Bath & Body Works NEW and Improved Shower Gel!

NEW & Improved! Shower Gel NOW WITH SHEA! Bath & Body Works exclusive formula is now enriched with Shea Butter, making it the richest, bubbliest lather that gives you softer, cleaner skin. Moisturizing Aloe Vera and skin-loving Vitamin E combine for lather that bursts with fragrance! Exclusively at Bath & Body Works.

I was given a Mini Shower Gel from and their VoxBox program to review.  Check out their website and sign up to receive FREE products in exchange for honest feedback.

What I think:  I am really enjoying this body wash in Paris Amour.  It’s a sweet, lovely scent.  The shea butter and other ingredients make this body wash so moisturizing — my skin is SO soft after use!

You can find Bath & Body Works products at a registered retail store near you! Suggested retail price of the Shower Gel:  $11.00 (Full Size, 10oz.), $5.00 (Mini Shower Gel, 3oz.).  Visit their website at

Winter Makeup Ideas and Tips From Laura Geller!

“Seasonal changes often require that modifications be made to one’s makeup regimen to ensure long-wearing, weather-proof results,” advises makeup artist and product developer Laura Geller.  “To keep skin looking even toned and healthier in the colder months, opt for creamy, nourishing formulas that will keep the complexion looking fresh and aptly hydrated.”

It finally rained in Kansas City for a few minutes today, after days of cold, dry air.  I know that my skin needs hydration.  I am taking care of it by exfoliating and using serums and creams — but I bristle thinking of using powdered blushes and other products on my skin.  So I am trying to use cream and liquid formulas.  Here are some perfect ideas from Laura:

Laura Geller Spackle Tinted Under-Makeup Primer in Bronze ($25 USD) — “Oil-free and enriched with hydrating, yet lightweight ingredients such as Aloe Vera, Centella Asiatica and White Tea Extracts, this primer soothes, helps reduce redness and adds some healthy color to skin,” says Laura.  I think a little bronzer in perfect in the winter, especially if you are pale like me.

Achieve a lovely flush of color with Laura’s Air Whipped Blush ($26 USD) — This blush glides on smoothly and blends in well for a sheer wash of color.  This blush also features a smoothing topical Dermal Filler to help restore skin’s plumpness and refine its texture.  It is available in two shades, Whisper Berry and Whisper Rose.

Signs of the cold are most often seen in dry, cracked lips.  Quench a parched pout with the Laura Geller Lively Lip SPF 15 Brightening Lip Gloss ($22 USD).  “I love that this lip gloss can instantly transform any lip color, while simultaneously nourishing and conditioning the area,” Laura confides.  “Plus, never forget that SPF protection is as important on the slopes as it is on the beach!”

You can purchase these at

The Body Shop Shower Gel For Earth Lovers


Make a positive splash on the environment and start your day the earth lovers’ way by showering with the new eco-conscious 100% biodegradable shower gel range from The Body Shop. Shower Gels for Earth Lovers are infused with goodness, featuring a blend of herb and fruit extracts and Community Fair Trade aloe vera to leave your skin
naturally fragranced and super soft. Even better the formulations contain no sulfates, parabens or colorants.

The entire Shower Gels for Earth Lovers range is made from a soap-free base, so it’s non-drying and suitable for sensitive skin. Every product in the Shower Gels for Earth Lovers range contains Community Fair Trade organic aloe vera from Guatemala. Aloe vera extract has long been used for its healing benefits and contains over 75 beneficial nutrients and 200 active compounds. It is used extensively for soothing burn treatments, stimulating new skin cell growth and as a natural skin balm. Up to 15 farmers from the El Progreso state in Guatemala grow and harvest the plant. They grow it without the use of pesticides or fertilizers, then hand-harvest, hand-wash and hand-fillet it within 12 hours to preserve
the freshness of the gel. Trading with The Body Shop provides an income for the farmers and directly benefits members of the community. Our Community Fair Trade program benefits over 25,000 people in the world’s poorest communities.

Choose from a selection of six refreshing fragrances to keep your senses alive every day of the week. The fragrances are: Lemon & Thyme, Mint & Cucumber, Watermelon & Eucalyptus, Apricot & Basil, Fig & Rosemary and Pear & Lemongrass. I’ve enjoyed the Fig & Rosemary and Pear & Lemongrass.  Great scents, not too strong but very refreshing.  This shower has a great lather and also works as a bubble bath. 

Each shower gel retails for $12.00 and is available in store and online at Enjoy!

Visit Target For Spring Products From Pixi and JK Jemma Kidd

Just in time for Spring, Target has released new products in some of the prestige cosmetic collections that they carry. These products are bright and shimmery, which makes it so much to change up your look! Enjoy these products:   
JK Jemma Kidd Glitterati Eye Shadow Dust Duo ($18.00 USD) —  Jemma Kidd’s super on-trend answer to this seasons shimmering seventies eye. A mega hold liquid shadow with powder glitter dust.

Features Include:

  • Water based, hydrating liquid shadow with a fast drying, crease proof formula
  • Added silk proteins for a lightweight and flawless application
  • Complementary roll on glitter dust for added “day to night” glamour

This shimmery shadow is available in 3 shades — Paparazzi (gold), Debut (silver) and Shadow (taupy bronze).

JK Jemma Kidd In Vogue Perfect Blush ($18.00 USD) Tailor make your cheekbones with Jemma Kidd’s brand new versatile and ultra flattering powder blush.

Features Include:

  • Powder blushers with complementary shades from one colour family
  • Mix colours together to create your own unique shade or use individual shades alone

available in 3 color combinations — Rodeo Drive (pinks), South Beach (bronze) and 5th avenue (corals).

Pixi Flawless Beauty Powder ($30.00 USD) — This powder looks like real skin, just better. It evens out skin tone and keeps skin shine-free for hours. Containing an innovative mix of translucent, coated air-light pigments, Vitamin E and strong UV-protection, it enhances and helps to protect the skin. Leaves an invisible, smooth, shine-free and youthful finish. Suitable for all skin types & ages due to its unique light-diffusing pigments and re-hydrating formula.

Beneficial ingredients and what they do:

  1. Vitamin E nourishes and protects
  2. Silica conditions and softens skin

You can purchase this in Fair, Natural and Warm. It is easy to use — it comes with a little sponge — or your can apply with a brush.

Pixi Succulent Lip Twin ($18.00 USD) — Give yourself a lip-loving treat with this duo lip nourisher. The natural oils and extracts condition and protect your lips – all while adding a quick tint of face-awakening colour with our unique lip & cheek tint (conveniently located in cap).

In the tube: Multi-purpose lip balm to soothe & heal dry lips. In the cap: Solid lip & cheek tint for when you need a quick pick-me-up.

Beneficial ingredients and what they do:

  1. Aloe Vera soothes and heals stressed skin
  2. Jojoba Oil is an effective natural moisturizer and environmental barrier for the skin
  3. Lavender extract heals and calms skin
  4. Vitamin E nourishes and protect
  5. Shea Butter nourishes the skin

Available in 4 shades — Nude Lilly, Coral Camellia, Pink Peon, Poppy Red. The balm gives lips a pretty tint, and the gloss gives more color and shine.  

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Smell Sweet This Valentine’s Day With Thymes, One and Bodycology

There are so many ways to try a new fragrance. And these great choices are perfect to give or treat yourself for Valentine’s Day.

Bodycology Midnight Garden Body Cream ($4.99 USD) –For Daily Rejuvenation: Smooth over skin, giving special care to dry or rough areas such as hands, elbows, knees and heels – for softening that feels like blissful indulgence
Beneficial Ingredients: Moisturizing Aloe Vera, Shea Butter and Nourishing Vitamins E & C.

Violets, lavender and rose mingle to produce a fragrance that is reminiscent of a moonlit garden. You can purchase this at Walmart.

One Lotion Massage Bar ($9.99);Blended with the finest moisturizing butters and essential oils, the calming bar instantly melts into skin to release tension and help you unwind. Just massage onto skin, concentrating on tired muscles and sore areas. Housed in an eco-friendly, recyclable tin, the Lotion Massage Bar is a loving indulgence you can feel good about. You can purchase at  Target Stores, and

Thymes Offerings Love Candle ($26.00); It’s a scent evocative of a heartfelt emotion. Each time the recipient lights The Offerings Love Candle by Thymes, her home is filled with feelings of warmth. With a blend of heady tuberose, dewy jasmine, golden apricot nectar and exotic Hinoki wood, The Offerings Love Candle envelops the room with a rich, comforting aroma that burns cleanly for up to sixty hours. Housed in an opaque cream glass with subtle white starburst designs, The Offerings Love Candle makes the perfect adornment for your dresser or bedside table. And, as a unique expression of Valentine’s Day love, the inner packaging of The Offerings Love Candle can be personalized with your own inspired inscription. Simply handwrite your loving message on the inside flap of the candle’s box.

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Create a Flawless Canvas With Palladio Primers and Foundation

I love the herbal and vitamin infused Palladio products. They give good coverage and are good for you — at an affordable price! Below, I review the new herbal primers and foundation.  

Eye Primer ($8.00) — Meet the new industry standard in eyeshadow primers—one that retails for LESS THAN HALF the cost of department store brands! Enhanced with 5 different herbal extracts as well as Vitamins A, C and E, this sheer, silicone-based formula glides on like silk and then vanishes instantly. It’s the ultimate makeup kit accessory, that eliminates creasing and ensures maximum shadow vibrancy all-day long.

Face Primer ($12.00) — Our unique silicon formula creates a velvety seal that literally treats the skin by delivering active ingredients such as Gingko Biloba (which promotes blood circulation) and Aloe Vera (which contains soothing properties). Also enriched with several key herbs and vitamins that combat elasticity breakdown, this foundation base smoothes fine lines and imperfections by filling pores, allowing a flawless foundation application. (Suitable for all skin types.)

Herbal Liquid Foundation Tubes ($10.00) — This unique, oil-free formula contains light-reflecting pigments which diffuse and bend to create a natural, matte appearance. Vitamins A and E, as well as Ginseng and Gingko extracts, aid in reducing the look of fine lines, large pores and other imperfections. Enrichments like Cucumber, Aloe Vera and Chamomile extracts sooth and moisturize the skin while evening its complexion. Designed with convenience in mind, this all day, sheer-to-medium coverage comes in an easy-to-squeeze tube that ensures no product (or money) goes to waste. (Suitable for all skin types.)

What I think: I love that all three of these products are so great for my skin. Although skeptical at first, I use eye primers every day. They make the eyelids smooth and help shadows last all day and do not crease. The face primer makes my skin so soft and had a great slip that makes my concealer and foundation slide right on. The foundation is the perfect touch to balance my color, gets rid of my read cheeks and makes my pores look smaller. Beautiful!

Visit to learn more, and you can purchase at Ulta. Enjoy!