My go to skin care line has been Murad for a few good years now. Once and awhile, I’ll pop in something new just to shake it up. But I have been loving a couple of these.
My cleansers alternate between the Daily Foaming Cleanser and the AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser. Depending on how my skin is feeling that day, I choose what to use. Sometimes using both if my skin needs it. The foaming cleanser is great, it removes my makeup but still feels light and rich at the same time. The exfoliant scrub is also fabulous. I use it at least once a week to remove dry skin and unclog my pores. My skin can then absorb my moisturizer better. I recently added in this Rapid Collagen Infusion to help with some fine lines that have popped up. I also find that it is a great product to just refresh my skin and help it appear smoother on days that I didn’t get enough sleep the night before. I swear you can see the difference within minutes. Although I don’t wear it everyday. Sometimes I like my skin to be au natural with just a bit of moisturizer on, I try to go without makeup on my days off. Speaking of moisturizer, I have been loving this Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture, athick moisturizer that is perfect during this NYC winter we have been having. It absorbs into the skin, smoothing and hydrating as it goes. I change my moisturizer seasonally, switching in something a little lighter as the days get warmer. I would definitely check these out if you are looking to try something new.
The weather was perfect when we landed, mid 80’s with a breeze. Upon arrival we were offered a glass of champagne as we were checked into our room. The resort is beautiful and airy. The best part of heading to Jamaica from NYC is that it’s such a quick flight, just under three and a half hour direct. I was so happy to trade in my bulky winter ware for sundresses and bathing suits. We immediately headed to the beach where we met up with friends and enjoyed our first Red Stripe of the trip with a shared pizza, cooked right on the beach in a wood burning oven. We did the all inclusive package and it was worth every dime as we planned to enjoy a few cocktails and do lots of relaxing.
Days were spent playing beach volleyball and heading over to sandals private beach right across the way to enjoy a Jamaican lunch of jerk chicken with all the sides. We went into town to an amazing little BBQ restaurant that was recommended to us by a friend. A must stop if you are in Jamaica. This local joint called Scotchies is the place to go to try a little bit of the authentic eats. At night we went to a British bar on the resort to do a bit of dancing, mixed in with karaoke.
I convinced my husband to wake up early most mornings with me to enjoy the stillness that can only be found before the resort is awoken. We would bring big cups of coffee and a few pastries down to the water and find ourselves good spots on the beach chairs to read our books and close our eyes as the sun rose over us.
The bride threw a beautiful rehearsal dinner overlooking the water, where we were all invited to attend. The wedding ceremony itself was beautiful and intimate, held right on the beach. Afterwards we were led over to the reception, which was a dreamy garden party, with fairy lights strung above us and lots of dancing. I will definitely be back to enjoy the beautiful weather and island in the near future!