Banish Summer Breakouts with Murad!

murad clear skin bootcamp

Keep summer breakouts under control a few favorites from  Murad’s award-winning Acne line: Clarifying Wipes, Acne Body Wash, and Clarifying Body Spray. These products work to prevent body breakouts by removing acne-causing bacteria, helping to eliminate excess oil and freshening up your skin. Perfect for throwing in your gym or beach bag.

murad clarifying spray

Summer workouts and outdoor activities can lead to some unflattering body breakouts. Murad has a solution to our summer skin breakout issues. Their Clarifying Body Spray is an antibacterial that purifies skin and prevents breakouts. The spray nozzle makes it easy to spray any problem area and keep it clear all summer.

Murad Clarifying Body Spray $40
Clarifying Body Spray fights body blemishes with antibacterial Triclosan and Salicylic Acid. These powerful antibacterial agents purify skin from head-to-toe for an acne-fighting advantage wherever you need it.

Cleanse skin before applying medication. Cover the entire affected area with a thin layer one to three times daily because excessive drying of the skin may occur, start with one application daily, then gradually increase to two or three times daily if needed or as directed by a physician if bothersome drying or peeling occurs, reduce application to once a day or every other day.

murad acne body wash

Is there anything ickier then the sweaty, sticky feeling on your skin after an exceptionally hot summer day? I can almost hear my skin protesting and threatening to break out. Lucky for me Murad makes an amazing Acne Body Wash. The fresh minty scent is invigorating and I love how fresh and clean my skin feels after washing. And since I started using this post workout my skin has looked and felt smooth and clear. A summer skin must have.

Murad Acne Body Wash $40
Triple-action, anti-acne body cleanser treats and helps prevent body breakouts. Glycolic and Salicylic Acids work together to penetrate and deeply clean your pores to help eliminate breakouts and soothe irritated skin.

Murad’s body wash for acne is suggested for people looking to:
• Help reduce acne and breakouts on the body
• Help reduce back acne
• Help prevent future body acne breakouts

murad claryfying wipes

I have several packs of the Murad Clarifying wipes, they are my go-to summer  cleanser. For my gym bag, beach bag or a camping trip I love how clean these leave my skin. The formula is so refreshing and deeply cleans without drying out my skin. And they even work great to remove stubborn waterproof makeup.

Murad Clarifying Wipes $1o
Treat and help prevent body acne, including hard-to-reach back acne. Acne Body Wash battles body breakouts with Date Seed Powder and Glycolic Acid to exfoliate pore-clogging oil, dirt and dead skin cells. Green Tea and Licorice Root Extracts soothe irritated skin, and Salicylic Acid helps clear blemishes and helps prevent future breakouts.

These pre-moistened wipes help keep skin clear by removing dirt, bacteria and pore clogging oils. These ultra-soft wipes regulate excess sebum production and can be used on-the-go to reduce shine and refresh oily skin.

This oil-fighting formula in a pre-moistened, ultra-soft wipe can be used on-the-go to reduce shine and regulate excess sebum production while tightening pores and balancing and toning skin.


You can learn more about Murad and purchase online at


Disclosure: I was sent complimentary samples for review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are my own.

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Summer Hair Survival with Dove!

dove summer suvival

Summer is synonymous with BBQs, beach trips and dips in the pool. While all that fun in the sun may be good for the soul – humidity, saltwater and chlorine can leave your locks looking dull, frizzy and damaged.

Fortunately, with the help of Dove Hair, strands don’t need to suffer this season. The following must-have products provide volume and bounce, beat frizz, and add moisture and nourishment for hair that promises to turn heads through Labor Day!


dove dry shampoo ss

This is my favorite dry shampoo, I won’t admit how many bottles I have in my bathroom right now. I stock up in fear of the stores running out. Its everything a dry shampoo should be cleansing, great smelling and easy to use. And the best part its $4!! I have used a lot of high end dry shampoo’s that couldn’t hold a candle to the Dove formula. Proof you don’t always have to pay more for great products.

We are in camping season in the PNW and I have been branching out and camping at spots without showers. ACK! Being a shower and hair washing junkie that has been a learning curve. I can get dirty with the best of them but love my night time showers and clean hair. Now I have Dove Refresh Dry Shampoo a few spritzes then work through my hair and it smells amazing and looks great. How did I live before?

Dove Refresh+Care Invigorating Dry Shampoo – for when you opt out of washing. Washing your hair every day in the summer can strip it of essential oils, leaving it dry and damaged. Try swapping in dry shampoo to absorb oil between traditional washes so that strands look and feel refreshed.

  • Formulated for all hair types
  • Weightless formula refreshes and invigorates hair between regular washes to transform hair from lifeless to bouncy
  • Contains a freshly-washed scent
  • $3.99,

dove quench mask

Summer always does a number on my hair. With long hours spend in the sun and water my fine hair takes a beating. My curls get a bit wacky and can’t decide what to do. I really love the new Dove Quench Absolute Restoration Mask. I used it after my last camping trip and after 3 days of swimming and sun my hair was very dry. I washed my hair put a dollop of mask on my hair and worked through the ends. After shaving I rinsed the mask and was amazed how smooth and tangle free my hair was. It was soft without being weighed down and my curls got a nice hydrating boost.

Dove Quench Absolute Restoration Mask
This luxuriously rich mask quenches dehydrated hair for perfectly nourished curls, without weighing them down – making it our best deep conditioner for naturally curly hair. The creamy formula penetrates each and every one of your curls for true definition.

  • Hydrates hair
  • Nourishment and shine
  • Defined curls
  • Reduced frizz
  • $5.99,

dove intensive repair

When your hair is really screaming for help look no further then the Dove Intensive Repair Deep Treatment Mask. The formula is thick and creamy and smells fantastic. The ends of my hair were feeling a bit straw like so I washed and applied the Intensive Repair Mask from the mid shaft to the ends. For a super deep treatment I put a plastic cap on my hair and then wrapped a towel on my head to increase the heat and deep conditioning.

After 10 minutes I rinsed and was amazing how much stronger and shinier my hair was. And even after drying it was soft and smooth and the ends looked great. A fantastic deep treatment that doesn’t leave any residue or build up on my hair.

Dove Intensive Repair Deep Treatment Mask
Despite valiant efforts to keep your hair from the inevitable damage that comes with summertime fun, you’ll want a multi-tasking mask on hand to replenish moisture every 1-2 weeks. This lightweight formula works to repair and protect hair from over washing and sun damage.

  • Formulated for all hair types
  • Contains Keratin Actives to help restore weakened proteins and fortify weak and damaged hair
  • Lightweight, non-greasy formula that nourishes root to tip without leaving excessive residue
  • $5.99,

Learn more about these products and purchase them online at


Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Keep “Calm” with the new Rimmel London Lip Balms


Looking for a new lip balm with a hint of color? Check out the new Keep Calm line from Rimmel London a 5 shade lip balm line that moisturizes and leaves a hint of color. I sampled the Shop, Play and Party shades and Party was by far my favorite.

keep calm balm tubes

You can see from the swatches below Shop goes on sheer, Play had a touch of pink and Party definitely has a pretty fresh pink tint. I like that these balms had just a hint of color and weren’t glossy. I love gloss and lipstick but sometimes a girl just needs a good lip balm with just a kiss of color.

 keep calm swatch

The Rimmel London Keep Calm line retails for $2.50 so its great for the beauty shopper on a budget. And with this great price you can stock up and leave one in the car, your handbag and gym tote.


THINK: Intense care and color for your lips

WHAT IT IS: A nourishing balm with a fresh hint of a tint for an alluring just-bitten effect. When lips are lacking luscious care and color, don’t panic—Keep Calm and Lip Balm, the latest lip-loving product from Rimmel London. Available in six shades that are packed with personality, this longwear balm is enriched with is enriched with moisturizing oils to help heal dry and cracked lips. The unique formula locks in moisture while softening and nurturing lips, increasing lip moisture by 22%*, so your pucker will always be en pointe. Never let your lips let you down. Keep calm and get the London look.

*Clinical Study: Percentage change from untreated bare lips.

Available Shades:
Keep Calm and Shop: clear
Keep Calm and Kiss: pink blush
Keep Calm and Rock: berry blush
Keep Calm and Play: rose blush
Keep Calm and Party: violet blush


WHERE TO FIND THEM: Chain drug stores and mass retailers nationwide. Visit for store locations and to try the newest products with Rimmel’s exclusive Virtual Makeover Tool.



Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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The Perfect Beach Bag Moisturizer from Vaseline

vaseline spray moisutrizer

I am always on the go in summer and spend much more time in the sun and water. That combined with the summer heat and dryness can lead to some dry skin. And when its hot out the last thing I want to do is use a heavy moisturizer.  The perfect solution has been Vaseline’s Instensive Care Spray Moisturizer in Aloe Soothe.


vaseline spray mositurizer swatch

Perfect for your gym or beach bag this spray lotion hydrates my skin quickly and absorbs right away. I love the fresh scent and feel of the aloe and it makes my skin so smooth I just can’t stop touching it. Love how lightweight this product is while still deeply moisturizing.

Vaseline® Intensive Care Aloe Soothe Spray Moisturizer

With summer in full swing, you want to ensure that your bare skin is hydrated all season long. Thanks to Vaseline® Intensive Care Aloe Soothe Spray Moisturizer, you can get the moisture you need, especially after a day in the sun. This product is a quick, convenient spray lotion that moisturizes and absorbs in seconds, to heal dry skin. Now infused with micro-droplets of Vaseline® Jelly and pure aloe, skin feels instantly hydrated, never sticky or greasy – it’s the perfect item to throw in your beach bag to keep skin feeling fresh throughout those long, hot days.

Vaseline® Intensive Care Aloe Soothe Spray Moisturizer is available in food, drug and mass retailers for $6.49 (SRP)

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