Archive: Skincare

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!


Neutrogena keeps you covered this summer with a huge line of sunscreen products!

The sun is coming, the sun is coming! In fact, as I’m typing this, I’m sitting here staring at the beautiful sun, and wishing I was outside frolicking in it right now! We live in Oregon, we have to enjoy it when we get it!

Neutrogena has got you COVERED this summer as far as sunscreen goes! They offer products for everyone in your family from newborn – to adult! For sensitive skin – for wet skin (which is genius, if you ask me). When I’m in the store and looking to buy sunscreen for my family – I ALWAYS go for the brand I know and trust. I know Neutrogena, I trust them. They offer sunscreens for sensitive skin – and faces. Again – GENIUS! Who wants to clog their pores while protecting their skin from the sun?? Not me!

Why is sun protection so important?  The following was shared at the recent Neutrogena Sun Summit: “The brightness of the sun has increased, while the ozone layer has been depleted,” says Dr. Drew Shindell, Scientist at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies.  “So climate change has led to warmer temperatures, which means Spring comes earlier and Fall lasts longer, and people are outside more.  Due to the combination of these environmental and lifestyle changes, current risk of UV is higher than it’s been ever before.”

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You’re never going to want to get out of the shower….

Okay, to be honest I usually never want to give out of the shower. It’s the only time someone doesn’t bug me! Mommy time? I’ve got all night!

I love being introduced to products like these, that are just as amazing as their expensive peers. This new body wash from Tone smells amazing, and feels even better. Best part of all? It’s under $5!

Tone’s Ocean Therapy body wash contains vitamin E, deep sea extracts including sea kelp, and pearl essence. Known for delivering glowing, soft, rejuvenating skin, makeup artists and designers such as Donna Karan and Vincent Longo have adopted pearl essence because of its hydrating qualities, and sea kelp softens and purifies skin by removing toxins through its detoxifying and re-mineralizing elements.

Check your local grocery store – and pick some upe!

Aveeno’s new products not only protect you from the sun, but also hydrate your skin at the same time!

SPRING IS HERE!  Springtime means warmer weather and more outdoor activities – which means greater sun exposure.

AVEENO has become my #1 go-to for all things skincare. I think the main reason why I always go to their products, is because I TRUST them. I was so thrilled to see they had launched a new sun care line that helps not only protect from the sun, but reverses skin dehydration caused by the sun, chlorine, sweat and salt water. Their SPF coverage actually exceeds FDA standards!

The new AVEENO® PROTECT+ HYDRATE™ Collection nourishes skin to leave it feeling healthier than before you went in the sun.

AVEENO® PROTECT + HYDRATE™ has been shown to reduce water loss by providing 50% more hydration than the leading competitive sunscreen, keeping skin soft, smooth and healthy looking. ENVIROGUARD™ technology provides photo-stable, broad-spectrum coverage to protect skin against the sun’s damaging effects, while ACTIVE NATURALS® Oat works to replenish the skin barrier compromised by dehydration.


  • Long-lasting, broad spectrum  and photostable protection against sun’s harmful UVA/UVB rays with ENVIROGUARD™ Technology
  • Formulated with skin-soothing ACTIVE NATURALS® Oat to leave skin healthier than before sun exposure
  • Provides 24-hr skin hydration against chlorine, salt water and sweat
  • Water & sweat resistant (for 80 minutes), oil-free and non-comedogenic
  • Dermatologist recommended

Suggested retail price: SPF 30 & 50: $8.99 – $9.99 3.0 oz. tube