For anyone who loves the taste and aroma of lemons, we have the perfect treat for you! Lemon Verbena, fresh or dried is an herb that can truly ramp up the taste in many of our favorite refreshing drinks and even recipes.
Well known as the strongest lemon scent, Lemon Verbena not only tastes great but also has many health benefits. Some of the most fascinating health benefits of lemon verbena include its ability to help with weight loss, protecting your muscles, reducing inflammation, boosting the immune system, calming your stomach, soothing nerves, and clearing up congestion.
Some of the easiest ways to enjoy Lemon Verbena is to mix it with cucumber and water to make a super refreshing summertime drink or you can also add thin slices to your veggies and fish before you throw them on the grill this summer. You can find lemon verbena at many farmers markets and even grow it in your own backyard!
We know what you’re thinking and nope this is not a grapefruit, they are pink lemons! Pink lemons were first discovered in a home garden on an ordinary Eureka lemon tree in Burbank, California around 1930. It is now grown as a farmers market fruit in limited quantities throughout Southern California.
Pink lemons are visual stunners, especially compared to lemons that you are used to seeing! They have a yellow-and-green-striped skin (when the green fades you know the fruit is ripe) and blush-pink flesh (lycopene which is also the antioxidant that gives grapefruits their ruby hue) that gets pinker as they ripen. You would think with all of this pink greatness the juice would be pink, nope still clear so this is not what makes the pink lemonade pink 🙂 Now to the taste… Pink lemons taste less tart than regular lemons, with a more fruity, floral flavor, making them ideal for desserts, water flavoring, or a summertime cocktail!
During the summer months there is something so great about a fresh tan, glowing skin and having to wear minimal make up. So when it’s time to hit the town in the evening the goal is to wear make up that can give you amazing highlights without looking too made up.
Rituel de Fille is a new vision for beauty inspired by a unique aesthetic using natural ingredients. Their products are made with pure pigments + oils, & does not contain any waxes, so it will never melt with the warmth of your skin! All Rituel De Fille products are 99% natural & handcrafted without parabens, phthalates, synthetic dyes & synthetic fragrances.
Rituel’s Eye Soot is especially amazing as its velvety texture does not crease and is specially created for long wear and therefore will not smear due to heat or sweat. Whether you’re using this product as an eye liner to make your eyes pop or as a shadow to add depth to the eye the Rituel de Fille eye soot is a great way to accentuate your summer glow!
There’s something extra cool about a skin care product with some science behind it! Korres Black Pine Face Serum is an “anti-wrinkle, firming and lifting” formulation, which is suitable for all skin types. Its ‘USP’ ingredient is black pine polyphenol, which has been found to increase the skin’s firmness, enhance contours and decrease the appearance of wrinkles.
This serum is 93.7% natural, and does not contain parabens or silicones. Active ingredients include hyaluronic acid (which moisturizes and hydrates), soy fibers (which boost collagen levels in the skin and restore smoothness) and oat polysaccharides (which lift the skin and act against muscle relaxation).
Korres Face serum feels great on the skin! It moisturizes enough to wear alone and it’s suitable for all skin types. Adding this to your nightly ritual is a major plus! A few drops will leave you feeling moisturized with glowing skin as you wake up in the morning with any visible lines fading away. You will quickly fall in love with this serum and the way it makes your skin feel!
Model: Alessandra Kirn
Bathing Suit: La Mer Noire