Saturday, 1 February 2014

Beauty Resolution #2: Moisturize that Body!

Happy weekend, y'all! A few days ago, I posted the first of my Beauty Resolutions, the enormous yet exciting challenge of putting a moratorium on new lip purchases for the coming year. While that task will undoubtedly be my central resolution, I thought it would be a good time to consider some other beauty habits I'd like to brush up on in 2014. So for the second installment:

Resolution #2: Give my body lotions, butters, and creams more of a workout!


So, we all get lazy sometimes. One of the beauty realms in which I'm perpetually lazy is that brief period following a shower when you know your skin could use some extra hydration, but you'd much rather slip on a robe and some socks and get cozy than take the extra few seconds to moisturize. Or, because I've wasted too much time blog reading over breakfast, my post-shower time frame is too rushed to take that extra step. Well, no more!

I have so many lovely body potions in my stash, and really want to make an effort to use them on the regular. Though my complexion is on the oily side, my limbs do get quite dry (especially during an Arctic-like winter such as this one), so more moisture is definitely needed! Applying body lotion literally takes two minutes, so I want to make it a habit!


To motivate me to stick with this resolution, I've gathered some of my favourite body hydrators to remind myself of what I've been missing. The Body Shop Body Butters have been a perpetual favourite of mine (their Cocoa Butter and Coconut offerings are heavenly) and their Olive Body Butter is currently gracing my stash. I bought it last summer when I was looking for a light, fresh scent, but it is equally lovely to use during the winter months as well! Another fresh, fruity scented lotion is Agronatura's Latte Corpo al Neroli, a stunning Italian organic number that made me realize that neroli is one of my favourite natural perfumes. Hand care is also super crucial this time of year (my mitts get so parched!), so I recently picked up a handbag-sized version of Soap & Glory's Hand Food, which has been keeping my hands happily soft. It has a great fruity scent too!


The past year also brought the truly divine Caudalie Divine Oil into my life. The scent is sophisticated and sexy and the formula melts so effortlessly into my skin. It's products like this that remind me why moisturizing my limbs can be such a treat! Tval also recently scent me a lovely selection of body products. Two of my favourites are the Pumpkin Marshmallow Skin Smoothie*, a light, creamy concoction of sweet, spicy goodness (featured here) and the Ginger Fig Whipped Body Butter, a rich sophisticated cream that offers some serious hydration! Bath & Body Works is like heaven for bath-lovers, but the amount of scents they offer can be overwhelming. Luckily, I've pinned down my favourite, their Midnight Pomegranate range. It smells of black cherries and musk and the Body Lotion provides the perfect amount of moisture!


If I'm going to use this resolution post as a forum for raving about my favourite body hydrators, there are a few others that deserve mention. I'd be remiss to omit Aesop's incredible Rejuvenate Intensive Body Balm, which is the only body cream I've really been using regularly this year. The tube is nearly finished! It smells of tangerine, vanilla, and sandalwood (sweet, spicy goodness) and hydrates intensely without a greasy feel. It's tops in my book! It's also a rare occasion that I do not have any Lush products in my body stash, so I wanted to also give a shout-out to their Sympathy for the Skin hand and body lotion (vanilla! bananas! yummy!) which I've been using for years and their Therapy Massage Bar (another neroli treat) that I tend to use as a hydrator on my driest bits.

So there you go! This resolution will not feature a lengthy list of itemized guidelines (as was needed for my lip product no-buy; I need all the structure and help I can get for that one!), but I thought that just publishing my general intention to put these body products to good use would help me to realize that taking those extra couple minutes post-shower is so worth it!

Are you lazy like me when it comes to moisturizing? What are some of your favourite body creams, lotions, and potions?

Thanks for reading! xo


* These products were sent to me as PR samples from Tval. Thanks again for the lovely treats!

40 comments:

  1. I never moisturize my body and here in sweden the weather is freaking cold so I definitely have to pay more attention to that too. I'd love to try the pumpkin marshmellows skin smoothie.. because the name sounds delicious x

    http://holaflo.blogspot.se/

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    1. It really does smell amazing! :)

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  2. i've been using the body shop's body butters pretty religiously. esp the brazil nut. cna't get enough of that one.
    Jenn
    A Beautiful Zen

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    1. Ooh, will have to check that one out :)

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  3. I always moisturise my body with either Soap and Glory body butter or The Body Shop body butter. Just because it makes me smell divine. haha.

    Kah-Feh Yen | YSL Rouge Volupté Lipstick Giveaway

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    1. The scent is a great incentive! xo

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  4. wonderful products!
    have a great weekend sweety!

    <3
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  5. Moisturising regularly is forever on my to-do list. :) I used one The Body Shop body butter last year and it was such an achievement of mine. ;)

    Mademoiselle-Lala.com

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    1. Yeah, it's not easy! But using lovely Body Butters makes it easier :)

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  6. The Lush for the skin product sounds yummy!

    Great post :) I really need to moisturise more but I have been better since I got the Laura Mercier Souflee.. it smells so good!

    Kimberley x

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    1. You should definitely check it out! And the Laura Mercier Souffle sounds wonderful :)

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  7. yessss like it!<3
    www.supongoestilo.blogspot.nl

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  8. I never use body moisturizers but I this year is also one of my resolutions! So good luck to you and good look for me haha xx

    www.lam-style.blogspot.com

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  9. That's definitely a good resolution! When I lived in Guelph, I moisturised all the time and have since continued! If I don't moisturise now, my skin gets all dry and sad.

    http://temporaryprincess.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Still working to make it a habit, for sure!

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  10. If I don't lotion up constantly, my skin gets so dry! :)

    AJ | TheAJMinute

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    1. Me too, I'm just a bit lazy, lol. Getting better at it, though :)

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  11. Ah this sounds like a resolution that I need to do.. I never apply body lotion! Good luck with your mission! xxx

    Gemma // missmakeupmagpie.com

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  12. I've never used any of those, but oh how I wanna!!! I'm currently using the Acure Tangerine one and it's amazing - I'll be repurchasing it for sure :)!

    xx
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    1. Ooh, love anything Tangerine-scented! xo

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Andrew :)

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  14. love italllll<3
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  15. I don't use moisturizer that much esp. on my face since I have an oily skin and it's SUPER humid most of the time here in the Philippines. Anyway, Love this post dear!


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  16. BEAUTIFUL

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  17. Interesting article! On my blog new illustration:) I invite:) Kisses:*

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    1. Thanks so much, Iwona! Love your illustrations :)

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  18. I love Body Shop Body Butter! Coconut is my absolute fav, it smells divine!

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    1. Love the Body Shop's Coconut range! Really does smell fantastic :)

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