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As a busy mom, sometimes there is no time left to do things for ourselves. Two things most moms would love more time for (besides sleep!) is for exercise and beauty treatments. I would go utterly crazy without ME time! I wish there were more products like Hair Warrior hair treatment! Hair Warrior Formula Treatment allows me to multi task!
Add peace of mind to your daily workouts with the Vegan-friendly Hair Warrior, a revolutionary hair care product that adds both hydration and protection during physical activity and fitness like yoga, pilates, cardio exercise, swimming, and more. Simply apply the product prior to activity as Hair Warrior works with your body heat to smooth, protect and condition each strand – preventing damage and strengthening your hair.
Hair Warrior's Ingredients include:Quinoa, Bamboo, Pro-Vitamin B5, Organic Argan Oil, Abyssinian Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, Green Tea, Rosemary Extract, and Eucalyptus. Hair Warrior is free from parabens, glutens and formaldehyde.
I love Hair Warrior! I simply apply it to my dry hair before working out. My husband and I had some rare time alone at the beach this past weekend, and we took a walk around an abandoned military bunker. My hair was extremely dry and damaged, and so I decided to apply the product to my hair, and off we went. It was quite the hike, and I worked up a sweat!
After I got back to our cabin, I washed my hair as I normally do, and shampooed the product out. I also conditioned my hair as usual. After my hair dried, I combed through it, and it was beyond soft, silky and shiny. My damaged ends looked healthy, too. What a great feeling to be able to take care of my hair while I am taking care of my self!
My husband and I exploring Battery Russell is Astoria, Oregon
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Celebrate NATIONAL BUBBLE BATH DAY on January 8th with KNEIPP
Okay, well, it is almost over, but you can STILL CELEBRATE!
On these cold winter days, take the time to find your sanctuary and allow your mind and body to rest and rejuvenate in a warm Kneipp Bubble Bath.
From the enchanting scents, the blends of nature’s best plants and the interaction of color and aromatherapy, you’ll be guaranteed a deeply relaxing and holistic bath experience.
Looking for that moment of relaxation… Kneipp Lavender & Vanilla Aromatherapy Bubble Bath – “Dream Time”
The natural essential lavender oil and vanilla extract develop a gently harmonizing fragrance which invites you to dream as it prepares for you’re a restful night’s sleep. The tub fills up with beautiful hues of blue, allowing you to drift off into a relaxed mindset.
Feeling under the weather… Kneipp Eucalyptus Aromatherapy Bubble Bath
Enriched with essential oils, the eucalyptus and mint fragrance envelops a calming and beneficial effect when hit with the pesky symptoms of cold, stuffy nose, congestion and sore throat.
Want that moment of happiness… Kneipp Passionfruit & Grapefruit Aromatherapy Bubble Bath – “Cheerful Mind”
The fruity, exotic fragrance of natural passionfruit and grapefruit invigorates the senses and puts a smile on your face.
For more information, go to: Kneipp.com
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.
The Reason Why You’re Searching for a New Dry Skin Care Product
For decades, skin care scientists have used chemicals as their basis for younger, more youthful looking skin, and unfortunately, they have all failed! You can still ask any woman today, “After using all of the expensive skin care treatments, creams and lotions, have you truly, ever received the results you were promised?” The answer is almost always no because inorganic chemistry just does not apply to “living” things.We have discovered that certain combinations of potent plant extracts-with “living nutrients” still intact-perform unbelievably well when interacting with other living cells. The key is in the way our bodies’ living cells absorb these nutrients. This process acts like “Miracle Grow” for your skin cells and delivers stunning results while nourishing your skin just the way it likes it.
Pure and natural “living nutrients” will be Feeding Your Skin
- Pores Appear to Shrink Giving a Smoother Skin Complexion
- Feels like it Moisturizes Deep Down
- Many Report a Natural Glow to Their Skin
- Blemishes Seem to Just Fade Away
- Skin Feels Clean and Conditioned
- Makes You Look and Feel Younger
The Ultimate Skin Care Solution
The real difference in Amazingly Beautiful™ is that unlike the many skin care products you probably already have on your bathroom shelf, our product is NOT PETROLEUM BASED. It absorbs quickly into your skin and begins feeding the skin cells what they naturally need.
Complexion perfection is the achievement of combining potent plant extracts that contain live nutrients, with decades of skin care science into an all natural skin care product that feeds your skin to bring out your most radiant features. All natural, 100% pure botanical oils, each delivering specific qualities to bring your complexion into natural balance.
But I’ve Used Some of These Oils Before, and They Didn’t Work!
Alone or mixed with other inorganic substances, these oils only give minimal results. With decades of research, we have discovered the perfect combination, and here’s part of the secret. Because plants are grown all over the world, the location and climate contribute to the potency and properties of the extract. The result can leave you with either a very potent oil or a very weak one. Our research has been dedicated to matching the different properties of these oils in a single formula to unleash the power of nature. Thus, giving us the only product that is 100% pure and contains the most unique combination of fruit, nut, and plant extracts – the ultimate dry skin solution.
My thoughts: I received a bottle of Amazingly Beautiful Body Moisturizer And Revitalizer to review. I apply it to my damp skin after my nightly shower. It smells so good, just like a freshly peeled orange. I love this uplifting, refreshing fragrance. I rub it all over my skin from my shoulders to the bottoms of my feet. It absorbs so perfectly into my skin and seals in the moisture. My skin stays completely hydrated and supple for over 24 hours. My skin really does look a lot younger and quite radiant. I love this product!
Disclaimer: I received a sample of this product to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
TURN YOUR BACK to the frenzy. Quiet your mind from the noise. When the race to get ahead gets ahead of you, it’s time to slow down. It draws closer with each step. A greater awareness. An inexplicable calm.A deeper understanding of the rhythms of life. This is the world of Slow Beauty. It is a place unconstrained by time, envy or vanity. A return to simple wellness. Only by slowing down are we able to experience our true selves. SpaRitual. Slow Beauty for a fast world.
SpaRitual has some of the most amazing and luxurious skin care and nail care products I have ever had the privilege of trying. I was recently sent samples of a couple of their products to review and I am in love!
Here are the products I received:
Close Your Eyes Sugar Scrub
Certified Organic Sugar-Crystals loosen and lift dead skin cells while exfoliating the skin and draw moisture from the environment to keep skin naturally hydrated. I use this luxurious and deliciously scented sugar scrub in the shower. It makes my skin feel so pampered and so baby soft. It gets rid of rough elbows and heels and renews your skin.
Close Your Eyes Body Oil
Formulated with Certified Organic Sesame Seed, Safflower and Jojoba Oils, rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids, this body oil is pure bliss. After my shower, when my skin is still damp, I apply this beautifully hydrating body oil all over from my feet to my shoulders. It truly seals in the moisture and makes my skin feel soft. I do not need any further lotions or body butters when I use this oil.
Slow the signs of aging and protect skin from environmental damage. I have always used serums on my face, so why not all over my body, too? I usually use this luxurious serum before I apply my body butter. (On nights where I alternate between the body oil.) It truly renews my skin and makes it radiate with youthfulness. I will definitely be using this a lot when it is time to be showing off some skin as soon as the weather warms up!
Infinitely Loving Body Butter
Formulated with Fair Trade Certified Organic Shea Butter to condition and deeply hydrate the skin for a silky, smooth glow. If a body butter were made in heaven, this one would be the one. Not only does this rich creamy body butter make my skin look and feel silky and soft, it smells so unbelievably beautiful!
Dreamsicle Lip Gloss
This long wearing lip gloss provides a gorgeous pop of creamy pink. It is a very flattering color! Perfect for Spring, or to add that perfect touch to brighten your smile any time.
Look at these gorgeous SpaRituals nail lacquers! (shown in the photo below with my kitty, Luna.)
SpaRitual nail lacquers are vegan and free of DBP, toluene, camphor, formaldehyde and formaldehyde resin. SpaRitual promises that they will never stop looking for ways to make sure their products are good for people and good for the planet. I am in love with these colors!
To learn more about SpaRituals please visit: http://www.sparitual.com/
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
Bare Love Beauty is a collection of three luxury treatments for the face, body and hair. The brand is delicately formulated with Oliolove™ Technology and an all-natural combination of pure and exotic, skin compatible oils from around the world. Bare Love Beauty offers a simplified beauty treatment regime. Their passion for oils is translated through their commitment to exclude all synthetic, artificial ingredients at all times while progressing such a pure and simple form of beauty care. Their firm, buttery oils leave no greasy residue and melt effortlessly into the skin.
- A time-released delivery system that micro-encapsulates their proprietary blend of skin compatible ingredients and provides skin barrier protection instantly
- Improves skin elasticity, vitality and radiance. Rich in Vitamin C, E and essential fatty acids
- Rich in Omega 6 and 9 to heal dry, cracked skin and helps protect against the damages of free radicals
My Experience: I am absolutely smitten with Luxury Body Fuel, Daily Recovery Treatment! After I take my shower, I apply just a little bit (one pump per area) of this luxurious body oil to my feet, legs, buttocks, tummy, arms and chest area. My skin is left feeling soft, completely hydrated and silky smooth. It keeps my skin moisturized throughout the next day. This is exactly the treatment my thirsty skin has been craving with this colder weather. My skin looks beautiful, radiant and young. I love it!
To learn more about Bare Love Beauty products or to place an order go to: http://www.barelovebeauty.com
Disclaimer: I received a sample of this product to review and to keep. The opinions are my own.
I was excited to try Moringa Oil from Moringa Source, as I had never heard of it before. When I heard that 100% pure Moringa oleifera products are rich in naturally occurring nutrients and anti-oxidants, which offer unique anti-aging and skin hydrating qualities, I wondered how I ever lived without it.
In fact, there is no other plant in the world that naturally provides such a complete and diverse array of vitamins, nutrients, anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatories than Moringa. Sounds perfect to me!
I LOVE all things beauty, and so I eagerly tried my Moringa Oil. It was right after my nightly shower. I washed my face as I normally do, and I applied a few drops to the palm of my hand and spread it evenly all over my face, neck and chest. (I could have used on my entire body, but I wanted to try it as a facial moisturizer first.) I even applied a few drops to my upper eyelids. I was afraid that my face would feel greasy and look shiny, but this amazing oil just sank right into my skin. It felt fabulous, smooth and supple. My thirsty skin just drank it up and it was not shiny or greasy feeling at all, just beautfully moisturized. I was afraid that it would clog my pores and cause blemishes, but after three nights of using Moringa oil, I have not even one zit!
I do not normally wear a daily moisturizer, just a night cream which generally carries me over into the next day. When I awoke the next morning after using my Moringa oil, my face was still so nice and smooth, and seemed to make the application of my makeup look flawless. Mye foundation and eyeshadow looked extra luminous, and I really think my skin now has a much more noticeable glow to it.
I am in LOVE with Moringa oil! I am truly elated to have discovered this new must-have beauty product that will forever have a place in my makeup cabinet! It is so incredible to know that it is so good for my skin.
What makes Moringa oil so unique?
Made from the “Miracle Tree”, 100% pure Moringa Source Body Oil is an ideal moisturizer for dry skin, a healing treatment offering relief from sunburn, and a perfect non-sticky massage oil. Due to the range and quantity of anti-oxidants found in Moringa, the oil can help mitigate the effects of free radicals on the skin, offering anti-aging benefits, repairing the damaging effects of the sun, and creating softer skin.
Disclamier: Moringa Source provided me with free product and all opinions are my own.