Murad’s Summer Travel Essentials


Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner and that marks the official start to the Summer travel season.  I can’t wait for weekend beach trips and camping adventures. One thing I count on when I travel is great products. The last thing you want to do is spend hours in the sun without good products protecting your skin.

Murad has the perfect size travel products that will work for travel by plane to an overnight at the coast. This little kit packs a few travel essentials. Check out below to see my must have summer travel items.


murad summer essentials

With summer almost here, you may be gearing up for some summer travel so we’ve put together a special kit with some skincare essentials for wherever your adventures take you. All of these products are perfect for summer travel—just throw them in your bag and use on-the-go to look and feel refreshed even after a long plane or car ride. Plus, they’re under all 3.4 ounces and ready for TSA inspection in the handy clear plastic case!


murad travel wipes

The Murad clarifying wipes are one of my all time favorites. They are refreshing and leave my skin feeling tingly clean. Its like heaven after a long day playing in the sun while camping. And I love how easy they are to travel with. No water needed just wipe and go.

Clarifying Wipes (1 count – Travel Size) (30 count—Full Size)
Pre-moistened, ultra-soft wipes that can be used for quick touch ups and help keep skin clear by removing dirt, bacteria and excess oil

murad travel hand cream

As I near 40 I am starting to really pay attention to the skin on my hands. I want to protect against future skin damage and reduce the signs of prior sun damage. The Murad Youth Builder Hand Cream is super lightweight and absorbs instantly. It leaves my hands soft and hydrated while exfoliating and reducing the signs of aging.

Youth Builder Body Care Rejuvenating AHA Hand Cream (2.65 FL.OZ.—Full Size) – Lightweight, quick-absorbing hand cream that softens and smoothes dry, dehydrated hands while gently exfoliating to reduce the visible signs of aging

murad travel toner

Ahh is the audible sound my skin releases every time I use the Murad hydrating toner. It instantly perks up and moisturizes my skin. This is a must have for days spent swimming and playing in the sun.

Hydrating Toner (0.5 FL.OZ.—Travel Size) (6.0 FL.OZ.—Full Size) – Refreshes skin by replenishing moisture loss that can occur as a result of traveling

murad moisturizer travel

We all know how drying travel and the summer sun can be to the skin. Grab this great Murad Balancing Moisturizer with SPF 15 to protect against sun damage. I love how light this moisturizer is, perfect for hot summer days but still rich enough to really moisturize my skin.

Balancing Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 15 | PA++ (1.7 FL.OZ.—Full Size) – Lightweight hydration with powerful antioxidant protection that defends against damaging UVA/UVB rays.


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Disclosure: I received a press sample for review. I was not paid for this post and all opinions are my own.

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Lace Takes Over the Sheet Mask Trend

lace your face

You have probably seen the trend in ‘Sheet Mask Selfies’. Celebrities, Beauty Enthusiasts and Bloggers have been taking to the sheet masks and sharing their selfies with them. Taken from Asian Skincare – as all good skin care remedies and innovations have – the sheet mask is every lazy girl’s facial. Spending 20 minutes calming the skin while relaxing in a cool serum that works its way into the skin – or spend those 20 minutes working on other projects at home as the mask clings to your face and you are free to move around without worrying about creating a mess. There is no need to take extra time out of your day for this beauty routine. And who says the facial can’t be sexy? Say goodbye to boring sheet masks because Dermovia has made the sheet mask out of LACE.

lace your face package

The Lace Your Face Mask covers your face with an advanced formula that will target the areas of your skin for moisture and rejuvenation. Packed with Hyaluronic Acid and 5 other special ingredients: chamomile, apple stem cell, dew grass, squalane and tahitian seawater. This sheet mask is like no other as it can be worn cool or warm, and packs in two uses per mask! The sexy lace material is nonirritating and can be worn by the most sensitive skin types.

lace your face mask swatch


The Lace Your Face mask is definitely unlike anything I have ever tried. Most sheet masks are made of a very lightweight material and some are hard to keep put. The Lace Your Face Mask is made with LaceTex Technology which is a high performance compression fabric embedded with beneficial ingredients.

Just pop the mask out of the package and apply around the eyes, nose and mouth first. Then I smoothed it onto my skin and the final step was taking the strap pieces and hooking them onto my ears. I can tell you the mask made me look a bit crazy but it feels amazing. The mask is chock full of serum and instantly made my skin feel better. I tried the Calming Chamomile, after I got used to the feeling on the mask on I loved how moisturizing it felt and that is stayed put.

I left my mask on for just over 15 minutes, after removing I just rubbed the remaining product into my skin. I can say my skin felt great.After a stressful day my skin felt hydrated and healthy and it was a relaxing way to end my day. If you want to ramp up your spa experience you can chill or warm the mask before use! I’m really impressed with how great this felt on my skin and can’t wait to try more masks from this line.


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Expert Beauty Tips for Healthy Summertime Skin & Hair


If you’re wondering how to keep your hair and skin healthy all summer, not to worry! Lifestyle expert Jeanne Kissman, founder of PlumHill pure body essentials, shared fantastic tips below on ways to keep your skin and hair in tip top shape this summer.

Tips For Healthy Summertime Skin And Hair

Protect your lips. The summer sun can dry out and cause damage to delicate lip tissue, so use an all natural lip balm with an SPF of 15 or higher.

Take a cold shower. After a hot day in the sun, a hot shower will enhance the effects of dry skin. Take a cold shower to lower the temperature in your skin and reduce acne breakouts.

Drink some red wine. Treat yourself to a glass of red wine before spending time in the sun. Studies suggest that the flavonoids found in the skin of red grapes may reduce the sun’s ability to destroy skin cells. Not only does wine taste yummy, but it also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits.

Use mineral makeup. Sunscreen is your skin’s first line of defense against harmful UVA rays, but also use all natural mineral makeup for light coverage and an SPF protection of 30-50.

Wear a wide-brimmed hat. Protect your skin and hair from the sun’s damaging rays by wearing a wide-brimmed hat. The hat will also protect your scalp and prevent sunburn.

Exfoliate away the dry skin. Everyone wants to have soft, supple skin in the summer, so use a sugar or salt scrub to rub away unwanted dry skin. Homemade scrubs are inexpensive and can be made from sugar or salt, olive oil, lemon juice, and your favorite essential oils. Pay close attention to the knees and elbows.

Dine on melons. Beautiful summer skin comes from within. Eat a lot of cantaloupe and watermelon, as they are filled with antioxidants and will help hydrate the skin. Enjoy radiant summer skin by eating a healthy diet.

Even out your skin tone. Use fresh strawberries to freshen up your skin tone. Cut large strawberries in half, squeeze them to release the juices, and rub them in circular motions over your face. Leave on your face for 2 – 3 minutes, then rinse. Consistent use will brighten sun and age spots to give you a more even skin tone.

Protect your hair before swimming. Wet hair will absorb fewer chemicals like chlorine than dry hair. Also keep hair braided or pinned up to prevent unruly tangles. Avoid a tight bun, as wet hair is susceptible to breakage when it is pulled.

plum collection


It’s time to gear up for exciting outdoor summer excursions, but it is also important to prepare your hair and skin for all of the extra sun exposure. In addition to taking measures to protect against the sun, freshen up your skin and celebrate the season with sweet and tropical scented body essentials from PlumHill! PlumHill is an all-natural skin care line that’ll take your skin from dry and chapped to fresh, glowing, and silky smooth! From bath and body products to gift sets and lip balms, PlumHill is the perfect choice for those wanting to bring a natural, paraben-free line of products into their skincare regimen.

The below summertime PlumHill pure body essentials will help you relax after long afternoons of beach volleyball and hikes.

Pictured below, left to right and top to bottom: Coconut Lime Body Creme ($14), Coconut Lime Body Oil ($29), Coconut Lime Sugar Body Scrub ($28), Coconut Lime Hand & Body Wash ($14), Island Woods Body Creme ($14), Island Woods Body Oil ($29), Island Woods Sugar Body Scrub ($28), and Island Woods Hand & Body Wash ($14).


Don’t forget to bring along one of PlumHill’s travel sets of pure body essentials wherever you go this summer! They make the perfect companion for your beach bag or carry-on for your summer getaway. Each travel set ($19) includes a 2oz Sugar Body Scrub, 2oz Body Oil, 2oz Hand and Body Wash, and a .15oz Lip Balm.



About Jeanne Kissman
Jeanne Kissman is a skin care expert and the founder of Plum Hill Pure Body Essentials. Plum Hill Body Essentials features all natural body care products that are good for your skin and good for the planet. Created to combat the effects of dry skin, you’ll find that Plum Hill nourishes your skin with very special ingredients such as sweet almond oil, shea butter, kukui nut oil, and pure cane sugar that are all natural, paraben-free, and never tested on animals. Available in 5 captivating scents at

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Kiehl’s Friends & Family 20% off- Starts Tomorrow!

Kiehl’s once a year only Friends & Family 20% off event begins tomorrow thru 5/18. Show this flyer (below) in any Kiehl’s store or redeem using code FAMILY on

I am a Kiehl’s fan to the end, great products at reasonable prices and the best part is how well they work. This is a great time of year to stock up on all your essential products. And Kiehl’s is great for gifts, they have an amazing Men’s line that makes great Father’s Day gifts for the Dad or man in your life.


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