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It’s summer all-year-round with Lavanila Vanilla Summer!

Unfortunately we’re in our last month of summer, but the fun doesn’t have to end! Lavanila introduces their new UNBELIEVABLE scent, Vanilla Summer! You’ll feel like you’re on vacation clear into winter!

This fragrance might be my favorite Lavanila scent, and that’s saying something. I love the scents of Mango, Pineapple and Coconut. It smells so amazing you want to drink it!

One thing I really love about Lavanila – is their scents are available, affordably – in a roller ball! Don’t want to commit to a full bottle? You can try it out for only $19, and it’s STILL a lot of fragrance!

Breathtaking sunsets meet the sounds of lapping waves in this limited-edition summer fragrance. Escape and experience the irresistible, long-lasting summer blend of fresh mango, juicy pineapple, creamy coconut milk, and island sugar cane steeped in base of warm Madagascar vanilla. Created by master natural perfumers, this effortlessly sexy fragrance is made with the finest natural ingredients, and instilled with essential vitamins and minerals that pamper the body and soul.

The Healthy Fragrance is all-natural, 100 percent healthy, and completely free of harsh and possibly toxic chemicals. Organic sugar cane alcohol is infused with pure essential oils and vitamin-rich technology so what’s left on your skin is body beneficial vitamins bursting with beauty benefits.

Notes:
Mango, Pineapple, Coconut Milk, Sugar Cane, Madagascar Vanilla.

Vanilla Summer is available in:

The Healthy Fragrance ($58): This all-natural Eau de Parfum is hand crafted using the highest quality essential oils and vitamin-rich botanicals from all over the world. Completely free of chemically laden alcohol, petrochemicals and phthalates, this body beneficial fragrance is uniquely packed with a healthy dose of anti-oxidants.

The Healthy Roller-Ball ($19): Housed in a slim, spill-proof bottle, this tote-able scent lets you dab on Vanilla Summer whenever you feel the need to escape to your own private oasis.

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Don’t Forget to Enter the L’Occitane Contest!

L’Occitane is one of my favorite lines and they have launched a great new website! L’Occitane has high end luxury skincare at affordable prices and their new site will help you find the perfect products just for you.

Check out their new website here usa.loccitane.com

Website Updates Include:

  • L’Occitane Skincare Diagnosis and Fragrance Finder
  • Videos which describe the brand’s inspiration behind each collection
  • Botanist’s Glossary featuring over 200 Mediterranean ingredients found in L’Occitane products
  • A simplified checkout process to help complete a flawless shopping experience
  • L’Occitane “About Us” section, where consumers may immerse themselves in Provence with articles about gastronomy, culture and more
  • Boutique Locator, which now provides helpful directions
  • Provencal VIP sign-up to receive special offers and invitations from L’Occitane throughout the year

In honor of their new website we are hosting a giveaway of the amazing L’Occitane’s Verbena Eau de Toilette, Retail Value $52!

L’Occitane’s Verbena Eau de Toilette
A perennial favorite. Extroverted notes of Mediterranean verbena mingle with a rosy base of geranium and lemon tree. Elegantly presented in a glass spray bottled engraved with a verbena leaf.

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Winner Announced: Mary Kay Fun in the Sun Contest

 

And the winner is:  Pinkngreen Closet ! Congratulation watch your email inbox.

Embrace the summer sun before it’s too late! Beat the heat, and of course those harmful rays, with the ultimate summer beauty products from Mary Kay®. From sun protecting SPF products to heat-resistant and waterproof colors, Mary Kay® has you covered to enjoy the rest of the summer.

One of our lucky MakeHerUp readers will win this AMAZING prize package from Mary Kay. Enter below on the widget for your chance to win this great prize package.

 

Mary Kay® “Fun in the Sun” Giveaway Package (Approx. $95 Value) Includes:

Mary Kay® Sun Care Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 $14

  • Water resistant for up to 80 minutes and made to withstand intense outdoor activity
  • Provides a choice of SPF protection levels for worry-free days in the sun
  • Absorbs quickly, leaving skin feeling soft and moisturized
  • Oil-free formula prevents the clogging of pores

Mary Kay® Foundation Primer Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15 $16

  • Provides a layer of broad-spectrum SPF 15 sun protection 
  • Patent-pending oil-free gel formula absorbs quickly
  • Provides lightweight, matte finish

Mary Kay® Lash Love™ Waterproof Mascara $15

  • Combines the benefits of waterproof mascara with the volume and color payoff of regular mascara
  • Water-resistant lashes that appear fuller, lifted and multiplied
  • Lashes that appear healthier and flawless and don’t smudge or run

Mary Kay® Sun Care Lip Protector Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15 $8

  • Glides on for invisible protection and helps seal in moisture so lips feel soft and supple.
  • Provides UVA and UVB protection.
  • Water-resistant, fragrance-free and dermatologist-tested.

Beauty Blotters® Oil-Absorbing Tissues $10

  • Instantly absorb excess oil and eliminate shine and perspiration without disturbing makeup
  • Removes shine so makeup stays fresh throughout the day

Mary Kay Makeup Finishing Spray by Skindinävia $18

  • Exclusive Mary Kay and Skindinävia formula in a pump bottle
  • Completely breathable spray that works on any skin type, even oily skin
  • Quick-drying formula lasts up to 16 hours
  • Color-fast tested so it won’t stain clothes and washes off easily

 

To learn more about Mary Kay check out their website at www.marykay.com or their social media sites:

 

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Get Beach Ready with Philips and Sarna

Now that we’re in the midst of beach season, a well packed beach bag is essential. Start with a great beach bag, Sarna skin products, sunblock, perfect pink polish and a towel. The only other thing you need for a day on the beach is  smooth hair free skin. I joined  the Philips Satin Perfect 30 day challenge to see how easy it can be to have smooth skin.

I hate the feeling of stubble so I end up shaving everyday to keep my legs smooth. I have thought about getting my legs waxed to save the daily pain, but the hefty price tag always keeps me from making the jump. When I had the chance to review the Philips Satin Perfect Epilator I was excited to see how well it works.

The  Philips Satin Perfect looks great and is really well made I was impressed how sturdy the unit is. It has two speed options, and comes with several different attachments that massage the skin and lift the hair to make the whole process easier. The textured ceramic disks  pull the hair out from the root. It also comes with an awesome set of lighted tweezers that make any plucking or clean up really easy. The kit  has a head for shaving and trimming, that turns it into an electric razor instantly and last but not least you get a little pouch to store all the goodies and make it extremely portable.

So the big question how bad does it hurt? Now pain is different for everyone and I would say I am in the middle leaning towards the wimpy side.  I love how much hair the epilator removed in just one stroke, with just a bit of a sting. It was a lot less painful that I had imagined.   The epilator vibrates a bit which helps it to soothe the skin, and helps the sting go away quickly.

The epilator can be used virtually anywhere on the body, including the legs, arms, and underarms. Obviously some areas will be more sensitive than others, so the degree of pain will vary depending on where you use it.

One thing I had to figure out was how to deal with the hair. The unit doesn’t collect the hair so the hair just floats around. I find using it in the bathtub (without water) is the easiest way to use it without any mess.

I am really happy with the Philips Satin Perfect, the pain was really minimal and the results are amazing. I did my first round a week ago and my skin is still smooth. Now my only question is why did I waste so much time shaving? I am excited to see the results the more I use it.

Philips Satin Perfect Deluxe Epilator
Designed to give you the ultimate epilation experience, the Philips Satin Perfect Deluxe Epilator has an extra-wide head and textured ceramic discs to gently remove more hair in one stroke. This cordless epilator provides up to 40 minutes of hair removal per charge. Comfortable and efficient, the Satin Perfect Deluxe has an ergonomic head and built-in opti-light to reveal even the finest hairs. Two speed settings give you more control. The Satin Perfect Deluxe comes with four attachments and a pair of illuminating smart tweezers.

Smoothes in Minutes and Lasts for Weeks
The Satin Perfect Deluxe Epilator removes body hair in sensitive areas, like under the arms; on hard-to-reach areas like knees and ankles; and on facial areas such as the eyebrows and upper lip using the illuminating smart tweezers. Its hypoallergenic, textured ceramic discs catch and remove even the finest hairs quickly and comfortably, leaving you with smooth skin for up to four weeks.

Efficient Epilation That’s Gentle on Your Skin
As gentle on skin as it is efficient, the epilator features an active hair lifter that makes even short hair stand up for easy epilation, while the massage system gently vibrates to stimulate and soothe skin. The speed control feature maintains an ideal epilation speed throughout the hair removal process.

Ceramic Discs Grab and Remove Fine Hairs
A built-in opti-light makes it easy to view fine hairs, and 32 textured ceramic discs effectively grip hair and prevent even the finest strands from slipping through the discs. The pivoting movement of the performance cap helps you keep the epilator at the ideal angle for best results.

The Satin Perfect Deluxe also includes a shave, trim, and style attachment for close and smooth removal. A luxury tweezer set, ideal for eyebrow grooming, comes in an elegant case with integrated light and mirror.

Cordless, Quick-Charging Design
The epilator provides up to 40 minutes of performance on one charge and recharges in just an hour. Its cordless design means you can toss it in a suitcase or gym bag for easy, on-the-go use anywhere and everywhere.

Removable Head for Easy Cleanup
Thanks to its removable, washable shaving head, keeping the epilator clean and is quick and easy. Simply hold it under running water and clean with the included brush.

What’s in the Box
Satin Perfect Deluxe Epilator, active hair lifter, active massage system w/ pivoting cap, shaving head, trimming comb, illuminated smart tweezers, charger, cleaning brush, and storage pouch.

After your glam day at the beach, revitalize your overly sun kissed (re: burned) skin with Sarna Original lotion. A steroid-free product, Sarna Original is designed to soothe the itch associated with sunburn via the cooling combination of menthol and camphor. It’s an essential for any beach bag, and also works great to stop the itch from the inevitable post-bonfire bug bites.

These are the must have lotions of summer. We are out camping at least two weeks a month and that leads to bug bites, burns and dry skin. Sarna lotion has been a lifesaver keeping post camping pain at bay. My daughter was attacked by mosquitos on our last trip and was crying the bites were so irritating. I applied Sarna original and instantly she felt better she was happy to get a break from the itch of the bites.

I got a bad sunburn on a little strip of my forehead I somehow missed with my sunblock. It was pretty tender and aloe wasn’t cutting it. I remembered I had the Sarna lotion and applied it and was amazed how fast the discomfort went away. Not to be out done the Sarna Sensitive Skin is also a really great product. My youngest has really sensitive skin and he gets a rash from even the slightest product change. I have been using the Sarna Sensitive on his skin post bath and his little dry, itchy spots have gone away. This duo is a lifesaver for any parent or outdoorsy person.

Sarna®Original
Two Active IngredientsFast-acting SARNA Original lotion contains menthol (0.5%) and camphor (0.5%) to cool and soothe itch while moisturizing the skin. It is designed to relieve the itch associated with general itch, dry skin, insect bites, sunburn and poison ivy/oak/sumac. And because it’s steroid free, it’s safe to use daily.

Sarna®Sensitive
Maximum StrengthPatient-preferred2 SARNA Sensitive lotion provides the maximum amount of anti-itch medication you can find without a prescription. Itch relief just as effective as 1% topical hydrocortisone (steroidal) creams,2 its non-irritating pramoxine hydrochloride (1%) formula moisturizes the skin while soothing the itch. It is ideal for relieving itch associated with eczema and sensitive dry skin. And because it is fragrance- and steroid-free, it is safe for daily use.