Hey guys! I know it’s cold outside, but with warmer weather right around the corner, I wanted to give you all a taste of my top ten favorite products for spring so you can all be prepared to strut into the new season looking and feeling your very best!
Here they are in no particular order (I love them all equally!!!).
Laura Mercier Bonne Mine Healthy Glow for Face and Cheeks: I absolutely love this palette! The colors are beautiful and natural, giving you a natural flush and glow into your face. When swatched onto my skin, the colors came out much brighter. The bronzer was great as a contour – so apply this underneath the cheekbones, nape of the neck, just along the jaw line and the temples of your forehead. My favorites were definitely the glow veils; they looked great as a highlighter for the inner corners of my eyes, just above the cupids bow of my lip, along the cheekbones and brow bones. Side note: I also used both cheek veils as lipstick because they are quite matte with no shimmer, so it gives your lips a natural pouty color. Also don’t be afraid to blend with your fingers as it melts the product and makes it easier to work with. Recommendations: I would recommend this palette for anyone, it’s easy to use and the colors will resonate well on both light and dark skin (as it is a highlighter). I – for one – love cream blushers and highlighter. All-in-all, this was a great buy.
Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum: This satiny serum is a remarkable formula for smoother, brighter-looking skin. Vinoperfect boosts the complexion’s radiance and appearance. Your skin is moisturized and your complexion looks even, luminous and beautifully radiant. Benefits: Enhances radiance, tone and clarity. Recommended for: All skin types. For those of you who are sensitive also, the formula is paraben-free!
CeraVe Moisturizing Cream: CeraVe was developed by dermatologists and uses a patented formulation that provides a protective barrier on the skin’s surface. This special formulation, called Multivesicular Emulsion, ensures the moisturizer will be time-released throughout the day for complete hydration. CeraVe also uses Ceramides which help the skin to retain water. This is especially good for those with extremely dry skin or skin that dries out half way through the day. One application will last the entire day. CevaVe Moisturizing Cream is fragrance-free, so it’s great for those who are sensitive to fragrance in their skin care products. This product is an all over body moisturizer; you can use it on your face as well as the rest of your body. I know that many of you may shudder at the idea of putting the same cream on your face and your body, but you’ll have to trust me and try it – you won’t be disappointed.
The Body Shop Vitamin C Energizing Face Spritz: This amazing spray helps maintain normal cellular turnover & builds collagen. It contains L-ascorbic acid, which is essential for cross-linking collagen molecules, lightens and brightens skin, reduces inflammation, decreases transepidermal water loss and boosts your skin’s ability to protect itself from the sun. Wear Vitamin C Energizing Face Spritz every day for a more youthful and glowing complexion. Tip: Keep this in the fridge! The cool sensation on a hot day is incredible!
Peter Thomas Roth Mineral Powder Sunscreen: As you pack your bag for the beach for this weekend, don’t forget to protect your skin with SPF. Not into the thick, goopy, pore-clogging (even when labeled oil-free) creams, lotions and sprays? No longer does that mean subjecting your face to the sun’s harmful rays. Rather, simply brush on some of Peter Thomas Roth’s new mineral powder sunscreens for all the necessary sun protection, without the risk of messy spills, shiny skin or breakouts. With a translucent, matte finish, these talc-free and residue-free mineral powders can be applied over moisturizers or makeup and come in three new varieties so you can find one perfect for your skin type. Choose Oily Problem Skin Instant Mineral SPF 30 for an oil-absorbing formula designed for skin prone to breakouts, pick Un-Wrinkle Instant Mineral SPF 30 for anti-aging benefits, or stick to Instant Mineral SPF 45 if you have normal skin. Regardless of which you choose, all are packaged in an easy-to-use, retractable brush that fits conveniently in your pocket or makeup case for easy re-application.
The Body Organic Cake Body Oil: Vanilla Bean is infused with a special blend of oils, including coconut oil, for 2 months. Then they add sweet dark orange oil (which smells like zest from a freshly peeled orange) for an irresistible aroma that smells just like warm baked pound cake! This is a multi-purpose oil that you can use as a hair defrizzer, body oil, massage oil or personal lubricant. This product gives your skin a beautiful healthy sheen. Commercial moisturizers contain lots of water, which makes you feel like your skin is being moisturized – but as soon as the water dries, your skin becomes dry again. Also, many commercial brands of moisturizers contain petroleum-based ingredients that can suffocate the skin. In contrast, coconut oil provides deep and real moisture. It helps strengthen underlying tissues and helps remove excessive dead cell on the skin’s surface that makes your skin rough and flaky in texture. It also great for shine and as a natural moisturizer for your hair. Sweet dark orange oil is shown to promote the production of collagen as well as increase the blood flow to the skin. It is helpful at soothing dry, irritated skin as well as acne-prone skin. It is also excellent for rubbing on calluses on the feet to get your digits nice and soft for summer sandal wearing!
Benefit Posietint: Benefit’s Posietint is a petal-pink stain that plants a kiss of see-through tint on cheeks and lips. With hours of smudge-proof, just-picked perfection, you’ll be the prettiest bloom in the bunch! This is my favorite lip stain ever! This stain is the only one I have ever found that stays in place without migrating throughout the day. It gives such a gorgeous color to cheeks and lips and lasts for ages especially on the lips. In fact, many of my peers prefer this stain to the original Benefit Benetint. This is easier to apply with its brush than the other. Simply gorgeous for spring!
St. Tropez Self Tanners: St. Tropez’s best-selling products are perfect for anyone looking to get a natural-looking, streak-free bronze glow that dries in an instant. Infused with conditioning aloe vera and long-lasting color, St. Tropez’s innovative Aromaguard fragrance technology eliminates the tell-tale self tan aroma by a minimum of 70% and instead gives a beautiful subtle, yet refreshing fragrance. Simply sweep on with an Applicator Mitt (to protect from “tanner hands”….genius!!!!) for a beautiful, even and realistic looking tan.
Lush Big Blue Bath Bomb: This bath bomb captures the smell of the salt breeze, the feel of the sand and the lapping of the ocean. It’s ideal for relaxing, and always leaves my skin feeling so soft. Community fair trade seaweed and sea salt softens, balances and detoxes the skin and lavender tones and firms your skin as it boosts circulation – increasing the blood flow to supply adequate oxygen and nutrition to the skin cells. This helps in keeping the cells healthy and boosting their renewal process. On a fun note, this bomb is EXTRA fizzy and makes your tub look like a giant blue ocean fit for the most beautiful mermaid…or merman.
Nars The Multiple in Copacabana: There is a reason InStyle Magazine awarded François Nars’ iconic multi-purpose stick for eyes, cheeks, lips and body the best of the best highlighters since 2011. Its unique creamy formula and sheer color blends effortlessly to create shimmering accents, contours or dynamic highlights on all skin tones. It gives everyone a beautiful soft light and dewy glow perfect for a luminous and gorgeous spring complexion. Its enriched with vitamin E and açai oil for antioxidant benefits to keep skin soft and protected from free radicals throughout the day.
Thanks guys! Please feel free to pick my brain on these products in the comments section below. And tell me about your favorites!