#LatherUp with our Mother’s Day Giveaway! Lather with Lavender Soap Set

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In a perfect world, every single day would be Mother’s Day…but life is busy and it’s easy to take for granted all the amazing things moms do for us. Whatever you do, don’t forget Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 8th, and take some care to choose the perfect gift to show your mom how much you really appreciate her.
#LatherUp Lather with Lavender Soap Mother's Day Giveaway
A great gift idea that your mom will love is the Limited Edition Lather with Lavender Soap Set, a $30 value priced at $23. Inside the beautifully feminine packaging are three hand-cut, hand-poured soaps that feature lavender essential oil and a wooden soap dish. What makes lavender oil perfect for moms? It’s known to ease tension, insomnia, stress and even headaches. That sounds like a dream come true for pretty much every mom  I have ever met!!                                                                     PR sample
#LatherUp Lather with Lavender Soap Mother's Day Giveaway

#LatherUp Lather with Lavender Soap Mother’s Day Giveaway

#LatherUp Lather with Lavender Soap Mother's Day Giveaway

#LatherUp Lather with Lavender Soap Mother’s Day Giveaway

#LatherUp Lather with Lavender Soap Mother's Day Giveaway

#LatherUp Lather with Lavender Soap Mother’s Day Giveaway

In addition to the soothing and relaxing lavender essential oil, each soap has a unique botanical blend. The Oatmeal Lavender Soap is made with 100% organic olive oil. The oatmeal is fabulous for dry and sensitive skin and this is a perfect soap for those who love working in their garden. This soap has the lightest scent of the three, with the earthy oatmeal balancing out the floral lavender.
Lather Oatmeal Lavender Soap

Lather Oatmeal Lavender Soap

Lather Oatmeal Lavender Soap

The Lavender Lime Soap is an intriguing combination of scents. This gorgeously green olive oil soap is a refreshing blend of citrus and floral, great for a guest bathroom since men and women will love it.
Lather Lavender Lime Soap

Lather Lavender Lime Soap

Lather Lavender Lime Soap

Lather Lavender Lime Soap

The third soap in the lavender-ific trio is the Rose Tangerine Lavender Soap.   What a fabulously unique blend! The rose geranium and tangerine essentials oils are very beneficial for extremely dry skin and this soap is so gentle it can even be used on the face (if scent is ok with you…these soaps are very fragranced).

Lather Rose Tangerine Lavender Soap

Lather Rose Tangerine Lavender Soap

Lather Rose Tangerine Lavender Soap

Lather Rose Tangerine Lavender Soap

I am in love with the totally zen bamboo wood soap dish that is included in the set – I feel peaceful just looking at it!  The slats mean the soap dries faster so it won’t cake up. Instead, the bar stays beautiful and lasts longer.

Bamboo wood soap dish

Bamboo wood soap dish

The Lather with Lavender Soap Set is a beautiful collection of soaps that every mom will love. Some great news is that Lather is celebrating moms and all the strong women in our lives by offering 20% OFF SITEWIDE for four days only. Pick up their Limited Edition LATHER with Lavender Soap Set as a gift, and stock up on your LATHER faves for you. This sale only lasts through 4/30/16.

It's time to #LatherUp and enter our Lather with Lavender Soap Mother's Day Giveaway!

It’s time to #LatherUp and enter our Lather with Lavender Soap Mother’s Day Giveaway!

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  One lucky Beauty Info Zone reader will win this set for her mom…although whoever wins will be tempted to keep it for herself! This giveaway ends 5/10/16 and is US only. The two requirements to move on in the Rafflecopter: Subscribe to Beauty Info Zone’s email and comment telling us which scent you are are most attracted to. After that, do as many of the additional entries as you want. If the comment section decides not to cooperate, just email me at [email protected]gmail.com and label it Lather. Comment in the email and continue on. Good luck and #LatherUp!  – Lisa

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*item reviewed and giveaway courtesy of Lather.  #LatherUp!

Don’t go on Spring Break without these

Top Ten Tuesday is going on Spring Break. We had to decide what we’d take along and I decided a beach vacation would be in order just about now. No temperatures fluctuating between snow, rain and warmth. Nothing to think about but relaxation. First things I’d take are my iPad and iPhone. After that I’d chose some favorites like the items shown.
1428281330__9322062SUNGLASSES – Do not leave home without sunglasses. This pair is Kate Spade New York Cat Eye in Translucent Blush and I’d love to own them. I have more limited choices because I have to have my RX but this would be the pair I’d pick if I didn’t.
1428280712_1115290SUNSCREEN – I think sunglasses are important but I think that sunscreen is totally vital. You need sunscreen no matter where you are even if it’s Antarctica! I like this AVEENO® Natural Protection Lotion Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 50 because it’s fragrance free and can be used on face and body. “Formulated with ACTIVE NATURALS® Oat Extract and mineral ingredients (Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide), this sunscreen forms a protective barrier on top of the skin that scatters UVA/UVB rays for superior sun protection. It soothes sensitive skin and is oil free, fragrance free, hypoallergenic, and water resistant for 80 minutes.”*
1428280615_6079_reg_1LIP COLOR AND PROTECTION – Your lips can get sunburned too so you need to protect them. I have a lot of lip balms but the one going on my vacation this time is by LATHER. Their tinted lip balms have everything I need including a light enough color to feel comfortable wearing day and/or night.*
1428280526_cc_cream_32ml_cap_medium_1IT COSMETICS YOUR SKIN BUT BETTER CC+ CREAM WITH SPF 50 – No surprise that I chose this I’m sure. I can’t stop raving about it and I wouldn’t travel without it.
1428280451_palette-bronzette_swatch-03jan15-webPIXI PALETTE BRONZE – This is everything you need in one fabulous palette. Bronzer, highlighter, blush and 12 choices of shadows. You can look different every day of your trip, you can go from day to night, you’ve got it all. (And you can try to win one through 4/17 in the BIZ giveaway).*
1428280391_2274527__detail_?1428280391TRAVEL BRUSHES – I have a lot of travel brush sets but I’d still love to own this exclusive to Ulta set from IT COSMETICS. For $50 look at what you’d getYour Superheroes Full-Size Travel Brush Set

  • Unstoppable Powder: Plush, large domed brush head for even powder application
  • Seamless Foundation: Dense, tapered brush head in flat paddle shape
  • Effortless Crease: Narrow, tapered head designed to fit into the crease of the eye
  • Smoothing Concealer: Small thin, tapered flat brush head great for getting into small hard to reach areas of the face
  • Absolute Shadow: Small, soft rounded head designed for the delicate eye
  • Flawless Liner & Brow: Firm, flat angled brush

1428280267_fligh3000611456_q1_1-2._ql90_ux336_EMPTY CONTAINERS FOR YOUR OWN PRODUCTS – This kit is sold on Shopbop and it’s by Flight 001. There are 8 containers so you can put in your hair products and skincare if you don’t have those in small sizes. The plastic bag that holds it all will save your clothes from spills.
1428280128_madew4143330443_q1_1-0._ql90_ux336_SUN HAT – Now I look pretty bad in a hat but that doesn’t mean I don’t think they are fabulous and that I’d love one. This particular one is made by Madewell and it’s a pieced straw hat. It’s $52 but starting today Shopbop has a Friends + Family Event and you can get 25% off most products.
1428280057_spuns2003611411_q1_1-0._ql90_ux336_SCARF OR SHAWL – A large enough scarf or shawl will be so useful on spring break or any time. This Shopbop beauty by Subtle Luxury is a light gauze in pink leopard. How perfect would this be with my blush sunglasses? There are a lot of great scarfs including a $195 Tory Burch one that I’d love. This one is just $55 and with that 25% off it’s a steal.
1428279994_adler2039720988_q1_1-0._ql90_ux336_THE PERFECT BEACH TOTE – How can you travel without a tote to hold it all? This Jonathon Adler one caught my eye and it’s one I’d love to carry all summer. $98 at Shopbop which would make it $74.50 hmmm!

I’m ready for my trip – at least in my head – and can’t wait to see what the other Top Ten bloggers will have for me to buy!! — Marcia

items with * were sent for review

LATHER teaches a lesson in good salesmanship and products

LATHER Skincare has done something that I wish all skincare companies would follow. Lather has full lines of skincare with wonderful products but one thing they do that makes them stand out from the rest is that they sell skincare kits. These kits are perfect for traveling and for testing out products to see what works best for you.

Lather About Face Combination Skin Kit

Lather About Face Combination Skin Kit

For $29.00 each LATHER sells 3 kits containing 5 products for different skintypes  – oily, combination and dry. I was sent ABOUT FACE COMBINATION SKIN KIT to test and it made me realize that they are on the ball. This kit contains 5 products all packed and ready for travel. Stick this whole set in a ziploc bag and you are ready to face the airport ‘police’. Products range from 0.5 fl oz to 2 fl oz which fit regulations.

Now I don’t happen to travel all that much so this is a great way for me to test out new products to see if my skin likes them.

Lather kit products

Lather kit products

ULTRA MILD FACE WASH 2 oz. is a clear gel-like cleanser with a mild fresh fragrance. It’s foaming but not overly so. My face feels properly cleansed and refreshed with this. The kit size is 2 oz. and full size is 6 oz ($19). Since I wasn’t sure if the fragrance would be overwhelming in this or other products, this is the perfect way for me to try.

ULTRA MILD FACE WASH

LATHER ULTRA MILD FACE WASH

CITRUS BALANCING TONER smells delightful. I love the smell of citrus and will always choose it when available. It’s not an overwhelming fragrance but it’s so refreshing. This toner is alcohol free and is made to keep the balance in normal to oily skin. It’s to be used after cleansing to remove any excess dirt or oils plus it helps keep the pH balance of your skin. While it’s not a step that everyone takes, the ingredients in this are ones you want to use. For example linoleic acid and lemon bioflavanoids help keep your skin clean and irritation free. It contains Vitamin E for antioxidant protection. Like all Lather products, it’s paraben free. (2 oz kit size, $16 for 6 fl oz)

LATHER CITRUS BALANCING TONER

LATHER CITRUS BALANCING TONER

ULTRA LIGHT FACE LOTION is a very lightweight moisturizer which works for me in warmer weather since that’s when my skin isn’t quite as dry. It’s a botanical lotion that contains special ingredients like borage oil and grapeseed oil which are great for damaged or problem skin. It absorbs quickly and wears well under foundation. I’ve never had balling up using this. My face feels moisturized without any oily finish. Unfortunately it doesn’t have SPF so I have to recommend using a separate sun protection. There’s a tiny bit of botanical fragrance but really nothing to speak of. (full size $21)

LATHER ULTRA LIGHT FACE LOTION

LATHER ULTRA LIGHT FACE LOTION

WHITE CLAY DEEP PORE CLEANSING MASK is a bonus to me in this kind of kit. I get to try it and have it around if I’m traveling. I’ve never owned a travel size mask other than packets that I never use up so I have to toss them. White clay is known for its purification and stimulation. It’s a great mask to exfoliate pores (of which I have many). It’s a gentle mask no matter what type of skin you have. Besides the white clay they use bentonite clay to draw out the oils and impurities even more. I love how my skin looks after using the mask since my pores aren’t as noticeable. (0.5 oz in kit, 4.0 oz full size $22)

LATHER WHITE CLAY DEEP PORE CLEANSING MASK

LATHER WHITE CLAY DEEP PORE CLEANSING MASK

BAMBOO SILK FOAMING FACE SCRUB WITH LEMONGRASS is a clear gel containing bamboo silk and small jojoba beads that are mild, natural exfoliants. I thought that the fragrance of this would bother me but it’s very mild and has an almost sweet citrus fragrance. The exfoliating powder in this makes it another good cleanser to have in your arsenal. It gently foams and washes away well if I use a wash cloth or bamboo cloth. It is both sulfate and paraben free.

LATHER BAMBOO SILK FOAMING FACE SCRUB

LATHER BAMBOO SILK FOAMING FACE SCRUB

All I need to add is SPF and an eye cream and I’m set to go. After trying these I’d be interested in trying out the About Face Dry Skin Kit next winter. My favorite product in the combination kit is the Citrus Balancing Toner but I also like the Bamboo Silk Foaming Face Scrub and White Clay Pore Cleansing Mask.

LATHER About Face Combination Skin Kit

LATHER About Face Combination Skin Kit

A great way to try an excellent cruelty-free line! Nourish, cleanse, exfoliate your way to better skin with Lather. — Marcia

*sent for editorial consideration

 

 

Lather Tinted Lip Balms – an all natural treat

Lather Tinted Lip Balms

Lather Tinted Lip Balms

This winter I’m more obsessed than ever with lip balms so when I learned about the limited edition LATHER tinted Lip Balms and was offered a chance to try them out, my lips cried “heck yes”.

The LATHER tinted balms are perfect for my everyday life. They moisturize my lips while adding just enough color to make me look like I’m trying.

LATHER makes other lip balms but these tinted ones make them more unique.

LATHER tinted lip balms in Plush Plum,  Pink Peony and Cinnabar Silk

LATHER tinted lip balms in Plush Plum, Pink Peony and Cinnabar Silk

There are 3 shades:

*Plush Plum which is a plummy red shade with the tiniest bit of shimmer to it

LATHER Plush Plum Tinted Lip Balm

LATHER Plush Plum Tinted Lip Balm

*Pink Peony has the lightest tint of them all and on my lips appears to be a ‘my lips but better’ shade. I do see some shimmer with this one too.

LATHER Pink Peony Tinted Lip Balm

LATHER Pink Peony Tinted Lip Balm

*Cinnabar Silk has been described as a rusty red although on my lips this seems to just darken and enhance without making them look too rusty.

LATHER Cinnabar Silk Tinted Lip Balm

LATHER Cinnabar Silk Tinted Lip Balm

Plush Plum, Peony Pink, Cinnabar Silk from LATHER

Plush Plum, Peony Pink, Cinnabar Silk from LATHER

There are many reasons to own these LATHER balms:

1) These are all natural and very hydrating.

2) Not only are they paraben free but they are also carmine free.

3) LATHER uses organic plant oils including argan, sunflower and coconut are combined with organic cocoa butter and beeswax to moisturize, soothe, soften and protect lips.

4) All colors come from natural minerals rather than anything animal.

5) These contain organic beeswax, botanical butters, oils and extracts.

6) They have a very pleasant pepperminty feel and fragrance.

7) If you want more color, just add more layers.

In my part of the world winter keeps progressing and the cold winds and weather make my lips dry. LATHER Tinted Lip Balms make a great addition to my winter lips by protecting them in a pretty, cruelty-free way.

LATHER is having an instagram giveaway that’s open through 2/13 so head on over to enter and win these lovelies. — Marcia

LATHER Instagram giveaway through 2/13

LATHER Instagram giveaway through 2/13

Follow Lather on Facebook, Twitter (@lather) and Instagram (@lather_inc). They are available for purchase for $7.50 each on Lather’s website.

*provided for editorial consideration