Archive: Skincare

It’s that time of year again! Stock up on Burt’s Bees!!

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This time of year my skin is achy and itchy and dry and all around grouchy. It was time to re-stock my Burt’s Bees pile, and I did just that! I have grown to really love Burt’s Bees products so much. They last an eternity (at least through the year) and they make my skin feel so happy. You know that feeling when your hands feel like they may actually tear open and rip, they’re so dry? These products make my skin rejoice.

Products that work – stick around for the long run and in many cases, become classics. Whether it be the ingredients or convenient packaging, we all have our favorite products that we can’t live without and our reasons why. The products in the Burt’s Bees Classics Collection were a hit from the moment they launched – and are still cult favorites today. These wonderful products came about more than 20 years ago, using what soon became Burt’s Bees most well-known ingredient, beeswax. Taken straight from the beehive, such a simple ingredient became everyone’s favorite. The classics collection includes:

Burt’s Bees Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Cream moisturizes and shields the driest of hands with Sweet Almond Oil and Vitamin E. This glass container is pretty enough to leave out on your bathroom counter or on your desk at work – everyone will be dying to try it. ($9.00, burtsbees.com) –I have to say this hand cream is absolutely unbelievable. The smell of almond milk is so delicious, you might be tempted to eat it! MMM!!

Burt’s Bees Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream is the the ideal hand cream for on the go, enriched with Shea Butter and botanical oils and perfect for everyday use. ($13.00, burtsbees.com)

Burt’s Bees Res-q Ointment ($9.00, burtsbees.com) comforts any bumps and bruises with a blend of herbal ingredients. You’ll be thanking Burt, once that bruise disappears.

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*Disclosure: I was sent these products to review for the site, I was not paid to write this post, and I was not compensated for my opinions. The opinions you read here are mine alone.

Somersets Shaving Oil – where have you been all my life?

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How many of you LOVE shaving in the winter! It’s my most dreaded part of showering. In the winter, I’m always cold. Shaving + goose bumps = nightmare. I was finally introduced to Somersets Shaving Oil, and it’s changed the way I look at shaving! I not longer have to fear shaving! This stuff really is quite amazing!

For most people, shaving is one of the least gratifying experiences. Right up there with emptying the dishwasher or ironing your pants. It can be uncomfortable and even painful—leaving the skin nicked, reddened and razor burned.

Not attractive in the least.

The big razor companies have spent untold millions convincing us that the key to a better shave is the blade. And the more blades, the better. But in fact, the real key is how well you prepare your skin for shaving—and that’s what Somersets is all about.

Unlike chemical soaps and aerosol foams, our products are made with 100% natural oils derived from plants such as Rosemary and Lavender, Tea Tree and Sweet Almond.

These oils lubricate the blade, for a cleaner, closer shave. And their natural healing properties help prevent irritation, while leaving the skin feeling cleaner, refreshed and more alive.

Popular in the UK and Europe, Somersets is now available in America. Try it once and, we’re confident, you’ll actually look forward to the next time you shave.

How about the men in your life? Somersets also has a full line of men’s shaving oils – I’m going to have to get some for my husband to try out!

FIND YOURS HERE!

Molton Brown’s products make me feel like I’m staying at a 5-star hotel…. in my own home.

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Have you ever tried a product that just made you feel fancy? This product makes me feel fancy. It’s the kind of hand soap you only want to bring out when your friends are coming over for happy hour, and then after they leave, you put it away so your kids won’t use it. It’s that fabulous (and I do mean fabulous). It smells HEAVENLY – and the scent lingers on your hands for hours after washing? Doesn’t that just sound fancy? Let this handwash transport you to a different country – a different life. Okay, that’s hokey, but still… it’s pretty stinking fabulous.

I had the pleasure of sampling the Molton Brown Handwash in Rockrose and Pine scent. OMG. Next I want to get the set!

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Rockrose & Pine Hand Wash & Lotion Set

London via Siberia: The softness of cashmere. A cocoon of warmth. A log cabin hidden in the snow.

The way we blend it: Siberian pine oil with red thyme and rockrose.

Why you’ll love it: This gift set is the perfect winter-warming hand care duo wrapped in aromatic oils and woody plant extracts.

In other Molton Brown news: On September 28th, Molton Brown opened their U.S. new flagship on 59th & Madison Avenue to transport customers on a journey of ingredient discovery like no other! From a multi-bowl sink upon entrance that allows each customer to immediately experience the products to a playful fragrance wheel, the store offers a transportative experience into the world of England’s finest beauty brand. I would love to invite you to experience the store where the brand’s newly restored products will be unveiled and celebrated.

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*Disclosure: I was sent these products to review for the site, I was not paid to write this post, and I was not compensated for my opinions. The opinions you read here are mine alone.


Jergens Shea Butter Deep Conditioning Moisturizer is PERFECT for these winter months!

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I love me some Shea Butter!

Shea Butter has been beloved for centuries for its long-lasting, deep hydration, and radiance-boosting benefits. The key ingredient in  Jergens® Shea Butter Deep Conditioning Moisturizers, Shea Butter, spreads quickly, melts to condition, and instantly transforms skin for 3X more radiance. As a beauty staple, Shea Butter nourishes and increases skin’s resiliency. Whether used as a body moisturizer or replenishing hand care, the Jergens® Shea Butter line infuses skin with radiance and moisture.

“When my patients want superior moisturizing and beauty benefits like radiance, I recommend Shea Butter formulas,” explains Dr. Sapna Westley, Kao USA Inc. Consulting Dermatologist. “I love Jergens® Crema Deep Conditioning Shea Butter with Oatmeal because it melts onto skin to nourish and condition while infusing skin with a subtle sheen.”

The reason I love Jergens, and have for years, is because it melts into your skin, and you don’t feel greasy all day. I can’t think of what I hate more than slimy lotion. This stuff is AWESOME! Perfect for those cold winter months!

Available at any drugstore!

*Disclosure: I was sent these products to review for the site, I was not paid to write this post, and I was not compensated for my opinions. The opinions you read here are mine alone.