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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Welcome Bath Season with LAFCO!

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If there’s one thing in beauty that I just love and actually collect, it’s soaps. I have about 20 stocked in my collection that I keep in my bathroom and beauty closet. And though I can’t seem to find the post right now, I know I’ve posted about keeping one on my beauty table just hold in my hand and smell here. They are just that enjoyable for me.

Have you ever thought about the soaps you keep for you and your guests to use in the sink and/or tub? I pay attention to this seemingly small detail and always have, so if you do, then you may recognize these Bath Soaps from LAFCO. Maybe it’s the name or their unique packaging they come in.

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The base of LAFCO Bath Soaps is a blended 100% vegetable base using refined coconut oil. Each is quadruple milled and contain perfume-grade scents that will last on the skin.

Shown here in Sea & Dune (grass, sand, ocean), Champagne (clean and sparkling w/notes of ginger, lemon), Feu de Bois (woody, smoky, warm). Even with regular daily use, each bar will last up to 4 weeks!

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In a world made up of gels, serums and scrubs cluttering the shower, isn’t it nice to revisit a simple basic? Choose from $17/8.5oz @ lafco.com.

Also be sure you check out their beautiful line of candles, body creams and more!

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

Monday, July 31, 2017

Say Hello To Sexy Legs ... Seriously!

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Quite a few times in the last few weeks I’ve found myself wanting a little boost in color but I have just not been in the mood to smell the self-tanner. Then I met SAY HELLO TO SEXY LEGS Tinted Glow Gel ($38/5.1oz @ sephora.com, qvc.com). It’s a wash-away-with-soap-and-water gel lotion that gives skin instant color and once it dries down is completely transfer-resistant.

And this is great for two reasons – sometimes I just want instant color before heading out for the evening and it dries down in 3 to 5 minutes! Yup, you don’t have to stand there waiting and waiting to get dressed. The other reason is that the color itself is really nice and doesn’t look fake at all. I am usually hesitant when it comes to these instant tints because it’s a one-size-fits-all when it comes to the shade but I have to say they pretty much nailed it with this one.

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Will This Peel Rejuvenate Hands?

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When it comes to aging, how much do you pay attention to the backs of your hands? They can totally give away your age or look old before your time. I usually apply sunscreen or leftover sunscreen from my face on the backs of my hands almost every day but I do forget sometimes.

I have not seen many products made especially for this area until now. EXUVIANCE Age Reverse Hand Rejuvenator ($65 @ neostrata.com, ulta.com) is a two-product system – the peel and the cream. I’ve been testing it out since early February so let’s check it out.

What It Is: This two-step intensive treatment restores smoother, firmer and younger looking hands. The 10% Citric Acid Peel gently exfoliates and lifts away dull rough patches, uncovering smooth skin and preparing for the rejuvenating cream treatment that follows. With potent anti-agers CitraFill®, NeoGlucosamine® and Apple Stem Cell Extract, the Hand Rejuvenator Cream helps diminish all the signs of aging on hands - crepiness, loose skin and dark spots, restoring hydration and firmer, younger looking hands.

My Take: Well as you can see from the below photos, there doesn’t seem to be much difference between the two. I swiped the Peel product with a cotton pad on the backs of my hands and then applied some of the Cream after every day for a solid 5 weeks. I feel like the skin on the back of my hands has not changed much at all. I’m surprised because of the ingredients it lists but this one is a big pass from me.

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

Friday, April 07, 2017

What's On Your Beauty List?

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Spring is finally here so perk up your parts with some new products. Are you ready? I am  and here’s how I'm doing it. 

1. Hands TOUCH GermBlock ($5.99/1oz @ walgreens.com) – this one claims to protect hands from germs for up to 6 hours! How do you know it’s working? Well, I can’t think of a way to test it so just have to take their word for it or better yet, test it out. Available in Unscented, OceanMist, Tropical Breeze, and Mint Green Tea Aloe.

2. Refresh - PIXI BEAUTY Vitamin Wakeup Mist ($15/2.70oz @ pixibeauty.com) – when temps rise I make sure I always have a face mist at the ready and Pixi just came out with a few news ones. This one sure wakes my skin up!

3. Skin ACURE Purifying Fruit Peel ($22.99/1.4oz @ acureorganics.com) – this one uses acids found naturally inside mangos, bitter cherry and raspberry, among others to exfoliate. A thin layer on the face and neck for 5 to 8 minutes 1 or 2 times a week is all it takes.

4. Hair CUVÉE BEAUTY Champagne Spray ($45/5oz @ revolve.com) – I find that when I spray this one and this one both on towel dried hair, I get the perfect blowout that lasts for a few days. A perfect tousled/piecey look!

5. LipsHIGHLIGHT Liquid Lipstick in Sahara Rendezvous ($25 @ highlightcosmetics.com) – lipstick is good but metallic lipstick is better this season! And this coppery/bronze shade will go with any tan. And this one dries down all the way but not dry like a desert.

6. CheeksBENEFIT GALifonia Powder Blush ($29 @ benefitcosmetics.com, macys.com) – a pinky blush with a touch of sunkissed gold and smells like grapefruit and vanilla. Yum!

7. ComplexionCOLORESCIENCE Tint Du Soleil Whipped Foundation ($54/1oz @ colorescience.com, ulta.com) – this is one of those all-in-one foundations that includes SPF30, nourishing vitamins for the skin, and it wear beautifully. Available in 4 shades.

8. Clean - LE COUVENT DES MINIMES 3-in-1 Micellar Water ($19/13.5oz @ ulta.com) – time to lighten things up now that the temps are going up! So gently remove makeup and clean the skin with this one.

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Keeping Cultures Alive with Treets Traditions

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Have you heard of the new TREETS TRADITIONS line yet? It’s a pretty good one with a lot of positive traits so I wanted to put it on your radar. Treets searches all over the world for ancient traditions of body care found in nature and infuses them in their products. It’s important not to forget this previous knowledge created in different regions of the world.

They have 5 different collections, which highlights different benefits:

  • Energising Secrets (based on natural ingredients found in the Amazon)
  • Relaxing Chakra’s (inspired by Asian traditions)
  • Revitalising Ceremonies (inspired by ceremonial herbal steam rooms, salt and mineral baths from the North)
  • Nourishing Spirits (taking its vision from the butters, oils, nuts and seeds coming from Africa)
  • Healing Harmony (inspired by the blend of herbs and oils based in the Alps)

Shown here is their Hand Wash ($12/10.14oz) and Hand Lotion ($18/10.14oz) from the Energising Secrets line, which contains ingredients from the Amazon like Passion Fruit Oil and Buriti Fruit Oil in the hand wash and Shea Butter and Sacha Inchi Nut Oil in the hand lotion, designed to moisturize and protect the skin.

And the products are conveniently available @ ulta.com.

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

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Saturday, December 10, 2016

#SpreadTheDifference with Vaseline This Season #ad

This post is sponsored by Mirum Shopper. Opinions are 100% my own.

As I’ve mentioned a few times in previous posts lately, I’m all about 2 things this holiday season when it comes to gifting – usefulness and budgeting. I’m a little embarrassed to admit this, but when it comes to buying gifts for those I’m giving too, I’ve never stuck to a budget. While I do have an idea of what I can spend on each person, I’ve never had a specific dollar amount. But this year, I’m doing just that and putting a budget together.

The other habit I’m starting this year and hopefully continuing for years to come is making sure my gift is useful to the recipient. Like for my cousin I’m giving her some great quality bakeware. You know baking sheets, pie pans etc. He’s in culinary school and I know he will find them super useful.

Another idea is a stack of AA batteries for my father. He’s always looking for some and never has them on hand. Useful, right? 

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And of course a gift that’s big on my list to give is beauty, go figure! My recipients pretty much expect me to give them some kind of beauty gift during the holidays. Smart beauty products are something all people, especially women, love to use.

So that’s why I’m giving gift boxes from Vaseline. They are a great value and packed with body essentials like lotions, lip tins and jellies but they also give back. With each Vaseline gift box purchase, you are giving 1 Healing Donation. Your purchase will support Direct Relief to deliver Vaseline Jelly, medical supplies and dermatological care to people affected by poverty or emergencies. Learn more about Vaseline here and the Vaseline Healing Project at see.walmart.com/Walmart.

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Choose from 3 different Vaseline Gift Boxes that are only $9.88 each!

Essential Healing Gift Box – (4 products total) (shown here)

  1. (2) 10oz Vaseline Essential Healing Body Lotion
  2. (1) Vaseline Petroleum Jelly Original, 1.75oz
  3. (1) Lip Tin Original, .6oz

Cocoa Butter Gift Box – (4 products total)

  1. (2) Vaseline Cocoa Butter Body Lotion, 10oz
  2. (1) Vaseline Petroleum Jelly Cocoa Butter, 1.75oz
  3. (1) Vaseline Lip Tin Cocoa Butter, .6oz

Advanced Repair Gift Box – (4 products total)

  1. (2) Vaseline Advanced Repair Body Lotion, 10oz
  2. (1) Vaseline Petroleum Jelly Original, 1.75oz
  3. (1) Vaseline Lip Tin Original, .6oz

I have about 6 coworkers I need to give presents to this year so they will for sure be receiving one of these super useful gift sets.

Now don’t you want to #SpreadTheDifference too?

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

#PamperWithPeony and Dove This Fall!

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

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What I love most about the nights getting colder in September is creating a home spa in my bathroom. It gets darker earlier in the day and that alone just makes me want to curl up in a warm bath or soak my feet! While an overall bath with candles and a good book is always pampering, I find just focusing on a part of my body and giving it a “super treatment,” like my feet or hands, is what I seem to do most.

And what better way to pamper this season than with the exquisite scent of sweet cream and peony inside the Dove Purely Pampering collection in Sweet Cream and Peony. Have you ever smelled peony flower before? It’s a little on the rosy side and a little on the clean side and 100% feminine.

They just came out with a Body Wash and Beauty Bar in the scent and it's just for taking care of your parts this season.

 

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Saturday, January 02, 2016

Take Care of Your Skin in 2016!

Make 2016 the year you take care of your skin. I know I am and here are three I’ve been using to start my year off right.

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EXCIPIAL 20% Intensive Healing Cream
($15.99/3.7oz @ target.com) – This brand just hit shelves this past fall and comes from the makers of Cetaphil. This cream has been keeping the dryness away from my seemingly always dry parts like my feet, elbows and knees. I love that it’s not greasy at all.

BRANDT PoreDermabrasion Pore Perfecting Exfoliator ($58/2oz @ dermstore.com) – I’m lucky that I don’t have big pores so maybe this one isn’t quite for me but I found that it exfoliated my skin beautifully. This one uses both physical exfoliators and chemical ones in the formula.

HAND CHEMISTRY Intensive Youth Complex $20/3.3oz @ target.com) – I have high expectations when it comes to my hand creams. I mean, why shouldn’t they do double, triple or even octuple duty like our face creams? This one does! Brightness, hydration, elasticity, texture and other things the skin on your hands dreams up.

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

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Friday, July 11, 2014

5 Favorite … Summer Moisturizers

Each summer a ton of different moisturizers find their way to the top of my dressing table but only a handful are used over and over. Here are the ones that I’m starting to run low on. And be sure to check these out as a couple of them do more than double-duty. 

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1. MAYBELLINE Baby Lips Crystal in Pink Quartz - $3.99 @ ulta.com and drugstores nationwide

2. HEAVEN + URTH Beelieve Hydration Balm - $39/2oz, $73/4oz @ heavenandurth.com

3. TEADORA Nourishing Lip Butter in Rainforest at Dawn - $15/.5oz @ teadorabeauty.com

4. AROMATHERAPHY ASSOCIATES 'Relax' Massage & Body Oil - $69/3.4oz @ aromatheraphyassociates.com

5. PHARMAGEL Hand Therapé Sanitizer - $56/16.9oz, $24/6oz, $13/3oz @ walgreens.com

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

 

Monday, April 14, 2014

5 Favorites … Drugstore Finds

You don’t have to pay a lot for great beauty products and 5 here are worth the pennies that you can pick up right at your local drugstore. Two have totally unique scents, one leaves no white residue like some sunscreens can, one really kept my underarms super dry, and the last is an inexpensive hair hydrator.

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1. HAWAIIAN TROPIC Silk Hydration Faces Lotion SPF 30 - $9.59/1.7oz @ ulta.com

2. AUSSIE 3 Minute Miracle MOIST - $3.99/8oz @ walgreens.com

3. CARESS Aqua Sparkle Body Wash in Lilac Blossom & Aquamarine - $5.29/12oz @ amazon.com

4. DOVE Purely Pampering Beauty Bar in Pistachio Cream with Magnolia Scent - $7.39/4bars @ target.com

5. SECRET 'Paris Romantic Rose' Invisible Solid Antiperspirant - $4.29/2.6oz @ amazon.com

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

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