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Are YOUR heels sandal-ready?

Ok, the warmer weather is FINALLY here, and ladies are your feet ready?  It’s time to say, uhm, what are you waiting for???  If you find yourself doing those last minute workouts and getting ready to show more skin, do NOT forget about those heels.  All you need is 3 weeks and some NeoStrata Problem Dry Skin Cream.  This ultra thick, ultra smooth cream works wonders on thick, dry skin on elbows, knees and of course those heels!  It’s formulated with 20% Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) and is fragrance-free.  Added Pro-Vitamin E and Maltobionic Acid which sounds impressive! and it IS!.  And hey, their pictures don’t lie…

Smooth & Sandal Ready!
Smooth & Sandal Ready!

Smooth & Sandal Ready

Are your heels ready??  They can be!

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Shiny Grapefruit and Sugar Beet Shampoo

This Is Green editor Jan M. takes a look at Burt’s Bees Organic Super Shiny Grapefruit & SugarBeet Shampoo. Made up of 98.02% organic ingredients, this shampoo delivers as promised, leaving hair soft, shiny, and easy to comb. Coming in a recyclable 12 oz. plastic bottle, this shampoo is free of parabens and sulfates. This shampoo is a perfect, natural alternative to those harsh, chemical cleansers on the market. Burt’s Bees products are gentle and effective, with good for you ingredients that do what they promise. I’m already addicted to the lotions and lip balms. This shampoo is next on my must-have list!


Freeze 24/7: Wash On Your Sunscreen

Freeze 24/7 Ice Shield CleanserI recently tried Freeze 24/7 Ice Shield Facial Cleanser. It contains Sunscreen with an SPF 15 and UVA/UVB protection that will protect your skin from the sun just by washing your face. But won’t you wash it off by rinsing? No. The package reads, “A revolutionary innovative encapsulation technology allows Ice Shield™ to bind sunscreen to the skin while a mild cleansing system washes away dirt and impurities.” Worth a try? Yes!

Touted as the “world’s first” in preventative anti-aging skincare, all you need to do is wash your face to reap the benefits. We all know the dangers of those damaging rays of the sun by now, but it’s so easy to get lazy about sunscreen. Hey, I was going to wash my face anyway, so why not?

Obviously the application is easy, and it rinses off like an ordinary cleanser – without that greasy sunscreen feel. Bonus – protection without really trying AND the cleanser left my skin feeling soft and smooth. The ingredients include White Willow extract for skin clarity, White Tea extract for antioxidant properties and for added UV protection, and Coconut extract (mmmm, coconut) for skin hydration. Plus it’s got all of those perks I like to see: Hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, non-phototoxic and FDA approved effective as a sunscreen.

Extra Kudos: No animal testing, no animal by-products, and it is recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation as an effective UV Sunscreen.

You’ve got no excuse now! Shield your skin from those damaging and AGING rays, just wash on your protection Freeze 24/7 Ice Shield Facial Cleanser.

Ojon is a Style Do!

Ojon Restorative TreatmentHave you tried Ojon? I have one question…. what are you waiting for? Ojon™ Hair is a treatment-based line of haircare products designed to nourish the hair and scalp to restore healthy, natural beauty. Ojon oil is harvested and extracted by the Tawira – using their traditional methods (love that) – as they has been for centuries. From Central America it travels to a small village in Northern Italy where the oil is filtered and purified in order to preserve its potency. It’s got a fabulous nutty, somewhat chocolately smell that’s absoultely delish and the results are divine!

A little goes a long way, too. I like to put the restorative treatment on my hair before bed and let it work its magic while I sleep. This stuff melts right into my hair like buttah! Love it, love it, love it. The results are healthy, shiny, more manageable strands the next day, without that flat, way too soft look. Nope just hydrated, silky and manageable. A little goes a long way, so use sparingly!

Kiehl’s Amino Acid Shampoo

Kiehl's Amino Acid ShampooNow in a 1 Liter size! Yes, I said LITER. Finally one of my favorites will last longer in my shower. I love the smell, the way it lathers, and the way it adds body & volume to my hair. Kiehl’s Amino Acid Shampoo is a mild shampoo made with coconut oil and wheat proteins that gently cleanses your hair and adds moisture without weighing it down. Never causes build up, always leaves my locks looking great. Looks like bigger IS better!

You Wanna Hold My Hand… NOW

Does the phrase “I want to hold your hand” make you think of those dry flakes? StriVectin to the Rescue! With a noticeable chill in the air this morning, I guess I cannot avoid the fact that spring is is creeping up slowly. I really enjoy this time of year, but my hands remain dry, dry, dry as if it’s still winter.

In an ongoing attempt to smooth out the rough patches and slough off those pesky flakes, I decided to try the StriVectin Hand Care Kit. Two easy steps promise to increase the skin’s cellular turnover, deliver optimal hydration, and reduce signs of aging. Hey, I just wanted to get rid of the dry flakes, but if it can do all this I’ll be a StriVectin customer for life!

First the ‘thermo-active’ exfoliant – superfine grains gently (yet effectively!) slough those flakes away leaving my now glowing hands smooth and soft. Following up with the StriVectin ultra rich hand cream provided that extra boost of moisture my skin desperately needed. My hands have never looked or felt better, and that noticeable improvement is after one use. I can’t wait to use it again in two days.

Fake Bake Bronzy Baby, Make Me Radiant!

Fake Bake Bronzy BabeWhat can you do when it’s cold outside and you are pale with a capital P? Bronze Baby! Right now I’m loving the Fake Bake Bronzy Babe Bronzing Compact. Used with either a brush, a sponge or a puff, this Bronzy Babe powder looks great on all skin types! I’d go lightly at first to get the most naturally looking color – first cross the bridge (of your nose) then turn right and left (cheek to cheek) and don’t forget your forehead. You’ll have the sun-kissed look all day long. Going out? Lightly brush over your shoulders and decollete, for a perfectly bronzed babe look! Beautiful, radiant skin, never orange-y. Great if you need that extra oomph in these colder (paler!) months.