Archive: Skincare

NEW Flavored Lip Balms from Sun Bum!

Let’s face it, lip balms and stockings go together like peanut butter and jelly! Okay, well if you’re in MY family, they do! Since I was a wee lad (what’s female for lad?) my mom has been sticking flavored lip balms in my stockings. For – I won’t tell you how many years. Well, I’ve been continuing the tradition with my own kids. I have two boys, ages 12 and 10, and while I’m not sure they appreciate it as much as I did – I still get a kick out of it. I might be persuaded to share some lip balms with the ladies in my life this year instead of my growing boys. What, boys don’t want smooth lips?

Here are two new lip balms from Sun Bum! The deliciously flavored lip balms are sure to please anyone in your life – except maybe those tween boys of yours.

The latest from Sun Bum are the NEW! Flavored Lip Balms with SPF 30+ sunscreen with added Aloe and Vitamin E that will protect and moisturize your kisser all day long. Available in: Key Lime, Coconut, Pink Guava, Mango, Pomegranate and its existing flavor, Banana. $3.99.

Sun Bum believes quality, safety, and performance are the keys to getting more people to use sunscreen. Each ingredient and attribute is specifically chosen to provide friends with the most advanced broad spectrum protection available, while ensuring a smooth and invisible feel, just the way they like it.

Get them for yourself!

Yule Love the Bubbles!

Have a bath lover in your family? Look no further! For only $15 – you can get this ADORABLE Christmas gift set!! The set comes complete with travel-sized bottles of Essence Clark Wash Hair + Body “Big Softie” Shampoo, Essence Skin-Saving Volumizing Conditioner and a FULL SIZED Essence Clear + Clean Body Soap! Does it get better?

How about a beautiful box? Who needs to wrap? This gift box is ready to go! Perfect for stockings, might I add!

Love VMV’s products, they smell and feel amazing!!

Ideal for the bath-time enthusiast, this creamy bath set features three of VMV’s gentlest, yet luxurious bath essentials.  The set includes: Essence Skin-Saving Clark Wash Hair + Body “Big Softie” Shampoo – SLS, SLES and Allergen-Surfactant Free, this cleanser gently removes dirt without stripping hair and skin of their moisture.  Essence Skin-Saving Conditioner – Rinses clean without leaving behind any dulling residue.  Hair is left with a renewed bounce while also preventing acne and rashes on the scalp, face and body.  Essence Skin-Saving Clear + Clean Body Soap –Enriched with light, skin-friendly oils and glycerin, this gentle soap is ideal for all skin types and helps prevent body acne and skin imperfections.

 $15

Keep your skin feeling gud this winter!

Burt’s Bees, a pioneer and leader in natural personal care for over 25 years, is inviting a new audience to discover the benefits of natural with a new brand: güd—natural beauty re-imagined for the millennial woman.

I got my hands on the gud Vanilla Flame Body Butter – and I’m SOLD!!! Holy cow this stuff is amazing. Melts like buttah! (Couldn’t help myself) I don’t know about you, but my skin feels so dry and scratchy during the winter. I feel like no matter what I put on my skin – it just drinks it right up immediately! This beautiful butter really helps combat those cold winter days. I’m in love with the stuff – and I think you will be to!

As interest in natural continues to grow*, the consumer profile is also shifting. In addition to those already committed to the natural lifestyle, there are a growing number of women who are younger, new to the category, very social and living life through their senses. The current natural landscape may not meet their needs or sensibilities—too pricey, too “crunchy,” or not sensorial enough.

On a mission to make natural personal care available to everyone, everywhere, Burt’s Bees saw an opportunity to create a new breed of natural.  One that trades the standard “earthy” aesthetic for a more contemporary, vibrant feel, without pretentions and without skimping on standards.

Enter güd—a bright, happy, expertly-fragranced natural personal care collection without parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals or sodium lauryl sulfate. With 97% natural ingredients and accessible price points, the collection offers a robust natural formula with the sensory appeal of a specialty collection.

The collection includes a total of thirty-two SKU’s spanning hair care, body care and hand care (eight product forms) in four unique fragrance variants—Orange Petalooza™, Floral Cherrynova™, Vanilla Flame™ and Pearanormal Activity™. Burt’s Bees worked with a leading fragrance developer to create four fresh, complex, and universally appealing scents that mash-up the traditional floral, citrus, fruit and gourmand categories.

Peachy but not preachy, güd challenges the conventional beauty mantra with a refreshing perspective—that being happy makes women beautiful, not the other way around. This philosophy is evidenced in the bright, joyful appearance of the collection—from the smile built into the brand name (take a second look at the umlaut) to the vibrant colors and design of the packaging and its playful tone of voice.

Best part is, it’s only $12! Check it out!


Need stocking stuffer ideas for your man?

Funny story. So Make Her Up has been around since 2007, right? Well in all these years, some of our most popular posts have been about men’s products. This post alone has been viewed almost 30,000 times! (Who know men’s toe nail polish would bring so many men out of the closet!?) Anyway, the other day I was at a birthday party – when a male friend came up to me, and said – so how come you guys never get your hands on any men’s products, eh? There’s a huge market for it, you know! If you’re ever looking to try out some men’s products, I’d be happy to help!

He’s right – men like their products, just like we ladies do! Does Make Her Up discriminate? NO! So here you go – a men’s product WORTH mentioning! This Christmas, your man might want to see some goodies in his stockings too! Why not try John Masters Organics? Do it right, ladies!!

Here’s some info on two awesome new products – just for your hunky man!

This lightweight 2-in-1 face wash and shave foam gently cleans & softens skin & whiskers with 10 organic oils and extracts. Witch hazel & willow bark help protect against shaving irritation with antiseptic & anti-inflammatory benefits. And essential amino acids, vitamins and anti-oxidants help to calm dry & sensitive skin and provide long-lasting hydration. 6 fl oz.

Made with 10 certified-organic ingredients

• eucalyptus oil – soothes and reduces bacteria; antibiotic & anti-inflammatory
• agave extract – locks in moisture; promotes collagen production
• black willowbark extract – naturally exfoliates & smooths the skin; reduces the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles
• prickly pear extract – high in essential amino acids; soothes & calms dry skin
• gotu kola – heals and firms the skin
• witch hazel – protects from irritation; anti-inflammatory; antiseptic
• white tea – anti-bacterial
• rice – softens and heals while helping to prevent wrinkles
• algae – soothes, hydrates & firms the skin

$22

This daily moisturizer and aftershave utilizes agave and oat beta glucan to soothe & smooth skin, locking in moisture & reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Lightweight but powerful, it’s rich in antioxidants & provides strong collagen turnover & free-radical fighting properties for renewed skin. 3 fl oz.

Made with 7 certified-organic ingredients

• eucalyptus oil – soothes and reduces bacteria; antibiotic & anti-inflammatory
• agave extract – locks in moisture; promotes collagen production
• sodium hyaluronate – mimics hyaluronic acid to retain skin’s elasticity; prevents dehydration & wrinkles; gives skin a firm, youthful appearance
• beta glucan – healing; stimulates collagen; protects against environmental pollutants; protects against sun damage & decreases hyper-pigmentation from sun damage
• guarana – antioxidant; anti-bacterial; astringent
• rice – softens and heals while helping to prevent wrinkles
• algae – soothes, hydrates & firms the skin
• dipalmitoyl hydroxyproline – fights wrinkles; promotes collagen production; helps renew the skin

$28