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Top 5 – February

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February was a pretty makeup-less month. The blah’s really caught up with me and I fully engaged in the Canadian winter hermit mode; you know, when it gets to the point that you just can’t handle the sun-less days and freezing temperatures. Yeah, that was my February. So as I sit down today to take a look at my Top 5 of February I draw a blank….give me a moment to go scrounge up a few things I actually used this month.

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My “Finally Home” Pamper Routine

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“I’m finally home!” has been my sigh of relief once every two weeks for the past six months. I’m finally home! Even if only for a few days. And with finally being able to sleep in my own bed and cuddle my cat, there comes a coveted pamper routine that has become tradition. Staying in hotels and having to pack within weight restrictions puts a damper on pamper while on the road. So once I’m home the traditional routine commences.

Now the routine is not as intense as people may assume. I’m not really one for at home facial peels or foot scrubs. It’s simply things I’m unable to do while travelling. I always start by lighting a candle and taking a bath. I like to use very relaxing scents,  such as the Bath and Body Works French Lavender candle, as well as relaxing soaks in the bath, such as epsom salts and oils like The Body Shop’s Coconut Beautifying Oil. I also apply a deeply nourishing hair mask and a face mask while I’m in the tub, the perfect amount of time for each to work it’s magic. I’ve been loving the L’Oreal Power Moisture Rush Mask (leave in hair for 5-8 minutes then rinse out) for some much needed moisture, as well as the Origin’s Clear Improvements Charcoal Mask to do some down and dirty deep cleaning of my sure-to-be clogged pores. After a long soak, often accompanied with a cup of tea or wine, I dry myself off, slather on The Body Shop’s Satsuma Body Butter and have a go at my hair. With very curly hair I brush only about once every two weeks or else I’ll damage the natural curls. So I give it a good spritz of It’s a 10 Miracle Leave in with Keratin and go at it with my hot pink Tangle Teezer

Now the only thing left to do is put on my onesie, refill the wine, and cuddle on the couch with some Netflix! There is nothing more relaxing than my ‘finally home’ pamper routine and I look forward to it on every journey home!

What do you look forward to after being away?

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Wishlist #4 – New Products

As I previously said in my June Favourites post I’ve been in a real rut with my products lately. So Its about time I created a New Products Wishlist. These are just a few highlights of what I’m looking for and what bits I’m looking to shake up a little.

Anyone have any opinions, suggestions, or comments of these ones?

–       Origins GinZing Cleanser

–       Origins Clear Impressions Charcoal Mask

–       Bumble & Bumble City Swept Hairspray

–       Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch

–       Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Pink Peony

OR

–       Clinque Colour Surge Butter Shine Lipstick in Pink-a-Boo

OR

–       BITE Beauty Lush Lip Tint