It’s that time of year again!

Head-Cold

The dreaded cold season is upon us. After watching it work its way through my kids and friends I foolishly thought I had outrun the bug. But after a crazy week of kid’s birthday’s, soccer parties and work my cold came in like a wrecking ball on Saturday night. It always amazes me how I can go from feeling great to a congested, coughing mess in hours.

When I have a cold I try to sleep as much as usual, drink as many fluids as possible and take every vitamin and supplement know to man. Something has to work right? Well one of my favorite cold soothers are Lush Bath bombs, nothing like a warm bath with a fizzy amazing smelling bath bomb to soothe my achy body. This weekend as I was cleaning I happened upon a Santa Lush bath bomb from last year that had someone slipped behind all my products and hidden from me. While I know Lush products are very fresh and usually best when used right away I decided to plop it in the bath and try it out. To my elation it fizzed and spun and made the bathroom smell so great I could even smell through my congested head. And the best part is how soft, smooth my skin feels.

So do yourself a favor and stock up for when the cold comes a knocking or just a quite spa night in the bath with your favorite book and a glass of wine. Here are a few of my favorites.

 

butterball

Butterball Bath Bomb
Beautiful butter cream hydration for dry skin
Our vanilla-scented Bath Bomb is anything but boring when you lay back into a cozy white blanket of creamy, buttery froth. This little fizzer is the ultimate in comfort with chunks of creamy cocoa butter; it’s fantastic for rehydrating dry skin. Baths can dry your skin if they’re too hot, so if you’re in need of a long, lingering bath pop one of these gorgeous beauties into the tub for a vanilla custard soak to lull you into a deep relaxed state – and leave with sweeter, softer skin.

sexbomb

Sex Bomb Bath Bomb
Brazen jasmine flirts with your senses
What’s in a name? When it comes to the Sex Bomb we take the moniker seriously. A must for any romantic bath, our world famous sphere of sex appeal contains all of Nature’s most potent and seductive ingredients to get you in the mood for a good… bath. Scintillating jasmine, clary sage and ylang ylang are powerful aphrodisiacs that are known to relax you as they warm your heart, and other body parts too. Soya milk makes the water milky, softening your entire body as you enjoy a luxurious soak with our best-selling Bath Bomb. Consider yourself warned.

fizzbanger

Fizzbanger Bath Bomb
Alluring apple and spice Bath Bomb
Transform your ordinary bath into something new and exciting. Whizz! Bang! Pop! Fizz! Our Fizzbanger Bath Bomb goes off in the bath water as if it were loaded with miniature fireworks. Experience an alluring symphony of crackling candy, and a potion of spectacular slow fizzing spectrum of swirling color. The scent changes right before your nose, pulling you in with a delectable blend of crisp apples and cinnamon that settles into a spicy cinnamon toffee. Smell familiar? That’s Love perfume, from our Gorilla Exclusives.

You can purchase LUSH bath bombs online at www.lushusa.com or at your local LUSH shop.


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NEW! Monat The Champ Conditioning Dry Shampoo

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I love a good dry shampoo as much as the next girl. But to tell the truth I’m a clean freak and when I use dry shampoo it generally works well enough but I am thinking about how long until I really wash it. That is until I tried Monat’s The Champ Conditioning dry shampoo. I had heat styled my hair the day before and wanted to give it a break before washing. I figured The Champ could at least get me through the day and I could clean my hair before bed.

When I first sprayed it I loved the smell, so clean and fresh and my hair smelled amazing. I worked it through my roots and noticed my hair didn’t feel oily anymore but it also didn’t have that powdery coating some dry shampoos leave. My hair looked and felt clean, and it smelled cleaner than after I first showered. The best part is the clean look and feel lasted all day and I didn’t feel the need to rush to the shower that night. I woke up the next day and my hair still felt great. I am hooked on this dry shampoo and its the first thing to help this over washer give her poor hair a break.

 MONAT The Champ Conditioning Dry Shampoo
Formulated with powerful, naturally plant-based ingredients, The Champ Conditioning Dry Shampoo has a non-flammable technology that makes it easy for users on-the-go to spray the product directly on their hair and scalp, where oiliness or greasiness may be a problem. Today, MONAT announced a new addition to its hair care collections: The Champ Conditioning Dry Shampoo, which delivers the same efficient cleansing results of their previous shampoos, only this one is meant to be applied on dry hair without the need of rinsing it out.

“This is a high-performing product that’s safe to use on all hair types and is actually good for your hair and scalp because, as with the rest of MONAT’s products, it contains REJUVENIQE™ Oil Intensive, which helps support a naturally healthy scalp and hair, while providing the added benefit of lightly conditioning the hair and helping absorb excess oil”, says Ross.

You can learn more about The Champ Conditioning Dry Shampoo by MONAT  and purchase here.

 

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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Jane Iredale Lemongrass Love Hyrdration Spray

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Jane iredale’s just launched their new limited edition Lemongrass Love Hydration Spray in collaboration with Living Beyond Breast Cancer. Lemongrass Love is a 100% natural, 30% organic aromatherapy facial spritz that conditions and protects all skin types while leaving skin looking smooth and revitalized.

100% of the profits (not just proceeds) from the sales of Lemongrass Love will be donated to Living Beyond Breast Cancer, a national education and support organization whose mission is to connect people with trusted breast cancer information and a community of support, a mission that closely resembles that of the jane iredale brand.

A great cause and a great brand is enough to be happy with but you will love the Lemongrass Love Hyrdration Spray once you try it. I use it to set my makeup in the morning, refresh my skin mid day or in the evening before I head out. I love how fresh and clean my skin feels after a spritz and it keeps the mid-day shine at bay. The Lemongrass scent is so refreshing and its the perfect wake me up about 2pm in the afternoon when my brain starts to try to sneak out of work early. Hurry and grab one soon, these are a limited edition and won’t last long.

jane iredale Lemongrass Love Hydration Spray
Support women touched by breast cancer with a spritz of Lemongrass Love Hydration Spray. Conditions, protects. Energizes skin & spirit. Fights oiliness and the look of pores. Profits go to Living Beyond Breast Cancer.

Features and benefits:

  • Hydrates, conditions and protects all skin types leaving skin looking refreshed and smooth.
  • Minimizes the appearance of pores and keeps oiliness in check.
  • A boost of hydration that reenergizes and awakens the senses.
  • An instant pick-me-up that relieves symptoms of jetlag and stress.
  • Created without the use of parabens, sulfates and phthalates.
  • Certified ECOCERT Natural & Organic.

 

Available for purchase now at www.janeiredale.com.

 

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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Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Silkening Blow Out Crème

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I  seem to quickly fall for each Madam C.J. Walker product I try. And my favorite so far is their Silkening Blow Out Creme. With naturally curly, fine, color treated hair long soft frizz free curls can be near impossible. That is until I used Silkening Blow Out Creme.

First thing I noticed was how great it smelled, sweet and fresh but not over powering. The creme is a dream come true, I can blow out and heat style my hair and its still soft, smooth and touchable. And this protects my hair so it isn’t left looking dry or frizzy. My hair is naturally more of a crazed spiral tight on the bottom and loose curls on the top, quite a look. I love that with the Madam C.J. Walker Silkening Creme I can dry and heat style my hair and it looks and feels smoother and healthier than when I began.

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Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture Brassica Seed & Shea Oils Silkening Blow Out Crème
$26

What it is:

A heat protective cream for a smooth, easy brush glide.

What it is formulated to do:

The blow dryer is a great tool for versatile styling, but uncontrolled high heat and tugging can lead to breakage. This heat protective Blow Out Crème aligns strands for smooth, easy brush glide to reduce styling time. Dual encapsulation technology ensures a smooth finish as tiny microspheres deliver fast-absorbing brassica seed oil, a natural alternative to silicone, and deep conditioning Shea Oil exactly where hair needs it most. Time-release actives help to extend your straight style.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:

– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates

What else you need to know:

Brassica Seed & Shea Oils collection has products formulated for a silky, soft finish—each featuring a temping blend of spun sugar and red velvet cream. Brassica seed, a natural alternative to silicone, provides the smoothness and luster you want without weighing hair down or creating product buildup. Shea oil hydrates and deeply conditions hair without leaving it looking or feeling greasy, while providing natural heat protection.

Notes:
Spun Sugar, Red Velvet Cream.

Available for purchase at www.sephora.com.

Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. I was not paid for this post and all opinions are from my own personal use of this product.


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