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CeraVe…for the most sensitive of skin, even your baby

Posted on: November 24th, 2014


I love creating gift baskets for all occassions. Rather than wrapping up a gift or just putting it in a  gift bag, I like presenting the recepient with one of my own creations. My cousin is having a baby girl so I decided to fill a basket with items that are fun and different. Of course, once I added a baby towel and washcloth among other things, I had to find the perfect bath products that would be healthy for a baby’s skin.

CeraVe has three baby products that added the perfect touch to my basket, CeraVe® Baby Moisturizing Lotion, CeraVe® Baby Wash & Shampoo and CeraVe® Baby Diaper Rash Cream.

CeraVe Baby was developed with pediatric dermatologists and all three products are formulated with 3 essential ceramides (ceramide 3, ceramide 6-II, ceramide 1) and  free of parabens and phthalates. CeraVe® Baby Moisturizing Lotion is perfect for protecting your baby’s skin from chaffing, cracking and drying.

I know my cousin will enjoying using CeraVe® Baby Wash & Shampoo. Her baby will smell fresh and clean will be left with beautifully soft skin. Knowing that there are no harmful ingredients in CeraVe is also a great relief. CeraVe® Baby Wash & Shampoo is hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and dyes, so nothing is left behind but soft, clean, healthy skin and hair.

Let’s not forget the all important CeraVe® Baby Diaper Rash Cream. We all need some around the house especially with a new baby. CeraVe Diaper Rash Cream with be sure to  help treat and prevent diaper rash and help repair and restore baby’s delicate skin barrier. CeraVe Diaper Rash Cream is also fragrance-free and hypoallergenic. When thinking about baby’s healthy skin, think CeraVe.

Learn more about CeraVe Baby at CeraVe can be found in most major drugstores, nationwide.


Laughing Buddha has become my nightly Ritual

Posted on: November 19th, 2014


Rituals Laughing Buddha Fortune Shower Oil
Rituals Laughing Buddha Fortune Shower Oil is the perfect solution for dry skin. It reently occured to me why my skin is so incredibablly dry lately. Since the summer ended, I haven’t been moisturizing enough. During the summer, I always use sunscreen on my arms and legs so I don’t feel the dryness as much. So far this winter, I am having trouble with dry skin and it driving me crazy, especially at night. 

My newest solution for curing my dry skin is with  Rituals Laughing Budddah Fortune Shower Oil. This is not just your typical shower oil. With only a few squirts of the oil in a luffa sponge, Laughing Buddah Shower Oil works into a light silky soft  foam leaving you skin soft and nourished without a greasy feeling. I didn’t even believe it was an oil, it certainly didn’t feel like oil was on my skin.**

The Sweet Orange and Cedar wood ingredients, provides a  soothing and relaxing shower. Another nice feature with Rituals Laughing Budddah Fortune Shower Oil is that the oil will help extend the life of your tan. As stated by Rituals, “The oil hydrates your skin in the shower, so that you lose less pigment, meaning you can thus enjoy your holiday tan for even longer.”

**As with any products containing oil,  please remember to rinse the bath or shower well after use to avoid slipping, whether the product feels oily or not.

Visit You will find Laughing Budddah Fortune Shower Oil, shower foam , body cream, scrub, bed and body mist, a hand lotion and gift sets that are perfect for holiday giving.

Create you own Dove Beauty Chain

Posted on: November 16th, 2014


Since 1957, Dove has been providing real women with real beauty benefits. With our signature ¼ moisturizing cream and mild cleansers, the Beauty Bar actually helps skin feel more firm and elastic compared to ordinary soap – just one of the many reasons we’ve been recognized by beauty experts like you and women everywhere for our care.

In honor of this continued support, we have created the Dove Beauty Chain, which uses unique technology to bring together the beautiful faces of Dove. Go to to create your own personalized Dove Beauty Chain – either with photos of friends, family, co-workers or of you through the years .

All That Glitters is Viva La Juicy Gold

Posted on: November 12th, 2014


It’s that time of year again! Time for Holiday shopping. The great news is, I already started my shoppong with great success. I have  found the ideal fragrance for my daughter Adrienne, Viva La Juicy Gold Couture. She is a true fan of Juicy Couture, having at least four Juicy fragrances in her perfume collection thus far.  Some of her favorites are Viva La Juicy, Juicy Couture and Couture La La Juicy to name a few.

It was the pretty black polka dot bow adorning an eye catching perfume bottle that clearly captured my attention. It’s definitely a design for a girl who loves glitz and glamour and of course GOLD! Viva La Juicy Gold Couture Eau De Parfum is Juicy’s  newest fragrance and it is a winner. The scent of this fabulous perfume is that of fruits and flowers. The fragrance captures scents of wild berries, a kiss of honeysuckle and a luxurious elixir of golden amber, melted caramel, and vanilla.”

If you are looking for stocking stuffers, Juicy’s dual Rollerball is a “must have” especially if you are a glamour girl on the go. The Dual Rollerball fits perfectly in most purdses and handbags and contains 2 of Juicy’s remarkable fragrances, Viva la Juicy and Viva la Juicy Gold Couture.  Adrienne found a rollerball in her stocking last year and she loved it! As a matter of fact, she still uses it.

Get a jumpstart and your holiday shopping and be sure to check out the Juicy Couture fragrances. Juicy Couture fragrances can be found at



PUREOLOGY is My Hair’s New Best Friend

Posted on: November 10th, 2014



It is amazing how an invigorating aroma led me to my current shampoo, Pureology Hydrate Collection. I love it!!! At a recent visit to my hair salon, my niece (also my stylist and a fabulous one at that) was shampooing my hair and I absolutely loved the smell of the shampoo she was using on my hair. The scent was very similar to a peppermint/spearmint smell. I asked my niece what the name of the shampoo was because I loved how it made my head feel and I loved the scent. She told me it was Pureology. She also told me If I purchase some, make sure it’s the Hydrate Collection because that is perfect for my hair type.

Pureology Hydrate Collection is perfect for color treated, dry and damaged hair. Pureology Hydrate has key ingredients of Sulfate-free, colour-preserving formula derived from coconut, corn and sugar; Natural Plant Extracts including Peppermint, Sage and Rosemary; Signature Aromatherapy Blend with Peppermint and Corn Mint Essential Oils. These special blends of ingredients carefully preserves your hair color. After using Pureology Hydrate  my hair is so bouncy and soft. I noticed a difference in my hair texture right away. Of course I always use conditioner and Hydrate Condition is the compliment to the Hydrate Shampoo. Hydrate Conditioner has the same wonderful smell and will help replenish moisture to dry hair especially hair that is chemically treated. The shae butter it contains definitely left my hair silky and soft and my curls are as bouncy as ever.

Pureology Hydrate Collection also offers Hydrate Light Condition which is designed for more sensitive scalps and those with fine hair. Hydrate Light Condition provides all the benefits that Hydrate Condition offer except it is a lighter formula.

After towel drying your hair, try a few drops of  Hydrate Shine Max and rub onto your hair or, for extra shine  put 2-3 drops into your conditioner, you will be pleased with the results. Hydrate Shine Max  is a leave-in formula, created with a “selected blend of the most technologically advanced silicones”. It helps eliminate frizz, adds softness to your hair, improves shine, increases elastiscity and has the same fabulous fragrance as the Shampoo and Conditioner.

Pureology Hydrate Collection is perfect for my hair type but what collection should you get for your hair type? At you will find a guide that will help you find the perfect Pureology Product to enhance your hair type.



KMS California for Hair Your Way

Posted on: October 29th, 2014


Whether your hair is curly, thick, thin or frizzy, KMS California is up to the challange. With several different  hair types in my family, KMS California has something for each of us. I recently visited my daughter in college and noticed KMS California products on her bureau. I asked her what she thought about  the products, knowing that she is very fussy about the products she puts in her hair. I was relieved to hear that she loved them especially  KMS Tame Frizz. She likes products that control frizz and KMS Tame Frizz is working like a charm.

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KMS Tame Frizz does a great job controlling her uncontrollable frizzy hair especially when it’s raining, that’s when she needs it the most.  Tame Frizz also helps protect her hair from heat caused by her  blow dryer and flat iron. Tame Frizz is definitely a win win. She likes that you can apply Tame frizz to dry hair for extra control over those frizzy hair strands. She can’t wait to try the other KMS California frizz control products.


My daughter also told me I have to pick up more KMS Medium Hold Spray. “I really like it and I am using it all the time”. “It’s a great spray for the humidity and you don’t get that stiff  feel to your hair”. Your hair will feel extremely manageable and brushable. KMS Medium Hold Spray (in the blue can) also protects your hair from the heat. That is a big issue for her so she is happy with KMS California.
There are several Salons in New York City where she can pick up what she needs and to find a location near you, or simply get more information on other KMS Hair Care products, visit

butterLONDON’S Amazing Shades of Lipsticks

Posted on: October 28th, 2014


Who told you that you have to put all your bright lipstick colors away for the winter? I know I always assumed it was “out with the summer colors” and “in with the fall colors”.  My summer colors are staying put, especially my butterLONDON ABBEY ROSE lipstick. While visiting New York City department stores this weekend, I was scanning the amazing make-up counters and immediately noticed that the bright Lipsticks are everywhere. I also noticed quite a few people wearing bright pinks, corals and red shades on their lips and they were looking fabulous.

I love my butterLONDON LIPPY Moisture Matte Lipstick and plan on wearing it all winter. butterLONDON‘s new LIPPY Moisture Matte Lipsticks has beautiful and vibrant colors. With shades like ABBEY ROSE, rose-pink cream, BLOWING RASPBERRIES, raspberry-red cream, COME TO BED RED, classic red cream, DAHLING, dusty-pink cream, LADYBIRD, tomato-red cream, and LOVED UP, berry-red cream, you will achieve the Moisture Matte look you want all day long. Enjoy the light scent of vanilla infused in each lipstick, I know I am.

butterLONDON lipsticks can be found at  and

“Pencil Me In” for Beautiful Eyes Everyday

Posted on: October 24th, 2014
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Pencil Me In

Bravo!  With over 30 years experience,  Linda Eisner, founder of Pencil Me In Cosmetics,  has created a remarkable line of eye pencils.  Eisner said “For me the perfect pencil is not yet available”.  So what did she do? She created a “really great, easy to apply” eye pencil as my daughter clearly stated to me. “Pencil Me In eye liner pencils  feel silky to the touch which makes applying them so easy”.

Pencil Me In eye pencils meets so many wonderful criteria:

There are over 30 shades to choose from and they are affordable at $6.99 each.  Pencil Me In  eye liners are also available in 6 piece collections like “Glamorous Glitter“, “Cool Tones” or “Bright Eyes” .  Pencil Me In also offers eyeliner pencils in shade that will highlight your own particular hair color.


Adrienne is enjoying her 6 piece set called  “Neutral Colors”  and with shades like Brownie, Buff, Meteor, Onyx, Silky Suede, and Snow  (shown above) she is able to accent her eyes in all sorts of stylish ways.

Are they Healthy? Of course they are. Pencil Me In eye lilners are formulated with vitimins A, B2, B3, C, D and E. They are infused with anti-oxidansts, blended botanicals and contain absolutely no harmful petroleum or parabens.

Not only does each pencil have its’ own built-in sharpener but each one is wrapped in a tamperproof package. Visit the website:  and browse their extensive line of colors you typically won’t find at the cosmetic counter.


Nautica Life is a Fabulous Fragrance I Think Every Guy Should Wear

Posted on: October 20th, 2014


If you read my blogs, you already know that my sons and husband call the shots when it comes to purchasing a new Men’s fragrance. I won’t even make an attempt at it. I am forever ripping out sample fragrances from magazines and I just can’t get their interest until…….one of my sons, a college junior set his eyes on Nautica Life Eau de Toilette Spray. “That’s the one, that’ the one that I like”. Enough said, let the Holiday shopping begin. It didn’t surprise me that he liked the scent of Nautica Life, it’s the type of scent that is quite masculine and I suspect the girls like it too. This exquisite fragrance is a combination of Natural Sage, Provence Lavender and Natural Violet Leaf to reinforce the masculine aura. With classic notes of refined Hinoki Wood, Organic Tonka and marine Seamoss create a seductive alluring  masculine scent that every guy will love, I know I won’t mind if my husband wears it, it smells divine! Trust me, If my boys like it chances are yours will too.Nautica Life

Nautica Life  is available in a gift set, perfect for any occasion and also a Body spray which I definitely plan on purchasingfor the holidays.  You will find Nautica Life  in most fine department stores nationwide


Achieve Flawless Skin with Miracle Skin Transformer

Posted on: October 15th, 2014


I can’t say enough about Sarah McNamara’s Miracle SKIN Transformer Triple Active Night Treatment. I absolutely love it. It’s a great cream that works its magic during the night. When I wake up, my skin is not dry but rather soft to the touch and feels amazing. The wonderful feature about this night cream is that it acts as a 3 in 1. It’s an exfoliater, moisturizer all while containing powerful anti-aging benefits. One cream that does it all, I love it even more!

Miracle SKIN Transformer Triple Active Night Treatment contains advanced M3 Complex, formulated with high levels of active ingredients to help resurface skin’s texture, minimize discoloration, and repair the appearance of photo damage, revealing radiant and healthy looking skin as well as helping to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It’s a Night Cream that improves skin’s elasticity, and helps firm and tone overnight. One of the essential ingredients is derived from sun flowers helping to improve your skin’s hydration by up to 65% within the first three hours. With the cold winter months fast approaching, the heat dries out my skin so this is the perfect cream to resolve those issues .

Miracle SKIN Transformer Triple Active Night Treatment is suitable for all skin types. Simply apply the Night Treatment to your face, neck, and chest using a gentle circular motion. For best results, use every night. I have been using Miracle SKIN Transformer Triple Active Night Treatment and love how my skin looks and feels.


Miracle Skin Transformer SPF20 FACE is also amazing. If you use foundations to cover up skin imperfections and red blotches you will be surprised at how well this product works, I am having amazing results. Miracle Skin Transformer SPF20 FACE  is a 5-in-1 tinted skin enhancer designed to Hydrate, Prime, Enhance, Mattify & Protect your skin. I put a little more than apea size amount on my fingertips, rub together gently and apply to my face. The formula feels like velvet and dries instantly. It’s not heavy or thick and spreads evenly. Miracle Skin Transformer SPF20 FACE immediately covers the red blotches and skin imperfections resulting in a smooth even toned finish while  giving you the sun protection you need. Did I mention you can hardly see pores and fine lines, it’s fantastic. I truly reccommend this to anyone you needs their foundation every day. See for yourself and get yours here at

Meet the founder of Miracle Skin Transformer, Sarah McNamara at


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