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September Beauty Essentials

September Beauty Buy Recommendations by Fashionable Hostess

As summer comes to a close, I am not only rotating my closet but also rotating my beauty regimen. Here is what I am loving for September:

Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Soufflé Body Crème

  • What it is: An ultrawhipped body cream in the alluring scent of almond coconut.
  • What it does: This fragrant body cream provides all-day moisture protection without being heavy or greasy. Inspired by Laura Mercier’s French upbringing, the Almond Coconut Body & Bath Collection features playful yet sophisticated formulas inspired by the aura and aroma of the French pâtisserie.

Darphin Ideal Resource Face Cream

  • What it is: A true skin-restoration cream delicately scented with white flowers.
  • What it is formulated to do: At the heart of this deliciously rich cream resides a trio of flowers acting in synergy to help rebuild the vital resources of younger-looking skin.  Their combined properties have the power to help restore the skin’s natural collagen, revive complexion luminosity and reactivate natural cell renewal. 

Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair Gel Mask

  • What it is: A cooling, soothing gel mask that helps counteract visible signs of aging for younger-looking skin.
  • What it is formulated to do: With state-of-the-art breakthrough stem cell technology, rose stem cells are blended with rose extracts to help counteract visible signs of aging, including the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, dehydration, dullness, and sagging. This powerful Gel Mask strengthens and tones, revealing silky soft, radiant, beautiful, and youthful-looking skin.

Elizabeth & James Nirvana White Perfume

  • What it is: The newest perfume launched by style icons Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.
  • What it is formulated to do: Elizabeth and James Nirvana White is a captivating blend of delicate peony, chic muguet, and tender musk for a feminine scent with dark sophistication. Make this your new scent for the Fall season.

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Post-Baby All Natural Beauty Recommendations

bella b body cream + honest company nipple balmsafe products for new momsAfter having a baby, your body needs a little extra love in the beauty category. Your poor skin has been stretched, you are dead tired, and you spend the majority of your time nursing, so products that hydrate and rejuvenate in a safe and natural way are just what the doctor ordered.

Since a newborn is so fragile and sensitive, I personally have a heightened awareness for what is inside the products I am applying externally, because I spend so much time cuddled up against my babe. So, I found a few key products that meet all of my safety requirements and wanted to share with my fellow mammas. Here is what I am loving as I recover and try and restore my pre-baby body:

1. BELLA B Body Buzz Post Pregnancy Recovery Cream: Free of petroleum, lanolin and parabens (artificial preservatives), Body Buzz is specially formulated to firm skin all over the body and minimize cellulite in an all in one body cream. Sold at Destination Maternity. I lather it on my “stretched” areas like my belly and tush to help firm the skin. 

2. The Honest Company Nipple Balm: Helps relieve irritation and helps heal sensitive sore or chapped nursing nipples; made from a mix of calendula oil, olive oil, shea butter, tamanu and aloe. No need to wipe off before nursing and its unscented. Sold at Destination Maternity. I use it as an preventative measure and have had no pain while nursing. 

3. BASQ Revive Resilient Body Oil: Award winning blend of all natural oils; packed with skin essential omegas and fatty acids for skin strengthening, toning and protection. Built to absorb deeply and quickly for intense moisturization and repair. This select blend includes Hazelnut, Sweet Almond, Wheat Germ, Grapeseed, Rosehip Oils plus Vitamin E, all rich in Essential Fatty Acids to help build collagen and elastin. Paraben and Phthalate Free. Sold at Saks Fifth Avenue. I use it as a replacement to my usual body moisturizer and my skin couldn’t feel softer! 

4. Nine Naturals Vanilla and Geranium Regenerative Pregnancy Belly Butter and Stretch Mark Cream: Crafted from rich, organic emollients like broccoli seed oil, shea butter and cupuaçu butter, each ingredient is packed with restorative omega fatty acids and works deep within your skin’s connective tissue to dramatically improve elasticity, control stretch marks and fight itchiness. 100% Natural. Sulfate-free, Paraben-free, Phthalate-free, BPA-free, Triclosan-free, DEA-free, Petrochemical-free. No artificial chemicals, dyes or synthetic fragrance. Sold at NineNaturals.com. I loved using it at the end of my pregnancy and haven’t stopped. I love that it’s not greasy! 

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Summer Nail Trends

Essie Nail Polish Summer Collection

Hoping to be on-point when it comes to the hottest summer beauty and nail trends? Debuting those toes in a pair of cute summer sandals and a bright pedicure with a new nail color on your toes is just what the doctor ordered. When it comes to choosing the right shade, I am absolutely swooning over Essie’s newest summer nail polish colors – a mix of neons, from peachy pink to bright electric blue. While I have a hard time veering from my conservative nail color of Ballet Slippers {a pale white-ish pink} on my fingers, I love using my toes for a pop of fun! My favorites… first, Serial Shopper {a peachy pink}, followed by Too Taboo {Purple-ish Pink}, Vices Versa {Nickelodeon-style Slime Green}, I’m addicted {Turquoise Blue}, and Chills & Thrills {Lavender Purple}. I must say whether they look good on my toes or not, they do merchandise back to my apartment quite adorably!


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