4 Must Have Products For Your Next Work Out

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A Healthy Deodorant

Pacifica Coconut milk+ Essential Oils Underarm Deodorant Wipes

When you're finished with your work out and trying to get out of the door to continue your day, Pacifica Coconut milk+ Essential Oils Underarm Deodorant Wipes are a must have.  These are perfect for removing odors and excess perspiration if you don't have time for a shower, or post shower.

Pacifica Coconut milk+ Essential Oils Underarm Deodorant Wipes are made with coconut and shea butter and are vegan.  They are phthalate-free, Sulfate-free, butylparaben-free, nonylphenol ethoxylate free, propylparaben-free and aluminum free.

Not only are they convenient but they smell amazing and provide effective deodorant results.  The wipes are a smooth texture and sturdy, and large enough with enough liquid to use on both underarms.

The Pacifica Coconut milk+ Essential Oils Underarm Deodorant Wipes dry very quickly and leave a faint trail of the soft coconut/floral scent.  I've never used a better natural deodorant in a wipe format.  Stock up on these!

Purchase Here: Pacifica Coconut milk+ Essential Oils Underarm Deodorant Wipes

A Comfortable and Supportive Sports Bra

Kixwear Longevity Bra
Kixwear Longevity Bra

Have you all but given up on finding a sports/active wear bra that is comfortable, supportive and looks great?

Knix, founded by a woman who was also searching for the perfect sports bra that would work for all women.  She created a line of bras with cutting edge technology, great design and soft, comfortable materials.

Knixwear founder Joanna believes that women built Knixwear. By listening to real women, with real bodies and real needs, Knixwear has been able to deliver really, really great products. The brand also has an active community of Knixwear fans whose stories inspire them to make quality intimates that enable women to do more of what they love.

With the Knixwear line of medium impact bras for real women, you can go for a run, do an aerobics class, hot yoga or take your pooch for a long walk and feel supported and confident.

Knixwear also Ethical practices govern all work at Knixwear. Last year they donated over 10,000 pairs of undies to women’s shelters – a value of more than 2% of their revenue.

One of the most popular bra styles in the line is the Longevity. This flattering and functional bra can be worn under any workout gear or post workout on its own as a long-line crop.  Designed to fit soft and snug, with reinforced underbust for lift and support. There is some compression through the cups. 

Some of the features of the Longevity are:Seamless construction, Moisture-wicking, Permanent anti-odor properties, Mesh paneling for added breathability Reinforced underbust for better lift and support   

In addition to sports bras, Knixwear also has underwear, tanks, loungewear and leakproof underwear for periods and light bladder leaks, as well as other accessories.

By the way, if you have a tween/teen in your life, after picking up your sports bras, head over to the sister line, Knixteen, to buy their line of period underwear, as well.

Face Wipes That Cleanse and Prep Skin

CLINIQUE Pep-Start Quick Cleansing Swipes 50 towelettes

After a workout, you want your face to feel clean and fresh quicklyCLINIQUE Pep-Start Quick Cleansing Swipes are perfect to cleanse bare skin before adding your moisturizer, primer or makeup.  CLINIQUE Pep-Start Quick Cleansing Swipes are technically not makeup removers, however, they can also be used to take off light makeup before starting your workout and at the end of the day.  

What I love about CLINIQUE Pep-Start Quick Cleansing Swipes 50 towelettes 
is that they not only cleanse my skin without stripping it, but they also provide gentle exfoliation which leaves my skin smooth and toned, and make me feel as fresh as if I had used water and cleanser after a workout.  Note: These are NOT meant for removing eye makeup or to be used near the eyes because the exfoliating ingredients will cause stinging.

The CLINIQUE Pep-Start Quick Cleansing Swipes 50 towelettes are also much larger than the average wipe (they can be cut in half if you don't need to do a full cleanse).

CLINIQUE Pep-Start Quick Cleansing Swipes 50 towelettes work for for normal, oily, combination and dry skin.  And at 50 towelettes in a pack, they are also an incredible bargain

Purchase Here: CLINIQUE Pep-Start Quick Cleansing Swipes 50 towelettes

A Body Lotion That Instantly Perfects Skin

Jergens BB Body Skin Perfecting Cream

When you jump out of the shower, you may only have a few minutes to moisturize, so why not make skin skin look amazingwhile you're at it.

Jergens BB Body Skin Perfecting Cream instantly hydrates & smooths, illuminates & brightens body skin  - just like a traditional BB Cream does for the face!

When I smooth Jergens BB Body Skin Perfecting Cream on I love how creamy and silky it feels.  I blends into my skin quickly and absorbs within seconds.  My skin doesn't look sparkly or glittery - but moisturized with a beautiful sheen and noticeable glow.  I use the Jergens BB Body Skin Perfecting Cream, All Medium Deep Skin Tones and there is also a Jergens BB Body Cream for Lighter Skin Tones version.

Jergens BB Body Skin Perfecting Cream, has been a long-standing body care product in my collection, and once you try it, you won't head out for the gym without it- RLB

Purchase Here: Jergens BB Body Skin Perfecting Cream, All Medium Deep Skin Tones 
Purchase Here: Jergens BB Body Cream for Lighter Skin Tones

2017 Holiday Beauty Gift Pick - Kristin Ess Reconstructive Moisture Mask + Leave-In Conditioner Set

Kristin Ess Reconstructive Moisture Mask + Leave-In Conditioner Set

The Kristin Ess hair care line, sold at Target, has become one of my favorite beauty discoveries of 2017.

Every product I've tried from the Kristin Ess line smells incredible, has luxurious textures that don't weigh down hair but still give intense moisture, and packaging that makes you feel like you've spent twice what you paid.

If you want to sample some of the the most popular Kristin Ess products, or know a beauty lover that is already a convert to her line, the Kristin Ess Reconstructive Moisture Mask + Leave-In Conditioner Set is the perfect holiday gift.

The set contains a mini version of the Kristin Ess Reconstructive Moisture Mask which is hands down one of the best hair masks I've ever tried, especially at the drugstore level. It's thick and creamy, but has a lot of slip to it, making it easy to spread through the hair.  It never fails to soften, detangle without any heavy residue.  The scent is a slightly sweet/fresh citrus blend which I love

There's also a mini Leave-In Conditioner which is fantastic on all hair types to provide moisture, shine and protection prior to heat styling.  This spray packs a lot of benefits into the formula.  It adds shine and makes detangling easy, especially on textured, curly and relaxed hair. There's no sticky or oily residue and it can be used as often as needed.

If you already love Kristin Ess Reconstructive Moisture Mask + Leave-In Conditioner then this set can serve as your travel sized versions when you're out of town.  Pick it up while it lasts! - RLB

Purchase Here: Kristin Ess Reconstructive Moisture Mask + Leave-In Conditioner Set

2017 Holiday Beauty Gift Pick - Soap + Glory Wash Upon a Star Gift Set

 Soap + Glory Wash Upon a Star Gift Set

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Soap + Glory always has great skincare products (with equally clever names!) and this holiday season I have the perfect gift to treat yourself to or gift to the traveler in your life.

This set of 9 .27oz star shaped body wash pods are super cute and practical for travel or the gym.  They come in 3 of Soap + Glory's  most popular scents.  Rich and Famous, which has a oat honey fragrance, Clean on Me with a softly sweet fragrance  and creamy pink texture and Sugar Crush with a zesty lime fragrance, which I loved for a morning shower.  

Soap + Glory Wash Upon a Star Gift Set is a genius idea!  I love that I can just throw as many in my mag for the days I'm traveling, or just one for the gym.  Note: These are not designed to be used for a bath.

Even though the Soap + Glory Wash Upon a Star  pods are small, I was surprised how much product was inside.  There was enough for several latherings during my shower.  The body wash lathered very well and spread easily on my skin.  All of the body washes rinse clean and left my skin soft with a light moisturizing effect.   

Don't miss out on the Soap + Glory Wash Upon a Star Gift Set , one of the most innovative body care products of 2017!- RLB

2017 Holiday Beauty Gift Find - BECCA Jet, Set, Glow! Prep + Prime Kit

BECCA Jet, Set, Glow! Prep + Prime Kit

BECCA has become one of my all time favorite brands for primers. The formulas and finishes make skin look fantastic with - or without makeup.

That's why I was so excited to find the holiday gift set BECCA Jet, Set, Glow! Prep + Prime Kit which has three of their top products, The First Light Primer, the Back light Primer and the Under Eye Brightening Corrector.

All of the products are wrapped in pretty silver tissue, so they're gift giving ready if you decide to split this kit up into three stocking stuffers.

The Under Eye Brightening Corrector is a tiny pot, but a little goes a VERY long way.  It works with all skin tones and instantly brightens and evens out the under eye area.  If you don't have very dark circles/pigmentation, you can easily just use this under or over your foundation.  If you need more help, this is a great base before adding your favorite concealer.  This can be applied with fingers, but I prefer a concealer brush.

The First Light Primer is one of the best to leave skin with a subtle warmer glow while not adding any added oil or shine.  I've used this as a traditional primer and mixed with my foundation.  The Backlight Primer is designed for a more noticeable glow with purple undertones and I love using this as a primer when I want a more dewy look that's still not overly shiny.

If you know someone who loves makeup, a BECCA fan, or just want to treat yourself to a great selection of BECCA products you'll use daily,  BECCA Jet, Set, Glow! Prep + Prime Kit is the perfect gift. - RLB

Purchase Here: BECCA Jet, Set, Glow! Prep + Prime Kit

This set contains:
- 0.5 oz/ 15 mL Backlight Filter Face Primer
- 0.5 oz/ 15 mL First Light Filter Face Primer
- 0.08 oz/ 2.3 g Under Eye Brightening Corrector

2017 Holiday Fragrance Gift Pick - Kat Von D Saint Eau de Parfum

Kat Von D Saint Eau de Parfum Eau de Parfum Spray

Kat Von D Saint Eau de Parfum Eau de Parfum Spray is the perfect fragrance gift for the person in your life who really loves fragrance collecting.

I recently discovered Saint and love how delicate it is and how it blends a large number of floral notes with unexpected sweeter notes.

The strongest opening notes, the Jasmine and Tiare flower are crisp and lasted throughout the day.  There are some light citrus notes which help balance it out, like the Mandarin Within a few minutes the sweeter, softer notes came in like the caramel, vanilla and mirabelle plum.

This scent lasted all day on me, and the dry down, which I experienced at the end of the day was full of soft musk and sandalwood, along with lingering vanilla and Tiare flower notes on my skin.

Kat Von D Saint Eau de Parfum Travel
Spray 0.34 oz/ 10 mL 

What's really special about this scent it that it's a crisp, slightly sweet floral that I haven't ever experienced before.  It's just strong enough to envelop you in the scent throughout the day, but never overpowering for others, even at close range.

Kat Von D Saint Eau de Parfum Eau de Parfum Spray will work year round, but will make an especially lovely warmer weather fragrance for outdoor events and parties.

The Kat Von D Saint Eau de Parfum Eau de Parfum Spray bottle is also magnificent for perfume collectors with beautiful filigree details on the bottle and the cap.  It's truly unique in every way.  Even the Travel Spray has a version of the filigree pattern on it, making it a perfect stocking stuffer or treat for yourself while you're on the road.  - RLB

Purchase Here: Kat Von D Saint Eau de Parfum 3.4 oz/ 100 mL Eau de Parfum Spray
Purchase Here: Kat Von D Saint Eau de Parfum Travel Spray 0.34 oz/ 10 mL 

Fragrance Notes:
Vanilla, Musk, Jasmine, Tiare flower, Mandarin, Caramel, Mirabelle Plum, Sandarwood

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