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Now that summer is in full swing the Certified Fabulous team wanted to share some of our must have after sun products. Not only will these products keep your skin hydrated and healthy they will leave you feeling soft and smooth. Sometimes it is easy to get distracted while having fun in the sun and forget to apply or reapply sunscreen and we end up with the dreaded sunburn.

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Coola makes a products called environmental repair plus® radical recovery® after-sun lotion. This lotion is designed to replenish, renew and moisturize your skin. It is a deep soothing lotion that uses organic Agave's natural moisture binding mechanisms for environmental defense and calming sunburn. The Agrave plant provides superior hydration and promotes collagen synthesis while offering UV boosting protection. The after-sun lotion also has ingredients like Aloe Vera, Lavender Oil, Rosemary Extract, and Sunflower Oil which will hydrate, heal and refresh your damaged skin. This lotion you will want to apply liberally and frequently after sun exposure. It works great on the face and body. Nothing will feel better than applying this on your hot skin. It is beautifully packaged in a colorful box and elegant white tube that dispenses nicely. Once you try this it will be a must have in your summer product routine.

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Summer tends to be when a lot of us find our skin looks its best, but for many that doesn't just happen on its own. The Certified Fabulous team recently tried a trio from fiafini Skincare that will help your skin look and feel amazing. Fiafini skincare products are a great option for any and every one because they are always made free of fragrance, parabens, alcohol and mineral oils. The trio includes the Delicate Cleansing Emulsion, Divine Hydration Moisturizer and Deluxe Anti-Aging Eye Cream.

The Delicate Cleansing Emulsion is a lightweight formula designed for purify and clarify removing dirt, oil and makeup. It also has powerful anti-aging benefits thanks to the Marula oil. If you are not familiar with Marula oil it is from the Marula trees kernels that grows in Southern Africa. This oil is rich in antioxidants such as vitamin E and C, to keep your skin looking young and beautiful. The Marula Oil is known for its healing, hydrating and soothing powers. The formula is free of fragrance, alcohol, mineral oil and all parabens. The cleanser feel wonderful creamy feeling to it going on, and leaves the skin feeling very clean and firmed when it is rinsed off.

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After cleansing your face, follow up with the Divine Hydration Moisturizer. This is a hydrating and healing moisturizer that will firm your skin and minimize the look of wrinkles. It is formulated to target the most common signs of aging and be ultra-hydrating yet not heavy feeling, making this extremely effective for severe dry skin. Ingredients such as Prickly Pear, Avocado and Evening Primrose extracts will help calm redness and reduce environmental stress on the skin that we experience daily. The moisturizer also includes Marula oil to load your face up with vitamin C to both protect and heal. It is an excellent base that allows for smooth foundation application and does not tend to look oily, even after hours of wear.

To rejuvenate your eyes, finish your face off with the Deluxe Anti-Aging Eye Cream. This cream is extremely lightweight and absorbs nicely leaving your eyes looking bright and well rested. The cream helps to reduce under eye puffiness, rids your eyes of dark circles and works to minimize fine lines. It is formulated to tighten the sensitive skin around the eye area while also providing gentle hydration. Made from nourishing ingredients including apple seed stem cells, chamomile and botanical extracts, it is great for all ages and suitable for all skin types.

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Another AMAZING and globally conscious brand we wanted to highlight for Earth Day is emerginC scientific organics. Their products are 100% natural, are paraben and free of synthetic ingredients and are never tested on animals. This line has a minimum of 70% organic ingredients in all of their products and use sustainable packaging. The active ingredients include a wide variety of anti-oxidant rich plant and marine extracts including grape stem cells, spirulina, kombucha, goji berry, asthaxanthin, white and green teas, food grade seaweed, aloe, pine bark extract, vitamins as well as proprietary plant based hydrating and brightening complexes.

The company has a "Green Initiative" .Their office even runs off of wind power and all of their products are packed in biodegradable packing nuts when shipped. Also for every product purchased they plant a tree.

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emerginC also gives away packs of Bee Bombs with every order to help the bees:

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KORA Organics is an organic skin care & body care brand by Miranda Kerr. This supermodel wanted to create a brand that is the most natural, certified organic skincare line as possible. KORA Organics has everything from body lotions and washes, to cleansers, moisturizers and treatments.

Certified Fabulous team member Grayce had the pleasure of trying a few of her products! 

KORA Cream Cleanser

Kora Cream Cleanser is enriched with Noni Extract, Aloe, and Sandalwood that is designed to cleanse and nourish the skin. "It was gentle yet effective leaving my skin feeling clean and hydrated." It is very easy to use, you just apply a small amount to damp skin and massage it in to your face then rinse it off with warm water. This cleanser also works beautifully with a gentle cleansing brush. This cream cleanser has a milky whitish color and is enriched with nutrients such as rose hips, avocado and macadamia nut oils. The Sandalwood gives it a wonderful warm scent. This cleanser was designed for all skin types. The Kora Cream Cleanser retails for $52.

KORA Purifying Day and Night Cream

KORA Purifying Day and Night Cream is best for normal to oily skin. It is a lightweight day and night moisturizer. It comes in an easy to use teal blue tube. The cream itself is an off white color that has a wonderful scent and feel. "I applied it to my cleansed skin and it felt great. My skin felt smooth and hydrated with a matte finish." The combination of plant extracts including Grapefruit, Mandarin, Green Tea, and Vitamins A, C & E as well as botanical extracts of Licorice give you additional antioxidant protection. The Kora Day and Night Cream retails for $65.

KORA Essential Body Wash

KORA Essential Body Wash has a wonderful scent thanks to the blend of essential oils; Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood, Rose and Patchouli are fabulous. This also comes in a tube and is the color of honey and the feel of lightweight syrup. "I used this in the shower on wet skin and it has the most wonderful sensual aroma. My skin felt refreshed and hydrated. It is a really nice hydrating body wash." The Kora Body Wash retails for $43.

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Spring has sprung and it is time to purge all that has accumulated over the winter months. The Certified Fabulous team knows the importance of spring cleaning your home, but let us not forget to cleanup cosmetic products as well. We all have a basket of skin, body and hair care products in our bathrooms, or a makeup bag full of cosmetics. Unopened, well-formulated products can remain stable for a couple of years, if stored at room temperature. However, heat and humidity promote the growth of mold and bacteria, and since most of us store our cosmetics in the most convenient place in the house, the bathroom, even unopened products can be at risk for contamination. Once a product has been open and exposed to the air, the clock starts ticking.

Cosmetic products DO go bad. At best, they stop performing the way they used to, could evaporate, or the feel of the product may change. Do you know when to purge your makeup and skincare products?? The Cert FAB team is here to help. We will explain the when and why you should toss your cosmetic products.

Most cosmetic products will have either a PAO symbol or an expiration date denoted somewhere on the packaging. "PAO" stands for "period after opening" and is symbolized like this: PAO

The PAO symbol will also have a number followed by an "M" (M for month). The number indicates the number of months the product is guaranteed to be stable, after the product is open. For example, if you see a PAO symbol with 12M stamped on it, the company is telling you the product is good to use for 12 months after opening. This number is determined by testing performed on the preservatives used in the formula which keep the product from growing mold and bacteria.

The expiration date is simply a date printed somewhere on the cosmetic's packaging (usually on the bottom) which indicates when the product is due to expire. In some instances, a product may have a problem well before its PAO or expiration date. Cosmetic packaging that is warped, expanded or shows signs of deterioration is a definite sign that something is wrong with the formula and should be tossed. If it smells funny, or the texture of the formula has changed significantly, definitely toss it out as well.

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The dry winter months are really doing a number on my skin, and I am not alone. Everyone who knows me, and who knows that I develop skincare for a living has asked me “what should I use to hydrate my dull, dry skin during the winter months?” Many products claim to hydrate and nourish, but when investing on a moisturizer, a product that does what it claims to do is preferable. Hydropeptide Power Lift Advanced Ultra-Rich Moisturizer is an amazing product which claims to “target visible signs of aging and quench dry skin”. We tested this product and experienced the following results.

After cleansing, a pea sized amount was applied to the face and neck. This moisturizer is incredibly thick and rich, and was instantly hydrating. It is important to use the recommended amount of this product. One of our testers used too much, and too much of a good thing is never good. After the first use, Hydropeptide Power Lift Advanced Ultra-Rich Moisturizer left our dry skin feeling “quenched”, nourished and thoroughly moisturized. We noticed an improvement in the tone and texture of skin as well after using for 2 weeks. Skin felt “hydrated” and there was the appearance of fine lines were visibly diminished after 2 weeks.

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HydroPeptide Power Lift Advanced Ultra-Rich Moisturizer MSRP $96.00

  

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L’OCCITANE EN PROVENCE 

28 Day Divine Renewal Program


The 28 Day Divine Renewal Program packaging is quite beautiful, it comes in a gold colored box. Inside are 4 rows of ampoules: Weeks 1, 2, 3 and 4. The directions are easy to follow and the product has a user friendly application, with all pre-measured 1ml dose ampoules. These ampoules can be applied to your face, neck and décolleté.

This product has a unique four step process. Each ampoule is recommended to use weekly and they are clearly marked to be used from Week 1 to Week 4. The scents/aromatherapy is wonderful and each ampoule has a different & unique scent, none of which are overpowering. These unique oils smell and feel wonderful.

The recommended usage:

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February 18th L’Occitane is launching their NEW 28 Day Divine Skincare Renewal Program.

Congratulations to Jennifer!!!!

The winner of the L'occitane 28 Day renewal Program!

 

 

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  • Milani Cosmetics Color Statement Nail Lacquer

    Milani Color statement nail lacquer certified fabulousTRENDING - Get the hottest nail looks of the season:

    White Out
    Freshly stark for spring, nails were painted with crisp shades of white at runway shows including Nanette Lepore, Tess Giberson and Kate Spade. Get the look at home with Milani Color Statement Nail Lacquer in Spotlight White.


    Cool Corals
    A springtime staple, corals splashed a fun dash of color at Nicole Miller and A Detacher. To perk up your digits, paint on a coat of Color Statement Nail Lacquer in Corrupted Coral.


    Meddle with Metals
    A trend that never goes out of style, metallics had their moment on the catwalks of Zimmerman, Creatures of the Wind and Jay Godfrey. Meddle with your own metals with a swipe of Color Statement Nail Lacquer in Gilded Rocks.

    Milani Color statement nail lacquer certified fabulous coral white gold metal
    *** LOVE these colors! Beautiful pigments and long lasting polish makes me a happy gal! 
    http://milanicosmetics.com
     
  • FABY Nail Lacquer
    FABY nail lacquer certified fabulous polish nails beauty styleFABY Nail Lacquer: JAPANESE YUZU - Think citrus. If a lemon and a grapefruit had a baby, Yuzu would be it’s name!

    FABY Nail Lacquer: DUSTING SUGAR - Sheer white with a hint of pink

    FABY Nail Lacquer: DON'T DISTURB MY PUPPY - Pastel baby blue, sweet like a new puppy. Cream finish.


    *** I adore the colors this brand has!! Beautiful and you can search in so many different ways you are bond to find the right ones to fit your style, needs and wants :) I picked these colors because they appealed to me and applied perfectly on and looks SO hot! I was very pleased with this brand...thank you FABY!

    www.fabyusa.com 
  • Pür Minerals: Air Perfection CC Cushion Compact Foundation 
    PUR minerals Pur air perfection cushion foundation certified fabulous
    Pür Minerals: Air Perfection CC Cushion Compact Foundation

    Utilizing an innovative liquid-dispensing cushion, Air Perfection delivers ultra high-quality sheer to medium coverage with a unique, mousse-like texture that feels lighter than air. Built for fast, flawless blending, this revolutionary portable liquid foundation infuses the skin with advanced botanical problem solvers, including the ultimate skincare emollient: Babassu Oil. Native to Brazil, this palm-based ingredient nourishes a dewy soft complexion with intensely hydrating lauric and myristic acids and antioxidant vitamin E.

    • Packed with good-for-your-skin ingredients that:Help soothe visible irritation for a clearer, more comfortable complexion
    • Provide texture-plumping hydration that softens the look of lines
    • Moisturize, smooth and protect with antioxidant benefits
    • Deliver a megadose of anti-aging amino acids and vitamins

    *** This is the first time I have used a foundation with this delivery system. I found it very easy to use, absorb the liquid on the fungers and apply on my face. It covered evenly and blended very well! I was surprised how much this compact can actually hold and how little I needed to cover my entire face. It looks natural, feel good wearing all day and into the night and comes in a convient mess / spill proof compact. What's not to love?! 

    www.purminerals.com


  • CHANTECAILLE
    Chantecaille certified fabulous makeup save the bees
    CHANTECAILLE: Future Skin Oil-Free Gel Foundation - An oil-free gel foundation that has the unique ability to transfer water into the skin without the use of any oil. The formula provides adjustable coverage (medium to full) thanks to light-reflective circular pigment that eases the appearance of flaws. Contains 60% charged water and seaweed.

    *** Absolutely gorgeous packaging and products! Truly love the look and feel of the foundation. It was easy to apply and it covered flawlessly!  It was comfortable to wear all day, which for me is about 12 hours or more each day. 


    CHANTECAILLE: Save the Bees Palette - The inspiration for the collection is the colorful and fragrant world of bees; their buzzing hives dripping with honey, the colorful fields of wild flowers drenched with golden sunlight and the bright, light blue clear skies. The feeling of freedom and joy, paired with the pastel to vibrant colors of Nature, effortlessly reflect the sunny and understated femininity of the season’s trends.
    • 5% of proceeds from the Save the Bees Palette will be donated to The Xerces Society to help protect bees and our environment.
    • Palette features Honey, a glistening golden highlighter for both eyes and cheek, and Nectar Blush, a flattering warm coral-pink.
    • Includes two new eye shades: Sky, an eye-opening sheer blue, and Beehive, a versatile grey beige.
    • Paraben-free; Refillable.     
    *** My favorite palette for when I want to brighten and light up my eyes...which is a lot since I'm not a morning person. I love the bees! Even better that they give back 5% of the proceeds to help protect bees. The design of the gold bees on the different color shades is brilliant and so beautiful to look at. When I touched the bee to try the color it looked like pure gold...I was enchanted :) The colors go on light unless you wet an eyeshadow brush to enhance the pigment, which is perfect so you can control the look you want easier. They also have other animal palettes that donate proceeds to help protect them. Sharks, Horses, Tigers. Got to love that <3


    CHANTECAILLE: Le Stylo Ultra Slim in Black - Similar to a graceful calligraphy pen, the innovative liner’s perfectly calibrated tip allows for easy application with astonishing control and precision.

    • Create expertly defined eyes, effortlessly
    • Water-resistant, long lasting formula
    • Delivers intense, saturated color to the lash line instantly
    • The calibrated tip glides on smoothly, without tugging or pulling
    *** SO easy to use and draw lines with! The applicator is not thick and flimsy, so the control makes for virtually no mistakes. I can do thick or thin cat eyes with no problems at all...I like that :)

     



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  • MARULA: Lips 2 Lines
    marula lips 2 lines certified fabulousMARULA: Lips 2 Lines - A time released hydration balm that keeps lips soft and hydrated throughout the day, while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around both the eyes and lips.

    A potent dose of Marula oil micro-encapsulated to Time Release naturally for 3-4 hours of continuous hydration. This ultra moisturizing formula is based with our proprietary marula oil combined with beeswax and mango butters as well as kokum oil to provide a barrier of protection and soothe skin.

    *** Ever since this product has come into my life it has not left my side! I am seriously obsessed with it! This balm feel so good on the lips and when I apply it before bed I wake up with it still on. It perfects my lips and protects them from drying and cracking. Especially useful as the months go by and the weather gets colder. I never leave home with out my Marula! love love love love 

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  • Karuna Sheet Masks
    Karuna face masks certified fabulous
    Karuna Sheet Masks - SPECIALTY SKINCARE TREATMENTS IN A SHEET MASK!

    Made from all-natural fiber cloth, the Karuna Skin sheet masks retain 50% more moisture than synthetic, forcing pores to fully dilate and absorb nourishing ingredients that help create INSTANT RESULTS—much more effective than a serum alone.

    Application is clean and easy. Simply remove the sheet mask after relaxing for 10-20 minutes and massage the remaining serum into the neck and hands. No more scrubbing off messy masks!

    *** We were introduced to this brand a few years ago at a beauty trade show and we were captivated by the packaging design and colors. It is very well presented and they were one of the first to come out with the sheet masks. We talked to the owner of the brand and she was very knowledgeable and really took time into making these truly fabulous. The experience is so pleasant and relaxing! The cool serum hits your face and you immediate relax. My face felt good and my skin looked amazing after the 20 minutes! Highly recommend any of these masks to you!!! 

    http://karunaskin.com 

  • Boots No7
    boots no7 youthful eye beautiful quick thinking wipes skincare certified fabulous


    No7 Youthful Eye Serum
    - a blend of Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C and soft focus spheres instantly smoothes, revitalizes and brightens the appearance of skin to give a youthful radiance around the eyes. In addition, an effective fusion of Vitamin A, Cassava and anti-aging Peptides works to visibly reduce the appearance of wrinkles, including crow's feet, moisturizes the skin to improve firmness and reduces the appearance of dark circles and puffiness.

    *** Super soothing and hydrating, which makes it perfect for the morning skin care prep before makeup! Makeup can only do so much, it starts with the skin first, so you heal and repair the skin before you conceal flaws with makeup! A very important step is eye cream for sure! Eyes are usually the first part of the face to show wrinkles with all the smiling and sun exposure we love so much. This one is definitely on my makeup table and ready for daily use!

    No7 Beautiful Skin Quick Thinking Wipes - when you are short of time, these gentle wipes sweep away impurities and remove all traces of makeup, even waterproof mascara. Contains Witch Hazel and Fennel to clear pores and keep skin smooth and fresh.

    *** I am SO glad someone invented these! Truly skin care best friend as I use these every day as soon as I get home to get my makeup off! Easy to use and takes no time at all to clean my face, without water! My skin is fresh, cleaned and clear :)

    http://us.boots.com 
  • Bioré: Deep Cleansing Pore Strips

    8Ct PoreStripsBioré: Deep Cleansing Pore Strips - Instantly provide the deepest clean by lifting away deep down dirt. In just one use, pore strips are twice as effective as the leading pore cleanser at getting rid of pore-clogging build-up, dirt and oil that can cause blackheads. Plus, with regular use they can actually reduce the appearance of your pores!

    *** These little beauties have been around for a long time and keep getting better! It's easy and quick to use in just a few minutes after you wash your face. Plus I love the feeling of taking it off and pulling out those nasty blackheads! SO cool to look at it afterwards, hah. A must have for sure!

    www.biore.com 
  • Olay: Regenerist Luminous Tone Perfecting Treatment
    Olay regenerist luminous tone perfecting treatment  certified fabulousOlay: Regenerist Luminous Tone Perfecting Treatment 

    • Visibly fades the look of dark spots in 4 weeks
    • Penetrates 10 surface layers deep
    • Regenerates the look of tired skin
    • Exfoliates, smoothes, and brightens skin tone

    *** A classic brand that keeps bringing us innovative products that work! This serum somehow does it all; exfoliates, smoothes, and brightens skin tone. Everything you want and need in one little bottle. I apply this every night after my face washing rituals. I wake up with fresh skin and a perfect skin tone complexion. As I have said before, the women in my family has always trusted Olay and so do I! 

    www.olay.com

      
  • Goldfaden Md Vital Boost
    Goldfaden Md Vital Boost certified fabulous
    Goldfaden Md Vital Boost

    More than just a daily moisturizer, Dr. Goldfaden’s Vital Boost delivers hydration, antioxidant protection and a brightening glow to all skin types. Skin boosting and rejuvenating Vitamin D maximizes the skin's immunity, provides powerful antioxidant protection, improves elasticity and promotes a more youthful complexion. Brightening skin agent, Gooseberry, leaves skin looking dewy, radiant and flawless. Oil-free.

    *** This is by far one of my favorite brands! I have used many of their products and loved them all! Absolutely changes my complexion for the best and I make sure to apply this every morning before my makeup to ensure my skin remains perfect all day. I can't image a day without using at least one Goldfaden product! HIGHLY recommend! If it's too pricy for you, put it on your holiday wish list...you won'r regret it :) 

    www.goldfadenmd.com 
  • Thicker Fuller Hair
    thicker fuller hair collection certified fabulousFormulated with volumizing Cell-U-Plex technology and Caffeine Energizers to transform fine, limp hair into visibly thicker and fuller hair. Designed for both men and women, the formula infuses the hair shaft to thicken, strengthen and improve hair’s overall appearance.

    Thicker Fuller Hair Revitalizing Shampoo -
    Energize lifeless hair with Revitalizing Shampoo. This invigorating, purifying shampoo helps to eliminate build-up from hair and scalp to encourage healthy hair growth. Leaves hair noticeably thicker and fuller. Continued usage improves hair’s texture and strength, without stripping essential oils.

    Thicker Fuller Hair Weightless Conditioner - Replenish moisture levels in fine, thin hair with Weightless Conditioner. This detangling, bodifying formula strengthens, protects and reduces breakage. Restores hair to its optimum moisture balance, without weighing hair down.

    Thicker Fuller Hair Instantly Thick Serum - Maximize volume with Instantly Thick Serum. This essential formula enriches the hair shaft to build body and strength for incredible volume. Provides lasting style and ample texture, body and manageability in just one application. Recommended for daily use.

    *** Incredible...absolutely love this collection! My hair felt fuller immediate after exiting my shower and the serum on my towel-dried hair only improves the look. Whether you need help with thinnng hair or would like to add volume this is the collection for you! It will remain in my shower for a while :)

    www.thickerfullerhair.com
     



  • GOA Full Moon Hair Conditioner
    GOA Full Moon Hair Conditioner moisture control certified fabulous

    GOA Full Moon Hair Conditioner
    A moisture control and correcting créme used as a shower and bath conditioner or leave in conditioner. Engineered to employ a direct, fast-acting delivery system that penetrates the skin, these rich moisturizing oils and butters are powerful conditioning, micro-agents. Antihistamines and antioxidants maintain the skins and hairs restoratives values while the créme electrochemically retains and balances hair fiber moisture.This brings a new volume and a perfect, natural softness to hair fibers and scalp.


    The fresh aromatherpeutic scent of eucalyptus will fill your shower or bath and convert it into a Hammam Spa. This royalty inspired conditioning créme induces a revitalization and new energy in the morning. Hair type: All Hair types, Flat, Medium volume Color Safe: Free of sulfates, parabens, propylene glycoldimethicone, fragrance or any toxic ingredient.

    *** SO luxurious, creamy and rich! It melted into my hair and I felt it immediately nourish. The scent is amazing and I am obsessed with the packaging...colors, design, it is all gorgeous! My hair feels completely refreshed and hydrated and when it's dry it only loos that much better. I make sure to use even after I condition my hair with something else, I end with this for double moisture :) 

    http://goacosmetics.com



  • adidas Deodorant Body Spray
    adidas women fruity rhythm body spray and pure lightness body spray certified fabulous
    adidas Deodorant Body Spray - Stay fresh all day while on the move! Whether you want to feel energized or dreamy, happy or relaxed, invigorated or natural, adidas has the unique fragrance to capture their mood. Featuring three signature scents - the luminous, fresh Pure Lightness, the sweet, flirty Fruity Rhythm and the playful and bold Natural Vitality - feel healthy, fresh and beautiful all day. Each scent is available as a Body Spray and Deodorant Body Fragrance.

    *** All of the scents are light and fresh and easy to wear without being overbearing like perfumes can be. Perfect to apply before a gym session to stay fresh. I like to spritz it on before I hop into bed :)

    www.adidasbodycare.com 


  • Daring Beauté Luxury Slim Pack

    Daring Beauté Luxury Slim Pack certified fabulous


    Daring Beauté Luxury Slim Pack  - 
    Cellu Burner cream, Slimming Leggings, Body Brush & Body Massager!

    You can use all these products in a rotating combination to achieve substantial results in tuning up your body, revitalizing your skin texture and moreover, keeping cellulite away! The cream will minimize your skin’s cellulite and preserve it against new formation - clinical studies have shown that Cellu Burner brings down fat deposits by up to 35% - while combining it with the slimming leggings will provide you a cellulite-fighter wrap. The body massager and body brush can be used alternatively to improve the metabolism of your body, release oxygen to the skin surface, get rid of dead cells and provide your skin with ample nutrition


    *** This innovative kit comes with all you need to eliminate and prevent cellulite! I loved using the body massager and body brush, it was like a spa at home treatment! The cream felt great when applied and I love the fact that it comes with leggings to keep it all together and actively working while I sleep. The whole process was comfortable, easy and a pleasure...plus it smoothed out my thighs! What's not to love? Check out the webpage as they usually have deals on this set! Perfect to prep for the holiday or boost shaping up after them! 

    http://daringbeaute.com 

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  • olay fresh effects makeup remover wipes 2014

    OLAY Fresh Effects {S’wipe Out!} Refreshing Make-Up Removal Cloths
     


    Gentle everyday cleansing that’s on-the-go. Fresh and swift, these pre-moistened wipes are covered in cottony-soft cleansing pockets that lift away dirt and makeup—even Waterproof mascara!—in a flash.

    * Makeup removing cloths are a necessity in my opinion and these definitely bring some cleaning power to my face when I need to get clean at the end of the day! Olay has been a brand used by generations of women in my family and I, without a doubt, continue to use the brand because it has always (and still does) perfect the skin and protects it from aging. If you saw my grandmothers skin you would never guess her age...her secret is solely Olay! 

    www.olay.com 


  • Clarisonic - Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing certified fabulous review
    Clarisonic: Mia

    What is it: It's your 60-second trip to the spa, every day. The Clarisonic Mia uses sonic technology that works with the natural elasticity of the skin. Oscillating back and forth at a sonic frequency that produces 300 movements per second, a flexing action is created between the outer and inner brushes that works deeply and gently to loosen dirt and oil, cleansing so effectively that skin-care products absorb better. Clinical results include six times more makeup removed than manual cleansing. It also works to reduce the appearance of pores, fine lines, and wrinkles, and addresses oily areas, dry skin patches, and skin tone.

    Who is it for: Because not all skin is the same, neither are Clarisonic brush heads. The included deep pore cleansing brush head and sensitive brush head provide an easy introduction to sonic cleansing. But Clarisonic also makes a variety of interchangeable brush heads for specific facial skin types and conditions.

    Why is it different: Cleansing the skin more thoroughly removes impurities trapped in pores. Once those obstructions are removed, skin-care products can absorb better, making skin much more receptive to treatments, lotions, and serums.

    How do I use it: Traditional methods of cleansing don't get your skin as clean as you'd think. Using sonic technology, the Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System works with skin's natural elasticity to gently remove the impurities traditional methods leave behind--leaving skin softer, smoother, and more beautiful.

    * You've seen it around, it's been out for a while now. Why haven't you bought one?! I attribute the improved (now nearly perfect) quality of my skin to this amazing invention! My skin completely cleared up and it smoothed out the texture so much! I tell everyone I know they need to own one, the benefits greatly outweigh the price...I would pay WAY more for it considering it made me feel better about myself and my skin forever!  

  • Bliss - Micro magic spa-powered microdermabrasion treatment certified fabulous
    bliss micromagic microdermabrasion treatment

    Magical (YES) microdermabrasion treatment contains skin-smoothing volcanic pumice, conditioning vitamin E and soothing aloe that help gently treat the appearance of dullness and surface imperfections to give your skin a fresher, softer, more revitalized look and feel for spa-perfect results at home.

    * Holy freaking AMAZING!!! This product blew me away and gave me the best cleaning / polishing my face has ever had (apart from my Clarisonic of course)! It completely surprised and amazed me and I HIGHLY recommend this to everyone looking for at at-home microdermabrasion treatment. FABULOUS!

  • Hydropeptide clarifying toner pre treatment toner anti-aging wrinkle serum antioxidant certified fabulous
    HydroPeptide: PRE-TREATMENT TONER  - Balance and Brighten

    Pre-treats skin with 6 peptides including a Triple Action Collagen Peptide, Relaxing Peptide, Antioxidant Peptide, Moisture-Binding Peptide and Preservative peptides for superior anti-aging results. 

    * Excellent toner! I use this at night after I cleanse my face, then apply the toner before my serums and creams.  I love toners and use them at least once a day, I feel like they are an important part of a skin care routine. HydroPeptide has amazing products that work exactly the way they claim to and I have been a fan ever since I first experienced the brand :)

    HydroPeptide: HYDROSTEM+6  - Stem Cell Antioxidant Serum

    Amino Peptides, Botanical Stem Cells, Niacin, Hyaluronic Acid - This powerful age-defying treatment unites rejuvenating peptides with six antioxidant-rich botanical stem cells that guard against free radicals and create more radiant, ageless-looking skin. High performing hydrators nourish and restore moisture balance. Skin clarity and luminosity immediate improve while the appearance of fine lines and wrinkle diminish.

    * Fabulous serum!!! I love how it feels when applied and how well it absorbs into my skin forming a "shield" of protection on my face as it works it magic overnight to bring beautiful skin. It brings me instant gratification as well as overnight results that I love waking up to :)  

    HydroPeptide: CLARIFYING TONERBalance Control Pads

    Clarifying + Brightening Peptides, Azelaic + Lactic Acid, Canadian Willowherb - These anti-aging skin clarifying toner pads reveal healthy skin with renewing alpha hydroxy acids and a pore-cleansing peptide that will help create a flawless complexion.

    * I LOVE this toner, especially since it comes already to used with pre-moistened pads that you can take out of the jar and apply easily and anywhere. Each pad, from the first to the last, had the perfect amount of toner saturation and I only needed to use one for my whole face and neck. These are my favorite morning products to use. I wake up and swipe my face with a pad before I apply my lotions and I am good!!!  An absolute must have that never dried out skin, but keeps it balanced and properly hydrated without a slimy feeling. LOVE! 

    All Free of:

    - Gluten
    - Artificial Fragrance
    - Parabens
    - Phenoxyethanol
    - PEG’s
    - Phthalate
    - Sulfates

    http://shop.hydropeptide.com 
  • KORRES wild rose face  eye serum certified fabulous review beauty fall skincare

    KORRES wild rose face & eye serum

    An ultra-concentrated vitamin C face and eye serum that is clinically proven to brighten skin, smooth the look of fine lines, and improve skin texture

    KEY FEATURES & BENEFITS
    • Brighten skin, smooth fine lines, and even the skin texture with this potent natural serum.
    • Ultra-concentrated vitamin C found in wild rose helps to repair skin discolorations while boosting skin’s brightness and radiance.
    • Baobab tree extract, in combination with a wheat proteins agent, provides an instant firming and line-smoothing effect and has been clinically proven to considerably reduce the number, depth, and length of wrinkles.

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    I'm obsessed with Vitamin C in skincare, mainly because I have seen the results on myself so dramatically that I make sure I use it daily! This serum amazingly has sufficent Vitamin C as well as the aroma of rose :) I love applying this as my night treatment after I cleanse my skin. 
     
    www.korresusa.com 
  • Colgate enamel health toothpaste toothbrush certified fabulous
    Colgate Enamel Health Whitening’s dual action formula
    • Helps replenish natural calcium
    • Gently Polishes
    • Gently Whitens
    • Fights Cavities
    • Freshens Breath
    * This toothpaste has kept my teeth perfectly white and protects against staining of morning coffee and evening red wine! I am VERY impressed by the extreme clean I feel after and the bright, white smile looking back at me in the mirror :) The foaming action is incredible and you only need a dab to clean your whole mouth making it last a while!

    Colgate 360 Enamel Health SENSITIVE TOOTHBRUSH
    • 48% softer bristles
    • Helps protect enamel surfaces and gums
    • Cheek and tongue cleaner helps remove 98% more bacteria
    • Polishing cups help to gently remove stains
    • Raised cleaning tips help get into hard-to-reach-places
  • Primetime Smile - Smile Fresh pen certified fabulous reviewPRIME TIME SMILE Smile Fresh Pen in Sparkling Mint

    No matter where you are, or where you’re going…enjoy your coffee, tea, or tasty treats! A quick swipe of this minty gel freshens breath instantly, and fights stains to keep teeth white and shiny…so you’re always ready for anything!


    How To Use:
    • Twist dial until gel is visible on brush. (It may take many turns the first time.)
    • Brush gel onto teeth
    • Apply any time to freshen breath and polish teeth in seconds!

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    The perfect travel companion for your purse to use daily or when traveling to use when needed! I like it it freshens breath and protects against stains!! I make sure this is always where I am so I can use in any situation. 

    www.Walmart.com  



  • Gerard Cosmetics - COLOR YOUR SMILE LIGHTED LIP GLOSS WILD ORCHID Lorde certified fabulous trends
    Gerard Cosmetics - COLOR YOUR SMILE LIGHTED LIP GLOSS - Wild Orchid

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    Wow, was the first thought when I put this on! The color was so bright, pigmented and gorgeous I couldn't stop looking at it! The texture and wear feels like half lipstick, half gloss and it is stunning!  It lasted nearly all of my work day, I did freshen it up after lunch but only to enhance the color and boldness. When I posted a picture of me wearing it on Instagram my followers were impressed and wanting to own it for themselves :) If you want to be noticed wear this! <3 LOVE!


  • zumba wear FW2014

    Transfer the looks from the runway to the gym with Zumba® wear’s FW14 collection! From bold colors and funky prints, Zumba® wear offers a fashionable collection that hits the biggest trends from NYFW! 

    Funky Cropped Harem - Mesh tops and slouchy pants are back, as proven by the collections from Rag & Bone and Alexander Wang. Instead of hunting through your drawers for your t-shirt from ’96, freshen the look with the Funky Cropped Harem.

    * These pants are SO comfortable, it's like the new age sweat pant equivalent only more stylish, hah. 

    Tri-Me Zip-Up Hoodie - Escada, Prabal Gurung, and Narcisco Rodriguez showcased bright reds and sweet pinks in their collection. Get the sweetheart look with the Tri-Me Zip Up Hoodie.

    * Perfect style and feels comfortable to wear! I like the extra zippers on the shoulder for when you need some additional air ventilation. Perfect for the hot and cold fall weather changes! 

    www.zumba.com 

  • On October 15 be sure to check out the new Zumba shoe launch! The global multimedia fitness leader and creator of the acclaimed Zumba® fitness revolution is now bringing dance fitness fashion to your feet! Zumba‘s footwear collection available in an array of colors on zumba.com, zappos.com, amazon.com and in select Finish Line stores.

    zumba wear fw2014 fashion fitness workout clothes certified fabulous fall

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Do you ever feel like sometimes when you look in the mirror all you can see is your pores looking back at you? I sure do! I feel like my pores are always huge and I was starting to give up hope on a solution to this until I tried the Neutrogena Pore Refining products.   They are so confident that they can shrink your pores that Neutrogena has a “Pore No More” Challenge #PoreNoMore. It is a 7-day challenge and what they want you to do is Swap out your regular skincare routine for Neutrogena Pore refining collection, using it up to 2x a day for one week. After your 7-day test they challenge you to feel confident in your bare skin. 

Challenge accepted Neutrogena!

Neutrogena pore refining daily cleanserSo Neutrogena offers a Pore Refining daily cleanser, toner, exfoliating cleanser and moisturizer. They have my morning and night routine covered. The products are of course aimed to shrink the look of large pores.  They are formulated to penetrates deep into skin to remove dirt, oil & makeup that can clog enlarged pores then it sweeps away dead surface skin and smoothes over rough, uneven patches to tighten large pores.  Sounds like a lot to deliver right? I was really happy with my results after using all of these products for a short amount of time.neutrogena pore refining exfoliating cleanser

First I would usually start with the Pore Refining Daily cleanser. This cleanser will help the look of pores and refine skin’s tone and texture.  The cleanser feels really nice and left my skin feeling clean without drying it out which is always nice.  Neutrogena also offers a Pore Refining Exfoliating Cleanser which will also help reduce the look of pores and they say you should notice a difference within one week.  What makes this exfoliator work is micro beads that will help get rid of dead surface skin and also help even out skin tone. The alpha-hydroxy formula will penetrate deep into pores to remove dirt, oil and makeup.  I really enjoyed how this made my skin feel. I used it every over day in replace of the Daily cleanser but you can use it every day depending on your preference.

 

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 I had never tried a detox before and I had the opportunity to try the East West Essentials 3 day Optimal Skin Detox.  I read a little about it and thought it sounded pretty good.  This detox is designed to eliminate toxins from the body, help reverse signs of premature aging, target saggy and aged skin and cellulite, and activate collagen keratin and elastin.   This detox combines targeted supplements, detox shakes, phytonutrients and essential oils.  This really works from the inside to give you the benefits outside of healthier and more youthful looking skin. There is a caution on the package as with anything If you have any major health concerns, check with your healthcare practitioner before use. Do not use if pregnant. Keep out of reach of children.

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  The thing I really liked about this detox was that it is extremely easy to follow. It comes in a box that includes 1 bottle of Optimal Cleanse Powder (5 servings), 1 bottle of Optimal Nutrition (5 servings), 1 bottle of Optimal Fatty Acid (30 capsules), and 1 bottle of Optimal Beauty (10 capsules), specific instructions, shopping list, meal plan.  The book tells you when you what to take when and even gives you a meal guide.  I really liked this because I didn’t have to try to come up with things that I could eat, it was all spelled out for me exactly what I needed.  They also includes daily tips and things that you should avoid while doing your detox like alcohol, caffeine, dairy, soy, corn, wheat, sugar artificial sweetener or smoking on the program. So I had to prepare myself to behave for 3 days :)

 They have the daily guide & instructions which gives you the mixing instructions for the shakes and the supplement instructions.  To give you an idea the first day you will have breakfast , and take your 3 Optimal Fatty Acid Supplements and 1 Optimal Beauty Capsule. Then for a snack you have the optimal skin detox shake. Then you have lunch and your next snack is the Optimal nutrition shake, followed by dinner and 3 more optimal fatty acid supplements and 1 optimal beauty capsule.  It is a pretty easy routine to follow which great meals in between the supplement sand shakes they provide.

 The Optimal Skin Detox Shake you mix two scoops of the Optimal Skin Detox with 8-10 oz of water. You can mix it with a blender and use ice and you can add fruit, cinnamon, stevia and or organic vanilla for taste.   I usually mixed mine with fruit typically a banana and blueberries.  The Optimal Nutrition Shake you mix 5 teaspoons of the Optimal Nutrition in 8-10 oz of cold water and mix well.  This was a nice shake. The thing I like about these shakes is that they want you to have them as snack  in-between your meals. You don’t have to worry about skipping meals.  You do want to have healthy meals but they give you ideas like Oatmeal & Turkey bacon for breakfast and Romaine Avocado Salad for dinner, and the recipes are included in the book. They even give you a shopping list to follow for the week which is nice because when I am trying to follow a good diet sometimes I have a hard time deciding what to make and these recipes are great. 

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    Wow, this looks amazing. Can't wait to try. Treating from the inside makes so much sense. Have heard of east west and their cleans
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  • The Best Men's Skin Care: Man Tested & Approved
    the best mens skincare neutrogena boots no7 anthony grooming man certified fabulous style fall winter 2014  LARGE
     FEATURING:

    • Anthony for Men Wake up call hydrating treatment gel
    http://anthony.com

    • Boots No7 Men energizing hair and body wash 
    • Boots No7 Men calming anti friction shave gel
    • Boots No7 Men Energizing face wash 
    • Boots No7 Men protect and perfect intense moisturizer

    Available to purchase at Walgreens by CLICKING HERE

    • Neutrogena: Liquid Facial Cleanser
    • Neutrogena Men: Invigorating Face Wash
    • Neutrogena Men: Age Fighter Face Moisturizer w/ SPF 15
    • Neutrogena Men: Triple Protect Face Lotion w/ SPF 20

    www.neutrogena.com 

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When it comes to skin care I feel like Palmer’s products are always a "go to" brand for me. They have an aray of products to choose from to help make your skin look and feel amazing. And of course they can help your hair as well. I had the pleasure of trying some of their Cocoa Butter Formula products recently and fell in love!

Palmers Cocoa Butter formula skin therapy oil

 

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil is a great product that can be used all over the body and can help improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks, dry, damaged skin, uneven skin ton, aging skin and fine line and wrinkles…. Long list of stuff! I have only been using this product for a few weeks now but my skin looks and feels healthier. I will have to do an update later in a month or so and let you know how it does on scars and stretch marks, which I have thanks to my amazing little boy :)  They also have the Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Skin therapy Oil Face which will help with fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots, uneven skin tone, and ageing skin… another great long list!  This oil is packed with the good stuff from vitamin c, to retinol, and cocoa butter of course! There are 10 pure oils that will moisturize and smooth fine lines and wrinkles. The great thing about both of these products is that they won’t leave you feeling slippery and greasy but they are hydrating and smell and feel great. 
Palmers Cocoa butter formula rapid moisture spray lotion

 

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certified fabulous september giveaway men skincare celebrity perfume scents 


 Two (2) Lucky Winners will receive a Boots No7 Mens Skincare Collection of:

 Energising Hair & Body Wash

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    I need to get this so I can shave and not have razor burn.
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    would love to win this Boots No7 Mens Skincare Collection for my hubby or a cute perfume for myself!
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National Relaxation Day is upon us! If you didn’t know it is tomorrow (August 15th)! So prepare to get your relaxation on! I had the pleasure of trying some great products from Neutrogena to help me celebrate! Since I believe that pampering and relaxation go hand in hand; these products are great not only will they help keep your skin moisturized and glowing but it will also help keep your hair looking fabulous. So for all of you who don’t have the time or money to go to a spa here are a few products to help you relax for this holiday.

Neutrogena rainbath renewing shower gel

 

Neutrogena Rainbath® Renewing Shower and Bath Gel - Pear & Green Tea softens and conditions skin without a heavy leave-behind residue. This shower gel has a unique fragrance blend of pear and green tea which is absolutely delightful and relaxing. Not only does it smell great but it works to renew the look of your skin as well as feeling softer, smoother and truly renewed. Another great thing about this product is you can also use it for shaving! I love products that have multiple uses because my shower tends to get filled with multiple products and it is nice to have something that truly works great for both purposes that it says it will.

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  • AOskin VitC BalancingToner lotion moisturizer certified fabulous review vitamin renewal serumAVALON ORGANICS: Vitamin C Renewal skincare collection

    Balancing Toner / Renewal Cream / Vitality Facial Serum / Moisture Plus Lotion - Broad Spectrum SPF 15

    The BEST skincare line to perfect skin tone and clarity! I absolutely LOVE this collection ever since researching Vitamin C skincare and I am very addicted. Vitamin C for brightening, renewing and perfecting. This is my primary night products and I even use the Moisture Plus lotion to apply in the morning before makeup. I will never go without Vitamin C on my face because of the results it has given me. #VitaminCaddict

    www.avalonorganics.com/vitaminc-renewal 
  • Bioré Blemish Fighting Astringent CHARCOAL CLEANSER one minute self heating mask certified fabulous reviewBIORÉ® SKINCARE

    DEEP PORE CHARCOAL CLEANSER / SELF HEATING ONE MINUTE MASK / BLEMISH FIGHTING ASTRINGENT

    I have been using and loving BIORÉ since I was a teenager, amazed at the gunk that came off on their pore strips :) This brand is the real deal and they have the products to prove it! I love using the Charcoal Cleanser after I wipe my makeup off with a makeup removing cloth. I apply the gel to my face then use my Clarisonic to deep scrub my face and draw out the imperfections. Chaorcoal is an amazing ingredient and I believe in it's amazing abilities to pull out deep grim in my skin. The Self Heating mask is incredible, feels amazing and is the ideal weekly treatment to keep my skin balance in check! Especially beneficial after flying to release your skin from the nasty multiple enviromental toxins you subjected yourself to. 

    The Blemish Fighting Astringent is my only product I use in the morning when I wake up to clean the oily surface the night has created and prep my face for lotion and makeup. It's refreshing, cooling and wakes me up! 

    www.biore.com/en-US/biore-skincare 
  • Nads natural hair removal nose wax body wax strips certified fabulous review
    Nad's Hair Removal 

    Nad’s Hair Removal Nose Wax for Men & Women / Nad's Hair Removal Body Wax Strips for Normal Skin

    You might of saw the YouTube video of me and Sara trying the Nad's Nose Wax kit for the first time, if not CLICK HERE. I happen to love this product because, yes let's admit it, women have nose hair too! The easiest and fastest way I like to get rid of it is the Nad's Nose Wax kit because it is simple to use and it gets rid of the hair immediately. It stings for a second, but don't be afraid, as intimidating as it seems it really isn't that bad and it works great!!! 

    The idea of waxing did frighten me and especially going to a salon to get waxing done, so I was thrilled to try the Nad's Wax Strips at home! The instructions and use was easy and not as painful as I thought. When I think of waxing I have flashbacks of my mother's using hot wax on her legs and screaming bloody murder when she had to rip it off...kind of traumatized my desire to wax. I always have trouble shaving the back of my thigh perfectly, so I just used the wax strips and I instantly had hairless thighs...waxing has come a long way since my mom tried it! Yay for technology..and Nad's! 

    www.nads.com 
  • Boots Botanics Organic Rosewater Toning Spritz ionic clay mask shine away certified fabulous reviewBoots Botanics

    Boots Botanics Organic Rosewater Toning Spritz / Boots Botanics Shine Away Ionic Clay Mask  

    I really enjoyed using a spritz toner to freshen up my face. I love using this when I don't wear makeup and need a mid-day cleaning booster! Cooling, refreshing and cleansing without drying out my skin. Plus I can't resist the scent of rose!!!!

    The Ionic Clay Mask is a mineral-rich oceanic clay mask containing a negative electrical charge which acts like a magnet, helping to draw deep-rooted impurities out of the skin without drying. With that definition who wouldn't want to try this product out?! This is a great summer mask because of the extra sweaty, oily skin I get with the ever changing temperatures...plus living in a 2nd floor apartment really traps in the heat! One days I know I was pouring out sweat I love to relax and apply this mask to detox my skin while I cool down from the day. 

    http://us.boots.com 
  • LOCCITANE candle foam face wash devine eyes almond body oil shower perfume certified fabulous reviewL'OCCITANE EN PROVENCE

    Angelica Lemon Ultra Foaming Cleanser / Divine Eyes / Fleur d'Or & Acacia Perfumed Candle / Almond Shower Oil / Verbena Eau de Toilette

    One of my FAVORITE brands! I have loved every single product I have tried from this brand and I think it is worth the splurge! Quality that works! The foam cleanser is luxurious and contants angelica extract which is well known for it's effectiveness on skin hydration and vitality with organic lemon essential oil for its notable astringent action. It stays in my shower so I can use it every time I'm getting clean :) While in there I adore the Almond Shower oil to wash with because it supplies immediate and long lasting hydration. This shower oil transforms, when in contact with water, into a delicate foam that gently cleanses the body and the scent is incredible! It is my favorite in-shower cleanser + hydrator! I can't express my love enough for this! 

    The Divine eye cream is a fresh, creamy eye gel that helps smooth fine lines and firms the fragile eye area by harnessing the unique anti-aging properties of the everlasting immortelle flower and a new botanitcal booster of 7 plant-derived active ingredients. It applies flawlessly and leaves my eyes youthful and bright! The Verbena perfume gives a fresh, easy-going scent that is the definition of me in the summer...the feelings I get when I smell the aroma is a very positive and happy feeling. Of course the candle smells just as scented and alluring as it fills my home with a fresh, floral aroma that everyone I have over comments.

    Brilliant and flawless products from a top brand.

    http://usa.loccitane.com 
  • JOSIE MARAN Argan Hot Oil Self-Heating Hair Treatment certified fabulous review beautyJOSIE MARAN Cosmetics

    Argan Hot Oil Self-Heating Hair Treatment

    WOW...that's my first impression after using just ONE of these oil treatments! I once again underestimated a product and when I finally get around to trying it I am blown away and left wondering why I haven't been using it sooner. 

    Made Vitamin-E-rich with 100% Pure Argan Oil, one little tube packs in a ton of hair repair and strengthening powers!! It was a truly delightful and relaxing shower experience to apply to my hair and feel the immediate warming. After leaving it on for a few minutes I rinsed it and and my hair was already noticeably different. I could brush through it easily and it my color looked intensely shine and healthy. In fact, the next day when I went to work everyone was commenting on my hair and asking what I did! I have been trying to get my hair back to it's old self again after I tortured it in an over-bleaching situation last summer....I have found the secret!

    www.josiemarancosmetics.com 
  • CloSYS all products toothpaste mouthwaste tounge teeth fresh mint certified fabulous review
    CloSYS oral health care

    CloSYS Anticavity Fluoride Toothpaste / CloSYS Alcohol-Free Oral Rinse / CloSYS Fresh Breath Oral Spray / Tongue Cleaner / Toothbrush

    The great thing about this brand? Their products do Not contain sulfates, triclosan or gluten. Another unique feature, the CloSYS Toothpastes are one of a few that DOES NOT contain the foaming agent, sodium lauryl sulfate(SLS) which is commonly used, but has been linked to canker sores. Plus, CloSYS Antiseptic Oral Rinse is ALCOHOL Free so there is no burning or drying. This is an oral care company that actually cares about your overall health and not just if you have white teeth no matter what risky ingredients are used to make that happen. 

    I found the collection to be very non-abrasive and had minimal taste. If you are a person that needs a strong burst of mint flavor in your oral products they also include a Flavor Control dropper to add in more mint...clever huh? So take your time and take care of you mouth...tongue included (if you use the scrapper! hah)

    www.closys.com

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Staying hydrated is key in the summer and I’m not just talking about drinking water. Don’t forget to take care of your skin. I had the chance to try some amazing hydrating products from Seabuck Wonders. SeabuckWonders products are made of Seabuckthorn oil, if you are not familiar with sea buckthorn it is a berry with a history dating back to the time of Genghis Khan and Mythical Greece…so a long time ago. Known historically for it's health and beauty boosting properties, sea buckthorn was commonly fed to horses to increase their health and vigor and was noted for giving them shiny fur. Thus, Hippophae Rhamnoides, the botanical name for sea buckthorn, literally stands for "tree that makes horses shine". It is known for its health and beauty boosting properties.  SeabuckWonders is one of those companies that understands that people want products that are healthy and safe to use. All of SeabuckWonders products are USDA certified Organic . Vegan; Non – gmo, leaping bunny cruelty free.

SeabuckWonders Himalayan Sea Buckthorn Body Lotion is an intense moisturizer that leaves skin feeling silky, smooth and nourished. This lotion has a high concentration of sea buckthorn oil which allows for superior moisture retention while protecting the skin from signs of aging. This lotion is filled with powerful antioxidants and contains more than 190 bioactive nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Used daily you can see your skin will feel much healthier and more youthful .

 SeabuckWonders body lotion

Another great product of theirs is the Sea Buckthorn Facial Cream. This cream has a high concentrated infusion of Omega 3,6,9 and 7 which offers unparalleled hydration and protection for radiant skin. This is a very hydrating formula yet it is lightweight and will absorb quickly. It’s really amazing how nice it feels. The facial cream will help minimize fine lines, while protecting your skin.

SeaWonders Facial Cream

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Let’s face it I’m not getting any younger and I realize I need to start taking better care of my skin. There are so many systems out there and it can be really overwhelming trying to find the right one. I recently tried Altchek MD preventive + corrective anti-aging skincare products.  These products where developed by Dr. Douglas Altchek MD, who is a Diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology and a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

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The Altchek MD Daily Exfoliating Cleanser Gentle Micro-Polish is great! This will help with any impurities as well as dullness and uneven texture and skin tone.  The nice thing about this exfoliating cleanser is its abrasive enough to feel effective without overdoing it. The Cleanser left my skin feeling soft and fresh.  Great way to start and end the day especially on these hot summer days

Altcheck md renewal pads

 

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