When it comes to magazines’ summer content, there are two things that can be clearly detected in virtually every photo. One: the models’ faces are slender and happy. Two: their hair is flowing, wild and free, in their faces. De-puffed faces, most of us can get on board with; but having hair in your face, particularly on a day in one of the sweatiest seasons? No thank you!
I’ve tried many different skincare brands. Some work, some were a hot mess, and others were just forgettable. But there’s one brand that’s getting my attention! Not to mention their eye serum actually helps me look more awake. The product I’m about to go on a major rave about is the TULA Multi-Spectrum Eye Renewal Serum with Probiotic Technology ($68). It’s also one of their best sellers!
As someone who has only just recently begun to drink tea, I can honestly say that I’ve been impressed by the beverage. Tea can be filling, soothing, energizing–it can perk you up for work, cool you down with some added ice, or relax you for bedtime, whatever you choose! And among all of the most revered teas is matcha. Matcha is a type of green tea, which is apparently chock-full of good ingredients for humans; green tea is already considered to be one of the better teas for you and has natural caffeine in it, but matcha is apparently something really special!
I tried my first anti-aging product when I was in my late 20s, around the time I started Beauty Brite. An Olay anti-wrinkle cream was the first product I ever tried. I really believe that without my blog, I would have never been able to try as many brands and products. I also depend on fellow bloggers to introduce me to products.
When it comes to makeup and skincare, brands always have hits and misses. I have to say, there is one skincare brand that never fails to disappoint and that’s Curél. While my face is combination oily, my skin is always pretty dry. The only brand to help has been Curél. Another new body care brand that I’ve found recently, that I’m really very impressed with is Taitu’s Botanicals. Their wonderful scents and healthy skin ingredients make for a great combination to address skin concerns while feeling like you’re doing something luxurious for yourself…. [read more]
For me, a bath has always been a time for luxury, decadence, and relaxation. It’s a time to soak, to reflect, and to absorb–something that becomes all the more relevant when said bath water has extra benefits and ingredients within it! Bath salts are one particularly lovely way to enhance your bathing experience, and the Florida-based company Spice Labs has (among other things) an entire plethora of pure and beneficial salts, packaged in large and beautiful bottles to boot!
Memorial Day has come and gone and with it the unofficial start of summer. Of course, if you live where I do, the melting from high temps in the 90s started about a month ago. Summer doesn’t just bring the heat, it also brings the humidity. This means having fun in the sun requires a lot more work on my hair and skin. Luckily, I’ve discovered some new hot weather essentials to help me feel refreshed and ready to go.
With every season change, I am reminded to evaluate my makeup and skincare products. I like to use products that work with the weather. In the winter, I tend to use moisturizing products that protect my skin at night. In the summer, I like to use fewer skin care products that allow my skin to breathe in the hot weather.
When it comes to the beautifying process, a lot can be involved. Makeup, skincare, fashion…those are all key players in the stylish persona that is you. However, the products on your face and body aren’t necessarily more important than what’s on your head! If your hair is happy, you might not need much else–and SoapBox understands that. With shampoos and conditioners that come in a variety of scents–and come in gigantic bottles, so that your family will have a surplus of product (as opposed to the ever-looming hazard of running out mid-shower)–SoapBox is ready to make your hair regimen a positive one, instead of a chore!