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Lauren B Polishing Hand Scrub, Cuticle Oil, Nourishing Hand Cream

Lauren B Polishing Hand Scrub, Cuticle Oil, Nourishing Hand Cream

I used to bite my cuticles. It was a tasty snack, had no calories and was always available at my fingertips. It was only when I entered management that I stopped because I couldn’t envision being taken seriously while I was gnawing at my fingers. I went cold turkey with barely a nibble here and there. Although that was many years ago, my cuticles still were ragged and rough. They looked fine right after a manicure but I couldn’t get daily manicures, now could I?

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I did try various oils and creams over the years but, after a week or so, my cuticles didn’t improve so I just gave up. Then, as luck would have it, I was sent three nail couture products by Lauren B.:  Polishing Hand Scrub, Nourishing Hand Creme, and Cuticle Oil. For 10 days, I used the scrub once daily,  the creme several times a day, and the oil in the evening. And voila, my cuticles are smooth, my nails look healthy and my hands are soft.

Lauren B Cuticle Oil, Polishing Hand Scrub, Nourishing Hand Cream

Lauren B Cuticle Oil, Polishing Hand Scrub, Nourishing Hand Cream

Lauren is the niece of hair-care expert Philip B.  She says: “Our products are proudly made in the U.S.A. and never tested on animals. Everything we create is vegan-friendly and free of harsh chemicals like formaldehyde, DBP, toluene, formaldehyde resin and camphor. For me, everything’s come full circle,” Lauren adds. “As someone who truly believes that nails are the best accessory—and is fanatical on the subject—these are my personal bests, inspired by all things beautiful. I hope they’ll be yours, too!”

Lauren B Polishing Hand Scrub

Lauren B Polishing Hand Scrub

I find the Lauren B Polishing Hand Scrub to be a little grainy so you need to rinse carefully and well. It is pleasantly scented and the fragrance disappears after you rinse. According to the website: 

Our polishing hand scrub contains a proprietary blend of potent anti-aging powerhouses such as: Swiss-derived Apple stem cells (they contain peptides-boosting cell turnover, thickening thin skin, fading age spots, and smoothing crepiness), Aloe OilSunflower Seed Oil and Vitamin E (these brighten, soothe, and heal chapping while also providing anti-pollution benefits. Moreover, our proprietary amino-acid complex strengthens and softens your skin.

Lauren B Polishing Hand Scrub

Lauren B Polishing Hand Scrub

The result: A fresher more youthful look for your hands in under a minute!

Lauren B Nourishing Hand Cream

Lauren B Nourishing Hand Cream

The Nourishing Hand Creme is lovely- nicely scented with orchid and peony, it leaves your hands smooth. soft and not slippery.  “A super rich indulgence. Laced with antioxidants, peptides and amino acids, this remarkably non-greasy hydrator leaves hands ridiculously smooth and soft. A special delivery system ensures that moisturizing agents sink in fast to plump and soothe for hours. And the heavenly orchid and peony scent alone will make you want a lifetime supply.” says Lauren’s website.  How true.

Lauren B Cuticle Oil

Lauren B Cuticle Oil

And now the Cuticle Oil which I adore and which I think is making the biggest difference in my nails and cuticles. “Our custom blend of 12 ultra-pure plant, nut and flower oils designed to quickly hydrate your dry cuticles. Also, it is packed with amino-acids promoting healing and revival. Apply with our convenient brush applicator so you can take as little or as much as you need – no mess! We love Olive Fruit Oil, Peanut Oil, Sesame Oil, Walnut Seed Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, Lavender Oil, and Geranium Flower Oil.” 

Lauren B Cuticle Oil

Lauren B Cuticle Oil

Lauren B has worked with Sky Hadley, owner of As U Wish Nail Salon and is sharing these cuticle tips

  • Always use a cuticle oil/cream. Having dry, scraggly cuticles is not a good look and may even make you want to pick them, which can lead to a bacterial infection. Using a cuticle oil can make your manicure last longer. Keeping the nail beds and areas around your nails moisturized will make the nail polish stay in place longer. A cuticle oil is a great way to make a two day old manicure look like you just walked out of the salon
  • If you don’t have cuticle oil or cream available, you can use anything from your kitchen! Olive oil, baby oil, or even Vaseline are quick go-to solutions
  • NEVER cut your cuticles, they should only be pushed back. Cuticles are designed to protect your fingers from infections, and bacteria. You should only cut the dry skin around the nail and not the actual cuticles themselves

I will order these three items when I run out and want to try her nail polish next because: Lauren B. is good to me. And will be good to you.  –  guest post by Phyllis

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Get Spa Sensual with Peter Lamas

Peter Lamas Spa Sensuals

Peter Lamas Spa Sensuals

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Before I can begin wirting about Peter Lamas and his Spa Sensuals line, I need to introduce you to him.

  • Peter Lamas is not related to Fernando Lamas
  • Peter Lamas is not related to Lorenzo Lamas
  • You aren’t required to use an accent when reading this article nor when using Peter Lamas products.
  • Peter Lamas is a famous hairstylist who has worked with such beauties as Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Diana Ross when he worked at the Kenneth Townhouse Salon in New York City.
  • Peter Lamas is concerned about your health as well as your beauty. He created a full line of products because of his concern for hazardous chemicals that are used even in beauty products.
  • Peter Lamas products are 100% vegan and formulated with Certified Organic botanicals, without parabens, sulfates or petrochemicals. Plus the products are cruelty free.
    Peter Lamas

    Peter Lamas

    There are three products that make up the SPA SENSUALS COLLECTION by Peter Lamas. Spa Sensuals Energizing Antioxidant Body Lotion ($24), Spa Sensuals Rejuvenating Hand Scrub ($21) and Spa Sensuals Intensive Repair Cream ($21). All three products have different strengths of a citrus scent that are refreshing and pleasant.

    Peter Lamas Spa Sensuals Energizing Body Lotion

    Peter Lamas Spa Sensuals Energizing Body Lotion

    PETER LAMAS SPA SENSUALS ANTIOXIDANT BODY LOTION can be used any time you need it – fresh out of the shower, mid-day, evening. It’s especially nice after a long day because it cools you down and moisturizes your dry skin. I mostly use this on my legs which get flaky year round. What makes this so different than other body lotions is the list of ingredients. They use a blend of Green Tea Extract, nourishing minerals and Chinese Herbs to penetrate into the skin. There’s a combination of Mango and Shea Butter that is extremely rich and creates a protective barrier that helps lock in moisture. This absorbs quickly so you don’t have to worry about sticky skin.

    Peter Lamas Spa Sensuals Rejuvenating Hand Scrub

    Peter Lamas Spa Sensuals Rejuvenating Hand Scrub

    PETER LAMAS SPA SENSUALS REJUVENATING HAND SCRUB is my favorite item of the trio. As much as I like it now, it’s going to be even better once the cold weather hits. This hand scrub is similar to a body scrub but made specifically to scrub away the rough skin on your hands and get rid of the dead skin cells. It’s a salt scrub that uses Natural Sea Salt Crystals but then softens it with Mango Butter and Shea Butter for hydration. Lots of great ingredients like Vitamins A and C, Lemon Oil, Almond Oil and Grape Seed Oil. The texture of this isn’t what I’d have expected since it’s spongy feeling when you go to apply it. It’s fun to use something out of the ordinary. Just be careful with the oils in it since you don’t want to lose any of them.

    Peter Lamas Rejuvenating Hand Scrub

    Peter Lamas Rejuvenating Hand Scrub

    Because of the oils you will have to rinse your hands well. What will be left is softer skin that look refreshed.

    Peter Lamas Spa Sensuals Repair Hand Cream

    Peter Lamas Spa Sensuals Repair Hand Cream

    Follow your scrub with PETER LAMAS SPA SENSUALS INTENSIVE HAND CREAM. This cream glides on. It’s very quickly absorbed and leaves your hands well hydrated. They say that this hydration will last for 24 hours but if you wash your hands as much as I do, you’ll have to repeat a few times during the day to get that long lasting intensity. This too has ingredients you want like Grape Seed Oil, Macadamia Oil and Almond Oil along with Vitamins C and E. These antioxidants help with deeper penetration to keep your hands softer and younger looking. I think I’m going to start using this combination on my feet since they could use the exfoliation from the scrub and the hydration from the hand cream.

The Spa Sensuals line is sold both at the Peter Lamas website and drugstore.com.  I personally like to buy at drugstore.com because I can use ebates as well earn drugstore.com dollars. While these 3 products are ones you’ll want to start using now, I think when winter comes you’ll be even more grateful to have learned about them. — Marcia

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