Acqua dell’Elba…

Acqua dell'Elba

Whenever I’m away on vacation as a treat for myself I buy something that is strictly available within the region I’m traveling. While I was in Siena and walking up and down Via Banchi di Spora, I kept smelling this wonderful scent every time I walked by this mysteriously calm looking store named Acqua Dell’Elba. After awhile I realized that they spray a scent out on to the street and it smelled like clean fresh breeze and ocean. I couldn’t help but close my eyes and think of walking on a warm sandy beach. Continue reading

School, Studying, Backpain….How To Pick The Right Chair

If you have been following my tweets lately, you probably already know that I made a BIG decision, I’m going back to school! I’m excited, scared and excited some more. Its been a few years since I’ve been at school and things have changed a lot. I have changed a lot; I’m not as young as the rest of the students and that’s a scary fact! Haha

As a student most of my days are going to be spent slouching behind the desk. I figured to avoid becoming an old decrepit woman experiencing lower back pain while at school, I should visit my chiropractor to get some pointers on the correct way of sitting behind my desk.

While chatting with Dr. Behroozfard from C.O.R.E. Performance Therapy Wellness clinic, I learned one of the keys behind having a healthy back as a student or even office worker is having a proper Sitting posture and the right chair. Here are some pointers Dr. B gave me on choosing the right chair:

When standing in front of the chair, the seat should be at the level of your knees and when seated, your feet flat on the floor, if not possible, use a foot rest.

Use a back support for your lower back that creates 6 cm of curvature.

Armrests should be at the level of the keyboard, with a gap for the elbow to avoid the compression of the nerve passing through this joint.

Rest breaks are fundamental in reducing injuries due to prolonged, static posture. Take breaks at least every 20 minutes and walking and standing are encouraged.

After learning about how to find the right chair, I realized why I always got a backache while I was studying. My chair sucks!

Now, my mission before school starts is to find the RIGHT chair. Thanks Dr. B! 🙂

 

Solmaz

 

Loose Button…BeautybySaje

A month ago I received an invitation to become a founding member for Loose Button.  Loose Button offers a unique way of sampling great beauty products without breaking the bank. Every month for the cost of $9.99 the beauty experts at Loose Button will send you a box filled with travel sized beauty products to try. Continue reading

Giveaway – Daily Microfoliant by Dermalogica

As you all know, I’ve been using a few products by Dermalogica for the last few months and I’m totally in love with the results. So I thought I should give one lucky reader a chance to try these fantastic products for themselves.

Since I got hooked on the Dermalogica product after I started using the DailyMicrofoliant, thanks to Dermalogica Canada, I’m giving away a full-sized version of this amazing facial exfoliant.

That’s not all though! We’re giving away an entire kit, with travel sized versions of Active Moist and Gel cleanser!!!You guys gonna love these products, trust me!

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post by Friday March 11th at 11pm!!

For extra entries tweet:

Win a Dermalogica travel pack from @LifebySaje. To win, RT or leave comment here: http://wp.me/pKLT9-Up


So don’t wait any longer, enter NOW!

Thanks everyone and GOODLUCK!!!!

Solmaz

UPDATE: The contest is now closed. I will contact the winner shortly!

Doing the draw the old fashion way!

And the winner isssssssssssss………

Congrats John!!!!!

Active Moist by Dermalogica

Awhile ago I started using daily microfoliant by Dermalogica and I loved it. When I went to buy some more of my newly found beauty product I decided to buy a travel package that came with free samples of Dermalogica’s Special Cleansing Gel and Active Moist. Thanks to that decision, now I have another favorite beauty product, a great moisturizer!

Having both oily and dry spots on my face was making it so hard to find a moisturizer that would both keep my skin moist and not make it super oily. Since I started using active moist about couple of months ago, my skin feels amazing.!! The good thing about Active Moist is, it’s long-lasting, even on a cold dry weather I don’t feel my skin is drying out.

According to Dermalogica’s website Active moist is an unscented oil-free moisturizer, I have to say, the Active Moist does smell but not a fruity or sweet smell. Think more like something your doctor would prescribe to you; personally find it more appealing than scents from other facial moisturizers.

Here’s some more info on Active Moist:

  • Sheer formula provides effective oil-free hydration without a greasy after-feel.
  • Silk Amino Acids help smooth and improve skin texture.
  • Natural astringents Lemon, Ivy, Watercress, and Burdock help refine the skin.
I don’t want this post to sound like something the good people at The Shopping Network would write, but give Active Moist a try. You wont regret it!
sa
UPDATE! For a chance to try this product by Dermalogica, enter Life by Saje Dermalogica contest by March 11. 11pm!

It Exfoliates, Brightens and Smoothes…..

I’m always on a look out for facial cleansers because I have sensitive skin that is both oily and dry. I think I have found the answer to my prayers in daily microfoliant by Dermalogica . I’ve been using this rice-baced enzyme powder for the last month and I’m loving it. Thanks to its tiny particles it makes it super easy for this exfoliant to get into all those little spots and clean out all the dirt and oil away from my face, leaving it super smooth and soft.

Here is some more info about Dermalogica’s daily microfoliant:

  • Unique powder activates upon contact with water, releasing Papain, Salicylic Acid and Rice enzymes that micro-exfoliate, leaving skin smoother and brighter.
  • Skin Brightening Complex of Aspergillus, Grapefruit and Licorice helps to balance uneven skin pigmentation.
  • Super-soothing blend of Green Tea, Ginkgo and Colloidal Oatmeal helps calm skin, leaving it extraordinarily clear and refreshed.

Interested to find more great products from Dermalogica? Check out what I think about their Active Moist moisturizer.

sa

 

UPDATE!! To try this product by Dermalogica enter Life by Saje Dermalogica contest by March 11, 11pm!