Friday, June 25, 2010

Summer In The City With Umbrella Drinks and Cooling Gels

While the summer in the city means less crowds at restaurants, there's nothing harder to face for a city dweller like me than not going to the beach on a hot, sultry weekend. But who says you can't bring the beach to your apartment or home? Why not just transform your own living space to a beach haven, add an umbrella to a refreshing cocktail and some spa treatments to get away from it all.

It's easy to do with Arbonne's SeaSource Detox Spa collection of marine botanically-based products.

The skin is a living, breathing organ and in order for it to function properly it needs to be free and clear of toxins that can cause breakouts and even prevent the skin from taking in all the good it can from a skincare regimen. Earlier this week, I talked about products that canSTIMULATE and STRENGTHEN your skin and you can read about them here and here.

The final installment in this three-part series talks about SUPPORT and how to enhance your skin's natural ability to protect your entire body. Products used to support include Renewing Body Gelee made with powerful sea and botanical extracts to restore the skin's ionic balance for optimum moisture and locks in skin renewing benefits.
SeaSource Detox Spa Renewing Body Gelee

This is also my favorite treatment for an "OOPS" sunburn. The Body Gelee is a wonderful blend of botancial that cools the skin and prevents peeling by sealing in moisture. Perfect for all skin types, this cooling and refreshing gel is enriched with sea plant antioxidants that nourish, hydrate and moisturize your skin, leaving it soft and smooth.

A sure way to beat the heat is with a tiki party, complete with Hawaiian music, mixed beverages of course with little umbrella's in your drinks and spa treatments for your girlfriends. What better way to say YES IT IS SUMMER! and actually FEEL like it! Email me to book your tropical party at

Have a fabulous weekend everyone!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Feel Alive and Energized With Detoxification

It's insanely HOT today and the cool, refreshing beach is calling my name. It's such a peaceful, luxurious experience because I get to unwind and collect my thoughts.

Everyone knows the mental benefits of a day spent on the beach, but there are plenty of beauty, health and wellness benefits as well. Arbonne's fabulous SeaSource Detox Spa taps into the riches of the sea to help support the body's natural ability to regenerate and purify itself. It works by helping your body rid itself of the chemicals you ingest through food and air- and feel cleaner and healthier than ever. On Monday, I wrote how the marine botanicals in the SeaSource line STIMULATES your skin by removing trapped toxins from your skin. You can read that post here. Today, I'm going to talk about keeping your skin hydrated and nourished for STRENGTH.

To strengthen your skin, use my Detoxifying Rescue Wash to make your bath relaxing and invigorating. The sea algae extracts in this sulfate-free cleanser provide antioxidant benefits and lifts away impurities and environmental toxins.

SeaSource Detox Spa Detoxifying Rescue Wash

After your strengthening bath, protect your hair with a Fortifying Hair Mask to protect it against environmental impurities and harshness as well as preserving its shine thanks to ingredients like shea butter. This hair mask is truly amazing. I've used hair masks on my fine hair for years, but this makes my hair feel like I just got it professionally blown out. It's that great. Use it once or twice a week to remove build-up of styling products or chlorine from tap water.
SeaSource Detox Spa Fortifying Hair Mask

In addition, you can firm and tone the appearance of the skin with the Re-Mineralizing Body Lotion 24H. The 24H is not my apartment number but the hydro-trap technology used in conjunction with sea botanicals to provide your skin with moisture replenishment.

Re-mineralizing Body Lotion 24H

Tomorrow I will post the final of this three-part series on Support: How to Fortify and Protect your skin.

I'm a huge Arbonne fan because not only will you look better, but you will also feel better when using them thanks to their pure, safe and beneficial ingredients. I would love for you to experience Arbonne for yourself. Just go to my website, and sign my guestbook and tell me which Arbonne products you'd like to sample. (You can find my guestbook link at the bottom of the sidebar to your right.) I'm so confident you'll love Arbonne that I'll send you two samples for free - no strings attached. You can also email me at

Monday, June 21, 2010

Go Surfing In Your Tub

It's only Monday. If you are sitting in your office, you're probably counting down to the weekend again.

I know the perfect way to rid yourself of the Monday blues and help you think you were still at the beach. Made with 100% marine botanicals, Arbonne's fabulous SeaSource Detox Spa will leave you feeling refreshed, energized and beautiful. Hands down, this is one of my favorite product lines from Arbonne. It brings the whole spa experience right to your home.

Bring the entire spa experience home with the SeaSource Detox Spa collection.

Did you ever notice when you go to the beach and you stick your feet in the sand how grounded you feel? You don't have a care in the world when you're at the ocean. Jump in the ocean and the rest of the world goes away. Even better, have you ever woken up after a night out on the town and took a swim in the ocean? I know I have spent many mornings nursing a hangover at the beach. And you know what...I always feel better. That's because our body fluid resembles the composition of the world's oceans.

To capture this feeling, Arbonne's SeaSource Detox Spa products use only marine botancials...plants harvested from the sea that help our bodies' natural ability to cleanse and restore itself. First, the skin is a living, breathing organ. To function properly, it needs to be free and clear of toxic wastes and build-up, which can cause skin disorders, breakouts and even prevent the skin from taking in all the good that can be achieved from a proper skincare regimen like the RE9 system.

Think about it for a moment. Have you ever had to replace the air filter in your home so the air conditioner can work properly? When the air filter becomes clogged with debris, it takes longer and costs more to cool the room. Replacing the air filter will not only save you money, but it allows your home cooling system to work more effectively. To use this analogy, without a purified, deep cleansed body and skin, we simply can't take in all the benefits of a skincare regimen because we're simply not functioning properly.

Arbonne leads the way to health and well-being with its amazing Detox Spa products. This superior product line was created for detoxification, restoration and total renewal. They contain innovative and super performing marine and botanical active ingredients that uniquely build on each other, combining European spa experiences into a comprehensive, unified home spa rituals.

Your skin is a living, breathing organ and in order for it to function properly it needs to be free and clear of toxins that can cause breakouts and even prevent the skin from taking in all the good it can from a skincare regimen.

The philosophy of this products operates on three core principles: STIMULATE, STRENGTHEN AND SUPPORT the body's natural ability to cleanse and restore itself., helping to purify the body inside and out and return it to a state of healthy bliss.

The first step, STIMULATION, helps removed trapped impurities from skin's surface, inspired natural purification to ease the signs of aging and assists the re-mineralization and fortification of your body with nourishing minerals.

The products used to stimulate include: the Foaming Sea Salt Scrub is essential for your well-being because it helps to release impurities and encourage circulation. This contains Atoligomer sea salt. 5-in-1 Essential massage Oil for deep relaxation and nurturing and can be used in a bath, facial steam bath, facial massage, body massage and aromatherapy. This contains sea fennel for moisturizing and jojoba as an emollient. The Detoxifying Rescue Wash washes away surface toxins and lays down a protective moisture barrier. This contains key aquatic botanicals to nurture the skin and help support collagen and elastin. Finally, the Sea Mud Face and Body Mask conditions and invigorates your face and body, leaving your skin simply glowing. This contains sea lettuce to improve surface elasticity and protect your skin and is great for those who may be experiencing body acne.

SeaSource Detox Spa Detoxifying Rescue Wash

I love this line so much and these detoxifying skincare products are perfect for anyone who plays sports, exercises, swims in a chlorinated pool or simply looking to prepare their skin for their skincare regimen.

Check back tomorrow. I'll be writing about Step 2, Strengthen in tomorrow's post.

You'll feel light, awesome. Work your body from the inside out. You'll look better, look less stressed. When you look and feel better, you'll present yourself more positively and just feel more energetic. Just think, you can detox yourself and put yourself back in balance when taking a shower and putting on a lotion. Ask me how you'll feel better than ever. Email me at or visit my website at

Friday, June 18, 2010

Donate To The National Wildlife Federation

As you may already know, I'm a huge animal lover. Seeing the images of the defenseless wildlife is breaking my heart. I want to send a huge check out by the end of this month to The National Wildlife Federation to aid in the rescue of animals and wildlife from the BP oil spill along the Gulf Coast. But I need your help.

I'm asking everyone to order a Sea Salt Scrub directly from me for just $28 and 100% of the sale proceeds will go directly to the National Wildlife Federation to help benefit aid for the wildlife that has been so sadly impacted by the oil spill. I will also match every dollar. If you have attended any of my skincare workshops, you know how amazing this truly is and how it leaves your skin feeling wonderfully soft and polished.

Donate to the National Wildlife Federation by purchase a sea salt scrub.

Scrub away your dead surface cells to reveal brighter, healthier skin AND make a difference the wildlife impact by the BP oil spill. Thank you SO much for your support in this. It's so important.

You can reach me directly at or visit my Arbonne website,

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Save Money On Summer Fun

As I wrote in yesterday's post, summer is all about having fun. But having your fun in the sun doesn't have to cost loads of your hard earned cash. Summer can be all about FREEdom.

For instance, many cities offer its citizens a wealth of free events like concerts, movies and street fairs to enjoy outside. New York City has a bevy of free events like top-notch theatrical performances during Shakespeare in the Park and New York Philharmonic in the Park as well as movies in Bryant Park and museums/galleries that attracts thousands of people.

Summer is also the time when many of us think about taking a vacation. But I can also tell you than you can have fun by staying at home on your fabulous staycation. With many people still out of work or having their incomes diminish, more and more people are reconsidering their vacation plans and are looking in their own backyards again.

I love playing a tourist in New York City. There are so many things I haven't done in New York City like going to Ellis Island or go kayaking along the Hudson River. Even going to a restaurant I've been really wanting to try is exciting. Just taking the time to explore this great city is truly a great day.

I also love to have a picnic in the park. It so old-fashioned and simple, but gathering a few of my favorite people and enjoying our favorite food and wine and evening a game or five of Rummy Q is a whole day of fun!

A rare warm March afternoon in Central Park with some friends, wine and Rummy Q. Photo credit: Tina of The Occasion Cook.

If you want to travel, you can always scale back your plans. Online travel sites like,,,, and offer amazing last minute deals to pretty amazing places.

Of course, we all dream about staying at a fabulous hotel along the Champs Elysees or taking that once-in-a-lifetime trip to Fiji. But summer is also the perfect time for camping on a lake. Unplugging from the world and taking the time to reconnect with family and friends to enjoy the beautiful outdoors (and even each other) is a perfect holiday.

Michael and I spent a week living in this van...

One week in New Zealand was spent living in this van. we could climb this very mountain in New Zealand's breathtaking Tongariro Crossing.

Me at one of the many peaks along 18.5 kilometer journey.

What are your plans this summer? Are you planning a fabulous trip or doing something closer to home? Let me know in the comments.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

How To Fake It With Arbonne

Summer's here and it's time for fun in the sun. Our calendars are full with baseball games, pool parties, afternoon BBQ's and evening cocktails. I know this because this past weekend, I hit all four of these.

Play it safe this summer while improving the quality of your skin with Arbonne's FABULOUS collection of Before Sun skincare products for adults and babies.

Arbonne's complete line of Before Sun sunscreen products.

A good sunscreen should protect against UVB rays, which cause sunburns, and UVA rays, which danger's can result in more permanent damage to the skin such as cancer, sun spots and premature aging. It's important to use sunscreen every day. Cover up while taking a walk, driving in your car, sitting at a baseball game or hitting the beach. Remember, apply 30 minutes before going outside.

Of course, many people, myself included, try to avoid sitting in the sun but still love that sun-kissed glow.

Here are my seven simple steps to get the best-looking, safe, natural tan!

1. In the shower, exfoliate your skin by using Arbonne's Awaken Sea Salt Scrub. Getting rid of dry skin will ensure a smooth, even tan. The exfoliating action of this scrub, enhanced with essential oils, sloughs away dead surface cells to reveal brighter, healthier-looking skin. Even better, the scent is amazing and so fresh.
Sea Salt Scrub

2. Apply Arbonne's Made in the Shade Self-Tanner SPF 15 in a non-humid room to avoid streaking. You'll have natural-looking color without the damaging effects of the sun thanks to this botanically-based self-tanner. It's blended with avocado oil, arnica, chamomile, linden and rosemary extract and works great for all skin types.
Made in the Shade Self-Tanner SPF 15

3. Start with a dime-sized amount for half a leg or full arm. Made in the Shade Self-Tanner will develop in 2-3 hours.

4. Keep fingers tight during application to avoid streaking. Wash hands immediately after to avoid tanned palms.

5. After application, wait until the self-tanner is completely dry before dressing.

6. Enhance your tan with Arbonne's Liquid Sunshine, Tan Enhancer SPF 15. And, for a more radiant glow, dust on the Bronzer. This Bronzer is really AMAZING and brushes on evenly for a flawless look on all skin colors.

Liquid Sunshine, Tan Enhancer SPF 15

7. Of course, you need to moisturize and protect your skin with Glow With It, After Sun Lotion to help preserve your tan and avoid dark spots.

Arbonne also has an amazing water-resistant Baby Care Sunscreen SPF 30+ for your little one's soft, delicate skin. It has the maximum protection from both harmful UVA and UVB rays. As with all Arbonne's baby products, this sunscreen is pediatrician and dermatologist tested.

Arbonne's sunscreen protection for babies.

Arbonne's products are natural botanicals that nourish your skin - even while protecting it against the sun's harmful rays. There is no animal testing, only pure, safe and beneficial ingredients. All the Before Sun products are fabulous - they work and they improve your skin. There is absolutely no mineral oil. This is sun protection that's GOOD for your skin. You'll never go back after using Arbonne!

If you want to make any purchases or learn about special promotions, you can reach me at or visit my Arbonne website,

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Arbonne's Wins Fight Against Father Time

First there was Mother Nature. Now it's the fight against Father Time.

Fortunately, aging is an equal opportunity business.

That's why Arbonne formulated their amazing, revolutionary RE9 advanced skin care system for men. He (and you) is going to just love what these products do for his skin. The results are astounding.

This scientifically advanced, four-step regimen is specifically formulated for men of all ages and makes for an amazing gift for Dads, husbands or that special man in your life. It also makes a great anniversary gift (Thanks Michelle!) It's a robust line of daily grooming products that target the uniquely different needs of men's skin - including protection from external elements of sun and wind and the effects of shaving.

RE98 Advanced for Men is the new standard for comfortable skin that lasts all day.

*Invigorating Exfoliating Wash - Start your day with this refreshing, stimulating and exfoliating wash. This strong, yet sensitive formula removes dirt and dead skin quickly and efficiently.

*Shave Gel - This exclusive formula lays the foundation for an easy comfortable shave. Arbonne's robust Shave Gel minimizes irritation and helps increase glide, making razor burn a thing of the past. Protect and condition skin during shaving with this advanced, botanically-based gel.

*Post Shave Balm - Fast-acting balm comforts skin and soothes razor burn.

*Facial Moisturizer SPF 20 - Unique, intensely moisturizing formula to help your skin defy and minimize the signs of aging. Thanks to the addition of sunscreen, this moisturizing formula protects against the sun's damaging effects, while drastically improving skin tone.

In clinical tests, Arbonne's men's line is proven to start working in as little as one week, with 81 percent of participants reporting the products calmed and smoothed their skin witin one week and 90 percent saying these products improved skin tone and clarity within four weeks.

For Father's Day, you can receive a complimentary toiletry travel bag with each RE( Advanced for Men Set purchase. Available through June 20. Also, save 10% when you purchase all four products for men. The set includes the RE9 Advanced for Men Exfoliating Washing, Shave Gel, Post-Shave Balm and Facial Moisturizer SPF 20. A $130 value, for $117.

If you want a sample of the men's line or if you want to make any purchases, you can reach me at or visit my Arbonne website, jenniferweitzman.myarbonne.

Remember, at the end of the day, what's good for his skin feels pretty good to use too!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Live From Washington, D.C.

I was in Washington, D.C. over the weekend to celebrate my friend's wedding and I got the chance to check out a couple of amazing museums I've been wanting to check out for some time- The International Spy Museum and Newseum.

Michael, me, Debbie and Carson on the Pennsylvania Avenue Terrace at the Newseum.

Michael and I along with my friend Debbie and her amazing husband Carson visited The Newseum on Saturday. The Newseum was fabulous. If you're a news junkie or a history lover like me, then Newseum is perfect for you too. The seven-layer museum is an amazing tribute to the nation's fourth estate and, according to the museum, it's the world's most interactive. Housed within the gorgeous $450 million building, five centuries of news history meets with modern, up-to-the-second news updates. It has everything from Howard Stern and The Simpsons, Tim Russert's office and historical front pages from around the world. The video tribute to 9/11 left us all in tears and I applauded the San Francisco Chronicle front page treatment from that day: "Bastards". There was also the much mangled news antenna that was left among the ruins. My favorite exhibit was history of news where you can see an extensive timeline of the past 500 years of history in print. It had everything from the coronation of James 1 to the election of Barack Obama.

It's also where I learned that 20% of the people can name all five Simpson, but only only 3% can name all five freedoms in the First Amendments. I was also blown away that most people in the world live in a country where they can't enjoy freedom of the press (hint, hint).

Among the 14 major galleries and 15 theaters you can stand in the shadows of the original Berlin Wall and it's watch tower, see the ash-covered notebooks and camera from a fallen news photographer during 9/11, see iconic news photographs, radio and television images. If you're daring enough, you can play new anchor in an interactive newsroom. Two of the museum's special exhibits include top news stories of the FBI's first century with amazing reproductions of the Unibomber's cabin and the DC sniper's car as well as the hip-shaking Elvis exhibit.

Yes, it's one of the few museum in Washington you need to pay for, but it's worth every penny. I could go on and on about all the amazing sites at Newseum, but trust me when I tell you this is one museum you shouldn't miss.

After the museum, we cooled off from the humid day at The Dubliner for some authentic Irish fares.

Michael and I really enjoyed ourselves at the wedding. The lavish affair was held at charming The Hotel Monaco.

And here's a lovely statue of my favorite red-headed couple. If you look closer, she's wearing a New York Yankee cap and he's wearing a Tampa Bay Devil Rays cap. It's so adorable. Congratulations Lauren and Anthony! You make a beautiful couple and I hope you're enjoying your honeymoon.

Hope everyone had a good start to the new week. Did you do anything fun over the weekend?

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Before You Put on Any Makeup, READ THIS

I've been a makeup and skincare junkie for as long as I could remember. I would spend hours in front of the mirror playing dress-up with my mom's makeup, applying her lipsticks and blushes. Later on, when I realized how important it was to have a proper skincare regime, I would stand on my soap box and tell my friends how important it is to wash their faces each and every night.

Now, as a newly appointed district manager with Arbonne International, I've really honed my beauty skills and now my friends and family ask me about good skincare and my recommendations on how to keep their skin looking young and supple for years to come.

I spoke of the amazing anti-aging RE9 system yesterday and you can read about it here. But once you have you skincare system in place, how does one prepare one's skin for makeup application?

Simply put, you need MAKEUP PRIMER.

Arbonne's Makeup Primer

Arbonne's makeup primer is fantastic and it was just voted the most popular product Arbonne has in its amazing lineup of pure, safe and beneficial products. This stuff really is fabulous. Arbonne's makeup primer feels like liquid silk going on your face, but dries to a beautiful matte finish. It gives your face a smooth start by filling in fine lines and helps your makeup stay on throughout your day. You really need this is your makeup bag.

Think of painting a wall - you wouldn't just start painting without first putting a primer to ensure better adhesion, increase paint durability and provide additional protection for the material being pained. As funny as it sounds, the same things goes for you face. You need a primer before even thinking about makeup application.

Primers in general serve many purposes. They prepare your skin for makeup application by providing a smooth, even surface that's free of lines and wrinkles (that's only if you have them), minimize larges pore and serve as a protective barrier for your skin. Primers give makeup something to "grab" onto, making your makeup work better and last longer, lessening the need for touch-ups throughout the day. Plus it just isn't good to layer makeup on top of old makeup. Furthermore, you will decrease the likelihood of your makeup having that "cakey" look you see when people layer makeup on throughout the course of the day.

And best of all, makeup primer SAVES you MONEY by allowing you to use less of your makeup since it isn't' absorbing into your skin. The primer acts as a base, with your makeup adhering to the primer rather than the skin itself.

With a primer, you are actually reducing the imperfections of the skin's surface and you are using less of a product to cover those areas. This primer creates a canvas for flawless makeup application.

Arbonne's vitamin-rich, advanced ingredients help tone, smooth and minimize the visual appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and enlarged pores. Its key ingredients include: hyaluronic filling spheres, polypeptides, horsetail extract, green tea left, grapeseed extract. It's no wonder it was just voted the most favorite makeup product in Arbonne's amazing collection.

Primer should be used after your skincare regimen and before you apply your makeup. The primer is good for all skin types and comes in a 1 oz. bottle.

If you want a sample of the makeup primer or if you want to make any purchases, you can reach at me or my website,

Have a beautiful day!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

My Weekend's Arbonne Story

In between the mango sorbet, blueberry pancakes, a bike ride, crabfries from Chickie's and Pete's, a winning Yankee game and a USA vs. Turkey soccer match, I proudly became a district manger with Arbonne International.

It was a spectacular weekend.

Thank you to my friends and family who have supported me through my spa workshops, blog posts, emails, calls and most of all loving Arbonne's beauty, health and wellness products as much as I do. In particular, a special thank you to Marea and Haley for your vision as I launched my own business and for your support and motivation throughout the month. Thank you to Lisa, Deb, Karen and Lisa for paving the way for each of us. It feels so amazing to help educate everyone on skincare and wellness as well as the Arbonne opportunity. It's my new mission in life.

Arbonne is best known for their FABULOUS RE9 skincare system (RE for results, 9 for the 9 key anti-aging elements it's formulated with). This patent-pending face system offers six truly awesome products that work together to visibly reduce and prevent the signs of aging (fine lines, wrinkles, dark circles and age spots).

I'm telling you, this really works. The morning after I first tried RE9, I ran so excitedly to wake up my husband. This was the first time in all my years of looking for that perfect skincare system that I saw the actual results on my skin.

Arbonne's anti-aging skincare line RE9

This is the time for Arbonne and to start your own business, where you get to make your own rules and know your income is limitless. Are you looking for something better? I knew this was better than what I was both using and doing and I jumped right in. This certainly is a better life for me, being with my friends and doing what I love. That's the best part. Come fly with me as I take over New York. After only a month, I am now on the second management level out of only five. I can do it, so can you!

If you want to sample Arbonne for yourself and see the Arbonne difference or, even better, if you want to join me and make our way to the top of this amazing company, contact me directly at And, if you are interested in earning FREE products, gather a few of your favorite friends and let me do the work, also contact me and we can set a fun, relaxing night up.