The ‘I Had a Long Day and Need to Unwind’ Starter Pack
If you’re glued to your phone pretty much 24/7 (and we know you are), then you’ve scrolled past (and likely double-tapped) a #StarterPack or two. While many of these viral memes often focus on fashion and lifestyle choices, we thought it was only appropriate that beauty got in on the fun too. Every month we’ll launch a Brit + Co beauty starter pack so whatever situation you find yourself in, you can have an Instagrammable skincare, haircare, and makeup roundup to match.
Long day, huh? We’ve all been there. After dozens of emails, a jam-packed calendar, and never-ending text notifications, nothing sounds better than heading home for a little R&R. While a glass of wine and your favorite Netflix show may seem like just the thing to escape from reality, make it better with the proper beauty essentials by your side. Keep scrolling for eight products that will soothe your stress and set the mood for the evening ahead.
Sprinkles x Skylar Vanilla Triple Cinnamon Candle ($38): First things first, a deliciously scented candle to clear the air and fill it with scrumptious fragrance. Skylar’s new holiday collab with Sprinkles Cupcakes — featuring a decadent vanilla cinnamon scent — will make you want to treat yo’self as soon as you light the wick.
Biore Blue Agave + Baking Soda Whipped Nourishing Detox Mask ($8): As the candle starts to cool your jets and warm your heart, reach for this fluffy, oil-free face mask. Blue agave, baking soda, and salicylic acid combine to create a gentle exfoliating treatment that sloughs away dead skin cells and prevents breakouts. Best of all, it only takes three minutes to work its magic.
Shu Uemura Ultimate Reset Extreme Repair Treatment ($68): Don’t let damaged hair stress you out at the end of a long day. This ceramide-rich weekly treatment seeps into strands to help repair damage by enhancing flexibility and softness in five to 10 minutes. For a little extra relaxation, we say take your time and go for the latter.
Hot Head Thermal Hair Care Comic Hot Head ($30): Pop the cap in the microwave for a total of three 30- to 45-second intervals, flipping it inside out between each heating sesh. After a minute and a half, it will be toasty enough to warm your noggin (and promote deeper penetration with your hair mask) for up to 45 minutes.
Harper + Ari Gingerbread Exfoliating Sugar Cubes ($24): Once all of your masks have worked their magic, skip a messy sink sitch and hop straight in the shower with a jar of these dessert-scented exfoliating cubes. Formulated with hydrating shea butter and soothing aloe vera, all it takes is one cube rubbed all over your body for instantly soft skin and a cozy shower experience that smells like a bake shop.
Deew The Chill Highly Nourishing Creme ($29): If you’re not already feeling relaxed, this cannabis sativa oil body cream is sure to do the trick. No, it won’t get you high. What it will do is deeply hydrate skin with a combination of vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids. Where murumuru butter acts as an emollient to soften skin and lock in moisture, argan oil reduces inflammation and fights off free radicals. Oh, and let’s not forget the stress-relieving scent of bergamot that the product boasts overall.
Nugg Lip Mask ($10): If you’re going to take the time to hydrate from head to toe, you can’t forgo your pout. Instead of applying any old lip balm, reach for this creamy, leave-on lip mask. All-natural, vegan, and cruelty-free, the coconut oil-infused cocoa and shea butter combo is the ultimate pout hydrator to use before hopping into bed.
Lush Twilight Body Spray ($30): Close out your day with a final layer of tension-melting fragrance with this body spray that doubles as a room spray. Made with lavender and ylang-ylang oil, a few spritzes will leave your body and mind drifting peacefully into dreamland.
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Illustrations by Yising Chou