Kicking off the week with a beautiful start! Well, trying to at least.
Last weekend, ugh! — totally floored me. That two-day migraine felt like a symphony of jackhammers in my head, and it was rough. Itâ€™s gone now, thank goodness, and Iâ€™m feeling more like myself again.
So, earlier today, just as I was about to jump back into the pet assisting grind, I thought, â€œYa know what? What I need right now is to do something that makes me feel really, REALLY great, even if itâ€™s just for a half an hour.â€
I needed a beauty pick-me-up, so I made a cup of chamomile tea, grabbed a few new fave beauty products from RenÃ© Furterer, RepÃªchage, Dolce & Gabbana and EstÃ©e Lauder, and told Tabs that I’d back to work in a few.
RenÃ© Furterer KaritÃ© Intense Nourishing Mask
RenÃ© Furterer KaritÃ© Intense Nourishing Mask ($46), available now at salons, beauty stores and online
First order of business: a hot shower and RenÃ© Furterer’s KaritÃ© Intense Nourishing Mask ($46 for a 6.93-ounce jar), a five-minute deep conditioning treatment for dry hair that smoothes and hydrates with a mix of fair-trade shea butter and plant oils.
I just started using it last week, and I think it’s the reason why I had a series of near-epic hair days — like, the best I’ve had in months. KaritÃ© adds body, shine and leaves my hair smelling like lilies. I love it!
RepÃªchage Hydra Dew Illuminating Cream Mask
RepÃªchage Hydra Dew Illuminating Cream Mask ($38), available now at spas and online
Have I mentioned that I’ve been on a face mask kick? I don’t know, but there’s something about a good face mask that gives me…hope, LOL! I’m also a big fan of sitting on my butt and doing absolutely nothing while I wait for a mask to work its magic.
My skin’s been a little dry lately (you know, ’cause winter) so after I jumped out of the shower, I applied a layer of Illuminating Cream Mask for Normal to Dry Skin ($38 for a 2-ounce tube) by RepÃªchage, an under-the-radar brand actually carried in spas all over the world. Their whole line contains products with “nutrient-rich seaweed” harvested off the Brittany Coast of France.
After 10 minutes, I tissued off the mask and could almost hear my skin sighing with relief. Ahh…
Dolce & Gabbana Desire
Dolce & Gabbana Desire Eau de Parfum ($93), available now at Dolce & Gabbana counters and online
If I could, I’d hug every single one of the perfumers over at Dolce & Gabbana. I feel like they get me, ya know (says the girl who wore Light Blue on her wedding day)?
Desire’s, a de-lovely fruity floral, is their newest scent ($93 for a 1.6-ounce bottle). It lasts all day long for me and brings to mind overseas adventures, exploring foreign cities at night with a new love.
The official fragrance notes include…