Smoothing & Firming goodness!
Bethenny Frankel has long been a household name since her Housewives days – but her legacy extends far beyond NYC luxury living. Her line of Skinnygirl beverages has become the drink of choice for many, and she’s recently launched a body care line in the same vein.
I was super excited to try Skinnygirl Body Products, mainly because of my pre-existing affinity for all that is Bethenny. She has a ton of different products – I decided to try out the Body Solutions Kit which included a Smoothing & Firming Body Wash, Smoothing & Firming Body Lotion, and Body Shimmer for a nice post-shower glow. Read more
Soap & Glory’s iconic retro images and whimsical product titles have captured the hearts of beauty lovers across the globe. Though the funky packaging has caught my eye quite a few times while browsing my local Sephora, I hadn’t had a chance to actually try the products until now.
I was very pleased with the products, and I loved how seamlessly they worked together:
1. Exfoliate. First, I sloughed off any dead or flaky skin with Flake Away. As a woman with chronically dry skin, I’m a big critic of exfoliators. This particular scrub ranks among my top 5 all-time favorites, with only Sabon’s exfoliator ahead of it. Read more
As much as I enjoy playing with makeup, one of the reasons I adore summer so much is because I don’t need to wear as much product as I do during the colder months. Thanks to a (very gentle) kiss from the sun, my skin is clearer, allowing me to nix foundation, concealer, and bronzer.
On days when I dare to go especially bare, I pack only the essentials in my beach bag. Aside from a standard SPF 45 and a sun hat (must haves!), there are two secret weapons I’ve yet to leave home without this summer.
The first: tinted lip balm. After floating from brand to brand, I’ve fallen head over heels in love with Clinique’s Chubby Stick. The tried-and-true classic packs a triple punch with a kiss of color, SPF 15, and serious moisturizing properties. I’m a personal fan of the “Chunky Cherry” shade, but the color is so subtle that almost any shade will do the trick. Read more