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Five must-have beauty products made in Bend and Central Oregon – just in time for holiday shopping!

November 7th, 2013

It’s that time of year when Bend’s dry air can wreak havoc on our skin, and bundling up in winter coats and boots can leave you feeling less than glamorous.

It’s also the time of year when people start requesting ideas for locally-made holiday gifts.

Why not mash the two ideas together? Below are suggestions from five fabulous Bend women offering up their favorite locally-made products that help them feel fantastic!

 

Valerie Warren shows off her favorite products from Angelina Organic Skincare.

Valerie Warren of Visit Bend shows off her favorite products from Angelina Organic Skincare.

Name:
Valerie Warren

Who am I?
Operations Director for Visit Bend

What made-in-Bend beauty product do I love?
Angelina Organic Skincare Double Action Ayurvedic Cleansing Grains and Youth in Bloom Hydrating Cleanser with Hyaluronic Acid.

Why do I love it?
I’m absolutely obsessed with skincare products and Angelina Organic Skincare makes some of the best! These two put together make for a great morning cleansing ritual. Here’s what I do: 1. While I’m standing outside the shower waiting for the water to warm up, I stick my hand under the water just long enough to make a paste with the Cleansing Grains and do a quick exfoliation as I’m getting into the shower. 2. After rinsing, I massage in the Hydrating Cleanser with Hyaluronic Acid and let it sit on my face until just before I’m ready to turn off the water and get out. I feel like this is an anti-aging double- whammy! Another great thing about the Cleansing Grains is that you can also use them to mix up a facial masque.

 

 

Shannon Hinderberger displays her lovely jewelry from Nashelle.

Shannon Hinderberger of The Riverhouse Hotel & Convention Center displays her lovely jewelry from Nashelle.

Name:
Shannon Hinderberger

Who am I?
Marketing Manager for the Riverhouse Hotel & Convention Center, Crossings Restaurant, River’s Edge Golf Course AND Blogger at Working Mom Goes Green.

What made-in-Bend beauty product do I love?
Nashelle necklaces that benefit charities.

Why do I love it?
I love that Nashelle uses recycled 14k gold fill and sterling silver material, which fits perfectly with my family’s green/eco-friendly mission. Made in the USA, they also support many charity causes including Feeding America, Food for the Hungry, the Family Access Network, KIDS Center and their Pay it Forward line which benefit causes that are close to their heart, such as East Coast Disaster Relief in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

 

 

 

 

Lynnette Braillard can't stop sniffing her yoga mat after spritzing it with Traveler's Spray.

Lynnette Braillard of LuLish Design can’t stop sniffing her yoga mat after spritzing it with Traveler’s Spray.

Name:
Lynnette Braillard

Who am I?
The girl behind the curtain at LuLish Design (aka Founder & Creative Director)

What made-in-Bend beauty product do I love?
Traveler’s Spray Natural Sanitizer from T’s Tonics

Why do I love it?
This natural spray sanitizer is a favorite local product that I picked up year’s ago at Green Plow, a coffee house in Redmond, while waiting for my latte. I spray it on my yoga mat, in the car, on airplane seats, and occasionally huff it – it smells oh-so-good! It’s made with seven therapeutic essential oils shown to kill 99% of all air-born bacteria. I can be a germ-phobe so this made-in-Powell Butte product keeps me sane and comfy while traveling the world or just Highway 97. Plus, 25-percent of all profits go to help international student travel.

 

 

Tawna Fenske feels saucy when sudsing up with beer soap from LaCol.

Tawna Fenske from Visit Bend feels saucy when sudsing up with beer soap from LeCol.

Name:
Tawna Fenske

Who am I?
PR & Communications Manger for Visit Bend (and the regular author of this blog)

What made-in-Bend beauty product do I love?
Dirty Girl soap from LeCol’s Soap Bar

Why do I love it?
This amazing beer soap is made with beer from Boneyard. It smells fabulous and lathers up beautifully. The anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory components in hops make it great for skin, and the amino acids are very moisturizing. Best of all, we sell it at the Bend Visitor Center for only $5, so I can easily grab a bar when we run out at home. Oh, and lest you think it’s strictly a girly product, I should tell you my fiancé loves this beer soap, too (especially the one made with oatmeal stout).

 

 

 

 

Lindsay Landgraf of Worthy Brewing loves her hop-inspired earrings from Hop Jump.

Lindsay Landgraf of Worthy Brewing loves her hop-inspired earrings from Hopped Up Jewelry.

Name:
Lindsay Landgraf

Who am I?
Social Media Marketer, Tour Coordinator, and Beertender at Worthy Brewing

Planning Board Member and Social Media Coordinator with Central Oregon Beer Angels (a local women’s beer group)

What made-in-Bend beauty product do I love?
Hopped Up Jewelry

Why do I love it?
Central Oregon beer is a career and a hobby for me, and this line of jewelry is the best way to represent that! First of all, they’re SO cute. I get compliments on them constantly while pouring beers at Worthy Brewing. I love the fact that I can show my hop love with more than just a typical t-shirt. And they’re made locally by a super sweet lady, which is a big bonus. I’m currently coveting their new hop necklaces. If you’re reading this and want to buy me one, you get a free hug!

 


One response to “Five must-have beauty products made in Bend and Central Oregon – just in time for holiday shopping!”

  1. Leslie Colvin writes:

    Thanks so much for the recognition on your blog! I really appreciate it and glad you like my soaps.




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