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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.

L’Occitane Launches New Website + MakeHerUp Exclusive 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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Introducing Adventuress

I work from a home office so by the time the weekend hits I want to be anywhere but home. Rain or shine I am dragging my kids camping, hiking, biking and swimming. With three kids I am always looking for ways to make our adventures easier, so I was really excited to check out the Adventuress line. Keep reading to see how the products worked for me.

Adventuress Skin Care Collection was designed with an active lifestyle in mind.  With Adventuress you get an arsenal of products to protect and nourish,including moisturizer, sunscreen, skin purifier, face cleanser and EnviroBalm™.

And since your active lifestyle doesn’t allow for a lot of extra baggage, it was all specifically created with “on-the-go” in mind. So whether your adventures lead you to the slopes, beach, on the trail or out on the highways, I have two words for you…Go There!

When I go backpacking I generally have to carry my 45lb, 3yr old so we can keep a decent pace. So you can imagine I am looking for any way to lighten the load on my back. The Adventuress sunscreen wipes are such a great idea the little pouches make it easy to just bring the amount of sunscreen you need.

Then just peel back the sticker and put your finger in the little slot and  swipe across your skin for easy on the go sun protection. My kids have sensitive skin and this worked on all of us without any irritation. I will definitely be stocking up on these for future adventures.

Adventuress (YouVee’s) Sunscreen Swipes
Packing the same protective and nourishing punch as our High Performance Sunscreen, these handy swipes were designed with “on-the-go” in mind as they are individually wrapped. No more greasy hands or fingers, just the exact dosage of moisturizing sun screen uniquely packaged in a sealed finger pocket to ensure you get a clean application and, more importantly, reapplication during any activity. These sunscreen wipes are packaged 24 per box and are perfect to carry in your purse for use whenever you need them!

To Use: At home or on the go, simply open packet and place finger into pocket of swipe. Apply swipe to skin and reapply every 2 hours, after swimming or sweating.

We do a lot of camping in the summer, at least 2 weekends a month are spent in a tent somewhere in the forest of the Pacific Northwest. I love the outdoors but I also love the feeling of being clean. I have tried so many brands of travel wipes and while most of them clean my face always feels a bit blah after like I missed a step.

What I was missing before I found in the Adventuress facial wipes, they are so refreshing I want to use them everyday. The wipes clean my face really well and leave it soft, smooth and feeling clean and utterly refreshed. These are by far my favorite travel facial wipe s they feel so great after a long day out in the sun.

Adventuress Fearlessly Refreshing Facial Wipes $22.00
These cleansing, biodegradable facial wipes act as an environmental shield to protect your skin from irritation, rash and redness. Packaged 24 wipes to a box, so you can keep some with you all the time. Great to use as makeup remover wipes!

To Use: Wipe your face and neck for a pick-me-up anytime you need to cleanse and refresh.

 

Learn more about the Adventuress line of products and purchase at goadventuress.com.


Disney Ariel Collection by Sephora – Summer 2013

This summer dive into a daring journey of curiosity and discovery with the Disney Reigning Beauties Ariel Collection by SEPHORA, an assortment of color cosmetics, a signature fragrance and princess-worthy accessories that are inspired by the world under the sea and bold determination of Ariel from the classic Disney animated film, The Little Mermaid. The Disney Reigning Beauties Ariel Collection by SEPHORA captures the ethereal, yet vibrant colors depicted in the film in a stunning array of treasures, beyond your wildest dreams.

I had the chance to check out a few items from the new collection and they are really great.

I love the colors in this palette they are so highly pigmented and so velvety smooth they go on like buttah! Don’t think be fooled thinking its just a cute palette it really is great shadow. Once applied my eye shadow stayed put until I washed it off at night.

Part of Your World Eyeshadow Palette ($30.00) (Limited Edition)
Open your eyes to endless possibilities with this captivating palette with four vibrant shades that are easy to apply and blend for a variety of mesmerizing eye looks.

Let your eyes shimmer like the sea with these inspiring shades, including:

  • What’s-It Matte clay grey
  • Who’s-It Glittering white
  • Dinglehopper Iridescent light teal
  • Snarfblat Violet with iridescent glitter

Sephora Disney Ariel Set the Mood Compact Mirror is truly a gorgeous compact mirror. The outer case features a silhouette of Ariel and her Prince during the “Kiss the Girl” scene in the film. The compact is etched with silver lacing and a beautiful green shell-like background featuring tiny fishes and waves.

The compact is really great for the price it has a bit of weight to it and is really well made mirror. One side is regular mirror the other a magnified version. The inside  mirror is printed with “You’ve got to be you!”

Set the Mood Compact Mirror ($20.00) (Limited Edition)
Bat your eyes and pucker your lips with this beautifully designed deep sea treasure.

Check out the rest of the collection at www.sephora.com/disney-ariel-collection