But I don't live in that world (Loxy and I did, however, take a couple's massage class. And he's really pretty good at it!). I work full time, run Karma Dogs, write this blog, wander aimlessly around shops and beauty aisles looking for inspiration, watch a lot of television and sometimes dust. Plus we have three adorable dogs and Beanford the Cat and none of them have their own thumbs. So despite not having my own human kids, I'm still a really busy chick.
I'll find some music that I like to listen to. Depending on the day, it might be The Smiths, or maybe something from Explosions in the Sky (or honestly, Howard Stern). Then I'll light one of my decadent spa-like candles for a little added ambiance.
I'll throw on my little spa towel (like the ones you get when you have a facial) so I feel fancy, along with some sassy, sparkly slippers (they don't match, so don't judge. Loxy calls these my Pope shoes). I'll start by adding some glorious smelling Magnoila Huile from Leonor Greyl to my hair and give myself a scalp massage. Then I'll wrap my hair in a towel that has been warmed. This is probably my favorite part. (Why don't spas offer head massages with oils? I would pay for that once a month MINIMUM.)
Moving on to the facial portion of my spa day, I'll begin by double cleansing my face with my Boscia Makeup-Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil. My favorite esthetician always reminds me of the importance of cleansing twice. Next, I'll lay down on some comfy pillows with a warm washcloth on my face to open my pores.
Then, I'll use YBF's Prep Microdermabrasion to really remove the dead skin so my face is radiant. I apply a messy, but very effective layer of the Clear Improvements Mask from Origins. This mask is amazing for really pulling out the gunk (sexy to think of it that way, isn't it?). To follow up, I'll want to apply some beneficial hydrating mask to replace any moisture that was just removed. The best I've found is by First Aid Beauty, whose Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal Mask is amazing. I've tried a lot of them and this is by far my favorite.
My at-home spa day ends by jumping in the shower to rinse the oil out of my hair, followed by shampooing and conditioning with It Factor Beauty. I'll exfoliate my body with Go Slough Yourself from Beautisol and finish with a nice layer of lotion. Right now there are two that are making my dry skin sing: Suave's newly reformulated Skin Solution Body Lotion and Vaseline's new Spray and Go Moisturizer for Dry Skin.
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