Two ways to refresh and detox: Ban Refresh Cooling Body Cloths and ESPA Detoxifying Body Oil

Ban Refresh Cooling Body Cloths and ESPA Detoxifying Body Oil

Ban Refresh Cooling Body Cloths and ESPA Detoxifying Body Oil

I resolved to focus on health for 2016 and so far so good. I want healthier skin and a healthier body. I’m working out with a personal trainer twice a week and riding my bike/doing the treadmill/attending yoga classes/suffering through core workouts at least three other days each week. I’m also taking good care of my skin – religiously washing my face at night, washing my makeup brushes once a week, and using treatments with proven ingredients.

While I feel so much better physically, I do find that since I am going from work to workout I am always wanting to freshen up.  Two products I am finding invaluable for this are Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths ($3.29) and ESPA Detoxifying Body Oil ($68).


Ban Refresh Cooling Body Cloths

Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths are always in my gym bag! They instantly wipe away  sweat and grime, refreshing me after even the most grueling workout. I like to use them to clean my hands during my workout too – gym floors and equipment can be kind of grimy. These wipes aren’t overly wet so they don’t leave me all sticky and trying to dry off. They have this powder finish that is soft and smells so good. I love them.


ESPA Detoxifying Body Oil

ESPA Detoxifying Body Oil

ESPA Detoxifying Body Oil

ESPA Detoxifying Body Oil

I am also loving the ESPA Detoxifying Body Oil. Body oils in general are an awesome way to keep skin soft and supple, and this one is incredibly refreshing. The grapefruit scent smells clean and happy, and the sweet almond oil is terrific for skin hydration. It is detoxifying in that it boosts circulation (which also helps reduce the appearance of cellulite — hooray!).  Cypress and juniper berry also help stimulate the lymphatic system which then flushes away toxins. This elegant oil is refreshing and so good for the body that it’s totally worth the price tag.

If you are looking for a fresh, healthy year, here are two products that will help you get there quickly.  Here’s to a happy healthy new year!  – Lisa

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ESPA Detoxifying Body Oil ingredients

ESPA Detoxifying Body Oil ingredients

Top ten beauty essentials for summer!

Ten Summer Beauty EssentialsI don’t know about you, but for me Memorial Day Weekend is the official start to summer.  I have ten products that I’ve tested throughout the years that I won’t be without in the summer – either they get me beach ready, travel with me to the beach, or save me afterwards at home.  (By the way, they are pictured on my beachTuff Lazee Move Chair, the best beach chair EVER.  Read my review HERE).

Ten summer beauty essentials in beach chair

1.  Clearista Retexturizing Gel:  This is the perfect way to prep for the beach.  It’s a fabulous exfoliator for face and body, getting rid of rough, dry patches and tiny bumps.

Clearista Retexturizing Gel

2.  Dancing with the Stars Precision Disposable Self Tanning Mitt:  This season of Dancing with the Stars might be over, but it’s still possible to get a TV-worthy tan!  This one use disposable mitt has bronzers for an instant tan, and the lotion develops into a faux tan for the next four hours after application.  You can look great and get a tan while sitting under that beach umbrella!

DWTS Self Tanner Mitt

3.  Kiss My Face Sunscreen:  I particularly love the Cool Sport Air Powered Spray Lotion and the Cool Sport for Face and Neck.  They both have a broad spectrum SPF of 30.  The Spray Lotion is fantastic for body protection and has a yummy coconut fragrance, soothing aloe and cucumber, and it’s mineral protection!!  The Face and Neck has the same great protection and it has no fragrance.  Both are water-resistant for about an hour.  Update your sunscreen for this summer with these two for sure.

Kiss My Face Cool Sport

4.  Scunci Effortless Beauty Head Bands:  a 5-pack of these colorful, super comfy headbands keeps your hair in place no matter what the weather.  I always have two of them in my beach bag.

Scunci Headbands

5. Clean Cool Cotton Roller Ball Fragrance:  All of the Clean fragrances are available in rollerballs, which are just so perfect for your beach bag.  Clean Cotton smells like the outdoors, only better.  It’s a great way to beat the lake water smell!

Clean Cool Cotton

6.  Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths:  Speaking of smelling better, I never go on a picnic or to the beach without these babies.  They are instant freshness, and they have a silky, powdery finish that help keep you from sweating.

Ban Total Refresh Body Cloths

7.  Hard Candy Plumping Serum Volumizing Lip Gloss:  This is an awesome lip gloss for the beach bag.  It has a tiny amount of tint, lots of shine, and it plumps lips for an even sexier look.  I have the shade Cake Walk.

Hard Candy Lip Gloss

8.  Klorane Natural Tint Dry Shampoo:  Salt water makes for some great hair, and this dry shampoo gives it even more texture.  The Natural Tint matches hair color and covers up any burgeoning gray spots.  Plus it gets rid of dirt, so hair is ready for a night out on the town.

Klorane Natural Tint Dry Shampoo

9.  Molton Brown travel size body products:  Get the travel sizes of Ylang-Ylang and Pink Pepperpod Body Wash.  They both have fabulous, energizing scents, are the perfect size for weekend getaways, and leave skin feeling great after washing off that sand and dirt.  I also love the Pink Pepperpod Body Lotion, and the Orange and Bergamot Replenishing Hand Cream is to die for.

Molton Brown body products

10.  Bausch and Lomb Therapearl Eye Mask:  There is nothing better after a day in the sun than relaxing at home with this beautiful eye mask.  Keep it in the freezer, and when you get home it is just perfect for soothing and cooling.

Bausch and Lomb Therapearl Eye Mask

That’s my list of ten summer beauty essentials that I am never without!  What’s on your list?  – Lisa

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