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Have the Most Fabulous Hair for the Holiday Parties

I am a huge fan of the Alba Botanica line in general and just added their Daily Shampoo and Conditioner to my must have list. Its free of harsh chemicals that strip my hair and  leaves my hair detangled and smooth. The cold winter air can be really harsh on my fine, curly hair but Alba Bontica has helped protect my hair from the elements. Love the scent of these products!

The Summer sun can do serious damage to your hair. Bring it back to life with all natural ingredients that won’t strip away healthy gloss or leave strands dry and limp. With Alba Botanica hair products, sun damaged locks quickly come to life again for sophisticated, party styles!

Alba Botanica Daily Shampoo and Replenishing Conditioner ($9.95). made with calendula and cupuacu butter, allow hair to be gently cleansed and full of moisture. The Green Tea extracts also protect your hair from sun damage and it prevents against color fading.

To style your newly hydrated hair, Alba Botanica Strong Hold Styling Gel ($8.95) makes it easy to create a new hairstyle. Holding back updos or defining curls, this natural gel uses Sage to give antioxidant protection for healthy, manageable hair.

Alba Botanica is sold at or Natural Foods Retailers

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

Holiday Bubbly from Smith & Vandiver!

I was recently introduced the the Smith & Vandiver line and have fallen in love.  The kids products are so great, and I love that they are safe for my kids super sensitive skin. The Dino bath bubbles has the yummiest grape scent and makes really nice bubbles. My kids were so excited about the Dino eggs they love the fizz and then the tiny Dino hiding inside makes bath time so fun.  All of the kids bath products make great stocking stuffers and cut down on the sweets filling their stocking!

On top of great kids products, Smith & Vandiver make great products for adults. My husband the basketball junkie loves relaxing with the “Fizzical” Therapy Muscle Relief to soothe his tired muscles. My favorite is the stress relief bath fizz and the shower tablets. A great line of products that are good for you and the environment and won’t kill your pocketbook.


Holiday shopping can be awfully stressful running from store to store trying to find the right gift at the right price. Well, fret no more; Smith & Vandiver has some fun loving, relaxing gifts for people of all ages at just the right prices!


Searching for an inexpensive surprise for toddlers and children? Well search no more! Smith & Vandiver’s GOOD CLEAN FUN bath collection is the perfect stocking stuffer for kid’s ages 2 to 10!

Not your average run of the mill bubble bath, Good Clean Fun is available in two fun foaming formulas — Dino-Bubbles and Ducky- Bubbles and is certified natural by the Natural Products Association and gentle enough for the most sensitive skin and eyes. Best of all, Good Clean Fun also has some Fun Fizzy Friends, Dino-Fizz, Prince or Frog, and Party Ducky which are an added delight turning bath time battles into bath time bliss. These bubbly effervescent treats lighten up the tub filling it with sparkly bubbles. While they fizz away, the bubbles release skin-softening conditioners blended specifically for young, sensitive skin. Once they dissolve, a special surprise is revealed as a dinosaur, duck, prince or a frog pops out and floats to the top.

Good Clean Fun Bubbles retail for $6.99 for a 12.5 oz. package and Bath Fizzies are $1.59 each or $14.99 for a value pack of 12.


Give the glowing gift of inner calm this holiday season with Treatment Packettes from Smith & Vandiver’s “Aromatherapaes”, the eco-friendly solution for creating an at-home spa experience without breaking the bank. Perfect for stocking stuffers, Secret Santa, or anyone you feel deserves a break, Aromatherapaes Packettes are only $1.79 each and are available in 10 different “treatments”: Toning Face Mud, Face Mask, Conditioning Hair Mask, Green Tea Bath Oil, Invigorating Body Scrub, Salt Body Scrub, Shower Gel, Soothing Foot Soak, and Foot Scrub.

Another ideal gift is Smith & Vandiver’s Aromatherapaes Effervescents which are formulated to release pure essential oils and skin softening ingredients in the tub to target your specific post-shopping distress! Effervescents are available in 4 formulas: “Fizzical” Therapy Muscle Relief, Immune Boost, Sleepy Time, and Stress Relief.

No time for a relaxing bath? Try Aromatherapaes Spa Shower Tablets. Simply toss 2-3 tablets onto the shower floor and have a spa-tacular experience! As the water hits the tablets, they will effervesce and release therapeutic essential oils. Available in “AM” to help you start your morning right or “PM” to help you melt the day’s stress away, Aromatherapaes Spa Shower Tablets are the perfect solution for those on the go!

Combine them together for an at-home spa basket or gift them individually. With all of these sudsy, bubbly, fizzy, soothing and energizing treats there’s something for everyone and every age.

Smith & Vandiver products are available at grocery, chain drug, and mass-market retailers, specialty stores and natural stores across the country and on-line at


Smith & Vandiver was founded in 1979 by Alida Stevens. Since its inception, the company has been crafting wholesome, cruelty-free body products that feel luxurious while being safe for everyone and respecting Mother Nature. The company strives to use the best sustainable and environmental practices throughout all aspects of the business, while making the best natural and organic bath, body, skincare and children’s products made in the U.S. The company is located in Watsonville, California on California’s Monterey Bay.

Disclosure: Complimentary samples were sent to me to provide and honest review for our readers.

Gifts That Give A Hint

At LUSH we tell it like it is, so if you need help telling your dirty friend to take a bath, your tweeting niece to give her thumbs a rest, or your high-strung aunt to just chill out, we’re here to help. This holiday address uncomfortable situations with ease, and give gifts that give a subtle (but obvious) hint.

For those who need to chill out
Chillin’ with my Gnomeys ($14.95)
This shower gift is a fast acting chill pill, perfect for your friends who are constantly hurried and stressed.

For the office lush
Glögg shower gel ($8.95/ $16.95/ $24.95)
Is your office mate often stumbling in a bit late after a long night at the pub? LUSH’s spicy shower gel is just what they need to get the message, inspired by traditional English Glögg, a warming, fruity mulled drink, excellent for keeping you nice and toasty.

For the kid who needs to leave home
Smell of Freedom ($49.95 30ml/ $19.95 9ml/ $12.95 Solid)
College graduation happened years ago, yet the nest is not so empty. This woody, spicy scent is designed to be motivational and inspirational, so it’s perfect for the child who needs a little nudge in the right direction.

For the insomniac
Golden Slumbers bath bomb ($6.00)
If someone you love is having trouble catching their Z’s, then perhaps you need to give them a bath with sleep-inducing Golden Slumbers.

For the social media addict
Christmas Tweets ($27.95)
We all know someone who is constantly updating their social media status. Filled with vanilla and marzipan scented goodies, this gift also has Smitten hand cream to soften and protect those hard working fingers.

For the smelly person
Christmas Washes ($59.95)
Full of seven shower products, this traditional looking gift will appeal to the stinky masses. It contains the spicy Glogg shower gel and New Shampoo Bar, zesty Sexy Peel and Mandarin’s Tea Party, and Buffy skin conditioner and a mini Sugar Scrub to scrub away the excesses of the season.

Cyber Monday Deals!

Cyber Monday on

The Deal:
· On Cyber Monday only, make a minimum purchase of $25 dollars on and receive a free travel bag that includes 12 free product samples.
· Choose from 3 different travel bag color pattern

The holiday shopping season is here and we wanted to share with you OLEHENRIKSENS incredible Cyber Monday specials.

Take advantage of their limited time promotion just in time for the holidays! On November 29th, otherwise known as Cyber Monday, holiday shopping has been made simple with OLEHENRIKSENS kits, perfect for any age and personality! With discounts of up to 67% off, OLEHENRIKSEN has never offered such great deals until now with these deluxe sample kits, sold exclusively online at

All About Eyes- $25 (value of $45)
Purifying eye make-up remover soothing, oil-free extract-infused wipes dissolve even the most stubborn eye makeup without irritation, leaving the delicate eye area feeling soft, supple and hydrated. Fresh start eye creme made of avocado oil, grape seed oil, spirulina, wheat germ oil, and vitamins A and E helps diminish lines and wrinkles in the delicate eye area, protects against future damage, and provides a smooth foundation for eye makeup. Ultimate lift eye gel, which Kate Gosselin refers to as Botox in a bottle is an eye gel with aloe vera that moisturizes, calms, and heals, Calendula extract responsible for energizing and softening, Cucumber extract which tightens pores and acts as a decongestant, and Eyebright extract provides a quick fix for brightening eyes. Fatigue, puffy and irritated eyes, and fine lines disappear with this terrific hydrating revitalization product.

Lighten Up Kit-$28 (value of $52)
Hands Forward SPF 15 helps guard against signs of aging by pairing shea butter and sunscreen to deeply nourish and protect the skin.

Enlighten me lightening pigment serum even out and lighten any skin type with THC, lactic acid, lemon and mulberry extracts.

Hand and Body Perfection-$48 (value of $28)
Rub n buff sea salt scrub with lemongrass oil for a zesty scent, uses sea salt to clarify, while lavender oil gives the ultimate spa relaxation feeling to calm and soothe.

Hands Forward SPF 15 helps guard against signs of aging by pairing shea butter and sunscreen to deeply nourish and protect the skin.

Muscle comforts non-greasy formula relieves tired muscles and softens and hydrates overworked feet. Peppermint oils invigorate and soothe, while detoxifying seaweed extract helps reduce excess fluid accumulation around the ankles.

Evening Perfection-$28 (value of $56)
Firm action mask made with fine clays and herbs, firm the skin and provide an instant lift, leaving skin feeling soft, smooth and calm with a refined texture.

Pure perfection, made with antioxidants, glycolic acids, and natural oils nourish, and protect the skin, and repair wrinkles.

Who wants to wake up at 5 AM on Black Friday when you can get equally amazing deals from the comfort of your own home on Cyber Monday? The following skincare and beauty brands are offering fabulous savings to make your Cyber Monday (Nov. 29th) anything but boring!


All “Skincare Pairs” that are purchased this Cyber Monday will be 20% off. Products such as the Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing System, Opal Sonic Infusion, brush heads and cleansers bought in pairs will be included in this special. There is free shipping on all orders as well as a free gift with purchase: a Limited Edition Pink Brush Head (Normal), 6 oz. Gentle Hydro Cleanser and travel bag ($65 value).



On Monday, November 29, buy one product online and get a 2nd one free!

In order to receive this offer, use the discount code: nov29. This code is not valid with any other offer.



All CleanWell products purchased on Cyber Monday will be an additional 30% off. Use the discount code CM30 at checkout.



Enjoy free shipping on all orders over $45 and a free gift with any order over $75.