Posts Tagged ‘Boots Botanics’

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Podcast: Give Yourself a Little At-Home Spa Love

Chase away the January drearies by giving yourself a spa treatment at home. Tune into My Beauty Binge this week to hear how you can transform a simple shower or a spare half hour into a mini-escape that’s also much needed by your skin.  The harsh winter weather and the heater’s blaring dry air means we should be regularly exfoliating and bumping up the moisture levels.  What better excuse for some “me” time?

Download the podcast from iTunes or listen to it streaming on your computer here (it’s the 1st podcast) and it’s free! If you hit the “SUBSCRIBE” button in iTunes you will automatically get all my podcasts!

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

It’s Official. I’m Obsessed: Boots Botanics Organic Rosewater Toner

Why am I obsessed with a toner, you ask? The better question is why are you still using a toner that contains alcohol during the dead of winter when that dreaded heater is spitting out desert-like conditions?  Put down that drying toner and step away from the vanity… it’s time for a change.  Now a lot of people ask me, “Do I need toner?” Well… “Need” may be a strong word, but the right herbal or botanical toner can certainly help to cleanse and balance your skin as well as give you a midday hydration refresher.

Why am I obsessing over Boots Botanics Organic Rosewater Toner ($6.71)? Well for one thing we’re talking organic damask rosewater for under $10.  One whiff of this toner tells me I’m getting a bargain (it literally smells of freshly-picked roses). Ahhh…  But smell can only get a product so far in my world (unfortunately for my wallet smell usually gets far enough for me to buy the product) — if it doesn’t perform the product goes straight to the beauty graveyard, never to be heard from again.

There will be no such beauty graveyard visits for this toner.  I use it daily on a cotton pad both mornings and nights right after my cleanser  to swipe away any remaining makeup or debris, balance my skin, minimize redness, and close my pores.  I also poured some into a small travel spray bottle and use it throughout the day to hydrate and wake up my makeup. Yes, you heard me right.  Spraying this rosewater toner OVER your makeup actually sets your makeup and can add hydration when you most need it.  Voila! Oh, and by the way… I hate to state the obvious but if you’re not a fan of the smell of rose DON’T BUY THIS PRODUCT!

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