Make Valentine’s Gift Giving a (Tropical) Breeze

Looking for something special for your Valentine?  There are gift sets from Key West Aloe that include luxuriously blended products made with 100% lab certified aloe vera, which delivers soothing properties all while moisturizing, softening and promoting cell growth and even nourishing hair. Made in Florida, the brand’s 5 in 1 aloe foundation superfood naturally contains amino acids, antioxidants, immunity boosters, DNA & cell builders, as well as vital minerals.



Feel refreshed from head to toe with Key Lime hair and skin products – complete with travel bag.
Set includes:

Key Lime Shampoo, 8 oz.

Key Lime Conditioner, 8 oz.

Key Lime Bath & Shower Gel, 8 oz.

Key Lime Lotion, 6 oz.

$55 via



Receive four full size products, a travel bag and a free Travel Size Aloethera Intensive Hand Lotion.

7th Heaven Face Masks for Beautiful Skin

There is a new UK-based beauty company, 7th Heaven (, that have some masks that you will want to try out. They specialize in the face mask category and have one for just about every skin care issue or wish imaginable from hydrating to brightening.  Also, the masks come in easy-to-transport single serve sachets, so it’s easy to try several and find your favorite (not to mention it’s easy to take these instant beauty boosters on vacation.)


Blemishes be gone.  The newest all-natural, high performing facial treatment from 7th Heaven — Tea Tree Oil Peel Off Mask  — has arrived, bringing with it clearer, cleaner, calmer skin.  Just apply it all over the face, indulge in your favorite 20  25 minute relaxing activity and then peel it off for a fresh look! It really does peel off- it has the texture of when you get glue on your fingers, and it came off almost in one piece for me. They show it green on the package, but as you can see, it goes on clear.  Dries that way as well, but it’s not sticky once dry.


Liquid Oxygen For Your Skincare Routine

Disclosure- I received the below in order to facilitate this post.  All opinions are my own and honest.

Many people suffer from acne, from teenagers and continuing. I still get acne on a regular basis, both with my “special” time and when my skin is irritated.  Fun things!  As an adult, I assumed I wouldn’t get acne anymore, but I was quite wrong.  When I was pregnant, it was crazy, too.  For other people who suffer with it, let me tell you about the all-natural skincare line  Liquid Oxygen.


Liquid Oxygen, an oxygenated skincare line, was designed to be gentle while also combating acne. It is the ideal solution for those seeking clearer skin. Liquid Oxygen starts working from the first application, so it is great for special occasions or anytime you want your skin to look and feel flawless.


It also has no harsh smells or orders, and feels nice on your skin. It has three steps- first you use the cleanser, then the astringent, then the moisturizer.  Your skin will feel smooth all day long, and the products did not irritate my skin at all.   I’ve been using the product for a few days now, and can say that the skin on my face has improved.  I get many “tiny bumps” (for lack of better explanation) all over my hairline, and those have diminished quite a bit, which I am thrilled by. I also get larger ones on and around my nose often, and they are almost gone as well.  I am very happy with this product so far.

SoCozy Kids Hair Products Now at Target

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for SoCozy. I received Target gift cards to facilitate my review and thank me for my participation.

20150311_151633Trips to the salon for kids can be a bit unnerving. With boredom a constant nag, and hair dressers who are better with adults then kids, it is easy to see why this could be stressful for little ones. With this in mind, Cozy Friedman started salons catered toward the younger clientele, children. More recently, Cozy has branched out into a salon quality hair product line geared toward kids. The line is now available at Target stores. These hair products use the finest ingredients that are also gentle for kids and strong enough to address their hair care needs.


We really like the fact that SoCozy is versatile and can grow along with your kids, “Red hair, short hair, pink, curly hair. Being you is SoCozy’s idea of cool. Be you!” SoCozy is So Smart, So Safe, So Easy, So Cool.

Winter Skin Care

With the weather this season doing a number on skin, leaving it dry, chapped, burned, and in general feeling terrible, here are some great products to try out that can help ease winter’s woes.

pic5Hyaluronic Shea Mask ($15)

The mask feels like a lotion going on, and after the recommended 15-20 minutes drying time, is still wet.  It is pretty much entirely clear at that time, and feels gel-like.  It wipes off with warm water and a washcloth.  Formulated with the moisture-binding hyaluronic acid, this deep conditioning mask prevents water loss, dryness and roughness, providing intensive, long-lasting hydration. A rejuvenating blend of soothing oils and botanical extracts deeply nourish dry, damaged and mature skin, while improving elasticity.


Phyto-Nutrient Cleansing Gel ($24)

Featuring phytonutrient mirco-bubbles, this lightweight foaming gel removes makeup and surface impurities, while maintaining the skin’s natural, essential moisture balance and improving hydration, tone and texture. The Phyto-Nutrient Cleansing Gel also features brown, green and red algae extracts that smooth and nourish skin.

Jan Marini Holiday Skin Exfoliators

This holiday season, get skincare into the spirit – add a little sugar and spice with Jan Marini Skin Research’s (JMSR) limited edition Holiday Exfoliator in Cranberry Orange and Sugar Cookie.  This exfoliant is softer then most are, it doesn’t have the “scratchy-ness” that many of them do.  The scent is not at all overpowering- in fact, there is little smell until you are in the shower, actually using it. It’s sort of s strange consistency- my son called it “peanut butter”, but it worked well and had a great aroma that lingered on the skin for quite a while.

pic4 This uniquely designed scrub eliminates harsh abrasives to gently and safely scrub and resurface the skin.  The popular, clinical-strength resurfacer that immediately refines texture, leaving skin with a radiant, polished glow has two new scents for the season.

Aveda Naturally Straight Hair Supplies

Disclosure- I received complimentary product from SheSpeaks/Aveda but all opinions are my own.

Hair can be a bit of a shot in the dark this time of year. With rainy days, followed by cold days, then humid hot days, your hair is at a loss, mostly due to frizz out. Normally reaching out far the stars is a good thing, but with hair not so much. Ideally we want hair that stays where we put it. One such way to do this is with hair straighteners. Hair straighteners take frizzy, curly, or wavy hair and make it straight. This is particularly helpful for people with these kinds of hair but also helps ease the frizz due to weather and other odd occurrences.

Other hair straightening processes are just that a processes, which takes time, energy and money. One of the great aspects of Aveda Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight, is its ease of use.

Fall Beauty Secrets

Looking to freshen up for fall?  Your skin is your #1 fashion and beauty accessory- you want to keep it looking clean, fresh, and healthy at all times. Without healthy skin, all the makeup in the world won’t help much.  If you are looking for the latest products to keep you looking and feeling your best, check these out.

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The Miracle Skin Transformer Lip Rewind Advanced Peptide Lip Treatment is infused with anti-aging, lip filling peptides, and designed to:

  •   Repair daily damage
  •   Boost volume and moisture content
  •   Protect from UVA/UVB sun damage
  •   Improve the definition of the lip contour and shape

It is available in 5 shades, each with a sheer tint of color and shine.  The Lip Treatment is meant to hydrate, restore, enhance, and protect your lips.  The texture is very nice- it’s a little “sticky” feeling, much like many glosses.  The color is lighter then many traditional lipsticks, and claims to improve the shape of your lips without surgery as it smoothes, softens and helps even the appearance of skin tone.

The Miracle Skin Transformer Lip Traetment is available for $24.

9 16 14 product 044To clear your skin, moisturize, and refresh, check out Le Mieux‘s new Moisture Infusion Mask. The easy-to-use sheet mask hydrates distressed skin fast with a bio-delivery infusion process, while providing a unique cooling and refreshing sensation.