A treatment foundation for problematic skin: C-ESTA Perfection by Jan Marini Skin Research


It’s no mistake I suffer from occasional bursts of adult acne, or that sometimes I  abuse facial scrubs and masks.  I’m always testing out new skincare products and tend to get overzealous.  C-esta perfection by Jan Marini is available in a range of sheer textures that allow for buildable coverage that help conceal flaws, redness and imperfections.  My skin texture was smoother, my fine lines and wrinkles were minimized and my skin took on a more lifted look.  I loved the retexturizing benefits and the anti-inflammatory properties. Another plus is that the therapeutic ingredients aid in keeping the follicles clear and minimizing adult acne. My skin was luminous, my imperfections were concealed and I looked flawless! I love finding beauty products that help conceal and treat my occasional bursts of adult acne.


C-esta by Jan Marini gets a TEN!

Dawn Patrice Skincare Studio

The Flood Building

870 Market Street Suite 1188

San Francisco, CA 94102


SF Barneys New York: Blake Lively’s Rodin olio lusso

Amazing Elixer

Rodin olio lusso is a unique luxury facial oil that leaves your skin feeling and looking supple, radiant and hydrated from within.  The eleven blend of aromatic oils are derived from flowers and various botanicals.  The intoxicating scent was soothing and calming.  I loved the glow-giving properties it gave my skin.  A gorgeous chic elixir, the secret of fashion and beauty insiders is now available at Barneys New York,  San Francisco. At least now we’ve discovered one of Blake Lively’s beauty secrets.

Rodin olio lusso gets a TEN!


Barneys New York

77 O’Farrell Street

San Francisco, CA 94102

~ Discovering a Gorgeous & Radiant Golden Glow


I’m addicted to bronzers and highlighters, to anything that helps bring out my natural glow.  As I’ve been getting older wearing less makeup has become a priority.

I love discovering new ways to look effortless and polished.

I recently discovered one of the best bronzers in the business by Cargo Cosmetics.

Winner of the Glam Editor’s Pick  2010 Awards!

This amazing bronzer works overtime because it’s enriched with Vitamin E and antioxidants that help protect the skin from free radicals – and it aids in repairing the skin from minor damage caused by the sun.

Looking luminous and radiant has never been so easy – Bronzer by Cargo Cosmetics gets a TEN!


Available at Macy’s

Runway Ready Eyeshadow Color by Sonia Kashuk

I rarely wear eyeshadow, its hard making investments buying makeup or colors you don’t normally wear.  The Sonia Kashuk prices points are affordable beauty bargains.

The eyeshadow pigments were easy to blend and the colors are gorgeous! My eyes went from day-time to night-time with one easy application. 

My favorite New eye shadow quad from Sonia Kashuk is Paris at Night – a beautiful dark navy blue mixed with three metallic shades of gray.

Going from Day-to-Night has never been this easy!

Showstoppers Eyeshadow Quads by Sonia Kashuk gets a TEN!


Available at Target

~ Silky Smooth & Frizz Free Hair ~

No rinse Silkening Fluid

I love this product, my hair was left silky smooth and noticable frizz free.  It’s hard finding beauty products that work with fine,thin and dry hair.

Myrrhea is a silkening fluid by Rene Furterer that controls rebellious volume, helps eliminate frizz and protects your hair from humidity.

My hair was protected from the heat of my blow dryer and straightening iron.  I loved the natural shine Myrrhea gave my hair, and the fact that blow dry time was cut in half.

Myrrhea anti-Frizz by Rene Furterer gets a TEN!


diPietro Todd Salon

2239 Fillmore Street

San Francisco, CA 94115


Long-Wearing, Non-Flaking, Smudge Proof Mascara

Mineral Lengthening Mascara

I’m addicted to mascara, especially mascara that’s good for your lashes.  Mineral Lengthening Mascara by Youngblood Cosmetics combines a volumizing formula that conditions and perfectly extends lashes, creating amazing length.

The exclusively designed brush allows for definition and eyelash separation.

Each lash is lifted and separated from root to tip.  This explains why my lashes were gorgeous.

I loved the long-wearing, no flaking, smudge free mascara, this is one City Girl with gorgeous lashes.

Mineral Lengthening Mascara is formulated with essential animo acids, and B vitamins for flexible hydrated lashes.

Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics gets a TEN!


OxenRose Salon

448 Grove Street

San Francisco, CA 94102


~Improving the appearance of your Lashes in 30 days ~

Lash Activator by Cargo Cosmetics


Lash Activator by Cargo Cosmetics kills two birds with one stone.  It’s a lengthening mascara that gives incredible length and stimulates the growth of lash follicles.  

The main ingredients are Marine Algae extracts and a Peptide Biotin complex that have clinically proven to improve the appearance of your  lashes in 30 days.  

Lash Activator helps reduce lash loss and promotes lash vitality while delivering gorgeous and longer lashes.  

I love layering it with my other favorite mascaras.  

 Lash Activator by Cargo Cosmetics gets a TEN!  


Available at Macy’s

~ Clarifying & Renewing Your Skin ~

Facial Peel off Mask by Freeman

I love nothing better than finding a beauty bargain, and I’m always happy with Freeman beauty products.

It’s true that I’m guilty of sometimes abusing product, but with Freeman masks I never run the risk of abusing my skin.

I’ve tested the Peel-Off cucumber mask and it did the job it claimed it would do.

My skin was clarified and renewed, I was thrilled that such an affordable product can be great for your skin.

Cucumber Peel-Off Mask by Freeman Beauty gets a TEN!


If you shop online, you will find great deals!


Bringing Comfort to Your Lips

PlantLove Lipstick by Cargo Cosmetics

Cargo Cosmetics developed 13 celebrity inspired lipstick shades, all gorgeous colors with a satiny sheer texture.

PlantLove lipsticks fight free radicals and are petroleum free.  They are rich in botanicals and contain protective and reparative properties.

I fell head over heels with Cherry Bliss a gorgeous sheer red designed by Kim Raver.

Another great Red is Maria by Maria Menounos.

PlantLove created to bring comfort to your lips and reduce the appearance of fine lines.


PlantLove Lipsticks by Cargo Cosmetics gets a TEN!

Available at Macy’s