Workout Time! Beauty Products To Take To The Gym

I truly dislike working out.  But I have to start again to get healthy.  Sigh.

Even though it’s not fun for me, there are some beauty products that will make it more fun!  Cute hair accessories and products that will keep you neat and fresh after the gym make it better:

Scunci Fashionably Fit 2-in-1 Hair + Wrist Band
Scunci Fashionably Fit 2-in-1 Hair + Wrist Band

Scunci Fashionably Fit 2-in-1 Hair + Wrist Band ($9.99 for a two pack) Hands full on your morning run? scünci’s Fashionably Fit 2-in-1 Hair + Wristband can lend a helping hand. This fun accessory can hold the perfect ponytail, or your fitness band, house key, or a few dollars for that post-workout snack! With different colors to choose from, this is the best accessory to be fit and fashionable!

What I think: I love these.   They are wide, but hold hair extremely well, even during workouts.  And, are really cute! I received a pack of two.  I like to wear one in my hair and use the other to stash money.   I haven’t tried to put my fitbit in it, but I might.

Purchase at http://www.ulta.com or Ulta stores.

Conair Detangling Brush
Conair Detangling Brush

Conair Detangling Brush ($5.99 USD) — has soft, flexible bristles to detangle hair the gentle way. Ideal for kids, this detangling brush easily removes tangles and knots without snagging or pulling. Use the Conair Detangling Brush on wet or dry hair. Put an end to hair-brushing struggles and tears!

What I think: I love a brush that I can use in the shower! This detangles wet hair without pulling or breaking.  And it detangles my daughter’s dry, knotted hair (if she lets me).

Learn more at http://www.conair.com and purchase at mass market retailers near you.

Gud By Burt's Bees Orange Petalooza Natural Cleansing Wipes
Gud By Burt’s Bees Orange Petalooza Natural Cleansing Wipes

Gud By Burt’s Bees Orange Petalooza Natural Cleansing Wipes ($3 a pack) — Whether you’re into yoga or kickboxing, these natural towelettes are the sweat-kicking follow-up. Refresh and be one with the scent gods.

  • A refreshingly citrus post-workout wipe down.
  • For that so fresh and so clean feeling.
  • No parabens, phthalates or petrolatum.
  • Never ever tested on animals. No way!

What I think:  This smell amazing!  Plus, after working out, if I don’t have time to shower at the gym I will freshen up with these before I go home.  They leave me smelling great!

Purchase at http://www.gudhappens.com

 

Unwash Dry Cleanser
Unwash Dry Cleanser

Unwash Dry Cleanser ($28  USD) — No water? No problem. Refresh and revive hair on the fly with this superior, lightweight performance formula made with pure volcanic ash. Created to absorb excess dirt and oil, this revolutionary dry shampoo leaves absolutely no residue behind on the hair, making it the perfect touch up product for cleansing in between washes and blowouts. Vitamin E and Panthenol provide conditioning and strengthening while plant extracts nurture hair for beautiful bounce, body and healthy shine. The result? Second-day hair perfection. 

What I think:  Dry shampoo usually leaves a white residue on my hair which I hate!  This one dried clear!  Really!  It left my hair soft and shiny and smelling really fresh.  I love that it is made with natural ingredients, too.

Unwash Dry Cleanser is available for $28 at unwash.com.

What do you pack in your gym bag?  Leave a comment and let me know what I should try next!

Fragrances And Bath Products to Transition to Spring

Spring is almost here!  Time to put heavy fragrances away and to take care of your skin!

Below are some great fragrance and bath products that will get you ready for spring.  Exotic fragrances, a soothing bath soak, shaving oil and mango bath products will update your beauty cabinets for the new, warmer season ahead!

Lavanila Vanilla Coconut
Lavanila Vanilla Coconut

Lavanila Vanilla Coconut ($58 1.7 oz) — This exotic blend of young coconut, Tahitian tiare flower, and warm Madagascar vanilla is created by master natural perfumers who use only the finest pure essential oils. Carefree and tropical, escape to the island of healthy delights.

What I think: This scent makes me think of summer and warm, tropical breezes.  I love Lavanila, because the fragrances are natural and they smell fantastic!

Available at www.lavanila.com

Beyonce Rise Perfume
Beyonce Rise Perfume

RISE Beyoncé ($44.00 1.7 fl. oz.) To create this exciting new scent Beyoncé partnered with Loc Dong, a perfumer at IFF, to design a melodic mélange of accords that leave a lasting impression. RISE is a rich and intoxicating luminous floral with beautiful top notes of Italian Bergamot, Golden Apricot and Iced Basil Sorbet; Luscious middle notes of Gold Symphony Orchid, Freesia Blossom and Natural Jasmine Sambac and sensual bottom notes that include Autumn Woods Accord, Cashmere Musk and Vetiver Extract.

Gold is also featured prominently in the RISE bottle designed by Ken Hirst. The gold juice is encased in a tall, elegant glass bottle that emulates the trajectory of Beyoncé’s ability, and will, to rise above it all.

What I think — loving this new one by Beyoncé.  This is fresh and floral, perfect for spring and the hot summer months.

Available at mass market retailers.

 

güd by Burt’s Bees Mango Moonbreeze Collection
güd by Burt’s Bees Mango Moonbreeze Collection

güd by Burt’s Bees Mango Moonbreeze Collection ($6.99 each product) –Think tropical island getaway on a moonlit starry night. This amazing new collection is available in shampoo, conditioner, body lotion and body wash. Infused with all natural ingredients including lemon, bergamot, and plum, these products will help you fight dry hair and skin from head to toe with a burst of much-needed moisture.

What I think: I am a big mango fan, so these products were right up my alley!  I love coordinating products, hair and bath that use the same fragrance.  And these are natural and so good for my skin and hair!  Affordable, too.

Available at Target stores and Target.com

Mio Liquid Yoga
Mio Liquid Yoga

Mio Liquid Yoga ($40): A perfect-milky moisturizing blend of essential oils, mineral salts (including EPSOM salts!) and therapeutic herbs. Liquid Yoga is your personal masseuse in a bottle; helping with muscle fatigue, relaxing tight, stressed shoulders and soothing tired, achy bodies whilst detoxifying and re-energizing. Non-foaming, SLS free.

What I think: Have you been working out?  Or just working (job, being a mom, etc…)?  This soak makes sore muscles feel so much better!  It has a nice herbal scent and totally relaxes me.  I highly recommend this product if you love baths like I do!

Purchase at mioskincare.com/shop-mio/liquid-yoga

Somersets Extra Sensitive Shaving Oil for Women
Somersets Extra Sensitive Shaving Oil for Women

Somersets Extra Sensitive Shaving Oil for Women ($6.99 USD) — Packaged in a tiny bullet-shaped container, one 15ml bottle yields up to a month of shaves! Just four to five drops per leg enables women to get a close, smooth shave without nicks, cuts or razor burn. Somersets Extra Sensitive Shaving Oil for Women is formulated with a proprietary blend of organic essential oils such as Lavender, Tea Tree and Rosemary, which help to create a lubricating barrier between the skin and the razor, providing more glide for a truly comfortable shave.

What I think:  I think this is such a unique idea, a shaving oil.  It works well, after you get use to not having foam or a cream.  Make sure that you use enough, because it is a thin oil.

Somersets Shaving Oils for Women are available online at www.somersetsusa.com and www.drugstore.com as well as select food/drug stores nationwide.

Enjoy the new season!

Clean Your Face and Body With New Cleansing Wipes

I am a lazy girl.  It may be because I have 3 kids, a husband, full-time job and way too many animals — or I might just be a lazy girl at heart.

That’s why I love cleansing wipes! They are so easy, especially at night when I am tired.

The wipes below aren’t only good for removing makeup, some refresh your body after working out or over-heating.  And they are fairly inexpensive, too!

EUTROGENA® Oil-Free  Cleansing Wipes
NEUTROGENA® Oil-Free Cleansing Wipes

The NEUTROGENA® Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Cleansing Wipes ($7.49 USD) — This line delivers a refreshing blast of 100% naturally derived grapefruit extract and vitamin C to help prevent blackheads and breakouts. Available in five formulas, the Pink Grapefruit line offers pre-moistened Cleansing Wipes, Facial Cleanser, Foaming Scrub, Cream Cleanser and Body Wash.

What I think:  I have been testing the wipes, and even though I don’t have oily skin, I have really been enjoying them.  The scent is fresh and fruity, very nice.  I have been using the wipes at night and they remove all of my makeup and don’t irritate my skin.  so win win!

Available at mass market retailers near you.

 güd® By Burt’s Bees Natural Cleansing Wipes
güd® By Burt’s Bees Natural Cleansing Wipes

güd® By Burt’s Bees Natural Cleansing Wipes — ($2.99 for 10 wipes) — These new soft, natural towelettes can be used to remove dirt and sweat from head to toe, leaving behind an invigorating cooling sensation, instant deodorizing effect, and intoxicating scent so you feel fresh and clean.  Formulated with güd-for-you natural botanicals and extracts, these gentle wipes not only take away the day, but also leave skin smelling amazing with fun, uplifting scents like Orange Petalooza, Pearanormal Activity, and beloved Red Ruby Groovy.

What I think: These are so handy to carry around!  They remove makeup at night, but they are also a great mid-day refresher or use them after a walk or a workout.  They smell fantastic, too!

Available at leading drug, grocery and mass retailers and on güdhappens.com

Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths
Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths

BanTotal Refresh Cooling Body Cloths ($3.29 USD) –feature unique PowderSilk technology, imported exclusively from Japan, that instantly cools hot skin on contact and leaves you feeling revitalized. These convenient wipes leave behind a translucent, superfine powder that keeps skin smooth and comfortable, especially after taking off a hot, itchy scarf. And with three light revitalizing scents—Enliven, Invigorate, and Restore—you can replace any lingering wet wool outerwear smell with delicate, reviving fragrance in a flash.

What I think: This is a really cool (ha!) idea!  They are perfect for a refresher after all the winter layers and I know they will help my skin stay cool and dry in the summer!  And they smell really mild and fresh.

Available at mass market retailers near you.

Have you tried any of these new wipes?  What do you think?