SentrySafe’s Pink 1100 Fire Chest Review

SentrySafe Pink 1100 Fire ChestNo matter where you live, every home, apartment, or place of residence should have a fireproof safe. Even if it is a small fire safe for personal use, like the SentrySafe Pink 1100 Fire Chest, which has its own handle so you can easily move it from one room to the next or take it with you on the go as needed. The SentrySafe Pink 1100 Fire Chest literally is pink and purchases of this product include a $1 donation to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

I received my very own pink SentrySafe product for the purpose of this review. I am thrilled with the look of the safe, especially its fun color, as well as the great features it offers. First you have the ETL Verified 1/2-hour fire protection for CDs, DVDs, USB drives, and memory sticks up to 1550°F, giving you peace of mind in the event of a fire. The safe also has UL Classified 1/2-hour proven fire protection. Its privacy lock secures your private documents, media files, valuables, and keepsakes and protects them against vandalism or unwanted access by others in your residence.

SentrySafe Pink 1100 Fire ChestI also enjoyed the carrying handle, which works very nicely with the size and shape of the fire safe. This safe is a great size for someone living along, a college student, or as your daughter’s first safe. You can certainly fit items for the whole family if needed, including passports, social security cards, cash, and valuable items.

The pink exterior of the safe is sturdy and durable – I like the texture and find the shape nice for sliding under the bed, stacking on a closet shelf, or placing in another convenient household location. The safe is relatively heavy and gets heavier as you add items to it, but it still seems manageable for almost anyone to get it out of the house if needed.

My positive impression of the SentrySafe 1100P fire chest matches what many reviewers are saying on Amazon – ample space, nicely constructed, cute, affordable, and sturdy. One thing to be aware of – the key is required to open and close the safe. A good practice would be to put it on your keychain or in your wallet or even in a safety deposit box.

The SentrySafe Pink 1100 Fire Chest also comes with a one-year limited warranty and lifetime after-fire replacement guarantee.

This cool pink fire safe by SentrySafe retails for $39.99 and can be purchased at,, and, as well as in select retail locations like Academy Sports & Outdoors and Staples Canada. For more information, please visit SentrySafe online at


Assorted Pink Ribbon Items Donating toward Breast Cancer Awareness and Research for 2011

Pink Cocoa Butter LotionEvery year countless companies come out with special, often limited edition items for sale with a portion of proceeds going toward breast cancer charities. Life Love Beauty always enjoys compiling a guide of the latest and greatest pink ribbon products for our annual shopping guide. This year we ran into a few challenges that posed a delay, so we’ve decided to do a variety of smaller features instead. Keep reading to learn about some of the cool pink ribbon items for 2011!

Of course you know you can find everything from food items to household items, clothing, accessories, and more with a breast cancer awareness charity component. Here are some of the items we wanted to put on your radar this year:

Sharpie Fine Point Pink Permanent Markers
Who doesn’t love Sharpie permanent markers? This timeless maker of marking pens, highlighters, and indelible markers, Sanford Brands, has teamed up with City of Hope to help eliminate breast cancer. Sharpie has pledged a donation of $50,000 or more to City of Hope for breast cancer research, treatment, and education. When you buy these pink ribbon Sharpie markers, 10 cents from each specially marked package will go toward the cause.

The fine point pink Sharpies feature a thin writing tip that is great for writing as well as coloring and marking things. You won’t be disappointed with the performance of these great markers – just like your typical Sharpies only now in a fun light pink color. I received a few two-packs of the pink ribbon Sharpies for the purpose of this review.

Tic Tac Pink Grapefruit Mints
Tic Tac has teamed up with a pink ribbon product this year as well, offering the special, limited edition Tic Tac Grapefruit Mints. With a lovely light pink color and a sweet yet tangy flavor, these Tic Tac mints are a great flavor to stash in your purse, pocket, or glove box. The sweet taste may be even more appealing to those who aren’t crazy about the usual mint flavors – spearmint, peppermint, vanilla mint, or even cinnamon. These offer a refreshing change from the typical flavors on the market.

These limited edition pink ribbon Tic Tacs are available August through November with a $100,000 donation pledged by Tic Tac to CancerCare®, a nonprofit organization that provides free support services to those affected by cancer.

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula with Vitamin E
As part of an ongoing campaign, Palmer’s offers its pink ribbon Cocoa Butter products, benefitting Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. I am already a huge fan of the Palmer’s Cocoa Butter formula – especially its amazing chocolaty scent. The cocoa butter, vitamin E, and other ingredients help to smooth skin and reduce the appearance of marks and imperfections. The cocoa butter formula also helps to heal dry skin, especially dryness and peeling caused by sunburn. Cocoa butter applied immediate after sun and wind can help the skin’s condition greatly. Sometimes you can even delay or prevent the peeling of sunburn with cocoa butter!

Depending on whom you ask, cocoa butter has been shown as an effective product to help with stretch marks during and after pregnancy. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula leaves skin feeling soft and smooth and smelling delightful. Palmer’s also offers a pink ribbon bottle of Massage Lotion for Stretch Marks with Vitamin E, Collagen, and Elastin. Both of these products come in pretty pink bottles and can be used all over the body.

Stay tuned for information on other great pink ribbon products!


Ford Warriors in Pink Collection for 2011

WIP Tote Bag 2011Have you found out about guilt-free shopping yet? Try looking at all the amazing items out there with a charitable donation tied into the purchase price. You can find beautiful items ranging from clothing and accessories to home and office products and more. Ford Warriors in Pink is an ongoing campaign you definitely don’t want to miss – they have so many amazing products for women, men, and even children. With this wide range of clothing and accessories, Ford Warriors in Pink really does offer something for everyone!

For Breast Cancer Awareness in 2011, the Warriors in Pink collection brings new tees, a bright pink zip hoodie, pajama pants, an adorable tote bag, and so much more. I received a package containing a number of items to thoroughly review and share with you – so I’m excited to give you the scoop!

First, we’ll start with my favorite – the zippered Warrior Getaway Tote Bag. I’m not surprised to see it is currently out of stock, but don’t worry; the tote starts shipping again in mid-January and is still available for preordering. 100% of the net proceeds from sales of this item ($10 each) goes to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.
Ford Warriors in Pink 2011
This tote is honestly big enough to be an overnight bag when you go to a friend’s house for the evening, but it is still conveniently sized and shaped for everyday use. I truly love the versatility of it and really like the burgundy coloring with the pink, orange, and green symbol of the warrior accents printed on the outside of the bag. The tote has a zippered interior pocket that would be great for your small valuables or any documentation – especially a boarding pass or flight information if you tend to travel a lot.

The inside liner of the tote also features a fun pattern and a soft vinyl type, 100% water resistant fabric that seems as if it would be easy to clean. I absolutely love that I could fit just about anything in this bag – from a laptop computer to a day or two worth of clothing and toiletries. For only $20, this tote is a steal! The bag measures 17”x 15” x 6” with 16” straps. The rest of my items to review were cleverly zippered up inside the duffle – what nice presentation!

WIP Victory Tee 2011The Warriors in Pink Victory Tee is another favorite of mine – this cool scoop-neck t-shirt comes in a pretty shade of gray with hand-drawn pink and green vines, leaves, and warrior designs. The fabric is SO soft – I really love it! Also, the shirt is tag-less – another plus. The t-shirt is very comfortable and it looks adorable with jeans or sweats. I would even wear it with a casual cotton skirt.

The Victory Tee has slightly cuffed sleeves for a cute and classy look while the scoop neck is especially comfortable to wear. (There’s nothing worse than a shirt whose neckline is cut too close to your throat!) I would say I am usually between a size small and medium in most tops, depending on how they run. For perspective, I think the size small I received is perfect for me – a little roomy even, so keep this in mind when picking out your own size! 100% of the net proceeds ($11.80 each) goes to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. The shirts cost $20 each.

WIP PJ Pants 2011A nice surprise for me – the Sweet Dreams PJ Pants – look adorable in pink with a collage of warrior designs in pink and orange. What I especially love about these pajama pants is that they offer the best of both worlds – a partially elastic waistband with a partial drawstring – perfect for comfort as well as function! The pants are made of soft, 100% cotton jersey – so comfortable you might want to wear them all day!

I received a size medium in the pj pants for the purpose of this review. I think they are a little big on me, but definitely long, so keep this in mind if you are short like me (I am about 5’1”). You can always hem them or wear them only inside if you don’t mind them dragging a bit. Honestly, these pants are really cute and comfortable, so you will probably enjoy them either way.  100% of the net proceeds ($11.50 each) goes to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. These pants sell for $24.

WIP Pink Hoodie 2011Another sweet surprise, the Power of Pink Hoodie features a soft and cuddly waffle weave in 100% cotton that I can’t get enough of. This fabric is so soft and comfortable – making it a great choice for casual outerwear and layering with your favorite tanks. I’ve even worn this with my sweats on days when I don’t need to leave the house. It’s really a cozy hoodie that looks and feels great.

The hood is nice and roomy with lots of space no matter what your hairstyle, and the long woven cords ensure you never miss a chance to tighten and scrunch the hood if needed. The side pockets are sized nicely to fit more than just your ChapStick. The front of the hoodie has a WARRIOR logo and design that goes horizontally across while the back has a diagonal design that is fairly similar. In terms of how I like to wear my hoodies, this size small seems to be true-to-size and perfect for me, unless you wanted it a little roomier. At $45, this hoodie is a great deal for the many uses you’ll find for it. 100% of the net proceeds ($24.10 each) goes to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.

WIP Scarf 2011Finally, the 2011 Scarf offers a soft and cuddly way to accessorize your outfits throughout the year. This scarf it beautifully patterned with the warriors logo and designs on 100% rayon viscose. The scarf is an annual tradition for Warriors in Pink, with a new design coming out each year. It’s an easy way to dress up your outfit for a good cause. Like a wearable work of art, the scarf comes alive based on what you wear with it. Match it with a casual top for a dressy look or wear it with your pea coat for a pop of color.

I love how soft it is and I think it’s really fun to accessorize with a scarf like this. The main colors center on pink and burgundy with some accents of white and gray. 100% of the net proceeds from each scarf ($24.05) goes to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. The scarf sells for $34. Right now it is sold out, but it is still available for order and will ship in mid-January.

This is just a small sampling of the many lovely and comfortable items offered by Ford Warriors in Pink. You can find great gift ideas or a special treat for yourself or someone in your family in this collection. For more information or to purchase these gorgeous items for a great cause, please see:


Four Authors Chat Over Coffee; Not a Decaf in Sight

His Grace is Sufficient, Decaf is Not Book PreviewBest-selling author Sandra D. Bricker has been a longtime friend of LLB, and we think it’s time she stopped by again to tell us about her latest books. And I’m happy to tell you that she’s brought along a few friends.

LLB: Sandie, welcome back! It’s been a while since we’ve chatted. I think the last time was when your romantic comedy, Always the Baker, Never the Bride, came out. What have you been up to since then?

SANDIE: Baker was a bit of an unexpected sleeper. It was far more successful than we’d anticipated, and the publishers came back and asked me to write three more books in the series. I’m really excited about the second book, Always the Wedding Planner, Never the Bride (Emma Rae Creation), which came out just recently. Number three releases in late spring, and the last one — Always the Baker, Finally the Bride — gives Emma and Jackson their happy ending when it comes out in the spring of 2013.

Always the Wedding Planner, Never the BrideLLB: That sounds awesome! And did I hear that there’s going to be a very special contest for readers that centers around that final volume?

SANDIE: There is. I think it’s going to really be fun. It will run from November 1st through the end of the year, and people can get the specifics on my Web site if they’re interested. The bottom line is that the lucky winner will be allowed to choose Emma’s wedding cake from five or six options, and then I’ll write that person into the novel as an actual character.

LLB: That’s so great. I imagine there will be a lot of readers playing along.

SANDIE: I hope so.

LLB: Meanwhile, how about you introduce us to your friends, and tell our readers about the new book you all have coming out this month?

SANDIE: Absolutely. These ladies are three of my favorite chicks on the planet, so putting together this book was a joy. It’s called His Grace is Sufficient…Decaf is Not, and it’s the third volume in a line of lighthearted devotionals from Summerside Press that’s geared toward busy women.

Loree Lough has several millions (yes, I said millions!) of books in print, most recently the acclaimed First Responders series of novels centering around the post-tragedy lives of 9/11 responders.

Trish Perry has published nearly a dozen novels, such as this year’s historical, Unforgettable. In addition, she’s written countless articles, short stories and essays.

Cynthia Ruchti is a radio personality and columnist, and she received high acclaim and several award nominations for her debut novel, last spring’s They Almost Always Come Home.

LLB: Welcome to Life Love Beauty. We’re really happy to have you all with us. Can you tell our readers more about His Grace is Sufficient?, and perhaps also tell them why Decaf is Not?

LOREE: Well, for the latter part, I think that’s speaks for itself, right?

LLB: You have a point.

LOREE: As for the devotional, it was a really great opportunity to work on another one with Sandie.

SANDIE: Loree was one of the authors of the first book, Be Still…and Let Your Nail Polish Dry.

LOREE: That was such a great experience that, when Sandie invited me to work on this one, how could I say no?

TRISH: It was pretty much the same for me. I contributed to the second one that was titled Delight Yourself in the Lord…Even on Bad Hair Days. I was thrilled to be asked to join in on another one. In addition to the general fun of it all, working on these books leads one to quite a bit of introspection, prayer, and listening for God’s guidance. It’s truly a blessing to us as writers.

CYNTHIA: I’m new to these books, but Sandie and I met at a writers’ conference a few years ago and felt an instant heart connection. I don’t know about Sandie, but from that moment sitting at the dinner table with her, I had a desire to serve on a writing project with her someday.

SANDIE: Yep! Same here. The chance to work with Cynthia has just confirmed what I already knew. She and I are very much like-minded. As I was laying out the final book, several of her very personal stories had me laughing, and then crying like a dork. Like Loree and Trish, Cyn is just an awesome storyteller.

LLB: As I recall, a portion of the proceeds of these books is earmarked for ovarian cancer research.

LOREE: That’s another part of the attraction for me. During the planning phases of the first book, the authors decided to dedicate a portion of our proceeds to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. We chose them largely because Sandie is a survivor.

TRISH: And our friend, Diann Hunt, one of the authors of Bad Hair, is fighting it a second time now. Her attitude and grasp of faith in the midst of this onslaught are amazing and inspiring.

SANDIE: We actually dedicated Decaf to Diann. So giving some of the proceeds to OCRF feels a little like we’re helping with her fight.

CYNTHIA: Everything I’ve heard about OCRF tells me it and its leadership have the heart, the diligence, and the passion to make a difference in the fight against this devastating disease and the families and friends it affects.

His Grace is Sufficient, Decaf is Not Book PreviewLLB: It sounds like a worthy cause. Hopefully, some of our readers will pick up a copy of the book and help out with cancer research at the same time.

SANDIE: Well, if they do, I don’t think they’ll be sorry. Decaf is a really fun and uplifting read.

LLB: Speaking of DECAF, how do you ladies take your coffee?

SANDIE: I like crème brulee coffee, with a quick shot of vanilla.

LOREE: Frappuccino with extra caramel and whipped cream, please.

CYNTHIA: I’d love a Milky Way latte with whipped cream.

TRISH: Just strong and black, with heavy cream.

LLB: There you have it! Authors, books, cancer research, and coffee.

SANDIE: All the important stuff, right? … Thanks so much for having us. We’re all big fans of this site, so it’s a pleasure to spend a little time with you like this.

His Grace is Sufficient…Decaf is Not is available for order now everywhere books are sold.


Hard Rock Pinktober Products for 2011

Every year Hard Rock International teams up with The Breast Cancer Research Foundation in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness in its Pinktober campaign. The 2011 Pinktober products carry the torch from previous years of breast cancer research contributions. I am glad to share these classic Hard Rock items with you!

First and foremost is the limited edition Pinktober® Guitar Pin 2011, which features a lovely pink guitar with two pins attached. The neck of the Beautiful Pink Ovation Guitar with Rhinestone Ribbon has the Hard Rock logo going across with “2011” displayed vertically. A rhinestone breast cancer awareness ribbon features eight sparkling stones. The guitar pin has a silver based metal with crystal rhinestones, hard enamel translucent, and colors of silver, black, and pink. Purchases of this pin result in a donation of 75% of the retail sale benefitting The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

The Hard Rock Pinktober Bag offers a perfect place to stash your treats or your midday meal. This little lunch sack is a light pink color with brighter pink and silver accents. Can you believe it is actually partially made of recycled water bottles? The fold-down top has a strip of Velcro to keep your goodies safely inside. The front of the lunch bag has the Pinktober pink ribbon with wings logo while the top says Hard rock in silver and the sides show off the Love All, Serve All tagline. All of my goodies for review came neatly packaged in this cool lunch bag.

You really can’t go wrong with the Hard Rock Pinktober Women’s Tee featuring a V-neck and short sleeves. This grey shirt is ultra soft in 100% cotton with a pink and silver printed design. The front of the shirt features silver Hard Rock lettering and the Pinktober logo in silver and pink with “Love All Serve All” and “Orlando” printed below. I received a size small tee and it seems to be true-to-size for me. I love how comfortable this shirt is, and it’s very stylish for your favorite pair of jeans, yoga pants, or a casual cotton skirt. 15% of retail sales of this t-shirt benefits The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

These are just a few of the cool Pinktober products available. I received the above-mentioned items for the purpose of review. You might also be interested in the Pinktober night shirt (I’ve requested this on my Christmas list!), Pinktober men’s tee, Pinktober bathrobe, and Pinktober sheets, available in king and queen sizes.

For more information on the Hard Rock Pinktober campaign, please see


Pink Ribbon Fashion Accessories for 2011

Pink Fashion Accessories - Zulugrass Kuponya necklaceIf pink is your favorite color, you are certainly in luck this time of year. So many different fashion and beauty brands have formed unique partnerships with various breast cancer awareness and research charities, donating a portion of the proceeds from their pink ribbon items for 2011 toward a good cause. No matter if you are in need of new makeup, hair accessories, beauty potions, or jewelry, you are sure to find a great selection of pink items supporting the fight for a cure.

Consider these cool and trendy pink ribbon items as great new additions to your fashion wardrobe:

Pink Hair Extensions
Pink Hair Accessories for BCA 2011You may have seen the many beauty salons offering pink hair extensions or feathers for breast cancer awareness. This is a continuing trend from previous years and your local hair salon may already be on board. SHE by SO.CAP.USA Hair Extensions, a worldwide provider of all-natural hair extensions, kicked off its 6th Annual Pink Hair For Hope campaign this year. Women visiting participating salons in September and October can score their own pink hair extensions either professionally bonded at the salon, or as a clip-in pink hair extension for use at any point during the year instead of just the fall season, simply by donating $10 or more to Pink Hair For Hope. All the proceeds go directly toward a variety of cancer research organizations. The campaign has been so successful that it’s been extended into November!

I received a sampling of pink SHE by SO.CAP.USA Hair Extensions for the purpose of review and I’m very impressed with the range of colors and styles available. Women can enjoy anything from a bright fuchsia hair extension to a light pink feathered extension, or even a set of different pink colored extensions in nice, long lengths. SHE by SO.CAP.USA Hair Extensions are expertly crafted in Italy and feature natural components like real feathers. For a fancier look, consider the feathered extensions with real Swarovski crystal accents! What gorgeous looks for a fun new hairstyle!

Pink Beaded Jewelry
Pink Fashion Accessories - Zulugrass Kuponya necklaceZulugrass by The Leakey Collection is a fashion forward brand of jewelry items that supports a good cause in more ways than one. First, Zulugrass is handcrafted jewelry made by the Maasai women of Kenya, comprised of sustainable grass beads paired with glimmering glass. This unique beaded jewelry offers an organic look and feel with a feel-good vibe. Each purchase of Zulugrass contributes 5% of the sale back to the local community of the Maasai women for education and health benefits.

What I love about the Zulugrass is its versatility. I received a few strands of pink Zulugrass for the purpose of review and I especially enjoy wearing them wrapped around my wrist as a fun and funky bracelet. You can also wear them as a necklace or as hair accessories. Zulugrass is also available in earring form, as a belt, and in other creative accessories.

The Kuponya (meaning “To Heal” in Swahili) Breast Cancer Awareness Zulugrass Multistrand Necklace donates 10% of sales to Women’s Health Research, primarily to support breast cancer research. The necklace features many gorgeous strands of pink Zulugrass beads with porcelain beads as well as satin cording so you can adjust the length of the necklace. The Breast Cancer Awareness Zulugrass Multistrand Necklace is available for $39.95 while the Fight for a Cure Pink Zulugrass Story Card is available for $21.95. For more information, please visit the Leakey Collection online.

These are just two of the many pink ribbon products out there. Have fun shopping for a great cause and please feel free to mention other cool pink ribbon fashion finds in our comments below.


Johnson’s Baby Oil and Johnson’s Baby Oil Gel Review

Johnson's Baby Oil Gel ReviewI’ve  been having a fun time testing out various baby products from Johnson’s this fall, including the baby powder and baby cornstarch powder, creamy baby oil (similar to body creams), baby shampoo and baby lotion, and now the Johnson’s Baby Oil and Johnson’s Baby Oil Gel products. These cool Johnson’s baby products definitely make me excited for when we have a little one together. So far all of the products seem to have great results and they are all mild and gentle enough for baby’s skin, hair, and eyes (no more tears).

I figured testing the baby skincare products on adult skin is one way to know how they work and how they react to our skin in different situations. I enjoyed trying the Johnson’s Baby Oil Gel (Shea & Cocoa Butter) just after I stepped out of the shower. I applied the bubbly, emollient product to my skin, around my tummy and on my legs, knees, and elbows. Even hours later, I still felt as if my skin retained the moisture that I locked into my skin.

The subtle scent of cocoa butter is a wonderful bonus, especially if you wanted a change from the baby fresh scent. Product packaging states the baby oil gel locks in up to 10 times more moisture, and I honestly wouldn’t be surprised. My tummy and legs still felt a little “slick” a few hours after I applied the gel to my skin just after my shower. This product is designed to moisturize and protect baby soft skin, specifically in preventing dryness. For best results, use this product right after a shower or bath – it works best on wet skin, not dry skin.

Johnson’s Baby Oil also claims to lock in 10 times more moisture, and also should be used on wet skin rather than dry skin. This product is a pure mineral oil that creates a barrier of protective moisture on the skin. Use this product just as the baby oil gel product above. As an added bonus, moms can take advantage of this gentle formula to remove eye makeup! The generously sized 14-oz bottle should last you quite a while no matter what your use.

I greatly enjoyed testing these Johnson’s baby products on my own skin and look forward to treating our future child to wonderfully soft baby skin as well. The gentle formulation doesn’t disappoint and the wide array of products lets you get comfortable with a brand you can depend on time and again.

For more information about Johnson’s baby products, please see


Johnson’s Baby Lotion & Baby Shampoo Product Review

Johnson's Baby Lotion and ShampooFor what seems like forever, Johnson’s baby products for baby-soft skin have included the classic Johnson’s Baby Shampoo and Johnson’s Baby Lotion. These two signature products are a must-have for any household with kids, and even homes without them. I even remember having my hair washed with Johnson’s Baby Shampoo when I was a child, and being especially happy that the suds didn’t burn or sting my eyes.

I received these products from Johnson’s for the purpose of review and I am happy to tell you I’ll look forward to using them for my own child one day. The Baby Lotion is a light pink, creamy formula in a baby pink bottle. It has its own delicate baby scent and leaves the skin feeling so soft and smooth immediately after use. With several applications, the lotion further smooths out skin and leaves it baby-soft throughout the day.

Johnson's Baby Lotion and ShampooJohnson’s Baby Lotion is available in a 9-oz bottle that is comfortable to hold and easy to dispense. The lotion is clinically proven in mildness and hypoallergenic as well. Pediatrician-tested, this product is deemed mild enough for even the most delicate skin of newborns. And while it’s safe enough and gentle enough for your little ones, you can still reap the benefits and get your own skin feeling baby-soft and smooth with a few applications.

Johnson’s Baby Shampoo (No more tears) is marketed as being as gentle to eyes as pure water. This is something all new parents will love to hear, especially when you may not be accustomed to washing a much-smaller person. This baby shampoo is clinically proven to be mild and gentle for baby, and it’s also dermatologist-tested and hypoallergenic. A gentle washing of baby’s hair leaves hair soft, shiny and smelling baby fresh.

This product comes in a 15-ounce bottle, which should last you quite a while. For best results, Johnson’s recommends wetting baby’s hair first with warm water and then applying the shampoo, bringing it to a gentle lather, and rinsing clean. Don’t forget to snuggle!

For more information about Johnson’s baby products, please see


The Many Uses of Johnson’s Baby Powder and Cornstarch

Johnson's Baby Powder and Baby Cornstarch PowderBaby powder has got to be one of those products that every family should have in their home. Just last night we used Johnson’s baby powder to treat a grease stain on a pair of pants. The powder soaks the oil up like you wouldn’t believe! It works wonders in removing grease, oil, butter, and other slick stains from many different types of fabric. I’ve found great success with just about every application on these types of stains.

But Johnson’s baby powder also has great results in beauty applications as much as household fixes. I have a bottle of the regular baby powder, which I like to use for the laundry and cleaning tasks, and a bottle of Johnson’s Calming Lavender and Chamomile baby powder, which I love using for beauty purposes.

In case you didn’t know, baby powder works amazingly as a dry shampoo. Just like it sucks the oil and grease out of stains on your clothing, it also soaks up the natural oils released by your hair. So if you’ve slept through your alarm and can’t afford to be late, or if you just need a quick fix to tide you over till your next shower, a few dabs of baby powder in your hair can instantly take away that shiny, greasy look when your hair is due for a wash. Another perfect time to try this is after working out if you won’t make it to your home shower for a little while and you don’t want to wash up at the gym.

Johnson’s Baby Pure Cornstarch Powder with Aloe and Vitamin E offers another wonderful beauty fix – it gently absorbs moisture from the skin, whether from baby’s skin or your own. You can use the powder on baby’s bottom or apply it to your own skin on a hot summer day to prevent excessive perspiration. You might be amazed at the results and how well it works at keeping your skin soft, clean, and dry. (Note – Women have also used baby powder for these purposes but some recent studies suggest cornstarch is a better alternative due to the talc component in baby powder being questionable for links to certain reproductive cancers, etc.)

Finally, another favorite home and beauty use for baby powder products is freshening up your family’s sneakers and cleats. Simply sprinkle a dash of the powder into each shoe after they’ve been worn quite a bit and enjoy the diminishing odor associated with many athletic shoes.

I received Johnson’s baby powder and baby pure cornstarch powder for the purpose of this review. I am also a frequent purchaser of Johnson’s products for skin and face.

What other uses do you have for baby powder? Please share them below in our comments!


Johnson’s Baby Creamy Oil – Cocoa & Shea Butter and Aloe Vera & Vitamin E Review

Johnson's Baby Creamy Oil ReviewLife Love Beauty recently received an invitation to team up with Johnson’s for a one-month span in testing out a variety of their mild and gentle products for skincare. Since these products are formulated for babies, I can only imagine the safety and health benefits of using them as compared to my regular arsenal of lotions, body creams, shampoos, and other assorted skincare goodies. Johnson’s sent me a generous shipment of products to try and I am so excited to tell you about each and every one. This article is the first in the Johnson’s series on Life Love Beauty, featuring Johnson’s Baby Creamy Oil in both Cocoa & Shea Butter and Aloe Vera & Vitamin E.

After using these products only a short while, I am already noticing baby soft skin that is so different from my skin when using a lot of the “normal” lotions and skin creams. My palms remind me of the silky soles of babies’ feet and my dry elbows have smoothed out remarkably. Even hours later, the roughness and dryness are still gone! This becomes especially important this time of year in the Northeast, as our nights are getting longer, the weather is getting colder, and soon winter will be knocking at our doors. I’m so glad my skin has a head start on the seasonal changes!

I think my (other) favorite part of these products (besides the smooth and incredibly soft skin) is the amazing scent each product offers. Johnson’s Baby Creamy Oil in Aloe Vera & Vitamin E happened to be the first product I tried. I adore the soft and clean fragrance, which somewhat reminds me of a cucumber melon type scent, even though it may just be my imagination due to the pleasant green bottle. I really enjoy this light and delicate fragrance that is subtle enough for anytime use and so nice if you want to massage a dab onto your little one’s skin.

I tried Johnson’s Baby Creamy Oil in Cocoa & Shea Butter next, and let me tell you – it smells as good as a chocolaty dessert that you might be dreaming of as you begin to hydrate your skin with this winning formula. The light tan colored container makes it easy to associate the pleasant, lightly chocolate fragrance with the bottle. This scent also reminds me of sun-kissed days at the beach, wearing a delightful sunscreen hinting at coconut or cocoa butter.

Both products are mild and gentle on your skin, generously sized at 8 ounces, and honest-to-goodness non-greasy formulas that are just as good for you as they are for baby. Find them at your favorite drugstores and mass market retailers, and stay tuned for our next feature on additional fabulous skincare products from Johnson’s!


Dream Water Review for Sleepless Nights

Dream Water ReviewsAre you always tossing back and forth in bed trying to fall asleep? Still feeling jittery from your morning coffee or energy drink when it’s time you should lay down? Finding it hard to wind down at the end of the day? If you can relate to these statements, then Dream Water is the perfect product for you! It’s an all-natural dietary supplement designed to help you to relax and fall asleep right before bedtime.

Sleep is very valuable to keep yourself physically and mentally healthy. It can make or break you. If you are not getting enough rest, you are likely to be irritable and feel fatigued. Lack of sleep will also affect your memory. Caffeine and other energy products may relieve some of your symptoms and make you feel less drowsy, but there is no replacement for sleep. Think of Dream Water as the opposite of your caffeine or herbal energy supplements. While these products will give you that much needed pick me up, Dream Water will be there for you when you need to rest at night.

Dream Water ReviewsDream Water is perfect for people of varying lifestyles. It can aid those who have trouble sleeping due to health issues, excess of caffeine, and ever-changing schedules due to work or school. It is also helpful for those who are experiencing jet lag during times of traveling and is the perfect size to go on the plane in a carry-on bag. This product can also ease tension at the end of the day for people who deal with anxiety and stress.

For the purpose of this review, I received two samples of Dream Water free of charge in Snoozeberry and Lullaby Lemon.

Dream Water is designed as a 2.5 oz “shot” of enhanced water as well as an 8 oz drink. It contains natural active ingredients (GABA, Melatonin, 5-HTP) that aid in the process of relaxing and falling asleep.This product is calorie free and comes in aptly named flavors: Snoozeberry, I Dream of Kiwi, and Lullaby Lemon.


LOREX LIVE SD3.5 Video Baby Monitor with Digital Recording and Remote Viewing (LW2401) Review

Lorex Video Baby Monitor LW2401 ReviewBabies and young children require constant attention and careful monitoring for their safety. Parents typically set up baby monitors to do the job, allowing parents to be on another floor of the house or outside while still fully aware of their baby’s safety and current state – sleeping, playing, crying, etc. Baby monitors have come a long way since our parents’ day. Now you can get so many more features, especially video capabilities like in the LOREX LIVE SD3.5 Video Baby Monitor, which also allows digital recording and remote connectivity, Skype integration, and more.

My husband and I received a LOREX LIVE SD3.5 Video Baby Monitor for the purpose of this review. I was excited to try it because I feel a video baby monitor offers so much more to parents and caregivers than a standard audio monitor. I was thrilled to notice that my husband was even excited to check it out – primarily because it is a cool tech gadget that he could read about and test all the cool features. This is another huge win for me – if he likes it, I love it.

Video Baby Monitor’s Ease of Use
I’m not exaggerating when I tell you it took him only moments to turn everything on and set it up for practice monitoring. He set up the camera in the kitchen and kept the LCD monitor in the family room with him. The dog and I went into the kitchen to see how everything worked. It was a snap for us to adjust the volume, test all the neat features, and even practice recording footage. The most time you’ll spend setting up is charging the monitor, and you can do that while you sleep!

Two-Way Talk Feature
Then my husband tested out the two-way talk feature – very cool! You can actually talk to your baby or child from the LCD monitor unit, even if you are on a different floor or outside your house. I can see this being very useful when soothing your child. The monitor also has built-in lullabies, which we have yet to test, but this is a wonderful feature I look forward to using often.

Video Monitor’s Digital Recording
We also tested the digital video recording feature and found that to be super easy at the touch of a button and fairly easy in playback as well. This one-touch recording has got to be a huge plus for anyone who doesn’t want to miss one precious moment with a new baby in the house. Record playing, sounds, and motions your baby makes while you aren’t in the room. The video monitor is really smart in that it automatically starts recording when it detects a change in audio level in the room, such as your baby crying. The LIVE SENSE alerts you and video begins recording immediately.

Room Temperature Monitoring and Feeding Alerts
You can also rest easier knowing your baby’s room temperature is being monitored for a constant temp. You will receive an alert if the room becomes too cold or too hot – you’ll find the cool little temperature sensor on the back of the camera. Parents can also set the feeding timer to remind them when baby’s next meal should take place.

Remote Viewing of the Video Baby Monitor
When the monitor is connected to a computer via USB, working parents, remote grandparents, and distant aunts and uncles can see the child in real-time, even from miles and miles away. The unit is compatible with Skype, allowing your video monitor system to be viewed anywhere in the world using a Skype login.

Other Exciting Video Monitor Features
The LOREX LIVE SD3.5 Video Baby Monitor has a gorgeous 3.5” LCD screen for full-screen or split-screen viewing. The device is very portable, roughly the size of a smartphone or just a bit larger, making it a nice fit for your pocket, purse, or tabletop / nightstand. The night-time viewing allows you to get a good night’s sleep without sacrificing your child’s safety. There is a video on/off button for this purpose as well, with the audio remaining intact.

The LOREX LIVE SD3.5 Video Baby Monitor system is expandable up to four cameras so you can simply add to your system as your family grows. You may also wish to use this unit as a monitoring system for your pets so you can watch your dog or cat while you are at work. It also works nicely as a home security system, giving you peace of mind knowing your home is under surveillance.

The LOREX LIVE SD3.5 Video Baby Monitor comes with a camera, rechargeable LCD monitor with base, two power adapters, MicroSD memory card, software CD, and three safety clips for assembling your monitor system. The LOREX LIVE SD3.5 Video Baby Monitor works with iPad™, iPhone™, and personal computers.

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