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Simple Sugars Rose Body Scrub

Simple Sugars recently sent over a package of goodies for me to try, and boy am I glad they did! I received the Rose Body Scrub and the Green Tea Facial Scrub – both smell amazing!

It was hard to choose a favorite, but I really enjoyed the Rose Body Scrub the most. It smells like sweet roses and is the prettiest shade of blush. Simple Sugar products contain natural sugar and oils that help smooth rough skin. This scrub left my skin baby soft after my shower.

The Green Tea Facial scrub was also very nice. It smells so fresh – just like a shot of wheatgrass juice! Since it’s oil based, I would only recommend it for those with dry skin. It was too oily for my face so I used it as a body scrub and it worked perfectly.

I’m so happy I got to try Simple Sugars; the company’s creator and founder, Lani Lazzari was featured on ABC’s Shark Tank and since then Simple Sugars has increased it’s retail presence and will (hopefully) soon be offered in more stores across the country.

Simple Sugars Green Tea Facial Scrub

Rose Body Scrub  5 oz. $11.95 & 8 oz. $16.95
Green Tea Facial Scrub 5 oz. $16.95

*Photo Courtesy of Simple Sugars

FHI Heat Styling Iron

Style your hair with ease with FHI Heat! Their 1″ Black Diamond Digital Hand Touch Ceramic Professional Hair Styling Iron lets you create effortless curls and waves or use it for a sleek straight look. It quickly heats up as soon as you pick it up and it’s easy color coded temperature display lets you know it’s ready for use with just a glance.

Temps by Hair Type:
Coarse, Thick Hair – Red Zone 410°F – 450°F (210°C – 232°C)
Wavy, Curly & Permed Hair – Blue Zone 356°F – 392°F (180°C – 200°C)
Fine or Normal Hair – Green Zone 266°F – 338°F (130°C – 170°C)

With a simple twist of the wrist, I was able to get gorgeous curly ends with straight roots. It glided smoothly through my hair with even heat throughout. It took my about 30 minutes to style my hair and during that time the iron stayed consistent and evenly heated – no creases and no hot spots. I also loved the heat resistant mat and carrying case that came with it.

Retail:$214

FHI Heat EPS Styling Iron

Long Loose Curls

Here’s how to get your hands on one! Simply enter by using the Rafflecopter form below. Enter daily for more chances to win.
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MICHAEL KORS BEAUTY LINE

Michael Kors is set to release his new beauty line which will be sold exclusively at Macy’s. The line is divided into three styles – Sporty, Sexy, and Glam. According to Kors, his grandmother and mother were both inspirations for the line. He also says that women feel differently about themselves on a daily basis, sometimes we feel sexy and sometimes we feel sporty. The new collection enhances all these different styles.

The Michale Kors beauty line will feature an array of bath, body, and makeup products. Each style will have it’s own fragrance, lotion, and matching bath product, as well as two lipsticks, lip gloss, and nail polish. I can’t wait to get my hands on the Glam collection! The line is backed by the Estée Lauder Group, I suppose the holiday Estée Lauder x Michael Kors offer served almost like a test drive of what was to come. Are you excited about the new launch?

(Photo courtesy of WWD)

Rush Croydon

It’s time for a style update! Spring is here and it’s time to freshen up your locks and do a little spring-cleaning on your face! The winter months can be harsh on our hair and our skin – so this is the perfect time to revive and gear-up for the warmer days to come.

The artistic team at Rush Croydon is a talented group of hair stylists and estheticians that will transform your look with cutting edge techniques and products.

Start off with an Elemis Modern Skin Facial – a purifying treatment loaded with vitamins that helps eliminate toxins, while rejuvenating your skin. An indulgent head, hand, and arm massage is also an added treat. This facial is sure to leave you with a glowing complexion!

Nourish your hair with a much needed hair treatment. The hair treatments used at Rush, deep condition your hair and helps damaged hair spring back into life.  Select locations also offer Shu Uemura ceremonies – it’s the ultimate hair pampering service!

Changing your hair color is another way to revamp your drab do’. It could be as subtle as strategically placed low lights and highlights or as transparent as a vibrant color change – think bright red! Finish it off with a cut and style for a sleek on-trend look.

Rush Hair Salon offers a wide range of services to choose from – including those already mentioned and other services like Brazilian Blow Dry, extensions, and massages. They have over 18 years of industry experience with various locations around the UK. They recently won Best London Hair Salon at The 2013 Hair Awards hosted by Hair Magazine.

Book an appointment with them online today! All first time clients get a 25% discount on their first booking – use code WEB25 at checkout. Cheers to looking beautiful!

(Photo courtesy of Rush Hair Salon)

Spa Week

Spa Week is coming back this spring – Yay! Spas and salons nationwide are offering full-service treatments for a fraction of the normal price. Book your appointment between April 15th – April 21st and only pay $50! Choose from a wide selection of massages, facials, and even wellness treatments.  Here are my top picks from around the country!

Where: Luminique MedSpa by Dr. Fiorillo
350 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014
212.647.0007
What: 50 Min Deep Tissue or Swedish Massage

Where: Skincare by Pevonia
6475 Southwest 40th Street
Miami, FL 33155
305.662.2083
What: Microdermabrasion Treatment including Facial and Organic Masque

Where: The Facial Center for Plastic Surgery
7700 San Felipe Street, Suite 420
Houston, TX 77063
866.920.FACE (3223)
What: Be Hair Free! Laser Hair Removal for Lip, Underarm or Bikini

Where: Clarins Spa at Nordstrom
55 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
312.464.1515(x1427)
What: 50 Min Brightening Performer with Choice of Total Eye Lift OR Lip Contouring Treatment Add-on

Where: LifeSpa – Beachwood
3850 Richmond Road
Beachwood, OH 44122
216.292.6844
What: 60 Min Nail Pampering Package: Signature Manicure and Pedicure with Deep Hydration Therapy

Where: Body Massage Wellness Spa
1616 Welton Street
Denver, CO 80202
303.893.2543
What: 60 Min Detoxifying Body Contour Wrap with Reflexology Session

Where: Verabella Skin Therapy
301 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
310.278.4733
What: 50 Min The Instant Lift: A Non-Surgical FaceLift

This year I think I might indulge in an oxygen facial  or maybe even a lymphatic massage. Oxygen facials are supposed to do wonders for your skin – just the wake up call my face needs after this long and cold winter season. A lymphatic massage is a technique used to drain your lymph nodes. This helps the body get rid of unwanted toxins and excess fluid.

For a list of participating locations please visit spaweek.com – and remember always tip accordingly! Happy Spa Week!

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