Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Scrub A Dub - Kiehl's Soy Milk and Honey Body Polish

I know I've been on a scrub kick recently but there are just so many great scrubs out there and each deserves a mention.  Unlike the Fresh Brown Sugar Scrub I wrote about in my last post, the Kiehl's Soy Milk and Honey Body Polish  leaves your skin with a more matte-satin finish, if that makes sense, but still super soft.  I like to use this when I want to exfoliate prior to self-tanning (one of my fav activities), whereas I like to use the Fresh scrub when I want my skin super moisturized.

The scrub contains a blend of Shea and Jojoba Butters and Sweet Almond Oil with ground luffa fruit as the exfoliant.  And no, I do not know what luffa fruit was before I wrote this but I looked it up and it is actually the same as a loofah (as in the sponge).  Cool, right? Had no idea that a loofah sponge came from a fruit.  Got a little off topic but, all in all, this is a great basic exfoliator.  I use it about 3 times a week.  It retails for $28 and you can find it here!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Pour Some Sugar on Me

Really though, Def Leppard's got nothing on Fresh.  Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish is one of my favorite scrubs around.  It leaves your skin smelling amazing and super moisturized but not greasy at all due to a unique blend of various essential oils, ginseng extract and peppermint.  The whole Brown Sugar collection is actually addictive and aside from the body polish includes a body cream, lip balm, lip scrub (amazing btw!), face scrub, fragrance, shower gel and hand cream.  I have tried everything but the hand cream and can attest that they all are delicious and leave your skin feeling...well... fresh!

Monday, September 5, 2011 - A Site For Materialists. Can I Say Yes?! is a photo blog where more than 5,000 tastemakers and celebrities upload and tag images of their possessions, as well as the stuff they'd like to own.  Now they've expanded it to be open to anyone who wants to post pics of stuff they think is cool.  Then, if other people think it's cool too, you "fancy" the pic and it becomes part of your library. It's such a simple concept and according to the site's creator, Joseph Einhorn,  it's a "catalog of everything in the world."  As you can see from the pic above, I "fancied" this Deobrah Lippmann matte nail polish but I especially love how it's a little bit of matte and a little bit of shine.  This is totes going to be next big nail trend. 

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Dr. Brandt Pores No More Vacuum Cleaner - The Name Says It All!

I don't have enough good things to say about Dr. Brandt Pores No More Vacuum Cleaner! I purchased this at Sephora a few weeks ago, and every time I use it, my face literally feels like a vacuum cleaner sucked out all of the dirt and grime from my pores! I hate to admit that I have large pores but I do and this product really does the job of making my pores appear smaller whilst making my skin feel smooth and clean after using it.  Twice a week, I apply a light layer of the gel-like substance all over my face, wait 3-5 minutes until it turns a very light blue color and then wash it off using a muslin cloth and voila, pores no more! It costs $45 but really, how can you put a price on great skin?!

Christabelle's Closet - You're One Click Away From A Better Wardrobe

Click immediately! Christabelle's Closet is a great online designer re-sale boutique that has everything from a chic YSL Muse bag to Jimmy Choos for a fraction of the retail cost! This is a great site because it's easily organized by category and the descriptions for each item are extremely detailed - always a plus! I highly recommend this site to anyone looking to amp up their fall collection