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May is here, the warm weather is returning and we all are ready to enjoy ourselves and what better time to pamper yourself with Bota Bota, an exciting contest for our readers, and other goodies I will show you this May, for my monthly Beauty Buzz.
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, the time for better self-care practices has arrived and so many of the beauty activities you can indulge in will allow you to bring a friend, partner or loved one, so what better time to pamper yourself and someone you love.
This is the perfect time to book a facial, a massage, an exfoliation or any type of beauty service, we all long to refresh ourselves and shake off the winter stupor to fully embrace the warmth and social frenzy of the spring/summer season and pamper ourselves.
There is something special and unique about all self-care experiences, the attention to your skin and its concerns is truly beneficial for your skin, you can easily improve your complexion and completely overhaul the general appearance of you skin.
With all of the daily grind and stress we all face too frequently, taking the time to pamper yourself is crucial to improve not only your sense of well-being, but it can greatly enhance your mental health.
Bota Bota Spa Giveaway
I am so thrilled to announce that Best Kept Mtl is launching a giveaway with Bota Bota, the high-end spa located in Old Montreal, not only will this wonderful contest allow one of our readers the opportunity to escape to the exquisite location in Old Montreal sitting on the water of our own St. Lawrence river; the lucky winner will have access to some of the best spa services on the planet.
I am excited to be able to benefit from the incredible spa services at Bota Bota and I feel very lucky to have a complimentary service from Bota Bota, I will be able to share my experience more in-depth and give you a better idea of what to expect from Montreal’s premiere spa.
Best Kept MTL is launching a contest on the newly revamped website, where 2 lucky winners will benefit from the baths and an exciting Drift Package. Watch out for this contest as it will launch on both our website and on Instagram, this week.
Participating in this contest is a great way to win a relaxing afternoon for yourself and a friend, to properly pamper yourself.
I am beyond excited for my excursion to Bota Bota this May, their gifted staff will help to relax me and look my best as the summer approaches, this is a perfect gift for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and any birthday or special occasion where you want to spoil someone special to you.
As mentionned previously, Bota Bota will be giving away a Drift Package, more exciting details upcoming, stay tuned!
Polish Your Body With Sweet Sugar
This past year, I was blessed with the possibility of trying a wide variety of skincare and body care products and my showers have not been the same since. I was lucky enough to receive the Biossance Squalane + Enzyme Sugar Body Scrub and I was completely blown away by how spectacular this body scrub is.
Biossance is known for its inclusion of Squalane in all of their products, this incredible hydrator does wonders for the skin and it is included in the incredible Squalane + Enzyme Sugar Body Scrub. The product itself won an award of Best of Beauty 2022 for Allure magazine, one of the most prestigious accolades that any cosmetic product can be awarded.
Where most body scrubs have crushed stones or nuts in them, leaving an annoying mess in the shower and I often find that rinsing all of it off is problematic at best. The exfoliating agent in the Biossance Squlane + Enzyme Sugar Body Scrub is Sugar, meaning that the fine particles are perfect for exfoliating the skin and they dissolve in the water, leaving no residue, making this a no-fuss, no-muss pamper yourself must-have!
I also know this is a stand-out product if I repurchase it and I made sure to benefit from the Sephora Savings event recently to get myself a refill of the Squalane + Enzyme Sugar Body Scrub from Biossance, as it is my all-time favorite body scrub thus far.
The Squalane + Enzyme Sugar Body Scrub by Biossance is the perfect body polisher to smooth the skin of your body and make it soft for touching.
A Soothing Facial Mist
Byoma is a British-based, beauty brand that specializes in skincare that is designed to protect your moisture barrier and be soothing and repairing for the skin. Byoma was so kind to send me their initial launch collection for the Canadian market and I have been loving the various products for over several months now.
As we move towards summer, I find that I love lighter skincare and nothing feels more lightweight, in my opinion than a facial mist. The Balancing Face Mist by Byoma is a gentle face mist that vaporizes in a wonderfully refined mist that instantly refreshes the skin.
The Balancing Facial Mist from Byoma has Probiotic Ferment and Allantonin to soothe and replenish the skin’s microbiome, it also features a unique Tri-Ceramide Complex which supports the skin’s barrier health. You will also find a very tiny percentage of Lactic Acid in all of their products which helps the skin retain it’s elastin.
You can use the Balancing Facial Mist from Byoma as a mist-on toner during your skincare routine, or to simply refresh your face after a long day. During the summer this is a wonderful way of adding extra nourishment to your skin without adding another gel or cream texture on the skin, an easy way to pamper yourself and refresh without a heavy feel.
Clinically Proven Repair For Your Face
Whenever I receive a promotional package from CLINIQUE, I get very excited, the wonderful people working at CLINIQUE always send me the best products, and occasionally they slip in an unexpected product for me to try.
In my last package from CLINIQUE, they sent me an unexpected item, the Even Better Clinical Brightening Moisturizer from CLINIQUE, another brilliantly formulated moisturizer that expertly blends multiple active ingredients; including both Salicylic Acid and Vitamin C, excellent brighteners for the complexion.
The Even Better Clinical Brightening Moisturizer also features Hyaluronic Acid to retain the hydration in your skin which will help to soothe the skin as the actives begin their magic of brightening the complexion, along with Camelia Sinensis Leaf, a type of Green Tea, an excellent antioxidant known for its capacity to quell the look of irritation.
An ideal moisturizer for the summer season, this cream will keep your skin hydrated as it works hard at breaking up the unwanted pigmentation of any discoloration you may have. Pamper yourself with the Even Better Clinical Brightening Moisturizer from CLINIQUE, you will be amazed how it brightens your complexion and keeps your skin clear.
Lash Building At Home
Embryolisse is a French beauty brand that has long been gate-kept by the makeup artist community. Though they are most well known for their incredible moisturizer, the Lait-Crème Concentré, I actually want to talk about a much smaller product, one that lengthens your lashes and boosts up your brows.
The Lashes and Brows Booster from Embryolisse is an excellent source of stimulation to increase the volume and length of your lashes or brows, you apply it at night, as the last step in your night-time skincare routine.
The Embryolisse Lashes and Brows Booster goes on clear and is inconspicuous, will not show at all after application, however, you may find, like myself, that certain lashes start having more presence and length.
Embryolisse has long been the secret of makeup artists, as I mentioned earlier their Lait-Crème Concentré has long been one of the favorite moisturizers for pre-makeup preparation for professional makeup applications.
When I received the Lashes and Brows Booster Serum from Embryolisse I suspected that I was touching a winning formula, and I am happy to report that it is. I found the Lashes and Brows Booster Serum to be gentle on my lashes and gave them the boost I was seeking, I will continue to purchase this one to maintain my lash length, to bat my lashes often and continue to flirt with my eyes.
Innovative, Luxury Gel-Creme for Eyes
Estée Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Gel-Creme is an outstanding product to care and protect your under-eye area and also hydrate your eyelids. The innovative texture of the Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Gel-Creme by Estée Lauder glides effortlessly on the skin and is quickly absorbed, plumping up the skin and laying a thin, occlusive layer to protect the skin it sits upon.
I first began using the Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Gel-Creme by Estée Lauder early last fall and I never wanted the product to end, I love the gentle formula filled with nourishing extracts, this eye product does not disappoint.
The elegant component of the Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Gel-Creme by Estée Lauder elevates the product and makes it a statement piece in any collection, a symbol of the level of importance you place in your own care, how primordial your person is to you. Exquisite packaging combined with the cutting edge of scientific skincare, creates the perfect product to pamper yourself with.
In my opinion, Estée Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Gel-Creme is a worthy splurge for anyone who wants to care and repair the skin around the eye and maintain maximum levels of hydration in the skin, in an area that is notoriously more difficult to treat.
My Fenty Skin Body Obsession
I have already written about the following product in this story, however the level of love I feel towards this specific product from Fenty Skin has reached unparalleled heights of adoration from my person.
The Butta Drop Vanilla Dream Whipped Oil Body Cream with Tropical Oils + Butters from Fenty Skin is the most delicious and enveloping scent and cream I have ever used. This cream wraps me in deeply intensive moisture that leaves me smelling and feeling like a irresistible, delectable dessert from the most exquisite cuisine or pastry shop.
Fenty Skin’s Butta Drop Vanilla Dream Whipped Oil Body Cream with Tropical Oils + Butters is an outstanding product from a celebrity brand that has more than proven its worth in the cosmetic market, this cream has surpassed my expectations and I never thought I could grow an addiction to a scent, I am always ready for my Butta Drop Vanilla Dream Whipped Oil Body Cream with Tropical Oils + Butters fix; bring it on and lather it on, feel it transform your body and skin.
You know I am pampering myself with this gorgeous cream, go out there and pamper yourself now!
If you want to see this amazing product’s first introduction in my stories, read more about it, right here.
Enjoy May and Pamper Yourself Good
This month is all about coming to life and taking more than a moment, to truly pamper yourself!
You deserve the time spent on you and as I always say; if you feel good, you spread the good around you.
Make sure you participate in our Bota Bota Spa Contest this month, check back soon for more information on how you can register. Expect a full report and appreciation of my treatment under the expert hands and care of the Bota Bota staff shortly on the site.
Until next time dear beauty lovers, pamper yourself and stay beautiful!
Lead image courtesy of Bota Bota Spa
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