Archive of ‘beauty’ category
I’m pretty sure I haven’t ever met anyone as obsessed with oils as myself. I like them all – hair, face, body, you name it. Oddly enough, oil removes oil and dirt, which is why I made the switchover to oils a couple years back. I still use products that are non oil-based in my daily regimen, but my skin and hair are both obsessed with the benefits of using oils: fewer breakouts and increased hydration, all while not stripping down the good stuff. (more…)
If you’re anything like myself, you probably read about Nails Inc. Magnetic Polish ($16) in the October issue of Vogue, and were convinced by the end of article that you needed this polish in your life. Well, the article was correct, and if this is your first time hearing about it I would advise you get yourself a bottle before it sells out completely.
This adorable skull soap from Bath & Body Works has made itself at home in my bathroom for the month of October, and perhaps even longer since it’s re-fill friendly. The amazing pros on this product: The glitter, the Sweet Pea signature scent, the magenta colored bottle, you can refill it, the cute (not scary) skull, it exfoliates, moisturizes, and softens your skin – have I convinced you that you need this in your life yet? Added bonus: it also makes for the perfect Halloween decor, so scoop up you very own Bath & Body Works Sweet Pea Halloween Deep Cleansing Hand Soap now before they’re all gone.
Happy Halloween month!
I”ll start this off with a little fact you should know about me: I am overly obsessed with scrubs. Sugar scrubs, salt scrubs, foot scrubs, face scrubs, body scrubs, hand scrubs – you name it. Any scrub that promises me the satisfaction of cleansing and removing dead skin cells will probably end up in my shower at some point in time, which brings me to this post – the fabulous Burt’s Bees Cranberry & Pomegranate Sugar Scrub ($13). (more…)
If you’ve never had a change to indulge in Diptyque’s heavenly, to-die for scents, I suggest you do so. Most recently added to their collection of things that smell divine are oval perfumed tablets ($45 each), which are made of white porcelain medallions surrounding a bar of scented wax. (more…)
I tend to preach dry shampoo everywhere I go, especially out west where the air is a lot more dry. It’s not a well known thing around here, but I am trying to slowly convert my girlfriends….afterall, I once read that washing your hair a lot can pollute the environment. Maybe that’s a lie, but i’m here to tell you the best of the best when it comes to dry shampoos, tested and approved by me.
I know the Holiday season has arrived when the December magazines hit newsstands with their drool-worthy gift guides. Perhaps if I didn’t spend all of my money on hoarding the December issues, I could afford some of their offerings! I’ve narrowed it to my top 3 magazine picks this year so you don’t have to buy them all like me! Read below for my favorites in People Style Watch, Real Simple and InStyle.
You don’t have to purchase something that you’ll never use again just to show your Breast Cancer Awareness Support. There are tons of items that you’ll be able to use throughout the year, so shop wisely! Below are some of my fun finds that can be used everyday:
Believe it or not scarves are always in style no matter what season it is. I use them in summer to jazz up sun dresses, and in winter to keep my neck warm. This Lindsay Phillips Belleview Scarf ($25) is a vibrant pink and orange color and looks amazing with a plain black dress. For the month of October 25% of the purchase price will go to The Young Survival Coalition and The Mammography Voucher Program at Morton Plant Mease Hospital. You can justify it as an amazing new wardrobe piece that will help fight Breast Cancer!
I am pretty much obsessed with my new Philips Sonicare Toothbrush ($59.99) and I’ve never felt like this towards a brush before. Not only am I cleaning my teeth, but Phillips Sonicare is a proud sponsor of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. In support of Breast Cancer Awareness month in October 2010 and 2011, the company will donate $100,000 to fund breast cancer research. Brush away for BCA!
If there’s one thing I don’t leave home without, it’s my Smashbox Lipgloss. This Limitless Long Wear Lip Gloss in Forever ($21) was created in a limited edition package, and all proceeds from the month of October will go toward the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Not only does the gloss stay on for hours upon hours, but also protects with SPF 15. This gloss looks stunning on top of a dark red lipstick – you’ll fall in love, I promise!
Breast SOS ($65 for 3oml), a signature product from all natural skin care line La Isha, is a must for every woman who wants to keep their breast and decolette area looking youthful. It helps improve overall color, texture and moisture retention of the skin, and helps to eliminate the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, discolorations and restore a tighter, springy resilience. It’s also a favorite amongst Breast Cancer victims as it helps to make breast reconstruction more comfortable for patients with its soothing essential oils. A portion of Breast SOS proceeds will go to the Breast Cancer Fund.
Happy Breast Cancer Awareness shopping!
Fall is here, which means your tootsies are about to be covered up for the next few months. I hate having my feet trapped in winter boots and closed-toe heels. My feet feel sweaty and cooped up, but luckily I’ve found two great products to help my feet out: Foot Petals Sweaty Pedi and Pedi Fume. Read on to find out more about these handy products, and to see how to get them for FREE!
Not only does Foot Petals Sweatly Pedi ($9.95) absorb icky foot perspiration but also helps prevent those very unwanted blisters. It’s also mess-proof and hands free, so spray the amazing Lavendar and Vanilla scent anytime to calm and comfort your tired soles.
And Foot Petals Pedi Fume ($9.95) helps refresh swollen feet with a time release cooling sensation (great for the gal who’s addicted to heels)! The Jojoba wax can also prevent and calm razor burn on the legs, and Arnica helps to quickly heal bruises and relieves muscle pain. This 3-in-1 wonder gel has a hands free applicator and works hand in hand with Sweaty Pedi.
How to win these products:
Simply enter your name below under the red “response” tab below, and one lucky winner will be chosen on Friday, October 1st at 5pm EST. The winner will be notified via email for address verification. Spread this contest around on Facebook and Twitter, and GOOD LUCK! Stay tuned for more great giveaways in the future.
Prize details: One lucky winner will receive Foot Petals Sweaty Pedi and Pedi Fume, valued at $19.90
How would you like to walk around on cloud 9 all day, while still looking stylish in your platform heels? Well here’s your chance to win a Foot Petals Stiletto Stylist Kit ($44.95) that I recently raved about!
Stiletto Stylist Kit in Black
This fabulous kit contains the follwing (click on the link to read more):
1 Tip Toes
1 Killer Kushionz
2 Strappy Strips
1 Heavenly Heelz
1 Haute Heelz
2 Sole Stopperz
To enter for a chance to win, all you have to do is enter your name in the “response” area at the bottom of this post (in burgundy)! I’ll pull a number out of a box on Friday based on total number of entries, and will announce the winner that afternoon. Good luck, and spread the word – this is one kit you definitely want handy in your closet.