body products

Mask Yourself This – Some Borghese Mini Reviews

Borghese

Like every other brand, both old and new, Borghese is now on a quest to market itself to a younger crowd.¹ Which I totally understand and think is a good thing. The market has changed a lot. There are “influencers” and most people/new customers take recommendations from people online or on apps versus sales associates or glossy mags. I get it. However, I really hope they don’t change too much. I got a little spooked recently and made a rather larger order of old favorites. This is a nostalgic brand… Continue reading

fragrance

Aromatherapy Associates Natural Perfume Review

Aromatherapy Associates

Can you believe it’s already September?! In a few months it’ll be a new year! I’ve already started back to graduate school. This is my final year. I look forward to receiving my Masters of Science but I also know that it’s going to be a very stressful year. To cope, I made a little deal with myself (one that popped into my head while receiving an excellent facial at Omorovicza‘s flagship spa in Budapest) – Get some sort of spa treatment or facial once a… Continue reading | 2 Comments

Personal

Update: August 2017

vintage Budapest spa

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer! I can’t believe it’s already August.

This week I’m on vacation to Budapest (and maybe Vienna, I don’t know yet). I will have posts scheduled, so please keep stopping by! However, there will be a delay approving comments. I’ll approve and respond as soon as I can. If you don’t see your comment after posting, that’s why. I haven’t approved them yet.

When I get back I’ll be visiting my in-laws in the Midwest (since I haven’t seen them in… Continue reading | 8 Comments

skincare

Alaska Glacial Mud Co. Mineral Mud Masque Review

Alaska Glacial Mud Mask Review

Alaska Glacial Mud Co. Mineral Mud Masque is a detoxifying, moisturizing, and exfoliating mask made from mineral rich glacial clay from the Copper River Delta in Cordova, Alaska. The masks also contain wild-crafted botanicals from the totally awesome Pacific Northwest 🙂

Mineral Mud Masque is a smoky gray mask. It dries within 10 minutes and washes off very easily. My skin is not left red and irritated. (A few mud masks have done that to me in the past). Actually my skin is… Continue reading | 4 Comments

body products

Eight Lavender Body Moisture & Body Wash Review

Eight Body Moisture Products in Lavender

Over the years I have tried so many lavender body products. I have been looking for body products that smell like actual lavender flowers drying in the sun. I have found it. Eight Body Product line’s lavender is perfect. My search is over. Eight’s Lavender isn’t too “medicinal” and has that realistic, natural sweetness of lavender with just enough medicinal to make it aromatic. It smells just like the French lavender growing in my cottage garden.

Eight Body Moisture in Lavender