Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Hopefully You Used Your Sunscreen....But Just In Case Here Are A Few Products to Take Your Burn Out!!

Hopefully everyone loaded up on their suncreen and block over the holiday weekend, but just in case you ended up with a little bit of a burn..or even a massive one, we have some amazing products to help take your burn out!

If you sunburn this weekend...

The first is Dermalogica After Sun Repair. This product helps to mend the damage that has already been done to your skin from previous sun exposure. It will restore your skin to a natural and healthy state AND protects your skin cells from additional aggravation. You can apply this product to any sunburned area of your body generously....but definitely do avoid the eye area. The lotion is loaded with natural moisturizers and extracts to pacify that nasty battle going on in your skin.

Another option is Pevonia Botanica After-Sun Soothing Gel. This gel provides immediate soothing and comfort to sunburned skin. It is packed full of antioxidants, skin-soothers, and green tea which not only calms the skin but also provides additional protection against free radicals. In addition, this product contains glycerin which provides much needed moisture to the exposed areas.

If you have REALLY cooked yourself over the weekend, then check out BIAFINE WDE Emulsion. This product is specifically designed for extreme burn cases (1st and 2nd degrees). When applied properly to a wound or burn, BIAFINE provides an optimum moist environment for the healing process and isolates the wound from harmful germs and other external contamination. I have personally used this product previously for an incredibly nasty burn I had a few years ago...and it WORKS WONDERS!!

Since I do not have any sample of these wonderful products....but I do have samples of Dermalogica Conditioning Body Wash and will give away goodies to the first two people who respond to this blog with their email address. This product will definitely help add some much needed moisture back to your sunburned skin and is also excellent for any of us guys or gals who struggle with dry skin.

Hoping everyone is having a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! Until next time....stay tuned and stay beautiful!

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Macadamia Natural Oil No Tangle Brush: AKA The MAGIC Brush

Memorial Day is upon us....and although I will definitely be plugging sunscreen in this blog, I also simply HAD to talk about the Macadamia Natural Oil No Tangle Brush!

Most of you know that I have my precious little angel who is three years old.  She does NOT like me to brush, comb, or even run my fingers through her hair.  We have had sooo many tantrums over this...that it has brought both of us to tears on occasion.  I literally ONLY brush her hair in the bathtub and use my hands for the rest of her maintenance. 

Our office manager had told me about the Macadamia Natural Oil No Tangle Brush and set one aside for us.  Our daughter was soo proud of her new brush (more so because it came from Ms. Aly :) ) but we took the excitement and ran with it straight to the house.

The first time I used the brush, I attempted it on dry hair....result?...although MUCH better than other options we still ended up with baby girl screaming in tears.  I let the "dust settle" for a few days before I even attempted it again.  This time, I used it immediately after she got out of the bath tub with wet hair.  She started to cry before I even touched her her (all of you Mommies know what I am talking about) EEKS!, but I gently reminded her that I hadn't even touched her hair yet and that this is a "magic brush" that won't hurt.  She seemed intrigued and allowed me to continue.  I brushed....and brushed....and brushed....before we both knew it I had brushed her entire head of hair with absolutely no tears!  AMAZING!!!  This has been well over a month now with the same results each time.  Mommy and princess are both incredibly happy ladies and I seriously couldn't recommend a product more.

Keep the Kids Happy and Tangle-Free

I know this is a common issue amongst our group of friends and their little ones, so I wanted to let you know exactly what I use on my daughter's hair.  I wash her body and hair with Petit Phyto Hair and Body Shampoo.  I have previously blogged on this product and we still use it.  It smells so much better than the Johnson's and Johnson's stand by that we all typically use.  Then, I load her up with conditioner and let her play in the bathtub.  I use the same conditioner I use on my own hair...which is literally whatever is in my shower at the time.  She likes to pretend she's a mermaid and "swim" in the tub so the conditioner will sit on her hair anywhere from 5-10 minutes.  Afterwards, I rinse her hair (keep in mind since I do not use a "no tears" conditioner..I have to chant/sing for her to keep her eyes closed).  Lastly, before I begin to brush I use MOP Pear Detangler and spray it on her hair.  Hopefully this may help any other parent that is having a similar struggle.  This remedy may prove useful to anyone traveling over the holiday weekend to the beach, pool, or lake...since the combination of wet hair, dirt, and little ones makes for even more of a mess of hair. 

Now for the sunscreen/sunblock plug, but I will make it brief.  USE IT OR LOSE IT....your youthful looks that is.  If you currently are not using a sunscreen or block daily, then start now to maintain the health and beauty of your skin.  We have a ton to choose from and something is always better than nothing.  Take a look at our sunscreens here: http://www.beautystoredepot.com/results.cgis?catalog=DEFAULT&keywords=sunscreen&x=0&y=0 and sunblocks here: http://www.beautystoredepot.com/results.cgis?catalog=DEFAULT&keywords=sunblock&x=0&y=0.  And ALWAYS remember to reapply when out in the sun for prolonged periods of time. 

Our Memorial Day Sale begins on Friday, May 25th!  Use code: SAVE15 at checkout and receive 15% off all orders $25 or more AND get FREE shipping!  Our Facebook winner for our monthly GRAND prize will be announced in the next week and we will start focusing on all you Daddies in the upcoming week. 

FREEBIE TIME!  Who wants an Obagi Healthy Skin Protection SPF 35 sunscreen?  I have two to giveaway for the first two people who respond to this post with their email addresses.  If you have won in the past month from this blog, let's give others a chance to win!  :)

Until next time.....stay tuned and stay beautiful!

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Monday, May 14, 2012

NuFace Trinity - Your At-Home Facelift

Happy Monday everyone! A big thanks to Ms. Sara for this week's blog. I am incredibly excited about the NuFace Trinity and can't wait to give it a try myself!

If you haven’t heard about NuFace Facial Toning Device, you are definitely missing out. NuFace recently released its newest device, the NuFace Trinity, and we are so excited to carry it! So what exactly is this fancy device that claims to deliver professional results from the comfort of your home? The NuFace Trinity is a handheld facial toning device that gently and effectively stimulates your skin through micro-current technology. These micro-currents work to relax over-worked facial muscles (furrow between your eyebrows, laugh lines) and to strengthen under-worked muscles that tend to sag as we age (jaw line, chin, neck). As the micro-current technology does its work, it increases circulation which not only helps reduce fine lines, but aids in the production of collagen.

What can it do for you?

Reduce wrinkles, fine lines and creases

Tighten saggy or droopy skin – jowls, double chins, fatty cheeks

Smooth, hydrate and revitalize – giving skin a more youthful “glow”

Decrease overall puffiness as well as puffiness and dark circles around eyes

Shrink enlarged pores while reducing blackheads and acne

Reduce scars and pitting

Reduce symptoms from Eczema, Rosacea and Melasma

With great new features, the Trinity is also easier to use. It features a smart skin sensor that guarantees the correct amount of current with every skin type and indicators that let you know when it is time to move to the next treatment area. The NuFace Trinity also features interchangeable treatment heads, allowing for multiple therapies in one compact device and an updated design that’s easier to hold. It even contains a rechargeable battery and a 20 minute automatic shut-off.

If you are looking for an effective at-home, easy to use, non-invasive solution to your skin problems, the NuFace Trinity is for you. It is for all ages, all skin types, and is used and recommended by skincare professionals. For best results, use consistently and in conjunction with NuFace Skincare Products. Though it won’t provide an instant dramatic facelift, many users see a difference after one session, with lasting results after multiple uses.

We hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend! My weekend consisted of moving...EEKS! Don't forget about our monthly GRAND prize on Facebook. The winner will be announced at the end of the month and keep an eye out for our weekly giveaways throughout the month of May too! No freebies this week, but check back next week and I promise some more goodies! :)

Until next time.....stay tuned and stay beautiful!

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Monday, May 7, 2012

Mommy MUST Haves! This year, give her a gift that will make her feel completely pampered, healthy and beautiful!

Here are some of this season’s most popular gifts as well as some of my personal favorites.

There is new science and technology for healthier, firmer, clearer skin that radiates beauty. Let your Mommy show her skin’s true beauty with these products.
Great Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Just cleaning with your hands can leave behind oil and dirt trapped in pores. The Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System and the Clarisonic Mia Skin Care Brush System use a patented sonic frequency of more than 300 movements per second to clean, soften and smooth skin. In just 60 seconds, the brush gently, yet thoroughly removes 6X more make up and 2X more dirt and oil than manual cleansing alone. The Clarisonic is safe for cleansing all skin types and recommended for use with any non-abrasive cleanser. It is rechargeable for up to 30 minutes of use AND is waterproof so you can use it in the shower or tub...perfect for any of you ladies who suffer from body bumps as I call them.  This has been on my wishlist since I found out about it. Hint, Hint! I like the lavender one!

The Clarisonic Opal Sonic Infusion Skincare System uses soothing sonic action that gently infuses Anti-Aging Sea Serum into the outer layers of your skin. The combination of the specially formulated serum with sonic application work together to give you immediate, amazing results. Serums and creams are absorbed more deeply and evenly, enhancing their ability to promote healthy, hydrated, and younger-looking skin. Opal is perfect for the eye area and can also be used on the lip, brow and forehead areas.  Benefits include immediate hydration leaving skin feeling refreshed and noticeably firmer skin after two weeks. It also reduces the appearance of puffiness and dark circles and can be used with your own favorite eye cream.  I personally recommend iS Clinical Youth Eye Complex.

Surgical results without knives, needles or lasers! The NuFACE Facial Toning Device is a unique, patented, clinically proven technology stimulates and tones your facial muscles without any damage to your skin. NuFACE devices are the first and only hand held microcurrent devices FDA-cleared for at-home use. Microcurrent facial toning devices send soft, gentle waves to the muscles in your face that help relax overly-tightened muscles and strengthen under-worked muscles. When this happens the face is lifted, firmed and toned to a more youthful appearance. At the same time, the microcurrent improves circulation to your face which stimulates production of collagen, improves tone and texture, and helps eliminate fine lines. This can erase those frown lines and worry lines the kids give you without surgery!

A massage is a great gift but a massage with luxurious smells and lavish moisturizers from a loved one is the best! Here are a few head to toe ideas that will get you BIG brownie points this year.

Footlogix #19 Foot Massage Lotion is simply the best solution for dry, cracked feet. I am reluctant to admit that I go barefoot more often than not and this product is the only thing that saves my feet.

Dermalogica Stress Relief Treatment Oil is an aromatherapeutic blend of mind-soothing Lavender, Sandalwood and Orange. Fortified with Organic Silicones, this water-soluble oil is ideal for massage and bath therapy.

TheraPearl Home Spa Experience allows you to recreate the spa experience at home with this soothing kit. It comes with Neck Wrap, Eye-ssential Mask, Soy Candle, and Handmade Soap.

One Minute Manicure exfoliates, reconditions and moisturizes the skin with a premium blend of botanically-based oils and triple-milled Dead Sea Mineral Salts.  This is one of my all time faves!

Bouquets of colored flowers will wilt but the thrill of adding some exciting new color to your beauty palette is irresistible! From eye shadow to lip gloss and nail polish, there are great new shades to liven up your look!
Brighten your look with the best beauty products!

Best Eye Shadow: glominerals gloEye Shadow Trios. The colors are coordinated with a contour, highlighter, and liner in a crease-free, mineral formula that includes Green Tea to soothe and protect from damage and Vitamins to repair, brighten, and protect.

Best Nail Polish: OPI! You are certain to find something perfect for Mommy with OPI’s huge color selection or if you aren’t sure you can always get one of their Collections of Mini’s for her to try a few!

Best Lip Gloss- Colorescience Pro Lip Shine SPF 35 - a beautiful lip gloss with a powerful sunscreen that features highly pigmented minerals, which provide long-lasting color while mineral sunscreens protect your lips from burn and sun damage. High gloss for an incredible shine and helps lips to feel soft and supple.

Many thanks to Ms. Kelly for this week's blog.  Kelly is a Mommy of two, so she is speaking from first hand experience!  

May's GRAND prize on Facebook includes a Colorescience Starter Kit, super cute Obagi bag, Obagi Foaming Gel, Obagi Healthy Skin Protection SPF 35, and 2 Phyto Candles valued at $99.  In addition, we will be giving away 1 Phyto Candle and a PERSONALIZED sample packet to one lucky winner EACH WEEK in May!  

FREEBIE TIME!!  Who wants an OPI Nail polish?  Respond to this blog with your email address AND your favorite color then I will randomly select one lucky winner!

Until next time.....stay tuned and stay beautiful

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