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Sunday, April 27, 2008

The Best Was Yet To Come

I am down to the last two goodies from the ginormous Bliss Basket and wouldn't you know it?... They are my hand's down fav's!

I love a professional facial, but have never gotten around to disciplining myself to having "a" facialist, who I see regularly...I readily admit to be a facial floozy, scheduling them only on vacations and girls getaways...If you've got a steamer and a magnifying mirror with a klieg light, I am yours. I am not against D.I.Y skin care, I use Estee Lauder's Perfectionist Peel (which provides a zesty glow due to a generous percentage of glycolic acid), weekly, usually while I am deep conditioning my hair. Beauty maintenance is so labor intensive, that multi tasking has become the daughter of necessity.

I don't knew who thought up "oxygen facials", but I like the sound of it and have always wanted one. There is something so, pre Academy Awards night about it. I can imagine me and Renee Z. in adjacent suites at the Beverly Wilshire, waiting for Tracie Martyn to plump and detoxify us, with cool pure oxygen. (Come to think of it, it might be even more fun if she showed up with some nitrogen too. My dentist is always amused when I ask for it before my cleanings...except that I am deadly serious). So, wouldn't you know that Bliss' "triple oxygen instant energizing mask", is surpassing all my expectations, right in my bathroom. Applied to clean, damp skin, it is its own life foams, it tingles, it relaxes and I swear, I can see my blood circulating under a layer of meringue. 5 minutes, (no more, it is at peak efficacy), rinse, tone, moisturize and voila! I am ready for my close up Mr. De Mille. This Oscar worthy product has earned it's place on my vanity.

The other winner, is their vanilla & bergamot "body buff" with shea butter and sweet almond oil. First of all, it smells so good, I am tempted to smear it on biscotti. I do however, have trepidation, about using another Bliss scrub that will require a sand blaster to clean the porcelain in my shower... To my delight, the grit factor is perfect, enough exfoliating power to get rid of week's worth of self tanner, without leaving me as pink as a tenderloin. The other lovely plus? A delicate amount of almond oil is left behind, after it is rinsed off and it is on my body, not the stall. What's the rub? There is none. This is one of the best D.I.Y. products I have ever tried. I will joyfully give it as a Birthday or Hostess gift, because "body buff" is all play and no work. Bravo!

I cruised Bliss' website, and see they have a zillion products...somehow they have not made one for the back of the knees yet, but most parts are covered...Anyone got any picks or pans to share to narrow things down a bit?


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