Embrace Spring!

Congratulations, readers, you’ve made it!  March 20th marks the first day of Spring 2011.  Embrace the new season with Beauty of a Site!

1. Wear Green.

The most prominent sign of the new season is the hints of green popping up all over the country.  Whether for your favorite St. Patty’s day party or just for celebrating the season, green celebrates new growth and new chances.  It’s an essential part of your wardrobe!

OPI Don't Mess with Texas, China Glaze Starboard, Zoya Gemma

Try OPI’s Don’t Mess with OPI, from the Texas Collection, Zoya’s Gemma, or China Glaze’s Starboard from Anchor’s Away, for a chic green hue.

2. Welcome Florals.

More than any other season, Spring has its very own smell. Even before the flowers start blooming, get rid of winter’s musty smell with fresh florals of your own!

Fragrances of Spring

Choose Kai’s Room and Linen spray for hawaiian-inspired freshness, or this lily-scented candle from Aunt Sadie!

3. Bring on the sun!

Warmer weather, short sleeves and flip flops are not far off.  Prepare your skin for the challenge: scrub up, moisturize and bring on the bronze!

Cake Citrus Squeeze Scrub Get Fresh Spa Rich Body Creme St. Tropez Everyday Tan

We suggest Cake’s Soothing Sugar Scrub, Get Fresh Rich Body Creme and at home tanning from St. Tropez.

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Principessa’s Royal Makeover- New Sugar Scrub!

Principessa Delizia Mia Creamy Sugar PolishPrincipessa’s beloved Delizia Mia Sugar Polish has received a makeover of royal proportions. Now in a luxurious, thick format, Delizia Mia is now a Creamy Sugar Polish. While the original sugar polish featured the normal oil / scrub mixture, the improved Principessa formula scrubs and exfoliates like always, but in a creamy, lotion like format. Packaged with beneficial organic extracts and nourishing shea butter, the Delizia Mia Sugar Polish leaves your skin silky smooth- with no oily residue!

Both Principessa’s original and new sugar polishes are simple to use and give great results.  Simply massage on wet skin until your skin feels silky and quenched and you’ve successfully smoothed and exfoliated.  Be careful not to use on skin that’s irritated- the sugar polishes are best for use on freshly washed, clear skin.

Are you a huge fan of the old scrub? We do have some left, so grab them now- click here to purchase one! If you’re ready to check out Principessa’s new and improved scrub, click here!

Sugar vs. Salt: The Scrub Wars

So you’re staring at the shelf wondering which would be better for my skin – a salt or sugar scrub? What’s the difference?

Skin An Apothecary Sugar Glow

Skin An Apothecary Sugar Glow

Well, let’s start with the fact that both sugar scrubs and salt scrubs are used as a skincare exfoliate and you must pay special attention to the size of the granules in each. Sugar scrubs tend to have smaller, finer granules creating a gentler exfoliate which is recommended for those of you who have sensitive skin or suffer from topical skin conditions. Salt scrubs on the other hand, have much larger granules and contain sea salts that serve as natural purifiers as well as a hydration simulator. Despite your choice in sugar vs. salt, we recommend that you always use your scrub on freshly cleansed, damp skin to optimize your results and capitalize the ingredients effectiveness. Which do you prefer and why – let us know!

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