I got back from my fun-in-the-sun Hawaii vacation and found that frolicking in the saltwater, sand and sun did a number on my skin and hair. So last week I was all about skin and hair repair! I found these lovely products helped to get my post-vacation self scrubbed, moisturized and glowy.
Origins Incredible Spreadable Scrub & Exfoliating gloves from Parissa
Hereâ€™s your math for the day: Incredible Spreadable Scrub plus exfoliating gloves from Parissa equals skin smoother than a babyâ€™s butt. Seriously. Incredible Spreadable Scrub is a salt and olive oil based exfoliator, so if you have open cuts or just got waxed donâ€™t use it cause it will hurt like a mofo. But if your post-vacay skin is need of some serious scrubbing then this gets the job done.
The one thing that Iâ€™ve found that takes this scrub from good to great are the white exfoliating gloves which come â€œfreeâ€ in Parissaâ€™s waxing kits. I wax at home, so I accumulate quite a few of these gloves. And even though Iâ€™ve used other brands of exfoliating gloves in the past, for some reason the ones from the Parissa kits get the job done really well.
Donâ€™t be surprised if you end up leaving a ring around the tub. Iâ€™m serious ladies and gents â€¦ it works.
Ocean Potion Aloe Gel
This is the best aloe gel Iâ€™ve ever used. Itâ€™s light, absorbs easily, doesnâ€™t feel sticky and is super hydrating. I hardly ever peel but when I get the sense that my skin has had too much fun-in-the-sun I slap a layer of this on at night on my arms, shoulders, or wherever it feels dry and tight and my skin is as good as new the next morning. You donâ€™t need to use a lot and at seven bucks a bottle itâ€™s quite a steal.
Bumble & Bumble Super Rich Conditioner
The price tag is steep on this conditioner but it is well worth the price if youâ€™ve got hair thatâ€™s dried out from saltwater, chlorine and sun exposure. The texture is thick but not goopy, and it sinks right in. I use a small dollop and concentrate on the ends and voila â€“ soft and shiny hair! And did I mention the smell is divine? Itâ€™s light and floral, like honeysuckle.
I’ve got a bad case of post-vacation blues. I think I miss being in the water more than anything else. If you live somehwere where the ocean temperature is 70 degrees take a dip or go surfing for me today so I can live vicariously through you!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
Here are some pics of the Novel Twist collection, which you can pre-order rign now on the Nordstrom site. They’ll start shipping out on July 20th. I want the two beauty powders! Cute, yah?
Iâ€™m back from vacation! Iâ€™m still jet lagged and exhausted but Iâ€™m glad to be home in one piece. The hubby and I did a ton of fun stuff during our visit to Hawaii. This visit was all about outdoor fun in the sun. We snorkeled at Sharkâ€™s Cove, took surf lessons and swam with dolphins. We were pretty busy every day of the week, so even though I brought my usual travel makeup I only had time (and energy) to put on a few essentials. Here are the products I used that stood up to the heat and humidity and didnâ€™t require lot of effort:
Biotherm Forget It Concealer
Being relaxed and tan on vacation is the ultimate under eye dark circle remover, but sometimes a girl needs a little help. I love this stuff because I donâ€™t have to use a lot of it (just the tiniest drop) yet it covers thoroughly and is easy to apply with or without a brush. It doesnâ€™t feel heavy or cakey and once I put it on it barely budges. I have this in the color â€œ30.â€ The only drawback is the color selection â€“ there are only three shades to choose from. $14.00 for a tube. (read more…)