Beauty is as beauty does. Taking care of your skin, no matter how simple and inexpensive the routine – should be a pleasure, not a chore. If our appearance didn’t matter, we would shave our heads and forgo other forms of cosmetic torture. I mean seriously – who decided women couldn’t have hair on any part of their body, but have to keep the hair on our heads meticulously groomed and highlighted?
Tatcha Dewy Skin Mist ($48, tatcha.com) is everything busy moms and business women need to speed things up and still enjoy the routine! This super fine mist takes literally 5 seconds, 3 pumps – and skin is left SUPER moist and ready to go!→
P.S. By beauty – I mean this in the most superficial of ways. Don’t read too much into it. I just mean you should enjoy the ritual of self-care. Especially since we spend the other 23.75 hours of the day caring for our jobs, husbands, friends and kids.
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BITE 15 SHADES OF SEPHORA ($48, sephora.com). This super yummy set of BITE Lush Fruit Lip Gloss celebrates Sephora’s 15th year and is so ridiculously amazing that I can’t imagine NOT adding this to my ❤LOVED list! STELLA MCCARTNEY STELLA SUMMER EDT ($62, sephora.com). Lemon, apple, roses and peonies. What’s not to love? ORIGINS GINZING ENERGY BOOSTING MOISTURIZER ($26.50, origins.com). This light-weight zippy cream is perfect for Summer weather – wear alone, over a serum or UNDER a facial oil.. Plus the price is right there with drugstore products. PHILOSOPHY RAINBOW SHERBET BODY LOTION ($16.50, sephora.com). Smells like a sugary blend of lemons, limes and oranges and lightens up warm weather fragrances.
LA MER THE REPARATIVE BODY SUN LOTION BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 30 ($85, lamer.com). La Mer means literally “the sea” and this exquisite, effective sun product will protect you when you’re at the sea, the shore and the street.
Like other La Mer products, this lovely cream leaves skin feeling healthy and smelling incredible. Never mind that it kept me from burning during our pool-heavy mini break at Ko’Olina (that Hawaii sun is a scorcher) – I loved that even a healthy dose of the product did not leave me feeling sticky or goopy. Plus did I mention how yummy it smells? Even my normally oblivious husband was inclined to comment positively.
Yes, its expensive. And unless you have a strangely abbreviated name like J.Lo or just one name like Madonna – I fear this will remain on our WISH LIST until we invent carb-free ice cream that tastes like ice cream. BUT if you are ever inspired to treat yourself to a wild indulgence (and yes ladies – sometimes we are totally worth it), I will say there was nothing more glamorously satisfying than whipping this tube out at the pool or la mer.