In-My-Tub-Tuesday: Christine Shampoo & Conditioner by Van Thomas Concepts

Listen, it’s hard to find the right shower buddy.

As a girl who gets regular keratin treatments, it’s sometimes hard to find a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner that deep cleanses and conditions without stripping.

Well, I met a girl who gets the job done. Her name is Christine and she is glorious. Not just glorious though, she actually produces gooooorgeous results.

The blonde isn't Christine. It's Kirbie of PopSugar. Look at that shine on my dark hair!! Thanks, Christine!

The Christine Shampoo ($18) uses magical (well, I think it’s magical) micro-lather technology to deep cleanse – all the way from scalp to ends! Hair feels squeaky clean without feeling stripped which is exactly how I like it!

And the Christine Reconstructive Conditioner replenishes nutrients, oils and protein vital to healthy, heavenly hair without weighing it down.

In-My-Tub-Tuesday: Meet my new shower buddy, Christine!

Sulfate-and-paraben-free, it’s perfect for any cut, color or texture.

Yep, that is the truth about Christine. I’m utterly smitten. So smitten that she’s become someone I shower with quite regularly.



BF Asks: Who are you showering with these days?

In-My-Tub-Tuesday: Pur-lisse Pur-Delicate Gentle Soy Milk Cleanser & Makeup Remover

I am a big fan of the VIP box from FabFitFun that I receive seasonally on my doorstep…but more on that later.

For now, I want to introduce you to what’s in my tub this Tuesday:

Pur-lisse Pur-Delicate Gentle Soy Milk Cleanser ($36)

The reason I mentioned the FabFitFun VIP box is because I received this scrumptious cleanser for sensitive skin in my summertime FabFitFun VIP box!

In-My-Tub-Tuesday: Pur-lisse Pur-Delicate Gently Soy Milk Cleanser & Makeup Remover

I mean, listen, as sensitive as I might be as a person, my skin is even more sensitive. That’s why many times so-called “sensitive” cleansers let me down.
But not this one. No way.

With its blue lotus, white tea, soy proteins, sea silk and lupine peptides, my skin is gently cleansed by its milk gel formula. It washes away dirt, makeup and the effects of the day and leaves my skin clean without feeling stripped or irritated. Plus, it feels like it’s actually soothing my skin which is just what us sensitive girls need at the end of a long day or first thing in the morning.

Honestly, I was surprised by how much I loved this cleanser as my skin felt soft, supple and silky…and, dare I say, SEXY!!!




BF Asks: Do you have sensitive skin? If so, what’s your sensitive skin cleanser of choice?


Thirsty Thursday: Hope’s Watermelon & Mint Infused Water

Happy Thirsty Thursday!
What is more satiating than a refreshing, fresh, fruit-infused water on a hot summer day?Not much.

Hope's Watermelon & Mint-Infused Water

That’s why I’m delighted that my sweet and creative good friend and neighbor, Hope, is sharing her Watermelon Mint-infused water today on BeautyFrosting.
She made a gallon of this healthy and refreshing thirst quencher this past Saturday for her sweet friend, Ruby’s, baby shower.

Hope's Watermelon & Mint Infused Water at Ruby's Baby Shower


It was deeeeeelicious!

Perfect for a baby shower, wedding shower, post workout beverage, kids’ water option or just a daily delight!
So here it is for you and yours to enjoy!

Hope’s Watermelon & Mint Infused Water

Watermelon Chunks (approx. 1 1/2 cups)

Mint Sprigs (approx. 1/2 cup)

Water (enough to fill your pitcher or punchbowl)


Cut up fresh watermelon into chunks. Add mint sprigs. Fill up your pitcher or punchbowl with enough water to cover. Let set for at least an hour.
Serve chilled with love.





BF Asks: What’s your favorite fruit-infused water?

In-My-Tub-Tuesday: Dermalogica Conditioning Body Wash

I’m sorry to repeat myself when I say that Dermalogica products smell like the spa…

but Dermalogica products SMELL LIKE & make me feel like I’m AT THE SPA!!!

And THAT is a very good thing!!

With soothing fragrant oils of sandalwood, lavender, orange and clary sage I am left feeling like I’m at the spa whenever I take a bath before bed and cleanse with Dermalogica Conditioning Body Wash ($26).


In-My-Tub-Tuesday: Dermalogica Conditioning Body Wash

These relaxing fragrances ready me for a deep, peaceful slumber. And the essential oils of tea tree, lemon, eucalyptus and rosemary gently purify the skin without stripping it of its natural moisturizers. This botanical cleanser is not only rich and skin-conditioning but is also soap-free!

Ideal for those with sensitive and/or dry skin, you’ll feel clean without feeling stripped and relaxed without spending a fortune!

Really, it’s a win-win!




BF Asks: What do you do to create an in-home spa in your bathtub?

In-My-Tub-Tuesday: Dermalogica Hydro-Active Mineral Bath Salts

My bath became a spa last night!!!


In-My-Tub-Tuesday: Dermalogica Hydro-Active Mineral Bath Salts ($28)


In an instant, my peachy, girly bathroom turned into a sophisticated spa thanks to Dermalogica Hydro-Active Mineral Bath Salts ($28).

With soothing essential oils of sandalwood, lavender, orange and clary sage, purifying oils of lemon and tea tree and warming and fragrant spices of coriander, cinnamon and ginger, I felt transported to a spa in Switzerland. The combination of mineral-rich sea salts, natural kelp, skin-smoothing enzymes and all of the divine oils above left me with soft, smooth and hydrated skin. Free of artificial fragrance or color, it’s a dually delicious treat in that you can use the salts as an invigorating and exfoliating scrub or pour them into running water and relax for as long as you like.

Besides being one of the most relaxing baths, I was lulled into a restful night’s sleep thanks to the stress-reducing muscle soak that the mineral-rich sea salts provided. Feeling relaxed yet uplifted, serene yet stimulated, I started reading my book in bed only to fall asleep with the light on and book splayed out on top of me.

Now, that’s when you know you had a good bath!




BF Asks: What book are you reading at bathtime these days? 

In-My-Tub-Tuesday: Primavera EnergizingGinger Lime Body Wash


PRIMAVERA Energizing Ginger Lime Body Wash ($20): In-My-Tub-Tuesday but really...

Now, we all know how much I love my relaxing soothe-me-to-sleep bath every night; but what about those times when I need to rinse & rev up?

That’s when the perfect energizing shower gel is in order. So when I needed to energize before a totally radical 80s prom party this past Saturday night, I reached for PRIMAVERA Energizing Ginger Lime Body Wash ($20). (That’s probably not a sentence that is frequently found in beauty product reviews, huh?) It seriously woke me up for the writing haze and Saturday blahs I had been dealing with all day long!

Ideal for starting the day, reenergizing after a challenging workout or just waking up your senses, cruelty-free and Certified Natural Personal Care PRIMAVERA Energizing Ginger Lime Body Wash is the perfect marriage of citrus and zing. This gentle, non-drying, gently foaming today wash effectively removes dirt and excess oils without stripping the skin. And the wide awake scents of ginger and lime will leave you awake, rejuvenated and ready to take on the day (or in my case, the night!)

Totally Awesome. my shower!

BF Asks: What wakes you up in the shower? 

In-My-Tub-Tuesday: LAVANILA 2-in-1 Body Wash in Vanilla Grapefruit

Happy In-My-Tub-Tuesday, beauties!
I’m a little bummed because my cold water knob in my bathtub is out and I have just fallen in love with this new body wash from LAVANILA!

You may remember my prior grapefruit gushing over LAVANILA products. I am a big, big, BIG fan of their all-natural, sweet-smelling deodorant and fragrance. And I am happy to report that The Healthy Body Wash 2-in-1 is just as delightfully delicious as all of their other products!

In-My-Tub-Tuesday: LAVANILA The Healthy Body Wash 2-in-1 in Vanilla Grapefruit ($14 for 8 oz.)


This time-maximizing 2-in-1 shower & shave is a crisp cocktail of sparkling pink grapefruit juice with a splash of warm Madagascar vanilla. The result? A body wash so delicious-smelling that you want to want to drink it! But please don’t. This all-natural, vegan & cruelty-free body wash gently cleanses while providing enough moisture and slip for a smooth shave.

Hydrating coconut & rosehip oils partner with soothing aloe & calendula for a lusciously lathering wash that hydrates and quenches skin while preventing irritation and dryness.

Yet again, my senses are satiated and my skin feels soft thanks to the lovely Lavanila!!


In-My-Tub-Tuesday: DDF Glycolic Wash


Who really loves to clean their face?
Not I said the fly.
But it’s a necessary evil. Like brushing your teeth.
One that will perhaps keep us from looking so evil later in life.
And one that I never, never miss before I head to bed.

DDF Glycolic Wash ($28)

So what makes this necessary evil more enjoyable?
When I find a cleanser that multitasks for me!
DDF Glycolic Wash is a cleansing, anti-aging, restorative and renewing quadruple threat!
It deep cleanses with 5% glycolic acid, purifying the pores and minimizing the appearance of those pesky fine lines and wrinkles.
The perfect ph-balanced pairing of the glycolic acid and choice skin conditioners make for a blissful marriage for your skin.
Even for the most sensitive of skin, like yours truly, it won’t strip, dry or dehydrate.
It just feels goooooood!
And your skin will just be left feeling cleaner, younger, glowing and ravishingly radiant!
BF Asks: Do you dread or love washing your face? What is your cleanser of choice?



In-My-Tub-Tuesday: Whish Pomegranate Three Whishes Body Wash

We all know how I love my nightly bath. But know what makes it even better?
A foamy, frothy, fruity-smelling body wash that makes my body feel adored!

I got all that and more when I tried Whish Three Whishes Body Wash in Pomegranate.

No, I don't just love it because it matches my bathroom...but it doesn't hurt, either!

The wondrous Whish creators removed the typical not-so-lovely drying ingredients (such as sulfate) found in many body washes and replaced them with scrumptiously softening organic ingredients. Perfect for a sumptuous soak in the tub! Especially since I’m still reading Fifty Shades Darker (wink, wink).

The Whish formula sounds more like one of my recipes than a list of body wash ingredients which of course makes me love Whish even more!
This pomegranate formula moisturizes with organic shea butter, organize raspberry butter and organic aloe, cleanses with wheat, sugar and corn derived ingredients and soothes with organic cucumber and organic marigold. DELICIOUS!

And other good stuff from this whimsical Whish body wash? It’s cruelty free, paraben free, DEA & TEA free, petrochemical free and contains all natural & organic ingredients. Love all that!

Plus, I have to admit, the scent reminded me of showering at Southern Methodist University in Virginia Hall back during my Talented And Gifted camp days. It took me right back to Dallas, Summer 1992. Nostalgia gets me every time. The best selling point in the world to a nostalgic girl like me!

Now if only there was a genie in this Three Whishes Body Wash so I could have 3 wishes granted!!!



BF Asks: What product takes you back to Nostalgiaville? 

In-My-Tub-Tuesday: Rodan + Fields ANTI-AGE Daily Cleansing Mask

I have always been the mini makeup guru for my friends. As far back as 8th grade, I was always doing their makeup, giving beauty advice and entertaining them with my passion for products.

So, imagine my giddy delight when my college roomie, Holly, sent me an email about a line of products she had fallen in love with! Who is this love affair with?

Rodan + Fields and she loved the line so much that she started working for them! Now, that’s love!!

So when she mailed me the Rodan + Fields ANTI-AGE Daily Cleansing Mask, I was crossing my fingers that I would love it as much as she would. And I did!

In-My-Tub-Tuesday: Rodan + Fields ANTI-AGE Daily Cleansing Mask

Rodan + Fields ANTI-AGE Daily Cleansing Mask is a creamy, kaolin clay-based cleansing mask that dries in no time (two minutes flat), draws impurities from pores while retaining skin’s moisture levels. Fine dimethicone micro-beads gently promote cell turnover, smoothing skin and strengthening the skin’s barrier (4.2 oz for $41.00).

I applied it to my dry, dirty skin, left it on for about a minute, then rinsed with warm water.

Beauties, it did the job!!

I was left with clean pores, thoroughly cleansed skin and a nice little glow with no irritation to my sensitive skin, whatsoever.

Love that!

While it is gentle enough to use daily, you guys know my policy on that, right?

A few times a week max unless you’ve got some serious skin concerns.

So try it for yourself and see if you love R+F as much as Holly and I do.

And Holly, I want some more R+F results! Can’t wait to place my order!!




BF Asks: What skincare line do you have a love affair with?