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Posted on: July 2nd, 2015



Will your feet dare to go bare this spring and summer? Whether you prefer gladiator styles or simple flip flops, your feet go on display as soon as the weather warms up and they stay that way almost until the first frost. However, if your feet have been stuck in boots all winter, you may need some foot repair that goes beyond an ordinary “pedi.”

The good news is CeraVe® has made it so easy to begin treating your feet, helping to conquer dryness and rough patches on your heels and the balls of your feet. CeraVe® Renewing SA Foot Cream, previously available only at a podiatrist’s office, is now available in the drugstore, and it can help your feet in several key ways.

CeraVe® Renewing SA Foot Cream contains salicylic acid, ammonium lactate, ceramides, niacinamide and hyaluronic acid. You won’t find this quintet at your local nail salon! Salicylic acid and ammonium lactate help by exfoliating dry, rough skin, loosening dead skin cells; smoothing and softening skin to let your skin’s natural beauty shine through. Without eliminating this dry top layer, nothing can really get in to begin the work of making your feet ready to go bare! Ceramides, the foundation of the CeraVe® brand, help replace lipid levels in compromised skin to help repair, restore and maintain the skin’s natural barrier. They also help by preventing water loss from the skin. They nourish and hydrate with CeraVe® patented MVE® controlled release technology.

Niacinamide supports the skin’s natural production of ceramides and fatty acids essential for restoring and repairing the skin barrier. Finally, hyaluronic acid works as a humectant that attracts water to the skin and ensures that skin remains hydrated.

For your own foot care regimen, cleanse feet with CeraVe® Hydrating Cleanser. Apply moisturizer and follow with CeraVe® Renewing SA Foot Cream. Do this twice a day before sandal season begins to get your feet ready for any and every style of footwear your heart desires. Dry, rough skin should never be a deciding factor in what shoes you buy. If your feet look great, only your wallet should have a deciding vote!

CeraVe® Renewing SA Foot Cream is available at many podiatrist offices, and now online, at drugstores and mass retailers nationwide with an SRP of $10.99 (3 oz. tube). For more information, please visit: .


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Bath Bombs, Soaks and Scrubs…Oh My!!

Posted on: June 26th, 2015



We all bath to clean our bodies. We also have different ways of cleansing. Maybe you enjoy soaking in the tub to destress from the events of the day?  Maybe you enjoy an invigorating shower? Whatever you choose there is a Bath Bomb, Salt Scrub or Salt Soak waiting for you. Better yet, Why don’t you make your own? I’ve recently tried making some of the Bath Bombs and salt soaks from Kate Bello’s DIY Book: Homemade Bath Bombs, Salts & Scrubs. Let me just say I am having fun with these recipes. I’ve made a few Bath Bombs and salt scrubs and have so much fun making them.Look at my bath bomb (below), it looks so cute and smells fantastic. I chose Lavender and vanilla oils, and I can’t wait to try it out.


This is a fun book with over 300 Natural Recipes that you make yourself for your luxurious bath or energizing shower. The ingredients for the recipes mainly consist of salts, Epsom, Himalayan and Dead Sea to name a few. All the ingredients including the essential oils can be found on the internet or at your local health food store.  You can mix and match the oils depending on your sense of smell. I love lavender, so I substituted an oil in the recipe for lavender essential oils, and it smells amazing. I haven’t experimented with color, but I will, you can count on it.

Homemade Bath Bombs, Salts & Scrubs provides detailed instructions on how to make each recipe. They are easy to understand, so there is no guesswork involved. Carrier Oils, essential oils, clays, and salts are all explained in detail for you. What I found amazing is that there is a recipe for practically every ailment that exists. Well, maybe not every ailment but enough choices that you will find a recipe that you will “Have to Make”.

There are recipes for Asthma relief, Athlete’s Foot, Respiratory relief, Fever-Reducing, Pain Relieving, Soothing and Skin Softening, to name a few. You must get this book to review all of the Bath Bombs, Scrubs and Salts it offers.  I am currently making a few gifts layering Himalayan salts (pink) and Sea salt (white) using small mason jars exactly like the sample shown on the cover of the book.  Tonight I am going to use one of the salt scrubs I made with Almond and sandalwood essential oil. I will let you know how it comes out!

You can purchase Homemade Bath Bombs, Salts & Scrubs from

Strip Me Off with New York Color

Posted on: June 24th, 2015

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New York Color says, “STRIP me OFF.” Change your nail polish day and night without the hassles of nail polish remover. I love NYC New York Color Strip me Off Base Coat. This incredible treatment really does what it says it does, it Strips off your polish. Strip me OFF  is simply a base coat that you apply to your natural nails or acrylic nails, let dry and apply for favorite nail color. When you are ready for a change, just peel the polish right off your nail.



Strip me OFF” leaves no mess or residue. It goes on white, (see photo on top) and when it dries clear, it’s ready for your favorite COLOR!!! You might think using a product like this is no big deal but if you like special effect polishes like glitter, you already know what a hassle it is to take it off with polish remover. Special effect polishes work beautifully over “Strip me OFF”. Change your polishes daily as Strip me OFF will not hurt your nails! The polish peels right off quickly and easily. It’s an amazing product at an amazing price, $1.99 !!!!  and Strip me OFF is also found in drugstores nationwide

Deborah Mitchell’s New Skincare Collection is HEAVEN

Posted on: June 18th, 2015


I am lucky to have gotten my hands on a few products from Deborah Mitchell’s New Skincare Line HEAVEN.  I especially like the New Edition Cleansing Cream.  “It is the first bee venom cleanser in the World”.  It is so gentle that I can wash my entire face, even my eyes without any stinging or irritation. This cleanser works beautifully. New Edition Cleansing Cream will cleanse for face and thoroughly clean any eye and eyebrow makeup from your face,  leaving your skin clean and refreshed. New Edition Cleansing Cream is a fabulous anti-aging cleanser with a light and pleasant scent and is gentle enough for all ages. One of its best features it offers a natural botulinum injectable alternative in this cleanser.

As stated in their website, “Heaven by Deborah Mitchell is a luxurious range of anti-ageing, all-natural skincare containing organic ingredients, which have been developed for a radiant, flawless complexion and to help heal skin conditions, from blemishes to eczema.”




The Peppermint Clarifying Hydrogel is just as amazing. I especially like serums, and this is the perfect compliment to the cleanser that I am using morning and night time. Peppermint Clarifying Hydrogel contains organic Peppermint and Spearmint oils which gives the Clarifying Hydrogel a delightful scent. I have been using the Hydrogel in the morning as a primer after cleansing and at night time after cleansing. The texture is light and quick drying but does not dry out your skin. My skin has been smooth and soft, never dry and oily. Especially since the weather here has been hot and humid, I need a primer/moisturizer to leave my skin dry but hydrated, and Peppermint Clarifying Hydrogel does just that. This Peppermint Clarifying Hydrogel, like the New Edition Cleansing Cream, is suitable for all skin types. My 19-year-old daughter is also using it with me and experiences no dryness or greasiness on her face, she loves it.

Deborah Mitchell’s New Skincare Collection uses only natural and organic ingredients, with proprietary ingredients like ABEETOXIN, a bee venom that mimics botox, this anti-aging line provides instant and long-lasting results.

View the entire skincare and haircare line at

It’s just not Father’s Day without a Spritz of INVICTUS

Posted on: June 17th, 2015

With Paco Rabanne’s Invictus, it’s all about competition. Athletes competing against each other and, of course, there can only be one winner. The prize is Invictus and this Father’s Day, your favorite guy will be the winner when presented with this most attractive and masculine cologne. My husband and son thoroughly enjoyed Paco Rabanne One Million Intense so I thought I would test out Invictus on my son to see if I had picked another winner. I already knew I liked the fragrance from a sample in a magazine. When I spritzed the cologne in a room, I asked my son if he liked the smell, and he said he did. He asked what it was, and I told him it was Paco Rabanne Invictus, and it was going to be a gift for Dad for Father’s Day. He immediately said that if dad did not want it, he would take it. Another winner! One thing is for sure, if my 21-year-old college student didn’t like it, he wouldn’t ask for it as he is extremely fussy colognes when it comes to choosing colognes.

Invictus is not a powerful scent but rather a refreshing scent of a tropical beach. You immediately sense the grapefruit and sea water. As stated by Paco Rabanne, this amazing fragrance has “the refreshing top notes of grapefruit and the sensual heart notes of guaiac wood and patchouli. A truly magnetic woody-aquatic scent which embodies masculine strength.”

Top Notes: Fresh grapefruit, mandarin oranges, and a marine accord Heart Notes: aromatic bay leaf and Hedione jasmine Base Notes: Guaiac wood, patchouli, oak moss and ambergris.


Paco Rabbane Invictus is also available in gift sets, which is perfect when selecting a Father’s Day Gift or for any occasion. The set shown above contains Eau De Toilette Spray 100Ml/ 3.4Oz and an After Shave Lotion 100Ml/3.4Oz. Other gift sets available are Eau de Toilette Spray and All Over Shampoo, Deodorant Spray and Eau de Toilette Spray and, Eau De Toilette Spray and 3.4 oz Shower Gel for Men. You will also find this incredible fragrance in a Deodorant Stick For Men. Find Paco Rabanne at

Do You Need to Be Acnefree?

Posted on: June 13th, 2015


My Children have been huge fans of AcneFree for quite some time. They use several of their products because AcneFree contains 2% Salicylic Acid. Salicylic Acid is very beneficial in combatting acne, and unfortunately they do have annoying breakouts from time to time. With the summer months upon us, sleeveless shirts, shorts and bathing suits are part of their wardrobe, and they are more conscious of blemishes on their skin.  They have many acne products for their face but what about the body, like your back, legs, arms?

AcneFree has a great body spray and my kids having great results. AcneFree Body Clearing Acne Spray is a continuous spray that you apply on your body. The spray makes application quite easy. No mess, just spray on the affected areas and hard to reach places (avoiding your face of course) and AcneFree will work its magic, reducing unsightly and uncomfortable acne breakouts. AcneFree Body Clearing Acne Spray is a clear spray and is recommended by dermatologists.

AcneFree Body Clearing Acne Spray is oil-free. It also contains Vitamin B3 which helps the skin produce more natural ceramides, Glycolic Acid acts as an exfoliator and aloe and plant root extracts which will soothe the skin and even skin tone. AcneFree Body Clearing Acne Spray can be used at any angle, and dries quickly.  Show off your back, arms and legs this summer! You can start by purchasing your AcneFree!

AcneFree Body Clearing Acne Spray, as well as other AcneeFree skin care products, can be purchased in drug stores and mass retailers nationwide.

Kick Your Hair Conditioner up a Notch with Pravana Nevo Color Enhancer

Posted on: May 26th, 2015


It’s not a hair dye…It’s not a shampoo…It’s a Conditioner! It’s the new PRAVANA NEVO Color Enhancer Treatment and it’s works wonderfully. I always know when I’m midway between hair colorings. The dull brassy color says it all and I always notice when I’m driving. When the sun is shining and I look in the mirror I can see that my color is already fading and it hasn’t even been three weeks yet. Everyday shampooing, heat styling and sun exposure definitely takes the life out of your hair. Would you like to freshen it up?

PRAVANA NEVO Color Enhancer Treatment has done wonders for my dull faded color treated hair. PRAVANA NEVO Color Enhancer Treatment is as easy to use as a conditioner because that’s what it is.  It contains a color enhancer to boost your color leaving you with fresh, soft and vibrant hair color again. Simply choose you color enhancer (there are 5 to choose from), shampoo, lightly towel dry and add your treatment. Leave it on for 1 to 2 minutes and rinse out. I have been using PRAVANA NEVO Color Enhancer Treatment once a week and I am very pleased with the results.

What I like most about PRAVANA NEVO Color Enhancer Treatment is that there is absolutely no mess in the shower when rinsing out the treatment. There is no staining on my hands or towel, you risnse out like you would a regular hair conditioner. PRAVANA NEVO Color Enhancer Treatment enriches your hair with soy protein.

Choose your color, Honey Blonde (enhances golden tones), Brilliant Copper (enhances orange tones, Radiant Red (brightens red tones), Deep Burgandy, saturates a deep red/violet tone and my color, Cocoa Brunette (reinforces natural brunettes).  You can find PRAVANA NEVO Color Enhancer Treatment at select salons. Visit to find a location near you.

All Nevo products are 100% biodegradable, 100% vegan and contain absolutely no Sulfates, Parabens, Sodium Chloride, Phthalates, Gluten, Propylene Glycol, Cocamide DEA, Cocamide MEA, animal bi-products and animal testing.

Josie Maran’s TSV on QVC May 24th…Don’t Miss It!

Posted on: May 22nd, 2015


Josie Maran’s TSV will be featured on QVC, May 24, 2015.

Introducing, Josie Maran Argan Total Confidence Collection, Love and Light, exclusively available on QVC’s Today’s Special Value! This collection of argan oil goodies will love and care for you so that you can focus on showing the world your amazing, unique, totally confident light! 100% Argan Oil will deeply moisturize your skin, while Aragn Daily Moisturzer SPF 47 Protect and Perfect delivers all natural protection with a light tint. The Argan Black Oil Mascara will lengthen, condition and nourish your lashes and finally the Argan Color Stick will add pop of color for natural looking cheeks and lips!

Violife’s Slim Sonic Toothbrush Makes Traveling a Breeze

Posted on: May 14th, 2015


How many of you live by your electric toothbrush? Do you ever get into a dilemma when you have to pack it to travel? There are no more dilemmas with the Violife’s Slim Sonic ToothbrushThis sonic powered, portable toothbrush promises a sparking smile with 22,000 brush strokes per minute. It’s like traveling with your electric toothbrush but it’s practically 1/10 the size.  There are no cords to plug in and you will have more space on the vanity for other toiletries. Not only is the Violife’s Slim Sonic Toothbrush easy to travel with, you can take it anywhere. It is conveniently enclosed in a stylish case and no one will ever know it’s a toothbrush.

A great feature with Violife’s Slim Sonic Toothbrush is that when you use your toothbrush, the case keeps the toothbrush clean. If you are not traveling, you can easily brush your teeth on the go.  After brushing, simply cover the bristles and put it in your purse, drawer at work or gym bag. The next time you use it, it’s clean as a whistle.

The colors are cute and stylish and if it’s too difficult to choose one, you might have to choose two. For your convenience, Each Violife’s Slim Sonic Toothbrush comes with a free  replacement head and AAA battery, so you’re ready to go as soon as you open the package!

The Slim Sonic Toothbrush retails for $15 online via

Summer Skincare Tips from Jan Marini

Posted on: May 12th, 2015

Jan Marini, CEO of Jan Marini Skin Research, is a pioneer in the professional skincare arena. She has more than three decades of experience researching and developing new and innovative skincare technologies. Below are three of her top beauty tips to help keep skin protected and youthful during the summer months.



· Sun exposure breaks down the Disulfide bonds in hair, causing color fading (think of that $200 color service), brittleness and breakage. Remember, your scalp is an extension of the same skin that is on your face and it requires the same attention! Cumulative sun exposure, throughout the year, damages and ages the scalp and, as a result, compromises and decreases the factors that promote luxurious, full, healthy hair.

· Be sure to use a conditioner or leave-on spray that contains a sun protectant…and, wear a hat!

· Your lips are one of the most vulnerable and most exposed areas and, often, the most forgotten.

· To prevent skin cancer while keeping your lips soft, hydrated and supple, generously massage sun protectant into the lip area.

· There is a widely spread misconception that it is wise to stop using glycolics, retinols, etc., during the summer months. Not the case! These powerful, gold standard tools can prevent a significant amount of damage, and repair damage that hasn’t yet surfaced while reversing superficial signs of aging and enabling skin to more effectively respond to UV radiation.

· Remember, your skin ages every day and you need to consistently apply medically and clinically validated topicals that can truly assist in keeping your skin looking healthy, vibrant, refined, hydrated and luminous. Taking a break, especially during a period of more intense sun exposure, only compounds the aging process and further compromises your skin’s ability to repair and rejuvenate.

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