Exederm Review

If you’ve ever had a child that suffers from eczema, dermatitis or sensitive skin then you know the importance of good bath and body products.  I have found that this is no easy feat.  We have been through countless bottles of “sensitive” and “gentle”  baby cleansers, but most of them are still too drying and can aggravate rough dry patches of skin.

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Health & Beauty Products I’m LOVING right now

Hah! Here’s a post topic you won’t see from me very often- at least not in the “Makeup” area.  Although I am trying, really trying, to make an effort to get something on my face.  I’m turning 37 this week and recently realized, I look like I’m turning 37.  Being a mom has aged me. But I digress.

T.Taio exfoliating ergo-body scrubber- oh, I love this.  Exfoliating and cleansing all in one, I don’t have to even GET soap out, because it is, as I say, presoaped.   Plus I can exfoliate and cleanse in one step!  Also SUPER affordable at just a few dollars each.

Judith August’s Everything Pencil (I can’t say enough about this pencil.  I love it.  I have eleventy-million moles and this is the ONLY thing I’ve had that really and truly minimizes their appearance.  I love it.  Or rather, I’ve loved it to pieces (or one piece).  Its gone. I’m going to order another soon- probably 2 in a darker shade for summer and my pale shade for winter.  This thing is AWESOME and worth every cent.  Maybe more.

The Everything Pencil™: Camouflage Makeup Concealer for Face & Body that Covers Up Everything… For Everybody… Every Day

  • Quick & Easy Coverage for Your Life on the Go!
    • Under Eye Circle Concealer
    • Cover Up Makeup for Age Spots
    • Scar Cover Up Makeup
    • Broken Capillary Cover Makeup
    • Bruises & Birthmarks Concealer
    • Spider Vein Cover Makeup
    • Coverage Makeup for Scars and Acne
  • It’s also an Eye Shadow Base, Lipstick Lock & Highlighter
  • Six Corrective Colors Can be Used Alone or Mixed to Create Your Perfect Shade
  • Aloe Vera & Vitamin E Formula
  • Fragrance Free & Doctor Approved
  • Best Pencil Concealer, Scar Cover Up Makeup, and Age Spot Concealer

It comes in 6 different colors and each pencil comes with a free sharpener (which is great for me since I lose things like that almost instantly).  I feel like this is dummy proof- I cover my moles and any blemishes I have with the Everything Pencil, and then do my foundation (tinted moisturizer from Mary Kay with SPF in it) and a bit of powder to finish off.  I feel great and not like I’m wearing gobs of makeup!

I’m loving the new bareMinerals Skincare line- Naturally Luminous Skincare Trio has been pretty good to my skin for the past 30 days.  I can’t say I’ve seen much in the way of results although I do like the feel of my skin during and after use of the products- but I don’t think 30 days is long enough to really experience a skincare product.

This 30-day cleanser, moisturizer and eye treatment trio is the perfect introduction to bareMinerals Skincare. Our Purifying Facial Cleanser removes makeup and impurities while also hydrating and renewing skin. Our Purely Nourishing Moisturizer keeps your skin moisturized and protected so you can have younger-looking skin day after day. Our Skincare Firming Eye Treatment, completes your routine, restoring firmness and reducing puffiness around the eye area. All 3 formulas are powered by our 100% pure RareMinerals ActiveSoil Complex clinically proven to deliver incredible skin-renewing benefits, including faster cell turnover, smaller-looking pores, increased luminosity and antioxidant protection.

Collection includes:

  • Purifying Facial Cleanser (60 mL / 2 Fl. Oz.)
  • Purely Nourishing Moisturizer: Combination Skin (30 mL / 1 Fl. Oz.)
  • Skincare Firming Eye Treatment (5 mL)

I am still smitten with my Tweezerman tweezers.  Seriously.  I don’t know how people live without a good pair of tweezers.  I used to, but I’ve seen the light, and won’t go back without a fight!  We have a pair up and downstairs- one for splinters and the like, and one for me, just me, in the bathroom upstairs.  I’m not likely to share it anytime soon, either.  Worth every single penny paid, in my opinion.

What health and beauty aids are YOU loving right now?

(Please note some samples provided for review- opinions as always are my own).

Bella Mama Review and Giveaway Ends 5/21/11

I don’t know about you, but I love when I run across a product just for new moms. It’s always nice to give a gift for the new baby, but I like to give something special just for the mom. Her days of pampering are severely limited after all! The Bella Bundle from Bella Mama is the perfect gift idea. This travel size set contains the brands Belly Oil, Belly Butter, Face and Body Spritzer and Foot Salts. It is just the right size for your labor bag, but would also make a great shower gift. [click to continue…]

Beaute de Maman Review


Many expecting moms suffer from skin changes during pregnancy. I never experienced many problems with my previous pregnancies, but this time around I have acne and psoriasis. I found that my normal skin care products just weren’t working anymore. When I found Beaute de Maman, which is a line of health and beauty products developed by an OBGYN, I was intrigued.


I had the opportunity to try out the Facial Scrub, Face and Body Cream, Nipple Gel and the Herbal Supplement for morning sickness. The Facial scrub has a nice, neutral scent and exfoliating beads that leave your skin feeling soft. I found that it does a great job of cleaning my face and removing makeup without over drying my skin. The Face and Body Cream is a nice, thick cream with a tea tree oil scent. I love that I can apply this cream to both my face and other dry areas of my body. The cream absorbed nicely into my skin and didn’t leave a greasy or oily feeling on my face.

While I really enjoyed the two facial products, I didn’t realize the full benefit for a few more days. My complexion actually started to clear up! I have been using the facial scrub and the cream for one week now and my acne is completely gone!

The nipple gel is a nice thick gel that absorbed nicely when tested on my hand, while leaving a protective barrier. This seems like a great product for nursing mothers. Particularly first time nursing mothers, when cracking and dryness are a common problem. I will definitely be keeping this product around to test later in the summer.

The Herbal Supplement for morning sickness was unfortunately sent to me after I had passed that part of my pregnancy. However, my sister happened to be deep in the throws of all day nausea when I received this product. She had even resorted to taking prescribed medication from her OB just to get through the work day. I sent these pills to her and she loved them! They relieved her nausea enough to help her function throughout the day and allow her to get off her prescribed medication.

I highly recommend checking out Beaute de Maman if you are looking for health and beauty products during pregnancy. In addition, they are offering FREE SHIPPING with an order of two or more products.  Follow them on Facebook for the latest updates and promotions.

I received a sample of this product to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed are my own.

Mama Mio Review

Every expecting mom dreads those two little words, STRETCH MARKS. Those who have had children before know what I am talking about. We all get them, but can they be treated? I was intrigued when I ran across the Mama Mio Tummy Rub Stretch Mark Butter. It has won several awards and is used by celebrities (so it’s got to be good, right?).

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