So let me start by being honest. When I first saw someone talk about jade rolling I said “What the hell is this?” I thought it was just another gimmick that marketers were trying to put people on. I will also be honest and say I didn’t even think to look it up or its benefits. I just wasn’t interested.
I finally became interested once I saw Marianna of Life With Me talk about it on her IG stories and she did a short YouTube video on them. I’m really into skincare these days and any way I can give my products an extra boost, so I decided to give it a go.
What is jade rolling?
Jade rolling is an ancient practice of rubbing cool jade stones across your face and neck. If you’re into crystals and healing, jade is associated with protecting against negative energy and balancing your chi. It is rumored that centuries ago it was a practice used by wealthy Chinese women. Today they can range in price from $10 to upwards of $100.
I couldn’t have picked a better day to use my jade roller for the first time. I had worked 12 hours the day before, barely got any sleep. I was in a pseudo foul mood and completely drained (mentally and emotionally) and my face was puffy. I took a nice long hot shower thinking that would wake me up, and it didn’t.
I cut my jade roller out the pack and realized it was really cold to the touch. I rolled it on my face for a few minutes and I instantly yelled out (yes in the house by myself) OMG THIS IS AMAZING!
Who doesn’t love a good body butter?!? Find me a woman who doesn’t, and you’ve pointed out an alien. Seriously….
I have tried everything from lotions, baby oil gels, you name it I’ve tried it. However the best thing for my dry skin these days has been the body butters and balms from Shea Suite.
Shea Suite is a small woman-owned business based out of Maryland, and has homemade luxurious body butters and balms made from simple, rich, and organic ingredients. A few have fragrances (while seasonal), right now I’m loving the Suite Pumpkin which is a wonderful light pumpkin spice cinnamon type of scent. If you’re not a fan of fragrance you can do the standard salve which gives more of a cocoa butter scent (which men love!)
I personally prefer to shower in the evening before bed, and I love the fact that I can get out of the shower and apply this balm at night, and my skin is still ultra moisturized in the morning. The luxurious texture of the body balms literally melt into your hands and your skin.
Great for yourself, or as a gift for the holidays. Head on over to Shea Suite and place an order. And tell them I sent you!
I don’t always wear makeup, but when I do, I tend to pile it on. The second best feeling to taking your bra off, just might be removing all of your makeup.
When removing my makeup, I want to know that every drop of product is gone and that I won’t be clogging my pores or leaving leaving residue on my pillowcases. I also have horrible anxiety, and I believe I immediately get blemishes and breakouts. I know, I’m dramatic…
To make sure my skin is squeaky clean, I use a 4 step process that I have detailed below. You may think that 4 steps might be too many, but I have a method to my madness, and if you keep reading you’ll see why.
July is gone, and August is here, and before you know it, it’s going to be Christmas. Crazy right? Well product wise, July was really good to me, and I came across some products that I absolutely fell in love with, and will be using them from now on. All but one are new to me, minus a rekindled love affair that I missed so much.
As you will see, much of the focus is on skin, as it’s been hot and I just want to keep my skin looking as fresh and clean as possible, as well as when I do actually wear makeup, make sure that it looks flawless!
So check out what my favorite products from July have been!
In the month of June I pulled out some old products I have never really used, purchased a few new things, as well as received some great samples from subscription boxes. Looking back at the month, there were clearly some favorites that I just couldn’t shake and became part of my daily routine. See what I fell in love with in the month of June! Continue reading “June 2016 Favorites”