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Body buffed and pedi-ready with Spongellé

Skin that glows is essential for summer, and getting that glow can actually be a treat.  I will be  pampering myself with the new and innovative Spongellé Body Wash Infused Buffers for both the body and feet, which are infused with gentle cleansers and moisturizers to exfoliate and refresh your skin in the shower.  The luxurious, adorable body buffer is shaped like a daisy complete with ribbon on top to hang it in your shower.  I was offered one scented with exotic extracts of papaya and yuzu which is fresh, sweet and completely addicting, along with the beach grass-scented pedi-buffer that really gets the job done, leaving the feet pedi-ready.

I can’t wait to try the rest of the scents which include Ginger Bergamot, Bulgarian Rose, French Lavender and Coconut Verbena, and the Mandarin Mint pedi-buffer.  What a great treat for summer!

Shop for Spongellé here, and check out their lovely instagram feed at Beyond Cleansing

Photography by Allana Wesley White Photography

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Review: Exuviance Illumination Duo for Radiant Skin


Ahhh the glow of summer skin – in my case a result of high humidity.  Despite my diligence with sunscreen, over time I have developed uneven sunspots appearing along my jaw and hairline, and switching between the muggy weather outdoors to air-conditioning tends to sap my skin of its radiance.   The experts of NeoStrata have come to the rescue with a specialty line of skincare, Exuviance, with its patented formulas of AHA’s, PHA’s, and vitamin C, to refine and refresh skin tone, and increase collagen production, revealing healthier skin.

Twice a week I use the Exuviance Performance Peel AP25, which is a two-step peel that begins with an activator pad and is followed up ten minutes later with a neutralizer pad.  The peel is not harsh or stinging, and the skin glows following the treatment, which with regular bi-weekly use reduces the size of pores, lightens sunspots, and leaves skin smoother and more radiant.

Every night I use the Exuviance Illumination Duo which combines the moisturizing  Evening Restorative Complex mixed with the super-antioxident Vitamin C+ Antiaging Booster, a 100 pure active Vitamin C powder that you blend together into a small dollop in your hand before applying it to your face for a super potent cocktail.  The cream is rich but not greasy at all and very hydrating, helping improve the skin’s elasticity and tone.  Together they are a powerhouse combination.

My three way approach improves the overall texture and resilience of my skin, giving me a more even skin tone, and a glowing, radiant complexion, which will remind me of summer long after humidity makes way for fall’s cooler days.

Exuviance by NeoStrata

Photography by Allana Wesley White Photography  www.allanawesleywhite.com

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Bliss Super Minty Soap N’ Scrub: exfoliate!

There are much better ways to get luminous for summer!  Don’t be harsh!  While walking in sand might be the best way to rid your feet of dry, flakey winter skin, the rest of your body needs special treatment .  To the rescue:  Bliss Super Minty Soap N’ Scrub with jojoba beads to exfoliate and peppermint to invigorate and refresh, in a cooling formula that tingles and leaves your skin as soft and smooth as a baby’s….. well you get the idea.  Exfoliation readies your skin for hydration from body moisturizers and gives a smooth surface to apply self tanner without leaving streaks.  It’s time to bare arms and legs, backs and shoulders, so shed your winter skin and get glowing!

Bliss Super Minty Soap N’ Scrub available at Sephora

Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster, and Sunscreen Oil SPF 30 for Skin and Hair


We all know the dangers of tanning by sunlight, but who doesn’t love the look of glowing tanned skin?  Do it the healthy way with Clarins’ new Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster which gives you a made-to-measure tan simply by adding three drops to your daily or nightly moisturizer. You get all the normal benefits of your regular moisturizer plus a beautiful glow without sun damage.

Protect your body and hair with Clarins Sunscreen Oil with SPF 30.  This dry oil water-resistant spray provides broad spectrum sun protection and contains organic oil and extracts to protect the skin and fight free radicals.  Summer is calling!

Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster and Clarins Sunscreen Care Oil SPF 30 at Nordstrom