MyChelle is the leader in bioactive, paraben-free dermaceutical skin-care. Their products are revolutionary – using plant stem cells, a break-through in skin-care technology that has a proven effect in supporting skin’s cellular turnover. Simply pure, MyChelle products promote clean, healthy, radiant skin and combine nature and science for dramatic long-term results.
When I learned about and researched MyChelle, I became eager to experience their products on my own skin. MyChelle is dedicated to purity and committed to safe potent products that are effective and nontoxic. Nature nurtures in every sense of the word with MyChelle paraben-free skin care products.
The beauty industry is a billion-dollar business. With so many options, it is important to know what you are actually using on your skin because 65% of the product you apply on your skin is absorbed into your skin MyChelle not only creates brilliant looking skin, the products are beneficial to the skin inside and out.
Everything I write about is something I have experienced so that you get the truth.
Here are the MyChelle products I have been using and highly recommend. All of MyChelle’s products are light to the touch, absorbing quickly into the skin, producing the best results.
The Pumpkin Cleanser is creamy, rich and feels silky on my skin. The smell itself is inviting. I have enjoyed using it so much that I have shared it with my friends. I want them to feel and smell how clean and fresh my skin feels after using it.
I really like MyChelle Fruit Enzyme Spray. This is used as the toner. No more need for cotton balls and follow-up applications. I just spray it on my face and neck and I’m ready for the moisturizer. It is quick, bright and green, leaving my skin feeling brand new. This is a progressive system. The mist is best used when the skin is damp to absorb the nutrients rapidly.
After using the Fruit Enzyme Spray, I use MyChelle serums and go between using the G-2 Instant Firming Serum and the Apple Brightening Serum as a protective layer of natural goodness.
The G-2 Serum is an anti-aging collagen booster which lifts and firms, using Gogi berry and Argireline peptides. MyChelle Dermaceutical Apple Brightening Serum immediately diminishes discoloration and the look of sun-damage. It covers up spots with revolutionary PhytoCellTecTM as it brightens the skin and creates a bright toned quality.
Eyes are the window to the soul, so MyChelle would do nothing less than create a serum that keeps eyes looking vibrant and fresh. Magnolia Fresh Eyes is good for all combination skin. Free of harmful ingredients, you do not have to worry about using this product near your eyes. It is gentle and natural, as is all of the MyChelle skin care line. Magnolia Fresh Eyes diminishes dark circles under the eyes and puffy bags with a blend of peptides and plant extracts. The peptides strengthen capillaries.
Award-winning MyChelle’s Supreme Polypeptide Cream is a stellar moisturizer.
It’s creamy, nutrient rich texture glides onto my skin, nourishing my face and neck all day long with antioxidants and peptides. Utilizing natural ingredients with our own reparative functions, it accelerates and benefits skin’s natural processes at every age.
Speaking of age, the best thing you can do for your skin is Sunscreen. MyChelle has two All/Combination organic skin care products that are exceptional.
Replenishing Solar Defense 30 not only protects skin from the Suns harmful rays today, but also helps repair and avert photo-damage brought on by the Sun. The non-opaque Zinc Oxide naturally protects against UVA and UVB rays. It is perfect to wear over MyChelle Serums and crèmes for outstanding sunscreen protection. The quality non-opaque allows for make-up to go on flawlessly and look natural too.
Sun Shield SPF 28 is gentle enough for infants 6 months and older without eye irritation. Powerfully effective, the Translucent Zinc and Titanium Dioxide provide a safe and beneficial choice this summer and all year round.
About three weeks after I began using MyChelle products on my skin, I went to a high-end salon for a facial. I was delighted when the esthetician (used by many celebrities) said I had beautiful skin. She said this while looking through bionic lenses! My pore sizes are greatly reduced when utilizing the MyChelle line.
MyChelle products do not disappoint. The longer I use MyChelle products, the better my skin looks and feels. I am not boasting, but flattered that I continue to be stopped and get complimented on my skin. I was even asked if I had work done, “No, it is MyChelle!”
I have provided the MyChelle web site to several women who stopped me to compliment me on my skin. I want to share MyChelle with as many women and men as possible, we deserve it!
These and many more quality MyChelle products can be found at Whole Foods and
I spent several weeks using Bare Mineral products to share with you my experience.
This is a 30-day cleanser and moisturizer that can be purchased in a kit. The cleanser is light and creamy without leaving any residue. It is not hard to wash off as some cleansers can be. The cleanser feels clean and fresh and the moisturizer cream is luscious and light. The clean and natural feeling stayed with me through out the day. Purely Nourishing Cream has 100% pure RareMinerals and ActiveSoil Complex that clinically is proven to deliver skin-renewing benefits. My skin was radiant and I was told several times how great my skin looked specifically during my Bare Escentuals/Bare Minerals two week experience. I continue to wear it and reap the benefits! It was not greasy as many creams can be with dry skin. Additionally the Nourishing Cream has a soothing feeling when applied.
Bare Minerals Flawless Definition Mascara is triumphant color, producing long and lean lashes. I am impressed and thrilled with this quality Mascara. My eyelashes look longer then ever! I used Bare Minerals Big and Bright Eyeliner to create a smoldering eye for night time and a sleek, soft look for day. The fantastic pencil comes with a sharpener and smudge end on the other side of the point. The fact that it is natural also means you are not up all night ruining your lashes trying to rub it off. With the gentle cleanser both the Mascara and Liner remove easily.
The Prime Time Brightening foundation primer allows for the sultry cheek bones to retain Bare Minerals colors and creates a glowing finish. Bare Minerals exclusive natural products create a look that is photo ready, day and night. I am passionate about i.d. bare minerals glimmer eye shadow colors. Liberty, a unique blue color along with the pencil created a larger more dramatic eye in the evening. During the day, it highlighted my eyes, creating intensity to my already blue color. It blends beautifully with brown and other Bare Mineral shadow colors. They create it so that you can mix and match colors seamlessly.
Glee is a blush that brings out ones cheekbones and color organically. The bright look is fresh, vibrant and youthful.
Bare Minerals Lip Pencil is lighter than the Buxom Pout Plumping Lip color. Another favorite! First, always make sure that you use the pencil to create a fullness to the lip. Color inside your lips with the pencil for lasting color. Use it very lightly on the tip of your upper and lower lips to create a flawless look. You do not want the pencil to show, only highlight the lip color. This Buxom Pout Lip color is wonderful and creates a beautiful natural pout. A friend actually asked if I had my teeth professionally bleached. I did not, it was the Bare Escentuals Buxom Lips that produced the sultry color and fullness to my mouth, creating a glistening white smile! It also contains antioxidants that are infused with Vitamin A & E for soft, smooth lips.
This is important. As we go through our day, sipping coffee, water bottles and eating meals… we unknowingly are ingesting lipstick. This is why Paraben free and Organic products are so vital to our health. Why ingest chemicals when you do not have to? You have a choice and can wear beautiful rich, silky, lush colors that are pure and natural? Bare Minerals gives you that and more. Please remember this for your daughters, relatives, etc. Girls are wearing gloss, licking and ingesting lip gloss toxins at the age of two. Being beautiful can be healthy!
Last but not least are the Bare Mineral Brushes. The brushes gently apply the eye shadow, the blush and powders delicately and efficiently. Each brush is designed for its own purpose. The eye shadow brush provides a smooth eye that stays on for hours. It glides over the eyelid and in the creases specific to where you apply it. The blush brush showcases your cheekbones, contouring a flawless face like a professional. Their brushes and cosmetics blend together, showcasing your features naturally as the products themselves. The cleanser and creams match your specific, independent needs.
Bare Minerals has starter packages for you to begin your journey. Their website is efficient and offers everything you need for daytime beauty and evening glamour. Bare Minerals is also located in stores such as Sephora and a boutique called Savvy in Beverly Hills CA. Savvy’s professionals help you with colors and also application. Check out the Bare Minerals website, experience their products and get back to me. My personal experience was exceptional. Bare Minerals products do not take much time to apply, but the results may look like a professional make-up artist paid you a visit!
It is known as one of the most romantic places to vacation and that is saying a lot from critics such as The New York Times and Times of London.
Spending time at Korakia is more than a vacation, it is a destination. A place to hide and escape into the beauty, floral and citrus scents that tickle your nose.
This is an organic retreat, one that you do not want to be removed from. I planned 24 hours of paradise to write for a publication. I wanted readers to know that when they have no time to get a way that they actually could make 24 hours for a true holiday from our microwave multi-tasking moments we now call days. Time seems to be going faster and faster. I hear this happens when you become older, but I think it feels that way to my young nieces and nephews too. For this reason it is so important that we take time for spouse, our partner, and ourselves or with good friends.
Korakia is a place where one gets in touch with peacefulness and the space of blue sky and purple petals draped along the pathways. There are no televisions, computers, phones or clocks. It is the ultimate in timelessness.
Breakfast is served every morning and is included with your stay. We had homemade pancakes with fresh squeezed orange juice and fresh strawberries. Don’t forget the great coffee or tea that is delivered to your table. Then you just get up and take a morning hike which is picture perfect one block or so a way. There is a yoga class every Sunday. They have a menu for lunch. Dinner is not served, but there are several restaurants close by. Within walking distance is CITRON at the Viceroy Hotel. I highly recommend it. The sizes are huge and the organic quality is only matched by the intense flavors and the variety of culinary selections. Chef Stacy Hawkins sees to every detail and Don Devine is the Guest Services and Public Relations Manager. The staff is exceptional. Eating by the pool is great fun or hang out for a drink at the very active bar. Now for the food…
The Parmesan Truffle fries are hot and delicious. The beet salad scored high points and the Catfish was mouthwatering. Speaking of, no matter how full you may feel, get a to go container and eat dessert. The French Beignets with Banana Curd and Coconut Gelato melt in your mouth and are true to the New Orleans fame to claim. Do not miss out on this dream filled dessert. Korakia has a full kitchen, so you can also stay in and cook dinner or purchase something and bring it back and eat by fireside. So many wonderful options to choose from!
The Moroccan villa was built as a hide-a-way and has done its job! Bungalows, suites and two houses provide enough space for quaintness between couples and alone time. Korakia has bicycles that you can use for free and ride into town. Hiking is a great opportunity being that you can view the San Jacinto Mountains from your balcony or poolside! After hiking, I highly recommend a massage. This is honestly one of the best massages I have had. I compare it to when I was in Hong Kong and she walked on my back. This time it is not walking on your back, but Nyoka is in tune with your body, what you need and exactly pin points each area in depth with Gazelle like hands, you will leave that table a new person. There are a variety of massages to choose from. Her daughter Splendor is also known to be a true massage artist. The entire staff at Korakia tends to each guests needs seamlessly. They smile and take care of you as though you are a guest in their own home.
The lush surroundings have a Mediterranean feel to it and abundance of architectural elements that can be viewed for hours. Internationally reviewed as one of the best small hotels in the world by the Times of London compliments the retreats intimate charm.
During the day the Sun shines upon the lush green, purple flowers and fresh fruit, inviting you into a heated pool and day beds. It is serenity at its finest. At nightfall Korakia is transformed into decadent romance. Lit by candlelight throughout the villa, the view is breathtaking. The hotel is on two sides of the street. Each side has a pool. One pool is regular temperature and the other is heated as mentioned. At night they show a movie on the wall. In the evenings fireplaces are lit from the ground. One side has three separate fires by the pool and the other side has a fire blazing with the waterfall behind it and a half circle sofa so that you can lounge and linger until you decide to disappear into one of the beautiful suites.
A couple got engaged that night and the staff put flower pedals and candles inside their suite all the way to the bedroom where he proposed. Weddings, private parties are available. This is a beautiful experience and one that will not escape you after you’ve had it.
My point of view for the article was to show that when you think you can’t get away, you actually can take 24 hours and escape into another world at Korakia. It truly works, but next time, I am going to take an extra 24 hours!
Rooms start at $159. Suites are $359. They have two houses priced at $499 and $699.
Ask for Paulette or Jennifer.
Korakia Pensione 257 S. Patencio Road Palm Springs, CA 92262 (760) 864-6411
Jarro-Zymes Plus contains porcine pancreatic enzymes because their composition is similar to that of human pancreatic enzymes and are superior to vegetable enzymes. Alpha galactosidase is produced by single cell fermentation and facilitates digestion of legumes.
We are in a youth oriented society and no matter how much you may change your outside appearance with clothes and make-up, our insides are moving at a rate that stays in tact with our actual birthdate! What this means is that many of our insides such as our digestion system do not work like they did when we were in our twenties. Poor digestion can cause problems with our organs and cause build up in our colon. You know what that means, and besides it not being pretty, the indigestion, bloat, gas, constipation and heartburn cause problems in your everyday life. The gift is that digestive enzymes taken with meals help the body digest the foods the way they are supposed to be digested and remove toxicity in the intestines and colon. What is important is that the digestive enzymes are natural and contain a formula that includes the right amount of specific ingredients that create the flow of movement while eating.
JARRO-ZYMES PLUS Cold- Extracted Pancreatin, contains extra strength Lipase which is very important in the digestion process, as well as Alpha Galactosidase that helps with gas and bloating. Taking these capsules with each meal, or as directed by a health professional will keep your insides matching the youthful outside! It is important to eat breakfast, as that starts your metabolism. I use the JARRO-ZYME PLUS at lunch and dinner. It is especially beneficial at night when digestion is at its slowest. That includes every age, which is why it is suggested to eat your largest meal in the middle of the day. For many of us that is hard to do, so the JARRO-ZYME, digestion enzymes truly make a progressive difference. If I do not use them, I can feel and see bloat that is not there when taking the Jarrow enzymes. Jarrow also produces the enzymes in vegetarian/vegan capsules. I have tried other digestive enzyme brands and they do not work as well as Jarrow. The completeness of their products is bar-none as well as the quality. Whole Foods turned me on to Jarrow, and I am always satisfied!
Additionally important to intestine and immune health are probiotics. You can’t turn a magazine page or watch television without hearing something about digestion. This is not an ad, it is to inform you about products that per my experience and twenty years of media reporting are the very best.
Jarrow Formulas has an enhanced Probiotic system called Jarro-Dophilus EPS. This specific Probiotic formula is room temperature stable. Many Probiotics need to be refrigerated. These do not. It has 8 species with clinically documented strains in vegetarian capsules and have five (5) billion organisms per capsule! The capsules are Enteric coated for enhanced survival. I take one to two a day, but check with your professional. You can take up to four a day. Take them on an empty stomach.
So here is to staying healthy, youthful inside and out and feeling great while doing it!
Jarrow Formulas are considered number one in the market and have a seal on their packets to prove it!
ONE OF A KIND – With only a few pure, natural ingredients, Enstrom’s creates a dream in every bite. More deliciousness to come!
Rich, elegant and genuine. It is beyond the word toffee, it is World-Class butter delicious, melt in your mouth toffee. In fact, growing up, Enstrom’s was saved for company. I will check with my siblings but I am pretty sure they also raided the freezer, breaking off a few pieces, hoping not to get caught or noticed! It was worth the risk. In fact I learned at my cousins about Enstrom’s 2 pound box and felt sudden glee as though I was back at my parents house about to cruise the freezer, but this time in Willy Wonka fashion. Now one can purchase a five-pound box of rich delicious melt in your mouth goodness. Nothing against Wonka bars, but Enstrom’s is the golden ticket!
When the Enstrom’s arrived, the clean heavenly white box was opened without a moment of hesitation. No longer for the guests, or having to wait, this was my box of pure pleasure to my palate and I would not let this moment be interrupted. As I unwrapped he plastic surrounding it, I lifted the veil lid and pulled off the delicate paper that kept everything intact and looked at the lovely layers of butter-rich Enstrom’s Almond toffee with the chunks of thick creamy yet hard facade, almonds poking out and the thin layer of fine milk chocolate lacing the top of it. Each piece filled my mouth with lovely sensational buttery toffee, bites of almond and bits of chocolate together swirling in my mouth. I could not stop. Just one more bite I said… This was not to be. I did not even sit down at first. It was too good to move. Then I took a few pieces into the next room. I wrapped the box back up, so that I would wait until tomorrow for more. I consumed oh too quickly. This time I will get just a few more bites and allow the swirls of textures to be savoured. So I unwrapped what I thought would keep me out until tomorrow and took a few more pieces and wrapped the box back up again. By this time my body told my brain, this was it. No more for tonight, so my final entry was eaten I slowly to finish of my evening with a gigantic smile, inside and out.
The next day it was Enstrom’s for breakfast. lunch and dinner. Yes, I ate other things, but they were only a means to an Enstrom’s ending. I have NEVER eaten a box of candy in one day! I have Never come close. I knew if I did not share it, within three days an entire box of Enstrom’s would be my undoing. Please know I used will power as I could have easily polished off the majesty of flavors within two days. I took it to a friend of mine who manages a restaurant. He and the Chef both oohed and awed with each sinful bite. Only five ingredients create a pure, unexplainable flavor that taste like nothing else I have ever had. The price is only $20.00 for one pound and worth every dollar.
This is the perfect gift. One which tastes far more than its price. You will be thanked more than once, I assure you. I put this in for the holidays because it is natural. Butter, salt, quality chocolate and almonds. Naturally sinful.
They come in 1 -5 pound boxes. Enstrom’s carries an assortment of decadent treats to choose from. Enstrom’s is under, MUST EATS!
Don’t deprive yourself of one of the finest Almond Toffee’s in the world. This is merely my expert opinion…
Wishing you a Happy and Healthy Holiday… To you and yours.
ZONA PERSONAL SPA – NATURAL BEAUTY!
Zona Personal Spa Natural Beauty has a wealth of products for your individual scent and skin type. Their Extra Virgin Shea Butter in French Lavender, feels like creme on my hands, but not greasy. The smell is gentle, not over pouring… I call it inviting.
The Mono-Use Self-Lathering Satchel deeply cleanses the body, invigorates the senses while removing old skin and energizing new skin. My skin feels soft after using the Botanical Cleanse. This is before putting on any of their Lozines. An array of hand and rehydrating body lotions that are formulated with 12+ active botanical ingredients. The self-lathering satchel is so smart and simple to use. Place the botanical cleanser into the satchel and use all over your face or body. There are face satchels and body satchels, as the face is more delicate and so is the face satchel.
After using the soap or cleanser, rinse out the satchel and let it dry. After it has dried it is ready to use again.
There is only one ZONA, and there are a variety of products. I felt like a kid in a candy store. Everything is made naturally to support and benefit the skin.
When I use the facial satchel and French Lavender soap formulated with active ingredients for the face, my pink vibrant face radiated, looking refreshed and leaving my skin feeling clean and soft.
Zona skin care is recommended by dermatologist’s and favored by celebrities.
If you live in Los Angeles, you can sample and experience ZONA first hand with the creator of these majestic cremes at the Westwood Farmers Market in Westwood, CA on Wednesdays or check the website listed above. Tell them Saper sent you!
If you try it, please let me know what you think! I look forward to hearing from you.
SOON TO COME… FACE FORWARD FOR THE HOLIDAYS!
Photo – Zona – LA Magazine
SANTA RITA HILLS – Clos Pepe Winery – Organically grown… Uncorqed.com & Kate Mantilini Wine & Food Tasting in Beverly Hills!
If you live in Los Angeles, here is your opportunity to taste organically grown, grapes picked by hand, using native yeast fermentation at a very special complimentary wine and food tasting. The wine distributors who also work with Clos Pepe, http://www.Uncorqed.com are co-hosting this tasting with Kate Mantilini in Beverly Hills. These rare, quality wines are being paired with wonderful food.
The Date: NOVEMBER 4th – 6:00pm-8:00pm.
The complimentary tasting of wine and food will not be your typical tasting. If you live in LA, don’t miss this very special event!
A request… Call Katemantilinirestaurant.com Beverly Hills and tell them the number of people in your party.