Coachella Festival Must-Haves

Are you going to Coachella this weekend or next?  Or do you have another fun musical festival weekend planned this spring or summer?  Don’t forget to take portable beauty products with you to stay fresh all day!

Below are some of my portable favorites to freshen, moisturize and hydrate during festival season!

Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Mini Deodorant
Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Mini Deodorant

Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Mini Deodorant ($8 USD) — allows you to take freshness on-the-go with a mini version of Lavanila’s best-selling deodorants. This All-Natural, freshly scented deodorant provides superior, long-lasting odor protection.  I find that I need to reapply natural deodorants if I am out in the sun, so being able to slip this in your purse for a festival is essential.  But, I do love using natural deodorants because they are great for your skin!

Available at http://www.lavanila.com

Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths in Energize
Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths in Energize

Keep cool with Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths in Energize ($2.99 for 10 cloths) — Wipe away sweat, refresh your frame of mind and leave your skin with a cooling sensation. The inside pack is small and portable, so perfect to take along on hot days. These have light citrus scent and instantly cool the skin.

Available at mass market retailers near you.

eos Every Day Hand Lotion
eos Every Day Hand Lotion

eos Every Day Hand Lotion ($3.99 each) — I always have lotion in my bag.  These are cute and don’t take up a lot of space. They comes in three soothing scents; Fresh Flowers, Cucumber, and Berry Blossom.  Each hand lotion is made with 97% natural ingredients including aloe, oat, shea butter, and vitamins E&C. I have it in Fresh Flowers and I love the scent.  Perfect for spring!

Purchase at at EvolutionOfSmooth.com, Walmart, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Drugstore.com.

Balm Chicky Balm Balm Wild Mountain Honey
Balm Chicky Balm Balm Wild Mountain Honey

Balm Chicky Balm Balm Wild Mountain Honey ($7 USD) — Made with all-natural ingredients: Beeswax, rosemary, and vitamin E combine with the sweet scent of honey and fresh clementines, organic palm oil for deep penetrating moisture, organic hemp seed oil as mother nature’s UV blocker, and organic extra-virgin olive oil for young supple lips. This balm also has the Friend End — pop the cap off the bottom and a friend can use their finger to enjoy the balm as well!  Also available in Juicy Melons, Huge Cucumber & Mint, Sweet Baby Ginger and Hot Chocolate Love.

Available at http://www.balmchicky.com and this month it will be in over 400 Target stores this month, so check the one near you!

Icelandic Glacial
Icelandic Glacial

Don’t forget to hydrate! Icelandic Glacial is a premium, natural spring water that is bottled straight from the source of Iceland. With exceptional balance from a naturally low, “sweet spot” mineral content and an uncommonly high and naturally occurring alkaline pH level of 8.4, Icelandic Glacial provides a clean fresh taste with the perfect healthy balance for the body – you won’t have to worry about staying hydrated and cool under the Coachella desert sun!

Icelandic Glacial is available in five sizes from 330ml to 1.5L ($1.00-$2.79) at select fine groceries and http://www.IcelandicGlacial.com

 

Clean Your Face and Body With New Cleansing Wipes

I am a lazy girl.  It may be because I have 3 kids, a husband, full-time job and way too many animals — or I might just be a lazy girl at heart.

That’s why I love cleansing wipes! They are so easy, especially at night when I am tired.

The wipes below aren’t only good for removing makeup, some refresh your body after working out or over-heating.  And they are fairly inexpensive, too!

EUTROGENA® Oil-Free  Cleansing Wipes
NEUTROGENA® Oil-Free Cleansing Wipes

The NEUTROGENA® Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Cleansing Wipes ($7.49 USD) — This line delivers a refreshing blast of 100% naturally derived grapefruit extract and vitamin C to help prevent blackheads and breakouts. Available in five formulas, the Pink Grapefruit line offers pre-moistened Cleansing Wipes, Facial Cleanser, Foaming Scrub, Cream Cleanser and Body Wash.

What I think:  I have been testing the wipes, and even though I don’t have oily skin, I have really been enjoying them.  The scent is fresh and fruity, very nice.  I have been using the wipes at night and they remove all of my makeup and don’t irritate my skin.  so win win!

Available at mass market retailers near you.

 güd® By Burt’s Bees Natural Cleansing Wipes
güd® By Burt’s Bees Natural Cleansing Wipes

güd® By Burt’s Bees Natural Cleansing Wipes — ($2.99 for 10 wipes) — These new soft, natural towelettes can be used to remove dirt and sweat from head to toe, leaving behind an invigorating cooling sensation, instant deodorizing effect, and intoxicating scent so you feel fresh and clean.  Formulated with güd-for-you natural botanicals and extracts, these gentle wipes not only take away the day, but also leave skin smelling amazing with fun, uplifting scents like Orange Petalooza, Pearanormal Activity, and beloved Red Ruby Groovy.

What I think: These are so handy to carry around!  They remove makeup at night, but they are also a great mid-day refresher or use them after a walk or a workout.  They smell fantastic, too!

Available at leading drug, grocery and mass retailers and on güdhappens.com

Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths
Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths

BanTotal Refresh Cooling Body Cloths ($3.29 USD) –feature unique PowderSilk technology, imported exclusively from Japan, that instantly cools hot skin on contact and leaves you feeling revitalized. These convenient wipes leave behind a translucent, superfine powder that keeps skin smooth and comfortable, especially after taking off a hot, itchy scarf. And with three light revitalizing scents—Enliven, Invigorate, and Restore—you can replace any lingering wet wool outerwear smell with delicate, reviving fragrance in a flash.

What I think: This is a really cool (ha!) idea!  They are perfect for a refresher after all the winter layers and I know they will help my skin stay cool and dry in the summer!  And they smell really mild and fresh.

Available at mass market retailers near you.

Have you tried any of these new wipes?  What do you think?

 

 

 

Ban Clinical Defense — Strong Deodorant for Hot Summer Days

Ban Clinical Defense
Ban Clinical Defense
 
Last Spring was a great time for me, because I discovered clinical strength deodorant. I had always used regular deodorant, which would help at first, but over the course of the day it stopped working for me. Clinical deodorant keeps me dry ALL DAY which is huge for me. Yes everyone — I sweat. A lot.
 

The main ingredient in these antiperspirants is Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex at a level of 20%, which used to be only available in prescription form. How does this keep us dry? Well, aluminium and zirconium ions form a gel that clogs large numbers of pores in the skin which prevents the pores from releasing sweat, plus it absorbs the sweat that didn’t get clogged. 

I have tried other clinical strength deodorants that are solids, and they have worked well. But I really love that Ban Clinical Strength (approx. $7.99 USD) is a roll on. It is  smooth going on and dries very quickly.

 
Besides drying quickly, Ban also claims that it targets odor 4 ways for prescription strength odor protection, contains the highest antiperspirant strength possible without a prescription,  and it contains a smooth, non-irritating alcohol-free formula.
 
To learn more about this product, visit Ban’s website at www.feelbanfresh.com