Welcome back to the Bikini Club! :)
If this is your first visit, you can browse older bikini posts here.
This week I want to pay extra attention to the beauty section of our bikini drills.
Since we've pretty much adjusted our diets, we don't eat junk nor cookies if we can help it, and we are exercising regularly, we now have less than a month for the finishing touches to our bodies for Summer and the beach.
What we need at this point is extra pampering and extra care.
My showers are about 10 minutes longer now because I don't skip any steps (I shave, scrub my body and massage my scalp every time!) and my after showers are about 5 minutes longer too (I moisturize and try to fight cellulite). Which means I am always 15 minutes late for work. But at least my skin is not dull! ;)
One thing I've learned with all the scrubbing I've done recently (and bear with me if you have always known this, I can be very oblivious at times) is that if you use a scrubbing brush like this one, you get a much better scrub than if you use your bare hands (unless your skin is very sensitive, then you want to stick to your bare hands).
Using the brush also made me go back and appreciate a product that at first I didn't like too much, the Sephora brand body scrub.
I had complained that it was runny and that I couldn't get much scrubbing out of it, because the water from the shower would always wash it away too quickly.
Well, I've learned to squeeze the scrub onto the brush, and then use the brush to scrub my body, and let me tell you... much better (I'll pretend I don't hear all your duhs...)!
I'm also looking into a mud mask for my hair.
This Marine Mud Treatment from Oscar Blandi has marine mud which is supposed to have a healing effect on hair.
You leave it on for 15 minutes, and et voila'! Beautiful hair! :)
Lastly, I want a new face mask.
Right now I am looking at two different products:
This gentle looking Clarifying Detox Mask from Boscia.
I have combination/oily skin, so clay masks are always a good choice, and this one controls oil and detoxifies skin from deep within.
And this tough looking NARS Mud Mask.
It really looks like it will detoxify my skin, and if nothing else, it will be amusing to wear it and freak out the cat/boyfriend/pizza delivery guy... or whoever else gets on my nerves that day. ;)
And why are you still reading this??? Go on, go pamper yourself!!!