BeautyMint

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Have you all heard of BeautyMint? It’s an individualized skincare system matching specific problems with targeted solutions. By getting to know your skin through skin care expert Nerida Joy’s consultation (the same one she uses at her famed Beverly Hills clinic), a customized skin care routine is developed for you.

BeautyMint sent me some samples after I completed their skin care consultation, and I’ve been using the products for two months now. (I wanted to make sure I had time to form an accurate opinion before writing a post.) Verdict? The products are really good.

You guys, I love love love love LOVE the BeautyMint Essential Cleanser. I can’t think of one skin type that wouldn’t benefit from this cleanser – it’s mild, non-drying, and has a subtle, fresh scent. If you have a Clarisonic, listen to me right now. You know how you need a cleanser that has a gel-like consistency so it doesn’t just drip right off your face while using the Clarisonic? This cleanser is it, folks. It stays put! It smells great! It doesn’t cause any irritation when removing eye makeup!

The Ultra Replenishing Serum is gentle, and can be used without any additional moisturizer on normal/combination skin. In fact, it would be a perfect moisturizer in the humid summer months. I also tried the Sculpting Peptide treatment, but let’s be honest, I’m a 2-step (3-step MAX) girl, and I got really lazy with that one.

One of the things I love about the BeautyMint products across the board is the combination of ingredients. Everything seems so gentle and soothing, and that is a huge plus for my sensitive skin.

All in all, I really like the products and will continue to use the cleanser and moisturizer. My only beef is that the products come in a complete system, and from what I gather, you can’t order just one item. (Please let me order more essential cleanser on its own, thankyouverymuch.) If BeautyMint would sell their products á la carte, I would be in heaven.

If you are looking for a new skincare routine, you should definitely check the system out. BeautyMint is offering $10 off your first month’s skincare kit with the code WHOORL10. (New members only, expires May 31, 2012.) Be sure to let me know what you think!



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My Brain is still in Hawaii

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I need to go back right now.

Thank you to the Westin Maui for sending us to paradise. I’ll be posting about our trip at Babble starting this week.



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Easy Breezy Summer Dresses

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I can’t help myself – Wita’s straight-from-Hawaii tanned shoulders are just calling for these dresses on Gilt. Adorable, right?

Elephantito A-Line Sundress, $32
Toobydoo Rio Dress, $35
Toobydoo Rio Dress, $35
Coyuchi Swiss Dot A-Line Dress, $20
Sara Noelle Isabelle Dress, $45
Elephantito A-Line Sundress, $32

Shop Gilt Kids for some reeaaallllly cute stuff discounted up to 60% off. (Do it now so I won’t buy everything myself.)



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I’m Back! (Kind of.)

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I’m drowning in laundry (and my kids’ snotty noses), but I wanted to say a quick hello and thank you for all your well wishes for my travels! The past week was…well, I can’t accurately put it into words, but I loved every single minute of it. Dude. The Sarah James Show. Speaking at Mom 2.0. The Versace Mansion. Lunch with Samantha Bee. (Okay, so I was having lunch with two extremely lovely ladies, Catherine Connors and Alisa Volkman, and Sam joined us halfway through. So, it wasn’t like she called me up and asked me to dine with her. But still! SAMANTHA BEE. AT MY TABLE. I THINK I ACCIDENTALLY DRANK FROM HER WATER GLASS.)

Who am I?

I’m currently engaging in packing list mania for our trip to Hawaii on Friday, but I thought I would share a few photos from the week. (Thanks to those of you whose photos I, ahem, borrowed from your Twitter feed.)

The set of The Sarah James Show. (Thank you, CafeMom Studios!)

Getting ready. (The second I saw my makeup artist’s perfectly organized space, I knew we would be BFF.)

Filming.

Getting ready to engage in some serious squats, pushups, and planks on camera.

A little photo bomb action from my producer, Robin Pelleck.

And speaking of Robin, she was beyond incredible. Minus the time she snuck up on me getting my legs “tanned,” since there was worry that my pale legs might blind the production crew, as well as future viewers.

And finally the piece de resistance. Let me be the first to tell you that working consecutive 12-hour days in front of the camera (and under the hot lights), can make you a little cuckoo. So cuckoo that you start conversing in fake accents and doling out your stupid human tricks to anyone who will take notice. For example, this little number.

Seriously.

After filming wrapped, I flew to Miami, where I hung out with old friends, met new ones, listened to fab speakers, and spoke on a panel with these fine ladies.

Susan of The Working Closet, Roxanna of Everyday Treats, Pam of Outside Voice, and Danielle of Foodmomiac and Sway Group

It was a great conference that ended with a little soiree at the Versace Mansion. Great peeps.

Great scenery. (Will you LOOK at that pool behind Kristen and I? Hello, intricately-tiled masterpiece.)

Dude, say it with me. “Seriously.”

Okay. Back to folding laundry and pretending my throat doesn’t hurt. See you next week!



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