Why focus only on your home for spring cleaning? It’s the PERFECT time to get rid of old makeup that’s out of date, beauty products that you no longer use and to try something new! Here are some of my favorite refresh items.
Please note I was able to try samples of some of these items in order to be able to write these reviews. My opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way. (If I don’t like something, I don’t tell you about it!)
When spring rolls around, I like to refresh just about everything, including my skin care. I like to use something lighter and more toning to prepare my skin for the sun and abuse the summer months bring. This year I’m trying DHC’s PQQ line including lotion, gel and cream. Each serves it’s own purpose and provides a level of moisture. However, they all help soothe and brighten while preventing free radical damage. More importantly, they feel amazing!
If you blow dry your hair every day, not much can make a bigger impact than an amazing new dryer. I was able to try out Centrix’s Q-Zone Lightweight Dryer. It’s about 40% lighter than other dryers on the market and it’s air speed is about double the average. It’s made of recycled materials and comes with various attachments to create any style you want. The BEST part is how quiet it is. You can easily do your hair without waking the kids or your significant other! It’s amazing to be able to get your hair done without disturbing anyone else and without all the noise! Find out more on Cricket’s website.
One of the things I like to do in the spring is to make sure my beauty products are as clean as they can be. What does that mean? It means that they are free of harmful chemicals, and other things that could be causing me more harm than they benefits they provide. Deodorant is obviously something I feel strongly about using. BUT it can be filled with harmful chemicals and problematic ingredients. Rustic Maka’s line of deodorants, bath salts and scrubs are all natural. They are effective, smell amazing and instead of being irritating, they are soothing! They are also vegan, cruelty free, made in the USA and include NO toxic chemicals. How amazing is that? My favorite is their calming fields deodorant. It has no parabens, no corn starch, no aluminum and no soy. I love the scent and how it keeps me dry through even a hot yoga class!
As summer approaches, it’s time to turn our attention to summer skin care, including bug repellant. It’s not always easy to apply and often it’s full of nasty stuff you really don’t want to think about putting on your skin. This year try the Natural Bug Repellant Bar from The Solid Bar Company. It’s made with all natural ingredients and goes on easily. I love the little metal tin it comes in. I can throw this in my hiking backpack without worrying about spills. Because it’s all natural you don’t have to worry about washing it off right away after use or using it on kids. It smells good, feels good and works. This is a go to for my summer adventures. Save 25% with code QZ4FA3OFY2R8 through the end of May.
The next product is so much fun to use, I know you’re going to love it. Bio Republic’s line of sheet masks gives you all the benefits of an amazing sheet mask, without parabens, sulfates or other nasty ingredients. These masks are so much easier to use than their cream counterparts. Just open the package, place it on your face, and relax for 15-30 minutes. This is perfect while you’re watching TV, texting or going through magazines. Then, just peel it off and toss. They are available in four varieties; Aloe Rescue Revitalizing, Cucumber Breeze Soothing, Green Tea Detox and Pomegranate Crush Illuminating Mask. Want 15% off Bio Republic’s Masks? Use code JOYFUL15. Code expires at the end of May, 2015.
If you’re on the hunt for an all natural moisturizer that ALSO soothes your senses, try Wonderland Organic’s Soothe Serum. It’s just what you need to care for your skin and your mind after a long day. I love the scent, but I also love the feel of the lightweight oil on my face before bedtime. I wake up with soft skin!
There isn’t much a nice hot bath can’t fix. Walton Wood Farm’s bath soaks are an amazing way to treat yourself or someone you love. The vintage looking milk glass bottles are a perfect gift giving container for the amazing smelling soak inside. Each label has a unique theme. They have everything from Mom’s rescue to a Bride Emergency. The soaks are made of all natural salts, oils and fragrance. They are vegan friendly as well.