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Posts Tagged ‘Skin Care’

Coffee Scrub & Me…

In Weekend Chronicles on August 10, 2014 at 5:23 pm

 

Coffee Scrub

 

I’ve been seeing a lot of coffee scrubs around the internet, especially on Instagram, the prices have ranged from $18 – $35 and a coffee scrub body-wrap can cost $100 and up if you go to a spa! Because I have an entrepreneurial spirit, I started thinking; how about I create my own (light bulb moment!)  I won’t mention the 2 most popular brands floating around on Instagram here, because I’m sure you already know who they are.  After a little research, and the gathering of  organic ingredients, I made my own batch and coaxed some dependable and quite eager associates to be my test cases (trust me they did not need much coaxing!).  After rave reviews, it turns out I just may have a really good thing here.

As you may know, caffeine, is excellent to reduce the appearance of cellulite and the other ingredients are fantastic for obtaining baby soft skin.

I’ve made a few batches and they’ve turned out really well.  I’m going to experiment with different ingredients, but I’m pleased to say that I already have pre-orders, and I’m not even up and running yet!

Here’s a batch I created for my personal use, stored in my lovely “Liberty for Target” glass, which once held one of their gorgeously scented candles. {I wish Target would release another “Liberty for Target” line}.

Stay tuned, there just might be a giveaway in the near future!

 

 

Wishing you an Amazing and Beautifully Blessed week.

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So Intense…

In Beauty, Daily Chronicles, Daily Musings on January 30, 2014 at 11:11 am

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Back in November, I received a nice size sample of Clinique’s Moisture Surge Intense, and I have to say, I absolutely love it.  After following the usual 3 steps, wash, clarifying lotion, and moisturizer (for full disclosure, I don’t use the Clinique soap anymore, as I much prefer Burt’s Bees Soap Bark and Chamomile Cleansing Cream); you then apply Clinique’s Moisture Surge, by massaging it into your skin. What this product does for your skin is short of amazing, you have an instant glow, and if used at night (which I do), you wake up with your skin feeling really soft.  Your skin literally drinks it in.

Since I’ve been using this product, I have definitely noticed a difference in the texture of my skin, which now feels much more hydrated and supple (and of course, drinking lots of water helps).  For those of you, like me, with mature skin, this cream is a must have to add to your beauty arsenal. Buy yours here

Also try Clinique’s Moisture Surge which is fantastic (and also in my beauty case) for hydrating your skin during those hot and humid summer months.

Have yourselves a beautified and glorious day!

Another Clinique Story…

In Beauty on November 5, 2013 at 10:42 am

Clinique, Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+, Moisturizing Lotion

I’ve been using Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion {DDML} for approximately 30 years.  I’ve drifted to other brands over the years, Avon’s Anew being one of them, which is a product I actually liked; but I always came back to that yellow lotion in the square bottle. DDML always left my skin feeling wonderful, never greasy, my skin would just drink it in; and for someone who had a true T-Zone, this product just worked for me.  I truly did not think a moisturizer could get any better.

Then… I received a sample of the new and improved Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ {DDML+}, Wow!!! This new and improved version, is, in my opinion amazing!  it actually gives the skin a luminous glow; it hydrates more; there’s something different about the formula, it’s smoother, richer, still, without being greasy; there’s something more, but I can’t quite put my finger on it; as my skin has matured, and become dryer, DDML+  is perfect for me.  What I do know, is that Clinique has managed to improve upon a sure thing.

I worked for Clinique many moons ago, back home in London; who would have thought after all these years, I’d still be touting their products, without having to  wear that white lab coat!

Available at Clinique.com

A Very Cherry Body…

In Daily Musings on April 4, 2012 at 10:21 am

Now that the cherry blossom festival is more or less over, and you missed it like I did, you can appease yourself with the Organix Cherry Blossom Rice Milk Cashmere B0dy Creme and Body Wash.  In my opinion, the body creme is one of the most luxurious body lotions for under $10 that I’ve found in a long time. 

This lotion gives more expensive body lotions a good run for their money.  What I like about this lotion; is after applying, if you look closely it actually leaves tiny gold sparkles on your skin. I looked quite luminescent if I say so myself.  When it first happened I thought I was seeing things, but no, it really does leave this beautiful light sheen on your skin.

Whether you use both products together or not, your skin feels really hydrated.  This is inexpensive enough to give yourself the daily treat you deserve every day.  The whole Organix hair and body range is fantastic with it’s natural and fruity ingredients.  For my hair I’m using the Macadamia Oil shampoo.

You can pick up the Organix range at most drug or big box stores.

http://www.organixhair.com/frontpage

Have a fabulous hump day Daahlings!

Loving Carol’s Daughter…

In New Loves! on January 31, 2012 at 10:51 am

Ladies, hopefully you are pampering yourselves on a daily basis because you are well deserving.  A product I’ve been using for years is the Carol’s Daughter range of body products.  I remember visiting Carol’s Daughter when Lisa Price had a tiny store on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn (well before the gentrification).  A good friend and I used to make the trek from Long Island to Brooklyn, just to buy her products.  At the time I had locs and used to use her Loc Butter religiously.  I’m proud of Lisa in what she has achieved, from making the products in her kitchen to now being a major player in the beauty arena.  For me as a small business women, she is a good example of what you can accomplish with hard work and determination and showing me, it can be done!  My favourite body treats right now is the Goddess Flower Shea Souffle, just the name alone, makes you feel like royalty (which you are!).  This product is a rich concoction of coconut and grapeseed oils, with Vitamin E thrown in for good measure. I also like the Ecstasy Body Butter and the Sugar-Dipped Vanilla Body Cream, which are both pretty luxurious!  I promise you’ll  fall in love.  http://www.carolsdaughter.com/ 

A Daily Treat

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