Get Feet Ready for Sandals with derma e Scrub!

While living in Texas, the charm of the Spring has lost the same appeal it held when I lived in the north. When winter is at last over we’d come peeping out our doors, squinting in the sunlight, blinded by our pale reflections and inhaling the scents of new life. Even though the novelty of having the sun year round in the south has started to wear off, spring still represents new beginnings. We open the windows, breath in the fresh air and dust away the winter cobwebs. This spring I’ve been using derma e Microdermabrasion Scrub with Dead Sea Salt to exfoliate away the rough dead skin for a fresh spring look. The directions say to scrub in an upward motion for 3 minutes. So in order to provide the best review, I set a timer each time and used it. The instructions recommend times/week, however, if you have sensitive skin and are using this on your face I would stick to once a week. Since my skin tends to be on the oily side, I opted for 2. One thing I learned while using this product: I am not exfoliating long enough. 3 minutes is a long time people. I usually scrub my face for maybe 45 seconds. So set your timers readers!

Dermae Microdermabrasion with Dead Sea Salt

Since I have been using this product, I have been wearing makeup less. I am a loose powder, mineral makeup girl and usually wear it 5-6 days a week. Since I started using derma e®’s scrub I have only worn makeup a handful of times. I still have a few small rough patches lingering, but the scrub has really evened out my complexion and made my pores appear smaller. I have been blessed *ahem* with large pores and am always looking for new tricks to make them appear smaller. I have tried to be careful about not over exfoliating, but I wish I could use this more than twice a week. After I use the scrub, my skin appears fresh and even for about a day or two, and then it starts to appear a little flat again. I might try using it 3 times a week, but on the second use, scrub for half the time.

Did I mention it is multi-purpose? This fact somehow escaped me until today. I know that my feet are not quite sandal ready and need a little derma e® TLC. The scent of the Microdermabrasion Scrub is light and slightly fruity. It is a small grain scrub but the granules are coarser than what you would find in a daily exfoliator.

Here’s what derma e® has to say about their products:

  • derma e’s products contain non-GMO ingredients, ingredients sourced from environmentally friendly farms that practice sustainable agriculture, organic ingredients whenever possible, and 100 percent recyclable packaging. Award winning products include: a full line of natural, therapeutic skin and hair care formulations.
  • derma e is the 4-time award-winner of Best Skin Care Products from Whole Foods Magazine and is constantly striving to lessen their impact on the environment and improve conservation efforts within the organization. The company has been manufacturing with wind energy, while reducing the company’s environmental footprint, by matching 100% of conventional electricity use with clean, renewable energy. This renewable energy purchase supports derma e® in their continuing effort to completely offset carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. derma e also has an in-office conservation program, recycling program and supports eco-friendly business practices as a member of the Green America Business Network.

You can find out which store near you carries derma e® products or you can purchase their products online at Happy scrubbing!





New Beauty Writer

Hello Fashionable Gal readers!

My name is Kayla and I am a new contributing beauty writer for Fashionable Media. I love finding out about new products through friends I trust, and I hope to be that person for you. Here are some things you need to know about me: I’m a classics girl. I don’t usually jump on the trend train. Maybe it’s because I’m boring, or lack courage like some of you readers, but I like to think it’s because I’m just trying to channel my inner Chanel. I try to adhere to the fashion rules of the French. I’m also pretty simplistic in my makeup endeavors. I never leave the house without curling my lashes and applying  mascara, but I have yet to try a smokey eye. If there is one thing I learned from my grandmother, it’s to always have red lipstick and red accessories on hand. That woman was the Queen of red shoes, red purses, and leaving behind red kisses. I try to use products that are as natural as possible. Sometimes I even make my own concoctions with items from my kitchen. Strawberry Brown Sugar Scrub anyone? I am also a full-time graduate student, so money and time savers are at the top of my list. I’m excited to share the products I’ve been using lately. Keep your eyes open for my upcoming reviews. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask!



No! No! Hair Removal

no Shaving is the bane of my existence and I can’t stand waxing. Appointments for hair removal is way out of my budget and schedule with school.

Of course, you can always try endless hair removal creams. But in my experience they rarely work and end up leaving you with a nasty rash or allergic reaction. Not to mention the horrible chemical smell and how they leave your skin feeling rough and not any smoother than before.

Plus what busy gal wants to keep using creams and waxing products every single week? This is why is a great alternative to annoying and painful creams.

What is no!no!? It’s a cordless at home hair removal system for men or women. Your skin tone or hair type doesn’t matter at all. You’ll be able to go weeks without shaving and your hair regrowth will also slow down with continuous use. Plus? It’s completely pain free. You can use it anytime or anywhere.

Basically, no!no! is a light based hair removal system that removes hair easily and quickly. It’s not a miracle cure, you’ll still have hair, but it’s cheaper than laser hair removal and far more convenient than waxing. Reviewers are saying that it even works better than laser hair removal.

If you aren’t happy with your no!no! you can return it for a complete refund and you don’t even have to pay for shipping and handling. No! No! Hair removal is completely risk free and who wouldn’t want a chance to quit waxing and using painful hair removal cream?


Ocean Spray Body Wash from Tone


First off, I love Tone body wash. They are one of the few body wash brands that I trust. So many others end up drying out my skin, having a fake and rather nasty smell, or just not working for me. So I was thrilled I had a chance to try the new Ocean Therapy Body Wash from Tone!

The new body wash contains deep sea extracts (sea kelp) and pear essence with Vitamin E. Not only does it smell good, but it’s also good for you too!

I’m completely and utterly in love with this new body wash. As I expected, it left my skin feeling silky soft and replenished. My legs feel so dang smooth! (I’m not so secretly hoping Tone will release a shaving cream at some point. Because that would be freakin awesome) Actually, my overall skin feels like silk.

The scent is amazing. It’s relaxing and smells like the ocean with a slight fruity/tropical hint that I adore.

The new Ocean Spray Body Wash from Tone is available at all major retailers nationwide.

Workout Without the Sweat Thanks To Degree!

Degree is a brand that I know and trust. I remember my mother always using Degree products when I was younger so this is a brand I know and trust. Personally I’m excited to see that the Degree family is staying on top of the latest trends with their products.

It’s after the holidays and if you are like me then you have five or ten pounds to lose after all those sweets, gluten and dairy. So what’s a girl to do? Well workout of course!

But with working out comes sweat and odor. Thankfully Degree is here to the rescue. They have TWO brand new clinical strength deodorants that will keep your pits dry; sweat and odor free. Sounds awesome right?

So does it work?

You betcha! The line of Degree products is especially designed to battle sweat and stink in a brand new formula that will make your life a breeze. I had a chance to try two out and fell in love. Even when I was jogging and working up a sweat, it was noticeably less then when I use my typical brand of deodorant.

Degree products can be found at stores nationwide for varied (but always affordable) prices.

What is YOUR favorite degree product?