Archive: Alba

Throw a Luau in Your Shower!

I am digging the new Hawaiian Cocktail body wash collection from Alba. Its perfect for warming up my shower on these chilly fall mornings. I just tried the Mai Tai, it smells good enough to drink. The almond oil leaves my skin soft and moisturized after I shower and the orange scent helps wake me up.



Escape from your tub to the tiki bar with NEW! Alba Botanica Natural Hawaiian Cocktail Body Washes! Available in three intoxicating varieties, each cocktail lavishly washes skin with gentle botanical cleansers and moisturizing nut oils. Bubbling over with tropical scents and rich, nourishing lather, the new body washes will transform any shower into an island happy hour.

The Alba Botanica Natural Hawaiian Cocktail Body Wash collection includes:

Creamy Piña Colada Body Wash (12 fl. oz., $8.95)
You’ll be just a wash away from Shangri La with this creamy Hawaiian cocktail body wash for dry to very dry skin! This tropical tonic quenches skin’s thirst with a natural blend of coconut and jojoba oils, cocoa butter and pineapple extract. Concentrated sugar cane extract helps slough off dullness to reveal glowing, revitalized skin.

Revitalizing Mai Tai Body Wash (12 fl. oz., $8.95)
Take skin on a tropical spa vacation with this revitalizing body wash! An invigorating blend of orange peel and lime extracts works together with almond oil and aloe to simultaneously stimulate and soothe normal to dry skin. Concentrated sugar cane extract helps slough off dullness to reveal glowing, revitalized skin.

Exfoliating Lava Flow Body Wash (12 fl. oz., $8.95)
For a shower erupting with skin-softening Polynesian pleasure, look to this exfoliating cocktail, which includes tiny natural loofah scrubbles, strawberry and pineapple extracts, cocoa butter and bananas to scrub, smooth and soften all skin types. Concentrated sugar cane extract helps slough off dullness to reveal glowing, revitalized skin.

The Alba Botanica Natural Hawaiian Cocktail Body Wash products will be available nationwide beginning November 2011 at Whole Foods Market, CVS, Target, Wal-Mart and natural food stores as well as at


Disclosure:  A complimentary sample was sent to me for an honest review.

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.

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.

Alba Deep Sea Facial Mask

I recently picked up the Alba Deep Sea Facial Mask, while I was on the hunt for a new face mask.  I am really loving this mask, the clay makes the mask super rich and thick. After 10 minutes with the mask on and a quick rinse and some toner my skin looks and feels so much better. I have used it twice this week and my skin is thanking me, a great mask for under $10.

Alba Deep Sea Facial Mask

Signature ingredient: Kaolin clay effectively draws out excess oils and impurities, while aloe vera and Alba’s Marine Complex hydrate, nourish and stimulate cell regeneration.

Product description: This deep cleansing mask gently draws out impurities and the excess oil that can clog pores. Sea algae and aloe vera tone and revitalize for a fresh, healthy complexion.

Features and benefits: A combination of Chinese kaolin and green clays to purify, with protective shea butter, soothing chamomile and mineral-rich nourishment with its blend of sea enzymes and aloe vera. Results in refreshed, revitalized, purified skin and a glowing complexion.

Who should use this product? For all skin types.
1 – 4 applications per week as needed.

Directions for use: After cleansing, apply a thin layer of mask evenly over face and neck. Avoid delicate eye area. Leave on for 5 minutes and rinse thoroughly. Follow with Sea Kelp Facial Toner.

Size: 4 fl oz (118 ml)

Price: $9.95

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