Selfcare wise, I’ve been enjoying having the time to focus on applying and reapplying lip balms. I’m okay with the application part, it’s the reapplying that I used to have a hard time reminding myself. My lips are not that dry, to begin with so forgetting is easy. Not saying it should stay that way. It’s just so easy to forget.
Now that I’m working from home, I have the luxury of reminding myself. While working, I’ve been using the Jelly Glaze Anytime Lip Mask from Tarte Cosmetics. These lip masks promise to hydrate and smooth the lips while offering a sheer tint. It uses squalane, hyaluronic acid, marine plant extracts, and a blend of avocado, jojoba argan oils.
I haven’t been wearing makeup everyday especially if I don’t have online meetings to attend to. If I do I just put brow makeup and one of the Jelly Glaze Anytime Lip Masks to add a bit of color and shine to make me look alive and not all nap-ready. They have the shades Strawberry (sheer pink), Grapefruit (sheer coral), and Toasted Coconut (sheer nude), which applies really sheer. I like Strawberry as the pink tint works for my lips.
These Lip Masks are pretty hydrating and moisturizing. I like about these lip masks because they apply thinly on the lips and it actually feels lightweight. It’s how I prefer my lip products because I do not like feeling something sitting on top of my lips while I work. It makes me want to eat, I don’t know why. I also like that even though they look slightly glossy, they don’t feel sticky. They claim to work both day and night but I usually use these in the morning as I prefer something much thicker at night. They also keep me from wetting my lips constantly, which prevents them from drying.
The Tarte Jelly Glaze Anytime Lip Mask were provided by @tarte. Available at tartecosmetics.com
New to my stash are some body care products from Jurlique.
The Calming Shower Gel Lavender ($26) is a creamy and extremely moisturizing shower gel. It aims to leave the skin soft, soothed, and refreshed using chamomile flower extract, licorice root extract, and rosemary leaf extract. The lavender smell is calming however, even though my skin feels smooth after use it also feels a bit heavy on the skin. I only use this after exfoliating as I like the soothing feeling it gives.
A complete contrast in terms of feel, the Calming Body Lotion Lavender ($39) is creamy but it applies thin. It feels lightweight and it sinks in quickly into the skin, which I really like. It contains macadamia seed, avocado, evening primrose, and lavender essential oil to nourish, rebalance, and protect the skin. It has the same relaxing scent as the shower gel and has the same creaminess. However, this dries matte and doesn’t feel tacky at all. It moisturizes my skin without a greasy feeling. This has been my go-to body moisturizer in the morning since I got it.
The Jurlique Calming Shower Gel Lavender and Calming Body Lotion Lavender were provided by @jurliqueusa and @blndpr . Available at jurlique.com
What selfcare routine do you do before sleeping? The past month, I have been playing with these cute trial-sized goodies from Provision Scents before getting some zzz’s
After doing my face routine, I spray the Dream Extract Room & Linen Spray ($9.60), which is infused with french clary, Italian bergamot, sheer woods, and amber. I like how this gives off a strong yet soothing smell. It really does seem to invite dreams before dozing off.
I apply the Connection Lip Rescue ($44) as I watch a show, which is most recently Crash Landing On You. This contains shea butter, avocado oil, vitamin e, and rose wax to moisturize, soften and condition the lips. This #lipbalm can also be used to moisturize your cuticles and other drier parts of your body if you prefer. This balm has a citrusy floral scent and a little goes a long way. It feels a bit thick but it did soften and moisturize my lips after waking up.
As the last step, I use the Manifest Body Oil, which has a blend of amla, avocado, and almond oils with shea butter to soften and condition the skin. I usually prefer body oils over body creams. This one has a candle-like scent and feels thick on the skin. Due to the thick consistency of this oil, I only apply this on my foot, elbows, and knees. So far, this has helped moisturize those parts of my body.
The Provision Scents Dream Extract Room & Linen Spray, Connection Lip Rescue, Manifest Body Oil were provided by @provisionscents. Available at provisonscents.com