Looking for the perfect gift for your Mom this Holiday season? Burke Williams Spreads Joy This Holiday Season with Exclusive Gift Card Packages! These will be a hit with your loved one!

Looking for the perfect gift for Mom? Or maybe you’re looking for the perfect gift for your wife? Burke Williams is my favorite Spa and they have some exclusive gift card packages that are sure to be a hit with your loved one this holiday.

Burke Williams offers rest and sanctuary with luxurious spa days that can be curated to bring ultimate comfort, wellness and peace. Packages include a variety of signature Burke Williams relaxation and beauty treatments including massage therapy, facials, manicures, pedicures and custom enhancements like hot stones and aromatherapy.

I love visiting because I always feel like I’m away from the hustle and bustle yet I didn’t have to go far away.

So, if you are looking for a great gift that someone special will just love, how about “A Present of Peace” for $150 (valued at $200), to indulge in a Pure Relaxation Massage or a Spa Style Facial with an enhancement of choice. Or how about a “Mind + Body Holiday” for $250 (valued at $350) with a Burke Williams Massage and a 50-minute Spa Style Facial plus an enhancement. Don’t these packages sound lovely? But, I think the one that I would love to receive is the “A Year at Burke Williams” for just $1,000 (valued at $1400). This year-long gift package includes 12 individual services, or 4 spa days throughout the year that combine multiple sensorial Burke Williams treatments. Maybe Santa will bring me this one! (I’m hoping!)

All holiday gift card packages can be customized to include specific Burke Williams signature services and enhancements, or gifted simply as the amount so that the recipient can select their own services to renew and refresh. Gift certificates are available for purchase at all Burke Williams locations and online to print at home or email directly to your gift list.


Burke Williams will transform this holiday season with the gift of joy. For information on Burke Williams and to find a spa near you visit www.BurkeWilliamsSpa.com or call 1-866-239-6635.


Self Disclosure: I received 3-day spa passes to facilitate this post. Images were provided. No other compensation was received and I honestly am a big fan of Burke Williams. 

Olay Foaming Whip Body Wash is a Must-Try!

This breakthrough shower foam will change everything you think you know about foaming body wash. While other foams quickly dissolve into a watery solution that washes down the drain, Olay Foaming Whip lathers instantly into a thick and luxurious foam that literally defies gravity. Where other foams fall, Olay Foaming Whip flips. The difference A first-of-its-kind foam that envelops skin in a rich lather for maximum product on skin, maximum in-shower delight.

I like that this one really goes on smooth and washes off so easily! It’ lightweight and I love the different fragrances. My favorite is the White Strawberry & Mint. It is also available in Shea Butter and Birch Water & Lavender.

Get your hands on the full collection beginning July 2018, where Olay products are sold. Suggested Retail Price: $4.99 (10.3 oz.)


Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this post.

Fall Beauty Must-Haves from Rimmel London!

Fall is almost here even if it still seems like Summer! Here are some new beauty must-haves from Rimmel London!

Wonder’fully Real Mascara is my new favorite to-go-to Mascara! It really makes my eyelashes look fuller! I like the brush on this one and I love that it is affordable! Retails for around $5.99 and easily found at Target and other retailers.

It’s available in Black, Waterproof Black, Extreme Black and Very Black,

Another Beauty Mut-Have this Fall is the Lasting Finish 25HR Breathable Foundation. This foundation is the lightest long-lasting formula available on the mass market. This special formula builds and blends with ease to ensure a flawless canvas with every application. I love that it really does last throughout the day and looks fresh and that it is sweat and water resistant. It also has SPF 18 to help protect your skin during the day. It has a built-in ergonomic cushion applicator that I really like too.

Available in 16 skin-true shades:

 081 Fair Ivory  100 Ivory  101 Classic Ivory  102 Light Nude  103 True Ivory  200 Soft Beige  201 Classic Beige  203 True Beige  300 Sand  302 Golden Honey  303 True Nude  400 Natural Beige  402 Bronze  502 Noisette  503 Mocha  504 Deep Mocha

This one is also quite affordable at $7.99!

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this beauty post. Images were also provided. 

Mangiacotti’s Mini Lip Repair is a Beauty Must this time of year!

Are you looking for Lip Care with a very simple ingredient list? I finally found one!

Introducing Mangiacotti’s Mini Lip Repair a trio of 1.5 inch travel sized, on-the-go, non GMO, ALL Organic, all-natural lip balms.

These miracle lip treatments provide a subtle surface shine and crazy soft and supple feel while penetrating deep into the dermis to hydrate, nourish, moisturize and protect dry, depleated, chapped lips.

And they smell and taste delicious too!

I absolutely love that they are ALL Organic and smell and taste delicious!

What’s On the Inside? Fortified only with the highest-grade pure ingredients and NO added Parabens, Phthalates, Petrolatum or SLS!

Mini Lip Repair is exceptionally good at softening and nourishing dry lips as it soothes and hydrates with organic Beeswax and Vitamin E, leaving a light, silky barrier on lips. Beeswax conditions skin and creates a seal of protection from air and other drying elements (there are no adverse health effects associated with licking too much beeswax off of lips). Antioxidant Vitamin E moisturizes and repairs lips and a hint of Rosemary Extract provides a one-of-a-kind refreshing tingle. This lip balm isn’t thick or goopy—quite the opposite. The potent yet lightweight formula includes olive, sunflower and hemp seed oils to keep lips hydrated for a very long time. Swipe it on in the morning and you won’t feel the need to reapply until after lunch. That is, if you can resist reapplying this seriously addictive and delicious lip smacking formula so natural it’s good enough to eat!

Mini Lip Repair comes in four delicious scented flavors; Jasmine Plum, Lemon Verbena, Clementine and Pomegranate all naturally derived, which means apply, and reapply, with lip-smacking abandonment! My favorite is the Lemon Verbena!!

What’s On the Outside?  The cutest lip balms ever!  Each box of Mangiacotti’s Mini Lip Repair include three adorable 1.5” mini-sized tubes each lasting 2 to 3 weeks with daily use.  Sized perfectly for travel or to tuck away in small places or give-away to friends who need some lip repair.

These are a must for the Summer but actually are great for any time of the year!

Suggested Retail Price $6.50.  Available at stores nationwide and www.mangiacotti.com

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this post. Information and Images were also provided. 

I love the Gracieux Beauty Super Fruits Antioxidant Masque! This one is a Beauty-Must-Buy!


Looking for a great Facial Masque that has natural & organic ingredients and leaves your skin feeling clean and softer? I just love the Gracieux Beauty Super Fruits Antioxidant Masque! My skin actually feels smoother! They combine Blueberry, Cranberry, Oregon Grape, Bayberry, Cayenne and Seabuckthorn. I am truly impressed with the natural ingredients in this Masque. It’s super easy to use and I recommend using at least once a week! It really does leave my skin feeling refreshed! I honestly think it is one of the best skin products I have tried! This company also has a variety of other products so check out their website! 

You can purchase at http://gracieuxbeauty.com
There is a coupon code that is good through September 30th, 2018 and gives you $10.00 off. It is ma10off.

Self Disclosure: I received a free sample to facilitate this post. Images were also provided for my use.


This past Spring, PUR attitude™ announced the release of its PURenergizer™ Complete Anti-Aging Kit. The kit features the Nano Solutions Skin Infuser a handheld device that harnesses ultrasonic nanotechnology to transform targeted serums into a potent “nano-vapor” that can penetrate more deeply into the skin. This process creates fresh liposomes on the skin at the time of application, which enables improved delivery of key ingredients. The process works synergistically with the skin’s natural lipid barrier; the experience is therefore personalized for every user’s unique skin type.

The PURenergizer™ Complete Anti-Aging Kit uses a waterless natural polymer system found in almost every cell of the human body. By linking these natural polymers with phospholipids, ceramides, and sphingolipids, the ultrasonic technology creates liposomes of 7.0 – 10.0 microns, which allows for the improved absorption of key ingredients through the skin’s defense wall. This process plumps the skin and softens the look of wrinkles with technology that is safe and natural.

The PURenergizer™ Complete Anti-Aging Kit transforms vital nutrition for the skin using a nano-solution vapor that allows key ingredients to penetrate more deeply. The kit includes one bottle each of the new serums: MAX Defense Lift & Firm Nano SolutionMoisture Magnet Anti-Aging Nano Solution, and MAX Brightening Nano Solution.  These serums are intended to be used together to visibly improve skin firmness, elasticity, radiance and overall skin tone. The rechargeable Nano Solutions Skin Infuser is designed for daily use, and the entire process takes just minutes to complete.

MAX Defense Lift & Firm Nano Solution is an age-defying complex that delivers a powerful combination of antioxidants for broad-spectrum defense against oxidative damage. It also provides nutrients to enhance natural skin recovery and minimize the signs of aging. MAX Defense is available in 1 fl. oz.at a retail price of $45. (This is approximately a six-week supply, when used once daily.) Key performance features include:

  • Watermelon extract protects skin deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) against free radicals.
  • While most products protect against just one form of free radical damage, this serum fights both reactive nitrogen species (RNS) and reactive oxygen species (ROS) free radical damage.
  • Probiotics increase skin energy.

Moisture Magnet Anti-Aging Nano Solution is formulated to invigorate the skin’s natural barriers to help it retain moisture, increase hydration, and deliver necessary electrolytes. Moisture Magnet is available in 1 fl. oz. at a retail price of $45. (This is approximately a six-week supply, when used once daily.) Key performance features include:

  • Natural polymer acts as a moisture magnet, binding hydration to the skin.
  • Sea Kelp replenishes the skin’s electrolyte balance.
  • Lipids replenish the skin’s natural barrier.
  • Treats dry skin by nearly doubling hydration and delivering essential electrolytes.
  • Leaves skin feeling cool, refreshed and more radiant.

MAX Brightening Nano Solution was created to improve the skin’s overall firmness and lighten dark aging spots. The solution contains an active form of vitamin C that improves collagen synthesis. Max Brightener is available in 1 fl. oz. at a retail price of $45. (This is approximately a six-week supply, when used once daily.) Key performance features include:

  • Significantly lightens age spots.
  • Combats hyperpigmentation.
  • Evens out skin tone and texture.
  • Improves skin elasticity.

When comparing the performance of these serums used on their own to application of the same serum with the Nano Solutions Skin Infuser, liposomal nano-vapor demonstrated that it was 150 percent more effective in skin moisturization, 150 percent more effective in smoothing skin texture, and 30 percent more effective in overall skin care results.

Each product in the PUR attitude line is dermatologist tested and approved, backed by independent clinical studies, and follows the brand’s standards for “Safe Beauty,” avoiding harsh chemicals, parabens, PEG’s, glycols, sulfates, petro-chemicals, synthetic fragrances and artificial dyes.

I had the opportunity to try this out and am quite impressed with the Kit! It’s easy to use and you can really see a difference in your skin! 

The PURenergizer™ Complete Anti-Aging Kit is available at a retail price of $80. The kit includes one PURenergizer™ Nano Solution Skin Infuser and one bottle each of MAX Defense Lift & Firm Nano SolutionMoisture Magnet Anti-Aging Nano Solution, and MAX Brightening Nano Solution. Serums can be replenished individually. For more information, please go to www.PURattitude.com.


Self Disclosure: I received a free sample to post. Information and images were also provided. No other compensation was received and I only feature products that I recommend.

My Favorite Must-Have Skin & Hair Products this Summer! Sun Bum!

Summer is still here and that often means hair care is different and also Sunscreen is a must! It’s always a must for me living in sunny So Cal but here are my new favorite to-go-to products from Sun Bum!

The Original SPF 70 Sunscreen Lotion is my favorite! The moisturizing sunscreen formula will protect your skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays and it works great on outings such as the beach and the waterpark! It is water resistant up to 80 minutes and I love the smell! It also leaves my skin soft and it isn’t greasy! I also like the SPF 15 Original Spray Sunscreen! It’s not a very high SPF so I don’t use it daily but this one works well and smells great!

I also love their Shampoo and Conditioner but my favorite is their Beach Formula 3 in 1 Leave in Conditioner because it works and it protects your hair from UV rays. It isn’t sticky and I love taking this one with me on travel. Sonny’s Original Surf Paste is a must and has great hold. It is also great for fine hair. It also smells good and doesn’t flake in your hair.

Find out more about all these products and more here.

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this post. Images and any opinions are my own. I only feature products I highly recommend. 

Sunscreen is a Must this Summer!


Ocean Potion Dab-On Spot Stick SPF50: Convenient, portable solution for face, nose, ears, scalp. Liquid formula won’t melt in warm conditions. Use under cosmetics, dries instantly, matte finish. Unique applicator does not pull or drag on skin. Fragrance-free. PABA-, paraben, oxybenzone-free. Broad-spectrum protection. Water- and sweat-resistant (80 minutes). 0.65 fl oz. MSRP $4.99. Available at walgreens.com.
Ocean Potion Clear Zinc Oxide FACE Potion SPF 45: Light, creamy zinc formula applies easily, goes on clear, dries to a matte finish. Great for sensitive skin. Broad-spectrum protection. Water- and sweat-resistant (80 minutes). 1.0 oz.  $4.99. Available at walgreens.com.
Ocean Potion Convenient 3 oz. Travel Sizes: Fortified with Vitamins D3 and E and sea kelp extract. Lotions absorb quickly. Orange-cream fragrance. SPF 30 and 50 are PABA-, paraben-, oxybenzone-free. Broad-spectrum protection. Water- and sweat-resistant (80 minutes). MSRP $4.99. Available at walgreens.com.



NO-AD Body and Face Stick SPF 50: Super convenient stick. Ultra-lightweight formula applies smoothly and goes on clear with no white mess. Fragrance-free, nonirritating formula is great for sensitive skin. Broad-spectrum protection. PABA-, paraben-, retinyl palmitate-free. Water- and sweat-resistant (80 minutes). Great value!    1.5 oz.  $6.99.  Available at walgreens.com.  



BullFrog Land Sport Quik Stik SPF 50: Lightweight, non-greasy, clear zinc formula leaves no white residue. Convenient, no-drag application enables on-the-go coverage for face, nose, lips, ears, or scalp. PABA- and paraben-free. No Avobenzone or Oxybenzone. Fragrance-free. Hypoallergenic. Non-irritating, good for sensitive skin. Broad-spectrum protection. Water- and sweat-resistant (80 minutes).    .65 oz. MSRP $ 7.49 Available at walmart.com.

My favorite is the BullFrog Land Sport Quik Stik SPF 50! I love how it is lightweight and leaves no white residue!

Here are some helpful tips provided by our friends of the above products:

Sunscreen Smarts: Easy-to-Do Tips


  • Limit sun exposure, particularly between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. when the sun’s harmful UV rays are the strongest and most damaging to your skin.
  • Apply sunscreen 15 to 20 minutes before going out in the sun and reapply every two hours or after swimming or sweating.
  • Use a golf ball-sized amount (1 oz.) each time you apply or reapply sunscreen.
  • Sunscreen should be broad-spectrum, at least SPF 30 and water-resistant to help protect from UVA and UVB rays.
  • Remember, spray-on sunscreens MUST be rubbed into the skin to be effective.
  • Your lips need protection, too—use an SPF 15 or higher lip balm.

 Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this post. Information was also provided.