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I am a huge proponent of exfoliating scrubs. I love the feel of my skin after removing the dull, dead layer, revealing the fresh new skin beneath. I definitely use a facial scrub a few times a week. I have not been as diligent with the rest of my body, until now. BioElixia Exfoliating Body Polish is such a wonderful product to use in the shower, and the results were so amazing I have added full body exfoliation to my skin care regime.

I have enjoyed BioElixia products in the past. Their cellulite cream is amazing, and I noticed results after only a few uses. Using a body scrub also helps to reduce the appearance of cellulite as well. BioElixia Exfoliating Body Polish is an excellent choice. Natural ingredient Aloe Vera Extract provides a soothing, moisturizing feeling to my skin. Vitamin E has amazing anti-oxidant properties and is also soothing and moisturizing. Sweet Almond Oil is another source of Vitamin E, smoothing and nourishing skin naturally. Hyadisine ™ is an amazing active ingredient proven to be excellent in providing long lasting moisture as well as smoothing the appearance of the skin.

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I used BioElixia Exfoliating Body Polish in the shower. I immediately loved the ultra-fine white scrubby bits suspended in a super rich cream like formula. I hate large, scratchy particulate matter in an exfoliating scrub. BioElixia Exfoliating Body Polish met all of my criteria for a great scrub. A moderate amount in the palm of my hand was enough to cover my entire body, this product applies wonderfully, sticking to the skin instead of just falling away like many other scrubs. Because the scrubby particles are so fine in this product, it was super easy to scrub vigorously as I did not find the particles to be uncomfortable as they can be in other products. BioElixia Exfoliating Body Polish rinsed away nicely, without leaving a residue. My skin felt soft, supple and new after using this amazing body polish.

I loved BioElixia Exfoliating Body Polish so much that I insisted my boyfriend use in the shower. He loved the way it felt when I applied to his back. His skin was also extremely soft and new feeling after using this amazing product from head to toe. The only downside is the packaging suggests to only use this scrub 2-3 times per week, and I really want to use it every day my skin felt so amazing!! I highly recommend this Body Polish!!

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On the list of top scents in the world, I would say that peppermint is one of the top 5. Right up there with fresh apple pie and the smell of a foggy morning in the woods. It’s a smell that wakes you up and soothes your nerves at the same time. Avalon Organics made the perfect choice for their Moisturizing Cream Shave product. A hot shower and a fresh shave puts your mind right where it needs to be to face the day ahead.  Using this product will do just that!

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 Peppermint is used in many products from food and personal health, to air fresheners and perfumes. This has to be because of its unique therapeutic properties. The mint oil in this cream taps into these properties to help sooth skin and reduce irritation on the face and neck. When I applied the cream I noticed a cooling sensation on my skin, which I noticed tightened up the pores on my face and helped my razor bite into the stubble on my face. I have to say, I expected this brisk feeling on application of the cream. What I didn’t expect was the EXTREME cooling feeling after every razor stroke. This cooling affect that instantly quelled any possibility of razor burn. I am not sure why the peppermint cream has this chilling action, but it was a wonderful feeling none the less.

 If you have read any of my other reviews of shaving products, you may notice that I prefer shaving “lotions” instead of foaming creams and gels. This is not rooted in performance, because each product reacts differently on the skin. Rather, I like the “lotion” style of shaving creams because the product seem to get the job done with less volume used. I don’t like having a full lumberjack beard of cream on my face to shave my 48 hours of minimal stubble. Avalon Organics excels in its frugality (yes this is a word, look it up if you don’t believe me). Applying a “thin, transparent layer” of this cream does the work of the fluffiest of lather! At this rate of consumption, I expect the 8oz tube to last for a very very long time.

Avalon Organics have struck gold with this product. The value of a quick and hassle free shave combined with the undeniably refreshing nature of peppermint solidifies the need for this to be in the shaving kit of every man out there. Sure I may be a little bias because of my love of peppermint, but I think everyone should at least try this cream for themselves. I have a feeling that once you do…. You will be as hooked as I am.

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I’m not going to waste anytime on a lead in this time around. The three products I was given to try out are by far the most impressive that I have used so far. The quality of the Epic Moisture line by Jack Black (no not the actor) is ridiculously high. Each product had a perfect balance of active ingredients and lavish bases.

To start, the Clean Cream Body Wash. This silky substance reminded me more of a lotion then a wash when I pumped it out of the bottle. It feels velvety and moisture rich on the finger tips and releases a soft yet enveloping scent of freshness. The scent is very hard to describe other then fresh and soothing. It’s the kind of fragrance that makes you think of clean summer breezes in sunny meadows (I know I sound like a commercial, but that’s what it smells like!). The rich cream turned into a bubbly lather that imparted all of its moisture directing into my skin. After rinsing, the dirt of the day was gone and the moisture and light scent were left. The perfect amount of clean to scent if you ask me.

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Next, I moved onto the Extra Rich Body Hydrator. This had the same incredibly silky feeling in my palm as the body lotion, so I instantly knew it was going to provide the EPIC MOISTURE that it advertised. On application, it held up to its promise. I now know why women take such care in applying lotion on their bodies. The powerful moisturizers in the lotion made my skin as soft as a new born baby. Maybe softer. And here is the kicker folks, the soft skin… lasts for over 24 hours. Your body is so enriched with nourishing butters and oils that your skin can't help but stay hydrated. All that hydrated goodness and no oily feeling. It’s a win win as they say.

Last, but very much, not least. The MP 10 Nourishing Oil. This oil is a Swiss Army knife in the field of grooming. It can be used in your hair to add body and shine. It can be rubbed into the face and skin to moisturize. It can be used as a shaving oil and then AGAIN as a grooming oil for shaping the hair you have left on your face! After trying each method, I found it perfect for a hair treatment. Great for a moisturizer and facial hair shaping. Shaving was a bit awkward for me, but I just prefer using shaving cream. Over all the oil performs wonderfully, moisturizing and protecting skin from the harshness of a days ware. I will be recommending it to the Swiss Army for use in the field. J

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I am a sun worshiper. I work inside all week long, so on the weekend, if I have the chance to hit the beach and bask in the sun, I'm there.  This past weekend, however, was a bit overkill.  The sky was clear, and after an extremely fun Saturday night out, a friend and I decided to hit the beach to nap off our groggies.  From 12pm to 4pm we napped in the sun.  At 4pm we realized our error in not wearing any SPF. I am already a tanned, brown bunny, but still left the beach a boiled lobster.

Monday morning was extremely difficult. Going to work was not something I was looking forward to, in my reddened state.  Of course all of the girls in the office gasped at the sight of my swollen, red skin. I was working in Grayce’s office when I noticed JOEY New York Quick Results Bye Bye Dry Chill Mist. Chill Mist?? Sounded exactly like what I needed for my hot, red skin. I grabbed the pretty pink and white box, and couldn't wait to spray this coconut infused spray onto my ridiculous sunburn. I was extremely pleased by the result of this luxurious product.

joey new york bye bye chill spray review summer tan burn sunJoey New York is known as the innovators of world class therapeutic skin care treatments and beauty enhancements products that render instant results. They have stabilized and integrated through new technology the water from tender young green coconuts into their new fast-acting QUICK RESULTS skincare collection.  Coconuts are the fruit of the coconut palm tree, botanically known as cocos nucifera meaning “nut-bearing.” This tree is recognized as “the tree which gives all that is necessary for living” virtually because all parts of the tree has some human uses. The coconut palm tree is native to Malaysia, Polynesia, Southern Asia, South America, India, and the tropics. Coconut water is packed with potent Antioxidants and Essential Minerals. Exactly what my sun abused skin was craving.

JOEY New York Quick Results Bye Bye Dry Chill Mist promises to “deliver vitamins and minerals to the face, body and hair for hydration, soft supple skin and radiance.” Hydration is so important when dealing with sun damaged skin, and I was very happy to see for myself that this product did in fact cool off my skin, leaving it supple and hydrated. I love the continuous mist technology as my hurting skin wouldn't have been able to tolerate rubbing any sort of lotion into it.  It is suggested on the packaging to refrigerate this spray for added cooling effects, which I did. This spray immediately cooled my skin off, giving me instant relief. It is truly the ultimate refreshing and relaxing skin treatment, and although not specifically indicated to treat a sunburn, this product truly eased my misery in a big way. Thanks, thanks thanks JOEY New York Quick Results Bye Bye Dry Chill Mist!!!

Stacey

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I love bees. These amazing honey makers are hardworking creatures who live in cooperative communities where the Queen rules all.  Bees provide us with what is one of the most amazing natural ingredient; honey.  Honey is one of the world’s oldest moisturizers.  Cleopatra was known to bathe her skin with milk and honey. Honey has been used in holistic skin care practices for hundreds of years for the treatment of acne, eczema and psoriasis.  Honey is the key ingredient in the amazing Beelove products I have been enjoying this week. 
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Honey has amazing moisturizing as well antiseptic properties, making it a really great ingredient in skin care. Honeys humectant properties help attract water to the skin, moisturizing the skins to prevent against wrinkles and dryness. The more moisture our skin holds the younger its appearance.  Honeys antiseptic properties are just as amazing. Honey contains the enzyme glucose oxidase, which, when combined with water becomes hydrogen peroxide.  These antiseptic qualities help rid the skin of bacteria, helping to create a clear complexion.
 
Honey is the key ingredient in Sweet Beginnings Beelove skincare products.  My 3 favorites are the Body Wash, Lotion and Sugar Scrub.  All three have very clean ingredient lists, containing not only honey, but wonderful ingredients such as avocado oil, shea butter, grape-seed oil and silk protein.  The signature beeline essential oils lend a mellow,  baby powder-like fragrance.  The shower gel looks like honey, and works into a nice lather.  I liked this body wash because my skin didn't feel dry and tight after my shower (and I like long, hot showers).  The lotion applies easily, and absorbs nicely into the skin.  My absolute favorite product however, is the Sugar Scrub.  The scrub is different from others I have used.  The sugar particles are really big, not like the usual fine texture I am used to.  This made handling the product easier in that it doesn't just melt away in a hot shower. My skin felt refreshed, exfoliated and soft after using this wonderful sugar scrub.
 
Beelove is also amazing because of the good karma story behind its beginning.  Founder and CEO Brenda Palms Barber saw the problems that evolve from the high unemployment rates in the city of Chicago.  She recognized the difficulties faced by those being released from prison in their desire to find employment opportunities.  Lack of education and criminal background are huge barriers faced by this milieu. Barber’s solution was to start an aviary in a small vacant urban lot in the city of Chicago.  She has been able to create full time employment through the tending of bees and the harvest of raw honey.  By teaching ex-offenders the art of beekeeping, she has provided an opportunity for these people to learn a trade, helping to decrease the likelihood repeat incarceration (the recidivism rate of these worker is a mere 4%, compared to the nation average of 65%).   Barbers vision is proving to be a success, as the company is growing, with 4 aviarys in the city of Chicago, as well as hundreds of employment opportunities for those facing employment barriers. 
 
The story behind the Beelove products is almost as good as the quality of the products themselves.  
 
Gotta love it!!
Stacey
 
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Summer is just around the corner...are you ready? You can be with our COOLA giveaway! 

We will be giving away 4 full sized COOLA Body Lotion Bars

with yummy flavors such as Cucumber Melon, Orange Patchouli and Lavendar Chamomile!

 

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Salon Treatments are not only fun, but sometimes it is just best to leave our beauty regiment to the professionals. Here are some instances where there may be great home products available, but I highly recommend going to a Salon.

1. Hair styling- Do it yourself hair cut is just never the same

2. Make-up for an important event (like your wedding day) and or to help you create a new look or expand your current look

3. Waxing (well at least some areas, like the bikini)

4. Professional grade Chemical Peels (find a great aesthetician)!

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