Friday, September 10, 2010

Archipelago Soy Salt Milk Winners

Libby, Glogirl and Tara!

You all get a Soy Salt Milk Bath.  Please email me at to claim your prize!

Live Clean Winner

Way to go Melanie!  Winner was picked via

Can you message me at for your mailing info so I can send you a bottle of LiveClean FreshWater?

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Crystal Deodorant...and yes they do work!

 First off, I love them....I really, really love this line!  It smells so good and I'm stinky free for 24hrs!

First off let me tell you.  This isn't your usual crystal deodorant that takes a week as your body adjusts.
It works from day one keeping you fresh and B.O free, as I take a whiff! LOL!
I've recently switched to crystal deodorants for personal reasons, I am a product junkie and because of the ingredients in crystal deodorants I wanted to give them a try.
I have been lifting up my arm to take a whiff through out the day and I can't help it because the aroma's are so nice.

One brand I will touch on specifically is called The Crystal.
A little info on commercial deodorants from The Crystal company:
Odor is caused by bacteria, which form on the body. Most deodorants on the market today merely mask that odor with unnecessary and unwanted chemicals. They deodorize” with the help of chemicals. Crystal™ deodorants, made of 100% all natural mineral salts, prevent odor from happening in the first place by neutralizing the bacteria. That’s why we believe our products are actually un-odorants, preventing odor, rather than deodorants which just cover it up.
 For me the main reason to switching to crystal is the aluminum factor.  Aluminum chlorohydrate is a neurotoxin that alters the function of the blood-brain barrier.  It is a chemical used in most deodorants and antiperspirants and with the rate my memory is going, I don't want to a take a chance with developing Alzheimer which has been linked to the toxic overload of aluminum.

I've been quite happy with the Crytal Deodaorants and I hope you will too.  Give it a try!  I think my favorite is from Crystal Deodarant is the Pomegranate.  It smells delicious, it's refreshing and keeps me stinky free!
To find your nearest retailer, click here

Crystal® | Respect the body™
  • Crystal® is the original mineral salt deodorant brand (established in 1984)
  • Crystal® is a natural deodorant that actually works
  • Simple ingredients, simple promise:  All day natural odor prevention
  • Mineral salts create an invisible barrier that make it impossible for odor causing bacteria to grow
  • Our deodorants are available in 28,000 stores worldwide (including Walgreens, CVS and Rite Aid)
For more info as well pleas visit the below links:
Crystal website:

Crystal product shot:

Crystal Stick at CVS:

Crystal Roll-On at CVS:

Crystal Pomegranate Roll-On at CVS:

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Cover FX Mint Glaze

Cover FX Mint Glaze ='s awesome lips!

Is it possible to love a lipgloss too much? It has Shea Butter and I love the benefits of Shea Butter and delicious Mint Oil.
I mean does your lip balm protect your lips from the harmful rays?  How about it's antiaging properties to fight thin lips?  It increases collagen.
It's protective, hydrating and softening, anti bacterial(for the kisses you don't want to give but do, LOL!)

It also contains......

F – Fortifying Omega 3 fatty acid
A – Anti-Age retinol to reduce wrinkles
C – proCollagen to redensify
E – Anti-oxidant protects collagen & elastin fibers 

So go to your nearest retailer and get this delicous hydrating effective lip smacking goodness!

Cover FX can be found at Sephora and Shoppers Drug Mart, if in Quebec see if Pharma Prix carries it.  I'm sure it does.

 Disclaimer: Even though this was sent to review, please know my opinion and review is not influenced in any way.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

live clean-3 new body lotions to live simply, beautifully and clean

 Live Clean recently sent me 3 of their new body lotions the other day and I've been enjoying them ever since.

When Live Clean first launched it's Live Clean Baby Moisturizing Lotion (which is heavenly, just like our baby's) beauty editors and consumers  suggested to Live Clean to develop more with their line and hence these were created.

Why Live Clean?
It's natural, plant based, hypoallgenic and dermatologist tested formulations with no petroleum ingredients.  Live Clean Body Lotion is paraben and phthalate free and enriched with certified organic botanicals.  

Where can I find Live Clean?
Shoppers Drug Mart and Pharmaprix, it retails for $6.99

The 3 Lotions
Live Clean Fresh Water contains hyaluronate (also known as hyaluronic acid) which is also found in the human body.  It increases retinoic acid which effects skin hydration in a positive way, it holds a lot of moisture.

Live Clean Sensitive Skin Fragrance Free Body Lotion is not only good for you but can be used on your baby as well.  It's gentle, contains Vitamin E and soothing and hydrating for even the most sentitive.

Live Clean Exotic Nectar Argan Oil Replenishing Body Lotion contains the nourishing benefits of natural Moroccan Argan Oil.  Rich in essential fatty acids, contains  natural occurring and high levels of Vitamin E.
Interesting Fact on Argan Oil:
Argan Oil is protected by UNESCO and all argan sold today is produced by a women's cooperative that shares the profits among the local women of the Berber tribe. The cooperative has established an ecosystem reforestation project so that the supply of argan oil will not run out and the income that is currently supporting the women will not disappear. The money is providing healthcare and education to the local women, and supporting the entire community as a whole. ~source wikipedia

Friday, September 3, 2010

Archipelago Soy Salt Milk Up for Grabs

 How do you deal with stress?  Does a milk bath sound divine?
Do you get any time away to yourself?
If you're single of course you do.  You can take a bath in peace.
I on other hand have to have the door open so Chunkles can come and go as he pleases and if he feels like it, he'll join Mama as well.

Pre baby my way of relaxing consisted of a bottle of wine, candles and a nice warm soak in our old, vintage soaker tub.  I miss that tub, it was nice and deep and uber comfortable.  I had a great spot for my glass of wine and across from me I'd have my scented candle lighting the way as I reach relaxation bliss!  My favorite bath product, Archipleago Botamicals.  Pure bliss and a delicous line! Morning Mint and Soy Salt Milk were favorites....Love the Morning Mint!!

In celebration of my new skincare/beauty blog I want to know how do you unwind?

Leave a comment here, become a new follower of my new blog Skinfamous to be eligible (click on Follow above Google Friend Connect)

The Prize for sharing is Archipelago Botanicals Soy Salt Milk, 4oz package. Finely ground salts and carefully blended with dried milk and soy proteins to soak away impurities.   I have 3 to giveaway! Open to US & CDN's of course! Ends 09/24/10
*Disclaimer: Archipelago has nothing to do with this giveaway, I am sponsoring this delicious, relaxing bath soak.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Taking care of your skin after baby

When I was a new mom did I really have the time to scrub and moisturize when I have a baby at home?!
Let alone shower..whatever! In the early days I think I went 4 days without, oh how glamorous was I.
Well moms, the shower is your little piece of alone time and with the smells of lotions and potions it will restore you and bring you back to yourself.

Post baby are skin can change quite drastically.  After the birth of my son my mom so proudly handed me these high wasted, extra control top knickers she bought at the Bra Bar and said "Here, to get your tummy back in shape".  I'm looking at them and I'm thinking... How the hell am I going to put this on when I can barely bend over, let alone pull these suckers up(and they are going to ride up my wah hoo,  you know they all do) when all I want is a bag of frozen peas to sit on.

Here are some tips you can do for yourself at home when your little angel is asleep:

1)Shower...yes, hard to imagine but true!
Get a lovely little exfoliating glove at your Shoppers Drug Mart if you can't be bothered with body scrubs before you hit the baby section.  One of my clients swears by them.
To battle dry skin you have to exfoliate first! Your products will absorb better.

2)There are also a few yummy exfoliating scrubs you can scrub away with such as:

Origins-Incredible Spreadable Scrub Sea Salt Body Smoother (at the Bay)
Alba-Papaya Mango Exfoliating Body Wash(Sobeys and some heath food stores)
Clarins-Toning Body Polisher

3) I am what?
Clarins-Tonic Body Oil and Body Shaping Cream

These products work in retaining elasticity in your skin and toning away flaccid skin
L'Occitane- 15% Shea Butter Body Moisturizer

Nuxe-Reve de Miel Body Lotion

4) My tummies has some extra cushion (but what do you expect, really.. after having a baby, it's ok)
Clarins is by far the best for treating post and pre pregnancy skin.
-Tonic Body Oil, High Definition Body Lift and last but not least Body Shaping Cream.  I have slathered myself in this stuff, hips, butt, boobs, tummy all the areas that say Baby Was Here.
We were a beautiful plump grape when we were pregnant, babies out and I don't know about you, but I felt like a raisin after having baby. I was dry. D-R-Y and Clarins brought my skin back up...when I got around to it.  Can you visualize the grape and raisin theory?  I was round, glowing,fresh and juicy all signs of healthy skin. Charlie took everything from me and left me looking like a raisin.  You  know what? How wonderful are our bodies and what we are capable of doing.
I'll be a raisin but I need help. Maybe I'm a glass of wine now?! LOL.
My all time favorite because you need to add it to whatever moisturizer you have and it will tone and firm your skin is the Body Supplement by Clarins. Check this web link out here!  NOW!

5) Breast are deflated...literally!
Yes Clarins again.  The Beauty Bust Gel.
Mama Mio-Boob Tube Bust and Neck Firmer

Olive oil for your sore and cracked nipples and to massage prior to breast feeding is great for your skin!
And your perineum prior to birth....remember that for next time.  6 weeks before bebe comes massage your nether region and perineum with olive oil before to avoid tearing.
Just a little tidbit!