Archive: Skincare

A Halloween BEAUTY Treat: Desert Essence Pumpkin Hand Cream‏


With the Halloween just around the corner we wanted to introduce you to a beauty treat instead of a trick with the Desert Essence Organics Pumpkin Hand Cream. Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil, with high levels of vitamins A, C, E and K, plus zinc, helps to combat daily environmental stress on the hands. And a proprietary blend of Organic Pumpkin Seed and Licorice Leaf extracts helps to even skin tone and fade the appearance of age spots on the hands

Desert Essence Organics Repair line delivers a high concentration of organic oils and organic extracts which provide intense moisture to the skin and aid in the repair process. As Organic Jojoba Oil is similar in structure to our skin’s oils, it is able to deeply penetrate the skin, leaving it soft and supple.

The yummy, delicious scent revives you and reminds you of everything great about fall. The Desert Essence Organics Pumpkin Hand Cream retails for only $6.99 and is available on

Mama Mio Tummy Rub Butter


I am closing in on the halfway point  on my 3rd pregnancy and my new favorite product is Mama Mio’s Tummy Rub  Butter. My skin was just starting to get dry and itchy as my tummy begins to swell and I had resigned myself to lotions and potions that just don’t quite cut it.  Then I was given the gift of Mama Mio’s Tummy Rub Butter, I shouldn’t be surprised since all the their products seem to work minor miracles.

 But this first time I used this my skin felt so much relief it was like a breath of fresh air. Now that I have been on the good stuff for a few weeks I have noticed along with protecting my growing skin its actually repairing past damage. I got pretty bad stretch marks with my first and was hoping to just not add any additional damage with this little bundle of joy. I was just noticing this morning that my old stretch marks seem a lot less scary the color has begun to fade and the lines are less pronouced. I might just start to lather my body head to toe with this miracle cream. Thank you Mama Mio!

Tummy Rub Butter

The yummiest, purest, creamiest, melt in your skin butter we could possibly make. We loaded it with Omega 3, 6 and 9 to ensure your skin has the best fighting chance against stretch marks. One scoop and you’ll know our Tummy Rub Butter deserves every award and accolade it has won. It smells gorgeous, makes you feel gorgeous and is a pleasure to use.

$35.00 Mama Mio Tummy Rub Butter

A product that lives up to it’s name, PERFECT!


This product really took me by surprise!  I get a lot of samples sent to me, and rarely do I find a product that really amazes me.  Like – how could I not have known about this before – products.  I have seen this product before, but I never actually made the jump to buy it.  But when it was sent to me, I thought – now I can try it out, and see if I like it! Let me just say – that had I known how great this product was earlier, it would have saved me so many foundation mistakes.  This is a miracle product, I’m not even joking.

It’s colored like a foundation – but it doesn’t go on like a foundation. It goes on like a moisturizer that turns into a smooth powder once it sets! My skin felt amazing! Soft, and glowing! All of my redness was gone! My sun spots were covered! My favorite part? It makes your pores disappear! I mean honestly! It’s like someone painted my face with fairy dust! :) Okay, getting out of control here…but really, it is amazing!! I wish I had some to give away, I really think every woman should try it!

  • Skin tones are improved and softened to reveal an even and smooth complexion.
  • Skin imperfections like enlarged pores, fine lines and wrinkles are disguised.
  • Vitamins A & E repair and protect skin from future damage.
  • Redness is reduced.
  • Alpha Lipoic Acids fight aging.
  • Skin hydration is maintained by locking in moisture.

Skin Perfection Gel by Perfekt Beauty is a multitasking all-in-one vitamin enriched, sweat-resistant and water-resistant skin perfector.

Glides on effortlessly to instantly improve skin tone, reduce redness, and help minimize the appearance of enlarged pores and fine lines. Enriched with powerful antioxidants including the universal antioxidant alpha lipoic acid, and vitamins A and E to help repair, protect, and fight future environmental skin damage, this lightweight gel helps maintain hydration leaving the skin with a healthy, even glow by locking in moisture and absorbing excess skin oils. And the best part? You can take this handy size with you anywhere. Oil Free. Fragrance-free. Paraben-free.

$57.00 – BUY IT HERE!

My Review: Murad’s Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Gel


I’m 32 years old now, and I am definitely seeing the toll years of sun has taken on my skin. I have sun spots – and age spots on my cheeks, and they drive me NUTS. I looked online for an over-the counter product that I could use, without the need of a prescription.

I came across this product, and my interest was immediately piqued, because I LOVE Murad. I’ve come to really enjoy their products. They actually work! Go here to read our other reviews on Murad products!

This product is amazing. I put it on my face after cleansing at night before bed. (I pair it with Bliss’s Spiff Upper Lip) After a couple weeks, I have really noticed a difference in the tone of my skin.  My sun/age spots are much lighter – and I am confident that if I keep this up – these spots will disappear altogether.

Age Spot & Pigment Lightening Gel
Quickly diminish freckles, age spots and other unwanted pigmentation with Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Gel’s dual action formula. Hydroquinone, the strongest skin lightening agent available without a prescription, fades discoloration. AHAs exfoliate to improve the penetration of Hydroquinone and encourage cell turnover to accelerate the migration of dark spots to the skin’s surface where they can be lifted away.

Additional features and ingredients:

  • Improves skin clarity and tone
  • Anti-inflammatories Licorice and Allantoin ease irritation

How to Use:

Every day after cleansing and toning, massage a thin layer over face, neck, chest and hands. For optimal results, follow with recommended Murad moisturizer and sunblock during the day.

Won’t take my word for it? Check out the press this product has received!

Smoother! Fresher! Brighter!
“Recover your healthy glow with Murad Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Gel. Diminish freckels, age spots and toher unwanted pigmentation with this dual-action formula.”
O Magazine

Best Beauty Buys
“For spot treatment, Murad’s Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Gel is suggested as an anti-aging product. The gel fades sun spots and age spots and improves clarity by lifting away dark, damaged cells.”

Fade Brown Spots at Home
“A product with 2 percent hydroquinone applied all over the face can fade brown spots caused by sun or by hormones. Try Murad Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Gel.”

Instead of a laser treatment, try hydroquinone
“Murad Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Gel is effective in reducing brown spots, so no M.D. visit needed.”

$60.00 – BUY IT HERE!


Planet Beauty is a retail chain of beauty boutiques throughout California providing a unique selection of skincare and hair care products as well as salon services to meet every beauty need, while ensuring excellent customer service through product knowledge and hands on training for all its dedicated employees. Since the first store opened in 1992, Planet Beauty boutiques have drawn a cult following of gorgeously groomed shoppers as well as numerous celebrities including Hilary Duff, Megan Fox, Mena Suvari, Miley Cyrus, Steve Carell and more.” Make Her Up LOVES Planet Beauty, and loves shopping on their website. If you haven’t checked them out yet, now’s the time!