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Saturday, August 2, 2014

REVIEW: Bain de Terre Passion Flower Color Preserving Shampoo & Conditioner





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I am enamored with the science behind the Bain de Terre brand, Beautiful by Nature - Indulge in Nature.  When it comes to my hair, I want it to be beautiful and I want it to get that way using healthy, gentle, fine natural products. Bain de Terre has created an abundant variety of the most delightful, natural couture hair care products that will fascinate and excite you, I promise you that!   The Bain de Terre brand has been around for a long time.  It is a high end, luxury brand sold at fine beauty salons by hair professionals.  The good news is, it is also available for sale to consumers, like you and I, at Loxa Beauty! This Spring Bain de Terre started fresh.  While they kept their focus on bringing us products made from the finest natural ingredients, that will always remain at its core, they introduced new and improved formulas for many of their products.  They also redesigned their packaging and messaging to match the elegance and prestige that the brand has earned over the years.  

Bain de Terre products feature signature natural ingredients designed to enhance and restore hair's health.  Argan and monoi oils, legendary for delivering silky softness and weightlessness shine, and black currant and goji berry, botanicals with proven therapeutic benefits for hair, will now be woven consistently throughout the line.  Additionally, every product is now paraben-free and color safe, two claims that are major selling points for the brand.


Let me briefly introduce the Bain de Terre brand to you:


ABOUT US

{Adapted from the Bain de Terre Website}

INDULGE IN NATURE


Prepare to immerse in the most luxuriously pure hair care experience nature can provide. Bain de Terre is the only paraben-free hair care line that harnesses the power of nature to help enhance and restore hair health all while delighting the senses. 


Explore a highly effective range of color-safe hair care and styling products that offer significant reparative benefits for every hair type, while creating an indulgent experience with rich lathers and  lush botanical scents. Every product is infused with a variety of natural botanical extracts, plus our signature beautifying blend of precious argan and monoi oils that hair craves. 


So go ahead... treat yourself to the ultimate in soft, sumptuous, silky perfection-derived from the best the Earth has to offer.



ARGAN OIL

Legendary for its reparative & regenerative properties. Helps restore strength & brings shine to the hair.




MONOI OIL
A concentrated emollient that penetrates & re-hydrates hair follicles for incredible softness.





MY REVIEW






The generous staff over at Bain de Terre sent me a box full of some of Bain de Terre's most popular products.  For the sake of not overwhelming you with too much information at one time, I am going to separate the products into 3 separate reviews, one for each category of product.


For this first review, I want to introduce you to Bain de Terre's Passion Flower Shampoo and Conditioner, created to Protect Color Treated Hair.  Here are the details on these two enchanting products:



Item # 615546c
Price:  $12 for 13.5 oz, $21 for 1 L











WHAT IT IS:


 This lush, paraben-free, color-protecting shampoo is infused with fragrant passion flower plus precious argan and monoi oils that lavish hair in soft, silk perfection.


WHAT IT DOES:


Passion Flower Color Preserving Shampoo is a luxurious, moisturizing cleanser that protects color from fading and keeps hair soft, vibrant and shiny.


How to Use:


Apply to wet hair, lather and rinse. Follow with Passion Flower Color Preserving Conditioner.


KEY BENEFITS:


Passion Flower Color Preserving Shampoo is enhanced with full spectrum UV protectants that protect color-treated hair from fading over 82% longer than other leading professional shampoos, plus natural moisturizing agents for gorgeous lustrous locks. It also harnesses the power of botaniceuticals – potent, natural botanicals that nourish, revitalize and protect.




MY THOUGHTS:

I've been coloring and highlighting my hair for the longest time.  So I am the ideal candidate for testing out this passion flower color protecting shampoo.  In the past, I have used many shampoos that I am sure aided in making my hair color fade rapidly, far before its supposed time.  So it was with great excitement and optimism that I try out this ultimate color protecting shampoo.  And it did not disappoint me.

I must first say that the shampoo in the shower aroma sensory experience was right on!  Oh, what a splendid aromatic time I had.  Ok, but to the important point, the shampoo was outstanding!  It thoroughly cleansed my hair without stripping away any of the color and highlights I recently had done to my hair, YAY!

The shampoo not only cleaned my hair so gently and effectively, but left my hair feeling so soft and nourished, I questioned whether I even needed to follow up with conditioner.  And, I have never experienced this before.  My hair always needs to be conditioned after shampooing.  This is a first!  Usually I can never EVER get a comb through my hair after shampooing if I did not condition it afterwards.  So I am "wow'd" and over the moon thrilled that this shampoo leaves my hair so clean and hydrated, that I could easily skip that step.  

But I did not, I followed through with the mate to the Shampoo:





Item # 615503c
Price:  $13.50 for 13.5 oz, and $24 for 1 L






WHAT IT IS:
This rich, paraben-free, color-protecting conditioner is infused with fragrant passion flower plus precious argan and monoi oils that lavish hair in soft, silky perfection.

WHAT IT DOES:
Passion Flower Color Preserving Conditioner is a deep moisturizer that protects color from fading and keeps hair soft, vibrant and shiny. Ideal for color-treated hair that’s normal to dry.

HOW TO USE:



After shampooing with Passion Flower Color Preserving Shampoo, apply Conditioner to damp hair. Rinse.



KEY BENEFITS:



Passion flower color preserving and moisturizing conditioner deeply moisturizes and conditions the hair leaving it soft, vibrant and shiny. It also harnesses the power of botaniceuticals – potent, natural botanicals that nourish, revitalize and protect. 



MY THOUGHTS:

Conditioners do not get any better than this!  Wow, equally delightfully fragranced as the shampoo, this passion flower color protecting conditioner makes conditioning hair such a pleasant spa like experience!  My entire bathroom was infused with the beautiful scent of passion flower!

But more importantly, I covered my entire head and hair with this splendid conditioner, left it on for a few minutes, thoroughly rinsed it out and voila, my hair was glowing!  After drying my hair, it never looked more radiant and shiny!  I have been using this shampoo and conditioner combination for over 2 weeks now, and I can say without hesitation that my hair has never looked or felt healthier!  You can visually see that the color is more vibrant, not as dull, and the hair color seems to last longer in terms of no fading, and it shines like the sun!

I feel so much peace of mind knowing that the Bain de Terre Passion Flower Color Protecting Shampoo and Conditioner are rendered using the finest natural ingredients, and that they are harmoniously working together to improve the quality and health of my hair, which is my most favorite asset.

One last note, because I color my hair at home, I find that some of the at-home hair color kits leave my hair feeling course and difficult to get a comb through for weeks afterwards.  This Passion Flower Conditioner leaves my hair feeling so soft and silky, I have no more issues with rough feeling hair, and a comb gets through my hair like a breeze now!  I am so satisfied!

This concludes my Review.

You can visit LOXA BEAUTY by CLICKING HERE to discover the entire line of Bain de Terre products that they offer.  I am confident you will discover a hair care regimen that is perfect for your particular hair care needs.  Have fun shopping!

A very special thank you to Bain de Terre for providing me with Passion Flower Shampoo and Conditioner to use for this review.


Disclosure: I received the Passion Flower Shampoo and Conditioner from Bain de Terre for the purposes of this Review . This has no bearing on my completely honest review above and was not influenced by any type of monetary compensation. The opinions and experiences I’ve shared with this product are my own and yours may differ.  I am not employed nor affiliated with Bain de Terre in any manner.

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REVIEW: Karin Herzog CHOCOLATE! Face Cream





Imagine the alluring sweet aroma of melting chocolate....... ok, now imagine the most luxurious moisturizing face cream that is made with swiss chocolate that has that intoxicating melting chocolate aroma.  Oh yes, that is precisely what you will discover with Karin Herzog's Chocolate! Face Cream.  It is divine! And, it is a good thing I had some chocolate on hand, because once you experience this irresistible Chocolate Face Cream, your skin will be satisfied with its blissful treatment, but your mind will be craving for a treat too!  Before I get into my review about this splendid product, let me briefly introduce the Karin Herzog brand to you:


ABOUT KARIN HERZOG
{Adapted from a Karin Herzog Press Release}




Karin Herzog is the world leader in oxygen-based skincare and is the only brand on the market to utilize patented-active oxygen to skincare.  The line was founded 40 years ago after Dr. Paul Herzog was honored by the Nobel Institute for his research focused on the benefits of oxygen for the skin.  Dr. Herzog's esthetician wife, Karin, was then inspired to collaborate in incorporating his research into a skincare formulation, and the Karin Herzog line was born.  The successful line, now 52 SKUs strong, which contains a myriad of products to address skincare concerns for the face and body, is located on the shores of Lake Geneva, Switzerland, and is still founding-family owned and operated.  The Karin Herzog line is available at select spas and retailers around the world and at www.karinherzog.com

MY REVIEW




I received a full-size tube of Karin Herzog's Chocolate! Face Cream.  I was delighted when I first opened the seal on the tube and immediately inhaled the beautiful scent of swiss chocolate.  It is so pleasing and instantly uplifted my spirits!  The texture of the product is creamy and rich, the fragrance so savory and sweet, but don't be fooled by its chocolatey color and scent, this cream is for your skin!  Here are the details on this most unique face cream:

CHOCOLATE!
Size:  1.73 oz.
Price:  $55





DESCRIPTION:

Karin Herzog's Chocolate! is a rich, intensive comfort cream for deep hydration with Swiss Chocolate!  An intensive vitamin-rich facial moisturizer with avocado and wheat germ oil.  This nourishing treatment recharges the hydro-lipidic film of the epidermis to restore optimal moisture and plump the skin.  Regulates the skin's hydration levels to maximize the benefit of the oxygen creams.  Especially effective as a night cream.

Features and Benefits:


  • Essential Oils nourish in depth
  • Vitamin A helps to revive and renew dull skin
  • Vitamin E soothes and conditions inflamed skin, overative skin
  • Minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

Key Ingredients:

  • Theobroma Cocoa (Swiss Chocolate)
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin A
  • Sesame Oil
  • Avocado Oil
  • Wheat Germ Oil

USAGE:

Use as an overnight treatment or when needed.  Apply directly to face and neck.

This comfort cream is perfect for use while the skin is acclimating to oxygen therapy.  It is also especially recommended to use in cold climates or drying conditions where the skin would benefit from an additional dose of nourishment.

MY THOUGHTS:

I have been using the Karin Herzog Chocolate Face Cream for just over a week now.  So far I have not gained any weight, hahaaa!  I have been using it just in the evening as my night cream.  I find the cream to be very potent in texture, thick and emollient, yet using just a dime size amount of it adequately covers my entire face and my skin seems to soak it right up, almost immediately.  For a face cream that is so rich, I am thrilled that on these hot summer nights it does not leave my skin feeling greasy or over moisturized at all.  In fact, at the speed with which my skin seems to drink it up, must mean that my skin is craving not only for the chocolate, but for all the superior ingredients also contained within this most innovative face cream.

The chocolate aroma is strong at first application, but within an hour or less, the scent disappears.  So it is not overwhelming or tempting in any manner, for those of you who are worried you may just have to eat some chocolate each time you use this glorious cream.

I can see visible improvements to the condition of my face and neck most definitely.  I have been applying the product to my face and my neck and the skin does appear much more hydrated, the fine lines and wrinkles barely discernible anymore.  I did not have a lot to begin with, but I was noticing them and now I can barely tell they were there.  I am very impressed!  The description of the product says it will "plump" up my skin.  I was not sure what that meant, but now I do.  My skin is energized, it is revived, and has a more youthful glow to it!  I call it my chocolate glow!

So if you want to plump up your skin, give it a renewed luminous dewy chocolate glow, then this is the product for you.  A teeny tiny amount each night will transform your skin and make it look radiant and more youthful.  I give a big thumbs up for this brilliant Karin Herzog Chocolate! Face Cream. 

This concludes my review.

You can visit the Karin Herzog Website directly by CLICKING HERE to learn more about this innovative brand and the wide range of skincare products that they offer.  There is a regimen for a wide variety of skin types and issues you need to address.  Have fun shopping!

Disclosure: I received the Karin Herzog Chocolate! Face Cream for the purposes of this Review . This has no bearing on my completely honest review above and was not influenced by any type of monetary compensation. The opinions and experiences I’ve shared with this product are my own and yours may differ.  I am not employed nor affiliated with Karin Herzog in any manner.

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Friday, August 1, 2014

REVIEW: SUN GODDESS Sin-Care Lifestyle Booster Serum








SUN GODDESS

Worship the Gods of Skin Repair

Last month I introduced to you here on my blog the Sin-Care Line of Lifestyle Booster Serums.  And, I specifically reviewed my experience using the Urban Renewal Sin-Care Lifestyle Booster Serum.  I discussed how impressed I am with the Urban Renewal Booster Serum and how noticeably improved I feel the appearance of my skin looks.  Since that review I switched gears and stopped using the Urban Renewal Sin-Care booster serum, and began using the Sun Goddess Sin-Care booster serum.  And now I will share with you my thoughts regarding this product.

As a child, I spent countless days on the beaches of New England with my sister, cousins, parents having fun in the sun.  We'd be on the beach from early morning to dusk, playing in the ocean, building castles in the sand, and just frolicking along the beach like carefree kids do.  I can remember my mom applying sunscreen on us, but not throughout the day, usually once in the morning and that was it.  In those days, we did not realize the dangers of the sun, the way we do today.  Also, sunscreens were not perfected back then, we thought an SPF of 4 was good!  

Then as a teenager and into my early 20's I worshiped the sun, oh my goodness, I spent as much time as I could soaking up the rays of the sun, partly doing sports and athletic activities and partly to get a tan, as young girls like to do.  Again, not realizing the harm I was causing to my skin.

If I could turn back the clocks and correct the errors of my past, I would slather an SPF of 30 on every bit of exposed skin I have in the sun to keep it protected!  But, unfortunately I cannot go back in time.  I can only look to the future to see what I can do NOW to correct the sun damage I have caused.

Sun Goddess Sin-Care Lifestyle Booster Serum when used daily helps to address the effects of sun damage.  My review will explain how it has helped improve my sun-damaged skin.

Before I get into my review, let me briefly re-introduce the Sin-Care brand to you as I previously wrote in my review a few weeks back:


{Adapted from the Sin-Care Press Release}


SAINTS OR SINNERS
SIN-CARE HAS THE SOLUTION WITH THEIR SKIN SAVING SERUMS FOR OUR LIFESTYLE SINS



Because years alone don’t determine how we age Finally, something to ease the guilt when we have been naughty girls! If you’ve been misbehaving and skin SINS are showing, then it’s time SIN-CARE.

As we’ve heard “When we are good we are very, very good but when we are bad”.... well, SIN-CARE comes to our rescue .....

In a first for beauty, SIN-CARE’s line of heavenly serums address LIFESTYLE AGING. LIFESTYLE AGING is mostly preventable, and this is the first product range devoted to fighting these factors.

Drum roll please, here are the famous nine:

Relaxation Sensation ~ for stressed out skins




Sun Goddess ~ when you’ve overdone it in the sun




Line Rewind ~ to revitalise time poor and neglected skin




Urban Renewal ~ to defend and repair city dwelling skins




Sleep Doctor ~ for signs of fatigue from lack of sleep




Smokers Secret ~ to improve the skin until you quit




Skin Coach ~ for fitter skin post workout




Sugar Hit ~ for high sugar indulgence





Party Girl ~ to recharge late night skins





What is Sin-Care
{Adapted from the Sin-Care Website}


Sin-Care is a line of nine (9) serum-only premium skincare products and professional Lifestyle Aging Facial treatments addressing Lifestyle Ageing and its challenges. Lifestyle choices, habits and over-indulgences, basically our skin sins, all of which contribute to facial ageing.

Each Sin-Care serum contains a high concentration of a range of pure botanical extracts, natural cosmeceuticals and liposomes. These active, customised ingredients get to the source of the problem and target specific concerns while, at the same time, improve the condition of the skin on many levels.


What makes Sin-Care so different? 

Everyday skincare products have traditionally been categorized and segmented into skin type, concern or age. Up until now, needs such as Lifestyle habits and challenges, which have a proven effect and influence the ageing process, have not been taken into account.

While we all age differently for a variety of reasons, genetics being one, Sin-Care believes that Lifestyle Aging is one of the most common causes of premature aging and, in fact, is the most treatable aspect.

The visible appearance of the skin is directly connected to lifestyle and reflects neglect or excesses. Too much alcohol, damaging uv rays or many years of smoking have a detrimental effect on the skin’s function and appearance.

Lifestyle challenged skin requires a little extra attention from time to time. Sin-Care’s technologically-advanced and customized serums are designed to supplement existing skincare programs while, at the same time, support a youthful skin structure and function.

To achieve this, Sin-Care includes Hyaluronic Acid in each of its serums. Hyaluronic Acid is responsible for plumping out the skin while offering the benefits of immediate moisture and a smoothing down of lines. In addition, each contains a base active blend of five (5) medicinal grade herbs to support the skin, together with specific and natural cosmeceutically based ingredients, that have been tested in-vivo against each of the SIN types.

The five herb blend, which is the base active of each includes:

 • Liquorice to fight age spots
 • Horsetail to stimulate and strengthen
 • Anti-oxidants Ginkgo Biloba and Olive Leaf Extract and,
 • Ginseng for its protecting, vitality boosting and  stimulating benefits 

In addition, each booster serum is further enhanced with a combination of distinctive ingredients that specifically address the Lifestyle SIN. While the SIN-Care names are fun, these booster serums deserve serious accolades. Each and every serum marries customised formulas and cutting edge technology of advanced natural cosmeceuticals and are then supercharged with a cocktail of anti-oxidants and vitamins. This provides a targeted dose to not only address the SIN but also keep the skin supple, radiant and smooth and significantly improve its overall condition.

The SIN-CARE range is compatible with existing skincare routines and as versatile as they are powerful, several SINS can be addressed by layering the serums. They are designed for use morning and night, after cleansing and prior to moisturizing.

MY REVIEW

I received a full size bottle of the Sin-Care Sun Goddess Booster Serum to review.  I was very anxious to use it because as I mentioned, I know I have a lot of sun damage to my facial skin.  And, since I had such a positive experience using the Urban Renewal Booster Serum, I have high hopes that I am going to be equally impressed with Sun Goddess.  Here are the details on this serum:

Sin-Care Sun Goddess Lifestyle Booster Serum
Price:  $80, DISCOUNTED AT SOME SITES TOO!
Size:  Generously packaged in 50ml Italian Glass Bottle with Airless Pump

Available:  Available in the US at Amazon CLICK HERE, Beauty Collection, Lovely Skin CLICK HERE, Skindirect.com CLICK HERE and AVEYOU CLICK HERE.





DESCRIPTION:


Sun Goddess, when we've overdone it and skin is showing it! 

For those who haven’t been listening to the broken record SPF alert - sunny or cloudy, summer or winter - forget praying for improved skin. The Number 1 Commandment to repair and address sun damage is Sin-Care’s Sun Goddess. 

The serum’s key wonder ingredient, Phytosphinogosine, a naturally occurring lipid, has many strings to its bow. Improving and protecting the skin’s barrier and an anti-microbial, it also provides an anti- inflammatory action on uv-induced damage. In addition to guarding against collagen degradation, it also boosts collagen production in photo-aged skin and stimulates fibrillian, which is significantly reduced through photo-aging. 

Comforting and smoothing the complexion and reducing deeper wrinkles, it contains a cocktail of Vitamins A, C, E and base ingredients of Hyaluronic Acid for its immediate moisture benefits, to keep the skin supple and plump out crinkles and, a five herb blend of Liquorice to fight age spots, Horsetail to stimulate and strengthen, anti-oxidants Ginkgo Biloba and Olive Leaf Extracts and Ginseng for its skin protecting, vitality boosting and stimulating properties. 

Use Sun Goddess morning and night, before moisturizing. It’s compatible with existing skincare products. And, for more than one skin sin (we won’t tell, we promise!) Sin-Care serums can be effortlessly layered.  

Check Sin-Care out on www.sincare.com.au and join us on www.facebook.com/sincareaustralia.

MY THOUGHTS:

I am thoroughly thrilled and over the moon happy with the Urban Renewal Booster Serum, but I think I am even more excited about the results I am seeing with the Sun Goddess Booster Serum.  The texture of the Sun Goddess and the scent of the Sun Goddess are almost the same as with Urban Renewal, but my skin seems to be responding even more with Sun Goddess.  YAY!

Before I apply Sun Goddess my skin appears uneven, slightly red and very dry.  Within moments of applying Sun Goddess my skin transforms almost immediately into a more matte, even skin tone, free of redness and definitely more hydrated.  I apply 2 pumps worth of product to my skin to achieve these results.  I then wait a few minutes and then finish up with applying my daily moisturizer over the serum in the morning, and in the evening I apply my night creme over the serum.  I use the serum twice a day.

I cannot express enough how incredibly amazing these serums are.  I think the premise of creating serums that address different lifestyles and the "sins" you may commit in your daily life, is genius!  I am confident that the exceptional ingredients contained in these serums do work harmoniously together to achieve visibly improved skin.  I have been using these booster serums for over 2 months and I cannot imagine not using them ever again.  I am that thrilled with the obvious improved skin results I have been seeing in my own skin.  And, I am pleased that they work perfectly with my current skin care routine and the products I already have in my skin care regimen.


This concludes my review.



Disclosure: I received the Sun Goddess Booster Serum from Sin-Care for the purposes of this Review . This has no bearing on my completely honest review above and was not influenced by any type of monetary compensation. The opinions and experiences I’ve shared with this product are my own and yours may differ.  I am not employed nor affiliated with Sin-Care in any manner.


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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

REVIEW: THE MARIKA MAGIC SLIMMING CAPRI LEGGING





I am an admitted shapewear junkie!  You name the brand, I most likely own a pair of their shapewear.  Whether it is to flatten my tummy, or figure flatter my bootie, I will wear it if it instantly enhances my body and makes me look thinner!  But, with that instant transformation can sometimes bring about discomfort, and I know some of you know that I am talking about!  So it is with such pleasure that I write a review about a shape enhancing piece of activewear that flattens and sculpts your body without sacrificing comfort!  I am proud to introduce to you Marika Magic Activewear and its exclusive powermesh fabric which is a cotton / spandex blend providing you support and control.  And, it gets better!

I am super excited to be able to offer all my Followers an exclusive discount code from now until the end of August!!  Visit the Marika Website by CLICKING HERE and you will receive:  A 30% DISCOUNT ON YOUR ENTIRE PURCHASE!!  WOOT WOOT, how amazing is that?! 


Use Discount Code MM30 = 30% Off entire purchase GOOD THROUGH AUGUST 31, 2014


HAVE FUN SHOPPING AT MARIKA SWEET FRIENDS!!


Let me briefly introduce the Marika brand to you:


ABOUT MARIKA

{Adapted from the Lipton Publicity Press Release}





Marika first launched in 1982 and is the hottest brand in a hot category that is here to stay. The brand has successfully identified and maximized product needs for today's active female, particularly the shape enhancing activewear segment, for which it owns seventeen patents or patents pending. Marika is truly a wellness brand that strives to promote the health, happiness and success of busy women everywhere. The company realizes that everyday life can bring the unexpected so Marika focuses on providing today's resilient women with comfortable, functional, beautiful, well designed, quality, affordable activewear that carries them through various activities and occasions with grace. Whether it’s for the gym, yoga, Pilates or jogging, indoors or outdoors, Marika® takes “basics” to a new level of performance.


MY REVIEW


I received a fabulous pair of Marika Magic Slimming Capri Leggings for review.  I have reviewed the Marika brand in the past, and have been a long time fan of the brand, but they have truly raised the bar with this outstanding new Marika Magic Collection, it is amazing!  I am over the moon happy with this product that they have sent me to review, here are the deets on it:



MARIKA MAGIC SLIMMING CAPRI LEGGING

Style:  MC535201
Price:  $55
Color:  Black
Available in Sizes:  S, M, L and XL




DESCRIPTION:


The slimming capri (Style MC535201) one of the brand's top sellers can be mixed and matched with just about any existing top in every woman’s workout/casual wardrobe (the Marika tummy control styles are one of many great options). It is extremely well made with flattering contour seaming and a sculpting, power mesh lining along the thigh area, resulting in a slender look and sleek silhouette. The capri has a 19 inch inseam, 4 inch flat waistband and a Coolmax gusset. Marika® Magic is a collection that women will want to buy and build upon on a regular basis. Longer pants are also available in straight leg and boot leg variations.


“Our Marika® Magic bottoms,” says Marika’s Executive VP/General Manager, Carrie Henley, “provide active women what they’ve been telling us they want: shape enhancing, well-made bottoms that work well at the gym and are equally as appropriate for casual wear. From the moment they are worn, women find instant confidence knowing that they are wearing the most flattering product in the marketplace."


Material:


The fabric composition is as follows: Body: 89% Cotton, 11% Spandex, Power Mesh: 86% Nylon, 14% Spandex, Gusset Lining: 47% Coolmax Polyester, 47% Polyester, 6% Spandex. The entire Magic collection is a cotton/ spandex blend providing you support and control without sacrificing comfort.


MY THOUGHTS:


First and foremost I want to express that this Marika Magic Slimming Capri does just that, it slims me!  And, it slims me painlessly and without any discomfort!  In fact, these capris are super comfortable, and I have been wearing them everywhere, as I do everything!  They definitely are not just for working out, you can wear them as you do all the things you enjoy doing in your life.  


The style of these capris is so cute and classic, I have been wearing them with sports bras, teeshirts, and long tunic tops and pairing them with all my favorite summer sandals and workout sneaks.


The fabric is ultra soft and allows your skin to breathe as you wear them.  You can feel the body enhancing benefits, but you do not feel the elasticized pulling that some body enhancing garments make you feel.  The design elements are contemporary but subtle which makes wearing these capris so delightful and versatile.  You can wear them with everything!


I have washed the capri's several times now, always using the delicate cycle of the washing machine and using cold water.  I have been line drying them, as they fit me perfectly and I did not want to risk any shrinkage.  They wash beautifully!  I am really impressed with all aspects of them.


This concludes my Review.


Marika is also sold at department and sporting goods stores as well as specialty retailers, and of course on-line at marika.com



A very special thank you to Lipton Publicity for providing me with Marika Magic Slimming Capri to use for this review.



Disclosure: I received the Marika Magic Slimming Capri from Lipton Publicity for the purposes of this Review . This has no bearing on my completely honest review above and was not influenced by any type of monetary compensation. The opinions and experiences I’ve shared with this product are my own and yours may differ.  I am not employed nor affiliated with Marika in any manner.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

OLAVIE Chardonnay Wine Therapy Body Butter





Who knew that my very favorite type of wine, Chardonnay, could also become an important ingredient of my newest and most favorite body moisturizer?! I certainly did not!  I was not aware of the Olavie brand until a recent online promotion allowed me to discover it along with the Olavie's Spa Collection of Products.  So it is with such enthusiasm that I share with you my latest and greatest skin care discovery!  I have fallen in love with Olavie's Chardonnay Body Butter, and for so many reasons.  Before I share them with you, let me fill you in with a brief introduction to Olavie:

ABOUT OLAVIE
{Adapted from the Olavie Website}




Our mission is to bring you a vineyard of relaxation and antioxidant benefits. Since 2004, Olavie has been producing the finest quality wine therapy skin care for spa treatments. Our clients include top spas in the world and we have fans among top celebrities in Hollywood. The most heart-warming endorsements come from normal people who have seen first hand how amazing our products are in bringing an end to dry skin and helping restore problematic skin to a youthful glow and silkiness.



Through the years, we also noticed that people living in the wine country seem happier and healthier. While regular spa treatments with good antioxidant products are important, the secret to health and happiness lies in stress-free lifestyle. We endeavor to bring vineyard living to you through antioxidant skin care products that keep you looking young, and home products that will give you that virtual vacation to the wine country anytime you feel like a mini-escape. 


You can learn so much more by visiting the delightful Olavie Website by CLICKING HERE.

MY REVIEW

The really gracious folks over at Olavie sent me a full size jar of the luxurious Olavie Chardonnay Wine Therapy Body Butter as a result of an online promotion.  The jar is huge and oh so divine! 

OLAVIE ANTIOXIDANT CHARDONNAY BODY BUTTER
Price:  $37
Size:  8 oz.



 

DESCRIPTION:

Our best seller and wine therapy at its best, this emollient-rich formulation will help heal even the driest and roughest skin. What's more, the Chardonnay grape seed extract fights off free radicals while lavender and rosemary extracts impart a healthy glow to your skin. Finally, something that not only feels good but is good for you. Go ahead and indulge, we'll keep your secret.


MY THOUGHTS:





I want my skin to glow year round.  But, I especially want it to look healthy and radiant in the summer, because that is the time of year that I show it all, well okay not it all, but a lot more of it, my skin that is!  The very first thing that allured me to this splendid body butter is its rich, thick, luxurious texture.  Upon first sight you can see it is no ordinary body butter, but rather something extraordinary.

The second this I noticed is the soft and subtle scent.  The two words to describe the combination of fragrance of chardonnay and grapefruit are enchanting and refreshing.  When I am showering I do not mind a robust mind altering aroma to inhale as I begin my day, but when I am done with that, and ready to apply a skin care product to my body, I want that aroma to be much more low key and subtle.  That is precisely what you experience with this product.  An delightful yet soft fragrance that is pleasing to the senses but will not conflict with the heat of the summer or any colognes I may want to wear at any given time.

Okay, now for the best part!  When you apply this body butter to your skin, you will instantly see your skin begin to shine, shine with a luminous glowing shine!  The good kind of shine, the shine that signifies healthy hydrated skin.  But it keeps getting better, oh yes indeed.  I applied the product to my skin after showering and that evening when I took a second shower, because it had been such a hot humid day, I could still feel the benefits of the body butter working on my skin.  That's right, the water and soap I used may have remove the product from my skin, but the superior ingredients contained within the product were still working their magic on me!  That is exactly why I am saying this is my favorite body butter ever!  The product that just keeps on giving!

As I write this review I have been taking breaks applying the product to my arms and legs.  I am finding that each time I use it, I need to use less and less of it.  That is because my skin is slowly being nourished back to health.  I did not think my skin was in bad shape to begin with, but now that I have witnessed first hand how superior this product is compared to other body butters I have used previously, I can see how it exceptional it really is.

No more scaling skin, no more flaky skin, no more irritations.  This product does it all and then some.  I find myself becoming a bit obsessed with this product, telling everyone I know about it, and now I have let you in on my favorite find too.  The product can be used on both women and men, it is ageless and timeless because anyone can benefit from using it.  So if you want to indulge on something very special for yourself or someone you love, this is my top pick!  I cannot think of anyone who would not be thrilled to receive this, use it and then want to spread the joy about it.

This concludes my review.

You can visit the Olavie website by CLICKING HERE and believe me your time will not be wasted by learning more about the brand, and all the wide range of products that have created to make your skin and your home glorious!  Have fun shopping!


Disclosure: I received the Olavie Chardonnay Body Butter from Olavie as a result of an online promotion. This has no bearing on my completely honest review above and was not influenced by any type of monetary compensation. The opinions and experiences I’ve shared with this product are my own and yours may differ.  I am not employed nor affiliated with Olavie in any manner.

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