Products You’ll Want to Relax With

The excitement I had experienced when I began my freshman year of college is one that I will never forget. As the semester continued, the excitement remained, but stress over exams, assignments, and extracurricular activities became inevitable. During my freshman year, I struggled to deal with stress. Although there were opportunities to de-stress, such as going to the gym or meditating, I couldn’t find the time to relax. Finally, I find myself in my junior year of college and I think it’s safe to say that I’ve discovered new and effective ways to deal with stress.

Surprisingly, I found all of these convenient methods at my favorite cosmetics store, Lush. The first products I started using were bath bombs. This fizzy and fun product will instantly make you feel stress-free. My favorite bath bomb is Big Blue, which has both lavender and seaweed. Both of these ingredients will soothe, relax, and leave you feeling empowered to face any challenges life throws at you. Keep in mind that Lush isn’t the only place you can find a bath bomb. The most important thing to know about bath bombs is what ingredients work best for you. Knowing this, you’ll easily find your perfect de-stress bomb.

In addition to bath bombs, body and face scrubs have become a part of my relaxation routine. Through time, Ocean Salt has become my favorite scrub. The scrub’s refreshing ingredients, which include ocean salt and avocado revives both my body and mind. This Lush product literally scrubs the stress away and as a bonus leaves your skin smooth.

My latest find has easily become the most significant part and honestly my favorite relaxing technique, mainly because it involves sleep. The product is called Sleepy and is a new addition to Lush’s array of lotions. This lotion’s main ingredient is lavender and can be noted due to the lotion’s beautiful color and distinct smell. Typically, Sleepy, as well as other lavender lotions, are applied before bed and tend to calm the body down, letting it know that it’s time to rest. Since a healthy sleep routine is so important to being successful in life, this product is certainly a go-to for me.

What are some of the products you use to relax? Let me know in the comments below.

The Summer Shoes Everyone Should Own

No matter the season, my favorite fashion item will always be shoes. This summer I have come to fall in love with the platform espadrille. In the summer heat, simple outfits tend to be the norm and platform espadrilles are the shoes you need to literally elevate your outfit to a new level. Here are three unique styles of the platform espadrille that are sure to become the perfect addition to your summer closet.

Sneaker Platform Espadrille

The sneaker style is both comfy and cute. The casual look of the sneaker is a good compliment to any summer outfit. A dress, shorts and a simple shirt, or a romper, like the one pictured above, are all possible outfits one can use with this type of shoe. There are several colors available in this style, but the white color makes it an easy shoe to match your outfits with. This light color will also add those summer vibes to any outfit you decide to put together.

Sandal Platform Espadrille

When I think of summer shoes, I think of sandals. This sandal style of the espadrille has summer written all over it. The best part is that this shoe can be worn with the summer outfit of your choice. If you add this style to your closet, you’ll have extra height and an edgy alternative to the classic sandal.

Slide Flatform Espadrille

Like the popular slide shoes, this espadrille is both easy and comfortable to wear. This shoe will let you take part of the slides trend and will also give you a unique look, which is always important. Like the previous versions of the platform espadrille, the slide version can be worn with almost any summer outfit making them the perfect shoe for the season.

What’s your perfect summer shoe? Let me know in the comments below! Better yet, show us on social media and make sure to tag @Cfashionista.