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Cheers!

I love Philosophy bath products and I can’t wait to try the Cheers scent. After a great but hectic Christmas weekend a long hot bubble bath is just what  I need!

Philosophy Cheers!™ Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath

What it is:
An all-in-one shampoo, shower gel, and bubble bath with a sweet uplifting scent.

What it does:
This do-it-all formula feels bubbly and bright, delivering a rich, foaming lather to gently cleanse and condition skin and hair. Its delightful effervescence and refreshing scent are sure to fill your holiday season with good cheer.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Synthetic Fragrances
- Phthalates
- GMOs
- Triclosan

$16

Last minute Men’s gift guide.

As women, we tend to have our beauty routines down. But let’s take a little bit of time and help out the men in our lives because, well, they need beauty advice too! You should be able to find all these products at your local store just in time for Christmas.

Perfect for the spiky, messy look got2b makes the perfect stocking stuff for the men in your life.

got2b inPLAY hair products will help him manage those rowdy locks and take his look from day to night. got2b inPLAY sculpting paste ($5.99), will give him a flexible hold for that sexy just-out-of-bed look. got2b inPLAY spiking putty ($5.99), is a creamy light putty that will give his hair a strong hold with controlled style.

Great for you and him, Alba shave products are one of my favorite, my ultimate favorite is the Aloe Mint shave foam. The foam is such a great texture and makes shaving a snap and the mint scent is to die for! A great product for you both to share.

When Alba Botanica Shave products, available in Moisturizing Cream Shave ($5.75) or Moisturizing Foam Shave ($6.95), were created they had both of you in mind. The hydro-active gel in these products maximizes the absorption of water, lifting and softening unwanted hair for effortless razor glide—without nicks, cuts, or irradiation. Plus, it saves room in your shower since both of you can use it!

My oldest brother is really into organic products and has always loved Avalon. I can’t wait to surprise him this year with the Olive and Grape Seed haircare line it smells amazing!

Avalon Organics Extra Moisturizing Olive & Grape Seed products will keep his hair healthy (and feeling oh-so-soft between your fingers,)  Shampoo ($9.45) and Extra Moisturizing Olive & Grape Seed Conditioner ($9.45). Both are formulated with essential oils and vitamins to keep his mane looking fine.
Performance Ready Set

My husband is a sports fanatic and most days of the week he is playing some sport. This is the perfect gift for him and the active men in your life. The Jack Black Performance Ready kit is small enough to fit in his gym bag and help him recover after his workout and come home smelling good.

Jack Black Performance Ready Set. Get Ready! Get Set! Perform! And feel your best with this complete regimen to protect your skin, soothe muscles and help the body recoup after strenuous workouts. Containing three, travel-size, naturally-based active body treatment and sun protection products, plus a bonus Intense Therapy Lip Balm, this set is ideal for anyone who lives an active lifestyle. Perfect for the runner, golfer, yoga enthusiast, gardener or anyone that puts their body to the test. $20

The warm scent of Mandarin Orange and Patchouli would make any man happy and it’s color protecting so its safe to share. Nature’s Gate is specially formulated to soften and smooth hair and will leave his hair looking and feeling great.

Nature’s Gate Mandarin Orange & Patchouli Shampoo and Conditioner Protect color-treated hair from fading and damage caused by daily UV exposure with our unique blend of Wheat Proteins and patented Sunflower Seed Extract. Organic Orange Peel Extract helps soften and smooth hair while Organic Aloe, Pomegranate and Gotu Kola Extracts moisturize. Hair is left full of shine, body and vitality. $7.99

An easy stocking stuffer L.A. Looks is a great affordable haircare line. The Touchable Power line will hold his style nicely while leaving it smooth enough to run your fingers through. My husband has been using this the last two weeks and I love how soft it leaves his hair.

L.A. LOOKS Touchable Power gives for just the right amount of hold with zero crunch. Let L.A. LOOKS Touchable Power clear styling gel give you the balance of powerful hold and natural touchability. This non-stiff formula is made with advanced styling resins for absolute durability and absolute flexibility. This alcohol free, non-sticky gel will keep your hair feeling touchable and in control for invisible styling power! $3.49

Disclosure: I received samples of some of the above mentioned products for and honest review for our readers.

Sugar and Spice: Great last minute stocking stuffers from Lush!

Whether you like sugar or spice, LUSH has something for everyone nice! This holiday, stock up on yummy treats for the sweet tooth with our candy-inspired goodies and gifts. Or if you are looking for something to help with that chill in the air, our warming products will certainly do the trick.

Sugar fix

I am in love with the Lush Bon Bon Lip Scrub! My lips have not been taking the weather change well and were getting dry and cracked. I started using the Bon Bon lip scrub and buffed away all the dry skin and now my lips feel fabulous. It smells amazing!

Bon Bon lip scrub ($8.95) – sugary sweet, lemon sherbet lip scrub smoothes and leaves lips tasting absolutely delicious. (vegan)

Get your sweet fix without the calories, Lush’s Sugar Plum Fairy Sugar scrub buffed my skin to perfection and left my skin and bath smelling sugary sweet.

Sugar Plum Fairy sugar scrub ($4.95) – Fair Trade sugar scrubs away dry skin while scenting it with sultry jasmine, ylang ylang and plum kernal oil. (vegan)

Still one of my favorite Lush scents, Snow Fairy is the perfect sweet scent for the cold winter months. The shimmery shimmy massage bar is so great it warms and melts as you massage leaving skin moisturized and smelling great with a bit of shimmer!

Snow Fairy gift ($23.95) – this pink and sparkly, candy smelling collection of festive goodies includes: bubble-icious vanilla scented Snow Fairy shower gel; a star-shaped orange fragranced Angel’s Delight soap; and a shimmery Shimmy Shimmy massage bar.

Turn up the heat

The best way to describe the Cinders bath bomb is other worldly, its the most amazing warm bath bomb ever! I had and epic day of shopping last weekend and when I got home was more Grinch than Santa. After a warm bath with the Cinders Bath Bomb I was back in the holiday spirit. The warm Cinnamon scent is just so relaxing, I will be heading to Lush for more.

Cinders bath bomb ($3.95) – drop into the bath and listen as the popping candy fizzles and crackles and let touch of cinnamon leaf oil warm the body like you were next to a fire. (vegan)

I love Lush massage bars right out of the shower it makes hydrating my skin a breeze. The new Once a year has a great warm cinnamon scent with a little kick of orange. Its loaded with shimmer to leave your skin with a great glow.

Once a Year massage bar ($8.95) – warm up sore muscles with this massage bar filled with cocoa and shea butters, cinnamon leaf oil and brandy.

Don’t tell but I put this under the tree for myself! I am so excited to try this scent I love warm citrusy scents this time of year and it will hit the spot after hosting the whole family for Christmas. This wrapped set is a great deal and would make a great hostess gift for Christmas and New Years Eve parties.

Winter Warmer gift ($14.95) – keep warm throughout the cold months with this gift containing Mandarin’s Tea Party soap and Glogg shower gel. Both contain spicy ingredients like ginger and cinnamon to keep you toasty and healthy.

Disclosure: Complimentary samples were sent to me for an honest review.


Avoid Dry, Itchy Skin This Winter With Neutrogena Skincare‏!

I was sent these products to try out – and they are spectacular! This time of year my skin gets very dry and cracked. I moisturize daily, and I’m always on the lookout for an affordable solution to my dry skin! I was so happy to try these – so I can share them with you. They are so great – you owe it to your skin to give it a try!

Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream relieves even seriously dry, chapped hands — providing prompt healing for hands that suffer even the harshest of conditions. Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream was developed to relieve even the driest, thirstiest skin, and to protect it from further abuse. This special hand cream forms an invisible shield against dry skin while it lubricates the skin, helping it to restore and retain its natural moisture balance. Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream was originally developed in Norway for Arctic fishermen who needed to protect their own hands from some of the coldest, harshest weather on earth. Clinical testing proves that Norwegian Formula Hand Cream is unsurpassed at healing dry skin and providing lasting relief. If you’ve tried everything and nothing has helped your hands, try Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream. Only $3.99!  I love this cream…it’s not a lotion, it’s this awesome cream that only requires the tiniest amount. This will last me for years!

Experience Neutrogena Body Oil – a light sesame formula so sheer it vanishes into shower-damp skin, sealing in the moisture. In just a few sensual seconds, skin is left soft and silky, ready to slip into the sheerest of fabrics. This special moisturizer uses a light oil extracted from pure white sesame seeds which helps skin maintain its moisture balance, while providing a subtle fragrance that soothes the mind and body. For special skin attention, smooth on Neutrogena Body Oil after showering, bathing, sunning, or shaving. Or indulge yourself by adding a few drops in the tub for a sensual, moisturizing bath. ($9.95 for a huge bottle!) Love this! I put it on immediately following my shower, and it makes my skin as smooth as silk! Love it!


On average the skin can lose a liter of water every day which may lead to dehydration that’s uncomfortable and downright distracting, but who wants to use a thick, heavy moisturizer that leaves skin feeling greasy? Introducing NEUTROGENA® Moisture Wrap Body Lotions, a new collection of three lotions that rescue and relieve dry skin with an exclusive technology that forms an invisible layer around skin to help hold in moisture and prevent water loss, without feeling heavy or greasy. Moisture goes where it’s needed to relieve surface skin dehydration, a key source of skin dryness and discomfort.

Clinical tests show that at the end of the day NEUTROGENA® Moisture Wrap Body Lotion is 2X better than the leading therapeutic lotion at relieving visible signs of dryness. Moisture Wrap technology works differently to not only deeply moisturize but also to retain moisture all day by minimizing water loss. Uncomfortable dryness is relieved from the inside out as moisture is delivered deep into the skin’s surface. And NEUTROGENA® Moisture Wrap Body Lotions leaves a soft fragrance of heather with notes of freesia, iris, warm amber, fresh cut sandalwood and sensual musks. You’ll love to use it every day. ($8.99) I think this is my favorite of the four products. It’s such a great lotion. It absorbs quickly – but lasts all day long. It’s fantastic!

And last but not least, Neutrogena’s Lip Moisturizer! It softens, smoothes and protects dry, chapped lips with no waxy feel! Also contains a PABA-free SPF 15 sunblock for added protection from the sun. It’s great! (Only $2.99)

You can find each of the products at your local drugstore. For more information visit Neutrogena’s new website at www.neutrogena.com