Secret Ingredient: Grapefruit

Fresh Hesperides Grapefruit Eau de Parfum Rollerball: I love rollerball perfume and this Fresh version is really energizing and delicious.

ORIGINS Gloomaway Grapefruit Body Souffle: I’m not super huge on body creams but this “body souffle” smells A-MAZING and the citrus scent is known to help boost your mood.

Kiehl’s Nashi Blossom & Pink Grapefruit: When I was sent a bottle of this new fragrance, I was soooo excited to try it.  Not only because it’s Kiehl’s (and I LOVE Kiehl’s) but also because the idea of mixing Nashi Blossom and grapefruit just sounded like perfection to me…and it was.

Josie Maran Moroccan Argan Body Oil – Grapefruit scent: Everyone knows how good Argan Oil is for your skin but grapefruit-scented Argan Oil?  Even better.  It’s naturally scented to balance the mind, body and soul.

Burt’s Bees Refreshing Lip Balm with Pink Grapefruit: Packed with vitamins, this lip balm is hydrating and tastes fantastic.  Granted, I know you’re not supposed to eat your lip balm but let’s be honest…everyone does.

Stila Lip Glaze in “Grapefruit”: A staple in the Stila makeup line, the grapefruit shade of their Lip Glaze is a fun, frosty pink that’s not too pink, if you know what I mean.

C.O. Bigelow Village Perfumer Hand Wash in “Grapefruit”: I’m a sucker for a fancy hand soap and I do enjoy this grapefruit-scented version.  The bottle makes me think it’s from the victorian era and it’s not too drying on my hands.

Meet Vinny from “Jersey Shore” at C.O. Bigelow’s Fashion’s Night Out!

So it seems that Fashion’s Night Out in NYC is all the rage this year.  Personally, I get a little overhwhelmed at events like this…but when I heard that Jersey Shore’s very own Vinny Guadagnino will be making a cameo at C.O. Bigelow’s event, I had to let my readers know.

Head down to the C.O. Bigelow store at 414 6th Avenue in New York City between 7 and 8 PM on September 10th for a little meet and greet with Vinny.  Now what does Vinny have to do with Fashion’s Night Out and especially C.O. Bigelow, you ask?  Well, the reality star will be showcasing his grooming product essentials as well as his favorite products that he likes the ladies to wear.  Oh boy, start swooning now and don’t forget your cameras.

C.O. Bigelow Does It Right

So normally I don’t get down with promoting all of the Breast Cancer Awareness crap that comes out every October. It’s not that I don’t care but I just find it obnoxious that like almost every beauty company jumps on the band wagon and some don’t even donate a decent amount (5%? Come on) to the cause.
But I digress because this is pretty cool and I love C.O. Bigelow…C.O. Bigelow has teamed up with Marisa Acocella Marchetto, author of the graphic novel “Cancer Vixen: A True Story” and breast cancer survivor, to create a special edition Cancer Vixen Collection. Acocella Marchetto gives C.O. Bigelow classics a vixen twist with her illustrations and C.O. Bigelow will donate $250,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

The kit includes the Lemon Cream Body Wash, Lemon Body Cream, Mentha Lip Tint in Pink Mint, Mentha Foot – Tingling Foot Cream, Dr. Hiosous Quince Hand Lotion all for $29.50. Additional products are also sold separately but all are available at Bath and Body Works