Spring is finally here (thank god!), and the city has come back to life. The weather is in the 70’s, and this ex-Cali girl can’t be happier. To celebrate the season, and enjoy it to its fullest, I thought I would gather up some great products for you that I consider totally essential this time of year. Each of these are perfect for transitioning you from the doldrums of Winter, to the loveliness of Spring.
1. For your outdoor adventures: Hydracentials Stylish On the Go Lunch Tote
I am absolutely loving my lunch tote, not only because it is stylish, but because it is so functional. This lunch bag looks like a purse, but its interior is made like a cooler, so it keeps you snacks/lunches insulated. You can keep your frozen food cold, and not have to worry about any leaking. It is a great size, and it has an outside pocket where you can keep items that don’t need to be insulated. It is the perfect thing for bringing snacks to the park for my daughter, or for going on a nice picnic in Central Park.
2. For your wardrobe: Libian Women’s Bolero Shrug
Spring weather, just like any other season’s weather in the Northeast, can be unpredictable. It can be cloudy and windy in the morning, and beautiful sunshine in the afternoon, or 80 degrees all day, and get down to the 50’s at night. For this reason, this bolero shrug is exactly the perfect piece to add to your wardrobe. It is lightweight, but keeps you warm when the unexpected chill hits. It comes in a variety of colors, and can go with many different outfits. Plus, since it is not a bulky jacket, you can easily fit it in your purse when you are not wearing it. For me, this is a total perk, since I loathe when I have to lug around a coat that I don’t need to wear. I’ve worn it to drop my daughter off at the bus, and I have worn it at a girl’s night out. It is a versatile piece, and perfect for Spring!
3. For your home: Spring flowers
I adore having fresh flowers in my home, and Daffodils are definitely one of my favorites. They are so bright and cheery, and just ooze, “Welcome to Spring!” There are so many beautiful Spring flowers in pinks, purples, and oranges, that it’s the perfect thing to add to any one of your rooms.
4. For your skin: OZ Naturals Sunscreen
With the sun out in full swing, you obviously need to protect your skin. We usually try to stay as natural as possible, and like the OZ Naturals products. This sunscreen (which is also anti-aging), is 100% natural, using carrot and green tea for antioxidant protection, mixed with botanicals and nutrients. The Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide defend against UVA and UVB rays, while the other ingredients work to moisturize the skin. It is sensitive on the skin, and can be used on all skin types, and on your lil’ ones as well. This is a great option if you are looking for a natural sunscreen.
5. For your feet: Naturalico Re-chargeable Pedicure Callus Remover
I don’t know about you, but my feet are awful after a long winter. My skin is drier, and since they are always stuffed in boots, I don’t pamper them as much (why do something fancy when they’re always covered in layers?). Come spring time, they need some TLC. This callus remover is perfect for easily getting the yucky dead skin off your feet, leaving them smooth and ready for sandals. Rather than using a pumice or file, you simply move this along the bottom of your foot, stopping on the areas that are rougher and callused, and it will quickly exfoliate your skin. Once you’re done, you rinse with warm water, and rub on some moisturizer. Simple as that! Plus, this one is rechargeable, so you don’t have to waste a lot of money batteries! All you have left is to paint your toes, and your feet will be ready to be seen!
What are some of your Spring Essentials?
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally, and believe will be good for my readers.