6. Glowology Simply Divine Gift Set

GlowologyA great choice for expecting mothers or new moms (or anyone with sensitive skin) is Glowology’s Simply Divine gift set from Noodle & Boo, which includes Glowology’s Heavenly Honey Wash and Lovely Body Lotion (also available for purchase separately).  Developed for sensitive skin, the combination of milk protein and clover honey is an effective way to soothe and moisturize dry skin, while gentle enough to still be used daily.

Glowology offers no harmful ingredients that could affect a nursing newborn or a developing baby.  They understand that some ingredients can be absorbed into the bloodstream which is why every ingredient is researched to ensure its appropriateness before it’s used in any of their formulations. Clinically-tested and hypoallergenic.


  • Developed to gently clean sensitive skin.
  • Nourishing milk protein and honey leave skin sweetly soft.
  • Organic lavender and clover soothe skin.
  • Vitamin E and Provitamin B5 moisturize.


  • Developed to gently moisturize sensitive skin.
  • Nourishing milk protein, almond oil and clover honey leave skin sweetly soft.
  • Organic calendula and white tea soothe skin.
  • Contains natural antioxidants vitamins A, C, and E.

Suggested Retail Price: $45

To learn more about the Glowology collection or to purchase, visit noodleandboo.com

7. Jurlique’s Baby Line

jurliqueWhen I worked at Jurlique, I gave this baby line countless times to moms all over the country and always received great feedback. Made with a natural, biodynamic blend of ingredients, this line does not dry out baby’s skin, and the fragrance is soft and subtle with the delicate scent of lavender.

My personal favorites are the Baby’s Gentle Shampoo & Body Wash ($18) and Baby’s Soothing Bubble Bath ($18).  These products contain parent-friendly packaging, which only requires one hand to open/shut the lid while holding the product, and comes in handy especially when you have a child in the other.

Jurlique baby collection is priced at $18-$29

For more information visit Jurlique.com

Kiehls and M*A*C Give Back

I would like to recognize Kiehl’s and M*A*C for their contribution to AIDS research today, on World AIDS Day.

Kiehls Mac


In proud support of World AIDS Day, Kiehl’s is launching a Limited Edition Hand Care for a Cure today with 100% of the net profits to benefit amfAR.  With new packaging for a limited release of their signature Ultimate Strength Hand Salve, it features a unique design of the symbolic red ribbon – worn internationally to increase public awareness of AIDS. Created out of red hand prints, this visual displays the many hands that AIDS has affected, as well as the many hands working together to find a cure.  This heavy-duty moisture treatment is a thick, rich formula offering all-day care and protection to hands. Featuring a blend of select ingredients that allows skin draw and absorb water from the air, this hand salve forms a protective barrier against moisture loss.

Limited Edition Hand Care for a Cure Suggested Retail Price: 2.5 fl. oz / $12.50, available on http://www.kiehls.com

About amfAR [from amfAR.com]:

Founded in 1985, amfAR is dedicated to ending the global AIDS epidemic through innovative research and has invested nearly $300 million in its mission and has awarded grants to more than 2,000 research teams worldwide. For additional information on amfAR, visit www.amfAR.org


As part of M∙A∙C’s continued commitment to AIDS research, they are donating every cent of the purchase of their Miracles Happen Viva Glam Lip Kit to the M∙A∙C AIDS Fund.  This compact features lip trio Viva Glam V and VI Lipsticks, and Viva Glam V Lip Gloss.  The set is part of their holiday collection, and truly is the gift that keeps on giving.

Miracles Happen Viva Glam Lip Kit Suggested Retail Price: $22.50, available on www.maccosmetics.com

About M∙A∙C AIDS Fund:

Established in 1994 by M·A·C Cosmetics, the M·A·C AIDS Fund supports men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS globally. Introducing its first

CosMedix Define and Affirm

Cosmedix Affirm DefineCosMedix is a full range of naturally potent skin care products that are formulated through a process called ‘chiral’ correction, which filters the ingredients to contain only molecules that positively interact with the skin.  This translates to a corrective skin care line that substitutes preservatives and chemicals for naturally efficacious ingredients — peptides, sirtuins, epidermal growth factors, and physical sunscreens – which ultimately rejuvenates the skin from head to toe.

My skincare regime included — Affirm Antioxidant Firming Serum and Define Vitamin A Resurfacing Treatment.  These products are potent and very effective when used correctly – my skin felt firmer, more supple, and clearly made a difference with fine lines.

Affirm Antioxidant Firming Serum – $78

Affirm is a gentle and soothing day/night serum, with a light, clean fragrance that quickly absorbs into the skin and firms without making it feel tight or greasy.  Immersed with ten skin-specific antioxidants, this lightweight peptide serum can be used for the correction and prevention of photodamage. Suitable for young or mature skin, Affirm can be applied morning or nights individually or under other products to reduce visible signs of environmental stress and sun damage.

Define Vitamin A Resurfacing Treatment – $74

Define is a potent cream made from a unique blend of gentle acids and 2% AGP Complex (a retinal alternative), which encourages cell renewal and collagen enhancement.  Additionally, Define is formulated to exfoliate and resurface skin by stimulating the