Greetings Beauty Mavens! I always love Memorial Day Weekend because to me, it symbolizes that summer is just around the corner which means lazier days, less crazy schedules and relaxation. Are you off to do something fun and exciting for this holiday weekend? I hope so! Me? I am thrilled to be staying home after several weeks of non-stop travel, enjoying my boys, celebrating with friends, sipping a nice Rose or Sangria and just chillin’! I thought you might enjoy a few inspired product recommendations to add a bit of pampering and beautaciousness to this festive weekend. Hope you have a fabulous weekend whatever you do!
These gentle yet effective treatment pads contain just the right amount of lactic and glycolic acids to make them safe enough to use daily, even for people with sensitive skin. In addition to exfoliating, these pads contain cucumber and Indian gooseberry to tone the face and lemon peel and licorice root to brighten the face. I am totally digging these refreshing pads for summer because they really get the dirt off, they smell fresh and clean and they leave my skin smooth and bright.
This refreshing, clean lightly floral scrub is just perfect for summer. It combines the scent of casaba melon, white tea and ginger making it slightly sweet and crisp. I just love the fluffy texture of this scrub which is made with coconut, sweet almond and vitamin E oils and pure cane sugar crystals. It does a wonderful job of exfoliating your skin and at the same time it hydrates your skin without leaving it greasy. This is a perfectly formulated scrub amd definitely worth checking out!
This is the first ever skin-type-specific face self-tanning lotion created by one of my favorite beauty bloggers Sinead aka the Self Tanning Queen. Sinead is a fair-haired maiden with light skin who was always in pursuit of the perfect self tanning products, so she put her passion into action and created the Beautisol line. This totally inspired face self tanner, not only delivers a gorgeous natural-looking tan, but the skin specific formulations (normal/oily and normal/dry/sensitive) contain additional ingredients that treat skin problems like oiliness, acne, dryness and aging. And because she is a tanning maven, Sinead has designed this product with a Pure Scent odor-eliminating technology that reduces the cloying processing odor of self tanners as well as a guide color that helps you see exactly where you have applied the product, rhus reducing application mishaps. Brilliant!
Coola Cucumber MineralFace Matte Finish Suncare SPF 30 This is a broadspectrum chemical free sunblock that contains reparative extracts, shea butter, vitamins, cucumber extracts, antioxidants and naturally water resistant ingredients like plankton and beeswax. This product has a wonderfully unique silky smooth cashmere like finish that I adore, which also makes it a great primer as well. I really like the way this product feels on my skin, the fresh cucumber smell and that it protects my skin with minimal chemicals, this will definitely be one of my go-to SPF products this summer.
This is a fabulous multi-purpose product: primer, treatment, sun protection, and a subtly warm bronzer. It has a lightweight silky formula that minimizes pores and complexion imperfections. It also contains some great anti-aging ingredients like mulberry and camellia extract, retinol and vitamin A help to lighten, brighten and gently tighten skin. Another inpsired product by Too Faced, love it!
This is a wonderful recessionista friendly lip gloss and balm that contains a lightweight blend of mango, Shea and other natural butters, used in place of heavier feeling emollients. It has the perfect amount of sheer color with a hint of shine and a yummy mango berry flavor/scent. I love the wash of color it gives my lips, how hydrating it is and that it contains SPF 15. This should definitely be a staple in your summer beach bag!
Kerstin Florian Beach Bag Essentials I recently discovered this gorgeous SoCal based line of skin and body products that combines the best of science and the best of nature. The beach bag esssentials kit includes portable sizes of some of the top selling products from the line which includes: Multi Vitamin Day Crème SPF 30, Neroli Water, Lavender Body Spray, and a Foot Balm. This is the perfect little collection to toss in your beach bag and keep it there all summer. I really like the refreshing orange blossom scent of the neroli spray and the day creme is the perfect texture and my skin loves it!