With Spring Break around the corner I am sure there are plenty of college students and families gearing up for a week off of school and a much deserved break from the day-to-day. Whether you are heading to the beach or a mini vacay the key to packing for a Spring Break trip is to pack light. Bathing suit, sandals and just the beauty basics are all you need for a care-free week off from life. I have provided some super simple ways to lighten the load for your trip.
First Aid Beauty Gentle Cleansing Wipes are a natural, quick and easy way to wipe down after a day in the sun to cleanse the skin. They are gentle enough for any skin type and contain Aloe to help soothe sunburns and calm skin. Speaking of sunburns, another Spring Break essential is a quality sunscreen. Coola is a great organic brand that offers a wide range of sunscreens. My favorite is the Coola Sport Continuous Spray SPF 35 in the Pina Colada scent. Just the scent alone makes this product Spring Break worthy. It is easy to apply and last for 40 minutes while in the water. Pair it with the Coola Sport Liplux SPF 30 to protect and nourish your lips. After a day outside a nice shower is just what you need to continue the relaxation. Instead of lugging around your large shampoo and conditioner bottles take the Frederic Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Starter Kit. It is the perfect size for travel and gives your hair a wonderful clean scent and shine. If your beachy waves are just too fantastic to shower away than try a dry shampoo to refresh your hair, add volume and absorb oil. Alterna BAMBOO Style Cleanse Extend Translucent Dry Shampoo may be sprayed on the roots and works with all hair colors. To finish packing, throw in a toothbrush and some clothes and you are set for a fabulous week of sunshine!
Have these arctic winter blasts got you down? As we look forward to welcoming spring; we can renew the body by sloughing off that dry, dead skin with Caudalie Crushed Cabernet Scrub. With wet hands, just a smooth a little dollop over your body while in the shower. As the brown sugar, crushed grape seeds, and pure Gironde honey melt into the skin they create a creamy emulsion that deeply hydrates. Rinse in the shower. This also contains six organic essential oils that give the extra benefit of having a draining effect to help smooth out cellulite. You will have exfoliated and softer skin with a satiny finish. Follow with your favorite body moisturizer. Have a glass of cabernet with it! Aaah, now that’s what we call Vinotherapie!
Do you have a Clarisonic and love the cleaning power you get from it, but you’re not sure which brush head is right for you? Let’s shed some light on this!
Clarisonic brush heads vary in bristle length and density. The longer and more dense the bristles are the softer the brush. Granted, all brushes are equally effective at cleansing regardless of comfort level. Keep in mind all of the brush heads are interchangeable except for the body brush attachments. Here’s the breakdown:
Normal: Comes standard with the Gray Mia 1 and Mia 2. It’s an invigorating brush great for thicker or oily skin, without sensitivity. Men’s skin is a typical fit for this brush head. This brush is generally used with speed 2 or speed 3 on devices.
Deep Pore: Sold separately. A purifying brush that will help congested areas like the T-zone and tops of the cheeks. If you have blackheads, whiteheads or milia use this to help clear those out. Generally used on speed 2 or 3.
Sensitive: Comes standard with Mia 1, Mia 2 and Mia 3. This balancing brush head is most commonly used. Great for makeup removal and daily grime use with speed 1, 2, 3, or 4.
Delicate: Sold separately. More gentle than the sensitive brush head. Ideal for those who have some sensitivity and no dryness. Typically used with the lowest speed, speed 1.
Acne: Comes with the Mia 2 Clarifying Collection. This clarifying brush is super gentle for cleansing the delicate and sometimes inflamed blemishes. Best used on speed 1 or 2.
Radiance: Sold separately. Even more gentle than the acne brush head. Wonderful for dry and sensitive types used on speed 1.
Dynamic: Comes with the Smart Profile. The texture is somewhere between the sensitive and deep pore brush heads. It also, has a microchip in it so it lights up with a red light when it is time to change it. This brush can be used on all of the 4 speeds this device offers.
Turbo Massage Body: Comes with the Smart Profile. This is a stiffer brush that will help exfoliate your rough patches on the body and elbows. Use with the body mode.
**Clarisonic recommends that you change the brush on your device every 3 months for efficacy**
You can find Clarisonic brush heads and devices on SkinStore.com.
Warm weather is approaching so, that means hem lines will be getting shorter! Have you ever wanted a body product that gives you color, a flattering glow and helps lift, firm, tighten, all while diminishing the appearance of cellulite, stretch marks and varicose veins? Well, here’s your product! The Prtty Peaushun Skin Tight Body Lotion addresses all those concerns. It is natural, vegan, certified gluten free, toxin free, paraben-free, cruelty free and fragrance free. It contains exceptionally high quality and beneficial ingredients that anyone can use. The lotion comes in shades: light, medium, dark, deep dark or plain if you do not want to add color. People have been raving about this product since it came out and have referred to it as “photo shop in a pouch”. All you have to do is shake the pouch, apply a very small amount, wait 5 minutes and you are ready to go. The solution will not rub off on clothing or bedding and stays on until your next shower!
Statistics show that 54% of Americans over the age of 18 drink coffee or caffeinated beverages on a daily basis. Why not take your love of the sacred nectar one step further? Here are a few of our favorite caffeine packed, coffee derived products!
The Skin Authority Coffee Almond Scrub smells like a rich dessert but isn’t all fluff. Skin Authority blends coffee, olive and crushed almonds to provide a powerful scrub that helps alleviate cellulite, shrink blood vessels that cause spider veins and tighten skin as well as hydrate the skin leaving it velvety soft.
The Juara Invigorating Coffee Scrub uses fresh Indonesian coffee beans to create a rich, cleansing scrub but differs from the rest because it also creates a gentle, creamy foam like a latte for the skin!
After a long day at the office, what’s better than coming home and lighting a candle? It sets the tone for a perfect relaxing night. One of our favorites is the NEST Fragrances Votive Gift Set. Packaged in a luxurious and sophisticated soft-touch gift box, this set comes complete with six NEST Fragrances votives in all of their classic, top-selling scents, including Bamboo, Grapefruit, Moroccan Amber, Sicilian Tangerine, Lemongrass and Ginger, and Vanilla Orchid and Almond. Contains six votive candles.
Flowering Bamboo is mingled with a variety of white florals, sparkling citrus and fresh green accords.
Pink pomelo grapefruit and watery nuances are blended with lily of the valley and coriander blossom.
Moroccan Amber, 0.95oz
Moroccan amber, sweet patchouli, heliotrop and bergamot are accented with a hint of eucalyptus.
Sicilian Tangerine, 0.95oz
This juicy fragrance combines citrus notes of Sicilian Tangerine and Bergamot with tropical nuances of Passion Fruit and exotic Mango that are blended over a base of Musk and Praline.
Lemongrass and Ginger, 0.95oz
Lemongrass and ginger are combined with an herbal infusion of eucalyptus, thyme and sage
Vanilla Orchid and Almond, 0.95oz
The rich fragrance combines the warm, nutty aroma of Almond with fruity accents of Peach and Apple infused with White Orchid, the creaminess of Coconut Milk and oriental base notes of Vanilla, Amber, Musk and Patchouli.
‘Tis the season for gift giving! You can cross everyone off of your list because and we’ve got you covered. We have everything from beauty, relaxation, to luxury and with our wide variety of gifts. These are a few of our favorite things for under $50.
Set the stage for a new realm in fashion with seductive shades inspired by the wondrous world of Steampunk. Create elegant looks with high-fashion color and shimmering textures that will make you the belle of any holiday ball.
The perfect gift for yourself or any beauty lover. Behind each door is a Juice Beauty surprise, open one every day or all once, the choice is up to you! Enjoy this daily treat of beauty treasures and discover some of Juice Beauty’s bestsellers from skin care to makeup.
(Limited edition. Available while supplies last.)
4. For the man in your life, Billy Jealousy WanderLust Travel Kit: While you are on the road, leave that crappy hotel stuff they supply you in the dust. Take the WanderLust Travel Kit instead. This Airline-Approved bad boy contains all the grooming essentials you need to look and feel your best.
5.Too Faced La Belle Carousel: This beautiful carousel of eye shadows, blushes, bronzers and the best-selling Better Than Sex Mascara is created from six individual sections that split apart to create on-the-go looks or can be separately gifted to everyone on your list. Too Faced Co-Founder and Creative Director, Jerrod Blandino, carefully curated the palette, each offering a different way to own your holiday look.
(Limited quantities. Available while supplies last.)
With all these wonderful choices it’s hard to pick just one! You can find the products mentioned on SkinStore.com.
Halloween is drawing near and pumpkins aren’t just for jack-o-lanterns and lattes. Pumpkins are loaded with healthy benefits. They are packed full of fiber and vitamin A. Plus pumpkin seeds are high in omega fatty acids. All of which makes this fall icon the perfect ingredient to fabulous skincare. Here are some of the amazing pumpkin inspired products that SkinStore offers.
This body lotion boasts a spicy pumpkin scent and exfoliates dry skin while hydrating at the same time. You will feel the tingle of the glycolic eating away all the dead skin cells and curing your body of alligator skin.
Such a fun autumn mask! This affordable clay mask has a bit of a tingle that gives incredible results. Perfect for combination to oily skin types to help pull out the impurities and evening out skin tone.
Love getting a pedicure, but want to skip the nail shop experience? Introducing the Clarisonic Pedi! The Clarisonic Pedi comes with the same great technology synonymous with Clarisonic devices, but is specially targeted for your feet.
The Pedi Sonic provides 10 times smoother feet than manual buffing alone in far less time. The device comes complete with two attachment heads and three complimentary skincare products. The Pedi Wet/Dry Buffing Brush Head combines short rigid filaments and longer, flexible filaments to effectively exfoliate and buff dry, damaged feet. We recommend using this with the Pedi-Buff Sonic Foot Smoothing treatment which combines Lactic Acid, Alpha Hydroxy Fruit acids and Aloe Vera to soothe, smooth and resurface the skin. Follow up with the Pedi Smoothing Disc to smooth and soften dull, rough foot skin. The textured aluminum disc works synergistically with the sonic Pedi device to slough away rough, dry areas without damaging the health of the skin. This disc is great in combination with the Foot Softening treatment with rich shea butter, apricot oil and honey to moisturize the toughest of feet.
Finally treat the skin with the Pedi-Boost Sonic Foot Renewing Peel Treatment packed with lactic and glycolic acid to slough away dead skin revealing sandal ready toes!
Just keep in mind, this device is meant to be used on the feet only. If you are interested in cleansing devices for the face, be sure to check out the great Clarisonic facial cleansing devices. Also, the Pedi Sonic is not compatible with any of the facial brush heads.
Happy buffing and sloughing! You can find the Pedi on SkinStore.com.
BBQ’s and pool parties go hand in hand during these summer months. While most men don’t even flinch about summer time, women tend to go into full detox mode. All we need is a little bit of preparation tips & tricks to get the ball rolling and come prepared when that pool party arrives. So instead of biting your finger nails and becoming a detox princess, follow these guidelines…
After you’ve marked your special date on your calendar, the preparation can begin. You know you will be in a bikini soon, so what immediately comes to mind? Maybe we need a little bit of color, or spot treatments to concern areas? With the few weeks leading up to the event, we can exfoliate our body just like our faces a few times a week. This will get rid of all of the dead skin on the surface so that when we are ready to reveal our skin it will look healthy and smooth. In between exfoliation sessions, don’t forget about shaving. I know I am probably not the only one who likes to borrow good men’s shaving products. Grab some Jack Black Supreme Cream Triple Cushion Shave Lather. I say if it’s strong and comfortable enough for a man, then it would be bliss for a woman. After you shave, don’t forget to prevent and protect your freshly shaved areas with some ingrown hair/ bump fighters! For a suggestion, try Whish Flawless Bump Fighter.
The next prep step would be to pick out and apply a self tanner. We want to look golden and sun kissed at our events but without harm from the sun! We suggest that you take a look at the following self tan products:
They are all different options for different types of needs. They range from creams, to lotion/milk textures and even gel textures. These will get you glowing quickly and what a way to help slim up your figure too! Now that you are pretty much ready to flaunt your pool party body and smile, there are a few other items you should remember to stay flawless. Be sure you remember to always wear your preferred SPF products for the face and the body! If you need, there are always some relaxing and soothing after sun products as well.
You can also protect your hair during these weekend water & sun celebrations with products like:
Well I think we’ve pretty much covered as much as possible on how to prepare from head to toe. You should feel tan, toned, smooth and fit to stun when you arrive at your summer soiree. Oh, and don’t forget those designer shades!