Archive for the ‘Bath & Body Products’ Category

Ten bad habits that are ruining your complexion

       
Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Drinking through a straw can create fine lines and wrinkles around your mouth.Even if you’re diligent about sticking to a skincare routine and have a flair for applying makeup flawlessly, you might still be doing your skin a disservice if you’re guilty of any of these bad habits. Take a look at our list – if you ever catch yourself doing any of these activities, cut it out and take action!

1. Skipping sunscreen. You’ve heard it before, but it’s worth repeating. Sunscreen is essential for protecting your skin against harmful UV rays that can cause cancer, fine lines, wrinkles and a dull complexion. It’s not hard to apply a product like COOLA – Face SPF 20 Mineral Sunscreen Unscented Moisturizer before your makeup every day, and exposed areas of your body should be coated too. Even on cloudy days and in the winter!

2. Sipping from straws. It seems harmless, but pursing your lips around a straw can set you up for fine lines and wrinkles around your mouth as you age. Skip drinking from them as much as possible, or just be sure not to pucker up when you’re sipping.

3. Ignoring your hands and neck. You might be paying a lot of attention to your face, but the skin on your hands and neck is just as delicate. These areas are just as prone to signs of aging, so treat them with as much care as you do your visage. Slather your face serums and moisturizers onto your neck, then follow up with a hand cream like Philosophy – Pure Grace Hand Lotion.

4. Falling asleep with your makeup on. Not only will your pillowcase get messy, but your pores could become clogged, resulting in breakouts and irritation. If you can’t wash your face before bed, at least use a makeup-removing wipe.

5. Popping your zits. While those whiteheads definitely aren’t doing your face any favors, popping them only makes the problem worse. You could spread the bacteria or create marks that may take a long time to fade. Treat blemishes with acne products with salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide, and keep your hands off!

6. Biting your nails. Not only does this create unattractive fingers, but it can cause infections if you regularly pull hangnails or bite too close to your nail beds. To make your fingernails less tempting to bite, keep them polished with Lippmann Collection – Nail Lacquers and carry a file in your purse to fix breaks that you’d otherwise try to treat with your teeth.

7. Smoking cigarettes. Duh! As if these weren’t bad enough for your health, they also negatively affect the look and feel of your skin, aging your complexion much faster than if you were a non-smoker. Get help quitting – it’s worth it!

8. Eating junk food. People used to think it was a myth that junk food can cause breakouts, but recent scientific research has proven that processed carbohydrates and sugars really can make your acne worse by stimulating oil-producing hormones called androgens, reports Allure Magazine. Eat high-protein foods and whole grains instead, and you should see an improvement in about six weeks.

9. Taking long, hot showers. Yes, it’s very relaxing to unwind in a steamy shower, especially when you have luxurious bath products like the Whish – Lavender Dream Collection, but staying for too long in a shower that’s too hot can dry out your skin, making it blotchy and itchy.

10. Squinting. Your eyes are the features that are most likely to make you look older than you really are if you don’t take care of the skin around them, and squinting is one of the most offensive things you can do to the area. It creates creases, fine lines and wrinkles when done on a regular basis. Always wear sunglasses and use a rich eye cream at night.

Whish Coconut Collection

       
Monday, August 20th, 2012

Whish Coconut CollectionSummer is many people’s favorite season, and it’s not hard to see why. The warm sun, tropical drinks, bright colors and feel-good fashions are enough to make anyone wish that August would never end. If you’re not ready to give up the summer season just yet, the Whish Coconut Collection is just what you need to trick your senses into thinking that it’s not really fall!

Start your day off on the right foot with the Coconut Body Wash. Not only does the scent capture the essence of a tropical paradise, but the super-moisturizing and skin-softening formula will prevent the colder weather from drying out your skin. With organic ingredients like raspberry butter, shea butter, aloe and cucumber, you’ll be finding more excuses to hop in the shower!

To give your skin a summery glow, use the Coconut Sugar Scrub, which will buff off dead skin cells and polish your whole body to perfection. With brown sugar, raspberry seed, sugar cane and avocado oil, this stuff sounds good enough to eat! No doubt about it – your skin will drink it up.

After cleansing and exfoliating, you’ll need to get moisturizing, so use the Coconut Body Butter. The antioxidant-based formula protects your skin while smoothing and firming, giving you truly touchable results.

The Whish Coconut Collection really can make your wish for a never-ending summer come true!

Get Ready for the Runway

       
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Runway Ready Travel Guide Infographics

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It’s no secret that air travel can leave you looking less than fresh. But with careful planning and packing, you can arrive looking radiant and rested – even if you’re not. Use the guide below to pack your carry-on with essential items to combat the dry air of the airplane cabin.

  1. Hand Cream (3 oz.)
  2. Body Wipes
  3. Oil Blotting Papers
  4. Lip Stain (3 oz.)
  5. Toothbrush / Toothpaste (3 oz.)
  6. Hair Brush
  7. Tinted Moisturizer  (3 oz.)
  8. Mini Perfume  (3 oz.)
  9. Eyeliner/Mascara
  10. Illuminating Blush

Here are some travel kits and some more. Have a nice flight!!!

SUMMERize your Legs

       
Saturday, June 16th, 2012

Summerize Your Legs Infographics

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Were opaque tights your best friend this winter? Tell them to take a hike. Follow this beauty advice and cool your smooth legs by the pool.

  1. Scrub ‘em: Great legs start in the shower. Exfoliate your legs three times a week and use a moisturizing cleanser.
  2. Soak ‘em: To decrease irritation from shaving, give your legs a chance to soak in the tub or shower. Lather on that shaving cream and get to it!
  3. Love ‘em: Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. And moisturize again. Did we say moisturize? It’s kid of important. Love your legs. Moisturize.
  4. Tan ‘em: A little color goes a long way. Just a little, though – don’t overdo it. There’s no gold medal for being the most bronze.

Three tips to help you nix body acne

       
Friday, June 1st, 2012

Body acne doesn't have to be a concern this summer!Now that the weather is starting to warm up, you’ll probably be sweating more than you were in the past few months. According to Allure Magazine, the higher temperatures mean you’ll be producing not only more sweat, but more oil, which increases the chance that your pores will become clogged – resulting in body acne. Here are a few ways you can combat the issue.

1. Use a body wash with salicylic acid. Look for one with at least 1.5 percent, like Murad – Acne Body Wash.

2. Exfoliate on a regular basis. Getting rid of dead skin cells on the surface of your skin will prevent them from clogging up your pores and trapping in bacteria, oil and sweat. Every other day or so, use an exfoliant like Dermalogica – Exfoliating Body Scrub.

3. Use a benzoyl peroxide cream. Just like you would on your face, smooth on a thin layer of an acne treatment cream to stop zits in their tracks.

With these tips, you should notice clearer skin in a couple of weeks – and if you start now, you’ll be ready to rock that bathing suit once summer hits!

How to feel more confident in less clothes

       
Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

There's no reason to feel self-conscious when you're wearing a bikini this summer!With summer almost here, you might be staring at your seasonal wardrobe wondering how you’re going to feel pulling off barely-there bikinis, short shorts and skirts. While frequent exercise is a surefire way to feel more confident, there are ways you can boost your mood when you’re wearing skimpy clothes with skincare products. Here are some ideas.

1. Get on the self-tanning train. A hint of color can help hide imperfections and make you look more toned, reports Glamour Magazine’s beauty blog, so pick up a self-tanner like Too Faced – Tanning Bed In A Tube and get to work!

2. Go for shimmer. A hint of sparkle from a body lotion like GloMinerals – Body Glisten will highlight your favorite areas and leave your skin touchably soft. You won’t even remember why you were feeling hesitant about that bathing suit.

3. Stop cellulite in its tracks. Use a body brush before the shower to smooth out your skin and plump up areas with cellulite to reduce the appearance of the dimples. Then, use a firming cream with caffeine all over. Instant tightness!

Pretty Piggies and Nail Polish Trends – Spring/Summer 2012

       
Saturday, May 26th, 2012

Prefect Pedicure and Nail Polish Trends - Spring/Summer 2012

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Five Steps for perfect pedicure:
1) Soak: Add essentials oils to water for an at-home spa experience.
2) Scrub: Slough off those rough spots with a sugar or salt-based exfoliant.
3) Trim & file: Clip toenails straight across, then smooth the edges with a nail file.
4) Moisturize & Massage: Giving your feet a mini-massage will relax your feet and reduce swelling.
5) Polish: After applying a basecoat, swipe polish center, left and right.

Glowing Winter Skin

       
Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Glowing Skin in Winter

How to get the most out of a winter shower

       
Monday, January 30th, 2012

Your shower habits should change a bit in the winter!It feels great to take a nice, hot shower when you're cold in the winter, but you've probably heard how long, hot showers can dry out your skin. Here are a few tips from BellaSugar.com that you might want to consider next time you hop under the stream.

1. Lower the temperature. You don't have to take a freezing cold shower – just take the heat down a notch so it's warm, not hot.

2. Use a simple, creamy moisturizing body wash, like Dermalogica – Conditioning Body Wash. Gels and other clear washes can dry up your skin in the winter months.

3. Turn off the water while you're sudsing up. This will reduce the amount of heat and steam in the bathroom and limit the drying effects of being exposed to the water.

4. Do a quick cold rinse before you step out. This will not only wake you up a bit, but it will tighten your pores.

5. While you're still a bit wet after the shower, use a lotion like Caswell-Massey – Almond & Aloe Hand & Body Emulsion with Silk all over your body. It will soak in better on damp skin.

New Year’s resolution: take more baths

       
Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Baths should always be on your to-do list.When’s the last time you were able to take the time to indulge in a bath? Most women get by with just the shower, but it can be so relaxing and rejuvenating to slip into a warm bath and unwind after a long day of work.

If you’re looking for ways to treat yourself in the upcoming year, you may want to consider scheduling a bath time. Whether it’s once a month, once a week or every other day, a bath can recharge your mind and refresh your body.

Make your bathroom really inviting by setting up a display of scented candles, dimming the lights and stocking up on a few fragrant essentials. Get Fresh – Bath Trio has everything you need to get started, including a soy candle, moisturizing bath salts and a rich body butter to keep your skin smooth and soft afterward.

Once you’re all set up, you may want to add some relaxing music or grab a magazine or book to enjoy while you lounge in the water. Also, be sure to give your skin plenty of TLC during the duration of your bath. Get Fresh – Look Better Naked Body Treatment Set will provide a mask, a cream and a scrub that will keep your body looking its best.