December 2010

Ponds Wet Cleansing Towelettes

I love the brand-name line of the “Ponds” beauty and body care products. But I especially love the “Ponds” wet cleansing towelettes. I remembered from my early days in junior high, I shopped with my mother at the beauty care aisle of the local neighborhood drugstore where my mother would always get her beauty care products. My mother would always be on the “look-out” for sales on cosmetics and beauty care products. My mother had always been a true “beauty” to me since I was a small girl and I would always want to “aspire” one day to become like her.

L’Oreal Cosmetics: “Visible-Lift” liquid foundation

Ladies…if you love “L’Oreal” cosmetics like I do….you will absolutely love the brand new L’Oreal- “Visible-Lift” liquid foundation. This amazing, easy-to-apply liquid foundation is profoundly a make-up that will easily even out your skin complexion and….at the same time….moisturizing your beautiful, elegant skin as well. Isn’t that great or what? I have tried many…and many make-up liquid foundations both- stick formula and liquid base bottles in the past, but never seemed to really make me happy with the “after” results.

Victoria’s Secret: “Pink”

Want a splash of “Pink?” Well….now you can at many Victoria’s Secret store nearest you or with a click of the mouse online! Featuring their recently new brand name line called, “Pink,” Victoria’s Secret has made a very important significant mark not only in the lingerie department, but in the beauty, body, bath, and cosmetic department as well. The fine pretty, “Pink” brand line from Victoria’s Secret offers many great arrays of lingerie…..with amazing finds on fabulous, beautiful bath and body products as well. I had discovered this wonderful “Pink” line just recently…..and completely fell in “love” with it ever since.

Women and “Confidence”

Boy….do I admire women who excel and “exude” a strong sense of “confidence” about themselves. For a woman to project a sense of who they are as an individual and to radiate in a very positive spotlight about themselves as a “whole” person is extremely… Now I am not a guy talking about why I love “confident” women, but actually a woman who is speaking from my own personal experiences.

New Victoria’s Secret: Wild Scarlet

There is a brand new line of yummy, fruit-scented body care products at Victoria’s Secret. If you love Victoria’s Secret lingerie, clothes, shoes, perfume, hair products, cosmetics, and beauty care…you will absolutely love this brand new scented product from the “Secret Garden” collection called “Wild Scarlet.” Not only does this smell so great, but provides a very luxurious, moisturizing effect on your beautiful, soft skin.

L’Oreal Professionnel Paris: Texture Expert infinium 4

So I have a new favorite hair spray now. I was at my favorite hair salon this late afternoon for a “deep conditioning” hair treatment. It had been awhile since I have last visited my hair salon…so I needed some major hair therapy treatment, pampering, and relaxation. I had booked an appointment a couple days before coming in for my hair service. As I checked into the salon at the front desk, I waited in the guest lobby for my name to be called. I was admiring all the hair care products the salon had in retail stock at the guest lobby area. My name was finally called by a gorgeous, blonde hair stylist. Her name was Adeline.

Nivea’s A Kiss of Shine Lip Gloss

I have a favorite “hip” new lip gloss added to my make-up purse. This amazing lip gloss is called…Nivea’s A Kiss of Shine. I had first found out about this special juicy light, baby pink lip gloss while making a cosmetic errand to the neighborhood drugstore late one evening. I happened to pass by the lotion and body care aisle when I saw an array of very colorful, glossy lip care from the brand line by Nivea.

Softsoap: Juicy Pomegranate & Mango Infusions body wash

Do you love softsoap? If you have never heard of this amazing body care line….you are totally missing out! My favorite product from this fabulous body care brand is…Softsoap’s Juicy Pomegranate & Mango Infusions body wash. Many types of body washes I have used in the past did not work well with my skin type. So being able to finally find a soothing body wash that can work well with my skin was very important for me. Since I have sensitive type skin, I decided to try out Softsoap’s Juicy Pomegranate & Mango Infusions luxurious body wash.

Tri Professional Hair Care: Aerogel Hair Spray

If you love taking care of your beautiful hair, Tri Professional Hair Care Aerogel hair spray will give you the full finishing touch on your hair! I have been using this amazing hair spray formula for years and fell in love with it ever since. It all started with a very rather, but fun experience to the lovely hair salon one late afternoon. My main important purpose to head to the local hair salon was to book an appointment for a styled “updo” of my choice. Since I have been styling my own self since I was a small girl, I have always wanted to get my hair professionally styled in a very fashionable, “updo” style. I decided to not waste any precious time and called a day ahead to book a hair appointment for my updo service.

Got2b fat-tastic: Instant Collagen Infusion Spray

I am in “love” with a new type of hairspray. Yep folks, this spray is the new and improved hair styling product from the famous hair care line by Got2b called, Got2be’s fat-tastic Instant Collagen Infusion Spray. Ever since I purchased this fruity-smelling spray just recently, I instantly fell in love with how light-weight, complex, moisturizing, and very satisfied with the root-boosting results as well. Not only did this amazing spray satisfied my hair needs, but worked extremely well for my hair type. I have medium-to-coarse type hair, so applying a very moisturizing root-boosting formula on my hair completely solved all of my hair care issues. As a result, the Got2be’s fat-tastic Instant Collagen Infusion Spray made me a very happy, satisfied loyal customer…and consumer as well. This fabulous root-boosting hair spray solved all of my personal hair problem needs. What an amazing hair formula to solve daily hair issues!

My Top Two Picks for Hair Management

A couple months ago I remember getting ready before going barhopping that night around parts of Seattle at a good friend’s house. She was doing her makeup while I was fixing my hair. She showed me this amazing hair management product that her mother gave her for Christmas last year. The product was called Loma Pearatin Fortifying Repairative Serum (right)—long name, good product. I put a dime size drop on my fingers and rubbed my hands together, then smoothed it through my dry hair. The result was amazing.

Facial Moisturizers: My Top Three Picks

Fortunately, I don’t suffer from face acne too often. It does pop up in the form of a whitehead or blackhead, from time to time. Sometimes a few pimples appear here and there, but overall I consider myself pretty lucky. I credit my luck party to my face moisturizers. Over the years, I’ve spent countless hours doing research on beauty products. My motto: Know before you buy.

So I’ve done my research and these are my top three picks for facial moisturizers. All share a commonality: they are all oil free. In the past, I have attributed moisturizers containing oils in the ingredients as the source of my breakouts.

SLS Free Shower Gels

I bet you don’t like the idea of showering and lathering your body with something that’s been known to cause skin corrosion as well as a host of other issues. The culprit is Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS). This is a common additive used in bath and body products. Unfortunately, the FDA regulated it for wide-spread use, because it’s cheap.

I was devastated when I realized my seemingly all natural shower gel contained SLS. Read labels and check out these suggestions for SLS-free bath and body care below:

The Dangers of Sodium Laureth Sulfate

I was using my favorite obsessively natural Active Athletic shower gel by Kiss My Face while I was in the shower one day, post gym workout. I had never taken a look at the ingredients, trusting the fact that they were naturally derived since I had made the purchase at my local Natural Food Co-op: PCC Natural Markets.

As I was lathering up with the shower gel, I picked up the bottle—curious. One glance and I frowned. The second ingredient used in my supposedly all natural shower gel was “Laurylsulfate de sodium”. This is just a fancy way of saying Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. I had heard of this before: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. It was mentioned as a chemical to avoid in a health magazine I frequently read. Unimpressed, I went online after my shower to do some research.

Cetaphil Moisturizing Cleanser

Cetaphil is a wonderful moisturizing cleanser. I first started using this facial product nearly 2 years ago. I used to work at a high-end spa and an esthetician working at that time told me this is a great cleanser for my skin type. My sister even uses this beauty care product as well. Cetephil is a creamy white ivory facial cleansing formula that works well on most skin types. This beauty care brand is recommended by dermatologists and skin care estheticians. It is also a very inexpensive product about $6 for a 16 oz. bottle to purchase at your local drugstore. You can also purchase it for cheap in bulk at a local Costco warehouse as well. Add Cetephil to your shower or nearest bathroom sink to use for everyday facial cleansing.

Rohto Lubricant Eye Drops

I love Rohto lubricant eye drops. If you are experiencing redness or dryness in your eyes, Rohto eye drops will definitely do the trick. Dry or red eyes are not fun at all. These lubricant eye drops are mini small and fit perfectly in any purse, clutch, small bag, wallet, or pocket. It is a great eye care product to carry with you on-the-go or when you’re traveling. It is very convenient and easy to use. Whether you are at work, school, gym, or wherever you may be- Rohto lubricant eye drops will prevent you from developing red or dry eyes.

It comes in 4 different kinds of eye drops- cool, arctic, ice, and hydra.