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Beauty Buys: Refreshing Spring Finds

Spring Beauty Buys

May is a month of renewal, and while it’s quickly coming to an end, here at MARS, we’re still in the midst of beauty-product spring fever. These six spirit-lifting, revitalizing products are refreshing, restorative, and perfect rejuvenators to get us prepped for the summer months ahead.


1. Korres Greek Yoghurt Nourishing Lip Cooler in Raspberry, $19

Korres’s soothing, cooling treatment is such a luxury for the lips. It has a shine-free texture and sinks in for instant hydration, leaving a sheer berry tint. And yes, it does contain real Greek yoghurt, which is packed with nourishing proteins, minerals and vitamins to keep your pout soft and supple.

2. NARS Pierre Hardy Duo in Sharks, $29 for set of two 

This cool collaboration between superstar shoe and accessory designer Pierre Hardy and NARS is a tad bit unconventional, to say the least. So of course, we love it! The line contains five different nail polish duos, all of which are inspired by Hardy’s 2013 spring/summer shoe collection. Color couplings include yellow and purple (called Sharks) and orange and navy (Ethno Run). The pairing are bright, cool, and a little unconventional, which makes them all the more interesting.

Of course, we still love our summer pastels, as well.

3. Ojon Rare Blend Deep Conditioner, $34

Give your hair a dose of revitalizing hydration with Ojon’s deep conditioner. It’s infused with a blend of seven rare restorative oils, including African Shea, Brazilian Murumuru, and Indian Kokum butters, all of which nourish, repair, and add shine to even the most damaged strands. The formula also has that heavenly Ojon aroma, similar to brand’s hair serum scent. Don’t forget to protect your moisturized mane daily by spritzing on a sun hair protectant spray, especially once that summer sun is in full effect.

4. Diptyque Candle in Jonquille, $60

The pièce de résistance of candles (IOHO), Parisian brand Diptqye recently released this superb, spring-scented candle. Jonquille’s fresh, floral aroma literally smells like a bouquet of daffodils, freshly picked from what we imagine was some glorious garden in the French countryside.

5. Jurlique Purely Bright Mist, $34

A refreshing burst of hydration, as well as brighter skin and an even skin tone, is what you’ll get when you spritz on Jurlique’s new face mist. It contains a wealth of skin-saving ingredients, including extracts of daisy, calendula, witch hazel (which help soothe redness), Kakadu plum extract (which reduces the appearance of skin discoloration) and African birch extract (a powerful antioxidant that has been shown to increase the firmness of the skin). Plus, it’s so soothing, you’ll want to keep it on hand all day long.

6. Aesop-Marimekko Sauna Duet, $75

While you’re shopping online at Marimekko for a beautiful new bedspread or pillow set for spring, consider clicking over to, where the renowned Australian beauty brand has paired with the Finnish textile giant to create a fabulously refreshing, limited-edition body scrub and body balm duo. These two products will get your skin in tip-top shape for summer, plus they come packaged in a beautiful Marimekko-designed “Vellamo” print cotton bag.

by Susan Linney

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