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Live Clean Coconut Shampoo

Uncategorized By February 25, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments


Is there anything, really, like the smell and health benefits of coconut? … Just in time, as we find ourselves in another dry, cold winter that’s bound to wreak havoc on our hair, Live Clean Introduces Coconut Milk Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner. Capturing the moisturizing and rejuvenating powers of coconut, Coconut Milk Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner (developed specifically for all hair types) delivers just the right amount of moisture to keep your hair shiny and supple. The coconut oils in coconut milk with their Vitamin E, lauric, and capric acids both moisturize and protect, penetrating the hair shaft to help prevent breakage and seal in moisture. Both shampoo and conditioner are enriched with Vitamins C and Provitamin B5, milk protein and rice protein adding to their nourishing, hydrating, and strengthening properties. Live Clean’s Coconut Milk Moisturizing Shampoo lathers richly – and eco-safely! Both shampoo and conditioner are infused with just the right amount of coconut for a scent that evokes without overpowering. Eco-friendly, natural, plant-based, and free of harsh chemicals.

We’ve been using it for a few weeks and I’m loving the texture of my hair (and the smell lifts the mood in this ugly winter!)



Tested: the Emjoi Micro Pedi

beauty, GEAR By August 24, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , , , No Comments

I have a friend who is famous for foot rubs.  Excited to be invited for dinner, I asked his wife permission to ask for a quick foot massage, and she was very graceful in sharing her husband.  But when the guru saw my feet he refused to touch them.  Come on!  I haven’t had time to get a pedicure recently!  Dejected and sad I left with sore feet.  But I now have no more reason to be embarrassed.  This tool might be my new favourite beauty product.  The Emjoi Micro Pedi requires 2 AA batteries and eliminates the need for sharp metal callus removers.  It enabled me to skip pricy, time-consuming pedicures at the salon.  (Some find the spa experience relaxing but it stresses me out.)  Seriously.  As if I needed another reason to be a hermit at home!


Guinot 30 Minute Hydraclean Facial

FAM, LIVE, nourish, self By May 1, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , , No Comments

This super-quick Guinot Hydraclean facial left my skin looking more alive and younger than a whole day at the spa.  (As if a Mom ever gets that time luxury!) With no invasive procedures and incredibly aromatic products, the aesthetician rolled a cutting-edge steel sphere attached to a wand all over my face. I am now dubbing it the ‘magic wand’. It tingled a bit, but I was able to fully relax and let the sphere work it’s magic.

Guinot’s Hydraclean Facial is not a just a shortened version of any existing treatment.  Over the past two years, Guinot has been developing the Thermoclean Electrode specifically for this treatment, delivering noticeable, long-lasting results in less than half the time of a standard facial.

The steps

  • Cleanse and exfoliate
  • Gel Application
  • Skin Massage with Thermoclean Electrode
  • Remove Gel
  • Extraction (if necessary)
  • Facial Massage
  • Moisturizer Application

After the treatment my skin felt tight and lifted, and the tightening around the eye area was shocking.  The treatment works with the use of ionization to allow active ingredients penetrate the skin deeply.  Micro circulation is stimulated, which supplies oxygen to the cells.  And it’s quick which is key for busy moms.