These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

April 10, 2011

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As spring rolls around it is time for some spring-cleaning. Move on from the old favorites and love the new. Here are my top seven favorite things (from massages to bartenders) for the spring:

  1. Anyone in need of advice or guidance head over to Bloomingdales at Chestnut Hill Mall and when you arrive ask for Kay at the Christian Dior cosmetics counter. Kay is great, and not only knows Christian Dior like the back of her hand but anything regarding cosmetics. She’s my go to gal.
  2. Once you have finished with Kay, head over to Rainbow located on Gloucester Street. Here you will receive the best massage. Not only will they work away any kink or ache but also they are very warm and inviting.
  3. In order to look fresh and hydrated for any springtime plans you need a few key items. The first step you need to do is invested in Bobbi Brown Cosmetics; specifically her Intensive Moisturizing Tinted Balm with SPF 25 and Night Care Moisturizing Balm. The intensive moisturizing balm with SPF 25 allows healthy coverage during the daytime and adds a nice glow. Warm the balm in your hand and then gently rub around your face. The Night Care Moisturizing Balm is perfect for hydration (especially for people with dry skin) and makes the skin absolutely gorgeous. With this balm, be aware it is very thick. You must apply and rub the moisturizer around your face until it liquefies.
  4. For the perfect healthy look, splurge with Shiseido eye and lip cream called Future Solution. This cream will hydrate the skin and improves all signs of aging. I can honestly say you can feel the cream hydrating and lifting the skin.
  5. The next favorite is a must! Fresh’s Sugar Lip Treatment found at Sephora is the perfect tool to hydrate and protects your lips. Did you know chapsticks actually make you lips more chapped? So, stay away and invest in Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment.
  6. The scent of the spring is Jasmine Sambac by Modern Alchemy, and is my personal favorite. It’s a solid perfume made out of the purest jasmine with a combination of amber and black pepper. The packaging is adorable; placed in a pocket watch it adds a sense of “Old World class.”
  7. Finally, if you’re tired of sitting inside now that winter has ended, I suggest going to Towne Stove and Spirits. Here, there is the most attentive bartender named Michael. He never forgets a drink order and is personable and fun with everyone. He definitely knows how to make you feel special. If you want one drink or two, Towne is a great place to be.

So those are just a few of my favorite things. What can’t you live without this spring?

 


Trick or Treat Your Lips!

October 22, 2010

Image Credit: Fresh.com

Healthy lips are important all year round, but now more so than ever! Winter is coming, and it will bring cold winds and harsh dry air. Keeping your lips protected through the cold winter months will definitely give you something to smile about!

I have tried my share of lip products, from chapstick, to lip stick, to sparkly gloss. However, most of these prove to be problematic. Not only are chapsticks habit forming, many of them contain addicting agents, so your lips are constantly in need of moistening. Though M.A.C lipsticks work well for me, most other lipsticks tend to dry out my lips. And sparkly glosses are also damaging for me. It’s safe to say I’ve tried everything on the market, but the product that has held true for me is Sugar Lip Treatment by Fresh. It’s perfect for daily use, it doesn’t need to be reapplied needlessly, and it contains SPF 15, a very crucial aspect of lip care. I prefer the original lip treatment, but it is also available in tinted colors.

Exfoliating your skin can be very refreshing, but over exfoliating the lips can actually dry them out. There are treatments created solely for the lips, with gentle ingredients. Believe it or not, Mary Kay makes a lip exfoliate & hydrator set, which works wonderfully! Satin Lips by Mary Kay is the only exfoliate product I’ve found that doesn’t dry out my lips.

Try out some of these products and make sure to take care of those lips! They say a lot!