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May 20

Be Kind to Your Skin

Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 in Beauty Boutique

In your 20s it is all about prevention so just be sure, if you are lucky enough to be in your 20s you wear sun screen. Now that I have bridged into the 30s category…it is important to exfoliate, generate collagen production and focus on hands & eyes. If you are 30 and not using an eye serums…you best begin now. 

Here are some new products worth considering for the 30 somethings…

Clinique: Even Better Skin Tone Corrector, virtually undo the visible evidence of sun damage, dark patches, skin stresses, age spots, even the darkening that follows acne scarring. Gently create-for all ethnicities-brightness and clarity you thought long gone.


Nia 24: 2009 Indie Beauty Award Winner. Repairs Sun Damage & its effects



Olay: Pro-X Eye Restoration Complex is designed and professionally tested for the part of your face that communicates age the most: the delicate eye area. This treatment  hydrates to restore the area to its optimum appearance by improving the look of crow’s feet. Massaging it in reduces excess fluids to diminish dark circles and puffiness.



Patrica Wexler: This gentle microdermabrasion system uses medical grade exfoliator alumina crystals to resurface skin.  It also has the added, active benefits of MMPi and Niacyl™ for a dual impact on skin:  exfoliation and  rejuvenation.



Fresh: UMBRIAN CLAY FACE TREATMENT is a purifying multi-functional treatment with a neutralizing action that detoxifies the skin.



Dec 24

Five Favorite Fragrances

Posted on Wednesday, December 24, 2008 in Beauty Boutique, Favorite Finds, Gift Guide

Sorry the page isn’t scratch & sniff

Sold at Neiman Marcus, I have the Spring Flowers and it is wonderful. Silver Mountain Water is another popular aroma.






Bond No9
DNA For Her- I wore this in my wedding, wonderful gardenia smell. *The Scent of Peace is a wonder fragrance too. 






Jo Malone
Buy two and MIX & MATCH the scents. They specialize in combination scents so buy two and you get a third scent free! 






Le Lebo
The Discovery Set is an easy and (relatively) economical way to discover our scents. You get to chose 3 fragrances from our collection and you will receive them in 3 beautiful 5 ml glass rods (with atomizers and your name printed on the label). A beautiful way to either get addicted to one of them or to use them as fancy mini purse sprays. The Bergamot is amazing! 






Isse Miyake
Earth’s most precious element, water, is the central theme of L’eau d’Issey. By blending the sparkling qualities of water with the warm undertones of earth, the fragrance represents purity, serenity, movement, and vivacity-awakening a feeling of total beauty. The fragrance is a pure floral with musky and woody tones, including:A wide range of floral scents including lotus, cyclamen, freesia, carnations, and white lilies. Hints of amber-seed musk.

Dec 12

Need a Boost this Month?

Posted on Friday, December 12, 2008 in Beauty Boutique, Ding Dong, Toxic Twists

Holiday parties, shopping, day long family get-togethers, drinking, eating and all the classic traditions this month bring with them tired eyes and exhausted bodies….stay ahead of any colds and find a little extra energy with these available products.

 Airborne:  Supporting your immune system is our focus, enabling you to be proactive about your own health. The immune system is a balanced network of cell and organs that works together to help keep your body healthy. The Airborne health formula is a blend of vitamins and minerals. It’s unique blend of herbal extracts all work together to create the formula that people swear by.





Emergen-C: You know what takes energy? Living. Emergen-C is loaded with 1,000 milligrams of Vitamin C , fully stocked with those energy-boosting B vitamins and it has a whole bunch of minerals and electrolytes to top it all off. It’s the natural, non-caffeinated health and energy boost that comes in just about every flavor you can imagine.


FRS: Whether stomping the pedals, pounding the pavement or just needing to stay on your toes, everyone can benefit from the sustained energy of FRS. FRS Healthy Energy is the perfect way to shift gears before a workout, help you recover after a day on the playground, chase around town or help those extra pounds at bay.



Odwalla: Easy to C. This Sweet C-ferrying smoothie blends orange juice, peach puree, apple juice, pureed guava, pineapple juice, acerola cherry juice, raspberry puree and passionfruit juice. Each 8fl ox serving contains 1000% DV of Vitamin C- an important antioxidant that your body needs. It neutralizes free radicals and plays and important role in supporting a healthy immune system. With multiple sources of Vitamin C in a delicious multi-fruit smoothing, this Monster is a wonderful way to “C for Yourself”



 Juice Plus Juice Plus+ provides the nutrition from 17 different fruits, vegetables, and grains in convenient and inexpensive capsule form.  Juice Plus+ Orchard Blend contains seven of the most nutritious fruits around: apples, oranges, pineapple, cranberries, peaches, acerola cherries, and papaya.  Juice Plus+ Garden Blend contains ten nutrient-dense vegetables and grains: carrots, parsley, beets, kale, broccoli, cabbage, spinach, tomatoes, and rice bran and oat bran. 


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Exercise Hitting the gym or taking a brisk walk can increase energy levels and fight fatigue. Find the gym nearest you through the link above,

Dec 2

Phillips– Sonicare Toothbrush

Posted on Tuesday, December 2, 2008 in Beauty Boutique

Finding the right dentist, obstetrician and primary care doctor is a dueling task of trial and error. If you are lucky a friend’s recommendation, your health insurance provider and a new patient policy can all align at the same time. Having lived in many cities and participated in five insurance plans to date, I feel like I have seen my share of medical practitioners.The perfect smile is a highly underestimated gift in life. Growing up my parents routinely took me to the dentist and orthodontist. I underwent extensive treatments to give me the smile and teeth I have today (THANK YOU MOM & DAD). Since that responsibility has been turned over to me I have had a masochistic hygienist, a wisdom teeth surgery and a specialist who wants to redo the work of every procedure done to date.

Mostly, I am thankful for being forced into getting the Sonicare Toothbrush. It has changed my brushing routine and improved my at-home practices. It keeps you brushing for the recommended 2 minutes, it tickles and you really clean. I was able to use flex points with my insurance so bought it with pre-tax $$!

Flossing, I would like to recommend the Hummingbird. This little handy tool is simple and easy to work into your routine.

Crest Smest….I don’t believe in buying only one brand, but that’s mostly because I married a Colgate man. Anyone into Toms? Mouthwash well if you can handle the burn, more power to you.

Happy Brushing!

P.S. some great stocking stuffers.