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Tuesday, August 08, 2017

#RevitalizewithStIves

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Mirum, but opinions expressed are my own. 

Check out this full review of the St. Ives face scrubs from CVS.
Do you exfoliate your skin? How often and what do you use? I’ve learned of the past 15 years of trying out products and reporting back to you that expensive doesn’t always = bueno. There are some areas I splurge in for sure, but in others, I tighten the reigns.

St. Ives Apricot Scrub

Check out this full review of the St. Ives face scrubs from CVS.

So I thought I’d show you how I pamper my skin a few nights each during the busy work week:

  • Eye mask – I like to put it in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes or the freezer for about 10, depending on how much around-the-eye-soothing I need.
  • Since I’m very nose focused, what I’m smelling is so important, so after I put on the eye mask, I like to light a candle or spritz on a favorite perfume. Whichever I’m in the mood for.
  • Washcloth – I keep two on hand, one for the next step and one to use later. I soak one in not-too-hot water that I lay on my face for about 1 ½ minutes to warm up my skin and open the pores.
  • Next I apply St. Ives® Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub that I pick up at CVS when picking up prescriptions, and really work the formula around in small gentle circles on my face to really clean the day off my skin. Using just my fingers, I can feel the scubbers going to work. And speak of, with the recent stories about what happens to micro plastics inside some of our face exfoliators, it’s good to know that this Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub uses 100% natural exfoliants and moisturizers, including walnut shell powder, corn kernel meal and apricot extract, among others. 
  • After I let it sit for a few minute, I use the same washcloth I used to warm up my skin and remove all the scrub off my face with lot s of water. Then pat dry with the dry washcloth, wipe a toner on my face to make sure all the scrub is removed, and lastly, apply moisturizer and eye cream.

Check out this full review of the St. Ives face scrubs from CVS.

My skin feels so refreshed; like I just took the day off my face in a big way, which I actually just did. The above is so simple and easy and just really makes a difference in making me feel good before bedtime. I truly do #RevitalizewithStIves.

Check out this full review of the St. Ives face scrubs from CVS.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

4 Favorite Spring Scents

My nose seems to come out of hibernation this time of year when the seasons change and everything just smells so much richer right now. Here are some of my favorites I can’t get enough of! What are some of your favorites? 

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CLEAN Blossom Eau de Parfum ($40/1oz, $72/2.14oz @ ulta.comcleanperfume.com) – released early this year, this one seems to fit perfectly right now. This floral contains notes of neroli, lilac, orange blossom, lily and musk and sandalwood. Super feminine and a little heavier than a traditional floral.  

FRESH Rose Deep Hydration Cream ($40/1oz @ freshbeauty.com and sephora.com) – made for normal to dry skin, I almost like applying some of this each night just to smell the roses! This cream will increase the skin’s hydration by including hyaluronic acids in it as well as rosewater and vitamin E to nourish.

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO Emozione Dolce Fiore Eau de Toilette ($79/1.7oz, $99/3.1oz @ macys.com) – this floral releases top notes of bergamot, grapefruit and white peach, heart notes of rose buds and peony and a base of white musk, vanilla and suede. Really unique and calming.

ST. IVES Nourished & Smooth Oatmeal Body Scrub ($5.99/9oz @ target.com) – this gentle body scrub uses walnut shell powder to slough off the rough winter skin to reveal a softer side.

 

Friday, November 15, 2013

A New Way to Dispense Body Products

These pressurized can containers housing body products seem to be pretty hot these days. Is it for the sake of freshness? The only other time I’ve seen this packaging was recently here and I just thought it had something to do with the fact that it was a self-tanner. Anyway, here are two brands rocking the trend right now!

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Netherlands’ brand RITUALS Foaming Shower Gel ($15/6.7oz only @ ulta.com) comes in five scents, two of whic are new ones - Happy Buddha (sweet mandarin orange and cedar) and shown here, Zensation (organic rice milk and cherry blossom). These come out in your hand as a gel and turn into a foam once water hits it. Be forewarned, the gel comes out rather quickly so go easy on the nozzle.

ST. IVES Fresh Hydration Lotion ($7.69/6.5oz @ target.comamazon.com) comes in three scents: Citrus & Vitamin C, Oatmeal & Shea Butter and Coconut Milk & Orchid Extract. They are made with glycerin & Shea Butter and leaves a really light trail of moisturizer in its wake. Who wants to spend time applying lotion this season? These are quick, easy and sink in quickly. 

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

Friday, May 16, 2008

Quick Pick Body - St. Ives

Stivesuse_3 This one should have been filed under Heavenly Scents feature as the scent is just that, oh so nose pleasing. This oatmeal in ST. IVES Oatmeal & Shea Butter Moisturizing Body Wash ($4.55/18oz @ amazon.com) is known for soothing dry itchy skin and the Shea inside is to moisturize. Yes, this one contains the super lather agent, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, as most drugstore brands do, which I am not a big fan of but if you don’t care, this is nicely priced and does the job well.

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