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April Wish List

Loving all things orange and pink this month, as fresh and delightful as a freshly peeled blood orange! I can almost smell the burst of citrus hitting the spring air.

Leigh & Luca Scarf  |  Vivienne Tiny Studs  |  Emerson Fry Mod Dress  |  Kate Spade Japanese Floral Pencil Set  |  a gorgeous specimen of Happy Menocal Custom Heraldry would be a great way to celebrate our April wedding anniversary  |  Mini Letter Necklace  |  Spot and Stripe Eyeglasses Case  |  Warby Parker Huxley Glasses  | Tom Ford True Coral lipstick  | Bobbi Brown Beach body oil, because spring is my summer (when the real heat starts I’ll be huddled next to the air conditioner) 

Winter Soak

On a daily basis I’m much more of a shower girl, but the winter chill always makes a long soak in a hot bath sound really appealing. Over the years I’ve found a favorite product for nearly every bathing mood I find myself in, a few drops (or a handful of salt) and about 20 minutes can make a world of difference.

Let the pine and spruce oils in Kneipp Warmth & Energy Bath whisk you away into a woodland fantasy, relax and recharge with Kiehl’s Lavander Foaming Bath, clear the sinuses and ease muscle aches with Ahava Eucalyptus Bath Salts, soothe and moisturize dry winter skin with Archipelago Botanicals Oat Milk Bath, and feel like a proper fancy lady with REN Moroccan Rose Otto Bath Oil.

Bah Humbug Blemish

Have you ever noticed that when you have nowhere to go, nothing to do, and no one to see, your skin is flawless, yet the night before a party almost guarantees a giant blemish right in the center of your face? Yeah, me too. When this happens even the most carefree girl considers drowning her sorrows in a cocktail and immediately begins piling on the concealer. There is something else you can try. This little trick is a home approximation of a cortizone shot you would get at the dermatologist*, and will at the very least decrease the size and redness of your blemish overnight, and often eradicate it completely! Place a tiny (tiny!) dab of cortizone cream (I use Cortizone-10 1%) directly on the blemish, cover with a pretty little bandaid, and snooze away. In the morning just carry on with your usual routine and enjoy that fabulous party!

* While this doesn’t have the amazing results that a visit to the dermatologist will, it should still be used with great care. Only do this on large blemishes and only for special occasions!  This is definitely not a treatment for every day, and never apply cortizone cream on large areas of your face or body, you run the risk of thinning and damaging your skin, not to mention getting a very long lecture from your dermatologist. Speaking of which, I am not a doctor, this is not to be used as medical advice, and you should always check with your own physician before trying a new beauty treatment of any kind.