What do a bright, eye-catching mani/pedi, a luxe conditioner, and a rice exfoliating cream have in common? They were all a part of my beautiful weekend. Sometimes just a few fun, refreshing treatments can be just as invigorating as a day at the spa. Since I had started out my weekend in major pain and an emergency visit to a lash therapist (I’ll explain in another post), I felt the need to indulge in a few beauty treatments as part of my recovery.
I treated my thirsty curls to Miss Jessie’s Rapid Recovery Treatment. And after just one use, I had to ask, “where have you been all my natural life?” My hair can get so dry that it feels like roped dust. Trust me, I moisturize, I treat but for some reason, if I’m a day or too late, my curls get to “threaded dust” status. They look good, but they are not soft to the touch. So I decided that my hair needed recovery. And Miss Jessie’s delivered. I followed the directions and allowed it to sit on my hair for 15 minutes. During that time, I gently worked my comb through to not only saturate each section, I also needed to detangle. Just the fact that it made detangling easy was worth it. But what really makes me give this product an A+ is that not only did it moisturize my hair, but it stayed soft and moisturized for a week. That’s a record! If your hair gets exceedingly dry, please do yourself a favor and invest in Miss Jessie’s Rapid Recovery Treatment.
When your hair is done, nails shall follow. I stopped by my go-to mani-pedi spot and was excited when I saw ‘”The ‘It’ Color! This is a bright yellow, not quite neon (think highway warning signs) and I absolutely love it. I had been on the hunt for a shade like this when I spotted someone across from me in a restaurant with something similar. Yes, I’m a nail polish stalker. Then I saw an orange shade that was just as bright, OPI’s In My Back Pocket. So I decided to combine the two for my mani!
Once I got home, I decided on some home facial products. Origin’s Modern Friction is billed as a natural dermabrasion. It’s made with rice starch and a rich creamy lather that definitely wakes up your skin. I like it as an exfoliant and while I thought it was going to be harsh, it wasn’t. It’s gentle on the skin, but you can definitely feel it at work. Compared to at-home microdermabrasion kits (which can be harsh on the skin/and weak if you ask me) I think this is a gentler alternative.
What beauty treatments did you indulge in this weekend?