Origins VitaZing

So many great things can be said about this product! Before I get to them, let me start off by explaining exactly what this product is because you have never seen anything like it before. Seriously! This is a moisturizing lotion that is oil-free with SPF 15.

Initially, when squeezed out of the tube, the lotion appears white. However, when it is rubbed and blended into the skin, it adds an incredible glow, and offers an effect similar to the results you might get from using a tinted moisturizer.

I love the results that I get from using VitaZing and in my opinion, my skin looks more radiant when I use this instead of my other face products. So, you might be wondering, what is so special about VitaZing?

1. It is an awesome substitute for foundation. The lotion goes on smoothly, blends in  completely and provides a great base for additional makeup.

2. One lotion fits all skin types. Anyone can use this lotion! VitaZing eliminates the necessity to match your skin to a foundation. This is especially important to me during the summer months when I tend to need foundations and face products that are a bit darker to suit sun-kissed skin.

3. A little goes a long way. You do not need a palm full of VitaZing to achieve a pretty glow! Dot the product on cheeks, chin and forehead, blend in with you fingertips and you are good to go. 

4. You skin will look like it is literally glowing. In my opinion this is perfect for anyone who cannot get outside! It will make you look like you just returned from a sunny vacation.

5. SPF 15 is a plus.

6. Oil-free formula makes it suitable for all skin types.

7. It is moisturizing without being too heavy.

8. Light, fresh scent that is invigorating and pleasant.

You can purchase this at Origins (I bought mine on 5th Ave in NYC,) Macy’s, or online at






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Review: Kiss My Face Hand Alert


My hands are always really dry during the fall and winter so I make sure that I always have a hand moisturizer in my bag. When I was at Wegman’s, I picked up a bright orange tube of Kiss My Face hand alert.

The certified organic hand cream contains: rosemary & mint extracts, spf 8, & 2% AHA

After a few weeks of using this product, I have decided that I would not re-purchase it. Some of the downfalls of this cream include:

-scent: I love peppermint but the level of scent in this product is overpowering

-price: too expensive for amount of cream that you get (3 ounces)

-appearance: it leaves a white sheen on your hands, even if you rub it in well, which is unpleasant

-purpose: it is supposed to exfoliate and moisturize hands and it does not do a great job of either

If you are considering this product, skip it!

The hunt for an awesome, organic hand cream continues…

What do you use? Comment below! : )

Review: Burt’s Bees Radiance Night Creme with Royal Jelly

(5/5) Definitely 5 stars for this moisturizer!

The only word that can accurately describe Burt’s Bees Radiance Night Creme is: AMAZING.

A friend recommended this 98.20% natural product to me over a year ago. I had some mild acne so I was a little reluctant to buy it. However, I purchased it based on her recommendation and immediately loved it!

Burt’s Bees Radiance Night Creme is part of my daily skin care regimen. I use it after washing my face every single night because I love how my skin looks and feels when I wake up in the morning.

This creme has a great, balanced consistency, not too thick but also not too watery (you know what I mean…).

Burt’s Bees Radiance Night Creme:

-contains no parabens

-contains no phthalates

-has royal jelly (I found this really does help skin to look younger- I was initially skeptical about that claim!)

-made with natural extracts

-smells awesome

-seems to really reduce scarring, facial lines and wrinkles (especially around the eyes, on the forehead  and on the chin)

-price: very reasonable for the quality and quantity you receive (once you try it, you will know what I mean by this). I always purchase my Burt’s Bees Radiance Night Creme at Harmon’s for about $17.99.

How I apply it at night: On my face, I dab it on four places using my middle finger-both cheeks, my chin and my forehead. Then I blend it out using both of my hands (make sure your hands are clean so you do not transfer unnecessary germs or dirt onto your skin). The product absorbs quickly but leaves a dewy and attractive glow to the skin.

Burt’s Bees Radiance Night Creme with Royal Jelly is an excellent skin care component for everyone. I have recommended this product to SO many people (family, friends, colleagues, etc.) because it is fabulous and there is nothing else like it. I routinely receive compliments on my skin and it is a great feeling. My advice: buy Burt’s Bees Radiance Night Creme and then let me know what you think.


Lastly, this also makes a great gift or stocking stuffer. Give a jar to you mother, grandmother, wife, girlfriend, friends, daughter, etc. They will definitely enjoy using this moisturizer!