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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

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.


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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.

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Summer Must Have: Alterna Bamboo Beach Line

Alterna consistently releases amazing hair lines, like my latest obsession the Instant Recovery Caviar line. Their newest line Bamboo Beach is a trio of must have products for summer.  It is specially designed to provide UV protection, help combat the damaging effects of the sun, pool and saltwater. It also is one of the best smelling scents perfect for the summer – Brazilian Mango & Coconut Milk.

Whatever your natural hair texture the Bamboo Beach line is the perfect way to create beautiful beachy waves while protecting your hair.


One of my favorite things about this line is how amazing it smells. The tropical and summery scents of Mango and Coconut Milk don’t just smell good when I apply the products but keep my hair smelling clean and amazing all day.

When it’s too hot to even think about heat stealing but you can’t fathom another bun or ponytail, Bamboo Beach Summer Ocean Waves is the answer. The lightweight spray covers really well, after spraying into my hair I scrunch up and can let it air dry for beachy curls or add use the blow drying for more of the beachy wave look. I love that this creates the perfect summer waves without drying out my hair like some salt sprays can.

Bamboo Beach Summer Ocean Waves $20
Create the perfect tousled look with this lightweight texturizing spray for sexy, just-back-from-the-beach hair. Locks in moisture, while providing weightless volume and wavy texture to all hair types, for naturally luscious locks.

The Sun recovery spray is fantastic and it is always in my beach bag whether I am hitting the pool or the ocean. The leave-in conditioner has UV protection for my highlights  and hydrates it. I can spritz a little to protect my hair before heading out and then another quick spritz post sun time to hydrate and detangle my hair. 

Instantly revitalize sun-parched hair with this nourishing leave-in conditioner for naturally luscious locks. Deeply penetrates hair to infuse moisture, improve manageability, enhance shine and protect from future damage. Formulated with ColorHold? technology for maximum color retention.


Whether I am extending a blow out or am out camping and just can’t hit the showers Bamboo Beach Refreshing Dry Shampoo has been my go-to product this summer.

 The product smells so amazing even a shower junkie like myself  is happy to skip the shower for a dry shampoo. The powder is white but absorbs really quickly and doesn’t leave any visible powder. It really helps to revitalize my hair and refresh it.

Refresh hair between washing and save the water for the ocean with this silky, talc-free hair powder. Provides an exotic, fruity scent. Perfect tucked into a beach bag for on-the-go styling to create tousled texture.
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