Charcoal Clean!

Beautycounter Charcoal Cleansing Bar

Some of you may have seen me post this bad boy on Insta yesterday, but I have to share it with you here too! We recently added Beautycounter to our mix over at Paintbar, and one of the products I was most excited to get ahold of was the Charcoal Cleansing Bar. I was intrigued by (A) the color and (B) it's touted deep cleaning abilities. You start throwing out things like "activated" Japanese Ubame Oak charcoal and I'm all like, "tell me everything". The first time I used it I had that squeaky clean feeling when I got out of the shower. Like when your skin almost feels tighter? Since then, I've been using it with either the Beautycounter Glow Sugar Scrub or our POLISH Coconut Sugar Scrub (Paintbar's own brand available at PB!!) every day in the shower, and I have actually, truly noticed an improvement in my skin. I have had a blemish that I've had since NOVEMBER, that nothing has helped, and has finally started to look like it's clearing up this week. My skin also looks BRIGHTER. I typically don't have problematic skin, but I can tell that it looks and feels healthier. I've been following it up with Chanel's Hydra Beauty Crème Riche on my face and the Beautycounter Citrus Rosemary Body Oil everywhere else. It's like I'm a walking day spa!!! Or like. A greased seal. 


Palm Springs!

Hey friends! How is everybody? So we finally took a honeymoon! I suppose plenty of people wait longer than 6 months, but I was so grateful to get the chance to get out of town for a few days! Now here's the punchline: I went to Coachella on my honeymoon. *Jazz hands emoji* I've been wanting to go to the Parker hotel in Palm Springs for a few years now; we had talked about heading to Coachella when my lifelong obsession -Guns 'N' Roses- was announced as one of the headliners but it sort of fizzled out. Then LCD Soundsystem was added at about the same moment we were looking into tropical island trips and it all just came together. It was most likely the most fun honeymoon ever. I'll break it up into a few posts, but I wanted to give you guys a smattering of pics from the Parker. The Parker is basically a Slim Aarons photo come to life (again). It was originally Gene Autry's residence and it's down the hill from Bob Hope ('s crazy spaceship house), Steve McQueen AND Tom Selleck's homes (or former homes). You would probably recognize it's insane orange lacquer doors and gorgeous concrete entry breezeway from many an Instagram--see: MINE. It was redesigned by none other than Jonathan Adler and is home to it's own Trina Turk boutique. There is a spa, PSYC (Palm Springs Yacht Club), that is so dedicated to making you relax that they serve you cucumber infused vodka shots when you check in. I may or may not have been found curled up in a ball in my robe by my hubs on the spa patio after my treatment. The pool scene is marvelous: umbrellas, rosé, cabana boys, people watching! It is all very California. Anyhoo, I'll be posting more in the next few days, but I can't say enough about how wonderful it was; Palm Springs is magical and the Parker should definitely be on your places to go list and if you love music, Coachella is soooo much fun! Oh! And big shout out to my Paintbar ladies for making this trip possible! Go get your Beyoncé nails done tomorrow! We're also adding Beautycounter to our retail lineup, check it out here if you aren't familiar with the line; we love their mission and products and we're excited to be able to offer them to our customers soon. 


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