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Favorite Summer Beauty Products

Mother’s Day is this weekend and I’m wondering, maybe, if your holidays are a bit like mine: I usually end up buying my own present. It’s not that my husband doesn’t love or value me — he just doesn’t really get what I love. So after a few years of disappointments and inevitable returns, several years ago we made things easier for both of us. I buy what I like, he pays for it, and everybody’s happy! I get what I want, and he’s just happy I’m happy. Let’s face it: If momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy. Right?


Today I’m sharing five favorite products for hair and skin — and links so that you can purchase them easy peasy for your Mother’s Day treat. One of my favorite quotes reads: A beautiful thing is never perfect. Be beautiful. Right now, these products do their own tiny part to help me feel beautiful.

A beautiful thing BQ

So…my five newest favorite products that you totally need to try are:

1.Kerastase Nutritive Shampoo and Conditioner: I tried this line of Kerastase at a spa a few months ago and was sold on it after one use. It made my crazy ton of hair silky soft and smooth and completely manageable! I’d been using the Alterna Caviar Shampoo and Conditioner for almost ten years and it just wasn’t working as well for me anymore. Sometimes I think we just need to change things up. This was an awesome switch but I would still totally recommend both!

2. Caviar Replenishing Moisture Milk: Ummm…this is a must. I spray this leave-in conditioner on wet hair after my shower and comb through. I can definitely see and feel a major difference on the times I use it — versus the days that I’m lazy and don’t. I feel that it adds not only moisture but shine, and it doesn’t feel greasy at all. Even with a healthy portion of this stuff, I still only wash my hair once or twice a week! True story.

3. Skin Ceuticals Blemish & Age Defense: This little gem has become a new staple in my skin regimen. Who knew close to forty means the onset of adult acne?! It’s so not fair. Ever since I started using this I feel like I can keep breakouts at bay. The first sign of a blemish brewing, I start dabbing it on and it stops things in their tracks. I also use Skin Ceuticals awesome Cleansing Gel and Daily Moisture.

4. eltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46: If I have a vice, it’s the sun. I just love sitting with my head back, eyes closed and soaking in its rays. But I’m starting to see its signs on my skin. My esthetician recently told me that combination moisturizer/SPF isn’t the best choice for my skin because the power of the zinc oxide in the SPF usually overpowers any of its moisturizing effects. Which is why I then produce more oil, thus creating more breakouts. Sigh. So I’ve added this as a separate product and love it. Added bonus is that it’s tinted and therefore on hot summer or beach days you don’t even need a coverup! Love that!

5. Moroccan Oil Body Souffle: There aren’t adequate words for how luxurious and heavenly this is. It’s smell, texture, feel — amazing. I’ve used Kiehls Cream de Corps for years and years as my daily moisture and I still love it — but the Moroccan Oil Body Souffle is silky and luxurious and perfect for a Mother’s Day splurge! Loooooove.

That’s it! Five fun new products to try out or treat yourself to for Mother’s Day. Or any day! When you look good, you feel good, and when you feel good, you look good. It’s science. Kind of. Nevertheless, I’m going with it! Happy Friday my friends! I hope you have a fantastic Mother’s Day weekend!


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