4 Unbelievable Ways to Get The Body You Want in 2018

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 Nivea Skin Firming Hydration Body Lotion 

Firm, Smooth and Hydrated Skin

Nivea Skin Firming Hydration Body Lotion is one of the best lotions on the market - mass or upscale.  The fact that it's under $9 is incredible too!

The lotion is very silky and lightweight, with a fresh, clean scent that many of the Nivea products have . There is a lot of "slip" to it, so once I add it to my skin, it took seconds to spread it across my arms, etc. and absorb into my skin.  It left a beautiful sheen and instant moisture for my skin.

What's different about this lotion is that it also works to improve the tone of skin, firming it.  Nivea Skin Firming Hydration Body Lotion contains Q10, which works to tighten the outer layers of the skin.

The product claims with regular use, skin becomes firmer and softer, and I did experience this. I used Nivea Skin Firming Hydration Body Lotion every day for 3+ weeks and noticed how consistently smooth and hydrated my skin was, even on the coldest and driest days.  As far as the firming, there was improvement there as well.  My skin was tighter and more toned.

Nivea Skin Firming Hydration Body Lotion can also be used for hands and even the face (if you're not sensitive to fragrances).  It's no surprise that none other than the gorgeous soon-to-be Duchess, American Actress Meghan Markle has raved about this lotion in many beauty interviews over the years as well!

While this would not be considered a "cellulite cream" Nivea Skin Firming Hydration Body Lotion does make a significant difference in the overall texture and feel of skin.  I'm a convert and you should be too!

Purchase Here: Nivea Skin Firming Hydration Body Lotion 

Instantly Cleanse and Freshen Wherever you Are

Love Beauty and Planet Coconut Water + Mimosa Flower Showerless Cleansing Mist is a new body care product from the eco-friendly line of products from Unilever.

This isn't just a body spray or spray deodorant, it actually gives results similar to taking a shower - but without any added water.  It's a completely new category in body care and I'm very excited by it.

The Cleansing Mist is infused with Hawaiian coconut water and Moroccan mimosa flower absolute.  The coconut water helps with hydration, and handpicked Moroccan mimosa flower gives your skin a delicate fresh scent.  I love the fragrance, which was a light floral with green notes and a touch of sweetness from the rasberry cassis.

The light, fine mist didn't leave any film or sticky feeling on my skin.  Once it dried, my skin did feel clean and fresh, and it was as hydrated as if I had applied a light lotion.  This is perfect for a post gym workout when you don't have much time to get back to work or errands, or if you're in the rush in the morning or before heading back out at night.

Since the Love Beauty and Planet line is all about being good to ourselves and the planet, you can feel good that the product is also: 100% Vegan, Organic No animal testing
No articifial dies, No Parabens and more.

Purchase Here: Love Beauty and Planet Coconut Water + Mimosa Flower Showerless Cleansing Mist 

Enhanced Body Confidence  

First, you'll need to find a quality beauty clinic.  You may be looking for a breast enhancement due to breast feeding, weight loss, aging or mastectomy.  If so, you'll need clear and detailed information on what is involved in breast enhancement, the process and techniques available, the cost, the down time and other frequently asked questions.

Whether it's to enlarge small breasts, or to correct physical flaws, this cosmetic procedure can add volume and fullness to your breasts while also boosting your confidence.

A Healthy Color and Glow All Year Round
Jergens Natural Glow Wet Skin Moisturizer Medium/Tan

I'm a huge fan of the Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizers, and although I don't need to self-tan, I was curious about this product being an easy way to get a natural glow and color.  I asked a friend who uses self tanner to use this along with me, since I wanted to see how it would work to even up some tan lines I got from a recent vacation.

The results were impressive - for both of us.  What we both agreed on is that being able to add right out of the shower, without worrying about streaky lines of color, drying time or rubbing off on clothes and the towel was fantastic.

I used some on the lighter areas where my lines were with my skin still wet, and then dried off as usual with my towel.  My friend added it all over her body, similar to a lotion application, with a focus on her upper body and arms.  There was no creases, streaky parts or uneven color.   There simply isn't an easier self tanner product on the market than this one.  Tip: The instructions advise: Start with a dime-size on each arm and a quarter-size on each leg and adjust as needed. Use sparingly around elbows, knees and ankles

The effect was not a deep dark tan for my friend, but it was a very natural golden shade with a beautiful glow finish.  It was so natural in fact, that after using it for 2x over the course of 4 days and several people asked here where she had just come back from vacation!

I also liked the hydration effects, which were similar to the original Jergen Wet Skin Moisturizers I love.  I saw that my skin got a little deeper in color, and also had a very nice glow to it, which matched up nicely with the natural tan I had previously gotten.  For my friend, her golden brown color lasted with 2-3 x weekly application - and no more spray tans or messy self tanners for her! 
Available in Fair/Medium and Medium/Tan versions

Purchase Here: Jergens Natural Glow Wet Skin Moisturizer Medium/Tan

2017 Holiday Beauty Gift Pick - EOS Limited Edition 2017 Peppermint Mocha, Vanilla Bean + Sparkling Ginger 3pk

EOS Limited Edition 2017 Peppermint Mocha, Vanilla Bean + Sparkling Ginger 3pk

EOS is always my go-to for great tasting and effective, moisturizing lip balms - and they are always evolving.  For this holiday season they've created a great gift set to give to the EOS lover in your life, or break up into little stocking stuffers for friends and co-workers.

EOS Limited Edition 2017 Peppermint Mocha, Vanilla Bean + Sparkling Ginger 3pk has three of their most delicious flavors yet.  Each one will remind you of holiday treats and yummy sweet hot beverages.  My favorite is thPeppermint Mocha, which has a light but authentic taste of a peppermint mocha drink.

EOS Limited Edition 2017 Peppermint Mocha, 
Vanilla Bean + Sparkling Ginger 3pk

The EOS Limited Edition 2017 signature round containers have new colors and patterns, and are just as cute as always.

The balm texture is smooth and creamy and goes on with a lightweight feel and no sticky or greasy finish.  

The EOS balms also work well both under lip color or on their own.

Since this Peppermint Mocha,  Vanilla Bean + Sparkling Ginger 3pk is Limited Edition , I suggest you also pick up a pack just for you to enjoy through the cold winter weather! - RLB

2017 Holiday Beauty Gift Pick - Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Bath Soap

TOM FORD Neroli Portofino Bath Soap 

There are two ways to think about TOM FORD Neroli Portofino Bath Soap - it's an obscenely expensive bar of soap OR an inexpensive way to experience the even more expensive, luxe TOM FORD Neroli Portofino Perfume or even the TOM FORD Neroli Portofino All Over Body Spray. 

I choose to think of it as the latter - and a perfect way to gift a bath soap that will feel just as luxe as any other Tom Ford Beauty gift you might give during the holidays.  

The scent is exactly like that of the original TOM FORD Neroli Portofino fragrance.  It's a fresh, sparkling citrus floral and gives you a Italian summer feel all year round.  It has notes of  Tunisian Neroli, Italian Bergamot, Sicilian Lemon, Winter Yellow Mandarin, Orange Flower, and Lavender.  It cleanses well of course, but as an added feature, the bar becomes as creamy as a silky, rich body wash when wet, and moisturizes skin as well. 

The fragrance lingered softly on my skin (but layering it with some of the other products in the line, such as the TOM FORD Neroli Portofino All Over Body Spray and the TOM FORD Neroli Portofino Deodorant Stick would give it more staying power and strength during the day).

TOM FORD Neroli Portofino Bath Soap 
Another great feature of the TOM FORD Neroli Portofino Bath Soap is it's truly unisex (many men use the TOM FORD Neroli Portofino fragrance as well) , so you can consider this as a gift for any of your female - or male fragrance lover in your life.

This has become my personal favorite soap and I use it about 2 times a week to savor it and make it last.  I love how moisturizing it is and the TOM FORD Neroli Portofino fragrance is heavenly in the shower! 

You (or your gift recipient) may just get so addicted to the TOM FORD Neroli Portofino Bath Soap  that you decide to go ahead and splurge on that TOM FORD Neroli Portofino as well! - RLB

Purchase Here: TOM FORD Neroli Portofino Bath Soap 5.2 oz/ 150 g

Fragrance Notes:
Tunisian Neroli, Italian Bergamot, Sicilian Lemon, Winter Yellow Mandarin, Orange Flower, Lavender.

2017 Holiday Fragrance Gift Pick - CHANEL N°5 L’EAU Eau de Toilette Purse Spray

CHANEL N-5 L'EAU Eau de Toilette Purse Spray
CHANEL N-5 L'EAU Eau de Toilette Purse Spray

CHANEL N-5 L'EAU is one of my all time favorite CHANEL scents.  It's a modern, fresh take on the classic CHANEL N-5.   *Read my CHANEL N-5 L'EAU  review here

If you have a fragrance lover in your life, or a lover of all things CHANEL - or someone who loves the original CHANEL-5 and hasn't yet experienced CHANEL N-5 L'EAU the CHANEL N-5 L'EAU Eau de Toilette Purse Spray is the perfect gift.

Composed by Chanel perfumer Olivier Polge, CHANEL N-5 L'EAU features dynamic, crisp top notes of lemon, mandarin, and orange. The heart unfolds with rose, jasmine, and a new fraction of ylang ylang. The dry down has soft, gentle notes of cedar, and cottony musk. CHANEL N-5 L'EAU is a scent that will softly envelop you, but you'll never have your scent enter the room before you do, so it's perfect for daytime and work wear.

The CHANEL N-5 L'EAU Eau de Toilette Purse Spray twist and spray refillable bottle mimics the classic CHANEL box design with its simple white and black lines.  I love that when you're done with the spray that's enclosed in the white bottle, it opens to allow you to add the refills.  All you do it twist and snap a glass vial refill into the bottle and you're all set.

This CHANEL N-5 L'EAU Eau de Toilette Purse Spray size is designed not only to be purse friendly but also TSA travel bag friendly, so you can fragrance your world anywhere you go! Gift it or give it to yourself - you deserve it!- RLB

Purchase Here: CHANEL N-5 L'EAU Eau de Toilette Purse Spray
My Review: CHANEL N-5 L'EAU 

This set contains:
- 0.7 oz/ 20 mL N°5 L’EAU Eau de Toilette Twist + Spray
- 2 x 0.7 oz/ 20 mL N°5 L’EAU Eau de Toilette Twist + Spray Refills

2017 Holiday Beauty Gift Pick - DEBORAH LIPPMANN Shining Star Ornament Nail Polish Set

Deborah Lippmann Shining Star Ornament Nail Polish Set 
For this holiday season, instead of a classic red nail, try a soft pastel metallic nail, or rosy metallic accents for nail art.

If you have a nail polish lover in your life,  the Deborah Lippmann Shining Star Ornament Nail Polish Set will make them smile.  The star ornament that's gift-giving or tree-hanging ready, is very pretty.  

The set of two full sized nail polishes contain the pink chrome Outta Space and holographic pink and blue based silver, metallic top coat, Space Unicorn.

The two polishes worn together, are unique and festive.  Outta Space has purple undertones and Space Unicorn has a soft sparkly/metallic finish.  If you're into nail art, the possibilities are endless with Deborah Lippmann Shining Star Ornament Nail Polish Set!  

The textures are creamy and smooth and apply with no streaking.  They have a nice shine and wear 5+ days with a good base and top coat before any chipping.  

Pick up a Deborah Lippmann Shining Star Ornament Nail Polish Set for your loved one and one for you to keep! - RLB

Purchase Here: Deborah Lippmann Shining Star Ornament Nail Polish Set 2 x 0.27 oz/ 8 mL

This set contains: 
- 0.27 oz/ 7.65 mL Space Unicorn 

- 0.27 oz/ 7.65 mL Outta Space 

2017 Holiday Beauty Gift Pick - Tangle Teezer Hello Kitty x Tangle Teezer Compact Styler Pink/White

Tangle Teezer Hello Kitty x Tangle Teezer Compact Styler Pink/White
Through the years I've featured many cute Hello Kitty-themed beauty and personal care products on the blog.  Now Tangle Teezer Hello Kitty x Tangle Teezer Compact Styler Pink/White has caught my eye not only as the perfect little something to have in your work or travel bag, but a great holiday stocking stuffer.

Tangle Teezer has been my go-to detangling brush as well as for my little one.  It glides through textured, relaxed, thick and very curly hair without damaging or pulling too hard.  
The patented teeth formation bends and flexes through the hair. And the ergonomically designed shape fits perfectly in the palm of your hand. 

Even if you or someone you know has straight hair that is very knot-prone, Tangle Teezer is simply the best detangling brush out there.  This brush can also be used with extensions, wigs or weaves, and on wet or dry hair.  

This compact Tangle Teezer Hello Kitty x Tangle Teezer Compact Styler Pink/White version is small enough to fit in any bag or knapsack, so order a few of them and give to the women and girls in your life who need to touch up their hair on the go (and have a young at heart attitude of course!) - RLB

Purchase Here: Tangle Teezer Hello Kitty x Tangle Teezer Compact Styler Pink/White

2017 Holiday Beauty Gift Pick - OUAI Ouai To Go Kit

Ouai Ouai To Go Kit

Ouai' Haircare's  creator, celebrity hairstylist, Jen Atkin has been a go-to for many in the Kardashian clan for years now.  I've been hearing great things about her Ouai (pronounced "WAY") products this year.  I'm glad I got to try the Ouai Ouai To Go Kit to get a feel for this effective and wonderfully scented hair care line.

Purchase Here: Ouai Ouai To Go Kit

The Ouai Ouai To Go Kit contains travel sized versions of some of her best selling Ouai products. The Dry Shampoo Foam, Wave Spray and Hair Oil, along with a great idea - a pack of hair ties for last minute up dos and ponytails.

Purchase Here: Ouai Ouai To Go Kit

This is a heavily scented line, but I really enjoyed the fragrances, especially the hair oil, which was moisturizing, yet still incredibly lightweight.  It made my hair soft to the touch, and was also good for smoothing frizz without feeling or looking greasy.  The set will work with most hair types, but the wave spray is best for naturally straight and wavy hair.  

Purchase Here: Ouai Ouai To Go Kit

The quick-drying Dry Shampoo Foam was also a nice surprise.  It freshened without making my hair hard or dry, and didn't leave any white or flaky residue.  The wave spray is best for those with naturally straight or wavy hair, but this will also work for those with curly hair to dry naturally a bit looser, as well as give some waves to air-dried relaxed hair. When I used it this way, I finished it with the hair oil which kept it shiny and soft.

The  Ouai Ouai To Go Kit is the perfect gift for the beauty lover who travels a lot for business or pleasure, or who loves luxe hair care.

Purchase Here: Ouai Ouai To Go Kit

I'm impressed enough to keep exploring the Ouai line, as well as her new set of fragrances, currently sold on her site.  Stay tuned for more reviews! - RLB

Purchase Here: Ouai Ouai To Go Kit

This set contains:
- 1.5 oz/ 43 g Dry Shampoo Foam 
- 1.7 oz/ 50 mL Wave Spray 
- 0.33 oz/ 10 mL Hair Oil 
- 3 x Elastic hair ties