Sunday, July 24, 2016

Summer Skin feat. Burt's Bees


Many times this summer, I have found myself reaching for Burt's Bees range of skin and makeup products. With clean and natural ingredients that help improve the texture and quality of skin all while providing sun protection, these products have become staples in my skin regimen.

One of my most used Burt's Bees products is the Soap Bark & Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream. What I love about this face wash is not only does it remove any leftover makeup, dirt, and oil from your skin, but it also leaves a cool and tingling feeling due to the hint of menthol within the ingredients. I have traded in all my other face washes for this one because I have yet to find a product that cleans and keeps my skin clear of blemishes better than Burt's Bees.

Moving on from face wash, another product I have been reaching for again and again this summer is the Burt's Bees BB Cream. With noni extract and hydrating lotion, my skin is illuminated all while staying protected from the sun with SPF 15. This BB cream provides more coverage than other drugstore brands I have tried without having to use as much product. My only suggestion would be is if you are not a fan of dewy skin, make sure to set this BB cream with a dusting of powder after application.

If you are dressing up for a summer event, I would recommend using the Burt's Bees Radiance Body Lotion. The best part of this lotion is that it includes mica, a light-reflecting mineral, that gives your skin a slight shimmer. This skin tone enhancing lotion is great on legs and arms for a night out.

The final product I have been using this summer from Burt's Bees are the Facial Cleansing Towelettes with White Tea Extract. As a cheaper and more natural alternative, I decided to give them a go and see if they worked any better than my coveted Neutrogena makeup wipes. While my skin did feel healthier thanks to the cucumber, aloe, and white tea infused within the wipes, I did run into trouble when I tried to remove eye makeup. I noticed my mascara did not come off as easily as it would with Neutrogena. Also, while the product never specified not to use the wipes on all areas of the face, I began to experience a slight burning sensation on my eyes. While these cleansing towelettes provide a more natural route to makeup removal, I think I will be sticking to my Neutrogena makeup wipes.

Burt's Bees products are a great way to improve the health of your skin. With products ranging from makeup to body all including natural ingredients, I look forward to trying out more in the few remaining months of summer.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Concrete Jungle





Top: J.Crew
Shorts: American Eagle
Necklace: BaubleBar
Sunglasses: Forever 21
Nails: Hotter Than You Pink
Lips: NYX Lip Lingerie in shade Ruffle Trim
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