A few weeks ago, a small group of us gathered inside the Harbinger offices for an intimate one-on-one session with celebrity make-up artist Gita Bass. She flew all the way from NYC to give us the 4-1-1 on Simple skincare, as well as give us all the goods on how to achieve and maintain beautiful and healthy skin. Being someone that has severely sensitive skin, I’m always willing to hear how I can better take care of my skin, and I this was my opportunity to ask all my questions (i.e. Is it okay that I use scrub everyday? Is it okay that I put on a mask twice, sometimes three times a week? Do I really need to use an eye cream etc.) The answers to my questions? In her exact words, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” She said it was totally fine that I scrub everyday, and use a mask several times a week, and no I don’t need to use eye cream, however as I get older I’ll probably want to…. Hmmm I may have to think about this one.
As I said before, I have very sensitive skin, and this means that I don’t just put anything on my face; so I had a number of questions for Gita regarding the Simple skincare line. I swear by black soap and raw shea butter, as that’s as pure as it gets, but sometimes I don’t have time to re-up, so it’s good to know that there is a skincare line out there, that’s gentle enough for sensitive skin, but it’s also free of dyes, artificial perfumes, and chemicals, and is instead rich with vitamins and “skin loving” ingredients. I’ve used a few of the products that we got to take home a few times, and so far, so good!
Gita’s skin care tips?
- Find what works for YOU.
- Lead a healthy lifestyle, drink LOTS of water, eat LOTS of fresh vegetables and fruits, JUICE, EXERCISE.
- ALWAYS use sunscreen (I admit I get lazy with this one…)
- Always wash your make up off before going to bed… ALWAYS.
- Healthy mind + Healthy body= Beautiful and healthy skin.
Goodies! My faves so far are the smoothing facial scrub (naturally), the foaming cleanser and the protecting light moisturizer.
After we talked everything Simple Skincare, Gita gave us some makeup tips, while we sipped on a number of DELICIOUS Belmonte raw juices, and nibbled on light healthy snacks 🙂
Thank you so much for inviting us, and to Gita for sharing some valuable skin care tips with us!
I sat down with Nadeen Boman last week, and she gave me a few tips on how to stay fit during the winter months. Nadeen is also the spokesperson for Powerade Zero ION4, so she was able to give us all the juice, on why we should choose this beverage during and after working out.
Powerade Zero ION4 has partnered with fitness guru Nadeen Boman to help Canadians get back in shape by spicing up their routines with some new exercises and developing a routine that helps them stick with their resolutions. You might know Nadeen from her work on the popular reality shows, and The Last 10 Pounds Bootcamp and Bulging Brides.
Thanks to Nadeen Boman for spending some time with us, and to the Powerade team for treating me to some delicious Powerade!!
peace and love
As a token of my appreciation for your loyalty, love, and support of HeyDoYou; we’re doing a special his & hers giveaway. Our friends over at Coty Inc and Harbinger have been showering us with many lovely gifts, and now we’d like to share some of our gifts with you, our wonderful readers.
Just to show you how much we love and appreciate you, we want to treat you to Playboy’s new fragrance for men, “New York Playboy.” It has been described as a modern, masculine fragrance and I totally agree. I’m quite a fragrance junkie, but I’m also extra picky, so trust me on this, it’s GOOD. New York Playboy is perfect for that undeniably charming, risk-taking, smooth talking and sophisticated man. Busting with zesty limes and crisp green apple, fusing aldehydes, vinyl accords, then layered with spicy notes of elemi, a touch of black pepper for warmth and finally resting on a sensuous woody base of vetiver, mellow tonka bean and rick vanilla. It’s youthful, flirty, fresh, and all the ladies will find a reason to say something just so they can get a closer whiff of that goodness… and yes the guys will be crazy jealous too.
So you’ve made sure to stay healthy and fit this winter; by eating right and exercising, but what does your skin look like? Are you happy with it? Are you ready to show it off this spring/summer? If you answered “No” to both questions, then this is definitely for you. We all know how important it is to take care of our skin, and we all know there is nothing sexier than soft, stroke-able skin. And because we know how important it is to have your skin-game right, we’ve decided to do something special for you. Now you have the chance to step your skin-game up and try out Dove’s new Renewing Body Wash from their Visible Care line. This body wash has nutrium moisture technology (moisturizers that occur naturally in the skin), and is shown to visibly improve skin in just one week. So now you can breathe easy and enjoy when he caresses your skin, cause you’re gonna be soft and smooth from top to bottom. Beautiful skin from a body wash? That’s easy.
All you have to do to win is…
His: Follow me on twitter (@thisBella_HDY) and show me how charming you can be with just 140 characters. Then send me a message with New York Playboy as the subject to bella @ heydoyou.com, and tell me what the term “New York Playboy” means to you, and why you think it should be yours. If you want to win the Dove body wash for your lady friend, then you’re going to have to tell me why… and it better be good lol.
Hers: Ladies, all you have to do is follow me on twitter (@thisBella_HDY), and tell me the first thing that comes to mind when you think of soft skin with no more than 140 characters. Then send me a message with Dove in the subject line to bella @ heydoyou.com, and tell me what soft skin means to you, and why you should be the winner of this giveaway. If you want both, you have to give me a fun & creative reason why you should win 🙂
Can’t wait to hear all your responses. Winners will be announced at the end of next week!
peace, love, and health