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Beautiful new Motif holiday patterns available next week‏

 

I love Motif soaps, super cute designs and they smell great.
As part of its commitment to stay fresh and on trend with fashion, Motif has updated its special collection of hand washes for the holidays, offering a beautiful and affordable way to update your home this season. Hitting stores and online next week, all three fragrances feature new designs, including:

Pomegranate and Rose (maroon and red cranberry pattern)
Fruity top notes of pomegranate and grapefruit combine with a delicate yet distinct rose floral note.

Peppermint Bark (blue and grey birch pattern)
A delicious blend of peppermint, spearmint and a touch of chocolate make this a nostalgic holiday favorite.

Cypress and Pear (green Nordic sweater pattern)
A woodland blend of rich cypress, cedar and green moss sweetened with a touch of pear.

Motif Hand Washes will be nationwide at Target next week for $2.99 for 8 oz. Also available online at www.motifliving.com for $3.99 starting Monday.

Lumene Sensitive Touch Cleansing Wipes Win Allure 2011 “Best of Beauty” Award‏

I love these wipes I have crazy sensitive skin and lately its been acting all kinds of strange with the season changing. They feel so cool and refreshing when I clean my face and are gentle enough I can take off my eye makeup with them as well. Once clean my face is left clean, smooth and hydrated.

I recently had a big sleepover for my daughter and her friends and they all insisted on a Selena Gomez makeover. At bedtime these wipes worked perfectly to remove all the makeup safely and pain free. I’m stocking up!

 

Lumene Sensitive Touch Cleansing Wipes Win Allure 2011 “Best of Beauty” Award
– October issue recognizes product in Sensitive Skin category -

WHAT THEY ARE:

Facial cleansing wipes for sensitive skin

WHAT THEY DO:
Cleanses and moisturizes skin

KEY INGREDIENTS:
Ceteareth-20 and cetyl palmitate (cleansers); Glycerin and organic linseed extract (moisturizers)

HOW THEY FEEL/SMELL/LOOK:
These white, tissue-sized wipes have no discernable scent.

WHY WE  LIKE THEM:
These gentle wipes are alcohol-, paraben-, and fragrance-free and give skin a moisture boost while clearing away makeup in just a few swipes.

In addition to the Allure ”Best in Beauty” Award, the Lumene Sensitive Touch Cleansing Wipes have also received the seal of approval from the Finnish Allergy and Asthma Federation.

Lumene Sensitive Touch Cleansing Wipes are available at CVS/pharmacy locations and online at CVS.com for $2.99/10 wipes and $6.99/25 wipes

 

Disclosure: A complimentary sample was sent to me for an honest review.

Homemade Beauty Recipes (Good for Gifts too!)‏

 

If you are looking for some great holiday gift ideas or a special treat for yourself, look no further than these great homemade beauty recipes from Erica Katz.

Holiday Body Scrub

1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup almond oil or olive oil
1 tbsp vitamin E oil
2 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp ginger
2 tsp cinnamon

Mix all the ingredients well and add to pretty jar and tie with a ribbon for a beautiful homemade gift. To use: Massage the scrub all over your body to gently exfoliate the dead skin. Rinse with warm water.

Fall Facial toner

¼ cup witch hazel
¼ cup green tea
¼ cup grapefruit juice

Mix the three ingredients and put into a spritz bottle. After cleansing, spray the tone onto a piece of cotton and clean excess dirt and oil off your face.

Essential Oil bath for Relieve Congestion
6 drops eucalyptus oil
3 drops peppermint oil
3 drops spearmint oil

Add the oils to running bath water. Be sure to avoid your eyes. Relax in the tub and inhale the steam from the bath.

Honey Vanilla Bath Foam
1 cup of olive oil
½ Cup of honey
1 tbsp vanilla
½ Cup of liquid castile soap

Mix together these ingredients and put in a beautiful jar to give as a gift. To use: add 5 drops to running bath water and luxuriate in the foam.

About Erika Katz:
A beauty writer as well as a former child model and actress, Erika Katz has been a beauty junkie nearly all her life. Using her experience from her days working in the beauty department at Seventeen, cosmetology classes and lessons learned through her extensive work in television and modeling, Erika created a beauty guide that served as the foundation for Bonding Over Beauty, A Mother-Daughter Guide to Self-Esteem, Confidence and Trust. From product and styling tips, such as how to create the perfect ponytail, to at home recipes for creating an organic facial scrub, Erika explores it all in her book, in which she includes her own experience as well as information from interviews with top beauty experts.


I’m in love with OPI’s ‘Chick Flick Cherry’!

I just had to share. I recently bought OPI’s ‘Chick Flick Cherry’ polish, and I absolutely love it! It’s the perfect – fall color. Deep red.

Gorg!

I paid $7 – you can find it anywhere OPI polish is sold!