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I’m not in back-to-school mode just yet…holding onto these last few days of summer with these August favorites:

Nerium Firming Body Contour Cream:  Body cream — because I’m still rocking the shorts & will still be wearing them for probably another month, maybe two!  There’s no question that our gym routines directly affect how toned, firm and tight the skin appears, but a sun care regimen is equally important for keeping the skin healthy and youthful looking.  So this summer, load up on sunscreen AND antioxidants— whether you’re gym or beach bound.Nerium
Skin can only withstand so much exposure to UV radiation, pollution, and smog before it starts to reveal signs of aging:  loss of elasticity, leathery texture, freckling or hyperpigmentation—all can eclipse the benefits of that hard work at the gym!  Enter Nerium International Firming Body Contour Cream, NeriumAD Formula, $120, which nourishes and soothes dry, sun-exposed skin while also providing anti-aging benefits (unlike other body creams). Nerium Firming Body Cream packs some powerful ingredients—Forskohlii root oil and Caffeine—to help smooth and tighten skin’s appearance. An exclusive, patented ingredient, NAE-8—with antioxidant properties—helps firm and tone problem areas for sleeker, more youthful-looking skin. In an independently conducted clinical trial, 92% of participants showed positive improvement on their thighs and 83% noticed an improved appearance of skin smoothness and cellulite.

Little Black Dress Wines:  Have y’all tried a taste of LBD?  The company takes its name from the iconic little black dress, celebrated for its timelessness, playful elegance and versatility.  They’ve just released new modern, sophisticated packaging and I’m drawn to the sleek black & white look!  But, the brand is more than looks – it’s about confidence.  It’s about knowing you’ve chosen something fantastic, and not having to shout it from the rooftop.  I brought this bottle over to a recent Girls’ Night In and it went fast!  LBD wine

Still synonymous with understated elegance, LBD can easily go from casual evenings in to fancy nights out.  Accessorized with fruit-forward aromas, hints of dazzle, an impeccable sense of balance and a body to die for, LBD Wines cover every mood, from spirited to sophisticated.  Masterfully crafted from California grapes, these wines appeal to confident, fashionably-minded women (ahem, read: the PERFECT hostess gift!) and includes Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Diva Pink Pinot, Diva Red, Merlot, Moscato, Pinot Grigio and Pinot Noir.

BullFrog Mosquito Coast:  Y’all, I’ve been praying it would’t come here but the Zika virus has officially landed in the U.S. with our first home-grown cases appearing in Miami. 😦 Admitting the mosquito-borne disease was “scarier than we initially thought,” the CDC says knowledge is lacking about which drugs or vaccines may be effective. Then, there is the northward expansion of the mosquitoes which transmit the virus. Aedes aegypti has been seen as the main Zika culprit, but Culex quinquefasciatus also may be a vector — and that mosquito is 20x more common.Bull Frog.jpg

August in Texas reaches a fever-pitch of heat, sunshine, and yes…mosquito activity.  So, I’m into the added value of lotions that combine sun protection with effective mosquito protection.  BullFrog was the world’s first mass-marketed fusion of sunscreen with insect repellent and today, BullFrog Mosquito Coast — proudly made in the USA— is America’s #1 selling sunscreen/bug spray combo.  DEET-free, too!