Teami Skinny Tea

// // National day(s) of complete diet obliteration ...also known as "the holidays," is almost upon us. As much as I am looking forward to unlimited pumpkin pie and stuffing, I know that beginning the day after Thanksgiving, all I am going to want to do is detox. This year I am one Read more

The Results of Softer Skin #AveenoDailyChallenge

I partnered with AVEENO® on this post. All opinions are 100% my own. I participated in the #AveenoDailyChallenge for three weeks. For the last three weeks I participated in the #AveenoDailyChallenge using both AVEENO® Daily Moisturizing Body Wash + AVEENO® Daily Moisturizing Lotion. The goal was to follow a daily Read more

Can Ultrasound Improve the Look of Skin?

I'll be honest, I was not very familiar with the world of cosmetic ultrasound treatments when I decided to try the Mira-Skin Ultrasound device. Upon doing my research, I learned that ultrasound is a non-surgical/non-invasive treatment that counteracts the effects of time and gravity on your skin. Ultrasound uses the body's Read more

Say Goodbye to Dry Skin This Winter with #Vaseline® Intensive Care™ Deep Moisture Jelly Cream

Although I absolutely love this time of the year with the brightly colored leaves and crisp fall air, I dread it at the same time. It seems all of my time is spent trying to prep all the livestock for the winter, insulating the house, cooking and freezing all Read more

3 Myths About Using Toner

Toner is one of the biggest misunderstood skin care products out there. And to be honest, at one point when I was younger, I also believed some of these myths. What about you? 1. Toner is a cleanser. This one bugs me the most. I've read blogger reviews where the person clearly Read more

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Olivita Virgin Olive Oil Beauty Bar Review


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

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Bath & Body Works Beautiful Day Review

Bath & Body Works Beautiful Day

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

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Caramel Kiss Package at The Spa at Hotel Hershey

dulce de leche sugar scrubMilton Hershey’s first successful candy venture wasn’t the chocolate he is most famous for, in fact, it was caramels. To celebrate this delicious treat, along with the opening of The Hotel Hershey’s newest restaurant, The Circular, The Spa at The Hotel Hershey is offering a 3-hour “Caramel Kiss Package.”

The Caramel Kiss Package ($352), which is available until May 30th includes:

Caramel Sugar Scrub
Caramel & Vanilla Facial
Caramel Kiss Pedicure
Lunch in The Oasis

One of the bath and body lines carried by The Spa at The Hotel Hershey and used in their Caramel Sugar Scrub spa treatment and Caramel Kiss Pedicure, is from local Lancaster company, Makes Scents. Their delicious and decadent Dulce de Leche Body Scrub ($30) is out of this world. It is so fragrant that if you close your eyes, you’ll feel like you are surrounded by salted caramels, caramel covered apples, and other sweet treats. This body scrub nourishes with essential oils, exfoliates with raw sugar and brings a renewed glow to your skin. Read more

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LAVANILA Vanilla Coconut Body Butter Review

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

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Thymes Temple Tree Jasmine Review

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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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Suave Naturals Rainforest Fresh Body Wash

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Winner: Lisa Garner

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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HARNN Asian Inspired Home Spa Products Review

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From the packaging to the botanical fragrance, HARNN’s Asian inspired home spa products deliver an experience you’ll remember.  HARNN is best known for focusing on the balance of body, mind, and environment through the use of natural botanical extracts with inspirations from traditional herbal medicine. HARNN boasts a handful of incredible collections and just welcomed a new member to the HARNN family … the Oriental Rose Collection.  The Oriental Rose Collection is an antioxidant rich collection that really compliments the existing lines.  I couldn’t wait to open the beautiful packaging when it first arrived.

The Oriental Rose Skin Purifying Body Scrub  is a rich body scrub with all natural extracts from Certified Organic Rose Water, Apricot Seed, Shea Butter and Coenzyme Q10 to help replenish moisture, improve skin condition, and promote natural smoothness. I followed that up with the Oriental Rose Body Balm- a specially formulated body balm that truly absorbs almost instantly. The body balm also contains one of my favorite skin care musts, Certified Organic Rose Water! The Oriental Rose Collection is rejuvenating for both your body and your mind. The scent really did clear my over-worked, usually stressed out mind. Talk about aromatherapy! I was starting to see why HARNN prides itself on focusing on the balance of mind and body.

The neurotic moisturizer I am,  I carried around HARNN’s Jasmine and Pomegranate hand cream until it was all gone. The first time I used it I kind of felt like I was in a dramatic television commercial because I literally closed my eyes and took it all in. I’m pretty sure, even though I was alone, I was smiling.  Read more

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Soap & Paper Factory Bella Hand Cream Review

Soap & Paper Factory Hand Cream With Earth Day right around the corner, now is the perfect time to freshen your beauty routine and find new ways to go green. Spring is the perfect time of year for Soap & Paper Factory’s eco-friendly hand cream in Bella. It’s a must for your Spring beauty routine.

As I type this, I’m repetitively raising my hands to my nose to get another whiff of this fresh richly fragrant hand cream. Naturally loaded with vitamins, minerals, and the finest oils available in nature, Soap & Paper Factory is known for “bringing it” in the hand cream department. I’m a neurotic moisturizer and usually find myself reapplying hand cream hourly. I can safely say I only reapplied 2-3 times in the entire day while using Soap & Paper Factory Hand Cream because it kept my hands smooth and refreshed, without a greasy finish.  Read more

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Dial Skin Therapy 7-Day Moisturizing Lotion Review

dial-skin-therapy-7-day-moisturizerThis 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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Pure Fiji Home Spa Collection Review

Pure Fiji Rub 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

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