Squirrels are so clever, agile, and determined to surmount all obstacles. They will go to any lengths to get what they want even if it’s just a peanut! I love watching them, They’re my outdoor “friends.” However, this beauty feature is for people, not squirrels. These days it can be a challenge even squirrels can’t manage to buy beauty products online that work without testing them first. But these beauty products from I + I Botanicals, Mary Kay, and Merle Norman will be a pleasant surprise.
Count on Coffee:
I+I Botanicals’ CBD Coffee Scrub comes from the women-owned I + I Botanicals. It’s perfect to gently slough off dead skin cells, while filling your senses with the slightly sweet scent of ground coffee.
Exfoliation is not just good for your skin, it’s essential if you’re planning to use faux tanning products to help it slide on evenly.
The CBD Coffee Body Scrub ($40) is made with fair-trade coffee from Yirgacheffe, a town in central Ethiopia. I like the fact the beans that are not deemed good enough for your coffee cup are used in this product instead of letting them go to waste.
The scrub also has a seaweed called “Irish Moss” that moisturizes and offers anti-aging effects. Combined with 200 mg of hemp CBD, coconut oil and shea butter oil, the I+I Body Scrub will be good for your senses l and make your skin look fabulous!
The brand’s collection also includes a very nice, moisturizing Dry Oil Body Mist (jojoba oil, moringa oil, blend of citrus essential oils), a hydrating Face Serum, and a Bath Tea Blend (3-pack with essential oils). We sampled the dry oil and thought it was heavenly!
Think Pink (Grapefruit):
Citrus-y scents are such fun for Summer and Merle Norman’s “think pink” duo of Pink Grapefruit Body Scrub and Body Butter ($32/each) make each day a little more fun and beautiful. Both products are good for all skin types and gluten-free.
The Body Scrub has a wealth of sloughing power with real sugar that (surprise!) becomes a foamy lather with water. It also contains antioxidants and a hint of Sweet Almond Oil and a bright but not overwhelming citrus scent. It’s a serious slough-er. A gentle massage on your skin is all you need.
The companion body butter really works a miracle on itchy dry skin. It treats your skin with moisturizing powerhouses of Shea, Murumuru Seed and Palm, along with time-released antioxidants and Aloe, Algae and Pomegranate Extracts and natural oils to soothe and nourish your skin, plus the soft pink grapefruit scent.
Think Pink beauty products and get these at https://www.merlenorman.com/ or when your favorite Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio re-opens.
Make My Satin Body!
Mary Kay has always enticed us with innovative and body-pleasing beauty products. Soothe Summer-scorched skin with their Satin Body White Tea & Citrus Satin Body® Whipped Shea Crème
Advicesisters.com has reviewed a number of Mary Kay “Satin” body and hands products in the past both for exfoliation and hydration. All are beautifully scented (or unscented if you prefer). This one is Mary Kay’s latest and greatest, part of a collection of the same scent.
Your skin will thank you for the 24-hour moisture it receives thanks to super-moisturizers shea butter, mango butter, sunflower oil, and apricot kernel oil. If you’re worried about skin irritation, don’t be! This product is tested by dermatologists. The light slightly citrus-y scent is a bonus.
Sun Skin Savers:
From morning till the sun goes down, Mary Kay offers the kind of SPF protection you rely on day after day.
A must-have is the Mary Kay Suncare Broad Spectrum SPF 50 sunblock. It’s water-resistant up to 80 minutes.
Thanks to active ingredients of 3% Avobenzone, 10% Homosalate, 4.50% Octisalate, 5.50% Octocrylene and 5% Ocybenzone you’ll be protected without breaking out or feeling sticky.
Add the unscented swivel-up Suncare Lip Protector with SPF 15 with actives of 2.5% avobenzone, 2% Octinoxate and 6%Octocrylene and keep your lips soft, pampered and protected.
Unmask These Cosmetics!
Some day we all will see our lips and smiles again. However, until that time, it’s likely that a mask will be a constant. That means your eyes really need to express what the bottom half of your face, can’t.
Also, if you are wearing foundation or blush, you’ll want to be sure that it doesn’t sweat run, or fade away onto your mask.
Mary Kay has two new and exciting products that launched in May to help you with facial mask beauty challenges.
Don’t be afraid to wear foundation and blush with your mask. Just set it first. Refresh your skin anytime and set your makeup with Mary Kay’s new Makeup Finishing Spray. It will also help you to avoid melting makeup on your skin and on your facial mask.
The colorfast-tested, quick-drying clear formula keeps your colors where you want them until you wash them off. The 2 FL. oz. black plastic spray bottle makes it nice for taking it along wherever you go.
With a mask, your eyes really need to be even more expressive. Make your eyes a focus point with Mary Kay’s Limited Edition Lash Love Fanorama Mascara. The $16 mascara arrives in a striking, hot pink tube (mascara is available in black only).
The wand offers not one, not two, but three application zones – coat, comb and fan out, to lift, separate, and spread each lash. The brush has a zigzag design with staggered rows of soft, silicone bristles. They coat each lash with as much pigment-rich mascara as you wish.
The mascara is dermatologist and Ophthalmologist-tested as well as tested for allergies and skin irritation. It’s gentle enough for sensitive eyes (we tested it) and contact lens wearers.
†Available while supplies last
Social Links: @i.and.i.botanicals @marykayus @merlenormanic