Another Celebrity for Lancome.

Just this afternoon, or evening in Paris as it was, Lancome announced it's newest celebrity spokesperson.

kate_winslet.jpg The latest Lancome Celebrity Spokesperson is...

Kate Winslet.

She looked absolutely stunning at the announcement. You can see her unveiling in a little clip. I will be sure to post photos as soon as they become available.

Stay tuned for the latest Lancome Summer products, which I will talk about later this week. 


A Visit to Maryam's Soap Nook.

I have read the rave reviews of Maryam's Soap Nook's products, and am thrilled to have finally gotten to give some a try myself.

All of Maryam's products are all natural, and hand made with love in each batch.

msn_applepie.jpgI am such a sucker for handmade, hand cut soaps. And I am in love with this Dutch Apple Pie Handmade Soap. This soap is enriched with palm oil, olive oil, coconut oil, goats milk, shea butter, monoi de Tahiti oil, and Vitamin E. How enriching is that? It smells amazing with the aroma of fresh from the tree granny smith apples, smoothered in butter, cream, sugar, and cinnamon, with a background of fresh baked crust. Yum - is the best way to describe this. Each bar is $5.00.


msn_sheabutter.pngMayam also offers some glorious whipped shea butters. Hers are entitled Whipped Shea Monoi Body Butter. There is nothing like a whipped shea butter on rough knees, elbows, and feet, and to soothe sun scorched skin. And this shea butter is so ultra rich. Some of the scetns, scented only with essential oils, of course, include Sweet Lavender Herbal, Jasmine and Neroli, Chocolate Lovers, Fresh Cut Flowers, Pomegrante and Wild Berries, just to name a few. This Whipped Shea Monoi Body Butters sell for $15 for an 8 ounce jar or $25 for the 16 ounce jar.

I hear that Maryam'a Shea Butter and Dead Sea Salt Glow Scrub are her star product, and I can't wait to try that. It sounds like a perfect mix of ingredients to exfoliate and moisturize skin.

Be sure to visit Maryam's Soap Nook to see her handmade goodness for yourself.


No More Lackluster Locks.

I got my hair cut (almost 6 inches cut off, and multiple layers added in) about a month ago. While I am finally used to the shorter hair, I can already see the damage I am doing by blow drying it everyday and even sometimes curling or straightening it. Add to that the root touch ups and highlights, my hair has been quite lackluster, if I say so myself.

gg_shine.jpg To my beauty closet I headed and immediately pulled out Shine Coconut Amla Revitalizing Hair Treatment from Global Goddess Beauty. Indian lovelies give themselves a weekly coconut oil scalp massage treatment, and Shalini Vadhera, creator of Global Goddess, recreated a similar formula, and has packaged it up for us.

The treatment is an extraordinary blend of Coconut, Amla, Henna, and Avocado, which are all naturally vitamin enriched oils, each with their own agenda for taking the guesswork out of luscious locks. It smells amazing, and a tiny bit, maybe the size of a pea, is all you need.

I was apprehensive to try a hair oil at first, but I don't think I could go without a weekly treatment of Shine anymore.  My hair is smooth, full of shine, and is extremely soft.

Shine hair treatment retails for $45, and is available at the Global Goddess website or Sephora.