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Aside from the heat and bugs, there are very few negatives to the summer season. Unfortunately for some of us, summertime equals swimsuit season, so my summer beauty routine is primarily focused on getting back in shape. I just received my first BabbleBoxx, which was created by Single Edition Media to perfect the art of influencer sampling, and I’ve been enamored with all eight (yes eight!) treats since they arrived. Although BabbleBoxx isn’t a subscription service (and it’s not available to the general public), it does get exclusively delivered to selected social media influencers across the world. Keep reading to see which new beauty products for Summer 2016 I got in my very first box!
First and foremost, I was super excited to find an adorable 2(X)IST square-cut tank and leggings combo in bright yellow, which I immediately threw on and took for a barefoot jog on the beach. In case you’ve never heard of them, 2(X)IST is a leader in design and innovation and has established a namesake synonymous with superior fit, fashion, and performance functionality. Their price point is affordable ($26 for the tank, $48 for the leggings), and since summer is the unofficial season of “get your butt in gear” fitness, they’re a fabulous company to consider when you’re in the market for fresh new activewear.
Next, I pulled out some Tree Hut Shave Prep Body Scrub, which made me smile from ear to ear since I just wrote a post about the importance of pre-shave scrubs for getting sexy summer legs. Tree Hut, the well-known creator of some of America’s most favorite body scrubs and butters, is now introducing an exfoliating Shave Prep Body Scrub that pampers skin with nourishing oils and essential ingredients, like Oat Kernel Oil and Avocado Oil. Tree Hut Shave Prep Body Scrub gently removes dead skin and lifts hair for the most efficient shave yet– without ingrown hairs and/or pesky red bumps. The scrub can also be used to enhance smoothness between shaves, and I’m pretty much obsessed with it and its sugary smell.
The fourth item in my Babbleboxx was Vichy LiftActiv Serum 10 Supreme, which to put it bluntly, is flippin’ amazing. It’s a light weight anti-wrinkle and hydrating face serum that visibly reduces fine lines and wrinkles, including crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, wrinkles under eyes, and neck wrinkles. I can’t wait to see what my skin looks and/or feels like after a whole month of regular Vichy use.
In case you’d like to give Vichy a test run yourself, get 20% off plus free shipping with promotion code BABBLEBOXX at checkout. Offer is valid through 11:59pm (PST) on June 30th and unfortunately can’t be combined with any other discounts or gift sets. Enjoy!
Since I’m practically always sore (ie out of shape), I was ecstatic to see Village Naturals Therapy bath and body products for summer in my box. Village Naturals Therapy products are infused with a powerful blend of essential oils, extracts and cooling menthol to soothe sore muscles, relax the body, and soften the skin. Unlike traditional Epsom salts, their formula includes sea salt, menthol, Epsom Salt, essential oils, and key extracts, and a little goes a long way to not only soothe sore muscles and reduce tension, but to provide the additional benefits of softening the skin. Whether you’re an athlete, a do-it-yourself weekend warrior, suffering from stress and tension, or living with chronic back, joint or muscle pain, their line of bath soaks, body washes, and lotions provides effective, fast-acting relief… so you can get up and get back at it the next morning.
PS- Click here to get $1 off any Village Natural Therapy product!
Last but not least, I found an awesome little present from my all-time favorite cosmetics brand, It Cosmetics! I’ve always loved their Hello Lashes mascara and TIGHTLINE mascara primer, but you can now actually infuse your lashes with superhero powers in just one coat using Superhero™ mascara. Proprietary Elastic Stretch Technology wraps each individual lash in a volume-boosting, lengthening, and ultra-conditioning “black cape” of power and color that’s clinically shown to give you your strongest, longest, thickest, and most defined lashes! Love this stuff!
Have you ever given any of these summer beauty essentials a try? What did you think?