New year, new you. Which means it’s time to refocus on the three Bs–beauty, body, and budget. Give me a chance to explain. Beauty? Maintaining a healthier beauty routine. Body? Finding an exercise routine you can stick too. And budget? No need to explain here. After a whirlwind of holiday shopping and gifting, it’s time to calculate a budget that works. Thankfully, Pasadena’s brimming with helpful places that can help you do all three. Ready to get started?
Beauty — Sephora
Now that I’m in my thirties (eek!), a better beauty routine is a must. Gone are the days of splashing water on my face before bed. Hello, moisturizer, exfoliator, cleanser, and more. Sephora (located in Old Pasadena) has a plethora of amazing products to help cleanse and brighten your skin. Starting with? Urban Decay’s B6 Vitamin-Infused Complexion Prep Spray. This miraculous 4.0 oz bottle (at $33) hydrates the skin, minimizes pores, and reduces redness. Um, yes please!
Next on my beauty routine list is an exfoliant, specifically Laura Mercier’s Flawless Skin Face Polish. For $32, this polish will “[remove] dead skin cells [that will] leave skin smooth and even-toned.”
I don’t know if it’s age or weather (or a combination of both), but my lips have been dry for months. Thankfully, I’ve added Fresh’s Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment to my beauty routine. This amazing little tube “is scientifically proven to repair the lips, significantly boosting moisture, enhancing volume, and improving the definition of the lip area.”
Body — Soul Cycle
Located in South Lake’s The Commons courtyard, home to William Sonoma and Dry Bar, is Soul Cycle, the new phenomena in exercise. I have yet to try this marvel, but from the reviews I’ve read, it’s fitness that improves both mind and body. Take the forty-five minute ride and experience an inspirational cardio workout that incorporates hand weights and choreography, all on a stationary bike. All set to rocking music. All by candlelight.
Check out the location for yourself at 140 S Lake Ave in Pasadena.
Budget — Paper Source
The best way to stick to a budget is by getting organized. My favorite way? A day planner. Now, it might sound old-school of me, but writing a plan down (as opposed to punching it in on my phone) keeps me more focused when it comes to budgeting my time and money. And the best possible way to do this is with Kate Spade’s 2015 Agenda. It’s an adorable and cost effective ($40) way to stay organized. And on budget throughout the year. Find it at Paper Source in Old Pasadena.
photos compliments of Paper Source