Archive: Body

My Review: Nature’s Gate Deoderant

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I was listening to Howard Stern last week, and he was raving about this new deodorant he had tried, from Nature’s Gate. Howard is all about natural, organic products, and swore that this was his favorite deodorant.  I contacted the company and asked them to send me some product, which I was so excited to try out! I hate the thought of using deodorants that are filled with aluminum, so I was excited to try this aluminum-free product! 

I love the scent, it was strong – and smelled great. It has an earthy-fresh smell, and I loved that! It went on well, and dried nicely.  My only complaint, is that it definitely doesn’t last nearly as long as the deodorants I’ve tried in the past. This product is only really good for 2-4 hours.  Which for me – doesn’t cut it. I don’t want to have to reapply deodorant throughout the day.  So I probably wouldn’t use this product again.  I was definitely not convinced.

Available in roll-on and stick formulations, Nature’s Gate deodorants are named after the four seasons with great matching scents! Each deodorant contains a unique and powerful odor-blocker Deoderm® and a combination of odor-preventing natural extracts. Phthalate free. Contain no animal derived ingredients and never tested on animals.

Nature’s Gate Certified Organic essences are fresh from the field, locally grown in California on land dedicated to growing Nature’s Gate botanical essences. At the family owned Organic farm, each plant receives individual care, ensuring the highest purity and quality. The farm’s water source is derived from the winter rains and snow pack of the Sierra Nevadas.

-Paraben Free

-No Propylene Glycol

-No Aluminum

-With Baking Soda to help neutralize odor

$5.99 – BUY IT HERE!

Billy Jealousy Launches ULTAMATE

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Just in time for the Holidays, Mr. Billy Jealousy has launched a little something special with his friends over at ULTA. Now you can finally give you man that subtle hint of what to use before date night or a day at the gym.

• 2oz White Knight Facial Cleanser
White Knight contains essential moisturizing agents to provide necessary hydration while cleansing skin. The white, foaming formula cleanses without stripping the skin of essential oils. SLS-free, Paraben free, no fragrance added.

• 2oz LiquidSand Facial Exfoliator
Less penetrating than a scrub and more powerful than a face wash, this gentle cleanser removes dead skin cells, dirt and all round grime. Colorant –free, SLS-free

• 2oz Hydroplane Shave Cream
A rich, technologically advanced cream that keeps you looking sharp and feeling cool. This shaving cream cools, heals and conditions the skin with its micro-silicon beads, while natural citrus oils condition, moisturize and purify skin.

• 2oz Fuzzy Logic Shampoo
This shampoo contains two DHT blockers (DHT causes hair loss) Menthyl Lactate and Peppermint Oil creating strong, healthy and thick hair. The powerful shampoo also contains Cocamide MEA, which is a coconut-derived cleanser and moisturizer as well as Panthenol, a provitamin conditioner.

• 2oz Cashmere Coat Conditioner
This hair strengthening conditioner is infused with peppermint as well as DHT blockers to restore strength, volume and hydration to keep your hair lookin’ healthy

• 2oz Illicit Body Wash
Created after the huge success of the ILLICIT Eau de Parfum, this body wash is infused with citrus bergamot, tea, ivy, ginger and sandalwood. The hemp seed oil softens and sooths the skin while Cocamide MEA, a natural derivative of coconut oil cleans and moisturizes and Vitamin E conditions.

Retail: $24.00 ($36.00 value) BUY IT HERE!

Make Her Up introduces Kings & Queens Body Milks & More!

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I’ve tried a few Kings & Queens products in the past, and I was really impressed with each one! Recently I was sent 2 of their new Showergel’s – and I’m in love! They come in these big 10 oz. bottles, and each have a great design on the label.  What I love most about these showergels is the scent. It stays with you long after you get out of the shower.  I tried Chinese Princess Jasmine  – and Sultan of Granada Lemon Flower, and they are amazing! I couldn’t tell you which one I like more.  They are awesome!

Get ready like a royal, start the day like a sovereign, make like a monarch. Kings & Queens is a royal new body care range developed around the herbs and spices favored by the aristocracy of a bygone age.

Kings & Queens introduces Body Milks, Showergels, Body Butters, and Shimmering Body Milks, each with a story to tell. From Nefertiti Honey, inspired by the Egyptian Queen who used the Nectar as an indulgent beauty treatment, to Cinnamon, the spice beloved by Queen Isabella of Spain that prompted Columbus’s trip to discover the new world, the creators of Kings & Queens took inspiration from the beloved ingredients of yesteryear.

The line reflects the true decadence of royals past with an imaginative, modern twist. This fun, irreverent range of beauty products is for fashion, style and design conscious urbanites who are always on the lookout for an affordable statement choice.

All Kings & Queens products are mineral oil-and paraben-free and enriched with “The Royal Mix,” a blend of Pomegranate, Blue Egyptian Lotus and Malachite extracts containing Hazelnut, Grape, Sunflower and Avocado Oils. The purple fruit of Pomegranate, with benefits of Polyphenolic compounds and Vitamin C, has a crown-like top, which is why it is displayed on the coat of arms of many Royal Houses. The flower of the Blue Lotus was the most popular ancient Egyptian symbol of glory and eternal life for gods and mortals alike containing bioflavonoids, such as quercetin and rutin and antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. Malachite was used by Russian Tsars to decorate their palaces to lend extra energy and bring harmony by detoxification the body and healing skin tissue.

The Line for the throne: Debuting for Kings & Queens are eighteen royals, originating from four royal families:

The Royal Family of Showergels is an aristocratic way to get clean. Introducing Caspar Myrrh, George III Lime, Nefertiti Honey, Chinese Princess Jasmine, King Solomon Cedar, Queen Isabella Cinnamon Orange, Sultan of Granada Lemon Flower, Aztec King Vanilla Pear, and King of Sumatra Pepper & Bergamot. Retail Price: $9.00

The Royal Family of Body Milks conquers dry skin with Hazel Seed, Grape Seed, Sunflower Seed and Avocado Oils. Introducing George III Lime, Aztec King Vanilla Pear, and King of Sumatra Pepper & Bergamot. Retail Price: $11.00

The Royal Family of Body Butters regally moisturizes and smoothes skin with Shea Butter, Beeswax, and Coconut Oil. Introducing Nefertiti Honey, Sultan of Granada Lemon Flower, and Caspar Myrrh. Retail Price: $15.00

The Royal Family of Shimmering Body Milks gives you a noble glow with Hazel Seed, Grape Seed, Sunflower Seed and Avocado Oils. Introducing Queen Isabella Cinnamon Orange, Caspar Myrrh, and Chinese Princess Jasmine.

Retail Price: $11.00

WHERE TO FIND IT: Select Nordstrom locations


Make Her Up introduces Lavanila’s Body Butters!

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This time of year my skin gets very sad and dry.  The weather sucks all the moisture out of my skin, and it’s left thirsty and needing lotion every day.  When I was recently sent Lavanila’s new Body Butter to try for the site, I was absolutely thrilled. I’ve always been a fan of Lavanila’s scents, and to have it in a Body Butter is a major bonus!

I tried the Vanilla Lavender, and it’s such a wonderful body butter (and I’ve tried a lot). It goes on smooth, and dries completely – not leaving your skin greasy.  It softens my skin – and makes it feel healthy and nourished all day.  The scent is strong, but not overpowering in the least. It’s a beautiful, soft smell – that works all day long!

THINK: The healthiest butters on earth.

WHAT THEY ARE:
Skin food. They’ve already made your fragrance ritual a healthy one. Now Lavanila is turning its attention to your moisturizing routine by introducing a new line of 100% natural Body Butters, deeply nourishing, non-greasy formulas packed with some of the most skin beneficial, anti-oxidant rich vitamins and minerals on earth and lightly scented with the natural Lavanila fragrances you can’t get enough of.

Unlike traditional fragranced body butters and lotions, The Healthy Body Butter uses an advanced, restorative formula made with 100% natural ingredients and survival molecules to lock in a healthy dose of 30 essential vitamins and minerals. Blending skin-soothing botanicals and powerful anti-oxidants with the purity of Lavanila’s signature fragrances, this non-greasy, instantly absorbed formula melts into skin for luxurious hydration and softly scented nourishment.

The Body Butters are available in each of the five Lavanila scents, all of which are formulated with 100% natural ingredients such as skin-soothing pure essential oils, fresh fruit extracts and botanicals. The scents include:

Pure Vanilla – The perfect vanilla. More vanilla bean than vanilla cookie, this superbly clean scent is a must have for any vanilla addict. Contains notes of: Madagascar vanilla, freesia, heliotrope and vanilla orchid.
Vanilla Grapefruit – An uplifting citrus. Sweetly seductive and kissed by sunshine, this unusually crisp fragrance is destined to become a cult classic. Contains notes of: grapefruit, lime, bergamot, orange, cedarwood, heliotrope and Madagascar vanilla.
Vanilla Blossom – A wild floral bouquet. Dangerously seductive, this flirtatious floral is unexpectedly clean and sophisticated. Contains notes of: crushed orange blossom, rose, jasmine, karo karounde petals, nutmeg, osmanthus, lemon and Madagascar vanilla.
Vanilla Coconut – Paradise found. Careful and tropical, this exotic blend transports you to an island of healthy delights. Contains notes of: fresh coconut oil, tiare flower and Madagascar vanilla.
Vanilla Lavender – A clean, romantic blend. Peaceful and serene, an oasis of tranquility awaits. Contains notes of Spanish lavender, rose absolute, violet leaf and Madagascar vanilla.

$25.00 – BUY IT HERE!