DIY Preparation for Your Perfect Getaway
Want to look awesome for that upcoming weekend on the beach – but not relishing dropping a couple hundred dollars at a spa to be smeared with who knows what? Take matters into your own capable hands and do it yourself! You’ll have peace of mind knowing exactly what’s going on your skin, and you’ll feel (and look) like a true beach beauty when you’re done!
Step One: The waxing. Oh, yes, we know you hate it, but it must be done! Best product on the market? My vote goes to MOOM, which offers a full line of waxing products with just the following ingredients: Sugar, Water, Chamomile, Lavender and Lemon Juice!! The finishing oil contains Cucumber and Jojoba to soothe and smooth your legs and bikini line. No artificial ingredients or fragrances allowed!
Step Two: The mani-pedi. Karma Organic Spa nail polish remover has a gentle, toxin free soy base that even Oprah says smells good. Then you can turn to Dakota Free’s Prairie Mint foot scrub and soak to make your feet great and look fantastic. (I have to say – more companies should be as transparent as Dakota Free – it’s amazingly easy to see exactly what is and what is NOT included in each product’s ingredients!!) Finish off by slicking on any of Karma’s many beautiful nail polish colors; I recommend the toulene, dbp, and formaldehyde free Fun in the Sun set for beach-side beauty!
Step Three: The tan! Nope, not the ‘give yourself cancer‘ tan, nor the ‘rub on lotion and pray you don’t turn orange‘ tan. There’s a better option – and who would have thought Suzanne Somers would be bringing it to us. Suzanne is a die-hard eco-chick when it comes to what she puts on her skin, and all her products are Certified Toxic Free. No synthetic fragrances, no parabens, no animal testing and no chemical emulsifiers! This means we can trust the SUZANNE Organics Golden Tanning Serum to deliver a lovely glow without the dangers of many self tanning systems.
Start about three or four days before your vacation, and you’ll look like you spent those days at a luxury spa being pampered! Now, that’s sexy AND sophisticated.