Indulge Your Inner Woman with a Touch of the Natori Fragrance Collection

Natori Women's Fragrance Product ReviewHeld in deep plum-colored flacons, glass containers, and attractive plum and black bottles, Natori’s fragrance collection offers a tantalizing reason to indulge your inner woman with a touch of fragrant extravagance. The pleasure is undeniable. The appealing attractiveness of the collection is irrefutable. The price is extravagant. Nonetheless, I am so glad that I took the opportunity to indulge in a pleasurable experience such as this. Natori offers a fine collection of excellent products designed to tempt, tantalize, and perform. They are, in my opinion, worthy of being considered the cream of the crop when it comes to fragrant beauty products.

Natori’s Silk Body Crème
Sold in a generous 5 oz container, Natori’s Silk Body Crème is luxurious not only in the way that it feels, but in its floral-scented muskiness (notes of Natori’s Eau de Parfum) as well as its attractive deep-plum colored glass container. The crème is thick and creamy offering the touch of luxury with skin-softening excellence. If I can have one indulgence in these trying times, this truly might be the one. It currently sells for $75. I fell in love with Natori’s Silk Body Crème the first moment that I allowed it to glide onto my skin. It provides a silky feel as it glides over the skin without any of the greasiness that lesser brands are so prone to give. You can use it for your entire body, making it a perfect luxury crème for your boudoir.

Natori’s Perfumed Candle
Natori’s perfumed candle, a sheer luxury by any standard, sells for $75.00 and is worth every single penny. Offering an elegant, sophisticated look that resonates extravagance with each and every glance at the candle and whiff of the rich, deep scent it exudes, this perfumed candle is a must have item for any woman. The bone-colored wax has been poured into a 6.35-oz. container crafted in black glass and decorated with a river stone atop the lid. For those of you who are new to the pleasures of candle burning, the packaging provides easy directions for burning. Light one up for your shower, a romantic encounter, or some quiet time on your own.

Natori Women's Fragrance Product ReviewNatori’s Silk Shower Crème
Natori’s Silk Shower Crème is sold in a generous 8-fl. oz. plastic bottle, which is perfect since containers tend to get a bit slippery in the shower. Offering a touch of the Natori fragrance, this silky gel smells so good that I kept holding my hands up for a closer whiff. Something about it just made me feel alive and energized. Add to that the fact that this shower crème is so silky that I can’t seem to get enough of it and Natori’s Silk Shower Crème becomes one of those products that is going to show up on this year’s Christmas list. It lathers up really well and feels silky the entire time. It’s a luxuriating experience, so if you are into a bit of self-indulgence, it is definitely worth taking a chance to try it out.

Natori’s Eau de Parfum Spray
The Eau de Parfum Spray by Natori is delightfully oriental with a floral scent deeply immersed in an opening bouquet of rose petals and enhanced by deep notes of plum. The heart notes feature an alluring blend of purple peony, ylang ylang, and jasmine. Together, these floral notes provide a tantalizing aromatic experience that touches the inner being through its effervescent fragrance.

For the best results, use your pulse points (inner elbow, wrist, ankles, base of the throat, and behind the ears) to enhance the fragrant scent which also has a fine touch of amber, black patchouli, and musk. It is sold in a convenient 1.7-fl. oz. size for $80 as well as a larger, 3.4-fl. oz. size for $110. If you want to feel truly decadent, purchase the Eau de Parfum in the adorable .25 fl. oz. flacon. It is petite in size and adorably appealing!

I received the generous gift of these items for the purposes of reviewing them for Life Love Beauty. I am so glad that I did! If luxurious products are your thing, you should try these because they certainly fulfilled my expectations. Of course, since we are all different, there is always the possibility that you might not like them, but I doubt it. They are wonderful!

Products provided free to writer for reviewFor more information, please visit Natori.com.

The Benefits of Taking a Bath with Herban Renewal Bath Salts

Herban Renewal bath salts are a great and relaxing gift idea.The therapeutic benefits of taking a bath have been understood for centuries. While television commercials from the latter half of the nineteenth century depicted taking a bath as a soothing, relaxing experience, there really is more to it than that. The ingredients found in bath salts are credited with soothing powers that relieve tension, soften skin, ease muscle ache, and reduce pain.

Most bath salts contain some combination of sea salts, essential oils, and fragrance. The exact reasons behind the soothing benefits of bathing need a bit more investigation as the evidence is primarily derived from observational methodology. But do you really care? I know what I need to know and that is the one unequivocal fact that taking a bath simply makes me feel 100% better most of the time.

Try Herban Renewal and Arcelia Bath Salts! Colorful, fun, and relaxing...The fragrance emitting from the scented waters give me a mood boost that can include anything from an elevated sense of relaxation to a renewed sense of energy to an elated feeling of euphoria. Fragrance-related mood transformation is one of the benefits of taking a bath no matter how long you have to indulge in a nice hot soak. The essential oils in bath salts helps to soften and soothe dry or irritated skin.

The warm scented waters do soothe away my tension – both muscle and intellectual. Soaking up the sea salts, my body relaxes and so do my muscles. My back or leg pain is less evident and whether that is due solely to the sea salts or to the total combination of ingredients and the effect they have on my entire being is yet to be discovered. All I know is that a bath offers a unique experience like no other. If you don’t believe me, buy yourself a bath pillow, a few bath salts, a good book, a few scented candles, and maybe even a glass of wine and try this experience for yourself.

Recently, I was given the pleasure of trying out several bath salts produced by Herban Renewal. I received the 2-oz. size (they also come in a 10-oz. size) in the following scents: lavender, first rose, mint, and safflower. These are made with earth-friendly ingredients. I also received a sample of their hope lavender bath salts. A portion of the sales from the hope salts is given to the Cancer Services Network, a worthy cause.

This company also puts out a line of products aimed at the younger crowd, Arcelia. Similar to the soaps and lotions in this line, the bath salts are available in String Bikini, Calming Cucumber, and Mango Ole. They all smell great and include sea salts, sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, and fragrance.

One of the nicest aspects of the Herban Renewal line of bath salts is the fact that they feel sugary soft to the touch as you pour them out of the packaging and just as sugary soft when you step into the tub. The scent from each fragrance is mild so it does not overwhelm the senses, and they do linger afterward in a mild way. This allows you to use your own perfume, eau de toilet, or spray without competing against the bath salt fragrance.

It’s only $2.00 for the smaller size and $10.00 for the larger 10-oz. size, so these bath salts are more than affordable. Plus, you can always decide to purchase one of the Herban Renewal gift sets, which include bath salts in them. For more information, please visit: http://www.herbn-renewal.com.

The World of Bar Soaps: Organic, Aromatic, Cleansing, and Moisturizing – Tisserand, sukibody, and Herban Renewal

Consider these top bar soaps for your bathing needs.Bar soaps have come a long way over the years. Today, we have soaps crafted from all types of ingredients, an entire bevy of fragrances, a myriad collection of shapes and sizes, and variations of every color of the rainbow. Deciding which bar of soap you are going to purchase for your personal use usually has its roots in your childhood. Which bar of soap did your mother or grandmother purchase for her family? Have you ever purchased the same one or are you perhaps still purchasing it?

While soap is used primarily to cleanse, it is often used for other reasons as well. Some of us also like to indulge in a bit of inexpensive aromatherapy with the soaps that we use and why not? Today’s soap comes in so many interesting and delightful varieties and fragrances that it would be a shame to enjoy these soaps simply for their cleansing purposes.

Try Tisserand Aromatherapy's bar soap for a refreshing experience.Organic soaps offer the best opportunity since you can indulge in a bit of all-natural aromatherapy and cleansing without the need to expose your skin to synthetic colors or synthetic fragrances. If you haven’t tried organic bar soaps yet, you should since the fragrances are uplifting rather than overpowering. The lack of synthetic ingredients also means that organic bar soaps offer the perfect cleansing experience for delicate skin or for women who are interested in using products obtained from sustainable sources.

Tisserand offers a refreshing pure vegetable soap with a sweet orange, jasmine, and macadamia scent. The fragrance is just as delicate as the soap. It lathers nicely and quickly providing a whiff of its scent as it does so. The scent lingers on the skin afterward, so you smell good all day long.

Its attractive oval shape and color make it perfect for use at the basin, shower, or bath. Never having been tested on animals, Tisserand’s refreshing pure vegetable soap is made from ethically harvested plant extracts and essential oils including orange leaf oil, jasmine oil, macadamia oil, and orange oil. Since it contains cocoa butter, it also moisturizes the skin, something that is noticed each time it is used. You can get your own at http://www.tisserand.com.

Try the Sukibody sensitive cleansing bar for an organic bathing experience.Sukibody sensitive cleansing bar is another of the organic offerings that the world of body soap has to offer. In fact, it is a vegan bar that is designed to hydrate the skin while clearing up clogged pores. Sukibody sensitive cleansing bar features an invigorating lemongrass scent (a bit stronger than Tisserand’s orange scent) that awakens the olfactory senses to a heightened awareness. It is composed of solely 100% organic ingredients- shea butter and lemongrass extract and designed to exfoliate without the exfoliators while effectively cleansing the skin, awakening the senses, and invigorating your skin to a new-found vivacity.

The Sukibody sensitive cleansing bar lathers nicely and feels silky-smooth on the skin so it is perfect as a facial soap as well as a body soap. Its chunky, rectangular shape with rounded edges is eye-appealing, so you can use it at basin, bath, or shower. I found it to be perfect as a go-along for an overnight bag since it is relatively small in size. Visit http://www.sukiskincare.com/v2 and get one of these fantastic organic bars of soap for yourself.

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Get Ready to Pucker Up Using Soothing Arcelia Lip Balms and Lip Scrubs

Try Arcelia Lip Scrub  Tins for smooth, soft, and kissable lips.Ever feel as though you have something right at the tip of your lips – something you want to say or someone you want to kiss maybe? Well, if you use Arcelia’s invigorating lip scrubs and put their soothing lip balms at the tip of your lips, you might just get that chance to pucker up and kiss that dreamboat that you are pining after.

Okay, all kidding aside, if we don’t take care of our lips, especially as we get older, no one is going to want to kiss us anymore. Well, maybe they just might not enjoy it as much as they could have with silkily-smooth, luscious lips to kiss.

Try Arcelia Lip Scrub  Tins for smooth, soft, and kissable lips.Arcelia sugar lip scrubs come in three fresh-scented varieties: Sage Brush, Margarita, and Sopapilla. Containing beeswax and natural oils, each one offers a moisturizing experience that is pleasant. All you need to do to polish up your lips is to apply, rub, and rinse. It only takes a minute or two, so this should be part of your beauty routine each week.

One of the cool facets to Arcelia’s scrubs is that they are sold in neat little tins that are easy to open and close. This fact makes these scrubs user-friendly, especially for women who might be experiencing the early signs of arthritis in their hands.

Just in case you don’t read the labels, it is important to note that each one of these sugar lip scrubs might contain a bit of salt. I did not notice any salty taste until I gently rinsed my lips. It’s a mild taste though. Believe it or not, I noticed more salt in the Margarita lip scrub, which happened to be my favorite one anyway with Sage Brush as a close second. These are actually quite similar so there isn’t that much difference among them.

In addition to using a lip scrub product weekly to remove dead cells and rejuvenate your smoochers for happy kissing, you should apply a soothing lip balm to help keep your lips moisturized and fresh. The balms are sold in tiny little tins just like the lip scrubs so they are easy to carry and easy to open.

Arcelia offers five adorable lip balms: Sassy Sangria, Mojito Lime, Hibiscus Tea, Mucho Mango, and Beer: 30. With names like these, even your honey can enjoy them. Surprisingly enough, they all smell somewhat like their names with the exception of Beer: 30, which does not seem to remind me of beer at all.

The Arcelia label is part of the Herban Renewal group of products. You can purchase the Arcelia scrubs and balms at http://www.herbanrenewalinc.com/arcelia.html. Products provided free to writer for reviewI tried each of these as the result of a generous gift from the people at Herban Renewal, creators of this earth-friendly line of products.

Cover Up Dark Circles, Birthmarks, and Scars Easily with Smart Cover Cosmetics Cover-Up Kit

Try Smart Cover Cosmetics Cover-up products to hide blemishes, scars, and more.If you are anything like me, you are always looking for beauty products that you can use to hide those tiny (and large) imperfections that seem to magically appear as we get older. After all, we want to look as young or as beautiful as we can, for our self-esteem, for a mood lifter, and just because.

I recently discovered that I can cover up dark circles, birthmarks, scars, and more easily with the Smart Cover Cosmetics Cover-Up Kit. It has every skin care product I need to cover up just about every type of skin imperfection that I need to hide on my face or body. Let me tell you the truth. I love this product. It his my facial scars ( I have two), the tiny red veins at the base of my nostrils, skin imperfections, and more.


I also love that it is waterproof – a fact someone close to me might have appreciated one unfortunate “toss-her-in-the-pool” experience a few summers back. You never need to worry about reapplying it should you decide to freshen up before meeting a client, attending an afternoon conference, or meeting your significant other for a special dinner. This in itself is a win-win feature.

Since Smart Cover Cosmetics Cover-Up products are also non-comedogenic, they can even be used during those hormonal days when your skin seems to magically clog up and develop all sorts of skin problems despite your best efforts to avoid them. This is an especially good feature for those of us who want to hide imperfections on our best feature – our faces.
Try Smart Cover Cosmetics Cover-up products to hide blemishes, scars, and more.
Moreover, Smart Cover Cosmetics Cover-Up products have been dermatologically tested so even those of us with sensitive skin can use them without concern that we are going to create a new problem while trying to hide an old one. They go on easily and are non-greasy. Plus, I found them to be relatively smudge proof, another great aspect. When I remembered to avoid rubbing areas where I applied Smart Cover, it lasted long, almost forever. I even used it for light touch ups when I didn’t feel the need to start from scratch.

Smart Cover Cosmetics generously provided a Smart Cover Cosmetics Cover-Up Kit for me to review. Since I do have a significant facial scar right below my nose, I wanted to use this item immediately. I am glad that I did because I have discovered that it does work. Whether your skin imperfections are major or minor, you should try it for yourself and discover its ability to camouflage in just a few moments.

The Smart Cover Cosmetics Cover-Up Kit is sold in a convenient 10-piece cover-up kit at a reasonable price that falls below $30 even though it has a value of $121, and you can purchase it online at Amazon.com. Each 10-piece kit includes a primer lotion to smooth and prep the skin, 3 containers of concealing creme to hide imperfections, a tube of color corrector, a cover stick for targeted coverage, a vitamin stick to provide vitamins for dry, wrinkled skin, and 2 blending sponges. A camouflage brush is included for applying your products along with a convenient carrying case.

Don’t worry that you won’t be able to find the right shade because Smart Cover Cosmetics Cover-Up is sold in six great shades ― three light shades and three dark shades! You can use it to hide marks from Rosacea, laser redness, tattoos, age spots, varicose veins, wrinkles, birthmarks and more!

Product provided free to writer for reviewFor more information on Smart Cover Cosmetics, please see http://www.smartcover.com.

Comfort and Dryness in Talc-free Style – Herban Renewal and Arcelia Body Dusts

Try Herban Renewal and Arcelia Body Dusts for a comfortable and talc-free experience.Today, we know that talcum powder might soothe even the most delicate of skin, but it isn’t the safest for us to use. That is one of the reasons that the folks at Herban Renewal have created their own line of wonderful body dusts. Each one of their body dusts are safely made with earth-friendly products including vegetable powder, tricalium phosphate, and water-based colors or fragrance oils.

Talcum powder has been used for decades to absorb moisture from lots of delicate places including babies’ bottoms, mothers’ bosoms, tender feet, and more. Talc is composed of tiny particles of silicates along with other finely-ground minerals. Today, these are considered carcinogens that are suspected of causing lung tumors if inhaled. Therefore, it is best for you to avoid using talcum powder for your little ones as well as for yourself.

Try these pretty body dusts by Herban Renewal! Great for gifts for little girls.If you are new to the delights of body powders or dust as Herban Renewal likes to refer to it, you should definitely indulge in a bit of white-powdery bliss. First of all, body dust isn’t just for the body. Herban Renewal suggests that you dust your bed all over with their body dust for a bit of pampering bliss. Sounds like a nice romantic idea, doesn’t it?

Herban Renewal offers two lines of body dust. The first is their flagship line that happens to be called Herban Renewal. The second line is Arcelia, the line targeted for younger women or those women with younger preferences.

The Herban Renewal line features the delicate scents of First Rose, Garden Mint, Dream Dust Lavender, and Love Dust. Each one is just as appealing as the other. I loved them all, but then again, I have a fondness for body dust. I love to treat my feet to a delicate dusting each morning before stepping into my shoes for the day. The powder keeps my feet (and shoes) sweet smelling and dry throughout the day. I also like to dust myself all over with lightly-scented powder.

Try these non-talc body dusts by Herban Renewal.Herban Renewal’s body dusts are available in two sizes: a 1-oz. salt shaker and a 4-oz. crystal shaker. The smaller size currently sells for only $2.00 while the larger size has a price tag of $14.00.

Arcelia body dust is sold in the bolder scents of Mango, String Bikini, and Calming Cucumber varieties so that you can shake it up a bit and put a little zest into your life. Arcelia body dust is also sold in attractive glass containers. However, these dusts are available in three different sizes: a 1-oz. petite shaker, a 4-oz. glass shaker, and a 16-oz. glass refill container. Prices, respectively, are $2.00, $10.00, and $12.00.

The containers are reusable and it is rather cool that the company is using shakers. Personally, I like using them better than the body puffs since it creates a bit less mess in my boudoir. Products provided free to writer for reviewTry them for yourself (http://www.herbanrenewalinc.com/arcelia-dusts.html) and indulge in a bit of body dust for pure pampering pleasure. I received one of each scent in a variety of sizes so that I could review them for Life, Love, Beauty. I do like them and I believe they are worth their price tags.

Pampering Tips: Smoother, Softer Skin with Amazon Forest Brazil Nut & Vanilla Body Scrub

What do you think of when someone mentions the word indulgence? Are you thinking about delicious bites of decadent chocolates? Perhaps you are thinking about luxury hotels, spas, and vacations. No matter what images the word “indulgence” conjures up for you, there’s always time to explore the indulgence of using beauty products that pamper our skin and allow women to enjoy the benefits of skin-softening agents, aromatherapy, and skin exfoliants.

While our mothers before us might not have grown up with the indulgence of aromatic, skin-softening body scrubs that is no reason for us not to use these fine beauty products that allow us to slough off dead skin cells and rejuvenate new skin growth. I must confess that while I do not indulge in skin-softening body scrubs each day, I do like to take advantage of their pampering pleasures weekly.

One of the best aspects of using a well-formulated body scrub is its instant ability to make our skin feel smoother and more alive each time we use it. The Amazon Forest Brazil Nut & Vanilla Body Scrub is no different in this respect than any other. It reacts similarly to my skin as a dozen other body scrubs, so I am not going to tell you that it is the “best.” To me, there isn’t any “best” beauty product. There are only those that perform well, perform not so well, and perform poorly.

The Amazon Forest Brazil Nut & Vanilla Body Scrub performs well and does what it is supposed to do. As I gently massaged it onto my damp skin, I reveled in the delicate grittiness that I knew was removing dead skin cells gently. As with any beauty product intended for the skin, I paid special attention to problem areas such as my elbows, heels, and knees.

Manufactured by the The Boots Company out of Nottingham England, Amazon Forest Brazil Nut & Vanilla Body Scrub has been dermatologically tested so it is safe on your skin. It features a light camel color with brownish red specks and a light nutty scent. This isn’t one of those scents that instantly take you away with an awakening energy. It might very well be one of those scents that you either like or dislike with no in between. After using this product, my skin did feel smoother as I toweled off and throughout the rest of the day.

The Amazon Forest Brazil Nut & Vanilla Body Scrub has been formulated with moisturizing brazil nut oil, fragrant organic vanilla, and a bevy of natural exfoliants- all of which help to leave the skin feeling smooth. I received a generous 13.5 fl. oz. container for the purposes of reviewing it. Why not get one yourself (available at Amazon.com or http://www.us.boots.com/BrazilNutVanillaGiftCollection) and soak up the amazing ingredients in this exotic concoction for a chance at softer, smoother, healthier skin?

For Prettier Eyes, Treat Yourself to CVS® Pharmacy Collagen Treatment Eye Radiance

As a youngster, my biggest beauty problem was getting my mother to buy my favorite bubble bath. As time went by, I discovered new problems that tormented me in varying degrees. Only adult women like curly, red hair on little girls – kids absolutely hate it. My fair skin did not like the sun and turned red within minutes of being out on a hot day. Then, as I passed that milestone of turning into an adult, my skin began to wrinkle and crow’s feet began to develop around my once gorgeous eyes. Oh horrors!

This last beauty problem is the one that I am going to talk about today. Not one of us, absolutely not one, wants to have the telltale signs of getting older, taking in too much sun, or hydrating too little to show up on our faces as crow’s feet. Sure, we can try and play it off that our crow’s feet are the result of having a fun-loving personality and laughing or smiling all the time. Guess what? No one, absolutely no one, believes that fairly tale except for very young children.

While there’s no point in looking back and thinking about all of the activities that we should have avoided or all of the beauty treatments that we should have applied, there’s a huge reason to think about what we can do now. After all, improving our facial expression and enhancing our beauty should be at the top of our to-do list. One of the products that I have been given the opportunity to try recently (for free, my favorite price in the world), is the CVS® Pharmacy Collagen Treatment Eye Radiance product. Ten years ago, I wouldn’t have even been interested.

However, today, I am interested in every beauty product that is going to make me feel better or look better. So, for prettier eyes, treat yourself to CVS® Pharmacy Collagen Treatment Eye Radiance cream and see if you like it as much as I do. This collagen product is designed as a targeted eye treatment that reduces the appearance of wrinkles by filling them in. It is also designed to lighten those dreaded dark circles that make us look as though we haven’t slept in days.

Now, I do have to advise you that just as with any similar product, this isn’t designed to work overnight. Give it a few weeks for the best results. Be consistent with your use of the product, which you can use twice daily. I like the fact that it is fragrance free so it does not interfere with my cologne or lotion of the day.

While the product is both ophthalmologically and dermatologically tested, it does sting if you inadvertently get it into your eye. This shouldn’t be a problem unless you are one of those people who constantly rub your eyes or rub your tear ducts. I found that waiting a few moments after a hot shower before applying the CVS® Pharmacy Collagen Treatment Eye Radiance cream worked best for me since it gave my pores a chance to settle down.

Product provided free to writer for reviewAs stated earlier, I did receive this product for the purposes of reviewing it, so feel free to disagree with me. I am however going to continue using it until it is all used up!

Perfumes, Pulse Points, and the Delight of Neil Morris Fragrances

Neil Morris fragrance product reviewPerfumes provide a quick and easy way to lift our spirits, attract a mate, or simply feel better about ourselves. Whether you are one of those women who prefer to stick to a small arsenal of favorite fragrances or one who prefers to discover new favorites each fashion season, expressing your individuality with fragrances can be an enjoyable pursuit.

Personally, I have to confess that I do navigate toward my longtime favorites, at least for special occasions or when I need a “scentsational” experience to jiggle my mood to a happier plateau. Nonetheless, I love to experiment with fragrances for daily adventures in the realm of delightful, memory-invoking, unique scents. Before we explore Neil Morris’s Signature Collection, one of my newest finds, let’s take a brief look at pulse points.


Pleasurable Pulse Points

Neil Morris fragrance product reviewPerhaps one of the most important essentials to the art of wearing aromatic perfumes and colognes is to apply our fragrances to our pulse points. What are pulse points? Those areas of the skin where the blood vessels are close to the surface are known as the body’s pulse points. The blood vessels located at each spot pulse and radiate warmth, which helps to emanate or diffuse the scent that has been used.

The body’s pulse points can be found at the base of the throat, the inner part of the arm where it bends at the elbow, the soft portion of the knee where it bends, the ankles, behind the ears, and the inner portion of the wrist. Spraying each of these pulse points allows our favorite fragrance to heat up and pulsate into the surrounding air, gently sending our scent for others to enjoy.

Neil Morris Fragrances

Ultraniche perfumer Neil Morris has quite a history of producing unique scents. He loves to dabble with customized fragrances that are only available in “The Vault” on his Web site. He also has a unique “Signature Collection” that includes eight glorious fragrances designed to invoke a unique experience. I have been fortunate enough to receive all of these scents and I’ll give you a brief idea of what to expect from each so you can decide which ones might be perfect for your next special occasion or even just for your daily perfuming needs.

While the names are catchy, the notes contained in each are what matters here. “Aegean” offers the delicacy of mandarin and basil mixed with lavender and quince. The base notes of benzoin, sandalwood, and pearl musk provide that lasting musky scent that so many women enjoy.

Neil Morris fragrance product review

One of my personal favorites due to its light ctirusy scent, “Afire” offers a sweet experience that beckons one down a path of smoldering seduction. From the fresh citrus to the sweet berries to notes of frankincense and warm vanilla, you won’t be disappointed with this one.

The top, heart, and base notes of “Clear” are crisp and clean like a summer day filled with linden blossoms, mint, cedar, and a touch of musk. This is a great daytime fragrance!

One of the best notes ever to be discovered by man, or at least in my opinion, “Bergamot,” is featured in “Coral.” This fragrance is designed to take you back to a long walk on a Californian beach with the perkiness of the top notes of bergamot and pomegranate combined with the freshness of the heart notes of sweet pea, Bulgarian rose, and fig and finished with the base notes of musk, sandalwood, and incense.

“Gotham,” a fragrance inspired by Morris’s stroll along a Manhattan street on an October evening, offers a bit of mystery with spicy top notes of yuzu and black pepper and tender heart notes of narcissus and rose. The base notes of amber, ambergris, labdanum, myrtlewood, and Russian leather complete aromatic experience.

Neil Morris fragrance product reviewI love the sensual nature of “Rainflower” with its top notes of jasmine and freesia. These two are quite popular in a wide number of beauty products. The heart notes offer a floral experience filled with the scent of lilac, gardenia, tulip, and hyacinth, followed by the base of a soft musk.

“Storm” offers an exotic sense of urgency founded in lime and papaya laced with hyacinth and delphinium. Following those notes, this fragrance offers a nice touch of earth, marine, and musk scents.

“Zephyr” not only comes with an interesting name, but it offers a clever scent of papaya, tangerine, lily, and honeysuckle. A touch of white tea, amber, sandalwood, and musk complement this fragrance in a “scentsational” experience that has me drifting down memory lane on summer days.

Product provided free to writer for reviewIf the truth be told, my youngest daughter remarked that these scents all smelled like me or rather like fragrances that I tend to love. That is one of the benefits of using fragrances since they blend with our scent creating an individualized expression of sensual fragrance that can bring us comfort while invoking renewed life. Please check out http://www.neilmorrisfragrances.com for a look at his additional fragrances.

Explore the Delights of Earth-Friendly Beauty Products with Herban Renewal Body Wash

Whether you have time to luxuriate in a relaxing shower or you need to jump in and out in your mad dash for work in the morning, using any one of the aromatic array of body washes created by Herban Renewal is going to give you a skin-softening, fragrant, body-cleaning experience. Aromatherapy in a mini-version of pleasurable delight! Seriously, I am not kidding and truly mean it when I say that this line of body washes offers a silky feel with fresh, clean scents reminiscent of some earthly delight.

I love the zing of each one as the scent of each variety wafts up to my nostrils while I am using it. The silkiness of the body wash is amazingly sleek as it glides along my skin, moisturizing it with its nourishing oils. This fact alone makes this a perfect cleaning product for dry, chafed hands that desperately need a gentle touch. After all, just because the label states “body wash” does not mean that is the only good use of this product. I find that these delightful body washes are also great for washing fine delicates that should never see the inside of a washing machine.

Plus, I get a chance to do something nice for the earth while doing something nice for myself. Each product has been carefully blended using the freshest of fragrant botanicals and herbs, moisturizing oils, and in some cases, natural sea salts. I love that these body washes were all-natural, allowing me to avoid harsh chemicals and dyes.

The flagship line, Herban Renewal, offers four unique body wash varieties: Lavender Aloe, Love Aloe, First Rose Aloe, and Mint Aloe. I couldn’t wait to try them all. These are sold in three sizes (1 oz, 2 oz, and 8 oz) at three affordable prices, all of which are currently $8.00 and under. Since the smallest size is so tiny, you can easily keep one in your purse, briefcase, or desk drawer for those times when a light touch of aromatherapy is all that you need for a special pick me up.

I also sampled the line of body wash intended for the younger crowd, Arcelia. The fragrances are a bit more robust, offering an extra bit of zing. This line is earth-friendly as well and caters to the trends of today. Arcelia offers the following three scents: Calming Cucumber, Mango, and String Bikini. All of these are rather invigorating to the olfactory senses and a bit brighter in presentation than the flagship line. I can definitely see my youngest daughter “borrowing” these when she comes home for spring break next week.

In addition to enjoying the variety of fragrances and the silkiness of the body washes, I also loved the fact that the 8-ounce size came with a pump. This is so much more enjoyable for me to use than the typical body wash bottles sold in the store that I need to pour out. The pump offers a touch of that pampering feel that all women love to enjoy.

A word of caution – if you have severe allergies, make sure that you read the list of ingredients carefully before applying any of these products liberally. I haven’t read anything on this, but I like to remind people with allergies to be careful when using any type of fragrant product.

Products provided free to writer for reviewFor a look at the full line of Herban Renewal products, visit http://www.herbn-renewal.com.

Kissable Lips in Minutes with Comfort Zone’s Lip Blooming Products

Kissable lips are tempting with their plumpness, sensual contour, and tantalizing look – that’s what makes them so kissable! While it might have been easy to maintain kissable lips when we were young, it isn’t quite as easy a task as it used to be. Time takes a bit of wear-and-tear on all parts of our body, even our lips. As we age, our skin needs better care than it used to need. Our lips need and want pampering!

It is important for us to replenish and rejuvenate our lips if we want our husbands or partners thinking about kissing us more often. After all, what doesn’t tell a woman that she is loved and wanted more than a simple kiss? So, what makes lips so kissable in the first place? Obviously, it has to do with more than just the shade of lipstick or lip gloss that we carefully put on.

Our lips need to look good in order to be tempting for someone to kiss. This means doing away with lines and creases that tend to allow lipstick to cake or appear wrinkly on our lips. It’s all about moisturizing our lips and maximizing on the smooth, silky feel that lips are capable of having.

Fortunately, lots of products have been created to help us with the task of pampering our lips to baby-fine softness and kissability. I’ve been on a mission lately to discover a product that works for me while being fun to use as well as tasting good. Having gone through an array of chapsticks, some of which certainly tasted terrific while others did not, some of which glided on easily while others did not, and some of which brought back the plumpness of my lips while others did not, I am now on a mission to try a few other products.

Comfort Zone has come up with the Lip Blooming System- a set of three integral products designed to nourish and rejuvenate this delicate area of our face. I was offered a free gift of this Lip Blooming System for the purposes of reviewing it, so I saved the $64 I would have spent to obtain it. It’s worth the price though if you like to get kissed. In all honesty, this product is as much for our lovers as it is for us. After all, there’s a lot more kissing going on once your lips become glisteningly kissable in a matter of days.

The Lip Blooming System features a Lip Blooming Scrub, Lip Blooming Balm with an SPF of 10, and a Lip Blooming Gloss. The Lip Blooming Scrub is supposed to be used once or twice a week, depending on the condition of your lips. I like the way this one feels on my lips when I massage it into them. My lips felt more alive afterward too- kind of like they had received a giant dose of Vitamin C, which they actually did.

The Lip Blooming Balm with an SPF of 10 is designed to keep our lips kissable by restoring moisture as well as protecting them from the sun. Since I like the outdoors in the warm weather, this is an especially important factor for me. Since our lips are such an important facet of the way that we look, it is critical to take time to pamper them.

The final product, Lip Blooming Gloss, is great on its own or over lipstick. It glistens and tempts with its shiny, kissable appearance. There’s nothing like a little bit of gloss to get across the message that you want to be kissed!

Products provided free to writer for reviewI received all three of the above-mentioned products for the purposes of reviewing them. I’m glad that I did as my lips look and feel better, especially when receiving a few extra kisses. Get yourself a few extra smooches too while treating your lips to a bit of pampering!

For more information on Comfort Zone products, please visit http://www.comfortzone.it.

Relax and Enjoy a Good Book: So Into You by Sandra Hill

If you are up for some lighthearted fiction with a touch of sexy playfulness to it, So Into You by Sandra Hill is a perfect pick. The story brings readers into the life of the heroine, Grace O’Brien, as she tries to hide from the truth. Grace has led an interesting life as a rebellious teenager, ex-nun, championship poker player, treasure hunter, and folk healer. She has secrets as do most of us, but the biggest secret of all is the one that she hides from herself – her love for Angel.

So Into You engages readers with the behavior of the hero, Angel Sabato, who runs from what he believes to be the truth and the antics of the most animated woman in the Bayou, Tante Lulu, who tells it like she sees it. As I read the book, I found each new chapter to contain believable events and real-life people. However, personally, I found too many metaphors, too much slang, and too much “talking in the head” for my own personal liking.

If you enjoy reading a book that focuses on dialogue, then you will thoroughly enjoy this one. If you prefer a touch of mystery, you are not going to find much of it in this book. I found the heavy use of metaphors and the constant use of dialect a bit too annoying. I like a book that I can read without trying to get around the text. While there is only a touch of bad language, I didn’t enjoy its use either as I personally find it unnecessary in a good novel. However, if certain words are in your vernacular, you won’t have any problem reading So Into You. It isn’t the kind of book that I am going to pass on to my mother to read as I already know what her reaction is going to be.

So Into You is perhaps best for the younger crowd (under 40) who are looking for romance in their own lives or something to wile away a few hours of boredom. I could put this book down without qualms and for me that is reason enough to say that I could have done without it. Nothing in the storyline had me clamoring for more.

The storyline is transparent from the very beginning of the book, so if you are looking for some cloak-and-dagger type of reading, this isn’t the story for you. The plot is rather lightweight for my tastes, but for women who enjoy a novel to relax by, So Into You offers an easy-to-read story presented with a touch of humor, a lot of sex talk, a steamy sex scene, and quite a few colorful characters.

While the book speaks of emotional reactions – love, sadness, guilt, anger, and more, I did not empathize with any of the characters. The build up to each of these feelings is too riddled with “talking in the head” instead of actual emotion from the characters. Maybe I am just too old-fashioned in my tastes for books, but I would rather feel what the characters are feeling than read what they are saying to themselves while conversing with others.

A graduate of Penn State, Sandra Hill works as a freelance writer and education editor. She enjoys writing lighter fiction such as what you will discover in her latest book, So Into You.

Product provided free to writer for reviewI received this book for the purpose of reviewing it and I have offered my honest opinion. Give yourself a chance to disagree and grab the book for yourself.