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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Simple: The Sensitive Skin Experts

I'm excited to share my favorite brand, Simple with you!  Even if you don't have sensitive skin as I do, Simple will still become your favorite product too!  I'm a big fan of cleansing facial wipes since it makes removing eye makeup a cinch before bed, but Simple has gone one step further and introduced an Exfoliating Facial Wipe that's double sided so you can remove makeup and exfoliate all in one.  The facial wipes are full of Pro-Vitamin B5 and Vitamin E with Aloe Vera, leaving your skin soft and healthy.

If you're not into facial wipes, Simple has a few facial washes and scrubs for you to choose from.  I personally like the Moisturizing Facial Wash because it nourishes as it cleanses and it's 100% soap free so won't leave your skin with that tight soap-like feeling.  Although I haven't been much of a toner user since I was in high school, Simple makes a very gentle, soothing toner that I've been using over the last few weeks.  It's packed with "skin loving" ingredients like Chamomile, Witch Hazel and Allantoin and it's 100% alcohol free so won't give you a dry, tight feeling after toning.

The area around my eyes is super sensitive so I'm always very hesitant to try new products there but Simple Eye Care is so gentle it didn't irritate the delicate skin around my eyes one bit!  The Soothing Eye Balm soothes and realizes tired eyes while Simple's Revitalizing Eye Roll-On reduces the appearance of puffiness and wakes up tired eyes by instantly cooling and gently massaging the eye area.  Almost like placing cool cucumber slices over your eyes.

Vital Vitamin Day Cream with SPF 15 and Vital Vitamin Night Cream are now staples in my skincare routine.  The Vital Vitamin Day Cream moisturizes and protects all day with Pro-Vitamin B5 and Vitamin E.  Vital Vitamin Night Cream helps restore and replenish the skin's moisture balance all night long without feeling heavy or greasy.

I can't rave enough about Simple and the products the "Sensitive Skin Experts' have come up with!  Simple products are available at all major drugstores and is affordable!  You won't find anything over $15!  For more information about Simple please go here SimpleSkincare.com

Friday, July 26, 2013

Banish Bikini Bumps With Avene Dermo-K

Formulated to address tendencies of ingrown hairs, Avene Dermo-K comes to the rescue!  The multi-action formula offers smoother morning shaving, ingrown hair reduction and prevention, skin softening and infection fighting in one convenient, clinically-proven product.

With ingredients like Avene Thermal Spring Water, a naturally soothing, anti-irritant that helps to calm and soften skin, Alpha-bisabolol, that works along with the Thermal Spring Water to soothe skin and reduce irritation, Glycolic acid and urea, that soften the skin and help to free ingrown hairs as they are released from the dermis and Copper and Zinc working synergistically to prevent infection your skin with thank you with bump free shaving areas!

Avene Dermo-K is applied at night to clean, dry skin and  makes shaving the next day easier not to mention the number of ingrown hairs and pesky razor bumps that  will be dramatically reduced with each use!

Friday, July 19, 2013

New From Supergoop! CC Cream You'll LOVE!

You're going to love this silky-smooth CC Cream by Supergoop.  It combines the functionality of a primer/foundation with the anti-aging benefits of skin serums to protect, correct AND smooth uneven skin.  Light diffusing mica minerals instantly softens the look of lines, wrinkles and pores leaving behind a fresh and flawless face.

  • 100% Natural Active ingredients and Antioxidants provide triple protection from UVA, UVB and IRA (infared rays)

  • CC Creams deliver a lighter texture and are far easier to blend than earlier BB Creams, so the shade is much more self adjusting.

  • Formulated with a proprietary blend of antioxidants referred to as the restorative omegas (Omegas 3 and 6) that together deliver spectacular results to the skin, including natural exfoliation and a significant reduction in skin inflammation, so that the skin can heal and appear more youthful!

Supergoop is vailable at Nordstrom and Ulta stores nationwide!  Check out Supergoop.com for more info!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Secret to Amazing Hair in Half the Time!

I generally dread the blow-drying portion of my daily routine.  Especially during the summer when I'm already sweating after a hot shower even though my air conditioning is blasting!  During the hot months I try to limit my hair washing and blow-drying to every other day, but we all know second day hair just doesn't look that great.  Well, I'm happy to introduce you to My Amazing Blow Dry Secret, a shampoo, conditioner and spay that will cut your hair blow-drying and styling time in half!

What's so amazing?  My Amazing Blow Dry Secret gives you simply amazing hair in up to 50% less time than it usually takes you to blow-dry your hair.  These products work by speeding up the evaporation of water, as they hydrate and protect your hair during blow-drying and styling.

My Amazing Blow Dry Secret Shampoo and Conditioner gives you a luxurious cleansing and conditioning experience that helps dry your hair even faster.  The shampoo and conditioner feature an exclusive coconut oil-based water-wicking system.  Known as the Virgin Coconut Oil hydrosol Accelerating Dispersion Matrix, it disperses the water throughout the hair so it can evaporate faster!

The Quick Dry Shake' N Spray is a multi-use styler for ALL hair types.  It features an exclusive two part formula with quick dry agents in the top clear half, and conditioners, moisturizers, thermal protectors and frizz fighters in the bottom pink half.  Just shake them together to blend the ingredients and spray into damp hair.  The quick dry agents evaporate rapidly, taking the water with them so you can dry your hair in half the time!

My Amazing Blow Dry Secret Shampoo, Conditioner and Quick Dry Shake' N Spray are available from top hair stylists and online at myamazingblowdrysecret.com

Follow them on Twitter@MyAmazingHair and on Facebook.!

Monday, July 15, 2013

One Week Only: emerginC Summer Beach Special

Starting today through July 22nd, emerginC will gift their Vitamin C, Hemp, Avocado & Argan Body Lotion (normally $45) to customers who purchase one of their sunscreens.


About emerginC’s spf 30+ sunscreen:

emerginC’s spf 30+ contains all natural ingredients to protect and nourish skin, including vitamin C, which improves tone and texture by removing dead skin cells, ultimately diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles that often result from sun exposure.  spf 30+ also uses the antioxidant power of vitamin E and green tea, as well as the soothing and hydrating effects of aloe vera, which also stimulates cell growth.  Other active ingredients in spf 30+ include sea buckthorn extract, licorice root, maritime pine bark extract, and panthenol. Also available in tinted spf 30+ for those wanting an even cover-up. Price:  spf 30+ $37 / tinted spf 30+ $39


This week only: receive a vitamin C, hemp, avocado + argan body lotion FREE with purchase of an emerginC SPF 30+ sunscreen. The offer is only valid at www.emerginC.com and the special is for this week only.


Spend Your Summer with Hampton Sun!

 Although I don't spend weekends in the Hampton's during the summer months, I'm a fan of Hampton Sun's sunscreen!  The Continuous Mist Sunscreen is my favorite since it sprays on with such a fine mist you don't even realize you're protecting your skin from sun damage.  Continuous Mist is oil free, waterproof and contains Aloe Vera so it has some staying power which is important to me since I feel like I've been over heating since June!

Privet Bloom by Hampton Sun is another summer staple! This delicate scent "captures the purity and elegance of summer in the Hampton's"  With it's fresh and unique blend of lily of the valley, white hyacinth, sea spray, dune grass, blue plum and the captivating privet blossom you won't believe how amazing and perfectly fresh Privet Bloom smells!

If you're looking for a little bit of a bronze pick me up, Hampton Sun's Serious Shimmer Cooling Spray is for you!  Containing Aloe Vera, Chamomile and Vitamins A-E, this body mist will cool and hydrate your skin while you bask in the sun!  It doesn't offer any SPF so I would load up on Continuous Mist Sunscreen SPF 35 first!

Check out everything Hampton Sun has to offer by clicking here!


Friday, July 12, 2013

Cindy Crawford Gives Your Skin Meaningful Beauty!

 Ever notice that supermodel Cindy Crawford doesn't seem to be aging?  In fact, she may even look younger and hotter today than she did 15 years ago!  Obviously I want to know how this is possible as I'm sure every other woman on earth does!  Well, here we go, now we can experience her fountain of youth secrets via her skin care line, Meaningful Beauty!

First, I'll start off with Meaningful Beauty's new Creme de Serum: the newest, most scientifically-advanced treatment from  Meaningful BeautyCombating the signs of aging with the power of a serum and the rich, moisturizing effects of a crème, these two power house ingredients work together to fight signs of aging with three powerful anti-aging ingredients: Super-antioxidant melon complex, anti-aging peptides and hyaluronic acid.    This amazing Crème de Serum will help protect your skin, increase hydration and prevent the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles! 

My second favorite Meaningful Beauty product is the Advanced Formula Lifting Eye Crème.  It's enhanced with optical diffusers designed to address the telltale signs of aging around the eyes (the source of most of my fine lines!) Lifting Eye Crème packs intense under eye moisturization all the while fighting off the effects of environmental stresses.  I've been using the Lifting Eye Crème for about ten days and have noticed a major change in my under-eye area.  I have less visible fine lines and on those few mornings after too many glasses of Pinot Grigio (hey, it was a holiday weekend!) the Lifting Eye Crème seemed to calm down any puffiness I had going on.  Love!

Lastly, I have to mention Meaningful Beauty's Glowing Serum.  We all have a day here and there where we'd rather stay in  sweats or yoga pants and watch the Real Housewives all day on the couch than face the world and somehow our skin matches our mood on those days, well, in walks the Glowing Serum to save the day! Known as the "model's secret", this ultimate skin radiance booster not only helps fight free radicals but also helps to protect the skin from further damage.  On my "blah" days I apply the Glowing Serum on my skin after cleansing and I mixed it with a couple of drops of my usual daily SPF moisturizer and my skin looked instantly more peppy than I felt! A few key ingredients are Pumpkin Extract, Vitamin C, Soy Protein and a Firming Complex that all work together to make your skin look gorgeous!

All of Cindy's Meaningful Beauty products, including my favorites talked about here, can be found at MeaningfulBeauty.com

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Suave Naturals Introduces NEW Rainforest Fresh Shampoo, Conditioner & Bodywash!

As if you needed another reason to love Suave, the newest fresh scent, Rainforest Fresh gives you the subtle scent of fresh, clean, just-rained-outside air!  Infused with Aloe Vera and Bamboo, Suave Rainforest Fresh Shampoo and Conditioner provides not only a refreshing, long lasting scent, but it's proven to moisturize your hair up to two times more than other brands!  Both the shampoo and conditioner are hypoallergenic and cleanse gently to bring out your hair's natural beauty.

Suave Naturals new Rainforest Fresh Body Wash is also enriched with bamboo and aloe extracts along with skin conditioning vitamin E to shower you in a bright, clean scent that leaves your skin super fresh, hydrated and wonderfully fragrant! 

All Suave Naturals products can be found a drugstores everywhere for insanely low prices! 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Minimize Pores and Look Gorgeous with ZO Skin Health!

Beat clogged pores, acne-prone skin, blackheads, and an oily complexion with ZO Skin Health TE-Pads Acne Pore Treatment System by Zein Obagi, MD!

Used both in the morning and at night before bed, the Acne Pore Treatment System will leave your skin looking glorious and flawless.  Containing Salicylic Acid, an acne fighting ingredient recommended by dermatologists to penetrate pores, slough dead skin cells and remove excess  dirt that can cause breakouts and blackheads, Glycolic Acid that helps dissolve the keratin bonds that hold dead skin cells in place and Botanical Extracts that contain soothing agents, ZO Skin Health TE-Pads will leave you with visibly noticeable results that will have you hooked!

I've been using the product for about a month and I have definitely  noticed a huge change in the pores on my nose.  I'm going to recommend this to all of my friends and anyone who wants to look naturally gorgeous with flawless skin!

For more information on the Acne Pore Treatment System, visit zoskinhealth.com

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

More Suave Products You NEED This Summer!

I tried Suave Professionals Touchable Finish Hairspray and fell in love. I’ve been using Suave religiously for the past year and remain impressed! My hair stays touchable and soft with just the right amount of hold my hair requires. With my hair pulled back, I can spritz on the Touchable Finish Hairspray and not worry about looking like the Bride of Frankenstein if I take my hair down. (You know the look I’m talking about!)
Suave Professionals products are so lightweight. I haven’t had crunchy hair since 1993 and that’s the way I’d like to keep it!

Suave Skin Solutions Body Lotions introduce a new, richer formula that makes it easy to have beautifully moisturized skin all day long without the high-end price tag!

The three Suave Body Lotions that I have in different locations all over my house are:

Suave Smoothing with Cocoa Butter and Shea - Instantly relieves dryness to soften rough, dry skin.
Suave Soothing with Aloe - Soothes uncomfortably dry skin and rescues your skin from everyday stresses.
Suave Advanced Therapy - Contains rich hydrators that moisturizes your skin's surface to make your skin smooth.

They all smell amazing and I genuinely see a difference in the softness of my skin! Suave products are available and most are under $10!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Santalia Clinical Acne Daily Cleanser

Get clear, balanced skin in just minutes a day, at any age with Santalia Daily Cleanser.  A naturally sourced, clinically proven acne solution for healthy skin from an ancient source. 
Founded on the principle of providing acne-prone skin with a natural solution, Santalia products, based on the Sandalwood tree are proven to quickly reduce and clear blemished skin without over drying.  Sandalwood extracts have tremendous antibacterial and anti-flammatory properties, both vital to the treatment of acne. 
Santalia Daily Cleanser is an instant deep cleansing foam that washes away dirt, oil and bacteria while gently exfoliating without over drying your skin.  Santalia Daily Cleanser has a clean, natural grapefruit and tangerine scent that you will love.  The Daily Cleanser can be used twice a day and can also be used on your neck and chest area as needed.
Check out SANTALIASHOP.com to see all of the amazing Santalia products that will have your skin looking its best in no time!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Introducing Disney's H20 Plus Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Amenities Collection!

It doesn't matter who you are, where you're from or how old you are, everyone is a Disneyland lover at heart!  Whether it brings back happy childhood memories or even more recent ones, you see those Mickey ears and you know exactly what they represent and you probably secretly wonder what ever happened to your pair!

Now Disney is bringing us something new and different.  The new H20 Plus and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Amenities Collection!  The Disney-adorned products are available in classic H20 Plus scents, like Sea Salt (my favorite) and Blushing Orange, tackle your summer travel needs from head to toe.  The collection contains shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion, solar relief gel and more!

Follow @H20_Plus on Twitter, @H20plusa on Instagram and become a fan of H20 Plus on Facebook!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Beautiful Skin by Envy and Champney's

Beautiful skin is important to me, even more so now that I am in my thirties.  I only wish I had taken better care of my skin in my twenties!  Although I am thirty something, I do still tend to get breakouts from time to time.  One of my new favorite products that helps prevent and bust breakouts is the Skin Clarifying Acne Treatment Pads from Envy Specialized Skincare.  The pads are alcohol free, so they won't dry your face out and contain 2% salicylic acid and the potent antioxidant and astringent power of witch hazel combined for maximum effectiveness against acne and acne causing bacteria.  The Skin Clarifying Acne Pads contain aloe vera and menthol that calms and soothes even the most sensitive skin (like mine).  I saw a noticeable difference in my breakout areas after just a few uses of the exfoliating pads.

Another new-to-me product is the Spa Indulgence Mediterranean Bliss Body Glow from Champney's.  I knew of Champney's only because I'd seen an interview with Kelly Osbourne where she mentioned as a little girl she would steal her mother's Champney's products after she'd returned home from the Champney's Spa.  Since Champney's is now available at Target I was eager to try something from the Spa Indulgence line.  This body scrub is awesome!  It's an exfoliating blend with sugar, olive oil, olive stone granules, coconut oil and shea butter that leave your skin feeling moisturized and dewy!

Monday, July 1, 2013

The P&G Beauty Time Capsule is Closed! See What's Inside!

The P&G Beauty time capsule is officially sealed and locked away in the P&G vault. Readers, fans and friends have been tremendously helpful in identifying exactly what the men and women of 2038 should see when they open the capsule in 25 years. We would love your help in sharing the results of everyone’s participation and feedback.
What’s inside? Along with the trending pop culture and fashion items such as an iPad and wedge sneakers, fans voted to see Green Apple Shampoo, Conditioner and 2-in-1 and Classic Care Shampoo and Conditioner from Head & Shoulders and Pantene. To see the rest, click here and see below!