Both Empowering and Refreshing.

Are you as hot as I am? I know I am not the only one looking for different ways to feel cool and refreshed.

Philosophy has some empowering products that will leave us both cool and refreshed. All you have to do is jump in the shower and use these:


Empowermint Body Mask ($25), Hot Salt Scrub ($25), and Body Butter ($25) will not only make you feel refreshed, it will instantly cool your skin, leaving it almost tingly. And I don't even think I need to mention how hydrating Philosophy's products are, so you know how soft and smooth your skin will feel after using them.

Check these empowering products at, Nordstrom, QVC, or Sephora.



The Top Ten Most Expensive Skin Creams.

Over at Aging Fabulous, I wrote about about some Anti-Aging Beauty Creams that are available, but at what cost? Is expensive always better?

kb-strivectin_tube.jpgMy favorite skin cream as of late is StriVectin-SD, which sells for $135 for a 6 oz. tube. This cream is so rich that I need no more than a dime size amount to cover my entire face, neck, and chest. So, I really don't think of it as that expensive, as I can see this lasting so long.

I have compiled a list of the Top Ten Most Expensive Skin Creams:

Re Vive Peau Magnifique $1500.00
Natura Bisse Inhibit Tensolift $675.00
La Prairie Pure Gold Cellular Radiance Concentrate $525.00
Orlane Hypnotherapy $490.00
Sisley Paris Sisleya Elixir $435.00
Amore Pacific Time Response Skin Renewal Cream $400.00
Guerlain Orchidee Imperiale $360.00
Chantecaille Biodynamic Lifting Cream $295.00
Beauty by Clinica Ivo PitanguyPrevious Rebalancing Formula $275.00
N.V. Perricone, M.D. Neuropeptide Facial Contour $240.00

How much would you spend on a skin care cream?

Down the Drain.

What do you do when your 15 year old son decides that he needs to shave on a regular basis? Not just a once a week shave, but a daily shave with a real razor and shaving cream? Well, you dig into your beauty closet and get him some shaving cream.

So I did, to a new can of Nivea Cooling Shaving Gel

This what is supposed to do:
"Revitalizes and moisturizes while shaving. Improves the condition of the skin and helps protect against razor burns. Enriched with advanced moisturizers. Contains Menthol and Vitamin F for immediate cooling and optimal care."

Well, it didn't get too far doing what it was supposed to do. As my son depressed the dispenser on the can,  the gel would not stop coming out of the can. So I quickly ran to my daughters bathroom to see if I could fix it without it squirting out all over the floor, and when it would not stop, I decided to grab the camera and video it.

See for yourself!

Sorry I had to take the actual video down off of this page because I exceeded my bandwidth for the month, but rest assured that the link will take you right to it on You Tube.