skin care

Spring 2023 beauty essentials

Spring 2023 beauty essentials from top left: neck cream / skin cream / eye cream / hand cream / concealer / foundation powder / eye pencil / Moroccan Oil / makeup bag / body cream /

The blossoms are popping up all over town; signaling spring has sprung! With the warmer temperatures we are starting to see, the increase in sunny days, and all these beautiful blossoms, it is time to start transitioning from winter skin care into spring beauty.

You might be tired of hearing me say this, but this neck cream is amazing. I have been using it since I was 28, and now that I am getting closer to that half century mark, my neck looks really good! I highly recommend investing in a good neck cream and continuing to use it everyday. Love!

You might be wondering why you aren’t seeing color products such as lipstick, eye shadow, and nail polish in this post. These are just the basics; your beauty base for the spring season.

I love a good eye pencil, and this one from Laura Mercier has been my go-to for close to two decades. I am also in love with this concealer and foundation powder; also favorites of mine for close to two decades. Love!

Of course, you need the perfect way to store everything! I love this makeup bag. I use it everyday, and since it is also perfect for travel, it pops right into my carry-on suitcase. I can also pop it into my gym bag. Check out my full review here.

My hair gets dry in the winter from the heater, then again in the summer from the sun. Moroccan Oil is my saving grace. I recommend picking up a bottle for home, and also a travel size for when you are on the go. Love it!

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Lunar New Year gift ideas 2023

lunar new year gift ideas 2023 chinese new year

Lunar New Year gift ideas 2023 from top left: year of the rabbit tee (under $20) / lipstick (under $50) / rabbit envelopes (under $50) / ReVive skin care (I am a huge fan!) / cross body camera bag (luxury gift) / candy bento box (under $100) / Shiseido Vital Perfection / Lunar New Year candle (under $25) /

The year of the Rabbit starts January 22, 2023! This means that now is the perfect time to find a lucky gift to celebrate the Lunar New Year, and to deliver some good luck to your loved ones.

As I mention every year, ReVive is my favorite skin care line, therefore, this lucky Lunar New Year version of their fabulous eye mask is the perfect gift for the skin care aficionado on your list. Of course, Shiseido is equally fabulous, so why not indulge in both!

I love this yummy candy bento box as a gift idea. It is perfect for someone with a sweet tooth, or when you aren’t quite sure what to get! The handbag fan on your list will love this practical and lucky red camera bag. It is a daily bag that someone, maybe even you, will love!

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Scented body lotion for spring 2022

scented body lotion for spring

Scented body location for spring 2022 from top left: honey vanilla body butter / sugar coconut body melt (love this one!) / Tahitian Manoi body butter (my current favorite!) / sugar coconut body butter / creme brulee body cream (another favorite of mine!) / sugar lemon body lotion /

Do you love fragrances as much as I do? Of course you do! One of the fun ways to wear fragrance, without using perfume, if through scented body lotion. In addition to fun scents, body lotion of great for keeping our skin hydrated and also to help slow down the aging process. Love that!

As you can tell from the scents I have chosen to feature, I love a good gourmand. When temperatures heat up, I gravitate towards coconut and citrus scents. So, while a good vanilla is my go-to during the cooler months, I switch things up and reach for coconut or citrus scents in warmer temperatures. That being said, I am currently addicted to Colleen Rothschild’s Tahitian Manoi. It’s slightly tropical, slightly sweet, and very smooth. I am not really sure how to describe it except to say-LOVE! So, if you are looking for a new scent, try Tahitian Manoi!

These are also my go-to brands when it comes to body cream. Laura Mercier, Lalicious, Colleen Rothschild, and Fresh offer non-greasy, non-drying, very, moisturizing body care products. If you are looking for a great cream, but a different scent than what I am featuring, these are the best brands for body care, in my opinion.

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