Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser ($12.00 for 1 oz., $37.00 for 4 oz and $45.00 for 6.76 oz from Suki, Amazon, Birchbox, iHerb and SkinStore): Years ago it was my only daily cleanser, and then I started LSBB and began using a far wider range of products and somehow forgot about who much I loved this gem of an exfoliating facial cleanser. The lovely formula, which has the intoxicating scent of organic lemongrass extract, uses natural sugar to exfoliate the dead skin cells leaving your skin soft and silky smooth. I find it non-stripping and non-drying for my normal/combination skin, but if you have dry skin you would likely want to use it less often. I like to activate the light lather in my hands, which also breaks down some of the sugar, then with the lightest touch I massage it into my skin and rinse thoroughly. I use it a few times a week, and I always look forward to it since it is such a delectable treat to the skin and the senses. Purchase Again? Without hesitation!
VENeffect Firming Neck & Décolleté Creme ($155.00 for 2 oz. from VENeffect and Dermstore): is a rich and emollient, yet fast absorbing, luxurious cream that was specifically formulated to address the needs of the delicate skin of the neck and décolleté. It has a silky-smooth ultra luxurious texture that is rich enough to impart high levels of moisture, but it leaves behind no greasy residue. It is fragrance-free– therefore those among you with fragrance sensitivities can experience all of the benefits from this cream without being inundated by unwanted fragrance, and it also will not interfere with fragrances that perfume-wearers put on and around the neck and décolleté. Purchase Again? This is a really wonderful cream, but I have several others to use up before I consider buying another.Charlotte Tilbury Rock 'N' Kohl Eyeliner Pencil in Velvet Violet ($27.00 for oz. from Charlotte Tilbury, Sephora, Nordstrom, Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdale's, Beautylish, Selfridges, Cult Beauty and John Lewis): This is unquestionably one of my most used pencils, and it is one of the most perfect purple eyeliners that I have used. It can be built up for greater pigmentation and saturation, but it can also be worn more sparingly, and therefore less intensely. The formula is creamy and lush, and it doesn't irritate my sensitive eyes. Purchase Again? I already have!
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Concealer ($32.00 from CharlotteTilbury, Nordstrom, Sephora, Bloomingdale's, Bergdorf Goodman, Beautylish, Cult Beauty, Harrods, Harvey Nichols, John Lewis and Net-A-Porter): The formula is lightweight, non-creasing and it adds just a touch of luminescence to optically blur imperfections, dark circles or blemishes without being glittery. It has a nice large spongy applicator tip, and a twist dispenser, but you want to be sure not to over twist otherwise you will waste a lot of product. I apply it right after my eye cream has absorbed, and only need a little to brighten under my eye area. On those days when I get little sleep, and awaken to unsightly dark circles, this concealer does an enviable job concealing them and in giving my eyes a radiant glow. It neither settles into fine lines, nor does it become cakey. Furthermore, it does not dry out the delicate skin under my eyes, and it lasts all day on me. It offers buildable coverage, if you desire added opacity to conceal blemishes or imperfections, and it blends out perfectly. Purchase Again? Absolutely!Molton Brown Ylang Ylang Body Wash ($32.00 for 10 oz. from Molton Brown, Neiman Marcus, Amazon and Bluemercury): Described as, "Rich, Peaceful. Harmonious," this deep, royal purple body wash is utterly divine. The scent is an elegant, rich and musky Ylang-Ylang that fills the entire bathroom with its otherworldly aroma. It relaxes the mind and body, and leaves the skin silky-smooth and soft. It is, without question, one of my all-time favorite body washes, and it also works very well as a bubble bath. Purchase Again? Absolutely, I love their products, and this one is particularly special.
Mustela Nourishing Cleansing Gel with Cold Cream ($11.99-$14.00 for 10.4 oz. from Mustela, Amazon, Target and Walmart): One might imagine that the inclusion of cold cream would mean that this is a non-lathering cleansing gel, and yet it has the most satisfying creamy lather. It has the same pleasant, warm and creamy aroma, but it is neither cloying, nor too long lasting. It leaves skin soft, smooth, supple and hydrated, and it is never drying or stripping. Purchase Again? I already have another bottle! I am a huge fan of Mustela products, and will continue to purchase from them!Nectar Bath Treats Bubble Scoops are ice cream scoop shaped bubble baths that are such a delight to use. They come in 7 different scents, of which I have 2 to share. their delectable aromas and luxurious bubble baths are a treat to the skin and the senses. While we are in the middle of the summer, and this may not seem like the perfect season to soak in a warm bubble bath, I have found the opposite to be true. Given that we are in the midst of a global pandemic, I find that anything that soothes my spirit and calms my nerves is quite welcome. I am grateful to have these wonderful bath treats right now, and I am thoroughly enjoying them!
Nectar Bath Treats Peachy Lemon Bubble Bath Scoop Sundae ($20.00 from Nectar USA): The peachy lemon aroma is absolutely delicious, and coupled with the hydrating and creamy bubbles this is such a treat to the skin and the senses. Skin is left soft, smooth and hydrated. Nerves are left soothed and calmed! Purchase Again? Just as soon as I used up my other bath products!
Nectar Bath Treats Lychee Hibiscus Triple Bubble Bath Scoop Sundae ($20.00 from Nectar USA): The sweet and warm floral aroma is so delicious that it embodies the idea of a warm summer breeze carrying floral essences. The rich and creamy lather moisturizes the skin and leaves it soft and smooth. Shut your eyes and enjoy every moment of this luxurious bubble bath, it is dreamy! Purchase Again? Once I finish up my remaining bath products!
Kneipp Joint & Muscle Herbal Arnica Bath Oil ($20.00 for 3.38 oz. from SkinCare RX): If you have sore muscles in need of relief, then this wonderful Arnica Bath Oil offers relief, and the added benefit is that skin is left soft and moisturized. The aromatic Rosemary, Pine and Arnica Oils are warming and uplifting. Purchase Again? I have too many bath oils to use before I purchase more.
Kneipp Relaxing Lavender Bath Oil ($16.00 for 3.38 oz. from Kneipp): If you love the aroma of Lavender Oil, then you will be over the moon when you envelop your senses with this calming bath oil. In addition to leaving the skin soft, smooth and hydrated, it leaves quiets the mind and calms the spirit, and for this reason I love using it right before going to sleep. Purchase Again? Eventually.
Aromatherapy Associates Revive Morning Bath & Shower Oil ($71.00 for 1.87 oz. from Space NK): is a delectable luxury bath and shower oil that has the soothing aroma of Rosemary punctuated by citrus and Eucalyptus. By simply adding a couple of caps to your bath, or massaging a few drops onto strategic zones of your body (torso, arms etc.) before stepping into the shower– your senses are enveloped by the many benefits of this otherworldly aromatherapeutic experience. It restores a sense of well-being, balances the bond and body, and soothes muscular tension. Purchase Again? At some point because this was such a luxe treat to use!
Korres Pomegranate Soap: This glycerin-based antiseptic is perfect for people with oily skin, and can be used on the face and body. It never strips the skin, or leaves it taut, but instead leaves it comfortable and thoroughly cleansed. Purchase Again? I would, but I think that it has been discontinued.Farmhouse Fresh Fluffy Bunny Shea Butter Hand Cream ($15.00 for 2 oz. from Farmhouse Fresh and Amazon): Oh what a lovely hand cream this is! It is rich, ultra-creamy and it effortlessly renders dry hands soft, supple and hydrated. The aroma is a hypnotic blend of mint julep and lavender, and it is utterly scrumptious! Purchase Again? it is at the top of my list after I finish up a few more hand creams.
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