Archive for the ‘Bath & Body Products’ Category

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


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 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.

Bring in 2012 with a few beauty resolutions

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Make a few of these New Year's beauty resolutions!There’s nothing quite like New Years to bring out the best in people. Everyone wants to start off the new year afresh, whether it means amping up your workout routine, vowing to cut down on your chocolate intake or even to take a few more risks in life. If you’re already creating a list of resolutions for 2012, you might want to include a few beauty-related tasks to ensure that your skin, nails, hair and body get the treatment they deserve. Here are some ideas to consider, inspired by The Beauty Department.

1. Wear sunscreen. Every. Single. Day. Although many women have been bombarded by the media when it comes to how damaging the sun’s rays are, that hasn’t stopped some from skipping the sunscreen. Ensure the protection of your skin by slathering it on in the morning as part of your routine – not just before you’re going to the beach. Makeup like Dermablend – Cover Creme SPF 30 will ensure that you’re getting coverage in more ways than one.

2. Fake it, don’t bake it. If you’re still heading to the tanning bed to get your glow on, cut it out already! Tanning beds are no safer than the sun, and some experts argue that they can do even more damage since you’re receiving direct exposure. Get a faux bronze look by using self-tanners like TanTowel – Self-Tan Towelette. These make the application process a breeze and they won’t leave any tell-tale streaks.

3. Exfoliate at least once a week. Getting rid of dead skin cells is the key to a glowing complexion that’s not dull or flaky. Use an exfoliating scrub for your face once or twice a week, and a rich scrub for your body in the shower. Get Fresh – SPA Sugar Body Scrub is the perfect treat.

4. Find your signature scent. There’s nothing like a fresh fragrance to remind people of you even when you’re not around, but it’s not possible if you’re always switching up your perfume. Take the time to find out what smells best on you, then invest in a few different products in the scent to ensure that you’re always exuding the aroma.

5. Don’t go to sleep without taking off your makeup. Leaving makeup on while you’re in bed at night is never a good idea. Your pores can become clogged, leading to acne, irritation and an overall messy complexion. Even if you’re too tired to wash it all off, keep a stash of wipes near your bed and use it to gently remove any product. Rilastil – Daily Care Make-Up Removing Wipes are the perfect thing.

6. Clean out your collection. Now’s the perfect time to go through your medicine cabinet, makeup bag and toiletry stash and get rid of anything old. Most products have an expiration date on them, but if you can’t remember when you got it, it’s definitely worth tossing. Expired products won’t work as well and could cause problems for your skin if you continue to use them.

7. Embrace your hair’s natural texture. Your strands could use a break from heat tools every now and then, so you should become comfortable with your hair’s natural state. That doesn’t mean you have to skip products altogether – a great anti-frizz serum like Leonor Greyl – Serum de Soie Sublimateur can do wonders.

8. Stop biting your nails. Every now and then, we all slip up and go to town nibbling that pesky jagged edge or hangnail – but you have to stop! Carry a nail file in your bag for on-the-go fixes and keep your nails polished and cute so you won’t feel the urge to bite them.

As long as you incorporate some or all of these beauty resolutions, 2012 should be your most beautiful year yet!

Why you should be cleaning up after each gym session

Monday, December 19th, 2011

It's crucial to clean up after your gym session!If hitting the gym more often is on your to-do list for the new year, good for you. It's important to get plenty of exercise to keep yourself happy and healthy, but you don't want to sacrifice your skin in the process.

Working up a sweat is definitely a good thing, but it's not a good idea to let it stick around for long. If you don't shower or change right away after exercising, your skin is left to sit in oily moisture. It won't be able to breathe much, which may result in clogged pores and irritation.

Remedy this by showering as soon as you can right after your workout. If your gym doesn't have showers, just get home as quickly as possible. In the meantime, you might want to clean yourself up a bit with Dermalogica – The Sponge Cloth. You'll get rid of dirt and grime with just a few wipes. In the shower, use a purifying wash, like June Jacobs – Grapefruit Purifying Shower Gel. You'll feel refreshed, energized and, of course, clean!

Give the gift of ‘women’s gold’ this holiday season

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Give the gift of 'women's gold' this holiday seasonWhen the dryness of winter sets in, ladies across the country look for thick, creamy moisturizers to rejuvenate their skin. Gift givers are practically guaranteed to receive a good response when giving the women in their lives a high-quality shea butter product.

By purchasing the L'Occitane Shea Butter Gift Set, you'll not only be providing a generous gift, you'll also be supporting a group of women across the globe in the country of Burkina Faso. Citizens of this African nation often refer to shea butter as "women's gold" because the majority of women harvest the fruit of karite trees (which are abundant in the region) to create the miraculous moisturizer.

Burkina Faso frequently has harsh winds that quickly dry the skin, creating the need for a highly effective emollient. As the ladies dry the karite fruit and grind them into a fine paste, they are financially supporting their families. L'Occitane has partnered with several cooperatives of the region to ensure the women receive as much profit as possible in return for their efforts.

By purchasing one of L'Occitane's numerous top-shelf shea butter products, you will be getting an irreplaceable beauty product that is providing an invaluable benefit to the women who made it.

A pedicure shortcut for the holiday season

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Need a pedicure shortcut for the holidays?Although your feet will most likely be living in closed-toe shoes this winter, there may be a few occasions during which your feet will be on display. For those of you who are planning to wear a peep-toe style to any holiday parties, you may want to take a shortcut when it comes to your pedicure.

Peep-toed shoes only show a couple of your toes, right? Typically your big toe and the one next to it – possibly the third one. In other words, only about ? of your toes will be showing, which means that a complete polish job is totally unnecessary, especially if you're in a rush.

Whether you have an existing paint job or not, all your toes need is a couple of new coats of polish on the toes that will be showing when the shoes are on. Lippmann Collection – Nail Lacquers has plenty of festive shades to try.

Along with a foot scrub to get rid of calluses, like Get Fresh – Down 'n Dirty Foot Scrub, that's all your feet need to look great in a hurry!

Don’t forget about your feet this winter

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Don't forget to care for your feet this winter!Chances are, you’re not wearing flip-flops or strappy sandals much this winter. Instead, you’re likely banishing your feet into a pair of boots and forgetting all about them. However, some holiday occasions do call for dressier footwear, and you don’t want to be caught off-guard!

While you don’t need a weekly pedicure to keep your toes looking fresh all winter, it’s a good idea to give your feet a bit more TLC than you normally would. That means getting rid of any calluses or rough spots before the shower. Lippmann Collection – Foot Fetish Dual Sided Foot File is the perfect tool.

Since cold weather is drying to your entire body, your feet will likely need a bit of refreshment. Use Get Fresh – Rescue Me Intensive Foot Repair Creme to put the kibosh on dry skin and keep your soles smooth. You’ll get the best results if you slather it on before bed, then put on a pair of clean cotton socks. The rich creme will all be absorbed by morning, leaving your feet supple and touchable.