Holiday Gift Guide at Jennie Fresa: Joanna’s Top 10 Picks!

Since working at Jennie Fresa this past year, the hardest part of my job is not to buy the whole store out!  From Indie Lee skin products, to Tokyo Milk lotions and perfumes, to BKR water bottles –  Jennie Fresa offers unique and trendy brands to the shoreline and they are all fabulous!  Below are some of my favorite items in the store this holiday season.  Hope to see you at the beauty bar soon!



1) BKR Water Bottles – $30

These glass bottles with a silicon sleeve are the perfect accessory to bring to the gym, school, or office.  They are dishwasher safe and come in a variety of yummy colors.


2) Kai Nightlight Candle – $26

This candle smells amazing and will definitely brighten up any room.  Great for travel or to leave next to your bedside – even unlit this candle gives off it’s fresh clean scent of gardenia and white exotic flowers.

kai nightlight candle

3) Sara Happ Lip Scrub Confetti Cake Set  – $40

The perfect gift for someone who loves the sweeter things in life.  The lip scrub is almost as delicious as having a real piece of cake and the lip slip is simply the best lip balm around.

sara happ lip scrubb 2

4) Tokyo Milk Dark Hand Lotion – $22

With names like Arsenic, Bulletproof, and Tainted Love, these scents are no joke!  These lotions make your hands soft  and smooth….they will definitely spice up your beauty regimen.

tokyo milk

5) Tata Harper Rejuvenating Serum – $95

If Tata Harper was a rockstar, this would be her greatest hit!.  This anti-aging product is perfect to put under makeup in the morning or to use at bedtime.  Just a drop on the face and a drop on the neck and you will notice a difference in your appearance in a few short weeks.



6) Indie Lee Squalene Facial Oil – $32 SOLD OUT, COMING SOON

I can’t say enough good things about this product.  A little goes a long way – just a dab around the eyes and I noticed a big difference –  increase in firmness and decrease in inflammation.  Especially in these cold months, it will help hydrate your face in those dry areas without feeling greasy or oily.

indi lee

7) RGB Cosmetics Nail Polish – $18

RGB’s nail polishes are my new favorite.  They have amazing colors for this holiday season, like this scarlet red, but also have some great neutral colors that you cant find anywhere else.  Not only does the polish dry quickly and last several days, they also don’t contain any Formaldehyde and are vegan and cruelty free.

RGB red

8) Girl Talk Bobbi Pin Set – $15

Don’t know what to get the girl who has everything?  These fun hair accessories will make the perfect gift or stocking stuffer for her!

girl talk bando bobby pins

9) Jennie Fresa iRaves – $20

I think these eye raves are so perfect for the holidays or any fun night out.  They come in super fun colors and are so easy to apply.


10) Supergoop City Sunscreen – $20

Going somewhere warm this winter? This is not your typical sunscreen…it’s so much better!   It comes in a convenient travel size, goes on light like a moisturizer and has a refreshing citrus scent.  This is also great to wear for your everyday SPF needs.

supergoop city sunscreen







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Winter Wedding at the Bee and Thistle Inn by Leslie Dumke

This Wedding Wednesday is a special one because I’m sharing my very own wedding!  Six happy years ago this Saturday, Doug and I pushed through the cold winds of a December morning into the warmth of loved ones waiting behind the doors of the Bee & Thistle Inn.  Greeted by the gleeful tune of the Connecticut Yuletide Carolers, we emerged as a married couple for the first time.  That warmth resonates each year and these favorite photos surely rekindle those memories and set our holiday mood!  I hope you enjoy looking through them as much as we do.
XO, Jennie
  leaving chruch stockings getting ready first dance cupcakes bell choir flowers (2) car (1) bag pipes
Photographer: Leslie Dumke Studio
Church: Saint John’s Old Saybrook, CT
Reception: Bee and Thistle Inn Old Lyme, CT
Dress: Vintage
Fur: Saks 5th Avenue
Veil: Maria Elena from The White Dress by the Shore
Shoes: Kate Spade
Flowers: Cynthia’s Flower Shop Branford CT
Reception Music: Kipp Sturgeon & CT Yuletide Carolers
Cupcakes: Pastry Chef at the Bee & Thistle Inn
Stockings: Pottery Barn
Church Music: Bell Choir from Branford Congregational Church
Vintage Cars: Borrowed from friends
Hair: Luisette Damiani & Kelly Sharkey
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Beauty & Baubles Holiday Fete

Aquinnah Jewelry Trunk Show: December 5th & 6th.  Shop all the best gifts for your holiday celebrations. Receive 10% of any amazing piece by Aquinnah and makeup products from the Jennie Fresa Beauty Collection, including our new IRAVES: loose mineral shimmers to light up your eyes for the holidays!
Friday, December 5th is by appointment only from 11-5pm.  Meet designer, Kelley Solomon, and learn more about her hand-made creations. Call to reserve your spot at 203-421-6800.
Saturday December 6th is an open house from 10-4pm.  Stop by and take advantage of the 10% discount for one more day and enjoy an “eye’s only” makeup application with any aquinnah purchase, our compliments!
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locket necklace by Aquinnah
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We’re painting Black Friday GREEN!!

10% off all non-toxic, chemical-free skincare products including coveted Tata Harper Products.  Stop by on Friday November 28th to enjoy a special discount on some of our favorite green brands:  RGB Cosmetics, Tata Harper, Indie Lee Skincare, BKR water bottles, Supergoop and more.
P.s. Don’t forget Saturday November 29th is Small Business Saturday.  Drop by and receive a FREE gift with purchase of $75 or more!
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