Get Your Beauty Routine Ready For Summer, Part 2

Part two of my summer prep spectacular brings body care and hair care!  Time to moisturize that parched skin and hair!

In this post, I review body skin care from NeriumFirm, SeabuckWonders, Teadora, and L’Occitane plus hair care from John Frieda and Phlip B.

NeriumFirm Body Contouring Cream
NeriumFirm Body Contouring Cream

NeriumFirm Body Contouring Cream ($98 USD) –NeriumFirm  is formulated to reduce the appearance of cellulite and dimpling to help smooth, tighten and firm loose skin and to help restore the appearance of youthful contour, tone and texture – perfect to get beach body ready!

What I think:  My body definitely needs firming and contouring so I have been using this for a few weeks now.  I have noticed that my skin on my thighs seem smoother and my waist seems a little tighter — nice!  I will definitely continue to use this!

Available at www.mynerium.com

Sea Buckthorn Body Lotion
Sea Buckthorn Body Lotion

Sea Buckthorn Body Lotion ($14.97 USD for 6 fl. oz.) — Intensely moisturizing, Sea Buckthorn Body Lotion rejuvenates and replenishes the skin’s natural balance, softening and nourishing for silky, touchable skin. Its high concentration of sea buckthorn oil allows for superior moisture retention while protecting the skin from signs of aging and the effects of exposure to the sun.

What I think:  This is so moisturizing without being greasy at all.  It also soothes my dry skin.  Our air conditioner wasn’t working for the last couple of days and as I work from home, I was stuck in front of a computer in 85 degrees.  Well, my skin dried out, and this made it much softer.  After my shower, I smoothed this lotion on and my skin went “aaaah”!  Love!  The only downside is that is smells kind of like hay.  Not very fragrant, but good for my skin!

Available at http://www.seabuckwonders.com.

Teadora Nourishing Body Butter
Teadora Nourishing Body Butter

Teadora Nourishing Body Butter ($45 for 8 oz.) — has a unique blend of Brazilian ingredients protects and helps repair your skin’s moisture barrier—to keep skin smooth and supple 24 hours a day. We use stem cells from the Argan tree—one of the oldest species on earth—to help rejuvenate your skin’s middle layer, where wrinkles start.

Teadora comes in two scents so that everyone can find a product that suits them.  Rainforest at Dawn is vibrant & woodsy—yet floral—it awakens your senses and readies you for the day ahead. Rainforest at Dusk is flowery & smooth—with a hint of fruit—it soothes and revitalizes your senses after a long day.

What I think:  I have been using this all over at night, especially on my dry elbows and knees, and I have found that in the morning, my skin is so much softer.  Both scents are extremely woodsy. I like the Rainforest at Dusk the best.  I wouldn’t call it flowery, more herbal and spicy.  I don’t care for the Rainforest at Dusk because it smells a bit like soil, very foresty, though.

Available at http://www.teadorabeauty.com.

 

L'OCCITANE Mer & Mistral Body Milk
L’OCCITANE Mer & Mistral Body Milk

L’OCCITANE Mer & Mistral Body Milk ($20 USD, 6 fl. oz.) — This energizing gel moisturizes and refreshes the skin, leaving behind the aquatic and aromatic scent of the Mer & Mistral fragrance. Enriched with shea butter, skin is left smooth, supple and perfumed with the aromatic chord of cypress, pine and rosemary.

What I think:  This is a very light gel lotion and smells fantastic, really fresh and clean.  It is a unisex scent, either for women or men, and I can see why.  And it’s light enough for that guy who doesn’t like greasy lotions.

Available at usa.loccitane.com.

Philip B. Katira Hair Masque
Philip B. Katira Hair Masque

Philip B. Katira Hair Masque ($40 for 6 oz)– a versatile rejuvenator is for all hair types. The clear-gel formula sinks right in to plump up fine, limp strands or calm and smooth course, hard-to-manage hair. Think of it as an amped-up, squeaky-clean version of a deep-conditioning treatment. A high-tech L-Amino Acid Complex infuses your hair with a perfect dose of moisture and nourishing proteins for enhanced control and elasticity. Coat clean, wet or dry hair with the masque comb it through from roots to ends evenly. Leave on until dry or overnight. Rinse well after use!

What I think: I think that this is a cool hair mask.  You can leave it in as long as you like.  Once you rinse it out,

Available at http://www.philipb.com.

John Frieda Styling Tools by Conair Satin Finish Flat Iron
John Frieda Styling Tools by Conair Satin Finish Flat Iron

John Frieda Styling Tools by Conair Satin Finish Flat Iron ($54.99 USD) — John Frieda Sleek Finish 1 1/2″ Flat Iron offers extra-long straightening plates with advanced ionic conditioning and true ceramic heater. Plus, it has ceramic titanium-coated plates that take only 15-seconds to heat up to 455 degrees Fahrenheit.

What I think:  Love this flat iron!  It works very well on my wavy hair.  Plus it straightens and shines!  I think this is an affordable way to really straighten hair and not damage it.

Available at beauty stores such as http://www.ulta.com

 

Enjoy!

 

Happy Mother’s Day — And The Winner of My SeabuckWonders Giveaway Is…

SeabuckWonders Skin Care
SeabuckWonders Skin Care

The winner of my SeabuckWonders giveaway is Jennifer H!  Congratulations Jennifer!  I am emailing you to get your address to send you the goodies!

Don’t worry if you didn’t win, I am announcing a new skincare giveaway tomorrow!

Happy Mother’s Day to all of my lovely lady readers!

 

What Mom REALLY Wants — SeabuckWonders Mother’s Day Giveaway!

SeabuckWonders Skin Care
SeabuckWonders Skin Care

What DOES Mom really want for Mother’s Day? Something pure – something personal – something pampering. She wants SeabuckWonders. Give her serenity, health and beauty in a bottle with SeabuckWonders’ personal care product line. These natural, non-GMO, cruelty-free, organic products are packed with a high concentration of sea buckthorn oil for maximum results. That means healthier, softer and more beautiful skin for Mom and for all those who add these products to their daily routine.

Kick it up a notch by adding in some of SeabuckWonders’ supplements like Sea Buckthorn Berry and Seed Oils or Omega-7 Complete. Among others, the respected Dr. Mehemet Oz of “The Dr. Oz Show” has been praising sea buckthorn oils and liquid supplements for their profound balancing, soothing and rejuvenating properties. This cherished “super fruit” is rich in antioxidants, essential amino acids, vitamin E, rare Omega 7 and 190 other bioactive nutrients. You can find all of SeabuckWonders’ amazing products at http://www.seabuckswonders.com. Make Mom happy this Mother’s Day. She deserves it!

You can win the set of 4 SeabuckWonder’s Skin Care products by leaving a comment on my blog.  U.S. residents only please.  Let me know why you would like to try these fab products!  I will choose the winner on Sunday May 11th…Mother’s Day! Good Luck!

There’s also a Facebook promotion with a chance for you to win even MORE great prizes! Click on https://www.facebook.com/SeabuckWonders/app_143103275748075 to enter.

SeabuckWonders, a division of Balanceuticals Group, Inc., is a company with 20 years of experience producing the highest quality Sea Buckthorn Oils known in the world. Since introducing its products to the United States back in 1994, the company, under the direction of Xingwu Liu, the renowned Cultural Anthropology professor, has maintained its excellence by using only pure Himalayan, wild-grown, handpicked Sea Buckthorn. Please visit seabuckwonders.com for more information and a list of locations where the products can be purchased.

Top Five ‘Mammoth Mom Myths’ Revealed — Plus a Fab Skin Care Giveaway!

Sea Buckthorn Skincare

Below is a fun article on what NOT to get your mom for Mother’s Day!  Keep reading because at the end, I will be announcing a fab Sea Buckthorn giveaway!!!

Reduce your risk of missing the mark this Mother’s Day by avoiding these popular beliefs or “Mammoth Mom Myths”:

5.  Moms LOVE to spend their free time cleaning! A new mop, dish scrubber or toilet brush will  make her feel more loved and needed and oh-so-special.

4.  What all mothers REALLY want is to cater to their families 24/7, so give her that honor by wrapping up a brand new serving tray set complete with pre-made hors d’oeuvres to feed everyone in the family (make sure it’s got lots of Dad’s favorite snacks—Mom LOVES to please her man)!

3.  Two words: Mom Jeans! That’s right—the kind that really emphasize the backside with HUGE pockets! Moms LOVE to look like their own mothers and can’t wait to ‘fill their mothers’ jeans.’ Make sure you sneak in her closet and find her pants size, and then go up a size or two to give her plenty of growing room—you know, the way she would always buy your shoes a little bigger.  She’ll appreciate how thoughtful you were to actually investigate her current size and to anticipate her growing assets to boot!

2.  Nothing shows how much you care like a brand new shiny cemetery plot! Wrap up her final resting place with a bright pink bow! Then surprise her with a Sunday drive and tell her you’re taking her to her brand new home! When she sees that plot of land that you painstakingly picked out just for her, she’ll cry real tears of joy. It’ll also fill her heart with pride that you’ve become such an excellent planner and that you’ve taken care of all the details so she can move onto the next life without a hitch!

And the number one mammoth mom myth to avoid…

  1. “Surprise, Mom! We’re moving back in!” What would make a mother happier than to have ALL of her grown children move back home? And of course, you’ve got a spouse and kids of your own now—with ALL of her kids and grandkids back under her roof, a minute won’t go by without her getting to be a mother! She can re-mother you, mother-in-law your spouse, grand-mother your kids, and EVEN dog-mother your pets! WOW! This Mother’s Day will be epic!

YIKES! Make it STOP! Reboot! Put on the brakes! So what DOES Mom really want? Something pure – something personal – something pampering. She wants SeabuckWonders! Give her serenity, health and beauty in a bottle with SeabuckWonders’ personal care product line. These natural, non-GMO, cruelty-free, organic products are packed with a high concentration of sea buckthorn oil for maximum results. That means healthier, softer and more beautiful skin for Mom and for all those who add these products to their daily routine. Kick it up a notch by adding in some of SeabuckWonders’ supplements like the Sea Buckthorn Berry and Seed Oils and Omega-7 Complete. Among others, the respected Dr. Mehemet Oz of “The Dr. Oz Show” has been praising sea buckthorn oils and liquid supplements for their profound balancing, soothing and rejuvenating properties. This cherished “super fruit” is rich in antioxidants, essential amino acids, vitamin E, the rare Omega 7, and 190 other bioactive nutrients. (Plus, Moms think Dr. Oz is HOT!) You can find all of SeabuckWonders’ amazing products at www.seabuckwonders.com. Purchase online or find a store in your area, and make Mom happy this Mother’s Day. She deserves it!

LOL!!!  I think I’d ground my kids if they got me mom jeans!

Sea Buckthorn Natural Skin Care Program
Sea Buckthorn Natural Skin Care Program

GIVEAWAY!!

I am giving away the Seabuck Wonders Sea Buckthorn Natural Skin Care Program (above, $73.84 USD) — Everything you need for great skin naturally. A complete skin care program that takes you from morning to night, leaving you with clear, smooth, beautiful skin.

Contains 1 bottle each:

  • Sea Buckthorn Body Lotion
  • Sea Buckthorn Facial Cream
  • Sea Buckthorn Facial Cleanser
  • Sea Buckthorn Hydrating Serum

To win, leave a comment letting me know that you need a new natural skin care regimen and would love to try Seabuck Wonders.  If you let me know that you posted this contest info on Twitter and included @fortyflirtyfab in your tweet, you get a second entry.  Yay!  I will choose a winner in two weeks, on Friday April 26th.

For another way to win, enter Seabuck Wonder’s “Tasteless Mother’s Day Gift” Contest on their facebook page with the following link: https://www.facebook.com/SeabuckWonders.