Staying Youthful with L’Occitane

A couple of weeks ago I turned 45…. time flies… I vividly remember my 30th Birthday, I had the same thought… “It’s not so bad..”.. And honestly it is not as long as you keep embracing changes as you go along and practice kindness – especially to yourself.

In my forties I felt the most significant changes so far – my body just feels different and has different needs than before. The same goes for my skin. It needs more care and attention than 15 years ago.

I was very excited to get the opportunity to work with L’Occitane and to review their newest products, The Immortelle Overnight Reset Oil-in-Serum and the Immortelle Divine Cream.

I used the Overnight Reset Oil-in-Serum at nighttime. It helps the skin recover overnight from my everyday life. My skin felt irritated and dry and the serum was like a healing potion that made my skin feel smooth and soft again. My skin looked rested in the morning and it gives it a satin like and smooth finish.

For Daytime I used the Immortelle Divine Cream who helps fight visible signs of aging. It is a rich but lightweight cream that gets absorbed by the skin but leaves a youthful glow. It has a subtle herbal smell that relaxes and soothes when you apply it. My skin also feels plumper and fine lines have faded, producing a more even complexion.

I absolutely love both products, it really rescued my skin from dryness and irritation and made it feel soft, plump and glowing again.

Thank you so much to L’Occitane for bringing you this post,

xo BB

…Brought to you by L’Occitane, opinions are strictly my own.

 

 

Summer Travels with Lather

Brought to you by Lather – Disclosure here – opinions are strictly my own.

Happy Monday!

This is my last day here in Salzburg, Austria – I am flying back to LA tomorrow, another long flight within a relatively short time. I must say I am really surprised how well I did with my jet lag this time around, I had previous trips where I had a hard time adjusting and sleeping, this time I had no problems whatsoever.

I personally think that it has a lot to do with my Yoga exercises, I made a point out of taking better care of my mind as well as of my body, set some healthy boundaries for myself and it improved my personal wellbeing and productivity a lot.

Flying on planes and airports have been a steady companion throughout my life being a dancer – I actually do not like to fly and I am also quite afraid but I got it down to a science and it became a normal and very manageable routine for me. But I make a point of taking extra special care of myself, flying and time changes are stressful for the body and I only use products  I love to make me feel good and to protect my skin.

This is why I am so excited to show you my latest obsession. I found out about Lather a couple of month ago on a trip to Arizona when I walked into one of their stores and loved it immediately. Lather is all about wellness and natural ingredients combined with aromatherapy. all their products contain unique healing ingredients and essential oils that are good for the mind and body.

I took the “Fly Away Kit” c/o with me on this trip, it includes travel-friendly sizes of  some of my favorites.

  1. mint thyme hair wash – a light daily cleanser that makes my hair feel soft and silky. peppermint and thyme oil are awakening and stimulating – great for the morning or to help with jet-lag when traveling.
  2. yuzu bergamot crème rinse – bergamot and yuzu naturally uplift and refresh and the product helps keeping your hair soft and elastic.
  3. bamboo lemongrass body wash – leaves your skin feeling clean and fresh – I kept using it for my face as well.
  4. lavender lime moisturizer – I also used it for my face,  I loved using it on the plane to  moisturize my skin.
  5. unscented lip balm – with broad spectrum SPF 15 – this was my life saver, no cracked, dry and irritated lips – the perfect protection and nourishment.
  6. AHA hand crème with evening primrose – AHAs gently exfoliate the skin, Evening primrose, rosehip and grapeseed oils moisturize and protect the skin. One of my absolute favorites, especially on the plane!

I would love to hear from you if you have any special routines and tips for traveling, please share with me, I would love to hear!

Thank you so much to Lather for bringing you this post!

xo BB

 

 

 

Love My Scrub

Happy Monday!

We had the best weather here this weekend and I spent time with my horse outside, did new outfit shots and took the doggies on a little road trip.

The air is dry in California and my skin gets irritated easily and needs exfoliated frequently to keep it soft and glowing.

I got this new scrub that I would like to share with you. I use it especially in the morning – it is made from Coffee beans and it smells so good, like freshly brewed Espresso.

Originally this scrub is for the body but I used it on my face as well – I just use a small amount, the particles are quite effective exfoliants. For the excess coffee particles you can simply use a bathtub drain protector.

I love the fact that this is a hand made, natural and organic product with no harsh chemicals. And it leaves my skin soft and with no greasy or oily residue afterwards. I just use regular moisturizer and I am ready to go.

Thanks to Love my Scrub, for sponsoring this post.

xo BB