Valentine’s Day is just a few days away and whether you’re looking for love or already found it, you should always love yourself! That’s why every Valentine’s Day I treat myself to some new beauty products. It’s the perfect pick-me-up for this time of year. I don’t know about you guys but my skin is always dried out, my mood is always gloomy and new beauty products always cheer me up a little bit! Hey, it’s either that or taking a vacation (here are my top picks for romantic winter getaways)–and this is a little cheaper! Here are a few of my favorite products that for me are winter beauty savers!
PhilipB’s large round hairbrush is the answer to dull and brittle hair in the winter. I had been using Moroccan Oil’s roundbrush but I kept noticing tiny broken hairs everywhere! I love PhilipB’s roundbrush because it’s made with natural material–nylon-reinforced real boar’s bristles. That means it won’t snag or tangle in your hair leading to all that breakage I have! Better late than never! The PhilipB brush is awesome because it gives you a smooth and bouncy blowout. It’s also ergonomic so my hands were comfy as I tugged and straightened. Sounds silly but it makes a huge difference. The brush comes in 3 different sizes. My favorite is the jumbo and it’s $75.
Next is foundation from one of my favorite brands–Josie Maran. I love Josie Maran because most of her products are formulated without parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances and GMO’s. And when you’re slathering something on your face don’t you want it to be natural? I do! My top winter beauty pick from Josie is her Matchmaker Serum Foundation. It’s a color-matching foundation that goes on white and instantly adjusts to your skintone. I love this because in the winter, if you do manage to get a weekend in the Caribbean, nothing irritates me more than getting a tan and coming back and my foundation not matching! It’s also fabulous for someone in her 30’s who is starting to see a couple lines on her face. The serum foundation suspends over fine lines and wrinkles to smooth and correct visible signs of aging. The one-of-a-kind Organic Argan Oil infused formula strengthens and balances your skin while keeping oily areas shine-free, and dry spots naturally moisturized for totally flawless, younger looking skin. You can get this fab foundation on newhairline.com for $42 a bottle.
Next up is Darphin’s amazing revitalizing oil for the face, body and hair. It’s seriously pure indulgence in every drop. Every time I open this bottle it’s a pampering experience. I slather it all over my face and hands at bedtime. It’s 98% ingredients from natural origin and I see real results by morning. Seriously, my skin has been revitalized and glowing. Darphin Paris has always maintained tradition and uses the highest quality plant extracts from around the world. This product is no different–it’s enriched with fatty acids and Omega 3 from Raspberry seed oil plus Omega 6 from Evening Primrose Tamanu and Rose Hip Oils (amongst others). My skin is so sensitive in the winter because of all the elements and this cocktail of oils is immediately absorbed. It also smells amazing!!! It retails for $50 for a 50ml pump bottle so it ain’t cheap, but it’s for pampering! It’s available at Darphin.com and other fine stores like Bluemercury, NeimanMarcus.com and other fine spas.
And last but not least–Nightlift. It’s the first intelligent sleepwear–why you ask? Well because it’s designed to protect our delicate bodies while we sleep. I don’t know about you flat-chested women but for us ladies with a little more up top wearing a bra to bed seems crucial to maintaining chesty youthfulness. That’s why famous Hollywood Plastic surgeon, Dr. Randal Haworth created Nightlift. Nightlift products fight gravitational forces imposed on your chest while sleeping. I’m a side-sleeper and you can imagine what all this compression does to your décolleté. Ick and I don’t want those dreaded chest wrinkles! It’s comfortable too. I swear! It doesn’t have underwires, etc. but it’s still supportive. I recommend getting it in black because it’s a little sexier than the nude variety (isn’t all lingerie?) Nightlift bras start at $98. They also have other products to fight sleep aging! Available on Nightlift.com.
Have a happy Valentine’s Day! And if you are trying to take a trip somewhere fabulous–have a look at these top picks for over-the-top Valentine’s Day Packages.