The last two months have been nutty! Too much and too little! As in too much to do, too little time to do it in. (sorry about ending with a preposition….sometimes one has to let the grammar thing go just a little) I think I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, however. So I’m back! Set the pigeons loose!
My sweet baby angel girl turned eleven Saturday. It was a big day. We invited our two BFF’s over and themed the weekend, “Peace, Love, Spa!”. We even made t-shirts. Our logo was rocking, but our iron on t-shirt transfer let us down…boo….
The t-shirts were just the tip of the iceburg, however. It was a tween dream at my house this weekend. We had Beauty Buckets
We did an array of facial treatments including a cucumber, green tea, avocado mush that we whipped up in the blender.
We had an assortment of fascinating reading material….We’re officially current on our horoscope, fashion, teen celebrity gossip and an assortment of quizzes.
We made a sugar scrub that was delightful if I do say so myself. I used a modified version of this recipe that I found on Pinterest. My modifications were pretty simple. I used colored sugar sprinkles to make the pretty colors and flavored extracts instead of essential oils. I also used a coconut oil that wasn’t super-refined, so the girls wound up with coconut-orange-vanilla sugar body scrub. Baby soft skin ? You betcha!
The next morning, bright and early, we headed to the Nail Salon for mani/pedi’s. (Mom even got a pedicure! Magic hands…that’s all I’m saying.)
Nope. No spoiled little girls at my house. Just soft, pampered tootsies. Zebra striped tootsies to be more specific.
Zebra striped tootsies and an ice cream cake! Does it get any better than this?
I love fragrance. I stock up twice a year, and I don’t necessarily economize. Because of this, there tends to be a bit of excitement when I make my semi-annual selections. And naturally, when I’m excited, I like to share!
Jo Malone Iris and lady Moore Cologne. Feminine and floral but deliciously different. I love the packaging as well-it’s what first caught my eye! Its’ light but lingering at the same time. Floral, almost powdery, but with a spicy edge.
Bulgari Omnia Crystalline-A mingling of lotus flowers, nashi and balsa wood. It’s floral, yes, but very light with a fruity edge to it. It makes for a great summer scent.
And I always come back to Estee Lauder. This time, I opted for Sensuous Nude-despite a very warm fragrance core, this scent is light and delicate. It’s described as a woody musk, but is fragranced with Bergamot, Rose and Jasmine petals. Wonderful!