Spring is finally here and while we’re busy putting away our sweaters and winter coats, it is also a good time to toss out those heavy foundations and dark lipsticks and get a lighter, naturally glowing look.
I recently received two great products from the new Bethenny Frankel skincare line, Skinnygirl Face and Body and found them both perfect for Spring. The first is Calming Lip Shine, which contains vanilla and lavender. In the winter I tend to wear matte lipsticks but now that the sun is out a little gloss on the lips is enough to bring attention to them, but not turn them into a distraction. I often find that most lip glosses give my lips too much shine and I end up with a wet, unnatural look, but the Calming Lip Shine gives my lips just enough natural sparkle that catches the reflection of the light, so it’s perfect for the kind of look I go for: pretty but natural.
I also received the Detox Face Mask and found it very effective. The mask is all-natural and gives the skin a good scrub. While it won’t peel many layers like an acidic peel, it does give a very clean and very fresh look and feel to the skin. It smells yummy, probably due to the sweet almond oil and cucumber extracts and the white clay feels very light on the skin. I tried the mask when I was getting ready for a black tie event and it made my skin glow! It is now a daily part of my weekly regimen.
Skinnygirl products include face and lip care, body products and special products for moms, as well as some wonderful gift sets that are perfect for Mother’s Day. All products are available at Walmart stores and at www.skinnygirlfaceandbodystore.com and www.Walmart.com while supplies last. Calming Lip Shine is $5.99 and the Detox Face Mask is $10.99.
With glowing skin and shiny lips I don’t feel so much like a frumpy mom anymore. Bring on the sun!
I was not paid for this post. I did receive the aforementioned products for review purposes.
Guest Blogger Maytal Wichman is the owner of Mama’s Bites and also writes for Long Island Mamas. Maytal has been living in New York City for eleven years. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature as well as a Law Degree, but writing about nutrition and helping families eat better is her true passion. She grew up in both California and Israel, which explains her love for California cuisine (fresh, local ingredients), as well as Mediterranean food (flavorful, heart-healthy ingredients). Maytal is a stay-at-home mom to two kids (ages 5 & 3) and works hard to ensure they eat healthy, unprocessed food, while trying to make it as delicious as possible. Married to a vegetarian and being a pescetarian herself, this can be quite a challenge. On an ordinary night at her dinner table, you can hear things like “More cauliflower, please!”, “How come I didn’t get a lot of tomato?” and “Fish oil! Yaaaay!”.