The Beauty Products I’m Trying This Week

Here’s what I’m trying out this week:

Winks by Georgie Style No. 1: I always love the way my eyes pop when I wear faux lashes and the packaging for these is just so cute, I can’t help myself.  I’m gonna give these a whirl on Saturday night.

Dr. Hauschka Rosemary Leg & Arm Toner: I love, love, love Dr. Hauschka products and I’ve actually had this in my beauty arsenal for quite some time.  Right in time for summer bikini season, I’m curious to see if it truly does give my skin a “more youthful appearance.”  And, if it tones my arms and legs, well…even better.

Jane Iredale Magic Mitt: This facial towel claims to cleanse the skin with absolutely no cleanser– JUST the mitt.  I’m so curious on this one…especially since my skin airs on the dry, sensitive side.

Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Anti-Aging Eye Cream: There are so many anti-aging products on the market that it’s practically impossible to figure out what you really need in a skincare regimen.  I immediately grabbed up this product at the Lucky FABB conference last week once I saw the phrase “7-in-1.”  I mean, how can that be bad?  This product claims to fight dark circles, fine lines, puffy eyes, loss of firmess, uneven texture, uneven tone and dryness (yes, that’s 7 problems) in just one brush applicator.  Bring it on.

4th of July beauty

So it’s America’s holiday- the 4th of July.  Even though I’m notorious for having catastrophically awful July 4ths, I’m still feeling some 4th of July beauty.  Hey, if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em, right?  America, f–k yeah.

Farmhouse Fresh Bourbon Bubbler Body Scrub -This scrumptious body scrub uses real Kentucky whiskey, brown sugar, vitamin E and rice bran oil to exfoliate your body clean.  It’s especially good for helping self-tan lotions to stick on.

JASON Naturals Quit Bugging Me! Natural Insect Repellant Spray -Truth be told, Los Angeles doesn’t have many bugs…but back in New York, you can’t leave the island of Manhattan unless you’re armed with some insect repellant.  I remember my mom dousing me with other chemical versions and always hating the smell and feeling sticky and gross.  JASON’s version is a natural alternative to harsh chemical bug repellants and uses a natural combo of Geranium, Soybean and Coconut Oils that not only keep bugs from biting but also leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth.  Plus, it’s DEET, PABA and Paraben-free.  And the bottle is adorable, just sayin…

Jane Iredale Powder-Me SPF 30 Dry Sunscreen – The all-over face and body powder helps to protect against both UVA and UVB rays with an SPF 30 and even has a water-resistant rating.  Skin Cancer Foundation approved, this sunblock is a physical, not chemical, block that works instantly in the sun.  As an added bonus, the packaging has a mirror on the cap so you can check yourself out, while applying your sun protection.

Sonia Kashuk Self-Tanning Towelettes for Body – I’m a serial self-tanner and I’ve tried it ALL.  I love the easy convenience of these towelettes…they’re great for traveling or even a quickie job or touch up.  The color is natural and the infamous self-tanner smell is barely there.



Mother’s Day beauty picks

So I’m a little sad that I won’t get to see my Mom this Mother’s Day, since she’s in New York.  But even though she’s 3,000 miles away, I still have plans to spoil her with beauty products and plenty of everything that she deserves.  My mom will absolutely die for any of these products…and so will yours.

Jane Iredale Perfectly Nude Collection -This really is a great collection and you really get a good selection of product with it!  The eyeshadow kit, lip fixation lipgloss and bronzer are all perfectly neutral shades and what mother wouldn’t love this?

Carol’s Daughter Rosemary Mint Purifying Duo -You’re probably thinking “shampoo and conditioner as a gift?  Really?”  Well, let me tell you, this duo smells a-mazing…plus, it deeply cleans and moisturizes your hair of daily toxins and product build-up, which brings hair back to its original shiny, healthy state.  A time travel hair duo, if you will.

LUSH Turkish Delight -Your mom will butter herself up with this delightful rose body polish.  It’s super decadent (and also vegan).  I love that this is whipped up with all natural products such as roses, cocoa butter, almond oil, jasmine and, of course, Turkish rose.

Elizabeth Grant Caviar Rejuvenating Eye Pads -What mom doesn’t want to be pampered with caviar on Mother’s Day?  These Caviar-infused Rejuvenating Eye Pads help achieve the perfect balance of nourishing proteins, vitamins, minerals, nutrients and moisture in the skin.

Beauty Flashback: glam makeup compacts

So I’m really starting to obsess a bit over fancy makeup compacts. As a little girl, I remember how much fun I used to have going through my Grandmother’s makeup drawer and playing will all of her makeup and accessories…I even did this after she passed away (1987) because it reminded me of how much I loved her and how beautiful and classy she was. These three compacts are somewhat reminiscent of my Grandma Betty’s own collection but I also found some great vintage compacts on Etsy for a more realistic feel. I think it may be eBay time…I’m about to start a collection.

Clockwise: Jane Iredale Mini Matte, Jay Strongwater Limited Edition Coral Compact, Lancome Color Design Limited Edition Sensation Effects Eyeshadow Quad