Baring Summer Skin – Soap & Glory

Body Care

photoI’m not saying my body is bikini ready, but this little gem helps.  I’ve been applying it to my tummy and thighs and have noticed my skin becoming smoother and firmer.

And just in time, I have a romantic weekend planned, but I won’t be sharing that story with you  come Monday morning.

What’s your favorite body treatment?

Soft & Indulgent Skin w/ Whish

Beauty, Body Care

Courtesy of Whish

If you’re lazy like me and need to get summer ready in a hurry you’re going to love body products by Whish.  All Whish body scrubs contain Organic Aloe, Organic raspberry Butter and Organic Shea Butter.  Efoliating has never been so luxurious and indulgent.  It’s time to shed those Winter Blues away with Sugar Scrub by Whish.
Whish Sugar Scrub polishes and nourishes the skin in one easy application.  My skin was left silky smooth and baby soft.  The scent sent me into heaven, it was like having dessert before dinner.  It’s a treatment product that delivers intense hydration to the dryest of skin. 
 Other Ingredients & Benefits:
exfoliates – brown sugar, raspberry seed, bamboo powder, organic sugar cane.
moisturizes – organic shea butter, organic raspberry butter, organic aloe.
renews – vitamin E extract, organic avocado oil.

Sugar Scrub by Whish gets a TEN!




Nob Hill Spa                                           

Huntington Hotel 

1075 California Street

San Francisco, CA 94108




Firm & gorgeous skin with Amala

Body Care

Courtesy of Amala Skincare

I’m obsessed with Amala’s detoxifying firming body lotion.  I used it as a decollete treatment, my results were firmer, smoother skin.  I was in love! My bust line had the appearance of wearing an invisible bra.
Using Amala’s detoxifying firming body lotion leaves the skin smooth, firm and hydrated.  The apricot kernal oil helps protect the skin against pollutants and harsh weather
The energizing detoxifying ingredients help stimulate cell metabolism and promote healthy cell turnover.  Dry skin with Amala is a thing of the past!
Amala Skincare is made with whole plant ingredients that are certified natural.  The organic formulations uphold the standards that safeguard the planet, while helping transform the skin.
Amala means “Most Pure” in Sanskrit and is certified by NaTrue, the authority in global natural and organic cosmetic standards.
Detoxifying Firming Body Lotion for healthier, firmer and supple skin.
Barneys New York
77 O’Farrell Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
415- 268-3500

A Must have this Holiday Season – Not Your Grandmother’s Lavender by Whish

Body Care

Courtesy of Whish

I was immediately soothed, calmed and blissfully content.  The smell of Lavender was modern with an edge, certainly not my Grandmother’s Lavender.  I couldn’t think of a better Holiday Stocking stuffer this season. 
The frothy lather was heavenly, I loved playing with the soapy suds.  My skin was radiant with a soft rosy glow.  
Some Key Ingredients:
Lavender Extract
Organic Aloe
Organic Shea Butter
Organic Raspberry Butter
Organic Cucumber
Organic Marigold
 and Glycerin
All the ingredients you remember from Grandma’s but with none of the harsh chemicals that can leave your skin dry. 
The Perfect Stocking stuffer this Holiday – Lavender Body Wash by Whish gets a TEN!


Nob Hill Spa                                           

Huntington Hotel 

1075 California Street

San Francisco, CA 94108


Restoring the Decollete with Pevonia Botanica

Body Care

Pevonia Botanica’s restore neck and bust cream absorbed easily into my skin, over a period of 3 to 4 weeks I was able to see improvement in the firmness of my bust, decollete and neck.

One of my main concerns was that this amazing bust cream would leave a sticky residue on my hands, not a chance, the cream absorbed everywhere leaving behind smooth and soft skin.

The key ingredients are Kigelia Africana, Elastin, Vitamin E – they help promote skin texture and help reduce the signs of premature aging.

Pevonia Botanica Restore Neck and Bust Cream gets a TEN!


Lisa Bradbury Skincare

1756 Fillmore Street

San Francisco, Ca 94115


Finishing Gloss – taming frizzy hair with Intelligent Nutrients

Body Care, Hair Care

Finishing Gloss by Intelligent Nutrients is Certified Organic, paraben and silicone free.

I applied it liberally and loved the smooth, silky feel of my hair.  My hair was noticeably less frizzy and nourished.

It’s safe for color treated hair, and can be used during a body massage or as an intense conditioner for dry  cracked skin.  The texture of my hair was softer, shinier and manageable.

Men can even use it as an after shave balm – I love products with multiple uses, this helps eliminate bathroom clutter.

Finishing Gloss by Intelligent Nutrients gets a TEN!


Available at Barneys New York

~ An Ending to a Perfect Shave ~

Body Care

Shave Savour Hair Inhibiting Gel by Whish

Whish Body  products have turned shaving into a pleasurable experience, I love Shave Savour, it smells delicious and keeps my legs stubble free for days at a time.

The cooling gel absorbed easily into my skin, leaving behind hydration.  Shave Savour can be used to replenish the skin after waxing, or the use of laser hair removal.

The plus side besides the amazing scent, is that it actually slows the growth of hair! Clinical studies show that it reduces hair density by 26% in 28 days, I’m excited!

I love having smooth, hydrated legs for as long as I can, I still hate shaving my legs, but with Whish body products it’s not a grueling experience anymore.  The ending to a perfect shave, Shave Savour by Whish.


Shave Savour by Whish gets a TEN!

Looking Good, Feeling Good inside and out

Body Care

The smell of the Cucumber & Mint body wash left me relaxed and energized after blogging all morning and my afternoon workout.

Using Nature’s Gate Organics is pampering your skin with luxurious lotions that absorb easily – leaving your skin hydrated and mositurized. Plus the price points for these indulgences are amazing as well as the product itself.

I alternate my Glow Lotion with the Persimmon & Rose Geranium lotion.  I love that the scented lotions offer protection against the enviroment with their antioxidant formulation.

I also don’t need to wear fragrance because the lotions smell amazing!

Just in time for Summer – Nature’s Gate Organics gets a TEN!


* Nature’s Gate Organics also have a variaty of hair care and body care products available – all products are Paraben Free and Cruelty Free.

Leaving Stressed and Dry Hands Behind

Body Care

I’ve tried a lot of hand creams in the past, but I have never experienced having moisturized and hydrated hands for two days after one application.  My friend Vanessa kept touching my hands because it was too good to be true.

I tested the Lavender Hand Cream, it was just like dipping into total relaxation. I applied it at night, right before bed and the smell of Lavender helped me fall fast asleep.

HollyBeth products are 95% organic, no parabens, sulfates or artificial dyes and fragrance.  Packaging is made from recyclable glass jars and recycled materials.

Another favorite scent of mine is the Marigold & Sweet Basil, a natural luxury containing Shea Butter.


Marigold & Sweet Basil

HollyBeth’s Natural Luxury gets a TEN!

Available at Whole Foods

*Cruelty Free

~ For the Life of Your Skin ~ First Aid Beauty

Body Care, Skincare

Ultra Repair Cream

I never thought I would say this, but I love this big tub of cream.  All my friends know I abuse beauty products and can’t follow directions to save my life.

I sometimes keep  facial masks on for longer then necessary.  The results are often severe dry skin.

My skin was recently rescued by First Aid Beauty, my skin immediately felt relief from dry, cracked and chapped skin. I was so happy my recent beauty mishap lasted 24 hours instead of the normal 72 hour turn around.

Ultra Repair Cream is intense therapy for dry, itchy, scaly skin due to eczema, cosmetic treatments, and harsh weather conditions.

The benefits are deep hydration, the skin is calmed and restored, providing immediate relief and signs of visible improvement.

This rich cream can be applied anywhere on the body, hands, feet, elbows and in my case my face.

If you suffer from beauty challenges like I do, then I recommend Ultra Repair Cream by First Aid Beauty.

Ultra Repair Cream by First Aid Beauty gets a TEN!

$28/ 6oz.