Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Product of the Month: True Blue Spa Just a Minute 60-Second Manicure Scrub

I always seem to be writing about my new latest finds, but I think from time to time I'm going to try to shine some light on products that are already in my stash.

The Product of the Month of June is the True Blue Spa Just a Minute 60-Second Manicure Scrub from Bath & Body Works. Available for $12.00

I first purchased this in an effort to rescue my poor nails from months of acrylics - and I was looking to be a lil more el natural with the nails. That was the initial thouth behind the purchase - but this product has turned into a must have for me. I like for 2 main reasons, it has the most amazing citrus smell ever, and it really leaves my hands soft and smooth after a minute- and that's about all the time I really have for things like this.

This sugar scurb is one of my all time favorite products and is your hands new best friend :)

Quck Tip: I use this as a full body scrub from time to time when I really want a pick me up!

Monday, June 22, 2009

FOTD: Soft & Simple

Bella Pierre Mineral Foundation in Nutmeg
Mac Studio Fix Concealer - NC40
Maybelline Soft Mauve Mineral Blush
MAC Refined Golden Bronzer
Set with MD Formulations Face Mist

Sally Hansen Eye Primer
Milani Illusion Eyeshadow
Milani Java Bean Eyeshadow
Mac Soft Eye Kohl
Loreal Voluminous Mascara

Burt's Bees LipBalm
Rimmel Birthday Suit Lipstick
NYX Smokey Look Lipgloss

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Cosmetics/ Jewelry Storage Idea : Mirrored Cabinet

As I was making the round this weekend doing the household chores - I happened to glance up at the TV which was on QVC and noticed this unusual storage device by Lori Greiner. I have to admit like the Idea of it... but I'm not sure if I would actually purchase it.

The concept: A Spinning Mirrored Storage Cabinet that holds up to 300 pieces of Jewelry.
  • Two mirrored doors, one stationary shelf, three tilt shelves
  • 16 necklace hooks, 16 bracelet hooks, 11 earring bars, ring storage tray
  • Silver Safekeeper antitarnish lining; helps keep jewelry tarnish-free for 25 to 40 years
  • Wood/wood veneer construction
  • Measures 10"L x 7"W x 20-1/2"H

It also comes in a Cosmetics Organizer Which is good if your collection would fit into the unit :) with the same Mirrored design but the inner cabinets are slightly different

The mirrored cosmetic cabinet stores over 150 tubes, jars, and containers, rotating to let you see everything at a glance. A good feature is the lipstick shelves - they tilt out for easy access.
  • Two mirrored door, tilting shelves
  • Wood/wood veneer construction
  • Measures 20-1/2"H x 8-1/2"L x 9-1/2"W

What are your thoughts ?

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Haul H&M and Forever 21

This weekend I was supposed to be in lovely So Cal and enjoy all the glory of IMATS. However, that wasn't possible due to a few work scheduling issues. So Instead I went shopping and picked up a few things to cheer myself up ( A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do right . .)

Flower Earrings F21

Pattern Green Earrings F21

Brown Oversized Classic Sunglasses F21

Shirt Dress H&M

Turquoise Tunic F21

Close up of Detailing F21

Pink Chiffon H&M and my favorite purchase of the weekend

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend :)

Product Review: Olay Regenerist Daily Regenerating Serum - Fragrance Free

Being in that in-between phase where I'm almost past the acne - but not yet ready for the anti-aging lotions I have been looking for a product that will help with the aging, but isn't so heavy that I'll be left with clogged pores.

After a few hits and misses, I have finally found a product that I am truly happy with it and it is the Olay Regenerist Daily Regenerating Lotion in Fragrance Free ( Although I am sure the regular fragrance lotion is equally as effective) I simply purchased this option because it came with a sample of the Olay Touch of Sun Eye Regenerist lotion :) and I couldn't pass that up.

What I like:

The lotion is very moisturizing without being oily - and for my skin that is a perfect combination. It also has a silky finish to it - similar to a foundation primer. It's satiny in its texture and I think that's a great added bonus to its amino acids (the anti-aging ingredients).

I also really like the touch of sun eye cream. I wasn't really looking for a new concealer or eyecream, but I really like how this product seems to provide me with the best of both. The product is very smooth, and it makes for very easy application under the eye - the added pigment or "touch of sun" helps to add a bit of color to that area, and I haven't felt the need for an additional concealer so that makes me happy :)

The Daily Lotion is on the L (Clear) the Eye Lotion is on the R (pigmented)

What Olay says about its product :

This highly-concentrated blend of amino-peptides regenerates damaged skin, renewing the outer layer to give you a younger-looking complexion.

Olay Regenerist doubles skins surface cell regeneration rate vs. untreated skin, for younger looking skin without drastic measures

The Results
  • Hydrates for firmer, visibly lifted, and younger looking skin without drastic measures
  • Instantly the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is softened and skins texture is improved
  • Over time your skin will be visibly firmer and more elastic

Monday, June 15, 2009

How Would You . . . Spend a Sephora Gift Card?

For my birthday last month I received a few gift cards to Sephora from a group of my girlfriends
I have however, not had the time to go shopping since acquiring them and thought I would put it out to you readers -

How would you spend a $100 gift card at Sephora?

What is on your shopping list?

Friday, June 12, 2009

Honorable Mention

Thanks to the very lovely Tiffany of I am Style-Ish I have received my very first blog award.
If you are not familiar with her blog (see link above) or her photography site www.Style-Ish.com, I suggest you get over there right away.

As a part of this blog award, I am to mention six things that made me happy today. I wish I had pictures to share, but If I am to be true to the post, all six things are should be from today so here goes:

1. Finally finished a huge project at work - and can finally take some time off now :)
2. Had dinner with my dad as a Pre-Father's day celebration since I won't see him this weekend.
3. Received my movie screening tickets for The Proposal for tomm night (excited)
4. Planned my "wish-list" for IMATs this weekend
5. Made the most amazing eggplant gratin for dinner :)
6. Got to spend some quality time with my Boston terrier Blaze (will have pictures soon)

My list is a little random, but I have had a very hectic week. I'm staying with my parents for a little while and they are having some remodeling done - fun but hectic.
I promise to have a few good posts this week and the HAULAGE from IMATS this coming weekend :)

But in the spirit of giving, I present this award to the following bloggers:


Saturday, June 6, 2009

Review: Muard Acne Spot Treatment

I just completed my Skin Care Post and Video - but I left a product out that I love. The Murad Acne Spot Treatment. I recently ran out of the stuff and haven't had any recent breakouts - so there hasn't been an immediate need to purchase it.

But I wanted to give a proper review on the product, because it really is my HG spot treatment. The treatment is a combination of salicylic acid and sulfur. Which is why this treatment is unique and unlike regular salicylic or other spot treatments that I have tried.

What Murad Says about its product :

Spot Treatment Sulfur and Salicylic Acid give Acne Spot Treatment the power to deliver effective, on-the-spot acne control the moment you feel a blemish developing. Convenient size makes it easy to provide extra attention to a stubborn blemish anytime, anywhere.

Additional features and ingredients:
• Soothes redness and irritation with anti-inflammatories Licorice Extract and Allantoin
• Protects and restores skin health with antioxidant Vitamins C and E
• Minimizes dryness and flaking with Hydrolized Oat Flour


Why I like it
It works overnight - to dry that blemish on the spot which in turn speeds up the healing process. I notice a real difference in 24 - 48 hours (depending on the size of the breakout).
And It doesn't OVERDRY the Skin (which I noticed with some other spot treatments)

Skin Care Routine

My Skin Care Routine

This is a lineup of what I would use within a 7 day period. I do not use all of the products in one day - as I would have no time for anything else if I did :) But this is simply a peek into my bathroom sink to see what I have and what I like.

I do use a lot of natural treatments for my face when I get around to it. If you lovely readers are interested I can share of few recipes that I have picked up and that have come down to me from my mother and other relatives.

Word Of Caution: We all have different skin, so please use what's best for you - this is just my take on skincare :)

Products (L to R - Back to Front Row)
Neturogena Deep Clean Invigorating Cleanser and Mask
Anew Ultimate Age Repair Elixir
Olay Regenerist Daily Thermal Peel
MD Formulations Moisture Defense Antioxidant Spray
Biore Blemish Fighting Cleanser (Great Dupe for Murad's Cleanser)
CVS Daily Blackhead Eliminating Scrub
Petroleum Jelly
Cetaphil Daily Moisturizer With SPF 15
Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Serum
Hope in A Jar Moisturizer

This is just a few of the things I am currently using.
What are some of your MUST HAVE skin care products?

Friday, June 5, 2009

Betsey Johnson Spring 2009 Collection : All About Bows

Recently I came across this post highlight the "fall" trend for bow rings. I think that we can all say that bow rings are not only a fall trend, but the new "it" accessory.

I am sure you are all aware of the lovely Ms. Lollipop26's addiction to bows . So as an ode to bows I thought I would share a few of my favorite pieces from the Betsey Johnson 2009 Collection

Betsey Johnson Bow Ring $50.00

Pearl Drop w/ Bow Earrings $ 45.00

Bow/Heart Ring $ 35.00

Betsey Johnson Bow Bangle Watch, $75.00

Arrow Heart & Large Bow Necklace w/ Fringe $150.00

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Summer Loving

Living in California, the summers are hot! and I am always on the lookout for an easy but efficient daily SPF.

Currently I use a daily moisturizer with SPF in it: Cetaphil daily lotion with SPF 15. So its good - but its not really the right amount of protection I need against 101 temperatures.

I used the BM foundation last summer to touch up my face and add some SPF protection, but it adds too much coverage and I just want something a little more natural looking.

So I am planning on trying out these products:

Peter Thomas Roth Instant Minerals SPF 45

Bar Minerals Natural Sunscreen in SPF 30

What do you reccomend :) ?


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