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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Jergens® Ultra Healing® Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer Review

Some days it feels like winter, and some days it feels like Spring.. This yo-yo pattern is making it difficult to figure out what to wear and whether I should put away my winter clothes yet. I do know that my skin is still in need of moisture as my hands get really dry and sometimes red. This past few weeks, I've been testing out the Jergens Ultra Healing Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer. I've been using Jergens since I can remember, always had a bottle of it in my bathroom, so I wasn't too surprised when my skin felt at ease with this lotion. My scaly patches were healed and no more felt an itchiness on my dry skin! I use this right before I go to sleep or right after the shower (which is recommended). Either way your skin should feel instant relief, as mine did, from the first time I applied the Ultra Healing lotion. I'll be leaving this in the bathroom as usual for everyone to use.. :)
(Disclaimer: I received this product from this company's PR agency to test, try and share my thoughts with my readers.)

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Lester's Fashion Tip: Trouser Jeans

Lester's department stores in select cities carries fashionable clothing and accessories for Women, Juniors, Kids & Babies. Their website recently launched so definitely check it out here: www.lesters.com! One of their fashion tips for this Spring include these Trouser Jeans as a few celebs have already worn these out. Will you be wearing this trend or stay with your skinny jeans?

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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Blissmo Box- Chocolate Lovers

My favorite Eco-Friendly monthly subscription box- BlissMoBox.com has arrived this month! (It was a tad later than I expected since they normally mail them out at the beginning of the month.) However, the wait was well worth it! I had selected the Chocolate Lovers and it came with an assortment of delicious cocoa goodies! I'm excited to try the Tisano Cacao Tea made with 100% raw cacao shells the most since I have been avidly drinking tea. I'm also excited to try the other chocolaty snacks:
* OCHO candy Bar
* Angell Dark Chocolate Bar
* Tisano Caco Nibbles (2 packs of sample nibblets)
* Organic Nectars- Raw Raspberry Cacao Bar
* Salazon- Sea Salt and Organic Turbinado Cane Sugar

Next month's box..Spring into Beauty!! :) CANNOT wait to get this and I'm hoping it comes early too!! Try BlissMoBox.com today!

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Oscar's Nominees Swag Bag

You've heard of the term- swag bag- but have you ever wondered what the Oscar's Nominees Swag Bag contains?? I have the inside scoop just for you and boy, look at all these amazing products here!! All Oscar Nominees are all winners b/c they will be bringing home all of this loot!

Here are ALL of the goodies:

* Eminence Organics- Their organic body scrub with virgin coconut oil and raw sugar cane. Sounds amazing!!
* Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer- 1oz bottle with a sleeve of gold and dazzling crystals.
* ESP (Essential Safe Products)- reusable gift set including glass water bottle, stainless steel snack container, reusable utensil set, reusable produce bag
* Faiza Cosmetiques- Advanced Anti-aging skin care system
* Disaronno- Italian liquer to celebrate the party! (Worth $15K- wow!)

* Caroline's Cakes- This 7 layer cake looks delicious with caramel icing.. yummy!
* bamboopink- an assortment of fashion jewelry that are chic! ($1K worth)
* a Safari trip from Premier Tours- seriously a paid vacation with luxury accommodations in Botswana Africa and you get to ride on an elephant! (total value over $15K)
* Dr. Garth Fisher's Biomed Spa- his skincare line called CellCeuticals
* EC Gallery- art!
* darci by Di Caprio™ Cosmetics- sampling of comsetics with kabuki brushes and ecofriendly towel
* Leaine Dehmer's Skinsations Spa in LA- invitation to visit the spa in LA
* earthpawz - pet safe products!
* Imanta- Hotel stay in Ocean Casa :)) including 2 spa treatments!!
* Gym sessions/Private sessions at Huntley Drive Fitness & Physique57 , even an acupuncturist session, and a Live In Fitness Retreat!!
* Assortment of fashion goodies such as Spanx, ShowStoppers Lovemarks and Luichiny Shoes
* Dearfoams- COMFY slippers!!! so they can lounge and relax at home
* A comfy Thermarobe & some Starlettos
* Food such as Naught Bits Brownies to be used on Slimware plates (Which I LOVE & HAVE btw)
* For their Hair- unlimited blowouts for the year at JM Blowdry !! (so jealous!)
* For their Nails- Red Carpet Manicure - an at home gel manicure system
* Clothing from Belldini
* Miscellaneous including Nozin Nasal Spray and Allergy Master, Seyie Design , an Herb Ritts catalogue, bracelet to fight cancer
* Body Lotion from Angel Minaro Exquisite Beauty
* A natural anti-aging beverage from Kosanka & a VaporTrim
* Perfume from Nightfall by Susan McCray™ & Serena Williams Statement Collection from HSN.com


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Thursday, February 23, 2012

February Birchbox featuring Beauty Blender

I received my February Birchbox earlier this month- before Valentine's Day- and what a treat it was! It had some great products including the Beauty Blender sponge- perfect for lightly dabbing foundation, smudging concealer under eyes and basically blending to perfection. It's a hot pink sponge that I've been eye-ing for years and finally I get my hands on one! :)

Another favorite product from this month's box is the Jouer Tinted Moisturizer. Normally I use my fingers to blend, but I have Beauty Blender sponge this time. The color is illuminating and only wish the sample was lot bigger.. Also got an exfoliating cleanser from Dermalogica, a heart-shaped nail file, and some music downloads!

So glad the Birchboxes have gotten better and better this year!! Can't wait for my March box in the next two weeks! Haven't joined the Birchbox wagon yet.. join today!

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Batiste at Katie Gallager Fashion Show

(L to R:Briella Calafiore, Glam Fairy, Designer Katie Gallagher and Pam Wardle, Church & Dwight)
Credit: Amy Sussman with Getty Images

One of my fave dry shampoos, Batiste, was the official sponsor for the Katie Gallagher Fall/Winter 2012 Fashion Week show in NYC earlier this month. All stylists backstage used Batiste on the models' hair to look their very best and showcase the new collection by Katie Gallagher. What I love most about Batiste is that it really takes away my oily roots and makes my hair smell great! A simple few sprays and work it through your hair to make it Batiste fabulous!

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Saturday, February 11, 2012

ShaToBu Body Shapewear- Get Fit™ Tights

Can you believe it's already mid-February? I feel like 2012 just began, don't you? I've been diligently working on my fitness goal this year- attending weekly yoga classes at a studio as well as keeping up with at-home yoga sessions (and adding in some strength exercises too!) While I feel great during my workouts, during the day I feel I need that extra oomph. That's where ShaToBu comes into my life...

These amazing shaping and toning tights are perfect to wear while sporting a cute tweed skirt or even underneath my pants when it's reaaally cold out. There are several kinds of tights that ShaToBu offers, but the I one I got to try was their High Waist Get Fit Tight. Personally this would be my preference- high waist- so it can really smooth out your stomach. The Get Fit Tights overall have muscle toning resistance bands around the top and thigh areas so every time you're moving and walking, your body works a bit harder. (Hence, using those resistance bands in strength workouts really help!) :)

If you're not used to wearing to tights, then these will probably be uncomfortable for you at first. But after a few more wears, you'll get used to the microfiber tights to help you get that smooth shape! Check out MORE ShaToBu body shapewear products here.

If you're already wearing some other kind of Body Shapewear already, I would recommend trying a pair to see the difference that the resistance bands make. Don't expect to wear these as a substitute for a real strength training workout, but you'll notice that with consistent movement these ShaToBu tights will help you feel more of a burn. :)
(Disclaimer: I received this product from this company's PR agency to test, try and share my thoughts with my readers.)

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Friday, February 10, 2012

Sally Hansen Salon Effects for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is just FOUR days away and whether you celebrate or not, why not wear some pink & red to put yourself in a good mood? Wearing them on your tips are an easy way to change up your look and you'll see it constantly.. wiggle your fingers while you type on a computer all day. :)

Here are three of my favorite patterns, from XOXO (replacing the O's with mini hearts), plaids with multicolors of red & pinks, and my favorite- hearts!! Lots of them!!
I've found the Salon Effects a process that takes lots of patience especially if you want perfection. But the effort you put in will pay off when you have gorgeous patterned tips perfect for Valentine's Day!

(Disclaimer: I received this product from this company's PR agency to test, try and share my thoughts with my readers.)

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Sally Hansen & White + Warren Collaboration

This winter I've been finding my hands particular dry and chapped. Mostly because I forget to wear my gloves.. :) Sally Hansen & White + Warren recently teamed up to give all purchasers of the White + Warren Fingerless Gloves this exclusive set of Sally Hansen favorites. The gloves are 100% cashmere and are currently priced at $40 (on sale on their website here.)

These four products will help heal, protect and make your nails perfectly polished for the winter.

The Sally Hansen set includes:
* Nail File in Medium- Round? Oval? Square? This file helps shape your nails to its perfecttion!

* Hand Cream- This is a great creme to moisturize the delicate skin on your hands and cuticles with Shea Butter. It's incredibly long lasting too so you'll feel protected all day.

* Nailgrowth Miracle Serum- I personally don't have an issue with slow growing nails, but I found this serum to soften my cuticles. Great bonus to have!

* Complete Salon Manicure in Right Said Red- this gorgeous red color will brighten hands and make it look younger..It's also perfect for Valentine's Day coming soon. :)

(Disclaimer: I received the Sally Hansen product from this company's PR agency to test, try and share my thoughts with my readers.)
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Thursday, February 09, 2012

How-to: Wake up Looking Gorgeous

How to Wake Up Looking Gorgeous

Softer hair and clearer skin can be yours overnight -- see how

How to Wake Up Looking Gorgeous

This is a TotalBeauty.com beauty tips article

Let's face it: Nobody wakes up looking like Rachel McAdams or Halle Berry (even they don't look flawless first thing in the a.m.). Yet movies still perpetuate the myth of women waking up with perfect hair and skin. But what if we were to say it's not a myth? That there are ways to clear your skin, soften your hair, and even look younger overnight? See the 9 tricks to wake up prettier now.

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Saturday, February 04, 2012

How-to: Green your Beauty Routine

Easy Ways to Green Your Beauty Routine

Think you have to give up all of your favorite products to get eco-friendlier? Think again. These tips will show you how easy it is to be green

Easy Ways to Green Your Beauty Routine

This is a TotalBeauty.com hair care article

You tote a reusable bag to the farmer's market. You buy energy-efficient light bulbs. You even carpool to work every now and then. You know the virtues of going green -- and now it's time to get a little more conscious about your beauty stash. The good news: New eco-friendly technologies in the beauty industry mean you don't have to give up your go-to beauty regimen to clean up your act. Here are the small changes that pay off big

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