With summer & Father’s Day around the corner here are a few summer travel picks & gift ideas for dad from L’Occitane en Provence!  You can pack light and travel beautiful with travel size items (for as low as $ 7.00), or spoil your dad with useful gift sets so that he can take good care of his skin.  And you can also spoil yourself with the new Reine Blanche illuminating collection, the Terre de Lumière golden hour collection, or any other skin care product.

Remember to read the Promotion Codes that I included at the bottom of the post!  There are a few codes that are valid for 2 Days Only, some expire as early as June 5th, others as late as June 31st.

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Beauty | L’Occitane en Provence

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Ladies, who else keeps a hand cream in every room in the house and inside every purse?  I even keep one in my car and another one at work!  I have suffered from dry hands for as long as I can remember, and because of that I am constantly moisturizing my hands (multiple times a day).  

Today I am sharing my personal opinion on this brand of skin care products.  I first experienced products from L’Occitane en Provence a few years ago when a girlfriend gave me a huge gift-set for my birthday.  What a fantastic gift it was.  What I love about L’Occitane products is that the hand cremes are not too light – so you do not need to re-apply it every 5 minutes.  (I cannot stand those).  

For those of you that suffer from extreme hand dryness I highly recommend their “Dry Skin Hand Creme.”  If you like to moisturize your entire body after you shower (like I do), then I recommend “Shea Butter Ultra Rich Comforting Creme.”  It is pretty thick, and when I use it daily I truly feel that I am moisturizing my body.

The products smell wonderful as well, and the lovely smell lasts…  The shower gel leaves me smelling like almond oil for the entire day.  I have linked four of my favorite products from this brand.  Check them out!    


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Skin Care with La Foret Cosmetics

Hi loves!  Today I am sharing a new skin care product that I got to try last week: La Forêt Daytime Intensive Skin Revitalizer.  I always welcome skin care products, especially face or hand moisturizers.  The two reasons for that are that I have very dry hands, and because I like to moisturize my face once daily.   A friend of mine was in town for a couple of days, and brought me a product from one of the cosmetics companies that he works for.   So happy!

This moisturizer was created for delicate skin (perfect!), and it serves as an intensive therapy to repair your dry skin.  I have been using it on my face & neck area, and I love that it feels very smooth, light and velvety.  Although the SPF is not high (it is 8 and the typical is 15), it’s better than products that have none.  I try to always protect my skin from the sun.  You can check out more of their products at  

[La Forêt products are made in France]
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La Forêt Daytime Intensive Skin Revitalizer


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  1. AHAVA Essential Day Moisturizer
  2. Gentle Eye Cream
  3. AHAVA Mineral Hand Cream

Today I am sharing a few of the skin care products that I purchased a couple of months ago when I visited Israel.  While in Israel, we visited the Dead Sea Region(*), and nearby I found a store (overlooking the Dead Sea shores) that sold an infinite amount of AHAVA creams, so I decided to bring a few back with me.  I had heard of AHAVA products but I had never purchased one.    

AHAVA creams are made with active dead sea minerals.  These minerals are found in the Dead Sea are supposed to rejuvenate your skin.  They are paraben free, allergy tested, free of animal testing, produced without petroleum, and approved for sensitive skin.  Wish I had purchased more!  

(*) The Dead Sea is a salt lake bordered by Jordan to the east, and Israel and the West Bank to the west.  Its surface is 1,407 feet below sea level (429 meters).  The Dead Sea has become a location for health research due to the mineral content of the water seems to have positive effects on health.


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Beauty | Skin Care Products

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Happy Friday ladies!  Today I wanted to share a few basic skin care products that I use on a daily basis.  The bottom two Cetaphil products I have been using for at least over a decade!  Prior to using make-up remover to take off my lip-stick, eye-shadow, foundation, etc, I like to wash my face with warm water and Cetaphil’s Gentle Skin Cleanser.  I love that it feels very soft for my skin.  Then I remove all excess make-up with either Klorane (blue product above) or Neutrogena’s Oil Free Make-Up remover.  Both are for sensitive eyes (this is very important!).   

For my under eye area I use La Roche-Posay’s Redermic Eye [C].  It helps reduce the look of deep wrinkles and also reinforce skin’s support structure (I use this once daily).  It is not very cheap but you can conveniently purchase it at most drugstores.  From La Roche-Posay I also love the Thermal Water, it soothes and softens the skin that has been irritated by the sun, while protecting against skin aging.  

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