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BURT’S BEES REMEDIES TO HELP FIGHT OFF THE WINTER COLD!

My families first cold is upon us, I simply dread cold season. With 3 kids its a constant fight to keep people healthy and stop the cold from spreading.  I love, love, love the new Burt’s Bee’s Aloe & Witch Hazel Hand Sanitizer its smells so fresh and clean. My kids love spraying it so its less of a fight to keep their hands germ free.

My throat is starting to give me the early warning signs of a cold, in between  sucking back vitamin fizz drinks I have been sucking on the new Burt’s Bees  Natural Throat Drops, the menthol cools my sore throat and the honey lemon flavor is yummy.

Now if I could only fast forward to April and be out of cold season!

NEW Natural Throat Drops ($1.99): These 100% natural throat drops are made from sweet, golden honey. Formulated with cooling Menthol and soothing Eucalyptus Oil, the delicious throat drops provide fast, effective, soothing relief for sore throats. Available in two great flavors, the drops contain just the right amount of naturally soothing ingredients to provide instant comfort.

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Aloe & Witch Hazel Hand Sanitizer ($5.00): This all-natural sanitizer eliminates up to 99.99% of germs anytime, anywhere AND soothe hands. Free of synthetic or petro-chemical ingredients, the effective formula cleanses and soothes with beneficial ingredients from nature, including Aloe and Witch Hazel.

 

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

Get a better shave with Pure Silk.

 

I really love the Pure Silk line from Barbasol,  the Dry Skin shave cream leaves my sensitive skin baby soft after shaving. Compared to other shave creams this stuff lasts forever such a great bargain for the price. The only trick is hiding it from my hubby who is always “borrowing” it to shave.

Achieve a long-lasting, clean shave:

· First things first, preparation is key! When the weather is cold; humidity levels are low, leaving skin dry and more easily irritated. In order to help prevent razor burn and shaving bumps, your best option is to prepare skin by moisturizing at least twelve hours in advance of your shave. Moisturizing right before you shave can dull your razor, leaving it full of lotion; therefore preventing you from getting a close shave. So, if you’re planning to shave in the morning, it’s best to apply a moisturizer the night before.
· Use a cooler water temperature while shaving. Hot water will remove even more moisture from skin, so be sure to leave shave cream on for at least 3-4 minutes before shaving. Shave cream moisturizes skin and softens hair so it’s easier to cut, and you won’t have to press hard with the razor. This helps to provide a nick-free shave.
· A definite shaving no-no. Do not stumble out of bed and head into the shower to shave. Your skin will be puffy from sleep and you’ll have stubble the same day. Wait at least 20 minutes before shaving. Use a shave cream such as Pure Silk Moisturizing Shave Cream in Plumeria to get the best results in the steamy environment of your shower.
· Remember to use a cream instead of gel. Unlike shave gels which tend to slide off legs in the wet, steamy environment of a shower, cream covers the desired shave area and adheres longer, enabling you to keep your shave prep on your legs for the duration of the shave. By being able to see the tracks of your razor you can help keep skin from becoming irritated.

 

Pure Silk Moisturizing Shave Cream in Plumeria – $1.99, drugstores and drugstore.com
Pure Silk Moisturizing Shave Cream for Dry Skin – $1.99, drugstores

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

Estee Lauder Pure Color Cyber Eyes Makeup Collection and Gift Sets for Holiday 2011

Estee Lauder’s new Pure Color Cyber Eyes collection features a series of limited edition eyeshadows, each of which is packed into a mini to-go palette. The six new shades—teal blue, bronze, smoky charcoal, mushroom pink, purple, and silver—have been created using a special formula that allows them to be applied, wet, dry, or as a gel. The collection also features a series of eyeliner pencils and mascara tubes, which will quickly complete your eye look.

 

Pure Color Cyber Eyes eye shadows
New formula creates a shadow that can be applied, wet, dry, or as a gel.

Pure Color Intense Intense Kajal Eyeliner
There will be four LE shades and two permanent – Blackened Black and Blackened Cocoa.

Gold
Face Compact: Pure Color EyeShadow (Safari Green, Hot Cinnamon, Kenyan Copper, Sugar Biscuit, Nude Fresco, Pretty Penny), Bronze Goddess, Pure Color Lipstick inTiger Eye, Pure Color Gloss in Wired Copper,Double Wear Stay-in-Place in Onyx, brushes for eye shadows and blush.
Gunmetal
Face Compact: Pure Color EyeShadow (Intense Violet, Lilac Whimsy, Sepia Sand, Ivory Slipper, Wild Truffle, Smoky Ember), Bronze Goddess, Pure Color Lipstick in Crystal Pink, Pure Color Gloss in Brazen Berry, Double Wear Stay-in-Place in Onyx, brushes for eye shadows and blush.
Platinum
Face Compact:Pure Color EyeShadow (Candy Crave, Sandbar Beige, Iridescent Violet, Sugar Cube, Pink Flash, Polished Platinum), Signature Silky Powder Blush in Pink Kiss, Pure Color Lipstickin Pink Parfait, Pure Color Glossin Star Pink, Double Wear Stay-in-Place in Onyx, brushes for eye shadows and blush.
Navy Clutch
Estée Lauder Pure Color EyeShadow and Signature Blush Deluxe Compact. Pure Color EyShadows in Tempting Mocha, Pink Flash, Peacock Blue, Silver Bell, Ivory Slipper, Amethyst Spark; Signature Blush in Pink Kiss), Pure Color Lipstick in Rose Tea,Pure Color Gloss in Magnificent Mauve, Double Wear Stay-in-Place in Onyx.

 

The Holiday 2011 Collection will also include mascaras and some great compacts. The Pure Color Cyber Eyes collection will be available at Estee Lauder counters, as well as online at EsteeLauder.com, in November. Prices start at $23.


InStyle: Does Universal Blush really work?

Time Inc. Digital Studio

 

 

Universal Blush?

THE CLAIM This bright pink cheek color is the first powder blush that adjusts to your skin tone, taking the guesswork out of picking the perfect shade.

THE EXPERT SAYS “In fact, it isn’t actually self-adjusting, but the color is just translucent enough to blend in with any skin tone,” says Ni’kita Wilson. “The shade is bright, but the base that’s used is not titanium dioxide, so there’s no chalkiness.”

OUR VERDICT We tested the blush on five people (with complexions ranging from milky white to deep mocha), and amazingly, it gave a flattering, blushing-from-within glow to everyone. The color was bright enough to show up on very dark skin yet sheer enough that it didn’t look clownish on pale complexions.

TRY IT YOURSELF
Stila Custom Color blush, $20; at stilacosmetics.com.

 

Source

 

I would have never thought with my pale complexion I could wear such bright colors.  Then I was sent a sample to review of the L’Occitane Pivoine Flora in Creamy Rose. The blush is the most gorgeous creamy bright rose shade and gives my cheeks the perfect color without every overpowering my skin. The pallette has a light pink shade to see as a highlighter.

Pivoine Flora Color Cream Rose

This duet of colored creams can be used according to your desires, to illuminate and warm up the face. Enriched with softening Peony extract and delicately scented, this smooth texture glides on with fingertips and blends easily.
The pure rose blush accents the cheek bones while the pearly rose can be used to highlight your look.
Dermatologically and ophthalmologically tested.

$16