The fact that I face the computer all day and read books as thick as the Rosetta Stone doesn’t mean I take my beauty rituals for granted. However, compared to my other friends who take hourrrs in the bath and another decade dressing up or putting on make-up, am basically a fuss-free, low-maintenance girl. Fixing up for me is part of being presentable and maintaining good hygiene. Filipinos, I think, are more cultured than other races in this aspect.As far as I know, Europeans skip their daily bath and are quite content in spraying on perfume; those in the Middle East are worse: do they wash and brush their teeth three times a day? Am not being a racist here, just stating an observation. What I do know is that I cannot go out, much less kiss, somebody who’s lacking points in the cleanliness department.Unless the person is desperate, who would?
Anyway,I delight in going to beauty stores because the mixture of smells and scents give me a high. I like trying on perfumes, dabbing on lotions and even being made up in the make-up counter. This is how kikay I can be when I have the time, which is rare. Kikay, a Tagalog slang term meaning somebody so into the accoutrements of being a woman.
Photo above shows the body butter I purchased in Body Shop recently when they had their sale. I like the way it hugs my skin and the heavenly mixture of sesame and cocoa butter. Other products I use from this store are the Olive Oil Mist and the Lip & Cheek Tint which I apply as a blush-on.
Am not the type who sprays on perfume by the liter but a favorite among the bottles in my selection is the 4711 original eau de cologne. I got this when I visited Cologne, Germany (where the word came from) and I like the light scent. Not overpowering at all.
I use this toner from Lush which is made of tea tree oil, grapefruit water and juniper berry. Together with good ol’ Eskinol and Pond’s Cold Cream, they make up my nightly beauty ritual.
There was a time that I shopped in Lush like crazy. The scents coming from their store which can be smelled from miles away were enough to entice me. I like their bath bombs, shower gels and soaps plus a lot more items if only my budget allowed it.Being a sucker for good marketing, I also dig the fact that they have these lovely names for their products like Shimmy Shimmy (massage bar), I Love Juicy (shampoo), Honey I Washed the Kids (soap), Buffy the Backside Slayer (skin conditioner), and Karma Kream. It also helps that all their products are environmentally-friendly; there are even some for vegans too.
What can I say..Best Friend recommended these femme wipes to me for freshening up and I’ve been stuck with it since. The smell, and the perfect blending of Vitamin E and aloe, had me hooked.This made me wish I had a living, breathing boyfriend. Never will I look at going to the toilet in the same way again.
Note: This blog post is the result of an insomniac woman who had too much coffee today. I should have more entries listed but I gotta take my beauty rest, folks!