Clear Clinical Giveaway



One winner will receive Clear Clinical Acne Treatment Cream (a $75 value).


Answer the following question: Name one magazine publication that Clear Clinical has been mentioned in.

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The Clear Clinical line of skincare products is a customized daily regimen consisting of medical grade skincare products developed by Dermatologist Dr. Lisa Kellett to optimize skin health and appearance.

After treating thousands of patients and not finding an ideal treatment available, Dr. Lisa Kellett developed the Clear Clinical Acne Treatment Program to treat her own acne. The Clear Clinical Acne Treatment Program is the first skincare program created specifically to treat adult acne with anti-aging formulations.



This ultra-unique acne treatment cream is a combination of anti-acne and rejuvenating agents. With 5.0% benzoyl peroxide, this treatment cream is strong enough to be effective without traumatizing sensitive adult skin. Helps to clear up existing acne pimples and penetrates pores to reduce blemishes. Also helps to keep skin clear of new acne pimples and kills acne causing bacteria. Dermatologist formulated and tested.

The giveaway will conclude March 11th.



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Review: Irie Star

Behind the Brand: Irie Star was founded in 2000 by Julie Longyear, who remains the Chief Executive Manager and creative source of the business. Julie is educated in art and chemistry, which informs the Irie Star focus on distilling beauty, creativity, and function in every product. The Blissoma aromatherapy line was introduced in spring 2005, and continues to grow. Blissoma aromatherapy products are now carried by over 175 retail store locations nationwide including natural foods markets, boutiques, gift shops, health centers and spas. All Blissoma bodycare products are made with over 70% certified organic ingredients.

Their products have been written about in national magazines such as Yoga Journal, Massage and Bodywork Magazine, Surf Life for Women, Missouri Life, and Where Magazine and are featured frequently in the St. Louis Post Dispatch. In December 2005 Julie was featured on HGTV’s show "That’s Clever!" making Blissoma Cupcake Soaps.




Review: I received the Mandarin Kiss Lip Elixir ($5.95)
and Cupcake Soap ($9.50) from Irie Star.

The lip elixir is a shiny, highly moisturizing lip gloss that will keep your pucker soft (and kissable!). It is blended with Chamomile, Mandarin, and more with HelioCarrot CO2 extract. Rich in beta-carotene and naturally occurring anti-inflammatory ingredients. It has an exotic smell and will give your lips a beautiful light amber tint. You can also snag this lip elixir in other exotic flavors: Ginger-Nilly and Rosy Glow.

Ingredients: Infusion of Organic Comfrey, Organic Calendula, and Organic Coriander in a base of Organic Sunflower and Organic Coconut oils, Organic Soy Lecithin, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Hemp Seed Oil, Essential Oil blend, Alkanet root, CO2 extracts, Tocopherol (Vitamin E) and Rosemary Extract



I received the Cupcake Soap in Pink Grapefruit. This particular soap is pale pink and topped with crushed jasmine blossoms and 3 pink rosebuds. This soap is also available in Peppermint and Lavender.

I honestly couldn't bear the thought of using this yet. This is the kind of soap that you would want sitting pretty in your bathroom. This soap is beautiful enough to use as a wedding favor or buy for your mother. Mother's Day isn't that far away!

By the way, they will donate 30% (until February 28th) to the Breast Cancer Network of Support if you buy their Cupcake Soap.

Review: Duchess Marden

About Duchess Marden: Transform your skin with the invigorating, curative power of rose, expertly blended with the anti-aging qualities of pure, plant-based elements. Stunningly effective, deeply nourishing and free of parabens, petrochemicals and chemical preservatives, Duchess Marden is your natural elixir for ageless beauty.



Review: We received the Damascena Neck & Décolleté Serum ($64) and Damascena Anti-Wrinkle Serum ($58) along with a boatload of samples for us to pass to friends and family for them to get a feel of the Duchess Marden brand.

I tried out the Damascena Anti-Wrinkle Serum for myself, while my mom tried out the Damascena Neck & Décolleté Serum. I was surprised that the Damascena Anti-Wrinkle Serum wasn't a serum at all. It is oil based. I normally get a little apprehensive when I apply any oil based products on my face. Luckily, I have sampled various oil based products that hasn't caused any problems lately. I also get a bit apprehensive about the glass bottles that these kind of products come in since I'm a total klutz. Luckily, no problems there either (probably speaking too soon)! This oil based serum sinks into the skin quickly and gives my face a luxurious feeling. The smell is refreshing as a field of flowers. It isn't overpowering at all! I honestly don't have any wrinkles. Therefore, I can't report on how effective it is in that area, but I love how smooth it makes my face feel. The gorgeous packaging is pure eye candy. This is what lured me into the brand!

This particular serum is good in many ways:


- Hydrates dry, delicate eye tissue and facial skin, with no oily residue.
- Diminishes fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduces puffiness
- Fades discoloration
- Enhances and fortifies cell growth
- Acts as a free-radical scavenger, reducing appearance of aging
- Increases moisture retention


It is also loaded with ingredients that will make you feel (and look) good:

- Jojoba oil
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin C
- Flax seed oil
- Vitamin A
- Rose Hip Seed Oil
- Hazelnut oil
- Borage oil
- Shea butter


I will keep you updated on my mom's take on the Damascena Neck & Décolleté Serum.

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.

Amy Adam's Oscar Look by CoverGirl's Molly Stern

CoverGirl’s Makeup Artist Molly Stern did Amy Adam’s beautiful makeup last night.



Here are the details from Molly:


First of all I have to say I was the most excited I have ever been this morning. I couldn't sleep a wink. I was dreaming about Amy's
makeup.

I started by prepping the face with Jurlique citrus spray to give the face a healthy lift then I gave Amy a light facial massage with La Mer moisturizing lotion.

Next I based her face with YSL perfect touch #2.

Then l blushed her cheeks with Chantecaille Aqua Blush in Frivolous as a peachy base with Chantecaille Sesame peach eyeshadow over top. Her eyes are based with NARS cream eyeshadow in Maracaibo. Over that I blended Shu Uemura shadow in gray 960 mixed with shu uemura shadow in purple 700 all over the lid up into the crease. With a flat shadow brush I added a touch of NARS shadow in Ondine on the inside corner of her lid to give the eye a little gold hint. I lined the top and underneath of her eye with Trish McEvoy's Arabian nights definer. To soften the line underneath I added a soft smudge of Suqqu lavender shadow in #27.

On her lashes I put 1 soft coat of CoverGirl Exact Eyelights Mascara in Black Ruby. On her lip I based her lip with la Mer lipbalm then applied a thin coat of Outlast Lipstain by CoverGirl in Plum Pout. Then a sheer layer of Shu Uemura wine lip color in 265 with a dot of CoverGirl Wetslicks AmazeMint in Plum Crazy at the center of her lip for a little extra pout. That's also what she took in her bag for touch ups.

Inspiration. A cross between Talouse Latrec's dancing girls and the watercolor feeling of a Gustav Klimt painting.

The day was amazing. My goal was to make sure that her makeup was saturated but not overdone. I wanted to give her a face without competing with the dress.

Freida Pinto - The Red Carpet's Natural Beauty



Shalini Vadhera of Global Goddess Beauty, renowned celebrity makeup artist and global beauty expert, is helping cure our Oscar night hangover by giving us the inside scoop on how to get Freida Pinto's million-dollar look. The natural beauty stole the show on the red-carpet with her glowing, radiant skin and sultry eyes. Get her look in five easy steps!

Liquid Silk

Get red carpet ready by warming up to an olive tone. Freida goes for the "less is more" approach so start with a tinted moisturizer like Global Goddess Upgrade Complexion Face Primer that not only fills in lines and pores for instantly flawless looking skin but it is also made with a light purple pearlescent reflection to blur of skin's imperfections.

All Eyes On You

Sexy eyes are Freida's choice to play up. Sweep on a neutral palette of golds and browns on the lids to give a hint of glamour. Try Global Goddess Eldoret Tribal Quad Eye Shadow followed by a think line of Cairo Eyes Liquid Liner. Finish the look with two-three coats of a Global Goddess Exotic Eyes Blackest Black Mascara for a captivating stare.

Pouty Perfection

To get her sexy, luscious lips the secret is to simply pat on a darker than nude lip color like Global Goddess Cardamom Lip Veil for a natural pout.

Less Is More

To keep cheeks subtly defined there is no better way than to use a bronzer like Global Goddess South Pacific Shimmer. Apply it high on the cheekbone and over blush for lift and definition.

Star Power Locks

The secret behind Freida's long, luscious mane comes from an ancient Indian tradition of coconut oil conditioning. Treat yourself to a weekly scalp massage using Global Goddess Coconut Amla Revitalizing Hair Treatment to promote growth and wash away tress stress for super shiny hair.

Well, that's Shalini's take on Freida Pinto's look for the Oscars 2009.

Get Last Night's Oscar Looks with Everyday Minerals

Last night's red carpet looks were all about the return of glamour. Hair was elegantly pulled back, makeup was soft and classic all to reveal natural beauty complimented with elegant gowns and statement jewelry. Everyone from Taraji P. Henson to Penelope Cruz and Frieda Pinto could be seen embracing the glamour girl inside each of them.

Boasting over 400 products in their environmentally-friendly, incredibly extensive mineral makeup range, Everyday Minerals offers something for everyone to capture their inner red carpet glamour girl. Below brand co-creator Carina Menzies tells you how to achieve looks for some of her top picks from the evening:

TARAJI P. HENSON



Lips: Natural Lip Gloss
Cheeks: Shortcake Blush
Foundation: Cool-Deep Tan Semi-Matte Foundation
Concealer: Pick Me Up Bisque Concealer
Eyes: Room Addition Eye Shadow

PENELOPE CRUZ



Lips: Cozy Night Natural Lip Gloss
Cheeks: Corner Office Blush
Foundation: Golden-Medium Tan Original Glo Foundation
Concealer: Intensive Concealer Medium
Eyes: Oasis Eye Shadow

ANGELINA JOLIE




Lips: Plum Dust Natural Lip Gloss
Cheeks: Text Message Blush
Foundation: Olive-Golden Medium Original Glo Foundation
Concealer: Aussie Perk Me Up Concealer
Eyes: Wallaby Eye Shadow

FRIEDA PINTO

Lips: Sprinkler Slide Natural Lip Gloss
Cheeks: Once and Again Blush
Foundation: Warm Sandy Medium Semi-Matte Foundation
Concealer: Intensive Concealer Medium
Eyes: Room Addiction Eye Shadow
Bronzer: Natural Reflections Golden Tan Bronzer

MARISA TOMEI



Lips: Bamboo Natural Lip Gloss
Cheeks: Snuggle Blush
Foundation: Cool Pink Tan Semi-Matte Foundation
Concealer: Pearl Beige Concealer
Eyes: Starry Eyed Eyeshadow

Review: Marina Cosmetics



Meet Kristen: Kristen was not surprised in the least by the restorative powers of the sea. She knew that the remarkable hydrating, anti-aging benefits so compelling in skincare could be incorporated into color cosmetics. Many years were dedicated to research and development, meetings with top industry chemists, and extensive testing of Marina products. Dedicated to developing a natural cosmetic, and her desire to bring natural, anti-aging beauty benefits to women everywhere, she set her sights on both treatment and color, and Marina Cosmetics was born.



Review:
I received the Lip Gloss ($22) in Sun Kissed and the Lipstick ($20) in Glacier Beige. Even though I like the lipstick, the lip gloss won me over. It has the perfect amount of shimmer along with high pigmentation. It reminded me of another eco friendly lip gloss I reviewed last time. I like this one much better! This one has strong staying power and adequate shine. The gloss and lipstick stay on very well through drinking and eating. I've never tried out a lip gloss good as this one!

The lipstick and lip gloss goes on smoothly and will hydrate your lips without any stickiness. It might be a little pricey, but it is well worth it for what it does! There is not one iota of a harsh ingredient in their products. All of their products are enriched with nutrient rich sea minerals, Ecocert, and Certified Organic ingredients.

Review: Sea Chi Creme



About Sea Chi Organics:
Sea Chi Organics manufactures high quality Organic and Wild crafted skin and hair care products. They are widely used by practitioners in the Holistic Healing Arts and ideal for individuals who are Consciously choosing to live a Healthy Organic Lifestyle.

Sea Chi Organics are free of toxic chemical preservatives and synthetic fragrances. They use only the finest spirit-infused raw materials that Mother Earth has to offer.




Review: I received several products from Sea Chi Organics to review, but I thought I'd review their Sea Chi Creme ($59) tonight. I'll be posting more reviews on their products in the next few weeks.

This creme is very creamy and goes on smooth. The cream sinks right in and will last throughout the day without a hint of greasiness. Some say that it has an herbal smell, but I think it has a very subtle citrus scent. As a lover of just about anything citrus, I'm not complaining! Most importantly it doesn't break me out. I'm usually a skeptic when it comes to trying out moisturizers, especially when I'm not that familiar with the brand. My skin will breakout from nearly everything that isn't oil free - organic or not. My skin behaves when it wants to!

This cream is not only moisturizing, but it is good for a plethora of skin ailments: brown spots, burns, blemishes, psoriasis, eczema, bruises, stretch marks and wrinkles.

Sea Chi Creme contains Kombucha Tea and wild crafted & organic essentials oils to promote healing and new cell growth. It can also be used as a daily moisturizer as it nourishes and restores dry, dehydrated skin, leaving it feeling firmer and soft. This creme is perfect for day or night!

Looking for a size fit for a queen? Try out their Sea Chi Creme in Queen Size ($167). Still a little unsure? Try out the sample ($6.50).

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.

Ice Elements Giveaway



One winner will receive a 2 Minute Miracle Exfoliating Gel ($29.95).

Click here for my review.

Answer the following question: Which product (besides the one that the winner will receive) from Ice Elements are you interested in?

Post about it on the comment widget along with name and email address on the comment widget above
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About Ice Elements: It is no wonder why Shelly Maguire and Frank Tedesco have a winning Skin Care line. Shelly and Frank have used their more than 40 years combined experience in the salon, spa and wellness industry to create a product line that is pure, simple and innovative.

Frank has been a Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Personal Trainer for 14 years. He also has nearly seven years experience in the beauty business as well, working with several prominent and national companies bringing products from inception to the marketplace.


Be sure to check out the Ice Elements Loyalty Club. They're offering The Beauty Counter readers a full size of 2 Minute Miracle Exfoliating Gel (a $29.95 value) for the one time fee of $19.95.

To receive your FREE FULL SIZE 2 Minute Miracle Exfoliating Gel, when joining their Loyalty Club, simply type in BEAUTY COUNTER, in the box that reads: Loyalty Club member who referred you. You must type in BEAUTY COUNTER to receive your FREE FULL SIZE 2 Minute Miracle Exfoliating Gel.

If you do not want to purchase the Loyalty Club, they're offering our readers who come to their site, join the message board (it is free, easy to sign up and a wonderful community), fill out a simple form, a FREE 1/4 oz. 2MM in the mail.

The giveaway will conclude March 4th.



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Winner must respond within 72 hours of notification.

Review: Ice Elements 2 Minute Miracle Exfoliating Gel

About Ice Elements: It is no wonder why Shelly Maguire and Frank Tedesco have a winning Skin Care line. Shelly and Frank have used their more than 40 years combined experience in the salon, spa and wellness industry to create a product line that is pure, simple and innovative.

Frank has been a Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Personal Trainer for 14 years. He also has nearly seven years experience in the beauty business as well, working with several prominent and national companies bringing products from inception to the marketplace.



Review:
I had the opportunity to try out the 2 Minute Miracle Exfoliating Gel ($29.95). They claim that this gel gently exfoliates dead skin cells, removing dulling debris and excess oils. I was a bit skeptical about this two minute wonder, but I was willing to give it a try. I honestly didn't think a non-granular exfoliating gel would actually work! I tried out something similar in the past and wondered if the "skin debris" was actually the dried up gel.

I put the Ice Elements product through a small test by using a facial scrub first and then using their product. I honestly didn't see any debris afterwards. I tried it a few days later without using a facial scrub. I was surprised to see how much gunk that this product removed! It also makes my face feel very smooth and healthy looking. This proved to me that these kind of products do work. I can see why this is Ice Elements #1 item! I highly recommend this product, especially if you have sensitive skin like I do. My face can't tolerate that much exfoliation without getting irritated and causing a breakout. Therefore, a product like this is perfect for me!

Review: Clean George

Though it's a world away from the field of naturopathic chemistry and herbology, after a two-year run starring on Broadway in the musical "Hairspray," Tracy retired her wig and returned to Los Angeles for a "sunnier" life in California with her husband "to be".

The vision for Clean George came about as they watched a child's hands get slathered with the "P" word (an alcohol based hand sanitizer) and they thought there must be a safer and gentler way to clean hands in a pinch.

Tracy made the first batches of Clean George in her kitchen on a $29 blender. To insure stability, she sought out leading naturopathic chemists to collaborate in the creation of an entirely natural, human beneficial and Earth neutral hand cleaner that uses some of the most potent plant extracts on the planet.

Clean George has total commitment to "Green Consciousness", utilizing responsible farming, reusable and recyclable products and donating profits back to Mother Earth and those who look after her. Tracy even runs her car on waste vegetable oil from her favorite Thai restaurant!




 I'm very impressed with the Clean George line and I thought all hand sanitizers were the same. NOT! I received all three of their scents - Lovin' Lavender, Grapefruit n' Sage and Mint-alyptus ($11.99 each). Even though I am pleased with them all, I favor the Mint-alyptus since I'm a Eucalyptus girl. All of the scents are strong. One squirt is good enough - very cost effective! Their hand sanitizers are free of alcohol and harsh chemicals. Their hand sanitizers will not dry out your hands or give them an icky sticky feeling like most sanitizers do.

Review: Artisan Naturals

About Artisan Naturals:

Transform your skin with our exquisitely crafted natural skin care designed to deliver ultimate nutrition for a healthy and radiant complexion.

The luxurious ingredients found in every Artisan Naturals products are crafted in the most innovative and effective way. They have been carefully selected to replenish, repair, soothe, nourish, cleanse, detoxify, and protect Naturally. What you won’t find are parabens, petroleum products, artificial fragrance, or colorants.




Review: The Sugared Lemon and Neroli Blossom Whipped Sugar Scrub ($28) is beautifully whipped and well blended with exotic oils and butters - tangy fruits and sensuous flowers. This body scrub left my skin well polished (without a hint of greasiness), moisturized and exfoliated. I have very sensitive skin and it didn't irritate my skin at all. I honestly didn't detect a floral scent. However, it has a strong, uplifting lemon scent that I love! This exfoliation fan approves.

This body scrub is also available in Wild Lime & Ylang Ylang and Pink Grapefruit.


Craving chocolate? Check out their CoCo Amaretto Chocolate Body Buff ($42).

Aminogenesis: Tips to be Stress Free and Wallet Friendly



Have you ever looked in the mirror and noticed worry lines that were not on your face yesterday? As the economy takes a toll on our wallets, it’s easy to feel anxious and stressed about the state of our finances. It’s likely the current state of our economy is causing signs of pre-mature aging in the forms of unwanted fine lines and wrinkles.

According to a 2005 study conducted at the University of California, San Francisco, cells age much faster than they normally would if they were not under high amounts of stress. Far too many of us are speeding up our aging clocks by sweating over the current recession. However, there is good news for all who are experiencing signs of pre-mature aging in these sticky times. According to Ron Cummings, founder of AminoGenisis Skin care, there are several preventative and corrective stress measures people can take that won’t put a hole in their wallets.

Don’t Let Your Finances Affect Your Face!

Stress Tip #1: Catch some Z’s!



Don’t let sleep land at the bottom of your to-do list in times of stress. All three stages of sleep dissolve free radicals, which are notorious for their contribution to early aging. More specifically, the second stage of sleep is when hormone levels peak and cell repair takes place. Any damage to your skin that could be contributing to pre-mature aging is repaired during this stage. Try to get about 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night.

Stress Tip #2: You are what you eat.



If you are well nourished, your body’s cells and skin may appear healthier. Neglecting balanced nutrition, deficiencies in vitamin A-B complexes and essential fatty acids hinder the skin’s natural ability to heal and renew itself, causing the skin to age considerably faster. Steer clear of sugar, caffeine, white flour, artificial sweeteners, and processed foods, because they provide cells with improper nutrients. Instead, load up on raw nuts, fruits, vegetables, brown rice, beans, lentils, organic cottage cheese, yogurt, and plenty of water! Healthy skin is also optimized to receive full benefits from anti-aging creams and treatments.

Stress Tip #3: Cut the habit.



When people are stressed, they often reach for cigarettes or alcohol to release their anxieties. However, smoking uses up vitamin C in the body, which is usually used to preserve collagen in the skin, the substance that keeps skin plump and youthful. Smoking breaks down the collagen, causing pre-mature wrinkles around the eyes and mouth. Heavy drinking enlarges the blood vessels and capillaries in the skin, which can lead to a loss of healthy glow in the face.

Stress Tip #4: Don’t compromise your beauty routine



After a long, stressful day, it is likely that removing make-up and thoroughly cleansing the face seems to have little importance. However, not doing so not only leads to mascara stained sheets, but also to clogged pores and accelerated signs of aging. According to Ron, “at the very least wash your face every night to remove imbedded dirt, make-up, and other impurities accumulated throughout the day.”

Stress Tip #5: Be pro-active.



Daily use of an anti-aging day cream containing SPF can help reduce signs of fine lines, wrinkles, and sun-damage, as well as prevent future damage. A great option is AminoGenisis’ newest product, “Wrinkle Arrest ($59),” which is an anti-aging day cream with SPF 18 and broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection. Wrinkle Arrest has also been recognized by the American Academy of Dermatology with a seal of recognition for its sun-protection benefit.

Organic Apoteke Giveaway



One lucky winner will receive Organic Apoteke Body Cream - Sicilian Orange & Mandarin (a $58 value) from Organic Apoteke .


Answer the following question: Which product (besides the one that the winner will receive) from Organic Apoteke are you interested in?

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They set out to develop not only the purest products, but ones that out perform anything available today. After over 10 years of research, they are pleased to share their discoveries with you - a skin care line so pure, so simple to use and so effective, it seems miraculous. It's really science and nature working together.

Note: Stop by their web-site to enter their giveaway to win Rejuvenating Eye Cream (a $27 value).



This luscious cream, loaded with organic shea butter and anti-oxidants is intensely moisturising. Organic aromatherapeutic oils of Sicilian Orange & Mandarin refresh and stimulate.

The giveaway will conclude February 27th.



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Moroccan Sunrise Collection at Sephora



Take your beauty routine out of winter hibernation and into spring with dazzling, Moroccan-inspired beauty: Sorbet shadows, exotic bronzes, and eye-catching totes gleaming with intricate golden embroidery.


Moroccan Sunrise Pot of Gold Loose Bronzer $22


Moroccan Sunrise Fuchsia Bag Collection $18 - $50


Moroccan Sunrise Atomizer $10
Available in White/Gold or Fuchsia/Gold


Moroccan Sunrise Lighted Train Case $82


Moroccan Sunrise Nail File Set $6


Moroccan Sunrise Lip Gloss $15
Available in Roseberry, Naked Peach, Pink Coffee or Sultry Spice


Moroccan Sunrise Compact Mirror $18
Available in Green/Blue, Fuschia/Gold or White/Gold


Moroccan Sunrise Pop-Up Travel Brushes $8
Available in Tangerine or Fuchsia


Moroccan Brush Set $42


Moroccan Sunrise Gold and White Bag Collection $18 - $65


Moroccan Sunrise Palette $32


Moroccan Sunrise - Tangerine Bag Collection $18 - $50


Moroccan Sunrise Pocket Brush Set $18
Available in Tangerine or Fuchsia

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Review: Sweet Beauty

About Sweet Beauty:

It's the sweetest indulgence you could wish for — chocolate's natural aroma lifting your mood, exciting your senses, and nourishing your soul. Sweet Beauty products offer delectable blends of antioxidant rich organic Fair Trade chocolate from Seattle's Theo Chocolate, expertly mixed with natural, super-food oils and butters. Their natural skin and body care recipes are enriched with the mouth-watering fine chocolate, which is rich in natural skin softening glycerides that have a reputation for moisturizing the skin. From organic chocolate body cream to organic lip balms, their spa treatments turn your daily skincare ritual into an exotic treat.

Review: I quickly fell in love with this line a few months back when I had the sweet opportunity to try out their Nourish Triple Chocolate Sugar Scrub ($19). I'm not even that fond of chocolate!

This time I had the chance to try out their Berry Pretty Masque ($30 - $50) and the Tangerine Truffle White Chocolate Sugar Scrub ($22).



This scrub has a tangy blend of Tangerine Butter, Honey and Organic Cocoa Butter. It didn't polish my skin well as the Nourish Triple Chocolate Sugar Scrub, but this can be easily ignored as long it is doing it's job. In fact, I like it much better than the chocolate scrub. The tangerine scent is strong and uplifting. I honestly didn't detect a hint of chocolate, but I'm certainly not complaining! It smells so good that it is almost edible. Almost.



Looking for a sweet way to prevent wrinkles no matter what your skin type is? This berry-licious masque is blended with Organic Açai Berry, Blueberry and Pomegranate Oils and Organic Fair Trade-Certified Chocolate.

This is my first time ever trying out a chocolate masque. I guess that is a little peculiar since I run a beauty blog. So the Berry Pretty Masque was unique to me. I love how soft and smooth it makes my face feel.

It has the consistency of chocolate syrup. I honestly didn't care for the smell, but then again... as long it works...and it did. I found it a little odd that this masque doesn't dry, but this makes it much easier when it is time to rinse it off.

Message in a Bottle


ck one Message Bottle - Collector's Edition $50

ck one is a naturally clean, pure, and contemporary fragrance with a refreshingly new point of view. This light, relaxed scent is meant to be used lavishly. ck one Eau de Toilette can literally be splashed all over the body. It is an intimate fragrance, one that you need to be near to smell.

The ck one limited-edition bottle transcends gender, race, and age—uniting a generation through music. The original modern bottle gets an updated look featuring the "we are one" message, etched on the flask in languages from around the world. The clear lucite container holds a removable speaker in the base.

Notes: Bergamot, Cardamom, Fresh Pineapple, Papaya, Jasmine, Violet, Rose, Nutmeg, Musk.

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Review: Elemis Exotic Frangipani Monoi Moisture Melt



The Elemis Exotic Frangipani Monoi Moisture Melt is ($48) blended with ingredients that will tantalize your senses - coconut coprah oil and frangipani flowers. This treatment oil can be used anywhere on your body, including your nails or hair! While some might prefer this as a body oil, I prefer to use this in my hair. It works just as good as the Sundari Neem and Coconut Hair Treatment Oil that I use in my hair weekly. It makes my hair very shiny and well moisturized. Plus, it makes my hair smell fantastic. This body might be in small in size, but a little amount goes a long way!

Note:
This product solidifies at cooler temperatures. All you have to do is you have to place the bottle under warm water for it to turn into liquid.

Introducing Naturally Clean by essie



Introducing naturally clean, infused with fresh botanicals and nourishing essential oils. A natural approach for the perfect essie experience.


Purifying Nail Polish Remover $7

Professional salon strength formula cleanses and removes even the darkest nail polish shades without stripping the nail bed of essential hydration. Infused with natural vitamins, antioxidants, glycerin and eucalyptus oil to promote beautiful, healthy natural nails. May also be used to soak off artificial nails. Leaves a light, refreshing botanical scent.


Vitamin-Enriched Manicure Revitalizer $25

An energizing one-step treatment for the hands, nails and cuticles. Infused with eucalyptus oil, known to provide natural antiseptic benefits. Delivers the skin nourishing properties of AHA fruit acids to gently exfoliate dead skin cells and reveal smoother, younger-looking hands. Added Vitamin C provides powerful anti-oxidant benefits. Enjoy an aroma therapeutic, spa experience with a refreshing botanical scent.


Refreshing Nail Cleanser $25

This natural cleansing nail spray safely sanitizes without harsh chemicals. Infused with eucalyptus oil, which is known to provide natural antiseptic benefits, this gentle formula also contains aloe vera to hydrate hands and nails. Helps prepare nail bed for the perfect manicure.


Purifying Hand Treatment $25

This 100% natural formula moisturizes while cleansing hands without water. Infused with eucalyptus oil, known to provide natural antiseptic benefits, this lightweight formula also contains soothing aloe vera and naturally derived vegetable glycerin to help hydrate skin. Added vitamin enriched rice bran oil provides powerful antioxidant protection. Leaves a light, refreshing botanical scent to calm the senses.


Purifying Nail Polish Remover $17

Professional salon strength formula cleanses and removes even the darkest nail polish shades without stripping the nail bed of essential hydration. Infused with natural vitamins, antioxidants, glycerin and eucalyptus oil to promote beautiful, healthy natural nails. May also be used to soak off artificial nails. Leaves a light, refreshing botanical scent.


Purifying Hand Wash $15

A natural, botanical hand wash infused with essential oils and natural glycerin. Mild, nourishing cleanser is specially formulated to safely cleanse hands and nails. Ultra-hydrating formula also contains coconut oil and aloe vera for soft, smooth skin. Vitamins A and E provide powerful antioxidant protection. Leaves a light, refreshing botanical scent to calm the senses.