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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