There is nothing better than a fragrant bar of soap to lift your spirits in the shower. Of course, it’s made better when the beauty bar you are using is one made of 100% virgin olive oil.
An anti-inflammatory and high in antioxidants, virgin olive oil in skincare, is an ingredient that is nourishing to skin in need of moisture. I had the opportunity to try Olivita’s Virgin Olive Oil Artisan Soaps ($5.99), specifically the Uplifting Turkish Bath and Blissful Green Apple scents. Read more
It’s a Beautiful Day to pop into your local Bath & Body Works and test one of their newest and freshest scents! I visit Bath & Body Works pretty much every time I walk by the store in my local mall. (I’m sort of addicted to their Wallflowers!) I just can’t help myself because it seems like there’s always a new scent to try and who can resist?!
Bath & Body Works just launched Beautiful Day, a new fragrance for women. If you’re into the more fruity floral scents, you’re going to LOVE this one. For starters, I can’t even look at the label without singing U2’s “Beautiful Day,” that song instantly puts me in a great mood. (Are you singing it now? It’s hard not to, right?!) Read more
The best things usually come in small packages. And the same holds true for all 2.75 ounces of LAVANILA’s new Vanilla Coconut Healthy Body Butter. Have you tried it yet? If you haven’t, you are missing out on simple, luxurious skin care at an affordable $10!
The mousse-like texture of Vanilla Coconut Healthy Body Butter makes it appear rich without feeling thick and greasy on your skin. And just like mousse, it melts right in…to hydrate and nourish. The fragrance is intoxicating (I was ready to book a vacation) while shea and cocoa butter moisturize your skin. This body butter also contains Goji Berry and Kakadu Plum – super anti-oxidants for your skin! Read more
Spring is finally here! (For a while it didn’t feel like it was coming at all!) With the beautiful weather and blooming gardens comes light floral scents both in the air and on our skin! New for Spring 2013, the Temple Tree Jasmine collection from Thymes has been inspired by those beautiful feminine florals that seem to complement the season perfectly. Available in a complete collection for bath, body, and home fragrance, Temple Tree Jasmine is a memorable light fragrance you’ll want to cover your body with.
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Invigorate your senses with Suave Naturals NEW Rainforest Fresh Body Wash scent! At an incredibly affordable price, Suave Naturals New Rainforest Fresh is infused with moisturizing ingredients such as aloe, bamboo extracts and skin-conditioning vitamin E.
The Rainforest Fresh scent has a refreshing aroma that makes you feel like you’ve just showered in a lush, tropical waterfall! Once this thick, hypoallergenic body wash gel hits your loofah, the steam from the shower fills your bathroom with its clean, fresh scent that will linger all over your body.
The New Rainforest Fresh Body Wash scent smells just as good as any expensive body wash on the market today… at a fraction of the price! Don’t believe it? Here’s your chance to try it for yourself!
I’m giving away one Suave Naturals prize pack to one lucky winner, which will include three Suave Naturals Body Washes and one $50 Walgreens gift card!
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This never ending winter has kept my wood burning stove going constantly. Thus, any moisture in the air is completely zapped. My feet are the driest they have ever been (despite a few pedicures this winter), and my skin just can’t seem to absorb enough lotion to be completely quenched. Have you noticed the same?
Sometimes it is partially my fault too. There are times when I’m in a rush and I forget (or don’t have time) to put on lotion, which of course only makes my skin even more dehydrated. When I was sent Dial’s new Skin Therapy 7-Day Moisturizing Lotion with Himalayan Pink Salt, I swooned at the thought of a lotion working for me even on the days when I forget to apply it.
What is Himalayan Pink Salt? If you are wondering, so was I, as I had never really heard of it before. Himalayan Pink Salt has a rich mineral content that includes over 84 minerals and trace elements such as: calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper and iron. This salt is recognized for its beautiful pink color, high mineral content, and its therapeutic properties. (source) While the lotion is not pink, I can understand why Dial is drawing our attention to this beauty ingredient, which is sourced from Pakistan.
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If you’re ready to charge full speed ahead into Spring with warmer weather and leave the cold Winter months behind … set aside a hour and lock yourself in the bathroom (aka your home spa) and indulge in Pure Fiji’s line of luxurious and deliciously scented spa products.
I’m all about spa’ing at home, especially because this is our wedding year and I want to look my absolute best on the big day. I like to spa and I like to spa often, so A Girl’s Gotta Spa! at home once in a while! The moment I opened Pure Fiji’s Facial Solutions products, I was instantly reminded of summer. I kind of felt like I was in a commercial because I literally closed my eyes, took a deep breath, and pictured myself in the South Pacific. I set aside an hour on Sunday to lock myself in the bathroom and pamper myself with Pure Fiji’s home facial samples, sugar scrub, and pedicure sampler. On a cold March day, it was an instant mood booster. Read more
For soft, smooth, velvety skin, I’ve been turning to body oils. The lovely sisters at Smith Farms send me their Honeysuckle Hair and Body Oil ($16) to try. No wonder it’s one of their best sellers–it’s made with one third each jojoba, sweet almond and sunflower oil. This light and fast absorbing oil is as good for your hair as it is for your skin. Enriched with vitamin E and honeysuckle essential oil, this multipurpose oil is as decadent as it is hardworking.
The story of Smith Farms is interesting and compelling. The Smith Farm story begins with Julia.
“To be honest, it began the day during a walk in the woods at the farm. I had been thinking about my career and wondering if I could be doing something more fulfilling. What kept coming to mind, was an interest in creating skincare products, specifically natural ones, that would be safe and gentle and not irritate sensitive skin. Being a bit of a skincare enthusiast, I had recently been concerned with the long list of unrecognizable ingredients on the products I used every day. Inspired by my walk, I decided now was a good time to give it a try.” Read more
Nothing says summer and vacation to me more than the scent of coconut. And nothing says swimsuit ready more than soft, smooth, hydrated skin. Now combine the scent of coconut with products that exfoliate and moisturize my skin leaving it insanely smooth, glowing and hydrated. Who needs 80 degree temps? It’s practically summer in my shower right now…or at least it felt like it about ten minutes ago. After I used the Coconut Milk & Honey Body Scrub and Body Butter from J.R Watkins.
The natural scrub is a combination of sugar, shea butter and natural oils and smells absolutely delicious. It effectively exfoliated my skin without feeling harsh and scratchy. I loved that the scrub is also moisturizing so I did not feel like I was stripping my skin of moisturize while I exfoliated. The body butter, like the scrub is also natural and has an amazing scent that is not overpowering. The scent is light, fresh and clean…perfect for summer. It felt decadent and luxurious on my skin and left it looking and feeling soft and radiant. Read more
There is nothing I love more than a candle that can fill the entire room with its scent without overwhelming your senses and the perfectly portioned body wash and body cream whose fragrance lingers long after your shower. If you have yet to own anything from the NEST Fragrances line, then you are simply missing out on the aforementioned. Read more