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Skindinivia Makeup Primer Spray, Does it Work? It DOES!

Posted on: July 25th, 2014


I was recently given a lesson on makeup primers by my 18 year old daughter. She is extremely passionate about her primers. That’s probably why her make-up always looks fantastic. She uses Skindinavia’s No More Shine Makeup Finish and was excited to learn about their newest formulas, Makeup Primer Spray and Makeup Primer Spray Oil Control. 

I told my daughter I was going to put Skindinavia Makeup Primer Spray to the test. I recently had an outdoor event and wanted to use a little make-up. I Sprayed the ultra fine mist (just a few pumps) onto my face and a few minutes later applied a bit of foundation and a little loose powder. I was amazed at the results. I might have felt warm from the sun but my face looked and felt great. Skindinavia’s ultra-fine mist really does control shine for up to 16 hours and absorbs excess oil. My face remained dry throughout the day. Skindinavia’s award-winning formula is designed to keep your makeup dry and flawless.

Skindinavia’s Flawless Facts: 90% of users said their “makeup stayed looking matte for the entire day”;  85% of users prefer The Makeup Finishing Spray – Oil Control over powder; Skindinavia’s own patented Temperature Control Technology ® helps prevent the appearance of shine.

Skindinavia Makeup Primers are Silicone-free helping to create a breathable barrier between skin and makeup. All SKINDINAVIA products are oil, paraben and sulfate-free. Each product is tested for sensitive skin. Skindinivia’s NEW Makup Primer Spray has been approved in my house, try it…you wil love it!




SEBAMED…It Sounds Medicinal but it’s Truly Magical

Posted on: July 23rd, 2014


I know so many people who have sensitive skin. It seems like the list is growing. Many people I have talked to tell me their skin is getting more sensitive and drier as they get older. I recommend Sebamed Moistuizing Face Cream. This face cream is completely formulated for sensitive and dry skin.

I already use Sebamed Hand and Nail Balm and find the face cream equally hydrating if not, more so. Sebamed Moistuizing Face Cream is slightly richer than face creams I have used in the past but it spreads easily, is not greasy and absorbs quickly. I apply the face cream at night after cleansing and I can still feel the softness of my skin in the morning.

Sebamed Moisturizing Face Cream was developed by dermatologists  and is hypoallergenic and non comedogenic. Sebamed Moistuizing Face Cream is the perect choice for sensitive skin sufferers. Sebamed Moistuizing Face Cream is formulated with vitamin E which will naturally guard against free radicals which can cause premature aging.


While I am enjoying the Sebamed Moistuizing Face Cream, my oldest daughter is enjoying Sebamed Clear Face Cleansing Foam. Why wouldn’t she? I even tried it myself and I love the silky soft foam that gently glides onto your face and neck. Sebamed Clear Face Cleansing Foam is an antibacterial alkali free foam, designed to deeply cleanse pores helping to reduce pimples, blackheads and other skin irritations without drying your skin.

Sebamed Clear Face Cleansing Foam is “adjusted to the skin?s natural pH value of 5.5, protecting and supporting the biological barrier function of the skin?s acid mantle to help prevent new pimples from forming.” My daughter says her face and skin feel clean and refreshed.

Read more about the Sebamed story at Sebamed entire soap-free line can be found at

Yu-Be Cream is the Ultimate for Achieving Soft and Silky Skin

Posted on: July 16th, 2014


You will have the ultimate skin softening experience with Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream. Yu-Be offers some amazing skincare products including Foaming Skin Polish, Lip Balm Heel and Elbow Repair Kit. I am loving Yu-Be Moisturizing Cream which is Japan’s best-selling skincare product. This amazing cream is formulated with vitamin E, vitamin B2 and Camphor. Try massaging some of Yu-Be Moisturizing Cream onto your elbows, shins (that’s where I need it the most) and hands. Yu-be Moisturizing Skin Cream is sure to soothe dry, chapped and damaged skin anywhere on your body.

As stated by Yu-Be it was “Invented in 1957, its all-natural, non-petroleum formula makes it ideal for all skin types, protecting against harmful conditions like extreme cold, wind and heat that can irritate and damage the skin. Yu-Be is so effective against these harsh conditions that it’s even trusted by world-class mountain climbers. It even protects against conditions like diaper rash and frost bite.”

The ingredients in Yu-Be Moisturizing Cream that give your skin the ultimate in softmess is the combination of Glycerin and all-natural ingredients like Vitamin E and B2. Yu-Be Moisturizing Cream is the perfect solution for dry skin anywhere on your body, face, lips, arms, legs, feet, really anywhere. Yu-Be Moisturizing Cream has a fabulous camphor scent that is quite exhilerating and disappears quickly into your skin without leaving a greasy residue.


Celebrity nail artist for the likes of Katy Perry, Pink, Rachael Ray and Allison Williams, Pattie Yankee’s go-to hand and cuticle moisturizer is Yu-Be Moisturizing Cream. “I love how hydrating it is,” says Pattie, “not only does it instantly replenish moisture, it is silky and doesn’t feel heavy on the skin.” Yu-Be’s Moisturizing Cream is a concentrated glycerin-based moisturizing cream enriched with vitamin E and B2, sodium hyaluronate and camphor. Yu-Be’s ultra-healing capabilities are largely due to is high glycerin content which helps skin attract and retain moisture.

In order to keep cuticles in check, Pattie also recommends the following:

1. After showering, using your fingers, push cuticles back when they are still wet. This will train them to stay back.

2. Apply a high glycerin based cream, like Yu-Be’s, to hands and cuticles throughout the day, especially after showering and before bed.

3. Never cut cuticles as this will cause the skin to grow back thicker and harder – cuticles also seal in moisture and block germs out of the body. Cuticle cutting is actually illegal in salons in some states, including New York as it is considered a medical procedure.

Yu-Be Moisturizing Cream is available iat



Tammy Fender’s Cellulite & Stretchmark Smoothing Solution, is a Summer “Must-Have”

Posted on: July 10th, 2014


If you’ve never heard of Tammy Fender, you will now. Tammy Fender is the creator of Tammy Fender Holistic Skincare. She has created an exquisite collection of 100% botanical organic formulas, each custom blended with natural Certified Organic herbal infusions as well as Certified Organic plant oils, beneficial vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids.


Tammy Fender

Tammy Fender

In her own words she states, “I encourage my clients to be aware of what they put into their bodies as well as what they put onto their bodies, as our skin is a living organ. This consciousness recognizes that everything put onto the skin absorbs to a cellular level, creating true inner beauty and outer radiance.”

Tammy Fender Cellulite and Stretch Mark Smoothing Solution is a “must  have” especially during the summer months. This unique product is a lightweight foam that helps treat and reduce the appearance of stretch marks and cellulite.


Tammy Fender

Tammy Fender Cellulite and Stretch Mark Smoothing Solution  is formulated with “organic kelp and horse chestnut, it replenishes moisture and boosts collagen production to tone and plump, diminishing the appearance of stretch marks. Gota kola and lemongrass extracts target cellulite as they stimulate circulation and improve elasticity, tightening your skin to deliver a smooth, revitalized look.”  Tammy Fender is Holistic Skincare at its finest! I have been using this product and I love it!

Tammy Fender Cellulite and Stretch Mark Smoothing Solution spreads easily and dries quickly as you are left with a pleasant herbal smell. Use freely morning and night focusing on your own troubled spots. Gently massage in the foam. This will allow the extraordinary plant extracts to absorb into your skin. Your skin will feel cool and refreshed. It’s never too late to reduce cellulite and stretch marks.

View more of Tammy Fender’s Holistic Skincare products at


Relax and Unwind with Stress-fix from AVEDA

Posted on: July 7th, 2014


This past Mother’s Day, my girls surprised me with an incredible gift set from Aveda Skincare. They found it at Nordstrom’s and knew it would be perfect for me. They know how much I love bath and body products and decided  on Aveda’s stress-fix Home Spa Experience.  I was delighted because I don’t have any products with aromatic value or aromatherapy products for that matter.

The set consists of a tub of Stress-fix Soaking Salts, Body Lotion and a Rollerball of Oil all containing the luxurious scent of  french lavender, lavandin and clary sage. You might be asking yourself, isn’t it too warm to be soaking in a tub of hot water? Absolutely not!  We have already had some chilly damp nights and soaking in a hot tub with my Aveda stress-fix salts was just what the doctor ordered. Formulated with organic sugar and organic sunflower oil, the mineral-rich salts exfoliate and soften your skin while the aroma (which is not strong) is gentle enough for a relaxing balth.

Aveda’s stress-fix body lotion is the perfect compliment to the bath as it reinforces the fabulous aroma of French lavender, lavandin and clary sage while conditioning your skin. The body lotion also contains  organic aloe, organic shea butter and organic sunflower oil designed to relax the mind and lavish your skin.

One of the best travel accessories I have right now is the Aveda Stress-fix Rollerball that was included in the set.
It’s in my hand bag right now and a dab or two a few times a day will brighten and destress your day! The rollerball contains a “potent essential oil blend that includes antioxidant vitamin E and skin conditioning organic sunflower and olive oils”.  “formulated using the science of aromaologyTM and the power of pure essential oils.”

My girl’s found Aveda’s stress-fix Home Spa Experience at Nordstrom’s along with other great Aveda products. You can also find a vast array of Aveda products at



Catch Some Rays the Soap & Glory Way!

Posted on: June 30th, 2014


It really doesn’t matter what time of year it is, the sun is here to stay! Now that summer is officially upon us, we are all itching to for that “golden glow”.  I know I am, and I am going to tan the safe way, better yet, the Soap & Glory way.

Soap & Glory has an amazing self tanner called “One Night Tanned Instant Beach Bronze Buttergel”. One of the fabulous features with this product, is that it washes off with soap and water! That’s right, the color washes off so you don’t have to worry about buildup of unwanted color that often happens with self-tanning products. When you want the color gone you just wash it off, it’s totally hassle free!

I have been using “One Night Tanned Instant Beach Bronze Buttergel”  and I love how it applies evenly to my skin and is streak-free. The shea butter will also add an exceptional softness to your skin!

As stated by Soap & Glory, “ONE NIGHT TANNED™ delivers an instant golden glow and streak-free finish using the revolutionary TANWRAP™ technology. It applies easily and washes off with soap and water. Formulated with nourishing SHEA & ILLIPE BUTTERS, it conditions, moisturizes and bronzes, leaving skin all-at-once beachy beautiful!”

“One Night Tanned Instant Beach Bronze Buttergel”  is so easy to apply, simply massage the gel evenly onto your skin and allow it to dry 2 to 3 minutes before getting dressed.  You will love how your skin looks and feels. Remember, it’s only as temporary as you want it. Please remember to apply your sunscreen because we always want to protect our delicate skin.
It’s never too late for “One Night Tanned Instant Beach Bronze Buttergel”.

Dana’s Bakery Rocks for the Fourth of July

Posted on: June 26th, 2014

Dana's Bakery

I received my very first Dana’s Bakery delivery today, how exciting! Actually, the whole family was excited. My kids were already familiar with Dana’s Bakery Macarons during a recent trip to New York City. After trying a few flavors, they were hooked. There were so many flavors to choose from that we ended up buying an assortment of them.  The Macarons are extremely yummy and you won’t be able to stop at one. I already have plans on filling a large glass contaner with Dana’s Bakery’s  newest creation, Cherry Firecracker Macarons  for our Fourth of July party. The centerpiece will be amazing!

Dana's Bakery

Dana’s Bakery

The Cherry Firecracker Macarons are Red, white, and Blue with silver stars on top. These festive macarons have a rockin’ poppin’ candy surprise making them a spectacular dessert for your Fourth of July celebration! With a cherry flavored shell and Pop Rocks infused into the filling, these delicious macarons are sure to be a hit. Make sure you place you orders before June 30th.


Dana’s Bakery

Watermelon is June’s flavor of the month and they are absolutely irresistible. My son just popped two in his mouth and is looking for this third. All of Dana’s Bakery macarons are special and you can get some fabulous ideas on how to use them to brighten up your events at their website and Facebook page. Try leaving a plate of macarons on your table when the kids are around. I promise, your the plate will be wiped out by the end of the day.

Dana’s Bakery Macaroons are Gluten Free, made with Almond Flour and are Kosher certified. or 800.477.1816


MAI COUTURE is the Solution for a Glowing Complexion

Posted on: June 25th, 2014


I just received my first lesson on how to use blotting papers. My 18 year old daughter Adrienne purchases them every now and then, but I never actually saw them in action. She told me they are great to have on hand, especially on the days she is wearing makeup and her skin gets a little sweaty or oily. The blotting papers remove oil from the skin, leaving the makeup in tack.

She was really excited when she discovered  Mai Couture 2-1 Oil Blotting Bronzing Papier. These blotting papers not only mattify your skin, but each Oil Blotting/Bronzing sheet is lightly powdered with a bronzing pigment which adds a subtle glow to your skin. The powder is paraben and talc free, adding just enough color to give you a subtle sun kissed glow.


Each book of Mai Couture 2-1 Blotting Bronzing Papiers contain 100 sheets and are available in 3 shades. They easily fit in a make-up purse or handbag. Mai Couture also carries wallets specially designed to fit your bronzing paper booklet and will protect them from getting damaged.

The Blotting sheets are easy to use and only one sheet is needed for one blotting session. As you can see from the image below, which can also be found on their website, “gently press and roll the colored side of the papier around the face concentrating on the areas that the sun would normally hit (not sure? It’s usually the cheekbones, top of the forehead, the bridge of the nose, chin and décolletage).” Still not sure? An informative how-to video can be found at their website.

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Treat your complexion to Mai Coutre today

Fun, Fruity, Muddy and Creamy Face Masks from Montagne Jeunesse

Posted on: June 24th, 2014


What are fun, fruity, muddy, creamy and Affordable? Montagne Jeunesse Face Masks and they are incredible. My daughters and I recently had a fun spa party and tried out several Montagne Jeunesse newest masks from their collection. Montagne Jeunesse has a face mask for every skin type and skin concern you can think of. We got to pick from a variety of masks and I chose Aloe Vera Face Spa (this was my favorite 5 minute beauty fix). I have used cloth masks in the past and they are the easiest masks to use. This is a fabric cloth with cut outs for your eyes and nose. You simply place over your face, press out the wrinkles and enjoy the cool aloe vera and green tea botanicals. I also loved the Manuka Honey Peel Off. The mixture actually looks and smells like real honey. I spread it around my face avoiding my eyes and I felt a great tighten sensation as it dried (15 to 20 minutes). Peeling it off was fun and effortless as I said bye-bye to all of my facial impurities. Manuka Honey Peel Off contains Jasmine the natural cleanser of Manuka Honey.

My daughters were feeling fruity and chose Creamy Coconut and Super Fruit MUD. Both of these mask require 15 to 20 minutes of relaxing time and they were not complaining. If you like coconut, you will love Creamy Coconut. Containing Coconut water and shea butter you will feel the ultimate softness of your face after rinsing. Cleanse and nourish your pores with Super Fruit MUD. The Goji Berry and Pomegranate are the super ingredients that throughly cleanse your skin especially your pores. These fruits are considered super fruits in the beauty world so you don’t want to miss out on this fabulous mask.

You can find Montagne Jeunesse Masks at and all under $2.50. All the masks are safe, fun to use and smell devine. These masks are animal friendly and Vegetarian Society approved products made without harsh chemicals and parabens. Cleanse, Apply, Relax, Massage and Rinse and bask in the glow of refreshed and invigorated skin.



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