Last Minute Bath, Body and Home Holiday Gift Ideas

Have you found all of your gifts yet for friends, family and teachers?  Below are some great gift sets that anyone would be happy to receive!

Le Couvent des Minime Hand Cream Trio
Le Couvent des Minimes Hand Cream Trio

Le Couvent des Minimes Hand Cream Trio ($19.50, $24.00 Value) — This essential gift sets includes the brand’s best-loved hand creams. Made with treasured heritage recipes, Le Couvent des Minimes hand creams are both natural and restorative.

The trio includes:

Gardener’s Hand Cream (0.8 oz.): The award-winning, best-selling cream with Shea Butter and seven skin beneficial plant extracts.

Nourishing Hand Cream (0.8 oz.): A Honey and Shea infused cream with a delicate Honey aroma.

Soothing Night Hand Cream (0.8 oz.): A calming cream that’s perfect for bedtime with soothing Lavender and Acacia.

Available at usa.lecouventdesminimes.com

 Mary Kay Winter Wishes Shimmeriffic Shower Gel and Shimmeriffic Body Lotion Gift Set
Mary Kay Winter Wishes Shimmeriffic Shower Gel and Shimmeriffic Body Lotion Gift Set

Mary Kay Winter Wishes Shimmeriffic Shower Gel and Shimmeriffic Body Lotion Gift Set ($25 USD) — For skin that shimmers with a scent that shines, it’s everything she could wish for in one perfectly packaged set. The set includes Shimmeriffic Body Lotion, Shimmeriffic Shower Gel and a decorative tin.

  • Features cheerful, fruity notes like snow apple and citrus sparkle.
  • Warms the heart with floral notes of jasmine petals and cozy musk.
  • Body lotion adds a subtle shimmer to skin.
  • Ideal for gift-giving – packaged in a festive holiday tin.

Available at http://www.marykay.com

Avon Femme Fragrance Gift Set
Avon Femme Fragrance Gift Set

Avon Femme Fragrance Gift Set  ($30 USD) —  The essence of glamour is captured in an alluring blend of rich jasmine petals, magnolia and amberwoods, all packaged in a beautiful gift box. The set includes an Eau de Parfum spray, Body Lotion and Fragrance Compact.

Available from an Avon representative and http://www.avon.com

Whish Holiday Set in Vanilla Spice
Whish Holiday Set in Vanilla Spice

Whish Holiday Set in Vanilla Spice ($20 USD) — Is soft skin on your list for the holidays? Luxuriate in a bath or long shower with our moisturizing body wash. Indulge your senses while you refine, polish, and pamper with our sugar scrub. Replenish and prepare for moisturized perfection with our triple antioxidant body butter. Now take that winter skin.

Holiday Set is made in the USA with Earth friendly packaging and ingredients. Tested on us, not animals.

Set includes:
Body Wash: 3 oz/265 mL
Body Butter: 3 oz/265 mL
Sugar Scrub: 3 oz/265 mL

Available at http://www.whishbody.com

Robin McGraw Revelation Light Of My Life Candles
Robin McGraw Revelation Light Of My Life Candles

Robin McGraw Revelation Light Of My Life Candles ($16.95 each or $49.95 for the set of 4) — The “Light of My Life” candles are made with a soy wax blend and 100% cotton wicks, giving you 10 hours of burn time to enjoy each unique scent.

  • 3 oz. net. / 85 g.
  • No animal testing

Scents:

The Phillip: An Evening at Home

  • Spicy cardamom in a jasmine base is lifted by a green floral finish.
  • Deep and complex.

The Jay: A Day on the Ocean

  • Rose, lilac and jasmine are balanced by fenugreek and vanilla to conjure sunny days at the beach.
  • Light and refreshing.

The Jordan: A Night on the Town

  • Vetiver top notes are grounded by cedar, vanilla and cloves.
  • Clean and woodsy, but intense.

The London: Summers of Our Youth

  • Citrus top notes of grapefruit and bergamot paired with a mellow leather and amber accord.
  • Clean and sweet.

Take care. Give care. We are committing 100% of the net proceeds from the “Light Of My Life” Candles Collection to support domestic violence prevention programs through When Georgia Smiled: The Robin McGraw Revelation Foundation.

Available at http://www.robinmcgrawrevelation.com

Product Round-Up — My Fave Beauty Things Week of November 3 — November 9, 2014

Today was a beautiful day in Kansas City, in the 6o’s.  But it will really start feeling like November this week with highs in the 30’s…brrr!

I am really thinking about giving extra moisture to my skin and getting ready for winter.

I have been loving a very moisturizing CC Cream, a thickening hair collection, eye serum, fab makeup wipes, fun makeup and ingrown hair inhibitor wipes:

Nordic Beauty Broad Spectrum SPF 30 CC Cream
Nordic Beauty Broad Spectrum SPF 30 CC Cream

Nordic Beauty Broad Spectrum SPF 30 CC Cream ($130 4 oz) — an easy to apply non-greasy, anti-aging, natural coverage, matte Broad Spectrum SPF 30 CC Cream which helps to protect skin from UVA & UVB rays utilizing the safest and most natural form of zinc oxide available without using synthetic sunscreens.

What I think: This is a very luxe, thick cream.  It seems like a tinted moisturizer for dry skin more than a makeup to me.  It would be perfect for someone who wants a heavier day cream with SPF.  It does sink into the skin and leaves a pretty glow.

Available at http://nordicbeauty.com/

Kerastase Densifique 3-Step Regimen
Kerastase Densifique 3-Step Regimen

Kerastase Densifique 3-Step Regimen — ($143.50 USD) — a new collection that
counters the loss of density, shine and resilience for women who are
battling the effects of ‘life stressed hair.’ This can mean physical side
effects of divorce, a stressful career or a multitude of health and
hormonal shifts which occur as women age. Unlike prescriptions or
over-the-counter remedies aimed at hair loss, Densifique’s in-salon or
at-home regimen is suitable for anyone. The at-home collection includes
Densifique Bain Densité, Densifique Masque Densité and Densifique
Densimorphose Mousse, a decadent, skin-care inspired rich mousse instantly
transforms the hair, fiber by fiber for visible voluminous results.

What I think: This is a great system for women who find that their hair is thinning with age.  I have been using it for a couple of weeks, and although my hair isn’t thicker yet, the mousse does help it appear fuller!  I am hoping to see more results in the next few weeks.  I do notice that my hair looks healthier and shinier, which I love!

Available at http://www.kerastase-usa.com/densifique-1

AHAVA Dead Sea Osmoter Eye Concentrate Youth & Cellular Energizing Serum
AHAVA Dead Sea Osmoter Eye Concentrate Youth & Cellular Energizing Serum

AHAVA Dead Sea Osmoter Eye Concentrate Youth & Cellular Energizing Serum ($50 USD) — Silk-textured and lightweight, this clinically tested* re-energizing eye serum illuminates, smoothes and beautifies the delicate eye zone. Infused with Persian Silk & Siegesbeckia Orientalis Extracts this formula will help to strengthen the dermal structure, fight signs of fatigue/stress and reduce dark circles. The Cucumber and Aloe Vera will help to calm the skin and reduce puffiness, while the Bird of Paradise Extract corrects discolorations and restores luminosity, promoting radiance for a more rested, youthful appearance.  In a series of independent studies on 36 women over the course of 4 weeks, 81% reported the eye area looked refreshed and agreed the serum visibly improved the eye area.

What I think: This lovely eye serum is so soothing on! I have noticed that my eyes look fresher and smoother after using this product.  I have only been using it for about a week, so I do not see improvement in my dark circles yet, but I’m hopeful.

Available at AHAVAUS.com

butter LONDON Scrubbers Makeup Remover Wipes
butter LONDON Scrubbers Makeup Remover Wipes

butter LONDON Scrubbers Makeup Remover Wipes ($15 for 15 wipes) — Gently cleanse and wipe away dirt, oil and makeup with Scrubbers Makeup Remover Wipes.  Luxourious and ultra-soft, these double-sided wipes contain natural botanical extracts of rice, sunflower and rosemary to cleanse and soothe even the most sensitive skin.  Lightly quilted on one side, these wipes scrub away even the most stubborn shades, while the smooth side cleanses and soothes.  These individually-wrapped world travelers will become the superstars of your cosmetic bag.

What I think: Loving these!  Although these have natural ingredients (which sometimes irritate my skin) and scrubbers on one side, these are so refreshing and calming at the same time.  Plus with the scrubbers, they remove all of my makeup, which is rare with makeup removing wipes.  I will be purchasing these again.

Available at http://www.butterlondon.com

Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color ($7 USD) — This long-lasting, fade-resistant, mineral-based formula delivers weightless, high-impact color in one swipe with a natural, luminous finish that looks gorgeous on any skin tone.

Mary Kay At Play Eye Crayon ($10 USD) — Lightweight, ultra creamy texture glides on smoothly for intense, true-color payoff that doesn’t fade.

Mary Kay At Play Jelly Lip Gloss ($10 USD) — Lip sync to full-on glossy goodness with a fun jelly texture.

What I think:  All three of these products together make a fun fall or holiday look.  The silver shadow can be a soft wash of color or layered for more sparkle.  Rim your eyes with the eye crayon for a smoky look, or all over for more drama.  I love the lip gloss for a great everyday lippy.  It is a little bit sticky, but has really good color.

Available at http://www.marykay.com

Whish Flawless Swipes
Whish Flawless Swipes

Whish Flawless Swipes ($7 (8pk) / $22 (30pk)) — Our amazingly effective and popular Flawless Ingrown Hair Serum in a new and easy to use delivery system. Perfect for your entire body or spot treating affected areas, you will easily banish the curse of ingrown hairs and bumps. This deliciously fresh smelling formula uses clinically proven active ingredients that restore your skin’s suppleness and weakens hair follicles, inhibiting future growth. You won’t need to kiss a frog to break the “bump” cures. Just a swipe of Flawless to restore smooth skin.

What I think: These lightly cucumber-scented gel-wipes are so cool.  You smooth them over any red bumps or ingrown hairs in areas that you shave (bikini areas, thighs) and skin is smoother! I have used these a couple of times and have noticed that the bumps are less noticeable.

Available at www.ulta.com

What have you been trying this week?

 

 

Product Round-Up — My Fave Beauty Things Week of August 12th!

My kids went back to school this week!  My daughter Olivia is in 5th grade and my daughter Abby is a freshman in high school!  Time goes by so quickly!

During this fun, but emotional week, I have been loving a luxe new mascara, tropical lime-scented body products, a dark-circle buster, waterproof bright eyeliner, and a light skincare line.

What new products have you tried this week?  Leave a comment and let me know!

LancĂ´me Paris Grandiose Mascara
LancĂ´me Paris Grandiose Mascara

LancĂ´me Paris Grandiose Mascara ($32 USD) — Professional makeup artists bend mascara stems to coat every lash. With GrandiĂ´se, LancĂ´me brings this expert application technique to women everywhere thanks to the world’s first Swan-NeckTM Wand. Curved at a 25 degree angle, the Swan-NeckTM Wand mimics the curves of your face, grabbing lashes at the base to fan them out and avoid any unnecessary smudging.

The result? Ultimate Coverage – from corner to corner and root to tip. One more detail: the wand’s three dimensional curve seals air into the bottle and automatically mixes the formula in from the sides every time you open the bottle, so it always stays fresh.

What I think: I was so excited to try this mascara.  The design of the bottle and brush are so different, but really easy to use. The short, rubber brush catches all of the lashes. I thought it might give me a dramatic look, but it is more of a natural, everyday mascara.  Maybe, with more practice it will lengthen and thicken my short lashes!

Available at Lancome.com and LancĂ´me counters nationwide.

Whish Key Lime Collection
Whish Key Lime Collection

Whish Key Lime Collection — Treat your skin to a big slice of moisture with Whish’s Key Lime summer range. Including all their most loved products: Shave Crave, Body Wash, Sugar Scrub, Body Butter and Shave Savour Hair Inhibiting Gel, the Key Lime range will leave you feeling fresh, smelling delicious, and ready to take on that beach party with confidence!

Extremely dry skin needs an extremely efficient solution; Whish products contain organic ingredients such as Shea Butter, Coconut Milk and Aloe to soothe skin while active ingredients such as Chapparel Extract and Panthenol create dramatic, long lasting results. Beautifying yourself should always be a luxurious experience — and now it can be with Whish!

What I think: I have been testing the Sugar Scrub ($38 12oz) and the Three Whishes Body Butter ($24 5oz).  I love the tangy, lime scent.  It really smells like key lime pie!  The sugar scrub erases all dry skin and the yummy body butter leaves it so smooth.  I also love that Whish uses natural and organic ingredients.

Available at http://www.nordstrom.com

ANEW Clinical Absolute Even Dark Circle Corrector
ANEW Clinical Absolute Even Dark Circle Corrector

ANEW Clinical Absolute Even Dark Circle Corrector ($34 USD) —  Instantly transform your eye area to banish the look of dark circles. The scientists at Avon have developed the Avon ANEW Clinical Absolute Even Dark Circle Corrector to help brighten the look of dark circles. A lightweight formula that visibly brightens under-eye shadows, the ANEW Clinical Absolute Even Dark Circle Corrector is a game-changing powerful new eye treatment that offers both instant brightening effects and improvement in the look of dark circles over time. The potent corrector is so effective, it’s clinically shown to improve dark circles by 31% while reducing the look of dark circles by one grade. It visibly brightens even the darkest under eye shadows.

What I think:  This is such a cool product! I have been using it for a couple of weeks.  When I apply it, it imparts a lightening effect and my dark circles look instantly better.  I have also noticed that my under eye circles aren’t as dark as they were.  I’m going to continue using this and hope to see even more improvement.

Available exclusively through Avon Representatives. To locate an Avon Representative call 1-800-FOR-AVON or visit www.avon.com.

EM Michelle Phan Waterliner in Teal Tease
EM Michelle Phan Waterliner in Teal Tease

EM Michelle Phan Waterliner in Teal Tease ($18 USD) — this richly pigmented liner grabs everywhere, including your waterline—without budging or smudging.

What I think:  This is such a fun summer color!  I have been enjoying using it in the heat and humidity because it doesn’t budge!  I would definitely love to try darker colors for fall.

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

Amarte Aqua Line
Amarte Aqua Line

Amarte, the prestige Korean skin care brand, has just launched their new Aqua Line, a four-piece collection of light, fresh skin care focused on natural antioxidant brightening and hydration. Ideal for updating your summer skin care regimen, the new Amarte lineup features gel-like formulas and refreshing citrus scents to lighten any beauty routine without compromising visible results.

The Aqua Line consists of a cooling toner, a pure hydration serum, a light nutrient-dense lotion and a concentrated 1% retinol cream that soften and hydrate skin while evening tone and visibly brightening even the most sensitive complexions. The scientific skin care system elegantly blends antioxidants including ginko and chamomile with brightening agents including arbutin and purified elemental sulfur.

What I think: I have been testing the toner and lotion.  I love the light scents and formulas.  Perfect for the hot summer and going into the fall.  I have been using toners a lot this summer, and this one smells fantastic and is very cooling.  The lotion is perfect for morning and night — it is so moisturizing, but not greasy at all.

Available at http://www.amarteskincare.com

Fresh Spring Bath And Body Care From Caress, Whish, Curel, Osmotics and Orico London

I find that now that I am wearing short-sleeved shirts and capri’s and showing more skin, I really want it looking and feeling it’s best.  So I have been using more moisturizing and fresh-smelling products than in winter.

The following products not only make your skin smell and feel great, but look good, too.  Now all I need is a little self tanner and I will be ready for summer!

Whish Body Oil in Blueberry
Whish Body Oil in Blueberry

Whish Body Oil in Blueberry ($28 USD) — Whish Body Oil works to restore your skin’s natural luminance, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and soothing inflamed skin while providing you with long-lasting moisture. Its blend of sesame and sunflower seed oils moisturize, olive leaf extract and jojoba oil soothe and Dermaxyl is clinically proven to reduce wrinkles and fine lines while enhancing your skin’s overall luminance.

What I think:  I love this oil because it sinks into the skin and doesn’t leave it greasy.  It is perfect to use after a shower when skin is still damp because it locks in the moisture and skin is soft all day.  The blueberry scent is nice, but it also comes in Almond, Coconut, Lavender, Lemongrass and Pomegranate.

Available at shop.nordstrom.com/s/whish-body-oil.

Curel Daily Moisture Lotion
Curel Daily Moisture Lotion

Curel Daily Moisture Lotion ($7.99 USD) — As you make the transition into warmer weather this spring, make sure to give your skin the everyday therapy it needs! Daily Moisture Lotion from CurĂ©l® Skincare is your once a day solution to continuously moisturized skin. This lotion is formulated with time released moisturizers and mimics the skin’s natural function, replenishing its essential protection mechanism – ceramides – to lock moisture for a full 24 hours. Daily Moisture Lotion is dermatologist tested, non greasy and quickly absorbent, leaving your skin smooth, hydrated and satisfied.

What I think:  This lotion really keeps my skin soft all day, and I love that it isn’t greasy.  Perfect for every day use and for people who need a little extra moisture.

Available at drugstores and mass market retailers near you.

Caress Body Wash
Caress Body Wash

Caress Body Wash ($3.50 USD) — Caress has recently released 3 new body washes in fantastic spring scents.  They are from left to right in the photo above:

Aqua Sparkle — infused with lilac blossoms and aquamarine essence to invigorate the senses.

Emerald Rush –infused with lush gardenia and white tea essence to revitalize the senses.

Juicy Escape — infused with sun-kissed lily and pink grapefruit essence to uplift the senses.

Kelly Rowland is the new Caress ambassador. She is excited to inspire women to enjoy every day experiences in a fresh way. She knows how important it is to start every morning feeling fabulous, which is why she uses the new Caress Fresh Body Wash Collection (her favorite being the Emerald Rush.)

What I think:  I love Emerald Rush too, but I think Juicy Escape is my favorite.  They all smell fantastic!  I like using them as a bubble bath.

You can join the talk about these great products on twitter #caressme and you can purchase them at a mass market retailer near you.

Orico Jazzy Moisturizing Body Wash
Orico Jazzy Moisturizing Body Wash

Orico Jazzy Moisturizing Body Wash ($19 USD)– is filled with the delicious fruity aromas of orange and mandarin essential oils. Natural moisturizers and antioxidants will gently cleanse and refresh your skin while also helping to regenerate cells, boost elasticity and revitalize and tone your skin with the help of Kigelia and Hibiscus.

What I think:  This moisturizing wash is perfect for the summer time.  The fragrance is light and clean and my skin is so soft after using this.  This is perfect when you want a little luxury in the bath or shower.

Available at OricoLondon.com

Osmotics Sugar Scrub Body Polish
Osmotics Sugar Scrub Body Polish

Osmotics Sugar Scrub Body Polish ($38 USD) — will polish your skin to perfection even leaving the driest skin soft and silky smooth. Sugar is an excellent, yet gentle exfoliator that encourages the production of natural moisturizing factors in the skin. This luxurious body treatment is bound to leave your skin feeling smooth without any trace of oily residue.

What I think:  I always stock up on scrubs in the summer.  It helps get rid of dry skin from sun exposure and it is needed to prep skin for self-tanning.  This one does not leave my skin greasy and I love it!

Available at Osmotics.com

Enjoy!

 

 

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.
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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 MediterranĂ©e 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!

More Great Holiday Bath Gift Ideas

Bath and body care are great gifts for the holidays! I love giving and receiving them. The sets below are all good gifts and affordable, too! Have fun shopping!

SJ Creations Mistletoe & Mint Ceramic Caddy Set ($20.00 USD on sale for $9.99 USD). Keep your hands clean and soft with this coordinating pair of cleansing hand wash and moisturizing lotion in an attractive, reusable ceramic caddy. The scent is fresh and minty, and is perfect for the holidays. The set includes:

  • 16.9 fl. oz. Cleansing Hand Wash
  • 16.9 fl. oz. Moisturizing Hand Lotion
  • Reusable Ceramic Caddy

If you are in the shopping mood, SJ Creations is doing a Cyber Monday promotional contest. When you purchase anything, enter the code CYBER15 to receive 15% off on Monday, November 29. Plus if you sign up for their newsletter you will get a code for 30% and be entered to win free products in a drawing on Tuesday, November 30th. Just visit www.sjcreationsinc.com to learn more.

Gingerbread House Bubble Bar ($6.25) is one of the many fun holiday products and gift sets that LUSH has released this season. This warming, spicy, stimulating bath time treat is crammed full of ginger powder to help increase circulation and warm you up on cold winter nights. There’s also a hint of buchu oil and lime, to give it a fruity scent. 

Check out www.lushusa.com to see all of the great gift ideas they have. All products are hand made and many of them are vegan.

Whish Lavender Dream Collection ($25.00 USD) This set includes everything you need to smooth, soften, and pamper your skin in our brand new sweet smelling lavender flavor. Give the gift of perfectly soft skin to yourself or a friend. All items are in flight approved sizes. The set includes:

Three Whishes Body Wash – unique combination of wheat, sugar, and corn rather than harsh sulfates.
Three Whishes Sugar Scrub – exfoliate with our unique sugar, bamboo powder, raspberry seed mix.
Shave Crave – this moisturizing shave cream will leave your skin smooth and soft.
Three Whishes Body Butter – triple dose of moisture from organic shea & raspberry butter and organic aloe.

All Whish products are paraben free, suflate free, DEA & TEA free, and petrochemical free and are all natural with organic ingredients.

I love this lavender scent because it isn’t too strong and has a touch of sweetness to the soothing lavender. The products are all moisturizing and leave skin so smooth! Visit www.whishbody.com to learn more and to purchase.

Smooth Shaving Part 1 — Whish All Natural Shaving Products

I have been known to just use soap or shower gel to shave my legs. So it was a really nice change to use the luxurious Whish shaving products. This line uses natural and mostly organic ingredients. Without the harsh chemicals, my skin is even smoother after shaving than usual!

The Whish Pomegranate Shave Crave Pump Shave Cream ($24.00 USD), is a very moisturizing, thick cream.  It has a wonderful pomegranate scent that is tart and sweet all at once! The ingredients includes organic shea butter, organic green tea and organic jojoba seed oil, and they leave your skin soft and smooth.  Unlike many store brands of shaving cream, the Whish Shave Crave doesn’t dry the skin or leave it sticky. It’s kind of like a shower gel and body butter all in one.

After shaving, I use the Whish Flawless Ingrown Hair Serum ($22.50 USD) on the little red bumps on my legs. I’ve noticed that even after the first use, the bumps were less noticeable. After a couple weeks of use they seem to almost vanish. Their formula includes wheat germ extract to soothe, yeast extract to regenerate and willow bark extract to fight inflammation. It has a very mild scent and feels cool when you apply it.


The Whish products are “made in the USA with Earth friendly packaging and ingredients. Tested on us, not animals™.” These are a nice splurge, especially with warmer weather (hopefully) in the near future. You can purchase this products along with shower gels, body butters and much more at www.whishbody.com. Enjoy!