My new favorite body care products!
I’ve been collaborating with Palm recently and the Lather picks have caught my eye each month! I first tried their Caviar Lime Cleansing Creme (reviewed here) and last month I got a chance to try a couple of their body care products. I chose the Almond Creme Body Buff and Almond, Milk, & Honey Body Butter.
If you can’t tell by their names, these smell delicious! They’re warm and gourmet scents, which are just perfect for this time of year. I basically want to smell like baked goods and the holidays once it hits 40* outside.
The body scrub is really lovely because the jojoba beads and walnut shell powder do a great job of exfoliating without being too abrasive. I hate scrubs that hurt! This one has a thick cream base which helps soften skin too. A little bit goes a long way, but I’m sure I’ll fly through this since I’m really enjoying it.
I’m even more obsessed with the body butter. I prefer a deeply hydrating body cream, but I hate feeling any greasy residue. This Almond, Milk, & Honey Body Butter feels very moisturizing, but sinks in within a few minutes. It’s the perfect medium between being too thick and hard to spread and too light and gel-like. I love how luxurious this feels and actually look forward to shaving so I can apply this!
I also love that Lather is cruelty-free and focuses on high-quality, natural ingredients versus packaging – although I am a fan of their colorful, yet minimal aesthetic. They invest 80% into the product itself, sourcing ingredients from all over the world and avoiding synthetic fragrances.
I’m really excited to keep trying Lather products because I love the three I’ve experienced so far! Have you ever used any of their products? If so, which is your favorite?
A convenient beauty tool
Have you ever been wearing a skirt and crossed your legs in a meeting and then realized you did a terrible job shaving your knees? Just me? On more than one occasion, I’ve wished I had a razor with me for a quick fix. So I was pretty excited when Clio reached out about their Palmperfect Cordless Shaver.
I like the smaller size compared to most electric razors and how quickly this takes care of any unwanted hair. I think it’s especially great for the underarms as the rounded top is perfect for this more delicate area. I love that you don’t need water or shaving cream either, so you can quickly take care of shaving anywhere.
This is going to be perfect for beach trips or warm-weather travel! Or even when I’m wearing a sleeveless blouse to the office. At under $10, this such an affordable tool to have on hand – I definitely recommend it.
I also tried self tanning for the first time (review coming next week!) and the Palmperfect has been working like a charm to prep my skin. I can easily shave my legs and underarms without nicks or having to hop in the shower.
If I am doing my nighttime, post-workout shower routine, I’ll also use a body scrub to help exfoliate and make sure my skin is smooth first. My favorites are the Josie Maran Argan Sugar Scrub and the Sol de Janeiro Bod Buff! Then I’ll mix the Isle of Paradise Self Tanning Drops into one of my favorite body lotions and apply all over. I’m sadly almost finished with the Soap and Glory Smoothie Star Body Milk, which smells amazing and hydrates without being heavy.
Have you ever tried an electric razor before? What’s your favorite self tanner? I’m hooked on both now!
Featuring a French favorite
I wanted to start a new series featuring some of my favorite brands with an overview or quick reviews of the products I’ve been loving. It’s the perfect time to begin with L’Occitane since they’re having their 20% Friends and Family Sale this week (by the way this totally isn’t sponsored – I just love the line!).
When I lived in Chicago, I walked past a L’Occitane store nearly every day and often popped in for the scents alone; everything they make smells delicious or beautiful. I actually put a piece of the Verbena soap in my jewelry box, so I can smell it more often. It’s such a refreshing, pretty fragrance that’s perfect for spring.
Since being back in NYC, I don’t come across their stores as often, so I’m really glad they reminded me of their products with this cute gift set. I’ve loved the Shower Oil for years – it’s plush and foams up, but it’s also super moisturizing. I hadn’t tried the classic Shea scent before though and I really like it so far.
Surprisingly, I haven’t really explored their skincare, besides an eye cream a while back, so I was excited to try this face cream. It’s the Immortelle Precious Cream – pretty serious name, huh? I love the texture of this – it feels rich without being greasy. It has a somewhat floral scent, so just be careful if you’re sensitive to fragrance.
I usually have one of their Shea Butter Hand Creams in each of my bags and on my nightstand too. They’re really moisturizing without leaving a gross residue behind. This one is in the Cherry Blossom scent, but I absolutely love the Zesty Lime one that comes out during this time of year. It’s fresh and citrusy and perfect for some warmer weather! The bright green tube is also easy to spot in your bag.
My very favorite line has to be the Almond – these products smell so warm and comforting and make my skin really soft. I’ve had the Shower Oil, Milk Concentrate, and tiny Exfoliating Soap from a gift set last Christmas. This is the most luxurious line in my opinion and totally worth the price because the products last quite a while and the scent lingers on your skin all day.
Now I’m craving the Almond line and I definitely want to try more of their skincare. Have you ever tried L’Occitane? What’s your favorite body care brand?