Sunday, November 11, 2018

Rituals- The Ritual Of Ayuerveda Balancing Treat Gift Set

I love a good bath and body gift set at the Holidays. They are among my favorite gifts to give ( and get ).

Rituals has self care down inspired by Eastern traditions and their holiday sets are beautifully packaged  , ready to gift as is. No wrapping required.

The Ritual of Ayurveda set includes smaller but not mini shower foam, shower oil, body cream and dry oil. All musts for winter dry skin . The fragrance is a nice soft one  with Indian Rose, Sweet Almond Oil and a hint of spice. The dry oil has the least fragrance with the body cream having the most.

The box has a golden medallion  on the front and this 'ritual" comes in a red one wrapped with a pink ribbon and gift tag attached. Other varieties come in different colored boxes.

Rituals has many sets available across price points and fragrances.

Rituals- The Ritual Of Ayurveda Balancing Treat  Gift Set is $ 29.50 at Rituals online and in stores.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

L'Oreal Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition Honey Balm & Honey Eye Gel

L'Oreal went to the hive for the newest skincare .

Age Perfect All Over Balm & Honey Eye Gel both use the ingredient to add some moisture along with calcium and antioxidants to help soothe and soften skin.

All Over Balm reminds me some of their Golden Balm line from years ago. There was a fab eye cream that sadly was dc'd.  This new balm is meant to be used anywhere you need some heavy duty moisture. Elbows, face , hands/knuckles, etc. It's thick , hydrating with shea butter, beeswax , apricot kernal and sunflower seed oils.  The fragrance is lightly floral with a little honey. I really like this and will be using it a lot now that cooler weather is coming. I also love that it's easily found at any drugstore . ( $ 24.99)

Honey Eye Gel has a neat triple rollerball to smooth over eyes . The gel is thin and adds light moisture with a slight firming/tightening feel. That makes it  a nice pick for day but the cooling feel of the rollerballs is welcome after a long day. This does have alcohol denat. in the ingredients ,I wish it didn't but I still like it overall. Coconut and jojoba seed oil along with glycerin add the moisturizing. ( $ 24.99)

Also part of the line is Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition Nourishing Moisturizer which has a new look and the addition of honey . It's a nice thick, super creamy , highly moisturizing rich cream for day or night.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Dove X Dunkin Ultimate Life Hack Contest

Dove & Dunkin want to help you get the morning started on the right note.

Let's face it, for most of us coffee  or tea gets us going and helps keep us on the move. At my office , a client brings a Dunkin Donuts care package twice a month including donuts .  When it's early and we've rushed in, it's a nice thing we really appreciate even if our waistlines don't.

And Dove Dry Shampoo ? A staple along with their body wash and deo.

So the two  have partnered for a contest that wants to know what your ultimate life hack is in  the #DoveXDunkin Ultimate Life Hack Sweepstakes. You could win a year's supply of dry shampoo & coffee or gift cards.

Per Dove here's all you need to do and it's pretty easy :

Now through Nov. 8th Contestants just need to snap a photo and share how they run on coffee and dry shampoo on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtags #DoveXDunkin and #DxDSweepstakes 

·         For official rules and regulations, visit

o   NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Dove Hair & Dunkin’ Donuts Ultimate Life Hack Giveaway is sponsored by Conopco, Inc., d/b/a Unilever. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. & D.C., 18 &  older. Begins 9:00 a.m. ET on 9/27/18 &  ends 11:59 p.m. ET on 11/8/18. For official rules, visit

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Pond's New Rejuveness & Clarant B3 Daily SPF 30 Moisturizers

Pond's has two new day creams joining their line and ready to take us into Fall when skin needs more moisture along with continued sun protection.

Both have SPF 30 coming from both chemical & physical sunscreens. 7% octinoxate & 6% zinc oxide and are oil free.

Rejuveness Anti Wrinkle formula contains a small amount of alpha hydroxy acid in the form of lactic acid ( it's the last ingredient) to aid in smoothing and refining skin . This cream is lightweight , sinks in fast and  is non greasy but  nicely moisturizing and after two uses I did feel  a bit smoother. It was subtle but there. It feels soft on skin and has very little fragrance.

Clarant B3 Even Skin Tone formula is slightly thicker then Rejuveness but still isn't heavy on. It's adds medium hydration to skin with a soft touch feel and a fresh fragrance. Niacinamide provides the B vitamin meant to help brighten .

These are both a solid choice for a basic day moisturizer  especially for combo and normal skins and come at a great price point .  Each tube is 1.7 oz which also makes it easily portable in your bag or overnighter.

Pond's Rejuveness & Clarant B3 Daily Moisturizers With Sunscreen are $ 9.99 at drugstores .