Showing posts from August, 2014

On the Go Moisture: Neocell Refreshing Herbal Mist

About a month ago, my husband and I whisked our kids away for a mini-vacation. We stayed in the Casitas (which were so nice and relaxing away from the main hotel) at Morongo, about an hour away from South Orange County. Morongo is about 30 minutes from Palm Springs, so it's desert weather and extremely tough on anyone's skin because of the dry 100+ degree heat and super strong winds (there are sand storms on the regular!). Luckily, before we left for Morongo, Neocell sent me a bunch of press samples, including this dry weather essential, "On the Go Moisture Complex: Refreshing Herbal Mist".  Any moment my face felt hot and tight under the sun, or while walking through the strong winds to the main pool from our casitas, I'd spritz a couple pumps on my face and my skin felt immediately refreshed and less tight.  After I came home from our little vacay, I liked to use a couple sprays after applying my ELF translucent powder. I love how the mis

Manomai: Skin Care Based on Your Blood Type

Did you know it only takes 26 seconds for your blood stream to absorb what you apply topically?  That is why it is important to think about what ingredients are in your skin care and other beauty products you apply topically.  I came across Manomai  when I first started beauty blogging, and truly became fascinated with their approach to skin care. I reached out to them, and they kindly agreed to send me a press sample to review for you guys.  Manomai's founder is a believer in Dr. Peter D'Adamo 's Blood-type Diet, which basically c onsists of eating the right foods for your blood type, in turn making you healthier and lose weight. She wanted a moisturizer that aligned with her beliefs in the Blood Type Diet, but also met her strict guidelines:  pareben-free,   mineral oil-free,  fragrance free,  cruelty-free, and  artificial color free. So, she developed 4 moisturizers with 4 special blends to uniquely match each of the  blood types  -- the Around-the-Clock