May 30, 2011

Six Summer Must-Haves

When I went to write a post after the long, luxurious holiday weekend, I realized I had way too many lovely discoveries saved up, so I’m putting them all in one place! Happy Tuesday!

I had the most amazing Ren facial at heavenly Ph Orem Skincare in Minneapolis. My pet sunspot practically disappeared! Paige, the proprietress, is this perfect combination of skin-science geek and fairy godmother.

Can’t get enough of these moisturizing, semi-matte lip creams from Bare Escentuals. The colors are all perfection. All need is a party to wear Ambition, an epic fuchsia. Hint, hint.

For all of you who’ve asked about at-home teeth whitening, this cute, new treatment is where it’s at. You just brush and go—no sensitivity or strips or mess. Available at Target stores.

I’m coveting everything in Birchbox’s limited-edition Just Because Box ($38 + free shipping): Jouer creme eyeshadow, Lipstick Queen gloss, Shu Uemura’s luxe hair serum, the coolest NEST coasters, letterpress notecards and more.

Just when I think I’ve tried every amazing eye cream on the market, something comes along that takes ten years off my crows feet and leaves this glowy sheen that’s better than any concealer: Naturopathica Vitamin K Brightening Eye Serum ($72)

The 2011 CEW awards were announced, giving me an official reason to scoop up Fresh’s Sugar Plum Lip Tint SPF 15 ($22.50). What do you think about the winners?

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