The past few weeks have allowed me to be inside a lot more than normal. Not only do I get a lot of work done but I am also able to play with a number of items that have come my way! Within the scrub category, I'm a huge fan of Archipelago Sugar Body Scrub for the body in the grapefruit scent! As we're heading into the winter, I love having this great scent as citrus is perfect to get you moving. It's all about keeping your skin soft and refreshed! Many times, people think that since we start wearing a lot of layers, you can leave you can relax your skin routine. As someone who travels a lot, you never know whether you have a segment or an impromptu trip. Continuing to pamper your skin even when it's the "off season" keeps you ready for anything as well as not having to do the massive upkeep when it's "body season". Another scrub that's a must - Fresh Sugar Lip Polish. This is something that you can do when you're staying in and plan on doing a spa day or when you have an extra 20 minutes! When your lips look fabulous, pop on this fun lipgloss from Flirt which comes in a number of hues and you can wear alone or layered with another color.
Taking a shower becomes fun again with Lush and their new product - Fun! Fun can be used to wash your hair, your body in the shower, to make bubbles in the tub AND you can mold it to play with it! What I love most is that there are a number of colors and fragrances and it's easy to break a piece off to use it.
Finally, I love getting my pedicures but there are times when I like to do it at home as it's relaxing or I may not have time to go to my favorite salon. Growing up, I had a footbath that I was in love with and then I moved on to a foot tub. Lately, I have not found a good tub or foot bath but I saw this Heel to Toe Heel To Toe's inflatable pedi bath! At the very least, it's a great novelty!
As you read this, I'm running around with last minute duties before I hop on a flight to head to New Orleans! I will be at the Essence Music Festival as I am a Brand Ambassador for Crest 3D White - which means I will be sharing accessories tips to everyone, styling and showing what's the best way to accessorize in the summer as well as transitioning into fall! Of course a white smile is essential; however, I do have my faves. In addition, I am obsessed with a number of my beauty needs as well!
I love fun scents so I have been trying our Flirt! Cosmetics - Kittenesque which is always a great item to have on hand. I'm all about items that restore my skin as well as making it look amazing so I love that I can use Jane Iredale to scrub my lips with brown sugar to keep them soft and then to put on the fabulous lipstick if needed. You can also add another layer of lipgloss such as this fab shade by Elizabeth Grant. My skin stays amazing with Ole Henriksen's sugar flow face scrub which is soft against the skin. When I catch a little nap, I love these DuWop IGels. I love that I can relax with these on and listen to music while breathing in Mor candle in Sugar Rose Tiger Lily! When you're traveling to do appearances or other work related items, this is a nice way to use special beauty items to help you settle in!
The past couple of days have been chaotic, transformative, inspirational and at times emotional. There are definitely changes coming for the better and in a post later on today, I'll share this as I have met so many people recently that are on the same page as me and have basically validated a lot of things that I have been thinking about over the past two months; however, that's another topic! As I ran around yesterday from client consultations, presentations and finally to LOFT's fall preview (I have to say that I was shocked and amazed at many of the items that will be in their stores and it's a good thing - Joe Zee, Creative Director of Elle, also agreed as well as I literally turned into him before I headed over to the next series of displays) - my mind couldn't stop thinking about today. Yes I have a million things to do today but more importantly, I'm meeting with Iman. What can you say about this striking catwalk model who turned her looks and passion for fashion into an empire of cosmetics, The Color of Beauty (great coffee table read) and her own line on HSN!
There have been a lot of events this week that I have been excited so I'm glad to keep the good events going. So in the midst of everything, above are fab items that I will be wearing as I haven't exactly picked the right outfit yet although I do know my accessories (yeah Alexis Bittar). I'm obsessed with Body Scrubs and this one from Dermadoctor is one of my favorites and they just launched on QVC yesterday so if anyone got the chance to talk with Dr Audrey Kunin, I'd love to know what you asked her! Of course I'm wearing gloss from Iman's collection as I would feel bad not supporting her since I will be at her event! Last month at my visit to Natori's home to hear about her Essentials Collection, I found out about her amazing perfume and if you are a fan of Chanel No 5(which was my initial fave), this is a scent that at first reminds you of it and then takes it to a complete 3.0! I love the black orchid and that really rich plum tone to it - it's like exotic empress! Finally, Sue Devitt Beauty has an amazing collection and as her line if reminiscent of the islands, I love her Kilimanjaro collection which is brand new. I definitely want to go for this fab island look and of course will share all the details of this event and will have my Flip at the ready!
We all need to look refreshed and whether you get your spa treatments at a salon or you opt to do it at home, we always need to have a few items at home where we can get a few things done! I'm a huge believer in turning your home into a retreat and the easiest way to achieve this is great products! From the lips to the body in general, I have you covered! I love the products above - personally, I'm super obsessed with Laura Geller's Lip Strip Cooling Sugar Scrub! I tend to use it about once a week and I love that it makes your lips smooth and also gives them a little zing as well!
Those who know me know that I'm never without body sprays, lotions, etc and my constant glow comes from the fact that I do like to exfoliate as much as possible! Sephora has an amazing line of scrubs that you should check out and my favorites are split between Nude Skincare and L'Occitane! Take some time to check these out and other brands to find how you can achieve amazing skin just in time for summer!
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