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How often do you really think about body wash? If you are anything like me you probably don’t think about it that much unless you come across a product that performs really well or really poorly. While I’m no body wash aficionado I do use a body wash at least once daily. Over time I have come to realize that not all body washes are created equally and it’s not just based on cost. Below I have listed a few body washes that I have tried over the last several months, all deliver a great clean feeling, some with added benefits of botanical ingredients, extra moisture, exfoliation and others to soothe and calm the skin.

Suave Naturals Body Wash, Rainforest Fresh

Suave Naturals Body Wash

Suave is your basic body wash “For Fresh, Fragrant Skin.” While Suave is the lowest cost bodywash on this lists it delivers a good a clean as any of the others listed. Suave Naturals Body Wash  is hypoallergenic and is enriched with bamboo and aloe extracts to help moisturize your skin. This is a perfect buy for any budget conscious shopper. It is available in a variety of scents. I would not recommend for anyone with sensitivity to perfumes and dyes. $2.49

Dr.Hauschka Almond Soothing Body Wash

Dr.Hauschka Almond Soothing Body Wash

Dr.Hauschka Almond Soothing Body Wash leaves skin feeling clean but not stripped of moisture. It is formulated with a variety of plant oils, essential oils and and extracts to help moisturize and strengthen skin’s barrier. It you are looking to avoid products with Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS) this product is worth considering. Because of the abundance of essential oils and the addition of fragrance,  I would not recommend this product for sensitive skin. $24.95


Eucerin Calming Body Wash Daily Shower Oil

Eucerin Calming Body Wash Daily Shower Oil

Eucerin Calming Body Wash Daily Shower Oil has soybean oil as its first ingredient, something I’ve not seen before in a body wash. The shower oil is formulated to calm skin and it works to deliver a gentle calming clean to dry irritated skin, leaving it soft and feeling soothed. This dry skin therapy is dermatologist recommended and good for use on sensitive skin. $6.99

Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash

Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash

Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash is a long time favorite. It would be almost impossible for me to talk body wash and not include it.  This body wash contains loads of moisturizers and leaves skin feeling fantastic. During summer months lotion is often not necessary after using the Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash.  There are several varieties of Dove Body Wash to address various skin concerns.  Find your perfect Dove Body Wash here. $8.99

Olivina Wild Fennel and Orange Hand and Body Wash

Olivina Wild Fennel and Orange Hand and Body Wash

Olivina Wild Fennel and Orange Hand and Body Wash has a light gentle fragrance. It contains calming, soothing and skin nourishing ingredients such as: aloe, chamomile, white and green tea extracts, lavender extract and cucumber extracts. Glycerin and olive oil help to moisturize the skin while the SLS free cleansing system delivers an effective clean. The pump dispenser makes this cleanser handy both in the shower and at the sink I would not recommend for sensitive skin because of the added fragrance, extracts and essential oils. $18

Yes To Carrots Nourishing Body Wash

Yes To Carrots Body Wash

Yes To Carrots Nourishing Body Wash has a good balance of nourishing and cleansing ingredients. Skin feels hydrated but it doesn’t leave a heavy feeling on the skin after cleansing. This product contains 96% certified organic ingredients, is paraben free and SLS free. Yes To Carrots is formulated with its namesake ingredient, carrot seed oil and also contains watermelon extract and glycerin.  Great for all skin types, though if you are sensitive to fragrance, be aware that fragrance is added to this product. $8.99

L’Occitane Bonne Mere Gentle Body Wash

L'Occitane Bonne Mere Gentle Body Wash Milk

L’Occitane Bonne Mere Gentle Body Wash feels gentle and delicate on the skin and smells like babies. [An odd description, yes, but definitely reminds me of babies.] Though this product contains fragrance, the manufacturer states it is hypoallergenic and perfect for all skin types, including sensitive skin but not recommended for use on children under 3 years old. It is enriched with white mallow milk and leaves the skin soft, hydrated and lightly scented.  $34

Ahava Mineral Body Exfoliator

Kooba for AHAVA Body Care Set

I love a good 2-in-1 product because I always feel more efficient when I use it.  This Ahava Mineral Body Exfoliator is designed to exfoliate and clean at the same time.  It contains mineral rich Dead Sea water that is said to “restore skin’s vitality and enhances its natural ability to retain moisture. It effectively elevates skin’s hydration and provides an essential daily body treatment.” Red Sea Weed granules exfoliate the skin, thereby increasing circulation and enhance the look and feel of skin. I pour this product on my hand and massage over my entire body in circular motions.  Ahava Mineral Body Exfoliator is perfect for rough, dry skin, mature ski, but not recommended for sensitive skin types. $22

*For a limited time you can get  the Ahava Mineral Body Exfoliator, Mineral Body Lotion,  Mineral Hand Cream and the versatile Kooba clutch for $45.  

No matter how you get clean there is product out there that is formulated just for you!

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Turkey has been consumed, food coma followed, folks got trampled for Black Friday deals but now it’s time to sit back and let your fingers do all the walking.  It’s Cyber Monday, girls…so you know what that means. Digital deals galore. Get clicking!


DEAL:  H2O Plus Blockbuster Bestsellers Bag that contains 11 of H2O top selling products. A $72 value now $26.50
WHEN: Cyber Monday to the end of the holiday season (while supplies last)

Elemental Herbology:

A professional and home spa skincare range, Elemental Herbology combines bio-active ingredients with sophisticated technology and luxurious plant oils to create high performance, nutritious skincare

DEAL: Free Shipping on all order $40 and over plus free shipping

DEAL: Gift with purchase on all orders over $100 plus free shipping.

WHEN: Cyber Monday until 12/21


John Masters Organics

A luxury beauty line that treats the Earth with respect, John Masters Organics is dedicated to producing a full range of skin, hair and body products made with organic and wild-crafted ingredients from all over the world

DEAL: 25%  off the entire collection of all natural products. Use Code: HOLIDAY12

WHEN: Now until FRIDAY, 12/21


*Does not apply to the 35 oz. size products


Based on the scientifically founded teachings of Sebastian Kneipp, these holistic body care products work naturally using plant essences and other pure ingredients

DEAL:  Buy 3 full size herbal baths and get one free.

WHEN: Cyber Monday until  11/29

WHERE: www.kneippus.com

Shu Uemura

DEAL: 20% off plus free shipping on all orders over $50. Enter Promo code WISH2012 at checkout

WHEN: Cyber Monday through November 27th


Mally Beauty

DEAL: 25% off all face products with code 25FACE. Email subscriber receive 25% off all items online.

WHEN: Cyber Monday

WHERE: www.mallybeauty.com/cyber-monday

Votre Vu

DEAL: Free shipping on all orders + Free French accents mascara with every purchase

WHEN: Cyber Monday

WHERE: www.votrevu.com


A luxurious French-based line offering an innovative skincare collection worldwide, NUXE uses natural botanical active ingredients to deliver effective results for their customers


WHEN: Cyber Monday



DEAL: $25 off all purchases $100and up with  Promo Code: CYBERMONDAY

WHEN: Cyber Monday

WHERE: www.murad.com


DEAL: AHAVA will offer a FREE Extreme Night Treatment ($72 value) with orders over $40 with code CYBERTREAT

WHEN: Available exclusively on Cyber Monday (Monday, November 26th)

WHERE:  http://www.ahavaus.com/


DEAL: 50% savings on select luxury items

DEAL: 30% on beloved bliss and Remede bundles and sets,

DEAL:  20% on a selection of Bliss, Remede and Elemis products

WHEN: Offer valid November 23rd – 27th

WHERE: www.blissworld.com


DEAL: Shop the online version of Stila’s coveted LA Warehouse Sale. Enjoy deals of up to 80% off.

WHEN: Offer valid Monday, November 26th – Sunday, December 2nd

WHERE: www.stilacosmetics.com


USDA Organic line of skincare products. See my review here.

DEAL: 50% off all Nourish Products using promo core “CYBER” at check out

WHEN: Cyber Monday

WHERE: www.NourishUSDA.com

Super Goop

DEAL: FREE “Stocking Stuffer Kit” ($24.50 value) with every purchase over $40.  Inclusive of Supergoop!

WHEN: Cyber Monday


Mineral Fusion

DEAL: 20% off of the entire site PLUS free shipping on all orders  over $50

WHEN: Cyber Monday to November 30th



DEAL:  Shoppers who spend $100 will receive $20 off their purchase

WHEN: Cyber Monday

WHERE: www.beautybar.com

DEAL: All WrinkleMD products will be 20% off, and shoppers will receive free refill patch treatments with any WrinkleMD purchase

WHEN:  Cyber Monday until  November 30th

WHERE: www.beautybar.com

Dr. Dennis Gross

DEAL: 20-30% Off Jumbo Sizes

WHEN: Cyber Monday

WHERE: www.dgskincare.com

DEAL: Friends and Family receive 25% off with code FF2012

WHEN: Cyber Monday to November 27th

WHERE: www.dgskincare.com

DEAL: Free Vitamin D Serum – Oil with purchase of  $50 or more. Use code Cyber12

WHEN: Cyber Monday

WHERE: www.dgskincare.com


DEAL: FREE mark fashion and beauty gift set (valued at $72) with any $40 or grater. Use code MKCYBER

WHEN: Cyber Monday

WHERE: www.meetmark.com


DEAL: 25% off all orders, and a special *gift with purchase* for orders over $200!

WHEN: Cyber Monday

WHERE: www.LovelySkin.com

Dr. Hauschka Skin Care

A holistic skin care brand among discerning consumers and celebrities, Dr.Hauschka Skin Care is comprised of 100% natural products that are formulated with only the highest botanical and mineral ingredients 


WHEN: Cyber Monday



DEAL: $100 off purchase of Tria Hair Removal Laser and Skin Perfecting Blue Light products. Use the discount code SHOP100

WHEN: Cyber Monday to November 27th


21 Drops

A thoroughly modern experience in aromatherapy that empowers, inspires and balances for a healthier, more creative way of living

DEAL: Free shipping n all orders



Nobody looks forward to a Thanksgiving food coma more than I do (Ok, maybe you do but we will never know).  I am usually lulled to sleep earlier than usual only to wake up in the wee hours of the morning with pie crumbs around my face and nothing much to do. A few years ago I started checking out online Black Friday deals because I was never moved to rush out into the cold craziness that is traditional Black Friday shopping. This year, I’ve rounded up some great beauty deals that can be had online on Black Friday and beyond. I have also included deals from other sources that may not be a complete zoo on Black Friday. So, grab your nice little list and let’s go stimulate the economy!


DEAL: 75% off Behind the Scenes Eye Primer/Shadow Duo plus Serenity Eye Shadow single pot. Selling for $10 retail value of $40!

WHEN: Black Friday

WHERE: Sephora and Sephora inside JCPenney


DEAL: Stila Merry & Bright Palette and Lip Glaze Set

WHEN: Available exclusively on Black Friday (Friday, November 23rd)

WHERE:  Exclusively at Sephora for $10

DEAL:  Buy one, get one free promotion on the Jingle All the Way Travel Palette. The palette contains a Convertible Color and six stunning eye shadows for creating wintery looks or a bold smoky eye in a matter of minutes.

WHEN: Black Friday

WHERE:  Stila Cosmetics Facebook page



DEAL: Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color Collection for $49 (a $140 value)

WHEN: Available exclusively on Black Friday (Friday, November 23rd)

WHERE: www.UrbanDecay.com

DEAL: Smoked Palette + FREE Double Ended 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set for $49 (a $77 value)

WHEN: Available exclusively on Black Friday (Friday, November 23rd)

WHERE: www.UrbanDecay.com


DEAL: 25% off and free shipping using promo code “GREEN” at check out

WHEN: Black Friday, November 23rd

WHERE:  www.NourishUSDA.com


DEAL: 30% off all Vapour products (except samples) using promo code blackfriday12 at check out

WHENBlack Friday – Cyber Monday: 

WHERE:  www.VapourBeauty.com


DEAL: $25 off any $100 purchase with code BLACKFRIDAY

WHEN: Black Friday

WHERE: Murad.com


DEAL: 20% off orders of $50 or more. Enter the code FRIENDS2012  at checkout.

WHEN: November 21st – November 26th)



DEAL40% off all Lumene products!

WHEN: Black Friday, November 23rd

WHERE: Walgreens and Walgreens.com


DEAL: 29 brands are participating in a gift with purchase in store and online, including top brands Jo Malone, Clarisonic, Smashbox, Clarins, Jimmy Choo, Prada and more!

Here are some examples of the offers:

  • With an $85 Kiehl’s purchase, receive Crème de Corps, Clearly Corrective, Rosa Artica Lightweight and Rosa Artica eye in a Kiehl’s pouch, both online and in stores
  • With your $75 Estee Lauder purchase, receive deluxe size samples of Estee Lauder ‘Re-Nutriv’ Ultimate Lift Age-Correcting Crème and ‘Re-Nutriv’ Ultimate Lift Age-Correcting Eye Crème. Gifted items are up to a $78 value, available both online and in stores
  • With a $350 La Mer purchase, receive Crème de La Mer, The Eye Concentrate, The Regenreating Serum, and The Cleansing Foam, both online and in stores
  • With a $125 YSL purchase, receive a small pouch, Paris TOA, Noir Radical Mascara, Forever Youth Eye Cream 3ML, Gommage 15ML, and a Forever Youth Liberator Serum 1ML, both online and in stores
  • Additionally on Black Friday, Nordstrom will have Buy 2, Get 1 Free Nail Polish deal valid online and in store on November 23rd (while supplies lasts): Purchase two nail colors from Deborah Lippmann, butter LONDON, THE NEW BLACK or Nordstrom Nail Color and receive a third polish (of equal or lesser value) from the same brand FREE!
WHEN: Black Friday
WHERE: Nordstrom and Nordstrom.com


DEAL: AHAVA will offer 40% off site-wide with code BLACKFRIDAY

WHEN: Offer valid November 21st – 25th

WHERE:  Ahavaus.com


DEAL:  Bath & Body Works Black Friday VIP Bag  includes everything below  and is $20 with any $40 in-store purchase (over $100 value)

  • Cashmere Glow Body Lotion 8 oz
  • Cashmere Glow Shower Gel 10 oz
  • Paris Men’s Shower Gel 10 oz
  • Paris Amour Body Lotion 8 oz
  • Sparkling Pink Champagne Anti-Bac Foaming Hand Soap
  • Mini Candle in Cranberry Bellini
  • Gauze Sponge

WHEN: Black Frday

WHERE: Body Shop Stores



DEAL: 50% savings on select luxury items!  Also, save 30% on beloved bliss and Remede bundles and sets, and save 20% on a selection of Bliss, Remede and Elemis products

WHEN: Black Friday to Cyber Monday

WHERE: Blissworld.com



drugstore.com will be offering Facebook exclusive offers to all fans. The deals extend across all categories and will be revealed at random each day leading up to Black Friday. On Black Friday, the number of deals offered will increase in both number and value.

26 total deals; 4 deals per day Mon-Thurs, 10 deals on Friday

Deals range in value, lowest $0.99

A progress bar on the app lets people know how much time is left on each deal and when the next one will be revealed

All deals are stackable

All deals are Facebook exclusive

WHEN: Throughout the week of November 19th

WHERE: drugstore.com; Check out the brand’s Facebook page for the exclusive offers


Ahhhh, who does not love the luxurious indulgence of a great day spa! You leave your cares at the door as you’re greeted with a plush white robe. The soothing aromatic blend of citrus and eucalyptus transport you to cloud nine. And for 90 minutes or so you are catered to, massaged, rubbed, scrubbed, and made brandy new.

At the end of your spa experience, your services are tallied up and you realize that such luxury does not come cheap. While it is nice (and necessary) to treat yourself to occasional spa indulgences, the reality is that the economics do not always work in your favor. So the next time you feel the need to exhale “Calgon, take me away”…..but the rent is do and pay day is two weeks away — try these affordable at-home spa indulgences:

Exfoliate and re-energize your skin with St. Ives In-Shower Exfoliating Body Polishes ($6.99). The Frugalista friendly collection of scrubs help to remove dead, scaly skin cells, while revealing smooth and gorgeous skin. St. Ives In-Shower Exfoliating Body Polish is made with sugar crystals and natural extracts. St. Ives offers the three luxurious varieties: Oatmeal and Shea Butter, Collagen Elastin, Mineral Therapy.

Clarisea Exfoliating Scrub ($14): This gentle exfoliating body wash contains 1% salicylic acid to help control and target breakouts on the chest, back, shoulders and arms. Vitamin E millicapsules deeply exfoliate to slough away problem causing dead skin cells and impurities while Macadamia Seed and Sunflower Seed Oils moisturize and soften skin.

Naturopathica Lemongrass Mimosa Body Scrub ($28) uses Micro-ground bamboo to exfoliate skin’s outer layer, while extracts of Sugar Cane, Citrus and Apple penetrate for even deeper exfoliation. Combined with zesty Lemongrass and exotic florals of mimosa, Jasmine and Ylang Ylang, this treatment energizes while removing dry, dull skin…creating the ultimate spa experience in your shower!

AHAVA Dead Sea Mineral Mud ($28) is a rich, nutritious body treatment that instantly invigorates dull, dry skin. Reveal that radiant healthy glow you’ve been hiding all winter! AHAVA Dead Sea Mineral Mud incorporates concentrated minerals that work deep down to clean, purify and restore the skin’s natural moisture balance. Skin is left smooth and revitalized.

Sula NYC Treatment Kit ($44.99) is a three piece at home spa collection. All you need is a hot steamy environment and Sula will take care of the rest. The kit includes 1) Black Moroccan Soap – a thick olive soap to cleanse, moisturize and remove dead skin and toxins. The soap prepares skin for exfoliation. 2) Rhassoul – also referred to as “mineral of the desert”, this ‘super mud’ is derived from a mine in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco and is found nowhere else in the world. 3) Kiis – a glove made from specially selected materials to deeply cleanse and exfoliate the skin. The natural minerals in Sula revitalize and restore skin.

Tired of your Frugalista friendly stay-cations? In need of a big girl vacay with sun and sand? How’s about seven days and six nights in Israel?

Starting today, enter the AHAVA Means Love Vacation Sweepstakes for a 6 night/7 day vacation to Israel for two. You have until July 1st to enter the win. I think I might enter as well:)

Deets below!


PS: Today, March 11, AHAVA has a beauty bar set up at Lord & Taylor on Fifth Ave. Go check them out and sample away!

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