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It’s official the temperatures are rising, we are whipping through spring; let the countdown to summer begin. I’m a little late to my refreshing my beauty routine this year, but better late than never right. I try to shake things up each season by taking inventory of my stash so I can get rid of the old and make room for a few new goodies. In years past I have been all about getting my hands on all of the things, if it was new I wanted it. I have joked in the past that I probably should have named my blog Confessions of a Product Junkie. Times they are a changing, now I’m all about quality over quantity and scaling things back to products that are multipurpose and timeless classics. I want products that can carry me from work to play and from season to season.
Let’s take a look at six brands that have been on my radar and are perfect for helping anyone refresh their look, perk up their mood, and have them twirling into spring bright eyed and ready to relax.
Village Naturals Aromatherapy – Even if you don’t have a big vacation planned this summer, you can always escape with a staycation and treat yo self to some at home R&R. Aromatherapy is something I have only started getting into the past year, and I don’t know how I lived without my oil diffuser. Village Naturals offers a line of aromatherapy products ranging from body washes to bath bombs and pure essential oils. After a stressful day, the Calm collection is my jam for helping to bring me back to my zen state of mind.
Village Naturals products are formulated with skin-loving ingredients and enriched with a signature re-vita complex™. Need a quick way to destress after a long day or to sooth aching muscles after a killer workout? Soak your pains and cares away with the Village Naturals Double Butter Bath Bombs; the Shea and Cocoa butter nourish and moisturize the skin while the chamomile and lavender oils help calm and relax. Ahhhh, take me away
To start incorporating essentials oils into your beauty routine try starting with adding a few drops to your bathwater, body lotion, diffuser, etc. I love the lavender scent of the Village Naturals Calm for evening use, I whip a few drops into my coconut oil for an evening moisturizer and diffuse it next to my bed to help calm my mind for a restful sleep.
Where to purchase: Select Walmart, CVS, Kmart’s and Amazon.com
dr.brandt – Warmer temperatures and low-key style mean a more natural makeup look for me. Since I can’t walk around sporting the Snapchat face smoothing filter I need to make sure my skin is in tip top shape. Could thing I have been staying on top of my skincare regimen. dr. brandt has us covered with an effective microdermabrasion treatment you can do at home one to two times a week with no downtime.
The formula of the dr. brandt microdermabrasion age defying exfoliator cream contains the same aluminum oxide crystals, lactic acid and smoothing botanical ingredients used in medical office microdermabrasion procedures. Exfoliation is one of the keys to youthful, radiant skin as it helps polish away dead skin cells that can make the skin appear dull. After one week of using this cream, my skin is already looking brighter and more refreshed, bring on the GLOW. About a nickel size dollop was all I needed so this 2oz tube will last many months.
I have also been using this on my elbows which have been a little rough and dark, and it has helped tremendously. If your skin could use a boost this is for sure, a must have in your beauty arsenal.
How to use: Dampen skin with warm water. Slowly and gently massage cream onto skin for 1-2 minutes avoiding the eye area. Rinse well, pat dry. Best if used 1-2 times per week allowing 3 days between applications Where to purchase:dr. brandt.com Special: Use code BABBLE16 to save 15%
European Wax Center – Because nobody has got time for dealing with hair removal in the summer, okay. When you are setting off for an impromptu beach day, or days you want to wear a cute sleeveless top, it’s nice not to worry about stubble. I like smooth skin all the time, and shaving too often leaves my skin irritated. Have no fear ladies just make a quick stop over at the European Wax Center from a full on Brazilian to erasing any traces of the lady mustache you can have all your bits waxed smooth. Now in addition to waxing off all our unwanted hair, we can keep up our skin beautiful with European Wax Centers Signature Collection of skincare, body are and cosmetics. Currently, I love the Renew Me Restoring Serum and the Oh My Brow!™ Brow Highlighter.
The Oh My Brow!™ Brow Highlighter works perfectly into my low key summer makeup routine. This soft, highlighting illuminator is great to use along the brow bone to give the arch a highlighted boost or even use as an illuminator along the top of the cheekbone or the inner corner of the eye. Oh My Brow!™ has a soft sponge on one end for easy blending. Available in the universally flattering shade Pearl.
The Renew Me Restoring Serum is a nice antioxidant rich silky serum that glides on the skin and feels weightless. Featuring an exclusive, patented emulsion technology and a signature Comfort Blend™, the fast acting Renew Me Serum restores stressed skin by replenishing it with necessary nutrients, while calming irritation and redness.
How to use: Apply to skin A.M./P.M. before moisturizer Where to Purchase:waxcenter.com
butter LONDON – Did you know that butter London has a cosmetics line, and it’s fabulous. I have long been a fan of their nail polish, and now I had the chance to use some of the cosmetics. When it comes to lips nudes and rose, colors are my safety. Every now and again I’ll dabble a little in color but for the most part, I tend to stick with where I’m comfortable. Good news is whatever your lip style is butter London’s has shade for you. The ultra-shiny formula of the lip glosses has a plumping complex that improves lip texture with a visible effect on lip shape. Say what, yes you can perfect your pout without needles. The formula also provides an anti-aging/anti-sagging effect. While you’re shopping, add on one of butter London’s lipsticks and lip liners to round out your look.
Since rose colored lips are my thing, I have been rocking with this trio for a bright look that isn’t over the top. Lipliner – Really Rose , Lipstick in Fab, Lipgloss – First Kiss
Where to Purchase: butterlondon.com Special Offer: Use code BabbleBoxx2016 to save 20% off your first purchase.
Vita Coco – If I had to name my number one must have product every home should have, it would without a doubt be one of mother nature’s greatest gifts, coconut oil. The health and beauty uses are endless; I always keep a jar in the beauty closet in addition to one in the pantry. Vita Coco Coconut Oil is all natural, 100% organic, unrefined and cold pressed. I use coconut oil for everything, including as shaving oil, makeup remover, oil pulling, pre-poo hair treatment and as a skin moisturizer. No question #youneedit, in my house we #swearbyit.
Adding these few new products to your beauty routine will have you ready to strut your stuff in everything from cute capris to flowing sundresses with glowing, radiant skin.
Have you tried any of the products? What’s on your srping must have list?
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