Most people have their scent. Whether you are a musk person, gardenia, or lavender, there are specific aromas that draw you in. On a recent outing to one of my go-to markets, I discovered that they carried my favorite soap. I excitedly waved the soap in front my friend's nose, he quickly responded that it smelled like me. If rosemary and patchouli is my essence, I will gladly take it. Saipua Saltwater Rosemary and Patchouli Soap is woody and natural, yet subtle all at once. Crushed sea salt and nori add just the right amount of exfoliating texture, and high quality olive oil makes it luxuriously moisturizing. I often get regretful tearing open the beautiful packaging and putting the soap to use, no longer allowing the wrapped bar's essence to permeate my medicine cabinet. Saipua is known for their gorgeous wild and romantic floral arrangements, but their handcrafted, local (for New Yorkers), cold pressed olive oil based soaps are pretty epic too. All of the soaps are hand made, hand cut, and hand wrapped and are made of food grade oils and butters - making them almost good enough to eat.
I hate to use the term loosely, but when I say addicted, I truly mean it. Addicted in the sense that the anticipation and excitement builds and bubbles as I start thinking about opening the bottle and inhaling. I get giddy and euphoric post-administration, and pangs of regret and remorse overwhelm me on frantic mornings when I forget to use. No, I am not currently coveting an illegal substance of some sort. I am talking about my current obsession, my face oil. Juno Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil by Sunday Riley is the topical equivalent to my superfood sprinkle. Juno is a powerhouse blend of nutrients delivered right where you need it. This oil is light and non-clogging and leaves you glowing all day long. Ingredients like carrot oil and berry seed blend surge antioxidants into the skin - fighting wrinkles, balancing skin tone, and infusing vitamins skin deep. Now that the secret is out, everyone will be itching for a fix.
Recently, I have been getting a lot of compliments about my glow. Yes, the summer heat may have a thing or two to do with it, but I started integrating some new products into my daily regimen which has had some major benefits. Odacite and Moon Juice collaborated on a dynamic duo of products (yes, dreams do come true) that produce glow-worthy results. I start with a refreshing spritz of aloe and rose mist and then add 2-3 drops of the clair de lune serum into my daily spf moisturizer. The serum is loaded with super glowy and anti-oxidant rich ingredients like carrot seed oil and green tea. To complete the look, I turn to natural beauty fav RMS beauty for a pop of mineral-rich color on my cheeks. I use the lip2cheek stain in beloved, and a touch more glow from cult favorite living luminizer. How are you getting glowy this summer?
I am a huge hand washer. Not only is hand washing economical, you avoid saturating your clothes and your body, with harsh chemicals from the dry cleaners. The Laundress produces nontoxic, eco friendly detergents that preserve your clothes and leave them smelling divine. The chic and clean packaging make you feel less Cinderella and more Princess Kate as you scrub your delicates clean. Essential oils from lavender, citrus, and musk leave your wares smelling lovely, and plant-based enzymes remove odors, stains, and perspiration. Whether it is your favorite silk blouse or lace-lined intimates, leave it to The Laundress to keep your goods looking and smelling their best.
Who doesn't love a good misting now and again? Odacité mint and green tea mist is the perfect morning, midday, any time of day pick-me-up. This refreshing mist is 100% natural, composed of 97% organic ingredients, and contains no parabens or phtalates. This multipurpose mist is invigorating and refreshing and leaves a lingering energized glow. I love to use it midday as a refresher, as a post-workout purifier, or as an after washing toner. Added bonus - the green tea extract fights free radicals, proving that this potent and powerful plant has benefits for the inside and outside.
Puffy eyes have always been my dead giveaway of a meal a tad too salty or a night not well slept. Constantly in search for the perfect de-puffer, I have tried the gamut of creams priced high and low, natural and homeopathic, and multi-purpose cover-ups. Not one who likes to waste any time in the am reclining with cold tea bags or cucumber slices on my eyes, I rejoiced when I found Klorane soothing and relaxing patches with cornflower. Simply apply the cooling patches, when you need a little de-puffing action, go about your business for 20 minutes, and than remove. The patches are the perfect antidote for reducing inflammation without losing time responding to morning emails or whipping up your morning oats. Do you have any remedies that you utilize to trade up the puffs for bright and rested peepers?