Bonjour Le Petit Marseillais™//Stepping into Spring

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When I think about Spring I can't help but dream about the longer days, warm sunshine, the gorgeous blooms, and cool Spring showers.  It’s a time of new beginning and excitement; but unfortunately my skin doesn’t quite get that memo. The change in weather results in an unwelcome change in my skin and horrifying thoughts about actually having to bare my legs to the public. These stems of mine have been covered in tights all winter long so the thought of wearing a sundress and sandals right this second is a bit terrifying.

But all is not lost, Johnson & Johnson Le Petit Marseillais™ is here all the way from France to help bring a fresh perspective to my spring time skin care regime. My mission is quite simple too: achieve beautifully soft skin in little to no time. Garance, my idol, has talked about this brand for ages. So naturally I have become a huge raving fan. I typically send my traveling friends with a long list for me to bring back from the City Of Lights. So we should all be so thrilled that France's best kept secret and #1 body wash line is now available to us in America.

The thoughtfully-curated Walmart collection will be available in March and features 17 products, located in the specialty bath & body aisle, where loofahs are sold.

The great news for you dears is that the full collection can not only be found at Walmart but also at Walmart.com making things super affordable and convenient for you busy bees. The body washes are also paraben-free, phthalate-free, pH balanced, dye-free and not tested on animals. (all the things that make my heart pitter patter) Excited??

More on this in just a bit as I share some ways to get you stepping into Spring on your best foot! It's here loves..time to embrace the season and all that comes with it. 

I’m always thinking of new self care ideas and with spring being one of my fave times of year, a little like September, it has a lot of fresh start potential. I can really work with the season and tune into that growing, productive, focused, getting stuff done energy! You know what I am talking about. Obviously self care is important at every time of year but I think spring offers us the opportunity to put a particular spin on it that will set us up right into the summer. 

Here are a few great self care ideas for the spring:

BRING SPRING INTO YOUR SPACE: 

We have buried ourselves indoors in our hygge corners but it's time to revamp. You can still have that coziness we all seek in a home but it's now time to embrace the Spring season. Just like with your wardrobe, putting away heavy blankets and switching them for something more spring-like can really help to make your environment more reflective of the season. I love adding color into my decor and it's easiest to create with throw pillows, linens, textiles, and tablescapes. I also adore adding in greenery. 

BUY YOURSELF FLOWERS:

In the winter I’m all about the scented candles, pine cones and cinnamon but when the spring hits I love to treat myself to flowers as often as I can. Buying some beautiful freshly picked blooms and having them on display is just such a perfect way to feel good in my book! Flowers are also a great way to add some color into your space. 

INCREASE YOUR FRESH FRUITS AND VEGGIES:

Spring is when many more fresh vegetables start coming into season. Making a conscious effort to eat more fresh and raw veggies is a lovely way to bring in that spring energy and of course get a boost of nutrients for your body too. I love Spring's seasonal foods so much. Fresh juice is also one of my favorite things. 

DECLUTTER & CLEAN:

They don't call this Spring Cleaning for nothing. This is a great time of year to clean your space and have a good old declutter. You might want to think about decluttering and organizing your food store cupboards, fridge and freezer, make-up and skin care, clothes and accessories and paperwork. I also like to do this in September at the start of autumn but it’s lovely to do in the spring as well. Cleaning is obviously a great one. If you can, schedule a deep cleaning day and clean all those pesky areas that don’t get done when you usually clean. Cleaning is great if it feels like an act of self care for you. If it doesn’t, consider hiring in a cleaner for a one-off deep clean. Remember this is about what feels like self care for you!

PLAN A HOME RETREAT SELF CARE DAY:

Possibly one of my favorite self care must-do's. We do deserve this. Trust me. You deserve this. Everyone needs to nourish and pamper their skin. I love treating myself to a weekly at home self care experience with some new geared-for-Spring products. Le Petit Marseillais™ is the perfect brand to get you stepping into Spring. The thing I love most about this line is that it's for everyone too. These are products that you use in your daily regimes. Prices range from $3.99 - $7.97. The sunny packaging adds a gorgeous pop of color into your home. And the scents are inspired by nature and are designed to transport you to the south of France countryside. I read a lot about the South of France and everyone describes that intoxicating scent there---a mix of piney shrubs, spicy herbs and sweet flowers.

It’s called garrigue (gah-REEG) and it is the signature scent of the south of France, detectable everywhere from Carcassonne to Marseille, and especially the Vaucluse region of the Southern Rhône Valley. Le Petit Marseillais™ takes you there my dears....

The three products that I have incorporated into my daily regime are:

  1. Le Petit Marseillais™ Orange Blossom Extra Gentle Shower Crème Body Wash
  2. Le Petit Marseillais™ Orange Blossom Extra Gentle Hand Soap
  3. Le Petit Marseillais™ Shea Butter, Sweet Almond & Argan Oil Nourishing Body Milk Lotion

The shower créme body wash has this amazing orange blossom scent that is so invigorating. It makes me so happy and leaves me so energized. I also love how it lathers and leaves my skin feeling so soft and moisturized. 

The hand soap also has an amazing lather and is so gentle. It also does not dry my hands out and is the perfect conversation starter for my guests that use it. It's enriched with orange blossoms handpicked in the pleasant Mediterranean sun. 

The body milk lotion is specially made for dry skin. This nourishing body milk absorbs quickly without any greasy feel to leave your skin feeling beautifully soft and supple for a full 24 hours. The rich body lotion contains shea butter, sweet almond oil, and argan oil to care for skin. The pH neutral moisturizer has a delicious scent and can be used daily. 

My skin feels amazing and I am three steps closer to those sundresses and sandals!

And my last little tip for you ..

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SWITCH OUT THOSE CLOSETS:

Time to store away those wool and tweed pieces and retire those heavy coats and gloves. You will want to add a few key pieces if you do not already own them. Mastering Spring Layers is key for the weather transition. 

1. A Statement Spring Trench: 

2. Wide Leg Trousers 

3. Cropped Flare Jeans

4. Reflective Sunnies

5. A Pop-Of-Color Bag

6.  A Summery Knit

7. Embroidered Ankle Boots

Some of my favorite trends from fashion week too that I know we will be seeing a lot when full on Spring hits are stripes, dresses over pants, bustiers, lots of pink, and chatty tees. Blue eyeliner is also going to be huge !

Oh em gee.......

Who is ready for Spring?!?!!! 

What Le Petit Marseillais™ product are you most eager to try?!

Don't forget to grab your daily self care goodies as you are doing your grocery shopping at Walmart loves! It won't break the bank at all! And let me know what you think in the comments. I always love hearing from you.

Happy travels to the south of France...

XO

SAM