Monthly Archives: June 2006

More Tea? Oh Yes, The Tea Extravaganza Continues

Having recently discovered Terra Nova, I feel that it is my duty to inform everyone about this line of products, it is great. This company has a very interesting background as well. Do you know where The Body Shop got their name from? Yep, this company, so there’s bound to be good stuff to talk about. This is another one of their products and I imagine it certainly won’t be the last one that I rave about.

Greentea_1 We all know that green tea scented products are all the rage right now but here’s a product that takes this note and pairs it with something else just as delicate. The result is Sakura and Green Tea Body Wash. I didn’t know what Sakura was before I tried this product but I came to learn that it is a Japanese cherry blossom. Being a fan of anything with the smell of or word “cherry” in it, I can’t help but like this. This shower gel is wonderful on the senses. The scent is clean and fresh and just wakes you up. I also liked how moisturizing this shower gel was, my skin feels great after using this. With ingredients like coconut oil, sea kelp, ginseng and the anti-oxidant benefit of green tea, it nourishes the skin as well. I can’t wait to get my hands on the rest of this collection.

As with the Red Tea and Cocoa Blossom line, there’s also a whole bunch of Sakura and Green Tea goodness available. Take a look at Sakura & Green Tea Silky Body Massage Oil, Sakura & Green Tea Shea Butter Hand & Body Cream, Sakura & Green Tea Cologne Mist (a nice fresh scent) and Sakura & Green Tea Botanical Watermist.

Tea For Your Tub?

I have recently been on a tea kick, drinking it too since I’m sick right now. If something is scented with green tea, for instance, I devour it. I’ll go for anything the scent that I can get my hands on (try these some time). I even made a soy based green tea candle recently.

RedteaOn the night that I tried this product, I couldn’t have been any more stressed out than I already was. It was a long day, I was tired and to top it off, it was muggy. Enter Terra Nova’s Red Tea and Cocoa Blossom Blissful Therapy Tub Tea. I filled up my tub with somewhat warm water and I took 2 of these bags and placed them under the faucet. Little did I know that this was going to be the highlight of my day. What followed was a hour long bath. All I did was just sit there and let the amazingly mellow and luxirious scent just soothe me and take me to another place. Calgon could never be this good. Even though this product did not add any moisture or foam to the bath, I was completely content to just sit there. This product is a complete treat and for added goodness, there’s a complete line of Red Tea and Cocoa Blossom scented products. Check out the Red Tea & Cocoa Blossom Perfume Essence (I will be buying this), Red Tea Body Lotion and Red Tea Smoothing Body Scrub.

Come back soon for more tea inspired goodness!

No Podcast This Week

Sorry but there will not be a podcast today. Some personal issues got in the way this week, not to mention work but the podcast will be back next week with a new topic! What’s on the agenda for next week’s podcast? Skincare. I already have my picks ready to go…

How about you? Do you have a favorite moisturizer, cleanser or toner? I want to hear all about your favorite products. Let me know you’re out there and that you’re listening… I know someone is. :) Share your favorite products and I’ll include this in the podcast. I’d love to hear from all of you so or leave a message at 801-335-1219. In the meantime, subscribe to the podcast feed.

My Stash is Revealed

Collection Awhile ago I asked if readers have a collection or a stash of makeup. I mentioned that I would share mine as well. I finally got around to taking most of it out and I made little video clips of it. Some of it is in different handbags and I didn’t get it for this, but this is the bulk of it.

I keep my makeup in this rolling cart and I organize it by drawers. I’ll explain this in the rest of the post. I might need something bigger down the road but for now, this works. I’ll show you my secret stash as well and the stash of a couple of readers. Fun, fun, fun! :)

You’re still in time if you want to share yours too! And Colleen, where’s yours? Huh?

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Product Girl Podcast #4: The New Stuff Episode

In this podcast’s second episode, I talk about new products I played around with at Sephora and the newest pigments from MAC Cosmetics.

I’d love to hear from you so please let me know what you think. You can
or leave a message at 801-335-1219. All feedback is welcome, as always. Thank you Left Brain for the comment as well! You can find links to the products I mentioned by clicking below.

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The Product Body

If hand made, divinely scented products are your thing then you cannot go wrong with Joanna Schmidt’s Product Body. She’s the force behind the most addictive body moisturizers I have tried in a very long time. Everything is made to order in small batches which means fresh products.

Productsheabutter The first product I tried was double whipped Product Shea Butter. The first thing that jumped out at me was the delicious vanilla mango scent to this product… yum, it smelled good enough to eat. I put this product everywhere and the next day, my skin felt amazing. I put it on my hands, elbows, knees, feet, face and lips. If there was ever one product that I would consider multi-purpose like this, this is definitely it. Everyone should try this stuff.

Productcream_1 Then came Product Cream, a cream infused with shea butter. I tried this product in pink grapefruit and ordinarily, I am not a big fan of this scent. When it came to this cream though, I was pleasantly surprised with how scent actually smelled on my skin once the cream was absorbed. It was not overpowering at all. I really loved how quickly my skin absorbed the moisture and most of all, how long it lasts.

Also, check out Kristin at Beauty Addict. She has posted about Product Body Cream, Product Velvet and Bubble Rubble and will post more about this wonderful line next week!

Smelling Clean and Summer Fresh

Purewhitelinen Before I begin, I have to admit something. While I love perfume, I do not have the skill that others possess to describe it as accurately as possible. I could learn a few things from Blogdorf Goodman, Scentzilla and Bois de Jasmin. I would like to think I have good taste in perfume though.

My preference in perfume changes with the season, as it should in my opinion, and for summer, I’m thinking fresh and clean. To me, Estee Lauder’s Pure White Linen is one of those scents. Having been a fan of the original White Linen perfume, this scent is a welcome twist on great classic perfume. This features top notes of grapefruit, rose tea, raspberry and lilies and also has middle notes of honeysuckle, gardenia and jasmine to name a few. With all of this floral goodness, what’s not to like?

Skyscrapper Bangs in Affect

Agbigwigg One of my favorite ways to wear my hair lately is to take most of my longer bangs and pin them back, kind of like a femmebot but without the short bangs and all the height. It may sound a little odd but I think it turns out quite nice. When I want to doll it up a bit, I grab this product: AG Bigwigg Root Volumizer.

This product is really great for giving your hair volume. I have very, very thick hair and if this can give my hair awesome volume, I can only imagine what it would do for people with thinner hair. This product is a spray in mouse and you can spray it directly on roots. This will not leave your hair greasy and that is important to me. With a little teasing and a little root volumizer, I can have femmebot high hair any time I want.

Lip Balm with Magic Powers?

Lipfit I would never dream that some day there would be a beauty product that could help me do the following things: a) curb my appetite, b) quit smoking and c) attract men. However, there is! Joey New York has recently introduced products that can help you do these things. I have recently tried the lipFIT Lip Balm and this product’s magic power is curbing your appetite. It doesn’t stop there though, this product also has lipsticks and lipglosses with same magic power! This lip balm has a great minty scent and also features shea butter and cocoa butter.

Check out the other products as well. There’s lipNIX for those of use who need a little help kicking a nasty habit (that’s me) and there’s cinnaMEN for those of us wanting to lure that someone special (um, that could be me as well).

Joeynypeel Also, be sure to catch Joey New York founder and CEO on QVC on June 17th. They will be launching their new Specialty Instant Chemistry Quick Lunchtime Face Peel. This is a gel formulated product that gives skin with a radiant glow and removes dirt and debris deep in the pores while exfoliating dry, dehydrated and exhausted surface skin cells without leaving skin red or irritated. Sounds good to me!