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One of my favorite things about Summer is going to the beach. I love the way my skin and hair feel after a day lounging and walking with my dog on the sand. My skin is soft, sun kissed, and salty and my hair is wavy and thick from the misty air. Add an ice cream cone and a sexy boy and you've got my perfect summer day!

But with hectic schedules comes less beach days and more days spent working or running errands (and to think as a kid I thought being an adult would be awesome. I'd trade my driver's license and rent for biking with friends and going to the movies all day every day any day! Did that make sense?). 
05242013 SKN Beverly Hills Beach House Scrub

Let's start with the shower. SKN Beverly Hills makes a body scrub called "Beach House Body" and it's the fastest way to feel like a beach bum without living on a beach! It uses actual sand, jojoba beads and apricot seeds to exfoliate your skin, leaving you bright and Summer Ice Cream date ready! (Man, is anyone else craving ice cream?) I love the feel and smell of this scrub! I started using it when the North East was still feeling ickish from Winter (aka Spring) and it made me so excited for Summer! And the beach! And ice cream!

05242013 Organix Moroccan Sea Salt SprayNow that my skin was ready, I just had to do something about my long wavy blah winter hair. And I found it! Organix Moroccan Sea Salt Spray & Surf Paste are my summer hair go-tos this year! The Sea Salt Spray is a great quick tool that gives you hair that great natural texture that I thought you could on get at the beach! I give my hair a quick spritz straight out of the shower and let it air dry for my not-really-wavy-not-really-straight tressels to transform into soft, sexy waves. The Surf Paste gives your hair a bit more structure and control, getting rid of flyaways while still leaving you looking natural. It doesn't hurt that they both smell like the beach (minus the dead fish smell you sometimes get).05242013 Organix Moroccan Surf Paste

Even though the weather has just started to feel Summer-ish, I've been enjoying the beach for weeks now thanks to these three wonderful products! Well, I have to go eat some ice cream now!

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  • Sheena Eaton
    Sheena Eaton says #
    I love love love body scrubs! My skin always feels so radiant and at its best after a scrub! Thank you for sharing the sea salt s
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Spring is here!  Living in Maine makes one look forward to the first 70 degree day like no other. Winters are so long and dark, by the time spring finally arrives the thought of hot sunny beach days distracts my thoughts. It is also a time to start thinking about beginning another summer hair removal routine. Let’s face it, the easiest way to manage the unwanted hair is to create a routine which involves good products to make the experience easy, and pain free. Women have been removing unwanted hair for thousands of years, for a variety of reasons.

Archaeologists believe that the earliest razors used for hair removal were made of flint. These "blades" have been discovered in many excavations of prehistoric human dwellings and may date as far back as 30,000 B.C. Metalworking advancements developed in Egypt, India and Greece in 3,000 B.C. introduced the first permanent and reusable razors. It was these metal razors and modified versions of them that would be used for centuries to come, through the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and into the Victorian era. Many of the earliest forms of hair removal were related to other body modification rituals, including piercing and body art. For many primitive tribes, hair removal could be seen as a form of tribal status and wealth. Nowadays, hair removal has become much more a part of vanity grooming, with various social stigmas being attached to different types of hair removal.

05202013 Sexy Summer Legs Certified Fabulous

It began with the May, 1915 edition of Harper’s Bazaar magazine that featured a model sporting the latest fashion. She wore a sleeveless evening gown that exposed, for the first time in fashion, her bare shoulders, and her (shaved) armpits. Shocking at first, this soon caught on. At the same time a marketing executive with the Wilkinson Sword Company, which made razor blades for men, designed a campaign to convince women that underarm hair was unfeminine. By 1917 the sales of razor blades doubled as women conformed to this feminine stereotype of shaving under their arms.

The trend has continued. The average amount of time a woman will shave in her lifetime is 7,718 times, the average amount of time per shave is 10.9 minutes.  That’s an average of 322 days per lifetime dedicated to shaving our legs and armpits. Lucky for me, I was given some amazing shaving products that will make all of this shave time much easier.

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  • Sheena Eaton
    Sheena Eaton says #
    I absolutely love the Venus and Olay razor! I will never use another razor again!!
  • Nathan Horn
    Nathan Horn says #
    I will admit to being a history geek. I love learning the origin of modern things. I enjoyed reading this article a lot... even t
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