I love going to the Yamashiro Hollywood Farmers market every Thursday night during the summer.
Here I am with my daughter there last week enjoying homemade ice cream sandwiches and fresh watermelon juice.
The market delivers an awesome view of the sun setting over Los Angeles, good food and music, and yes, they even sell fresh fruit and veggies. There are raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, nectarines and plums and I could smell the fresh organic peaches before I ever saw them. I love the abundance of fresh fruit in the summer and luckily for me there are many beauty products taking their cues from the produce aisle.
Here are a few that sound good enough to eat. Enjoy!
BLUBERRIES: These antioxidant-rich sweet berries are my absolute favorite fruit and I eat them every single day. Yes To Carrots introduced several products this summer including Yes To Blueberries Deep Wrinkle Filler, Deep Wrinkle Night Cream and Softening Facial Exfoliator to help keep your skin in tip top shape. For more information head to www.yestocarrots.com
BLACKBERRIES: I recently told you that I've been wearing Jo Malone London English Pear and Freesia Cologne all summer long, but how good does this sound? "Blackberry & Bay" is the newest scent from the famed company and includes tart blackberry juice, grapefruit and bay. Takes me back to my days of picking blackberries at my aunt's in South Carolina and I'm getting hungry for homemade blackberry pie just thinking about it. Available starting in September, for more info go to www.jomalone.com
MANDARIN ORANGES: Katherine Heigl, Mariska Hargitay and Regina King are all fans of skincare line Arcona and the Los Angeles-based company has created the Mandarin Brightening Peel, a potent at-home exfoliator. This smells so yummy like the orange tree in my backyard! The peel promises to help with fine lines and wrinkles. www.arcona.com
PEACHES: The Body Shop's Vinyard Peach collection of products smells divine. Choose from Vinyard Peach Body Lotion, soap-free Shower Gel, Body Scrub and my fave- the luxurious Body Butter, which is ultra-moisturizing and just the right amount of sweet when it comes to scent. www.thebodyshop-usa.com
EXOTIC FRUITS: I have a confession to make. I stole all the Molton Brown London products from the hotel I would stay in whenever I was in London. Every day. The staff must have hated me! The iconic British brand has the globe covered when it comes to exotic ingredients, which are included in the company's new hair care line, available this month. Cloudberry (Finland), Indian Mulberry (Tonga) and Plum-Kadu (from Australia) all help keep hair looking gorgeous. www.moltonbrown.com
-- Ryan Patterson
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