I took my mum to the hairdresser today and he’s a friend of mine and really supports me on my journey to long hair (he’s not the chopping kind!) so he suggested to just pamper my hair a bit cause i was there anyway. Of course, i agreed! He used KMS California’s MoistRepair products and left the mask on for about 40 minutes, then i just let my hair airdry. No blowdryer, no straightener, nothing and oh boy is it shiny and soft. For people with hair that needs moisture i can really reccomend these products, i’ll buy them soon,too. Sssshhhht , but this might replace Joico K-pak for me now that my hair isn’t THAT bad anymore.
Finally sat down, kids are in bed (praise ALL the holy spirits). I’ve made myself a small plate of cheese, crackers and salami, and poured myself a nice glass of Cabernet. I’m unwinding in my favorite way so I thought now would be a perfect time to share a few of my favorite things!
My feet are currently snuggled up in some super soft socks, soaking up THE BEST foot cream in the world. Philosophy Soul Owner is a miracle worker for dry feet. I’m obsessed! … Annnnnd I just looked it up to see where you can get it if you don’t live where there is a Philosophy store, and it appears to be unavailable everywhere. I’ve had it for a while (a little goes a long way) and I’m pretty sure I just used the last of it. Now I’m going to need to pour another glass of wine to cope with the loss of my favorite miracle foot cream. *A moment of silence for Soul Owner please.*
Moving on! I washed our bed linens today, so I wanted to take a nice hot shower after putting the kids to bed, so I could be super clean climbing into my super clean sheets! Since I decided to do some slight pampering, I figured I might as well do something for my hair too. Enter KMS California Moist Repair Revival Cream. It smells AMAZING and who couldn’t benefit from a little extra moisture in the summer time? It’s lovely!
For about as long as I can remember, I’ve had shitty skin. I’m damn near 30 and STILL break out. Not as bad as when I was a teen, but still enough to notice… HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?? I’m stuck in skin purgatory; all the anti-acne stuff dries my skin out too much, causing it to age but all the anti-aging stuff is too oily, causing it to break out! What’s a girl to do?! Estée Lauder Resilience Lift Night to the rescue! Estée Lauder is my jam. I love all things Estée and this night cream is no exception. It smells yummy, it keeps my skin moisturized and yet, somehow hasn’t caused me to break out. The best part about it is that it’s $88 for a 1.7 oz jar and I’m still using the sample one I got in their free gift like 2 months ago when I bought my foundation… Because my husband would divorce me if I started buying $88 face cream, at least while we still have 2 kids in diapers. Free gift FTW!!
Last but absolutely not least is my FAVORITE of all 4 items; Estée Lauder Advanced Time Zone eye cream. This stuff is the bomb dot com. Almost immediately after I first started using it, I got carded on TWO different occasions while ordering a cocktail, even with kids!! I can’t even remember the last time I got carded before that. Might be a coincidence and it might not, but that’s enough to have me hooked! On top of that, I can feel the skin around my eyes getting crazy soft and smooth to the touch… added bonus! This stuff is expensive too (you really do get what you pay for with Estée Lauder) at $70 for 1.7 oz, but I’m milking the free gift sample on this one too and hoping to the heavens that there’s another one in their next freebie when I buy my foundation again next week.
Let me wrap this up by stating that I am not paid by any of these companies (however, Estée Lauder, if you’re reading this, WILL WORK FOR PRODUCTS!) so you can trust that I’m just being honest. When I find something awesome, I like to share it so other people can revel in the awesomeness too. Happy pampering!
I’ve just received my October Birchbox! This month I was given:
• Korres Citrus Showergel
• Shaveworks The Cool Fix
• Premae Mild Dermabrasion Face & Body Scrub
• Pixi by Petra Shea Butter Lip Balm
•KMS California FREE SHAPE Quick Blow Dry
• Birchbox Lipstick Pen
I frickin love that lipstick pen! But I’m most excited to try the Shaveworks The Cool Fix. Like many other people, I am a terrible skin picker, particularly with in grown hairs. So I’m pretty interested to see whether this product works when treating ingrowns. This could be what I need to kick my bad habit!
I’m also a bit dubious about the Premae product. I’ve always been of the belief that body products are too harsh to be used on your face, so I’m doubtful that it could work wonders on both my face and body. I’ll try it at least once though.
Overall, there’s a good range of products this month and Birchbox is also supporting ‘CoppaFeel’, which is a very worthy charity, so all in all I’m pretty satisfied. Watch this space for reviews!