Monday, November 5th, 2007

MALIE KAUAI BODY CREAMMALIE KAUAI RESCUE FACIAL TONIC

From the lush, tropical rainforests and rich volcanic soil of the ancient Garden Island of Kauai, we’ve created Malie (mah-lee-ay), luxurious natural products for home, body and spirit. The gentle, soothing essences of our wild-crafted and organic ingredients flow through pure Hawaiian hydrosols, the therapeutic floral waters that infuse each product. Immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty of Hawaiian aromatherapy – our gift from the Garden Isle of Eternal Rainbows. Aloha.

Malie Kauai is a brand devoted to promoting and utilizing its Hawaiian Roots on the Garden Isle of Kauai by using only indigenous flora for their natural luxury spa products. They ensure sustainable growth of all ingredients they choose for their indulgent products. They even use local artisans to create their products. This line is truly about bringing you the best in natural products, and they make sure to provide you detailed information about the ingredients they use, how they use, and which ones are in the products you love.

To find out what I thought of their Body Cream and Rescue Tonic, Continue reading →

Friday, November 2nd, 2007

ST. TROPEZ EVERYDAY DAILY MOISTURIZER

If you are in the market for figuring out an easy, natural way to maintain sunkissed skin during the cool winter, I’d wholeheartedly recommend trying St. Tropez Everyday. It gives you a natural, gradual tan through this moisturizing body lotion that can be used regularly to give you that gorgeous bronzed glow. This product has won several awards in a variety of UK papers, and it only hit shelves in the States this past May. What do I love about this product? I love that it gives me a moisturizer and self-tanner in one, but it isn’t such a forceful tanner that you may end up with streaks. It’s natural, soft, and just a great way to achieve a year-round tan. I find it so practical that it offers two “colors”; one for fair to medium skin and another for medium to dark skin tones. All in all, I found this to be a product that does exactly what it says, and I’m not terrified by its price!

Available for $30.00 at www.sephora.com, Bath & Body Works, CO Bigelow, Red Door Salons, Beauty.com, and other select locations.

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

LUSH COSMETICS | HOLIDAY 2007 GIFTS

CHRISTMAS UNWRAPPED!
We all love that moment when we finally get to unwrap our Christmas presents and find out what’s inside – but once we’re done unwrapping, we’re left with a pile of unwanted gift boxes, decorations and gift wrap that is hastily thrown away. Here at LUSH we have the environmentally friendly alternative to Christmas gifts. Not only can loved ones be treated to deliciously fresh handmade cosmetics, but all of our festive gifts are lovingly wrapped by the LUSH elves using 100% recycled paper and prettily tied with recycled paper ribbons — so you can give that amazing present and help save the planet. For the first time this year we offer a completely green gift option and a charity gift option, so if you’re looking for that special luxury gift, stocking filler or secret Santa, check out LUSH’s eco-friendly gifts that are all wrapped up, ready and waiting to give to that lucky person.

Keep reading for our review on the “Happy Treats!” gift, plus find out what to give to who with LUSH’s Holiday Gift Guide!

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Saturday, October 20th, 2007

The first shaving cream with 5% real milk protein! Milk-enriched lather forms a protective moisture barrier that conditions and softens as it glides the razor for a close shave without nicks. New SkinMilk shaving milk has arrived and it delivers the ultimate shaving experience by providing a close, comfortable, indulgent shave in a creamy, luxurious and smooth base of milk.

SKIN MILK SHAVING MILK

SkinMilk is an affordable brand that offers a wide variety of milk-enriched products from bath to body to face. I recently tested our their new product, Shaving Milk, which really helps to moisturize and provide a great lather prior to shaving.

I am happy to report I suffered no nicks or bumps after shaving, and I swear, it keeps the re-growth down just a tad, at least enough to get away with one more day between shaves. It has a light fragrant scent of vanilla, which is pleasant and not at all overwhelming. The product retails for $5.49 online, and I do believe that’s worthy of being called a bargain buy!

Find Shaving Milk and other SkinMilk products at Wal-Mart and www.drugstore.com.

You can learn more about their product line-up by visiting www.skinmilk.net.

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

In my exploration for new body products to try out, I came across Principessa Beauty, which is a line to specializes in fragrance and bath/body products more than anything.

Here’s the company’s philosophy:

Principessa is dedicated to the art of pampering the urban princess. They leave out all those nasty fillers like mineral oils & petroleum products. Instead, these decadent products are made with sweet almond oil, shea butter, botanicals like aloe vera and peach extracts, and antioxidants vitamins E & C.

Principessa Beauty products did not let me down in my try-out session with them. The first thing I noticed was there was the slightest scent to all of Principessa products, very subtle, which made me fall in love because it’s a lovely scent with a touch of sweetness, but not much at all. I love products with lighter scents for daily usage because then I can top my outfit off with a few spritzes of my favorite perfume without worrying about some crazy scent mix. I tried the Bellezza Box, which provides sample sizes of a wide range of their products. This will make a great holiday gift, because it’s a reasonable $45 and you receive 7 products in good sizes (these aren’t made for just one use, you get plenty of body-lovin’ goodness out of these!). I always enjoy a company that allows customers to try products in smaller sizes before committing to full-size products.

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Friday, September 28th, 2007

 

Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion is an amazing moisturizing lotion that can be used on any part of your body from face to feet to hands to legs.This product works differently in comparison to other moisturizers in that is uses a shielding method where the lotion helps to moisturize and then locks in moisture to rebalance your skin’s natural moisture.It’s important to follow the directions, because you do not need very much product to do a full application.I have been using this mostly for my face and feet, and this lotion really does work to reduce overall dryness and requires me to use it less and less over time.Users are recommended to apply the product to skin every four to eight hours for the first few days to a week, and then users can taper off the frequency of their applications as their skin adjusts and starts to moisturize itself.

I absolutely love how light weight it is, and it absorbs incredibly quickly even better.It makes a great hand lotion to minimize dryness because there is no oily residue or slippery feeling left minutes later.Really, the lotion absorbs in less than a few minutes.Skin MD Natural is also hypoallergenic, not tested on animals, non-comedogenic, and fragrance-free.I love fragrance-free lotions when it comes to my face, so this is definitely on my list of top three facial lotions.
This is one product I very much endorse and hold out as a miracle worker when it comes to aiding dry skin.

You can find Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion www.skinmdnatural.com! You may also find it a retail location, which you can find through the site, as well.