It’s the most wonderful time of the year

🎶 It’s the most wonderful time of the year 🎶

Yes, when shopping centres are crazy busy and parking is a nightmare.

I have you covered with gifts for everyone what ever your budget! Including gift wrapping! 🎁

I’m closing off orders on the 10th of December to guarantee delivery from the warehouse and from me to you.

I have come up with:

Thank the Teacher- Hand Cream with Shea Butter for $28

Little Miss Pack- 2 Glitter Glosses of your choice for $50

The Pamper Pack- Shea Butter Body Butter and Body Scrub at $60

The Shower Pack- Body Wash, Advanced Hydration Body Lotion, and body puff at $93

Wake Me Up Pack- Eye Illuminator and Colour Correcting Tinted Moisturizer at $138

Face Pamper Pack- Polishing Exfoliator and Detoxifying and Moisturizing Mask at $138

Party Pack- 3 LipSense, a Glossy Gloss and Remover with bonus pouch at $142

Pack for him- Body Wash, Climate Control and Daytime Moisturizer at $160

Face starter trio- 3 in 1 Cleanser, Daytime Moisturizer and Evening Moisturizer at $175

Ultimate Hair Goals pack, also known as “Help! He’s losing his hair but I want to be subtle about addressing it” pack-

HairCovery system; shampoo, conditioner and serum for $182

And so much more I can package for you! Let’s get creative! If you’re in Australia, contact me today!

“Alexa. How Many Days Until Christmas?

It’s coming

36. That’s how many days there are. I haven’t even started shopping. I have a plan though. Some of it involves yarn, of course. Being the manic knitter that I am, someone is getting handmade gifts. I may have been “window” shopping this morning for some special yarn on a local yarn store’s website. So many pretties. Want to pat them all. In the meantime, I’m making myself my first sweater for myself…as we head into summer. Logical, right? Totally.

http://www.sunspun.com.au/sock-yarns/products/hedgehog-fibres-sock

In my previous post, I went on at length about exfoliating with the Smoothing Body Scrub and moisturizing too.

Let’s take a step back and look at what I think is an overlooked product, the Moisturizing Body Wash. 

“A little dab will do ya”

We cleanse our face daily with care, so why shouldn’t we do the same for our body?

Traditional soaps dry and crack the skin. Blergh! The Body Wash moisturizes, conditions and restores the skin’s pH balance. 

Made with an Aloe Vera juice base and ingredients that attract impurities, your skin is cleansed gently without stripping you of moisture or with the use of harsh detergents. 

I’ve touched on humectants before, and the Moisturizing Body Wash is formulated with the phenomenal Sodium Hyaluronate to keep your skin hydrated, and of course, SenePlex Complex to increase cellular renewal. 

To use, add a small dollop to a shower puff and lather up! 

After showering, use either Advanced Hydration Body Lotion or Shea Butter Body Cream. 

You can also use the Moisturizing Body Wash as a bubble bath and as a shaving lotion!
Yes, for the non-bearded blokes out there, get it on your face and shave! Follow with Climate Control for after shave care.

Here Comes The Sun

I love the sun and I love to tan. My ancestry is Greek, from the coast of the Mediterranean, so I tan extremely easily thanks to my olive skin. My happy place is in the sun by the beach, a pool or in my little backyard.

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Then why write about SeneGence’s Self-Tanning Bronzing Coconut Milk? Though I’ve never used it myself, never say never. My legs are always much lighter than my arms and face so they would benefit from it if I don’t want my legs to blind people when I wear shorts or a skirt!

What I’ll be covering here is what you’ll need to achieve the best self-tan possible, the steps to do it in, and why.

It all begins with smooth, hydrated skin. You need to prepare your skin before that self-tanner comes anywhere near you, just like preparing your face for foundation.

Advanced Hydration Body Lotion

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From the Beauty Book: “Pamper your skin all over with rich, luxurious moisture and anti-aging protection. This rich cream intensely quenches skin and increases its ability to retain water, helping to correct and prevent signs of aging.”
While I haven’t personally tried this yet, I’ve read a lot about it from my fellow SeneSisters who have had phenomenal results using this on dry skin, even eczema, and psoriasis.
Best applied after showering for maximum absorption.
Includes Sodium Hyaluronate that protects against moisture loss and French Plum Oil, a natural, non-greasy hydrating oil featuring a light, luxurious scent.

Shea Butter Body Cream

Shea Butter Body Cream
“Experience immediate dry skin relief and diminish visible signs of aging. Great for use on cracked heels, elbows, and other excessively dry areas.”

I’ve written about this amazing product before here and I love it. I love its versatility as a makeup remover and a hair treatment, and it’s power to work immediately. As with the body lotion, apply after showering to lock in moisture.
Includes Shea Butter that softens and protects skin and Sodium Hyaluronate that protects against moisture loss.

A quick note on Sodium Hyaluronate, it is a humectant (a substance that retains moisture) about 100 times more effective as a humectant than Glycerin which is in the majority of moisturizers on the market. It blows my mind how effective Sodium Hyaluronate is and we have many products that include it, like our 3 in 1 Cleansers, Climate Control, our DayTime and Evening moisturizers, the Brightening Multi-Vitamin Treatment and more. #beautynerd

Smoothing Body Scrub
This stuff is divine. It’s a smooth scrub, so it’s not gritty and feels gentle on the skin as you massage it into your body, hands, and feet. The volcanic ash will buff your body’s skin to a smooth, healthy glow and allow for better moisture absorption.
Includes Vanuatu Volcanic Ash that exfoliates dead skin and Aloe Leaf Juice to soothe skin.
Use on cleansed, damp skin. Squeeze a small amount into the palm of your hand and gently rub onto your body. Pay extra attention to rough patches on heels, elbows, and knees. Can be used 2 to 3 times a week.

Self-Tanning Bronzing Coconut Milk

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“Get a gorgeous, natural-looking golden glow without compromising the health of your skin with this unique self-tanner that is long-lasting, water-resistant, and provides an even, streak-free application. It is blended with advanced moisturizers and SenePlex+ Complex for anti-aging protection.”

From what I have researched, this is the real deal. No Oompa Loompas here!

It will give you a glorious golden glow that is buildable depending on how many times you apply it. Once applied, the colour change is visible within a few hours and lasts over 3 to 7 days. Repeat the application every 2 to 3 days to maintain the intensity of the tan.

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Knowing what I know now about the Self-Tanning Bronzing Coconut Milk, I would absolutely give it a go, not just on my pasty legs but all over including my face.   

Includes: DHA (Dihydroxyacetone): Derived from environmentally-friendly plant sources, provides a water-resistant, long-lasting tan.”
Coconut Milk Blend: With coconut water and olive seed oil for non- sticky hydration.
Erythrulose: Provides a natural-looking sunless tan.

To use: First, exfoliate with SeneDerm Body Scrub. Then apply Self-Tanning Bronzing Coconut Milk to clean, dry skin. Hold bottle six inches away from skin and spritz over area desired to darken. Immediately spread evenly into skin. Repeat in all areas you wish to have a darker glow. Take care to protect hairline, heels, elbows, knees and light eyebrows with moisturizer (face or body) to avoid uneven colour. Let skin dry completely before dressing. Wash hands immediately after application.

To recap: Moisturize regularly, exfoliate regularly, apply your Self-Tanning Bronzing Coconut Milk and look and feel fabulous!
And of course, all of the products I’ve mentioned contain the awesomeness that is SenePlex Complex.

Important note: Skin protection is a must. A tan does not offer protection from the sun. You will still need to wear sunscreen when you are out in the sun.

Nothing to sneeze at

Worst. Cold. Ever.

I haven’t had a cold knock me about so much as this one has.

And my poor nose copped the brunt of it, even with soothing and soft tissues.

Enter Climate Control.

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It rescued my nose from being dried out and raw from the constant use of tissues.

I wrote a short piece on Climate Control not long ago about why it’s hydration in its purest form and why you all need it! Have a read of Moisture On High

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need a nap!

 

 

 

 

“This ain’t your momma’s shampoo”

Greetings! Apologies for the time between posts. I’ve been flat out trying new products, knitting like a fiend, and of course, #mumlife.

In two weeks, I’ve knit up 3 cardigans and now working on a pair of socks. It’s a sickness. Beats doing drugs though!

But I digress.

There have been 4 new product releases in the past few weeks as well as a fresh, new Beauty Book.

One of the biggest releases has to be the technological breakthrough that is the HairCovery hair care system.

You’ve been looking after your skin, now it’s time to look after your hair.

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The  HairCovery trio is:

  • Thickening and Volumizing Shampoo
  • Moisturizing and Shine Enhancing Conditioner
  • Strengthening and Thickening Hair Serum.

My hair, though short, is my crowning glory. I have obsessed over my hair for as long as I can remember.

I was lucky enough to score a sample of the products and tried it myself. Even though I have ridiculously thick and frizzy hair, I found it didn’t overload my hair at all.

Each product is lightweight and you only have to use a small amount of each, depending on your hair length. I used a 10 cent piece sized amount (or a dime for any Americans reading this) and found this was plenty for my short hair.

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The scent of each product is divine, not overwhelming at all. It’s pleasant and fresh and even men will find this appealing.

As I mentioned, all three products are light and will not weigh your hair down. Even the conditioner.

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I found that my hair dried smoother and faster than it ever has in the past. For me, this is massive. I was able to cut down on blow-drying and heat exposure to my hair. I even didn’t have to use my straightening iron as much as I usually do to smooth down my hair!

I cannot wait to use these products on both my daughter’s hair. They have unruly hair but different types of hair. My husband has “volunteered” to use HairCovery to improve the health of his scalp and hair.

Yes, HairCovery is safe to use on hair of all ages. And is safe to use on pre-treated hair, eg, chemically straightened hair.

So, why is it a breakthrough?

Your hair health starts at the root, so scalp health is vital. All products include SenePlex+ and SenePeptide to encourage a healthy scalp and voluminous, strong locks of hair. Additional volumizing ingredients and moisturizing botanicals boost shine, manageability, and thickness.

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SCIENCE!

Let’s talk about:

Capixyl. It’s one of the key volumizing ingredients in each of the products and it’s comprised of a combination of ingredients which includes Red Clover extract. Capixyl improves the growth cycle of your hair by stimulating the hair follicle regeneration process to activate hair growth, as well as limiting hair loss at the follicle. It also works on enhancing your hair’s density for thicker, healthier hair. In a clinical study of Capixyl, participants experienced over 79% boost in the number of hair per square centimeters, after 4 months.

SenePlex Complex+ is the kinetic enzyme we all know and love that helps increase cellular renewal. In hair care, this helps to increase follicular activity.
SenePeptides help stimulate hair growth.

We’ve also developed and patented an ingredient to help control the sebum produced on the scalp. Defenscalp. A win for oily, dry, and flaky scalps everywhere!

The shampoo and conditioner provide proven UV colour protection for dyed hair, with Chromaveil, which for me is a huge bonus, as now I’m more inclined to dye my hair a bolder colour than dark brown.

HairCovery is:

  • Gluten-free
  • Animal by-product-free
  • Paraben-free
  • Phthalate-free
  • Sulfate-free

To use the shampoo, ensure your hair is saturated from root to tip with water and then apply the shampoo, massaging from root to ends. Rinsing thoroughly. Repeat only if necessary.
Tip: If you have a build up of products and silicones from previous hair products, a second shampoo will be necessary.

To use the conditioner, massage into wet hair from root to ends, leaving in for 3 minutes. Rinse thoroughly.

To use the serum, apply a small amount directly to scalp on either wet or dry hair every 2-3 days. Do not rinse.

You can find the full list of ingredients and order here!

I can’t wait for y’all to use it, and of course, you have to take before and after pics and share them with me!