Return to Innocence :: Carousel rides & Beauty of L’Occitane

by wendy

There’s just something so innocent and youthful about carousel rides.  And no matter how old, it still makes us feel warm and fuzzy inside.  I haven’t ridden on one in a very very long time, but when the moment the music started playing and the horse started dancing, all of my worries faded away.  I didn’t want it to stop (I bought two rides and could have stayed for three!).  I felt protected, as though there was a positive energy surrounding me.  As the music ricocheted between the glass walls, I exhaled and smiled.

If I can capture the calmness and purity of the carousel rides in a bottle, it would be housed in beautiful gold vials with the spirit of Immortelle flowers.  Immortelle is known as the everlasting flower: it never fades, even after it has been picked.  To me, the L’Occitane Divine Collection is the adult sensory experience of carousel rides.  It’s everlasting, calming, and leaves you glowing inside and out.

A morning routine that leaves you feeling refreshed and a night ritual that soothes the daily stressors away, I start with a double-cleansing system, then eye cream, face serum, and then finish with a cream moisturizer:

Step 1 + Step 2 :: The Divine Cleansing Balm – It has a beautiful soft texture that melts from a balm to a lotion to remove even the toughest waterproof mascara and all make-up.  After rinsing off the balm, I then apply the Divine Foaming Cleansing Cream.  This cleanser smells so good!  So fresh and vibrant!  This double-cleansing system effectively takes off all makeup and impurities, leaving my skin feeling clean and soft.

Step 3 :: The eyes.  Two pumps of the Divine Eyes, I lightly dab the cream onto the areas under my eyes extending all the way up to the brow bone.  This cream has a milky texture that absorbs quickly without feeling sticky.  It’s fresh and light, and I love how it improves overall elasticity and how it reduces puffiness around the eye area.

Step 4 :: I love serums, so this is my favorite part!  The Divine Youth Oil.  With just a few droplets, I massage it all over my face and neck.  It completely absorbs into my skin leaving it super soft and silky.  It’s lightweight and very hydrating.  It makes my skin glow, softens fine lines (especially around the mouth area), and hydrates my dry areas.  Also, if I want a dewy make-up look, I mix a drop of this facial oil with my foundation =)

Step 5 :: The finishing touch.  The Divine Cream!  Comprised of immortelle essential oil and one of L’Occitane best-sellers, this cream is luxurious yet lightweight.  It melts into your skin leaving it dewy and super soft.  Just after a few days of using it, my skin was brighter and had a youthful glow, and the texture of my skin was smoother and tone more even.

 Taking carousel rides, talking about youthful glowing skin, and watching golden sunsets… all of my favorite things in one post!  As always, thank you so much for reading!  And special thanks to L’Occitane for partnering on this post!