A few years ago, if you asked my friends to describe me, they’ll probably say “grandma.” In my early 20’s (yes I feel that old now,) I was the odd one out ordering hot water in restaurants and drinking tea at night, while everyone had great alcohol tolerance and didn’t get stomache pains like I did. I would have Tiger Balms and some kind of Chinese medicine oil in my purse (I still do,) for any ache or illness I’d get on the spot. Now, aromatherapy and essential oils are more widely used and I have no shame in offering my coworker some of my white chrysanthemum oil like offering my snacks. Essential oils have many benefits and I have three types of oils to share from Thursday Plantation: Tea Tree Oil, Lavender Oil, and Eucalyptus Oil! [Read more…]
Sorry guys, I’ve been busy prepping/planning for Comic Con (which is happening in LESS than two weeks!) so I’ve kind of put my blog second on my priority list! I have a LOT of reading/catching up to do with my favourite blogs!
Amidst of all the hustling and bustling I’ve been doing, a nice shower is something I look forward to end of the day. And one of my favourite parts of showering is scrubbing away my rough and dead skin cells and be left with smooth, buttery skin that shines under the sun. My latest exfoliating discovery involves BVspa by Bon Vital. Bon Vital was found in 1988 (that’s 28 years!) and only until recently have I been aware of this brand! The BVspa line focuses on delivering luxurious spa quality products that a consumer can use at home. Since I can’t really see myself shelling out big bucks for a spa treatment, I love DIY-ing my own at home spa experience in my little yellow lit bathroom. The two products I got to try from BVspa is the Sugar Scrub and the Salt Scrub.
I’m practically a hermit which means that I don’t get a lot of Vitamin D (What is sun? Hiking? Is that a sport?) Not only that, I am pretty pale and I don’t tan very often even when sitting under the sun for hours. Self tanners are a fun thing to use to solve this beauty problem; I’ve been a huge fan of Jergens for many years (even before I started blogging!) and they changed their formula this year by infusing black tea with their Natural Glow moisturizer. Black tea is known to be a natural bronzer; this kind of makes sense right?! If you drink too much black tea your teeth will stain, so it can stain your teeth too if it’s a SUPER strong concoction.
Launching this month is a new body care line from Bio-Beaute by Nuxe. If you like lemony scents and organic ingredients, then it might be worth checking out the 24 Hr Refreshing Deodorant and the Toning & Nourishing Satin-Touch Oil. The press package that came in the mail also had a few lemons, but my dad used them before I could include them in the post. 🙁
Sometimes I want to smell good, at times I want to smell pretty. Yes, there is a fine line between the two. Laundry smells good. Pho smells good. But to smell feminine, clean, and inviting, that’s a wee bit different. I don’t use perfume on most days (don’t want to make all the people in my office go all sniffly,) I rely on body washes + body lotions to create my fragrance. THEFACESHOP actually created a line that works just like that; their Perfume Seed products contain perfume capsules for a lasting fragrance.