Showing posts with label Beauty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Beauty. Show all posts


Nubian Heritage’s Mango Butter Collection

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My love of mangoes probably began on the Island of Nevis, when I visited there in 2015 for the Nevis Mango Festival. Whether it is blended into a juice or cocktail, chopped for a tropical cobb salad, diced into a delicious salsa, or lathered onto your skin, there are countless ways to enjoy the juicy, summer fruit Mango. I was delighted to discover Nubian Heritage’s Mango Butter Collection, which provides firm, rejuvenated skin ideal for summer, not to mention the tropical fresh scent perfect this time of year. Their products truly smell good enough to eat!
The seed of the mango fruit, first cultivated on the Indian subcontinent and in Eastern Asia more than 4,000 years ago, is revered for its moisturizing benefits. The indigenous people of the tropical rainforest have long used Mango Butter to provide skin a protective moisture barrier against environmental stressors. Rich in carotenoids and antioxidants, Mango Butter provides supple, rejuvenating moisture for the appearance of firmer, healthier looking skin. Nubian Heritage also utilizes Vitamin C in this collection to rejuvenate and firm the skin. These three products that I received are simply wonderful! My skin feels so smooth and soft, plus the wonderful scent lasts a long time.
Nubian Heritage’s Mango Butter Collection of bath and body products is designed for all skin types and includes: Body Wash, Body Lotion, Bar Soap, Hand Cream, Infused Shea Butter, Hand and Body Scrub, Deodorant, and Bath Oil. As with all Nubian Heritage products, the Mango Butter products are cruelty-free, and do not contain parabens, sulfates, phthalates, paraffin, mineral oil, petroleum, DEA, synthetic fragrance, or artificial coloring. I absolutely LOVE the Mango Butter Collection and can't wait to try some of the other products.
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CocoRoo Organic Coconut Moisturizing Lotions

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Coconut oil is nature's finest moisturizer and I'm loving how CocoRoo organic coconut moisturizing lotions spoil my skin! CocoRoo uses only organic cold-pressed coconut oil to preserve the nutrients and antioxidants that help keep your skin looking healthy and vibrant. They also add cold-pressed macadamia nut oil to help further soothe and moisturize, allowing you to maintain your natural glow. The Naturally Naked lotion is unscented, perfect for families that have sensitivity to aromas, and the Mint Condition lotion is infused with menthol and peppermint oil for those days when you need some extra pep in your step.

I love these lotions so much! If you've ever used coconut oil, you know that it can harden slightly, so I leave these lotions in my shower so the heat of the hot water will soften them up. Having them in the shower also reminds me to put lotion on after every shower, so I don't end up with itchy, dry, alligator skin over the winter months. CocoRoo lotions are USDA Certified Organic and contain absolutely nothing but organic extra virgin cold-pressed coconut oil, cold-pressed macadamia nut oil, and in the case of the mint lotion, organic peppermint oil and natural menthol. CocoRoo is the perfect holiday gift!

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Stuff the Stockings with Soapcreek

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Stuff the stockings with great products from Soapcreek! These Artisan Soaps are a work of art that offer amazing skin nourishing benefits. Soapcreek uses sustainably cultivated food-grade plant oils and scents every product with only pure therapy grade essential oils sourced from farms all over the world. The designs are created with mineral colorants and naturally colored clays which offer soothing and cleansing properties. The Pumpkin Pie Soap smells so delicious that it made my stomach growl when I opened the package. Their Candy Cane Soap would be the perfect addition to any holiday stocking!
Each bar has generous amounts of additives sourced both locally and worldwide through fair trade, such as exotic butters, oils, herbs, seeds, flowers, extracts, raw honey, goats milk, and yogurt, beneficial to many different skin types. Many of Soapcreek's varieties are totally vegan. They list out each ingredient, even the essential oil blend, because transparency is everything to the consumer. Their spa minerals are made with essential oils and natural salts from around the world, including the beautiful Himalayan Pink salt. Soapcreek lotions, cremes, scrubs, lip balm, and all their other products are made with the best available natural ingredients. I love the Cinnamint Lip Balm! Soapcreek products are perfect for family, friends, and coworkers, and don't forget your child's teacher.
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Bloom Mineral Beauty - Dead Sea Skin Therapy

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This year, stuff their stocking with beautiful skin care products! Bloom Mineral Beauty provides the finest skin care and beauty products utilizing exclusive Dead Sea minerals. The Dead Sea is well known for its therapeutic properties. For centuries, people have traveled from all over the world to its shores to soak in its salty, majestic waters (even I've been there and floated in the waters!). Research into general Dead Sea benefits and the minerals found in Dead Sea Salt and Dead Sea Mud has shown a 40% reduction in the depth of wrinkling. The minerals also moisturize, detoxify, and soften the skin.
Bloom's Shielding Body Lotion is a luxurious lightweight body moisturizer enriched with Soy, Aloe Vera, Dead Sea Minerals and Glycerin to hydrate and create an all day protective moisture barrier. Bloom's Shielding Foot Cream is a non-greasy, deeply moisturizing foot cream enriched with Dead Sea Minerals, Calendula, and Aloe Vera to deliver smooth, hydrated skin. Bloom Mineral Beauty uses the highest quality ingredients available through science and nature. Their products are formulated to be mineral rich and are Paraben-Free, Petroleum-Free, and GMO-Free. I love the way it easily smooths onto my skin and leaves it feeling silky soft all day. Cold weather is brutal on my skin and Bloom Mineral Beauty gives me a great barrier against dryness. These two are excellent products!
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INSTYTUTUM Skincare - Flawless Skin is now at Your Fingertips #review

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INSTYTUTUM skincare brand features truly effective, innovative, clinically-tested products with quality, anti-aging breakthroughs and performance-driven actives. Inspired by Natalia Derkach, M.D., a top-level executive of a successful pharmaceutical corporation renowned for manufacturing innovative medical solutions and created in a Swiss laboratory with scientists that have 30 years of experience in the skincare industry, INSTYTUTUM can help you achieve flawless skin.
I've been testing the INSTYTUTUM Eye Cream and Triple Effect Peel for about two weeks. The advanced Eye Cream visibly brightens and firms around my eye area. It has caffeine to reduce fluid retention and puffiness, and peptide to diminish wrinkles. It firms, moisturizes, and hydrates the eye area. This eye cream improves elasticity, providing a lifted look to the eye area. The retinol also brightens and boosts collagen production. I love what the Eye Cream is doing for my aging skin!
I think I've only tried a peel once in my life before using the INSTYTUTM Triple Effect Peel. This product far exceeds my previous experience. It's a microdermabrasion triple action peel that features a powerful complex of salicylic acid, papaya enzymes, and micro-polishing particles. This Triple Effect Peel exfoliates and resurfaces, correcting skin imperfections, and instantly improves texture and tone for smoother, brighter, regenerated, and radiant skin. I was surprised at how amazing my skin looked after just one use!
Visit today to start your journey to flawless skin with their wide variety of beauty products! I highly recommend their products!


NEW Luxe Bath Treats by Mr. Bubble

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Mr. Bubble has released an exclusive line of retro-inspired pampering products for women. It’s Mr. Bubble’s first foray outside of the kid market! Milk and Cookies features an old fashioned milk bottle with two “cookie” bath melts. What a perfect gift set for those who love vintage bathroom designs and farmhouse bathroom designs. I am in love with this set! Take a dunk in a rich and creamy bath surrounded by bubbles and indulge yourself (or a loved one) in a nourishing milk bubble bath made with Shea and Vitamin E, then add a double dose of hydration with two butter cookie bath melts. Enriched with nourishing Cocoa and Shea Butter, the decadent bath treats slowly melt around you, leaving your mind relaxed and your skin irresistibly soft. Oh, you're one smart cookie.
This “tasty” trio is available in either the sweet scent of Original Bubble or the luscious, sugar cream scent of Sweet and Clean. It makes a great gift or stocking stuffer for your mom, sister, or best gal pals or a refreshing alternative for a hostess or teacher gift. Priced at only $9.99, you can pamper ALL the special ladies in your life! Milk and Cookies is available exclusively at Target retail stores and online starting November 1. “The Mr. Bubble brand is all about fun. For this holiday we took our popular Luxe line and developed innovative, luxurious products that are kitschy, affordable and ready-to-gift,” said Michelle Hanson, Director of Marketing, The Village Company, parent company of the Luxe by Mr. Bubble brand. “The best thing is, you can indulge without the added calories!“
If bubbles get you thinking about rest and relaxation, check out the exclusive Luxe by Mr. Bubble Me Time Gift Set Duo. This limited edition set includes indulgent Bubbletini Bath Bombs in a functioning martini shaker and luxurious powdered bubble bath in a reusable retro tin. It’s like four gifts in one! Timeouts aren't just for kids anymore, so sit back, relax and get pampered with Mr. Bubble, the original brand of bath luxury. Both bubbles and bombs come packaged in a giftable box in your choice of Original Bubble or Sweet and Clean. No wrapping required! Priced right at $12.00 and available exclusively at Target retail stores and online starting December 1.
Bubbletini Bath Bombs Bath Bombs are more popular than ever, but packaged in a reusable drink shaker? That’s a gift that keeps on giving! Fun, fragrant and moisturizing, these little bombs pack a heavenly punch for the most indulgent bath time retreat. And they pair perfectly with your favorite cocktail, shaken of course, not stirred. Each Bubbletini contains 14 bath bombs, enough for 4-6 luxurious baths, and are available in Original Bubble and Sweet and Clean. Priced at only $8.99, you can afford to get them both! Bubbletini Bath Bombs are available at all Target locations and online starting December 1. On the Rocks Sea Salt Body Soak and Give Me Some Sugar Triple Moisture Sugar Scrub are great for back-to-school “treats” for moms. Both are available at Ulta. I am definitely enjoying all these bath treats!
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Treat Yourself with The Hollywood Silk Solution and Alba1913

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Summer is coming to an end and most of us are back to a busy, hectic lifestyle again. With the time crunch of families, kids, activities, and even the upcoming holidays, it can be hard to find time to treat yourself. The Hollywood Sleep Solution and Alba1913 offer wonderful products to keep you beautiful without sacrificing tons of time.
Alba1913 is a luxurious body butter with a fresh lemon and crisp herbal scent that soothes and relaxes the mind. Made with coconut oil, shea butter, and carrot root extract, its formula shields skin from moisture loss, leaving it with a luscious, velvety texture. This rich formula is easy and quick to smooth onto your skin after bathing or right before bed, improving and hydrating your skin in any season. This luscious body butter is one of my favorites!
After using Alba1913 Body Butter, sink your sleepy head into The Hollywood Silk Solution. This zippered pillowcase is made with the highest grade of long fiber mulberry silk and high grade cotton. The Hollywood Silk Solution is made to reduce bedhead, decrease tugging on delicate facial skin, and reduce sleep crease on your face. I love the cool feeling of the silk against my face! It comes in three colors - white, pink, and caramel. Now you can treat yourself even while you sleep.
Alba1913 and The Hollywood Sleep Solution
are fabulous gift ideas!
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Mother's Day Idea - Belli Skin Care Fresh Start Facial Scrub

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I've been trying out Belli's Fresh Start Pre-Treatment Scrub and my face is loving it. This is a fabulous idea for Mother's Day! Belli makes wonderful beauty products that are safe, gentle and effective for moms of all ages and even moms-to-be. All their products are are allergy tested, free of paraben preservatives, phthalates, and artificial dyes/fragrances. They are also made in the USA!
Fresh Start Pre-Treatment Scrub is a thick, creamy facial scrub that very gently scrubs with hundreds of little microbeads. It sweeps away old skin cells to reveal new, smooth, healthy skin and prepares skin for the application of other products. It contains green tea and ginseng, which are both rich in antioxidants. It also contains essential oil of peppermint, which provides energizing aromatherapy and a spa-like treatment right in your own home. I'd have to say this is my favorite Belli product of all. You can read my review of some of their other great products HERE. Find out more about Belli skin care products at and order some for your mom (and for yourself)!


Colorescience Mineral Corrector Palette SPF 20 #review

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I've never been the type to wear too much makeup (well, except that year I was 14 and really into an overabundance of bright blue eyeshadow), but there are days when I like a bit of makeup to touch up those not-so-perfect things on my facial skin. The Colorscience Mineral Corrector Palette SPF 20 is exactly what I need!
For over twelve years Colorescience has been blurring the lines between makeup and skincare to bring immediate beauty today while improving and protecting skin for tomorrow. This newly reformulated all-in-one color correcting pressed palette has everything you need to hide imperfections, enhance your best features, and help protect skin from harsh rays and environmental stressors.
Select the shade of your choice or blend them together - the results are endless. Whether you’re in need of an effective under-eye concealer to disguise the lack of sleep you got from a night out or are in search of the perfect contour to give you that extra boost, you can use the light powdered Colorescience Mineral Corrector Palette SPF 20 to solve your blemish woes with 360-degree coverage all year long.
Five blendable shades provide limitless ways to enhance your natural beauty. Formulated with Vitamin E and Carrot Seed Oil to shield against free radicals, the lightweight texture melts perfectly into the skin.Water resistant formula that lasts up to 80 minutes and effortlessly melts into the skin. Designed for all skin types, even the most sensitive of skin.
I've been using the Colorescience Mineral Corrector Palette SPF 20 for about a week. I've been able to cover the circles under my eyes and even out my skin tones. The consistency is like a creamy powder and the high-quality application brush allows me to blend it on perfectly. Another bonus - the case closes with a click, so I can carry it in my purse without fear of it dumping into my bag. On the bottom of the case, there is a chart so I don't forget which color is for which skin concern. I absolutely LOVE this product and highly recommend it!


Perfectly Posh Bath and Beauty Products #review

Perfectly Posh is a new addiction for me! They are wonderful bath, body, and beauty products that are naturally based, with no harmful chemicals, and with no animal testing. The photos of these products are ones I either bought myself, earned with Posh perks points, or won at a Posh online party. I was not provided products in exchange for a review, I just love the products so much that I wanted to share them with you!
The Big Fat Yummy Hand Creams (top photo) are fabulous! I love that they leave my hands super soft and not greasy at all. They come in lots of yummy scents too. The Moisturize 911 is a great daily facial lotion and the Honey Honey Healing Body Creme is amazing for dry winter skin. Posh products are always bigger than I expected and they are affordable!
I bought two different body butters from Posh, the Cheers My Dears and Skindelicious Portlandia. They are creamy, lightscented, and just a bit goes really far. I like to apply it right after a shower so that my winter skin can soak it all up. It's not greasy and absorbs quickly into my skin, leaving it soft and hydrated.
The Chunk Big Bath Bars are about twice the size of a soap bar you'd buy at the store. My favorite is the Hoku Kukui (and the photo only shows half my Posh Chunk stash). I really love this soap! It leaves me smelling good, feeling squeaky clean, and soft.
Posh also has great anti-aging products, lip care, men's products, exfoliating soap bars, body scrubs, hair products, facial masks, and much more! My sister Jennie recently became a consultant and she let me host an online party and I earned free products, plus look at all these great samples she sent to me!
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7th Heaven Beauty Masks #review

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There is no better way to spoil yourself than to indulge in a beauty mask. Give yourself a half hour alone, apply one of these masks, relax for 15-20 minutes while it does all the beautifying work, then rinse off to reveal brighter, smoother, more hydrated skin. 7th Heaven sent me several of their many beauty masks to try out: Exfoliator and Masque, Dead Sea Mud Pac, and Creamy Coconut.
7th Heaven face masks come in individual packs, so they are easy to store and easy to take with you when you travel. These face masks are 100% natural and safe for all skin types. 7th Heaven masks start at just $1.99 and are available at Walmart, Bed Bath and Beyond, Kroger, Kmart, and Harmon Discount.
Always pin your hair back to use a beauty mask. Make sure you've removed any makeup, then gently apply the mask all over your face, avoiding your eyes and mouth. I used the 7th Heaven Exfoliator and Masque the first week. It goes on super creamy and dries hard. Then I rinsed it all off with warm water and patted my face dry (never rub!) with a soft towel. I really liked the orange oil scent of this mask. It left my skin feeling very soft and smooth.
The 7th Heaven Dead Sea Mud Pac was the second one I tried. It was fun to put on because it started drying before I was done with my entire face. I could feel my skin tightening up as the mask provided a deep cleanse and delivered nutrient-rich minerals to my face. I rinsed off with warm water and my skin felt so soft and super clean. It really brightened my skin!
The third week, I used the 7th Heaven Creamy Coconut Mask. This cool and creamy mask is a super moisturizer and perfect for my winter skin. It hydrated my skin with coconut water and shea butter, leaving it soft and touchable. I love taking a half hour every week to treat myself (although I always hope no one rings my doorbell while I'm looking all scary). My skin looks and feels so much better with 7th Heaven beauty masks!


Easy Ways to Improve Your Skin

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Getting older doesn't mean you have to love your skin less. Make sure you are getting plenty of sleep (at least 7 hours nightly, preferably 8), drink lots of water (at least 8 glasses daily), and avoid overdoing sugary treats and greasy foods (opt for fresh fruits and vegetables instead). Adding Elan Rose beauty products to your daily routine is a super-easy way to improve your skin and to age gracefully. I love the names of these products - Wake Up Beautiful! Night Serum and Hello Sunshine! Day Cream give my face such a luxurious glow as they protect and improve my skin.
Wake Up Beautiful! Night Serum is a very lightweight lotion that works to repair my skin while I'm getting a good night's sleep. It contains Vitamin B3 for DNA repair and energy production, Gorgonian Extract for soothing and healing, Melatonin for strengthening, and Chestnut Extract for acid-free natural exfoliation. It strengthens and smooths my face, brightens my skin, and is actually reducing the wrinkles around my eyes! This dermatologist-tested night serum contains no parabens, silicones, or fragrance. Prior to Wake Up Beautiful! I rarely used a night serum, but I've noticed a marked difference in my skin upon waking since I've been using it. Based on my results, it is the best anti-aging night cream I've ever used!
Hello Sunshine! Day Cream is a luxurious Vitamin E face cream that includes a broad spectrum SPF 30. Since solar radiation is the worst thing your skin will encounter, this is the perfect daily use lotion. Hello Sunshine! protects my face from aging and from skin cancer, and gives my skin luxurious hydration all day long. It's not greasy or heavy, so it's great for using under makeup or alone. I generally don't wear makeup, and Hello Sunshine! gives me a healthy glow all day long.
Hello Sunshine! contains Vitamin B3 for DNA repair and energy production, Gorgonian Extract for soothing and healing, Vitamin E to protect the structure of the epidermis, and 7-dehydrocholesterol to activate the endogenous anti-stress system. This determatologist-tested SPF 30 day cream is non-irritating to my sensitive skin and contains no parabens, silicones, or fragrance. Using both of these Elan Rose products together make it so easy to improve my skin in just two daily steps! Learn more and shop for these fantastic skin care products at