With all the luxe salts I buy, my love of baths has recently been turning into a financial liability. Before someone decided to stage an intervention, I took matters into my own hands and tried the DIY route. It doesn’t require a chemistry degree or anything too complicated – just your sense of smell!
Legend has it that Cleopatra bathed in milk and honey…if it was good enough for Cleopatra, reason dictates that there must be some fantastic beauty benefits to honey. Honey, in fact, is a natural humectant meaning it draws water to the skin so it’s awesome this time of year when skin tends to be dry.
My gym uses only (MALIN+GOETZ) products, which is pretty fancy pants. It’s about the best fancy pants brand for a boutique fitness studio to use because their products have a unique consistency that discourages being wasteful. My favorite is their rum body wash ($36).
When I was in Thailand I had my first experiences with dry brushing at a spa. I was told it would help not only exfoliate, but stimulate circulation. Makes sense! That’s why I use “rough” scrubs on my body. In speaking with my therapist, however, she also said it was one of the most effective ways to fight cellulite.
The number one reason people have bad reactions to skincare and makeup is fragrance. There’s an Armani mascara I love, but it’s scented and my eyes would without fail start to tear within seconds of putting it on – too bad really because I loved the idea of telling people that my eyelashes were scented…
Packaging isn’t everything in the beauty world, but when a sumptuous product finds its way into equally delectable packaging, the must-have effect goes through the roof. That’s how I feel about everything from Texas-based Farmhouse Fresh beauty, especially their Sweet Cream body milk lotion.
Taking care of my below-the-belt area needs to go beyond my regular waxing because I workout and sweat so much…seriously eww if you just rely on water!!!! Feeling fresh “down there” is key, and Healthy Hoo Hoo makes it easy and safe (their products are pH balanced and made without the use of harsh chemicals) with their natural and paraben-free feminine care items.
Who doesn’t love Rodial and their Boob Job, Crash Diet and other cheekily-named body products? Unfortunately because the amount of actives that are packed in each of them, those products don’t come cheap. What does come cheap is the brand’s diffusion line Nip + Fab and they’ve just launched a new line bath and body products all of which retail for under $10.