Your Perfect President’s Day Weekend Beauty Bag, Unpacked

It may be a holiday dedicated to a few, but this upcoming President’s Day we wanted to celebrate you, our gorgeous beauty lover. Whatever upcoming plans you may have, here, we will arm you with all the beauty goods you need for a weekend away or one spent recharging in the comfort of your own living room (with Clueless playing in the background of course). Because it’s also almost spring cleaning time, we decided to focus on multifunctional products that help us refresh our complexions, imbue our skin with the glow-imparting nutrients, and leave behind that perfect amount of polish.

Any good facial refresh starts with a deep cleaning, pore-refining face mask. When it comes to masking, our pick is the JJ Young Green Tea 3D Sheet Mask, which delivers detoxifying green tea and clay to leave your skin soft and impurity-free. This pore-perfecting formula not only moisturizes deeply, but it also calms irritations and redness with green tea leaf extract and controls excess sebum with clarifying kaolin, which attaches tightly to the face (you know the feeling I’m talking about!). An added bonus? The innovative mask works to reinforce skin’s firmness, helping to lift sagging skin and promote collagen production.

Next, we want to imbue our now squeaky-clean complexions with all-natural ingredients that help revive and recharge tired cells, and we love John Masters Organics’s Green Tea & Rose Hydrating Serum because of it’s organic, vegan formulation. Featuring sea algae, sunflower oil, green tea and rice extract – which work together to promote cell turnover and create a protective barrier against environmental toxins – as well as radish root-a natural preservative, which keeps harmful bacteria at bay, this serum is certainly power-packed. Thanks to its multitude benefits, we can safely say this essence will be your weekend bag’s best friend.

When it comes to skincare, layering is the key, so let’s talk next steps. After your clay mask and serum, it’s time for a spritz of a deep-reaching formula that will seal your pores with skin-loving ingredients. Try our go-to Lumene Arctic Spring Water Enriched Facial Mist, infused with Nordic Birch Sap, to rebalance skin’s hydration levels and give your tired complexion a dose of instant pep. We suggest applying this lightweight formula before, or even right after, your makeup application (adding just a few dabs of concealer where you need it is perfectly fine) to look healthy all day, from the inside out.

Because holidays are all about looking good, but feeling better, we don’t want to neglect our tired, long-suffering strands. When it comes to haircare, we are all about  simple multitaskers that will go a long way. Take Form Beauty’s aptly-named Multitask, for one, which offers three benefits in one hard-working hair blend. Serving as a leave-in conditioner, daily moisturizer, and style refresher, this conditioning coconut and argan oil-infused treatment/styler will work on any style you choose—from flat ironed to beachy waves and braids. Thanks to rich conditioning agents, your look will be smooth and shiny without any annoying static-induced flyaways.

In keeping with our minimalist holiday POV, finish things off simply; with cult-favorite pout plumper, Buxom Lip Polish. Just a few swipes of this sheer-finish lip-enhancing gloss (we love shades Ashley and Bunny) will make you feel polished and ready for a day that stars you, looking healthy, wealthy, wise, but above all, perfectly like yourself.

By Belisa Silva



Writer and expert