Inspired By: The Seasons

Philosophy Candy Cane Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath: The smell of candy cane is obviously synonymous with winter and the holidays.  This all-in-one product smells like your childhood.

L’Occitane Lavender Hand Cream: Lavender exudes spring and all things floral and colorful after a few months of dreary, cold weather.  Your hands probably need the moisture.

The Body Shop Coconut Milk Body Lotion: What trees grow on the beach?  Palm trees.  And what grows on palm trees?  COCONUTS.  It’s a main ingredient in sunscreen and all things summer.

June Jacobs Perfect Pumpkin Peeling Enzyme Masque: Pumpkin is a staple ingredient for a TON of beauty products since it has a ton of benefits for your skin.  This peel is fantastic; it won’t dry you out and my face feels fresh and rejuvenated after using it.

Sponsored Post: L’OCCITANE Shea Butter Products

So I’ve been a fan of the skincare brand L’OCCITANE for years and i’m especially into their shea butter products.  After doing a little research, I learned that the french skincare brand sources the ingredient from Burkina Faso, Africa and uses the super ingredient in a ton of body, hair and skin products because of its uber moisturizing element.  Shea butter is known to protect, soothe and heal the skin and personally, I actually really love the texture…it makes me feel like I’m slathering on something luxurious every time.  Right now I’m loving the Ultra Rich Face Cream, especially perfect for dry skin like mine.




My summer beauty essentials

So I realized that I always follow a very specific beauty routine in the summer. With the heat and humidity, a girl’s gotta know what works and what doesn’t…and here’s my list of faves.

DERMAdoctor MED e TATE: These little wipes prevent excessive sweating. Perfect for when you know you’re about to face the heat and you’re wearing fabric that shows sweat. Ew.

Earth Therapeutics Clean + Cool Foot Wipes: When walking around NYC all day in flip flops, you’re feet can get very dirty, to say the least. I clean off my feet at night before I get into bed with these pepperminty wipes.

Be fine Rough Spot Lemon Balm with Shea Butter & Avocado: Not only is the packaging super cute but after cleansing feet, it’s the perfect finish to moisturize any dry spot. It’s also good for elbows too!

Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo Spray to Go: This travel sized version of Oscar Blandi’s Dry Shampoo is fab to carry around in your purse or take on vacation.

Clinique Targeted Protection Stick SPF 45: You know when you’re walking around and enjoying the beautiful summer day but you can feel the tips of your ears burning? Is it just me? I carry this stick around in my purse for those random “wow, my skin is fair” moments.

L’Occitane Mosquito Repelent Towelettes: This product is incredibly hard to find, probably because it works so well. These lavender-infused towelettes repel mosquitos using geranium and citronella oils. A must for anyone visiting the “country.”

Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Moisture Mist: This spray (that also comes in a travel size) moisturizes both skin and hair with the Awapuhi flower. It’s cool and refreshing and great for the plane and beach.

Dr. Brandt Blemishes No More Cleansing Pads: With extra late nights in the summer, I can usually get pretty lazy about washing my face at night…but with these pads, I don’t even have to get out of bed.

L’Oreal Serie Expert SOlar Sublime After-Sun Nourishing Balm: The sun dries out my already bleached hair, making an after-sun conditioning treatment super important. This after-sun balm smells lovely and really does a great job moisturizing.