Saturday, August 31, 2013

Dr. Dense SkinPerfect RX Glycolic Transforming Peel Review

You have seen me talk about Dr. Dense's products before here on my blog and now I have another awesome product to share with you called SkinPerfect RX Glycolic Transforming Peel. Wow, that was a mouthful!
This product will do many things and you will love the way your skin feels after just a few uses. I was so happy to feel my silky smooth skin but also see a difference in how my face looked. It is subtle but a lot of people have noticed and asked me what I have been doing.
The SkinPerfect RX Glycolic Transforming Peel helps to perfect your skin tone, texture, clarity, soften lines, wrinkles, and pores, remove dead skin surface cells allowing new, undamaged skin to be revealed.  This product can be found in the Exfoliate & Purify section and so that is the reason it can do all these wonderful things for your skin.
Not only does it make your look younger, it makes your skin act younger by encouraging young, new cells to come to the surface, which means less discoloration, lines, and improved texture to the skin. SkinPerfect Rx Glycolic Transforming Peel was developed as a critical addition to your skincare wardrobe to help deliver important cellular turnover, which will effect the look and appearance the skin.
Please test the product first to make sure you don't have an allergic reaction or so that you know if your skin will tolerate this peel. Always follow the directions that come with your skincare products.
To test: apply behind ear. Let it sit for 10 minutes, rinse. Observe for 24 hours.

To use: Apply to clean skin at night. Let it sit for about 7 minutes. Slight tingling is normal. Rinse. Follow with our award winning HydroShield Ultra Moisturizing Face Serum. Finish with your night cream. Great for this skin type: Dry to normal skin: use once a week. Oily skin: use 2-3 times a week.
They are having an awesome sale right now if you Vote for them on QVC. You can save 25% off of their skincare products. Just click on the below banner and see all the details and directions.
They have a lot of products so make sure that you read what each one is about and how to use so that you don't get the wrong products for your skin type. Plus, you may not even need some of them. I would get the ones that are going to improve your skin and then maintain.

They also have a Six Steps Program that they can customize just for you. Learn more about that by clicking on the link I provided in the name of the program. Plus they are offering a savings of up to $80. The set regularly is $255 but you can get it for $175.00 right now.

About Dr. Denese:
Adrienne Denese, M.D., Ph. D. a Cornell Medical College trained doctor, one of the first doctors in the United States to specialize in anti-aging medicine. Through her medical training at Cornell, her post doctoral fellowship at Harvard, and medical practice, she has developed a vast body of knowledge about what your skin requires t...o look young and healthy. Dr. Denese offers a scientifically proven system that helps your skin look its best.

Born in Hungary during the height of communism, Dr. Denese’s childhood was bleak. Without the luxuries of modern day capitalism – shopping, movies, and television – she turned to text books to fill the hours. By the time she turned 22, she had earned her Ph. D. in Neuroscience and Neuropsychology in Budapest and departed for the United States. She won a Research Fellowship at Harvard Medical School and received an M.D. at Cornell University Medical College. Dr. Denese is not only a medical doctor who specializes in anti-aging, but has become the one of the only female scientist in this field.

Connect with Dr. Denese:

Mailing Address:
240 Moonachie Avenue
Suite A
Moonachie NJ 07074
Phone:   866-642-3754

The awesome folks at Dr. Denese have offered the winner of the Spa for Ma Giveaway Event their own SkinPerfect RX Glycolic Transforming Peel! The giveaway starts on September 2nd and ends on the 16th. Open in the U.S. only. Good Luck Everyone!

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.

Maggie Bags Cicily Tote Review

I have another awesome bag from Maggie Bags to share with you called Cicily Tote and I got the one in Black. But there are other colors available but because Fall/Winter is coming, I decided to go with black because it is such a classic color for this season.
I know that most of you have heard about Maggie Bags and have seen them all over the place so it's no shock to you that they are made from seat belts! Yes, I said seat belts. Maggie Bags did something very remarkable in that they figured out how to make these really strong bags by getting companies to give them leftover seatbelt material.  
I love the colors that they line the insides of their totes with, don't you? They are rich and vibrant colors that contrast with the outside color of the totes. The Cicily is a very nice, sturdy handbag but not too big that you can't use if for your everyday life.  It features a zippered pocket, cell phone pocket, and key pocket. It also has YKK zippers and four-nickel plated feet on the bottom

I know that once you have a Maggie Bag, you will want more than one, just like me! They are awesome to have and a lot of fun because you will get all kinds of compliments, questions and complete shock when you tell people what they are made of.

One of these days I am going to break down and get the Tote of Many Colors in Patriot Combo color! I keep saying I am and then get sidetracked but hopefully, one day I will remember to ask my husband to get it for me either as a birthday present or for Christmas or maybe an anniversary gift. Isn't it gorgeous?

There are many colors that you can choose from in the Cicily Tote line. See the below picture.

Here is what Maggie Bags says about the making of their bags: 
Finding new applications for industrial materials has always been a goal of Maggie Bags™ and Adrian’s, Inc. Seatbelt webbing is not made for handbags. It can be a very difficult material to work with.  We are using a material that is not originally designed to bend and move in the way we are using it.  As a result not every bag will have perfect lines, perfect shapes or perfect construction.  It is part of what makes our products so unique.
These are some of the colors available from the seat belts that they collected. I can't even imagine who goes out and collects these used seat belts and what all goes into the process but I am thankful that they thought of using the seat belts for their handbags and totes.
I grabbed a little bit of history about Maggie Bags, but feel free to check out the rest of their story.
The Maggie Bags™ legacy began with our parent company, Adrian’s, Inc., launching Tennessee Webbing Products in 1991. Tennessee Webbing has kept millions of yards of narrow fabrics out of landfills since they began operation. Here at Maggie Bags™, our mission has always been to do our part for the environment. 
Maggie Bags™ launched our first line of seat belt handbags in the spring of 2009 with a handful of retailers and a little online store.  Today our fashionable and functional seat belt purses can be found in hundreds of retail locations across the United States, many online retail stores and in our own online store.
Maggie Bags is having a Labor Day Sale going on so you might want to take advantage of the sale and get yourself an awesome handbag or tote! Just click on the below image.

Lastly, you should know how to care for your Maggie Bags so that they last a long time and keep their beautiful shape.

Follow the below directions:

Maggie Bags™ are machine washable on a “delicate” wash cycle with chlorine free detergent. To dry, lay flat on a towel or hang in a dry place. Because many Maggie Bags™ are made from recycled materials and dye lots may vary, we recommend you wash your seatbelt handbag in a lingerie bag and separate from other items. We also recommend warm water and mild soap on a clean cloth for removing most common stains. Please be certain to thoroughly test an inconspicuous area prior to actual stain removal to avoid uncontrollable variations in material reaction.

Connect with Maggie Bags:

Mailing Address
PO Box 6091
Knoxville, TN 37914
Telephone: 877-546-1828
Fax: 865-522-5824
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Maggie Bags has so graciously offered the winner of my Spa for Ma Giveaway Winner their own Cicily Bag in the available colors that are in stock at the time of the giveaway ending. The giveaway starts on September 2nd and ends on the 16th. Open in the U.S. only. Good Luck Everyone!

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.

Fumi Pursehook & Bangle Review

I have another lovely product to share that is from Fumi and it is their All In One Accessory that is a Pursehook, Bangle and Bracelet! Now, how awesome is that? The one above that I got to review is the Outrageous Pink and it's the Classic Pursehook. I don't know about you, but pink is one of my favorite colors but they have a lot more colors to choose from and in different styles.

I love the textured look and feel of this pursehook because it gives it a very unique look that will delight you and get you a lot of compliments. It can be used for those public places that is hard to find a place to hang your pocketbook, like in public restrooms, restaurants, theaters and more. You can even use it at home to hang in your closet from the closet poles. I used my kitchen island to show you how it would work below.

The recycled rubber pad grips any surface and has a bypass to ensure it stays on the outside of your handbag. I forgot to take a picture of my pink pursehook being used as an accessory on the handbag itself so I copied a picture from Fumi's site to show you another way it can be used on your handbag.

And then of course, there is the bangle bracelet that you can use if for also. 
Now, do you see why having a Fumi Pursehook is one heck of a deal? For just $24.95 for this particular style, you can have all sorts of fun with yours. There are so many other colors and types of styles for you to look at and I did copy a picture to show you their top style that I would love to have one of someday. These are totally cool! They are the Crystal Collection because of the stones on the hooks.
Lastly, here is a video Fumi made to show you how to use their product and you will see other designs as well.
Connect with Fumi: 
Mailing Address:
21 Brookline
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Phone (619) 222–0663
Fax (619) 297–2005
The winner of my Spa for Ma Giveaway Event will win an awesome Fumi Pursehook in your choice of colors up to $24.95.  The giveaway starts on September 2nd and ends on the 16th. Open in the U.S. only. Good Luck Everyone!

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. 

Vivant Skincare Buffing Grains Review

I know you guys have seen me write about Vivant Skincare before and now I have another new product to share with you called Buffing Grains. It is an exfoliating cleanser and it is very effective!
The Buffing Grains are an effective exfoliating cleanser that helps you get rid of dead skin cells, stimulates your collegan and elastin production. It is made to be used in conjunction with Vivant's other products. It helps by getting your skin ready by helping Vivant's products seep into your skin more effectively and thus helping your skin look the best that it can.
They can be used on all skin types with special directions for sensitive skin.
Directions: Start usage every other day. Shake well before use. Apply in circular motion to face, neck, chest or body. Work into lather. Rinse thoroughly with water. Mix with Cleansing Milk for sensitive skin.
Key Ingredients: Mild Surfactants, Polyethylene Granules, Glycerin, Dimethicone

I loved the way my skin felt after using the Buffing Grains. It left my skin silky smooth and I do have to agree that when you exfoliate your skin, it helps let your other skincare products work better. I think it opens up your pores and lets your skin drink up the products better resulting in great skin.

I have to tell you that I also love that this skincare is made in America and that it is only available thru Vivant Skincare or an authorized provider. What that tells me is that this is no run of the mill skincare and that it is a highly effective skincare product. If you get their products any other way then you risk the chance of it being counterfeit, expired or tampered with. So, please be careful when it comes to your skincare. I would hate for you to get tainted products.

They are also having a Labor Day Sale this weekend!

The sale starts today, August 31st and runs thru September 2nd! No codes, just go to their website and it will be taken care of when you check out! There are all kinds of products for you to browse, so go take a look and see what else you could use. I know that from the ones that I have tried in the past including the Buffing Grains, all of them work and are very effective at what they do!

Here is a sample of a past review:
Then we have the Rejuv RX Peptide Concentrate. You use this to help with redness or to hydrate or tighten the skin. You can use this either once or twice a day. I loved this serum! My face got that nice tight feeling that made me feel great because I knew it was actually working! A little goes a long way so go easy on this product also until you get the feel for how to use and how much. There is a dropper inside to help you get the product out without using too much. 
Key Ingredients: Palmitoyl Oligopeptides, Lactic Acid, Urea, Niacinamide
Now, here is another product that I really loved as well, the Marine Skin Nourishment Cream. Okay, here is a product that young women will not need. This is for mature women who have dry skin.  This is one of the products out of the skincare that was selected especially for me. I loved the smell and the nice feel of this moisturizer and my skin must have agreed because it absorbed quickly.
If you don't have dry skin and aren't an older woman, this may not do you any good or may be too harsh for you. Also, it is not for anyone who has acne. This is considered a moisturizer with rich marine minerals. It protects against moisture loss and free radical damage.

Key Ingredients: Grape Seed Oil, Algae Extract, Oat Protein, Whole Leaf Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Green Tea Extract
I hope that showing you two more products that I tried in the past will help you understand how great Vivant Skincare is and how much I loved using them. Go check out the sale going on this weekend and I know you will love them as much as I do! They also have won some impressive awards!

Connect with Vivant Skincare:
Phone:  1.855.4.VIVANT (1.855.484.8268)
General Email:
Located in:  Miami Lakes, Florida 33014
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Vivant Skincare has been so kind as to offer the winner of my Spa for Ma Giveaway Event their own Buffing Grains! The giveaway starts on September 2nd and ends on the 16th. Open in the U.S. only. Good Luck Everyone!

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. 

Merlot Skincare Review

I have a really awesome skincare company to share with you called Merlot Skincare and they are giving away a great Gift Bag full of their products to the winner of my Spa for Ma Giveaway Event that starts on September 2nd and ends on the 16th.
Here is what is in the Gift Bag:
Merlot Skin Care Spa Gift Set (ret. value $50)


Purifying Peel Off Mask: Merlot's mask formula combines grape seed, lemon, orange peel, grapefruit, and ginseng extracts to clarify and soothe skin without drying skin out.  Apply mask to cleansed skin and let set for 15 minutes.  Gently peel away to reveal purified and glowing skin.  Bring out the best in your complexion.

Body Butter: Help skin feel silky smooth all day long.  This luxurious Body Butter provides 24 hours of hydration.  Contains shea butter and calming green tea leaf extract.  Natural grape seed antioxidants help keep skin protected against environmental pollution.  Help your skin look and feel healthier, with an energizing burst of grapefruit scent.

Bath/Shower Gel: Lather up!  Get squeaky clean with this soap-free, non-drying bath and shower gel.  Cleanses gently with natural grape seed and soothing aloe.  The soap-less formula helps skin retain moisture, with Merlot’s signature refreshing grapefruit scent.

Foot Cream: A refreshing and rejuvenating lotion that helps soothe and heal tired heels.  The formula works to invigorate and repair skin cells, and to cool and refresh with aloe vera.

Plus, a relaxing candle to inspire your at-home spa experience. 

While I did not get to review these particular items, I have in the past reviewed other products. And they were all exceptional and you will definitely want to try any of their products. Here's a sample of some things that I have reviewed in the past.

I have to tell you that I have used quite a few toners in my life but this is one of my absolute favorites! It just soaked right into my skin and made it feel so good and it was so much more easier to apply the moisturizer after using the toner first.

I felt nice and fresh for pretty much most of the day. Merlot's Hydrating Toner helps clean your pores and will help firm up the skin as well. This will become one of your favorites also, I can guarantee it! Plus, I love the color, I almost think it looks like the real Merlot wine!

The Grape Seed Toner helps do these important things:

**Refreshes skin
**Purifies and clarifies skin
**For all skin types
**Helps boost skin's tone after cleansing
Now, this is also my favorite product, the Grape Seed Moisturizer! I loved the purple color and how thick it was but it went on nice and smooth and my skin just drank up the moisturizer without making my face feel like it was packed with cream.

This is your main benefits of this moisturizer:

**Contains red grape seeds, nature's most powerful antioxidant
**SPF 15
You will come to love this purple face moisturizer because it is so versatile and it actually works! It really did help my face stay moisturized and feeling very pampered. But, it can so alot more than just that! Creme de Vin is made of natural red grape seed polyphenols. It's antioxidant properties help inhibit the aging process and is a perfect primer before applying makeup! It is a lightweight formula that does so much more than just leave skin feeling silky smooth.

This moisturizer works to fight against free radicals – the particles that contribute to the signs of premature aging. We need all the help we can get with today's environment, unfortunately, we actually have a harder time than our mothers and grandmothers at keeping our skin looking good longer because of what is going on with our air and other natural resources.

Here is one of their awesome video's that can explain about some of their other products:
I grabbed a little history on how Merlot Skincare was formed. I left some out so go read the rest when you can. 
His friends call him Dr. Grapes, others often refer to him as Mr. Merlot. With his signature skin care line, Wayne Beckley, creator of Merlot Skin Care, is quickly gaining a new title as the “Father of Grape Seed Technology.” More than 10 years ago while watching "60 Minutes," Wayne Beckley first learned of “the French Paradox” – a report on people in France who consumed diets heavy in saturated fat, but who seemed to suffer virtually no heart disease.  The report linked the findings to the drinking of red wine.
Intrigued, Beckley chronicled over 70 research studies that indicated that drinking a couple glasses of red wine each day could be beneficial in warding off certain cancers and lowering cholesterol in the body. The reason: the antioxidants found in red grapes. Investigating further, Beckley found studies revealing the grape’s true power, their seeds. Research studies have shown that grape seed antioxidants are 50 times more powerful than Vitamin E and nearly 25 times more powerful than Vitamin C.
Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.

Deviltry Afoot Book Tour

Now, I have to admit, I love reading a good mystery or a good thriller, but this book gave me the chills! Whew, it was a good scary book but I am not sure I like how it ended, although those of you who really like it that scary, will love it! It's called Deviltry Afoot written by Carol Pritt.

A mother’s love is a powerful force of nature.  
Tina’s daughter is savagely murdered.  
Tina comes to know the police won’t be able to solve the crime because the answers are to be found in the supernatural realm and sets out determined to find answers herself.  
Donald chose evil when he was a living being. Brought back to spirit he continues spreading terror.  
As Tina explores, others come to know that something outside the norm is at work in Pendale.  
Will the power of love bring light overcoming the spreading darkness?  
Will Becky be able to rest in peace?
This book really did give me the creeps! I don't mind a good mystery or even a good supernatural story but when things are left the way this book ends, it is just plain creepy!

I know, a lot of supernatural readers will actually love this book and it's is really a GOOD bedtime scary kinda book if you want to scare the crap out of someone.

I can't say too much about it without giving the whole thing away because the great thing about this book is that it's not a long one and the story is so powerful it doesn't need to be. There is more than one body by the time this book is over so it's not all about just Becky and Tina.

Get ready for one heck of a scary story!

Happy Reading!

About the Author: 
Carol Pritt lives in the northeast Ohio. She has a large family and enjoys reading, writing, spending time her family and pet. She has a Associate Degree in Pre-Professional Journalism and an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts from Lorain County Community College. 

Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. 

Friday, August 30, 2013

Studio Mineral Makeup Well Rested Eye Brightener Review

I have a new product to share with you called Well Rested from Studio Mineral Makeup that actually takes care of three different problems all in one!
It is an eye brightener, concealer, lightener and eye shadow base so that you only have to use one product to solve several problems!
This great little product can also be used on your nose or lips if you need a little pick me up there also! This sure does make going to a smaller handbag so much easier because I have been able to consolidate and get rid of big bulky items to make room for multi-taskers and smaller sizes.
The best part is that it is a mineral makeup and I have really embraced mineral makeup in the last two years. I never thought that would have been possible several years ago but since I have been blogging and doing product reviews, I have come across some really great products that have proven to me that what I thought about mineral makeup was all wrong.
For instance, Well Rested will banish those dark spots or area's on the eye lid and underneath the eye areas. I have been using it as a natural eye shadow and nobody has been the wiser! They all think I have just gotten some much needed rest and I sure do wish that was true but at least I look like I have gotten some rest.
You will look wide awake and awesome even if you don't feel like it. The best part for me is the color of Well Rested makes it look like natural mineral makeup and so it won't look fake or dark or different. It just gives you that "I feel good" look. Look at the ingredients and that should tell you that there really isn't much in this magic pot!
Natural ingredients:

Sericite, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Zinc

Studio Mineral Makeup has actually compared their Well Rested with bareMinerals Escentuals eyeshadow/concealer.

You won't find any other posts on my blog about this company and that is because they used to be called Smokey Mountain Minerals or SMMBeauty. Hopefully, that name you will recognize and will give you the confidence that this is a good company that makes some really amazing mineral makeup.
Studio Mineral Makeup has this to say on using their makeup:
Our minerals are super easy and quick to apply! You'll be naturally flawless in less than a minute!! Maybe 2! You'll also be getting spf protection every time you apply our foundations and concealers! Just remember DIP, TWIRL, TAP, APPLY. That's it! And since we do not use bismuth oxychloride (that is the shiny itchy stuff found in some brands) you do not have to "buff" the minerals on. Just apply and go!
I love their Veils and still use them constantly. I also have a Glow that I use when I need a little extra help. Another product that I love is their Orange Blossom Toner Mist. If you haven't tried that one, you really need to. I went ahead and grabbed their picture since the image has changed so I didn't see any point in showing you the older products. I haven't run out yet so I don't have the new ones.

About Studio Mineral Makeup: 
Studio Mineral Makeup (formerly Smoky Mountain Minerals / SMMBeauty where nature and beauty come together. We feel that everyone should have access to healthy, safe, affordable makeup and skin care. We have based our business on beauty, health and natural goodness from nature. Nature has given us an abundance of ingredients which have worked for thousands of years. We take years of experience with a love of nature and combine the two resulting in the best makeup and skin care available.
Connect with Studio Mineral Makeup:

Phone:  828.469.8043
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The winner of my Spa for Ma Giveaway Event will win one of the Well Rested Eye Concealer for themselves! The giveaway starts on September 2nd and ends on the 16th. Open in the U.S. only. Good Luck Everyone!

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. 

Hylunia Grape Seed Exfoliating Scrub Review

I have a really awesome product to share with you from Hylunia called Grape Seed Exfoliating Scrub for the body.
I thought this product would be awesome and just right for the Spa for Ma Giveaway Event that starts on September 2nd and ends on the 16th. The winner is going to get the same product that I am going to review! Open in the U.S. only. Good Luck Everyone!
Main Benefits of Grape Seed Exfoliating Scrub:
**Cleanses and preserves against microbial proliferation, without irritation.
**Regular use helps prevent breakouts.
**Recommended for all skin types.
**Minimizes in grown hairs
**Helps unclog pores

This scrub has ground up grape seeds that act as the exfoliant that will help smooth out your skin leaving it feeling silky and smooth to the touch by buffing away the dry skin. If you have dry skin like I do, you will love this scrub! I love the way my skin feels, especially my feet as they have always been a little rough and very dry.

All of Hylunia's Products Are:


The main ingredients in Grape Seed Exfoliating Scrub:

Bilberry:  A tonic for your skin that helps prevent skin infections and helps your skin stay healthy
Grape Seed: The anti in anti-oxidant with a powerful concentration of vitamins C and E that correct damaged skin and combat aging.
Hyaluronic Acid:  Nature’s super moisturizer quenches thirsty skin and keeps it looking hydrated and fresh.
Lemon: A natural remedy for acne. Who knew lemons are good for a lot more than lemonade?
Lime: Make your friends go lime-green with envy with this natural aid to beautiful skin. Bye acne, dry or oily skin!
Sugar Maple Extract:  A natural alpha hydroxy acid that repairs cell damage caused by free radicals.
Sugar Cane: This sweet ingredient unclogs pores and exfoliates away dead cells for a cleaner, brighter look.
All of these ingredients will aid in helping this awesome scrub do it's little magic on your skin and in no time will have you feeling smoother than ever! Just follow the directions and you will be well on your way. I do have bath mitts that I use to give it a little more umph and boy does it work!
Apply a small amount into the palm of your wet hand. For maximum stimulation and exfoliation of the body, apply a small amount onto wet exfoliating gloves or a loofa. Massage in brisk, circular movements over the area being treated. For sensitive skin, or for light exfoliation, apply a small amount over appropriate area with wet hands. Rinse with warm water.

You guys have seen me talk about Hylunia before and the products that I have tried. They are among my very favorite skincare products and I have yet to find any fault with any product that I have personally tried. They really do make quality products that will make a believer out of you, just like they have me.

They offer FREE SHIPPING on every order!

How Hylunia got started:
Hylunia was born out of a Father’s search for healthy and effective skin care for his child. As a young father, our founder searched for a safe skin care line for his infant daughter’s sensitive skin, without much success. Being a scientist himself, he decided to partner with an accomplished team of dermatologists, scientists and physicians to develop irritant-free skin care products that would use nature’s healing power to keep skin safe, soft and radiant. The result was the launch of the Hylunia line of natural and organic skin care products in 1988.
Connect with Hylunia:

Mailing Address
7725 Commercial Way
Suite 100
Henderson, NV 89011
Phone: 800-88-HYLUNIA

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. 

Thursday, August 29, 2013

School of Wash Homemade Bath Whip & Shave Cream Review

Wow, have I got an awesome product to show and tell with you today called Homemade Bath Whip & Shave Cream from School of Wash. You are not going to believe how truly awesome this product is until you try it yourself!
I absolutely adore this product! Why? First off, it is made for me! Yes, you can order this in a scent that you pick from this very long list that keeps on going (actually there are 245 scents!) but my favorite all time bath scent is Brown Sugar and Fig. I got spoiled by that scent when one of our famous bath places carried it all the time and then one day, boom! it was gone!
I just get carried away every time I smell this awesome Bath Whip. It is enriched with cocoa butter, shea butter and jojoba oil which condition your skin and makes it smell unbelievably great! And then on top of that, it can be used as a Shaving Cream! Now, this is something that we can all be excited about.
Who wouldn't want 2 products in 1? Gosh, you save money and only have to have one product in the shower or tub with you. The other thing I like about it is that I won't have two conflicting scents on me. And I know you know what I am talking about. You have the shaving cream scent and then your soap or body wash scent. Gosh, if I mess up and forget to shave first, then I have to go back and re-wash my legs with my body wash!
And then to top it all off, they let you choose an Essential Oil instead of a fragrance. You have to choose Fragrance Free and then choose your Essential Oil. I didn't do that, so I can't tell you how that works, but if you have really dry skin, I can see where this option might benefit you. There are no Parabens in your Homemade Bath Whip & Shave Cream along with no added colors.
Available Sizes:  8 fluid ounces (240 mL).  Each container is prepared and sealed after your order is placed, so your whip is guaranteed FRESH!
 I got this off of School of Wash's site about why they don't use Parabens:
Parabens, sometimes called methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben, can be found on labels disguised as benzoic acid, isobutyl p-hydroxybenzoate, or p-methoxycarbonylphenol, and are used in cosmetics, shampoos, conditioners, body wash, etc.  They are chemically known as para-hydroxybenzoates.  Parabens gained so much negative press after a breast cancer study found trace parabens within the cancer tumors.  
Now, I like to read studies and after reading this study, I can’t honestly say, yes, parabens cause breast cancer.  There were several factors that caused me some pause about this study.  One of the major factors, they also found parabens in the test samples – big no-no.  What I can say, there is enough studies and information out there to cause me to be cautious about paraben containing products.
There was more to the post, so go on over and check it out. I am just glad that they are watching out for us just like they do their own family. I know Parabens are bad but never really understood the whole dilemma until I read their article. Now, I know to stay away from them at all costs!

Back in May I had reviewed their Sugar Scrub in Rose Vanilla and I have to tell you that it was awesome and I am so glad that I got to try another fabulous product that lived up to it's name. I really had no doubt in my mind! I am so excited that I took a chance and tried something new that I haven't ever heard of before because this is one product that will be in high demand once the word gets out!

I highly recommend the Homemade Bath Whip & Shave Cream and really, when are you ever going to find a place that will cater to your scent? With 245 scents to choose from, you will have your own unique Shaving Cream that will be the envy of all of your friends and family.

Also, just so you know, they have products for men, children and pets!

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You guys are going to be so happy! School of Wash is giving one winner in my Spa for Ma Giveaway Event their own Homemade Bath Whip & Shaving Cream in your choice of scent! Giveaway starts on Sept. 2nd and ends on the 16th.  Open in the U.S. only. Good Luck Everyone!

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.