This past weekend, Product Girl and a team of 25 other bloggers attended the Independent Spirit Awards with Aveeno. It’s part of a new brand ambassador program that we’re participating in with Aveeno. What does that mean? Well we’re going to be giving you the scoop on some new Aveeno products and let me tell you, they’re got some great stuff coming out. It also meant that that we immersed ourselves in all things Aveeno, with a side of celebrity, this past weekend. Above, I’m stationed in the Aveeno lounge at the Independent Spirit Awards. Below, I’m right outside it with Mark Ruffalo! Continue reading
What do Aveeno, Recyclebank and the Independent Spirit Awards have in common? This weekend, the shared thread is Product Girl! I’ll be heading to Los Angeles with a team of bloggers and Aveeno to attend the Independent Spirit Awards. We’ll be meeting with experts from Aveeno and learning more about their eco-initatives. So it’s only fitting that today’s Ten or Less focus on one of my favorite Aveeno products: Postively Nourishing Calming Body Wash.
This is one of my go-to evening body washes. I take a lot of baths in the wintertime or a hot shower before bed to warm up and relax, and this helps put me in a zen state. It contains natural ingredients ylang ylang, chamomile and lavender and smells fabulous. Truly relaxation in a bottle. A recyclable bottle at that!
The other factor in this equation is Recyclebank, a partner of Aveeno’s that works to encourage a green lifestyle and rewards you with points for doing so. I’m excited to head out west this weekend, and will provide a full recap when I return. My one wish at the Independent Spirit Awards? To see Mark Ruffalo. I adore him! He’s actually from my home town, and his family owns a hair cuttery called Ruffalo’s that I used to go to when I was a kid.
His movie “The Kids Are All Right” is a frontrunner for a few Independent Spirit Awards, so good luck to him!
Another month has gone by and there’s been a few beauty products that received a lot of love and attention in November. Let’s have a little chat about these beauty wonders!
NARS Soft Touch Shadow Pencil in Goddess – Love, love, LOVE this pencil. It’s a creamy eye shadow pencil that NARS recommends using as a base for powder shadows. It’s a shimmery pink color with a champagne hue. It’s not unlike my other must-have Stila Kitten Smudgepot, just slightly more pink and not quite as shimmery. This is so easy to use and it’s a multi-tasker. I love it under shadows, ala NARS recommendation, and I love it smudged along the inner corner of my eye or just by itself. It sets quickly - which means it stays put and doesn’t migrate all over my lid.
Caress Evenly Gorgeous Exfoliating Body Wash – Evenly Gorgeous…sounds good to me! Carla’s been lathering up with this and says this body wash has real exfoliation without being very abrasive or harsh. Plus it has a good lather to it so you don’t need to follow up with shower gel. And Carla swears by the yummy smells – lots of shea butter and brown sugar goodness in there.
Chanel La Vernis, Vendetta - I have gotten into a nice routine of painting my nails every Sunday night so I have a fresh mani for the week ahead at work. It’s a nice routine to get into and as a result, I can paint my right hand almost as well as my left – which makes me very happy! I like variety so I normally choose a different color but Vendetta was my go-to almost all month long. It works with one coat or two for a more deep purple. Love it.
Trish McEvoy’s Voyager Beauty Emergency Card – Carla’s been in a steamy love affair with Trish McEvoy these past few months, and in turn, Trish has her back. Admittedly, Carla is addicted to all things Trish McEvoy and she had to have this little mini planner with brushes and Voyager beauty emergency card. She says it’s the perfect size to carry around and has great go-to colors that will work on everyone – perfect! I have to agree here – I just ordered this for myself!
Aveeno Ultra-Calming Moisturizing Cream Cleanser - I wash my face a lot because I’m pretty diligent about removing all makeup residue from my face. Nothing too obsessive, but enough that I like to have a more gentle cleanser in my shower so I’m not irritating my skin. Aveeno’s cream cleanser fits that bill. I love to use this in the morning, especially now that the frigid temps are in and the dry air is attacking my face. It’s like lotion – and if you’re not removing any makeup it is a dreamy cleanser. For removing makeup, I bring in the big guns! My husband likes it too I think, I notice that the bottle keeps moving around our shower:)
There goes our favorites this past month! What about you? Do tell!
DISCLOSURE: Chanel Vendetta was sent for consideration by the manufacturer; Aveeno Ultra-Calming Cream Cleanser and Caress Evenly Gorgeous were sent for consideration by PR brand reps. The other products were purchased directly by Product Girl.
In celebration of Earth Day, Aveeno hosted a design contest with Fashion Institute of Technology students to create the print for a limited-edition, organic cotton Aveeno Enrirosax bag. Today the first 1,000 people to log-on to aveeno.com/jubilance at 12:00 PM (Eastern Time) will receive the winning bag plus a sample of the new Aveeno Nourish+ Hair Care Collection.
These bags were designed by up-and-coming designer Jeff Tsui and will never be sold in stores, they benefit a great cause! For every bag given away, Aveeno will make a $10 donation to Global Green USA, which supports the fight against global climate change and the creation of green buildings and cities within the United States.
I’m not talking about the kind of mushrooms that take you on a trip. I’m referring to mushrooms as one of the it ingredients of the moment. Aveeno is a great brand, I have used their Positively Radiant moisturizer for quite awhile with great results so I am always interesting in learning more about their new products.
Being an exfoliating fiend, I was excited to hear about Aveeno’s Positively Ageless Daily Exfoliating Cleanser. This product features a shiitake complex and it helps stimulate cell turnover, which is always a good thing in my book. For someone like me with oily sin, it provided very gentle exfoliation. I deemed it safe enough to use everyday without fear of over doing it. It’s granules are ultra fine and at times I couldn’t even feel them. Someone with sensitive skin it may not want to use it everyday though. In the end, it didn’t leave my skin feeling dry. It was cool, calm and refreshed. I can’t help but love the scent the product leaves on skin, it’s just like what fresh, clean skin should smell like.