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I am so excited that it’s getting warmer here in Hawaii.  Well, don’t get me wrong… Winter is still my favorite time of year, but summer in Hawaii is like spending the season at the beach, literally.  Because of the beautiful weather most of the spring and summer season, my family and I tend to hit the sand and the waves quite often between April and August.  But, being “beach ready” isn’t no easy task.  While many stress that a beach body is essential, for me, I like to make sure I got everything I need to feel good while enjoying myself.  The last thing I want while sun bathing on the sand is to have my body hair stealing the show from me.  So, getting beach ready for me means getting rid of the hair.  Have you ever shaved the day before stepping into the ocean?  Ouch!!  It’s painful and burns so usually I have to make sure that I shave days before hitting the sand.  But, with Emjoi’s Epi Slim+ e18, I don’t have to worry about any of that.

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I’ve been a huge fan of Emjoi epilators this year because they have made things so convenient for me.  While I did have IPL hair removal on my legs several years ago, I still have strays and I still have underarm hair that grows.  The use of an epilator allows me to quickly and effectively remove my hair from my body (or my face) with little to no discomfort.  I love that Emjoi literally has an epilation model for each and every woman’s needs and expectations.

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The Epi Slim+ e18 (retails for $34.95) is a perfect on-the-go device.  It’s ultra portable and compact, which makes it easy for me to reach areas like my underarm and bikini line (my most sensitive spots).  The results can last up to 6 weeks time, I find I’m using it every 3 weeks (but my hair grows fast) and I think it’s great that it can remove that unwanted hair as short as 0.3mm from the root.  With 18 patented 3-disc tweezers that remove the hair quickly and efficiently – leaving me without the hair and skin irritation.

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The Epi Slim+ e18 is battery operated which makes using it very easy.  I have an Emjoi that requires a plug in and this way – I can reach all my “hard to reach” areas without a cord tripping me up.  With built-in Erase Glide Technology to glide your device back and forth or circular over your hair to leave you with smooth, hair free skin in a matter of just seconds.

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The disc of the unit opens at an optimal 14mm and operates at 540 strokes per second so that these tweezers eliminate the majority of hair at the first pass and by lifting the hair and removing it quickly.  It’s such a convenient little device because it allows me to remove my hair so easily.  Honestly, I have never tried an epilator till this past year and I don’t know why it took me so long.  My underarms would get so irritated from shaving and with the epilator, now I don’t have to worry about irritations because there are no razor cuts or burns.

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Like I stated before, going into the ocean after shaving your legs can really burn your legs or leave them itchy.  But I can use my Epi Slim+ e18 by Emjoi the day before or the day of and I won’t have any issues.  My skin is smooth and hair removal is a breeze.  I’m really enjoying this product and have already taken it on a short trip with me.  It’s so convenient and worth every penny.

Emjoi was presented the Customer Choice Award from QVC, year after year.

You can learn more about the Epi Slim+ e18 and other Emjoi products at: www.emjoi.com

How about you?  Have you tried an epilator before?  Have you tried this one from Emjoi?  What are your thoughts and how do you like it?

Signature Honey

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I have to admit, this post is long over due but I thought that it would be a great time to share this product with all of you – especially if you deal with winter aches and pains like my family and I do.  We live in Hawaii, so anywhere on this planet that has a colder climate, could appreciate these.  The Zim’s Max-Freeze Patches with Lidocaine and Menthol also made a huge difference in sports injuries and my husband’s aches and pains from work.  Let’s explore this product a bit more and I’ll share some information with all of you.

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Zim’s Max-Freeze Patches are for temporary relief of your pain.  They are individually wrapped and feature a new formula with lidocaine and menthol to help deliver more pain relieving power where you need it.  These patches come with six per package and are best used for smaller areas like the arms and neck and when you  need broader coverage like the knees and elbows, you have the option to use the large patches which come four per package.  Extra-large patches are idea for large areas as the back and comes with three patches for your convenience.

Using Zim’s Max-Freeze Patches is easy.  You simply remove the film of the individually wrapped patch and place the adhesive over the affected area.  The patches are long-lasting and we absolutely enjoy the fact that they stay in place once you adhere them.  You can change them out twice a day for continued pain relief and they are so easy to use and take with you on the go.  My family and I found that these made great additions to put into a gym bag and have on hand in my purse whenever we needed it.

Of course, Zim’s Max-Freeze Patches are not meant to treat or diagnose any issues you are having or pain and I’m certainly not here to do so myself, but it’s something I thought I would share with my readers in the case they are experiencing some aches and pens in their muscles, etc. and could use some relief.  These patches offer a cooling sensation when you put them on but I didn’t think they burned the skin at all.  If you have tried any type of topical cream of sorts with lidocaine or menthol in them, you can expect that these have the same affect without the mess.  I absolutely love that these are so easy to use, no mess and no fuss.  You don’t have to worry about a messy liquid or cream and waiting for it to dry before putting clothes on or leaving the house.  It’s easy and mess free which means it’s a winner in our house.

Zim’s Max-Freeze Patches retail for $10.99 (any size) and can be purchased at: http://www.zimsusa.com/

Have you tried Zim’s Max-Freeze products before?  What about the patches, is this something you think you could use for your winter aches and pains?

Signature Honey


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With Winter in the midst, that also means dry skin is inevitable and we all need to find a way to keep our skin exfoliated and moisturized.  Recently I had the opportunity to try the ViaBuff – which is a poof to help buff your way to healthy, smooth, softer and brighter looking skin.  I am going to share this product with you today.

Cleanse, Exfoliate and Renew With ViaBuff

What is ViaBuff?  ViaBuff is a Dermatologist Tested, skin cleansing pillow-soft body sponge.  It delivers deep cleansing and exfoliation to remove dead skin cells and boosts the skin’s natural renewal cycle – helping to retexture the skin’s surface and promoting improved clarity, even tone and smoothness.  This cushion soft ViaBuff Advanced Superior Foaming technology and unique Patented design provides 1200 sq/i. of useable surface area for a more efficient exfoliation experience.  Available with one or two strengths of exfoliation, you can choose your preferred level from extra gentle to clinical and get that clean and exfoliated skin you are looking for.

The ViaBuff comes in both a facial and body version.  The ViaBuff Facial Mini Buffs are so cute!  They retail for $4.00 each or $11 for 3.  The Viabuff Mini Buff Exfoliator is 3″ and comes in 4 different levels:

  • Level 1: Extra Gentle
    Ideal for Oily Skin, Acne, Psoriasis
  • Level 2: Mild
    Ideal for Normal Skin, Eczema
  • Level 3: Moderate
    Ideal for Dry Skin, Ingrown Hairs, Keratosis Pilaris, Waxing
  • Level 4: Clinical
    Ideal for Very Dry Skin

The Viabuff Mini Buff Exfoliator is non-sensitizing, non-irritating, cruelty-free, and dermatologist-tested.  This product does not contain harsh abrasives.  I love to use them on my face while in the shower to help give my face a light exfoliation without being too harsh on my sensitive skin.  It’s soft and feels nice against my face.  My face feels smooth and soft after use and is mild enough for every day use.

Cleanse, Exfoliate and Renew With ViaBuff

The ViaBuff Body Duo Exfoliator retails for $11.00 or you can choose to get the handle $3.00 to make it easy to scrub a dub your body.  Like the face ViaBuff, you also have 4 different levels to choose from:

  • Level 1: Extra Gentle
    Ideal for Oily Skin, Acne, Psoriasis
  • Level 2: Mild
    Ideal for Normal Skin, Eczema
  • Level 3: Moderate
    Ideal for Dry Skin, Ingrown Hairs, Keratosis Pilaris, Waxing
  • Level 4: Clinical
    Ideal for Very Dry Skin

The ViaBuff Body Exfoliator is non-sensitizing, non-irritating, cruelty-free and dermatologist tested.  This product does not contain harsh abrasives and is 5″ big making it the perfect size for cleansing your body.  You can select to purchase a set that comes with the body handle or sets that include more than one and these make really nice gifts.

Cleanse, Exfoliate and Renew With ViaBuff

ViaBuff helps to cleanse and exfoliate skin simultaneously, improving your skin’s texture.  This product helps to promote new skin cell growth and helps to reduce the appearance of large pores.  With consistent use of the ViaBuff, you can improve acne and even facial skin tone as well as reducing fine lines and wrinkles and smoothing the roughest of dry skin on the legs, feet and elbows.  The ViaBuff stimulates collagen production while protecting against further damage and the built in silicone strap makes it easy to hang in the shower.

I have been enjoying using the various ViaBuffs to smooth my body and face and love that it works so well and is gentle on my sensitive skin.  I tend to get pretty dry on my elbows and knees and I noticed that those parts of my body (and everywhere) are exfoliated easily without being abrasive like other products can be. My children also use the extra gentle body ViaBuffs to clean and smooth their boy and they love it as does my husband for his needs.  I definitely suggest these and would recommend them to anyone.  These pillow-soft sponges are American made and professionally recommended and after using it for about a month, even on my sensitive skin, I have found these to be beneficial.  Purchase yours or learn more about it at: https://www.viabuff.com/shop/

Have you heard of ViaBuff before?  Would this be something you could see yourself using?

Signature Honey

 

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It’s no secret that I’m a lover of scrubs for the body and the face and when I can’t make my own, I’m definitely pulling at the ones that I love.  Recently I wrote about the Teadora Nourishing Lip butter and overall I enjoyed the product (see my thoughts on that product here).  Shortly after trying out the lip butter, I had the opportunity to try the body polish and was quite excited to see how it would work with my sensitive skin.

Teadora Rainforest at dusk nourishing body polish

Teadora’s Rainforest at Dusk Nourishing Body Polish is packed with Antioxidant and vitamin-rich Buriti, Babassu, Brazil Nut, Rose Hip Seed, and Maracujá oils, plus potent exfoliants such as Açaí Seeds and Amazonian Clay for all the goodness your skin needs.  This body polish reminds me of a mud like scrub and it works well to remove dead skin while still giving your skin hydration.  The body polish retails for $34.00 (6.0oz) and $10.00 (1.5oz) and is made in the USA.  I love that it is so easy to use… simply rub the body scrub on your body and then rinse off.

Teadora Rainforest at dusk nourishing body polish

I have sensitive skin, so I can only use this product sparingly and once a week or so but even with my sensitivities it didn’t really cause me any issues.  I like to use this product on my driest areas on my body like my knees, elbows and on my ankles and feet.  A little of this product goes a long way and it rubs on nicely and softly and gently scrubs off any dead skin and leaving it soft and ready for my favorite body butters or lotions.

Teadora Rainforest at Dusk Nourishing Body Polish

Ingredients: Aqua, Organic Coco Nucifera (Coconut) Water, Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Kaolin (Brazil White Clay), Decyl Glucoside, Diatomaceous Earth, Bentonite, Organic Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Bertholletia Excelsa Seed (Brazil Nut) Oil, Pumice, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Kosher Glycerine, Euterpe Oleracea (Açaí) Seed Powder, Orbignya Oleifera (Babassu) Seed Oil, Passiflora Incarnata (Passionfruit) Seed Oil, Organic Rasa Canina (Rose Hip) Seed Oil, Organic Mauritia Flexuosa (Buriti) Fruit Oil, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit (Açaí) Oil, Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit (Buriti) Extract, Non-GMO Tocopherol (Mixed-Ester) Vitamin E, Ascophyllum Nodosum, Panthenol (Pro Vitamin B5), Caprylyl Glycol, Eugenia Uniflora Fruit (Pitanga) Extract, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C) Ester, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Natural Fragrance.

I couldn’t figure out the type of scent it had but I can tell you that the fragrance is not overpowering at all.  It reminds me a bit of a earthy scent, but I could be wrong.  Teadora suggests that you use this scrub no more than 2 to 3 times a week and I use it about once a week in the areas I mentioned previously.  While it does clean away and exfoliate nicely, leaving my skin soft and hydrated, like anything on my sensitive skin – it can be drying for me if used too often.  It’s not really the fault of the product as my skin reacts the same with anything similar.  If you have sensitive skin like me, I think you’ll really enjoy this scrub as it offers you the benefits of a good scrub without feeling harsh after it’s all done.  Overall, I’m impressed with the body polish and enjoy the pampering it does offer me.

Teadora is a company that loves the rainforests and does what they can to help preserve them.  As someone who lives in a state that still has natural rainforest surrounding me, I am proud to support the brand and their mission of deforestation.  Their story and their goal is an awesome read and I definitely recommend checking them out.  Read more about Teadora here and see what they offer.

Signature Honey

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Stretch Marks? Come on now… after giving birth to three children – 2 of which are twins, to say I have a few zebra stripes on my belly would be an understatement.  Having worked in the plastic surgery field a few years I do know a thing or two about taking care of my skin, but that doesn’t mean that stretch marks are not going to find their way creeping onto areas consistently.  Besides my tummy since I’m quite blessed in the upper half of my body as well, you can find a few stretch marks there as well.  I use a number of different creams as well as oils and always interested in checking out new brands and products that may help my scars and stretch marks a little.  The last month I’ve been testing out the InstaNatural Stretch Mark and Scar Cream and using it in combination with other products I already have in my body cream arsenal.  Here are my thoughts on this product.

InstaNatural Stretch Mark Cream

First of all – let’s start with the size of the bottle.  For just $35.00 you get 5 oz of product which will last you a long time.  Even if used according to the directions – which is to apply twice a day, you still have enough product for a thirty day supply or more depending on the amount of product that you dispense and the area size that you are applying it to.

InstaNatural Stretch Mark & Scar Cream

The cream is a different texture than I would have expected.  It’s cream-like but still feels almost like a mousse and when applied to the skin, it smooths out and applies like a lotion.  The amount you see in the photo above is all I use to cover my entire stomach region.  The product does have a light lotion type scent though I couldn’t pinpoint the exact scent.

I really enjoy the pump that the container has.  I dispense the correct amount of product each time.  I’ll be honest in saying that InstaNatural is really good at their dispensing of product on their packaging for various different serums, creams, etc. so I didn’t expect anything otherwise from them.

I apologize for not sharing any photos of before and after – but I was not quite comfortable doing so.  I can tell you that while I didn’t notice drastic results I did definitely notice lightening of some of my stretch marks on my belly – they are not as dark as before.  I think this is a plus considering these stretch marks are from many years ago.  With the price point, ease of use and the fact that my skin did not have any allergic reactions, I definitely think this is a product I know I will continue to use.  I’ll be sure to stop by and provide an update after I’ve been using it for a while and maybe then I will be more confident in sharing my photos, because I did take them :)

What are your favorite scar or stretch mark creams to use on your body – if you use them?

Signature Honey

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UP4 Women’s Probiotics has been a lifesaver for me the last month.  I recently discussed having a weird imbalance in my life with a friend who is a psychologist and she suggested that I add this supplement to my daily vitamins and supplements I currently take.  While I have heard of them before, I just assumed I was getting the proper amount since I had yogurt in my diet, however… I was not getting enough of the required amount.  After having the twins and experiencing severe postpartum depression, I have had a hard time getting my mind and body regulated and have been experiencing everything from mood swings and my body just feeling out of sorts to getting colds consistently, even with a change of diet and exercise, I needed something more.

UP4 Women's Probiotics

This probiotic superstar (voted a Best of Supplements winner byBetter Nutrition magazine) is designed specifically with adults in mind. UP4 Adult is the perfect probiotic combination for helping adults maintain a healthy digestive system.* Starting with our own trademarked strain L. acidophilus DDS®-1, we added three strains of Bifidobacteria to maximize the benefits unique to each strain (B. longum, B. lactis, B. bifidum).

For women of all ages; this probiotic is formulated just for you to support urinary tract health. For pure probiotics, certified organic cranberry and pure well-being, look no further! UP4 Women’s consists of four strains of Lactobacillus found in a healthy vaginal tract including our ultimate superstrain L. acidophilus DDS®-1, L. rhamnosus, L. gasseri and L. plantarum, along with Bifidobacterium lactis.

UP4 Probiotics

NON-DAIRY • NON-GMO • GLUTEN FREE
SOY FREE • PRESERVATIVE FREE • VEGAN

  • Just for women
  • With certified organic cranberry
  • 10 billion CFU

UP4 Probiotics Ingredients

I think like any supplement, you should definitely look into the ingredients and the options with your doctor.  I didn’t have the chance to meet with mine regarding this and started taking the pills immediately after getting them in the mail.  I have felt much more comfortable with my digestive system and my mood swings are not as bad and have lessened dramatically.  I only need take two capsules per day during meals, which is great considering I take so many other supplements already – I don’t need to be taking something several times a day.  The pills are not huge, but not small – still easily swallowed.

UP4 Women's Probiotics

Overall – I’m pretty impressed with how I feel and how my body feels.  Since this particular supplement is sold at a few stores near me, I can easily continue to take them and continue to see the benefits they have in store for me.  Retailing for about $26 – this supplement is definitely worth looking into if you are experiencing similar issues as I.
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