Archive: Skincare

Beauty on a Budget


With prices on everything soaring my family has had to tighten the budget. Instead of a heading out for for a relaxing pedicure or shopping I have had to find a way to be more frugal.  With the weather change I have headed to my bath for my little relaxation time.

I find so many bath products I love but a lot of them can be too pricey or have a laundry list of mystery ingredients. I have found a great bath product that is not only inexpensive but also natural and organic. On top of being good for your skin they smell and work great.

I am obsessed with both the Love and Nighty Nite lines from EO Products. The bubbles and bath salts smell great and my skin feels so moisturized once I get out of the bath. Depending on the set you purchase some have candles great for burning while you are in the bath and once they melt it’s a massage oil! Genius! The room spray completes the spa experience all this for under $15.00.

A great Christmas gift for loved ones but make sure you get one for yourself!


Relax and inhale the beneficial healing properties of Blue Chamomile and Lavender essential oils as you let go of your troubles. The apple like aroma of Blue Chamomile is a soothing antiseptic that nurtures all skin types helping to reverse dryness and eczema. Lavender tones and balances, naturally renewing skin health with its therapeutic properties. These two healing botanicals will nurture and protect your skin on a daily basis as you breathe deeply and drift off to a dream filled slumber.

$14.99 Night Nite Gift Set

Check out the whole line here: or at your local Whole Foods Market.

New Contest! Two prizes!

Contest Winners!

Congratulations to Elena winner of  the Bruno Jamais Restaurant Club gift certificate.

  Elizabeth is the winner of our Sothy’s spa kit giveaway.

Please watch your email inbox ladies so we can get your mailing info and have your prizes sent!

Stay Tuned for more contest coming soon!!!!


Please leave your name & email address in the comments.  US residents only, please.  I will run this contest for a week, and will announce the 2 winners next Wednesday, November 4th.  Good luck!

Prizes: There are two prizes for this contest.

1. A Sothys at home spa kits available for oily, normal, or sensitive skin. Each kit has a retail value of $140.00.


Sothys has created the ultimate skin care kit:

-Each Kit contains 3 amazing targeted-care products

-Essential performing actives provide treatment results


…price saving

…specific solutions

Available in 3 SKIN TYPES:

Normal Skin

Contains: retail size Hydra-Protective Creme, retail size Vitamin Serum, trial size Desquacreme

Sensitive Skin

Contains: retail size Immuniscience Creme, retail size Clearness Serum, trial size Clearness & Comfort Mask

Oily Skin

Contains: retail size Hydra-Matt Fluid , retail size Clarifying Correcting Serum, trial size Absorbent Mask

Sothy’s Paris

2. $50.00 gift certificate to Manhattan’s ultra swank Bruno Jamais Restaurant Club in New York.


Bruno Jamais Restaurant Club brings the French Riviera to the upper east side. Where else can one dine in style until 3am with delectable cuisine such as chocolate soufflé and Foie Gras? The service and décor are equally impressive. The restaurant received the “Best Interior Design” award by Hospitality Design Magazine. There is also live entertainment on Monday nights with the best of jazz and soul. On a cold winter’s night, allow debonair owner Bruno Jamais to make you feel at home and beat the doldrums of winter. With Chef Hok Chin at the kitchen’s helm the cuisine is sure to delight even the most discerning palates. Bruno Jamais and Chef Hok Chin have created a unique menu that has an Asian influence without losing its French integrity. Bruno Jamais is also the perfect place to book your private party and can accommodate up to 200 diners for a buffet dinner or 70 people for a sit down dinner. For those upper east siders who are tired of trekking downtime for an evening of fun, this exclusive venue has it all. If you are looking to see stars, celebrity patrons have included: Billy Baldwin, Joan Rivers, Cindy Adams, Chazz Palminteri and even former President Bill Clinton. Reservations are suggested and chic attire is requested. BRUNO JAMAIS RESTAURANT CLUB — The restaurant received the “Best Restaurant Design” Award by Hospitality Design Magazine for 2004.


Brand Review – Pur Lisse


pur~lisse, translated from the French words for pure, “pur” and smooth, “lisse,” creates an innovative skincare system.

pur~lisse’s unique approach to age-prevention marries time-tested ancient Chinese beauty wisdom with the latest advances in French dermatological technology.

pur~lisse elevates the modern standards for beauty and skin transformation.

Founder Jennifer Yen has taken the best of her grandmother’s old world beauty wisdom, refined those recipes with today’s breakthroughs to deliver effective, balanced skincare in sophisticated, functional packaging.

The Pur-Lisse line has eight products for a complete skincare system.

-pur bright

-pur delicate

-pur eye adore

-pur lip comfort

-pur moist

-pur protect

-pur youth perserve

-pur tea

Three standouts from the line for me are:


Purlisse Pur Delicate Gentle Soy Milk Cleanser $38

A great gentle daily cleanser that manages to remove the oil and makeup from my face without leaving it dried out. I love the pump action dispenser I able able to get the perfect amount of cleanser without any waste.

Cleanse the day away with this delicate, non-irritating soy milk cleanser. This gentle soap-free foaming cleanser is water-activated to gently wash away dirt and makeup from all skin types.


– Soymilk and soy proteins restore skin suppleness and promote a creamy and silky appearance.
– Extracts of oatmeal and white tea soothe and protect skin from cellular damage.
– Soap-free formula leaves your skin fresh and extremely clean without stripping skin of natural oils.


Purlisse Pur Bright Ultra Skin Brightening Serum $135

It smells divine and it leaves my skin feeling great and a glow that looks like I get a lot more sleep than I actually do!

Get bright, luminous, and even-toned skin with this proven skin-brightening serum.

This concentrated serum combines the exclusive Lotus Lupine Peptide Complex and 9 powerful plant extracts to safely prevent excessive melanin production, while protecting skin against future damage.


– Stabilized vitamin C restores skin’s health and protects skin from harsh environments.
– Avocado Oil and Squalene soothe sensitive skin.
– Extracts of Neem, prune, and licorice help diminish hyper-pigmentation and sun damage, leaving your complexion, brighter, healthier, and more luminous so you can have a brighter day!


Purlisse Pur Protect SPF 30 Essential Daily Moisturizer $55

I use this product twice a day after the Pur-lisse soy milk cleanser. PurLisse Pur Protect absorbs quickly and doesn’t feel heavy or greasy on my face. My skin feels and looks silky smooth.

Protect skin from premature aging caused by daily sun exposure with this lightweight, nourishing moisturizer.

The exclusive Lotus Lupine Peptide Complex and Hydra-shield Complex provide superior full-spectrum sun protection and guard against sun damage.


– Hydra-Shield Complex offers advanced, balanced, UVB and UVA protection while keeping skin soft and supple with Vitamin E and Soy Proteins.
– White Tea helps soothes sensitive skin.
– Absorbs easily and no greasy after feel.

Check out the whole line here

NUDE Skincare- beauty without the chemicals


nude is beautiful without the chemicals you’d rather your body didn’t absorb

Our entire range is free from parabens, sulphates, PEGs, TEA, DEA, propylene glycol, phthalates, GMO, mineral oils and silicones.

Our first priority is to formulate without ingredients which are irritating to the skin or potentially harmful to the body and

We have minimized our use of preservatives by using airless packaging and when necessary use natural or safe, non-irritating, synthetic preservatives.

We choose organic ingredients wherever possible. However, some of the advanced ingredients we use, such as milk peptides, simply aren’t available organically.

nude has not conducted, or commissioned any animal testing on ingredients or products and we actively support the development of alternative ingredient testing methods through sponsorship of the UK charity FRAME.

NUDE Skincare Moisturizing Body Polish

What it is:
A nourishing body exfoliator.

What it is formulated to do:
Nude Moisturizing Body Polish exfoliates while leaving skin soft, moisturized, and gently fragranced from head to toe.

What else you need to know:
This product is made with natural Hibiscus monoi and sugar. The sugar granules dissolve with water when rinsed, leaving a delicate layer of rich monoi for irresistibly silky, smooth skin. It’s great for all skin types.

$52.00 NUDE Skincare Moisturising Body Polish