Beauty Stocking Stuffers!

Here are my favorite Beauty items this season and they would all make terrific Stocking Stuffers!

Hair ties, headbands, and scrunchies can be more than just an accessory! They can be fun! With Scenties, you can add a fun twist to your kids’ hair ties, headbands, and scrunchies. These accessories are fragranced with playful scents, which can be enabled by simply Stretching and Sniffing the product, just like we used to do with the Scratch and Sniff stickers!  Your kids will be able to wear these products as hair accessories or bracelets, while also choosing from 7 different scents, including Cotton Candy, Bubblegum, Vanilla Cupcake, Strawberry, Sour Apple, Watermelon, and Chocolate Fudge Brownie. These are sure to be a hit with kids of all ages!

Founder of Scenties and mom of 4, Kara Dahn, grew up in the 80’s and was obsessed with Scratch & Sniff stickers. She is also an accessories enthusiast that believes that you can never have too many accessories, which is why creating Scenties was the perfect way for her to put together two of her favorite things and create an incredibly useful and original product out of it.

In addition to the exciting new addition to the Scenties collection, the brand is also partnering with Child Mind Institute, which is an independent national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. As a mom with a history of anxiety, and now seeing her children struggling with anxiety too, Kara didn’t think twice about supporting this incredible cause.

All of Scenties’ fragrances have been created to comply with the International Fragrance Association Standards. Each scent lasts for at least 6 months, and all you have to do to activate it is stretch your Scenties product; It’ll almost feel like you’re wearing a new perfume every day!

  • Retail Price: $6.99- $21.99
  • Available for purchase via the website

Glitter Peel-Off mask from 7th Heaven blitzes away dirt and grime to reveal a radiant, fresh complexion. It’s the ideal detox for skin after a long day to cleanse impurities that can lead to breakouts! Featuring pomegranate, cranberry and biodegradable glitter, the fresh fruity scent and fun glitter helps uplift your mood! Available in single-serve pouches for $1.99, it’s a steal! 

Refining Sugar Cleanser from MyCHELLE smells like a sugar cookies and is so amazing, you want to eat it. Fantastic scrub for the face and body to get rid of dead skin cells and renew skin! I absolutely love this one! It smells terrific and you only need to use a small amount!

Piggy Paint is great as a kid’s stock stuffer – it’s a line of adorable super safe nail polish for kids that is made from the safest ingredients and come in the most fun colors! I love that these are safe for little ones to wear!


SOPHi
 makes great nail polish for adults (especially pregnant mamas because it is all natural and free of all the nasties!!) I love how this would be a great gift for those who are expecting!

GuruNanda Modern Diffuser provides 6 hours of aromatherapy Enjoy aromatherapy with the GuruNanda Modern Essential Oil Diffuser! This powerful ultrasonic oil mister is perfect for helping you relax after a long day or to help get you energized or motivated in the morning hours. Simply plug the GuruNanda Modern Diffuser in with the included AC adapter, add water and a few drops of your favorite essential oil, and turn on! This oil diffuser covers up to 200 sq feet with natural fragrance and has a run time up to 6 hours per fill! This stunning and elegant aroma mister also features rotating color lights and TURBO mode to give you a powerful stream of instant therapeutic mist.

Self Disclosure: I received free samples of the above items to facilitate this Beauty Holiday Gift Guide. Images were also provided.

MASAMI hair products are a beauty must-try!

Looking for hair products to try? MASAMI is the only clean haircare brand that harnesses the hydrating power of the Japanese seaweed, Mekabu.  After experiencing MASAMI just once you’ll be daydreaming of long walks down a sandy beach and leave with a spring in your step (and hair). Even if Winter is approaching, in sunny SoCal you can always walk at the beach. I really love the shampoo and conditioner in this product line up. You can find all their products here.

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

Beauty Must-Buy! 7th Heaven — Charcoal Peel Off Mask

Staying at home more for Spa treatments during this pandemic? I know that I am and I absolutely love the 7th Heaven Face Masks! The latest one I’ve tried is the Charcoal Peel-Off Cleansing & Detoxifying Easy Peel Mask. You don’t have to book a fancy spa treatment to treat your skin to charcoal’s powers.  The newest all-natural, high performing home facial treatment from 7th Heaven — Charcoal Peel Off Mask — comes in a single-serve sachet for just $1.99.

Mineral-rich mask features charcoal, which attaches to toxins and impurities then brings them to the skin’s surface. It is great for problem and oily skins and it is super easy to use.

  • To use:
    • Cleanse skin
    • Apply mask
    • Relax for 15 to 20 minutes (hint: use while bathing!)
    • Peel off
    • Enjoy fresh, clean, fabulous skin
  • Available for purchase at Walmart
  • Cruelty-free, member of BUAV/Leaping Bunny and PETA

For more information, please visit www.my7thheaven.com

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

Summer Beauty Must-buys!

During this pandemic, many of us are doing our own manicures and pedicures! SOPHi allows health-conscious women to have a worry-free, yet long-lasting manicure! Non-toxic, virtually odorless nail polish that is better than 9 or 16 free, because it is free of ALL harsh chemicals! This water-based formula leaves nails healthy and doesn’t cause them to yellow or become brittle. Plus, SOPHi is cruelty-free + vegan. They also have a sister line called Piggy Paint (you may remember that I featured in the Spring!) for kids that is fun, bright and 100% safe for use! I love that there are no harsh chemicals in this nail polish!

If you want a whiter smile, you must try this!

True Minerals is first truly clean at-home teeth whitening system. The line includes a two-step Daily Teeth Whitening Kit and a three step Advanced Dental Whitening System. Both options gently and visibly whiten teeth without the use of harsh chemicals for a brighter smile and boosted confidence. Both are mineral-enriched, enamel and gum safe, with no sulfates, no artificial colors, fragrances or flavors. I like how simple this one is to use and that it works!

7th Heaven’s nourishing Peel-Off Masks

And, finally, while you are waiting for your nails to dry and your teeth to whiten, bring your skin back to life with 7th Heaven’s nourishing Peel-Off Masks! Their assortment of masks instantly purify and refine skin with natural goodness. Contrary to scrubs, peel-off masks are gentler and more effective in removing dead skin cells. Cruelty-free, vegan and EASY, 7th Heaven is the perfect way to pamper your skin! These really are my new favorite face masks!

Self Disclosure: I received free samples of the above items to facilitate this post. Images were also provided.

Beauty Stocking stuffer!

Looking for a great beauty find that will be perfect in Mom’s stocking this year?  Refining Sugar Cleanser from MyChelle Dermaceuticals is at the top of my list!

Refining Sugar Cleanser is a natural sugar and intoxicating Vanilla-infused cleanser that gently exfoliates surface impurities as it transforms into a creamy, foaming lather—leaving skin radiant and refined. Boosted with anti-aging Matrixyl® Synthe’6™ Peptide, bioactive Plant Extracts, and Hyaluronic Acid to help keep skin hydrated. Best part? It’s made without GMO, Gluten, Parabens, Petroleum, Phthalates, Silicones, Sulfates, Ureas, Artificial Fragrances, and Artificial Colors. And it’s Vegan and Cruelty-free! $25

Self Disclosure: I received a free sample and images were provided.

Burke Williams Offers Peace This Holiday Season with Luxurious Gift Card Packages

Burke Williams Day Spa is pleased to spread joy this holiday season with four generous gift card packages. California’s ultimate self-care destination, Burke Williams, offers world-class amenities and a full menu of services for guests to relax, renew, and wash away the stress of the holiday season.

Packages include a variety of signature Burke Williams treatments including massage therapy, facials, manicures and pedicures. All packages include a choice of a custom enhancement including  Aromatherapy, Hot Stone or Detox for massage therapy and Professional Peel Exfoliation, Illuminating Spray, Stem Cell Spray or Age Defy Spray for facials. Burke Williams is also giving a generous bonus 3-day spa pass with all packages to extend the transformative spa experience throughout the year.

Receive “A Present of Peace” for $160 (valued at $215), to indulge in an 80-min Pure Relaxation Massage or a Spa Style Facial with an enhancement of choice. Enjoy a “Mind + Body Holiday” for $270 (valued at $375) with an 80-min Burke Williams Signature Massage and a 50-minute Spa Style Facial plus an enhancement of choice. Indulge in “Ultimate Comfort & Joy” for $500 (valued at $660), including an 80-minute Burke Williams Massage, 80-minute Radiance Facial, massage or facial enhancement of choice, 20-min Herbal Spa Bath, Luxe Spa Manicure and Pedicure with Dazzle Dry, and a pedicure enhancement of choice.

Appreciate ultimate tranquillity with “A Year at Burke Williams” for $1,100 (valued at $1520). This year-long gift package includes 16 individual services or 4 spa days throughout the year that combine multiple sensorial Burke Williams treatments.

All holiday gift card packages can be customized to include specific Burke Williams signature services and enhancements, or gifted simply as the amount so the recipient can select their preferred 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 loved ones. Packages go on sale Friday, November 22 and are redeemable at all locations.

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

Credit: Burke Williams. Self Disclosure: Some form of compensation may have been received to post but I am a big fan of Burke Williams and highly recommend.

Comedones and breakouts

Introduction

There are many different sorts of acne and other skin problems that you’re likely to run into in regular life, and all of them are irritating and unsightly. One of the most common types are comedones, which you’re likely to encounter when you’re dealing with other skin conditions. But what causes comedones and how do you get rid of comedones? Read on to find out more!

What are comedones?

Comedones are small bumps on your skin, usually on your chin and forehead. These occur when you’re dealing with general acne outbreaks, and they can be unsightly and annoying. There are two main types of comedones: blackheads and whiteheads. Blackheads are open comedones, with a dark color at the top, while whiteheads are closed and have white or flesh-colored tips.

Generally, comedones are caused by trapped hair follicles. That means that some dead skin cells have been trapped in the spot where a hair follicle is trying to grow, leading to clogging up and swelling of the are. It’s most common in adults with oily skin and smokers, as well as those who consume a lot of dairy products or fats and sugars in their diet.

How to deal with comedones

Treating comedonal acne can be annoying. The best way to deal with this is to go straight to the source and prevent your skin from producing too much sebum, which is a major cause of trapped hair follicles and comedones. That means that many standard over the counter medications might not be enough to make a major difference. Misumi Skincare makes a range of natural premium skincare products that can make an enormous difference to your skin health, dealing with comedones and breakouts quickly and easily.

Most of these products are applied directly onto the skin of your face, clearing up your skin by removing the outer layer of your skin and stripping away blockages. That sounds harsh, but it can be very effective, and all of the products on offer from Misumi Skincare are entirely safe and natural in their formulation.

Comedonal acne can be frustrating to deal with on your own, so seeing a professional healthcare provider for advice is an important part of the process if you’re having major problems. It’s going to take time for any treatment to have a major impact on your skin, and even then you’re going to have to keep treating it over time. Comedonal acne can be treated, but not cured, and new breakouts of comedones are always possible, even after you’ve cleaned up one outbreak.

Conclusion

Dealing with comedones and breakouts can be annoying. There are options, but you may find that it takes a little while to find the right product for your skin in order to clear it up effectively. You’re going to have to be prepared to deal with future breakouts, unfortunately, as the skin types that cause comedones can be treated rather than cured, and there is no permanent solution to this.

Burke Williams Celebrates Moms with Luxurious Mother’s Day Gift Card Packages

Burke Williams offers gifts of love this Mother’s Day with three special Gift Card Packages. Celebrate mothers this season with the gift of a transformative Mother’s Day experience they will never forget. Each package includes a collection of Burke Williams signature treatments that are sure to make mothers feel valued and appreciated. Packages are available now at all ten spa locations. Standard packages are listed below, prices vary by location.

Honor her with “Give Me Life” for $150 (valued at $180), including a 50-minute Pure Relaxation Massage or 50-minute Spa Style Facial, Spa Pedicure, and a 3-Day Spa Pass (bonus value of $225).

Delight her with “Renew My Life” for $250 (valued at $300), including an 80-minute Burke Williams Signature Massage, Spa Manicure, Spa Pedicure, and a 3- Day Spa Pass (bonus value of $225).

Cherish her with “Nurture My Soul” for $350 (valued at $425), including a Regenerate: Anti-Aging Facial, Spa Manicure, Spa Pedicure, and a 3-Day Spa Pass (bonus value of $225).

WHEN:

April 18, 2019 – May 12, 2019

WHERE:

Gift Card Packages are available at all Burke Williams spas, prices vary by location. For information on Burke Williams and to find a spa near you visit www.BurkeWilliamsSpa.com or call 1-866-239-6635.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Self Disclosure: Some form of compensation may have been received to post. Information and images were provided.