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Friday is National “Don’t Fry Day!”

Every single year I have one good burn. You know, the first burn of the summer. It’s like my right of passage into summer. Every single time I do it, I also have to hear about it from my husband. It just drives him CRAZY! Why do I let myself burn once a year? I don’t know – it’s just always been that way, long as I can remember? I burn once, then not again the whole summer. I don’t think that’s too bad, right?

WRONG. I have got to stop doing this to my skin!! When I saw this alert in my email box this morning – I thought I need to protect myself better – skip that ‘first burn’! I love Aveeno products as well. I trust them to keep me covered (no pun intended)!

The Friday before Memorial Day – May 24, 2013 – has been designated as “Don’t Fry Day” to encourage sun safety awareness and to remind everyone to protect their skin while enjoying the outdoors.

Because no single step can fully protect you and your family from overexposure to UV radiation, the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention encourages individuals to:

• Generously Apply Sunscreen

• Seek Shade

• Wear Sun-Protective Clothing

• Use Extra Caution Near Water, Snow and Sand

• Get Vitamin D Safely

• Not Burn or Tan

For more information on “Don’t Fry Day” and skin safety, visit:

The AVEENO® brand offers a wide range of sun care products with superior broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and exclusive ACTIVE NATURALS® ingredients to protect every member of the family, including: AVEENO® Protect + Hydrate® SPF 30, 50 & 70, AVEENO® Baby Continuous Protection SPF 55.

Crabtree & Evelyn launches new collection: Summerset Meadow!

Check out the latest Crabtree & Evelyn fragrance collection, which launches this month!

Joining the well-loved ranges of Nantucket Briar® and Summer Hill® in their celebration of flowers and idyllic settings, the light fruity-floral scent of new Somerset Meadow is an aromatic impression of an idyllic English landscape in bloom. Of all England’s natural beauties, the meadows of Somerset, sanctuaries of wild loveliness, have long been revered.

Somerset Meadow captures the scent of nature at its most spectacular; notes of sparkling bergamot and dew-kissed blackberry are perfectly balanced with the bitter greens of ivy and fern. A heart of white blossoms, water lily and earthy geranium flourishes as if warmed by the morning sun, whilst creamy musk, willow and moss bring a soft, sensuous touch. Feel your mood lift as you happily lose yourself in its charming allure.

This fragrance is beautiful! It’s perfect that they released it this month, because it smells like Spring! Nothing gets you ready for your day more than this scent. I’m not kidding you. My kids have to bang on the door to get me to leave the tub when I’m using this. Light some candles, get a glass of wine, and enjoy your relaxation (if you can!). This new collection is truly amazing! Smells beautiful!

Bath & Shower Gel 200mL / 6.8 FL OZ Price: $22.00 Formulated with conditioning extracts of water lily and ivy, this richly lathering cleansing gel also creates a wonderfully foaming bath that awakens the senses and leaves skin feeling silky smooth.

Not your mother’s Nair!

Do you all remember your mom using Nair when you were growing up? I remember so vividly that pink bottle of Nair, always in the bathroom, sitting on the corner of the tub. (Recognize that bottle above?)

What’s the next thing you remember about Nair? I remember stinging skin, and a very, very strong smell. Still with me?

Last week I got a big ol’ box of products from Nair to try out, and my first thought was….. could it be the same Nair I remember? Will it smell the same? Feel the same? Honestly, I haven’t given Nair a second thought since I left my teens, and this was the first time I really considered giving it a try again.

I opened the first box, and it was their new product, Spa Clay. So how’d it go?? Follow me after the jump! More »

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The sun is out – let’s shave!

I know the sun doesn’t have to be out in order to shave, I’m not THAT crazy….but let’s be honest, the sun INSPIRES us to shave! We have had about three days in a row of full sun (knock on wood) and nothing keeps my legs shaved every day more than beautiful-warm-sunny-weather!  I have a confession. I just took my hour “lunch” and went and sat in the sun. Just sat there (and listened to Dr. Laura, if I’m going full-disclosure) and soaked up the Vitamin D! I’m so revved up now I could clean my whole house! (I won’t ….. but I COULD.)

As the weather warms up and Spring kicks into full gear, Gillette Venus wants to ensure you’re keeping the best Spring cleaning practices (Venus Edition) this year!

While you’re rummaging through old boxes deciding what to trash or donate, keep in mind that your Venus razor is interchangeable – so you can refill any Venus handle with any Venus blade! Not only will this save you money, but it’ll also save you an extra step while beautifying your bathroom this Spring.

With Venus’ any-cart-any-handle system, enjoy the luxury of mixing and matching to find your perfect shaving match. Your legs (and your budget!) will thank you!