Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Chopra Center's 21-day Meditation Challenge

I finally started meditating last summer.  It was so funny.  My boyfriend had seen Deepak Chopra on Dr. Oz and recorded it for me.  I watched the show and really felt encouraged to start meditating.  It is something I have wanted to do but find hard to get started on my own.  I know my yoga instructor does it and there are many places in town near my work that offer it but I wasn't sure where to start or what was right for me.  I know I tend to get lost in my own thoughts when I try to be quiet so I needed a guided meditation.  I saw on the Chopra Center's website that they had a 21-day meditation challenge and you could pay to listen to them all. The price wasn't bad so I thought this was good.  Not too long after finding this, I saw that they offer the program for free at various parts of the year and sign up for the next one was starting.  How perfect!  It can't hurt to try something for free.  I did the 21-day challenge and felt so many changes within myself.  Sure I might miss a day here and there but they leave the old meditations available for long enough so you can catch up.  This was at a very difficult time in my life and I truly feel I came out of it better.  They recently had the same exact program for free so I signed up to do it again.  Even though it was all the same meditations I had done over the summer, they affected me differently this time around.

I enjoy this program because they tend to include a variety of guides throughout the program.  Davidji is my favorite, his voice is so soothing.  It doesn't matter what religion you are.  It is all about your own spiritual well being and being present in this moment.  It is a great way to grow or to simply get some alone time to tone out your day.  

Now the Chopra Center is having a new 21-day Meditation Challenge.  I am signed up and looking forward to it.  This one is called the Body-Mind Odyssey.  It starts on Feb 20, 2012.  How it works is you register on their website for free during this time and they will email you a new meditation daily.  You can do it at your leisure, whenever it works best for you.  If you don't do it, no one will know.  It is all up to you.  You can register through Facebook or without Facebook.  If you are on Facebook you can follow the challenge on Facebook for any updates. 

If you are interested, click here to register for free! Join me and many others in 21 days of meditation. 




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100% Pure Luminous Primer

I have been on a mission to find a more natural face primer and found one that I like.  I have been using 100% Pure's Luminous Face Primer.  It is full of vitamins and antioxidants and has resveratrol in it. I purchased this in a collection from 100% Pure and am so glad I did.  It ended up being the most used item in the collection for me.
 
It feels nice on your skin.  The scent is a little odd.  To me, it smells kind of like pizza dough LOL The scent doesn't last so no worries.  You won't smell like a bread factory kitchen all day.  It goes on smooth and you can tell it is very nourishing. I love how my skin feels.  It took a little while to adjust because I was used to that really smooth feeling silicone bases primers give your skin.  I wanted to stop using silicone and after a while, I don't notice the difference anymore.  My Bare Escentuals foundation applies just like always and stays well.  My only real complaint is the pump.  I found that mine stopped working and I worried it was empty but I opened it and found plenty in there.  I decided to dip a Qtip to get the amount I needed and that is how I have been using it since. One stir of the Qtip in the bottle is just the right amount to put a light layer on my face.

I am still on the hunt for a great natural eyelid primer.  For now I will keep using Bare Escentuals Prime Time for eyelids.  If you have any suggestions, please share! 




Info from the 100% Pure Website



100% Natural, 100% Vegan, Gluten free
Light reflective pigments diffuse the look of lines and wrinkles and make skin instantly luminous, brighter, healthier and glowing. Infused with red wine resveratrol, vitamins and antioxidants to shield from free radical damage. Silicone-free.

Ingredients: Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf (Aloe Gel)1, Jojoba Oil, Jojoba Wax Esters, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Sodium Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Extracts of Organic Camelia Sinensis Leaf Ferment (Green Tea)2 and Resveratrol, Silica, Persea Gratissima Oil (Avocado Butter), Lonicera Caprifolium (Japanese Honeysuckle), Mica 

Net wt.1 oz / 30 ml
US $26.00





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Monday, January 30, 2012

Unjunk Your Junk Food - A Beauty Au Natural Book Report

 I attended a Twitter Party for the new release of the book, Unjunk Your Junk Food by Andrea Donsky, Randy Boyer, & Lisa Tsakos.  It was both fun and informative.  I made some friends in the online natural community.  The authors gave away a few copies of their book and I was one of the winners.  I was planning to pick up the book eventually so this was perfect. 

My book arrived a while ago.  I was happy to see a nice little card from Andrea and to find that the book had been signed.  That always makes it extra special.


I have to say, this book is great.  It is chock full of information but not in an overwhelming fashion.  You get info but it is delivered in a quick and easy to understand format and then they have tons of comparison pages for foods.  Very much in the style of Eat This, Not That books.  You flip through and see a not so good choice on the left with all the info on why it isn't a good choice and a great alternative on the right page with lots of info why that is the better choice.

The book isn't all about weight loss and cutting calories, it is more about nutrition and health.  It is more about cutting chemicals and additives out of your diet and eating a more natural healthy choice.  It also includes information on healthy and not so healthy fats so it is a good source for those wanting to lose weight or keep track of what they put in their bodies. I find this especially helpful for dieters because many diet or weight loss foods on the market or full of junk.  It is time to unjunk your food.  Have healthy snacks for yourself and of course, for your family! They have a handy dandy chart of ingredients to look out for.  I think this book is a great resource for anyone.  It is small enough to throw in a handbag and take with you, as long as you don't carry one of those tiny purses.


For more info on the book, a link to a free download and links to buy the book, check out their website: Unjunk Your Junk Food by Andrea Donsky, Randy Boyer, & Lisa Tsakos



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Saturday, January 28, 2012

A Natural Winter Skin Remedies Giveaway

Time for a winter giveaway here on Beauty Au Natural. The cold weather here has my skin needing extra moisturizer lately so I thought I should do a giveaway to help your skin this season.

You can enter below by using the Rafflecopter Widget to enter.  All directions are listed there.

Here is the prize you can win:


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LATHER - Orange Peel Soap

Since I learned to make olive oil soap, I think natural soaps have become a new addiction.  This is a great one.  LATHER sent me a few items to try out and this was one of those items, Orange Peel Soap.

This is a nice size bar of soap, comes wrapped in a cute wrapper and it is all natural.  The scent is light and pleasant.  It leaves your skin feeling nice and clean without being dried out.  Especially important during dry winter months.  It works great for cleansing your body or your hands.  Since washing your hands is the most important way to avoid getting sick, this is a great thing to keep by your sink.  Bar soap is said to be the best form of soap to wash your hands with so why not go nice and natural.  When this is wet, it feels super creamy. It retails for $8 per 4oz bar.  This particular item also donates to a charity with your purchase.  See below for more info. 

Info from the LATHER website

Perfect for normal or combination skin, this soap includes organic orange oil to gently cleanse while the bright, citrus scent uplifts the senses. Organic orange peel is added for gentle exfoliation. Rosemary extracts acts as a natural preservative. Sulfate and paraben-free.

Use: With water, work into a rich lather.

Ingredients: saponified oils of palm*, coconut* and olive*, orange oil*, orange peel*, rosemary extract*.  *organic ingredients

For every olive oil soap sold, LATHER will donate the equivalent of five bars of soap to Clean The World, a non-profit organization that recycles and distributes soap around the world to people in need.





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Friday, January 27, 2012

A look with Bare Escentuals August, October, May & Black Iris

A look with the last 3 eyecolors from the Year of Beauty collection that I haven't posted a look with yet.  I loved these colors together.  It looked like a sunset!

I am wearing:
  • 100% Pure Luminous Primer for face
  • Bare Escentuals Prime Time for eyelids
  • Bare Escentuals Original Foundation in Golden Fair
  • Bare Escentuals Summer Bisque as concealer
  • Bare Escentuals Faux Tan Matte as all over face color
  • Bare Escentuals original Mineral Veil
  • Bare Escentuals Soft Focus True as bluhs
  • Bare Escentuals August from lash to above crease
  • Bare Escentuals October on lid
  • Bare Escentuals May in crease & V
  • Bare Escentuals Big & Bright Liner in Black Iris
  • 100% Pure Mascara in Black Tea
  • Bare Escentuals 100% Natural Gloss in Cosmo
Natural Light:


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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Alima Pure Organic Nourishing Lip Balm

I tried one of these out a while ago and when Alima Pure had a sale, I picked up a few more.  They are slender tubes and remind me a bit of Burt's Bees Lip Shimmers.  Alima Pure has some great color variety and they are really creamy on. I love a good tinted lip balm style lippie.  You can find them on their website: http://www.alimapure.com/lips/nourishing-lipbalm 


I snapped a couple pics.


From L to R:Fig, Sweet Pea, Mango, Holly Berry
 Info from the Alima Pure Website


Luscious Lips.
Treat your lips to a little taste of heaven with Alima Pure's Organic Nourishing Lipbalm. Filled with soothing antioxidants, rich pigments, and organic plant oils and butters, our lovely lipbalms have you covered. Lightly scented with a touch of organic peppermint oil. Yes, you deserve it.
$7.00 (.07 oz/2 g)



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Sunday, January 22, 2012

A look & review with Vapour Organic Beauty Mesmerize Shimmer Eye Treatment & Eye Liner

I was given the chance to try out Vapour Organic Beauty's Mesmerize Shimmer Eye Treatment and Eye Liner/Smoky Eye Tool. It took me a little while to get the hang of them since I am so used to using mineral shadows but I think I got it and took some pics to share with you. You can find Vapour Organic Beauty online at http://www.vapourbeauty.com

The eye colors are quick and easy to use. You can use one shade or blend them together.   They are creamy and warm to your skin so if you feel your skin is too try for minerals or powders, they might be something to try.  I found that a powder primer worked better than Bare Escentuals Prime Time for eyelids.  I used Alima Pure's Balancing Primer Powder on my lids.  Then I warmed the eye colors on the back of my hand and applied the stick directly on my eyelids. After I applied the colors, I blended a bit with a brush and then I used the eye liner and smoky eye tool. After that I applied just a touch of BE mineral veil to set the colors.  Next time I might use a little more to see if it helps alleviate the little bit of creasing I experienced. Aside from the slight creasing in the crease of my lid, the colors lasted and looked really pretty on.

Info from the Vapour Organic Beauty Website
Mesmerize Shimmer Eye TreatmentContains: 70% Certified Organic Ingredients & 30% Minerals and Vitamins
  • 100% Natural
  • Chemical Free
  • Cruelty Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Made with Wind Power
  • Biodegradable ingredients
  • Inner & Outer Packaging Recyclable
  • No Nano Particles
  • No Irradiation
Ingredients: Organic/Bio Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil, Organic/Bio Cera Alba (Beeswax), Silica, Castor Isostearate Beeswax Succinate, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Organic/Bio Chrysanthemum Morifolium (Chrysanthemum Flowers), Organic/Bio Euphrasia Officinalis (Eyebright), Organic/Bio Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) [+/-: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Carmine (CI 75470)]
Net Wt:
.11oz

Mesmerize Eyeliner with Smoky Eye Tool Contains 70% Certified Organic Ingredients

  • Cruelty Free
  • Inner & Outer Packaging Recyclable
  • No Nano Particles
  • No Irradiation
Ingredients: Organic/Bio Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Organic/Bio Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Organic/Bio Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Organic/Bio Elaeis Guineensis (Palm Kernel) Oil, Organic/Bio Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Organic/Bio Cera Alba (Beeswax), Aqua (Water), Silica, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethoxy Diglycol, Hexylene Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Fulvic Acid (Peat Extract), Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-14, Phenoxyethanol, [+/-: Barium Sulfate, Gold, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Mica (CI 77019), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide ( CI 77510 ), Ultramarines ( CI 77007 ), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Chromium Oxide Green ( CI 77288)]
Net Wt. .028 oz

Here are my pics: 
Back of liner box
Back of Smitten Box
Back of Dream Box
Smitten on Left, Dream on Right
L to R: Black Velvet Liner, Smitten, Dream
I am wearing:
  • 100% Pure Luminous Primer for face
  • Alima Pure Balancing Primer Powder on eyelids
  • BE original foundation in golden fair
  • BE summer bisque as concealer
  • BE Faux Tan Matte as all over face color
  • BE Mineral Veil as finishing powder
  • 100% Pure Pot Rouge in Baby Pink as blush
  • Vapour Organic Beauty Smitten on outer 2/3 of eyelid & crease
  • Vapour Organic Beauty Dream on inner 1/3 of eye and inner crease
  • Vapour Organic Beauty Black Velvet Eye Liner, smudged with smoky eye tool on bottom lashes
  • 100% Pure Black tea Mascara
  • Vapour Organic Beauty Siren Lipstick in Tryst (*won in contest)
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Friday, January 20, 2012

Indie Lee on Shop NBC Sunday 1/22/2012

Happy Indie Lee week here at Beauty Au Natural!   I wanted to update you about Indie Lee having her TV premier on Shop NBC Sunday, it looks like the times may have changed since my recent posts. 



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Acupuncture - My Experience

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I am very lucky to have a general practitioner who is supportive of alternative medicine.  She encouraged me to try acupuncture for my never ending allergies and chronic sinusitis after years of visiting allergists didn't resolve the issue.  Since I deal with other medical issues, this was a good all over treatment for me.  I have mentioned this a few times to friends and readers so I wanted to write about it but not until I had gone further into my treatment.  I hope this is informative and helps you understand things a bit more.  I am not an expert, just a patient talking about my experience.

I did some research and found the website for a local acupuncturist whose office very close to my workplace.  It is nice because I am stop by on my way to or from work or go as my lunch break.  I went in first for a free evaluation in late August.  She asked me about any symptoms I was hoping to get treated and evaluated me.  She then told me how she would go about treatment for my concerns.  My top 3 concerns I wanted treated were the allergies & chronic sinusitis, anxiety & depression, and digestive issues.  Acupuncturists can usually diagnose you from appearance as well as your pulse.  She took my pulse on one side (my wrist) and asked how I sleep.  I told her I sleep fine because I always just thought I was a night person.  Then I said, well I do get wired at night and go to bed late.  She said she could tell from my pulse.  Then on my other side, she asked if I get knee pain which I do.  She said for my issues and what she can tell about me that she would do a combination of acupuncture and Chinese herbal treatment.  She told me that I had a Spleen and Lung deficiency and asked if I wanted to proceed with treatments.  I decided to go for it since I was sick and tired of being sick and tired.

She said to start I would need weekly acupuncture treatments and when I came in for my first appointment she would have info for me and know which herbs she wanted me to take.  I started the next week.  I will start by saying that I am not a needle person.  I nearly had a breakdown the first time I had to have a blood test, though I do much better with them now as long as I don't look.  Acupuncture needles are very different.  They don't hurt and they aren't very big.  They do not necessarily feel good or bad either.  It depends on how the qi, or energy, is in that area. Sometimes the needles feel like a zap of energy, sometimes they give me an achy sensation, sometimes they feel tingly, sometimes I get a quick woosh of energy and then don't feel much.  The most important thing is to keep breathing while they are inserted, it really helps. 

When I go in for an appointment, I need to wear something comfy that I can handle laying there for some time in.  My legs up to my knees need to be easily accessed as well as my forearms and feet.  Most of the time, she will ask how I am and if anything is bothering me, she will add it to my treatment.  One time I had a very upset tummy so she treated me for that and other times she adds my low back pain and hip pain to the mix.

Normally, my treatment involves needles inserted at the base of my skull, the needles are flexible so I can lay on them without them going in further or hurting.  Then she puts some on other points of my head, sometimes I barely know where they are.  Some needles are inserted on my face, especially for sinus pressure, usually around the cheekbone, sides of my nose and then the spot between my eyebrows.  Needles are also placed in my hand and forearm.  Needles are placed on my knee, along my shins and my feet and ankles. Needles are also placed in my ears and if my tummy is upset, they are placed in my belly.  I was very nervous when they were placed in my belly but I have to admit, I barely felt those.
Picture of one of the treatment rooms at my acupuncturist's office, Phoenix Rising in Saratoga Springs NY

Once the needles are placed, she makes sure I am comfortable and puts on some relaxation music.  She turns down the lights and leaves me for about 30-45 minutes.  I usually close my eyes and try to relax.  Sometimes I do a lot of thinking and sometimes I meditate and zone out.  When she comes back and removes the needles, it doesn't hurt at all.  Once in a while you might get a little dot of blood or bruising.  She told me that is actually a good thing because it means the flow was really opened up there.

I also take Chinese herbs daily that I get from my acupuncturist.  I miss a day here and there but they really do seem to be helping.  I take 3 of each at least once per day.  Once is particularly to help with all my phlegmy grossness and the other is to help with my immune system.

After 6-8 weeks, my treatment started to spread out to every 2 weeks and now I am going monthly. She told me that some people are cured and some need regular maintenance appointments.  Since my health issues were very involved and things I have had for a very long time, I needed more intensive treatment at first.

Changes I have noticed since treatment: 

Immediately after treatment, I notice that I am totally relaxed.  I feel no sense of anxiety or depression.  When treated for tummy trouble it felt completely better when I left.  My sinuses often feel more open and I just feel relaxed and happy.  I tend to sleep really well after treatment (especially since she treats me for sleep issues). Whens he treats my low back and hip pain, it helps relief some of the tension back there.  The pain isn't quite gone but it is lessened.

Over the long term I notice a lot of changes and so does my acupuncturist.  She says my pulse is improving and is much stronger than when I first came in and my skin looks brighter and more alive and healthy. She asks if I have been sick, had any infections, asthma attacks, etc and I haven't.
I have not had a cold, infection, any sort of bug or even an asthma attack since I started treatment.  I do get out of breath when I workout but I am pretty sure that is more from being out of shape and I tend to catch my breath faster than I used to.  I feel happier, more balanced and like I have more energy.  My digestive issues are getting more under control, not perfect because it also has to do with my diet and stress levels, but definitely much better.  I don't feel exhausted, depressed and like laying around anymore.  My sinuses are less congested, though I still have post nasal drip and some inflammation, there is definite improvement.

I think I am on the road to recovery.  This along with slowly making changes to my diet seem to help.  My acupuncturist gave me information on my deficiencies and suggested 2 books for me to read.  One was Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon.  The other one was Healing with Whole Foods. I ordered both and took a lot of notes.  I have come to realize that I eat way too much processed packaged food.  I now bake my own bread and buy natural meats that say they are whole range, grass fed & steroid and antibiotic free. I can sense a change in the quality of the food I eat. I eat a lot more fish, which is something I enjoy so this wasn't a hard change to make.  If I buy packaged snacks, they are organic and have ingredient lists with a lot more words I actually understand and can pronounce. 

For my deficiency diagnosis, I need to eat more drying and warming foods.  You can research the types of foods these are online or in books quite easily.  It is funny because I did a lot of reading on Ayurveda recently and that makes the same suggestions for my dosha type.  I guess I really do need to eat more drying and warming foods.

I still have a lot of work to do on my health but my mission is to get myself the healthiest I have ever been.  I am hoping to get my weight under control.  I want to get my back and hip injury healed and recovered.  I am currently going through Physical Therapy and Yoga for that.  I am trying to be more active in general but am doing low impact things that will not bother my injury.  I want to keep my moods stable and get my digestion back in check.  It will take a lot of work but I know I can get there.  There is no one answer that works for everyone.  I just need to find what is right for me and keep it as my lifestyle.

If you would like more info about what can be treated with acupuncture, my acupuncturist has some good info on her website.  You can read more here: Phoenix Rising Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic 






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Indie Lee - The Body Balm

Product #1 this week was Indie Lee Lemongrass Citrus Body Wash 
Product #2 this week was Indie Lee The Eye Balm 
Product #3 this week was:  The Cleanser 
Product #4 this week was: The Foot Scrub 
Product #5 this week was: The Blemish Lotion

Product #6 this week is: The Body Balm 

I like to use The Body Balm on my feet more than anything. They do tend to be the most dry skin on my body.  I use the Foot Scrub from Indie Lee in my bath.  Then after my bath, I apply the Body Balm to my feet, especially on my cracked heels and put socks on to hold in the moisture.  This would also be great for rough dry patches anywhere else if you have them like dry cracked winter hands.  I did try this on my knuckles when they were cracking from too much germaphobic hand washing  and it helped. It is full of good natural stuff and smells very relaxing and soothing to me.

Info from the Indie Lee Website:

Indie created this all natural balm to deliver healthy, soft to the touch skin. Farewell dry, chapped hands and heels.

Featured in Everyday with Rachael Ray.

Ingredients - 100% Natural: Simmondsia Chinensis (jojoba) Oil, Avocado Oil, Beeswax, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Essential Oils of Lavandula Angustifolia, Anthemis Nobilis, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia and Tocopheryl Acetate

Directions - Massage onto dry or effected areas daily as needed. 1.5 oz





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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Indie Lee - The Blemish Lotion

Product #1 this week was Indie Lee Lemongrass Citrus Body Wash 
Product #2 this week was Indie Lee The Eye Balm 
Product #3 this week was:  The Cleanser 
Product #4 this week was: The Foot Scrub 

Product #5 this week is: The Blemish Lotion
I don't break out too often but do get some blemishes so I decided to try this out.  It is a different technique to me.  Since the pic here was taken of it laying down, you can't tell that the pinkish "stuff" settles towards the bottle and a clear liquid rises to the top.  When you use it, you dip a Qtip down into the pink stuff and then apply it to any breakouts you have.  You can see it on the skin so I apply it before bed. It is intended to be a night treatment. It stung on one pimple, maybe the skin was broken on that one but never stung again.  It seems to work well, especially if I can catch a breakout before it hits it full potential.

Info from the Indie Lee Website:
This robust drying lotion treats acne, reducing the redness and irritation of blemishes.  An overnight treatment.

Ingredients - 100 Natural: Purified Water, Isopropyl Alcohol, Colloidal Sulfer, Zinc Oxide, Salicylic Acid, Magnesium, Aluminum Silicate, Camphor, Iron Oxide

Directions - Allow product to settle in the bottle (do not shake). Dip cotton swab into sediment at bottom of bottle. Dab onto affected areas. Recommended for use at bedtime.  External use only. 1.0 fl oz





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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A look with Bare Escentuals January, February, November & Indigo

I am wearing:
  • 100% Pure Luminous Primer for face
  • BE Prime Time eyelid primer
  • BE original foundation in Golden Fair
  • BE Summer Bisque as concealer
  • BE Faux Tan Matte as all over face color
  • BE original Mineral Veil
  • BE Soft Focus True as blush
  • BE January from lash to brow
  • BE February on lids
  • BE November in Crease & V
  • BE Big & Bright liner in Indigo
  • BE Flawless Definition Curl & Lengthen Mascara in Black
  • BE 100% Natural Lipgloss in Plumtini
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Indie Lee - The Foot Scrub

Product #1 this week was Indie Lee Lemongrass Citrus Body Wash
Product #2 this week was Indie Lee The Eye Balm 
Product #3 this week was:  The Cleanser 

Product #4 this week is: The Foot Scrub 


Yet another Indie Lee product I picked up when there was a Hautelook sale was The Foot Scrub.  Lord knows my feet need all the help they can get these days.  I remember when I was young and my feet were always soft and I thought it was so weird that other people got dry feet.  Well, now I don't live in sneakers and it seems my feet notice the change.  I like the use this scrub during a nice long bath.  I will end a bath with a mini pedicure by doing a scrub and then moisturizing when I get out of the tub.  This scrub is really nice.  It has the refreshing scent of Tea Tree and Mint and feels really nice on my feet after a long day.  I have a lot of problems with my feet so any pampering feels great.  This scrub isn't like the body scrub from Indie Lee.  This one is more coarse and less dense.  It really is a true salt scrub but the skin on your feet is tough so it is just right for a foot scrub.  I tend to use extra on my heels and the callous I always get on my big toes.  Your skin is really sensitive and very absorbent after a good exfoliation so it is important to follow up with a good natural foot cream, balm or lotion after.  Then I wear little ankle socks to keep the moisture on my feet for as long as I can.  I usually wear them to bed and kick them off during the middle of the night. Your feet do a lot of hard work, why not give them a little treat now and then!

Info from the Indie Lee Website

Indie created this natural scrub with shoe lovers in mind.  Use The Foot Scrub to polish and beautify your feet so you can kick up your heels in your favorite strappy sandals or peep toe pumps.
$24.00

Ingredients -100 % Natural: Dead Sea Salt, Pacific Sea Salt, Atlantic Sea Salt, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (sweet almond) Oil, Essential Oils of Melaleuca Alternifolia (tea tree), Mentha Piperita (peppermint) and Eucalyptus Globulus

Directions - Scoop a small portion into hands and massage thoroughly onto damp feet, preferably after soaking for a few minutes.  Massage rough areas like heels and callouses in a circular motion.  Rinse well and pat dry.  Use once or twice weekly. Best results if followed by The Body Balm. 12.0 oz






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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A look with Bare Escentuals December, April, July & Caviar

Another look with Year of Beauty eyecolors from Bare Escentuals.

I am wearing:
  • 100% Pure Luminous Primer for face
  • Bare Escentuals Prime Time eyelid primer
  • Bare Escentuals original foundation in golden fair
  • Bare Escentuals Summer Bisque as concealer
  • Bare Escentuals Faux Tan Matte as all over face color
  • Bare Escentuals original mineral veil
  • Bare Escentuals Soft Focus Glee as blush
  • Bare Escentuals December from lash to brow
  • Bare Escentuals April on lids
  • Bare Escentuals July in crease & V
  • Bare Escentuals Caviar Wetlined
  • Bare Escentuals Flawless Definition Curl & Lenghten Mascara in black
  • Pacifica Blood Orange Lip Quench
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