The Good Kind Of Beauty Blues: Five Florida-Friendly Finds
Yes, they look great together in a before-the-breakup, Brad + Angie kind of way. But I pinkie-swear promise I picked these products to write about today because I actually love them and use them.
There are three Bath + Body, and two Makeup, so buckle on up.
Bath + Body Blues
1. Phytomer Body Blur Shaka Shaka Ultra-Smoothing Contouring Lotion: Man, I wish I could wave this in front of your lovely mug right now, because it smells fantastique. And it's a three-fer on the formula front: a water-oil-lotion concoction that you shake to smithereens and then slather on your thighs. Its intended purpose is to optically "blur" your cellulite, but I just dig how it sinks right into thirsty skin. If there's any blurring going on, it's happening under my tennis skirt. Who knows? Maybe I look incredible under there and I don't even know it. (Highly unlikely.)
2. Les Couvent des Minimes Eau Sereine Relaxing Shower Veil - Lavender & Mandarine: Light, airy and delicious, this hails from a spa line themed around a convent perched high in the mountains of Haute-Provence in France. Evidently, the waters in this neck of the woods yield super-powers. So it's French, and it's purty, and it smells divine. And because it hails from a spa line themed around a convent, perhaps it actually is divine. All I know is that it rocks when paired with a pre-bed shower. Aaaah....
3. NatureWell Clinical Retinol Advanced Moisture Cream: The polar opposite of French and purty, I buy this by the vat at Sam's Club. Despite the name - and given the price - it probably only has half a nano-particle of actual retinol in it. But since giant chunks of my flesh are on display down here (legs and arms to the max, baby), I figure I need a body cream with a little extra fire power. I just thought of something funny: You're probably supposed to use this on your face. No way, José. I use real, industrial-strength retinol for that.
4. Hydroxatone Anti-Aging BB Cream: While a lot of BB Creams are aimed at young whippersnappers this, ahem, "Aging" number clearly isn't. I'm okay with that; it's no secret that I've blown-out a few birthday candles in my day. Okay, so what do I like about this? The texture, the coverage (it's a little heavier than other BBs), the broad spectrum SPF 40, and last but certainly not least the hit of vitamin C it provides. In the land of Eternal Sunshine, vitamin C is your BFF.
5. Dr. Brandt Pores No More Multi-Performance Stick: This just launched a few months ago, so if you haven't spotted it in your travels, allow me to plop it smack dab in the middle of your radar. It packs a big punch in a little package: Not only does it blur pores + fine lines and even-out your skin tone, it also carries the Skin Cancer Foundation's Active Seal because it's chock-a-block with broad-spectrum protectants. While it can be used under makeup, I think it's great on its own, or maybe layered under a light dusting of bronzing powder or blush over it. Eezy breezy lemon squeezy.