summer 2012

Scent Bar arrives at Target stores

Scent Bar, a famous fragrance boutique from Los Angeles, California, has partnered with Target in order to bring their fabulous product line to a special new, in-store concept at Target Stores. This exciting line of fragrant bath products has arrived at Target this week and is perfect for the warm summer months and the San Francisco Bay Area’s fall season.

The Scent Bar line-up includes:

Blush, a sweet floral combination of sugared peony, cassis and pink champagne.
Sunswept, combines Sicilian orange with sheer lemon and bergamot.
Forbidden, includes pomegranate, blackberry and warm amber.
Cabana, the ultimate summer beach scent combining coconut, Tahitian vanilla and juicy papaya.

The Scent Bar line includes body wash, body lotion, shea-butter body butter and body mist. The products are all high quality and offer a refreshing fragrance experience for the warm summer and fall seasons. This exciting product line not only smells fabulous, the products are nourishing; and the scents are long-lasting. Love that!

Bay Area Fashionista rates Scent Bar at Target five out of five stars.

Scent Bar is in Target stores now, run don’t walk to Target!


Photo courtesy of Target Stores

**We received a samples of Scent Bar products from Target. We were not required to review the products nor did receipt of the samples influence our opinion of the products. Everything contained in this article is the opinion of the writer and should be treated as such. For more information, please read our disclaimer

Sinful for Her eau de parfum is sweet and playful for fall

Tru Fragrance’s new eau de parfum, Sinful for Her, is a playful and warm fragrance which is perfect for foggy days, cool weather and the upcoming fall season. Medium strength fragrances are a hot trend right now and Sinful for Her eau de parfum is right in line with this trend. The warm floral heart and woody base is laced by a fruity and fresh top which offers a playful combination of fragrance notes.
The overall fragrance note combination and fragrance experience offers a youthful scent which is appropriate for young Fragrance Fashionista’s as well as the young at heart. Love this!
Bay Area Fashionista rates Sinful for Her eau de parfum five out of five stars.

Top notes: mandarin, grapefruit, raspberry

Middle notes: rose, gardenia, sparkling mimosa

Base notes: sandalwood, patchouli, tonkabean
Sunful for Her eau de parfum is priced at $49.95 and the bottle is 2 oz. This fabulous fragrance can be found at Buckle Stores.


Photo courtesy of Tru Fragrance

*We received a sample of Sinful for Her eau de parfum for editorial consideration. We were not required to review or write about the fragrance. Everything contained in this article is the opinion of the writer and should be treated as such. For more information please see our disclosure.

Top three facial sunscreens for summer as chosen by expert editors

Summer is here and the sun is beating down on everyone. One of the most important parts of our skincare regime for the summer months includes applying sunscreen. Experts and skincare professionals are constantly telling us that we need to apply sunscreen on our face on a daily basis; whether or not we plan to be in the sun. Apparently the sun can hurt our skin just walking to and from the car! Who knew?!

Applying sunscreen on our bodies is fairly straightforward. We don’t have to worry about acne breakouts, rashes and the like. Our faces are different. Facial skin is sensitive and prone to acne, rashes, dry patches, oily patches and problems we may not even be aware of!

So here at Bay Area Fashionista we have decided to take on the long, cumbersome task of testing several sunscreens for the face; so that you don’t have to. Love that!

Here are our editor’s picks and a special treat: Trish’s pick from Dish By Trish:

Rita’s pick:

For my face I only use Colorscience Pro Sunforgettable Mineral Power Brush SPF 30 in Almost Clear (Tan). I love it! It’s a mineral sunscreen powder and brush in one small compact cylinder tha I carry around in my purse during the summer. It goes on very lightweight since it’s in powder form, so no greasy sunscreen lotions on my face. It’s also tinted so it provides some coverage as well. There’s no need to put on makeup on top of it – and who wants to that when on vacation anyway? The one I use has PSF 30 but I believe it comes in SPF 50 also. It’s also waterproof, but I reapply after I get out of the water anyway J” Colorscience can be found online at

Trish’s pick:

“I fell in love with Kiehl’s products many years ago because it was one of the few brands that didn’t irritate my sensitive skin. My everyday favorite sunscreen is Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer SPF 15. This is a super lightweight formula yet it gives my skin a nice glow while providing protection. But for those really hot summer days, I opt for Kiehl’s UV Defense SPF 50. While this formula is lightweight, it provides maximum protection. I love the convenient travel size bottle (1.7 fl. oz) because it fits perfectly in my purse and can be easily placed in carry-on luggage when traveling.” Kiehl’s can be found online at

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Cathy’s pick:

I have sensitive skin which is also combination skin. To make matters worse, I am prone to acne and have several allergies to cosmetics. In fact, there are several cosmetic companies out there who claim to be hypo-allergenic, yet they irritate my skin and cause rashes. So, finding a sunscreen for my face was a bigger challenge than swimsuit shopping and denim shopping combined.  I was instantly in heaven when I tested out Revive products. The moisturizers contain spf protection, they balanced my skin, ended my acne and I swear my wrinkles have been reduced! Am I dreaming? My pick is definitely Revive Sensitif Cellular Repair Cream with SPF 15. Revive can be found online at

Rita is Bay Area Fashionista’s Style Editor, Trish is Editor in Chief of Dish ByTrish and Cathy is Editor in Chief of Bay Area Fashionista.

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