How do you get the “Arbonne Glow”

I love trying new products, but I also love to get my reader’s opinions as well. My loyal reader, Sarah, asked me about anti-aging products. I immediately put her in touch with our Arbonne Sponsor, Jill Kay, to review their RE9 Anti Aging Kit….here is her review.  If you want more information on Arbonne Products or want to get your Arbonne glow on please click HERE

Sarah Reviews the Arbonne RE9 Anti Aging Face Kit:

Last week, I happily volunteered myself to test out the new Arbonne RE9 anti-aging skincare. The lovely and charming rep, Jill, dropped off the goodies at my house. Arbonne standards for ingredients and science are based off EU as well as US standards, touting products that are all natural, pure and safe. This particular line is their premier anti-aging components. Reportedly it’s supposed to clinically improve skin firmness in just 24 hours. There are seven products total in the line.

Thank God there were detailed directions!

I have fairly sensitive skin and am madly in love with my regular aesthetician whose own-made cream is my only regimen. Like most women my bathroom is a graveyard of discarded “miracle” creams. I was a little trepidatious about trying so many products especially when Jill mentioned that I may have a reaction to them. But I plowed ahead.

All products had an attractive citrus smell. Daily routine is:
Genius pads
eye cream
SPF 20 day cream

Night routine just switched out for night cream.

For someone whose usual routine is only one product this was a big deal. Was it a lot of steps? Yes. Was the cheat sheet necessary? Yes. Was it a pain in the neck? Not at all.

After using the products for three days and three nights I didn’t notice a marked improvement but I did notice what Jill had referred to as the “Arbonne glow”. Furthermore, my sensitive skin did not react at all to any of the seven products. That says a lot to me.

Jill and I are discussing an order now.

Le Salon Bleu

I just love a good salon.  After living in New York City, there are very few places that hold up to the ones I frequented in the Big Apple.  A simple haircut and blow dry can turn into a disaster.   Over the past 6 months, I have found a great salon, Le Salon Bleu,  270 Mason St, Greenwich, Ct 06830.  The owner, Billy, is really talented and he “gets it”.  Whether it be a cut, color or blow out, Billy will make sure that you love your look.  They are offering a 20% off all services for NS LIFESTYLE readers.  Just mention the blog when you go in.  I promise you, you will be thrilled with your new style!!

It’s a Fabulous Night for a Moondance

Happy Labor Day!!!  As we approach the last night of summer, we reflect on all the great times spent with family and friends.  The many memorable vacation days and celebrations.  The making of new friends and cherishing the old.  What a great summer it has been. 

It has also been a great summer for our readers.  I have loved seeing all your photos over the past few months.  I really cannot help but sharing just a few:

Weekend Real Estate Stalking

Today we are featuring a Connectiut country house.  It is much different from the other homes we have featured in the past.  It has a cool rugged outdoorsy feel.  Almost like you could see this home transplanted out West.  If you would like more information on this home, please contact Christine Olyenick HERE

Or if you would like to see this home in person there is an open house tomorrow 10-4
81 Kettle Creek Rd, Weston, Ct 06883

Fashionable Friend Friday

Today’s Fashionable Friend Friday is a pint sized powerhouse.  My little friend Annie is amazing.  She is a history buff that knows more facts about the presidents and first ladies than the Libray of Congress!!  She’s only in second grade but she has already been featured on another blog, been named Camper of the Week at Cape Cod Sea Camp, played and Oompa Loompa,  perfected the back flip dive, was a colonial girl in a historical play, seen Taylor Swift live, and has better dance moves than Michael Jackson.  Annie, you are AWESOME!!!  I want to be just like you when I grow up!!!!!  Bon Weekend!

First Day of School Breakfast

I saw this recipe and thought it would be perfect to make for the first day of school.  You can prepare it the night before and get up early to cook it, before school or cook it the night before and heat it up in the morning.  Either way, it is a fun recipe to kick off the school year!

Slow Cooker Lemon Poppy Seed Bread
adapted from
non stick cooking spray
2 c all purpose flour
1/4 c poppy seeds
1T. baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 c. sugar
3 eggs
1/2 c. vegetable oil
1/2c greek yogurt or sour cream
1/4 c milk
1 tsp lemon peel finely shredded
1/4 c lemon juice fresh
1 tsp. vanilla

2 c powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. lemon peel finely shredded
lemon juice or milk

1. Spray a 5 quart oval or 4 quart round slow cooker with cooking spray.

2. Combine flour, poppy seeds, baking powder, and salt in large bowl.  Set aside

3. Whisk sugar, eggs, oil, yogurt, milk, lemon peel, lemon juice, and the 1tsp vanilla, until sugar dissolves in a medium bowl.

4. Mix sugar mixture with flour mixture all at once.  Stir until combined (mixture will be lumpy).  Spoon batter into prepared slow cooker.  

5. Cover.  Cook on High for 1 1/2 hours or until top appears set.  

6. Turn slow cooker off.

7. Remove lid CAREFULLY so condensation from lid does not drip onto bread.

8. Cover the top of the slow cooker completely with a paper towels placing the lid on top.  Cool for 10 to 15 minutes.

9. Run a knife around the edges of slow cooker, remove bread from crock or remove the baking dish and set on countertop to cool.

10. Cool completely on a wire rack or plate.

11. Drizzle bread with lemon icing.