Review: Cures by Avance Age Defyer Eye Cream

CURES represents a collection of skincare and body care products that are curative and corrective. Their goal is to focus on skin conditions and not on skin types. CURES has created services and treatments that treat the root cause of the condition, offering long-term results.



The Cures by Avance Age Defyer Eye Cream ($50) is a fantastic eye cream that will help defy deep lines, under eye bags and loss of elasticity. It is a bit pricey, but worth every penny if you're experiencing any of these problems. There are thousands of eye creams out there, but most of them don't work. I've found this company to stick by their word. I've been using this religiously for about a couple weeks now and have noticed a lot of improvement around my eyes. It has given my eye area a fresh, well rested and radiant look. It even helped my allergy eye dark circles.

Other products from this line that I wouldn't mind trying: Anti Acne Mask ($32), Sea Mist Toner ($23), Algae Deep Pore Cleanser ($34) and Hydrating Body Silk ($26).

The product in this review was provided to the reviewer for the purpose of writing a review. This in no way effects the quality of the review provided. No monetary exchange occurred in exchange for the writing of the review. The views expressed in this review are strictly that of the reviewer. All reviews provided here are the work of the reviewer and remain completely unbiased.

Review: Prince Reigns Ingrown Hair Serum

From Giselle Bundchen to Oprah and numerous other celebrities, to see for yourself how this product solves their ingrown hair problems.



Review: This is the best product I have ever used for shaving! I'll have to agree with Oprah about this product, if you shave or wax, you can't be without it. The Prince Reigns Ingrown Hair Serum ($24.95) might be a bit pricey for some who rather use traditional shaving cream, but this is well worth it if you have very sensitive skin like mine. Not only it keeps me razor bump free, but it also makes my legs feel so smooth and silky without any kind of irritation!

Review: Delish Bath



Review:
While these "cupcakes" look downright edible, I wouldn't think about it if I were you. I received two cupcakes, a large Lemon Fluff ($6) and a mini Birthday Cake ($3). I'm a sucker for any beauty product that smells like lemon, but the Birthday Cake won me over. I honestly didn't want to use them at first since they look so adorable. These would make perfect gifts for anyone who like gourmand beauty products.

Other cupcakes available: Lucky, Sweetie Pie, Carrot Cake, Fruit Sorbet, Cotton Candy, Creamy Vanilla, Oh Honey! and Hot Fudge Sundae.

Crazylibellule and the Poppies

There are solid perfumes, and then there are solid perfumes with personality like the adorable Crazy Sticks by Crazylibellule and the Poppies. The cult Parisian perfumer is known for its deliciously addicting scent solids encased in pretty lipstick-like tubes. Easy to apply and layer, the purse-sized scents allow you to dabble in fragrance mixing whenever your pulse points need some aromatherapy. With its wide range of addictive and accessible scents, this collection allows you to change fragrances as often as you change outfits. In other words, go crazy.


Crazy Sticks by Crazylibellule and the Poppies $18

Available: Poule de Luxe Vanilla Fruit Sorbet,
Shanghaijava Musc & Patchouli, Poule de Luxe Vanilla Sucre Glace, Poule de Luxe Vanilla Pom d'Amour, Poule de Luxe Vanilla Lemon Pie, Shanghaijava Ananas Imperial, Shanghaijava Blue Orchidée and Shanghaijava Lilas Spiritual

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Curative Woman Valentine's Gift Basket Giveaway



One winner receive a Valentine's Gift Basket (a retail value of $100+) filled with "green" baby products from Curative Woman.

This gift basket includes:


- Weleda Baby Calendula Cream Bath
- Weleda Baby Starter Kit (Travel Sized Calendula Baby Cream, Calendula Lotion, Calendula Shampoo & Body Wash, Calendula Oil, and Calendula Diaper Care)
- Badger Babies & Mom Gift Set (Sleep Balm, Baby Balm and Evolving Body Balm)
- Erbaorganics Baby Travel Kit (organic Baby Body Wash, organic Baby Lotion, organic Diaper Cream, and organic Baby Shampoo)
- Erbaorganics Mommy-To-Be Travel Kit (organic Stretch Mark oil, organic Stretch Mark cream, organic Mommy Oat Bath, and organic Foot and Leg Refresher)
- Kiss My Face "A Whale of a Soap"


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The travel kits are enclosed in really beautiful, reusable, zippered pouches to conveniently carry the items in. All these products are 100% natural, chemical-free and specifically created with babies and pregnant mothers in mind. The Erbaorganics line is Organic and is one of the few products with a USDA organic certification. 15% of all purchases of Erbaorganics is donated to the Worldwide Orphan (WWO) Fund.

Weleda is headquartered in Switzerland and makes many of the top selling European natural skincare products. Their Baby line is especially pure and is really effective.

Badger makes thick, luscious all-natural balms that are targeted at specific ailments. They have a huge following in the US with down-to-earth, nature loving customers.

And Kiss My Face makes these really cute whale shaped soaps that are chemical-free and kids love to use either as a hand soap or in the bath.

The giveaway will conclude February 7th.



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Review: Mama Mio



Do you have one single friend who is at ease with her rear view? Their Bootcamp for Butts system ($160) includes the 3 step skincare wonder-combo to smooth, soften, tone, tighten, increase circulation and reduce the appearance of cellulite. To ensure a dramatic difference, they have honed in on 2 simple but highly effective daily exercises that take no more than 3 minutes a day. Everyone can find 3 minutes a day and, rest assured, if you commit for 30 days, you will see results.

Bootcamp for Butts contains:
Tummy Toner - a gym for slack skin, Shrink To Fit - a bootcamp for bulges, Body Buff - feel great in the buff and a 3 minute exercise programme from celebrity trainer Efua Baker.

Review: While I'll admit that I'm not worried about what is back there, I was very intrigued. I had to give this product a try! I honestly didn't think I would see much results. However, I was fooled. I noticed good results within a week. The little cellulite I did have was gone! I've been using this kit for over a month and I have noticed tremendous results. My bottom was a bit square looking at first, but it is much is more toned and higher than it ever was. Yes, this is probably too much info, but I promise you that I'm trying to keep this review classy as I can!

I actually didn't think I could do the exercises ever again after I tried them out the first time, because the pain was a bit excruciating. It took me awhile to get used to the exercise regimen, especially the Dog Lift. The phrase working your butt off has never been so true!



Girls, let's face the facts, our boobs are on a slippery slope heading south. Boob Tube is your superhero at fighting sag and droop and keep you heading north to give you a more beautiful bustline. In just 2 years, Boob Tube ($45) has become their best-selling sensation.

Review: I've heard many people rave and rave about this product. However, I've been using this cream for over a month and I haven't noticed much of a difference, lifting wise. I've noticed a size difference since I've been using cream. Coincidence?

Even though I didn't have much with this product, I can honestly say that Mama Mio is my favorite beauty line for moms. I've tried other products in the past from the Mama Mio line and was very pleased with what I received. I've also tried a couple more beauty lines for moms and they didn't quite live up to the Mama Mio brand. Sorry, but it is the truth!

Review: Derma E

derma e® began with a simple vision for healthy skin, a vision that still defines them today. In the 1960’s the Stearn family realized that topical application of Vitamin E would benefit skin health: derma e® was born.

Today derma e® offers a full line of natural, therapeutic skin and hair care formulations rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and botanicals. They believe that beautiful skin is healthy skin, and they are committed to developing and producing the highest quality formulations to nourish and care for the entire body.



The Cleansing Enzyme Mask ($13.95) is perfect for all skin types, this natural, deep cleansing mask combines Dead Sea Salts with Sea Kelp, Green Tea, Bentonite and Kaolin Clays to detoxify, remove impurities, deep clean pores and absorb excess skin oils. This rejuvenating spa-like formula reveals more refined, younger looking skin.

Fruit enzymes also help to thoroughly detoxify, cleanse and remove dull aging cells from the skin's surface. Benefits are numerous including deeply cleansed skin and the promotion of new cell growth, leaving your skin glowing and smooth.

Facial masks are an ideal way to gently exfoliate the skin. As we age, skin cells die, collagen and elastin production slows down and pores become blocked. Regular exfoliation increases the circulation in the skin, allows the skin to breathe easier, and reveals younger looking skin.

Review: I love this mask! I just started using this mask 3 times a week and I love soft and clean my face feels afterwards. It doesn't dry my face out at all! The tingling effect is a nice added perk. It applies easily and covers evenly without leaving traces white residue after you wash it off. I noticed while it helps minimize the appearance of pores, it doesn't seem to help get rid of blackheads, which isn't a big deal with me. I also love the scent - a light, fruity scent. I can see myself buying this product often, especially at this price!



The Fruit Enzyme Facial Scrub ($13.95) is a natural exfoliating scrub combines Dead Sea Salts to draw out impurities with Papaya enzymes, Cornmeal and Apricot shells to softly exfoliate skin, smoothing away dull surface cells for fresh, radiant skin. Enriched with soothing Chamomile, this scrub is gentle enough for daily use.

Dead Sea Salts help remove deeply ingrained impurities, absorb excess skin oils and purify and gently exfoliate skin. Fruit enzymes also help to thoroughly detoxify, cleanse and remove dull aging cells from the skin's surface. Benefits are numerous including deeply cleansed skin and the promotion of new cell growth, leaving your skin glowing and smooth.

Facial scrubs are an ideal way to gently exfoliate the skin. As we age, skin cells die, collagen and elastin production slows down and pores become blocked. Regular exfoliation increases the circulation in the skin, allows the skin to breathe easier, and reveals younger looking skin.

Review: I've been using the Fruit Enzyme Facial Scrub along with the Cleansing Enzyme Mask ($13.95). This has become one of my favorite facial scrubs! I use this 3 times a week, but I believe it would be gentle enough to use everyday. It is whatever you prefer! I love how this facial scrub isn't abrasive at all, which is very important to me since I have sensitive skin. This facial scrub has the same pleasant scent like the Cleansing Enzyme Mask . I can also see myself buying this product again and again.

Review: Mineral Hygienics

Their mission at Mineral Hygienics is to be the premier cosmetic manufacturer focusing on using natural products to promote health. They use natural ingredients to develop superior cosmetics that meet and exceed customer expectations – they will not compromise on quality.

Superior Cosmetics: “Superior Cosmetics” is why they are in business. When Mineral Hygienics develops a product, there is both reason and logic in its formula. Every product has a purpose, and the reason for conception is to be better than the competition. It is not our plan to release thousands of sub-par products, and saturate the market. Before their customers even use a product, they want them to feel comfort knowing that it was developed with care and reason, and after they use the product they want them to be so excited that they feel the need to share the excitement with others around them.



Review: I received the Mineral Hygienics Medium Startup Kit ($59.99). I've been a fan of mineral cosmetics for several months now. After trying out mineral foundation over the summer, I've hardly looked back ever since.

The kit I received complements my skin tone real well. I can't tell when I'm wearing it since it looks so natural. It looks so natural that I almost forget that I have on. What I love about mineral foundation is that it is weightless, it gives my skin a silky feel, blends in flawlessly and doesn't cause breakouts like other foundations have in the past. For best results, I use the Organicare Fresh Fix Hydrating Mist To-Go ($29.50) to set my mineral make-up in to assure that it stays in place throughout the day.

The only thing I didn't find any use for in this kit was the bronzer, which was quickly snatched up by my sister. I've never been much of a bronzer fan, but my sister loves it!

If you're looking for a great mineral foundation line, I highly recommend Mineral Hygienics!

Review: My Lip Stuff

My Lip Stuff has a wide range of lip balms to satisfy your lip cravings. With over 400 flavors, you're bound to find your favorite flavor! This alone sets this lip balm company apart from most of the companies that put out lip balm products. Their lip balms are so good, it is hard to believe they are vegan.



Review: I received 6 of their customer favorites. This includes Eggnog Cheesecake, Snickerdoodle, Rainbow Sherbert, Orange Creamsicle, Monkey Farts and Lemon Buttercream. Between all of the flavors I was able to try, their limited edition flavors won my heart, Snickerdoodle and Eggnog Cheesecake. This is the best lip balm I have ever tried. It wasn't too balmy like I was expecting it to be. Even though it is lip balm, it looks and feels like I'm wearing lip gloss! It is very yummy and moisturizing.

I'd also love to try out their Ticket to Mexico (Flan, Mexican Hot Chocolate, Sangria, Pina Colada, Margarita, and Dulce de Leche). That "trip" looks quite inviting!

Review: MyChelle Clear Skin Serum

For more than twenty years, Myra Michelle Eby, the founder of MyChelle Dermaceuticals, has been involved at every level of the natural products industry.

“It seems as if I have been in the natural products industry forever,” she says, “and I wouldn’t have it any other way.”

From vitamin consultant at the retail level to representing a natural products distributor, then years as an independent sales representative for manufacturers of natural remedies and natural skin care, Myra has cultivated a well-rounded knowledge of the skin care industry. As a top sales producer, she successfully conducted many educational trainings and consumer seminars on nutritional supplements and natural skin care.

Weary of the road, and practically living out of her car, Myra was ready for a new chapter in her career. As a sales representative for various quality natural cosmetic companies, she became increasingly aware of a growing demand from consumers seeking uniquely different skin care products offering highly active, anti-aging ingredients that address sun damage and avoid commonly used and potentially harmful cosmetic ingredients and preservatives. MyChelle Dermaceuticals was launched!



Clear Skin Serum reduces oil production, clears pores of dirt and debris, and relieves the skin of inflammation and discomfort while reducing the chance of scar tissue formation. Natural acids ensure healthy cellular turnover and encourage collagen production. Great for spot treatment or all over blemish prone area.

Review: The Clear Skin Serum ($26.95) is now one of my favorite products to apply on my face after cleansing. However, you can use this any where on your body. It is a must have in my skin care arsenal! I like it much better than the last anti acne serum I used, because I was able to get quicker results. Due to the price, I wish this serum was a little bigger though. t doesn't really seem to work well with blackheads (in my case), but it does a great job at keeping other blemishes at bay.

Review: AG Hair Cosmetics



I tried out the Colour Savour Shampoo and Conditioner. Both products smell really nice and feature sulfate-free surfactants, herbal extracts, Meadowfoam seed oil and Heliogenol (sunflower seed extract). The conditioner also includes Keratin and wheat protein to improve strength, elasticity and shine.

I don't color my hair at all. Therefore, I was a bit surprise to receive this. It honestly didn't matter since these products are great for your hair regardless if you color your hair or not. While I didn't get much sheen or moisture in my hair that I was hoping for, it made my hair feel incredibly soft and added more bounce and volume to my hair. I'd love to try out the Xtramoist Shampoo and Ultramoist Moisturizer since moisture is what I usually aim for my dry hair when using shampoo and conditioners.



The DV8 Texture Spray is a multi-tasking spray that you can spray into clean damp or dry hair to add definition to your hair. You can also spray it on your roots and blow dry afterwards to see more definition...and volume. I was so convinced that this product would be like hairspray, which I absolutely hate. It was nothing like that at all. This product is even alcohol-free. It reminds me so much of pomade, but without the mess!

The Maximizer - A Spring Fling You Can Count On



Spring winds, torrential rain and damp doldrums are synonymous with Spring and can play terrible head games with your hair. It's Mother Nature's way of shaking off winter and this can be a wreck on one's hair unless the Philip Kingsley Maximizer ($20 - $35) is near.

Philip Kingsley, world renowned trichologist, recommends the Philip Kinsley Maximizer for any and all Spring snafus! It's the perfect product for limp, flyaway hair that seems to come with April showers. The Maximizer gives incredible volume, adds bounce, control and shine in one fell swoop.

Worried about your color treatments getting the slow heave-ho, have no fear: Maximizer protects that, too.

Relax and Unwind with Therapy Sessions at Molton Brown



Don't let the winter blues get you down. Visit any Molton Brown emporium on Friday, February 6th (1-6pm) and Saturday, February 7th (11-4pm) to experience the NEW body therapies collection, the ultimate range of unwinding and uplifting remedies to treat the entire body. This highly effective, results-driven collection has been created to counteract the daily grind and the effects on skin, body and mind. Body therapies products provide solutions to 24/7 living, whether you’re traveling or relaxing at home.

Customers can enjoy cookies and mint tea while deciding which of the three treatments (provided by Molton Brown therapists) best suits them:

TREATMENT CHOICE #1: Head and Temple Treatment:

A therapist will provide soothing temple massages - aromatherapy is the best way to decrease stress, improve sleep and overall well being.

TREATMENT CHOICE #2: Nourishing Hand and Nail Treatment:

During the winter our hands and nails can become very dry. This mini-treatment nourishes hands and nails to restore them to their original state.

TREATMENT CHOICE #3: Purifying Hand Treatment:

Winter can cause hands to become dry and flaky. This mini-treatment is to exfoliate the dead skin cells and purify the skin to a wonderful glow.

Customers will be offered one special treatment in-store that fits their needs (sleep, purify or nurture) after a short consultation and will be instructed on how they can recreate this experience at home. They will then receive a recipe card of how to use the ranges on their own for an at-home spa feel and will choose their specific at-home treatment.

As an added bonus, any customer that receives a treatment will receive a special departure gift. Any client to purchase two full-sized body therapies products during these events will receive a travel sized therapies item as a special thank you gift.

Locations:

California - South Coast Plaza

3333 Bristol Street, Suite 2860
Costa Mesa
CA 92626
T 714 549 5951
Opening hours:
Mon - Fri: 10 - 9:30pm
Sat: 10 - 8pm
Sun: 11 - 6:30pm

Pennsylvania - King of Prussia
King of Prussia Mall
2nd level of the Plaza
160 N. Gulph Road, Suite 2375
King of Prussia, PA 19406
T (610) 337 3051
Opening hours:
Mon - Sat: 10 - 9:30pm
Sun: 11 - 7pm

New Jersey - Short Hills

The Mall at Short Hills
Molton Brown Suite B-127
1200 Morris Turnpike
Short Hills
New Jersey 07078
T (973) 921-0700
Opening hours:
Mon - Fri: 10 - 9pm
Sat: 10 - 7pm
Sun: 12 - 6pm

New York - Third Avenue
1098 Third Avenue
Btwn 64th + 65th
New York, 10021
T (212) 744 6430
Opening hours:
Mon - Fri: 10 - 7pm
Sat: 10 - 7pm
Sun: 12 - 5pm

New York - SoHo
128 Spring Street (between Greene and Wooster)
New York, NY 10012
T (212) 965 1740
Opening hours:
Mon - Sat: 10 - 8pm
Sun: 11 - 7pm

New York - Madison Avenue
515 Madison Avenue
(53rd Street, between Madison and Park)
New York, NY 10022
T (212) 755 7194
Opening hours:
Mon - Fri: 10 - 7pm
Sat: 10 - 6pm
Sun: 12 - 5pm

Prescriptives All Skins and Jillian Veran Q&A



All Skins puts the spotlight on Prescriptives custom blended products, making it simple and easy to find the perfect foundation, every time. In support of All Skins, Prescriptives is offering a purchase with purchase - buy any Prescriptives foundation and receive a foundation brush for $17.

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1. Do different skin types need different foundation formulas?

Absolutely - the environment can affect how our skin behaves so the same skin can even need different types of foundation during the year. In today’s beauty world there are so many options, the best thing to do is to address what you want and need from your foundation. Do you like a sheer, luminous, satin or matte finish? Do you like liquid, cream or powder formulas? And of course what is your skin type - normal, dry, oily, combination?

2. What is the best way to apply foundation? Should I use a sponge, a brush or my fingertips?

Applying foundation is a personal preference and each method creates a different finish. Using your fingers will allow for a sheerer finish; a sponge is a little tricky for a non-makeup artist as it can place a lot of foundation in one spot so be sure to move quickly across the areas you are applying to; a brush is always great as it helps you create a very smooth even finish.
Also, I always recommend using the Px Buff Brush after your foundation is dry to soften the look of the makeup and create a sheer air brushed effect.

3. If I'm testing foundation in a department store, is it ok to do a swatch on my hand? Or should I always test the foundation on my face?

The best and most accurate way to test foundation is on the side of the face along the jaw line. Stick to this method for fool proof matching.

4. If my skin tone is between foundation shades, what's the best solution?

Prescriptives Custom Blend Foundation is ideal for this. Your foundation can be blended not only to exactly match your skins own unique undertones, but also to create whatever finish and skin care needs you desire.

5. What foundations are best for acne prone skin? For dry skin? For mature skin

All skin types should start with a foundation primer like Px Flawless Face Primer. This will allow the makeup to wear longer and for a seamless finish.

Dry skin should wear a moisture based formula and should steer away from powder formulas. But if you prefer powder, use a soft cream-to-powder formula like Px Photochrome Light-Adjusting Compact Makeup SPF 15.
Normal skin can wear whatever they like, it’s all about preference.
Oily or acne prone skin should wear an oil-free formula. Powder foundation is great for this type of skin.
Mature skin must be hydrated before applying any foundation. The foundation shouldn’t be too matte or heavy as this can accentuate the age of the skin.

6. Do foundations with sunscreen provide enough protection? Should I need to wear extra sunscreen?

Sun damage is the leading cause of aging. So no, using foundation as sunscreen isn’t the best idea. Foundation doesn’t provide a full mask on the skin so the sun will get through.
Always use an SPF under your foundation for that extra layer of protection. I highly recommend Prescriptives All Weather Friend SPF 40 as it’s incredibly lightweight and feels great under foundation.

Also check out the behind the scenes footage from the All Skins photoshoot on YouTube:

TIGI Joins Forces with Unilever

TIGI founders Bruno, Anthony, and Guy Mascolo are excited to announce that Unilever, one of the world’s largest consumer goods companies, have signed an agreement to acquire the global TIGI professional hair product business and its supporting advanced education academies.



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The three brothers will continue to be involved and strongly endorse this combination as a way to continue the incredible success of the TIGI brands and education. Due to our unique salon positioning and related sales channels, the company will remain as a standalone business unit within Unilever, with its global headquarters remaining in Dallas, TX.

This will allow TIGI to maintain the company’s distinct identity, focus and commitment to the professional salon industry with the current team intact. TIGI President Thomas A. Reasonover will continue to lead the management team reporting to Michael B. Polk, President, Unilever Americas. After the announcement, Reasonover reported to BTC, “We are very excited to be working with Unilever, and the stand-alone nature of the agreement means we will be ‘business as usual’ with our customers. Our strengths and the strengths of Unilever are a fantastic match, and will help to move the company forward.”

TIGI will continue to provide professional personal care products and world-class salon education to assist the growth and vitality of customers at all levels of the salon industry.

Unilever’s strength in leading-edge resources will ensure new technology, brand awareness, and presence for our styling, fashion, and professional beauty channels.

Bruno Mascolo, the CEO of TIGI, commented: “We have always been passionate about people, so to be able to advance the industry through our products and education by using
Unilever’s impressive resources, while continuing to involve those who have made us successful – both customers and employees – is very gratifying. We look forward to our future together.”

The past year was a record for TIGI, with global sales up 7.5% due to successful introductions of B for Men®, TIGI Colour®, and Rockaholic®. TIGI looks to continue and improve this performance in 2009 through aggressive new brand introductions and salon programs.

TIGI’s major brands include Bed Head®, Catwalk® and S-Factor®. TIGI has operations in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Germany and Australia, employs about 550 people and in 2008, had worldwide sales of approximately $250 million, with almost half coming from the United States.

Michel Dyens and Co. acted as the exclusive financial advisor to TIGI in this transaction.

Subject to regulatory approval, the deal is expected to be completed by the end of March
2009.

Hair Removal for the Recessionista



Shobha, NYC’s hair removal expert, offers the recessionista three savvy – and practical – ways to remain smooth and hair-free in this economy:

Spend $27 less without the sacrifice: Based on a current price comparison, Shobha offers Brazilian bikini treatments for $27 lower than other competitors, while maintaining superior quality with its strict No Double-Dip PolicySM and excellent client care. Other comparable Manhattan bikini wax destinations compiled in this research included Completely Bare($82), J. Sisters ($75) and Bliss ($70).

DIY: For home maintenance, touch-ups or a fun night in, the Shobha® Sugaring Kit brings the salon experience home at a thrifty price of just $30.

Stay smooth for $1.25 a month: Exfoliating is key to maintaining smooth skin after hair removal. Use the reusable, machine-washable Shobha® Exfoliating Cloth in the shower daily, which retails for $15 and lasts up to one year.

Give a Little Commitment This Valentine's Day with the Commitment Kit from Astara



Give a little commitment this Valentine's Day with the Commitment Kit ($62) from Astara.

A trio of the most popular masks; 1.3oz Blue Flame Purification Mask, Green Papaya Nutrient Mask - and Violet Flame Enzyme Mask with application brush in an elegant pouch.

Buy the Commitment Kit and other incredible gifts this year for Valentines Day at Astara.

Save Your World Giveaway




One winner will receive a Valentine Variety Soap Gift Bag (a $19.99 value) from Save Your World.


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Save Your World personal care products generate a minimum funding for conservation of $.15 for each product sold. Some products generate more. However, even the smallest bar of soap, the smallest bottle of liquid product, accomplishes the goal of Saving One Acre of Rain forest for One Year. In addition, you can feel good about the fact that 100% of your contribution from each product sale goes directly to Conservation International to help fund acreage fees and annual royalty fees, and support local communities of indigenous people for the 30-year rain forest lease. This real and tangible benefit preserves pristine habitat and supports local indigenous people.



This Valentine Variety Soap Gift Bag ($19.99) lets you lather up in the succulently fresh scents of the rainforest, ranging from the clean citrus-grapefruit aroma of Oasis Fruit to the floral bouquet of Regal Blossom, or the wood, berry and spice whiff of the Rainforest line. These exfoliating bars don’t just imbue the skin with wonderful scents; they also lather up beautifully for a smooth rub down. Besides, these handcrafted soaps are a pleasure to look at with their rounded structure and beautiful leaf stamp.

With this gift set, you receive two Save Your Rainforest™ wristbands and a set of all our sample packets, featuring our other organic Yerba Maté, nutrient-rich products like lotion, shower gel, shampoo, and conditioner.

This Valentine Luscious Lather Variety Soap gift bag protects 5 acres of rainforest for one year, leaving you feeling great both inside and out. I

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Love is in the Air at Lush


Shave the Planet Gift Set $29.95

A quartet of LUSH products to scrub up your man: Shave the Planet shaving cream for super smooth shaves, Cosmetic Lad moisturizer to soothe sensitive faces, Bamboo soap to tone and leave skin smelling like the rainforest, plus a Business Time massage bar to get him in the mood to get busy. Wrapped with a fun comic strip, this is a great gift for the superhero in your life.


Soft Coeur (The Honeymooner) Massage Bar $8.20

Prepare to get messy with this deliciously romantic concoction of honey, cocoa and natural melty butters, designed for warm, sensual, full-body massages. Be careful not to melt it all at once as you might want to prolong your experience for as long as possible. Make your honeymoon last forever with our best-selling, sweet Soft Coeur.


True Love Gift Set $42.95

This limited edition gift set contains 6 best sellers: aphrodisiac Sex Bomb and comforting Vanilla Fountain bath bombs, a sweetly sticky Soft Coeur massage bar, honey and toffee-scented Honey I Washed the Kids Soap, white chocolate Honey Trap lip balm and a Melting Marshmallow Moments bath melt. Don't miss this chance to get your hands on your very own True Love!


Two Timing Tart Bubble Bar $5.95

Loaded with coconut cream to soften skin and create a creamy bubble-filled bath, this Tart's fruity fragrance was created in response to a request for a strawberries and cream bubble bar. With exotic benzoin, soothing geranium and relaxing jasmine, Two Timing Tart washes troubles away with its fragrant, frothy manner.


Nudge, Nudge, Wink, Wink Gift Set $63.95

Off for a romantic weekend in a discreet boutique hotel? This is the gift to take your companion. Together you can enjoy calming Therapy and sensual Soft Coeur massage bars, invigorating Sexy Peel soap, scrubby, skin-softening Buffy body butter, two sexy bath bombs and their aphrodisiac jasmine shampoo bar. Say no more!


Hello Sailor Gift Set $12.95

Two sensational products for extra steamy showers all wrapped up in a cute box. Rub Rub Rub sea salt shower scrub recalls holidays by the sea shore while the peppermint-infused Too Drunk emotibomb energizes to keep you going all night long. We've even included a fun temporary tattoo to make you feel like a real sailor.


The Joy of Jelly Shower Jelly $5.80 - $11.60

Their swirling pink and purple shower jelly has the same intoxicating fragrance as Sex Bomb to give you as much pleasure in the shower as you can have in the bath. Super sensual jasmine absolute and relaxing ylang ylang in a tiger lily and rose petal jelly make The Joy of Jelly their most intriguing shower product to date. Make a date with some yourself.


My Fair Lady Gift Set $49.95

Transform every Eliza into a fair lady with this loverly gift set. The ultra special Cocktail Guest soap, only available in this gift, has a subtle sexy floral scent that will leave an everlasting impression. You will smell so fabulous that everyone will think you are the height of sophistication.


Tisty Tosty Bath Bomb $5.80

Now this is a bath bomb to use regularly! Why? Tisty Tosty is probably the first (and possibly only) fizzing bath time love spell. The perfume is Turkish rose absolute, one of the most precious substances in the world, plus fragrant powdered orris root made from the Florentine iris. Seven rosebuds release the spell. Bathe and fall in love.


Happy Valentine's Gift Set $21.95

A trio of tempting bath treats best shared with a loved one. Begin by washing with the creamy lather of You Wash My Back, our new pair of soul mate soaps. Next, soak up some moisture with a sweetly delectable Melting Marshmallow Moment bath melt. Finish off with a sensual massage using their honey-chocolate Soft Coeur solid oil. A romantic bath for two is the ideal way to spend Valentine's Day.

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Review: Wildflowers Aromatherapy and Gifts

Patricia and Peter started Wildflowers Aromatherapy in 2000 and their goal was to have products that are all natural and made there in British Columbia Canada. They have never wavered from this goal and are continuously searching for new innovative products.

They offer the full line of Warm Buddy products, heat packs to warm up animals, simply remove the natural grain insert and pop into the microwave for a couple of minutes and then enjoy the benefits. The warm up animals are for the child in all of us 3 years to 100 years.



Review: Occasionally, my mom has problems in the upper back and neck area, due to arthritis. I wanted her to give the Ultra Shoulder Wrap (CAD $41.95) a try to see if she would be able to get some relief. This shoulder wrap covered her shoulder, back and neck muscles. The Ultra Shoulder Wrap and heat pack was perfect weight for her. It did relieve the aching muscles. She has used it once, as needed, but she is so thankful that she has it to depend on when she starts hurting in the back of her neck and upper back area.

It offers the perfect combination of acupressure, aromatherapy and moist heat to eliminate those aches and pains, back, neck, shoulder and stresses. It's also deal for those daily headaches, chronic non-progressive headaches, muscle contraction headaches, stress headaches and tension headaches. Wear the Ultra Shoulder Wraparound the house, driving to work or at work. Just pop the shoulder wrap in the microwave for a couple of minutes or for cold therapy put the shoulder wrap in the freezer and relax.

Contains: Clove, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Peppermint and Rosemary.

Chenille fabric to the face side of the shoulder wrap and black velvet/cotton to the reverse side for additional comfort. The chenille fabric is available in Celery Chocolate, Lavender, Linen and Meadow Dot.

Be sure to check out the warm up animals, blankets, heat packs, eye pillows, heat wraps and sports therapy wraps. These also make excellent gifts. Free Shipping on $100+. Wildflowers Aromatherapy always ship same day!

5 Free Gifts That We Love at Beautorium



Buy any Dr. Hauschka products worth $100 or more and get this wonderful retro-chic anniversary kit, in a reusable gold tin and original packaging for free.





Dr. Hauschka Lavender Bath $29.95


Dr. Hauschka Lip Care Stick $12.95


Dr. Hauschka Everyday Matters Oily Blemished $82.95


Dr. Hauschka Cleansing Clay Mask $37.95


Dr. Hauschka Neem Nail Oil $38




Spend $100 or more on Trilogy and get 3 free gifts: special sized eye contour cream, balancing gel cleanser and cream cleanser, a $50 value!




Trilogy Booster Capsules $45


Trilogy Smooth Shine Shampoo $22


Trilogy Aromatic Body Treatment Oil $33


Trilogy Eye Contour Cream $38


Trilogy Botanical Body Wash $28




Spend $50 or more on Red Flower and get a free candle, a $12 value!




Red Flower - hammam - lemon coffee blossom olive stone scrub $62


Red Flower - spanish gardenia petal topped candle $34


Red Flower - japan - plum blossom silk cream $52


Red Flower - italian blood orange petal topped candle $34


Red Flower - hammam - moroccan mint tea silt purifier $32




Spend $70 or more on Juicy Beauty and get a 1 oz oil free moisturizer for free!




Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Serum $29


Juice Beauty Green Apple Hydration Mask $35


Juice Beauty Green Apple Nutrient Eye Cream $35


Juice Beauty Organics to Clear Skin $39


Juice Beauty Lip Plumper $14




Get this sukiti-go sensitive cleansing soap free when you spend $50+ on any Suki products!





Suki Delicate Hydrating Oil $24.95


Suki Hair & Scalp Conditioning Oil $29.95


Suki Rich Pigment Mascara $33.95


Suki Pure Cream Stain Lip & Cheek $40.15


Suki Intensive Brightening Masque $52.95

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