I go to a lot of events, so I am constantly discovering new beauty products and services in LA. Everything from how to make yourself look natural, tan, flawless, or even wild and sparkly at night. Sometimes the product is just about convenience. A few months ago I discovered how to try a GIANT test tube of products! Fred Segal New Beauty in Santa Monica has come out with a wonderful way to test and buy beauty products. Perhaps you don’t want to buy the whole expensive product yet or you want smaller sized products. Well, you can now fill up a large sized test tube and fill it with sample size products (even 3 large sized ones) that you may have read about and wanted to try. Fred Segal Beauty in Santa Monica allows you also to find any product that is is in the heavy packed NewBeauty magazine. Try one of my new favorite product discoveries below from Fred Segal Beauty or LA’s event gift bags.
TanTowel – Look Good Naked – a Self-Tan Towelette for your face and body that is easy to use and throw out. It provides a little bit of color, but definitely enhances your look. I think it is perfect for your legs.
Lea Journo Hydrating Conditioner in an eco-friendly aqua pouch smells so good. It really moisturizes your hair and leaves a great scent behind. No wonder it smells like candy; some of the ingredients include French plum oil and sweet almond peptides.
Young Blood Mineral Radiance Moisture Tint - This light, slippery tan liquid helps illuminate your face. I was told at Fred Segal that this is done with the least amount of ingredients. The tinted moisture makes me look dewey, and I like it. It even protects the skin with marine extracts, vitamin E and kiwi antioxidants.
Advanced Mineral Pressed Powder allows you match your skin tone to a celebrity. There are four pressed compact powder shades that are a great way to control shine or to set your foundation. One hundred percent vegan.
Mascara by Benefit They’re Real - Simply real looking, when you want no clumps and you want it to work the first time.
Blue Mascara in half size tubes by Sumita Beauty - Sometimes I get bored with brown for day and black for night and I want my green eyes to pop. That’s when I use this cool fun shade of blue. Sometimes, I just use it on my top lashes for dramatic effect. Sumita offers great liners and mascaras in fun colors too.
Sibu Beauty Daytime Facial Cream – This citrus-y orange smelling lotion with sea buckhorn helps protect and nourish your skin and is 100 percent natural. This light, non-greasy formula comes with omega 7 fatty acids.
OPI Nail Laquer in Polka.com - Who doesn’t want a party on their nails? My nails look like they are doused in confetti. This OPI polish goes on clear with small and large glitter sparkles. You can even use it over another color.
Frederic Malle Parfums - These tiny test tube parfum editions go on strong and last all day. For my elegant, girly side I like Carnal Flower. When I want to come on strong, Bigarade has an intense exotic smell.
Tampon service - Yep! I met a girl at a furniture gallery party who founded a website so you can get your monthly supplies delivered right to your door for a whole lot cheaper AND you can select the brand, sizes and quantity you need. Genius idea, if you ask me, especially when many of us who live in cities don’t have time to shop, schlep to the cheaper Target type stores, or just want to save some money. Sent Her Way is based right here in Santa Monica.