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A "Do Not Forget" List for Beach Days

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Alright babes, I put together a list of your beach must haves that you definitely won't want to forget for your days at the beach. You're Welcome (;

 

1. Towel or Sheet

This one is kind of obvious. No one wants to lay on the hot sand. A sheet is huge so you'll have plenty of room but a towel will do just fine. I suggest bringing a towel if you plan on taking a dip in the water.

 

2. Dark Tanning Oil

If you have fair skin or burn easily, for the love of God, do not forget sunscreen you will regret it and it's totally not worth the gnarly sunburn. For my ladies who tend not to burn I suggest wearing sunscreen but definitely make sure you bring your Dark Tanning Oil by Sainte Muse, you will leave the beach with an effortless dark tan.

 

3.Water

Do not forget to bring water. This is bound to take a toll on your body that only water can restore. It is so important to stay hydrated when spending a day in the hot sun.

 

Pictured: Sainte Muse water bottle (in store only). Fader Magazine (July/Aug 2017). Sunnies are from Steve Madden. You can get the Sainte Muse Dark Tanning Oil and Luxe Rosé Facial Mist at saintemuse.com

 

4. Book or Magazine

I prefer to stay off my phone while I'm at the beach and although the view is nice and people watching is entertaining, I like to bring a good book or magazine to get into while I'm relaxing on the beach.

 

5. Luxe Rosé Facial Mist

Your skin is definitely not feeling it's best when you're sweating your a$$ off at the beach, so bring a facial mist like the Luxe Rosé Facial Mist to spray on your face when it feels gross or sweaty. It will leaves your face refreshed and feeling better than ever.

 

6. Sunnies

You'll most deff want a cute pair of sunnies to protect your eyes from the sun while you're laying on the beach looking fab, and to stunt in cute insta photos.

 

Those are the basics that I can't have an enjoyable beach day without. Of course you can personalize your bag to fit your needs but make you're not forgetting these 6 things and I promise you a beautiful successful beach day. Enjoy.

xoxo, Taylor 

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The Coffee Scrub

The Coffee Scrub

Today we’re going to take a look at the OG of this company, you guessed it, the coffee scrub. Sainte Muse has three different coffee scrubs which all benefit your skin in different ways. We have the Original Coffee Scrub, the Coconut Coffee Scrub, and the Cacao Coffee Scrub. Although they all benefit your skin in different ways and do different things to leave you with beautiful skin, we’re not going to be talking about any one of these individual scrubs at the moment, instead I’m going to tell you the benefits of Coffee Scrub for your skin.

 

One of my favorite things about these coffee scrubs is that the results are immediately noticeable It might take a few times to get your skin exactly where you want it, but each time it immediately looks better and better. The benefits of these scrubs include but are not limited to: 

Exfoliation: because coffee scrubs are made with coarse grounds, they act as exfoliates for the skin. Regular exfoliation of the skin removes dirt and dead skin to give you younger looking skin. After the skin is exfoliated, it is able to absorb moisture more effectively as well. 

Skin Texture: Caffeine is a vasodilator, which means it constrict blood vessels in the skin. This action works to make blood vessels tighter and firmer very quickly, which is reflected in your skin texture.

Antioxidants: The main chemical in coffee is caffeine, a natural antioxidant. Antioxidants neutralize the effects of free radicals, which can damage the inner layer of skin. This damage is often reflected in age spots and wrinkles. When a coffee scrub is applied, the skin absorbs this antioxidant and can help prevent premature aging.

Blood flow: Some people use coffee scrubs to combat the occurrence of varicose veins. The caffeine found in coffee scrubs typically increases blood flow and may reduces appearance of cellulite. Even the action of applying the coffee scrub can help with these types of skin issues because squeezing and massaging the body helps to release toxins and fats held in the skin.

 

Instead of using a body scrub with harsh chemicals and who knows what else, all Sainte Muse products are made with only the most high-end, natural, and ethical ingredients. Our coffee scrubs will leave your skin moisturized and nourished. 

 

We have three amazing different coffee scrubs to choose from, they all work like magic. Below I am going to leave the description for each one and a link so you can decide which one is your absolute favorite and try it for yourself, you will not be disappointed. 

 

“You don’t have to crack open a coconut to enjoy nature’s best moisturizer. Our Coconut Coffee Scrub contains all-natural coconut oil, which is bursting with anti-inflammatory properties. Open the bag, take out a scoop and start rubbing it all over your problem areas to target dry skin, breakouts, and other skin imperfections. Feel the grit as coffee granules stimulate blood flow and exfoliate, sloughing away dry skin while reducing the appearance of cellulite and scars. But this scrub doesn’t stop there. The all-natural coconut oil combined with a bit of sea salt provides an extra exfoliating kick, infusing your skin with moisture without blocking pores to unleash your inner beauty. Splurge on a tropical spa treatment, no travel required, and give your skin a nourishing boost”
“Wake up and smell the java every time you shower. Our Original Coffee Scrub 100% Arabica Coffee Beans. Open the bag, scoop out a handful and prepare to infuse your skin with a mega-dose of antioxidants and beauty-enhancing minerals. Rub vigorously in a circular motion and feel the high caffeine content stimulating blood flow while a healthy mix of rare sea salts eliminates stretch marks, cellulite and other unsightly skin conditions. Get ready for a healthy glow and problem-free skin that turns heads with just a few applications.”
“Wake up your skin with nature’s superfood, without any guilt. Our Cacao Coffee Scrub is made from earth-grown Arabica Coffee Beans and crumbled Cacao nibs, which the Mesoamericans called the “Food of the Gods” for its healing properties. Open the bag and inhale the chocolatey richness. Then scoop out a handful and rub it in a circular motion all over your problem areas. The gritty texture will slough away dead skin and minimize scars. The high levels of caffeine will stimulate blood flow. And since caffeine is cellulite’s natural enemy, your skin will start to look smoother and firmer with just a few applications. Smells like a Chocolate Mocha and helps you look your best. What’s not to love?" 

 

 

I’ve tried them all, and trust hunny, this was a hard decision but the Coconut Scrub is my all time favorite. Coconut Oil and Coffee-- those are my two favorite things and now we’re mixing them? Mhm, count me in. In all seriousness, this scrub is amazing. I suffered from some acne scarring on my skin, I’ve tried a million different things to get the scarring to go away or at least slightly fade but nothing was helping. I read that this scrub was supposed to eliminate scarring, I was kinda like “ya, alright. We’ll see.” This scrub has eliminated all the scarring on my face completely. I saw a difference after the first use. I will forever love this scrub!

 

I hope this post has convinced you all to buy a coffee scrub, if not, you are genuinely missing out. You’re skin will thank you! Always Love yourself & Treat yourself ladies.

 

XOXO, Taylor 

 

 

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What's in my Gym Bag?

What's in my Gym Bag?

I just joined a new gym pretty recently so in honor of that, I thought I'd share with you babes what I keep in my gym bag! 

 

1.) Water Bottle

This is the most important thing in my gym bag. As you lose water from your body via sweat, you’ll need to replace that fluid with new water to stay healthy and stave off the dangerous effects of dehydration. The American College of Sports Medicine points out that you need to drink water before, during, and after exercise to maintain a level of healthy hydration.

 

2.) Headphones

My gym plays the worst music ever, and I have a totally lit workout playlist. My headphones aren't quite as important as my water bottle but they are pretty damn close. Studies have actually shown that music ups your effort. It’s a good distraction, and it can elevate your mood.

 

3.) Deodorant

I usually keep deodorant in my everyday bag so I think it’s only right that I throw it in my gym bag. I tend to sweat my ass off at the gym, so deodorant is a must before and after I get done working out for the sake of my nose and those around me. 

 

4.) Body Wash

I don’t always shower after I get done working out at the gym, sometimes I wait until I get home. On occasion I don’t always go straight home after the gym and on those occasions I will go ahead and take a quick shower at the gym. For those days I keep a travel size body wash in my bag.

 

5.) Face Wash
Although, I don’t always shower right after the gym, I do always wash my face. Sweat can cause irritation, redness, acne flare-ups, and clogged pores when you let it dry on your face. I already suffer from acne prone skin so this is an absolute must for me. If you’re wondering what face wash I use, it’s the Créme Cleanser by Sainte Muse. It leaves my skin feeling really refreshed and healthy. 
 6.) Facial Mist
The next one kinda goes with the Cleanser. I like to bring my Luxe Rosé Facial Mist, and spray it on after I wash my face. It helps control excess oil and leaves my skin feeling incredibly refreshed. It also makes my face look super healthy and glowy which is important, especially if I’m not going straight home. 

 

Those are the six things that I always keep in my gym bag. Do not forget to always stay hydrated. Make sure you’re drinking plenty of water and always bring your Créme Cleanser by Sainte Muse so your skin stays healthy and beautiful. I hope you girls enjoyed. 

 

See ya, 

Taylor 

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Tips & Tricks to Get the Perfect Tan This Summer!

Tips & Tricks to Get the Perfect Tan This Summer!

With summer right around the corner, I thought it was the perfect time to give you guys some tips and tricks to get the best tan. If you’d rather tan in a tanning bed than lay in the sun, these tips and tricks will still work for you!

 

First things first, it’s important for you to choose the UV source which is suitable for your skin. In my opinion nothing can beat laying out in the sun, but we all have our own opinions and preferences. In case the weather or sky doesn't cooperate, or you would just rather tan in a tanning bed, It’s a good alternative to get a tan nonetheless.

One crucial step in prepping your skin for tanning is exfoliating. This is important because no matter what shade or skin kind you have, exfoliating will supply you with healthy looking skin. One of the major mistakes people make while tanning is they do not exfoliate. If you don’t exfoliate you’re just allowing dead skin cells to build up. You should exfoliate daily. When talking exfoliators I will always recommend the Sainte Muse Coconut Coffee Scrub Not only does the scrub exfoliate your skin, getting rid of any dead skin you might have, but it also saturates your skin with antioxidants and minerals while eliminating stretch marks, cellulite, and other skin conditions. It will leave your skin looking healthier and much more radiant. You should be exfoliating your whole body, including your face, the Saint Muse Coconut Coffee Scrub is safe to use on your face as well. Not only will you scrub away dead skin cells, but you will also prevent breakouts. If you skip the exfoliation process your tan could end up looking uneven, you will experience extra dirt, oil, and other problems around the skin.

You should always make sure you either wax or shave at least 24 hours before tanning. If you wax or shave right before you go tanning it could cause irritated skin, which could cause rashes or other issues with the skin. While some people may not react at all and some may have severe reactions, it is still necessary for you to wax or shave 24 hours before hand. Typically, the face and legs are the body parts familiar with sun exposure. Nevertheless, other body parts like the bikini area, are not used to this. Therefore, you should appropriately shave or wax at least one day before hand.

If you want to extend the life of your tan and have hydrated, perfect skin; you need to use proper moisturizers. Your skin tends to dry out faster when exposed to UV rays or extensive sunlight. You should be moisturizing on a regular basis. The most important time to moisturize is right before going to bed. As you go to sleep, the body will repair itself at a faster rate. By making use of the moisturizer before bed, you will be able to repair the damage happening during the day. It is also a good idea to moisturize after taking a shower because the water will dehydrate and dry out your skin. There are some areas around the body you need to be extra cautious you don’t miss like, your elbows, hands, knees and also ankles. Really any area of the body that moves is the area that needs to be focused on the most when applying moisturizer. Another incredibly important part of your body to make sure is properly moisturized, is the face. I do not recommend using a body lotion on your face. If you’re looking for a good face moisturizer I highly recommend the Sainte Muse Doux Moisturizer. It’s lightweight and oil free, which is important because oil could possibly lead to breakouts. It’s incredibly hydrating but it won’t add any extra oil or greasy-ness to your face. The more your moisturize, the better your skin will be and the longer your tan will last. It also helps prevent dead skin cell buildups.

Tanning oils will also help you build and keep a tan. Tanning oils work by attracting and focusing the UV rays of the sun onto the skin. The properties of tanning oils accelerate the process by intensifying the rays. As the UV rays penetrate the skin, they accelerate the melanocytes’ ability to produce melanin. Melanin is the pigment that gives your skin color. The greater the presence of melanin in the skin, the darker your skin will appear. My  Ride or Die tanning oil is Dark Tanning Oil by Sainte Muse. each bottle is filled with organic, vegan friendly ingredients that will have your skin dark and glowing. It has an SPF of 4, which will keep you safe from 75% of the sun’s harmful rays. I've never had a tanning oil get my skin so dark, and I've also noticed that my tan seems to last longer.

Keep in mind that you always need to be hydrated to get the best tanning results. Drink plenty of water, it will keep the skin hydrated. Water with the help of moisturizer will help in prolonging the life of your tan and allow you to keep the golden glow for a long time. Staying hydrated is one of the most crucial tips you need to follow.

Undress for success, wear the bathing suit you are most likely to wear when you’re swimming or going to beach and that is going to leave the least amount of tan lines. That way you have a smooth tan that flows from skin to bathing suit. However, if you’re tanning in a tanning bed, you have the option to skip the bathing suit and instead of trying to minimize the tan lines, you have no tan lines at all.

  

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