I’ve been reading a lot more than usual the past few months, and I’m not sure exactly why. I love the feeling of finishing a book, it’s such an accomplishment. Then after I finish I just can’t wait to start a new one! I’ve done a little rereading too which speeds up the reading process. Hopefully this reading high keeps on going, I’ve got a lot of books on my list! I thought I’d share with you a little about the books I’m reading and hopefully inspire you!
Ahh, bubble bath. Something every girl needs in her bathroom. I didn’t get into taking baths until I had my own apartment and discovered lush. I wouldn’t say I’m a huge bath fan, but sometimes, it’s just exactly what you need. In trying to find the best products for my bath, I turned to Vitacost and purchased the Deep Steep Bubble Bath.
Following up from my November Favorites, I wanted to write a full post on my new favorite thing ever, the Andalou Naturals Aloe + Willow Bark Pore Minimizer. This gem is a clarifying toner designed for active & oily skin. Now before you think ‘I have dry skin, so I don’t need to read this!’ STOP! I have dry skin but I still love this product. Let’s find out why….
OMG Am I ever going to get back on a real blogging schedule? Yes. Yes I am. I WILL! Believe it or not, I’m actually finishing up a Master’s degree right now. By the weeks end I’ll be done. With no homework or classes, that’ll free up almost 20 hours a week. I really look forward to dedicating that time to blogging. Might take a little break for the holiday’s, but come New Year, it’s going to be BLOG CENTRAL!
Another month. December already? Where does the time ago. Apparently it goes into piles and piles of used make up and beauty items! Today, I bring to you my used up products from November. Plus a few I just decided to throw out. Despite the fact that I’ve been using up products left and right over the best few months, it doesn’t change the fact that my medicine cabinet, shelf in bathroom, and extra storage in the bedroom are still busting at the seems. It seems new stuff finds it’s way into my life more than it finds it’s way out. But I’m not sure how. Because I don’t buy a lot.
As my beloved bottle of Paco Rabanne Lady Million perfume disappears before my eyes, I am transitioning onto a new perfume. From Lancome, this is the La Vie Est Belle EDT. It’s pink, it’s got sparkle, it’s down right adorable and girly. I love perfume, and wish I could own every single one, but let’s be real, I don’t have room for them on my dresser. It always takes a while for me to get used to using a new scent, but I just can’t get myself to keep repurchasing the same one. Too many perfumes, not enough bodies.
In my quest to use more natural and chemical free products in my beauty routine, I’ve started to experiment with the absolute most natural items I could get my hands on. Raw honey, coconut oil, and apple cider vinegar can all be used in a skincare routine, and all are great alternatives to chemical laden products. While the packaging may not be beautiful, and the scents a little harsh, using this purely natural, organic ingredients on the skin will completely change your skins appearance. Also, they are much cheaper than most conventional items. And you can get them at the grocery store. Also you can use them in your food. They’ve got a lot of perks…