Heaven in a tube!


I have been dreaming of traveling back to Hawaii or anywhere tropical for that matter but my pocket book tells me a trip  the Hawaiian decoration isle in Party City is more in my budget. Well thank you Lavanila for giving me a few minutes of pure tropical bliss in the morning.

To be honest I am amazed by how great their new Healthy Body Wash 2 in 1 in Vanilla Coconut smells. On top of a blissful scent the body wash is great and its so moisturizing I love using it to shave.

Lavanila Laboratories is pleased to announce its latest launch: the Healthy Body Wash 2-in-1 Shower & Shave. A multi-tasking formula for gentle cleansing and silky-smooth shaving, this new formula offers a luxurious natural lather while creating a soothing barrier for a close, non-irritating shave.

Healthy Body Wash 2-in-1 Shower & Shave ($14) – Packed with nourishing ingredients that promote healthy skin, this non-irritating time-saver soothes, cleans, and moisturizes. While traditional washes and shave creams are made with sulfates and other harsh detergents that can irritate sensitive skin, Lavanila’s all-natural, chemical-free formula is packed with a daily dose of anti-oxidants and vitamins that promote calm, healthy, super soft skin.

Key Ingredients include:
· Coconut Oil works as a natural anti-bacterial agent to keep skin clean without stripping it of essential moisture.
· Organic Rose Hip Oil is a superb tissue hydrator that penetrates instantly for a luxurious cushion that delivers a close, non- irritating shave.
· Organic Aloe leaves skin feeling soft and supple.
· Calendula penetrates skin’s surface to hydrate and soothe for soft, touchable skin.
· NO: Petrochemicals, Phthalates, Propylene glycol, Mineral oils, Silicone, Synthetic dyes, Parabens, Harsh detergents or sulfates

THE SCENTS
· Vanilla Passion Fruit: Passion fruit and fresh peach nectar impart a magnetic allure.
· Vanilla Lavender: Spanish lavender fuses with soft vanilla for a clean, fresh aroma.
· Pure Vanilla: Warm vanilla and soft freesia petals offer a feminine whisper of fragrance.
· Vanilla Grapefruit: Crisp grapefruit and lime awaken the senses.
· Vanilla Coconut: Tropical coconut and bright tiare flower evoke an exotic escape.

Disclosure: A complimentary sample was sent to me for an honest review.


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Loving Sultra’s Feather Hair Accents!

Sultra Feather Hair Accents are long-lasting, do-it-yourself, clip-in hair accessories. I think they’re totally cute – and I think they look fabulous on anyone with longer hair. My hair is too short, I’m not sure it would look good on me.

These colorful, chic hair accessories are made from natural rooster feathers that can be dried, ironed, and curled. Easy to use, the discrete clip makes applying and removing the extension simple.

These extensions are designed for any hair type and color. Sultra Natural Feather Hair Accent clip extensions are an ideal alternative to salon applied extensions, which cannot be removed and reused.

Would you wear these feather extensions?

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NEW AD: John Galliano and Taylor Momsen not a good combination in selling fragrance!

John Galliano’s anti-Semitic tirade happened months ago, but the scandal is still affecting the designers brand.

Women’s Wear Daily reports that Perfume Holding, the Franco-Italian company producing Galliano’s second fragrance Parlez-Moi d’Amour, is reevaluating its U.S. plan for the perfume. The launch is currently delayed stateside.

Retailers in Germany and Britain were hesitant about stocking the new fragrance. In Israel, unsurprisingly, the brand has suffered a great deal, and The Globe and Mail reported back in March that certain Canadian retailers had pulled the product from their shelves.

However, the drama surrounding the Galliano name has had little impact in France and Italy. Perfume Holding VP Brigitte Wormser told WWD that consumers there seem to have no issue with the brand itself, noting, “There are other brands whose namesake designer is no longer present, and who sell perfectly well.” She added, “Everyone knows John was sick at the time,” and compared the scenario to supermodel Kate Moss’ difficult time, saying, “We have all forgotten now that she messed up.”

Maybe. But another a possible strike against Parlez-Moi d’Amour might just be its spokesmodel, Taylor Momsen, whose less-than-stellar reputation is probably not doing much to boost sales.

Would you buy Galliano’s fragrance – given the controversy?

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7 Ways to Naturally Whiten Your Teeth!

Want whiter teeth this summer? Don’t want to break the bank buying expensive over-the-counter products? AOL Healthy Living offers up 7 natural ways to whiten your teeth!

Bleached, bright-white teeth seem to be everywhere — and while traditional treatments like whitening toothpastes, at-home trays and in-office procedures are an effective way to get there, they can sometimes cause tooth sensitivity and pain. For those hoping to steer clear of chemical treatments, there are a few techniques that can possibly help your smile to sparkle naturally.

The first step is good oral hygiene. “Health and beauty are intertwined,” says Arthur Glosman, D.D.S., a cosmetic dentist in Beverly Hills. “If something is healthy, it’s going to look beautiful. If it’s sick, no amount of white teeth is going to make it look good.”

Beyond that, here are a few remedies that do (and don’t) work for a whiter — and maybe even healthier — smile.

1: Crunchy fruits and vegetables!

Crunchy, crispy fruits have an abrasiveness that can help to lift stains from the teeth and give the illusion that they are whiter. “They’re like nature’s toothbrush,” Glosman says.

Try munching on apples, celery and carrots, which have enough abrasiveness to clean tooth surface without posing any harm to the enamel, says Emanuel Layliev D.D.S., a cosmetic dentist at the NY Center for Cosmetic Dentistry. “The crispier the better,” he says.

2: Floss!

“People underestimate how important staining is that happens in between the teeth,” Glosman says. “If you just floss, you can remove so much of the staining that’s in between the teeth that your teeth will already look whiter.”

And no matter how bleached your teeth are, they won’t look healthy set up against red, puffy and receded gums, so he recommends continuing to brush at least twice a day on top of a daily flossing.

3: Cheese

There’s a growing body of evidence indicating that eating a small amount of cheese after a meal can potentially help to prevent tooth decay and promote enamel re-mineralization, Glosman says.

Along those same lines: “Milk and yogurt keep teeth sparkling and cavity-free because they contain the minerals calcium and phosphorus, which promote the remineralziation of tooth enamel,” says Lisa Drayer, M.A., R.D., author of “The Beauty Diet: Looking Great Has Never Been So Delicious.”

4: Sugar-free gum with xylitol

Xyoltol is a natural sweetener that can actually help to prevent plaque. While plaque feeds on regular sugar, it can’t digest xylitol. Xylitol also neutralizes pH levels in the mouth and increases saliva production. “Saliva is like the natural cleaner that we have in our mouth,” Glosman says. “It spills through all of the cracks and crevices.”

But bear in mind that this works both ways — while saliva can wash away food and debris, it can also carry bacteria throughout the mouth, meaning twice daily brushings and low sugar intake are just as important.

5: Consider it: Chocolate covered strawberries

There’s a small amount of evidence (largely anecdotal) that has indicated strawberries may promote whiter teeth. On top of that, chocolate can act as an antibacterial element because of the cocoa bean husk, says Layliev, meaning that it can reduce the amount of bacteria. The drawback, of course, is that this treat still has sugar, so don’t indulge excessively.

6: Skip it: Baking soda

While there are properties in baking soda that can remove surface stains, it’s not the ideal long-term tooth whitener, says Kimberly Harms, D.D.S., consumer advisor for the American Dental Association, as it can be too abrasive on teeth and ultimately damage the enamel (which can actually make teeth appear even darker). Instead, she suggests sticking with whitening toothpaste that has a clinically tested, safe amount of abrasive properties. The American Dentistry Association looks at appropriate abrasiveness levels, among other factors, when handing out their ADA Accepted seals.

7: Skip it: Vinegar and lemon

Glosman has heard of people using apple cider and vinegar to whiten teeth, but cautions that it may possibly damage enamel. “I wouldn’t want to go down that route,” he says.


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