TGIF: A LITTLE PAMPERING WILL DO YOU SOME GOOD!

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TGIF everybody!

I have no idea why I am saying that… I don’t have a job, and I am on summer break from school. We should enjoy everyday, even if it’s a Monday! Let’s always find something to be grateful for, even if we are thinking, “UGH I HATE MONDAYS!!!” Let me start, I am grateful for all of the fabulous people in my life!

Well, it is Friday, and I decided that today I needed some at home spa action! My favorite time to pamper myself is post workout, so I made sure to make myself sweat before I could enjoy the fruits of my labor, so to speak.

For starters, make sure you are drinking lots of water! It is important to stay hydrated, and your body will thank you for it.

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First things first, I did a lot of heat styling while I was in Washington, so I needed a nice deep condition session for those lovely locks of mine. I love coconut oil. I took about 3 tablespoons and spread it throughout my hair evenly. I warmed the solidified oil up in my hands beforehand, and then I made sure to focus on the ends of my hair.

I like to let the oil sit in my hair for about an hour (it’s in there as I type!!). Then I go about my normal washing routine. Yes, I condition twice.

The oil from Trader Joe’s is great. I got this jar for about $5 USD. I have had it for almost a year now.

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Next, what is a pamper session without a good ‘ol face mask? I chose Mask of Magnaminty from LUSH because it’s the only mask I own right now! I like it though. The cool tingling sensation is perfect for summer.

I spread a thin layer all over my CLEAN* face and let it sit for about 30 min. I rinse with warm water.

*I went for a run and made sure to wash my face before adding the face mask. I was covered in sweat in sunscreen, no bueno for a mask!

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Body scrub!! Yay! After conditioning my hair, I like to pop in the shower. A full body scrub down is in order. I am loving this Olive Oil Creme exfoliant from The Body shop.

After you shower, go ahead and slather yourself in the matching body butter! I don’t have that, so the Christmas Gingerbread one will have to do! (It smells like ginger ale, amazing!).

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Time to top it all off with a nice mani. I love love love Chanel nail polish!! This color may not be summery, but I like to bend the rules! I mean, I just used a Christmas body butter in July for goodness sakes! 😉

I’m too lazy for a base/top coat. I find that I don’t need one with Chanel polish. I get a good week out of them with no added help usually!

Well, that’s it for my little pamper session!! It feels nice to wind down after a fulfilling vacation (and a nice run!).

How do you like to pamper yourself?

If you were wondering what I was listening to:
Workout

  • Artist: Phantogram
  • Album: Voices

Relaxation

  • Artist: Wake Owl
  • Album: The Private World of Paradise

xoxo
Tina

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Mask of Magnaminty Review

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Spring Break has come to an end and its time to get back on the school grind. I made sure to pamper myself last week, at least a little bit! I love face masks, and Mask of Magnaminty is one of my favorites!

I love LUSH. My brother’s girlfriend, Bonnie, used to work there. She always spoiled me with goodies! Mask of Magnaminty was one of many items I have gotten my hands on from LUSH all thanks to her (thanks sweetie!).

You use this mask like any other: apply to face, let dry, and massage with warm water until it is all rinsed off. I like hopping in the shower to remove my masks because it is an easier clean up. You can also put this mask on your back and legs. I enjoy putting it on the back of my knees because I have varicose veins. It helps relieve the pain from them a bit! It has a cooling sensation (mint IS in the name!), and has aduki beans for a mild exfoliation during removal. There is also vanilla and honey to calm redness and soothe your skin. I have a problem with redness on my face, and I do notice a difference after using this mask. I should be using it once a week, but I have been lazy. I will get back on track now that I rediscovered it in my drawer of goodies in the bathroom!

Pros:

  • Smells nice
  • Cooling
  • Soothing
  • Helps with redness
  • Helps with mild pain
  • Face feels very soft after use
  • Only use once a week
  • Adequately priced

Cons:

  • None!

Blushing Daisy Rating: 10/10

It is $13 for 4.4oz & $25 for 11.1oz. I have the 4.4oz and it has lasted me a long time. I would say this price is steep, but I honestly think it is worth it. I also don’t think that’s a bad price for an item from LUSH since their stuff tends to be a bit pricey.

The only thing that disappoints me with LUSH is that most of their shampoos have sulfates. I don’t mind as much now that my hair isn’t colored, but I am still trying to rid myself of them completely. My hair doesn’t like them. I have started washing my hair once a week with a diluted apple cider vinegar solution, and I will update on that in a month or so once I get some results.

Anyway, if you are looking for a weekly mask, I would really suggest for you to run to your nearest LUSH or order online. I am not sure of this, but I think that they will give you samples in store, so you may be able to try it before purchasing! Everyone’s face reacts to things differently, and you should always patch test first (I never do). They have a good return policy too. I’m not saying this because I doubt the product, but because I want you to have as much information as possible!

I hope you can take some time to relax from your busy life and enjoy a Magnaminty facial mask! 🙂

xoxo
Tina

*The Time Machine by H.G. Wells is an enjoyable Novella. It is science fiction and was written in the late 1800’s. I think its fascinating to read about what a man from the 1800’s would think the future would be like! Here is the link for those interested.

 

*I am not receiving any form of compensation from LUSH for this review. This is MY personal opinion.