Beauty Breakdown

With beauty products, I tend to be a creature of habit – staying loyal to the same purchases because I love the way they work (you can find a few of favorite products here). Most of us don't have the time, money or patience to constantly try a new foundation or moisturizer to find out later that you don't really like it all that much. It's like straying from your favorite item on the menu only to be unsatisfied and disappointed. And with all of the products out there, it's so overwhelming and doesn't seem worth the effort. So I decided that I'm going to put myself out there and take tiny steps by subbing in one new product (when the old one is used up!)  – in hopes of making some eye-opening discoveries. The party starts with Kiehl's Creme de Corps Whipped Body Butter in limited edition lavender.

What do I usually use for body moisturizer? To be honest, I get the most out of all the re-gifted bath and body works lotions given to me over the holidays, and they last...forever....for some reason. So after the last squeeze of good old Country Apple, I set my sights high on a new contender to take the crown for new every day body lotion. Let us begin.

Before I purchased the whipped body butter, I was again forced to make an important decision. Do I go with the limited edition lavender scent? Or the original, soy milk & honey? Lavender naturally calms me, and since it was limited edition I decided to take the plunge. Although I'd heard great things about the soy milk & honey, I couldn't help but go with my natural intuition and general love for lavender.

What I can tell you after having this product for a little over a week now is that I'm a huge fan. What's great about this moisturizer is that it's rich, thick and sinks in well – not leaving you waiting long after to get dressed. Hydrating and long lasting, its lavender scent is neither too light or too heavy. I love putting it on after a hot shower, throwing on my robe and completely winding down. It's as much a relaxation technique as it is a product. I'm planning on keeping it around for as long as I can manage!