While the new year is still young, I’d thought I’d share a few things that I’ve sunk into this week (pictured above) from creams and scrubs to a really, really, good book.
Alright I’ll admit it: I’m a coconut fiend! I can now get that coconut-y feeling on my face, thanks to the Yes to Coconut Face Collection, going for that deeply hydrating vibe with the Ultra Hydrating Facial Mask ($15,99), sustain that moisture all day with the Ultra Hydrating Facial Souffle Moisturizer ($14.99), and continuous cleansing with the Ultra Hydrating Cream Cleanser ($9.99). Coconut oil is such a great treat for the skin, that I’m thrilled to be able to use it consistently across several product categories in 2016.
Need to slough off some dead skin and start a new? The Ole Henricksen Truth Sugar Glow Polishing Mask ($42) utilizes natural ingredients such as raw sugar, pomegranate seeds, honey, rose hips, mandarin, orange, and grapefruit oils to not only cleanse and exfoliate but to sanitize, brighten, soothe, and nourish skin. It sets for 5-10 minutes, then is gently massaged and rinsed off for maximum effects. Sounds fancy? It is; and you deserve it!
Vaseline is a tried-and-true favorite in my household, and using a fragrance free formula ensures that everybody here uses it…everywhere! Lately, with the weather taking a very extreme dip into chillier temps, a pre-bed ritual includes slathering on the Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair Fragrance Free Formula (from $2.99 for the 3 oz bottle) so that the glycerin, micro-droplets of Vaseline jelly, and dimethicone work overnight to lock in moisture and heal very dry skin.
When I heard that my blogging friend Jordan Reid had a second book in the works (the first one is Ramshackle Glam: The New Mom’s Haphazard Guide to (Almost) Having It All) I was thrilled and also intrigued; her writing is exceptionally witty, humorous and candid, and I was curious about what the new one would possibly cover. Carrying On: Style, Beauty, Decor (and More) for the Nervous New Mom adds in more detail about practically all aspects of life that can change once a bundle of joy arrives; and as daunting as it may seem, it will all be okay. There’s the good, the bad, the fantastic, and the completely unexpected that she addresses; Reid creates a space in which it’s comfortable to have these feelings and emotions, and she’ll delve deeper into them alongside of you so that you have a literary shoulder to lean on during this exciting and overwhelming time.
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