Bath & Body Review: The Bubble Babez Bath Company

Are you a bath and body junkie like me at times? I love smell goods from designer fragrances like Flora by Gucci, Michael Kors, Miss Dior Cherie, and Juicy Couture’s Viva la Juicy to Bath & Body Works and Lush products. In addition to my addiction to makeup I also love bath and body that smells divine and looks fabulous too. With that said, I was going through my collection of bath and body products and noticed that I was very look on my favorites. So, instead of going to my local Lush or Bath and Body store I decided to check out my girl’s, who is also known as Nikkie20six on youtube, new company called, The Bubble Babez Bath Company!

I love to support small businesses that are breaking their way into the beauty mainstream. Businesses like The bubble Babez Company work hard to create products for their customers to genuinely fall in love with. As you all know I am on youtube, NHOP76, and I am also subscribed to Nikkie20six. I found out about the company’s release early this year and after hearing so many great reviews and of course being out of stock of my favorites I had to place an order. I placed an order because they carry a bar soap called Pretty in Pink which resembles the same scent as my FAVORITE fragrance called,

Viva La Juicy Gift Set Viva La Juicy Gift Set

This Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Gift Set includes 1.7 oz Eau de Parfum Spray, 4.2 oz Body Lotion, and 4.2 oz Shower Gel. A $106 Value.


by Juicy Couture!! So, I was in love already not to mention some of the other great products they have available for your entire family on top of great gifts from any special occasion too!

My order arrived fairly quickly and when I opened the box I was blown away by the beautiful scents that began to fill my home! I totally was ready to use the products that night, but I said calm down wait. . . And share this amazing products with your beauty chameleon family! So, I did because love you all so much.

Here is what I received:

  • #5 Honey Chile Bath Bomb That is topped with sugary butterflies with the scent of sweet honey and almond blend. This product is made to with luxurious milk powders, oils and butters that moisturize and leaves the skin feeling smooth. $5.00 each
  • #24 Coco Loco Bar soap the is scented with the exotic coconut, $4.00 each
  • #25 Pretty In Pink. . . This is my favorite!! I am not kidding, This one is scented like Juicy Couture’s Viva La Juicy scent which has notes of gardenia, mandarin, caramel, vanilla and praline! I love this scent so that is why I purchased this soap. I actually used it in the shower and it smells divine and leave your skin squeaky clean. $6.00 This soap is so pretty!!

The Bubble Babez Bath Company was also so kind to included a note of appreciation and some extra goodies for me to try too! So, I was so delighted with that and such wonderful service from the company! I received a the following samples:

  • Oatmeal and Honey soap smells so much like a oatmeal cookie and I can images how moisturizing the honey will be for my skin. $5.00 each
  • #26 Boobalicious bar soap which smells like a yummy fruity pina colada with moisturizing  jojoba beads for gentle exfoliation of the skin. $4.00 each
  • Milk and Honey soap which has a scent of vanilla and honey!

I have been in scent heaven since I had received my goodies and I can not wait to soak in my beautiful scents from The Bubble Babez Bath Company. I a few minutes I will be testing out my honey chile bath bomb and I will update this post with my results. Anyway, stay tuned there will be a video review of my haul from the Bubble Babez Bath Company.

Update!!

Ok. . . Ladies!! My bath was fabulous!! My honey chile bath bomb was so moisturizing to my body. When I placed the bath bomb in my bath water it dissolved and turned my bath water into a girlie pink color and my entire masterbath smelled wonderful! On top of that I used my pretty in pink bath soap and what a lather I got when I used it with my loofah. Not to mention the bath bar smelled like my Viva La Juicy! I am such a creature of habit and I will be placing another order with more pretty in pink and my honey chile bath bombs too! It would be nice if they made a body lotion with the same scent too (smile). But let me tell you, I am so happy with my order and I can’t wait to order things for myself and for my friends too!


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Beauty Pledge of The Month: Youthful Skin With Murad

Have you ever purchased a new skincare regimen and promised yourself that you would be consistent with it in order to see improvement in your skin? Then after a week of use you start to get lazy with your promise and miss treatments at night to the point where you are grabbing the good old cleansing wipes on the nightstand and calling it a night? I know I have been there many of times where I get so exciting about the new skincare treatments I purchased and never follow through to see if I truly see results from the product I spent my hard earned cash on. Well starting today I am breaking that habit and making a pledge to myself:

“I pledge to the world that I will be consistent with a new skincare treatment I have picked up from Sephora. I have in my masterbath a few goodies from Murad that I would like to see if it improves my skin over a 5 week period of time. I pledge to myself to use it morning and night.”

You all are probably wondering what could possibly be my skin concern for this month? Well, I would like to see more even skin tone, reduced expression lines  around the eyes and forehead, and smoother texture of my skin. How about you? Do you have things that you would like to improve with your skin? Share and make a beauty pledge to yourself too. What are you doing to use to improve your key concerns? Well for me, I will be using the following key items.

To Cleanse:
Murad Refreshing Skin Cleanser 6.75 oz Refreshing Skin Cleanser
What it is:
A non-drying, foaming cleanser that washes away surface oil and makeup.

What it is formulated to do:
Refreshes as it cleanses by removing surface impurities and makeup. Leaves skin soft and smooth.
Hawaiian White Ginger Extract: Hydrates skin.
-Algae Extract: Diffuses oil and improves skin smoothness and elasticity.
-Cucumber Extract: Soothes as it refreshes.

  • What I like about this cleanser is that it removes makeup well, and it works wonderfully with my Clarisonic Skincare Brush. My skin is left with a wonderful invigorating feeling of being clean without over drying my skin.

Treatment For Daytime Use:


Murad Active Radiance™ Serum Featuring Resilient-C™ Complex 1 oz
What it is:
A rich, silky serum that restores a youthful, healthy glow to the skin.

What it is formulated to do:
Murad Active Radiance™ Serum Featuring Resilient-C™ Complex encourages collagen production to help skin resist environmental stress and damage. Its advanced formula boosts cell proliferation to reverse visible signs of aging.

What else you need to know:
This formula has been clinically demonstrated to brighten and renew skin in one week by improving natural radiance and clarity, smoothing skin, and restoring youthful texture and tone.
-Resilient-C™ Complex: Delivers highly stable Vitamin C—50 times the potency of prior generations—to improve skin radiance, help enhance collagen production, and protect against free-radical damage.
-Ectoin: Unleashes the cellular defense system, helping cells resist drastic environmental stresses including UV exposure and chemical aggressors.
-AHA and Myrtle Extract: Provide rejuvenating properties that encourage new cell growth and help boost cellular vitality.

  • What I like about this serum is that just after a few days of using this my skin feel smoother and appears to be more radiant during the day time. The serum absorbs fairly quick, so that your skin in not left with a sticky feeling.

Treatment For Night Time Use:

Murad Sleep Reform™ Serum 1 oz
What it is:
A powerful nighttime antiaging treatment.

What it is formulated to do:
Murad Sleep Reform™ Serum takes “beauty sleep” to a new level—locking in moisture, promoting skin firmness, and fighting signs of aging so you wake up to a radically rejuvenated complexion. Murad’s exclusive Repair Enhancing Matrix (REM) is designed to maximize the effectiveness of the skin’s nightly repair cycle, promoting cellular turnover and renewal. This serum’s unique topical melatonin delivery system promotes collagen production, softening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Get ready to say “good morning, gorgeous!” in the mirror in the morning.

What else you need to know:

Sleep Reform™ Serum has been shown to stimulate the proliferation of the cells responsible for collagen production by 78%, improving collagen production potential by 62%.

  • With using this serum for night time use I am noticing that when I wake up in the morning my expression lines appear more relaxed and not too puffy looking. You know how sometimes when you wake up your crows feet and forehead lines looks for exaggerated for sleeping? I guess I look more rested and wrinkles where smoother!!

Eye Treatment:

Korres Olive and Rye Eye Cream 0.51 oz
What it is:
An eye cream with antiaging and firming action for mature skin types.

What it is formulated to do:
Korres Olive & Rye Eye Cream contains a high percentage of vegetable oil (53%) and uses a special technique to ensure the gradual release of its active ingredients. It also provides nourishment for the skin that lasts throughout the entire night.

  • What I like about this eye cream is that my skin feel extremely hydrated, however I am not too sure if I see firming. Although, it has only been a few days since I started to use this one consistently, so stay tuned.

Moisturizer For Day And Night:


Murad Essential-C Day Moisture SPF 30 1.7 oz
What it is:
A powerful, antioxidant-rich sunscreen that shields and restores environmentally stressed skin.

What it is formulated to do:

Block UVA and UVB while preventing free-radical damage with this complexion-protecting essential. The advanced formula multitasks, improving the skin’s barrier function to maintain optimal hydration.

  • I like the fact that my skin is protect for the UVA and UVB rays and it definitely does moisturize, but I am on the fence when it comes to the texture. It feels kind of sticky or thick due to the sun screen that is in it, but overall it is not bad.

Murad Perfecting Night Cream 1.7 oz
What it is:
An intensive hydrating, rejuvenating, and restorative night cream.

What it is formulated to do:
Promotes healthy cell turnover and nourishes and rejuvenates skin overnight by restoring lost moisture.

  • So far I love this night time moisturizer. It is light weight and fluid and my skin just drinks it! I wake up in the morning and my skin feels so soft. Definitely would recommend this one for sure!

All in all, I am going to make a commitment to my skin and stay consistent with this regimen and I will follow back up with you all in 5 weeks to let you know the details and show before and after photos of my skin. Are you up for the same challenge? Share what are you going to do in order to improve your skin and have it in the best condition possible for summer 2010? I would love to know what you will use whether if it is drugstore brands or department store brands definitely share.

Until next day stay fab and fierce inside and out!!

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Review: Korres Natural Products Lip Butter, Jasmine

The winter time is sure taking a toll on my lips and you know that a makeup junkie like me has to keep her lips soft through this agonizing cold weather, right? Well, I was at Sephora a long time ago looking for a lip balm or treatment that would condition my lips just as well as the Tarte FRXtion. Why am I retiring the Tarte product? Well. . . the way the product is made can be frustrating. I am finding myself running out of the balm faster than the sugar scrub which means I have a stick with more scrub left on it than the balm. So, I was looking for a product that would treat my lips without having to fuss with the scrub being attached to it. Well, I can across the brand called Korres. Korres is a natural cosmetic and skincare brand that uses natural ingredients in their products. Not that being natural was a big issue to me I just wanted a lip product that was not greasy feeling or felt like I was putting petroleum jelly or Vaseline on my lips because those products only coat the lip and not treat them at all. Anyway, I read about this product and what it claims is the following mentioned at Sephora:

Korres Lip Butter gives lips a lovely, shiny finish and offers a natural flush when applied to the apples of the cheeks. Its shea-butter infusion conditions and heals lips and provides a softening touch to the skin.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens (all)
– Sulfates (all)
– Synthetic Fragrances (Guava, Wild Rose, Quince, Pomegranate)
– Synthetic Dyes (Wild Rose, Quince, Pomegranate)
– Petro-Chemicals (all)
– GMO (all).

So after reading that and trying a bit at the store I decided to pick up the Korres Natural Products Lip Butter, Jasmine. I have been using this lip butter since December I am so glad that I purchased it. For one, the color of the lip butter has a very natural lip color which means that I can use it underneath my lipstick to condition my lips without it distorting the color of the lipstick or gloss. Secondly, the price of the butter was only $10, yeah! And, my lips felt so soft and did not get flaky then and now too! All in all, I totally would recommend this product to anyone that needs some conditioning and want to minimize the dry flaky lip anytime of the year.

I love this product!! More Pictures:

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Clarisonic Sale: Save 40% Off On Duos With Coupon Code

clarisonic-logoBlack Friday is right around the corner and hence for a busy day for those that will brave the long lines at many retailers across our nation. I am totally not a black Friday shopper, how about you? I would rather shop online and get the Cyber Monday deals that are coming. I am a firm believe and clicking and shipping gifts out for the holidays. It is so convenient and less stressful.

For many of my fellow beauty buffs out there I have a special deal to share with you all. I came across a special deal for you all that maybe shopping for a clarisonic for that special someone on your holiday shopping list or maybe for yourself too. On Cyber Monday Clarisonic will have an Official Clarisonic Sale – Save up to 40% on Duos with coupon code: PAIRS. Hurry, offer ends December 2.Official Clarisonic Sale – Save up to 40% on Duos with coupon code: PAIRS. Hurry, offer ends December 2.

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This is awesome news! You can have on for yourself and one for your special someone on your Christmas shopping list. I can’t wait to get my clarisonic in the mail. Yes, I am getting one. I come across many clients that have used this machine and I see how the clarisonic has effected their skin! It is wonderful to see how clear and radiant their skin looks! So, I know it works! You better believe as soon as I get my hands on it I will be using it faithfully and you better believe there will be a review on this product on youtube as well. Definitely check it out and save $$$.

Happy Holidays!

Tasha 🙂

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Tarte FRXtion Review

It’s that time of year again. The climate is changing from warm and humid to dry and cold. With the changes how are you lips holding up? Are you experiencing the unglamorous dry and cracked lip look right now? I am too and recently this lead me to Sephora on a hunt for a remedy that would solve my problem without spending too much money. While in sephora I came across the Tarte FRXtion 0.12 oz($11.00).

What it is:
A sugar-based lip exfoliant and lip balm stick.

What it does:
Tarte FRXtion Sugar Lip Exfoliator and Soothing Balm features exfoliating sugar crystals and vitamin E vanilla lip balm to soothe, calm and protect lips. A built-in mirror on the cap allows for on-the-go application.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Synthetic Fragrances
– Synthetic Dyes
– Petro-Chemicals
– Phthalates

What else you need to know:
This exfoliating lip stick contains Skinvigorating™ ingredients such as aloe leaf extract, known for soothing, healing and antiseptic properties, chamomile extract to treat and heal dry skin, and jojoba seed oil, a naturally-derived oil that is easily absorbed into skin, leaving it more supple. It’s also formulated with vanilla, a fragrant extract with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and vitamins A and E, antioxidants that fight free radical damage.

So, after reading about this wonderful information and getting reassurance from a co-worker I was sold!! I bought it and let me tell you. . . the Tarte FRXtion is amazing. The sugar scrub gently removes any dry skin left on the tips and quickly desolves on the lips without a mess. Then the lip treatment smells so good and feel smooth and non sticky which is a plus! If you are suffering from the cracked dry lips then definitely check this out!!!

Can you tell how much I like it!!

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Beauty Chameleon’s Skincare Favorites

washing-faceAlong with the change of the season hence the change in my skincare regime. when it is hot and humid my skincare with be light and easy, however when the season changes to cold conditions my skincare will be a little more intensive in order to keep the skin smooth, hydrated, and clear. Many people ask me on a regular basis, what do you use on your skin? Honestly, my skincare can change from time to time. So, today I decided to create this post and share with you all what I am using and loving on my skin so far.

Pre-Cleansing: I will do this in order to get most of my makeup off, so that I can get a really good deep clean with my cleansers.

Neutrogena Make-Up Remover Cleansing Towelettes Night Calming, $7.49
Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover, $7.99

Cleansing/Tone Routine:
Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash 6.7 oz, $22
Bliss Daily Detoxifying Facial Toner 6.7 oz,$26

Treatments:
Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask 3.4 oz,$52
Murad Sleep Reform™ Serum 1 oz,$97 (ouch)
Philosophy On A Clear Day® Oil-Free Acne Spot Treatment 0.5 oz, $18

Moisturizers:
Day:Boscia Vital Daily Moisture SPF 15 1.4 oz,$36
Night:Murad Perfecting Night Cream 1.7 oz,$49
Eye Cream:Boscia Enlivening Amino-AG Eye Treatment .5 oz,$38

All of the products listed above help keep my skin nice and clear, however if on a budget you can also find wonderful skincare from the drugstore that works just as well for less.  Some of my favorite drugstore skincare brands are Neutrogena,  Garnier, and Loreal.

Favorite Drugstore:

Cleanser/Tone:
L’Oreal Skin Genesis Deep Purifiying Foaming Cream Cleanser$7.99
L’Oreal Dermo-Expertise HydraFresh Toner, Alcohol-Free, $6.99

Moisturizers:
Day:L’Oreal Dermo-Expertise Active Daily Moisture Lotion SPF 15 for All Skin Types, $8.99
Night:L’Oreal Dermo-Expertise Wrinkle Defense$15.60

Eye Care
Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Anti-Puff Eye Roller,$13.49
Garnier Nutritioniste Ultra-Lift Anti-Wrinkle Firming Eye Cream, $14.99

So, my point is don’t feel like you have to go spend hundreds of dollars on skincare if the budget doesn’t not call for it, okay 🙂 If your budget allows for you to splurge then go for it and have fun trying some of the celebrity tired and spa used products available at sephora. Anyway, I know many of you care for your skin using various products too and I am curious to know what are your favorite luxury and drugstore brands you used to care for your skin? Please share 🙂

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Mia® Limited Edition Skin Cleansing System – Pink

Clarisonic Mia® Limited Edition Skin Cleansing System – Pink ($190 Value) Mia Limited Edition Skin Cleansing System – Pink It’s so cute!! I am sure that you all are already familiar with the original Clarisonic Brush and how wonderful the reviews have been for many people, right? Well now the makers of the Clarisonic system just introduce the new travel friendly version called the Clarisonic Mia. Now many of you may be wondering what is the Clarisonic Mia and how it differs for the original right? Well the makers of this wonderful skincare cleaning system says:

The Mia is the travel friendly version of the Clarisonic which means it is smaller in size however it is still packed with the same powerful and revolutionary cleaning system.

I am personally excited because I have always wanted to own one of these put the price point of the original Clarisonic is $195 which is kind of hefty of a price to spend in on shopping trip to sephora. So having the option to purchase the Clarisonic Mia® Limited Edition Skin Cleansing System – Pink ($190 Value) Mia Limited Edition Skin Cleansing System – Pink for only $145  is a little better on the pocket book to justify the purchase.

Why am I so eager about owning a Clarisonic? Well after reading the reviews and getting personal testimonies from friends and clients at work has really sold me just based on the results I see on the improvement of each users skin. The benefits people felt and saw from using this product are:

– Removes makeup six times better than traditional methods.
– Clears pores and reduces the appearance of pore size.
– Cleanses so thoroughly that skincare products absorb better.
– Creates noticeably healthier looking skin.

This set contains:
– Clarisonic Mia Handle
– Compact international pLink™ charger
– Sensitive Brush Head
– Normal Brush Head
– 1.0 oz Gentle Hydro Cleanser
– White mesh travel bag

So, with all of that I am for sure going to get this one soon or place it on my list for Santa, lol. Anyway, if anyone you have this product or the original clarisonic please feel free to share your likes and dislikes about this product.

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Beauty: Korres Face Primer Review

31HXQ-40+AL._SL160_Hey beauty Chameleons!! It has been a while since I have done a product review, so today I will share with you my experience with the Korres Natural Primer. First of all, What it is:

The Korres Face Primer is a silicone-free, 99 percent natural, antioxidant-rich face primer that creates the perfect canvas for makeup application.

What it does: Korres Face Primer is a rich in skin-soothing botanicals and Vitamin E, this 99 percent natural formula refines skin texture without silicone, minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and reduces pore size. Your skin will be primed and ready for a makeup application.What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Silicone- Parabens- Sulfates- Synthetic Fragrances- Synthetic Dyes- Mineral Oils- Petrochemicals- Phthalates- GMOsWhat else you need to know: This product is Ecocert Certified and dermatologically tested, and also formulated without Triclosan, PPG, MEA, DEA, TEA, and Formaldehyde Donors.

My thoughts? Well I like the fact that this primer was natural, but. . .  This primer felt more like a lotion than a traditional primer to me. It was very water based to me and I did not feel that it smoothed over my fines lines and pores as much as a primer with the silicone and dimethecone. So in essence I felt like my lines and wrinkles were more visible with this primer and that is not what I want. So, in the long run natural may not be always good for me in this case. I am glad that I one tired the small size and did not splurge on the full size. However, if you like more of a water base primer that is natural in ingredients then go ahead and try it for sure.

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Philosophy’s On a Clear Day Acne Spot Treatment Review

31orbhu6mel_sl500_aa280_Lately, I have been feeling like I am turning into a teenager again with the periodic breakouts coming here and there (Forehead and chin area particularly). Are you post 30 years of age? and seeing the same things too.

I have a very good skincare regimen, however it does not included something to help with breakouts that I get during  that time of the month.

Over a month ago, I decided to purchase philosophy – on a clear day – oil-free acne spot treatment, $18. Why did I decide to buy this product out of everything that is out there on the market today? Well, what intrigued me is what they say how this product works.

Product Features:

* you have bothersome blemishes in need of immediate attention
* you want rapid results
* you are looking for a spot treatment for monthly or stress related breakouts

Product Description:

philosophy: a blemish is “small stuff.” instead of focusing on what is wrong, focus on what is right and watch your days become clearer.

when bothersome blemishes need immediate attention, look to on a clear day oil-free acne spot treatment. this lightweight combination therapy treatment aggressively targets acne to rapidly clear skin and prevent future breakout. on a clear day oil-free acne spot treatment also helps absorb excess oil and control shine, while promoting skin clarity.

Indications:
sulfur (3.0%): natural ingredient and proven acne fighter; has oil absorbing and antiseptic properties.oligopeptide-10: combination of amino acids; a revolutionary antimicrobial ingredient that reduces acne-causing bacteria.canadian willowherb (epilobium angustifolium): botanical extract that is an anti-irritant and antimicrobial; helps soothe, calm and condition the skin.polysilicone-11: oil-absorber that helps reduce surface oil.

Ingredients:
active ingredient: sulfur 3.0%. inactive ingredients: water (aqua), dimethicone, glycereth-18, butylene glycol, cetearyl alcohol, sclerotium gum, oligopeptide-10, epilobium angustifolium flower/leaf/stem extract, polysilicone-11, polyacrylamide, c13-14 isoparaffin, laureth-7, steareth-2, salicylic acid, ethoxydiglycol, cyclopentasiloxane, glyceryl stearate, stearyl alcohol, disodium edta, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, chlorphenesin.

Directions:
apply a thin layer over entire affected area after cleansing. ideally used after on a clear day oil-free foaming acne cleanser and treating with on a clear day oil-free all over acne treatment. can be used daily in the a.m. and p.m.

My thoughts of this amazing product are how effective it was to my skin. I remember the first time that I used this product I had an inflammed blemish on my forehead and over the weekend the blemish was reduced in half. By midweek the blemish was gone. I like the fact that you do not need a lot of this product to get it to work along with an effective skincare regime too. I give this on 5 stars and would recommend it to everyone!!

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Michael Jackson, King of Pop R.I.P. June 25, 2009

Wow! I am still in shock of the of Michael Jackson passing earlier today. I just can’t believe it! He is one of my most favorite entertainers of all time. I remember listening to his music when I was a child. My mom would play Jackson 5 music and me and my brother would just dance for hours on end. I just had to pay tribute to Michael Jackson here on beauty chameleon for those like I who love him so much! Please enjoy one of the many favorite performances from him.

R.I.P. Michael Jackson

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