Christian Dior Addict Lipstick Review

The Christian Dior lipstick is quite popular with most ladies regardless of their age group. I like the Dior lipsticks for their renowned and superior quality. I have realized that the Christian Dior Addict lipstick products are among the very best in the market today. You can make your choice from the wide variety of colors available.

I have also realized that these are splendid creamy items that are offered in radiant shades. With the Dior Addict lipstick, I am fond of a stylish variety of quality lipsticks that I can use with every fashion and in every season. It costs me a few extra dollars to purchase the Dior Addict lipstick, but to me it is absolutely worth every single cent I invest in it because I like it so much. These lipsticks are valuable makeup products that are being enjoyed by countless other ladies all over the world today.

The Christian Dior Addict lipstick is a comfortable formula that leaves my lips sparkling. Wearing it imparts a nice amount of shine and I do not look too glossy or at all plastic. I am a sucker for packaging and the pearlescent tube of the Christian Dior Addict lipstick is pretty to me. I have now realized why people purchase it and why those operating on stretched budgets become loyal to the lipstick. I especially adore the lipstick in Gallant Bronze, which is a warm pink. I have found it to be marvelously shiny and glossy like all other Dior lipsticks. Its formula is perfect.

The new Dior Addict lipstick is beautiful and sophisticated with an ever subtle sheen. It is possible to get one that looks like your lips and one that perfectly suits your skin tone. I now know that with the new Dior addict lipstick you can also get a glamorous shade that you can comfortably wear to work on a daily basis. You can add a couple of layers to it and there you have more impact from the new Addict lipstick for your evening out. With this range of lipsticks, you are sure to get a consistency that is incomparable and an amazingly light feeling that keeps true color on your lips.

The Dior Addict lipstick 2011 is your lifestyle lipstick. Most people call it a stylish array of high quality lipstick that is worth trying out. This Dior Addict lipstick for 2011 comes with most of the characteristics that I look for in a lipstick. I find it moist, radiant, and most importantly, very long lasting. With the 2011 package, everyone is sure to find a variety of fashionable lipstick colors to suit their individual tastes and preferences.

 

How Eye Drops Can Help You

When your natural tears are not able to sufficiently bring relief to your eyes, it is time to use eye drops.  It is a proven fact that eye drops help get rid of many eye irritations. Eye drops are known to bring dampness to your eyes, which helps take care of soreness in the eyes. These drops normally replenish the eyes and also help cure bloodshot eyes. Bloodshot eyes could be caused by colds or allergies as well as irritation, smoke, or other factors. Eye drops normally act like fake tears. The good part about eye drops is that in most cases they can cure the irritation problem very fast.

A good example of very effective eye drops is Alcon eye drops. This is a trusted brand across the globe for most ophthalmic cases. Alcon can be used to treat open angle glaucoma or increasing hypertension. Their effectiveness is facilitated by the fact that they contain Brinzolamide. They are not to be taken orally but should always be put in the eyes. These eye drops are not to be used by children. On the other hand, pregnant mothers should use it with caution and speak with the doctor first. It is also to be avoided by people who get allergies to the product or sensitivity after using it.

Remember that there is often an eye drop for every eye condition. It is therefore important to take the right one for your case. Eye drops are good for people with allergies, astigmatism, color blindness, eye infections, dry eyes, and even for eye floaters. If you have a problem of eye twitching, pink eye, or even a low vision, eye drops can often help deal with all these problems. Modern technology will not allow our vision to suffer.

In case you encounter any problems when using eye drops, or if you need help choosing the right eye drops, it is advisable to consult a physician. However, please avoid over-using eye drops. When in doubt, read the packaging or speak with your doctor.

Old Spice Body Wash Review – Red Zone, High Endurance, & Classic

My husband really likes the Old Spice Red Zone Antiperspirant products, so when we were offered Old Spice Body Wash to review, I jumped at the chance. I knew we both already liked the customary fragrances offered by Old Spice, so it was exciting to try something new in their product line. I have to admit that I am partial to these products, especially because they add to that enticing, lingering scent that hangs in the air after a guy walks by.

Old Spice Body Wash in the Red Zone collection comes in a number of fragrances, including Swagger, Showtime, After Hours, Glacial Falls, and Aqua Reef. This nicely scented collection of men’s body wash products works to hydrate skin and employs an eight-hour scent technology that keeps your man’s skin fresh and smooth throughout the day. The Red Zone collection also includes Red Zone Double Impact Body Wash, which features a special separate moisturizing layer inside the suds. Red Zone Vitality and Hydrowash Body Wash are two other Old Spice body wash products to consider. These products contain extra special ingredients that go beyond the normal clean and fragrant effects of a good body wash. Hydrowash includes mineral and vitamin E cleanser complex while Vitality includes aloe and vitamin E cleanser complex. Red Zone Body Wash by Old Spice retails for between $3.79 and $3.99 for 12 to 16 ounces.

 

In terms of other Old Spice body washes, this company also offers High Endurance Body Wash, with its dual-action formula that provides awesome lather and a great scent, available in Fresh, Mountain Rush, Smooth Blast, Pure Sport, Pacific Surge, Arctic Force, Conditioning, and Cooling scents. The High Endurance collection also includes Hair & Body Wash, which allows guys to shower even faster, cleaning from heat to toe using the same product. This dynamic duo is available in Conditioning and Cooling formulas and retails for $3.99 for 18 ounces.

Guys may also enjoy the Old Spice Classic Body Wash – think original Old Spice, which offers an invigorating and refreshing shower experience (18 ounces for $3.79; 23.6 ounces for $3.99). Countless other products are available in the various collections, including a variety of deodorant and antiperspirant products (including clinical strength), and of course, the traditional Old Spice cologne and after shave. The price points are set comfortably where just about anyone can afford this tried and true, much loved brand.

Like I said, my husband uses various products from the Red Zone collection and I am a fan of him using them. They smell so good! I really believe products that smell this good can also instill a certain amount of confidence in the person wearing them. The Old Spice Red Zone body spray products are some of his favorites, too. Quick, easy to use, and effective! I think he uses them almost every day. I think one of my favorites is Swagger, which just makes me want to stop whatever I am doing and follow him around like a lost puppy. The scent is so alluring that I find myself daydreaming sexy thoughts about tearing his clothes off! So there you have it, ladies and gentlemen. It isn’t just the AXE line that makes women want men – Old Spice has it going, too!

For decades kids and wives have given the men in their lives products from the Old Spice brand for Father’s Day, birthday, and holiday gifts. Now Old Spice offers even more options for the favorite men in your life. Check out the available fragrances the next time you are in your favorite drugstore or take our word for it and get your dad, boyfriend, husband, brother, or son an invigorating product that works well, smells great, and lingers throughout the day, following the men who use it with an enticing aroma that can’t be beat.

And if you still aren’t convinced, just check out the really fun and humorous comments and reviews on the Old Spice website!

 

Lasting Weight Loss – Go UnDiet by Gloria Tsang, RD

Each year, millions of people go on and off diets as they attempt to lose weight, sometimes unsuccessfully. The problem with dieting is that it usually leaves dieters hungry, making it nearly impossible to stay on the diet for very long. As a result, it makes better sense to find strategies that you can use on a regular basis to help you lose weight.

Fad diets only add to the confusion. From high fat to low carbs to high protein to low sugar, fad diets are all over the nutrition spectrum. How can we know what to eat in order to lose weight when we are constantly bombarded with conflicting information on a regular basis? Maybe we could be doing something differently. Maybe dieting isn’t the best answer for those who want to lose weight.

Gloria Tsang’s book, “Go UnDiet,” provides 50 small actions that people can take to lose weight and keep it off. The book features 11 chapters that focus on a variety of topics. As a registered dietician (RD), Tsang has the background to add substance to her ideas.

Are you really happy denying yourself the simple pleasure of food and going hungry nearly all of the time? If not, this book could be the perfect answer for your weight goal. It promotes healthy eating along with the need to take charge of your health and your weight. Some of the best tips include writing a food journal to monitor your daily caloric intake, starting a daily exercise routine that fluctuates in intensity, and paying attention to food labels. The book is packed full of information on processed foods of all types including reduced fat, low sugar, and low sodium varieties.

What I like about this book is that it offers explanations for every “undiet” comment. Read the book if you want to modify your eating habits without rigid dieting in a way that helps you keep off the weight as you lose it. In “Go UnDiet,” Tsang provides the straightforward advice that many people are looking for to help them slim down while promoting a healthy lifestyle at the same time.

I received my copy of “Go UnDiet” free for the purposes of this review. I highly recommend it as I did glean quite a few useful tips that are helping me to slim down just in time for the upcoming summer months. The book retails for $21.95 in the USA and $25.95 in Canada.

 

29 Cosmetics D’Vine Grape Seed Age Protecting Conditioning Mascara Review – Vine Noir M01

I won’t leave the house without mascara on my lashes, so you can imagine how critical I am when trying products for the first time and deciding which to keep in my makeup bag. I am happily surprised with my first few experiences using D’Vine Grape Seed Age Protecting Conditioning Mascara by 29 Cosmetics. This black mascara offers insane, expert coverage and full definition of lashes for a look that is flawless every time. I really couldn’t ask for more.

When I try a mascara product for the first time, there are a few things I notice. Here are my criteria for evaluating mascaras:

•    Does the mascara lengthen my lashes enough?
•    Is there good volume in this product?
•    Does this mascara help to curl lashes?
•    Is the color a good fit for my lashes?
•    Does it smudge easily?
•    Is it waterproof or would I prefer it to be? Does it stand up to its name if so?

Made in Italy, D’Vine Grape Seed Age Protecting Conditioning Mascara by 29 Cosmetics comes in a sleek silver tube. The .28 oz. tube has a nice feel and it is easy to apply with the high quality, full mascara brush. This 29 Cosmetics mascara gives incredible, instant results. I am really impressed with the expert coverage of this product and fullness of my lashes after using it. The black color of D’Vine mascara is perfect – it looks great with any skin tone or hair color.

I found the D’Vine Grape Seed Age Protecting Conditioning Mascara to be everything I hoped a mascara product could be. It covers every lash effectively, curls, lengthens, and thickens lashes perfectly. In reading the packaging, I learned that this makeup product contains anti-oxidants from grape seed extract to nourish lashes and protect them from environmental toxins and pollutants (as well as free radicals).

D’Vine Grape Seed Age Protecting Conditioning Mascara by 29 Cosmetics is available in two shades – Vine Noir and Devine Brown. It retails for $26 per tube and you can get it online at www.29cosmetics.com.

 

La Fresh Eco-Beauty Acetone-Free Nail Polish Remover Pads Review

La Fresh nail polish remover padsOne of the least pleasant parts of at-home manicures and pedicures for me has always been the nail polish remover. It stinks, stings in cuts, and if you get too much on your skin, you can sometimes taste it. Nail polish remover certainly isn’t great for you in general, so many companies have been producing acetone-free nail polish remover products. La Fresh Eco-Beauty Acetone-Free Nail Polish Remover Pads are one such product that makes the nail polish removing process so much more pleasant.

I received a few samples of La Fresh Eco-Beauty Acetone-Free Nail Polish Remover Pads for the purpose of this review. I wasn’t sure what to expect, since all my life I have used standard bottles of nail polish remover. After testing out these fragrant nail products, I am happy to report that nail polish remover pads may just be the future of nail polish removal!

La Fresh Eco-Beauty Acetone-Free Nail Polish Remover Pads come in small, single-use packets that are perfect for changing your manicure or pedicure on the go, especially on vacation. One of my favorite things about these nail polish removal pads is their lovely citrus smell. The fragrance is called “fresh Tuscan orange” and it is as good as it sounds. The scent is nothing like what you would expect from a nail polish remover product, which is so welcome. The citrusy orange smell is refreshing and invigorating, making the manicure change even better.

My other favorite feature of La Fresh Eco-Beauty Acetone-Free Nail Polish Remover Pads is that they effectively remove the nail polish from all 10 nails with just one pad. The pads are also 100% biodegradable, living up to their “eco-beauty” name.

The packaging advises that there’s no need to rinse your hands or nails after using this product. I still do, but it is mostly out of habit. Despite their all-natural composition, this product is still flammable, so use with caution and do not use when smoking or around open flame. Some of the ingredients in La Fresh Eco-Beauty Acetone-Free Nail Polish Remover Pads include: Propylene Carbonate, Ethyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Aloe Vera, Rosemary Leaf Extract, and Vitamin E, among others.

La Fresh Eco-Beauty Acetone-Free Nail Polish Remover Pads are cruelty free. You can buy sets of six or multiple sets of six, as well as a gift set of La Fresh nail polish remover wipes. You can find them on Amazon for $3.99 or $10, depending on quantity.

 

New AXE Excite Product Line Review

The new AXE Excite product line offers men another sensory way to grab the attention of women around them. Ladies, if you are looking for a new fragrance for your man to try, this might just be the one. AXE Excite features enticing hints of coconut, caramel, and hazelnut for a seductive finish that lingers and reminds us why we love our guy so much.

I received samples of the new AXE Excite product line, including Deodorant Body Spray, Deodorant Stick, Antiperspirant Invisible Solid, and Revitalizing Shower Gel, to try out on my man for the purpose of this review. The AXE Excite products are packaged in sleek yet rugged black styling with purple accents. The containers must have been ergonomically designed – I especially like the container for the AXE shower gel.

I really enjoy the fragrance of the AXE Excite line and especially the Deodorant Body Spray. It is absolutely something I would have picked up at the store if I were out shopping for my husband. The fragrance is alluring without being overpowering. The fragrance lingers and leaves a hint of mystery to inspire you to come back for more.

AXE Excite is described as being a woody fragrance, but I like to think of it as more of a light hint of paradise. I am a big fan and my husband likes it too. I am glad I got to check out the AXE Excite product line first hand. You can too, if you are selected as a winner of Life Love Beauty’s upcoming AXE Excite product giveaway! Stay tuned for details!

AXE Excite products are available at many of your favorite grocery stores, drugstores, and mass retailers for a suggested retail price of $4.99 for Deodorant Bodyspray, Deodorant Stick, Antiperspirant Invisible Solid, and Shampoo (coming in June 2011), or $3.99 for Shower Gel. These products are also available online at Amazon.com. For more information, check out www.theaxeeffect.com.

 

Alcon Eye Drops: Naphcon A Eye Allergy Relief Review

Alcon eye drops, particularly Alcon Naphcon A Eye Allergy Relief drops, are a true lifesaver when it comes to my spring allergies and hay fever.  My optometrist / ophthalmologist recommended these Alcon eye drops as a surefire way to alleviate the itchy, red, watery eyes that I experience every April and May during spring allergy season when all the pollen starts falling from the trees. I had never heard of Naphcon A or Alcon eye drops prior to this doctor’s visit, but I happily added these allergy relief eye drops to my list of spring allergy must-haves.

Alcon Naphcon A Eye Allergy Relief drops are a clean eye drop that works immediately to soothe and hydrate the eye. You can use these soothing Alcon eye drops to flush debris from the eye or simply to reduce eye redness or alleviate irritation. I use these religiously as my go-to “pollen eye drops” for my spring pollen allergies, but my husband’s friend is mildly allergic to our long-haired dog and still has amazing results with these drops. Whenever he comes to visit, he uses my Alcon eye drops (always Naphcon A) and still comments how impressed he is at the speed with which the drops take the itch out of his eyes.

The Alcon Eye Drop product is available as a single eye drop or as part of a two-pack at your favorite drugstore and online at Amazon. I highly recommend the two-pack so you can take one to work and leave one at home, or place one in your purse and keep it with you at all times, keeping the second one in your medicine cabinet. The bottles are a little small for my tastes, but they are well worth the price due to the instant relief these drops provide time and again.

Benefits of Alcon Eye Drops: Naphcon A (allergy eye drops)
•    Effectively eliminate itchy eye symptoms
•    Easily flush foreign particles from eyes
•    Excellent, very fast allergy relief
•    Great travel size
•    Convenient two-pack available
•    Contains an antihistamine as well as a redness reducer
•    Highly recommended by eye doctors
•    Works the first time, every time

If you are wondering about the disadvantages and advantages of Naphcon A, you can see above how I found many positive reasons to use this product. It really is my eye drop of choice, and others who’ve used it seem to agree. I thought long and hard to come up with some disadvantages as well, but the only thing I came up with is that the bottle is awfully small for the price. However, to me, the effective and immediate relief I experience from using these drops is well worth double the cost. (But don’t tell Alcon that!)

So anyway, I usually buy a two-pack to stretch it further. That seems to last me all allergy season and then some. Then I come back to the CVS or RiteAid and buy more whenever I run out – I am a very loyal customer.

Naphcon A drops used to be prescribed by doctors but now they are available over the counter. These Alcon allergy eye drops are backed by great reviews on Amazon and countless others throughout the Web. Those who use these drops agree that they work. I stand firmly behind this product and will continue purchasing it as often as my allergy symptoms persist. I include these with my allergy regimen of Chloraseptic Allergen Block and Allegra D 24-hour allergy medication. I have already purchased these Alcon drops on at least two occasions since I first learned about them. This style of Alcon eye drop is effective at relieving allergy symptoms from pollen, grass, ragweed, animal dander, and hair.

If you are wondering, “How long can you use Naphcon-A eye drops,” simply refer to the product packaging to ensure you don’t over-apply them to your eyes. According to the bottle I have right here, the directions say to put one to two drops in the affected eye or eyes up to four times a day. Check with your eye doctor or physician if you feel you may need more frequent relief.

Alcon eye drops for watery eyes – these drops are suitable for use with a variety of eye conditions, including itchy, watery eyes associated with allergies and irritation. You can use Alcon to flush your eye out when you are suffering from a foreign body or particle such as an eyelash or a piece of makeup or pet hair. The clean, cool Alcon eye drop soothes the afflicted eye and eases the discomfort you may be feeling.

You can buy Alcon Naphcon A allergy eye drops at CVS or your favorite pharmacy, and also conveniently online at Amazon.com. Don’t forget to get the two-pack so you always have these powerful and effective eye drops on hand.

 

Sweet Treats and Edible Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day sneaks up on us so quickly sometimes. For me this year is one of those times. Sweet treats and gifts of chocolate, baked goods, and other yummy goodies can be a fantastic last-minute gift idea for mom on Mother’s Day. You can choose anything from authentic Italian butter cookies to frozen chocolate croissants from Williams-Sonoma. (I’ve had these and they are phenomenal.) You can satisfy Mom’s every craving, from chocolate to baked goods to sweet wines and everything in between. Here are some additional suggestions for sweet treats for Mother’s Day gifts.

Give your mom the gift of indulgence this Mother’s Day with any of these delectable treats!

Guylian Belgian Chocolates
What mom doesn’t love chocolates? Consider the delightful selection of Belgian chocolate from Guylian, a company rated extremely high on customer satisfaction in Amazon reviews. These chocolates are adorable to look at too, if you can resist popping them in your mouth on first sight. Shaped like little seahorses and an assortment of seashells, there’s so much to love about these delicious chocolate delicacies besides the taste alone.

Guylian Belgian Chocolates are available in a wide variety of flavors and styles, including their Original Belgian Chocolate Sea Shells. Choose dark chocolate for the wine connoisseur or milk chocolate for the all-American mom. Don’t feel bad if you are tempted to order one of the minis for yourself – you can also get the dark chocolate or milk chocolate seahorses in a smaller size that is perfect for personal snacking or inclusion in a chocolate or wine themed gift basket. You can also find bars of chocolate (as well as no-sugar-added bars) and individually wrapped truffles to suit any tastes.

The marbling of Guylian’s Sea Shells Original Praliné makes for a truly beautiful piece of candy. The dark chocolate of Guylian Sea Shells Extra Dark blends marvelously with the dark chocolate hazelnut filling. The lovely seahorses will surely appeal to Mom, with the underlying philanthropy of Guylian’s Project Seahorse, which helps to advance marine conservation.

I would like to disclose that, for the purpose of review, I received a generous sample of Guylian chocolates that I was able to share with my own mom. The presentation and taste backed by highly positive customer reviews make this chocolatier a fast favorite for Mother’s Day or any gift opportunity. If you don’t believe me, try them for yourself – available online at Amazon with fast shipping. For more information about Guylian Belgian Chocolate, please see: www.guylian.be/en.

Sweet Sally’s Bakeshop
To round out our sweets for Mom feature, Sweet Sally’s Bakeshop sent a generous array of yummy baked goodies for us to relish for the purpose of review. The Carrie’s Classic Spritz Spring Flower Cookies and heart-shaped butter cookies are two of my very favorites, as I am a complete sucker for cookies. The lemon bars made a great mid-morning snack, especially when I had skipped breakfast!

The popular heart themed tin of goodies that arrived included Big Apple Spring Crackle, Mrs. B’s Russian Tea Cakes, and Carrie’s Classic Spritz Cookies (shaped like hearts). My favorite of these, again, was the cookies. Just the perfect texture and a delicious taste that begs “just one more.”

While I believe most desserts that I choose will usually have chocolate as an ingredient, I enjoyed the non-chocolate goodies in this “Trio of Love” gift set even more. While I found the taste of the Big Apple Spring Crackle a bit too close to a saltine cracker dipped in chocolate for my personal liking, I still thought it showed a baker’s ingenuity and a new way to satisfy a sweet craving.

In their own special box, Caryn’s Tangy Lemon Bars were PERFECT. I loved these and am somewhat sad I sent them home to be shared between my mom and dad for the sake of my diet. Alas, better to share than squander. I’m happy to spread the cheer of these delicious bars that were perfectly moist, sweet, and just lemony enough, not too much so. Completely scrumptious!

These are just a few of the treats at Sweet Sally’s. All goodies are trans-fat free and made of healthy, natural ingredients. For more information, please see: www.sweetsallys.com.

Other Goodies for Mother’s Day
Some other special treats to consider as Mother’s Day gifts may include homemade baked goods, gift certificates to your mom’s favorite bakery or sweet shop, a candy gift basket, brownies, or a gift basket brimming with all things chocolate. Another option is to take your mom out for ice cream to enjoy a banana split or her very favorite frozen treat, whatever that may be!

What sweets have you given or received for Mother’s Day?

Contemporary Wool Clothing for Warm Weather – Ibex

Ibex Indie Cross-Back Dress WoolGone are the days when you could only wear wool clothes in the winter. Wool may not sound like a hot fashion, but you’d be surprised at the styles, colors, and cuts that are in fact made of wool. From shirts to skirts and even sundresses, you can find countless fashions that are contemporary and sexy – and made of wool!

I received two wool dresses from Ibex for the purpose of review, and gosh are they fun and lovely. One dress is similar to a tunic, with long sleeves, pockets, and a hood. It’s a pretty ash grey color, very soft, and provides just enough coverage for spring and fall weather, or cool boardwalk nights in the summer. The dress is cute and fun, offering a nice change from the standard dress style and fabric.

Ibex Indie Cross-Back Dress WoolThe second dress was one of my favorite wool fashion finds ever – a fun and summery blue dress with a crisscross in the back. The Indie Cross Back Dress in Star Blue from Ibex features a main color that is in between royal and navy with a fun purple accent. The dress itself came down to a little below my knees. The blue wool dress became one of my favorite beach dresses in Aruba on my recent vacation. I honestly could never guess it was made of wool if I hadn’t read the label. The dress kept me cool in the sun and provided just enough warmth when the storms and winds came through. I especially loved the sexy cross back and spaghetti type straps.

According to Ibex, wool is a “naturally versatile fiber” that allows it to be crafted for performance, comfort, and style. Wool is also a renewable resource, making it a smart and eco-friendly choice for Earth Day shopping or anytime you want to do your part to help save the planet. The wool fibers used to create Ibex fabrics and garments are very small micron diameter fibers, ensuring the ultimate in comfort and soft texture.

Ibex wool offers great temperature control, wicking moisture away from the body and evaporating it, helping to keep you comfortable no matter what the weather. The soft wool fabric of Ibex and Ibex Indie products allows you to get away with so many fashion options, especially layering if you need some additional layers of warmth.

You might not expect this, but wool is also easily machine washable. The fabric fends off stains and washes easily. I threw my blue wool dress in with other blue clothing in cold water in the washer and it came out as good as new!

I think the Star Blue color may be retired already, but you can get this cross-back dress in incredible shades of violet, black, or shell on Amazon.com. I think I like the violet shade even better than the dress I have! This dress is soft, flirty, and fun for most summery occasions. I highly recommend it!

 

Natural and Botanical Sleep Aids – Aromatherapy to Help You Sleep

SoBotanical SoBo Apothecary Headease Pure Essential Oil SynergySome people are luckier than others when it comes to getting some good shuteye. If you have issues sleeping, I can’t tell you that a botanical or natural sleep aid will do the trick and cure your issues, but it’s possible it might help. Aromatherapy is a popular concept and many experts in the industry firmly believe in its benefits and value. Essential oils, natural fragrances, and organic ingredients can contribute to better mental, spiritual, and emotional awareness. Before going too far into treatment for sleep problems, consider natural and botanical sleep aids through aromatherapy to help you catch your zzz’s.

I received a couple of aromatherapy products to review in relation to getting a more relaxed sleep. I received free samples of SoBo Apothecary Headease Pure Essential Oil Synergy by SoBotanical and Goodnight Essential Oil Roll-on Remedy by Tisserand for the purpose of this review. I’ll give you my thoughts on these products, which I feel are well suited for restless sleepers, especially when traveling on business and needing to get some sleep away from home.

Tisserand Goodnight (Sleep) Essential Oil Roll-on Remedy
Tisserand Goodnight Sleep Essential Oil Roll-on RemedyI have tried other products by Tisserand in the past and I’ve always been a fan of their aromatherapy products for beauty, health, and general wellness. Tisserand products are paraben free and contain no synthetic fragrances – important if you care about healthy aromatherapy! The Tisserand Goodnight (Sleep) Essential Oil Roll-on Remedy is a 10ml roll-on product that contains a handmade blend of essential oils including tranquil organic lavender oil, comforting organic bergamot oil, and serene organic ylang-ylang oil in a base of organic jojoba.

I believe my product is a previous generation of the Tisserand Aromatherapy product, Sleep, which is a roll-on for troubled sleepers as well, featuring the same ingredients. When you unscrew the cap on this aromatherapy roll-on, the fragrance is delightful and organic. To use, gently roll product onto your pulse points as needed. Tisserand Goodnight Essential Oil Roll-on Remedy (Sleep) is a Vegan product that is not tested on animals.

Tisserand Aromatherapy products contain only pure, naturally-occurring essential oils – nothing synthetic. You can buy Tisserand products like the Tisserand Goodnight Essential Oil Roll-on Remedy online at retailers like Amazon.com.

SoBo Apothecary Headease Pure Essential Oil Synergy by SoBotanical
SoBotanical SoBo Apothecary Headease Pure Essential Oil SynergySoBotanical offers countless luxurious aromatherapy products as well as bath and body goodies. I received a number of their great products for free for the purpose of review, and came to find out that Headease is one of their best sellers. A soothing and relaxing blend of Peppermint, Lavender, Chamomile, Eucalyptus, Marjoram, and Basil essential oils blend beautifully together to pull you away from the day and help you drift off to a comfortable sleep.

SoBotanical’s SoBo Apothecary Headease Pure Essential Oil Synergy comprises anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal properties to enhance the immune system and alleviate various symptoms of cold and flu, such as headache (thus the name), sinus problems, and achy joints. SoBo Apothecary Headease Pure Essential Oil Synergy is designed to assist easier breathing as well. The company recommends trying Headease as a room spray, too. SoBo Apothecary Headease Pure Essential Oil Synergy retails for $11 -$38. For more information, see http://sobotanical.com.

Aromatherapy can be a great sleep aid. It may not work for everyone, though. What is your experience?

Review of Telebrands HeelTastic Intensive Heel Therapy Product for Cracked, Dry Feet

TeleBrands HeelTastic product review for feetI apply lotion like mad, I wear socks most of the time, and I take good care of my body in general. Dry skin and not-so-soft feet still tend to be issues for me, so I am always looking for miracle cures to help my feet stay soft and smooth for good. I recently received a sample of Telebrands HeelTastic product in a goodie bag from an event I attended for United Cerebral Palsy. I misplaced the product for a little while, but I found it the other day and started using it almost every night now that spring is here. I want my feet to be ready for flip-flops and pedicures!

HeelTastic claims to make dry, cracked heels disappear. Here’s news for you – it ain’t lying. I am so excited to report that after only two or three applications, I noticed marked improvement in the quality of my skin and the softness of my heels and feet in general. I really am impressed with the immediate results I noticed in such a short time.

TeleBrands HeelTastic product review for feetSo now for some details…. First of all, my feet really aren’t too bad, just a little rougher than I’d like. I don’t have any splitting or really bad heels or anything like that. However, I always apply lotion before going anywhere barefoot and I still notice my feet aren’t as smooth as I’d like, in general. I am really excited about the results I’m getting with HeelTastic. From what I know, the product is very affordable for the quality of results it provides. I also find the fragrance pleasant enough – sort of citrusy with a really organic kind of aroma.

Applying the HeelTastic product is very different than any other I’ve used! It is quite a bit like a glue stick, if you remember using them in art class as a kid. The product itself is emollient and coats the skin on your feet nicely and evenly. Simply apply the HeelTastic like you are getting ready to glue something to the bottom of your foot. Then I apply socks and go about my day. Later when I get changed or get ready for bed, my feet are softer and smoother. I have also applied the foot smoothing product before bed a few times with desirable results.

The active ingredient in Telebrands HeelTastic is the skin protectant dimethicone. HeelTastic also contains coconut fruit oil, soybean wax, beeswax, neem, and a proprietary blend of essential oils, among other ingredients. The product packaging contains a disclaimer warning users to use caution when walking after applying the product as it may increase the possibility of a slip and fall. Like I said, I usually wear socks or apply it right before bed, so I haven’t had any issues.

I am a firm believer that HeelTastic works. I also love how fast it works and I would recommend it to anyone. My sister is also a fan and really saw results as well. If you have dry, cracked, or rough feet, give HeelTastic a try for feet that are touchable and sexy!

You can find HeelTastic at stores like Bed Bath and Beyond and online at various retailers. The product retails for $9.99. For more information about TeleBrands HeelTastic, please see www.HeelTastic.com.