Odds and Ends – Beauty Edition
Somehow, this week turned into a beauty and skincare extravaganza.
1. First things first, I had my first facial in over a decade this week. You should probably know that facials make me completely claustrophobic. While most of you are totally blissed out, I’m usually making a conscious effort to inhale and exhale because OMG THE HOT TOWELS AND STEAM ARE SUFFOCATING ME WHERE IS THE EXIT DON’T TOUCH ME. So when I heard about Skin Laundry and the 10-minute laser facials with no downtime, I was sold. It was pretty cool, ladies. They use two different lasers to help tighten and tone your skin in a short period of time, allowing you to enjoy the benefits of a “gorgeous, glowing complexion.” The first laser feels like baby rubber bands snapping your face, and you can’t feel the second one at all. I am pleased with the results – my skin feels smoother and seems plumper. I’m planning on going back in a few weeks – will keep you posted.
2. Guess what? I started Invisalign this week! I’m part of the Invisalign Advisory Board this year, and am receiving complimentary treatment. (Repeatedly pinching myself to ensure I’m not in a dream.)
I already have LOTS to say about my first week wearing my aligners, so keep an eye out in the next week or two.
3. Tuesday night, I attended an event at Roots – The Beauty Underground, which is a non-toxic beauty shop in Laguna Beach. The brands are simply amazing, and I learned so much about cosmetics and great skincare brands. (Tata Harper, Vapour, and Coola, to name a few. Check out all the brands here.) This came at a perfect time because I had just mentioned to you guys that I was thinking of changing up my skincare routine, so I’ll keep you posted. I’m trying some Tata Harper samples this week.) Also, I met Dotty from Moms in Charge, which is a great website for moms who are searching for ways to give their kids the best chance of living healthy, vibrant lives. Such a great organization, and if you are a local, they have monthly meetings with experts on green living, clean eating, and tons of different subjects.
4. Wednesday, I got the chance to check out Make Up For Ever’s new HD cream blushes that are debuting at Sephora in February. You all know I’m a cream blush fanatic, so I was slightly excited about this. You guys, 16 different shades, and they are all like buttah. My three favorite shades? #210, 225, and 410. Also debuting, HD pressed powder. Love love love.
Phew! I wasn’t kidding about an extravaganza. Happy weekend to you all!