I have to quote the company because I was totally revved up as I read about them, listen to this: “We believe that true beauty is a sense of peace and well-being – indulging oneself while giving back and treading lightly on the Earth. As a company, we truly care about the way that we conduct business, the choices we make, and how these choices impact our health and environment. We are dedicated to creating luxurious organic products that make a difference for everyone.” Their words are “love pure” which is their commitment to pure ingredients!
As I mentioned, my product to try from this lovely company is called GLOW Intensive C Rejuvenating Serum. Doesn't that name itself sound nice? Anything that has the word 'rejuvenating' as part of it's name says to me that there is a possibility of major changes happening in the dastardly skin department! The formula comes in an clean looking white decanter with a silver top which looks quite impressive on your vanity. It stands out as a 'high end' product. Under the cap is a push dispenser which doles out the magic, rose hip, infused with vitamins C & E and several other natural ingredients, product. This serum is structured to revitalize your skin and promote collagen synthesis and lighten hyper pigmentation. All those things are things I have my hand raised up in the air for daily while I shout “Pick me! Pick me! I need those things! I need collagen for droopy skin" and I have hyper pigmentation big time which is another way to say “horrible, unsightly, stupid-for-sun-bathing-like-a-maniac-skin-damage!" Bring it! Slather me up – make it transform! GLOW was easy to use as it's intent is to be a one step treatment that combines the power of a serum and the hydration of a moisturizer. It can be used as an eye treatment and all over the face and neck. For best results you should use it on clean skin morning and night! This means don't put it on immediately after you get home from your mud-wrestling gig.
Jeanasina here! When I first opened up the jar, after removing the reassuring safety seal, I looked at the product and I immediately thought of sand and coffee grounds mixed together! When I sunk my finger down into the substance to feel it, my fingers became rather gritty, definitely like sand was stuck to them. The fragrance is really heady, earthy and deep. The aroma reminds me of heavy wet clay. This fragrance comes across to me as something Cleopatra probably would have had as a base component in her arsenal of skincare potions. It was actually very hard for me to believe this gritty concoction was going to be good for shaving! No way! I'm just so very skeptical! You know most shave intended products are whipped, foamy and smooth textured? How in the Sam Hill is this grit city substance going to make it an easier experience shaving!
Here's some important information about ExfoliShave! Exfolishave is an all natural 3-in-1 product designed to exfoliate and moisturize while providing the smoothest shave available. Again! SMOOTH? HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE? Since this product is going to exfoliate and give me a dandy shave, it's going to be saving me money by eliminating the need for multiple products right? ExfoliShave works first as a natural exfoliant, then as an invigorating lather and lastly moisturizes with essential oils and flower extracts! Enticing build up here!
Meg here! Life is funny, our wonderful Jeanasina sent me an email yesterday letting me know she was under the weather and to ask me if I could cover for her. Of course I could. The only problem was I have been in NYC for the past 10 days running from meeting to meeting learning about the new Holiday gift lines. I had no time to break out something new and really spend the time that I usually do to give a product justice.
Then I got an email, a girlfriend of mine asked me if I would want to cover The new Limited Pop Up Store in Soho. I would come down and blog in the store's window and learn about the line and then of course, fab cocktail party.
So now I am like a zoo animal typing this and ignoring the people that walk by and look confused "why is that lady working in the window?" If you happen to be near 134 Spring Street then come on by and stare at me like a circus freak. Unless you're that annoying guy I'm hiding from, in that case the store's in Brooklyn.
Hey everybody! You know what time it is? That's right! It's time to read another segment of Body Beautiful with Jeanasina!
So, I'm sure most of you have heard of the Murad brand – it's been around since 1989! The fact that it's still in existence tells me that their products must be working and they must continue to have advances in their skin care lines which keep up with the times and needs of women in 2009! Three of Murad's newer advanced skincare line products consists of their Vitalic Energizing Pomegranate Cleanser, Moisturizer and Exfoliating Mask!
I'm here to talk about the mask! Well first of all, right now, everywhere you look as well as in every ad you see and hear, there seems to be a constant message telling us that pomegranates are the way to go. I thought of Meg immediately as I was writing, because I bet she would love to sip on a pomegranate martini while reading my review right now! In case any of you want to sip on a pomegranate martini while I talk (it would be very appropriate)...here's a fun little video that tells you exactly how to make it!http://video.about.com/cocktails/Pomegranate-Martini.htm
"You've got to pick up every stitch...must be the season of the witch." Donovan
Feeling a bit witchy myself these days, Goddess Granny here to scent up this season of all this smokey and spooky in the BEST possible way! After the Summer from hell here in South Texas, I am feeling the cooler breezes signal a need to lay my precious floral "Black Gardenia" scent by Michele Bergman to rest for a few months and have been on a hunt for "something" that would envoke all that is Autumn and sexy in a bottle for this change of season!
I strolled, I sniffed, I searched. I am not one to buy the latest "designer in a bottle" scent simply because I want to send not only a message by my choice of how I smell but also NOT to smell like 10 other women in a room wearing exactly the same one. Yes, there ARE so many perfumes out there to choose from and literally if I could, I'd sample them all, I adore perfume that much.
Jeanasina here! Ladies! It's Tuesday night and I am going to have a very exciting evening because, I have here, in my hand, Davies Gate BUCKWHEAT buffing soap for Feet!
So..the reality is, that Meg sends me, in a special envelope new fabulous products.! When I look in the envelope, it's usually THE WORDS on the packages like,“stimulating” “tantalizing” “dreamy” firming” “uplifting, even... “tight” that make me reach for those products in particular! So just know, that in peering into my special package of delightful products, not EVER, would the first thing I pick up, be a product that has the word BUCKWHEAT in capital letters on the side!
None-the-less...here I am, about to have one on one time with the Davies Gate BUCKWHEAT buffing soap for feet. My feet are all but jumping up and down on their own in anticipation of getting some attention in the next few minutes. My feet never get any attention – sometimes I will put lotion all over my entire body but I skip my feet! How mean is that? The feet have to feel like crap about life. Anyway...tonight it's about my feet! BUCKWHEAT and my feet are about to become intimate companions.
Meg here! I'm not alone anymore it is so great! I have two of the most fabulous co-workers now that are real life day-to-day life colleagues. Eleni and MissRo work with me tirelessly. On top of putting in days that go from 9am until (so not kidding) some nights midnight and yeah, some weekends-they're also supposed to keep me on my toes. I'm about as effective as Michael Scott. They are so on their A-Game constantly. I try to sneak stuff by...
If you ever have the pleasure of meeting our product/inventory/content directory/operations manager Eleni-you'll see within the first 5 minutes that NOTHING gets by her-NOTHING.
I get sent a lot of beauty products to try and I hate to buy when I don't have to. I reviewed Diana B. Bath Gel in Peach Frangipani years back and I got hooked. It smells so incredible to me. The lather is divine, I don't know what happened but I started to get the "Oh boy, you smell yummy-what are you wearing?" When I had no perfume on, just the linger from my Peach Frangipani bath gel.
Jeanasina here ready to entice you with Body Beautiful feedback on Julie Hewett Lip Lush! As the TV show song featuring the The Hudson Brothers theme song used to say...“It's the Razzle Dazzle Wrap Up of Everything, Including the Kitchen Sink!” That's a perfect description about what the one and only Body Beautiful Jeanasina gets to write about! Absolutely EVERYTHING and today we are going to talk about lips! All of you who have lips stand up and cheer right now because you will find today's topic interesting as hell!
As you all know, I just came back from a mind blowing PINK-A-THON, out of this world event with Meg and some of the hottest Megettes to walk the planet! We are all diverse but one thing we all had in common was the desire and fulfillment of having luscious lips! I'm telling you honey...The lips on my fellow Megettes were just begging to be kissed and envied!
I received a lot of great makeup tricks and tips during my 4 day spa event but some of my best lip advice came from the smokin' hot Goddess Granny! Ladies – this woman knows how to rock out lips! I found myself gazing with rapture at her mouth constantly, because she has the wow factor big time in the lip department. She has the killer lips women strive for! She showed me, the reining “Miss Barely There Lips” winner every year since 1948, how to use gloss on my lips so you can actually SEE them!
Jeanasina here! Rumpelstiltskin was probably a good candidate for L'Oreal's new COLLAGEN Moisture Filler! I'm not sure, but if somebody back in storybook times named their child Rumpelstiltskin, it was probably because there was some seriously rumpled up skin on the child!
When you just read the word Rumpelstiltskin, for SURE, your immediate mind image was not pretty right? The creature I envision was born with saggy pockets of skin all over his face - one nasty face indeed! Well L'Oreal has come out with a new line of product called Collagen Moisture Filler! I bet they have been testing it on the rumple guy himself! His face could probably endure YEARS of testing! I have been watching their compelling ads on the television. As a matter of fact, every time this ad comes on the TV I have to stop and watch it! I know it is absolutely crazy of me to think that THIS time, THIS product will bring me back my lost Collagen! But honey, I start to believe!! I zero in on every sentence they are using to convince me that this stuff is going to WORK! YES LADIES!!! THIS TIME IT'S GONNA WORK! I'm hoping that, probably, after about three days of using this cream, my own friend's will barely be able to recognize me! It's going to work THIS TIME right?!
Ok, so this is going to be happening right now while you are reading this...it will almost be like you are here! Going into the bathroom now and going toward this miracle working, loose skin tightening MIRACLE in a purple container! Talk amongst yourselves until I get back. If you hear me yell or scream, it will ONLY be because I put this cream on my face and then turned and looked into the mirror and was YOUNG again...with FIRM skin again! THEN, and only THEN will I be screaming the brand name of this particular cream I'm about to try and saying YOU ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO BUY THIS!
So...I'm back! I bet you hardly recognized me right? I bet you are just dying to ask me what I have done to my face! Does it look tight yet? You know, on the down side, IF this COLLAGEN really makes your skin get tight again (just watch the commercial!) Anyway...if this COLLAGEN really makes your skin get tight – WHAT IF something went haywire with one of the batches of COLLAGEN cream because the plant hired a diabolical potion maker who tampered with one of the batches of COLLAGEN and he didn't put any 'use by' date on it so maybe, just maybe THAT batch will OVERTIGHTEN your skin! How creepy would THAT be? I'm sure that's not going to happen to anybody any of us right?
Hello studio audience - Jeanasina here! Today I’m going to be talking to you about anatomicals “eye cream… you scream, we all scream for eye cream”! This company is so off the charts fun I don’t know that anything I can say could possibly be more clever or as funny as this company is! Honey, the spotlight is totally on anatomicals, I’m just the prop guy in the back laughing at their material! Listen to what it says on the tube! “regenerating eye cream for value, performance and cuteness…” How adorable is that! What eye cream EVER says anything about being ‘cute’ as part of the results of using their eye cream! Man it’s been a long LONG time since anyone used the words “she’s cute!” on me! I’d horde the stuff and eat it just totally hoping I get to be thought of as cute again one more time in this lifetime! Nobody says ‘cute’ anymore.
These days all you hear is, “She’s hot!” If you overhear guys sometimes when they are checking out a girl, one guy inevitably will say in a high voice “She is one FINE lookin’ woman” and then make some gestures to go along with his admiring glances. On TV when they want you to buy their lipstick - they tell you that if you use their lipstick you’ll be sultry, daring, sizzling, exotic and completely compelling! Not once do they say “Use our lipstick and you’ll look really cute!” Like I said, people don’t use the word ‘cute’ anymore very often, at least not when looking directly at me!
I think I mentioned before I’d just love to own this store if they opened one in my town! Oh man, EVERYBODY would be in the store and the ENERGY in this store has to be really great all the time! I mean these people get to come up with off the wall names for their products! I wish I worked for them just to help come up with more hysterical names for great products! Their philosophy seems to be…
Whatever you look like, whatever shape you are in We only want you for your body.
They have that last line on most of their containers too. Ingenious marketing!
Clever and creative names for every single product! A month or so ago we reviewed “No Old Bags Allowed” -and we LOVE IT! I mean really! “No Old Bags Allowed”!!! - Do you think for one minute Estee Lauder is EVER going to call their line of eye cream, “No Old Bags Allowed”? NEVER! But anatomicals must have known they have a great product line - the items they sell all WORK great! The feedback is always that people are really happy with the quality and results of their products…SO…….if people already are sold on the product, then…how about if we just name each item ANY THING WE WANT TO! And that, is what I think, they did! They have a cream called “Puffy the eye bag slayer”!!! - I want to work there and help create these names! Can you imagine how much fun they must have every day? They must bounce names off of one another and bust a gut laughing and then spend hours narrowing it down to which is the funniest name for their newest product and then they start all over again!
You use the… Eye Cream, You scream, We All Scream for Eye Cream…twice a day. You are to apply it to the ‘delicate eye area’ I’m never sure just how much of the eye area is considered ‘delicate‘, so I pretty much swathe just about the entire eye socket and the circumference around that and I think I have it covered. I’d use the no old bags allowed when I felt that my eyes had reached a very unflattering hag like quality. It definitely helped perk them up!
I have a lot of eye creams - everybody wants to win the race for best eye cream! I mean, where do you even start? Even though we watch our eyes like vultures looking to see if there is a new laugh line or crinkle that wasn’t there the day before - is there really any cream that can honestly bring your eyes back to the way when you were in your 20’s? I don’t think so - not really. But in the meantime, I still believe that using eye cream is important and I never miss a day or night of putting it on! The Anatomicals Eye Cream, You Scream, We All Scream for Eye Cream is odorless, comes out in a white cream which turns completely transparent the moment you touch it and put it around your eye. It feels a bit cool when you put it on; but it’s a nice feeling. I liked this cream a lot but. Anatomicals is on Facebook! This review might have been even longer but I got totally sucked into their Facebook page. Look at it - you are definitely going to like it! Just start with looking at their “INFO” page! Once you get there you can read the names of all their fun products! Listen to this, they have a bar of soap that’s called “Get your filthy hands on me”! I wonder how the scenario would play out if, at the exact second I came home with that soap in my bag, my husband happened to drive up on his Harley and ask me “What’s in the bag dear?” If I looked back at him and answered “Get your filthy hands on me”…would he assume I’m talking to him and act on it?