2021 edit: i no longer subscribe to or support the “all-natural” label.
happy wednesday, crunchies! woo, this post is l-a-t-e. apologies!
this weekly catch-up is super short since i was out of the country lately. and plus, i have a bella mari make-up review post coming up for you soon! yay!
NEW FAVORITE LEAVE-IN. i’m currently in the thick of southern summer heat and sun, and i’ve already had to kind of switch up my hair care routine. rinsing with diluted acv happens 1x a week now to keep up with all this humidity and sweat. my hair’s been a little more on the dry side unfortunately, and oils are too heavy for it right now. i’ve opted to dilute shea moisture coconut & hibiscus conditioner into some distilled water to use as a spray. if you wanna try, you’ll have to play around with the ratios, but 1 part conditioner to 4 parts water has been great for the ends of my hair, and a 1:10 ratio better for my scalp. do you guys use this line of products? thoughts?
FACE MASKS CLOTHS. a girl that works with me very generously gave me a couple of these super cool face mask cloths that you can use with your favorite toner/hydrosol/etc. they’re single-use. i tried rose water and i’ve concluded i have to buy some of these. have you ever used these cloths? what are your favorite toners? i forgot to take a picture, but here is what they look like –
(picture from popsugar)
CAVEMAN ROUTINE. has anyone heard of this? it’s a different approach to facial skincare that requires you to do, well, nothing. no washing, no products, no oils, no masks, no exfoliating, no makeup… nothing. i’ve seen testimonials where they’ve gone 30 days and ended up with amazing skin. and i’ve seen testimonials where they’ve ended up with clogged pores and cystic acne. my current routine is mostly nothing aside from oils and masks, but i can’t imagine what my face would do if i wasn’t doing anything at all. i can totally get behind the “less is more” movement (Duh – welcome to my life), but i’m on the fence about not doing anything ever for extended periods of time mainly due to the risks involved. i hardly do anything now, and my skin is better, but i also need to exfoliate. not to mention i’m in love with face oils and masks, haha. what are your thoughts??
INTERNATIONAL TRIP. i was so incredibly lucky to have gone on a trip to Iceland this past weekend! i ate the most delicious, locally grown food, and got to travel all over the countryside. we only stayed in the main city of Reykjavik for half of the trip, but it was just as beautiful as the cabin tucked away in the mountains. if you haven’t gone, you should consider it! the 24 hour sunlight messed with my sleep cycle and my body didn’t know when to be hungry. it was weird.
every part of the country i saw was breathtaking. but the Blue Lagoon was so relaxing and beautiful! the natural silica mud found there made my skin so smooth and clear. i’m working on a new mud mask to mimick the lagoon’s powers. hopefully i can find a good mix to share soon out of the trial ones! and yes, this sulfur is indeed stinky. any ideas?
i know i’ve shared some pictures on instagram already… but look at this place –
what’s up with YOU this past week/weekend? i want to hear all about it!