TMG Faves: Kimberly Parry Organics Cleansing Oil…

Now that the temps have dropped below freezing….it’s time to switch up your skincare routine. I always add some extra moisture to my routine when it gets cold, a great way to do that is by using an oil based cleanser.  I just tried Kimberly Parry Organics Cleansing Oil [$52] which does a fantastic job of OBLITERATING all traces of makeup (including waterproof mascara) and conditioning your skin.

We marry the healing traditions and herbal wisdom of the Native American, European, Asian and African traditions, along with modern scientific understanding of the skin and principles of anti-aging. -Kimberly Parry Organics

Don’t be afraid of using oil to cleanse your skin!!  Even if you are oily you can benefit from using the oil method.  I am a dedicated oil cleanser, even in the summertime just because it gets your skin so clean.  Also…if you have acne or texture in your skin from acne scarring, oil can be VERY beneficial for you as it removes all traces of makeup from your face from all crevices.  The oil will replenish and balance the skin. cleanse your pores of dirt and bacteria while replacing the dirty oil with nutritious oils that heal and protect your skin.

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If you haven’t heard of Kimberly Parry Organics, let me fill you in.  Kimberly Parry Organics launched in 1999 with a vision to create a USDA Certified Organic line of beauty and bath products. A reflection of the founder’s passion for the healing power of nature, motherhood took Kimberly Parry from a life in corporate Human Resources to one of creating organic skin care products. In the tradition of wisdom of early civilizations, she invested eight years researching blends before introducing her first product.

She also has a line of blue label products that is used exclusively in luxury resorts and spas.  They also create unique signature lines and customized blends for a limited number of luxury resorts globally. Current partners include Ascent Spa at Tenaya Lodge, Four Seasons Hong Kong, Montage Laguna Beach, Pacific Waters Spa at the Hyatt, Rancho Bernardo, Surf & Sand Resort and The Biltmore.

The Rundown:

  • Olea europaea (olive oil)
  • Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba oil)
  • Rosemarinus officinalis (rosemary oil)
  • Citrus sinensis (sweet orange oil)
  • Salvia sclarea (clary sage oil)

To use, massage a small amount into damp skin (I also used my dampened hands and rubbed together to emulsify).  I rubbed into my face and I could actually feel the mascara breaking down.  I grabbed a face towel that I soaked in hot water and every trace of makeup slid off my face!  You can also use this with a cotton pad if you want just a straight makeup remover.  All of this in a certified organic product?  Fabulous…..

You can get your Kimberly Parry Organics Cleansing Oil and all of her fantastic products online at

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Review: Sofitel Biarritz le Miramar Thalassa Sea & Spa…

When I was in Biarritz at the Sofitel Biarritz le Miramar Thalassa Sea & Spa I was FLOORED at how fantastic the treatments were.  When we arrived, we had about 10 minutes to change into our robes and meet downstairs for tea and our treatments were to begin.  Being taken care of like this was a welcome distraction from the long train ride. You have to remember, this spa is all about wellness. Here, it is a lifestyle (they have locals that come to take the treatments) not just something they do on special occasions like we do here in the states.  Something we can all learn from.

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By the way, it was hard to pay attention the first day when all I could think about was the view from my room and the possibility of going to sleep listening to the ocean…
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Giveaway: Crest Sensi-Stop Strips Prize Pack…

Guess what?  It’s holiday time – and time for sensitive teeth to act up!  Crest Sensi-Stop Strips [$29] is here to rescue you.  Imagine the scene: You’re sitting at a table covered with the best holiday treats – from warm pumpkin pie with ice cream on top to chilled cranberry sauce and steaming hot turkey. A rush of excitement hits you, but then reality sets in – you remember the one thing preventing you from indulging in holiday favorites: your sensitive teeth!  Crest Sensi-Stop is a revolutiuonary product that stops sensitivity in it’s TRACKS.  I am giving you a prize pack of your own so you can see for yourself! Read on to find out how to enter…

Crest Sensi Stop Giveaway:  Crest Sensi Stop Strips Prize Pack...

This holiday season don’t miss out on one morsel of your favorite holiday meal. With Crest Sensi-Stop Strips available at CVS, you can now be prepared to enjoy ALL parts of the holidays. This revolutionary product stops sensitivity like never before! [Continue reading]

Holiday 2014: MAC Technakohl Liner (New Shades)

MAC Technakohl Liner

I love a good liner and the MAC Technakohl Liner [$16] is one of the best.  Long lasting and brilliantly colored these audacious new shades of Technakohl Liner are the jewels of the season.  They are delivering vivid colour in a collection of modern … [Continue reading]

Holiday 2014: MAC Smoky Black Friday…


This Black Friday, M∙A∙C offers an exclusive online-only edition of Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow.  The Smoky Black Friday ($25) palette features a new trio of complementary noir shades that blend beautifully for infinite nighttime looks.  MAC has been … [Continue reading]

15 Adult Uses for Johnson’s Baby Powder….

Johnson's Baby Powder for Grownups

I have found 15 Adult Uses for Johnson's Baby Powder - and if you really tried...I bet you could come up with more.  Have you ever thought about using Johnson's Baby Products for YOURSELF? It's an inexpensive way to do a myriad of things. Recently, I … [Continue reading]

Crest 3D White Whitestrips Luxe Supreme FlexFit [RESULTS]…

Crest 3D White Whitestrips Luxe Supreme FlexFit

Remember when I told you I was taking the new Crest 3D White Whitestrips Luxe Supreme FlexFit strips [$64.99] challenge?  I had been in France for nearly two weeks and red wine/coffee were daily staples. I have been using them well past the two week … [Continue reading]

Spa Love: Sofitel Biarritz le Miramar Thalassa Sea & Spa

Sofitel Biarritz le Miramar Thalassa Sea & Spa

Tucked in the South of France is a jewel of a place called Sofitel Biarritz le Miramar Thalassa Sea & Spa.  From Paris, we took the train down to Biarritz to visit this incredible spa destination.  As soon as I arrived, I was whisked to my room … [Continue reading]

TMG Travel: Boat Tour of the Seine River in Paris…

Bateaux Mouches - Paris

On our last night with the Paris Beauty Tour...we were treated to an open excursion boat tour down the Seine River in Paris by Bateaux Mouches.  Now, if you have never done something like this, it is a boat tour down the river that rides slowly so … [Continue reading]

Holiday 2014: Urban Decay Naked Vault…

Urban Decay Naked Vault - Holiday 2014

If you have ever wanted to try these you are in for a treat. Urban Decay Naked Vault [$280] is a super sized gift of not one....not two...but all three naked shadow palettes plus everything else you need to create some beautiful looks. Explore a … [Continue reading]

TMG Faves: Hourglass Cosmetics Ambient Lighting Blush Palette…

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette - Holiday 2014

Hourglass has done it again with the Ambient Lighting Blush Palette [$58] - a holiday offering that will no doubt sell out. If you are a fan of the Ambient Lighting Blush and you are on the fence thinking this will come back as part of the permanent … [Continue reading]

Beauty News: MAC Announces Miley Cyrus as Viva Glam Spokesperson…

Miley Cyrus - Viva Glam

MAC  Cosmetics just announced yesterday that Miley Cyrus is the latest to join the ranks as the next Viva Glam spokesperson.  For all of her "twerking" last year her publicity stunt worked.  She definitely came out looking better than Ronin Thicke in … [Continue reading]

TMG Travel: See France With Rail Europe…

French Countryside - Rail Europe

Rail Europe is 100% the best way to see Europe.  I LOVED IT!  Compared to Amtrak, the trains are super classy.  All of the trains are high speed like the Acela BUT they have different classes of service on the same train.  The ride was SMOOTH and the … [Continue reading]

Smell This: Olfactive Studio Fragrances…

Olfactive Studio Perfumes

While I was in Paris, I had the pleasure of meeting the Creatrice (LOVE that title!!) of Olfactive Studio Fragrances Céline Verleure.  We had a private meeting with her at the world famous Jovoy Parfums Rares (which is an experience in and of … [Continue reading]

7 Skincare Saviors for Daylight Savings Beauty

Daylight Savings Beauty

7 Skincare Saviors for Daylight Savings.  Daylight Savings Time is quickly approaching on this Sunday, November 2nd, meaning it’s time to “fall back” on the best beauty routine. The time change cuts the day short (ugh), but on the flip side, we’re … [Continue reading]

Night Out: Paradis Latin Cabaret Paris…

Paradis Latin Cabaret Paris

While in Paris - I got to attend an authentic Parisian cabaret show!  Paradis Latin Cabaret which is located at 28 rue Cardinal Lemoine, 75005 in the Latin Quarter of Paris.  We took the metro and it was a short walk from the station.  It was first … [Continue reading]

Drugstore Diva: Shop With Me at Pharmacie Monge Paris…

Pharmacie Monge Paris

Pharmacie Monge Paris is one of the premiere places to get your French pharmacie beauty goodies in the city.  To start our afternoon, first, we had an amazing lunch complete with perfectly roasted fish and endless glasses of wine at La Taverna [22 … [Continue reading]

Crest 3D White Whitestrips Luxe Supreme FlexFit Challenge…

Crest 3D White Whitestrips Luxe Supreme FlexFit

The new Crest 3D White Whitestrips Luxe Supreme FlexFit strips [$64.99] claim to whiten as well as a $500 in-office pro treatment so I am DOWN!  In Paris there was PLENTY of red wine, cafe creme and all kinds of other stain magnets so I started while … [Continue reading]