Pamper Your Feet with KN Karen Nueberger

Crew Socks Infused with Aloe and Vitamin E
Crew Socks Infused with Aloe and Vitamin E

KN Karen Neuburger is a brand of comfort-inspired fashion apparel and home merchandise. Celebrity fans of KN Karen Neuburger include Courteney Cox-Arquette and Mariska Hargitay.

I recently tried the Crew Socks Infused with Aloe and Vitamin E -($8.00 per pair) — These are touted as pampering that you can do to your feet while indulging in  working, shopping, playing fall sports and catching up on sleep.  These classic socks are infused with  Aloe and Vitamin E, which hydrates, repairs, and nurtures feet during the day and night.  They available in an assortment of styles like flowers, argyle, solid and striped and come in fall colors like cranberry, cream, navy and dark brown. 

I found the socks to be very soft and soothing on. They do not have lotion on them, which was good, because I wouldn’t want gooey feet during the day.  The Aloe and Vitamin E are supposed to last for 20 washings. I have washed mine three times and still have the soothing ingredients. I have worn them out shopping and lounging and my feet are very smooth after a day of use. They are so nice — and affordable! 

Visit www.karenneuburger.com to purchase these fun socks and browse all of the comfy KN Karen Neuburger items. Enjoy!

LUSH’s Fab Face Masks

LUSH makes wonderful, fresh beauty products for skin, hair, and bath time. I recently tried a couple of their fresh masks.

Oatfix Fresh Face Mask – This mask is described as “a delicious blend of banana, vanilla and oats to cleanse, soften and moisturize dry and sensitive skin.”  This smells really yummy, like a dessert. It is a very gentle mask that does not irritate at all and softens the skin nicely. This is great if your skin can’t take harsh mud masks. It also makes a gentle scrub when you are in a hurry.

Love Lettuce Fresh Face Mask – “An effective, exfoliating face mask wich gives normal to oily skin a softened smoothed and radiant glow. Polishing almond shell is balanced by the skin softening qualities of almond oil and seaweed gel.” This is a great scrubby mask that will leave skin glowing. I like to leave it on for 5-10 minutes, then scrub it off with water for an extra bit of exfoliation. This smells like lavender, which is another ingredient, and is very green! 

You can only buy the masks at LUSH stores. Since they are made fresh daily, they can’t be shipped. So visit your nearest LUSH store and enjoy!

Get Smooth for Summer with the Borghese Forma Bella Collection

Yes I have cellulite. I am 40 (41 next month) and have three kids. I am unsure if anything can get rid of cellulite, but it has been proven in some studies that good exfoliation and certain creams can minimize the look of the offending dimply stuff.

I have been using Borghese’s Forma Bella Body Contour Collection about three times a week for a few weeks now. It is an invigorating treatment that leaves my skin so soft. I haven’t noticed much of a change in my cellulite, but my skin is very smooth to the touch and does look good. 

Forma Bella Body Contour Scrub ($45.00 7 oz) — The ingredients include Guarana & Zedomine extracts to warm the skin and diminish the appearance of cellulite, Acqua di Vita Complex to revitalize the skin, Multi-Vitamin CO Q-10 Complex to provide anti-oxidant protection from free radicals and Adzuk Bean Powder, Jjoba Beans and Sweet Almond Seed Meal to exfoliate.  I use this scrub in the shower on my thighs.  As I rub it in, my skin is instantly warmed and the exfoliation feels great. I then add warm water to lather and rinse.

Forma Bella Body Contour Creme ($55.00 7 oz) — This luxurious cream contains Caffeine, Guarana, Ginger, Cinnamin and Iodine to help diminish the appearance of dimpling, cellulite and scars, Algae & Pullulan help tighten & firm the skin,  Acqua di Vita Complex to revitalize the skin, and Multi-Vitamin CO Q-10 Complex to provide anti-oxidant protection from free radicals. I smooth this on my skin in circles and my skin starts to feel cool and firm. It is also SO smooth. I like to rub it all over my legs, especially when I am wearing a skirt or capris.

I think this line is quite lovely. And while I can’t say for certain that it will get rid of your cellulite, it will make your skin feel and look better. For more info, check out the website at www.borghese.com.

Spa Products from Creative Nail Design Will Pamper Your Hands!

It is so nice to pamper your hands after a long, cold winter. Mine were a little dry and rough. Luckily I was able to try some of Creative Nail Design’s Almond Spamanicure products.   

I did a little home spa by using four products from the line. I started with the Almond Milk Bath. This is an oil that I heated up, rubbed on my hands (especially my cuticles), then after about 5 minutes I added a little water and it foamed up. I then rinsed my hands and scrubbed with the Almond Moisture Scrub, which contains fine mineral salts, refined sugar, jojoba soft beads and sweet almond oil.  After rinsing of the scrub I applied the Almond Illuminating Masque and left that on for 5 minutes. This is a rich, pearly cream that is a blend of  sweet almond oil, jojoba oil and vitamin E. My last step, after rinsing the mask, was applying the Almond Hydrating Lotion.

The almond scent of these products is so wonderful! It’s very soothing and lends itself greatly to a spa experience. And my hands were so smooth! I bet my feet would benefit from something like this as well!

To locate a salon which sales these fantastic products visit www.creativenaildesign.com. This a great pampering idea for Mother’s Day!

Moisturize Your Winter Skin With H2O Plus

Being that it is so dry in Missouri in the Winter, I am always looking for good moisturizer to quench my parched skin.
H2O Plus has a wide range of spa-quality products that have natural ingredients and are great for your skin.  One of my favorites is the Spa Hand and Nail Cream (6oz $15.00 USD). The H2O Plus website, www.h2oplus.com,  states these benefits of the cream, “Specially formulated for hands and cuticles. Vitamins, marine extracts, aloe vera and panthenol help restore moisture leaving hands soft, smooth and conditioned”. 
This product more than delivers. It instantly smooths my hand and cuticles and has the most addictive scent. The ingredients include sea fennel, wakame, sea lettuce, spirulina, nori, aloe vera gel, apricot kernel oil, seaweed extract,  allantoin, provitamin B and vitamin E.  I don’t know what half of those ingredients are, but together they smell fantastic!
Another great H2O Plus moisturizer is the Hydrating Body Butter ($19.50 USD).  This thick and creamy moisturizer is very effective on flaky, dry winter skin.  H2O Plus touts, “Natural coconut and vegetable oils penetrate deeply while green tea and Paraguay Tea combine with vitamin C and E for nourishing protection. Leaves skin conditioned and restored.”
The scent in the body butter is good, but not the same as the Hand and Nail cream. It has a very soft, creamy scent.
I have been using both products for a couple of weeks and my skin is much  smoother and softer.  H2O Plus is definately a line worth checking out!   

Scrub Your Cares Away With Soap & Glory

Soap & Glory Peaches & Clean Shower Gel
Soap & Glory Peaches & Clean Shower Gel

Body scrubs are a luxurious necessity in the winter time. Scrubbing dry skin off (plus drinking lots of water) is a great way to have dewy skin when the weather is dry.  And Kansas City is very dry and cold right now!

Soap & Glory Peaches & Clean Shower Gel ($9.99 USD at Target) makes your skin smooth and smells wonderful. My 9 year old daughter helped me identify what the scent reminds me of: peach ice tea. Yum!

This scrub contains peach extract, pineapple extract, grapeseed powder, buffing beads and fruit acid smoothers. Its a gel consistency with the beads for exfoliation so it is not harsh at all. The directions say to use once or twice a week, but I’ve been using it every other day and my skin is very soft!

Don’t forget to exfoliate this winter! And maybe try this great scrub, too.