bath products, Beauty

Bath Time, Part 2

Yes, more awesome bath (or shower, if you like those) products!

Set the mood with some great colored lights, then try a new body wash, scrub, lotion or fragrance.  I believe that relaxing with fabulous products and scents is rejuvenating!

Mood Light in Renewal
Mood Light in Renewal

Lets start by setting the mood with lighting. Mood-lites ($2.98 to $6.99 at Lowe’s Home Improvement stores nationwide) come in various colors to help with moods.

“Mood-lites represent Mood-Factory’s first line of products which are based on the sense of sight, and specifically, in regards to how colors affect how we feel,” said the Chicago-based Kathryn Goetzke, President, Mood-Factory. “We initially launched an incandescent line in 2004, and in 2012 launched a 2nd generation including flood, porch, and compact fluorescent (CFL)  Mood-lites. The colors were developed using a number of color expert research, and applying their general concepts to lighting.”

What I think: I have been trying the red Passion and green Renewal Mood-Lites, please let us know and we can ship them out.  The renewal is perfect for a bath! Other uplifting hues you might want in the Mood-lites line include: Happiness (yellow); Energy (Orange); Serenity (Light Blue); Sassy (Pink); Creativity (Purple) and Tranquility (Deep Blue).

Tree Hut Almond and Honey Shea Sugar Body Scrub
Tree Hut Almond and Honey Shea Sugar Body Scrub

A body scrub is so important for keeping skin soft at bath time.  Tree Hut Almond and Honey Shea Sugar Body Scrub ($17.94 for 18 oz at www.amazon.com) — Experience an intense exfoliation with Tree Hut Sugar Scrub with the rich, sweet scent of Almond and Honey. Natural sweet Almond oil and real Honey condition damaged and neglected skin that has become unhealthy over time.

This gentle sugar scrub is infused with certified organic Shea butter, real Honey and an array of natural oils, including Evening Primrose, sweet Almond, Avocado, Macadamia Seed and Orange Oil. The real sugar grains and Almond bits will softly buff away dead skin cells, leaving your skin feeling smooth all day.

What I think:  This smells FANTASTIC — seriously! Yummy!  I love that it exfoliates and moisturizes at the same time.  This is a really gorgeous product.

Savannah Bee Honey Body Wash
Savannah Bee Honey Body Wash

Savannah Bee Honey Body Wash ($10 for 8oz) Bathe your skin with an everyday golden elixir! Honey is a nourishing, gentle cleanser that naturally exfoliates your skin. Savannah Bee Honey Body Wash is the perfect addition to your skin care ritual.

Savannah Bee Honey Body Wash is available in three fabulous scents, Wild Blackberry, Lemongrass Spearmint, and Tupelo Honey. All three of these amazing body washes contain royal jelly, propolis, and honey to soften, nourish, and repair your skin.

The honey based body washes are very gentle and perfect for the entire family! Savannah Bee Honey Body Washes are formulated from 100% all natural ingredients, contain no parabens or petroleum, and are never tested on animals.

What I think:  This is a new company that I have recently discovered and I am loving the products, as well as the very pretty packaging.

The body washes are thick (like honey) and soften the skin while cleansing.  Plus, they leave a soft scent on the skin.

Available at www.savannahbee.com

Thymes Fig Leaf and Cassis Body Lotion
Thymes Fig Leaf and Cassis Body Lotion

Thymes Fig Leaf and Cassis Body Lotion ($33 USD) — A daily moisturizer sparkling with the sun-ripened fragrance of Fig Leaf & Cassis. Verdant fig leaf entwines with sweet cassis, reviving mandarin oil, juniper berry and purifying cypress. Formulated with skin-supportive shea butter, nourishing squalane, humectant glycerin and protective vitamin E.

Fragrance Notes: Fig leaf, cassis, mandarin, juniper berry and cypress.

What I think: This classic Thymes scent is fresh and light.  The lotion is great for after a bath, it keeps skin very soft.

Available http://www.thymes.com

 COOLA’s Classic Body SPF 30 Plumeria Moisturizer
COOLA’s Classic Body SPF 30 Plumeria Moisturizer

You can finish your bath by using an allover SPF like COOLA’s Classic Body SPF 30 Plumeria Moisturizer ($32 USD) — Nourish and shield your skin from the sun and environment with this antioxidant-infused, SPF 30 sunscreen with broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection. Free radical fighting organic Rose Hip delivers essential Fatty Acids, Minerals and Vitamin C. Organic Evening Primrose and Linseed Oils, rich in Omegas-3 and 6 calms, tones, hydrates and reduces redness. Patented Oleosome Technology, derived from eco-certified organic Safflower and rich in moisturizing Vitamin E, enhances sun protection and helps time-release actives, resulting in 75% less actives! Organic Shea Butter, high   in Vitamins A and F smoothes, softens and balances skin. The phyto-protector Plankton Extract stimulates, organic Cucumber Extract calms and a light Plumeria scent keeps you fresh. Crafted with 70% Certified Organic inactive ingredients.

What I think:  If you love a tropical floral scent, this sunscreen/moisturizer is for you.  It isn’t too strong, though.  SPF is so important all year round.

www.coolasuncare.com

L'Occitane Lavender Eau De Cologne
L’Occitane Lavender Eau De Cologne

Cologne is the perfect final step to keep feeling and smelling fresh after a bath or shower. L’Occitane Lavender Eau De Cologne ($52 for 10.1 fl. oz) — Brightened by the radiant freshness of citrus fruits, the Lavender Eau de Cologne has a light, breezy scent, underlined by a woody, musky base with a captivating trail.

This vibrant Cologne is a celebration of summer that captures the sunshine and brightness of Haute-Provence.

Top Notes:  Lavender P.D.O., Bergamot, Peach
Middle Notes: Freesia, Marigold
Base Notes: Benzoin, Musk

What I think:  I love this lavender fragrance.  It is so light and does not have a soapy scent that some lavender scents do.  It is very fresh and soft.

Available at www.usa.loccitane.com

The Healthy Fragrance Vanilla Blackberry
The Healthy Fragrance Vanilla Blackberry

Or if you like a sweeter scent, try the Healthy Fragrance Vanilla Blackberry ($58 for 1.7 fl oz) — Seductively Sweet. Seduce the sense with this provocative blend of ripe blackberry, juicy raspberry, velvet iris, and warm Madagascar vanilla.  Crafted by master natural perfumers, this sexy fragrance is mouthwatering and irresistible.

What I think:  This scent is addictive, it is sweet, but not too sweet and is also a bit sexy.  Very nice!

Available at www.lavanila.com

Enjoy!

 

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Get Your Skin Ready For Spring and Summer, Plus Don’t Forget To Enter My Giveaway!

**Don’t forget to enter my SeabuckWonders skin care GIVEAWAY! I’m giving away a skincare set worth over $70!   https://fortyflirtyfabulous.wordpress.com/2013/04/12/top-five-mammoth-mom-myths-revealed-plus-a-fab-skin-care-giveaway/

So…we will be showing more skin soon.  Sleeveless shirts, shorts, skirts — even the dreaded swimming suit!  Time to prime the skin and ready it for the upcoming (hopefully) warm weather.

Below I have listed some products to help get your skin looking it’s best!

First, lets Exfoliate:

Elemis Spa@Home Tranquil Body Polish
Elemis Spa@Home Tranquil Body Polish

Elemis Spa@Home Tranquil Body Polish ($38 USD) Leave your skin luxuriously soft, glowing and radiant. This smoothing body scrub contains a natural rice exfoliator to gently sweep away impurities and soften the skin. Cupuacu butter smoothes and conditions, whilst essential oils of patchouli, mandarin and ginger help enhance your mood.

Price: $38, available at www.timetospa.com

bliss fatgirlscrub
bliss fatgirlscrub

bliss fatgirlscrub ($38 USD) — Circulation-stimulating Himalayan pink salt is the star ingredient in this new exfoliant, which can help create a smoother, slimmer silhouette.

•     promotes circulation through exfoliation and massage

•     helps reduce accumulation of stagnant fluids that contribute to lumps and bumps

•     sloughs off dead skin cells that may be blocking the penetration of slimming solutions applied after.

Price: $38, available at bliss spas, blissworld.com

C. Booth Ginger Sugar Body Scrub
C. Booth Ginger Sugar Body Scrub

C. Booth Ginger Sugar Body Scrub ($6.49 USD) — A dash of sweet and a pinch spice starts off the recipe for super soft skin! New c. Booth Ginger Sugar Body Scrub energizes and uplifts your senses thanks to fortified sugar granules that stimulate and smooth by removing dead cells on the skin’s surface. The added Coconut Oil will provide deep and real moisture leaving legs super soft.

C. Booth is available at Ulta, drugstore.com and other beauty and drug stores.

Babor Spa Mediterranée Perfect Beauty Manicure

Babor Spa Mediterranée Perfect Beauty Manicure ($26 USD) Intensive salt oil hand exfoliation for silky soft hands.  It is a:
  • A fast, effective treatment for in between times for visibly and noticeably softer hands
  • An intensive peel with a salt- oil basis for stroke-ably soft hands…
  • An effective nutrient-rich hand cream. Exfoliant grains leave hands feeling incomparably smooth, well-cared-for and soft to the touch.

Add a walnut-sized amount to the palms of the hands and massage the hands as if you were washing them. Include the fingernails and cuticles in the massage. Then rinse the hands thoroughly with lukewarm water. Massage the remaining oil into the skin. Use the peel 1-2 times a week.

us.babor.com

2nd — shave!

Schick Intuition Pure Nourishment with Coconut Milk & Almond Oil Razor

Schick Intuition Pure Nourishment with Coconut Milk & Almond Oil Razor (9.99 USD).  Coconut Milk & Almond Oil for Dry Skin.  It includes:
  • Cartridge head pivot improvements inch pivoting inch follows her curves
  • Shave and moisturize in one easy step
  • Lathers; shaves and provides refreshing moisture in one easy step
  • Coconut milk and almond oil softens and moisturizes skin
  • You get 1 Handle 2 Cartridges 1 Hanger
The Schick® intuition pure nourishment razor with coconut milk and almond oil is the first and only razor system that lathers and shaves in one easy step, leaving your skin smooth and noticeably softer.A pivoting head with four blades provides greater flexibility and allows you to follow the natural curves of your legs and body.  For a closer, faster shave that results in hydrated skin, the skin moisturizing solid surrounding the razor eliminates the need for shave gel, soap, or body wash.The razor’s ergonomic design offers a sure grip with a sleek, molded handle for comfort and flexibility.  This formula includes coconut milk and almond oil, which softens and moisturizes skin.  Schick intuition plus is the effortless way to lather, shave and moisturize in one easy step giving you more time for simple pleasures.

You can find the shaver at a mass market retailer or drugstore near you.

3. Moisturize!

C. Booth c. Booth Ginger Sugar Body Scrub

c. Booth 4-in-1 Coconut Fig Body Lotion ($9.99 USD) The 4-in-1 Multi-Action Body Lotion promotes healthy cell turnover with a powerful combination of Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Shea Butter and Sweet Almond Oil to keep skin hydrated, and Caffeine to help firm and tone. Vitamins A and E provide antioxidant support to the skin, while Coconut Oil adds to the delicious aroma and strengthens the underlying tissues for legs you can’t help but show off.

C. Booth is available at Ulta, drugstore.com and other beauty and drug stores.

Whish Shave Savour Hair Inhibiting Gel
Whish Shave Savour Hair Inhibiting Gel

Shave Savour Hair Inhibiting Gel ($8 for 8, $20 for 20 wipes). After a shower, yoga, or spa treatment just swipe the Shave Savour all over for instantly refreshed, cooled, and moisturized skin.  All this, and its quick drying formula also slows future hair growth.  Imagine that.

Shave Savour is made in the USA with Earth friendly packaging and ingredients. Tested on us, not animals™.

Includes — Organic Aloe – a soothing, natural anti-septic with anti-bacterial properties, anti-inflammatory, and moisturizing properties.

Organic Shea Butter – has a high content of non-saponifiable fats that are the best natural skin moisturizers and are also high in anti-oxidants.

Panthenol – a natural, hydrating vitamin when applied externally, it penetrates into lower skin layers adding essential moisture and increased collagen production.

Chaparral Extract – loaded with anti-oxidants this natural ingredient slows hair regrowth leaving skin softer for longer in between shaves.
RENEWS

Hyaluronic Acid – made famous by ABC’s 20/20. It is known as an anti-aging ingredient and sun damage repair treatment.

Retinol Palmitate – Assists with skin rejuvenation and cell turnover.

Learn more at www.whishbody.com.

O'Keeffe's Working Hands

O’Keeffe’s Working Hands ($7.99 USD) — O’Keeffe’s Working Hands is designed to effectively relieve dry hands that crack and split.  The odorless, concentrated formula stimulates the skin’s natural repair process by hydrating the skin, adjusting pH balance, and retaining moisture.

Purchase at shop.okeeffescompany.com

O'Keeffe's Healthy Feet

O’Keeffe’s Healthy Feet ($7.99 USD) is designed to effectively relieve dry feet that crack and split.  The odorless, concentrated formula stimulates the skin’s natural repair process by hydrating the skin, adjusting pH balance, and retaining moisture.

Available at shop.okeeffescompany.com

Babor Spa Mediterranée Feet Smoothing Balm
Babor Spa Mediterranée Feet Smoothing Balm

Spa Mediterranée Feet Smoothing Balm ($34 USD) — Treat your feet between pedicures with this intensely conditioning cream. Echinacea extract helps to regenerate skin on the soles, leaving them feeling soft and smooth, while farnesol neutralizes odors. Olive oil, basil extract, bisabolol and tomato extract calms irritations and serves as an anti-bacterial.

BABOR is available at www.babor.com and the finest luxury resorts, leading day spas and cosmetic boutiques around the world.

Enjoy!

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For Earth Day, Take Care Of Yourself And The Environment With Eco-Refills From L’Occitane

Earth Day is in a couple of days and as we are thinking about big and little things that we can do for the environment, L’Occitane has come up with a great idea for your favorite beauty products.

Their Eco-Refills are large sizes of some of L’Occitane’s best-selling products that can be used to refill your original containers.  Some of these products are:

Lavender Liquid Soap Eco-Refill ($12 USD) — Reduce, reuse and refill!  Both economical and ecological, the Lavender Liquid Soap Eco-Refill keeps hands clean, fresh and lightly scented.  With nourishing Shea Butter and soothing aloe-vera extract, this detergent-free cleanser is gentle enough for dry, sensitive or damaged skin. Refill is 13.5 fl. oz. while Liquid Soap is 16.9 fl. oz.

Immortelle Refill Brightening Cleansing Foam ($38 USD) — An economical and ecological Brightening Cleansing Foam refill for the beauty of your skin and the preservation of the environment. Lighten the complexion with this gentle face cleanser, enriched with organic Immortelle floral water and citrus fruit peel.

Almond Shower Oil Eco-Refill ($36 USD) — The economical and ecological Almond Shower Oil Eco-Refill is perfect for both the beauty of your skin and the preservation of the environment.  When in contact with water, this shower oil transforms into a delicate foam that gently cleanses the body. Enriched with Almond oil, it respects the hydrolipidic film and leaves a subtle and mouthewatering scent of fresh Almond, for delightful skin!

Aromachologie Soothing Shampoo Eco-Refill ($25 USD) — Formulated with a natural origin vegetable complex of 5 essential oils and wheat proteins, the Aromachologie Soothing Shampoo helps soothe the sensitive or irritated scalp. It also adds a genuine softness to hair, delicately cleanses and purifies the scalp and immediately eases irritations and aggressions. The scalp returns to a healthy and comfortable state, for stronger, beautiful hair. Pair with the Aromachologie Soothing Conditioner.

These can be purchased at usa.loccitane.com.  Enjoy!

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Body Lotions, Creams and Butters — Oh My Smooth Skin!

I love keeping my skin moisturized, so I try lots of different lotions and creams.  There are so many great ones out now that are formulized to help skin by smoothing skin tone or even minimizing cellulite.  Give one a try!
St. Ives Naturally Smooth Body Lotion
A great drugstore find is St. Ives Naturally Smooth Body Lotion ($4.97 USD).  This lotion will help to nourish skin that is damaged by harsh outdoor conditions.  With active alpha-hydroxy acids, this ultra-moisturizing lotion works to exfoliate and soften the skin, leaving it noticeably and smoother and more radiant in just 7 days.  It also has a fresh citrus-y scent and if refreshing.  Available at mass market retailers.
Soap and Glory The Righteous Butter
Soap and Glory The Righteous Butter ($18 USD).  Award winning  body butter with softening shea butter and aloe vera. Smooth on a handful after your shower and you might swear you’re wearing velvet. Scented with their Original Pink™ fragrance that is fresh and light.  The body butter itself is creamy without being greasy.  Available at www.soapandglory.com/us.
Yes To Blueberries Rejuvenating Body Lotion
Yes to Blueberries Rejuvenating Body Lotion ($9.99 USD) is formulated to help firm and improve skin elasticity, this lotion will be perfect for those who are looking for an added dose of moisture and firmness for their skin. Blueberries and Grapeseed Oil help improve and restore skin firmness. Tamanu Seed Oil is a fast-absorbing oil that is known to help repair and improve skin’s smoothness. Purchase at drugstores and www.yestocarrots.com.
L'Occitane Almond Shaping Delight

Looking to smooth out bumpy thighs and rear?  Try L’Occitane’s Almond Beautiful Shape ($44 USD).  The ultra-fresh Almond Beautiful Shape helps to visibly reduce the appearance of cellulite and slim the thighs and buttocks, while smoothing and firming the skin. This formula is concentrated in powerful, natural ingredients to help effectively fight cellulite. Peruvian liana, quinoa extract and carrot essential oil slow the appearance of new fat cells, while Almond tree buds, rich in draining flavanoids, and natural caffeine release existing fat cells.  Our new formula also includes Almond proteins which reduce dimples and a lemon micro-exfoliating extract for delightfully smooth and firm skin.  Purchase at www.usa.loccitane.com.

Enjoy!

 

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In Honor Of Earth Day, Try A Natural Beauty Product

These days there are so many fantastic natural products for face, hair and body these days. In honor of Earth Day 2011, here are some suggestions for great ones to try:

Lavera Natural Liquid Foundation ($20.00 USD) — This hydrating foundation blends easily and hides imperfections, creating a porcelain-smooth canvas. Free-radical fighting argan oil, organic blossom butter and vitamins A, C and E protect, rejuvenate and nourish skin. This product is vegan. www.lavera.com

EOS Everyday Hand Lotion ($3.99 USD, drugstores near you, www.evolusionofsmooth.com) — Leave your skin feeling touchably soft for hours with this natural, fast-absorbing hand lotion. Designed to fit in your purse, your pocket, or on your desk, eos looks as good as it feels on your skin. Infused with moisturizing shea butter, oat extract, and a generous helping of antioxidants and vitamins C and E, eos hand lotion will leave your skin feeling soft, supple and radiantly healthy long after you apply it. This 97% natural formula is paraben-free, phthalate-free, lanolin-free, dye-free, dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic.

Ultra Rich Lip Balm ($19 at www.clarksbotanicals.com) – As if natural moisturizers like Shea Butter, Aloe Leaf Extract, Jojoba and Sweet Almond Oil were not enough, this lip balm also features Marine Collagen Microspheres that act like miniature water reservoirs. Together, these ingredients deliver intense, long-lasting hydration. Vanilla Planifolia and Jasmine Extracts add a delectable flavor that will have you re-applying—even when you don’t need to. It’s also a great lipstick primer, preventing feathering.

All of the products in Clark’s Botanicals (www.clarksbotanicals.com) feature Jasmine Absolute, a precious essential oil derived from nocturnally blooming flowers. Naturally antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and immuno-stimulating, this extract works to calm, balance and heal a broad spectrum of skin types, from young to mature, oily to dry, and normal to sensitive.  “Clark’s Botanicals is an organic part of me and my recovery,” says founder Francesco Clark, “everything about this line has a purpose and reason for being, from the ingredients to the packaging to the contribution to medical research, it’s an expression of who I am in its purest form.”

Genuinely natural from head to toe, the Davines Authentic Collection ($26-46 at www.davines.com for salon locations) contains the first and only hair care products designed not only for hair, but also face and body. Gentle enough for even the most delicate skin and effective enough to thoroughly cleanse and condition hair, the breakthrough Authentic collection features 98% to 100% naturally-derived ingredients. The four-product collection trades in synthetics like SLS, SLES, sulfates, parabens, artificial colors, silicons, mineral oils, PEG and etoxilates for sustainable formulations including biodegradable surfactants and organically cultivated actives like shea butter and sesame, jojoba, sunflower and carthame oils.

Other great brands to check out are Josie Maran, tarte and Korres for makeup, Jurlique for skin, Phyto for hair and Pacifica for fragrance — all available at Sephora. And of course ecoTOOLS for makeup brushes and bags. Enjoy shopping green!