Hair, Hygiene, Skin

Tub Stuff | Baignoire Commandes

Here comes another installation of what’s in my…

…or rather on my bath tub area.

Strap yourself in, we’re off:

JOICO Moisture Recovery Shampoo and Conditioner set: new fave and absolutely amazeballs on my poor heat-induced-always hair. You can feel the difference without getting out of the shower. A must.

Zum Bar Goat’s Milk Soap in Patchouli from Whole Foods: LOOOOVE. Yes, I’m a hippy. This stuff is incredibly nourishing and gentle, smells like heaven.

AHAVA Purifying Mud Mask: gentle, dead sea, skin = happy. ‘Nuff said.

Biore Steam Activated Cleanser: as I’ve written before, I love this product. The shower heat initiates a minty tingling and yummy smells. Cleans great without drying out. Takes care of makeup residue.

Plus White 5 Minute Whitening Gel: referring back a couple of entries – this stuff is cheap and awesome. I slap it on before shaving my legs and rinse right after. The results are beautious.

Salt Based Exfoliating Scrub for the face: this is my own mix that uses all natural/organic/vegan ingredients. You can replicate something non-organic yourself by mixing a gentle shampoo + salt.

Mineral (line) Body Scrub: another dead sea product I trust and love. Currently working on my own version. Stay tuned, kitties.

Karyn’s Raw Coconut Oil – I don’t have an image for you, but I do have a link where you can order it: Coconut Oil 30 fl oz $24.50. At the end of the shower moisturization station, pat of with towel. Done.

 

And now you know.

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Hygiene, Teeth

Smile | Sourire

“Beauty is power; a smile is its sword.” -John Ray

Can’t have a rusty sword, can we?

I love coffee. (In moderation.) I obsessively bake vegan chocolate cake weekly. (And eat it for breakfast with my coffee.) I adore a nice glass of red wine. (Sometimes not so moderately.) I smoke. (Cue gasp and anti-smoking campaign bombardment.)

I have to keep my teeth a virginal shade of white. Would you trust a makeup artist with piss teeth? Didn’t think so.

Now, I have friends who have gone to the dentist and traded hundreds of green papers for heightened sensitivity, headaches, occasional chemical burns and “professional” products.

Toothpastes that promise whitening are lying to you, my dear consumer. In order to achieve this – the lightening agents need more time, 3 minutes daily just won’t cut it.

I do, however, have two favourites:

These are awesome and easy 5 minute strips that you use daily and notice considerable results in two weeks time…then the upkeep is minimal.

But I have sensitive teeth and have, at one point, fallen asleep with these strips gripping onto my face bones – waking up to very annoying pain. So, I found another, even cheaper, alternative:

No joke. This stuff costs pennies and works just as well as any other products I’ve tried. As simple as Q-tip-gelling your teefs while in the shower shaving legs, rinse, done. Eeeezeee!

Make your chompers pretty without hurting your face or your wallet.

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