Monday, March 29, 2010

CO Bigelow Product Review

Since 2007 I have been looking for a facial mask that would compliment my current skincare regimen. I was quite pleased when my girlfriend came over with a bag of beauty goodies for me (Hey, BB!) Inside, I found just what I was looking for and more. The first product I decided to try was the CO Bigelow Power Berry Mask. It's claim, to rescue and revitalize skin is exactly what my skin was needing in a product. My skin has been indeed going through a stage I am still trying to understand. Life changes, age and environment have all caused an instance where my skin and I need to get reacquainted. Dehydration sometimes finds a resting place which aids in occasional acne and a visible slightly raised texture. So in addition to drinking plenty of water, taking daily vitamins and making better food choices, I look for products that will help my skin find its healthy balance.
The Power Berry mask is a light antioxidant rich clay mask, not thick like some others I have used. The smooth texture allows for a quick and even application. The clay delivered a good cleaning and the acai extract kept up its bargain to soften and restore texture and tone. In the fifteen minutes I wore the mask my face never felt tight and after a warm rinse my skin was soft, supple and bright.

A couple of days later, I tried the CO Bigelow Rice & Bamboo Gentle Dermabrasion and must say I absolutely love this product! The rice & bamboo are in a creamy base and when applied to the skin it instantly yet gently removes dead skin cells. You can definitely feel that this product is not lacking on ingredients that both nourish and soothes as it removes debris. I was quite pleased with how bright my skin looked as I worked the product over my face in a circular motion. It's claim to improve tone and texture leaving skin to look perfectly smooth and radiant, proved to me to be every bit of the truth. My skin was never tight or red which sometimes happens when a product is too abrasive. Instead this product produced an amazing healthy glow. This will be a definite staple in my regimen

Both of these products ring in at $18 each. I may get both of them but if not I will definitely spring for the the Rice & Bamboo. It just simply made my skin feel luxurious. Do you exfoliate? what are some of your skin challenges? leave a comment below it might make it into a featured post

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Earth Therapeutics Moisturizing Toe Socks Review & Giveaway

So I was in Kohl's a few days ago browsing makeup and accessories when I came across Earth Therapeutics Moisturizing Toe Socks. I was so tickled at the hydrating gloves for feet. The product claims that the aloe and vitamin e infused into the ultra plush sock will continually moisturize, pamper and provide serious all over hydration to the feet, even between the toes. Can I just tell you?, these socks are so soft I could not put them down. I grabbed two pair and came on home to try them out. Now, I am not a stranger to sleeping in socks especially during the cold seasons. I always have cold feet so if I don't treat them with moisture nightly my feet will look like I walk on broken concrete( so not a good look in cute shoes!) First,I follow the directions which says "for best results massage feet with favorite moisture lotion before slipping into socks" Then, totally amused, I slipped each toe into its own compartment; all complied with its assigned slot except the pinky toe. The little joker did not want to separate. Seriously, I had to massage to relax the toe that seemed to be having separation anxiety. I finally got them into the slots and ten minutes later the last slot went limp. Pinky slipped out and I laughed and massaged until I finally had all toes comfortably in the slots (see pic below). This was a great purchase. I would have liked the socks to be a bit more toasty but the socks are 97% nylon not cotton which i think plays a role. All in all I think even after the infusion is gone (lasts up to approximately 20 washes) these socks which are extremely comfortable will remain a part of my nightly routine.

Now, as I mentoned above I bought two pair of these socks and I would love to send a pair to one of you. Even if you don't like to sleep in socks you can always use these as a nice pamper treatment when you are moving around the house. Leave me a comment with your email address and a winner will be selected randomly ( ends wednesday, march 10, 2010)

*disclaimer: this product was purchased by myself. my review is solely based on my personal use of the product and i am in no way affiliated with this company


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