It’s Getting Cold Outside — Take Care of Your Skin!

My skin is so dry.  And I mean my face, hands, legs, feet — even my lips!  So I feel the need to hydrate a lot.

I was sent the following products to try for my honest opinion.  I have found that they are all very helpful in keeping me moisturized:

Lulah Body Lotion in Magnolia Fig
Lulah Body Lotion in Magnolia Fig

Lulah Body Lotion ($13.25 USD) — The colder season is quickly approaching and that means it is time to find the perfect body lotion for dry winter skin.  With Lulah’s Body Lotions, you can smell great while hydrating your entire body.  The Body Lotions come in Lulah’s signature scents including Peony, Magnolia Fig, Citron, Tamarind Ginger, and Vanilla Orchid, all of which are available for purchase on for $13.25 each.

What I think: I think it’s always a bonus when a really moisturizing body lotion also smells fantastic, and this one sure does.  It is perfect for moisturizing legs and feet at night.

Available at


Eight Skincare Body Softening Oil Ginger Lime
Eight Skincare Body Softening Oil Ginger Lime

Eight Skincare Body Softening Oil Ginger Lime ($22 USD) — Eight Body Softening Oil is a luxurious blend of essential oils, specifically formulated to leave the skin velvety smooth, softened and toned. These essentials bring natural benefits to the skin.

Submerse yourself in the fresh, piquant blend of ginger and lime. This all natural aroma will not compete with your fragrance, as the scent of the essential oils will dissipate.

What I think:  I love using this right after my bath or shower.  It sinks right in and keeps my skin soft and smooth.  The scent is fresh and very light.  It disappears soon after application.

Learn more at

Fake Bake Tanning Butter For Dry Skin
Fake Bake Tanning Butter For Dry Skin

Fake Bake Tanning Butter For Dry Skin ($20.99 USD) — Our Fake Bake Tanning Body Butter allows you to build a beautiful tan using the softest Shea Butter ingredients available. It¹s light enough to use daily and will build naturally so even the palest of skin tones need not fear! The buttery texture will rival any regular moisturizer and leaves skin with a subtle velvety shimmer and it smells incredible!

What I think:  I am loving this on my winter-white legs.  It gives a soft glow.  You can build it darker, but it never gets too dark.  Really cool idea!

Fake Bake is available at salons and top retailers nationwide and at Our Tanning Butter retails for $20.99.

Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream
Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream

Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream ($4.49) — Give your hands some TLC by keeping Norwegian Formula Hand Cream within reach. It glycerin-rich formula relieves dry, chapped hands for hours.

What I think: A little goes a long way with this rich cream.  This is great (and affordable) to have on hand as it gets colder and colder.

Available at mass market retailers near you.

butter LONDON’s Stiletto Stick Hydrating Heel Balm
butter LONDON’s Stiletto Stick Hydrating Heel Balm

butter LONDON’s Stiletto Stick Hydrating Heel Balm ($30 USD) — Just because our feet are hidden beneath fuzzy socks and weather-slaying boots doesn’t mean they don’t need a little winter TLC. In fact, boots can be some of the worst offenders in the war against soft heels. butter LONDON’s Stiletto Stick Hydrating Heel Balm banishes dry and cracked skin that comes with the season. So no more excuses to procrastinate on that holiday shopping – you’ll be ready to tackle those door buster deals with the most fit feet in town.

What I think: This silky stick is great to use at night.  Roll it over your heels and wake up to soft feet!

You can purchase at, Ulta,

Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser
Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser

Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser ($8.99 USD)– The humidity and temperatures drop but that doesn’t mean your skin will stop producing oil. A cleanser with salicylic acid will exfoliate to remove dry skin and can prevent breakouts. For combination and dry skin, use Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser to remove dirt and oil while keeping the skin’s natural moisture barrier intact.

What I think:  This cleanser will work for anyone.  I love it because it is gentle on my sensitive skin and doesn’t strip it — which is important on my dry skin.

Available at mass market retailers near you.

Algenist Overnight Restorative Cream
Algenist Overnight Restorative Cream

Sleep tight with visions of sugar plum fairies dancing in your head and wake up with baby soft skin thanks to Algenist’s Overnight Restorative Cream ($90. USD). The Alguronic Acid in this miracle elixir works overtime to promote cell renewal while peptides nourish skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Add a couple drops of the uber hydrating Algenist’s Advanced Anti-Aging Repairing Oil ($79 USD) into the moisturizer and this potent combination will give cracked winter skin some much needed “oomph” and serious angelic radiance, all while you’re sleeping off that giant holiday meal. Double tasking at its finest.

What I think: Talk about a 1-2 punch of hydration!  These two products combined leaves my skin so soft.  It’s a fab overnight treatment.  Believe me, you will wake up with softer skin in the morning!

WHERE TO BUY:, Sephora,


Chapstick Gingerbread
Chapstick Gingerbread

Introducing new Limited Edition seasonal ChapStick® Gingerbread Kiss ($1.99). It is also available in Candy Cane.

What I think:  These are fun, seasonal flavors that also keep lips soft and smooth.  I especially love the Gingerbread Kiss.  It’s really yummy!

Available at mass market retailers near you.


So, dear readers — does your skin get dry in the winter?  Leave a comment and let me know what you use.





Summer Skin Savers — Part 2

During summer, we show more skin so we have lots of preparing to do!  From shaving, to moisturizing, to using sunscreen our skin receives a lot of prep to look good!

Here are products I have received for my honest review.  They may get your skin looking it’s very best!

Schick Hydro Silk®
Schick Hydro Silk®

This spring/summer let Schick Hydro Silk help you prepare for any adventure.

This spring Schick Hydro Silk has launched a new line of disposable razors to ensure you receive the “highest performance” women’s disposable yet! The unique Schick Hydro Silk Disposables ($12.99 USD) razors deliver an experience far beyond just an incredibly close shave, and actually care for the skin by helping to replenish moisture shaving can take away.

If you are one of the 20% who prefer to only use a refillable razor, try the new Limited Edition Schick Hydro Silk Razor ($11.99 USD). In a vibrant Caribbean Green Handle, this razor features a new ventilated travel cover to protect the cartridge for when you’re on the go.

What I think:  I love these razors.  Most moisturizing shavers are bulky and don’t give a close shave.  These do.  And the shape of the razor head lets you get in close.

Available at mass market retailers near you.

Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration™ Sunscreen Clear Mist Spray
Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration™ Sunscreen Clear Mist Spray

Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration™ Sunscreen Clear Mist Spray ($9.99 USD) is truly indulgent sun protection in a convenient application format that provides the moisture needed to leave skin feeling hydrated and healthy. Available in SPF 15 and 30, Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration™ Clear Mist Spray Sunscreen provides safe and effective broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection, and is endorsed by the Skin Cancer Foundation

What I think:  I love spray sunscreen.  Fast and easy to use, plus this one has Hawaiian Tropics’ signature scent that smells so fantastic!

Available at mass market retailers near you.

Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration™ After Sun Lotion
Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration™ After Sun Lotion

Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration™ After Sun Lotion ($7.99 USD) – is the first and only after sun product combining indulgent ribbons of gel and lotion infused with silk protein and shea butter to provide luxurious moisturization for a full 24 hours. Ribbons of aloe soothe and refresh the skin from the effects of the sun, while silk protein shea butter ribbons of lotion provide incredible moisturization that leaves skin feeling hydrated, healthy and radiant.

What I think:  After the sun, be sure to moisturize. This one smells amazing and is made to take care of sun-ravaged skin. Also great for after sunless tanning.

Available at drugstores and mass market retailers.

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil Rosehip
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil Rosehip

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil Rosehip ($9.99 USD) – NEW! Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil, Rosehip, is an advanced multi-purpose skin perfection product that can be used all over the body and face.  This preservative-free, phthalate free, lightweight formula contains an exclusive blend of key ingredients formulated to help improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks, dry, damaged skin, uneven skin tone, aging skin and fine lines and wrinkles.  Skin looks and feels instantly soft and smooth with this unique, non-greasy, non-staining formula.

What I think:  Sometimes a lotion doesn’t give the kind of moisture your skin may crave.  This oil is perfect for very dry skin, or skin with stretchmarks or scars.  It is also great for after sun or self tanning.  Remember, moisturizing the skin will make your tan (real or fake) last longer.

Available at drugstores and mass-market retailers near you.

Burt’s Bees is launching NEW Revitalizing Lip Balm with Blueberry & Dark Chocolate
Burt’s Bees is launching NEW Revitalizing Lip Balm with Blueberry & Dark Chocolate

Give lips an antioxidant boost with the free radical-fighting effects of new Revitalizing Lip Balm with Blueberry & Dark Chocolate. Burt’s Bees’ latest balm is packed with natural antioxidant powerhouses and natural butters and oils to renew and restore. Infused with replenishing Blueberry Seed Oil, sweet Cocoa Powder and rich Cocoa Seed Butter, the balm is an instant revitalizing lift and a decadent treat for lips. Like a superfood in a tube, the balm is a new go-to for natural nourishment and antioxidant perks.

What I think:  This is not an SPF balm, it is for after sun and helping restore lips after sun damage.  Plus, it smells so yummy!

Available at drugstores and mass-market retailers near you.

Cortizone 10 Poison Ivy Relief Pads
Cortizone 10 Poison Ivy Relief Pads

Cortizone 10 Poison Ivy Relief Pads ($8.99 for 10 SnapplicatorsTM), are formulated to provide fast relief from exposure to poison ivy, oak and sumac with a combination of aloe, botanicals and oat extract. The pads cool and soothe irritated skin on contact. Cortizone 10 Poison Ivy Relief Pads offer convenience, portability, simplicity and fast relief to intense itching, rashes and inflammation.

Cortizone 10 Poison Ivy Relief Pads Fast Facts:

●      Product benefits: The strongest itch medicine without a prescription available; new single-dose SnapplicatorTM provides no-mess, no touch application that easily applies onto skin.

●      How to Use: Grasp SnapplicatorTM between the thumbs and forefingers. Snap to release product through pad top. Dab medicine onto affected area and rub onto skin. Discard.

●      Uses: Adults and children 2 years of age and older who have skin with symptoms associated with minor skin irritations, inflammation and rashes due to poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac.

●      Product ingredients: 1% hydrocortisone (active ingredient), aloe, botanicals and oat extract (inactive ingredients).

What I think: These are so nice to have in a summer first aid kit.  Especially if you are going into forests and you don’t know what type of plants are there.  And they work!  My daughter had some type of bites or rash on her leg the other day.  This was very easy to use and helped the itch go away.  And the rash cleared up in a day or two.

Available at drugstores and mass-market retailers near you.


Mother’s Day Beauty Gift Guide — Part 1, Bath And Body

I have been putting a Mother’s Day basket for my mom who lives in Oregon.  I love gathering beauty items that I think she will enjoy!

Since all mothers are different, I have a bunch of wonderfully scented bath and body products — I’m sure one will be perfect for your mother, grandmother, wife, girlfriend or girl friend.

Thymes Temple Tree Jasmine Collection
Thymes Temple Tree Jasmine Collection

Indulge in a fragrance that embodies ethereal beauty with the Temple Tree Jasmine collection from Thymes. The latest offering from their fragrance studio, Floral wisps layer the air with heady Temple Tree Blossoms and jamsine sambac, entwined with honeysuckle, ylang ylang and damask rose and steeped in silky coconut milk.

The following products are available, ranging in price from $5 – $33: Bar Soap, Bath Salt Envelope, Body Lotion, Body Wash, Bubble Bath, Candle, Cologne, Hand Cream, Hand Lotion, Hand Wash, Home Fragrance Mist and Sink Set.

Available at

Bath and Body Works Signature Collection Beautiful Day
Bath and Body Works Signature Collection Beautiful Day
The exclusive Beautiful Day fragrance makes you feel like you’re having the perfect spring day, full of carefree, delicious moments. The scent starts with a sparkle of sun-kissed apple and finishes with a dash of wild daisies & fresh pink peonies, for a truly bright fragrance that lasts all day!
  • Top Notes: Sun-kissed Apple, Dewy Pear, Sparkling Cassis
  • Mid Notes: Wild Daisies, Lily of the Valley, Fresh Pink Peony
  • Dry Notes: White Peach, Blonde Woods, Creamy

Signature Collection Beautiful Day just launched this April. The collection includes: Eau de Toilette ($29.50), Fine Fragrance Mist ($14), Body Lotion ($11), Shower Gel ($11), Triple Moisture Body Cream ($12.50), Shimmer Mist ($14), Swirl Gel Lotion ($14), 2-in-1 Superfruit Body Scrub +Wash ($14), Travel-Size Body Lotion ($5) and Travel- Size Fine Fragrance Mist ($6)

These are available at Bath & Body Workds Stores across the nation and at

Lavanila Fresh Vanilla Lemon The Healthy Deodorant
Lavanila Fresh Vanilla Lemon The Healthy Deodorant

Looking for a new spring scent? Search no further thanLavanila’s NEW Fresh Vanilla Lemon. Make an airy impression with this modern citrus blend of crisp lemon, fresh bamboo, lush watery fruits and pure Madagascar vanilla – sure to be the brand’s cleanest take on vanilla yet!

The Fresh Vanilla Lemon Collection Includes:

  • The Healthy Fragrance ($58): Unlike traditional fragrances, The Healthy Fragrance in Fresh Vanilla Lemon is beautifully made using pampering, natural ingredients.
  • The Healthy Deodorant ($18):A breakthrough in natural deodorants that delivers mighty protection against odor. For invigorating confidence, The Healthy Deodorant leaves behind a delicate trail of light citrus and powdery vanilla.
  • The Healthy Roller-Ball ($19):Housed in a slim, spill-proof bottle, this tote-able fragrance lets you dab on lemon goodness whenever you need a quick refresher. The perfect perfume pick-me-up!

Available at and at Sephora stores.

Tocca Hand Cream in Cleopatra
Tocca Hand Cream in Cleopatra

TOCCA has opened up the golden gates to deliver their heavenly hand scent. Introducing the new Crema da Mano Luxe, a naturally rich, perfectly scented hand cream housed in a timeless metal tube.

Capture the world in the palm of your hands with one of TOCCA’s signature fragrances and uncover your piece of heaven on earth with each of their coveted scents.

§ Be inspired by the Mediterranean withCleopatra’s grapefruit and cucumber

§ Enjoy “la dolce vita” with Stella’s Italian blood orange

§ Escape on a Corsican honeymoon withGiulietta’s pink tulip and green apple

§ Travel back in time to old-world Paris withFlorence’s bergamot and gardenia

§ Enjoy tea time in Italy with Bianca’s green tea and lemon

TOCCA Crema da Mano Luxe (4 fl oz.) retail for $20 at Bluemercury and Sephora stores nationwide and online and

Kneipp’s Zen10 Gift Sets
Kneipp’s Zen10 Gift Sets

Kneipp “Zen10” Bath Collection ($44 USD). Each travel size bottle is sufficient for 2 bathing experiences. This set contains the complete Herbal Assortment!

Lavender, Eucalyptus, Pure Bliss, Rosemary, Melissa, Warm Embrace, Valerian & Hops, Arnica Joint & Muscle Rescue, Juniper,Sensual Seduction.
Fill  Tub, add Herbal Bath and mix gently. For 1-2 Baths. Water Temperature: 97-100 F/ 36-38 C. Bathing time: 15-20 minutes

Purchase at

Laura Mercier  La Petite Patisserie Travel Candle Trio
Laura Mercier La Petite Patisserie Travel Candle Trio

Laura Mercier La Petite Patisserie Travel Candle Trio ($65.00 USD) — A limited edition candle sampler that features three best-selling gourmande scents (Fresh Fig, Almond Coconut Milk and Crème de Pistache) in 2.5 glass votives, plus a convenient Portable Candle Carrier that’s great for travel. Indulge in the delicious luxury of your favorite scented candles while at home or on-the-go!

You can find these at or in fine department stores such as Nordstrom and Macy’s.

Tocca Candelina Collection in Florence
Tocca Candelina Collection in Florence

As much as we love the sweet-smelling scent of freshly cut flowers, the blossoms aromatic effect doesn’t last long enough. Keep mom’s home feeling fragrant with a TOCCA Candelina.

The beautifully housed, travel sized candles are the perfect small indulgence that go a long way! TOCCA Candelina retail for $20 each at Barneys, Blue Mercury, Candle Delirium and online at

AHAVA Color Me Hydrated
AHAVA Color Me Hydrated

AHAVA Color Me Hydrated set ($27 USD) — Soothe cracked, dry hands, renew soles, and provide skin with all day comfort and hydration with this limited edition body care set.  It includes Mineral Body Lotion, Mineral Hand Cream and Mineral Foot Cream.

Available Available at


güd’s Red Ruby Groovy Collection

I am a sucker for hair and body care that smells great!  And if it’s affordable and readily available, all the better!

With the lush scent like Red Ruby Groovy, güd’s new hair and body care essentials combine natural formulas with indulgent experiences, so you can have it all. Red Ruby Groovy lavishes skin and hair with the lively scent of grapefruit and wild thyme. Discover that wild thyme isn’t just an ingredient, it’s a promise.

Gud Natural Body Lotion Gud Natural Body Wash gud Natural Softening Conditioner gud Natural Nourishing Shampoo

The products left to right are:

Natural Body Lotion – 8oz for $6.99 Natural moisturizers lavish you with the scent of grapefruit and wild thyme leaving skin wonderfully moisturized. Feel soft and smell groovy

Natural Body Wash – 10oz for $6.99 A citrusy start to your day, this natural body wash is scented with grapefruit, but also wild time – for a little wild-card factor. Cuz you’re a sweetie, not a sugar-coated sappy.

Natural Nourishing Shampoo – 12oz for $6.99 This gentle shampoo cleanses hair naturally, leaving it super-shiny and ultra-touchable. It’s like washing your hair in a sunny rain.

Natural Softening Conditioner – 12oz for $6.99 Hair loves its naturally moisturizing botanicals. You’ll love its zingy scent of grapefruit and wild thyme. It’s love at first conditioning.

What I think:  I really like all of these products.  The scent is fresh and a bit tangy.  Great for Spring and Summer.  I love how natural the product is.  Also, if you like to layer your fragrance, this set is perfect.  Head to toe yumminess!  And it makes hair soft and shiny, too.

Learn more and purchase at


Soothe Dry Skin With New Products From CeraVe

Is the cold weather drying out your skin or do you have a skin condition like eczema? Try the new CeraVe® Skincare products. They include CeraVe® Therapeutic Hand Cream and CeraVe® Renewing SA Cream. Each can help solve common skin problems with new effective, targeted solutions developed with dermatologists.

CeraVe® Therapeutic Hand Cream

NEW CeraVe® Therapeutic Hand Cream ($10.99 USD), for normal to dry skin, helps repair, restore and protect your hands from harmful irritants and allergens, so they look and feel soft and healthy.  If you wash your hands often, you will be delighted to learn that CeraVe® Therapeutic Hand Cream is water-resistant! Why is this so important? Because hand washing, especially in hot water, is often the culprit behind severely dry skin that is prone to developing tiny cracks and fissures. Ideal for dry, winter months, CeraVe® Therapeutic Hand Cream contains dimethicone to help prevent and protect chafed, chapped, cracked dry skin. It also contains ingredients such as ceramides which help replace lipid levels in damaged skin and prevent water loss. The addition of niacinamide helps skin produce natural ceramides and fatty acids essential for repairing and restoring the skin barrier and also may reduce skin redness. Humectant hyaluronic acid attracts water to the skin and helps to ensure it remains hydrated.

What I think:  This hand cream is perfect for every day moisturizing as it is not greasy and is also unscented.  I have noticed that after about a week of use my hands look smoother and are a lot softer.

CeraVe® SA Renewing Cream

WHEN YOUR SKIN HITS AN EVEN BUMPIER PATCH… NEW CeraVe® Renewing SA Cream, big sister to CeraVe® SA Renewing Lotion ($22.99 USD) — exfoliates, softens and smoothes extremely dry, rough, bumpy skin — such as the rough patches on upper arms and legs.  Salicylic acid (SA) and ammonium lactate help loosen and exfoliate dead skin cells which allow moisturizing ingredients such as ceramides and hyaluronic acid to penetrate deeper layers of the skin for enhanced effectiveness. Antioxidant, Vitamin D, helps keep skin looking smooth and hydrated. A thicker, cream-rich formula than its lotion counterpart, CeraVe® Renewing SA Cream was also developed with niacinamide, which may reduce skin redness, in addition to producing natural ceramides and fatty acids essential for repairing and restoring the skin barrier.  It’s your daily defense against extremely dry skin. CeraVe® Renewing SA Cream is non-comedogenic, non-irritating¹ and never greasy.  The result is soft, smooth skin that looks and feels it’s very best!

What I think:  This is a wonderful moisturizing cream!  So great for all over the body.  I especially love it for my elbows, legs and feet, since they are so dry.  It is unscented and non-greasy.  It sinks right into the body!

The CeraVe® Skincare Line is available online, at drugstores and mass retailers nationwide.  Visit for more information.

Enjoy your smooth skin!

Forever Red Exclusively at Bath and Body Works

Forever Red Exclusively at Bath & Body Works

I have received a sample of the fragrance Forever Red Exclusively at Bath & Body Works complimentary to test through Influenster’s VoxBox program.  To learn more about the program, visit  If you would like to join, I have 3 invites left so leave a comment and I will invite you to join!

Bath & Body Works’ most luxurious longest lasting fragrance, Forever Red, blends opulent notes of fiery red pomegranate and delicate peche de vigne, a rare and fleeting French peach. Soft petals of red osmanthus give way to notes of addictive velvety marshmallow and a surprising finale of rich vanilla rum that leaves an unforgettable impression.

Forever Red is available in:
Eau du Parfum
Fine Fragrance Mist
Rollerball & Lip Wand Duo
Shower Gel
Body Lotion
Triple Moisture Body Cream
Shimmer Mist
Golden Sugar Scrub

What I think: This is a really sweet fragrance.  The pomegranate is pronounced, but instead of a bit of a tartness that pomegranate brings, the peach and other notes make it super sweet.

This is a fragrance that I would not usually wear because I like fresher notes, but it is perfect for the girl who loves sweet, fruity scents!

Where to Buy: You can find Bath and Body Works products at a registered retail store near you or online at!


Bath and Body Holiday Gift Guide

It’s holiday gift guide time!  I have been testing and enjoying some fabulous gift sets that I want to share with you.  Beauty sets are such wonderful ideas for holiday gifts.  Here are some of my favorite bath and body sets:

Liz Earle Botanical Body Treats

Liz Earl Botanical Body Treats ($31 USD) — This soothing botanical bodycare delivers daily radiance with a delicate, uplifting fragrance. Includes Sheer Gold Shimmer for a touch of seasonal magic when the occasion demands it.

This gift is presented in a gorgeous signature blue box with a festive purple sleeve.

Visit to learn more and purchase

VMV Hypoallergenics Yule Love the Bubbles Kit

VMV Hypoallergenics Yule Love the Bubbles Kit ($15.00 at starting November): Ideal for the jet-setter or the bath-time enthusiast, this creamy bath set features three of VMV’s gentlest, yet luxurious bath essentials (each in TSA-compliant sizes).  The set includes: Essence Skin-Saving Clark Wash Hair + Body “Big Softie” Shampoo – SLS, SLES and Allergen-Surfactant Free, this cleanser gently removes dirt without stripping hair and skin of their moisture. Essence Skin-Saving Conditioner – Rinses clean without leaving behind any dulling residue.  Hair is left with a renewed bounce while also preventing acne and rashes on the scalp, face and body. Essence Skin-Saving Clear + Clean Body Soap –Enriched with light, skin-friendly oils and glycerin, this gentle soap is ideal for all skin types and helps prevent body acne and skin imperfections.

Kai Travel Set

Kai Travel Set ($49 USD) — A reusable natural hemp bag filled with an assortment of Kai’s most alluring product combination, in travel-approved 2 oz. bottles: the recently released shampoo and conditioner, lavish body wash, luxurious bathing bubbles, soothing body lotion, and a vial of our perfume oil. Give the gift of relaxation to your special someone this holiday season with Kai’s travel-sized collection of products, all fragranced with Kai’s light and intoxicating blend of a gardenia top note wrapped in white exotics.

Purchase at

Gianna Rose The Monogram Collection

Gianna Rose The Monogram Collection ($22 Hand Wash, $11 Bar Soap), A personalized gift always makes a statement. Add a high-end touch to any kitchen or bath with a personalized bar soap or liquid hand wash. Infused with natural ingredients and scented with Green Tea and Bergamot, The Monogram Collection will make a sophisticated and thoughtful gift for anyone on your list.

Available letters: A, B, C, D, E, G, J, K, L, M, R & S

Available at

MyBody Pamper Me

MyBody Pamper Me ($80 USD) — Includes a probiotic shower gel + probiotic lotion for the perfect fragrant layering experience

  • formulated with body-compatible ingredients including immune-boosting probiotics
  • each luxurious formula creates an uplifting sensory experience
  • custom aromatic essences evoke feelings of well-being
  • available in Rose Chamomile, Revitalizing Citrys Coconut and Energizing Bergamot Lime.

Available exclusively through medical offices; go to to find a location near you.

Melvita Rose Gift Set

‘Tis the season of supremely soft and supple skin. This holiday, pamper your loved ones with lush, moisturizing formulas from Melvita, France’s number one, organic-certified beauty brand. Choose from two gorgeous gift sets, housed in decorative packaging featuring Ryan McGinley prints, which feature some of the most popular offerings from Melvita’s Rose skincare line. And for that someone special on your list, give the gift of a luscious, hydrated pout with the covetedHoney Lips gloss.

The Rose Gift Set ($45 USD) includes:

  • ·        Rose Nectar (40 ml): An ultra-lightweight, sheer cream enriched with essential fatty acids, Rose Nectar infuses cheeks with a rosy flush that lasts all day. Developed with rose floral water, rose hip oil and wild rose petal extract, this luxurious formula conditions and nourishes fragile, dehydrated skin.
  • ·        Rose Shower Gel (200 ml): Lather up with this sweet-smelling blend of rose seed milk, rosehip seed oil and rose floral water that softens and soothes skin. The gentle formula is enhanced with natural fragrances, and preserves the moisture balance of even the most delicate skin.
  • ·        Rose Hand Cream (30 ml): Formulated with castor oil to strengthen skin, this ultra-hydrating cream combines rose floral water, rose seed milk and wild rose petal extract to moisturize your hands and condition your cuticles for primped and pretty results.

Available and through leading online beauty retailers.

Enjoy your gift giving! I will be back in a day or two with other great gift ideas!

What beauty gifts are you giving this year?