Thursday, June 30, 2011

Meet Crabtree & Evelyn's La Source Extreme Foot Therapy

Although I'm a sucker for anything with shea butter, Crabtree & Evelyn La Source Extreme Foot Therapy separates itself from the other foot creams in that it doesn't smell minty.  Don't get me wrong because I love the smell of mint (especially in the form of C.O. Bigelow's body wash), but I just feel like ALL foot creams have a minty smell.  La Source Extreme Foot Therapy is refreshing and light and makes your feet SO SOFT.  I personally recommend putting on socks after applying the cream so that your feet retain the moisture for longer (and so that you don't slip and fall!).  It retails for $25.  Find it here!

Monday, June 27, 2011

The Coveteur = new site I visit everyday

I recently read about The Coveteur (I think it was in Elle a few months ago) and I became instantly obsessed!! This site gives you a peek into the lives of really cool people. Most of them are in the fashion industry and a lot are celebs but it's so fun to see what's in their closets, how they decorate their houses/apartments.  Highly, highly recommend this site.  Warning: you can get lost in it for hours.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Introducing Bresh - The Disposable Toothbrush

I recently got to try Bresh disposable toothbrushes which are perfect for the girl on-the-go.  Each brush is biodegradable and loaded with all-natural, spearmint flavored, Xylitol toothpaste.  To use just push your thumb on the cap and toothpaste is released into the bristles.  Buy them here!

Disclosure: samples were provided to me to test

Friday, June 17, 2011

Dr. Brandt Detoxygen Experience

I just tried dr. brandt's detoxygen experience and it was truly an eye opener! Though a bit tickle-y feeling on the skin, my pores felt thoroughly cleansed after a quick 5 minute application.  It's definitely a quick fix if your skin is feeling a little claustrophobic. I also love how the lotion you apply after the mask is actually attached to the bottom of the bottle.  It contains hyaluronic acid to help the skin retain moisture and special Oxygen Spheres to maximize oxygen transportation into skin cells (so technical, I know!).  It retails for $75 and you can find it here!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Latest Jewelry Obsession: Monique Péan

I love how Monique Péan takes raw, gorgeous gems, surrounds them with diamonds and makes them look gorg. Her jewelry is sustainable and inspired by indigenous that is socially and environmentally conscious, which I like to think makes it worth the pricetag :)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Birchbox - Why You Need This!

If you’re a beauty junkie like me, you need to know about Birchbox.  For just $10 a month, you can get deluxe-sized samples of the latest and greatest beauty products in an adorable little box every month! Each month, you'll receive a selection of 4-5 samples ranging from skincare to makeup to cult beauty tools, from well-known brands as well as emerging gems.

Check them out here

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Product Review: Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pads

I tried the Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pads after I asked my friend how she was so tan (knowing she hadn't been on vacation)! After years of using a variety of self-tanners, I have yet to find a good face one...until now. 

These glow pads contain exfoliants as well as anti-aging ingredients like AHA's and antioxidants to keep your skin glowing and wrinkle-free.  I still use a mild exfoliator before using these but it's nice to know that it's not necessary.  Better yet, the smell really isn't that bad! If my boyfriend doesn't notice that I have self tanner on, I consider it to have no smell; though I encourage everyone to find your own benchmark.  I've also found that these have a cumulative effect so the more you use them, the tanner you are and I like that it doesn't feel like the DHA is building up on your skin.  

I recommend using them every other day or every two days.  In the words of Kenny Banya, they're the best Jerry, THE BEST! 
$32 for 20 towelettes, available at Sephora.