Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Lusts of the Week

It's Week 1 of my new job at Bergdorf Goodman, and so far so good! But of course I have a few beauty products up my sleeve just in case things get tough. Here's what I'm totally loving this week.

Proactiv, Proactiv Refining Mask, face mask, skin, skincare, skin care, pimple treatment, acne treatment, pimples
Proactiv Refining Mask ($20 at I've resisted the allure of Proactiv products for quite some time. The commercials and magazine advertisements just never seemed to be for real. But after using the Refining Mask for a couple of weeks, I can safely say I've changed my mind. Just a dab of this creamy mask -- infused with soothing tea tree oil -- left on my blemishes overnight and they are gone by the morning! While the old toothpaste on zits trick may work for some, this is totally my new acne fighter of choice.

ghd, ghd Heat Protect Spray, heat protector, hair, hair treatment, blowout
ghd Heat Protect Spray ($17 at I've tried tons of serums and sprays meant to protect my hair from heat styling, and up until now none of them have worked. They leave my hair feeling coarse and heavy, and I don't see any real difference showing in my tresses from using them. But this one is totally and completely different. A few spritzes before blowdrying and flat ironing and this keeps my locks totally frizz-free. They're so shiny and glossy, and at the same time it doesn't feel like it's coating my hair with heaviness or weighing it down. Furthermore, I can still run my fingers through my hair without it feeling sticky or greasy. All in all? Totally worth it.

e.l.f., e.l.f. Candy Shop Lip Tin, lipgloss, lip gloss, lips
e.l.f. Candy Shop Lip Tins: I'm a total lip balm junkie ... and while I love slicking it on out of a tube, once in awhile I really like the tin form. And these are my absolute faves, with their old-school design and absolutely delicious flavors. The most delectable? Cherry Bomb, which tastes exactly like maraschino cherries and leaves a gorgeous hint of red sheen on the pout. As 50 cent would say, "Let me take you to the candy shop."
Note: This product is no longer available.


  1. I have yet to try their Refining Mask, although I have heard it's great! I love their Deep Cleansing Wash. It has Salicylic acid and exfoliates without being drying. BTW I love your Lusts of the Week!

  2. A good spot treatment is a lustful product to be sure! I love cherry scented lip balms, and I bet I would looove this one. Thanks Jamie!

  3. Jennifer -- Thanks! :) I haven't tried the Deep Cleansing Wash, but I will definitely check it out!

    Jen Hill -- I totally agree re: spot treatments. And if you love cherry lip balms, this one is right up your alley!