Happy October 1st! It’s count down to Quarter Horse Congress & a month until I leave for St. Louis. I would like to introduce you to October’s Store of the Month; Lather & Lace. If you aren’t familiar with L & L, then I can guarantee that you will be very familiar with Lori’s products by the time the month is over.
Lather & Lace was founded in 2009 by Lori, she had already had lots of experience with making soaps previously. Lori is all about making a fun & practical product. Each week, I will add additional photos & information on skin care & product choices. Lori has an abundance of knowledge when it comes to soaps, cremes & scents. We had a wonderful chat this morning & I learned more then I ever knew about skin products even before Lori had her morning coffee. I was impressed!
Did I mention that each week you have a chance to win Lather & Lace store credit? Yep, to enter just comment below & you have a chance to win $10.00 to go shopping with. A random winner will be chosen next Saturday, October 8th.
This is Boot Scrubbin’ Boogie – Adorable, check. Infused with coffee, check. Leaves your skin soft & smooth, check. I’ve used this boot & I’m a believer.
Fact I learned from Lori today – avoid lotions that have alcohol listed as an ingredient, it dries out your skin.
Stay tuned for more on skin care & more store credit next week!
Welcome back to another week of skin care tips! Congrats again to Joanne Lord for winning $10.00 in store credit for shopping at Lather & Lace. This week, comment below to win $25.00 in store credit. If you have already commented, then you are automatically entered to win!
How many of you know the difference between Fragrance & Essential oils? I didn’t & I’m about to give you some answers, thanks to Lori. The truth is we all want to smell good & are attracted to nice smelling products.
Fragrance Oil – These oils are a mix of chemical components, a blend of natural & synthetic products. The combinations can be used to make up a scent that smells exactly like a strawberry, or someone’s version of what a strawberry should smell like. Also think about all of the fragrances you hear of that are not real. A scent called “Ocean Breeze” is guaranteed to be a fragrance oil because there are chemical components used to create it. If you have really sensitive skin, fragrance oils are not always a good choice for you because certain chemicals used could irritate your skin.
Essential Oil – Essential oils are natural, they contain “essence of a plant”. All flowers, fruits, spices, herbs & barks that contain a scent are extracted by distillation to capture the oil or scent. Essential oils can also be much more costly than fragrance oils because it can take hundreds of pounds of plant material to make just one pound of essential oil. Another thing that surprised me is just because the oil is natural doesn’t mean your skin won’t have a bad reaction to it, sensitive skin is, well sensitive & still can be bothered by essential oils.
See the differences?
Lather & Lace has lots of scents – check them out here. Lori has noted next to them which type of fragrance each one is.
You can get Shea’m on Me in just about any scent choice that you would like & it works great to keep your skin hydrated, especially after using Boot Scrubbin Boogie.
Remember to comment below if you haven’t already to be enter to win $25 in store credit for shopping at Lather & Lace. A new winner will be chosen October 15, 2011.
Ready to talk moisturizers? It’s a new week filled with new updates & MORE store credit up for grabs.
I will do my best to translate all of Lori’s wonderful information into my own words; she has a wealth of knowledge so if I don’t cover something then you can always reach out to Lori. Starting with the basics; your skin is your body’s largest organ & absorbs the products you put on it so quality is extremely important. The ingredients are going to eventually end up in your body. Hydrated skin does a better job absorbing moisturizers so make sure while you apply lotion & crème that you exfoliate, add a little Boot Scrubbin Boogie to your life as well.
For some people this time of year is when you will start to notice that your skin is becoming drier & could potentially start flaking or cracking. It could be because of the dryness in the air or increased hand washing.
There are a variety of levels when it comes to moisturizing & different parts of your body have different needs. Lori uses 2-3 different moisturizers a day & sometimes a fourth one. Why & where you ask?
- Face & neck
- Arms & legs & “trunk” of your body
Each body part needs to be treated differently. Lets go over some of the products L & L has to offer & what they do. We are starting with the lightest & going to the heaviest.
Winning Hands Body Milk – This moisturizer is L & L’s lightest. It’s great to have in your purse or use as an every day moisturizer because it absorbs quickly & leaves no residue behind. Key ingredients are cocoa butter, shea butter & sunflower oil. Sunflower oil is safe & beneficial for using on infants or young children.
Honky Tonk Hide’Ration – This crème is a great hydrator for all over your body -below the neck to your ankles. Key ingredients include cocoa & shea butters, virgin coconut oil, vitamin E, water, glycerin & emulsifiers. An emulsifier is something that can hold water & oil together. The crème contains emulsifying waxes & soy wax to keep the crème with you even after exposure to water. “The Virgin Fractionated Coconut Oil shares the stage with Jojoba Oil as being the closest to your skin’s own natural SEBUM which makes it EASILY absorbed. Sebum is an oily waxy substance that is produced everywhere on your skin except your palms and your feet (we will come back to this point later!) Fractionated Coconut Oil is also FULLY metabolized by the skin, which means no toxic build up.” – Those were Lori’s exact words because I couldn’t think of a better way to say it & didn’t want to leave out anything important.
Shea’mon Me – Wow, I love the story behind how this is made. Pure Shea Butter is put in the old Kitchen Aid and put on whip for a minimum of 2 hours. Lori adds a few secret ingredients and lets it spin for hours. It does not block your pores, which allows the skin to keep breathing. Shea butter can cure a variety of skin problems, peeling, stretch marks, minor burns, skin cracks, rashes (including diaper rash), reduces blemishes & scarring. The list goes on, just ask Lori.
Leave The Rough For Ridin’ – This is L & L’s most concentrated balm. It’s great for heels, elbows or other spots that are prone to super dry skin. Try exfoliating & then applying this balm while your skin is still warm. Key ingredients include beeswax and coca butter, just a little bit goes a long way.
Now, those are all of L & L’s moisturizers but if you noticed, there wasn’t anything listed for face care. That is about to change, within the next two weeks L & L will introduce Turn Back Time, a new product line made specifically for your face.
Whew… that was a lot of good information that I just gave you. Soak it in & remember if you have more questions just ask. Oh & of course… this week comment to win $75.00 in store credit. If you have already commented please re-comment to enter for this week. You certainly can get a lot of products for $75.00. A winner will be announced next Saturday, October 22, 2011.
This is the last week & update from Lather & Lace! I decided to show you some of the custom work that Lori can make for you for parties, showers, & weddings. She can basically make anything upon request. I will let the photos do the talking though.
Can I say yum?? Dessert looking soaps that I want to eat!
For those of you who love Texas… how about Texas soap?
Party bags? Yes Lori can do those.
Oh & party favors? Try putting your adorable pie & cake shaped soaps in these adorable boxes.
So keep Lather & Lace in mind for your future events! This is the last week of updates so I leave you with one last AMAZING giveaway. Win $100.00 in store credit from Lather & Lace. Just comment below, if you have already commented you must recomment to be entered for the $100.00. I will pick a winner next Saturday, October 29, 2011 while I’m at Quarter Horse Congress : ) Good luck & thanks for playing along & reading every week.