skin care


Best summer sunscreen 2021

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Best summer sunscreen from top left: scalp and hair protection / lip sunscreen / tinted lip sunscreen / Chanel face and neck sunscreen / Colleen Rothschild face and neck sunscreen / Lancome face and neck sunscreen / spray on sunscreen for body / body stick sunscreen for adults / body stick sunscreen for kids and babies /

The summer season is starting; despite the fact that summer hasn’t officially started. The temperatures are rising, and beach traffic on the weekends is here. This means we are spending more time in the sun; and we need to protect our skin!

I am always picky about my sunscreen because I don’t want to look like a ghost, yet I want to make sure the sunscreen is actually protecting me from the various types of UV rays. In addition, different parts of our bodies need different formulas to thoroughly protect our skin. That’s why it is important to have specialized sunscreen for scalp/hair, lips, face, and body.

My family has tested several different brands and types of sunscreen. We love spending time outside in the summer hiking, swimming, camping, and going to the beach. This means we always need to ensure our skin is protected. Since we have tried so many different brands and types of sunscreen, I am sharing my favorites for my family with you!

The sunscreens I have mentioned and linked to in this post are the ones we all use and love. Two of my kids have sensitive skin, and these sunscreens don’t dry out, or irritate, their skin. They are gentle and safe to use. Love that! I hope you love them too!

Shop my favorite summer sunscreen online:

What are your favorite sunscreens?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy


Spring beauty essentials

Spring 2021 makeup from top left: black mascara / cocoa eye pencil / liquid lipstick / spring nail polish (see review) / foundation powder / concealer / spring lipstick / spring eye quad /

Spring is official this upcoming weekend! If you haven’t already updated your makeup bag, skin care routine, and hair care-it’s time!

Makeup for spring uses bright versions of classic hues, which offer a timeless yet cheery look for the warm weather season. Love that! I’m crushing on this bright and sparkling red nail polish, as well as this bright yet timeless lipstick hue.

Spring skin care

spring skin care routine

Spring skin care from top left: neck cream / face cream / eye cream / anti-aging serum / hand cream / body butter / eau de parfum (ok, not technically skin care but makes skin smell good-so it’s related, right?? haha) (review here)

The spring season is when skin care starts to change. As temperatures warm up, we need to make sure our skin is getting the attention it needs. I love making sure I have spf in my face cream, as well as ensuring I am keeping my skin tone even as the sun starts to give me a base tan.

I also love this body butter to ensure my skin is properly moisturized. Also, this hand cream is fabulous; especially with all the hand washing we do these days!

Spring hair care

spring hair care essentials

Spring hair care from left: conditioner / shampoo / oil treatment / hair dryer /

My hair has been dry and brittle, so I switched up my shampoo! I have been using this shampoo and conditioner for two weeks now, and I already notice a difference. My hair is getting healthier and less brittle. Love that!

Also a huge fan of this oil treatment and hair dryer. If you are going to splurge on anything, this hair dryer is worth every penny. It is so gentle on the hair; yet it does the job quickly! Love it!

Shop my spring beauty essentials online:

What are you loving for spring?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

elizabeth arden prevage anti aging daily serum

Lunar New Year gift ideas 2021

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Lunar New Year gift idea from top left: red envelopes / red lipstick / ReVive eye cream (I love this!!!) / Estee Lauder advanced night repair (love this product!) / tea gift sets / SK-II treatment (I love this!) /

The year of the Ox is almost here! Lunar New Year, also referred to as Chinese New Year, will happen on February 12, 2021.

This means we have a gift giving opportunity! Red and gold are very lucky colors, so it’s only natural that any gifts given during this time reflect this lucky hues. I hope the new year brings us lots of luck! The world needs it, wouldn’t you agree?

I searched the web for lucky gifts that every beauty fan will love. Of course, there are non-beauty gifts too such as earrings, tea, and macarons! Yummy!!

Without further ado, here are a few fabulous gift ideas for the Lunar Year New!

Shop Lunar New Year gifts online:

What are you hoping to receive this Lunar New Year?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy