Have you ever wanted to travel to an exotic destination like Madagascar or Tahiti? Escape to your a private paradise in the comfort of your own home with Molton Brown’s Body Polisher Collection. Each Body Polisher is the perfect addition to a summer skin beauty routine, prolonging your tan with a silky, radiant finish and enticing island aroma! Give your skin the attention it needs with an at home spa treatment that won’t cost you a plane ticket!
Whisk yourself away with Molton Brown’s Heavenly Gingerlily Caressing Body Polisher ($50), found only in volcanic regions, micro-exfoliating Tahitian black sand gently massages skin while the gel itself transforms into silky milk for a flawless feel. Tamanu nut oil and moisturizing lily extract give skin a healthy summer glow. The warm enticing island aromas of ginger and cardamom, let you escape to a private paradise of blissfully soft skin.
Sourced from Madagascar, Molton Brown’s Ylang-Ylang Comforting Body Polisher ($50) refines your skin with exfoliating black vanilla grains that leaves skin feeling smooth, and toned. These vanilla grains are blended with antioxidant-rich yuan zhi extract, ylang-ylang and cedar wood oils. Richly soothe your senses with a deep, tranquil fragrance.
Travel to the Gulf of Guinea with Fiery Pink Pepper Pampering Body Polisher ($50), The exfoliating bamboo stem particles polish skin, refining and smoothing for a sumptuously soft feel and sleek glow. The ultra-creamy texture is enriched with Guinean pink pepper pods for antioxidant protection and alluring patchouli and ginger notes. Indulge in the ultimate skin-pampering experience.
Head down under to Australia with Molton Brown’s Infusing Eucalyptus Stimulating Body Polisher ($50). With uplifting Australian eucalyptus leaf oil, mint aroma, cedar wood oil and musk note, deep-cleanse your body with breathtaking woodland scents. Exfoliating sugar particles purify skin, while stimulating the mood to give you the ultimate rejuvenating spa experience.
My favorite YouTube star Jenna Marbles (along with her dog Kermit) sat down with Larry King on the Emmy nominated series Larry King Now for a hilarious interview!
Jenna also opened up about her career, running an independent YouTube channel and turning down endorsements.
“I think that with the internet the most important thing that you have is that you’re a genuine person and that people trust you and they trust that when they turn on YouTube it’s really you.”
“I like my creative freedom. I like doing everything start to finish myself and to me it just didn’t make any sense. I didn’t need any production support. I wanted to do silly things in my bedroom, so I’m doing that.”
“I think that you know working with brands and things can be great and a lot of people do it really well, but for me it feels very much like stuffing my own pockets with money and taking advantage of the people that are there to see me.”
WATCH the episode here: http://www.ora.tv/embed/0_1t7m16ni5n2p
Learning the alphabet is something of the past, but have you tackled your skincare ABC’s? Just in time for back-to-school, we’ve got the Bioré products you need that fight all your skincare woes with key pore clearing ingredients!
Acne’s out of here with Bioré Acne Clearing Scrub! This oil-free scrub targets deep-down dirt and oil for a clearer, healthier complexion in only 2 days. This mandarin mint scented scrub contains Skin Purifying Technology that’s gentle enough to use every day. This exclusive formula not only treats blemishes, over time it helps prevent new ones from forming by clearing away impurities ($5.99; Drugstores and mass retailers).
Breakup with blackheads using Bioré Limited Edition Deep Cleansing Pore Strips. Each of the eight colorfully designed deep cleansing pore strips pull out dirt and oil that can cause blackheads. Selective bonding agents lock onto and lift deep-down grime, oil and blackheads leaving your skin feeling fresh and clean. When used weekly, Bioré Deep Cleansing Pore Strips not only decongest your pores, but help minimize their appearance, too ($6.49; Select food, drugstores and mass retailers Now-November 2015).
Charcoal? For your face? You bet! For those who like to hold pore cleansing power in the palm of their hand, Bioré Pore Penetrating Charcoal Bar, is a cleanser featuring a dual action formula to exfoliate while deep cleaning pores. Formulated with natural charcoal, this cleanser draws out and binds to deep down dirt and oil for 2.5 times cleaner pores than a basic cleanser. With jojoba beads and peppermint, the formula gently exfoliates and leaves skin feeling refreshed and smooth ($6.49; Drugstores and mass retailers).
THINK: Nourishing products that condition dry, hardworking hands
WHAT THEY ARE: Premium products based on cherished heritage recipes to comfort dry hands. For ten years, the nurturing recipe behind the bestselling Gardener’s Hand Healer hand cream from Les Couvent des Minimes has soothed hands and helped replenish skin around the world. Now, in celebration of the cream’s tenth anniversary and in the tradition of the convent, Le Couvent des Minimes offers a trio of soothing products to help chapped, cracked skin. Featuring the top-selling Gardener’s Hand Healer and two new offerings, the collection includes items made with love from soothing botanicals and restorative plants, offering a natural, gentle way to nurture skin. From creams and lotions to cleansing foams, each product helps soothe skin for soft, smooth hands.
HERITAGE: In monasteries, a brother known as the Gardinarius sacrificed his hands to tend and care for the gardens. This tradition of loving care for plants continued at the convent of the Minims in Mane through the arrival of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary. The sisters continued to cultivate the fertile land, harvesting sustenance for residents and missionaries returning from tropical climates. Le Couvent des Minimes inherited this tradition of loving care and pays tribute to the original gardeners by incorporating botanicals and nourishing ingredients in their skincare recipes. The products feature an ancient engraving representing the traditional gardening tools as a nod to their hands-on heritage.
The offerings include:
- Gardener’s Hand Healer (75 mL, $19): A top seller in France, this rich, emollient cream protects against cracks and dry skin by acting like an invisible glove, locking in moisture and protecting skin. Made from an original recipe that combines 20% Shea Butter and seven beneficial plants to aid dry hands, the formula also features soothing Chamomile and Marshmallow, uplifting, Calendula and Lemon Balm, and bright Verbena for softer, smoother feeling skin.
- Smooth Moisturizing Lotion (NEW, 300 mL, $14): Nourishing Shea Butter and refreshing Litsea combine in this lightweight, hydrating lotion. Created from an original recipe, the lotion absorbs quickly, delivering hydration and protecting hands from drying out after washing. Lightly scented with notes of fresh Verbena, the lotion leaves hands soft and smooth.
- Ultra Cleansing Foam (NEW, 300 mL, $12): Gently cleanse skin with this mild foaming gel. Its original recipe blends purifying citrus with refreshing Litsea in a natural cleansing base, helping it to gently purify without drying skin. Enriched with degreasing agents, the mild formula leaves you feeling clean and fresh.
WHERE TO FIND THEM: Available on usa.lecouventdesminimes.com and select products at ULTA Beauty
ABOUT LE COUVENT DES MINIMES: 400 years ago, a convent was built in the village of Mane in the South of France to shelter the botanist monks of the Minims, who used their considerable knowledge of plants to tend a garden of curative herbs and flowers. Centuries later, the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary continued the original convention of cultivating beneficial ingredients to help strengthen and restore those in need through food recipes. This emphasis on nourishing and reparative care through nature inspired Le Couvent des Minimes’ own simple yet powerful natural care recipes, the basis of a collection of efficacious formulas that draw on the heritage and traditions of the convent of Mane. The rich, plant-based range is formulated with the highest quality botanicals, offering natural skincare solutions in lush fragrances and beautiful textures. From the monastic heritage of the brand to the garden ingredients it incorporates, Le Couvent des Minimes offers simplicity and authenticity for the modern age.