IMG_5594 IMG_5595when we arrived home from vacation there was a lot of fantastic mail waiting for us! one of the best things I found was my BirchBox Home Spring edition! it was so fantastic! It seams that BirchBox is testing this product and I love it so much!

inside, there was a cute shopping list note pad, two little glasses of jam, seeds so you can start a herbs garden, a baggu bag, a l’occitane perfume, and a tocca hand cream!

i was really impressed with the content of the box and so, so happy! i’ve been eying the baggu bags for a while now, and when we were in madrid i tried the l’occitane perfume and fell in love with it! what about that orange/cilantro candle? i’m obsessed! it’s funny how everything felt so perfect and catered specially to me: a lot of the products had citrus scents: my favorite! even the tocca hand cream is italian blood orange!

and the knife with flowery print? it’s making my kitchen happy!

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i absolutely detest flying. for a thousand different reasons. but one thing that’s cool during any flight is to enjoy the long hours with nothing to do to give yourself a spa treatment. when you land, you will feel beautiful, fresh and ready (with dignity) to go out and check out a new place.

one of the most inspiring beauty videos i’ve ever seen is this one, from beauté guru lisa eldridge. {LOVE HER}

hope you guys enjoyed the video. lisa’s website has hundreds of fun videos if you want to learn more about cosmetics and beauty. i super recommend, she is so awesome and beautiful!

do you have a travel beauty routine?

a few days before valentine’s day i like to do a beauty routine i call “my very own home spa”. it’s the beauty routine that makes me fell beautiful and relaxed. i don’t do this often, but i like to do it when i feel i need some time for myself, i need to take care of my hair and skin and deserve to feel beautiful.

1. i try to go to the gym in the morning and get my workout in. always try to use a fun metallic leggings, i love these from american apparel.

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2. afterwards, i like to soak in the bathtub. i turn on a fun comedy show or some music, lit up the place with a few candles and try to relax. then, i apply this body scrub: i love the grape fruit smell and the texture is amazing! i like to scrub and scrub and get rid of all those dead cells. Screen shot 2013-01-20 at 4.24.07 PM

3. now it’s time to hydrate my body. you can see i have an obsession with citrous smells, this is my favorite body lotion, tuscan blood orange from pacifica, it was a gift from my mother in law a couple of years ago, and i just love it. Screen shot 2013-01-20 at 4.26.32 PM

ps. completely unrelated, by my favorite perfume is the blood orange, also from pacifica and the grapefruit from fresh, love it!

4. i also like to apply this korres rose mask to my face (my face includes my neck and my chest) and, even though this is an overnight mask, after a few minutes you can few that your skin is already feeling different, soft, hidrated, brighter. Screen shot 2013-01-20 at 4.27.48 PM

5. this ia a brazilian product i love. i suffer a lot from hair loss. i have done anything and everything any dermatologist i have visited in the past 10 years have recommended. this is the latest dove hair loss treatment. i apply this mask to my hair and scalp and leave it there for 30 minutes, crossing my fingers it will help decrease my hair loss. Screen shot 2013-01-20 at 4.30.23 PM

6. before leaving my wonderful home spa, i like to apply this brazilian almond oil to my skin. denver is extremely dry and i try to do everything that can help my skin hold some moisture.

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7. since my hair is very thin, curly, unruly, dry towards the ends, i apply this passion fruit oil leave in conditioner to brush it with my new boar bristles brushes. it smells great and helps the ends hold some moisture.

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this is guaranteed to leave me feeling amazing, clean, fresh and beautiful. after a few hours relaxing and taking care of myself i feel ready to choose an outfit for a romantic date with my valentine!

do you have a special beauty regime that makes you feel especial, fresh and beautiful for special occasions? i’d love to hear what you do and the products you use.

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