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Sunday, July 30, 2017

NEW Infusium Repair+Renew



Summer sun and sand has my mane in need of some serious repair, and what better brand than the one I've trusted since the 90's? NEW Infusium Repair + Renew Collection repairs two years of damage in just ONE use, infused with Argan Oil and Keratin to help build strength and elasticity, and promote smoothness. Featuring a new indulgent signature fragrance that has sparkling top notes of citrus, green apple and dewy freesia blend with sheer and mild white jasmine, rose and violet as creamy sandalwood and soft musk for a smooth finish. 
The new Infusium Repair + Renew line consists of: Shampoo, Conditioner, Leave-in Treatment, Smoothing Serum and Leave-in Crème. You can find these at Walmart, Target & Walgreens, retailing $6.97 - 8.49.

Monday, July 17, 2017

St. Ives Mixing Bar


The St. Ives® Mixing Bar is open this Summer in NYC. The first-ever experiential store from St. Ives invites guests to customize face scrubs and body lotions, choosing from over 50 combinations of 100% natural extracts, exfoliants, or moisturizers. The St. Ives Mixing Bar, located at 577 Broadway (at the corner of Prince and Broadway), will be open from June 16th, 2017 (originally set to be open through July 30th) - NOW through the end of September, Monday through Saturday from 11am to 9pm and Sunday from 11am to 8pm. Long overdue, and a fan of St. Ives Apricot Scrub since 1989, I finally stopped into the mixing bar on Saturday and picked my blend: Pineapple Mango Scrub with Coconut Shell Powder. My other fave? St. Ives Honey Mango Lotion, only available at the pop-up shop!

I also enjoyed the #StIvesMixingBar Infinity Apricot Room

PRESS RELEASE: ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NJ (June 16, 2017) – St. Ives, America’s #1 scrub brand, opens the doors of its inaugural retail store, the St. Ives Mixing Bar, today in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City. The brand invites guests to see, smell, touch and create custom St. Ives body scrubs and lotions made with 100% natural extracts, exfoliants or moisturizers. 

My mixing bar blend: Pineapple Mango w/Coconut Shell Powder

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Dove Summer Skin



With summer in full swing, I'm pretty sure your skin is in need of some serious TLC (mine sure was after a long 4th holiday beach weekend). Sunburn aside, with the help of my beloved brand reps, I turned to the one beauty staple I rely on daily, to care for my skin: Dove Beauty Bar.

The Dove White Beauty Bar, #1 recommended bar by dermatologists, is the perfect way to get your glow back just in time for the season. After a day spent in the sun, the last thing your skin needs is an ordinary or premium soap bar that is drying and irritating. Thankfully, the Dove White Beauty Bar’s signature ¼ moisturizing cream combined with DEFI technology helps hydrate for soft, smooth skin. 

Dove Dermatologist, Dr. Mona Gohara, has 3 simple tips to prep for your skin for fun in the sun, all summer long (and yes, I know I should've known better...LESSON LEARNED!) Dove Beauty Bar helped soothed my sunburned skin, preventing peeling and deeply hydrating.

Serious Sunburn, Dove helped!

  • Make sure to choose a broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher for everyday use. Reapply every 2 hours with intense sun exposure. Don't take the tinder approach to sunscreen - in other words don't grab the first one that smells or looks good. Choose one that fits your lifestyle for a longer lasting relationship. 
  • For flip flop ready feet: soak, sand, smear-soak in warm water mixed with the hydrating cleanser, like the Dove White Beauty Bar, sand down those rough heels with a pumice stone, and smear on your favorite alpha hydroxy moisturizer. (Don't forget your elbows too!) 
  • Use of an antioxidant serum daily leaves the skin looking vibrant, helps prevent aging and simultaneously protects against UV damage. 

Dove Beauty Bar is available at all mass and drug retailers. Visit www.Dove.com to see the entire Dove product line-up, and for more information.