Archive: Skincare

Two products worth mentioning! Nexxus Humectress Ultimate Conditioner and St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub!

Nexxus Humectress Ultimate Moisture Conditioner

An all-time favorite Nexxus shampoo, Nexxus Salon Hair Care’s Ultimate Moisture products work to replenish vital moisture and revitalize dry, damaged hair. Nexxus Humectress Ultimate Moisture Conditioner is a rich, hydrating conditioner that restores and maintains hair’s proper moisture balance by transporting moisturizing ingredients into the innermost structure of the hair. Deep hydrating emollients deliver instant moisture to improve elasticity and luster and smoothing ingredients add manageability, smoothing and softening benefits.

I really love this conditioner. It makes my hair feel really amazing! I love the smell, and I love the way my hair feels all day after using it. I highly recommend this conditioner, it won’t let you down!

St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub

This classic scrub is newly formulated to be 100 percent sulfate-free. Now using your favorite scrub just got easier with the gentle formula with natural ingredients to exfoliate dull skin away for a smooth and radiant look. The 100 percent natural exfoliants include apricots and walnuts, which are known to brighten skin and corn kernel meal, which is known to improve skin’s appearance by increasing cell turnover.

I love this scrub so much, and I’m not alone! It’s won the Allure Readers’ Choice Awards in 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2005, and 2004!! I love how easy it is, how affordable it is, and how great it makes my skin feel! Love it, love it, love it!

Introducing the Healthy Baby Bundle by Lavanila!

The Healthy Baby Bundle by Lavanila is a starter set that contains a healthy collection of bath-time essentials.

Everything you need to cleanse, hydrate and protect sensitive skin without the use of harsh chemicals. The Healthy Baby Wash, The Healthy Baby Lotion and The Healthy Baby Bottom are 100% natural and contain 30 essential vitamins and minerals that support the health & development of delicate baby skin. It’s all packaged in a phthalate/pvc free reusable bag.

This set contains:
- 7.0 oz The Healthy Baby Wash
- 7.0 oz The Healthy Baby Lotion
- 3.0 oz The Healthy Baby Bottom

This hypoallergenic product is certified organic and contains no nuts, gluten, soy, or dairy. It’s 100% baby safe, pediatrician approved, and free of harsh chemicals, formaldehyde, and parabens.

I hosted a baby shower over the weekend, and I gave away four of these bundles. Lavanila was gracious enough to send some my way, and they were a HUGE hit! Every product in these bundles is heavenly! I mean, it’s Lavanila, c’mon now.

The smell is AMAZING! I wish I had a baby that I could use these products on. Not only does it smell amazing, but you know it’s a good product to put on your baby’s skin. 100% natural ingredients, full of vitamins and free of chemicals! LOVE IT!


Introduction: Blue Lotus Henna in Portland, Oregon is absolutely amazing!

My husband’s cousin is having her first baby next month. I happily pounced on the chance to throw her a baby shower, and knew immediately the theme would be Indian. I really wanted to have a non-traditional baby shower, no traditional games would suit the mommy-to-be. In an effort to try and come up with something original, I decided to look into hiring a henna artist. After doing some research online, I very quickly decided I had to hire Blue Lotus Henna for my party.  They are local, they do parties of ANY kind, and they are affordable.

I emailed Melanie Ooi about the possibility of hiring her team to come to my shower, and she quickly emailed back. She was kind, easy to work with, replied quickly, and made the entire experience so wonderful.

Two days before the shower, Melanie invited the mommy-to-be over to her home, where she painted her tummy in belly henna. Brandi said it was unbelievably relaxing. She sat back, and for about two hours Melanie went to work on her belly. The finished product was absolutely breathtaking. Brandi said the experience was beautiful, and absolutely loved the end result.

Two days later, Erika (who also works at Blue Lotus Henna) came to our baby shower, and very happily gave every girl a unique henna design. By the end of the party, she had to have henna’d nearly 15 ladies. Everyone from my 5 year old niece to my 80+ year old grandmother received a beautiful henna design. One thing I really appreciated about my experience with Blue Lotus Henna, was every design was unique! I thought we would all receive the same design, but I was so wrong! Every design was beautiful and unique to that girl.

I would absolutely hire Blue Lotus Henna again…. in a second. They were so affordable, and they made this shower unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. I had several people tell me how much fun they had, and how the shower wasn’t like anything they’d ever seen before. If you live in the Portland area, you should check out Blue Lotus Henna. If you have any questions, email her, she’ll get right back to you!

Henna is PERFECT for baby showers, bridal showers, birthday parties, weddings, YOU NAME IT!

Please take a minute to scroll through the pictures below, and check out the beautiful henna work we all received.

PS: Here’s my henna (and my niece), LOVE IT!

You must try Murad’s Skin Perfecting Primer, named “Best Bronzer” by SELF Magazine!

Hybrids® Skin Perfecting Primer has quickly landed on my must-have list. I pretty much ONLY use Murad products on my face, whether it’s face wash or lotion – I’m SOLD. When I heard they were launching a new line of products that not only help my skin – but also can be used as makeup – I was in heaven! I’ve had a couple weeks to try these new products, and they ARE as amazing as you would expect from Murad. Simply PERFECTION.

BB creams come in a variety of different formulations and qualities mainly perceived as being anti-inflammatory and having a soothing effect.  The big draw with BB Creams is that they’re all-in-one products typically featuring moisturizer, primer, foundation, and sunblock.

So how do Murad Hybrids combine skin care and makeup into one? To give you flawless skin with lightweight coverage, Murad Hybrids Skin Perfecting Primer comes in either a matte makeup finish or dewy makeup finish and can be applied either underneath makeup or in place of it, evening skin tone and minimizing pores while delivering skin-nourishing ingredients. The line also includes two additional primers with added benefits. Hybrids Skin Perfecting Primer Acne and Shine Control conceals flaws while controlling acne breakouts and shine, and Hybrids Absolute Bronzing Boost SPF 15 | PA creates a golden glow while protecting and firming skin.

Hybrids® Skin Perfecting Primer Dewy Finish

Why you need it:

Oil-free primer ignites a radiant glow, powered by light-enhancing minerals
Primary Benefits:

  • Restore smoothness while a universal shade provides the perfect skin tone match
  • Minimize the appearance of pores

GO HERE for more information – or to pick some up!