Valentine's Gift Guide Feature: Seacret, #deadsea #mineral #skincare


Have you ever considered what minerals can do for your skin? I mean we take natural supplements for our internal health and wellbeing, as well as vitamins and whatnot, but do you consider what minerals can do for the health of your skin?

Unlike many skincare lines SEACRET'S products were nurtured for centuries before they found their way into your home. Why try to improve upon natural perfection with dangerous chemicals? Seacret carefully follows natures lead and proceeses ingredients with care. For YOU, this means safe products with real results for glowing healthy skin


Where science meets nature, Seacret combines Peptides, Vitamins, Amino Acids, Essential Oils, many Anti-Oxidants and Dead Sea Minerals into their age-defying formula to regenerate your skin cells and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for mature skin.

Also available are luxurious body butters and creams, foot creams and scrubs, and even mineral rich shampoos and conditioners for your beautiful hair.

Clarify and replenish with Seacret!


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BlogHer Sponsor Love: Bellaroma


Over the past few months, you've heard me rave about pumpkin face masks, peppermint and fresh cream pedi cream, chamomile bella bar...most of which I've had the pleasure of testing out on my own skin.

You've heard me talk about how Diana saved my postpartum hormonal skin with the Yogurt and E Cream Cleaners and the Pomegranate Whipper Facial Cream.

Love what you've seen from Bellaroma? Flag me down at BlogHer to get your own sample!

What will I have in my bag?





















Along with a few other favourites like the Grapeseed Banana Facial Scrub,Kemp and Chamomile Facial scrub, and the Exfoliating Whipped Coffee Butter {in shower use}.

I will also have 15% off cards for Bellaroma purchases {when you subscribe for B! News}, so flag me down and get your sample!

Bellaroma Giveaway Winner!

Sending a great big thank you to my wonderful BlogHer sponsor for providing one of her luxury lotions for this amazing giveaway!

Now it's the time you've been waiting for...the winner announcement!

Congratulations to....



You have 24hrs from now (so...until 10:15am EST May 8th, 2012) to send me an email to claim your prize! If I don't receive an email from you, a new winner will be chosen!

Thank you so much for entering, everyone! Stay tuned for more awesome treats from my BlogHer'12 sponsors!

BlogHer Sponsor Love: Bellaroma Boutique



Escape the daily grind with Bellaroma Boutique’s luxurious Chamomile Avocado Sea Clay Massaging Facial Bar!

This rich soap bar has it all and is sure to soothe and rejuvenate your skin. Expertly crafted by Diana, this 5oz bar is a delicate blend of natural avocado oil, creamy goats milk, calming chamomile and rejuvenating sea clay.


What’s unique about this product is that it features massaging bumps. Combine those with the amazingly nutritious ingredients, and you have an at-home facial at a fraction of the spa cost!

It cleanses, detoxifies, and exfoliates all in one convenient product.

I personally have been using Bellaroma products for almost a year now, and love the way that my skin feels afterward. It doesn’t hurt that I also smell like an exotic goddess after going through my skincare regime!

You can tell from the quality of the product, right down to the beautiful packaging, that Diana truly care about her company and about the product that she provides.

Nothing but the best, most luxurious natural skincare!


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Marvelous Monday: Bellaroma...revisited

Happy Monday everyone!

One shop that I have been shopping at this holiday season is Bellaroma. Remember my little review a while ago?

Well, it hasn't stopped at just caring for my skin! I recently contacted Diana about my son's eczema. It's not bad, but it's not to be itchy for him and no amount of Aveeno or extra-sensitive-crazy cream has helped.

The only thing that has helped is Diana's own concoction of amazingness that she whipped up, and I've now purchased as a custom order.

But, it hasn't even stopped there! Some lucky lovely ladies in my life will be getting these this holiday season!





Both the Grapeseed&Banana and Crushed Kelp&Chamomile facial scrubs were recently gifted at the GBK Productions 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards Gifting Suite.

Pretty awesome!

Know what else is awesome? Her prices! A facial scrub, which she will recommend which one to get depending on your skin care concerns, for $11 plus shipping. AMAZING! The perfect stocking stuffer for this Christmas!

Special Post: Bellaroma Boutique

I have a secret obsession that I'd like to share with you all...a secret that will make you feel gloriously amazing, confident and wonderful...and smell divine.



About a month ago, I contacted Diana, the owner of Bellaroma {Natural Skincare Boutique} and fellow Artisan Group member about my skincare woes.

Since having my son (1 year ago) my skin has been on a roller coaster ride it seems. One day it's oily, the next it's itchy...then on another day it's totally fine and blemish free...only to be plagued with acne two days later.

Postpartum hormones have absolutely wrecked havoc on my skin, not to mention the wrinkles, lack of moisture, dark circles, bags and everything else that comes with being a first time mom.

So, off to Diana I went with my problem, and boy did she ever solve it! She recommended her lovely Yogurt & E Creamy Cleanser and Pomegranate Whipped Facial Creme.

I have never, ever ever been this happy with my skin...or my skincare products. First and foremost, the Yogurt & E Creamy Cleaner is so light that you barely feel like you're washing your face with more than just water. It feels fresh and squeaky clean afterward, and not dry like most other cleansers that I've tried. It is seriously lovely, and wonderfully divine...and what a great feeling to have nice firm, tight skin!



I follow up my little routine with the Pomegranate Whipped Facial Creme and let me just say one word: YUM! Oh my gosh! From the moment that I opened the jar, I knew that my skin was in for a really amazingly luxurious treat. From talking to Diana, I knew that a little dab was all that I would need, and massaging it into my skin was like...a heavenly experience. Instantly, my skin was tighter and I had to double take in the mirror...but those new-mom-dark-circles were fading right before my eyes!



I woke up feeling refreshed and wonderful...as if my skin care woes had disappeared overnight. Looking in the mirror, I knew that it wasn't a dream, but in fact they had disappeared. My skin is lovely, soft, blemish free and silky smooth. The wrinkles are fading, as are the dark circles and bags from under my eyes {perhaps because the routine of cleansing and moisturizing before bed with Bellaroma put my mind to ease and allowed me to sleep better?}

My wish list for Bellaroma is growing everyday! Knowing that my face feels and looks so amazing now, I can't help but lust after the Hawaiian Brown Sugar Body Polish, the Cucumber Peel Toning Butter {hello Post-Partum body changes!} and the Grapeseed Lavender Bella Bar. OH! And have you seen her brand new product, the Potted Honey Lip Butter? To. Die. For!

And as if it can get any better than feeling confident in your own skin, Diana is positively a dream to work with! She responds to requests right away, and her customer service is amazing. She truly cares about your concerns and worries, and seeks to put them to rest with her wonderful products, encouraging words and warm attitude.

I highly highly recommend that you check out her shop, and contact her if you have any questions about how she can help you look and feel your best! She truly is amazing, and her products are luxuriously wonderful!

MOMpreneur Monday: Aromatic Health Shop

Good morning everyone! We've been down and out with colds around here, so I hope you all had a much better weekend than we did!

Another Monday, another MOMpreneur to feature!

Today, I'd like to introduce you to Michelle Reynolds from Aromatic Health Shop. Here's her story about what she does and why she loves it.

I practice clinical aromatherapy and make a number of products for health and wellness. Many are focused on pre and postpartum healing, as I was making these for myself with my first child.

I love to educate people about essential oils and that there are alternatives to conventional treatments. Natural ingredients work without the side effects.
Balance. I know, easier said than done. There has to be business time and family time. Try to schedule out a few hours each evening, or what ever time of day works for you and your family.

Wonderful words, and it's true what she says! Finding balance really is easier said than done, but clearly...it can be done! Oh, and did I mention that Michelle is a member of The Artisan Group and will be gifting her great aromatherapy products to celebrities? No? Well, she is!

You can check out Michelle's full line of products on her website, follow her beautiful advice on her blog, become a fan on Facebook and chat along with her on Twitter.

Thankful Thursday: Slowly but Surely

Slowly but surely we're getting back into the swing of things.

Today's topic...cold remedies for babies and parents!

I am very thankful for our humidifier, which has helped our son feel a tonne better and also for the following products







Both have helped our son get through his cold. It's terrible that there's nothing really you can do when your baby gets sick...snuggles, movies, cartoons, family naps. The humidifier, along with the Vapour-Plugin and Vicks Baby Rub (on his chest and bottoms of his feet, at every diaper change and after a pre-bedtime warm bath) has really helped. He's still pretty snotty, but he's at least not as miserable as he was at the beginning of the week.

Now, what has helped Mommy feel better?




We're not big medicators in our family, though I will take sinus medication to relieve the pain and pressure, and typically I've leaned toward natural remedies before OTC medication. I was terrified to use the Neti-Pot, but now that I have and have felt the instant relief, I can't imagine not having this the routine.

It's pretty gross, but it really relieves the pain and pressure associated with a sinus cold. Use as needed, up to four times a day, adjusting the saline solution to one that is comfortable to use. The trick is to breathe through your mouth and relax...let gravity take hold and try not to be too grossed out with the stream that will run out of one nostril and down your face. It really does work, and I would highly recommend it to a busy Mom or Dad who has a little one on their hands and can't afford to be sick for too long!

We'll be back into the full swing of things in a few days after a few more naps...many more movies and a few more snuggles.

Until then, have you entered the giveaway yet? It ends on MONDAY!