Turkish towels are lightweight woven cotton, making them ideal to use as a summer bath towel or as a beach towel. I picked these up last summer in Istanbul from Shahrazade, a shop inside the Grand Bazaar. I love how quickly they dry, and the towels seem to feel softer the more you use them!
The humidity in Chicago over the past month is comparable to the tropics, but without the heat or sunshine! So, what this means for anyone with oily skin, is a big change in your daily skincare routine. As I mentioned here, I’ve been using the Hydra Beauty Gel Créme from Chanel, and love it. I’ve recently added the Mousse Exfoliante Pureté and Lotion Pureté from Chanel into my daily skincare routine. The Mousse Exfoliante Pureté helps to eliminate excess sebum and control surface oils, leaving my skin feeling fresh and matte. The Lotion Pureté is depolluting with tulip tree extract and also has meadowsweet extract to help control excess sebum. These two additions have helped to keep my skin looking less shinny and more balanced in this sticky summer weather.
H&M is planning to launch an entire beauty collection this fall! It will include makeup, body, haircare and beauty tools. There will be 700 products in two collections – premium and certified organic and with a nice price tag from $2.99 to $24.99. What a great way to try new colors and trends for a new season.
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A change in temperature and season calls for a change in your daily skincare routine. My skin is very oily and when the humidity rises, it’s time to switch to a lighter moisturizer. I’ve started using the Hydra Beauty Gel Créme from Chanel, and I love it! The Hydra Gel Créme has active ingredients that promote optimal moisture retention within skin cells and antioxidants for protection. Not only does it feel light in texture to the touch, it’s smells gorgeous!
This limited edition L’Intemporel de Chanel eyeshadow palette is gorgeous! Not only are the colors bold, it’s embossed with the leather-braided chain of the iconic 2.55 bag. It’s almost too pretty to use!
This Cheek & Lip Glow from Dior adds just the right amount of a pink glow to your face. Create a dewy look on your cheekbones or something a bit more matte by simply rubbing it in more on your cheeks. And we all know you can never have too many lip glosses in your makeup bag! A perfect addition to your Spring makeup routine.
The Double Perfection Lumière from Chanel is hands-down my favorite powder makeup. I’ve been using it for years and love the natural and flawless effect it provides. It’s medium to full coverage, but for a lighter full-face application I use a kabuki brush and then use the provided sponge for the areas I need a bit more coverage – under eye area, blemishes, etc.
The Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Rose Bronze from Chanel is my go-to color. I’ve been using it for a couple of years and love the subtle shade it gives my cheekbones. Not only is it soft – feels like silk – but it has a beautiful rose aroma that leaves your face feeling fresh and looking radiant!
clockwise from top left: blush camélia rosé // le vernis – paradisio // tissé fantaisie // glossimer – fleur d’eau
I’m loving the Chanel Spring 2015 Makeup Collection. That blush is just gorgeous, so gorgeous I almost don’t want to use it and mess it up! These colors make me want warmer weather now!!
1: Tourmaline Charged Radiant Skin Refiner, Aveda // 2: Body Lotion for Dry Sky, 365 // 3: Tourmaline Charged Hydrating Creme, Aveda // 4: Hydra Beauty Eye Gel, Chanel // 5: Hand Relief, Aveda // 6: Soothing Lip Balm, Diptyque
The harsh winter weather can take a toll on our skin. Here are a few of my favorite products that keep my skin feeling fresh and hydrated during these frigid months. What are some of your go-to skincare products for winter?