National Bubble Bath Day — and a Neutrogena Giveaway!

Neutrogena Rainbath
Neutrogena Rainbath

Bubble Bath Day is here! Today, Wednesday, January 8th is National Bubble Bath Day! I favor baths over showers, so I was excited to learn this!

And to my joy, I received samples of Neutrogena Rainbath® Refreshing Shower and Bath Gel ($7.99 for 8.5 oz) for my honest review.

Available in Original, Pear & Green Tea and Grapefruit, Rainbath® creates a rich, conditioning lather with ingredients that leave skin feeling irresistibly clean, smooth and refreshed.  Rainbath® can even be applied as a skin-softening shaving gel for legs, helping save time and money on unnecessary products.

I have just taken my bath with the Pear & Green Tea Rainbath® and I’m in love!  I have always wanted to try this product and it is just as great as I had thought it would be.  The scent is amazingly fresh (I also love the spicy original) and it left my skin soft and clean!

You can learn more and purchase at www.neutrogena.com/product/rainbath.  Also available at mass market retailers.

If you’d like to try out Neutrogena Rainbath®, I’m giving away 2 bottles — 1 bottle each to two lucky readers!.  Just leave a comment below, and I’ll select a winner at random.

The scents will vary, so it will be a surprise when you receive it!  You may enter until Thursday, January 23rd.  I will announce 2 winners on Friday, January 24th and will also email the winners.  Good Luck!

Mother’s Day Beauty Gift Guide — Part 1, Bath And Body

I have been putting a Mother’s Day basket for my mom who lives in Oregon.  I love gathering beauty items that I think she will enjoy!

Since all mothers are different, I have a bunch of wonderfully scented bath and body products — I’m sure one will be perfect for your mother, grandmother, wife, girlfriend or girl friend.

Thymes Temple Tree Jasmine Collection
Thymes Temple Tree Jasmine Collection

Indulge in a fragrance that embodies ethereal beauty with the Temple Tree Jasmine collection from Thymes. The latest offering from their fragrance studio, Floral wisps layer the air with heady Temple Tree Blossoms and jamsine sambac, entwined with honeysuckle, ylang ylang and damask rose and steeped in silky coconut milk.

The following products are available, ranging in price from $5 – $33: Bar Soap, Bath Salt Envelope, Body Lotion, Body Wash, Bubble Bath, Candle, Cologne, Hand Cream, Hand Lotion, Hand Wash, Home Fragrance Mist and Sink Set.

Available at www.thymes.com

Bath and Body Works Signature Collection Beautiful Day
Bath and Body Works Signature Collection Beautiful Day
The exclusive Beautiful Day fragrance makes you feel like you’re having the perfect spring day, full of carefree, delicious moments. The scent starts with a sparkle of sun-kissed apple and finishes with a dash of wild daisies & fresh pink peonies, for a truly bright fragrance that lasts all day!
  • Top Notes: Sun-kissed Apple, Dewy Pear, Sparkling Cassis
  • Mid Notes: Wild Daisies, Lily of the Valley, Fresh Pink Peony
  • Dry Notes: White Peach, Blonde Woods, Creamy

Signature Collection Beautiful Day just launched this April. The collection includes: Eau de Toilette ($29.50), Fine Fragrance Mist ($14), Body Lotion ($11), Shower Gel ($11), Triple Moisture Body Cream ($12.50), Shimmer Mist ($14), Swirl Gel Lotion ($14), 2-in-1 Superfruit Body Scrub +Wash ($14), Travel-Size Body Lotion ($5) and Travel- Size Fine Fragrance Mist ($6)

These are available at Bath & Body Workds Stores across the nation and at www.bathandbodyworks.com.

Lavanila Fresh Vanilla Lemon The Healthy Deodorant
Lavanila Fresh Vanilla Lemon The Healthy Deodorant

Looking for a new spring scent? Search no further thanLavanila’s NEW Fresh Vanilla Lemon. Make an airy impression with this modern citrus blend of crisp lemon, fresh bamboo, lush watery fruits and pure Madagascar vanilla – sure to be the brand’s cleanest take on vanilla yet!

The Fresh Vanilla Lemon Collection Includes:

  • The Healthy Fragrance ($58): Unlike traditional fragrances, The Healthy Fragrance in Fresh Vanilla Lemon is beautifully made using pampering, natural ingredients.
  • The Healthy Deodorant ($18):A breakthrough in natural deodorants that delivers mighty protection against odor. For invigorating confidence, The Healthy Deodorant leaves behind a delicate trail of light citrus and powdery vanilla.
  • The Healthy Roller-Ball ($19):Housed in a slim, spill-proof bottle, this tote-able fragrance lets you dab on lemon goodness whenever you need a quick refresher. The perfect perfume pick-me-up!

Available at www.lavanila.com and at Sephora stores.

Tocca Hand Cream in Cleopatra
Tocca Hand Cream in Cleopatra

TOCCA has opened up the golden gates to deliver their heavenly hand scent. Introducing the new Crema da Mano Luxe, a naturally rich, perfectly scented hand cream housed in a timeless metal tube.

Capture the world in the palm of your hands with one of TOCCA’s signature fragrances and uncover your piece of heaven on earth with each of their coveted scents.

§ Be inspired by the Mediterranean withCleopatra’s grapefruit and cucumber

§ Enjoy “la dolce vita” with Stella’s Italian blood orange

§ Escape on a Corsican honeymoon withGiulietta’s pink tulip and green apple

§ Travel back in time to old-world Paris withFlorence’s bergamot and gardenia

§ Enjoy tea time in Italy with Bianca’s green tea and lemon

TOCCA Crema da Mano Luxe (4 fl oz.) retail for $20 at Bluemercury and Sephora stores nationwide and online atwww.tocca.com and www.birchbox.com.

Kneipp’s Zen10 Gift Sets
Kneipp’s Zen10 Gift Sets

Kneipp “Zen10” Bath Collection ($44 USD). Each travel size bottle is sufficient for 2 bathing experiences. This set contains the complete Herbal Assortment!

Lavender, Eucalyptus, Pure Bliss, Rosemary, Melissa, Warm Embrace, Valerian & Hops, Arnica Joint & Muscle Rescue, Juniper,Sensual Seduction.
Usage:
Fill  Tub, add Herbal Bath and mix gently. For 1-2 Baths. Water Temperature: 97-100 F/ 36-38 C. Bathing time: 15-20 minutes

Purchase at http://kneippus.com/zen-with-10.html

Laura Mercier  La Petite Patisserie Travel Candle Trio
Laura Mercier La Petite Patisserie Travel Candle Trio

Laura Mercier La Petite Patisserie Travel Candle Trio ($65.00 USD) — A limited edition candle sampler that features three best-selling gourmande scents (Fresh Fig, Almond Coconut Milk and Crème de Pistache) in 2.5 glass votives, plus a convenient Portable Candle Carrier that’s great for travel. Indulge in the delicious luxury of your favorite scented candles while at home or on-the-go!

You can find these at www.lauramercier.com or in fine department stores such as Nordstrom and Macy’s.

Tocca Candelina Collection in Florence
Tocca Candelina Collection in Florence

As much as we love the sweet-smelling scent of freshly cut flowers, the blossoms aromatic effect doesn’t last long enough. Keep mom’s home feeling fragrant with a TOCCA Candelina.

The beautifully housed, travel sized candles are the perfect small indulgence that go a long way! TOCCA Candelina retail for $20 each at Barneys, Blue Mercury, Candle Delirium and online at www.tocca.com.

AHAVA Color Me Hydrated
AHAVA Color Me Hydrated

AHAVA Color Me Hydrated set ($27 USD) — Soothe cracked, dry hands, renew soles, and provide skin with all day comfort and hydration with this limited edition body care set.  It includes Mineral Body Lotion, Mineral Hand Cream and Mineral Foot Cream.

Available Available at AHAVAUS.com

Enjoy!

Carol’s Daughter Creates A Magical Beauty Gift Set Featuring Disney’s The Princess and the Frog

A Magical Beauty Gift Set
A Magical Beauty Gift Set

Give your little princess the gift of beauty this holiday season. Carol’s Daughter has paired with Disney’s The Princess and the Frog to bring A Magical Beauty Gift Set ($24.00 USD). This trio is comprised of genuinely natural hair and bath treats that gently clean, condition and soothe. And as a self-appointed expert on kids and bath products ( I have 3 daughters), I really love it when good, natural products are available for children. And with cool, new characters on them — it’s a win-win in my house! 

Gift Set Includes:

  • Shampoo “The Beauty Within” – 8 fl. oz.
  • Conditioner “Inner Shine” – 8 fl. oz.
  • Bubble Bath “Sharing Means Caring” – 8 fl. oz.
  • Loofah

You can also purchase the products separately they are:

The Beauty Within Shampoo ($10.00 USD) — This is a moisturizing shampoo that contains aloe leaf juice to gently cleanse the hair without stripping or drying it and leaves hair soft and tangle free. It smells nice and fresh and all of the products have the added bonus of being pediatrician-tested and paraben-free. I love using children’s shampoos on my daughters so I know that it’s safe and when it’s natural — all the better!   

Inner Shine Conditioner ($10.00) — This ultra-hydrating conditioner is good for all hair types — but works especially well on drier hair. Shine boosting trio Sunflower Seed, Olive and Sweet Almond Oils leave hair feeling soft, while helping tame tangles for good. I use more conditioner on my daughter Abby who has thick and wavy hair then my daughter Olivia whose hair is straight and fine — and they both look great afterwards! 

Sharing Means Caring Bubble Bath ($8.00) — This fun bubble bath cleans and calms children’s delicate skin with moisturizing aloe leaf juice. It has nice, thick bubbles and all of my girls (yes, that means me too) really love the scent!

Visit www.carolsdaughter.com to purchase these fun products for holiday giving or just to make your princess feel as special as she truly is!