Review: Shea Terra Organics



This ultimate, healing body butter pampers skin with nourishing shea butter and African herbs. On the entrancing island of Madagascar grow the richest, most intoxicating vanilla beans in the world. By daybreak vanilla orchids open and by nightfall sigh their last breaths making these hand pollinated beans one of the world's most costly spices. The choicest plump beans impregnated with earthy, warm notes impart their aroma into this hedonistic blend. Wild harvested African herbs of aloe ferox, kigelli and African potato tone and encourage skin renewal. Forty percent organic shea butter deeply moisturizes the skin, penetrating deep beneath the epidermis to deliver valuable nutrients. This potent blend reduces stretch marks, soothes eczema and sends dry skin running.

I love just about anything vanilla, and I was not disappointed at all with the Bourbon Vanilla Indigenous Shea Body Butter ($18). I've tried body butters from brands such as Carol's Daughter with displeasing results and was quite reluctant to try another body butter for awhile. This one is thick and has a very pleasant scent. You will definitely like this if you're fond of vanilla scents. I honestly don't think I'd want to try another scent. It smells that good! Unlike the others, this body butter doesn't leave a greasy feeling and absorbs quickly. I highly suggest applying it before going to bed so your body can reap extra benefits.



The Mint Marrakesh Indigenous Black Soap Elixir ($18) is ideal for acne and blackheads. A lot of spa owners and magazine editors rely on this ancient remedy for amazingly beautiful skin. It will even your skin tone, diminish sun damaged skin, reduce eczema, dry out and prevent acne, speed up healing of open wounds, diminish razor bumps and dissolve the "glue" that holds on dead skin cells.

The mint feels amazing on the skin since it is so cooling. It is a great pick me up on those sluggish days, and I have experienced a few of those lately. I mainly use it for acne since I've been having a few bad breakouts lately, which can be utterly embarrassing. There are some days I will not leave the house when I'm experiencing bad breakouts. However, this product has been extremely helpful. It isn't the best I've tried, but it has helped out a lot. That is what matters the most.



Oh, how fantastic! I honestly haven't tried a lip balm awesome as My Lip Stuff until now. The Shea Propolis Organic Shea Lip Butter ($4) glides on so smoothly. It is highly moisturizing and keeps my lips puckerlicious!



The power of the rose can not be described by words. Our ancient mothers relished the soft, sweet petals, wore them in their hair, rubbed them on their breasts. Our ancient mothers relished the way they left their skin fragrantly soft. Prized became the rose when our mothers discovered that their petal soft skin and rose fragrant bodies became weapons of mass seduction.

I've been on the hunt for a good rose petal face cream, and I've finally found it! The Rose Petal & Red Bush Shea Butter Face Cream rose petal cream will make your face feel utterly soft and moisturized without breaking you out. Trust me. I'd tell you if I experience any breakouts with a product. This powerful formula combats redness, scarring, and has been found safe to use for those with hyper-sensitive skin - yay for me! This cream is fantastic to use in very cold weather.

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Rethink What Matters with Bare Escentuals

Rethink What Matters invites women nationwide to shake up their foundation and sound off on topics that are more than just skin-deep - from going bare in public to discussing what freedom really feels like.

Born from employees rethinking makeup itself – the beauty brand found looking good is not about using artificial gunk to cover imperfections, but about enhancing what you’ve got. In keeping with their wink-wink approach to marketing (Love Matte Campaign), Bare Escentuals will be unveiling thought-provoking taglines to help start honest conversations amongst girlfriends about what really matters. For instance, one reads “Rethink Going Bare in Public. BareMineral’s SPF15 Foundation feels completely weightless, but gives you all the flawless coverage you need. Like you are wearing nothing at all.”



Bare Escentuals invites you readers to give rethinking a try, too. Every week at RethinkWhatMatters.com, a new discussion topic will be featured with five questions for all to answer, share with their friends and have the chance win free products and other fantastic goodies. New topics and products will be featured weekly, posted each Friday. Todays’s topic is “rethinking going bare in public”, giving away the Flawless Definition Mascara. Feeling cheeky?

Good Skin Giveaway



One winner will receive a “Good Skin Giveaway” package including professional skin care products from Sothys worth over $90!

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These days, it’s easy to fall into bad skin habits. Between stress from work, our love lives, and even the harsh weather – we tend to let our skin care regimens slip away. However, there is good news for all those who are experiencing signs of premature aging. By avoiding a few bad skin habits and taking preventative action, we can help delay the natural aging process and thwart many skin care problems.

Bad Skin Habit:

Over-Exfoliating

Although exfoliating scrubs and chemicals like alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) and retinoids (including retinol, Retin-A and Renova) can eliminate dull, dead cells on the skin's surface, frequent sloughing can leave your skin irritated. Harsh cleansers or over-exfoliation can actually exacerbate oil production and worsen breakouts by spreading bacteria.

Good Skin Habit:


Using a Gentle Daily Cleanser



Cleansing is a vital component of any skincare routine. Sothys Morning Cleanser gets rid of the oil without over-cleansing. Formulated for both men and women, this extra gentle cleanser with sweet almond oil, shea butter and chamomile extract purifies all skin types. Apply on moist skin morning or evening for an oil-free, mild yet deep-action cleanse. Price: $29

Bad Skin Habit:

Staying Up Late

During sleep, the body repairs damage from the day. Interrupting that process will slow down cell turnover causing stress and aggravating all skin conditions, including acne, eczema and psoriasis. Only a few sleepless nights can interrupt blood flow to the skin, making the complexion sallow.

Good Skin Habit:


Applying a Weekly Face Mask



Adding a weekly face mask to your beauty regimen will significantly improve skin’s health and appearance. Sothys Hydra-Protective Vitality Mask is a dual-action cleansing, normalizing mask for all skin types. Plant-based complexes mattify and detoxify skin, while witch hazel provides astringent properties and corn germ oil moisturizes. Its comfortable "powdery" texture leaves the skin looking bright and healthy. Price: $27

Bad Skin Habit:

Drinking Too Much Alcohol

Drinking can accelerate sagging of the skin by increasing the level of inflammatory agents in the bloodstream. Alcohol dehydrates your skin and widens blood vessels causing your skin to look red or blotchy. Drink in moderation or your skin will suffer.

Good Skin Habit:

Using a Daily Defense Face Cream



Get the most out of your face care products by using a cream that both hydrates and protects. Sothys Hydra-Protective Protective Cream uses natural corn grains to stimulate skin cell regeneration. Using it day and night will comfort the skin and counter minor imperfections. This rich, soothing cream enhanced with Divatonyl helps improve your skin’s elasticity by keeping a perfect balance of moisture. Price: $35

The key to having healthy skin is to implement a basic skin care regime. Skin care is not a difficult job. All you need is a few minutes a day and some diligence. Practice good skin habits and you can make sure your skin stays healthy and flawless. Sothys products guarantee vibrant skin with the use of gentle, but effective products.



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The 5 Minute Miracle - Deep Wrinkle Serum



Neuropeptide Deep Wrinkle Serum ($180) is as a fast-acting anti-aging serum that contains Dr. Perricone's advanced technology for reducing deep lines and wrinkles and loss of elasticity while transforming skin texture to appear more smooth and youthful looking.

Neuropeptide Deep Wrinkle Serum works by delivering immediate benefits, smoothing and relaxing lines and wrinkles safely and effectively. Clinically proven to help improve the overall look and feel of the skin, with visible benefits just 5 minutes after application. Deep flaws are instantly minimized, skin texture is improved, and the skin appears healthy and radiant.

As with all of the patented Perricone technology, Neuropeptide Deep Wrinkle Serum Serum delivers long lasting anti-aging benefits that are cumulative with continued use. Free of synthetic waxes, fillers, fragrances and parabens.

They have more Neuropeptide Facial Conformers (a $495 value) and accessory bags to give to the next 200 customers who purchase Deep Wrinkle Serum! No promo code needed.

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Review: Aromatherapy Celebrations

Founded in 2004, Aromatherapy Celebrations creates exceptional aromatherapy products, for both the general public, and alternative healing practitioner. They offer a full line of aromatherapy products for beauty, bath, and massage, as well as spiritual development. They are dedicated to educating people about true aromatherapy, and the many properties and uses of essential oils. They produce the purest, aromatherapy products, at a reasonable price, while delighting your senses and nurturing your well-being.



I received the Rejuvenating Facial Oil ($21 - $39), and I really like it. With my sensitive skin, I find this product very gentle and comforting. It is great for a multitude of skin problems, including healing blemishes and repairing fine lines & wrinkles. Highly rich in Omega 3, it is great for all skin types. I love to dab a little bit before applying my powder or foundation and it works well! It even does a great job at removing make-up. It is the kind of product you don't want to be without. Only use 6-7 drops and spread evenly on your face. You can also mix it with a few drops of their Organic Rose Water ($7 - $25) or Neroli Facial Cream ($11 - $19) to reap full benefits for your skin.

Formulation: Hazelnut Oil, Borage Oil, Rose Hip Seed Oil, Calophyllum Inophallium Oil, and a blend of eight different Essential Oils including Frankincense, Carrot Seed, Rose Geranium.

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Chocolates for Him, Hard Candy for You

Need a strike from Cupid’s arrow? Prepare for this year’s ultimate date night with a much needed trip to Walmart for Hard Candy’s make up necessities this Valentine’s Day. With February 14th quickly approaching Hard Candy is your one stop destination for love, lashes and lip gloss.



To wow him this V-Day, be sure to glamorize and beautify with Hard Candy’s fabulous finds for gorgeous lips, glowing eyes and spectacular nails. Be sexy in glitter, subtle in gloss and sparkle in all over body products, all essential for; blind dates, movie nights, candlelight dinners or ladies night out. This year’s love day must haves include:

Kal-eye-descope shadow in Secret Rendezvous
Plexi Gloss in Arm Candy
Outrageously Delicious flavored body powder in Pink Sugar
Painted Lady lipstick in Cupid
Glitteratzi Body Spray in Tourmaline
Blush Crush in Honeymoon
Visibly Wet in Cougar
Curl Up and Dye mascara in Mr. Right


Check out Walmart.com for an exclusive Hard Candy Valentine’s Day offer. For a limited time try out Just Nails in Date Night, Lip Tattoo in Petal, Outrageously Delicious in Pink Sugar, Take me Out Liner in Soy, Glitteratzi Body Spray in Tourmaline and a complimentary Hard Candy bag with your purchase of these products. Don’t miss out! All available for $20 while supplies lasts!

Mederma Giveaway



Three winners will receive a set of 3 Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy Advanced Cream Formulas (a $120 value).

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Mederma® Stretch Marks Therapy combines botanical ingredients and a premium skin hydrator in an advanced formula that is clinically proven to improve the appearance of stretch marks.

Dermatologist testing shows that with consistent use, advanced Mederma® Stretch Marks Therapy:

- Reduces discoloration
- Improves texture
- Enhances softness

In a recent clinical study, 80% of participants noted visible improvement in the appearance of their stretch marks after using Mederma® Stretch Marks Therapy for 12 weeks. As with any therapy, results take time -- in order to see optimum improvement, it is important to use this product according to the directions on the back panel.

Mederma® Stretch Marks Therapy is an advanced cream that combines a unique blend of ingredients:

Cepalin - Onion Extract
Hyaluronic Acid - Hydrating Agent
Centella Asiatica - Leaf Extract

It is formulated to help reduce the appearance and smooth the texture of stretch marks with noticeable improvement in 4 weeks.

Note: Even though not required, we're very interested in hearing about our readers' results with this formula.

Mederma® Stretch Marks Therapy is sold in a 5.29-oz tube and retails for $39.99. This February, Mederma® Stretch Marks Therapy will be available in CVS and Walgreens® stores and in drugstores nationwide in March - right in time for spring!



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Marchesa Teams Up with Beauty.com to Launch Red Carpet Ready Kit



Customers will receive this limited edition kit with any $150 Beauty.com purchase. Marchesa co-founders Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig are renowned for their elegant fashion collection often worn by top-tier celebrities for premieres, galas, and award ceremonies. The fully-lined fuchsia case designed exclusively for Beauty.com is a gorgeous hold all for cosmetics and keepsakes, features a mirror for quick touch-ups, and comes with SIXTEEN samples for the ultimate in head-to-toe beauty prep.

"We wanted to create a vanity box that was both modern and elegant. The vibrant fuchsia color and flower add a touch of romance and are both quintessentially Marchesa. We also made the vanity box and the compartments slightly oversized to ensure room for all those red carpet essentials. This vanity box is a little touch of Hollywood glamour and a fabulous addition to any woman's boudoir."

Marchesa co-founders Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig

Valued at more than $200, the Red Carpet Ready Kit features offerings from some of the top prestige beauty brands:

1. Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation SPF 30

2. Origins Ginger Souffle™ Whipped Body Cream

3. Laura Geller Eye Rimz Baked Wet/Dry Eye Accents in Hocus Pocus with Brush

4. Fekkai Sheer Hold Hairspray

5. Foot Petals® Strappy Strips®

6. bareMinerals® by Bare Escentuals Mineral Veil, Feather Light

7. GO SMILE am whitening protection fluoride toothpaste

8. KINERASE® Core Collection Extreme Lift Face

9. Shadow Shields™ 1 pair Shadow Shields

10. tarte 4 Day Stay Lash Stain, Black

11. MD Skincare® Botanical Bar with Tea Tree and Aloe

12. Urban Decay Lipstick in Gash

13. StriVectin-SD® Wrinkle and Stretch Mark Cream

14. L'OCCITANE Shea Butter Body Moisturizer, 100% Pure Organic Shea Butter

15. ARCONA Wine Hydrating Mask, Replenish AM/PM

16. Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist

"This kit really has the key items for any camera-ready beauty," says Kathleen McNeill, president of Beauty.com. "And by partnering with Marchesa, who are so well-known for their beautiful gowns, we were able to make something very special that allows our customers to experience a bit of that award season excitement from home."

Site-wide gifts with purchase are just one of the perks available to Beauty.com customers. Other benefits include "Everyday Free Shipping," 5% back on every purchase, the free sampling center and 100% color match guarantee.

Review: Good True Beautiful - Forever Lily Perfume



Sarah Horowitz, the founder and perfumer of Sarah Horowitz Parfums, recently collaborated with GoodTrueBeautiful, Inc., on their signature scent Forever Lily. Beth Nonte Russell is the founder of GoodTrueBeautiful and the author of the book with the same name. The fragrance and the book are created to express her beautiful experience of being a mother for a child from China she adopted. When Beth accompanied her friend to go to China, she didn't know she would return with a daughter.

"An enveloping Oriental blend created to aid the wearer in opening the heart and reaching for the highest within them".


More than being beautifully boxed, this is a truly beautiful fragrance. It is sultry and provocative with a touch of sweet innocence. It has an enveloping Oriental blend with a top note dominated by clove and sweet accents of lemon and fresh lychee. The fresh green crispness of fig and the feminine presence of stargazer lily are equally balanced in the middle note. The base note is comprised of cedar wood, vanilla, amber and sandalwood. This fragrance was created in the honor of the founder's adopted daughter, Lily.

The fragrance is available from the site of GoodTrueBeautiful in the bottle of 3.4 fl.oz / 100 ml, the price is $125. The book is available from the same site, and the price is $14.

A portion of proceeds from all GoodTrueBeautiful, Inc., products benefit the Golden Phoenix Foundation, whose mission is to end child abandonment worldwide.

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Review: Good Elements



Good Elements is committed to providing you with the absolute highest quality all natural health supplements available. Their health supplements are doctor formulated to provide the nutrition, balance and support necessary for everyday healthy living.



The Chill - Stress Vitamins ($39.99 - 120 vegetarian capsules) includes anti-stress and body regulating powers of Vitamin B5 and B6 enhanced with the calming properties of Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora) naturally, gently and effectively address the symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue. This product helped me tremendously at reducing stress and panic attacks. It gave me that get up and go that I needed to start the day. I will eventually look into buying the Allergy Vitamins ($34.99), Multivitamins ($39.99) and Energy Supplements ($394.99).

My supply of the Chill Vitamins has depleted since then, and I'm now taking the Nature's Herbs Skullcap 100 Capsules ($6.78) and Celebration Herbal Teas Organic Skullcap Root Tea ($5.99) - both are equally effective!

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Review: Colorado Aromatics

Colorado Aromatics is Sagescript Institute’s own line of skin care products. It designed with the Coloradan in mind. They live in a state with many natural wonders and their interest is in protecting these wonders including Colorado’s farmland. Their products begin on their farm from herbs they grow. This makes their products antioxidant rich. They strive towards sustainable agricultural practices on our farm and do not use pesticides or herbicides on their crops. Many of the oils they use in their products are also organic.

Colorado’s climate is very dry and with elevations ranging from 3350 to 14,440 feet they need protection from the sun. Their products are richly moisturizing and contain ingredients that can help protect the skin from sun damage. You don’t have to live in Colorado though to reap the benefits of these superior products.



Their Springtide Botanical Antiaging Cream ($14.95) is fast absorbing and makes my skin feel soft and moisturized without causing a breakout. It has a light, pleasant aroma. This cream is formulated to help you look your best and decrease signs of aging and wrinkles caused by sun exposure and oxidation. This emollient cream contains vitamin C ester, alpha-lipoic acid (as seen in the Perricone Prescription), green tea extract, rosemary and other botanical antioxidants. Also contains allantoin for cell regeneration. Use to decrease signs of aging, wrinkles, cellular oxidation, and UV damage. At just $14.95, this product is a must have!

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Brighten Up with the Yellow Clarisonic MIA



All the great benefits of the Clarisonic Classic in a new, smaller size. The perfect compact cleansing system for use at home or on the go. Available in Yellow, Pink and White.

Mia ($149) is the new, go-anywhere Sonic Skin Cleansing System in a great compact size. The one-button, one-speed Mia fits your active lifestyle for beautiful, glowing skin wherever life’s adventures take you.

You can personalize your Clarisonic after you add it to your bag. Engrave your Clarisonic with your name, favorite nickname or fun phrase. Free. Clarisonic.com exclusive offer.

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Review: Ally's AromaRemedies

The study of aromatherapy first originated around 5,000 years ago in ancient Egypt as a way of fighting illness and increasing the lifespan of the Pharaohs. Since that time, aromatherapy has been practiced and perfected throughout Chinese medicine, Indian Ayuveda therapy and even modern Western medicinal practices.

There are about 200 essential oils that are used extensively in aromatherapy practices to aid a host of ailments or to simply improve a person’s well-being or mental health. Many of these same oils are used in popular spa and skincare products. You may be indulging in a personal form of aromatherapy everyday and not even know it!

At Ally’s AromaRemedies, they import the finest and most therapeutic essential oils from around the world. To ensure the purity of every ingredient, they rely on GC/MS testing, which utilizes leading-edge technology to ensure the utmost quality.

They understand that every essential oil has its own personality and the ability to affect your health in different ways. At Ally’s AromaRemedies, they carefully select the purest natural elements to provide you with the quality ingredients that will best serve your individual needs.

They guarantee the use of only absolutely pure ingredients, tested using state-of-art GC/MS techniques to avoid the use of abrasive chemicals. And they stand by their pledge of purity – inviting clients to review testing reports at any time upon request.



I received an assortment of essential oils to try out - Hula Hula ($40), Head Tonic ($40), Skinny Legs ($40) and Mellow Melody ($40).

Skinny Legs
- This natural, powerful remedy is ideal for leg circulation. Diuretic and detox nature can help stimulate body purification. Perfect for a luxurious leg and / or foot massage after a long day. I don't think it made my legs slimmer, but it made my legs feel relaxed and well pampered.

Hula Hula
- A powerful remedy for waist and abdomen slimming, shaping and circulation. Diuretic and detox natural ingredients can help stimulate body purification. Featured essential oils like Cardamom, Cypress and Juniper Berry also help solve digestion problems such as bloating, nausea, heartburn, etc. I absolutely loved this product and was a bit disappointed how fast it went (and I received the full size). I noticed a difference in my tummy. It slimmed it down a little, and made it feel very comfortable. I'd definitely look into buying this again with a resounding yes!

Head Tonic - A powerful analgesic pain reliever whenever you have a headache. Works effectively for neck/shoulder tension as well. This is healthy alternative for someone like me who avoids aspirin like the plague. I honestly didn't think it would work well with a migraine, but it does work!

Mellow Melody - A powerful remedy blended with de-stress and detox essential oils for body purification and relaxation. Perfect for a whole body massage after a long day. I use this product before bedtime since it helps me tremendously at getting a good night's sleep. You can also pour small amount (about 5-10ml) into your hot tub for a luxurious bath. Or blend it with unscented lotion or cream of your choice.

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Bobbi Brown's Pretty Powerful Campaign

This spring, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics is launching a campaign called Pretty Powerful, celebrating Bobbi’s belief that all women possess natural beauty, and with the right tools, are empowered to a higher level of pretty. The campaign will feature real women, or “Friends of Bobbi,” and their before/after photos, videos and testimonials as the centerpiece content of the campaign, which will live on http://BobbiBrownCosmetics.com/prettypowerful.

As part of the campaign, Bobbi Brown will be launching a video contest: She wants to hear how you go from Pretty to Powerful using Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. Now through February 9th, makeup devotees are invited to share their transformative stories and tips by submitting videos.

From the submissions, 15 finalists will be chosen and sent a personalized selection of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics and the new Color Strips collection to create their next Pretty Powerful video submission. In March, the gallery of Pretty Powerful videos will be open for public voting on http://BobbiBrownCosmetics.com/prettypowerful.

For every vote cast in the Pretty Powerful contest, Bobbi Brown will donate $1 to Dress for Success, an organization close to Bobbi's heart that provides underprivileged women with interview suits and career development advice.

Bobbi will hand pick the three grand prize winners, who will be flown to New York for a master class and brunch with Bobbi!

Review: Macadamia Natural Oil

By now we’ve all experienced what amazing things Argan Oil has done to our hair. Smooth, shiny an restorative? Triple check. Now, take all the healing benefits of Argan Oil and combine them with a super concentrated oil extract from the Macadamia Nut and be prepared to take your love of hair oil to a whole other level!

Introducing Macadamia Natural Oil, an intelligent infusion of Macadamia and Argan Oil that combine to absorb into the hair and scalp with no greasy residue (we promise!) and work a myriad of miracles on your hair:

· Improves hair strength and quality of hair
· Improves manageability and imparts radiant shine
· High absorption rate and deep penetration into hair shaft and scalp
· Light, gentle, non-greasy nature absorbs instantly and forms a protective barrier
· Leaves hair deeply nourished, revitalized and silky smooth
· Softens thick, coarse hair
· Eliminates frizz and tangles
· Revives hair damaged by heat, wind, oxidation and over-processing
· Excellent natural moisturizing properties replenish dry, brittle hair
· High in essential fatty acids to help replace hair’s lost emollients
· No oily residue or build up
· Mimics bodies’ natural protective oils produced by the scalp
· Helps repair follicles, improves elasticity and increases nourishment
· Extends the life of color treatments
· Provides UV protection from photo and sun damage
· Provides long-term conditioning
· Reduces drying time up to 50%



The Macadamia Natural Oil Rejuvenating Shampoo ($18) is one of my favorite shampoos to use. It will leave your hair squeaky clean without stripping it. It has a strong, flowery scent that will last throughout the day. I've noticed that my hair is much more manageable and shinier since I've been using it. This moisturizing shampoo is ideal for all hair types yet especially excellent for dry, damaged hair.

Macadamia Natural Oil is sold at http://www.macadamiahair.com, ULTA Beauty, select JCPenney Salons and Folica.

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Jovan Satisfaction Giveaway



Two winners will receive their choice of Jovan Satisfaction for Men or Women.

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The first fragrance from Jovan in over a decade, new Jovan Satisfaction is a sexy fragrance that guarantees to make a lasting impression. Jovan Satisfaction for Women combines sultry with sophisticated to create an alluring mix of exotic and sweet. This irresistible fragrance contains notes of sweet mango, lotus flower and warm vanilla to tantalize the senses and give your confidence a boost. Jovan Satisfaction for Men offers a bold and masculine scent with notes of grapefruit, cardamom, cedarwood and amber.

At $12 for a 0.5 oz Eau de Toilette spray and $18 for a 1.0 oz Eau de Toilette spray at retailers like Walmart, Walgreens, Target and CVS, Jovan Satisfaction is an affordable way to keep you smelling fabulous!



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Review: H2PRO Presto 1 Inch Flat Iron



I had the opportunity to try out the H2PRO Presto 1 Inch Flat Iron ($180). My beloved GHD went out several months back, and I've looked high and low for a flat iron good as the GHD. I believe my endless search has come to an abrupt end since I haven't been more pleased with a flat iron!

H2PRO Presto 1 Inch Flat Iron reaches 450°F within seconds. It features a turbo trigger to seal in moisture while cutting down on style time. It smoothes and straightens hair so effortlessly. There is no need for any touch-ups later in the day. If you're opting for sleek, silky smooth hair like Jennifer Aniston in a matter of minutes, go for this flat iron!

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Tragedy Affects Us All



The American Red Cross has made this process simple. Donors can text: Haiti to 90999 on your cell phone to send a $10 donation to support Red Cross efforts in Haiti.

Review: LashFood Conditioning Liquid Eyeliner



Black liquid eyeliner has been the staple product of my cosmetic bag for long as I can remember. I hardly go a day without using it. However, I'm very picky about liquid eyeliner since I'm not impressed with most. The other brand of liquid eyeliner that I love is Palladio Beauty.

LashFood Conditioning Liquid Eyeliner ($27) promises you longer, thicker, and stronger eyelashes within 2-4 weeks. I honestly haven't noticed a difference in my lashes since I have been using it, but this hardly matters to me as long as it is a good liquid eyeliner. This liquid eyeliner makes a smooth, sharp line and stays on perfectly throughout the day. It is semi waterproof and doesn't smudge - like, like, like! Infused with LashFood's Nano-Peptide Technology conditioning serum, this eyeliner conditions the root of lashes to transform frail and brittle lashes to become healthy and strong every day. It is available in black or brown.

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Review: Helen Julia



Helen Julia's aromatic candle scents are based on simple accords of fragrance notes. Each candle inspires distinct moods, rich in meaning and memories. These candles include: "I Do", Prima Donna, Magnolia Bliss, Apartment 48, Cashmere Cloud, Pearl Drop, Chocolate Pear-adise, Pink Diamond, Powder Puff, Terrycloth Robe, Sexy Suede and Soft Mink.

All of Helen Julia fragranced candles are available in two sizes along with their individual velvet pouch, Helen Julia's largest glass filled aromatic candles, which burn for 60 hours and have a suggested retail price of $38 (10.5 oz.); Helen Julia's individual travel size candles, which burn for 20 hours, have a suggested retail price of $16 (3 oz.).

If you cannot physically get to a spa, you can at least feel the spa treatment of relaxation at home when you burn one of her hand-poured scented soy candles. Lighting her candles will dramatically improve your mood.



Tamiko Helen Hargrove, the founder of Helen Julia sent me the Magnolia Bliss Soy Candle ($16 - $38). Elegantly boxed, this beautifully scented candle will evoke your fondest memories of Spring, a season when magnolias are in bloom and will give you a chance to recapture those moments with a soothing flicker of a candle. Charming at its best, this is the perfect candle that will add a touch of romance to any room or occasion, especially a romantic dinner on Valentine's Day.

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Review: Skyn Iceland



Skyn ICELAND skincare products are specifically formulated to treat the effects of stress on skin using pure and potent natural ingredients from Iceland. Their high performance formulas bring skin back into balance and restore healthy, glowing, younger looking skin without the use of harsh chemicals. Skyn ICELAND is where beauty and wellness meet.



Skyn ICELAND sent me their Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels ($45) and Icelandic Relief Eye Cream ($45).

I occasionally get dark circles, and their lightweight eye cream has been a tremendous help. It is very cooling and soothing. However, it burns a bit at times. This is tolerable for me as long as I don't get it in my eye. ~lol~ This eye cream doubles as a wonderful under-makeup primer. It also reduces puffiness and wrinkles while reviving skin with a blend of soothing ingredients.

I've noticed that the Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels has received numerous bad reviews and it is beyond my comprehension. While I don't agree with the price due to the amount you receive (6 pairs of eye gels), I do believe it is a great product to use if you're opting for a product that will soothe, tone and de-puff. It was so soothing that I almost hated to remove these, but I got instantaneous results after stripping them off. I like that these eye gels do no irritate the eye area at all. I didn't feel the tiniest sting like I do with the eye cream. They are great for traveling. All you have to do is throw them in your handbag and use them whenever you need a pick-me-up.

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Review: Mama Mio Lucky Legs Cooling Serum



I felt kind of lucky to have the opportunity to try out the Mama Mio Lucky Legs Cooling Serum ($19.50) before it launched. I'm seriously enamored with the Mama Mio line, and this was another product that certainly did not disappoint. It gives my tired, sore legs the calming relief that it needs after a tough workout. It also makes my legs look pretty with a subtle shimmer.

Clinically tested ingredients leave you with feather-light legs, reducing discomfort and helping circulation; V-Tonic, an incredible blend of safe essential plant oils combined with cooling Menthol, Spearmint and zesty Lemon plus the soothing effects of Lavender, Chamomile and Yarrow will make your legs feel loved, light and very, very lucky!

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JolieMD



Beverly Hills facial plastic surgeons Dr. Peyman Solieman and Dr. Jason Litner have combined their expertise to create JolieMD – a new skincare line created for women of all ethnicities as a transformative method for brighter, healthier skin, without the need of a prescription. In an effort to develop a new kind of MD skincare, they coordinated their efforts with that of former beauty editor and author Nadine Jolie, Creative Director of JolieMD, to fashion a brand that is both feminine and highly effective.

JolieMD Metamorphosis works to even pigmentation, reduce redness and diminish fine lines and wrinkles, all while helping to prevent new discoloration that can arise as a result of acne, inflammation and sun damage. This unique, 2-step system uses the following products to produce maximum results.

Step 1:
Metamorphosis Softening Serum – an innovative, slow-release alpha-beta-poly hydroxyl acid formulation that gently exfoliates and brightens skin while softening wrinkles and reducing acne for a radiant, healthy complexion.

Step 2: Metamorphosis Enlightening Lotion – a unique, soothing blend of antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, and melanin-inhibitors that calms the triggers of acne and discoloration to create vibrant, glowing skin.

The serum and lotion are sold together, and retail for $96. The product is available at JolieMD.com.

Review: Erno Laszlo TRANSpHUSE LIP pHIXATIVE



In 1937, Dr. Laszlo ventured West. Over the next three decades he counted the biggest movie stars among his clients - from Greta Garbo and Ava Gardner to Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe. Nevertheless, in 1939, he chose to settle in New York City and open his posh U.S. institute on Fifth Avenue.

Erno Laszlo was nothing short of a revolutionary. The Hungarian dermatologist was the first to:

- Formulate sunscreens
- Introduce products with pH balance
- Design water-based products for oily skin
- Develop skincare for men
- Create a skincare program for teens
- Prescribe personalized skincare rituals



I received the Erno Laszlo TRANSpHUSE LIP pHIXATIVE ($50), which is an anti-aging plumper. It goes on smoothly without a hint of stickiness and has a minty taste. It contains dermaxyl peptide complex that will help soften lip lines and marine filling spheres that will plump your lips. However, I haven't noticed a plumping effect and I use it daily. I like that it gives moisture that my lips need in this kind of weather though.

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Review: Body Sense

Body Sense sells only products rated by an American non-profit organization as having the lowest-hazard potential, on a three-level scale. You will never find a product rated "moderate hazard" or "severe hazard" on their website. Their mission is to educate and raise public awareness of all of the unnecessary and potentially harmful chemicals and carcinogens that may be in your house. They start by focusing on your body and skin, providing you with information and tools you can use to reduce your body's chemical load. They then aspire to offer solutions for other products in your home, in order to reduce your and your family's environmental exposure to potentially harmful chemicals.

Exclusive: $10 off $50+ at Body Sense with coupon code: BC56 Exp. 1/15/10



The Mangrove Conditioner ($16.95) has a pleasant, clean scent that is really light. By it being natural, the lather is great and it really cleans my hair without me having to vigorously scrub. You can also use it as a leave-in conditioner, but for some reason it really weighed down my hair using it that way. So I only rinse it out after leaving it in for a few minutes. It gives my hair plenty of moisture and makes it smell great! The size makes it perfect for traveling.

More than 95% of all hair conditioners available over the counter or from salons contain a form of silicone. Many contain multiple forms of the chemical to coat and encase the hair shaft. The results are a high shine that leaves hair very organized. The problem with silicones is that they coat the scalp and pores as equally as they do the hair. Many dermatologists believe that silicones along with sulfates are a primary cause of premature baldness in men and women. To address this, Keys searched the world for a natural conditioner ingredient that would operate like silicone, but without the negative properties. What they discovered was a natural conditioner called Brassica. It resembles pure natural coconut, but without the stripping characteristics of coconut. It has a low acidity level so it mirrors the skin and scalp condition. Mangrove Conditioner contains Brassica and other natural oils in a concentrated conditioning cream.

Mangrove Conditioner is also great for your pets. Many pet conditioners use huge amounts of silicone, and unregulated it can be difficult to find a conditioner for your pets that won't weigh them down with junk. Keys designed Mangrove specifically to help pet owners find a better, safer way to care for their pets coat.



The Tea Naturals Skin Care Tea Breeze Lemongrass Facial Mist ($9.95) gives me the right amount of moisture with lemongrass and ginger essential oils. It also has enough witch hazel to tighten and tone my skin. It is a good product to use after my vigorous workouts with Kettleworx. My skin drinks it right up. Better yet, it is very reasonably priced.

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Urban Decay and Alice in Wonderland





Urban Decay created a very limited edition palette inspired by Tim Burton's adaption of Alice in Wonderland. Packed inside the 3D pop-up scene of Alice's journey through the mushroom forest are 16 of their best-selling shades, given topsy-turvy names from the film. Mini 24/7 Pencils and Eyeshadow Primer Potion are also included!

This will be available on January 15th. Don't be late for a very important date!

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Lash Allure MD Review



Lash Allure MD ($49.50 achieves noticeable results in half time of leading brands, start noticing results in just 2 weeks. Lash Allure MD is a nourishing blend of ingredients to stimulate the growth of eyelashes and brows by creating the optimal cellular environment for rapid growth. Physician formulated without prostaglandians which have been shown to cause skin darkening and eye discoloration in some consumers.

I've tried many eyelash conditioners. Some were good, and some were not so good. The wand is a bit thicker than any of the eyelash conditioners I've in the past. The eyelash conditioner is also much more cheaper than the ones I've used before. At $49.50, this product truly delivers within a few weeks. My lashes had been in need of a good of eyelash conditioner for awhile. I've noticed that this product has made my lashes much thicker and longer. My oldest sister liked my results so well that she decided to go out and buy an eyelash conditioner. The only downfall of this product is that burns like the dickens if you happen to get it anywhere near your eye.

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OPI Alice in Wonderland Nail Polish Collection



The OPI Alice in Wonderland Collection celebrates the release of Disney's much anticipated remake of the classic children's story. Fresh, unique and even slightly odd, these new colors transport you along with Alice into a world of imagination and color, where nothing is quite as it seems!


Absolutely Alice $8.50

OPI Absolutely Alice is an absolutely amazing blue glitter that celebrates Alice's ability to see something classic from a different perspective. Color features large blue glitter with hints of gold.


Mad as a Hatter $8.50

OPI Mad as a Hatter is the single most unique color of the season. Featuring chunky multi colored glitter, this marvelous polish reminds us of the Mad Hatter's creative madness.


Off with Her Red! $8.50

OPI Off with Her Red! is a glowing, empowering hot red reminiscent of the Queen of Hearts, who would much rather be feared than loved. A perfect classic bright red with a punch of color.


Thanks So Muchness! $8.50

OPI Thanks So Much-ness is a beautiful must-have red shimmer. Classic and timeless like the story it's inspired by, Thanks So Muchness is infused with a hint of violet and the perfect subtle sheen.

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