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Soft Hands, Kind Heart From The Body Shop
October 7, 2009 at 12:24 pm 2

As the temperature gets crisp, and the air gets dry, it seems moisturizer is in season. This year there's a lotion that not only gives you soft hands, it also warms your heart. The Body Shops Soft Hands, Kind Heart lotion will give $6 out of the $10 purchase price to help stop sex trafficking. That's an amazing 60% going to charity! That's thrillingly generous! It's the perfect little gift for your girlfriends...or your staple "little gift of choice" for the remainder of the year. Hooray for corporate companies with big hearts!
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AMAZING BEAUTY GIVEAWAY: ENTER TO WIN!
September 7, 2009 at 1:34 pm 11

Enter to win a Revolution Organics Freedom Glow and a Revolution Organics Body Balm, valued at $71. These amazing products work wonders (read the product review here) and you’ll be looking sexy minus the nasty preservatives in most cosmetics! Winning is Easy! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me what makeup item you can’t live without. Entry is open to US and Canadian (except Quebec) residents aged 16 and above. Enter once before September 18th, 2009. Enter away!
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Organic Beauty Product Review
August 27, 2009 at 3:18 pm 1

In my constant search for healthier beauty products I stumbled upon some that might just be what I’m looking for! I posted earlier that I wanted to find products that are organic, and more friendly to my little body. Initially I tested out deodorants….without much success. So I turned my attention to moisturizers and cosmetics. I found a multi purpose colour stick for lips/cheeks/eyes/décolletage, called Freedom Glow Beauty Balm from Revolution Organics. It comes in a creamy and compact tube and is perfect for travels! It is long lasting and I loved the bronzed colour – perfect for my olive skin! I also tested out some of their moisturizers and I found an All Over Body Balm that is quite lovely. I really liked it for my hands and dry cuticles. I put it on before bed and when I woke up I had soft and supple hands, without the greasy feeling. So it seems my search for healthier beauty products was not in vain. Yup, now I’m looking sexy minus the guilt!
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My Lip Stain Loves Me Long Time
August 12, 2009 at 4:47 pm 0
I have a confession. I’m a lip biter. I have been for years. Every time I apply lipstick it’s mere minutes before I’ve removed it by biting my lips. I’ve tried everything from the very pricey brands to the super cheap drugstore variety but nothing seems to stay on my lips longer than twenty minutes, until…I discovered lip stain! When I first opened the tube, I thought it looked weird. When I applied the lip stain it seemed like I was drawing on my lips with a felt pen, and it smelled a bit strange too. But when I looked in the mirror five minutes later I could still see my lips brightly lit with colour! I checked again in ten minutes and they were still fully coloured then too! I checked every ten minutes and it wasn’t until an hour later that the colour started to slightly fade. And several hours later I still had tinges of colour on my lips! I was so pleased that now I’m a lip stain convert! And the best news? Even the cheap ones work fabulously well. Here’s the $6 one I tested out from Joe.

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Confessions of a Laser Hair Removal Treatment
July 28, 2009 at 9:09 am 0
For several years I’ve been shaving and waxing for bikini hair removal and it hasn’t worked out that well. If I shave I get red bumps because my skin is so sensitive, and if I wax I’m cursed with ingrown hair. Waxing makes your hair thinner and weaker, so the more I did it the worse my ingrowns got, and in the end I actually started doing a combination of both. This seemed expensive and silly and I was never that pleased with the results, so after hearing good things I wanted to try laser hair removal. I researched a few different places, got recommendations and then decided to make an appointment. I chose a reputable dermatologist and made an initial consultation. I knew that I wanted to proceed so I put some numbing cream on prior to my appointment. I used the numbing cream Emla, which I would highly recommend to anyone for waxing or hair removal. It completely numbs the skin and you feel no pain. I love it! When I arrived at the clinic I was given a waiver to sign and an information sheet. On the information sheet it says that some people actually burn their skin from laser hair removal….eeeks! This made me a little nervous. In terms of treatment it wasn’t that painful since I’d used the numbing cream before we started. The treatment took about 20 minutes and I was a little red, but it didn’t hurt too much. In some ways it was just like getting a wax – someone is doing things to your neither regions and you are asked to place your body in some very strange positions! Since I’ve had my treatment I’m happy with the reduced hair growth. To make sure the treatments work you are not allowed to wax between laser treatments, but you can continue to shave, so I’ve been shaving about once a week to keep things tidy. One thing I’m not happy with is the ingrown hairs that have developed since my first treatment. My bikini line doesn’t look excellent with my new red bumps. I’ve been using a loofah, but it doesn’t seem to be working. I’m going to call the hair removal clinic and see what they recommend for the ingrowns or what they can do about them. I expect them to help me take care of them, since they helped to create them. I also wasn’t that happy that I received my first treatment without meeting the dermatologist. I was told on the phone that the doctor meets all patients prior to treatments, but when I went in I never met her. It seemed unprofessional to me, and I’ll definitely make sure I meet her next time I go in. My next treatment is scheduled soon, so I’ll keep you posted on how I’m progressing. I’d really like to be hair free by the end of 2009, so it’s important that I stick to my schedule to make that goal.
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Nature Smells
July 22, 2009 at 9:51 pm 3

Last month I made a big effort to use more natural products, including natural deodorant and organic moisturizers. In the beginning it was fine, and I didn't notice any difference from my un-organic products. Then, about two weeks later I noticed that I was a bit smelly and was sweating more than I was used to. I thought it was because I was stressed at work and my hormones (smell) were a bit different. But, three weeks in, I knew there was a problem. Natural deodorant does not work for me. This is the second time I've tried to use it, and both times within three weeks of regular use I got really smelly and all my clothes had a lingering sweat scent. So for now, I'm back to regular deodorant. No more lichen and moss deo for me!
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