Monday, July 8, 2013

Amping up for Summer

Natural Glow Express Body Moisturizer for Fair to Medium Skin Natural Glow Express Body Moisturizer for Fair to Medium Skin
Natural Glow Express Body Moisturizer for Fair to Medium Skin by Jergens for Unisex - 4 oz Moisturizer

Jergens Natural Glow Healthy Complexion Daily Facial Moisturizer, Body Moisturizer
I tried these in the fair/medium as I'm an albino, despite the protests of my husband. He prefers me au naturel, freckles and all. I explained to him that it was all in the name of research and it was my duty to inform my readers of my experience with various products, good, bad, or indifferent. Both the facial moisturizer and the body lotion were soft, creamy, and absorbed rapidly. After about a week of use, I noticed a bit of a sunkissed look to my skin- not a tan, mind you- simply a glow. Trust me, no one wants to see me with a tan- it'd be downright freaky, but a glow was quite lovely! If you're looking for something to make a noticeable COLOR difference to your skin, you'll certainly need one of the darker shades, but for the palefaces who prefer to remain that way, this is a nice way to look like you've left your cave for a few minutes, anyway!
Natural Glow Revitalizing Daily Moisturizer for Fair to Medium Skin Tones Natural Glow Revitalizing Daily Moisturizer for Fair to Medium Skin Tones
Natural Glow Revitalizing Daily Moisturizer for Fair to Medium Skin Tones by Jergens for Unisex - 7.5 oz Moisturizer

Noteworthy For Target Raspberry Delight Foot Scrub
One of the most important things for the summer is to make the feet NOT look like they belong on a shoeless hobo. I normally quite like the Noteworthy stuff in Target's Dollar Spot, but this is the most useless foot "scrub" I've ever used. I think I'd get more scrubbing by using a washcloth. When something costs a dollar and I tell you not to waste your money, well, that's really saying something.

Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Energy Body Lotion- Orange Ginger
Gurrrgggrlleee .......That's the sound of me drooling in bliss. Sometimes B&BW stuff is simply WAY too perfumey, but the Aromatherapy line they got just right. In the summertime it seems like everyone stays up and out later, and nothing kicks my heinie into high gear like slathering this cup of coffee in a bottle all over my body. the scent stays with you subtly throughout the day, but not in an overwhelming way- I can still wear perfume provided it doesn't clash with an earthy citrus. This is hands down one of the best things I've ever experienced from Bath & Body Works. Creamy but not so thick that it doesn't absorb, and it leaves your skin incredibly soft. I LOVE the glass pump bottle and it's old school apothecary feel, just be careful if you have tile floors like I do!

Mary Kay Revitalizing Mask #2 is an old favorite that I always keep a tube of around. It's for oily/combination skin and I mainly use it in the summer months when my skin tends to veer into oily territory. It's a clay base with little to no scent, so you don't mind sitting there with it on your face for a bit. I generally leave it on until it dries completely (20 minutes or so) then use a washcloth to remove. It also acts as an exfoliator, so when you wet it, give your skin a few gentle swirls before rinsing away. I recommend not scrubbing too hard though, as it's fairly large granules that could damage sensitive skin if you get too enthusiastic. A great 2 in 1 product, and you can't beat the price!

Update 7/8/13: it appears that Suave no longer makes this stuff. I guess if it aint argan oil, people don't want it. Phhhhbbbt. I was going to buy some for my summer hair......
Suave Chamomile Hot Oil Treatment really brings my hair back from the dead after a day of swimming. Chlorine is the least of my worries- usually I'm swimming in some nasty creek or lake and on top of that, in Dallas in the summertime we have ozone alerts almost daily which means the pollution is just saturating my hair as it's being baked in the Texas sun. My poor hair! This stuff though makes my hair feel all shiny and new. It's also great for smoothing out split ends. Cheaper than VO5 and works much better! Supposedly the chamomile helps remove buildup and I'd say it seems to do the trick. And again, it's a cheap thrill! Available for about 2 bucks at your local drugstore. (Check the box first though, these are a constant target of shoplifters because the boxes aren't shrink wrapped.) And FYI- while Suave used to test on animals, a query to the company verified that they DO NOT test on animals any longer. Good to know that Unilever got on board!

Lush-  Ooh La La is a deep purple soap that makes shockingly bright lather! This was a big hit with my niece, she just kept giggling and giggling and playing with it like tub paint. After a long hot day, nothing chillaxes me like a nice cool shower with this lavender scented soap. If you love lavender scent you'll love this- if not- stay away. It's a strong scent that lingers on the skin. Perfect for me as lavender helps me to relax. Caveat Emptor- keep it on a soap dish or rack that drains and keeps it exposed to the air or else it will be Ooh La Gone.

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