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Product Review: Suntegrity 5 In 1 Natural Self Tanner
May 3, 2016

Why Risk Wrinkles: By Jennie Fresa Beauty Contributor: Ell Sherwood

Hey Beauties!  Today we’re sharing a Product Review of one the best Self-Tanners out there.  Check it out & Enjoy!

{Click here} to grab the Suntegrity Self Tanner we love so on our online boutique!

About our Contributor: El is a fitness, health and green beauty enthusiast residing in New Haven, CT with her veggie-loving orange cat, Razz, and her football-coaching fiancé, Jordan. She is a lifestyle and documentary photographer and co-owns a creative company, E&H Creates, with her sister Hannah. Together, the dynamic duo makes the world a little more beautiful.

Etsy Website:

Insta : @eandhcreates

I made a New Years Resolution to never use a tanning bed for the rest of my life. In my college years, I did enough fake-and-baking for my entire Freshmen English 101 class — and then some. As I became older and entered my early, mid and now late (AHHH) twenties I started shifting towards a healthy lifestyle.

I have always loved working out and eating well. I know, annoying, right? In college, I attempted to stay on track, but lets be real – it was impossible! I felt physically awful and exhausted almost all of the time, but I did have a ton of fun.. and a lot of pizza! After college, my lifestyle changed little by little and I began working towards the healthy lifestyle I embrace today.

Now, I am a yoga-hiking-running-biking-kale-beet-loving fanatic. Working out and eating well is what I do best. If you ask any of my gal pals, “Who is your healthiest friend?” I think they would roll their eyes and say, “El. She loves kale.”


Yet, even with all of these healthy changes, up until recently, I was still tanning! I would knock out a solid spin class, drink my green juice, practice some yoga, eat my organic free-ranged chicken and then hit the tanning bed? Like, what? One of these things is not like the other. Hmmm. 😕

I was not tanning often and would typically only try and catch a nice bronze in preparation for an upcoming event. Similar to any lady in her 20’s I have roughly 250 weddings, bachelorette parties and bridal showers to look good for. So, not tanning as often and for events only, is acceptable right? NICE TRY El – WRONG! WRONG WRONG!

We are all well aware of the risks associated with tanning. We all also know that our skin is our largest organ. Yet, I feel like a lot of us (myself included) choose to ignore the truth because having a bronze glow makes us feel more beautiful. We need to stop putting our skin on the back burner and start incorporating skincare into healthy living.

I had to think about why giving up tanning was hard for me. Similar to many people, I have always enjoyed being a bit tan because I feel more confident showing my legs and wearing less makeup. I also was often hesitant to use self-tanners because of the harsh and dangerous chemicals. If a pregnant woman cannot use it – why would I want to?

During one of my trips to the JF Brow & Beauty Bar, Jennie introduced me to Suntegrity 5 in 1 Natural Self Tanner. It was love at first…tan — wow so corny! This product is an organic natural self tanner ideal for sensitive skin, non toxic and vegan. IT IS AMAZING. The product description says “healthier and better than a real tan” and I couldn’t agree more. This product is part of the Suntegrity line which was developed after the owner lost her mother to melanoma. The owner is a big advocate for wearing sunscreen and taking care of your skin, but found that most of the products on the market actually contain chemical UV blockers and toxic ingredients. Therefore, she developed her own skincare line which includes the fabulous Suntegrity 5 in 1 Natural Self Tanner. I cannot recommend the product enough and I also cannot recommend the Jennie Fresa Beauty Bar in Madsion enough, either! What I can recommend though is making a trip to the Beauty Bar, getting your eyebrows done by Jennie (I like to call her the eyebrow wizard) and picking up some Suntegrity. :o)

Here’s my Suntegrity How-To:

Step 1


Gently exfoliate your entire body.

Step 2


Have a cup of coffee..or 3. Check out my CT Vibes mug. So cute, right?

CT Vibes

Step 3

Apply 5 in 1 Suntegrity

Evenly apply Suntegrity all over body and wait a few mixtures before dressing. I decided to apply right before bed since you need to avoid showering, sweating and shaving for 8 hours. Make sure to was your hands immediately after. I applied the 5 in 1 Natural Self Tanner right to my face and loved how it came out! If you are too nervous to do this, make sure to try the 5 in 1 Tinted Face Sunscreen.

Step 4

Enjoy your glow!

I woke up the next morning and immediately jumped out of bed to check out my glow. I loved what I saw! I did see a couple of spots that seemed darker and once I showered everything evened out. I am so impressed with how long the tan has lasted! I applied the self tanner Thursday evening took a shower Friday morning, went for a run Friday afternoon, showered again, did a spin class Saturday morning, showered, went out for Bachelorette party Saturday evening in Boston, danced the night away, woke up Sunday (with a minor headache) went for a walk with my girlfriends, showered, went out for brunch and my tan is STILL glowing!


Team JF

If you want to shop the Suntegrity Self Tanner, check it out {here}!

El glowing from head to toe!






or view all Suntegrity products here.

New Service for Brides
February 3, 2016

We would like to welcome a brand new service to Jennie Fresa Brow and Beauty Bar!

Starting February 1st we will now be offering our White Carpet Facial!

This 90 minute treatment includes two award winning Tata Harper facial masks, one to clarify, exfoliate and improve glow and a second to deeply plump cellular hydration with bio molecular moisture to improve cellular cushion, leaving the skin soft and supple for a flawless makeup application. Also included: your choice of decollete or back treatment, eye therapy with herbal tea compress, heated hand treatment, scalp massage and aromatherapy. Let the White Carpet Facial bring you the ultimate zen!

White Carpet Facial | $200

Series of 3 | $600



Jennie Fresa Pucker Up Event Captured by Anna Sawin
February 18, 2015

Thank you SO much to all the lovely ladies that braved the cold and snow to join us for our Pucker Up Event! If you missed it don’t worry here is a preview. Anna Sawin came to capture our fun girls night out full of glitz, glam, champagne, sweet treats, beautiful tulle skirts from Everthine, wonderful planning by True Event and the GORGEOUS paper items from Patti Murphy Designs. We had so much fun doing lip print readings! It was the perfect way to kick off Valentine’s week and have a galentine’s night. XO Jennie.


We're Hiring!
September 5, 2014

Jennie Fresa Brow & Beauty Bar is looking for a top-notch Beauty Ambassador!

This is a part-time position that includes weekends and some traveling.  1 year makeup and brow waxing/styling experience required.  The perfect candidate is super friendly, dependable, hard-working, highly communicative and will meet the Jennie Fresa brand aesthetic.

Tasks to be expected:

  • In-Store makeup applications & brow waxing/styling
  • Product knowledge & sales
  • Greeting & assisting clients
  • Answering phones & scheduling appointments
  • Assisting owner with inventory control
  • Assisting owner with daily administrative duties
  • Assisting owner keep store clean & tidy
  • Traveling on-site for brides & special events

You must also be able to answer the following questions:

  • Do you love coffee?
  • Should you be admired for your work ethic?
  • Do you love bridal and all things beauty?
  • Do you love cupcakes and pizza?
  • Are you willing to strive for success of the company?

A little more about our company:

Jennie Fresa is an established beauty brand that has been featured or seen in Martha Stewart Weddings, Glamour Magazine, Glitter Guide, Style Me Pretty, The White Dress in Color and many other blogs and publications.  Our boutique houses a selection on fine organic skincare, cool indie brands and our signature makeup collection.  We currently work with over 200 loyal brow clients and over 100 brides each year.  Learn more at

Do you have what it takes?  If so, please click on the following link here: employment application.  You can also send your resume and cover letter to

Looking forward to meeting our new, rock-star team member?  I’ll be calling candidates for interviews throughout September- thanks for applying!









Luxury Wedding Spotlight
April 14, 2014

For 2014, Stacie Shea Events and Ambiance Luxe Wedding Designs have co-planned the Luxury Wedding Spotlight to create an event for couples who want their wedding to be truly amazing. The Luxury Wedding Spotlight will take place at the newest wedding venue in Fairfield County, Harbor View at Norwalk Cove, on Sunday April 27 from 6-9pm. While attending the event, engaged couples will be able to meet with the most talented vendors and event planners in Connecticut and New York. Since each showcased vendor has been chosen by top wedding planners, attending couples will know they are seeing the best of the best. We are so excited to be chosen to be a Showcased Vendor at the Luxury Wedding Spotlight 2014!Luxury Wedding soptlight info picluxury Wedding spotlight bride

 Space is limited and guests must register in advance, so RSVP today to attend!


Event Website:

SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 2014



Valet Parking service provided.

Guests must pre-register online:

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Introducing our new bridal hair stylist
April 8, 2014

Meghan Jones Hi Beauties!  We’re so happy to officially welcome our newest team member today!  Say hello to Meghan Jones!  We’re proud to welcome Meg as one of our hair stylists on our Traveling Bridal Team.

 Meghan comes to us with extensive training and experience.  She graduated from the renowned Mansfield Beauty School in Quincy MA in 2005.  As a certified cosmetologist with over 8 years in the industry, she is thrilled to share her talent with CT women and our brides here at Jennie Fresa.  Formerly a stylist at the prestigious Grettacole Hair Salon in Boston, Meghan is also trained in Goldwell and Wella color, Kerastase and Bumble and Bumble.  Her past experiences include working NYC fashion shows for Betsy Johnson and other designers, photo shoots, weddings and salon trainings.

 With her upbeat personality, professionalism and wealth of knowledge in hair styling, we are confident you will be happy to have Meg on your wedding day dream team.

 To book your wedding services with Meg, please email and fill out the form on our weddings page at


You’ll be in good hands!


Jennie Fresa's Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide
November 26, 2013

holiday gift guide

{Gifts & deals available through December 21st while supplies last}

1. Lollia Candle $30  | 2. Tokyomilk Handcreme $22  | 3. Sara Happ Lip Scrub $24
{all three products – buy 1 get one ½ price}
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| 4. Stila 5 piece Brush Sets $28 | 5. Stila 3 Lip Gloss Sets $12 | 6. Stila In the Light Palette $38  |
7. Becca Shimmers $38 (25% OFF) | 8. Jennie Fresa Matte Lipstick in Red Carpet $20
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9. Aquinnah vintage rings $38 with chain $48 | 10. Aquinnah stackable bracelets $38
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11. head wraps $20 | 12. Iphone case $25 | 13. Knit Scarves $25 | 14. Makeup Bags $15
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15. Kat Burki Soaps $12 | 16. Tata Harper Lip Treatments $28 |
17. Indie Lee Coconut Citrus Body Scrub $28 |
{all three products – buy 1 get one ½ price}
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18. Finn & Co White/Black Sand Perfume $38 (buy 2 perfumes, get a FREE body polish)
19. Kai Body Lotion $37 (get a FREE travel size with any lotion or fragrance)
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Jennie Fresa Gift Certificates available too!

Happy Holidays!  XO, Jennie

Win A Free Blowout!
June 18, 2013

We’re getting pretty excited for the Grand Opening of our new Blowdry & Styling Room!  So, excited that we decided to have a GIVEAWAY!

On July 11th we will officially open our pink doors, offering $35 wash and blowdry services!  For those who would like to indulge, you can add-on services such a 10 minute scalp massage ($10) or deep conditioning treatment ($15).  Our Blowdry & Styling Room will be open on Thursday-Saturday, by appointment.  Oh, and stay tuned for the date of our Grand Opening Soiree later this summer (this is one celebration you don’t want to miss!)

Here’s our GIVEAWAY!  We would like to offer a FREE blowout to one lucky lady!

1.) Leave a comment here on our blog!

2.) Tweet @jenniefresa or Tag us on Facebook:  www.facebook/jenniefresa

“I just entered to win a FREE blowout at Jennie Fresa!”

3.) Share our blog post with your friends on Facebook

Good luck, beauties!  Now, go make some noise!



Oscars 2013: The 85th Academy Awards Glamour, Gowns & Gold
February 25, 2013

Hello Beauties! Well, Hollywood’s most anticipated night has finally arrived, and it did not disappoint! While the winners have already been announced, the fashion from last night’s red carpet still has us obsessing! It wasn’t easy narrowing down our favorites as the stars pulled out all the stops for last night’s epic red carpet. Overall, metallics were definitely on trend, while beading and tulle took center stage and makeup stayed effortless and minimal. However, Old Hollywood glamour reigned supreme with its timeless glamour found all over the carpet.

My #1 pick on the Red Carpet last night was without a doubt Jessica Chastain who exuded Old Hollywood perfection from head to toe. Jessica stunned in a flesh toned Armani Prive Couture gown that was perfection against her fair complexion. Flawless skin, flowing waves, classic makeup and a bright lip were the finishing details that came together and created Jessica’s show stopping look.

(Jessica Chastain,

My top 5 picks for best dressed are:

1.) Charlize Theron
Everything about Charlize’s look was red carpet elegance! From her crisp white Dior Haute Couture gown, youthful pixie cut and fresh face, Charlize was the definition of elegance! (Not to mention how incredibly beautiful she was dancing with Channing Tatum during the opening!!)
(Charliez Theron,

2.) Kerry Washington
The Django Unchained star brought a beautiful splash of coral to the red carpet last night! With minimal accessories, a soft complementary lip and her hair pushed back, Kerry was not to be missed as she showed off her embellished and colorful Miu Miu gown!
(Kerry Washington,

3.) Stacy Keibler
While we already envy Ms. Keibler for her handsome man, we can now envy her for gorgeous Oscar gown! Stacy rocked a silver sequined Naeem Khan gown that looked absolutely beautiful draped over her to-die-for figure. Between the gown’s cool sequined pattern and classic halter cut, Stacy was beautiful combination of elegance and edge.
(Stacy Keibler,

4.) Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson looked absolutely amazing as she walked the carpet in a Roberto Cavalli creation! JHud was completely on trend last night from her dark blue metallic gown, gorgeous statement earrings and beautiful bangs! This Dreamgirl was a REAL beauty!
                                                                                                                  (Jennifer Hudson,

5.) Jennifer Garner
We adore the absolutely adorable Jennifer Garner! Mrs. Affleck donned a gorgeous dark magenta Gucci gown last night that was flowing with grace (literally!) From the front, Jennifer’s ensemble looked simple and sophisticated with a statement necklace and chic chignon. However, as Jennifer turned around, the back of the gown flowed down into a train of soft and romantic ruffles, floating with her as she graced the carpet.
(Jennifer Garner,

While there were numerous trends to be found for fashion, this year’s beauty looks maintained chic & minimal with a common homage to Old Hollywood that was sweeping the carpet!

Best hair, makeup & nails definitely have to go to the fabulous Adele. On the carpet Adele’s hair was so polished and glamorous while her makeup was simple with a muted lip and her signature statement lashes! During her performance Adele switched up her look with a fab red lip! And whilst belting out her Academy Award winning song, we were able to catch a glimpse of her killer nails! Those stiletto nails were very high fashion with a sophisticated twist!


2. Reese Witherspoon, talk about Va Va Voom!! While the new mom walked down the carpet in a gorgeous blue and black Louis Vuitton gown, all eyes were on her luscious locks. Reese’s hair was the epitome of Old Hollywood glamour last night as her side swept waves were reminiscent of the iconic Veronica Lake style!
(Anne Hathaway,

3. Many congrats go to Anne Hathaway! Not only did she win best supporting actress, but she hands down won our award for best natural makeup. Anne fit the role of a movie star impeccably last night as she glowed with the use of a soft color palette. With a blush-pink lip and soft swept hair, Anne looked truly regal and effervescent!
(Anne Hathaway,

Fall in Love with a Special Offer from In White
February 1, 2013