My Memorial Day Beauty Favorites!

Are you enjoying the long weekend? I love the chance to get things done and to relax!  Plus of course barbecues and fun!

For my favorites this week, I’ve chosen products that work with the fun and sun that this weekend brings:

Senteurs d_Orient NEW Oriental Gardenia Hammam Soap

Senteurs d’Orient NEW Oriental Gardenia Hammam Soap ($36 USD) — Moisturizing your skin is key, especially after your first time in the summer sun. Don’t leave for your Memorial day weekend beach vacation without the new handcrafted Oriental Gardenia Hammam Soap. Infused with a moisturizing blend of Olive Oil, Vitamin E, Shea Butter and Glycerin, this Hammam Soap leaves skin looking dewy and feeling smooth.

What I think: I love the new scent of this soap on a rope!  It’s very fresh and floral.  Hanging this in my shower made my whole bathroom smell amazing.  The soap itself is very hydrating and leaves skin so soft!

Available at www.net-a-porter.com

Hairdo 23” Long Wave Pony

Keep your hair up and out of your face in the summer sun, while still looking chic with the Hairdo 23” Long Wave Pony ($59 USD) – which clips right over your own ponytail! This 23” Long Wave Pony features Tru2Life® heat-friendly synthetic hair that can be flat-ironed, curled or blown out, and has a long, smooth band of wrap-around hair that securely attaches with a hook-and-loop fastening strip for a look that’s seamless.

What I think: This is such a cute look for the summer.  My hair is a lot shorter, so I have to get used to the weight.  I think it’s perfect for going out, and would look nice for events like wedding.

Purchase at Ulta stores and Ulta.com

KMS HAIRPLAY Sea Salt Spray

KMS HAIRPLAY Sea Salt Spray ($23.50 USD) Get your beach waves ready with KMS HAIRPLAY Sea Salt Spray, infused with salt from the Dead Sea, this texturizing spray provides fullness, creates just-out-of-the-ocean texture, enhances waves and provides a matte finish. This easy to use spray can be applied to towel-dried hair and air dry.

What I think: Sea salt sprays are nice in the warm weather when I don’t want to style my hair.  I just spray this one on damp hair and let it air dry.  My hair is wavy without having to try!  I also like the matte finish.

Available at KMS Salons Nationwide

Burt’s Bees Baby Nourishing Mineral Sunscreen; $14.99

Burt’s Bees Baby Nourishing Mineral Sunscreen ($14.99 USD) –Treat your skin with the delicateness of a baby with Burt’s Bees Baby Nourishing Mineral Sunscreen. This lightweight, fast-absorbing formula spread evenly, leaving behind water-resistant, broad spectrum SPF30 protection, without thick or sticky white residue. Hypoallergenic and fragrance-free, this nourishing mineral sunscreen is gentle on vulnerable skin, while immediately improving skin hydration with wholesome natural ingredients, such as Beeswax, Vitamin E, and Coconut Extract.

What I think: This unscented sunscreen definitely isn’t only for babies!  It’s really gentle on my sensitive skin.  When I applied it for the first time, it seemed thick, but it spread well and absorbed fairly quickly.  I like that it isn’t greasy and leaves my skin soft, but not shiny.

Available at Whole Foods, Amazon.com and Burtsbees.com

Lavanila Laboratories Mini Sport Luxe Deodorant

Store the Lavanila Laboratories Mini Sport Luxe Deodorant ($9 USD) in your beach bag for long lasting freshness all weekend long. This deodorant was created for life in motion. Lavanila’s proprietary, award-winning beta glucan technology is infused with SmartSport™ for high-performance defense and nourishment, and bursts with long-lasting vanilla breeze freshness to break down sweat molecules and deliver superior, invisible, all-natural odor protection.

What I think: This fresh little deodorant is so easy to take with you. The scent is amazing and it’s a great natural deodorant for all the sweating that comes with more activity and warmer weather!  I usually need a clinical deodorant, but this works pretty well for me.

Available at Lavanila.com

What are you loving this long weekend?

 

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Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Fab Stocking Stuffers

Stocking stuffers are important in my home.  My kids really look forward to them, and as they get older, it gets more difficult to think of original ideas!

Below is a list of beauty products that will make perfect stocking stuffers.  The smell great, make you look amazing and/or feel good, too!

Jack Black The Balm Squad
Jack Black The Balm Squad

Jack Black The Balm Squad ($25 USD) — includes Mango & Mandarin, Natural Mint & Vanilla, Asian Pear & White Tea and Natural Mint & Shea Butter Lip Balms and is available for $25 at Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, ULTA Beauty, and www.GetJackBlack.com

Pearly Wipes ($13 for 12 Individually Wrapped Wipes) — Alleviate everyday damages from coffee and tea stains, bad breath, and other mouth maladies. Pearly Wipes have been created to protect your teeth and freshen your mouth with its peppermint flavor. Use Pearly Wipes after any offending beverage as well as a minty treat after a meal when no toothbrush is in sight.

Wine Wipes ($15 for 12 Individually Wrapped Wipes) — With just one swipe, you can wipe that wine off your smile. Wine Wipes’ orange blossom flavor ensures each wipe won’t ruin your next sip, so go ahead, Wipe that Wine off your smile.

Purchase at http://www.winewipes.com

ello Breath Spray Pink Grapefruit Mint
Hello Breath Spray Pink Grapefruit Mint

Hello Breath Spray Pink Grapefruit Mint ($3.79 USD) — Very refreshing and tasty!  available in Mojito Mint, Pink Grapefruit Mint and Supermint for $3.79.

and is available at Walgreens, Duane Reade, ULTA Beauty, select Targets and Amazon.com.

côte Traveler Gift Set
côte Traveler Gift Set

côte Traveler Gift Set ($38 USD) — this unique côte traveler gift set will allow you to give the gift of perfect nails to anyone this season. This set offers everything you need for a nail touch up or on-the-go color application: two clean and easy non-acetone remover pads (one pad can do all ten nails!), a petit côte nail file for accurate shaping, côte’s versatile strengthening base and top coat, and three luscious côte colors to choose from…nos. 10, 13 & 32. all of this is neatly wrapped up in a beautiful, custom designed, organic cotton zipper pouch. (zipper pouch color may vary.)

Available at http://coteshop.myshopify.com/

Hada Labo Tokyo Ultimate Anti-Aging Facial Mask
Hada Labo Tokyo Ultimate Anti-Aging Facial Mask

Hada Labo Tokyo Ultimate Anti-Aging Facial Mask ($15 box of 4) — One of a kind spa treatment at home! This soft cotton mask drenches skin with a full bottle of anti-aging serum (0.7 fl. oz.) to boost hydration, smooth fine lines, and restore firmness and bounce to your skin. A refreshing and relaxing experience for radiant and visibly younger skin.

Purchase at http://www.target.com

Senteurs d’Orient Box of 3 Ma’amoul Soaps
Senteurs d’Orient Box of 3 Ma’amoul Soaps

Senteurs d’Orient Box of 3 Ma’amoul Soaps ($43 USD) — Senteurs d’Orient believes that soap should be beautiful and whimsical. With designs inspired by traditional Lebanese pastries of the same name, our Ma’amoul Soap is the perfect hand soap. Each pure vegetal soap is sculpted to take your senses on a luxurious voyage to the world of scents and textures. Fragrances are Orange Blossom, Amber and Rose.

Available at usa.senteursdorient.com