Beauty Bites: Strawberries, Food For Beautiful Skin

When the makeup artist was getting my face done for the wedding, she at one point called her colleagues and said “look at her skin, it is just perfect” and they all asked what products I use to maintain it. I have been asked this question so many times and each time I always have a different answer as I am always trying a different skin care brand when one runs out.

This got me thinking that I must be doing something else that is making my skin glow as it was clearly not the products. After much thought I realized that it is the food I eat because it is the one consistent thing I do.

Strawberries in a bowlElk Head Stoneware Bowl

One thing that our household never skimps on is the purchase of fresh produce. My shopping cart is usually about 70 percent produce and the rest is dry goods and meat. As a result we have been able to maintain healthy weight, good skin and well-being.

Strawberries are one fruit that I absolutely love and eat as often as I can. Yes, I know they can be expensive especially when they are out of season. The way I rationalize it is that those few extra dollars I am trying to save, I would have most likely spent them on something useless anyway. Why not spend them on something delicious and good for me.

Beauty Benefits of Eating Strawberries:

  • Strawberries are high in antioxidants which prevent collagen damage. This in turn prevents wrinkles from forming and makes the skin smooth and supple. The anti aging benefit of strawberries is amazing.
  • Strawberries are high in vitamin C which helps prevent and treat ultraviolet damage. Have a bowl of strawberries after a day in the sun, it will do your skin some good.
  • Eating strawberries also helps with lightening blemishes and scars caused by acne. The lightening extracts and ellagic acid in strawberries reduces dark spots on the skin.
  • Having strawberries regularly will increase overall skin health. Strawberries contain alpha-hydroxy acid, a key substance that helps eliminate dead skin cells and cleanses the skin

So next time you are at the grocery store, grab some strawberries and you are on your way to better skin and health!

Check out another beauty Bites post on Using Lemons for your Skin. Lusting over my strawberry bowl? You can find it at Vagabond House. They have the best table ware.

Say Goodbye to Dry Winter Skin: Olay Moisture Ribbons

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olay. The opinions and text are all mine.

One reason I love living in Boston is that we get to experience the four seasons of Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring unlike places like LA were the weather is nice most of the time. I like the anticipation of Spring after a long winter or the change from summer to fall. The downside is that the winters in Boston can be brutal at times. Because I get dry itchy skin in the winter, I like to give it extra love when it is cold.

Drinking lots of liquids like water and using a humidifier in my home are some of the things I do to keep my skin hydrated in the winter. Although those are great ways to maintain great skin in the winter I also like to use products that keep my skin well moisturized. When it comes to skin care, one product that promises and delivers is Olay Moisture Ribbons Plus body wash. This body wash has a rich formula that has helped me overcome the harsh effects of winter.

Why I love Olay Moisture Ribbons Plus body wash:
  1. It smells amazing: The body wash comes in two therapeutic scents, Manuka honey and lavender. I can’t decide which one is my favorite as they both have beautiful fragrances and have a way of making my showers in the morning more exciting.
  2. The Lather is rich: Ever have that dissapointing moment when you try a new body wash and cant get any substantial lather out of it? I have had those moments before but lather is no longer an issue since I started using  Olay Moisture Ribbons Plus body wash. The lather is so luxurious and you get a lot of lather from just a drop of the wash.
  3. Quick Results: I noticed a change in my skin after the first use! The formula is so rich it immediately results in soft and smoother skin. It certainly is the best moisturizer for dry skin and is infused with shea batter which is known for its moisturizing and softening benefits.


    The Olay Moisture Ribbons Winter Skin Challenge!

If you want to have noticeably soft and moisturized skin this winter I would love for you to join me in the Olay Ribbons Winter Skin Challenge. The challenge doesn’t require too much effort from you except using one of the Olay Moisture Ribbons Plus body washes and experiencing its awesome benefits. You can find the Shea + Manuka Honey body wash here and the Lavender body wash here.

If you have already tried the moisture ribbons or are in love with another soap, I would love to hear from you in the comment box below!

Now that you know how to combat dry winter skin, see how I improved my sleep for more self care
















Beauty Talk: Nurse Fiona Medical Spa

I have been contemplating getting a facial and as luck would have it a few Boston’s bloggers and I were invited to Nurse Fiona’s Medical Spa which was exactly what I needed. I admit that I haven’t been giving my skin the full attention it needs and after visiting Nurse Fiona I am back on track especially after receiving their popular HydraFacial treatment.

Nurse Fiona Medical SpaNurse Fiona Medical SpaBefore we had our facials we were treated to some delicious bites and bakes from the cookie goddess, I am still thinking about the chocolate covered strawberries and cake pops. What could be more fun than getting beautified and sipping on some bubbly with fabulous friends. I had the best time!Nurse Fiona Medical Spa Nurse Fiona Medical SpaNurse Fiona Medical spa is an oasis for anyone who wants to maintain their beauty and stay looking great for as long as possible. The space is gorgeous, clean and well equipped with high-tech equipment and products.

The Spa offers a variety of advanced aesthetic services including vitamin infusions, medical grade face treatments, eyelash lifting and tinting, Botox, spray tanning and more. I had the HydraFacial which was absolutely amazing. The HydraFacial is great for improving the skins health, but also a good treatment for wrinkles, skin texture, enlarged pores as well as improving elasticity, firmness, skin tone, evenness & vibrancy. I literally felt the difference immediately after the treatment and highly recommend it.

I had such a great time and a big thanks to Nurse Fiona for hosting a fabulous night. The night ended with all the guests receiving a fab swag box filled with lots of beauty goodies from RevitaLash, Image Skinkcare and PCA skin

If you are local and interested in mantaining your beauty you can contact the aesthetics experts at Nurse Fiona Medical Spa today to schedule a complimentary consultation! See details below:

Nurse Fiona
The Medical Spa
435 Worcester Road
Suite 200
Framingham, MA 01701
(855) 762-6869

FYI: My experience at Nurse Fiona Medical Spa was complementary and as always the opinions in this post are my own. 

Getting beautified at Waxing the City

Have you seen those girls with perfect brows and wondered where they got it done? Well I found the place where you can get your brows on point just like those girls; Waxing the City. I only recently discovered Waxing the City. I was super excited when I found their Westwood location less than 10 minute drive from my home.

Waxing The City Body Polish

Getting beautified at Waxing the City

In addition to waxing services, Waxing the City studios also sell some fabulous products including their popular sugar sugar scrub. This fab product is a gentle scrub treatment for the body which contains Lime blossom, Bergamot and Ginger…the perfect addition to your beauty regiment.




I booked an appointment online at their Westwood Studio and enjoyed every moment of it. I am very particular about cleanliness and Waxing the City did not disappoint. Each private waxing room is cleaned after every customer and the rooms were spotless. My Cerologist, aka Waxer, was very professional and knowledgeable. It felt great having a licensed esthetician working her magic on my face. It was clear great quality products and service are extremely important to Waxing The City.

Getting beautified at Waxing the City before and after picture

My waxing experience was the most comfortable I have ever had. After doing some research, I found out their special custom made wax helps to make the experience more comfortable. In addition to my wax I also had a brow and eyelash tint. As you can tell from my before and after pictures, the improvement in my brows and lashes were quite noticeable. My brows were very dull, shapeless and you could barely see my lashes. I looked like I had received a fabulous makeover after my appointment. It’s amazing how a good wax can transform your face, I left feeling and looking fabulous!


As you can tell from my smiling face I was pretty happy with the service. Waxing The City is now officially my go to place for waxing. Give them a try, you will not be disappointed! Next stop hair salon, then nail spa…what can I say being a girl is fun!

Waxing the City has locations all over the United States. If you live in the near Westwood area be sure to check out their fabulous location at: 262 Providence Hwy,Westwood, MA 02090 phone; 781-469-0055.

They also have studios in Boston, Natick, Walpole and they will be opening more locations in the area soon!

FYI: My visit to Waxing the City was complimentary, however the opinions, contents and images in this post are completely my own. 

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