Summer Essentials for a More Radiant You

Summer means sun, sand and surf – I live for it, it’s my favorite season and the time when I feel most connected to my true self. As the weather warms and we spend more time outside immersing ourselves in nature, we feed our mind, body and soul – there is nothing more invigorating.

More summer also equals more skin, and I’ve compiled a list of my summer essentials to reveal a more radiant you, a more confident you.

 

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Current Skin Care Routine July 2017

My skin has been very happy this summer, which is not always the case. With travel, exposure to the sun and chlorine pools, my skin tends to become quite stressed. Yet with my current routine and diligence, my skin is thriving through the stressors. I’m always quite regular in my routine, only changing up masks according to my needs and occasionally switching up moisturizers in regard to the days activities. One important change I’ve made is that I’ve ridded my routine of harsh cleansers – anything that makes my skin feel “squeaky clean” is gone from my daily regimen and replaced with only the gentlest and most hydrating options. This has made a tremendous difference in my dry skin, which never feels dry these days but quite dewy actually.

Even though its mid-summer, my skin still craves layers. Ultra nourishing oils, always topped with a water-based moisturizer works best for me.

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Henné Organics New Luxury Lip Tints & Lip Exfoliators for a Seriously Pampered Pout

Henné Organics, a brand gaining cult-status for their widely popular lip products, unveils some new beauty, and what you can expect is one seriously pampered pout. It all started with one incredible balm, comprised of all natural ingredients, that is effective as it is luxurious. Now the brand has expanded to include nine fabulous products all targeted to caring for your lips. Just in are some new lip exfoliators that to my surprise are actually not excessive, but completely necessary. Oh.. and they’ve added a tint to their balms!

… all the makings for your healthiest, hydrated lips

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The Ultimate Summer Glow with Maya Chia

Maya Chia’s radiant new releases create the ultimate summer glow from head-to-toe in ultra flattering rose-gold tones. Picture your complexion at sunset, the warm pink and golden rays of the late afternoon sun – well Maya Chia has essentially captured that light and bottled it up in their new Highlight of the Day Illuminating Body Serum* and Highlight of the Day Illuminating Face Serum Makeup*.  Going far beyond their illuminating qualities, these serums feature a fully loaded cocktail of powerful and active ingredients for healthy skin.

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Mapleblume February Beauty Box

There’s a new premium beauty subscription service in town (well in Canada for now and available to the US this April) and it’s a good one! Meet Mapleblume*, a bi-monthly subscription service offering a grand selection of luxury skin care and cosmetics, with a nod to clean and green. Because Mapleblume wants to give you a good feel for a product, you can always expect up to five full-sized or deluxe samples (no one-time use samples here). Each box is seriously loaded to the brim with beauty products from some top-notch brands (check out their December box here). The lovely ladies behind Mapleblume subscribe to a tried-and-true philosophy by only including products that they truly adore.

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Saving Face with Hollybeth Organics Rose Geranium Face Moisturizer*

The change in seasons would typically leave my skin frazzled, resulting in me layering more and more products to quench my skins thirst. A funny thing happened this year however, when I would usually expect my skin to be uncomfortably dry, I didn’t. I could truly say that my skin transitioned into fall and then into winter with surprising ease! Amidst my daily skincare routine was the Hollybeth Organics Rose Geranium Moisturizer*, which I’ve been using regularly since early fall.

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Best of Beauty 2016

With pleasure I bid adieu to 2016! This past year was a doozy, but yet, a year filled with incredible beauty (products). I’ve had the incredible opportunity to discover so many incredible products in 2016, some very notable products that have really blown me away and just when I thought I’ve seen it all. Here are a few of the true stand outs of 2016 that have easily gained their place amidst my all-time faves.my-lucite-dreams-best-of-beauty-2016

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