Rêve de Miel Ultracomfortable Foot Cream has a great texture. It isn’t sticky at all. It is very light-weight and absorbs quickly while still moisturizing. It is a great foot cream to wear during the day. I just wear foot cream nightly and still like the texture of this one because it doesn’t create greasy stains on my sheets. Lots of foot creams claim to be non-greasy. This one actually is. This is the “pro” of this product. And it still moisturizes and leaves my skin almost buffed when I wake up. That’s another “pro”. OK, now to the “con”. This cream has the strangest odor ever. It is like a mix of honey, cold bran cereal, and tomatoes. It is so strange. I was expecting this to smell rich and like honey. It has honey but it is just off with the other “notes”. I seriously won’t be buying this because of its odor. I find it too strange and disturbing. It grosses me out when it is on my hands and it is almost offensive. A 2.6 oz tube retails for $22. It’s a bummer because I really love the feel of this one. I just don’t think I can get over the odor it’s like Honey Nut Cheerios with compost scraps. If you are willing to give it a try because you want a light-weight, not greasy, and effective foot cream and can handle the odor then it can be purchased at beautyhabit.com or beauty.com.

I am a sucker for body treatment products. I fall for anything that claims to tighten, firm, or perform miracles to the skin. Luckily, I haven’t been burnt by a product, well, until now. I have found that cellulite creams and firming gels really do improve the appearance of my skin (yes, temporarily) and I like the way they make my skin feel. I’m the kind of person that loves to wear control tights and feel pressure on my body. Yep, a bit of a sensory deficit and a bit on the spectrum and falling a bit off the neuro-typical line… Anyways, I have tried so many products and I have repurchased so many products. Maybe they don’t work, I just know that I am in love with the claims . I like most of Clarins products. I have had a few friends rave over the treatment oil. I thought I would give it a try even though I promised the husband I would no longer anoint my body in apricot kernel oil because I left grease spots everywhere like a Sphynx cat. My friends claimed of shedding excess water weight, having super smooth legs, blah, blah, blah. The Anti-Eau oil claims to “slim” by ridding the body of quite frankly, water weight. It is supposed to make the legs feel lighter and get rid of “sponginess”. It contains essential oils of marjoram, broom, geranium, lemon, and orange all in a fatty hazelnut oil base. The oil is a oil and needs to be applied to damp skin and rubbed in. A little goes a long way. It smells very herbaceous and like an herb garden or the spice rack. It smells mainly of citrus zest and marjoram in my opinion. I like the smell. It is very invigorating and really adds to the “spa” like experience of this expensive French product. (3.4 ounces retails for $50). I have been using this product nightly for months doing all of the goofy massages, etc. I use a Lancome cellulite gel in the morning. So far I haven’t noticed anything from the oil other than I smell really nice like summertime gardens and have really smooth skin. My skin is smooth because I am soaking in oil again. That does wonders for dry skin. But, feeling “lighter” and not puffy, nope. My gels do more. They are instant and temporary. This oil just proves that you can believe in something but that doesn’t mean it will work. Or that you are buying the wrong product because what the hell is water weight anyways? I won’t be repurchasing and I will have to break the pact with the hubby. I’m adding lavender oil to a bottle of apricot kernel oil and there is nothing he can do about it.


I’m not one to use hand creams too often. I like a few of Burt’s Bees and a few rosewater types. I did purchase this one. It appears to be a pretty basic hand cream. It has a soft “olive” fragrance that is often used in “natural” skincare items like Olivina. So, the scent isn’t offensive but it won’t compete with your other fragrances. It isn’t too greasy and in comparison to other hand creams, it actually absorbs pretty quickly. The difference: this is not a cream but a treatment. This means no more rough patches! It is like this hand cream eats it. It smooths the hands out. They feel really soft and almost like they have been “buffed”. So you are moisturized, sleek, but still really soft.  No greasy palms or scary stiff mannequin hands here. It contains amino acids and a bunch of other stuff. Unlike other creams you do not apply this throughout the day. Once in the morning and once at night is enough to have smooth hands. If you are really dry or if you have a job that is heavy on the handwashing, you will need to apply another cream or more of this throughout the day. The small bottle (not pictured) retails for $12 for 3.8 ounces. I have the large pump which is 8 ounces and it retails for $26. It lasts a long time since I only need to apply it twice daily. I know Ulta carries this line and it is available online from the company’s website. I will repurchase when I run out. And don’t get me started on how much I love the foot cream. Plus, they are a Washington based company, so I have to support them. And do you know that they do custom fragrance blending? I’m thinking something like Fresh Cut Grass and Lily of the Valley with a base note of Egyptian Musk for spring or something with the Fig Tree note.