All You magazine chose 6 bloggers (me being one of them!) and asked us to share our best DIY beauty recipes that work. Here they are! Read More
We’d never seen a product with a name like this one: Dr. DC’s Placenta Wash Powder ($65). Obviously, we had to try it. The eye-catching key ingredient is placenta, the sack that protects the baby during pregnancy. Read More
Dermatologist Dr. Brandt’s skin care line has a solid reputation, so we wanted to see if his Pores No More Cleanser ($35) was worth the money. Read More
If you can’t get to the spa, a DIY face mask can feel like the next best thing. Here’s an easy recipe that will brighten skin and target breakouts. It consists of Greek yogurt, which has lactose enzymes that help to exfoliate dead skin cells and probiotics. When the yogurt is combined with a probiotic capsule, specifically used to target blemishes, it works to improve the dullness of your skin and dissolve dirt. To find out what to do next… Read More
Spa treatments almost never go on sale, but from Oct. 14th – 20th you’ll be able to enjoy a massage, facial and other services for just $50. Read More
It may not be worth much in cents, but copper is becoming a hot commodity in beauty. The metal has become the latest weapon in the fight against aging and is said to boost collagen production, tighten skin and brighten the tone of your skin. Below are three brands that have introduced this popular ingredient in their formulas:
Osmotics Blue Copper 5 Firming Elasticity repair, $85
Suitable for all skin types, this formula contains natural copper to firm and improve the elasticity of skin. Read More
You can cheat in the winter. Get lazy about shaving in the summer, and you’ll get caught. There’s nothing more embarrassing than an errant hair poking out of your bikini bottom. Maintaining smooth, hair-free skin on your legs, under arms, and bikini zone during swim season means you’re constantly replacing your blades. Or at least you should be because blades rust from continual exposure to moisture, resulting in nicks and cuts. Bikini Soft claims to understand this dilemma and sent us a sample of their Razor Saver Oil ($14.99), which is meant to keep your razor from corroding.
The oil comes in a nail polish-like bottle and is really easy to use. After shaving, clean your razor with hot water and dry it with a clean towel. Once dry, apply the oil to the blades and the lubricating strips above and below the blades. Finally, snap the razor’s protective plastic back into place and store it for your next use. After trying this, we felt a noticeable difference in the smoothness of our follow-up shave, and to our pleasant surprise, we were able to use our razor for two weeks longer than usual.
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Nivea enlisted me to participate in their “indulgence challenge,” which meant trying out their Touch of Smoothness body wash and Touch of Renewal body scrub.
Last month we had our 4th annual Best Beauty Buys for Moms Event with Bump Club and Beyond, presented by Clarins, Phyto and Bath & Body Works. Moms and moms-to-be gathered at the Argent Restaurant for a night of beauty treatments (manicures, brow waxes, chair massages and micro-derm facials) powered by PrettyQuick, food, mocktails and cocktails, a presentation of my spring beauty must-haves, raffles prizes and gift bags galore. Everyone left with more than $200 worth of beauty products! To name a few: Cocktail Fragrance Bubble Bath, Jouer and Cargo lip glosses, Aveeno baby products, B. Kamins skincare, Rosebud lip salve, Bath & Body Works fragrance, Phyto hair de-frizzer, GoSwype antibacterial wipes, Clarins body oil and stretch mark control cream and the list goes on. Here are some photo highlights and a slideshow, courtesy of Tk Photography, showcasing the evening’s festivities.
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!
When it comes to beauty products, chocolate is not a new ingredient, but the Body Shop’s Chocomania Body Scrub ($14.25) really stands out as a favorite amongst all the other cocoa-scented products on the market. This scrub is an exfoliant made to slough away dead skin and leave behind a thin protective layer of moisture. Read More