nyl may mean nothing but it’s sure something great with NYL Skincare

nyl Skincare is the name. Nil is the pronunciation. What does it mean though?

nyl stands for what is NOT used by the company. They are set on improving products by eliminating the toxins in products and creating a new category in skincare. nyl Skincare concentrates on making products in small batches. But what makes these products different is that these all natural products are handmade weekly in a kitchen, not a factory. They want to deliver clean yet effective products that won’t harm you or the environment.

samples

This isn’t a big conglomeration. There are only 11 products plus a few kits that are made by nyl Skincare so they can stay true to their mission. I’ll start with one of the collections to show you an overview of their goods.

nyl Skincare Starter Kit

There are two ways to purchase this Starter Kit, with Chamomile Face Wash or with Rosewater Face Wash. Inside the box you’ll find the 4 deluxe sample size items in a burlap bag that can be saved to hold the products or to hold other items. It contains 1 jar of Whipped Hand & Body Lotion – 2 oz, 1 jar of Gentle Sugar Body Polish – 2 oz, 1 bottle of Velvet Transformative Serum – 1/4 oz and 1 bottle of either Rosewater Face Wash or Chamomile Face Wash – 2 oz.

nyl Starter Kit

I love that nyl Skincare not only carries a kit like this but they sell smaller samples ($8 each) of their most popular items. It’s a way to test and see which fits your needs. I also love that even though the products are all natural the fragrances are natural too and not overpowering. Most smell like citrus which is my favorite.

nyl Whipped Hand & Body Lotion

Speaking of citrus this Whipped Hand & Body Lotion has a citrus fragrance. Mostly I smell lime. What makes this such a great product are ingredients like organic Meadowfoam Seed Oil which was chosen for its amazing moisturizing and rejuvenating capabilities. When applied to the skin, it forms a moisture barrier and will assist in preventing moisture loss. It’s a non-comedogenic oil which means it won’t clog your pores, has a non-greasy feel and your skin will drink it up. 

Whipped Hand & Body Lotion

Since it’s not greasy at all and absorbs well it doesn’t stop you from getting dressed or doing things for your life. The fragrance lightly lingers but most people won’t notice that.

nyl Chamomile Face Wash

The Chamomile Face Wash is the only product in this kit that I wouldn’t purchase in full size but that’s because I’m just not a fan of chamomile. While it acts as an astringent and has anti-inflammatory qualities this one is stronger than my nose likes. This is a great cleanser though for oily skin, especially for those with breakouts. It contains Willow Bark Extract and essential oils that work together to fight bacteria that wants to form into acne. The Rosewater Face Wash is more up my alley since that’s formulated for dry, normal or sensitive skin.

nyl Skincare Velvet Transformative Serum

nyl Skincare Velvet Transformative Serum is the product in the Starter Kit that I was most excited to use. I am a serum girl so having the opportunity to try this made me happy. They named this well since my skin does feel velvety when using this. While it’s recommended for twice a day I like using it in the morning because of the feel and the light dewy radiance it provides.

nyl blends the highest quality oils* that are known for anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties into a dry oil that amazingly vanishes into my skin. I feel my face is well protected and nourished plus it’s non-comedogenic so it won’t clog pores.

*organic meadowfoam seed oil/chardonnay grape seed oil/acai oil/blackberry seed oil/blueberry seed oil/carrot seed oil/cranberry seed oil/marula oil, pomegranate seed oil/rosehip seed oil/vegetable squalene/vitamin E oil/watermelon seed oil/essential oils. (makes me hungry)

nyl Skincare Velvet Transformative Serum

You only need a few drops of the serum. Warm it up between your fingertips and press it onto your skin. It even works well under eyes.

nyl Sugar Body Polish

The fourth delightful item in the Starter Kit is the nyl Gentle Sugar Body Polish. This organic body scrub is a simple blend of organic sugar and oils. It not only exfoliates, it moisturizes, improves circulation, polishes and smoothes skin. It can be used in place of shaving cream too.

nyl Sugar Body Polish

Massage this onto your skin until the sugar crystals have melted and you’re left with soft skin with a touch of oil that dries. I usually use a washcloth to make sure the crystals are well removed. It’s not only delightful but it has a lemon fragrance that makes me smile.

nyl Skincare Starter Kit

All of this for $46. Or you can buy smaller sizes for $32 but I think it’s great with these sizes.

Now onto a full size product from nyl Skincare that I’m crazy about for summer especially: Organic Shimmer Scrub.

nyl Skincare Organic Shimmer Scrub

The Organic Shimmer Scrub invites me into my shower with its wonderful citrus smell and has me leave with a beautiful soft shimmer look. I think it’s going to be wonderful year round but in warm weather is when we wear our skin! Bathing suits, tanks, off shoulder tops, shorts, capris. Any time your skin is bared to the world you’ll want this extra glow.

nyl Organic Shimmer Scrub

Much like the Gentle Sugar Body Polish it contains wonderful essential oils* and unrefined cane sugar to exfoliate, moisturize, improve circulation, and leaves behind that hint of shimmer. nyl says “Smells like sunshine and shimmers like moonlight.” I smell lemon and orange mostly.

nyl Organic Shimmer Scrub

Use the wooden spoon to get out the amount you want. The more shimmer you want the more scrub you should use. To lesson the amount of shimmer just rub with a washcloth or towel to tone it down. I don’t find it too shimmery with the small amount I use.

nyl Organic Shimmer Scrub

nyl Organic Shimmer Scrub after

nyl Organic Shimmer Scrub is packaged in a firm plastic container that is easy to scoop product from. I try to keep it away from water since I don’t want to mix the wonderful oils too much so I close it the instant I’ve put it on my skin.

*Ingredients: unrefined cane sugar/rosehip seed oil/meadowfoam seed oil/grape seed oil/coconut oil/ederberry extract/vitamin E Oil/essential oils of begamot, grapefruit and tangerine/mica

nyl Skincare is on my yes list for many reasons including that it’s free of toxins, animal products, parabens, and petroleum products, everything nyl makes is vegan and cruelty free. This is the wave of the future which you can use right now.  —  Marcia

Body Be Silk Organic Part Two and Giveaway!

Yesterday Marcia introduced you to the fabulous Body Be Silk Organic line and the incredible Lip Fix Kit.  Today I have more from this line that features scrubs, bath oils, lip care, bath salts, bath butters and more – an amazing sugar scrub, plus a reminder to enter our fantastic giveaway (which you can do right HERE!!).

Body Be Silk Lavender Flower Body Scrub

Lisa is delighted with the Body Be Silk Lavender Flower Body Scrub

To be perfectly honest, lavender isn’t always my favorite scent. It can be too overwhelming for me or too soapy so I am always hesitant to try lavender products. While Marcia’s Lip Fix Kit sounds amazing, I am still extremely happy that I was able to test the Lavender Flower Body Scrub ($40) because it is truly a delight. The packaging is fantastic – the box is gorgeous and totally giftable. Anyone would be thrilled to receive this so keep it in mind for new mothers and brides – it’s a great self-care gift.

Body Be Silk Lavender Flower Body Scrub

Inside the gorgeous packaging is one of the best body scrubs ever. The scent, which I was worried I wouldn’t like, is incredible – it’s like standing in a field of wild lavender that is waving gently in a soft breeze. I am breathing deeply and instantly relaxing just thinking about it! The sugar scrub is full of crushed lavender flowers and lavender flower powder, as well as other fabulous ingredients like chamomile flower powder, vitamin e, and lavender essential oil. These are all mixed in a blend of beautifully hydrating oils – olive oil, grapeseed oil, and sunflower oil – for a terrific exfoliating and moisturizing scrub.

Body Be Silk Lavender Flower Body Scrub

Body Be Silk Lavender Flower Body Scrub

I recommend using this in the shower because it can be messy and it’s nice to be able to shower off the excess then step right out of the shower to dry off. Just be careful because with the oils, things can become very slippery! Knees, feet, and elbows absolutely love this scrub, and those beautiful lavender flowers are outstanding.

Don’t forget to enter our Body Be Silk giveaway!!  One lucky Beauty Info Zone reader will win a Lip Fix Kit that Marcia reviewed yesterday in their choice of flavor. This US only giveaway is open to email to subscribers who remember they have to comment too. It’s open through 6/25 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.  Click HERE to enter and good luck!!  – Lisa

Lavender Flower Body Scrub Ingredients:  Organic sugar, crushed lavender flowers, lavender flower powder, chamomile flower powder, olive oil, grapeseed oil, sunflower oil, lavender essential oil,vitamin E

Body Be Silk Lavender Flower Body Scrub

Make every day Earth Day with Love Beauty & Planet®

Love Beauty and Planet

As we see the end of Earth month coming to a close we don’t want it going out with a whisper. It really needs to close with a bang and that bang comes from Love Beauty & Planet®. We believe that every day should include #SmallActsOfLove just as Love Beauty & Planet does, therefore every day should include things we can do for the Earth. Here are some of the ways this brand helps:

Love Beauty and Planet’s #SmallActsofLove in every bottle

  • 100% Recycled Bottles: Every one of our bottles is made from 100% recycled plastic and are 100% recyclable.
  • Package label: We use a special adhesive to ensure labels separate from the bottle during the recycling process to help ensure our bottles get a second life.
  • Fast-Rinse Conditioner Technology: Patent pending technology in each of our conditioners saves you from tangles, and can help you reduce shower time and save some water.
  • Scents Infused with an Ethically-Sourced Oil or Extract: Each of our in-shower products is infused with an ethically sourced essential oil or absolute, like French heirloom lavender, Moroccan mimosa flower or Bulgarian rose. These ingredients are obtained by our fragrance partner, Givaudan, whose responsible sourcing program helps support the ecosystems and livelihoods of the farmers and communities who grow them.
  • Social Partnerships: We are committed to partnerships with organizations and people who, like us, love our Planet and want to help preserve it for future generations. Love Beauty and Planet is proud to partner with Ashoka, who has been identifying and supporting the world’s leading social entrepreneurs since 1980, to provide funding to environmental changemakers working to inspire less waste in this world.
  • Carbon Tax Fund: We are contributing $40 per ton of Greenhouse Gas emitted during the creation, manufacture and distribution of our products to a “Carbon Tax Fund.” This fund will be used to support third-party programs designed to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions and landfill waste.

We are happy to show you the products we were sent that have helped us keep us and the Earth more beautiful.

samples affiliate links

MARCIA’S has products from the MURUMURU BUTTER & ROSE COLLECTION and COCONUT WATER & MIMOSA COLLECTION

Love Beauty and Planet

I have 3 products from 2 of their scent collections for my shower use. In the order I use them are Love Beauty and Planet® Peace and Glow Creamy Body Scrub, then Radical Refresher Body Wash, and last Murumuru Butter & Rose 2 minute Magic Masque for hair. All products can be purchased through their website as well as many at Target, Amazon and Walmart.

Love Beauty and Planet® Peace and Glow Creamy Body Scrub is just $6.99 for a large 9.17 oz jar of this floral scrub. The scent Murumuru Butter & Rose when used in this scrub is a sugary rose from ethically sourced rose from Bulgaria. It’s a very soft scrub and not meant to be harsh. It’s gentle yet gets rid of the dry skin on your body leaving you smoother than ever.

Love Beauty & Planet Sugar & Rose Scrub

Love Beauty & Planet Sugar & Rose Scrub

I much prefer a sugar scrub to a salt one and this is a great one to choose. I scoop it out in sections and concentrate on my legs and feet since those are my trouble spots.

Love Beauty & Planet Sugar & Rose Scrub plus Radical Refresher Body Wash

After scrubbing I’m ready for a body wash and the one I have is in the Coconut Water & Mimosa Flower scent. I was fascinated with the fragrance of this mainly because of the coconut water. As you’ll see, Lisa has the remainder of the products we have from this scent line but I needed to have the experience too. I’m surprised by how much I like Love Beauty & Planet Radical Refresher Body Wash. ($6.99)

Love Beauty & Planet Radical Refresher Body Wash

The wash has a light gel texture and suds up very nicely. If this isn’t your type of scent there are 6 scents in total each with different names like Relaxing Rain for lavender, Daily Detox for tea tree, Tropical Hydration for coconut and ylang ylang. There’s one for everyone! I like this after the scrub since the fragrance of Radical Refresher leaves me feeling refreshed and has a light enough aroma for me.

To be honest I’ve only used the Murumuru Butter & Rose 2 Minute Magic Masque ($2.49 at Walmart) one time. It left my hair incredibly moisturized but I’m also extremely picky about what fragrances I can use on my hair. Since my hair is just below shoulder length I can smell whatever is on it all day and this lovely fragrance was stronger than I prefer.

Love Beauty & Planet 2 Minute Magic Mask in Murumuru Butter & Rose

If I use this more I’ll be able to get at least 2 probably 3 more uses from it making it the bargain of the year. It’s thick and luscious and really only takes 2 minutes to do its magic. I think my hair looked and felt wonderful with much more shine than I usually encounter.

Of these three my favorite is Love Beauty & Planet Radical Refresher Body Wash. No matter which you choose though you won’t be sorry since it’s such a wonderful brand for now and for our future.

LISA has products from the COCONUT WATER & MIMOSA COLLECTION

I also have three products from Love Beauty & Planet, and mine are all hair products.  The Coconut Water & Mimosa Flower Shampoo ($8.49) and Coconut Water & Mimosa Water Conditioner ($8.49) are terrific drugstore hair products.

Love Beauty & Planet

First I have to mention how INCREDIBLE they smell…I love love love coconut, and these smell sooo good!  They remind me of old school Hawaiian Tropic sun tanning oil, only just a tad more floral.  Trust me, you will keep sneaking sniffs of your hair all day long!  The scent is pure coconut mixed with ethically sourced Moroccan mimosa flower absolute, along with undertones of powdery honey and a fruity raspberry cassis.

Love Beauty & Planet Coconut Water & Mimosa Flower Shampoo

Love Beauty & Planet Coconut Water & Mimosa Flower Conditioner

If you have fine or thin hair, this particular formula is the one you want.  The Coconut Water & Mimosa Flower Shampoo and Conditioner are made for volumizing fine, thin hair, nourishing strands with coconut water and giving it lots of body and bounce.  The combo leaves my hair soft, shiny, easy to brush and full of life.

Love Beauty & Planet Coconut Oil & Ylang Ylang Hope and Repair 3 in 1 Benefit Oil

The third product I tested is the Love Beauty & Planet Coconut Oil & Ylang Ylang Hope and Repair 3 in 1 Benefit Oil ($8.49).  This coconut oil based treatment can be used before or after shampooing.  If used beforehand, you section hair and apply as a prewash hydrating treatment.  It’s great for very dry, damaged hair – after letting it soak in, just wash and condition like normal.  Hair feels amazing afterward!  You can use the Coconut Oil & Ylang Ylang Hope and Repair 3 in 1 Benefit Oil as a prewash treatment once a week.  Or, you can use it daily on dry hair to smooth and tame fly aways.   Just put one or two drops in your palms and smooth through hair.  It works wonders.  The scent is fabulous too – it smells like jasmine and spicy fruit.

We love the philosophy of Love Beauty & Planet and we love the products too!  Be sure to check out their #SmallActsOfLove at their website as well as at Target, Amazon and Walmart.

Make every day a spa day with Golden Door Yuzu body products

The Golden Door Spa

When life gets stressful I dream about going to a spa. You know, one of those places where I am pampered all day long, nothing but massages…facials…yoga by a babbling stream…meditating while a lovingly prepared nutritious smoothie is made especially for me so I can then curl up in a comfy chair and read a fabulous novel. I sometimes go to websites like goldendoor.com so I can fantasize about staying for a month, eating fabulous food, working out with my own personal trainer, having amazing body treatments every day.  Aaahhhh.

samples, affiliate links

Golden Door Yuzu Sugar Body Scrub and Yuzu Body Oil

Since that isn’t likely to happen soon I am thrilled with using Golden Door body products – the exact products that are used at the famous spa. What is even better is 100% of Golden Door’s net profits go to help end child abuse and transform young lives.  That is the best business vision I think I have ever come across. Here are two of my favorite Golden Door products.

Golden Door Yuzu Sugar Body Scrub

Golden Door Yuzu Sugar Body Scrub packaging

The Yuzu Sugar Body Scrub ($58) is truly delightful. Simply opening the box instantly transports me to a beautiful garden. Yuzu has a citrus scent that smells clean and happy. The sugar in this scrub is just the right size – not so large that it’s painful and not so small that it doesn’t do the work. Unless you are super sensitive, you will love this. It scrubs off the flakes and leaves skin incredibly soft. The oils include sesame, sunflower, safflower and jojoba.

Golden Door Yuzu Sugar Body Scrub

Golden Door Yuzu Sugar Body Scrub

YUZU SUGAR BODY SCRUB KEY INGREDIENTS:

YUZU EXTRACT – This uplifting, Japanese citrus
improves clarity yet calms the body and spirit.

MAY CHANG EXTRACT – It’s mild astringent
properties are known to help acne and oily skin.

EXOTIC OIL BLEND – Rich in Vitamins like A, B1,
B2, B3, E, and the minerals calcium, magnesium,
phosphorus this blend is a natural moisturizer
that helps maintain the skin’s moisture level.

I use this in the shower before getting wet – it works best on dry skin, and then when you shower the scrub and everything it scrubbed off goes right down that drain. It is absolutely fabulous.

The Yuzu Body Oil ($48.00) is a fantastic oil to put on after a Yuzu Sugar Body Scrub, or really any time. I am a huge body oil fan in general because I think they are an excellent way to prevent crepey skin. Body oils are also super nourishing and hydrating. The Yuzu Body Oil in particular is freaking fantastic. The essential oils are so soothing – they are light so they don’t hit you over the head, yet they have enough power to really work as aromatherapy, relaxing and uplifting your spirits all day long.

Golden Door Yuzu Body Oil

YUZU BODY OIL KEY INGREDIENTS:

YUZU EXTRACT – This uplifting, Japanese citrus
improves clarity yet calms the body and spirit.

MAY CHANG EXTRACT – It’s mild astringent
properties are known to help acne and oily skin.

COCONUT OIL – This non-comedogenic, oil provides
an excellent barrier against harsh environmental
elements, while keeping moisture within the skin.

I put this on every morning after showering and often put it on again before bedtime just because it smells so darn good. Whenever I do I have the most amazing, restful sleep and such wonderful dreams! You can also add this to bath water for a lovely, relaxing warm bath.

If you can’t actually get to the spa, bring the spa to you and help support ending child abuse at the same time. Head over to GoldenDoor.com and take a look at their beautiful bath and body products.  – Lisa

YUZU SUGAR BODY SCRUB INGREDIENTS
Sugar, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Oil, Helianthus Annuus
(Sunflower) Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oil, Simmondsia
Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Natural Vitamin E,
Essential Oils Of Litsea Cubeba (May Chang), Cedrus Deodara
(Cedar), Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang), Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla
Bourbon), Jasminum Sambac (Jasmine), And Citrus Junos (Yuzu),
Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Rosmarinus Officinalis
(Rosemary) Extract, Salix Nigra (Black Willow Bark) Extract.

YUZU BODY OIL INGREDIENTS
Coconut Triglycerides, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Essential Oils
Of Litsea Cubeba (May Chang), Cedrus Deodara (Cedar),
Cananga Odorata (Ylang-Ylang), Jasminum Sambac (Jasmine),
Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) And Citrus Junos (Yuzu).

Cleaning up from head to toe with Murad and Kneipp

Murad Pore Extractor Pomegranate Mask and Kneipp Sugar Body Scrub

samplesaffiliate links

I’ve never been to a real spa, have you? I make my own spa days though at home with all the wonderful products that are available. As a matter of fact over the weekend I cleansed from head to toe and included Murad Pore Extractor Pomegrante Mask and Kneipp Sugar Body Scrub. I felt like a million with clean hair from Keune (review upcoming) and my soft face and body.

Murad Pore Extractor Pomegranate Mask

I love when I have extra time in the mornings so that I can apply the Murad Pore Extractor Pomegranate Mask. It takes just 10 minutes and feels so comfortable once on. Once in the shower after the 10 minutes I massage it onto my skin so that I’m exfoliating with the mask too.

Murad Pore Extractor Pomegranate Mask

I’ve always said that my pores are my nemesis. As a teen I had terrible blackheads and very oily skin. As an adult I have neither but I have remnants of those days with my enlarged pores. This Murad clay mask has really helped with making my pores appear smaller.

Murad Pore Extractor Pomegranate Mask

Murad Pore Extractor Pomegranate Mask

The mask features intensive ingredients that work together to give you visible results in just one use:

  • Volcanic Clay acts as a magnet to help extract impurities and excess oil
  • Pomegranate Extract promotes glowing skin for visibly refined pores, while strengthening and rejuvenating the top layer of skin.
  • Lactic Acid polishing beads serve as an exfoliate, lifting away dirt, debris and dead skin cells that have clogged pores throughout the day.

My skin feels smoother for a few days after using this and then it’s time for me to hop in the shower and use it again! There is the teeniest fragrance. I have to stick my nose into the jar to smell anything. Being so sensitive to fragrance I can assure you if it doesn’t bother me, your’re not going to notice it at all. This is available at both Ulta and Sephora. There’s a reason it’s subtitled Pore Rescue – you’ll love it but your pores won’t.

Kneipp Sugar Body Scrub

While the jar just says Sugar Body Scrub this Kneipp delight is in actuality Almond Milk & Almond Oil Sugar Body Scrub. And it is a delight. This is a scrub I’ve been reaching for again and again. The scent of almond is one of my favorites and this has just a whiff of it. The fragrance isn’t strong or overwhelming at all.

Kneipp Almond Milk & Almond Oil Sugar Body Scrub

Kneipp calls this “Soft Skin Indulgence” as you’ll end up with the softest skin that’s conveniently moisturized at the same time. I don’t need a body lotion after using this scrub since it leaves my skin with a hint of oil to keep it soft. This body scrub even contains true ingredients of almond blossom.

Kneipp Almond Milk & Almond Oil Sugar Body Scrub

I absolutely can’t wait until my new shower is installed so that I’ll have a bench to sit on and be able to massage this onto my entire body more easily. Kneipp’s Almond Milk & Almond Oil Sugar Scrub is a very affordable luxury that is great for all 4 seasons.

Make your own spa day with Murad and Kneipp. Any products you get from them are wonderful and of course I think these two are tops.  —  Marcia

 

Murad ingredient list: Water/Aqua/Eau, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Bentonite, Butylene Glycol, Jojoba Esters, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Polylactic Acid, Sodium Palmamphoacetate, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Kaolin, Methyl Gluceth-20, Lithium Magnesium Sodium Silicate, Polysorbate 20, Punica Granatum Extract, Schinus Molle Extract, Acacia Concinna Fruit Extract, Balanites Aegyptiaca Fruit Extract, Gypsophila Paniculata Root Extract, Urea, Yeast Amino Acids, Trehalose, Inositol, Taurine, Betaine, Xanthan Gum, Propanediol, Disodium Carboxyethyl Siliconate, Citric Acid, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum), Benzyl Salicylate, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal, Amyl Cinnamal, Red Lake 40 (CI 16035).

Kneipp Ingredients: SUCROSE, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS HYBRID OIL, PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL, PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) FRUIT EXTRACT, SINE ADIPE LAC, CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL OIL, CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT OIL, GUAIACUM OFFICINALE WOOD OIL, LAVANDULA HYBRIDA OIL, POGOSTEMON CABLIN OIL, LIMONENE, LINALOOL, COUMARIN, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, PHENYLPROPANOL, GLYCERIN, AQUA (WATER), TOCOPHEROL. Note: this product is cruelty free but not vegan. It’s made without animal testing, parabens, silicone oils and preservatives.

Your bathroom is begging you to use Zoella bath and body products

What makes a blogger happy? The success of other bloggers! The beauty blogging community is a tremendously supportive group. There isn’t any room for jealousy or pettiness and true beauty bloggers celebrate the successes of our sisters. A blogger we are here to celebrate today is Zoe Sugg, the gorgeous UK fashion and beauty vlogger.

 

With Zoella Beauty, Zoe hopes to take us back to a time where a bath was an indulgent experience rather than a chore. As a sufferer of anxiety, Zoe was thrilled to create a range of products that would aid the mind as well as the body, taking users to the paradise of relaxation and serenity.

We love her adorable line of bath and beauty products that can be found at Target, and we have several to share with you today.

Zoe Sugg of Zoella

Zoe Sugg of Zoella

sent for consideration

Lisa is enjoying Scooper Dooper Foaming Bath Soak and Blissful Mistful Body Mist
Zoella Scooper Dooper Foaming Bath Soak

Zoella Scooper Dooper Foaming Bath Soak

I love taking baths and I really love smelling good so my two Zoella items are a perfect mix for me! The Scooper Dooper Foaming Bath Soak ($11) is a big tub of bubble bath.  It smells fabulous, super fresh and slightly floral, and it does fantastic things to your bath water and to your skin.

Zoella Scooper Dooper Foaming Bath Soak

Zoella Scooper Dooper Foaming Bath Soak

This thick bubble bath has vitamin E, shea butter, and aloe which are all incredibly soothing. You don’t need much of the bubble bath for tons of thick, rich bubbles so this tub will last a very long time.

Zoella Scooper Dooper Foaming Bath Soak

Zoella Scooper Dooper Foaming Bath Soak

Follow up a nice, hot bubble bath with a generous spritz of the Blissful Mistful Body Mist ($12.95) for a fantastic treat.
Zoella Blissful Mistful

Zoella Blissful Mistful

Top notes are strawberry and grapefruit, middle notes are violet, jasmine, and gardenia, and base notes are vanilla and musk. It’s a soft, sweet, feminine scent that is warm and cozy, and simply perfect after a Scooper Dooper Foaming Bath Soak bubble bath.

Zoella Blissful Mistful

Zoella Blissful Mistful

I absolutely love my Zoella products and I can’t wait to try more from our fellow beauty blogger!
.

Marcia is enjoying Wondrous Whip Body Cream and Pretty Polished Sugar Scrub

Zoella Wondrous Whip body cream and Pretty Polished sugar scrub

Zoella Wondrous Whip body cream and Pretty Polished sugar scrub

Somewhere along the way the original Marcia who wrote on Beauty Info Zone and had no tolerance for anything fragranced got replaced by the new Marcia who has an appreciation for mild fragrances. We’re not sure where old Marcia went but the new one is having a lot more fun.

Zoella Pretty Polished Sugar Scrub

Zoella Pretty Polished Sugar Scrub

Zoella Pretty Polished Sugar Scrub ($12) is the newest bath/body product that is in my shower. This is a gentle scrub that makes my skin feel soft for days. It is a very light fragranced scrub with tiny seeds to make it a little scrubby. It starts as a solid balm that I scoop out with my fingers.

Zoella Pretty Polished Sugar Scrub

Zoella Pretty Polished Sugar Scrub

The scent is described as fresh and floral. Floral is the part that usually annoys me but this is definitely a fresh smell and the fragrance doesn’t linger. I really like this on my legs as it buffs away dry skin and leaves my legs looking softer and cleaner.

Zoella Pretty Polished Sugar Scrub

Zoella Pretty Polished Sugar Scrub

You can find this large jar at Target or target.com. I love that the jar is a heavy plastic so I’m not afraid it might slip in the shower, in addition I’ll be able to get every bit out with its wide opening.

Zoella Wondrous Whip Body Cream

Zoella Wondrous Whip Body Cream

Zoella Wondrous Whip Body Cream ($12) has a complementary fragrance although I think it’s even lighter than the scrub. It’s got a mousse like texture and is light as air. It spreads with ease leaving skin feeling silky.

Zoella Wondrous Whip Body Cream

Zoella Wondrous Whip Body Cream

Zoella Wondrous Whip Body Cream contains extracts of Vitamin E, Aloe, and Shea Butter so you know your skin is being nourished while it’s being softened. You’ll want to run your hands over your skin when this is part of your daily routine; you just won’t believe how you feel transformed with its silkiness.

Zoella Wondrous Whip Body Cream

Zoella Wondrous Whip Body Cream

All 4 of these Zoella bath and body products work well with each other. The scents are similar but different enough to make owning all 4 work unique. Putting together a basket of Zoella would make you and yours feel pampered. And it’s easily found at Target.

*sent for consideration

 

Simple Sugars Vanilla Grapefruit is a mini-vacation in a body scrub

Simply Sugars Vanilla Grapefruit Body Scrub

Simply Sugars Vanilla Grapefruit Body Scrub

I’m actually embarrassed to tell you that I never took care of the skin on my body until about 8 years ago. I’d seen stores in the mall that carried lotions, potions, scrubs etc but I never fell under their spell. That’s all changed now and I’m as wrapped up in bath and body products as my friends who’ve been raving for years. What I want though is a fragrance that I’m excited to use which is usually something in the citrus realm.

You might have heard of SIMPLE SUGARS since they have so many amazing products that I see at Beauty Brands. I received an exclusive fragrance courtesy of Beauty Brands and I am totally a new person. The exclusive scent is Vanilla Grapefruit and it’s like a slice of paradise. Imagine yourself on the island of Maui every time you step into the shower with Simple Sugars Vanilla Grapefruit Body Scrub and you’ll know what I mean.

Simple Sugars

Simple Sugars

What’s especially fun is that the owner, Lani Lazzari, is just barely out of her teens. She built her business up from the time she was 11 years old and at 18 she was featured on Shark Tank. I love Shark Tank and I love seeing women make it on the show. She was scooped up by Mark Cuban and her business became a success.  She keeps adding new items to her line and now you can find Body Scrubs, Facial Scrubs, Foot Scrubs plus she’s created a men’s line. You can see Lani’s experience in this you tube video.

Beauty Brands carries 18 of her products at this time and is the only one to sell the Vanilla Grapefruit scent. This body scrub has to be experienced to know why I want to wake up for my shower each day.

Simple Sugars is an all natural brand that is made by hand. The ingredients are good enough to eat! They include pure cane sugar, organic soybean oil, grapeseed oil, cherry kernel oil, apricot kernel oil and organic grapefruit zest. When you open the jar and smell the deliciousness you just won’t believe it.

Simple Sugars body scrub

Simple Sugars body scrub

Now to make it even more exciting for me is that you don’t really need a moisturizer or body lotion after using this. My skin is so well hydrated that it’s totally optional if I decide to use one. I’m not oily, I’m just soft and silky.

inside Simple Sugars body scrub

inside Simple Sugars body scrub

Upon opening my jar I noticed a separation of products with the abundant amount of pure can sugar mounding up over the organic oils. Simple Sugars comes with a perfect size plastic spoon so you can mix these up and then scoop out enough for your legs, arms, back, feet, or wherever you can reach. Add some water and smooth this over your body and watch it melt away leaving behind perfection.

Simple Sugar Vanilla Grapefruit Body Scrub

Simple Sugar Vanilla Grapefruit Body Scrub

Do I sound like a commercial? I think I got a little carried away with my description but when I get into the shower I’m also carried away. I’ve started using it right away since I don’t want to run out of my hot water and have to miss this moisturizing step.

Vanilla Grapefruit can be found for $15 for 5 oz or $22 for 8 oz. If this deliciously sweet light grapefruit scent doesn’t grab you then how about a strawberry or a coconut or even a little almond? Grab one for yourself and one or more for a great graduation gift. I’d pair it with a beach towel or a university towel and know I’d be giving something special.

Have you heard of Simple Sugars? Have I really been out of the loop before this discovery? — Marcia

*Thanks to Beauty Brands for sending this for consideration. You can follow them at Facebook: @beautybrands, Twitter: @beautybrands, Instagram: @beauty.brands, Hashtag: #beautybrands

You can follow Simple Sugars at Twitter @simplesugars Hashtag #simplesugars, instagram @simplesugars and Facebook