Friday, June 10, 2011

The Beauty Counter

As a little girl, I was fascinated with beauty products. I loved to perch myself on the counter while my mom got ready, and envied her magical creams, dreamy perfume bottles and make-up with endless possibilities. While I no longer sneak my mother's compacts to create horrific neon blue eyes and baby doll rouged cheeks, I still love the allure of the beauty counter. Here is a peak into what I'm using right now...


  1. Aveda Brilliant Emollient Finishing Gloss: With thin dry hair, this product is perfect to smooth down my flyaways, add a touch of shine and doesn't weigh my hair down. I love the herbal scents of Aveda products, and this emollient is no exception.
  2. Fresh Rose Marigold Floral Water: I love spritzing this feminine floral mist on my face morning and night after cleansing. It's uber gentle, and with a few pats afterward leaves me feeling refreshed - it's especially perfect for the summer months.
  3. Fresh Soy Face Cleanser: This cleanser has been my standby since forever! It has the coveted signature Fresh floral scent, and washes away the NYC pollutants from my face. It's so gentle that it can even double as eye makeup remover.
  4. Fresh Black Tea Age Delay Cream: The caffeine in the Black Tea Age Delay Cream gives me a much needed boost when I wake up in the morning, and keeps me moisturized without feeling greasy.
  5. Fresh Lotus Eye Gel: Despite trying to get my full 8-hours of sleep and watching my diet, I've always had problems with dark circles under my eyes. The Lotus Eye Gel has made a tremendous difference, and has drastically reduced my sunken-eye-syndrome.
  6. Fresh Rose Face Mask: Once a week, I take 10 minutes for myself, and slather this amazing Rose Mask on my face. It gives off an amazing tingling sensation, and leaves me feeling refreshed and relaxed. *Insider Tip - make sure you schedule a spa treatment at your local Fresh boutique - the cost of the procedure can be 100% applied to your in-store purchases!
  7. Chanel Écriture: My obsession with the 1950's cat-eye has been satiated with this perfect eye liner. It takes some trial and error, but once you master the art of the liquid-liner, you too will fall in love.
  8. Chanel Rogue Coco Lip Colour: If you are ever in need of a bold lip, look no further than Chanel's Rogue Coco Lip Colour. Gabrielle has been my recent obsession.
  9. MAC Mineralize Satinfinish SPF 15 Foundation: I've been wearing MAC make-up since high school, and while my taste in eye color may deviate through the seasons, I have never strayed from my tried-and-true foundation. It leaves me with a fabulous matte look - something that is especially hard to come by in the summer months. A dusting of MAC Select Loose Powder keeps everything in it's place!
  10. Burberry Brit: Scents always have the strongest connection to memory - a place, a time, a moment, and Burberry Brit always makes me reminisce about first dates, creme brulee and summer adventures in Boulder.

1 comment:

  1. oooh... I always love see se what items people use.... great collection!