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Sunday
Jun082008

Just in Time for Daddy's Day!

Just a week until Father's Day. Just in case you have not found anything for the man in your life yet, I happen to have a few suggestions - from the beauty department, of course.

First there is the famed Clarisonic Skincare Brush. This beauty was just released in Gray - perfect for any man who needs to take better care of his skin. This would be a great first step. Pick it up at Sephora for $195.

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Another one for the man who is new to taking extra care of himself is this Beginners Luck Kit from Every Man JackThis comes complete with EMJ’s Body Wash , Body Bars, Face Wash/Face Scrub, Shave Gel, and Face Lotion; plus an EMJ toiletry bag.  The kit retails for $24.95, or you can purchase individual products for $4.99 each at Target.

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Finally, for the bad boy, Kiehl's partnered with Jesse James of the West Coast Choppers to create a limited edition Dopp Kit. The distressed, rugged pack is embossed with a one-of-a-kind emblem and will be stocked with a selection of James’ favorite Kiehl’s grooming items, White Eagle Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream, Facial Fuel Energizing Moisture Treatment, Ultimate Man Scrub Bar, Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash, and a 1 oz. size of the Ultimate Strength Hand Salve. This kit is available at both Kiehls.com and in all of their freestanding stores. 

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And if fragrance is on your mind and your man needs a new scent, you need to check out our Father's Day fragrance picks over on The Fragrance Fanatic. So far we have selected The Fragrances of Calvin Klein , Kenneth Cole Fragrances for Men, Chrome and Chrome Legend by Azarro, and the classic Polo by Ralph Lauren. Stay tuned for more fragrance picks from Cindi this week.

 

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Saturday
Jun072008

Clinique Acne Solutions Cleansing Bar - if You Dare to Go Bare!

It is that time of year to be baring all - especially in this 100 degree heat that came out of no where this weekend.

If you are a bit afraid to bare it all because you have a bit of back acne or bumpy arms, have no fear. Clinique's new Acne Solutions Cleansing Bar will have your skin in tip top shape to bare, well, as much as you dare.

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Both my 16 year old son and (almost) 13 year old daughter are at that age where those pesky pimples are popping up on their shoulders and the top of their back. My daughter refers to it as bacne - a new term for me. Justin has not been as faithful in using the bar (though he love the Acne Solutions Cleansing Foam), but when he did, I noticed that the bumps were barely visible. Caci has been using it everyday in the shower and  her results are even better. She is not afraid to bare her shoulders as she was earlier in the season, and confidence is everything, especially at her age.

This bar is lasting a long time too. After using, simply put it back in the case so the showers water does not "melt" the soap faster than it should. 

No matter what your age, body acne is not fun. Try this out and let me know your results.

Clinique Acne Solutions Cleansing Bar is available for $12.50 at your local Clinique counter or online at Clinique.com. Check out the rest of the Acne Solutions line while you are there.

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Saturday
Jun072008

Philosophy's Purity Now in Foam!

I open an e-mail yesterday to learn that my favorite cleanser, Philosophy's Purity Made Simple is now available in a new foam form. I love Purity the way that it is, but if it improved on anything this just might be it: a foam to put on your face for that extra squeaky clean feel.

I do have to think though, that one of the reasons I love Purity is because it is so gentle, and the fact that you need so little, and that the little bit of liquid does all it needs to do - remove every bit of my makeup and dirt from my face, while keeping my skin soft and smooth.

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I would think that this could be accomplished by adding more water to the product and adding in the pump. But looking at the image, it is clear. Hmmm.... is this the same formula?

"Philosophy Purity Made Simple Foaming Cleanser is a daily face wash that eliminates the toughest makeup, dirt, oil, and debris as it calms, soothes, and refines the skin. This one-step cleanser allows you to skip astringent, leaving skin feeling perfectly purified, comfortably balanced, and refreshingly clean without feeling tight afterwards."

I love my Purity as is, but I do have to try this, you know. Just because. Or at least for research reasons. ;)

If you have tried this yet, let me know what you think.  I will be picking it up this weekend, and will report back after I use it at least a few times.

Purity Made Simple High Foaming Daily Cleanser is available at Sephora only, with two sizes available. There is a 6 oz. size for $21.50 and a larger 12 oz. size for $34.50.
 

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