It’s. Cold. For East Coasters and Midwesterners, there is no way around it. Cold. Global warming tricked us with temps close to 70 degrees during the holidays but Mother Nature has slowly but surely lead us back to reality after experiencing Winter Storm Jonas recently here on the east coast.
While a sunny sabbatical in Cabo San Lucas sounds ideal, an impromptu vacay isn’t always easy on the pockets. Can’t get away? These 10 luxe beauty items evoke island living:
Dream Getaway – Havana, Cuba
Product – Tom Ford Private Blend ‘Tobacco Vanille’ Eau de Parfum
Notes like ginger, clove, tonka beans, and tobacco flower will give you the feeling of smoking an authentic habanos Romeo y Julieta cigar on the vibrant Havana streets, minus the diesel engine vapor.
Dream Getaway – South Beach, Miami
Product – Baiser Beauty Healing Travel Set
Turn your bathroom into a serene spa. Put on your Sade playlist, deep condition your hair, and take time to use all of the organic products (made in Miami) as you relax and dream of Art Deco buildings and clear, blue waters.
Dream Getaway – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Product – nyl Shimmer Scrub, Organic
This shimmery body scrub with nourishing ingredients like Vitamin E and grape seed oil will give you that J. Lo glow sans sun.
Dream Getaway – Moorea Tahiti, French Polynesia Islands
Product – Flynn&King Replenish-All-Over Dry Oil with Kukui Nut and Argan Oil
The kukui nut is native to Hawaii and has been used by the early Polynesians for centuries to treat dry skin conditions.
Dream Getaway – Negril, Jamaica
Product – Rosemira Sweet Coconut Body Butter
White sand, blue seas, palm trees, and Bob Marley playing in the background – this coconut body butter can take you there. Shown: The Tensing Pen Resort.
Dream Getaway – Martinique
Product – Cecilia Wong Skincare Rose Toner
You may not be able to smell Martinique’s Porcelain Rose, a rare and colorful flower found nearly everywhere on the island, but this unique “serum spray” is infused with Bulgarian and French rose petals to soothe dry, flaky skin.
Dream Getaway – Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Product – Oui Shave Charlotte Razor Set – Neroli
Get a head start on smooth legs for spring with a luxe golden double-edge razor made specifically for women. The essential oils protect legs for a quick shave pre-poolside relaxation, or pre-Netflix binging.
Dream Getaway – Lomaiviti Islands, Fiji
Product – Wakaya Perfection Pink Fijian Ginger Soak
Pink Fijian ginger is only grown on Wakaya Island’s rich, virgin soil. While Wakaya is oceans away, a little splurge and your nearest tub can transport you there as ginger’s healing powers ease fatigue.
Dream Getaway – Saint Kitts and Nevis
Product – Cocovit Coconut Charcoal Face Mask
Cocovit’s activated charcoal mask includes turmeric, neem powder, and Indian ginseng and the West Indies is an ideal destination for lovers of ayurvedic properties.
Dream Getaway – Saint Lucia
Product – Lea Journo Hydra-Riche Hydrating Conditioner
A conditioner that combines French plum oil, white grape seed extract, and sweet almond oil is a mixture as diverse as Saint Lucia’s culture. Shown: The Ladera Resort.