Winter time skin care on a budget


It is now February of 2017 and it has been a long and trying winter.  Rain and heavy snowfall have limited my weekend outings.  I decided to indulge in some old school beauty routines that made the long evenings indoors more enjoyable.


A leisurely, hot bath is made even more pleasant by addition of a fragrant bath foam product.  I enjoyed the light scent of Percara’s Cucumber and Aloe Bath Foam.  It makes lots and lots of bubbles and left my skin very soft.  I used Dove soap along with the bath foam and found the scents did not clash.  To keep my skin adequately moisturized I used Express Hydration Body Lotion by Nivea after my bath.  I have continued to use this combination of products since mid-January and my skin has remained soft throughout the cold and damp weather.


It is not always true that one has to spend an extravagant amount of money to find a good moisturizer.  I have found the line of anti-aging and anti-wrinkle skin creams made by U (Universal Distribution Center) just right.  My skin is sensitive so I stick to products I can trust.  All of U’s creams have the same base that contains glycerin, collagen, as well as Vitamins A and E.  Since I could not find the anti-aging cream I went with U’s Anti-Wrinkle Skin Cream.  It has a lighter consistency and absorbs more quickly into my skin.  This cream also works well as a base under liquid foundation, blush and a finishing of powder.

The Percara Aloe and Cucumber Bath Foam and U’s Anti-Wrinkle Skin Cream cost $1.19 each and are available at Deal 99 cents and up in Bay Ridge Brooklyn.

Store Information:  Deal 99 cents and Up, 7109 Third Avenue, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY.


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Beauty on a Budget: Enjoy little luxuries every day!

As the hot and humid days of Summer 2016 recede into the past I’ll remember how I sought enjoyment each morning and night at bath time.  One of my favorite products purchased over the summer is U’s Green Tea Cucumber Body Wash.  It makes a fragrant foam when used with a mesh body sponge.  I found the scent was very light and my skin was softer after the bath.  In the high heat and humidity using lotion after a bath or shower is not always an option.  The lotion does not absorb well into the skin on the days with highest humidity. This body wash was a good alternative. The 12 oz. bottle cost $1.19

After a leisurely bath, I used a rose scented dusting powder by Simply Sensual.  The texture of the talc is very fine.  The puff which comes with the powder is soft making the use of this product very pleasant.  At first the rose scent is noticeable but gradually fades.  I found that there was no clash between the green tea fragrance of the body wash and the rose fragrance of the dusting powder.  I do think that when one is using upscale products which are formulated for staying power, it’s best to consider the effect layering different scents creates.  The Simply Sensual powder, like the Green Tea Cucumber Body Wash, is an inexpensive product. This does not take away from the enjoyment you can get from using them. Simply Sensual dusting powder cost $1.19.  The container is attractive and can be used to store small items after the powder is used up.  I plan to use it for storing paper clips or straight pins.

I bought the dusting powder and body wash at:

Deal 99 Cents Store
7019 Third Ave.
Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY
Tel:  718-759-9335

Deal 99 Cents Store also has bubble baths available for under $2.00 a bottle.

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Indulge in the scent of green tea at bath time!

This past weekend was a preview of the hot summer days ahead.   During the summer fragrances that remind me of fruits or grasses inspire me to think of shady country lanes or napping in a hammock on a lazy afternoon.  With this in mind, I went shopping for bath gel or crème soap with a cool scent and rich lather to use when I take a relaxing bath before settling in for the night. . I spent more than expected but it was a case of “I just have to have this one!”  I bought the Green Tea and Liquorice Shower Cream by Liushen on the basis of the lovely fragrance and the fact that I love the light green colors on the bottle. To get the most out of this shower cream you need to use a net bath sponge like the ones shown here.  Again, I selected these based on the pretty, cool colors.  You only need a little of the shower cream to make enough fragrant lather to clean your whole body. I found my skin very soft and lightly scented after the bath.  Since I only need a little for each bath, the price of $7.99 for this bottle is worth it.  I think I’m set for the summer as far as bath products go. I’d love to find a body lotion in the same scent made by this company.  Let me know if you find it somewhere by leaving a comment to the posting.

I bought the Green Tea and Liquorice Shower Cream at : H.M.Y. Discount Inc. 6926 4th Avenue Bay Ridge Brooklyn, NY 11209 Nearest transportation: RR train to 69th Street/4th Avenue station.

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