A great perfume, cleanser or face cream is the perfect little luxury that women can treat themselves to as the warmer weather takes over this summer. With all the responsibilities we take on, a little bit of pampering is a great way to take a time out and do a small thing just for us.
I know, everything else is higher on the totem pole than ourselves. I get it. I’m in that frame of mind more often than I like to be. But, never forget that nothing gets done without women forging our way through the day, directing the schedules and driving the kids and preparing the food, etc. for those around us. We deserve a break, too, a small moment in time to do something nice for ourselves.
No matter what kind of day you’re having, perfume can be an instant mood-booster and make you feel lovely. I like to carry a bottle with me in my purse, so it’s always there when I need it. From morning to night from work to play, the right fragrance can make us feel like a more confident and beautiful version of ourselves. One of my new favorites for Spring and Summer is Guess 1981.
Do you remember those exotic and lovely Guess girls that graced the pages of fashion magazines? Claudia Schiffer instantly comes to mind; mysterious, edgy, and gorgeous. Every girl wanted to possess the glamour of those famous Guess girls! Guess 1981 Eau De Toilette is a tribute to the times when those ladies of fashion and beauty reigned supreme. It embodies elegance and a soft, Californian vibe.
I’m huge fan of the clean and carefree scent, created and blended with notes of feminine violets, sensual ambrette, exotic jasmine, luscious pear, and earthy sandalwood. I think this fragrance transitions seamlessly from work to date night. It is even delicate enough that you could wear it to family gatherings or church functions. This is a great multi-use perfume; it’s great to have a fragrance you can wear anywhere and for every occasion.
If you’ve been on the hunt for a fragrance that is ageless, graceful, feminine, and beautiful- this is it! Grab a bottle for your purse, gym bag, vanity table, or desk! It’s not hard to fall in love with this versatile perfume.
Skin hydration is a must year-round, but particularly in summer due to increased sun exposure. Probiotics are all the rage right now, but who knew they could be found in skin care products? Apparently, TULA did! I found this great TULA Hydrating Day & Night Cream with Probiotic Technology and was immediately intrigued about its probiotic blend.
I love that this is, if you will, an all-purpose cream. You can use it in the morning to put your best face forward for your day and also at night to help your skin recover from whatever you’ve exposed it to during the day. Many women take multivitamins for overall health, so TULA created this multivitamin cream for your skin for a more direct approach.
Don’t let this light-weight cream fool you, it’s a powerful ally when it comes to caring for your skin. Whether you have oily, dry, normal, combination, sensitive, or mature skin it will work well for you! Ingredients include: Rice nutripeptides, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Camelina sativa seed oil, Retinol (Vitamin A), and Bifida Ferment Lysate (a probiotic strain).
Perhaps even more important are the things that aren’t in it — it’s cruelty-free and also free of parabens, gluten, mineral oils, petrolatum, propylene glycol, and phthalates. It’s just an all around good product and I’m glad to have it in my skin care regimen.
I have long been a fan of C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries. I’ve tried their salves, fragrances, lotions, bath and shower gels and more. I’ve loved every single product that I have tried from this company so far.
Most recently, I’ve been using C.O. Bigelow Deluxe Gentle Cleanser every morning. It’s formulated for Normal/Dry skin, just perfect for me. My skin is mostly normal and non-oily, but I have noticed a few dry patches of skin here and there that need some TLC.
Calendula Oil & Extract, Aloe Vera Concentrate and sweet almond oil give a nice cleanse to your skin and leave you feeling fresh-faced and ready for whatever other skin care or makeup products you like to use. And, most importantly, it’s not tested on animals. The animal lover in me really respects companies who are cruelty-free in their development and manufacturing processes.
What are some of your favorite beauty products to use when the weather warms up? I’d love to hear your suggestions and comments below!
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