two don’t sway you, how about the fact that 100% of Golden Door’s profits are given to select charities whose goal is to transform the lives of children? Happy holidays.

Pick these up @ goldendoor.com hsn.com.

Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes.

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