The Tree Hut Bare collection is going to change your bath time

We’re fairly new to the Tree Hut family of products but we think we’ll be sticking around for a while. Tree Hut’s representatives sent us a package of their BARE products to get to know the brand and we’ve been busy using them. We’re excited about sharing these so that you can become a part of the family too.

Marcia is sharing 2 Tree Hut Bare products that are making her smooth as can be

Tree Hut Bare Shave Prep and Hair Remover

Tree Hut Bare Shave Prep and Hair Remover

TREE HUT SHAVE PREP SUGAR SCRUB ($9.99)

This tub friendly scrub is helping me shave my legs and underarms. I like this much better than a shaving cream because it’s a double duty product. It exfoliates my legs and at the same time lifts the hair so that I can get a closer shave.

Tree Hut Shave Prep Sugar Scrub

Tree Hut Shave Prep Sugar Scrub

The fragrance of this delicious and makes me wish I had a bigger hot water tank so I could enjoy exfoliating my legs longer. It softens my skin and leaves it lightly scented after. I use an unscented body lotion after shaving my legs so that the lightly fragrance of almond/coconut aroma sticks around longer.

It’s formulated with Oat Kernel which helps soothe and relieve skin irritation. There’s Avocado Oil in it and sugar and those help exfoliate and moisturize. Coconut Extract is a natural product that contains the necessary proteins for tissue repair. Put them all together with your favorite razor and you have soft sleek skin.

Tree Hut Shave Prep Sugar Scrub

Tree Hut Shave Prep Sugar Scrub

  • Sugar: Gentle, topical exfoliation to reveal glowing skin while drawing in moisture to hydrate
  • Oat Kernel: finely ground oatmeal known to soothe and relieve minor skin irritation
  • Certified Organic Shea Butter: Rich in Vitamins A, E, and F to help collagen production and promote skin elasticity. Shea Butter softens, smooths, and helps strengthen skin.
  • Avocado Oil: Defends against free-radicals. Also rich in nutrients such as oleic acid, potassium, and lecithin, Avocado Oil works to generate healthy skin.
  • Coconut Extract: Naturally contains the necessary proteins for tissue repair, keeping skin healthy and rejuvenated.
  • Sweet Almond Oil: A potent antioxidant for healthy skin and stimulates the formation of collagen.
  • Safflower Seed Oil: Natural linoleic acid contains anti-inflammatory properties which help to fight skin conditions. It also prevents dryness and hydrates to provide healthy glow, while promoting elasticity.
  • Macadamia Seed Oil: Supports healthy cells and helps reduce skin deterioration.

TREE HUT BARE HAIR REMOVING SUGAR WAX KIT ($14.99)

Tree Hut Bare Hair Removing Sugar Wax Kit

Tree Hut Bare Hair Removing Sugar Wax Kit

This is a new type of product for me. I’ve never waxed by myself before so this was a paradigm change for me. I have only tried it on my legs but I’m anxious to try it on my face since it’s good for removing hair on your legs, body, and face.

Tree Hut Bare Hair Removing Sugar Wax Kit

Tree Hut Bare Hair Removing Sugar Wax Kit

To use you remove the cap and heat the jar in the microwave for 30 seconds, stir and reheat in 15 second intervals if needed. What you want is the consistency of honey. With one of the sticks in the kit apply the wax on clean skin in the direction of hair growth. Make sure that the amount you apply is smaller than the size of the strip. While warm smooth the strip over the product and rub in the same direction. Now comes the scary part  –  hold your skin taut and remove the strip in the opposite direction of the hair growth. It’s best if you hair is about 1/4″ long before use which is why I haven’t tried it on my face yet.

Tree Hut Bare Hair Removing Sugar Wax with strip

Tree Hut Bare Hair Removing Sugar Wax with strip

The kit contains 8 oz. of Hair Removing Sugar Wax, 10 wax strips, and 3 wooden applicators. It’s not a one time deal since you can use it again by just heating up the jar.

Ingredients: Honey, Sucrose, Allantoin, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylexylglycerin

Tree Hut Bare Hair Removing Sugar Wax

Tree Hut Bare Hair Removing Sugar Wax

Now follow your Bare experience with the two products Lisa is sharing.

Tree Hut bare Moisturizing Shave Oil and Hair Minimizing Body Butter

Tree Hut bare Moisturizing Shave Oil and Hair Minimizing Body Butter

TREE HUT BARE MOISTURIZING SHAVE OIL  ($11.99)

Wow, is this stuff amazing!! I typically just reach for some soap when I am shaving my legs or under my arms, but not anymore. I adore this deliciously scented shaving oil. It smells fantastic…like tropical freshness. Smooth it onto wet skin and even a dull razor just glides across skin. It leaves your skin with the closest shave imaginable and the softest skin ever.  This is a real keeper.

Tree Hut bare Moisturizing Shave Oil

Tree Hut bare Moisturizing Shave Oil

Tree Hut bare Moisturizing Shave Oil

Tree Hut bare Moisturizing Shave Oil

TREE HUT BARE HAIR MINIMIZING BODY BUTTER ($9.99)

Another super smelling product!! This is a thick, creamy body butter that gradually reduces hair growth. You have to use it for a month before seeing noticeable results. I used it for five weeks and did notice a difference. I’m sure that if I continued with it, I would have even better results, but since I’m not a very hairy person to begin with and I have so many body products to try I probably won’t.

Tree Hut bare Hair Minimizing Body Butter

Tree Hut bare Hair Minimizing Body Butter

Tree Hut bare Hair Minimizing Body Butter

Tree Hut bare Hair Minimizing Body Butter

My daughter, however, is really excited about this and is already bugging me to stop by Ulta to get another jar. I will probably just use it as a body butter from time to time because it does a fabulous job of softening skin and it smells tropical and fresh.

If you want to freshen up your hair removal routine, we recommend checking out the Tree Hut…the BIZ gives it high marks and we can’t wait to try other products from this excellent line. You can find Tree Hut products online at Amazon and at Ulta stores.

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Tips and toes and in between with Tweezerman and Alessandro

Tweezerman and Alessandro

Tweezerman and Alessandro

It’s particularly nice to come home to a package from a brand you love and have been using for dozens of years. When Tweezerman sent a package with their brand and some Alessandro products I didn’t know what to use first. All of these are pretty amazing.

My most used product is the PRECISION FOLDING BROW RAZOR ($12.00) which is available in both black and lavender. (Yea for lavender). At first I thought this was like my wonderful folding eyelash comb from Tweezerman until I realized that one side is a wire covered razor. This is a great tool to clean up above your brows and I also have used it on my upper lip to get those stubborn ‘stach’ hairs. Since it’s so portable it’s easy to stick in a makeup bag and have with me for emergencies. This is a very gentle razor, you’re not going to cut yourself on it. Plus I don’t need a 10X magnifying mirror to use it.

Tweezerman Precision Folding Razor

Tweezerman Precision Folding Razor

Since I’m obsessed with my nails I was very pleased to see the NEON HOT 4-IN-1 FILE, BUFF, SMOOTH & SHINE BLOCK ($10) which is great for at home manicures. This block will last you forever since it has 4 replacement pads for each side. Changing pads is easy since you peel off the old side and stick on a new one on. This block is great because of its gentleness. Sometimes my nails just need to breathe so I remove my polish, buff them and let them look natural for a day or so before my manicure.

Tweezerman neon hot 4-in-1 file, buff, smooth & shine block

Tweezerman neon hot 4-in-1 file, buff, smooth & shine block

ALESSANDRO PEDIX FEET ONE MINUTE PEDICURE ($25) is the product you need for your at home spa day. You can save a lot of money by using this exfoliating foot scrub on yourself. This is made up of sea salt and essential oils. It’s a very subtle aromatic scent that reminds me of the one my nail tech uses. I have a bench in my shower so I sit and rub this on, until it melts gently away. It’s a little slippery after so be sure you have a washcloth to make sure it’s all off. Your feet will feel so much smoother and look a whole lot better. I find this is gentle enough to use several times a week. It’s good for my ankles as well as my tootsies.

Alessandro Pedix Feet

Alessandro Pedix Feet

ALESSANDRO NEON PINK NAIL POLISH ($9.50) is my first experience with this offshoot of Tweezerman and it won’t be my last. I actually was surprised when I saw the name was Neon Pink since it’s softer than what my mind thinks a neon polish looks like. It’s just this pretty pink that dried super fast and had great shine. While it looked thin in the bottle, the second coat leveled it out perfectly and made it opaque. I made it through a week without any changes in the polish. Since this has a UV Absorber I think that’s why it doesn’t fade at all.  With 99 colors I won’t have trouble finding more.

Alessandro Neon Pink Nail Polish

Alessandro Neon Pink Nail Polish

Last is a tool that still confounds me. TWEEZERMAN SMOOTH FINISH FACIAL HAIR REMOVER ($20) is absolutely fascinating if you have a lot of facial hair and don’t want to have a lot of facial hair. At the same time it’s a bit scary. It has a spiral spring that grabs the hair by the root to remove it. At the side, just above the red handle there are rotating handles to move to get the hairs.

Tweezerman smooth finish facial hair remover

Tweezerman smooth finish facial hair remover

tweezerman facial hair remover 1  Step one says “Holding the colored handles, center-align the top of coil tip on the area where you want hair removed. Place the flatter side of the coil tip against the skin”.tweezerman facial hair remover 2  Step two says “Rotate the silver knobs on each side of the handles in the direction the arrows are pointing, enabling the coils to directly grab the hair from the root to remove it.”tweezerman facial hair remover 3  Step 3 says “Gently move the tool away from the area and repeat on other areas as needed.”

I tend to shy away from this at times. Where I have the most hair is obviously where I need it but when it starts to hurt I pull away. I wish I had someone to do this to me and make me sit still. I think once I got really used to it that I’d use it more. I’ve tried so many hair removal methods and this is an inexpensive one that I think will work on those who aren’t squeamish about pain.

All in all I’m thrilled with these products. I’m covered head to toe and in between with at home items from both Tweezerman and Alessandro. I even have a mini Tweezerman tweezers that was in the Facial Hair Remover package. I’m a tried and true fan of Tweezerman tweezers and now I have more to love.

Which of these do you need in your arsenal of goodies? — Marcia

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Giveaway alert! Win a $270 limited edition leopard print no!no! Hair 8800 device

In anticipation of the upcoming HSN Today’s Special featuring no!no! on December 27th, we are having a reader giveaway featuring the limited-edition, best-selling leopard print no!no! Hair 8800 device, a $270 value!

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no!no! is teaming up with Jennifer Crawford and HSN for a 24-hour Today’s Special on Saturday, December 27th that starts at 12 a.m. EST.  For 24 hours, viewers can purchase the leopard print no!no! Hair 8800 device (along with two NEW animal print designs!) for a special price which is the best value and lowest price offered for the no!no! Hair 8800 device.  The last time this was sold it broke HSN beauty sales records, so be sure to tune in early!  Marcia reviewed the no!no! device HERE so check it out for her take on this hair removal tool.  More info for you:

Beginning with the no!no! CLASSIC hair removal system, using revolutionary Thermicon™ technology, no!no! delivers professional, pain-free hair removal that’s safe for all skin types and hair colors.  The no!no! brand has grown to include seven more hair removal products, including no!no! LITE, no!no! PLUS, no!no! MICRO, no!no! Hair, no!no! Hair for MEN, no!no! PRO3 and no!no! PRO5, all with different features and technologies. In addition to the hair removal line, no!no! expanded to include no!no! Skin for pimple treatments, no!no! Glow, the LHE beauty tool, and no!no! Smooth, a full skincare line formulated with hair growth inhibitors.

For more information on no!no! visit my-no-no.com.  You can also visit no!no! via social media at www.facebook.com/NoNobyRadiancy, and on Twitter and Instagram @NoNobyRadiancy.

Set yourself a reminder now to visit HSN on Saturday, December 27th for this 24-hour Today’s Special.  In the meantime, enter our giveaway for one of these fabulous leopard print no!no! Hair 8800 devices.

This is open for US only. The rafflecopter has the entry options. Come back daily to tweet since the more options you have, the better your chances of winning. If comments close please comment on Facebook or email us your comment at [email protected]gmail.com. Good luck!! — Lisa and Marcia

*giveaway prize courtesy of no!no!
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No!No! Pro3 – explanation and my first reaction

No!No! Pro3 Hair Removal System

No!No! Pro3 Hair Removal System

I’ve tested hundreds of items in the almost 4 years of Beauty Info Zone but none have had the reaction of No!No! Hair Removal. When I received the No!No! Hair Pro 3 to review from the company I mentioned it to a few people and all got so excited about it. It seems that everyone is interested in knowing if it really works. They’ve seen the infomercials and the HSN presentations and are fascinated. So when a friend who happens to be a beauty reviewer (aka me) has one, the reaction has been enthusiastic.

I’m going to write several articles about the No!No! Hair Pro 3 since it’s not a one time deal. It’s an ongoing process if you really want to see results with controlling unwanted hair.

I’ve discussed facial hair problems before. For my Makeup Wars Resolutions in both 2013 and 2014 I mentioned how I have to stop plucking those hairs. I’ve gone through two series of laser hair removal about 6 years apart as well as a few months of electrolysis. The first set of laser worked for a short time but after two years it was worse than ever. You have to wait at least 4 weeks between sessions so you see hair regrowth during those times and you can’t pluck it!. Electrolysis was just too painful and all the numbing cream and ice in the world didn’t help. The second round of laser did absolutely nothing which might be why it was inexpensive on Groupon. In total I’ve spent close to $1800 for basically nothing. The No!No! Hair Pro 3 costs $290 and it’s mine. No more outlay other than maybe new heads a few times in the future.

No!No! Hair Pro 3 with all the parts

No!No! Hair Pro 3 with all the parts

Today I’ll explain how to use it and explain my first few weeks with it.

The No!No! Hair Pro 3 has what’s called Pulsed Thermicon Technology. It is one of the newest versions of the No!No! and has 3 treatment levels. The company tells me that it’s faster and easier than previous models. There is another more advanced one called the Hair Pro 5 but it appears that the main difference is in the number of treatment levels.

One thing I’ve learned after all my previous experimentation is that there’s no true total hair removal device. Some may work better than others for an individual but in my case nothing has been permanent. What I like about the No! No! though is that I can use it when I want, where I want and don’t have to go anywhere to do it. I don’t have very much free time so when I decide at 1 a.m. that it’s time to use my No! No! there is no inconvenience. The No! No! Pro3 works on all hair colors, skin colors and types. I am considered a good candidate for laser because of my fair skin and dark hair yet it never worked for me.

There’s really no prep for it. I start with a clean and dry face and turn the No!No! on. My goal is to get a smooth movement going so that the pulsing light rids me of the unwanted hair. There’s a wire inside that heats up and crystalizes the hair at the same time it’s whisking it away. This is where the smell of burning hair will be noticed. The important thing to know is that it’s not awful – as a matter of fact it’s minimum. I have the most sensitive nose and this doesn’t bother me which is amazing.

The directions I follow:

1. Make sure your machine is fully charged the first time you use it. That takes approximately 5 hours. Once it’s charged the full battery icon flickers and you remove it from the charger. It holds a charge for quite a long time. I’ve charged mine two more times but I probably didn’t need to, just didn’t want to take a chance.

Thermicon Pulse Tips

Thermicon Pulse Tips

2. There are two tips and you want to pick the proper Thermicon Tip for the job. The wide tip is for larger areas on your body. The narrow tip is for small, sensitive areas like your face, underarms, bikini, and neck area. I first experimented with the wider tip on my arms but since that time I’ve only used the smaller tip since I’m concentrating on my face for now.

No!No! with tip inserted

No!No! with tip inserted

3. Inserting the tip is easy. The two No!No! logos should be facing the same direction and you slide it into the socket pushing it all the way down.

4. Be sure you do a test if you are using it on facial hair by trying it on a section of your face that’s not going to show. Always start at the lowest level; you can always increase it later once you are used to the No!No! It shouldn’t be painful but you will feel a small zap. I started with my sideburns to test it. You want to use the machine in the opposite direction of hair growth. With my sideburns I started at the base of my chin and glided it upwards to my ear. I went over that area about 3 times, waited to see if there was a reaction and then did it a few more times close to my ear.

No!No! turned on to level 1

No!No! turned on to level 1

5. I waited a few days and then tried it on my chin and jaw. This was a little more difficult because the area is small. My chin is the area that I most want facial hair removed so nothing was stopping me. I start on my neck and glide the machine up around the curve. I usually have to pull the skin tightly to make it flat enough for the No!No! to work.  So far I’ve needed to do this several times a week.

6. For the upper lip and mustache area I’m still having a difficult time because the skin area is so narrow there at only 3/4 of an inch. Instead of bringing it upwards (like I did at first) I’ve learned that I have to go sideways. I purse my lips inward and pull down to make the area as large as possible. You then take the machine outwards. Because this area is so sensitive and you don’t want your lips to be touched by the wire, you have to take it slowly and not go over the area too many times. That’s why it’s taking longer to show any results.

No!No! Buff

No!No! Buff

7. After you are finished there’s a Buffer that you can use to remove any coarse stubble like hair. The buffer is actually very soft even though it looks like it would be similar to an emery finish. You rub that in a circular or back/forth motion.

No!No! Smooth

No!No! Smooth

No!No! Smooth

No!No! Smooth

8. Last follow with a moisturizer. It comes with one called Smooth After Treatment Cream which has the ingredient Capislow in it to help with preventing regrowth. The fragrance of this treatment cream is too floral for me so I haven’t used it beyond the first time. Instead I use a rich moisturizer (Neova) to follow up. If you aren’t sensitive to the fragrance I think No!No! Smooth would be your best bet.

Now after this very long explanation you probably want to know my results and feelings. I’m impressed with the No!No! Pro3 but I’m not done with it. Like I said, this is an ongoing process. Even if it removes the hair and leaves me feeling more like a Chihuahua than a Sheepdog, it’s not done. I can turn into a Labrador Retriever if I let it go. I have had good results where I tested it on my arms with less growth than on my face. But I don’t examine my arms with a magnifying mirror. I’m not done but I’m noticing a little less growth and I have hopes that with several months of use that will become the norm.

If you are looking for hair reduction quickly then you need to shave. It will grow back and you’ll need to shave the next day and the next day but it will be gone each day. If you are looking for hair reduction that will get less and less as time goes on then the No!No! Hair Removal products are the direction you should be looking in.

I plan to continue using my No!No! and report back to let you know further results. I don’t have much hair on my legs but come spring I want try it on my legs and really remove the hair on my lower arms. I’m happy to being saying No!No! to hair in the privacy of my home. I just hope I won’t have to say it too often and that my hairiness will be less of a problem when I make my New Year’s Resolutions for 2015. — Marcia

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A Night at the W™ courtesy of Walgreens and Procter & Gamble (plus a giveaway)

First 3 Procter & Gamble products you can win

First 3 Procter & Gamble products you can win

Walgreens® and Procter & Gamble have created something fun for all of us and it’s totally free. Every single Walgreens® in the country, bar none, will have a “Night at the W™,” for us beauty lovers. “Night at the W™,” will be on Thursday, January 10th from 4-9 p.m so you can stop in when it’s most convenient for you. They call this the official party of the People’s Choice Awards. Now why would you want to do this? Because you can win prizes to make you red carpet ready even if the carpet you walk on isn’t red and isn’t going into a big event. We all want to start 2013 looking our best. We make New Year’s Resolutions about taking better care of ourselves, losing weight, exercising so why not looking better too.

Walgreens® and Procter & Gamble have worked with Tim Gunn to create some tips for all of us. After you read them you’ll have a chance to win some items to help recreate what Tim Gunn shares right here on Beauty Info Zone.

Tim Gunn’s tips:

* Get a Camera-Ready Smile: A bright white smile is absolutely necessary whether you’re walking the red carpet or the runway. A simple tip I tell all the runway models is use something like a Crest Whitestrips. There’s this 2 hour treatment you can put on when you are getting ready.

Crest 3D White Whitestrips

Crest 3D White Whitestrips

* Get Ready for Your Close-Up:  When it comes to facial hair removal, there’s nothing to be ashamed of, and there’s everything to gain. Olay has something new that is perfect for this and because it’s from Olay you know your skin will look fabulous!

Olay Facial Hair Removal Duo

Olay Facial Hair Removal Duo

* Every day is a new chance for you to “walk the runway,” so I like to encourage woman to try new things whether it be a new lipstick or nail color.

Procter & Gamble cosmetics you can win

Procter & Gamble cosmetics you can win

 

* Some of the most stunning looks I have seen lately are topped off with healthy-thick hair. Not every woman has thick hair and as women age their hair tends to thin. There is a new hair thickening product on the market from Pantene that will give you that gorgeous hair.pandg pantene

* To keep your skin glowing, it is important to stay hydrated by using a good moisturizer and drinking lots of water. And you can make your features pop with the right makeup and brightest smile.

Now for the giveaway – you can win a sample package of Crest® 2 HR Express Whitestrips; Olay® Facial Hair Removal (Medium to Coarse); Pantene® Expert Collection AgeDefy Thickening Treatment, CoverGirl® Clump Crusher (Very Black); CoverGirl Jumbo Gloss Balm; and CoverGirl Nail Gloss.

This whole prize is great and will be sent to one US based subscriber. I can’t help but have favorites though. I had recently bought CoverGirl® Clump Crusher mascara after some of my fellow bloggers raved about it in a recent Makeup Wars. It’s absolutely clump proof no matter how many coats of mascara you put on. CoverGirl® has new nail polishes out called Nail Gloss and these are beautiful and so shiny – no need for a top coat because the shine is built in. I received a sample box in order to tell you about the “Night at the W™” and my polish is #275 which is a dark, sultry Wine Stain. The CoverGirl® LipPerfection Jumbo Gloss Balm I received is Toffee Twist, a great nude lip crayon that twists up so you don’t have to sharpen it. I don’t know what colors you’ll get in the Nail Gloss or Jumbo Gloss Balm but the two I received are terrific.

Cover Girl Clump Crusher Mascara

Cover Girl Clump Crusher Mascara

Cover Girl Lipgloss Balm in Taffy

Cover Girl Lipgloss Balm in Toffee Twist

Cover Girl Nail Gloss 275

Cover Girl Nail Gloss 275

one coat on left, two coats on right, no topcoat needed

one coat on left, two coats on right, no topcoat needed

Our giveaway goes until January 14, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST. But only one person can win. We all want to be winners so get yourself to Walgreens® on January 10th between 4 and 9 and see what goodies they might be giving away along with tips to be Red Carpet Ready. I’ll be there!! — Marcia

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