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Today is national hydration day, which means it’s time to hydrate yourself from head to toe. While hydration may start on the inside, it’s important to hydrate externally too – and now you can with these essentials!
Burt's Bees Complete Nourishment Facial Oil ($19.99)
This powerful blend of some of nature’s most powerful oils and extracts work to moisturize all-day, nourish and rebalance the skin, and help fight the signs of premature aging. The fast-absorbing, lightweight formula cares for skin with moisture-rich Jojoba Oil, high in essential fatty acids, as well as antioxidant-rich Evening Primrose Oil, known for its hydrating properties.
Available in national grocery, drug and mass retailers, and via www.burtsbees.com
KMS MOISTREPAIR Shampoo ($21.50) and MOISTREPAIR Conditioner ($23.50)
This hydrating combo replenishes moisture, repairs damage, reduces breakage and helps restore hair’s natural protective coating. When paired together these products work to detangle, improve elasticity and manageability of hair with lactic acid and conditioning cetrimonium chloride.
Available in KMS Salons nationwide
Senteurs d’Orient Almond Bath Soap ($21.00)
Handcrafted and inspired by the calming scents of the Middle East and South Asia. The pure almond ‘rough cut’ bath bar is infused with grains of crushed raw Oats and Wheat that exfoliates, while Shea Butter, Glycerin and Olive Oil deeply moisturize.
Available at senteursdorient.com and www.net-a-porter.com
Goldwell Kerasilk Restorative Balm ($29.99)
Formulated with Keratin, lightweight silk and the protective skincare ingredient Hyaloveil™, this nourishing, healing balm improves hair elasticity while also protecting it from breakage, dryness and other common forms of damage. Apply to either towel-dried or dry hair, and leave in.
Available at salons nationwide
As a Mom, life can get pretty stressful, overwhelming and crazy. It is very important that you take some time out for yourself, to focus on you. One of my favorite ways to pamper myself is by taking a nice, hot, luxurious bath with Olaxer Bath Bombs.
- Olaxer bath bombs come in a pack of 8 Bath Bombs: (Each weighs about 2.1 oz, slightly larger than a golf ball.)
- Therapeutic Fragrances: A treat for the senses, choose from Romantic Rose, Soothing Chamomile and Gentle Rosemary for a doze of rejuvenation.
- Natural Ingredients: Extracted floral essential oils sooth tired muscles, relieve skin dryness and exfoliate/soften dead skin effectively.
- Convenient to Use: Directly throw into the hot or cold water, then start your pleasant SPA tour under a natural fragrant atmosphere, relax your whole body.
- Mother's Day Gift: Elegant gift set packaging makes a great gift for mom, wife, little girls, share the happiness with your families and friends.
I received a set of Olaxer bath bombs to review. Each one of these delightful bath bombs is made with the highest quality of ingredients. I love the way they dissolve quickly into my bathwater and instantly create an oasis of heavenly fragrance. As I relax into my body-silkening bath water, my senses are indulged and my skin is luxuriously softened.
These amazing bath bombs are the perfect gift for Mother's Day, or for any time you want to show her that you care!
Order your Olaxer bath bombs here.
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Spring is around the corner! (I am crossing my fingers for some warmer weather.) At least while I am waiting, I can beautify my dull winter skin with my new favorite products!
I am always excited when I find out about new skin care lines that I had never heard of before. I absolutely love to try out new products, and I just discovered Olaxer skin care. It is very luxurious!
Olaxer Shea Butter Moisturizing Body Lotion
After my shower, I apply this completely heavenly body lotion all over my body, while my skin is still damp, to seal in the moisture. I actually brought my Olaxer Shea Butter Moisturizing Body Lotion with me on my week long trip to Hawaii last month. It was the only body lotion I brought, and turned out to be just what my skin needed after getting a little sun burned. It is so very soothing and makes my skin feel 100% hydrated, silky and smooth. I absolutely love this amazing lotion. It even has a delicious chocolatey fragrance to it.
- Rich in shea butter and vitamin E. Helps nourish, moisturize and protect your skin
- IDEAL FOR DRY SKIN ¨C Shea Butter has vitamins that can aid in nourishing moisturizing, and revitalizing dry skin. See visible results that you'll surely love
- Shea butter extract relieves dry skin and gently moisturizes
This miraculous mud mask revitalizes sun damaged & aging skin. It moisturizes, exfoliates & rejuvenates. It also clears acne, clogged pores,blackheads & breakouts. It even builds Collagen, diminishes fine lines and wrinkles, lightens age spots, minimizes pore size, brightens skin, and fades scars.
- Guaranteed Wrinkle Repair Results. Thousands of Satisfied Customers. Smoother, Clearer, More Youthful Looking Skin. You Deserve Vibrant, Silky, Smooth Skin Again
- Perfect for All including Sensitive, Oily, and Thin Skin. Anti-Aging Creme, Acne Treatment, & Moisturizer in One. Penetrates the Skin to Hydrate and Deliver Potent Nutrients. By Removing the Barrier of Dead Cells, it Allows Other Treatments like TOULON's Vitamin C Serum with Hyaluronic Acid to Penetrate Deeper
- Anti-aging mineral rich mud mask treatment to lift and brighten skin & Reduces pores and leaves the skin soft and smooth
I use this mask once a week, sometimes twice, if my skin is a little oily. I am amazed at how flawless my skin looks after I rinse and dry my face. I am also impressed at how inexpensive this mud mask is!
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*Product received. All opinions are my own.
For all you self-described beauty junkies (like myself) who have pride in their appearance, it’s time to try these essentials that will help combat every concern you have. Plus, they make life so much easier!
AQUIS Lisse Luxe Long Hair Towel
An ideal towel for longer hair that’s curly, fine, ageing or prone to damage. New generation Aquitex improves absorbency and comfort. Wraps and tucks easily leaving hands free while hair dries. Dries fast with less friction, to minimize frizz and damage.
Conair Bobby Pins
Conair has everything you need for beautiful hair. Smooth-coated, sturdy, ball-tipped steel bobby pins are packed in a clear plastic container for easy storage. Taking care of hair for over 40 years.
Scunci No-Slip Grip The Evolution Hair Ties
Scunci Evolution hair elastics are gentle on the hair and have 'no slip grip' technology. The jelly texture of the elastics ensure hair is held in place, with causing damage. Comes in a mixture of fashionable colours.
DDF Discoloration Reversal Moisturizer
DDF's first overnight discoloration moisturizer effectively hydrates skin during the nighttime sleep cycle to help reduce the appearance of melanin build up, and helps to achieve younger looking skin.
Lumene Valo Bright Eyes All-In-One Eye Treatment
Let the light shine from your eyes with this lightweight cream. Precious handpicked Arctic cloudberry combines with brightening vitamin C to help to diminish the appearance of dark under-eye circles for skin that looks visibly fresher and more awake. Our revolutionary technology reduces the appearance of puffiness, recharging the whole eye area for a brighter, more radiant overall look. Experience the eye opening effects of potent native ingredients.
Malin+Goetz Lip Moisturizer
Blended to instantly restore and replenish, our hydrating lip gel is for daily maintenance, prevention and treatment of dry, irritated lips. Fragrance and color free.
*Products received. All opinions are my own.
Incorporate Curél Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturzer into your daily routine for an easy, yet effective way to calm, smooth, soften and heal dry, flaky skin. The formula’s water-activated properties work to penetrate deep into skin’s surface all while you’re in the shower – no rinsing required – so you can just dry off, dress and go!
When applied daily, Curél Hydra Therapy helps heal dry skin and restore your body’s ability to retain its own much-needed moisture with the use of its revolutionary wet skin technology from:
- a breakthrough water-activated formula
- a propriety ceramide complex which helps replenish and fortify the skin’s natural moisture barrier
- two soothing and restorative ingredients — allantoin and panthenol
- cationic technology that binds together the positive charge of the moisturizer’s innovative ingredients with the negative charge of moist skin.
I love this amazing wet skin moisturizer! It is so deeply hydrating for my parched winter skin. I don't always have time to apply a moisturizer all over my body after my shower, so this product is perfect for me. It saves me a lot of hassle. It absorbs completely and quickly into my skin, leaving it soft, silky and smooth for 24 hours.
Curél Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer is available at select drug and mass merchant stores nationwide for $10.99.
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
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)
It is a problem that I am all too familiar with. My phone screen is always covered in my foundation! It is kind of embarrassing when I hand somebody my phone to show them cute picture of something, and realize that they are squinting to see it because of my makeup smears!
Thankfully, I have discovered Oxygenetix Foundation. Finally, a smudge-proof makeup that won't smear my phone screen! I love it!
Oxygenetix provides maximum coverage while allowing skin to breathe, and is a favorite of models and actors everywhere as a perfect foundation to go from movie set to the grocery store, and has even been chosen as the choice foundation for NBC’s new hit comedy, Superstore.
Oxygenetix is the World's Most Breathable foundation thanks to the prime ingredient in all Oxygenetix products, which is this pro-healing patented Ceravitae™ Complex. This super charged oxygen peptide promotes the skins collagen cell production and connective tissue growth by attracting oxygen to the skin helping it to breathe keeping it strong and healthy.
Oxygenating Foundation's gives complete and natural coverage to even the most sensitive and compromised skin.
When applied independently or over Oxygenetix moisturizer, Oxygenetix foundation's acts as a virtual second-skin, allowing it to breath with no occlusive oils to interfere with the bodies natural healing process.
Breathable Second Skin:
Oxygenetix breathable makeup containing Ceravitae™ Complex stimulates skin cell production and helps the healing process following most procedures. Oxygenetix Foundation soothes, conceals and protects damaged skin thanks to skin-loving ingredients including: Aloe Vera Barbadensis gel-base, Grape Seed Extract, GreenTea, Salix Alba Extract and Glycerin.
These oxygen-enriched, natural components make it virtually a second skin... and that is exactly how it feels: Your Perfect Second Skin!
I received a bottle of Oxygenetix Foundation to review. The perfect shade for my skin is beige, and it truly makes my skin look flawless and airbrushed. It stays in place all day long, and then washes off perfectly with my favorite cleanser at night.
This amazing foundation gives me all of the coverage I need on my face, neck and chest. I love the highly pigmented formula that covers well, but also lets my skin feel like it can breathe. It simply does not rub off at all! Oxygenetix Foundation is my new favorite beauty essential!
For more information go to: http://www.oxygenetix.com/
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
With Fashion Week on the horizon, channel your inner fashionista! Be sure to have your vanities’ stocked with the perfect beauty essentials so you’re always looking runway ready from head to toe.
Show off clear, camera ready skin, with a sense of style thanks to Bioré® Limited Edition Deep Cleansing Pore Strips! Cast in bold leopard, zebra and giraffe prints, Bioré Limited Edition Deep Cleansing Pore Strips make the already immensely satisfying process of purifying your pores even more fierce and fun. Whether you’re prepping for a girls night out or movie night in, these exotic, animal-print pore strips will make you feel like strutting down the catwalk and leave you with cleaner, healthy looking skin. ($6.49; Drugstores and mass retailers)
Feel fresh all day long with Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Deodorant Collection. Get superior odor protection with this 100 percent natural, freshly scented deodorant. Soothing essential oils blend with beta-glucan technology fight odor effectively while soothing, conditioning, and nourishing the delicate underarm area. It goes on clean, with no sticky wetness, and delivers long-lasting, luxurious results ($14; Lavanila.com).
Maintain smooth, moisturized skin for 24 hours straight with Curél Ultra Healing Intensive Lotion. Ideal for severely dry skin, this formula has been clinically proven to repair and renew extra dry skin two times better than the leading intensive lotion. It contains extra-strength, naturally hydrating agents so skin feels soft, supple, and restored ($7.99, Drugstores and Mass Retailers).
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).
Give yourself a chic, non-committal do with Hairdo’s Clip-In Bang. Don't snip - clip! This 5" long bang has 9 1/2" face-framing sides that blend seamlessly with your own hair. Going out with a bang has never been so much fun - or so commitment-free ($29; Ulta.com).
After running around in your heels all day, treat your feet to the PediSpa Intensive Moisturizing Foot Mask!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.
Feel confident in your skin from head to toe before you hit the town for a girl’s night out! From your hair, to your skin, to your scent – we’ve got you covered with the beauty essentials that’ll leave you looking and smelling like a million bucks – all without breaking the bank!
Show off skin that’s selfie-worthy thanks to Bioré Limited Edition Deep Cleansing Pore Strips! With next generation proprietary c-bond technology and potent charcoal, the strips remove clogs and weeks’ worth of buildup so you’ll see 3x less oil. Containing witch hazel and tea tree oil, the formula refines pores to diminish their appearance over time. ($7.99; Drugstores and Mass Retailers)
Hit the dance floor feeling confident and sweat free by applying Ban Roll-On Deodorant! Ban’s breakthrough technology specifically targets and virtually eliminates (not cover up) spicy and s-odor that other antiperspirant/deodorants may leave behind. Ban Roll-On Deodorant glides on easily with a formula that provides an outstanding 24 hours of invisible protection against odor wetness. ($4.99, Drug and Mass Retailers)
For skin that’s smooth to the touch, apply Curél Ultra Healing Lotion!Ideal for severely dry skin, this formula has been clinically proven to repair and renew extra dry skin two times better than the leading intensive lotion. It contains extra-strength, naturally hydrating agents so skin feels soft, supple, and restored. ($7.99, Drugstores and Mass Retailers)
Since you never know who you’ll meet, be sure to leave a lasting flirtatious scent with Katy Perry Mad Love. Addictive from the start, this playfully sexy floriental fruity fragrance opens with the succulence of Lady Apple Sorbet and Mara Strawberry blended to perfection with freshness of delicious Pink Grapefruit. Middle notes of Peony Petals, smooth Sun-Kissed Jasmine, and the hypnotic pull of the Bleeding Heart flower captivate the senses. The essence of the Bleeding Heart flower is said to purify and strengthen the Heart Chakra, bringing an open-hearted attitude, soothing emotions, and re-inviting the spirit of love into one’s body and soul. ($29.98; Kohls.com)
*Product received in exchange for post. All opinions are my own.
No matter what your skincare concern is – everyone should show off smooth, moisturized summer skin! Whether you have chapped skin, suffer from eczema or have flaky patches, Curél Skincare has you covered with intense hydration for healthy looking skin from head to toe!
For skin that feels parched from being out in the sun, choose Curél Ultra Healing Intensive Lotion. Ideal for severely dry skin, this formula has been clinically proven to repair and renew extra dry skin two times better than the leading intensive lotion. It contains extra-strength, naturally hydrating agents so skin feels soft, supple, and restored ($7.99, Drugstores and Mass Retailers).
Calm dry, itchy and eczema prone skin with Curél Itch Defense Calming Lotion. This moisture rich formula helps relieve dry, itchy skin and control flare ups as you rebalance pH levels, moisture levels and cellular turnover for healthy skin. Dermatologist recommended and pediatrician tested, this calming lotion soothes eczema prone skin while being gentle enough for babies 6 months and up! ($8.99; Drug and mass merchants)
Uncover healthy, smooth skin under dry patches with Curél Rough Skin Rescue! This smoothing lotion works with skin’s natural exfoliating process to 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. ($7.99, Drugstores and Mass Retailers)