Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Take a trip to Bora Bora

As the weather gets colder and we get deeper into winter, sunshine and warm sand seem further out of reach. ESPA Invigorating Body Reviver helps you take a piece of paradise into your own home and turns your shower into a relaxing oasis. Invigorating Body Reviver contains Bora Bora sand to exfoliate skin-and brings a piece of vacation into your own bathroom, no matter what the weather may be outside.

Invigorating Body Reviver
Sweep away dull, dry skin cells and reveal beautifully soft, supple skin with this invigorating body scrub. Bora Bora Sand smooths rough skin while naturally foaming Coconut and Moringa Seed Extracts gently cleanse deep within the pores for an energizing daily shower experience that starts the day off right. Antioxidant-rich Malachite protects and prepares the skin for the day, while the scent of Lemongrass, Lime, and Thyme revitalize and awaken the senses.

ESPA products are available at www.espaskincare.com and select spas worldwide. 

Disclosure: I was not compensated in anyway for this post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinions may vary from my opinions. I cannot be held responsible for prizes not shipped to giveaway winners directly from the sponsoring company. It is the responsibility of the company sponsoring the giveaway to ensure the prizes are sent to the winner. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: " Guides concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. You can also go here and read my PR Polices.

Time-Saving Gym Bag Beauty Essentials for 2014

Now that the holiday leftovers are finished and the last Christmas cookie is gone from the cookie jar, now is the time that everyone vows to get into gear and start shedding those extra holiday pounds that have inevitably piled on over the course of the holiday season.

Between a job, social life, and exercising, how do you find time to do it all – and maintain your beauty regimen while doing so? The answer is simple. With these efficient, time-saving gym bag beauty essentials, getting on with your day after a workout has never been easier – or quicker!

 güd® By Burt’s Bees Natural Cleansing Wipes
These new soft, natural towelettes can be used to remove dirt and sweat from head to toe, leaving behind an invigorating cooling sensation, instant deodorizing effect, and intoxicating scent so you feel fresh and clean.  Formulated with güd-for-you natural botanicals and extracts, these gentle wipes not only take away the day, but also leave skin smelling amazing with fun, uplifting scents like Orange Petalooza, Pearanormal Activity, and beloved Red Ruby Groovy.

Price: 10 Wipes for $2.99
Where to buy: At leading drug, grocery and mass retailers and on güdhappens.com

JOSIE MARAN ARGAN CLEANSING OIL
This multitasking cleanser removes makeup and skin impurities while providing deep hydration. Almond, safflower seed, and grape seed oils cleanse the skin's surface and renew the complexion, leaving it healthy-looking and refreshed. The non-greasy texture leaves skin feeling moisturized, never tight or dry. Perfect for pre- and post-workout use!

Price: $32.00
Where to buy: Sephora, Sephora.com, www.josiemarancosmetics.com

John Frieda Styling Tools by Conair Hot Air Brush
Dry and style your hair in just one step simple with this light-weight multi-tasking hot air brush, newly redesigned with a sleeker, 1” ceramic titanium-coated barrel. Give lift and body to flat hair at anytime of the day. Newly developed with nylon and soft bristles to enhance hair’s natural shine, the Salon Shape can be used on wet or dry hair, and creates vibrant, lustrous, professional quality results.

Price: $39.99
Where to buy: Available at drug, mass and food retailers

Philip B. Russian Amber Imperial Dry Shampoo
A unique, featherweight treatment that refreshes tired, unwashed hair in minutes so it feels clean and fresh between shampoos. Use it to create gorgeous body and lift anytime. Morning, noon or night, this product works quickly and effortlessly to absorb excess oil, neutralize unwanted product build-up, and leave dirty hair bouncy and gleaming.

Price: $28.00 (2 fl. oz) – Travel Size
Where to buy: www.philipb.com

Disclosure: I was not compensated in anyway for this post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinions may vary from my opinions. I cannot be held responsible for prizes not shipped to giveaway winners directly from the sponsoring company. It is the responsibility of the company sponsoring the giveaway to ensure the prizes are sent to the winner. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: " Guides concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. You can also go here and read my PR Polices.

Perfect Game Day App: Chipotle Chicken Quesadilla

Each year as football season is about to come to a close, I find myself looking for new and exciting game day appetizers that I have yet to try. I wanted to pass along this recipe for Chipotle Chicken Quesadilla with Lime Sour Cream to help add a little spice and variety to your usual at home tailgates. These quesadillas are an easy snack to make and are sure to be a favorite among readers’ family and friends.

IMUSA Quesadilla Maker

The IMUSA Quesadilla Maker cooks up golden brown quesadillas in just 4 to 5 minutes. Easy to use and efficient, this gadget prepares the popular Mexican dish without any mess. The Quesadilla Maker features non-stick cooking plates, an excess drip tray, locking lid, as well as ready and heat indicator lights. www.IMUSAUSA.com

Chipotle Chicken Quesadilla with Lime Sour Cream

Serves 8-10
*1 red pepper, finely chopped
*1 large chicken breast, grilled and chopped (about 1 ½ cups
*1 bunch cilantro, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
*1 large red onion, finely chopped
*3 C. grated mozzarella
*1 can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
*10 9-inch flour tortillas (sun-dried tomato and/or spinach)
*8 oz. sour cream
*zest of one lime
*1 Tbsp. lime juice
*1 tsp. salt

Preparation
1. In a large bowl, mix the red peppers, chicken, cilantro, red onion and mozzarella together.
2. Mix in about 3 tsp. or more, depending on how spicy you want it, of the adobo sauce from the canned chipotle.
3.To make Quesadillas, preheat the IMUSA Quesadilla Maker and wait for the head indicator light to turn indicating it is ready to cook.
4.Place 1 tortilla on the lower cooking surface.
5.Evenly distribute the red peppers, chicken, cilantro, red onion and mozzarella mixture.
6.Top with second tortilla.
7.Close the lid and cook for 2-5 minutes, depending on desired crispness and thickness of fillings.
8.Open lid with a potholder or oven mitt. Remove with wooden or plastic utensil. Cut into triangles; serve with salsa and avocado slices.
9.Serve with lime sour cream.
10.For sour cream: Mix the remaining ingredients together and serve in a small bowl.

Disclosure: I was not compensated in anyway for this post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinions may vary from my opinions. I cannot be held responsible for prizes not shipped to giveaway winners directly from the sponsoring company. It is the responsibility of the company sponsoring the giveaway to ensure the prizes are sent to the winner. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: " Guides concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. You can also go here and read my PR Polices.

Mia Mariu Giveaway

Mia Mariu Fragrance Giveaway Hosted by Deals of Sweetness

Sponsored by Mia Mariu

Co-Hosted by Pea of Sweetness

Mia Mariu Giveaway 
 Mia Mariu offers high quality botanical skin care, mineral cosmetics and nature's nutritionals. They stand for beauty and health in harmony and above all, for happiness and balance for all women. Emilee from both Deals of Sweetness and Pea of Sweetness has been a user of Mia Mariu cosmetics for quite some time, so when she heard they had recently introduced their "mm" Collection of fragrances she knew she had to try them! The "mm" Collection offers 3 new unique premium scents created to be as special as the individual who wears them! To see what she thought be sure to head over to Deals of Sweetness for her full Mia Mariu Fragrance review!

Revitalize Winter Skin

Don’t let your skin suffer just because of the less-than desirable winter conditions and record-low temperatures. ESPA Optimal Skin ProSerum provides revitalizing nourishment to treat and moisturize and gives your skin the extra TLC it needs during the blistering cold months. The powerful serum works to brighten and even skin tone, enhance elasticity, while firming and protecting against premature aging.


ESPA Optimal ProSerum ($85)
The formula combines the exceptional nourishment of a Treatment Oil with the active benefits of multiple plant extracts. Plus, it’s enriched with nourishing Omega (3,6 & 9), Vitamins (A & E) and proactive natural extracts Turmeric, White Lupin and Sunflower. Absorbed instantly, skin feels soft, comforted and beautifully revitalized with youthful radiance.

ESPA products are available at www.espaskincare.com and select spas worldwide. 

Disclosure: I was not compensated in anyway for this post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinions may vary from my opinions. I cannot be held responsible for prizes not shipped to giveaway winners directly from the sponsoring company. It is the responsibility of the company sponsoring the giveaway to ensure the prizes are sent to the winner. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: " Guides concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. You can also go here and read my PR Polices.

Ceramide Layer?

Everyone knows that the best way to stay comfy in the winter is layers – your skin care should be no exception. Ceramides, which are found in the skin’s outer layer, are what help the skin retain moisture. Repeated exposure to the elements might deplete ceramide levels in your skin and compromise your outer skin layer. The abundance of ceramides in Curel products replenish and repair the skin by forming a protective barrier and keeping future irritants out.

Depending on how dry your skin is, Curel has three great options to get skin back to its natural softness (listed below from least to most dry skin.)

Daily Moisture
This time-released formula is clinically proven to provide 24 hours of continuous hydration. Dermatologist Recommended and non-greasy, it absorbs quickly, leaving your skin smooth, comforted, and intensely satisfied.

Skin Nourishing
Specially formulated with a blend of natural extracts for all-over smoothness and deep conditioning, this non-greasy formula combines the healing agents of shea butter and honey to smooth away dry, rough skin.

Ultra Healing
Ideal for severely dry skin, this non-greasy formula is clinically proven to help heal and protect extra-dry skin for instant relief that lasts for over 24 hours

Curel is sold at drugstores nationwide for $7.99, please refer to www.curel.com to find a location near you.

Disclosure: I was not compensated in anyway for this post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinions may vary from my opinions. I cannot be held responsible for prizes not shipped to giveaway winners directly from the sponsoring company. It is the responsibility of the company sponsoring the giveaway to ensure the prizes are sent to the winner. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: " Guides concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. You can also go here and read my PR Polices.

Start the New Year Right with Probiotics+

The New Year has just begun and it is time to put our best foot forward when it comes to our health. Kimberly Snyder, New York Times bestselling author and celebrity nutritionist, believes that beauty begins in the belly. For that very reason, Kim recently launched her Probiotics+, a powerful formula designed to help with digestion, eliminate bloating and puffiness, and increase energy. Probiotics+ help to rebalance the levels of unfriendly bacteria, via the consumption of broad spectrum SBO’s, which for many, is the single best way to restore digestive health.
Kimberly’s two books, The Beauty Detox Foods and The Beauty Detox Solution, both landed a spot on the New York Times bestseller list and she has gained additional praise as the go-to nutritionist for celebrities like Drew Barrymore, Kerry Washington, Rooney and Kate Mara and Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum.

Probiotics+ are available to purchase on http://kimberlysnyder.com/products/probiotics  for $49.00. 

Disclosure: I was not compensated in anyway for this post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinions may vary from my opinions. I cannot be held responsible for prizes not shipped to giveaway winners directly from the sponsoring company. It is the responsibility of the company sponsoring the giveaway to ensure the prizes are sent to the winner. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: " Guides concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. You can also go here and read my PR Polices.

Your At-Home Spa Day

This year, resolve to pamper and beautify yourself – lounge in a warm bubble bath, paint your nails, give yourself a facial.  However, getting a spa glow doesn’t require shelling out the cash for a day away from home.  With the products below, treating yourself to some R&R has never been easier:

The At Home Facial: Use Tammy Fender’s Travel Treatment Kit.

Tammy Fender’s Travel Treatment Kit is the perfect essential for an at-home facial.  You can choose a Cleanser, Tonic or Floral Water, Moisturizer and Serum that will work well with your skin type.  The kit comes with a 3-week supply of products, and all are formulated to keep your skin luminous while providing purification, hydration, nutrients and protection that healthy, glowing skin needs.

Price: $150.00
Where to Buy: TammyFender.com    

The Bubble Bath: Use the Soap & Paper Factory Luxe Bubble Bath

This Luxe Bubble Bath includes ingredients to make your skin so soft, you will never want to leave your tub.  The new, tall and slender Classic Collection luxe bubble baths are sleekly designed and will look gorgeous next to any vanity.  The baths come in original Soap & Paper Factory scents, including Verbena, Gardenia, Jasmine, Green Tea, and Lavender.

Price: $32.00

The Mani-Pedi: Use the Mally Beauty 24/7 Gel Polish Nail Color

Skip the nail salon with Mally Beauty’s revolutionary nail polish.  Mally Nail Color provides the most vibrant color and glossiest shine that any color can provide without chipping, dulling or peeling!  Developed with the latest color trends in mind, this polish lasts for up to two weeks and will look great with any outfit on any occasion.

Price: $15.00
Where to Buy: MallyBeauty.com

Disclosure: I was not compensated in anyway for this post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinions may vary from my opinions. I cannot be held responsible for prizes not shipped to giveaway winners directly from the sponsoring company. It is the responsibility of the company sponsoring the giveaway to ensure the prizes are sent to the winner. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: " Guides concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. You can also go here and read my PR Polices.

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Review #PercyHeroes

EXPERIENCE THE MOST HEROIC ADVENTURE
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The magical, mythical adventures of teenager Percy Jackson — son of the Greek god Poseidon — continue in this heroic, action-packed thrill ride!  Out to prove he’s not just a “one-quest wonder,” Percy and his demigod friends embark on an epic, cross-country journey into the treacherous Sea of Monsters, where they battle terrifying creatures, an army of zombies, and the ultimate evil. With time running out, Percy must find and bring home the fabled Golden Fleece, which has the power to save his world...and save us all!

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