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INTRODUCING LAVANILA GIRL BY LAVANILA LABORATORIES
THE AUTHORITIY IN HEALTHY DEODORANT HAS A NEW FORMULATION
CREATED ESPECIALLY FOR YOUNG SKIN
The same pioneering, all-natural, aluminum-free formula from Lavanila deodorants that you’ve come to love and trust, designed specifically for younger, more delicate skin.
A new line of Lavanila’s best-selling Healthy Deodorants, formulated specifically for young girls and teens. Extra gentle and non-irritating, Lavanila Girl’s twist-up solids fight odor by inhibiting the growth of bacteria, while importantly, still allowing young skin to breathe. Completely free of aluminum, parabens, propylene glycol and harsh chemicals, this formula offers a safe, effective and fun option for those new to deodorant. Powered by the same breakthrough, beta-glucan technology found in The Healthy Deodorant, this new collection is uniquely infused with skin-soothing ingredients perfect for delicate skin:
Calendula: A gentle, natural ingredient prized for its anti-bacterial and skin-soothing properties
Noni: A unique, tropical fruit that contains over 165 beneficial compounds and antioxidants to nourish the skin
Beta-Glucan Technology: A proprietary, 100% natural technology that works to break down and absorb sweat molecules to stop odor before it starts
With a compact, round applicator that is perfectly sized for the younger underarm, this non-whitening, super-soft formula is available in two fun, refreshing scents:
• Beachy Vanilla: Tropical and breezy, with bright citrus, creamy coconut and yummy vanilla
• Sporty Vanilla: A squeaky clean combination of fresh apple, watery melon and soft vanilla
“As a mom with a nine-year-old daughter, I look at her…how young she is…and want to give her every opportunity to live a cleaner, smarter life,” says Danielle Raynor, Founder and CEO of Lavanila. “I am really excited to offer a gentle, aluminum-free product for our next generation of ‘women’ who deserve the best.” Lavanila Girl’s all-natural formula is a great way to start healthy habits early, and with its playful packaging and fresh scents, it’s offering this next generation the opportunity to live a cleaner, healthier and smarter life – starting now.
WHAT THEY COST: 2 for $12 (sold as a duo with one of each scent)
AVAILABLE: June 15, 2017
WHERE TO FIND THEM: Only on Lavanila.com
Even though I am yearning for some dry days, there's something very fresh about Springtime rain! To celebrate the fresh feeling of Springtime showers, I love to use bath and body products that help me feel uplifted in an all-natural way!
Here are two of my all-time faves right now:
KORRES Body Butter in Basil Lemon is a rich, luxurious, and beautifully scented cream enriched with shea butter to soften, moisturize, and rejuvenate the skin. Sunflower, almond, and avocado oils nourish, thus helping to improve elasticity and smoothness. Clinically proven to offer advanced moisturizing and smoothing action, it is beneficial for dry and chapped skin ($29; Sephora.com).
For a natural deodorant to keep you fresh all day and night, try LAVANILA Laboratories The Healthy Fragrance-Free Deodorant. This deodorant provides superior, long-lasting odor protection for even the most sensitive skin. Healing moringa oil blends with powerful antioxidants and beta glucan technology for extra gentle defense and nourishment ($14; Lavanila.com).
It’s showtime! This Sunday will be the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, and when the celebrities hit the red carpet, we’re always left wondering what their beauty secrets are. Our favorite brands are here to help with some tips on how to look your best.
Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Fragrance Collection has an award winning scent for everyone. Each fragrance starts with a warm base of Madagascar vanilla and layers on a unique blend of pure essential oils for an exquisite expression of nature that captures a mood, a memory, or a moment in time. ($58; Lavanila.com)
Cuvée Essentialsis a three-piece travel set to help prolong your style until the final award. Shampoo, Conditioner and Styling Balm are the basics for the girl on the move. Shampoo and Conditioner to gently cleanse, add shine and hydration. Styling balm will help protect, tame frizz, without weighing hair down. Now that’s glamour on the go! ($30; CuveeBeauty.com)
Prep and prime your skin with the KORRES Greek Yoghurt Smoothie Priming Moisturiser. This weightless, protein-packed booster preps, hydrates, and strengthens skin with 26 percent Greek yogurt proteins in every serving for deep nourishment and flawless makeup application. Formulated with three types of hydrating hyaluronic acid and powerful skin-saving antioxidants and extracts, the blend gives skin inner strength for healthy-looking skin on the surface ($42; Sephora.com)
For a sexy pout fit for the red carpet– without the needles -- use Violent Lips'newest innovation – the InstaPlumper. Created by sisters Isabella and Sophia Haddad (19 and 15 years old), the InstaPlumper is a safe, new alternative to lip fillers, and the first-ever lip plumping appliqué. It lasts up to 8 hours and will leave you with lips that rival the look of professional injections. ($18 for 8 applications; ViolentLips.com)
*Product sent. All opinions are my own.
Whether you’re going out with your best friends or significant other this Valentine's Day – Get date night ready with these prime beauty essentials (shown below.)
Exfoliate and smell delicious with the Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Vanilla Bean Creamy Body Scrub. The vanilla bean has been used for years to protect, condition, and repair the skin. The essences of this plant are rich in polyketones and polyphenols that work together to deliver youthful-looking skin texture and powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity. This ultra-creamy, non-greasy body scrub is formulated with crushed Madagascar vanilla beans blended with whipped shea butter and five nourishing essential oils. It whisks away dry, dead skin cells—revealing soft, hydrated, glowing skin. ($40; Lavanila.com)
Get a bigger pout without needles using the, InstaPlumper Natural Lip Plumping Treatment by Violent Lips. A lip-plumping treatment that’s like no other – the longer you can take the intense tingle, the bigger and bolder your results. Made with 6 natural ingredients to deliver the ultimate in plumping power (cinnamon oil, capsicum oil, sunflower oil, peppermint, black pepper oil, and coffee bean oil), InstaPlumper lasts up to 8 hours and will leave you with lips that rival the look of professional injections. ($18 for a pack of 8 applications; ViolentLips.com)
Create some show-stopping waves with the Cuvée Beauty Champagne Spray. Incredibly shiny, beautiful hair transformed by the nurturing properties of champagne and other luxurious, top-of-the-line ingredients. For a lived-in, tousled look, this texture spray creates instant “second-day” hair with just a few quick spritzes. It also provides powerful antioxidant protection that conditions and strengthens hair, leaving behind locks that are perfect and piece-y. It’s safe for color and chemically treated hair, and is sulfate- and paraben-free. ($42; CuveeBeauty.com)
And there you have it! A gorgeous new YOU!
*Products en route. Any opinions are my own.
With a new year, brings new opportunities and resolutions. How about a new skincare routine? Check out our picks for getting started on a new skincare regimen!
Reach for the Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Body Butter Collection for a healthy skincare pick. This high-quality, all-natural body butter is made with organic ingredients and is completely free of harsh chemicals. 100 percent pure shea and cocoa butters blend with powerful antioxidants and essential oils for long-lasting hydration. Super soft scents and a non-greasy formula create the ultimate indulgence ($19; Lavanila.com)
Try incorporating skincare into your nighttime routine with the KORRES Greek Yoghurt Advanced Nourishing Sleeping Facial. This sleeping facial is a weightless soufflé powered by super-charged proteins that melts into skin and works overnight for intense, immediate moisturization.
A centuries-old Greek remedy for skin soothing, moisturizing Greek Yoghurt provides a natural source of proteins, minerals, and vitamins to instantly nourish stressed, dry skin. This ultra-hydrating facial-in-a-jar contains a Greek Yoghurt concentrate with two and a half times the protein content of regular yogurt, and works overnight to provide skin with intense, long-term moisturization and nourishment to create a smooth, even complexion. ($45; Sephora.com)
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Ring in the New Year with style, and glam yourself up with these beauty essentials that will definitely make a statement. From hair to makeup – we’ve got you covered on how to look your absolute best for any NYE party you’re headed to.
All eyes will be on you at the party with this standout look by Hairdo. Make an instant impact with the Hairdo Spiky Clip, which is a textured hairpiece that easily clips in for a look that's equal parts playful and punky. “While effortless messy up-dos are all the rage this holiday season, we all know they are not effortless as it can take attempt after attempt to get it just the right kind of messy. Take the sweat out of the process by attaching the Hairdo Spiky Clip for the ultimate festive look.” – Kristina Barricelli, Hairdo Brand Ambassador. ($10; Ulta and Ulta.com)
Make a statement with KORRES Morello Lip Duos. These creamy Morello lipsticks provide a perfect and pure color release in one stroke, and conditions lips while lending them a bright, rich, luminous finish. The KORRES Cotton Seed Oil Long-Lasting Lip Liner provides precise, luminous color enriched with nourishing cotton seed oil, jojoba oil and antioxidant vitamins. Soft, smooth texture helps you define the contours of the lips and create a base for lipstick, ensuring beautiful, long-wearing color without feathering ($32.50; HSN.com)
Smell delicious with Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Fragance in Pure Vanilla. The perfect vanilla, this sexy blend of pure Madagascar vanilla, sheer freesia, and creamy tonka bean is seductive and magnetic. A grown up expression of vanilla, this fragrance is more vanilla bean than vanilla cookie. Each fragrance starts with a warm base of Madagascar vanilla and layers on a unique blend of pure essential oils for an exquisite expression of nature that captures a mood, a memory, or a moment in time ($58; Lavanila.com).
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
As the days get colder, it’s time to protect and nourish our skin! Keep your skin looking and feeling great with these skincare essentials that are perfect for the change of weather.
Don’t get caught with a dry, flakey face – moisturize your skin with KORRES Greek Yoghurt Moisturizing Face Cream. This deeply moisturizing Greek Yoghurt Moisturizing Face Cream contains full-fat, Greek yogurt—a natural source of proteins, vitamins, and minerals to nourish and provide instant hydration to dry skin. It is enriched with vitamin E, olive oil concentrate, and macadamia nuts for antioxidant protection, and can be used every day as a part of your daily skin care routine ($36; Sephora.com).
Give your whole body the nourishment it needs with LAVANILA Laboratories The Healthy Fragrance-Free Body Butter. This super soft, all-natural body butter absorbs instantly for deeply hydrated, luxuriously soft skin. 100 percent pure shea and cocoa butters blend with powerful antioxidants and essential oils for long-lasting hydration. Super soft scents and a non-greasy formula create the ultimate indulgence. Layer with any LAVANILA Healthy Fragrance to enhance your scent experience ($19; Lavanila.com).
Keep your feet feeling soft and looking nice all season long thanks to PediSpa by Look beauty Intensive Moisturizing Foot Masks! These treatment filled wearable socks noticeably smooth, soften and repair dry creaked, calloused feet and heels. With ingredients like Shea butter, apple extract and peppermint, this foot mask significantly improves the look and feel of even the driest feet. ($9.99 for two complete pairs; Exclusively at Target Stores in the Foot Care Aisle and Target.com).
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
The holidays remind us of sweet-smelling aromas and cozy winter nights. LAVANILA Laboratories The Healthy Candle in Pure Vanilla is a perfect gift for the home!
LAVANILA’s new hand-poured candle is beautifully made with 100% natural soybean wax. Healthy, clean and soot free, this candle uses a lead-free cotton wick and high grade fragrance oils that deliver a burn time of approximately 50 hours. Simple and modern, the reusable mason jar packaging is beautiful and made to complement every design style with no added dyes or chemicals ($22; Lavanila.com).
With a new season comes new beauty innovations! Update your shower with these must-have beauty items. From a bubbling cleanser to a coconut-oil infused body wash and a conditioning hair mask to a wet skin moisturizer, we’ve got you covered with all your shower care needs from head to toe!
Exfoliate bumps and dead skin cells for skin that’s bright and smooth to the touch! The Spa @ Home Foaming 02 Bubble Cleanser contains micro bubbles that draw out dirt, makeup, and other impurities, while the potent extracts of orange, lemon, and tea tree give this cleanser its superior exfoliating and brightening abilities. (Walgreens, $19.99)
Clean up and smell great with Lavanila Laboratories Healthy Sport Luxe Body Wash. This is a sulfate-free body wash that was created for an active life in motion. Coconut oil infused with proprietary Smartsport Technology gently tackles post work-out sweat, dirt and oil while hydrating rosehip and aloe deliver a silky, smooth shave. Bursting with breezy freshness, skin is left clean, soft and invigorated. (Lavanila.com; $16)
Soak in the moisture and compliments with the KORRES Almond & Linseed Hair Mask. Prevent breakage and split ends with this natural hair mask formulated with organic extracts found only on the Greek island of Crete. Hydrating almond and nourishing linseed help smooth and control damage, while vitamin B3 and provitamin B5 help restore hair’s appearance by improving shine, feel, and flexibility. These actives also protect against mechanical damage due to hot styling and environmental stress. The result is healthier hair that is instantly smoothed from roots to tips. (HSN.com; $26.50)
Keep skin hydrated and moisturize daily before you step out of the shower! Curél Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer is a revolution in wet skin technology that doesn’t simply calm, smooth and soften, but also heals dry skin and restores your body’s ability to retain its own much-needed moisture. The water-activated properties penetrate deep into skin’s surface all happens in the shower – no rinsing required — so you can just dry off, dress and go! (Mass retailers and drugstores; $10.99)
Allure magazine just announced it’s 2016 Allure Best of Beauty winners after testing countless products. Check out some of their picks below. These are my personal Fall favorites, too!
KORRES Wild Rose Vitamin C Active Brightening Oil (Best of The Naturals)
About the Product: This innovative brightening oil infused with real wild rose petals pays homage to the legendary wild rose oil ingredient that started it all. This ultra-concentrated vitamin C oil is rich in omega 3, 6, 9, fatty acids, and vitamins A and C. It provides significant antioxidant action while repairing the look of fine lines and wrinkles and improving skin's overall tone and texture. I use this oil every night right after cleansing. I was once wary of facial oils, but this amazing product sinks right into my skin without leaving any oily residue. It truly hydrates my skin and leaves it looking ever so flawless! I love the rose fragrance and the fact that it contains real rose petals. ($54; Sephora.com).
Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Sport Luxe Deodorant (Best of Body in Deodorant)
About the Product: This deodorant was created for life in motion. Lavanila’s proprietary, award-winning beta glucan technology is infused with SmartSport™ for high-performance defense and nourishment, and bursts with long-lasting vanilla breeze freshness.
This is the only deodorant I have ever used that keeps me dry without using chemicals! ($16; Sephora.com).
Bioré Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub (Best of Steals in Skin)
About the Product: This ingenious concentrated powder cleanser is specially formulated to foam up on contact with water, leaving skin 2.5 times as clean as a basic cleanser. The formula gently exfoliates while forming tiny bubbles that dive deep into pores to break up oil and impurities. When you rinse the foam away, oil, debris and dead cells are swept away, for instantly smoother, softer texture and visibly tighter pores after just one use.
Hands down, my favorite facial cleanser. My skin feels so clean and refreshed after I use it. It is also perfect for travel because it does not spill! ($9.99; Drug and Mass Retailers).
Curél Rough Skin Rescue (Best of Steals in Skin)
About the Product: Ideal for severely dry, flaky skin, this smoothing lotion gently loosens flakes without irritation, allowing essential hydration to reach the areas that need it most. The dermatologist-recommended formula uses natural ingredients to relieve roughness and help prevent it from returning.
Out of all of the body moisturizers I have ever used, I always go back to Curel. My skin is completely hydrated even 24 hours after I apply it. I love it! I slather it on my damp skin right after every shower. (7.99; Drug and Mass Retailers).
*Product received. All opinions are my own.