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New Products/Great Gifts that go outside the blog
As always your intrepid beauty blogger unearthed some awesome supplies for you to try. And since I’ve been compiling my annual gift guide, each one of these make perfect presents for under the tree or put in stockings (yes, I still hang my stocking and Santa fills it, too).
First the amazing Zia Natural Skincare’s Apple Refining Mask–which really perked up my skin after one use. The fruit-based product improves texture,reduces lines and discoloration and contains organic apple juice, lemon juice and willow bark. Costs $23.95 at health foodstores or at www.zianatural.com.
I followed this with Zia Natural Skincare’s Seaweed Lift Serum for normal, dry or aging skin.Made with vitamin A, red marine and blue green algae extracts and a co-enzyme I never heard of, Q10, it completed the job and left me ready for clubbing, also perfect to use both after a night a town, lifts you right up. $36.95, www.zianatural.com.
For my body I applied Zia’s Ultimate Body Firming Botanical firming gel, man does it smell and feel good with its blend of caffeine, vitamins, ginkgo and licorice root. Supposed to tone and smooth, $17.95.
Another anti-cellulite, toner that seems to get the job done is Perricone MD’s Ala Body Toning Lotion SPF 15, which protects from the sun while possibly eliminating ugly stretch marks. $75 at Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Sephora or www.perriconemd.com.
Then I plumped my lips with Perricone MD Cosmeceutical’s Lip Plump, $35.00, look out Angelina, you’ve got competition. Yeah right. Anyway it’s available at www.perriconemd.com or at Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Sephora et al.
To complete my beauty routine I tested Citre Shine Shine Miracle Split End Mender, again it worked miracles on my over-colored tresses, and it’s only $3.99 at CBS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, Target etc.
This just in…just introduced to a great cosmetics line from Naturally by Upper Canada Soap & Candle Makers–love it. Slathered the Body Butter (Buerre Pour Le Corps) from neck to toes and am feeling so soft and smooth all over–not to mention heavenly-scented. It’s made with cranberry Moro Orange and other natural ingredients and is completely free of parabens, mineral oils and synthetic dyes. What’s best, it really does leave your skin tingling. Only $12, too, for a 6.4 ounce jar. You’ll love it for yourself or for gifting this holiday season. www.uppercanadasoap.com, 800-548-4097.
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Verikira Naturals <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />Holiday Natural Aroma Shower Steamers — little scented balls that you put in the shower or near the bath tub that emit wonderful aromas that turn bathing into a luxurious, relaxing aromatherapy experience. Verikira Naturals® (www.verikira.com) Natural Aroma Shower Steamers are phthalate-free shower steamers made with the finest natural ingredients and pure essential oils. Start your shower, unwrap the steamer, and place it to the back or corner of the shower floor. As the moisture activates the steamer, the essential oils and flowing water make every shower a sensory journey. And they almost gift wrapped in gold, red, and green aluminum foil! Fragrances include: Cinnamon & Clove Comfort, Peppermint Awakening, and Eucalyptus Revival (my favorite) – and cost $24.00 for a 5.5 oz. set of 5). Also, along with Verikira Naturals profound commitment to wellness and passion for creating truly superior products, Kira Peterson, the creator,supports mpoverished, malnourished, and orphan children through various non-profit organizations throughout the world. With every sale, Verikira Naturals donates a portion of all profits to carefully chosen nonprofit organizations whose purposes align with Peterson’s core values – organizations that work to support human health and wellness. So you’re doing something for yourself, for those on your Christmas shopping list and for mankind.
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