Holiday Bubbly from Smith & Vandiver!

I was recently introduced the the Smith & Vandiver line and have fallen in love.  The kids products are so great, and I love that they are safe for my kids super sensitive skin. The Dino bath bubbles has the yummiest grape scent and makes really nice bubbles. My kids were so excited about the Dino eggs they love the fizz and then the tiny Dino hiding inside makes bath time so fun.  All of the kids bath products make great stocking stuffers and cut down on the sweets filling their stocking!

On top of great kids products, Smith & Vandiver make great products for adults. My husband the basketball junkie loves relaxing with the “Fizzical” Therapy Muscle Relief to soothe his tired muscles. My favorite is the stress relief bath fizz and the shower tablets. A great line of products that are good for you and the environment and won’t kill your pocketbook.


Holiday shopping can be awfully stressful running from store to store trying to find the right gift at the right price. Well, fret no more; Smith & Vandiver has some fun loving, relaxing gifts for people of all ages at just the right prices!


Searching for an inexpensive surprise for toddlers and children? Well search no more! Smith & Vandiver’s GOOD CLEAN FUN bath collection is the perfect stocking stuffer for kid’s ages 2 to 10!

Not your average run of the mill bubble bath, Good Clean Fun is available in two fun foaming formulas — Dino-Bubbles and Ducky- Bubbles and is certified natural by the Natural Products Association and gentle enough for the most sensitive skin and eyes. Best of all, Good Clean Fun also has some Fun Fizzy Friends, Dino-Fizz, Prince or Frog, and Party Ducky which are an added delight turning bath time battles into bath time bliss. These bubbly effervescent treats lighten up the tub filling it with sparkly bubbles. While they fizz away, the bubbles release skin-softening conditioners blended specifically for young, sensitive skin. Once they dissolve, a special surprise is revealed as a dinosaur, duck, prince or a frog pops out and floats to the top.

Good Clean Fun Bubbles retail for $6.99 for a 12.5 oz. package and Bath Fizzies are $1.59 each or $14.99 for a value pack of 12.


Give the glowing gift of inner calm this holiday season with Treatment Packettes from Smith & Vandiver’s “Aromatherapaes”, the eco-friendly solution for creating an at-home spa experience without breaking the bank. Perfect for stocking stuffers, Secret Santa, or anyone you feel deserves a break, Aromatherapaes Packettes are only $1.79 each and are available in 10 different “treatments”: Toning Face Mud, Face Mask, Conditioning Hair Mask, Green Tea Bath Oil, Invigorating Body Scrub, Salt Body Scrub, Shower Gel, Soothing Foot Soak, and Foot Scrub.

Another ideal gift is Smith & Vandiver’s Aromatherapaes Effervescents which are formulated to release pure essential oils and skin softening ingredients in the tub to target your specific post-shopping distress! Effervescents are available in 4 formulas: “Fizzical” Therapy Muscle Relief, Immune Boost, Sleepy Time, and Stress Relief.

No time for a relaxing bath? Try Aromatherapaes Spa Shower Tablets. Simply toss 2-3 tablets onto the shower floor and have a spa-tacular experience! As the water hits the tablets, they will effervesce and release therapeutic essential oils. Available in “AM” to help you start your morning right or “PM” to help you melt the day’s stress away, Aromatherapaes Spa Shower Tablets are the perfect solution for those on the go!

Combine them together for an at-home spa basket or gift them individually. With all of these sudsy, bubbly, fizzy, soothing and energizing treats there’s something for everyone and every age.

Smith & Vandiver products are available at grocery, chain drug, and mass-market retailers, specialty stores and natural stores across the country and on-line at


Smith & Vandiver was founded in 1979 by Alida Stevens. Since its inception, the company has been crafting wholesome, cruelty-free body products that feel luxurious while being safe for everyone and respecting Mother Nature. The company strives to use the best sustainable and environmental practices throughout all aspects of the business, while making the best natural and organic bath, body, skincare and children’s products made in the U.S. The company is located in Watsonville, California on California’s Monterey Bay.

Disclosure: Complimentary samples were sent to me to provide and honest review for our readers.

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Gifts That Give A Hint

At LUSH we tell it like it is, so if you need help telling your dirty friend to take a bath, your tweeting niece to give her thumbs a rest, or your high-strung aunt to just chill out, we’re here to help. This holiday address uncomfortable situations with ease, and give gifts that give a subtle (but obvious) hint.

For those who need to chill out
Chillin’ with my Gnomeys ($14.95)
This shower gift is a fast acting chill pill, perfect for your friends who are constantly hurried and stressed.

For the office lush
Glögg shower gel ($8.95/ $16.95/ $24.95)
Is your office mate often stumbling in a bit late after a long night at the pub? LUSH’s spicy shower gel is just what they need to get the message, inspired by traditional English Glögg, a warming, fruity mulled drink, excellent for keeping you nice and toasty.

For the kid who needs to leave home
Smell of Freedom ($49.95 30ml/ $19.95 9ml/ $12.95 Solid)
College graduation happened years ago, yet the nest is not so empty. This woody, spicy scent is designed to be motivational and inspirational, so it’s perfect for the child who needs a little nudge in the right direction.

For the insomniac
Golden Slumbers bath bomb ($6.00)
If someone you love is having trouble catching their Z’s, then perhaps you need to give them a bath with sleep-inducing Golden Slumbers.

For the social media addict
Christmas Tweets ($27.95)
We all know someone who is constantly updating their social media status. Filled with vanilla and marzipan scented goodies, this gift also has Smitten hand cream to soften and protect those hard working fingers.

For the smelly person
Christmas Washes ($59.95)
Full of seven shower products, this traditional looking gift will appeal to the stinky masses. It contains the spicy Glogg shower gel and New Shampoo Bar, zesty Sexy Peel and Mandarin’s Tea Party, and Buffy skin conditioner and a mini Sugar Scrub to scrub away the excesses of the season.

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Lourdes Leon dyes her hair black!

How to rebel when your mom is one of the most envelope-pushing performers of all-time? Well, according to Lourdes Leon, you dye your hair black! Back in October, Madonna‘s daughter told InStyle she was planning on celebrating her 14th birthday with a new hair color. Lourdes was eying a bright blue shade, while Madonna favored a deep raven black. At this month’s Harry Potter premiere, it was clear Lourdes took Madonna’s advice.


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Check out Revlon’s new Fire & Ice campaign – starring Jessica Biel!

Revlon, a pioneer in the beauty industry with its matching lip and nail shade statements, is thrilled to re-introduce its infamous ‘lips and tips’ pairings this winter with the Fire & Ice Collection – 3 new shades in Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick with matching Revlon Nail Enamels: Siren, Temptress and Demure. Shades that pay homage to the classic colors that put Revlon at the forefront within the cosmetics realm.

Also included in the Fire & Ice Collection will be a limited edition Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Fire & Ice housed in a one-of-a-kind vintage case. This collector’s piece will feature the shade in a silver tube with original Revlon script across the gold band – a classic inside and out.

The Revlon Fire & Ice Collection includes:

3 new Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick shades:

  • Siren
  • Temptress
  • Demure
  • Fire & Ice (existing shade in limited edition Vintage case)


$8.99 Limited Edition Fire & Ice in vintage case

3 new Revlon Nail Enamel shades:

  • Siren
  • Temptress
  • Demure
  • All Fired Up (existing shade in new bottle with Vintage Revlon logo)



November, 2010 drugstores and mass retailers nationwide.

Limited Edition Fire & Ice Lipstick in Vintage Case available November – January (or while supplies last)

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