Last minute Gift Idea for the Kids: Girl Gourmet Delectable Sweets Product Line

I can’t tell you enough how much fun this was – sitting with the girls, watching them create jewelry and cakes, and then eating all the goodies afterwards – YUM!!

Girl Gourmet Bead Kit Product Review

I was given the wonderfully fun opportunity to try – not one, but two Girl Gourmet products from JAKKS PACIFIC. Every moment the girls and I spent creating these delicious yummies were priceless. They thanked me for being a “reviewer” and then sent out a huge THANK YOU to Janis (JAKKS PACIFIC) and Kate (Life Love Beauty) for the wonderful products the girls were able to take part in reviewing.

The girls, for years, have been asking me to get them the typical “kid bakery” kit that you can normally buy at the local super store, but unfortunately it never happened.  So needless to say, Girl Gourmet Bead Kit Product Reviewwhen they received the Girl Gourmet Cake Bakery and the Girl Gourmet Sweets Candy Bead Studio in the mail, it was all they could do to stay calm and “grown up” about it. I literally had to tell them to stop screaming a time or two because their voices were SO LOUD. I was honestly afraid the neighbors would think I was beating my kids or something.

Yes, they were filled with tears of joy, screams, and laughs. I swear it took me forever to set everything out. I even think the most agonizing moment of the “review”, for the girls, was sitting there waiting for me to set out the kits and take the pictures – I couldn’t help but laugh inside a few times.

So, without further adieu…

Girl Gourmet Bead Kit Product Review

Girl Gourmet Bead Kit Product Review

Girl Gourmet Bead Kit Product Review

Girl Gourmet Bead Kit Product Review

Girl Gourmet Bead Kit Product Review

Girl Gourmet Bead Kit Product Review

Let me begin by sharing my thoughts on the Girl Gourmet Sweets Candy Bead Studio, since this was the kit we tried first.

Girl Gourmet Bead Kit Product Review

Where to begin… candy, candy, and more candy, that’s where! This kit is filled to the brim with candy galore. From the necklace string (candy) to the beads (candy) and the glitter & markers (candy) to the “glue” (candy) – everything is completely edible and considered a must-see! I should know, my girls made tons of great jewelry pieces and there was still a ton left over for my son and friend to make something special, not to mention all the candy that was eaten in between.

Girl Gourmet Sweets Candy Bead Studio comes complete with every candy imaginable (for making the perfect bracelet or necklace… 24 uniquely created ones at that), as well as the licorice rope, frosting glue tube, edible-ink markers, sprinkles, gummies, the instructional booklet (to help give ideas on what to create) and more. The suggested retail price is $19.99 and is recommended for kids ages 8 and up.

Girl Gourmet Bead Kit Product ReviewThe Candy Bead Studio was a blast and a huge hit in my home, and I’m not just talking about the little ones. My sixteen-year-old son made his girlfriend a necklace filled, from one end to the other, with candy and a dear friend of mine (30 years old) made a beautiful “I love you” necklace for her hubby. Everyone agreed that this was a must have, as a gift, for anyone at all, even grownups! So, if you’re having a problem trying to find that perfect gift for your kids, a sweet Valentine gift, a secret Santa Party, or just because… this is the product you need. It will bring tons of laughs and unimaginable fun to any party.

I can’t stress how much fun this kit is for the whole family – no matter what your age, you’re going to LOVE the Girl Gourmet Sweets Candy Bead Studio!

Next up we have the Girl Gourmet Cake Bakery…


Valentine Gifts for Kids – Demeter Product Review

Consider Demeter Fragrances as Valentine's gifts for your kids.Kids are such a blessing! From the minute they come into our lives, they gift us with so many priceless moments. They are the apple of our eyes, the beat in our hearts, and the spunk in our steps. In a nutshell, kids are miraculous balls of happiness rolled into one little being.

This Valentine’s Day, go a step further; give your child sugars and spice with everything nice. And no, I’m not talking candy here (although that wouldn’t hurt either). I’m talking fragrances with your child’s favorite candy in mind.

Demeter has one of the widest, largest, and most unique fragrance collections I’ve ever seen. I can’t even begin to tell you the countless number of intriguing smells they have to offer. I can only say that you’ll go crazy with the array of choices you’ll have.

Consider Demeter Fragrances as Valentine's gifts for your kids.Some of the cool (candy) fragrance collections include (but not limited too): Hershey’s, Jelly Belly, Tootsie Roll, Sweethearts, Sweet Delights, and more. I’m telling you – it’s a virtual gold mine for fragrances.

The wonderful people at Demeter sent me not one, not two, but six awesome “kid-geared” smells to try out. The girls were more than ecstatic about receiving their very own bottles; regrettably, they were not as eager to share them.  I was happy to be appointed “neck smeller”; otherwise I wouldn’t have been able to sniff a single scent.

Demeter is a Bath & Body Home fragrance company that is proud to be unique, simple, subtle, fun, easy and affordable – they are 100%. You simply cannot resist smiling every time you open the cap to one of the fragrances. The smells will either draw you to a memory from the past or whisk you away to new and unforeseen territories. The only CON to the whole experience with Demeter is not being able to decide on which fragrance you want to try first. There’s far too many to choose from (and I say this in the most appreciative way possible) and not enough days in a year to try them all. I have literally spent hours going through Demeter’s fragrances only to be stuck with no less than 10 items in my shopping cart. This includes home sprays too.

If you’re looking for something unique, fun, and affordable this Valentine’s Day, please consider taking a peak at Demeter’s online store. You’ll be amazed with the wide array of fragrances to choose from as well as the unbeatable prices offered; not to mention the ongoing sales – I love sales. The girls and I totally recommend this to everyone… doesn’t matter how young or old you are – we guarantee you’ll love the way you smell.

Disclosure: As stated in this review, I received six fragrance samples, for free, via Demeter. In return, I give you, the reader, thoughts I’ve gathered on Demeter’s products (through personal experiences). The opinions within this post are mine, therefore I claim no responsibility for anyone who may (or may not) agree. Thank you.

Review – Nexxus Therappe Luxurious Hydrating Shampoo and Nexxus Humectress Ultimate Moisturizing Conditioner

Should using a salon quality product make you feel luxurious and utterly pampered? Maybe, maybe not, but the truth is for many women, it does. For the very first time I tried Nexxus hair care products in my shower this evening. I loved the rich, smooth, and dense texture of the shampoo and conditioner. The fragrance brought me back to a tropical destination where everything smelled of just the subtlest hints of coconut, pineapple, and tropical bliss.

In trying these products for the very first time, I decided to allow my hair to air-dry to fully put them to the test. I also decided not to apply any styling products for the time being to see how my hair dries and whether it lays flat or becomes frizzy or unmanageable after drying. Time will tell.

The first time I tried Nexxus Therappe Luxurious Hydrating Shampoo, I felt extremely pampered. I don’t normally buy salon grade hair care products, so receiving this item as a sample to test was a true treat. Nexxus Therappe Luxurious Hydrating Shampoo contains the key ingredients of rosemary, chamomile and nettle. When followed with the Nexxus Humectress Ultimate Moisturizing Conditioner, the Nexxus hair care experience gets even better.

Nexxus Humectress Ultimate Moisturizing Conditioner increases the amount of moisture locked into your hair strands using key ingredients Vitamin E, Coconut Oil, and Honey Extract. Using this product made me feel luxurious and truly indulgent. The fragrance gave off subtle hints of the coconut ingredients, making this product a welcome change from winter fragrances and a reminder of summer and warmer weather to come.

Nexxus Therappe Luxurious Hydrating Shampoo and Nexxus Humectress Ultimate Moisturizing Conditioner retail for roughly $10 and up, or less for 5 oz. size. You can buy Nexxus hair care products at grocery stores, drugstores, mass retailers, club retailers, and Amazon.com. For more information about Nexxus Salon Hair Care products, please see www.nexxus.com.

Product Review: Jergens Lotion in Original Cherry Almond Scent

Is it fair to review a product I’ve loved all my life? Sure, why not. I absolutely adore Jergens Cherry Almond lotions and moisturizers – and I loved the hand soaps whenever my mom would buy them as I was growing up. I recently received a bottle of Jergens lotion to try in Original Cherry Almond Scent, and boy did it bring back those memories!


I applied the lotion tonight right out of the shower before I threw on my worse-for-wear, broken-in jeans. Can you blame me for loving the comfortable and familiar? I enjoyed the pleasant scent of the Jergens lotion and my legs thanked me for dousing them generously during this bitter wintertime.

The bottle of lotion is sleek and slender, making it a good fit for your travel bag, gym bag, diaper bag, backpack, or oversized purse. The flip-top lid keeps the lotion safe inside the bottle, yet easily available for dispensing.

After just one use, my legs feel truly hydrated. My hands are awfully dry this winter, so perhaps it isn’t fair for them to make a judgment just yet. If I had to decide right now, I’d say it’s only been five minutes and my thumbs and fingertips are already parched for more lotion as I sit here typing. Perhaps I’d better reassess after a few more uses.

In using Jergens Original Scent Cherry-Almond Moisturizer on my hands over the course of a few days, I’ve noticed that my driest skin does crave more applications of lotion than the rest of my skin. I get the feeling that the lotion doesn’t moisturize beyond the initial few layers of skin. It’s great for a quick fix, but I don’t think it will solve your dry skin problems over time. Still, the fragrance of cherry and almond is extremely pleasant and I would recommend this lotion if your skin isn’t in need of total hydration.

Jergens Original Scent Cherry-Almond Moisturizer is available for sale at mass retailers, grocery stores, and drugstores, as well as online at Amazon.com. You can purchase the lotion in 10 oz., 12.5 oz., 21 oz., and 32 oz. sizes, all for less than $10.

Harvest Themed Products: OPI Avojuice Skin Quenchers “Crisp Apple” Review

I am having so much fun trying all the latest harvest themed products out there this holiday season. Avojuice Crisp Apple Skin Quenchers LotionToday will be no different as I’ll be sharing my thoughts on O.P.I.’s Avojuice skin quenchers. Let’s just say that if you’re already a fan of OPI – you’re going to love this stuff.

I received a sample of Avojuice – (Crisp Apple) Skin Quencher lotion from OPI a few weeks ago and was blown away by the similarities between the scent of a real crisp (green) apple and that of the lotion. From the second this lotion touched my skin, I knew I was going to fall head over heels for this stuff. It’s true; I’m in love and I know you’ll feel the same way once you try it.

We all know OPI for having top-of-the-line nail products. Their shades last for, sometimes, weeks at a time without chipping. Now imagine trying their new skin quenchers; they’ve got that irresistible blend of fruity smells along with the goodness of healing extracts and moisturizers your body needs to maintain elasticity and softness.  You can’t help but know you’re getting your money’s worth.

Avojuice skin quenchers come in eight different scents that are sure to be the highlight of your lotion collection. Think of it as drink for your skin. It’s nourishing, great smelling, and enriched with the good stuff your skin needs to maintain its healthy feel. The cool-cool thing about the skin quenchers, as I mentioned earlier, is that they’re jam packed with moisturizers and nourishing avocados. They’re also loaded with aloe extracts (aloe, by the way, is known for its healing agents). When you use Avojuice from OPI, you know you’re getting everything you need for your skin plus the really great fruitful smells you want in a lotion.

If you’re interested in purchasing any OPI products for those last minute gifts, visit www.opi.com. Also, take a moment to click on the “where to buy” tab to find the closest retailer in your area. I just know that whomever you decide to buy these for, whether for yourself or as a gift, you’re going to be glad you did.

Product provided free to writer for reviewDisclosure: Please note that a product sample of OPI’s Avojuice Skin Quencher was sent to me, for FREE, via OPI for the purpose of my review. Because this review is based on my opinions, I bare no responsibility for anyone who may feel differently. Thank you.

Harvest Themed Products: Murad Pomegranate Exfoliating Mask

Yes, we’ve got another themed product for you folks. This time we’re focused on Murad’s Pomegranate Exfoliating Mask because who wouldn’t want to experience fresh, energized looking skin with only a few uses?

I received this product about four weeks ago (maybe a short time longer), and although I should have written this review a while back, I wanted to make sure it worked.

I read about how this exfoliating mask gives drastic changes to the overall appearance of your skin. Well, I can now confirm – it does work. Four weeks and a few uses later (twice a week) I can honestly say that it works. The impurities in my face seem to have diminished and the feel of my skin is so much nicer. As for people noticing the change, yes – they do. I’ve had a few people ask me if I’m happier because my face is glowing. I’ve also had a few others ask if I’ve “changed” something in my diet because my face looks so much clearer; not that I’ve ever had any real issues with acne, I have however, had issues with blackheads and it’s been an eyesore a time or two in my adult age.

Murad is one of those online stores that I like to frequent. They have great products (that work) and the prices seem to stay in my budget. They also have sales and offer free samples and at times, you can find them gifting customers with free products with a purchase. Plus, they always have a 60-day money back guarantee (which is always nice in my book).

About the Pomegranate Exfoliating Mask: it comes in a box of six treatments and has an ARP of $22.50 (with free shipping). That’s (if you only use it twice a week) 6 to 12 weeks worth of product use. How do I come up with that? Well, each little packet is enough to use two times (maybe three, depending on how much you use). I have a paper clip on the folded lid of each pack to ensure its freshness until the next time. It just works for me that way.

Each time I use Murad’s Pomegranate Exfoliating Mask I feel better. I know it is working because I’m already getting the results I was hoping for and people notice – that’s a big deal to me.

Would I recommend this? ABOSLUTELY! The stuff works and gives you that fresh feeling each time. The smoothness of your skin is apparent even after the first use and, overtime, others see the difference, too. For what you’re getting, the price is great.

Well, think about it. To go to a spa and get some sort of facial treatment done would cost you a fortune. IF you use the Pomegranate Exfoliating Mask twice a week for six weeks, that’s twelve treatments. That equals $1.88 per treatment for a great one at that. Now, where can you go and spend less than two dollars on a facial?

I highly recommend trying out this product. With a few treatments, you too can be noticing a difference in your skin.

Product provided free to writer for reviewDisclosure: This product was sent, FREE, via Murad for the purpose of my review. The opinions in this post are mine and I shared them based on my experiences. I do not claim any responsibility or liability for anyone who feels differently or who receives different results. Thank you.

Last Minute Stocking Stuffers: Holiday Design Nail Kits & Extras all under $10

paintingnailsThere’s but a few shopping days left before Christmas; if you’re not done shopping, may I make some suggestions? This season, give the gift of glamour with beautiful, limited edition holiday design nail kits. Better yet, combine the holiday design nail kits with a professional manicure or pedicure set. Oh, and don’t forget the little princesses… I have something special listed for them too.

The perfect last minute stocking stuffers would have to be, for me and I’m sure an awful lot of women, the following products: cool Holiday design nail kits from Kiss and Dashing Diva and awesome manicure and pedicure sets from Kiss. They’re beautiful, festive and such a great gift (especially when given together, making it a perfect gift duo).

I have so many products to show you today, that I think it’d be best to make my review quick. In just one word, I can describe each product as AWESOME! A must have for any girl (of any age).  I know that I, and my girls, were more than thrilled to try these products out. But then again, spa time is always a special time in our home. It’s a time when the girls and I can spend an hour or two together, making ourselves “pretty”.

Holiday Design Nail Kits from KISS
You might as well get every one of these nail kits from Kiss since you’ll probably have a hard time choosing just one. Valued at an ARP of $6.99, each kit contains 28 nails in 14 different sizes, 2g glue, mini-file, and a manicure stick. The French manicure look is perfect, as each nail is splashed with color – from poinsettias to flowers and glitter to elegant designs of simplicity. These are sure to make the perfect gift returned with endless smiles.

Product provided free to writer for review

You can find these Limited Edition Holiday Design Nails at all major drug stores nationwide, including RiteAid, CVS, Duane Reade, and Kmart. You can also see the full collection by going to www.kissusa.com.

Holiday Nails From Dashing Diva
Dashing Diva is another favorite for beauty nail products and this holiday season they have four Holiday Design Nail on the GO kits worth the purchase. Dashing Diva nails have great features for those gals that are always on the go. There’s no messy polish or drying time to worry about. They’re fun and trendy and last for days (if that’s what you’re wanting). They’re quick and easy to apply (even in the car on the way to a party) since the adhesive is already on the nails. All you have to do is find the size that fits your nails and press on.  In seconds, you’ll be set for that holiday gathering without all the mess.

The ARP for this product is $8.00 and these nail kits are available at all Dashing Diva locations from November 23rd-Dec. 31st. Head over to www.dashingdiva.com and locate your nearest retailer.

Kiss Manicure and Pedicure Kits
Back to Kiss: let me show you a few of these must-have mani and pedicure sets (ARP: $9.99). Whether you decide to put them under the tree or as fillers in their stockings, the recipient will be so happy to get these beauties. It qualifies as a very practical, yet very wanted gift this year.

Each of the manicure and pedicure sets comes complete with all the tools you need to get the job done. These are quality tools too; they spared no expense putting these false nail sets together. From toenail clippers to cuticle nippers and files to separators, everything you need will be at the tips of your fingers, stored neatly in its own travel pouch.

Pink By Kiss: Nail Kits for Young Girls


Whittle Your Middle with Belly Dancing, a Sexy Way to Stay in Shape

For a sexy way to get in shape and stay in shape, try belly dancing. You can groove your hips and wiggle your way to a slimmer, trimmer figure while working on balance, coordination, and a beautiful flow of movement. You can whittle your middle with belly dancing while also picking up a few seductive dance techniques to show off for your significant other.

Belly dancing traditionally is an Arab style of dance that focuses on the hips, arms and much of the body, despite the name “belly dancing.” Belly dancing costumes often offer a sexy getup of fringe, dangling beads or coins, bared midriffs, and a skirt or harem pants. The vibrant colors and elaborate style of the belly dancing costumes make them very attractive, however, for workout purposes women can wear just about any type of athletic apparel as they begin to learn the belly dancing moves.

If you would like to get started in belly dancing, it is a fitness workout that helps your coordination as much as your physical shape. You can try to find belly dancing group classes near you if you like the social workout environment. If you tend to be a bit shy, you might consider beginning your belly dancing routine at home either by yourself or with a friend, sister, or neighbor. One good at-home workout to try is Jillina’s Shape Up n’ Hip Out Belly dancing DVD.

Jillina’s Shape Up n’ Hip Out Belly dancing DVD
offers a practical way to get down the belly dancing basics while also improving your physical shape and your dance moves, nonetheless. If you aren’t naturally comfortable with dancing in general, and/or if you’ve never done belly dancing before, the moves may feel a bit awkward or may seem difficult at first. However, as with most new things, the more you practice belly dancing with Jillina’s workout DVD, the more natural the moves will become for you.

Jillina’s Shape Up n’ Hip Out Belly dancing DVD features three 18-minute workouts, offering something suitable for the beginner belly dancer through the professional belly dancer who wants to try some new moves or enhance technique. Your choices when working out with Jillina’s DVD are Slow & Smooth, Rhythm Hips, and Turbo Hips – so you can work out at your own pace.

“Many women come to belly dance for the physical benefits but often discover a wealth of advantages  like self confidence and an opportunity to get in touch with their feminine side,” says Jillena of belly dancing.

Product provided free to writer for reviewJillina’s Shape Up n’ Hip Out Belly dancing DVD is available for sale on Amazon.com for $13.49 and it is eligible for free super saver shipping. For more information about the Shape Up n’ Hip Out Belly dancing DVD or information on Jillina, please see www.jillina.com.

Romantic Body Bliss – Scandle Candle Product Review

The Scandle Candle is a moisturizing body candle you can use for manicures, pedicures, and massages.I’ll just jump right in to tell you how I felt about using the Scandle Candle… I’ve sat here far too long trying to give this product an introduction, when in fact, the Scandle Candle needs no introduction. It’s amazing, impressive, and so worth sharing with others. In fact, after reading about the Scandle Candle, you might want to purchase a few for family and friends this Christmas; here’s why…

When I received this “candle” in the mail for review I was already impressed; not because I’ve used it before, but because the name grabbed me. Next, smelling it made me crazy – happy crazy! It truly fits the harvest themed product segment we’re featuring here at Life Love Beauty.

Scandle Candle in PumpkinOkay, so in order to give you an idea of how great this is and how I felt while using the candle, let me whisk you away for a moment, to a place of pure serenity, a place of sheer and utter peacefulness with beautiful sounds of trickling water and soft, subtle winds blowing in the distance. Now, imagine the calm of beautiful music whispering in the background as the hot oils drip over your arms, legs and… too far, come back!

Yes, I’m a little taken away by the feel, smell and actions that this candle gives off. I know that I used a little creative writing there, but the sheer feelings I felt with the Scandle Candle were perfect and so real to me. It was like finding that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow… you know, that feeling of pure excitement for something you finally got your hands on – yeah, that feeling.

Pumpkin Body Candle -- Scandle CandleI was so impressed with this candle that I invited a dear friend over for coffee. While the candle prepared us to indulge in its presence, I explained what the candle was, we shopped the site and enjoyed the sweet fragrance the candle let out. Anyway, yes, our time was wonderful – the candle performed lovely and I am so addicted to this product forever more. My friend is now insanely impressed with this “candle” because it’s, as my friend called it – A TWO-FER!!!

What’s a “two-fer” you ask? Why it’s only a spectacular ‘two-for-one” deal. You have a candle that also acts as a uniquely, yet very intriguing body oil (and then some). Technically speaking, you can also use it for the perfect massage and pedicure treatment. You can also use it every day as a moisturizer… the possibilities are endless and it’s truly unbelievable!

If you’d like to read more about the Scandle Candle and take a look at the many products and fragrances they have available, please visit www.scandlecandle.com and while you’re there, please read what other’s have to say about their experiences with the Scandle Candle. You’ll see that I’m not the only one that was thoroughly impressed!

Product provided free to writer for reviewDisclosure: Please know that I was given a Scandle Candle Travel Tin in the seasonal scent of Pumpkin, for free, via The Body Candle. The gifts that I receive help me form an opinion based on my experiences with the product. I am in no way responsible for anyone that feels differently. If you’d like to learn more about this or any other product featured on Life Love Beauty; please visit the featured product’s official website. Thank you.

Romantic Stocking Stuffers for your Sweetheart

Don't forget some rich and delectable chocolates with the rest of your stocking stuffer ideas!For the holidays, why not spice up your sweetheart’s Christmas stocking a little bit this year? Instead of all that candy and travel sized toiletries, socks, and chewing gum, stuff your honey’s stocking with gifts of romance. Consider these sexy stocking stuffers and gifts for your sweetheart this year – or even for your bride-to-be friends.

Be sure to fill your sweetheart's stocking with sexy stocking stuffers for a romantic holiday season.Romantic stocking stuffers practically ensure that you and your significant other will have a memorable holiday together. Enjoy some holiday fun by emptying your Christmas stockings together – best yet if you can sit beside your sweetheart in front of a roaring fireplace sharing a bottle of wine. By taking some special time for yourselves to relax, you can enjoy special quality time with your sweetheart amidst the other things you’ve got planned this holiday season.

If you have a friend who is about to get married sometime around or after the holiday season, prepare a creative bachelorette gift! A romantic and relaxing present for your soon-to-be newlywed friends would be a holiday stocking filled with gifts that they can enjoy on the honeymoon together.

As you prepare to stuff your sweetheart’s (or bride-to-be’s) holiday stocking with stocking stuffers and romantic goodies, consider your loved one’s favorite things while also thinking along his or her wild side. You’ll be sure to come up with a romantic collection of items to place in their stockings with care.

Stocking Stuffers for a Romantic Mood and Atmosphere at Home
Try these romantic stocking stuffers to help set a truly romantic mood for you and your sweetheart or a bride-to-be and hers this holiday season:

Product provided free to writer for review–    Scandle Candle – This mood-setting candle is naughty but nice – enjoy the soothing effects of its wax dripping over your skin and follow with a romantic massage. Choose from lots of irresistible fragrances.

–    Rich, Delicious Chocolates – Depending on your sweetheart’s preference, find the best chocolates for his or her tastes. Try raspberry and dark chocolate, chocolates with liquors, truffles, or most romantic of all, chocolate-covered strawberries.

Stocking Stuffers for Relaxation and Romance
Consider these stocking stuffers to bring more romance and relaxation into your home or on a bride’s honeymoon for the holidays:

–    Massage Oil – You and your sweetheart can both enjoy giving and receiving massages all holiday season long and throughout the New Year. Choose a fragrance you both love for best impact.

–    Extra Foamy Bubble Bath – Enjoy special relaxing time in the tub to rejuvenate yourself during the stressful holidays. Bubble baths can be good for the mind, body, and soul simply by letting your cares drift away. You can also try bubble bath petals.

Fill your stocking of seduction with care… place romantic stocking stuffers inside to ensure a relaxing and satisfying holiday season. Be creative and think about all the fun you both will have, unwrapping the contents of your Christmas stockings and then enjoying the gifts together. Have fun!

EOS: Ultra Moisturizing Shaving Cream Product Review

By show of hands, who here regularly shaves their legs, under the arms or bikini area (I know I do)? If you raised your hands, then you’re going to find the information in this post very interesting.

I have here, with me, one amazing product that will literally change the way you feel about shaving. It’s called the Evolution of Smooth (AKA: EOS) Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream and let me assure you that this is no ordinary shaving cream; in fact, I don’t believe you’ve ever tried anything like it.

I’ll have to admit that I was a skeptic (at first) about trying a new shaving cream. I’ve been a user of the typical foaming stuff for the past 15 years and I wasn’t sure what to think of this, new-to-me, non-foaming type. So, being a creature of habit, and not at all a fan of change; I summoned up the courage to test it out. As it turns out, I have never been this impressed with my legs after a shave!

When I observed the back of the pump (for directions on how to use), I found that you can use this particular shaving cream wet or dry. Now, this may surprise some of you, but in all my years of shaving, I have never shaved “dry”. I’ve heard of it being done, I was sure it could be done, but I’d never tried it – far too many horror stories!

Intrigued by the information and quick to prove a product wrong, I decided to try the dry shave first (on one leg). Now, afraid of what was going to become of my legs – I began shaving, with one hand crossed behind my back!

With the first swipe of my razor I was sold. I was more impressed with how non-irritating it really was then how awesome it smelled. My only regret was thinking that it wouldn’t work and I really thought I’d suffer dire consequences for doing this (dry-shaving). Thankfully I was wrong because honestly, I have never-ever experienced a closer shave than this.

With one leg smooth and the other still hairy, I decided to continue my review in the shower. I did this only because I felt obligated to try it wet and dry; after all, I was already impressed with the first shave and convinced of the product’s performance.

Again, it came to the call of duty. It was virtually impossible to resist rubbing my legs long after the experience of using this cream was over, in fact, the shave was so great (equally, mind you), so close that I found it hard to keep this little indulgence a secret from friends…and you! I hope you enjoyed.

If you’re interested in trying EOS’s Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream, please visit www.evolutionofsmooth.com/products.html. EOS products can be purchased either online or visiting a local retailer (to find a retailer; click on the “find retailer” tab at the official website). Products include the ultra moisturizing shaving cream, organic lip balm (stick and/or sphere) and soon to come- moisturizing body lotion.

Product provided free to writer for reviewDisclosure: I was given a product sample, for free, via EOS for the purpose of my review. This review is based on my experiences and may differ from others therefore I take no responsibility for anyone who feels differently. Please be aware that results may vary. Thank you.

The Fabulous Fine Fragrance Collection from Degree Women

Degree Fine Fragrance Classic Romance Anti-Perspirant ReviewIf you are a fan of Degree products, and even if you have yet to try them, you are in for a treat. Degree recently released the new Fine Fragrance Collection, which features sexy and delightful fragrances in the same reliable no-show antiperspirant and deodorant we all know and love. An interesting twist, Degree also offers body mists in the same pleasant scents as the antiperspirants.

The three pretty fragrances in the Degree Fine Fragrance Collection are Delicious Bliss, Classic Romance, and Sexy Intrigue. Each fragrance in the collection features its own color scheme, from sunny goldenrod Delicious Bliss to seductive lavender Sexy Intrigue to pretty pink Classic Romance.


For a little background, the nose behind these fabulous fragrances is world-renowned fragrance expert Ann Gottlieb. Gottlieb is also involved in creating many other successful scents in the fragrance industry. She designed the Degree Fine Fragrance Collection scents to be very much like perfume, boasting top notes, middle notes, and base notes.

The Degree Women Sexy Intrigue fragrance reminds me of something warm and delicious, perhaps a tempting, home-baked dessert or a vanilla treat, yet the fragrance itself is not that of baked goodie. The scent of Sexy Intrigue also infuses the aroma of rose and jasmine, not to mention a touch of baby powder, giving it a delicate combination of soothing fragrances.

The Degree Women Delicious Bliss fragrance is playful and refreshing. A fruity introduction of apple, raspberry, and peach blends nicely with floral notes of hyacinth and magnolia. This fragrance is gentle and subtle and perfect for work or play. The flirty, lingering scent of Delicious Bliss is especially enjoyable.

Degree Fine Fragrance Body Mist Review

The Degree Women Classic Romance fragrance is feminine yet sweet and light. I can’t quite put my finger on the keynotes in this dreamy fragrance, but whatever it is, I love it! The pretty fragrance is perfect for a date or even a quick spritz after working out. You can really enjoy this body mist and antiperspirant fragrance any time day, any time of year. This is probably my favorite fragrance of the three.

Product provided free to writer for reviewAs you would expect from Degree, the antiperspirants keep you dry and smelling great. When used together, the antiperspirant’s fragrance adds a subtle yet pleasant scent while the body mist offers the lingering finale. These products by Degree are sheer genius!