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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Is There an Alternative to Petroleum Jelly? Yes, Waxelene!

I have a friend that carries a small plastic jar of a well-known petroleum jelly with her wherever she goes and is constantly applying it. So when I got hold of WAXELENE, I knew we would have to have an immediate meet up so I could have her try it; not so much so she could put something better on her lips but more so that I didn't have to watch her slap it on every 5 minutes! Ha!

What I also found out when we discussed the issue is that she has a tube or tub of something similar to the aforementioned in just about every nook and cranny around her – the car, the drawer in the coffee table and even a stash in her trunk just in case she runs out.

Waxelene-The-Petroleum-Jelly-Alternative Waxelene-The-Petroleum-Jelly-Alternative-and-a-smaller-container

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Really Need Smooth Hands & Feet? O'Keeffe's To the Rescue!

O'Keefe's-Working-Hands-and-Healthy-FeetAre greasy hands or feet lotions/balms/creams the bane of your existence? I’ve been able to find some that are pretty low on the greasy feeling factor but never one like this from the O’KEEFFE’S brand. Sometimes the best working beauty products are ones that are not really on the glamour side but in the end, it’s all about how it works, right?

Their clients are the hardcore like contractors, gardeners or basically anyone who works with their hands, are on their feet a lot or just suffer from really dry skin. Both Working Hands and Healthy Feet contain a high level of Glycerin that’s able to draw and really retain moisture and, I don’t really know how they do it, no greasy feeling whatsoever.

So now I want to know ….

How do they do it?

Most lotions or creams are made with oils and these are both oil-free allowing the glycerin to works its magic efficiently. That’s it? That seems way too simple. It looks and feels pretty much like a thick cream but if that’s their answer, that’s their answer and I won’t question what works nicely.

And it’s priced right for $7.99/3.2oz @

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

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Let Eucerin's Aquaphor Heal It All

Aquaphor-Healing-Ointment-Advanced-Therapy-Healing-OintmentMove over Vaseline because EUCERIN’s Aquaphor Healing Ointment Advanced Therapy is fast becoming my go-to for what ales skin.

Is it chapped? Apply Eucerin Aquaphor Healing Ointment.

Eczema? Apply Aquaphor Eucerin Healing Ointment.

Lips Chapped? Apply Eucerin Aquaphor Healing Ointment.

Use these for anything you use Vaseline for but this one is unscented, parabens-free, dye-free and most of all, totally non-greasy.

And it comes in a tube or tub tub and there’s even one for lips. Reasonably priced for $4.99 and up @ and drugstores nationwide.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

MOR Body Butter and Pomelo Soap

Mor-Cosmetics-Emporium-White-Collection-Indian-Pomelo-SoapGood quality products don’t have to break the bank. What makes a great line for me is attention to detail with not only the actual product but the packaging. I know it’s not quite holiday buying time yet, but this MOR line’s products score high points in the product and packaging department and are totally affordable.

Neroli Clementine Body Butter ($16/8.8oz) – formulated with skin-loving ingredients like olive oil, grape seed oil, Shea butter, vitamins A & C and Aloe vera, among others. It smells like fresh oranges!

Indian Pomelo Soap ($14/7oz) from the Emporium White Collection – textured paper wrapped around the soap, embossed and foiled inspired by historial items dating back to the 16th century until the 19th century. This triple-milled bar is so solid, it should last me about 8 months... 

Both and more, or rather Mor, @

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

Friday, July 06, 2012

Laura Mercier's New Almond Coconut Milk Collection

Laura-Mercier-Almond-Coconut-Milk-Hand-CremeIt’s not often I come across a totally non-greasy yet moisturizing hand cream but that’s just what we have here with LAURA MERCIER’s Almond Coconut Milk Hand Crème from the new Almond Coconut Milk Collection. Maybe it’s the essential oils of Jojoba, grape, sunflower and olive that just sink into the skin. Not sure but what does make this one also stand out is the rich scent of sweet almond and coconut with the hint of vanilla and sugar. It’s almost overpowering and could easily be if it’s competing with a strong perfume. $15/2oz @

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

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Hall of Fame *review* Mistral Soaps

Mistral-French-Style-SoapMistral Signature French Soap – Hall of Fame Worthy?

Pros – truly French soap.
Cons – I use liquid soaps more often.

Does it stay in the Hall of Fame?

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Gift Pick - LUSH Angel's Delight

Holiday-2011-Product-PickYou know you’ve got a winner on your hands when you can smell the product through the packaging. And this is the case with LUSH’s Angel’s Delight Soap ($5.95/3.5oz @ This one has real tangerine oil inside and just a splash of blackcurrent. And this one is just so colorful, which is great for anytime of the year, really.


Saturday, September 24, 2011

Fall Body Cleanser Picks

Do you prefer a liquid body soap or bar soap? I oscillate between the two throughout the week with no real favorite rearing its head. Here are four new ones that just came out that are in full rotation in my shower.

Fall-Body-Cleansers-2011 BODYCOLOGY Shower Gel & Bubble Bath in Enchanted Forest ($4.99/16oz @ for locations) – using real honey and aloe vera, this one smells of jasmine (my favorite) and nutmeg on a base of musk and just really clean smelling.

THYMES Triple-Milled Soap in Bergamot Vert ($13/7oz @ – this one is a dash of floral, a dash of woody and two dashes of citrus. Yes, it’s officially fall but this one seems to delight all year round.

SOAP & PAPER FACTORY Handmade Shea Butter Soap in Close ($8/4oz @ – now you and your man can enjoy the same soap as this one is a tad masculine – sandalwood, cedar and a hint of citrus.

BATH & BODY WORKS Shower Gel in Paris Amour ($10.50/10oz @ - this scent collection just came out and it’s surprisingly nice this time of year – French tulips, apple blossoms and sparkling pink champagne.

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

Sunday, January 30, 2011

New Line Alert! Argan Magic

Argan-Magic-Soothing-Skin-Salve-with-Orange-Blossom If you’re all into the products that contain Argan Oil these days, you might want to check out this new ARGAN MAGIC line. Not only do their products contain 100% pure Argan Oil but the oil is cold compressed, which helps keep the rich Omega Fatty Acids in tact instead of the more popular, and cheaper way, of heat processing it .

My pick of the line right now is their Soothing Skin Salve. Salves are so multi-functional – use it on the skin to soften, hair for fly-a-ways, cuticles, really anywhere and everywhere. In addition to the cold pressed Argan Oil, this one also contains Safflower Seed Oil, Sweet Almond Oil and a great Orange Blossom and Pomegranate scent. $22/1.5oz @

Disclosure: A sample of this item was provided to for review purposes.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Gift Pick: CND's Snuggle Set

Holiday-Icon-2010 Do you have a nailfile (lover of all things nails, polishes, etc) on your list this year? I love to give gifts from the CND line. The quality is great and they put some creative sets out every year like this Almond SpaManicure Snuggle Set. It contains a bottle of their Almond Hydrating Lotion (8oz) – use it on hands, body and feet. Contains jojoba seed oil, sunflower seed oil and vitamin E, Solar Oil (.25oz) – this is a cult favorite to keep cuticles in tip-top shape with a bevy of nourishing oils like sweet almond, jojoba and rice and  a pair of cute Cozy Pedi Socks! $16.95 @

Disclosure: A sample of this item was provided to for review purposes.

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