4 of My Latest Favorite Body Products You Need This Winter

4 of My Latest Favorite Body Products You Need This Winter

Because switching up your body skincare routine for winter is a MUST…


You Need This: GlamGlow ThirstyMud Hydrating Treatment

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I don’t feature very many products in my “You Need This” series quite simply because, well, I take telling someone that they NEED something VERY seriously.  Life is full of little luxuries, especially when it comes to beauty, and this GLAMGLOW THIRSTYMUD HYDRATING TREATMENT is honestly a-mazing, and worth every penny.  So what is it?  Quite simply, an ingredient-packed moisture mask.  What makes it awesome is that it’s full of hyaluronic acid, a moisturizer that melts into skin, and clay particles that help lock in the moisturizing ingredients, leaving your skin soft and glowing.  Now, THIRSTYMUD (I also love the name, btw), specifically calls out that it can be used on airplanes (e.g. “in flight”), which brings up an interesting question:

Have you ever used a facial mask on an airplane?

I, for one, have NOT.  I was at an event earlier today and brought up the question to a few other beauty bloggers, and two of the ladies said that they have, in fact, used a mask on a plane.  “A” cited that she didn’t care what she looked like but, for me, I’m more concerned about the fact that I’ll most likely forget that I have the mask ON and do something spazzy like touch my face or decide I need to put a scarf on.  That’s classic me and after thinking about it some more, I’m now really curious about trying out a plane mask or, as I decided to call it, a “Plask.”  GlamGlow says that you can apply the mask at the beginning of the flight and leave on for the full duration, which I assume means leave it on for as long as you want since a flight can range anywhere from 45 minutes to what?  24 hours?  I’m headed to New York in May for a family function so I’m gonna test out this mask (ahem), PLASK, then.


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My hair is still in recoup mode since I took my extensions out a few weeks ago, which is exactly why this was the perfect time to try the Fekkai ‘PrX Reparatives’ 3-Day Transformation Leave In Treatment, cause, I mean…my hair was thirsty, guys.  Not gonna lie, committing to a 3-day program of anything is kind of rough for me but I DID actually use up each vial for all three days and I’m super happy with the results.  Essentially the 3-Day Transformation is an intensive leave-in treatment that provides pretty immediate results, which is excellent for an impatient lady like myself. Each vial contains a dual-phase formula that, once activated, deeply nourishes and instantly revitalizes lifeless hair. In three uses, damage is transformed, leaving hair visibly smooth, shiny and soft to the touch.  The product actually reinforces weak spots along the hair fiber where keratin loss has occurred and creates a protective shield that defends against styling and chemical damage. I’m sold.


You Need This: Restorsea Revitalizing Eye Cream

restorsea eye creamI can’t begin to tell you that I don’t even believe myself right now when I tell you this: if you’re going to use an eye cream, you need THIS ONE by Restorsea.  I’ll be honest when I say that I’m not always as consistent as I should be with this stuff, e.g. using Retinol every night, applying eye cream, etc. which is exactly WHY I’m insanely impressed after just a few uses of the Restorsea Revitalizing Eye Cream.  My skin is in pretty good condition to start but, at 30, I’ve definitely noticed some fine lines (aka crow’s feet) around my eyes and they were starting to bother me a bit.  I’ve been using this eye cream for just about two weeks and, guys, I swear the lines are basically gone.  Here’s the back story on Restorsea’s technology, according to Style.com:

Three years ago, Dr. Runhild Gammelsaeter made a shocking discovery. While observing workers at one of Norway’s many salmon hatcheries, the researcher noticed that their hands were incredibly youthful—smooth, even in tone, and startlingly devoid of age spots or wrinkles. It led her to start a biotech company that found a special enzyme released by Atlantic salmon during the hatching process that increased elasticity and hydration levels in skin while accelerating cellular turnover.  Shortly after this, former Avon exec and beauty industry veteran Patricia Pao noticed the same phenomenon that Gammelsaeter did when on a chance tour of Norway’s largest salmon hatchery; Pao then spent months researching a similar enzyme, after which she teamed up with a different marine bio-tech company in Oslo to develop an even more active form of the ingredient. The ingredient has been extracted from the hatching waste water along with eggshell fragment proteins and amniotic fluid, to create a super-charged skin-correcting agent. Naming the complex Vibransea, and bolstering it with vitamin C to brighten the complexion, and brown algae, which enhances moisturization and reduces the inflammation that can lead to the physical signs of aging, Pao launched Restorsea—a pared-down line of two products: the über-rich Rejuvenating Day Cream and the Revitalizing Eye Cream, that also contains wild oats to calm irritation and citrus-derived hesperidin to increase circulation and reduce dark circles.  The line has since expanded to also include a serum, night cream, day lotion with SPF 30, cleanser, finishing mist, etc., and I can NOT wait to try them all.