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Whether you are professional, a student, a stay-at-home mom, or a working mom… you need to relax and unwind at the end of the day. My favorite way to end the day is to take a nice bubble bath with some fruit and ice tea. The bubbles are not the only thing that is important about this ritual though. I like my bubble baths to smell good and to moisturize my skin. I’ve used all kinds of products for bubble baths from drug store brands to expensive brands. My favorite bath products by far is from Lush. Lush sells wonderful bath items that smell delicious and are made from very high quality ingredients. They have an array of different scents and for bubble baths, I always get two products to put into my bath tub: a bubble bar and a bath bomb. You put in the bubble bar first which dissolves very quickly and is meant to create a lot of bubbles and moisturize your skin. Then, you accompany the bubble bar with the bath bomb which starts fizzing when it comes in contact with hot water to help the bubble bar create even more bubbles!
My favorite bubble bar is the Flosty Gritter because it’s glittery and it is lavender scented. Lavender is a calming scent so not only will this bubble bar make your bath water pretty, but it’ll be aromatherapy as well!
My favorite bath bomb is Honey Bee because it smells AMAZING.
Find your closest Lush store at www.lush.com
Living in New York City, my feet are always in pain and crying for some treatment. I probably walk up to five miles a day going to everywhere I need to go whether that is to meet friends or to go to work (okay, that might be an overstatement, but that’s how I feel at the end of the day). Although I would love to go to a spa and get a foot massage, I really don’t have the time for that nor the money. I would need a foot massage once a week for how tired they are. The Body Shop offers a miracle worker product called the Peppermint Cooling Foot Spray ($10). I discovered it a few years ago and gave it to my mother as a present. My mother being a CEO of a very successful consulting company, she’s wearing heels from 9am-5pm every weekday or even longer. I gave her this spray, but I never tried it myself until a few months ago when I went into The Body Shop for fun. I tested the foot spray on my boyfriend at the mall and he absolutely Loved it despite all the complaining he had done when I told him to take off his shoes and socks in the middle of the store (Haha, true story). These days, I’ve found out that in a matter of just a few months, I’ve practically finished the whole product! I cannot live without the spray. It is so refreshing for my foot and makes my feet smell nice and minty. You can even put it in the fridge to make it even cooler, but based on my experience, the spray is great even without being in the fridge.
If you try out the foot spray and you think it’s great, you should definitely get The Body Shop Peppermint Cooling Leg Gel ($14) as well. It does the same thing as the foot spray, but it’s for your legs and the product works amazing as well. It revives your legs back up again, ready for long walks. What I normally will do is stop by my house before I go out to meet my friends after work to take three minutes to just spray my feet and rub some cooling gel on my legs so that I’m ready for a night out in the city. Plus, the last thing men want to hear about is how painful your shoes are or how tired you are.
Purchase them at any The Body Shop store or online: www.thebodyshop.com
I love getting cute makeup bags. I always get cute makeup (love Benefit packaging) that’s always packaged nicely, so why would I put my makeup in anything else than a cute one? I never have problems finding cute makeup bags because they’re everywhere. However, there is one issue that I have with most of them. They aren’t machine-washable. This is crucial to me because somehow my eyeliner, foundation, you name it, always gets everywhere in my makeup bag. When I found out about the RuMe bags, I was very excited. All RuMe products are machine washable and they have the cutest prints to offer. My personal favorite that works amazingly as a makeup bag is this:
At $4.50 each, they are so affordable. They were originally created for the purpose of replacing Ziploc bags to help the environment, but they are great as makeup bags as well. Also, no more worries about products getting all over the inside of the bag because it’s machine washable! Just pop it in the washer with the rest of your laundry. Lastly, wanted to show you another one of my favorites:
For more information: www.rumebags.com
You can purchase them at the following locations: The Container Store, Amazon, RuMe Online, Neiman Marcus
Have you ever gotten a pedicure and then gotten an “emergency phone call” from either your sister, friend, child, or boss? Yup, I’m talking about the phone calls that are never really an emergency, but you have to leave the nail salon anyway because you have to comfort your friend who recently dumped her boyfriend. Or it could be your child who half way through the school day, realized he forgot his homework assignment at home and needs it right away. Well, it’s always been annoying trying to run out of the nail salon in the flimsy pedicure shoes that the salons give out. Somehow, they always seem to fall apart while you walk to your car or some other disaster. Hence, Alissa Kraisosky, the owner and designer of Summer Jasmines has come up with the solution! Let me introduce you to the revolutionary pedicure shoes:
Now you can run out of the salon whenever without worrying that your new pedicure gets ruined!
In my experience, eyeliner has been one of the hardest makeup products to use. There’s so much precision involved and it always seems that my eyeliner ends up on my cheeks during these hot and humid months of summer. Although I’ve mastered the art of applying my eyeliner every morning, it takes me a lot of concentration and scrutiny for me to get it just right. However, since I’ve discovered Bobbi Brown Long-wear Gel Eyeliner, now I spend only a few seconds to apply my eyeliner. It’s waterproof and it comes in many different colors. At $21, it is definitely not cheap, but completely worth the fact that it decreases the time you need to spend on getting the perfect eyes every morning when you’re in a rush. Not to mention, at the end of the night, a lot of times, it is rather difficult to take waterproof eyeliner off even with the best eye makeup remover, but Bobbi Brown comes off hassle-free.
Moisturizing is very important no matter what season. In the winter, your skin gets super dry from the weather and it’s really important to moisturize. In the summer, your skin gets damaged from the sun so it’s really important to moisturize. It’s always a challenge though to find what body moisturizer works the best. So many times I have bought a bottle of lotion based on how good it smelled and then realized that on the moisturizing factor, it did absolutely nothing for me. However, there has been one item that has never failed me and has been my favorite for years. The body butters from The Body Shop are just irresistible! They smell so great and they do what all body moisturizers should do. Some of my favorite ones are:
Japanese Cherry Blossom
Each one is $20 and they smell deeeeeeeeeeeeliciouis! You can find them at The Body Shop or buy them online at www.thebodyshop.com
I love lip gloss and I often cannot go out my door without lip gloss on my lips. Without it, I feel… naked. I like the thought that my lips are nice and shiny and highlighted, especially since I have such thin lips. However, the problem with lip gloss is that my boyfriend absolutely hates the way that it tastes when I give him a kiss. I’ve got to say, some lip gloss out there are not the most tasty things to consume. I remember I had one that sounded delicious, but ended up tasting like I was consuming soap each time I accidentally licked my lips. I don’t even want to talk about how painful it was in the back of my throat whenever I accidentally consumed a bit of the lip-plumping lip gloss that contained ingredients that made the lips feel tingly. Anyway, point is, you don’t have to put up with any of this because there are products out there that are date-friendly. The last thing you want to do when “the moment” to kiss is coming to be like, “Uhh… sorry, can you give me some time to wipe this lip gloss off myself?” It’s already awkward enough already if it’s the first date or the first kiss that “the moment” is coming, but that statement just makes it worse. Check these out:
- Yves Saint Laurent GLOSS VOLUPTÉ SHEER SENSUAL GLOSS STICK SPF 9
YSL is pricey at a whopping $30 per lip gloss stick, but they’re great for dates because stick types are significantly less sticky than the ones that come in tubes. They don’t taste awful either! Just don’t lose it…
- Rosebud Perfume Co. Strawberry Lip Balm
At $7, it is much more affordable and not sticky. It smells amazing and I’m sure your date won’t mind the taste of this one.
- Lancome Juicy Tube
If you must go for the full gloss, the Lancome Juicy Tube is the way to go. At mid-price, they are $18 each and smell great. The Lancome scents are not too artificial and nauseating like many other lip gloss brands out there.
All of these products can be purchased at www.sephora.com
Summer is the season for tan skin. I love to tan outdoors, but I know that the healthy way to get the sexy, golden brown skin is either spray tanning or using self-tanners. Most of the Haute PR girls all use self-tanners to keep their skin glowing. Although exfoliating is an annoying, grueling process, it is an absolute must before going to get a spray tan or using a self-tanner. It ensures that the color will go on your skin evenly and nicely. The best exfoliants that are out there are the ones with sugar in their ingredients. My suggestion would be to use fresh Brown Sugar Body Scrub. It has 4.6 stars out of 5 on Sephora so it’s definitely a nation-wide favorite and it smells amazing!
Even if you don’t spray tan or use self-tanners, you should use this product to exfoliate and hydrate your skin. This product is known for its amazing moisturizing capabilities.
I know, it’s a bit pricey, but it’s worth it.
It seems that many people who are in their 20s are misinformed about anti-aging skincare products. Hence, this entry is for you folks! People should begin their anti-aging regiment as early as in their 20s. Adrienne Denese, M.D., Ph.D., founder of the Manhattan Anti-Aging Clinic says, “When you’re young, you lay the groundwork for everything–lines, discoloration, broken blood vessels–that appears on your face when you’re older. You can have the skin you have now for the next decade if you take care of it.” So go out and protect your skin now! I suggest the Eclos skincare line because it’s free of harmful chemicals for the skin such as paraben and sulfates. The special thing about Eclos is that it is made out of a rare Swiss apple called Uttwiler Spatlauber, which is known to show tremendous ability to stimulate skin stem cells, encouraging aging skin to behave like younger skin. Many skincare lines exist that include this magical apple, but they usually cost hundreds of dollars. Eclos on the other hand, all their products are around $20 each and will give you the same results as the $$$$$. You can find Eclos products at Walgreens, Rite Aid, GNC, or Ulta Beauty.
For more information… www.eclosbeauty.com
Dry hands are never attractive and as insignificant as the beauty of your hands may seem, it is very important! The last thing that your significant other would want when he or she wants to hold your hand is to feel coarse skin. Single? Well, you never know when the moment when you meet your significant other will occur! Hence, prepare for the unexpected moments. I discovered this product randomly when I was looking for an item to add to my Sephora shopping cart so that I wouldn’t have to pay shipping (I know, silly, but I know you do it too). It is the Sephora by O.P.I. Hand Scrub.
This is an exfoliating scrub that smooths and renews hands in a matter of seconds! I was quite skeptical about this product because what could possibly make the O.P.I. Hand Scrub better than any old exfoliating body scrub? Well, I must say, I was blown away by this product. I’m not sure whether it’s the natural sugar crystals that do the trick or the alpha hydroxyl acids, but whatever it is that does the trick, it’s amazing. Not to mention, this product smells so delicious too! Every time I use this product after washing my hands, I always insist on my boyfriend smelling them (LOL). Another great place to use this product is on your foot. It’s $8, so the next time you go to Sephora, this purchase is a must.