All posts tagged: The Blue Cocoon

What’s In My Bag? | Lake Tahoe, California 2015

Happy Thursday! Today I get on my first flight of 2015. It feels like forever since I’ve been on a plane. My first flight of the year takes me just up north to San Francisco. While I’ll see some family, I’m really spending my weekend in Lake Tahoe (CA side) with some close friends – our annual snowboard trip! So here’s a look into the items I’ll be bringing with me to help my skin fend for itself. Face Yuli Halcyon Cleanser Tata Harper Replenishing Nutrient Complex Odacité Night Time Antioxidant Repair Serum CV Skinlabs Calming Moisture May Lindstrom Skin The Blue Cocoon Hair Rahua Classic Shampoo Rahua Classic Conditioner Kae Argatherapie Hair Repairing Serum Body Weleda Regenerating Body Oil Pomegranate Due to the short trip, I usually don’t bring a soap or body wash and just use one provided by the hotel. Did I ever mention how terrible I am at putting on lotion too? At least I’m packing a body oil that will help my legs and arms stay somewhat moisturized in the …

May Lindstrom | The Blue Cocoon

If there’s anything that you should keep in your beauty arsenal it’s a good balm. According to Merriam-Webster, a balm is an oily substance with a pleasant smell and that is used for healing, soothing, or protecting the skin. I generally see balms associated with lips in mainstream markets. However, a balm can and should be used on every place where your skin is suffering from dryness. As I was expecting for this past winter to do a number on my skin, I decided to get a balm that would help my skin from flaking. Eco-skin chef, May Lindstrom, had just released a balm in her line that was certainly a blue enchantress. Luckily, Epic Beauty Bar was having a nice sale and I found my moment to save some money on this pricey item. $160 per pot (1.6 oz / 50 mL) As most of you may know I’m a sucker for clean black packaging. The violet glass pot with gold lettering brings on quite the polished look. I especially loved seeing May’s signature whimsical dandelion silhouette  on the lid. …

Skincare Ritual | Winter 2013

Wow. Is it April already?! This past winter San Diego didn’t have much of a cold season. Due to last winter being so unbearably cold on some days I was preparing myself for another cold snap. However, it was pretty mild with temperatures averaging around 73°F during the day and 55°F in the evening. They don’t call it Sunny San Diego for no reason! So this time around I didn’t have to rely on heavy creams to keep my face supple. Here’s a roundup the products that have kept my face glowing through a typical Southern California winter. Morning 1. Cleanse with Sodashi Clay Cleanser with Lime | 2. Moisturize with Odacite Beautiful Day Moisturizer | 3. Boost skin with Saya Rooibos + Aloe Face Serum | 4. Protect with a mix of Suntegrity BB Cream + Coola Tinted Mineral Sunscreen To sort of wake myself and my skin up I splash water on my face and then proceed to the rest of my routine. During the winter, a thicker cleanser is ideal in order …