March is my least favorite month of the year. Often times it is still freezing and even if we are lucky enough to experience a slight warm up, the temperatures are sure to drop and hats and gloves will be needed once again. To add insult to injury, March is also the time when we lose an hour of sleep, while gaining an extra hour of sunlight, which means the dark circles under my eyes are more noticeable in the late afternoon sun!
This all natural, use everywhere and anywhere salve, contains ingredients such as sweet almond oil, lanolin, geranium, and lavender which work together to heal dry, rough skin, reduce inflammation, and rejuvenate skin. I love putting a tiny amount right above my cheekbones to give a slight dewy appearance and add extra moisture to fine lines forming around my eyes. It is the perfect mid-day skin rescue, when my skin starts feeling dry and tired. It is also the perfect size for your purse or carry-on when traveling.
Coola/ Tinted Matte SPF 30 for Face/ Full Size $36
Every year as the weather warms up I enjoy a lighter make up routine. Tinted moisturizers are a wonderful way to achieve a flawless finish without the heavy feel of a foundation. Add a sunscreen into the formula and you will be covered through the summer. Coola has created a matte finish that has a mousse like consistency instead of the usual greasy feel of a sunscreen. The light tint helps blur imperfections and give a completely natural look all while protecting your skin from the harmful, but delightful feeling, rays of sunlight. I look forward to using this product as I chase after my kids at the beach and pool.
My hair gets confused as to whether it is straight, wavy, or curly but one thing it is sure of is being frizzy! I am constantly on the search for a product that will save me from having to use hair dryers, flat irons, and curling irons; especially in the summer when I am constantly being splashed at the pool or splattered by a sprinkler. This styling lotion seems a promising solution. Work through damp hair, add in your other favorite hair products, and go… when hair is dry you will be left with smooth, shiny defined curls or waves. The real test will be how it holds up in the humidity but at $10 I am definitely willing to give it a try.
Vasanti Cosmetics/Brighten Up! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator/ Full Size $34
I recently discovered how much I love facials. Not only do they allow me to experience complete relaxation surrounded by blissful aromas, I leave with a refreshed, brighter, younger looking face! Unfortunately these are a luxury and like most luxurious things in life they are not a part of my every day routine. That is why I really enjoyed my sample of Vashanti’s Brighten Up! Designed to mimic the effects of a microdermabrasion treatment this formula contains coconut, aloe vera, and dermatologist- approved microderm crystals. Used three to five times a week I believe this product could be a nice maintenance system for me in between my luxurious facials!
Maybe it is the hope of warmer days to come that has left me feeling more optimistic about this month’s BirchBox but I like each product and definitely plan on purchasing some full sized versions once I run out of my samples.
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