Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Fresh Seaberry

Fresh Seaberry Restorative Treatment

I’m about as high strung as they come so I gravitate towards anything with words like “calm” and “relieve” – this body cream is designed to do both. I love all of Fresh’s other creams so I decided to try this one too. The words that came to mind when I tried this Monday night were “soothing” and “relaxing” – I’m exhausted from last weekend’s travel to CA and foot surgery 11 days ago so, applying this to my tired limbs and feet last night was heaven.  The scent reminds me of lavender and the formula is rich & creamy.  This morning my skin looked and felt fresh and hydrated.  

Seaberry, like almost all other berries, is a powerful antioxidant – Fresh combined this ingredient with Cranberry oil, jojoba seed oil and all sorts of other good stuff to create a delicious formula that will have you saying “Ahh”…

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Fresh -- L.A.

Fresh Store L.A. & Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment (Plum)

I popped into the Fresh store at The Grove (awesome outdoor shopping mall) while I was in L.A. over the weekend.  I was excited because I love Fresh and have never seen a free standing store before.  Of course the d├ęcor was chic and “fresh,” the staff were friendly, knowledgeable & helpful, and the space was stocked with all the products I love and some special little pieces – like hand painted glass dishes for your jewelry or to hold your products.  My friend bought a gorgeous blue & white round dish.  Between the 2 of us we definitely did some damage.  I think my favorite purchase was the Sugar Plum Tinted Lip Treatment – it is supremely moisturizing and really stays on well for a balm.  The lip treatments all have SPF 15 (love that!) and there are several options as far as the “tint” you choose.  The main ingredient is sugar which naturally seals in moisture – really the “sealing” this treatment does is pretty phenomenal.  You can build or layer the gloss for a deeper or darker tint or apply lightly to keep it sheer.  It looks very natural on and gives your whole face a nice little boost! 

Here are a couple pics I snapped of the store:

Monday, February 27, 2012

Confessions of a Shopaholic

I’m back & boy is that a looong way to fly for 48 hours but, it was so worth it.  I’ve got some really exciting new products to share with you and a fun L.A. Fresh store review but… until I get my act together, (I didn’t get home until after midnight) here are my non-cosmetic purchases from the trip.  Just a little Monday morning eye candy!  My favorite place to shop in L.A. is Fred Segal.  It’s so cute, easy to get in and out quickly & the staff is always super friendly & helpful.  I always find something!

 Here are links to where you can find each item online:

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Holla from the Hills of Hollywood :)

Heading to sunny L.A. …

Tomorrow I’m heading to one of my favorite cities EVER to meet up with my hubby, who’s on a business trip, & to spend some time dining, shopping and visiting with my BFF and some of my oldest & dearest friends.  

Hopefully my shopping will be successful and I’ll return with some goodies to share with you!  One item that’s definitely on my list is a new bronzer.  Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!  XXOO

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tanda Zap

Tanda Zap

This might be described as an “impulse” buy – impulsive, on my part, as in “fix my skin immediately; I’ll do anything!” – The science behind this gadget is that the blue light/heat/vibrating pulsation opens pores and kills pore clogging bacteria, thus resulting in clearer skin with less breakouts.  The blue light part of this therapy method is proven so it makes sense that this little fella would work… though I’m not quite seeing results.  I think the key is to start using the device at the very first sign of a blemish a couple times a day then the idea is that the blemish itself will never surface.  The device is light weight and portable/battery operated.  You hold it to the “affected” area of skin in 2 minute intervals (until light/pulsation stops) several times a day until the spot clears.  It’s user friendly and dermatologist recommended -- I’m just not really seeing much of a difference a couple weeks in but, I’m willing to keep trying as other consumers give it raving reviews.  I’ll get back to you on this one…