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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Woodlot – Finely Handcrafted Products for the Home and Body + a 20% Off Promo!

Vancouver-based brand Woodlot, and their line of products for the home and body, offers a clean aesthetic that mimics the purity of the products inside, not to mention chic! Lovingly handcrafted in small batches from safe and natural ingredients, Woodlot creates their products in a deep-rooted family tradition, but with a modern appeal. Woodlot’s offerings include finely handmade clean-burning candles made from organic coconut wax and non-gmo soy wax, luxurious soaps, floral mists, mineral bath soaks and palo santo bundles.

“With its origins steeped in family tradition, Team Woodlot keeps future generations in mind. That’s why each Woodlot candle is handmade with care using clean-burning, petroleum-free coconut wax. And why all our body products are made in small batches with specially-selected ingredients from near and afar.”

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Kahina Giving Beauty Soaps for Your Face Down to Your Toes

Kahina Giving Beauty unleashes two new soaps that are meant to cleanse from head-to-toe. With a slew of organic and natural ingredients, including Kahina’s own ‘liquid gold’ (argan oil), these beautifying soaps deliver nutrients as you scrub away, while never stripping your skin of moisture. These lush bars are deliciously rich, utterly decadent, and worth their weight in ‘gold’. 

But first the packaging…

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Each soap comes carefully wrapped in heavy paper with a Moroccan tile inspired design by designer Amira Marion of Archive New YorkI dare you to tear them open… I just dare you.

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Lemongrass and Nettle

The Lemongrass and Nettle Soap* has a vibrant citrus scent that awakens the senses. It contains antioxidant-rich argan oil, along with olive and shea oils to nurture and replenish the skin. Lemongrass contains anti-bacterial properties, as nettle soothes the skin as it gently exfoliates. Great for any skin type and additionally beneficial for acne-prone skin.

Goat Milk and Honey

The Goat Milk and Honey soap* is perfect for sensitive skin types. It contains the same base of argan, olive and shea oils, in combination with goat milk and honey. If you might have heard, I’m a bit gaga over honey. Honey soothes a multitude of skin disruptions with highly effective antiseptic, soothing, and clarifying properties. Goat milk softens and soothes the skin.

Each soap is $18

available at kahinagivingbeauty.com, thedetoxmarket.com

Also available is a trio of soaps, including Rosemary Lavender for $54. A perfect set to give a loved one this Holiday Season. (here)

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Holiday Gift Guide (under $50)

 

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  1. The One Love Organics ‘Master the Art of Double Cleansing’ Gift Set is one of several lovely gift sets available from One Love Organics for the Holidays. It features three of their best-selling products, including the Easy Does it Foaming Cleanser, Skin Saviour Balm, and their Rose Clay Cleansing Sponge. A great set for a skin-care newbie. $39 oneloveorganics.com
  2. Gressa Skin Dirty Pretty Things is a fabulous clay mask with herbs, antioxidants and warming spices. It’s a luxurious treat for those who love to pamper themselves ($45). The Lip Boosts are an another fabulous gifting option from Gressa Skin. These all natural lip balms all loaded with amazing ingredients and saturated in color. Aux Rouge is a rich red that flatters all skin types. $26  gressaskin.com
  3. The BKR Water Bottle is the current must-have accessory. These glass containers feature a silicone grip and come in a wide selection of trendy shades. $25 neimanmarcus.com
  4. This sweet satin Cat Eye Mask is an adorable gift for travel and cap naps. $24 catbirdnyc.com
  5. A Petit Vour Subscription sends monthly luxury skin care and cosmetics to your home. Petit Vour Box features an amazing selection of brands that never disappoint. Pick your monthly plan for a range of prices. petitvour.com
  6. The S.W. Basics Lip Balms are the bomb. This ‘Flight Set’ features four that are sure to please. $15 swbasicsofbk.com
  7. The Captain Blankenship Rosemary & Lemongras Sugar Scrub is an all-in-one scrub for face, body, and lips. It has a fresh scent and is simply ‘the best’. $25 captainblankenship.com
  8. Go ahead and ‘wow’ someone with this soap set from Osmia Organics. Pick and choose four for $49. osmiaorganics.com