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My skin gets so dry when the temperatures drop! Thankfully, I have found that relief for dry skin doesn't have to break the bank. Tree Hut bath and body products are very effective and very affordable. From lotions and butters to sugar scrubs,Tree Hut covers the full spectrum of specialty bath products. Plus all of their products smell absolutely amazing!
My favorite Tee Tree products are definitely their deliciously scented Almond & Honey body butter, and sugar scrub.
Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub gently exfoliates my skin with the amazing scent of Almond & Honey. Tree Hut Sugar Scrubs are infused with Certified Shea Butter, and an array of natural oils, including Evening Primrose, Safflower Seed, Sweet Almond, Avocado, and Orange Oil. This scrub provides intense exfoliation AND moisturization, leaving your skin feeling soft and smooth while providing powerful hydration. I use it twice per week in the shower. I simply scoop a small amount into my hands, and massage it all over my rough, dry elbows, knees and my feet. I also use it all over my body right before I apply my favorite sunless tanning lotion. It removed dead skin flakes, and leaves my skin feeling renewed.
After every shower, while my skin is still a bit damp, I apply my Tree Hut Almond & Honey Body Butter. This extra thick body butter, infused with Certified Shea Butter, Raw Cocoa Butter, and Safflower Seed Oil, softens rough skin and provides twenty four hour deep hydration. Fall in love with the creamy texture to benefit your hands, legs and all over body. Scented with the essence of Sweet Almond Oil and Honey, apply the cream after a shower or following an exfoliation treatment for absolute best results. Consider it a condition enhancing treatment for hand and body hydration to better your lotions and moisturization essentials!
I apply this rich formula onto my feet, and all over my body. It is interesting to note that my skin truly stays hydrated for 24 hours. I know this because as soon as I undress for my shower at night, my skin is still just as soft and supple as if I just applied the body butter!
Right now, Tree Hut is giving away some very special skin-saving treats in their latest giveaway – scrubs + body butters + a $250 Ulta Gift Card! They’ve even included Ellen’s fave in the bunch – Almond & Honey – which she uses to get super, soft skin.
Head on over to Instagram, follow @TreeHut, like the giveaway post, tag a friend in the comments and click the link in their profile to enter their email! Hurry, the giveaway ends January 31st! The winner will be posted on @TreeHut’s Instagram Account (US residents only)!
For additional information on Tree Hut go to: https://www.treehutshea.com
Stop and smell the roses! National Red Rose Day was on June 12th. If you missed this glorious holiday (as I did, sadly) there is no better time than the present to embrace the power of roses, often found in KORRES skincare products. KORRES has an entire Wild Rose collection dedicated to this efficacious ingredient, including the below skincare regimen:
NEW KORRES Wild Rose 15% Vitamin C Spotless Serum harnesses Wild Rose Oil in combination with Super Vitamin C to effectively brighten skin and treat all signs of ageing. The unique, double phase oil-and-water treatment has the significant ability to repair fine lines, deeply nourish skin and diminish skin discolorations. The intensive face serum contains no synthetic fragrance and is to be used as an intensive face serum treatment day and/or night.
For maximum skin tone repair, layer with Wild Rose Vitamin C Brightening Sleeping Facial and Wild Rose Vitamin C Active Brightening Oil at night. The 10% Wild Rose Oil is used to brighten and improve radiance and skin discoloration while improving fine lines. Another key ingredient, 15% Super C is the highest concentration of clinically effective stabilized Vitamin C. This potent ingredient increases your skin’s absorption of ascorbic acid by 1000%, offering significant dark spot and discoloration repair while evening skin tone. Additionally, Bisabolol & Ginger root extract is a potent synergistic blend of natural anti-irritants that act against inflammation cause by air pollutants, harsh temperatures, and UV radiation. ($75; Sephora.com.)
KORRES Wild Rose Vitamin C Brightening Sleeping Facial is an overnight facial-in-a-jar with a unique soufflé texture that melts instantly into the skin for intense hydration and brightening overnight. The formula contains a generous dose of Wild Rose Oil, boosted with stabilized Super Vitamin C, turmeric extract and hyaluronic acid for softer, smoother, and more radiant skin by the morning. The Sleeping Facial also addresses early signs of ageing and wrinkles by helping promote skin elasticity. ($48; Sephora.com.)
KORRES Wild Rose Vitamin C 24-Hour Moisturiser is formulated with a range of natural ingredients that moisturize and brighten the complexion. This new formula of a global best-seller is boosted with the new Patch H2O Complex for a lightweight water texture that quickly absorbs into skin and offers immediate hydration. Wild Rose Oil, combined with stabilized Super Vitamin C and turmeric extract helps to improve the appearance of fine lines and even skin tone to reveal smoother and younger-looking skin. ($39; Sephora.com.)
I absolutely LOVE KORRES! I get really excited when I hear of new products they have created. I often feel like they are being made just for me! Okay, I know that KORRES isn't creating new products with me in mind, but it is always something perfect for my skin!
These two NEW skincare products from my favorite KORRES collections, are can be found online and in Sephora stores!
Introducing the NEW Pomegranate AHAs & Enzyme Resurfacing Mask and Black Pine Antiaging, Firming & Lifting Sleeping Facial
Pomegranate AHAs & Enzyme Resurfacing Mask:
I love this resurfacing mask! I use it once a week to remove dead skin cells that dull my complexion. It really came in handy last week when the weather became frigid during a freak late winter storm. My skin reacted by getting really dry. It was embarrassing because it was flaky looking and needed a good (yet gentle) exfoliating treatment. Thankfully this did the job, and left my skin looking renewed.
To use: I apply is directly to my face, neck and upper chest area, rubbing it in a circular motion all over my skin. I leave it on for five minutes, and then I rinse it off in the shower. It is easy to use.
Black Pine Antiaging, Firming & Lifting Sleeping Facial:
Harnessing the resiliency of Black Pine trees, this rich overnight moisturiser uses a proprietary blend of natural actives for advanced firming, contouring, and lifting action. A hybrid of a mask and a night cream, the luxurious formula works overnight to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, improve facial architecture and visually plump skin by morning.
I absolutely love a nourishing night cream that revitalizes my skin as I sleep. This one is perfectly hydrating, yet not heavy or greasy. It absorbs deeply into my skin, and I really see a difference upon waking up in the morning. My skin is not only hydrated, it is also much firmer, and seems to have a healthy glow. This facial cream also has a very nice fragrance! I apply it to my entire face, neck and upper chest area.
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
The weather is getting colder, and when it does, my hair quickly transitions into a frizzy, fried mess. It gets really dry and brittle. I was definitely needing a deeply hydrating and repairing hair mask that I could use frequently. I was excited when I discovered Maple Holistics hair care products.
Maple Holistics has one goal in mind: to provide a natural, holistic range of premium products which can enhance hygiene, health and daily living.
The formulaic composition of each product stands out in uniqueness, quality, and effectiveness. Only the purest and highest quality ingredients are used in each product, maximizing the therapeutic potential for each specific area of health. Some of the products offered include therapeutic shampoos, facial masks, bath soaks and more. Their expert Research and Development team is constantly engaged in creating new products. Most importantly, customer satisfaction is their number one concern.
I was sent a sample of Silk 18 Natural Hair Conditioner for Women and Men.
Silk 18 gets its name from the 18 Silk Amino Acids found in its formula. No matter your hair type, our blend of essential oils and silk amino acids will smooth and soften your locks to shiny perfection. The natural vanilla scent of Silk 18 is delicious and calming. Silk 18 products are free of sulfate and other harmful ingredients and Silk 18 is no exception!
I have been using my Silk 18 conditioner every other day when I wash my hair, and it has definitely helped restore health, shine, moisture and vitality to my parched and color treated hair. My hair is left silky, shiny, luxurious and beautiful.
My hair hasn't been this healthy is a long time!
To learn more about Maple Holistics products go to: https://www.mapleholistics.com
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
One of my favorite places on earth is Hawaii! I was blessed to be able to visit Oahu last July for my oldest son's beach wedding, and then again in February where my daughter also got married. I am going back to Oahu for a vacation next month! I am very excited! I cannot get enough of Hawaii, or just about anything tropical. Hawaii is a part of my soul!
Meanwhile, I am using Ola bath and body products to keep my skin healthy and beautiful. Ola Hawaiian Body Care specializes in giving you completely natural and organic spa and body products with intoxicating Hawaiian scents direct from Hilo, Hawaii.
Ola Tropical Apothecary’s Hibiscus Volcanic Mask is made with Bentonite Clay and Noni is packed with naturally active ingredients providing a highly extracting mask.
This mask is suitable for all skin types including very sensitive skin.
- Noni is high in nutrients and antioxidants
- Passion Fruit oil is anti- inflammatory, high in anti-oxidants and essential fatty acids.
- Clay draws out impurities
- Aloe Vera, Sugar Cane, Banana and Tropical Flower extracts cleanse, soothe and soften the skin.
I use this fabulous mask twice each week. It leave my skin feeling perfectly clean and smooth. I usually use it in the evening, and apply it right after cleansing. I gently spread it all over my face and neck and leave it on for ten minutes before rinsing.
Ola’s Plumeria Body Butter is a luxuriously rich harmonizing blend of Organic Aloe Vera, Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Organic Cocoa and OrganicMango Seed Butters. Infused with Ola's unique synergetic healing blend of Organic and Wildcrafted Hawaiian Botanical Distillates (Hawaiian Purple Sweet Potato, Banana, Seaweeds, Aloe Vera, Sugar Cane, Bamboo, Ginger, Noni, Olena and Taro), to create this creamy, luxurious formula that will repair, replenish and moisturize dry, thirsty skin.
I use this luxurious plumeria body butter every evening after my shower. I prefer to apply it when my skin is still damp, to seal in the moisture. The intoxicating fragrance of plumeria is pure heaven and brings me right back to the tropics. I love how it contains all natural ingredients, too!
I just had to add in this photo of my family on our last trip to Hawaii
For more information, or to place an order, go to: http://hawaiianbodyproducts.com/
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Pumpkin Spice lattes are back!
You know what that means… FALL IS HERE!
Normally, for me, Fall is depressing because it means back-to-school and cooler weather. On a positive note, I love the beautiful colors of the changing leaves, and.............Pumpkin Spice EVERYTHING!
Let Lauren B. Beauty, Rituals, Avon and Finding Ferdinand kick start your fall with these Pumpkin Spice colored beauty products.
Lauren B. Beauty
A luscious deep caramel glaze with red undertones, this shade warms up even the palest skin. This formula is non-toxic, eco and vegan friendly! Price: $18.00
Available at Laurenbbeauty.com
GOOD LUCK SCRUB
This sugar scrub out-sweets the pumpkin spice with aromas of orange and cedar wood. Specially developed to revitalize and nourish even the driest of skin. Its luxurious combination or organic sugar and softening oils, leaves your skin ulta-nourished ready to bare the cold. Price: $29.00
Available at Rituals.com
TRUE COLOR LIPSTICK – SILKY PEACH
Lip-nourishing formula with Shea Butter, Omega-3 Oil and Vitamin E conditions and moisturizes lips for the upcoming windy months. With over 40 different shades and two finishes you can match your lip to all your favorite holiday drinks. Price: $8.00
Available at Avon.com or through your local Representative
CUSTOM MINI LIPSTICK
In just three days you can have your very own PSL LIP. Finding Ferdinand allows you to mix and match colors to create your very own custom shade! Afraid of commitment? Order a mini sample to make sure you love the color! You simply select up to 4 colors, choose the intensity of each, pick a creamy, matte or sheer finish and name your custom shade. It’s that easy. Price: $6.00
Available at FindingFerdinad.com
Live Clean is a collection of eco-friendly beauty products that are made for the entire family. The brand has a simple vision: to create high performance body, hair, and baby products that celebrate natural beauty while honoring the earth.
Live Clean harnesses the beautifying power in plant-based ingredients to create gentle and effective products that are safe for you, your baby, and the environment at an affordable price with all products under $5.99.
Live Clean products are:
- Naturally Based Ingredients: Grounded in respect for the environment, Live Clean products are made of 98% renewable and sustainable plant based ingredients. We preserve the beauty of the planet by never using petro-chemical based ingredients.
- Biodegradable and Recyclable: Every little bit counts. We take great care to source local, biodegradable ingredients, and to use the most recyclable packaging available to reduce our ecological foot print.
- Certified Organic: Live Clean products are created using certified organic extracts derived from beautifying botanicals, including Rosemary, Chamomile, and Lavender.
- Free of Harsh Chemicals: Harsh chemicals, who needs them! We believe in using CLEAN, SIMPLE ingredients. Our products are always; SLS Free, Phthalate Free, Petroleum Free, Silicone Free, Paraben Free, DEA Free, Phosphate Free, and Dye Free.
- Pure Vegan & Vegetarian: We love and adore animals. The majority of Live Clean products are Vegan with a small portion being vegetarian
- Cruelty-Free: Live Clean uses responsible practices and NEVER tests on animals. We believe in embracing in the beauty of life and living cruelty-free.
The brand, which is available at Target, Walgreens, and Whole Foods, has three distinct collections: The Fresh Water Collection, The Argan Oil Collection, and the Coconut Milk Collection. Each of these collections contains a shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and hand soap.
Live Clean Argan Oil Hydrating Liquid Hand Soap
Live Clean® Hydrating Argan Oil Hand Soap features 100% pure Argan Oil to nourish and replenish the skin for improved texture and tone, while certified organic botanicals of Grape Seed and Olive Leaf Extracts help to protect the skin’s moisture barrier.
Live Clean Fresh Water Hydrating Shampoo & Conditioner
Live Clean® Fresh Water Hydrating Shampoo gently cleanses, adding moisture and shine. The perfect blend of Vitamin E, Panthenol, and certified organic botanicals of Rosemary and Chamomile makes hair feel healthy and full of life.
Live Clean® Fresh Water Hydrating Conditioner hydrates and nourishes. The perfect blend of Vitamin E, Panthenol, and certified organic botanicals of Rosemary and Chamomile makes hair feel healthy and full of life.
Live Clean Coconut Milk Moisturizing Body Wash
Live Clean® Coconut Milk Moisturizing Body Wash gently cleanses, hydrates and restores moisture balance and luster to skin. Featuring luscious coconut milk from the tropics and certified organic Apricot Extract, our nourishing body wash is enriched with Vitamins E, C, and B to deeply care for skin and improve its overall softness and beauty.
I absolutely love all of the Live Clean products that I have been able to try so far! The body washes are perfect for shaving my legs. My husband loves the body wash, too. It smells amazing and is very moisturizing.
I am in love with the shampoo and conditioner formulas. They leave my long hair shiny and so soft! I am very happy with them. My hair feels so clean! These hydrating shampoos and conditioners leave my hair smelling so good, too. My husband and son both use them as well.
The hand soaps are so rich and lathery! I trust this brand and these formulas with getting my family's hands clean and keeping them soft. The bottles are nicely sized and will last a long time. They look pretty in the bathroom and the kitchen, too.
Each of these Live Clean products have such a fresh fragrance and are such a pleasure to use. I am very surprised at how these high-quality products are so affordably priced!
Enter to win! Three winners will be chosen to win 1 hand soap and 1 body wash from Live Clean.
How? It's easy! Just enter to win by filling out the Giveaway Tools form below. Good luck!
Available at Target, Walgreens, and Whole Foods
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Say so long to lather and give up suds for good! While the co-washing movement has taken the beauty industry by storm, it was Chaz Dean who put the ban of ‘poo on the map with his collection of cleansing conditioners from WEN Hair & Body Care. Formulated in scents you’ll love with an exclusive amino acid complex and nourishing peptides, Chaz’s line of conditioners includes the perfect match for every hair type and concern.
Also available from WEN by Chaz Dean, are his collections of limited edition seasonal scents, featuring Summer Tropical Paradise, Summer Coconut Lime Verbena, Summer Honey Peach and Summer Mango Coconut.
The Bamboo Green Tea collection is a gluten-free, rice-based formula designed for all hair types. With an exclusive blend of green, black, white and red teas, and the WEN amino acid and peptide complexes, Bamboo Green Tea is a powerfully nourishing line.
The Cucumber Aloe collection is the lightest formula from WEN Hair and Body. Designed to address an oily scalp, while keeping your hair hydrated and healthy, the collection is ideal for those with fine hair that is easily weighed down.
One of the most hydrating formulas, Fig is designed for thick, coarse or curly hair as it penetrates deeply, giving hair the hydration it needs. Fig is also the perfect choice for hair damaged by harsh chemical processes and heated styling tools.
For hair that needs a boost in volume, the Lavender collection is lightweight and deeply hydrating. This formula is ideal for hair that is easily weighed down or becomes flat by the end of the day.
With Amino Acids, Peptides, Four Tea Complex and an exclusive Bamboo Water Complex, the Mandarin Italian Fig collection promotes hair growth and repair. By restoring and protecting hair, volume, shine and strength is improved for all hair types.
This gluten-free, soy based formula is perfect for anyone with a sensitivity to wheat, but can be used by anyone. The Pomegranate collection provides the perfect balance of nourishment and hydration to all hair types and textures.
The first formula Chaz created and still the brand’s most popular, the Sweet Almond Mint collection is designed for all hair types and textures. Great for first timers, the Sweet Almond Mint collection is the perfect introduction to WEN Hair and Body Care.
The Tea Tree formula is designed to address common hair and scalp issues by nourishing and healing. The medicinal properties of tea tree deeply cleanse and hydrate, ideal for all hair types.
Summer state of mind… starts in the SHOWER
Memorial Day is finally here which means Summer is right around the corner! Introducing the ultimate summertime experience for the senses from Kneipp. Three brand new body washes and one enriching hand cream. Infused with summer-perfect scents designed to refresh and nourish your skin, body and soul, providing you with everyday moments of warm-weather wellness.
BODY WASH ($14)Boost your summer mood every morning in the shower. Soap-free, pH-balanced and formulated with natural plant oils, these three refreshing, gently foaming body washes deep clean and condition the skin, leaving it soft, smooth, and exquisitely scented for an irresistible shower experience. Available in three new fragrances:
- Endless Summer: An energizing infusion of citrusy lime and revitalizing mint
- Summer Mood: A juicy blend of summer-fresh watermelon and stimulating mint
- Tropical Dream: An exotic, vacation-evoking mixture of mouthwatering mango and sweet starfruit
HAND CREAM ($10)
More than 100 years of research have gone into perfecting these enriching, plant-based hand cream, which is formulated with highly nourishing ingredients to retain moisture deep within the skin for long-lasting hydration. Available in:
- Spring Awakening : A sweet, floral fragrance infused with shea butter, almond oil, mayflower and magnolia
Kneipp products contain the most unique blends available in the natural body and skincare market, and all are dermatologist tested and recommended, primarily vegan, and free of preservatives, paraffins, silicons, and mineral oils.
I love discovering new skin care companies! I just got the chance to review some of the best bath and body products ever from Treets Traditions.
With a focus on the knowledge our ancestors used to heal themselves with what they found in nature, Treets Traditions uses a blend of unique herbs to create products that are healing and nourishing for your skin.
I received samples of the following products to review:
Treets Traditions Foaming Shower Gels
Nourish skin with this decadent gel to foam formula that supports skin health with regional ingredients. Available in Nourishing Spirits, Relaxing Chakra’s, Healing In Harmony, Revitalising Ceremonies, and Energising Secrets, these luxurious foams transform your shower and leave behind delicious scents.
I was sent energising secrets and healing in harmony fragrances. This foaming shower gel is beyond luxurious and fun to use in the shower. Both fragrances are amazing and completely uplifting. All you do is squirt a small amount into your hand, and it foams up instantly into a thick, rich lather that is perfect for shaving your legs. I absolutely love it!
2 in 1 Hair & Body Wash
Soap-free hair and body wash for daily mild cleansing. Traditional Eucalyptus oil has a calming effect and Nordic Cranberry oil, known to contain Vitamin C and antioxidants, helps to protect the skin.
I am loving using this product as a gentle shampoo. It smells so wonderful, and it makes my hair feel very clean and healthy.
I received two of these delightful body scrubs in relaxing chakra, and energising secrets.
Relaxing Chakra's~ Exfoliating body scrub with traditional Asian Coconut oil and Rose to nourish and moisturise the skin. Gently exfoliates the skin, allowing it to breathe again. Helps improve skin tone and balance. Leaves the skin delightfully scented.
Energising Secrets~ Exfoliating body scrub with traditional Amazonian Tamanu and Sacha inchi oil to nourish and soothe skin. Gently exfoliates the skin, allowing it to breathe again. Helps improve skin tone and balance. Leaves the skin delightfully scented.
Both of these scrubs make my skin glow, and feel smooth and silky. These formulas are perfect for getting your skin ready for a bit of sunless tanning products to help boost your skin's glow. And did I mention that they smell amazing?
I received relaxing chakra's and nourishing spirits body oils.
Relaxing Chakra's~ Super caring body oil. For a soft and smooth skin all day long. Absorbs quickly and leaves skin soft but not greasy. Contains vitamin E.
Nourishing Spirits~ Super nourishing miracle oil for face, body, hair, hands and nails with 6 precious natural oils - including Baobab oil, Marula oil and vitamin E. Reduces the appearance of stretch marks and scars. Highly effective for dehydrated and ageing skin. Helps improve the appearance of damaged skin. Dermatologically tested. Suitable for normal, dry and sensitive skin.
Each one of these formulas are the best! I always bring them into the shower with me, and I apply the oil all over my skin while it is still damp. This seals in the moisture to keep my skin supple, silky and glowing. Plus, my skin smells delicious!
This moisturising body lotion applies easily and absorbs quickly. A combination of traditional Nordic Wild Thyme and Cranberry with extra Vitamin C and antioxidants help to protect the skin. For all skin types.
There's nothing quite like this amazing body lotion. It leaves my skin completely soft and smooth. I apply it after showers and also after shaving my legs before I put on a skirt or shorts. My skin if perfectly hydrated and smells exhilerating.
These bath fizzers are based on the tradition of cleaning and purifying with soda. Treets has added the traditional African Kalahari melon oil and Baobab oil to help moisturise, protect and nourish dry skin.
There's nothing quite like a relaxing hot bath to wind down after a long, stressful day of parenting! I love to add one of these heavenly bath fizzers to my tub and watch it dissolve. That in itself is relaxing and quite satisfying. When the fragrance envelopes my senses and the skin softeners starts to caress my skin with their luxurious ingredients, I just melt. Ahhhh!
As with all Treets products~ "We respect mother nature. Free of: SLS, SLES, parabens, silicones, colourants and mineral oils."
For more information go to: www.ulta.com
*Product received. All opinions are my own.