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La-Mer-The-Mist.jpgWant a little luxury in your life? Well, La Mer The Mist is the way to go.

Now, we happen to love a face mist. It’s one of the beauty products that you’ll find stashed on our vanity, in our bathroom cabinet, on our desk at work … we have lots and lots of them. But there’s something about this one from La Mer that just keeps us coming back.

Maybe it’s the fact that it’s formulated with highly charged waters that heal, hydrate and rebalance the skin no matter how dry and dehydrated it’s gotten. Maybe it’s the marine and botanical extracts that soothe surface irritations and relax dry lines to restore skin’s appearance. Maybe it’s the refreshing, floral-like scent. Or maybe it’s just the fact that it’s the prettiest shade of pale lavender.

In any case, this is one face mist we simply can’t get enough of. You can bet we’ve stocked up so it’s sitting in every room of our house.

La Mer The Mist retails for $55 at nordstrom.com.
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Quick, someone at Adara send me your full line of organic virgin coconut hair oil! And better overnight it because I’m at the beach and I think I’ve discovered the perfect formula for perfectly-tousled beach hair. Move over, Argan oil and make way for the new product in town.

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Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray, $23 at sephora.com
Adara Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, $12 - $30 at b-glowing.com
Sephora-Makeup-Removing-Pads.jpgWant a surefire way to remove every stitch of eye makeup in a flash? Turn to Sephora Eye Makeup Removing Pads.

These unassuming round white pads pack a serious punch when it comes to removing eye makeup. One pad is saturated with enough makeup remover to effectively cleanse one if not both eyes, depending on how much eye makeup you actually wear. (Two will definitely get the job done even if you wear tons of black eyeliner and mascara!) Plus, they leave behind absolutely no greasy, oily residue.

This is thanks to the ingredient HydroSenn+, a natural ingredient proven to deliver immediate and long-lasting hydration more effectively than hyaluronic acid. It also contains a lash-strengthening complex that’s rich in flavonoids and olive wood extracts.

And the best part? They don’t irritate the eyes. AT ALL. You’ll be amazed at how gentle they are!

Sephora Eye Makeup Removing Pads are $9 for a tub of 30 at sephora.com.
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Since summer is in full swing and since I’m on my way to the beach in a couple days, I turned to Veet to make sure I didn’t have to pack a razor in my beach bag. This was the first time I tried Veet Spray On Hair Removal Cream and I couldn’t have been more pleased with how easy it was. The spray is a little uneven so make sure to mist everything with a thin layer and then go back in to areas like your knees to add more coverage.
Diffusers-Image.jpgWhile we absolutely love candles, sometimes we actually want a scent that’s more continuous than just during the candle’s burn time. And while plug-ins are too overwhelming for our sensitive noses, diffusers tend to give off just enough scent to delight and intrigue us without becoming overpowering. They’re perfect for dispelling any lingering odors, too (think litter boxes or something that burned during cooking!). Below, our five favorites.

Votivo Red Currant Reed Diffuser
Tart red currants, golden fruit glaze, vanilla bean ice cream, raspberry filled sugar cookies … can you say heaven on earth?
$40 at votivo.com

Nest Bamboo Reed Diffuser
The famed candle company is just as proficient at making diffusers. And this one, with notes of white florals, sparkling citrus and fresh green accords, is absolutely divine.
$34 at saks.com

Dayna Decker Leila Diffuser
Grapefruit. Bergamot. Dewberry. Lemon Flower. Amber Musk. Need we go on?
$96 at raincollection.com

The Body Shop Vanilla & Lime Blossom Reed Diffuser
Vanilla and lime blossom combine with lily of the valley, amber and jasmine for a seductively sensuous scent.
$19.50 at thebodyshop.com

Crabtree & Evelyn Iris Home Fragrance Diffuser
Iris blends with sandalwood, patchouli and just a hint of fresh vetiver, paying homage to the classic alluring ingredient of orris (prepared from the root of the iris flower and prized by Renaissance perfumers).
$35 at beauty.com

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