July 29, 2014

Derma Yantra - Dry Skin & Hair is a Thing of the Past



If you've ever suffered from psoriasis, eczema or dandruff, you know that the uncomfortable itch isn't what's most difficult to live with. It's the embarrassing red and white flaky patches that loom for months on end.

Instead of relying on expensive prescriptions from doctors and dermatologists, why not treat it naturally with Derma Yantra?

Made from all natural ingredients, the products go to work immediately. Because the formulas absorb deeply into the skin upon application (leaving your clothes and sheets grease free!), you'll feel immediate relief. It's one of the few products that completely stops the itching as promised.

And in just a few days, you see the healing process begin.

What is amazing to me is how easy it is to use - start with the Calming Cleanser (mine has saponified organic coconut, olive and jojoba oils, organic aloe vera, rosemary extract) and finish with a few small drops of Healing Serum. Whether you're working the scalp or skin, you do both steps.

The other amazing fact? The psoriasis healing serum contains garlic and onion oils as well as sulfur! But don't worry, it doesn't smell a bit!

Each health issue comes sets of serum and cleanser in three sizes - flare-up, maintenance and travel - so you only pay for what you need at the time. Fantastic!

This small company out of Florida is about to change your life and your health.

What are you waiting for? Shop Derma Yantra now.

July 28, 2014

Organize Now! Think & Live Clutter-Free: Lists to Live By


Sometimes, the easiest way to make a change is to simply have a checklist and check things off as you do them.

It also happens to be one of the most rewarding.

But coming up with the checklist? That can be as difficult as the tackling the task at hand.

One of the best listers I've discovered in recent years is author Jennifer Ford Berry.  Her easy-to-use book Organize Now! Your Money, Business & Career, made making life changes easy, and her latest title, Organize Now! Think & Live Clutter-Free, keeps that tradition going strong.

I can attest to the life difference between a home filled to the brim with stuff to one that is simple and streamlined. I got rid of most of my stuff a couple of decades ago, but many of my friends and colleagues remain deep clutterers - I think this book can help.

Sectioned into a week-by-week action plan, it allows you to do just a little bit at a time, and because you're able to see progress because you're not biting off more than you can chew, it's easy to forage ahead. That, and all you have to do is follow the checklist for the week and then check it off when it's complete. Some exercises are easier than others, but it's much easier than trying to tackle these issues on your own, or by having to buy a stack of self-help books (and then read them all, and then follow the advice....).

Weeks 1-17 focuses on organizing your mind, where you write down your goals and to dos, and reinforces the importance of making lists. It also covers setting a budget (something not enough of us truly do) and setting boundaries. 

Over the course of weeks 18-27, you'll work on organizing your time. It's probably one of the most rewarding sections, as you get to schedule "me" time and organize your workday (just imagine how great work will be when you create a to-do list that you can actually do!).

The organizing your stuff weeks (28-36) will probably be quite difficult at first, but the more you get rid off, the easier it gets to toss away stuff you don't need.

If you didn't think you could organize your health, safety and spirituality, think again. This makes up the rest of the year's exercises.

This book can really change your life. If you want to change it, if you want to step out from the "stuff" that's been dragging you down and keeping you from what you want. And all you have to do is follow the lists and check them off.

July 22, 2014

Estée Lauder & Aerin Make You Beautiful This Summer



All you need to feel beautiful this summer are Estée Lauder & Aerin.

A little spritz here, and a little swath of that there, and you're ready to conquer the world! Check out my favourite finds from both lines:

- Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Body Splash

This limited-edition scent is the embodiment of all things summer - the heat of the sun, soft sand and bronzed skin. It is like wearing the beach, but without any of the sandy grains!

Radiant amber is intoxicating with its creamy coconut milk, sandalwood and vanilla warmth. Juicy mandarin, Sicilian bergamot, lemon and pulpy orange add zing, while tiare flower, jasmine, magnolia petals, orange flower buds and lavender add a feminine floral finish.

Be sure to get a couple of bottles. That way, you'll be able to be at the beach, even when it's -20 out.

- Estée Lauder  Pure Colour Envy Scuplting Lipstick

Lipstick doesn't get much sexier than this. 

Saturated colour - available in 20 awe-inspiring shades - gives your lips added volume and depth. The high-wattage look stays put for up to 6 hours, so give your speech, have your lunch and get on with your day without having to reapply once. And thanks to multi-faceted colour pigments, your lips get shaped and defined too, so you'll never look thin-lipped again.

And get ready for super hydration, delivered by a time release encapsulated moisture complex with hyaluronic acid. Finally a lipstick that moisturizes like a balm!

The dashing navy and gold case is luxe enough, but the magnetic closure is so captivating, you'll wish all of your lipstick cases were as debonair.

Available in shades nudes to browns, pinks to berries, corals to reds and mauves to plums, get ready for one of the best lipsticks of your life.

- NEW CyberWhite HD Advanced Spot Correcting Moisture Lotion

Buh-bye dark spots. Minimizing your current ones and preventing new ones from cropping up, they might as well have called this I Can See Clearly Now, The Spots Are Gone.

The silky lotion wickedly hydrates your skin, so you get a fantastic moisturizer that magically makes your skin look decades younger.
 

p.s. The CyberWhite HD Collection was specifically created for and tested on Asian skin in Asia.

- Aerin Beach Cream

Back for 2014, this amazing classic is a must-have for that beachy-feel, no matter what time of year! And it's a perfect multi-tasker: add a bronzy glow and subtle shimmer to skin or run through your hair for a quick, deep conditioning.

You'll be captivated by the light floral scent and how sun-kissed you'll feel by this wonderful summer essential!

- NEW Aerin Kaleidolight Palette

You know that look that people get when they've just got back from vacation or have fallen in love or got their dream job? There's a glow from within that you can't replicate.

That is, you couldn't until the NEW Aerin Kaleidolight Palette came along. Think of this little beauty as a traveling light show, highlighting your skin in bronze, beige, pink and lavender tones. Once you try it, you won't be able to go without it!

July 06, 2014

Attitude Cleaners - Clean Without Cancer-Causing Chemicals



I am the first admit that I like thing really clean. For example, I take a sponge to my front door every few months, turn my purses inside out and run them through the delicate wash cycle, and I bought a steam mop because a regular one just wasn't cutting it.

But I am not willing to fill my house with harmful chemicals just to get the result I want. And yet, I still want a deep clean. The kind that gets rid of dirt, grime and stains.

I first wrote about Attitude cleaners back in 2009  and was thrilled to learn of their new collection that features laundry detergents, dishwashing liquids and surface cleaners with "ingredients from renewable and vegetable sources that are also easily bio-degradable and non-toxic."

The entire line is not only better for you, it's affordable. So for once, you don't have to dole out way more for healthier products. Check out my favourites from the new line:


Don't think that just because this detergent is vegetable-based and biodegradable, it won't clean the hell out of your clothes.

I absolutely love the delicate Wildflowers scent - derived from natural ingredients, and completely hypoallergenic. 

But of course, I love that when I slip on my clothes or get into bed, I can feel good about not being swathed in gross chemicals.

p.s. Go ahead and use it in both HE (High Efficiency) & standard machines.


One of the best ways to keep your house not only clean, but smelling wonderful is with Attitude Citrus Zest All Purpose Cleaner and Bathroom Cleaner. And you wouldn't believe the difference the joyous scent makes - just watch as you start to clean twice as often! 

A little hint  - Should unexpected guests drop by, just a few spritzes makes it seem as if you've been cleaning the house from top to bottom all day!

I haven't used a bar of soap in the bathroom or kitchen for decades now. But it remains a challenge to find a good liquid soap that has a fresh, clean scent. 

Attitude's Coriander & Olive and Green Apple & Basil deliver the most enticing fragrance, and you'll quickly find yourself addicted to the foaming action. The foam is also economical, as you'll use less than a liquid, so your soap lasts twice as long as your old brand. 

Win-win.


Normally, I am avidly against fabric refreshers. I can't stand the thought of someone spraying artificial scents onto furniture and clothes, etc. All those chemicals in the air? It makes me want to gag. But Attitude uses plant derived odour absorbers in their fabric refreshers, so go ahead and spray away! The clean, cool Glacial scent gets out any staleness and stuffiness that's been lingering - great for when you're switching wardrobes each season or when you need to spritz the couch after Fluffy settles in for the night.

Another reason to love Attitude? If you join the Atttitude club online, you can save up to 50% off the regular price.

It's easy to have a whole new attitude about cleaning. And still have a wickedly clean front door.

June 22, 2014

WallEscapes - When You Need A Change of Scenery


Having recently moved and renovated, I had a whole new space to decorate. And for the first time in a long time, I had a long blank wall with nothing on it.

At first, I just enjoyed the wide open space. It felt like a luxury to have just the paint colour to look at after years of living in cramped quarters.

But then I craved a scene. A window with life outside it. A little getaway from the frenzy of daily life.

I found it all in WallEscapes.

These gorgeous tapestries are actually photo prints done on high-quality fabric, though you wouldn't know it from a few feet away - the landscapes and images look so real.

The  durable poly poplin fabric gives a vibrant and realistic view, yet it is easy to hang or drape and machine washable. So whatever view you choose - ocean, enchanted woodland, forest beach combo or mountain -  as a bedspread or hung on a formerly empty wall, your whole world becomes a little bit bigger. And brighter.

Now my bedroom is filled with a pristine beach seen through thick trees. And I am thinking of adding the sea view to my office wall.

The world is full of possibilities, and now thanks to WallEscapes, so is my home.

November 18, 2013

Caudalie Vinexpert Night Infusion Cream - Sleep On It & Wake Up to Beautiful Skin


As much as you want to combat the signs of aging, why are you working so hard at it during the day, when all you need is to sleep on it?

Simply apply Caudalie Vinexpert Night Infusion Cream before heading to bed and wake up to a brand new face. One that's relaxed, unfurrowed and seemingly younger.

I absolutely love the feel of this thick, rich cream. It feels so luxe on your fingertips, and when applied to your face, it imparts such intense hydration and nourishment, you'll be as happy as a clam as you drift off to sleep.

So it seems an immense bonus that you wake up to a better, brighter you. Yeah, that's right, you got upgraded in the middle of the night. Or at least your skin did.

Thanks to Caudalie’s newest patent Resveratrol-Oleyl, you'll see that your skin has this bounce to it and all that sagginess that you've been carrying around has disappeared. Dark circles vanish and skin softens and plumps thanks to potent ingredients such as shea butter and Ceramide 3.

While lime, orange blossom and verbena might be working away to calm your skin, it also imparts the loveliest scent, so drifting off to sleep is now accompanied by a gentle, relaxing fragrance.

And now that you look a full decade younger (I got mistaken for 26 yesterday, thankyouverymuch), you don't have to waste precious morning time in front of the mirror, applying various creams and serums.

Win-win.

Buy Caudalie Vinexpert Night Infusion Cream now.

Simply said - it works. Like a dream.

November 04, 2013

Morninghead - Forget About Getting Up Early to Do Your Hair

 
​I know a ton of people who shower at night and always have. I don't know if it's that they need the extra sleep or they grew up that way, but some of my closest friends are washing up when most of us are heading off to bed.

It's this demographic that Morninghead was initially intended for - those who have showered the night before and need to fix their hair.

I have taken the more fashionable approach and use Morninghead for when I need to style or change my hair in between events and happenings. Let's say you are spending time with a client during the day and then have something on in the evening that you want to dress up for - instead of coming home and having a complete shower and the whole deal, you can simply use Morninghead to wet your hair and then style it as you wish. It makes it so quick and easy to change up your hairstyle.

See, instead of having to try and cram your head underneath the tub's faucet (because let's face it - you've got to have a pretty fancy sink to have room to get your head in there), you simply wet the inside of the Morninghead cap. The ultra-absorbent material  in this unshower cap holds onto the water so that you can place it on your head without water running down your face and neck (just like when you used to stand at the sink/tub - ew!), so you just put it on, rub it a few times and bam - you've got wet hair without any fuss or muss. Then, you can redo your hair anyway you like.

It's reusable and washable, so go ahead and muss your hair up playing raquetball or dancing up a storm - you can totally fix it.

Whether you're rocking long or short hair, this is a great way to get ready for a night out fast or fix that ponytail bump before you head out to an important meeting.

Get Morninghead and finally have your hair the way you want to - without having to shower all over again.

p.s. Normally I put the product pic up at the top of the post, but Mr. Handsome up there was too sexy to resist! 

October 25, 2013

AnyGlove - Work Your Phone & Tablet and Still Have Warm Hands



Now that it's getting colder outside, the need for a hat, scarf and gloves has become a necessity.

While I love the look of a good hat and stylish scarf, gloves become a problem when you're trying to do any of the following things in cold weather:

- extract a subway token from your wallet (you'll be lucky to pick up a quarter or hold onto your transfer for more than three seconds)
- use your phone (you can't even unlock it to make a call without taking off your gloved)
- eat a hot dog (the wool gets everywhere or if you're wearing leather gloves, they soon are as covered as the dog itself)

Luckily, I found an awesome solution for one of them. 

AnyGlove transforms any pair of fabric, fleece or knit gloves into a stylus, so that you can swipe, type, text and tweet, all in the comfort and warmth of your gloves.

You simply apply the liquid to the thumb and fingertips of your gloves, dry completely and get ready to have the fall and winter of your lifetime because you can now email during a snowstorm (maybe you should be watching where you're going, but we've all done it, so no judging, okay?).

This is insanely great for many reasons:

1. You can now check your transit app for the next train/bus/plane in the cold without being cold.
2. Someone is calling but your phone is at the bottom of your purse/pocket/tote. You only have a few rings (can you still call them that even though it's more bleeps and songs now?) to get it and you've still got to take off your gloves to unlock your phone? 
3. Walking and talking on the phone. No matter what the weather or temperature. Enough said.

And there's no need to go out and get touchscreen gloves and then have to remember to bring your touchscreen gloves with you. Just bring your own gloves.

Now that you've got AnyGlove, you're ready for anything. 

Psst. There's also a formula for leather gloves, should you want to be all fancy with your swiping.