I spend a large portion of my days trying to relieve stress…
No, seriously. A lot of people don’t understand the high stakes nature of pet assisting for a world-renowned international kitty supermodel. Most days, I’m chained to my desk for 12-14 hours.
No, really. I’m chained to my desk. I have to ask permission to use the restroom, and when I go, Tabs follows me in (cats are such pervs!).
So, yeah. Girlfriend is stressed out…
I know it’s not healthy, but I’ve been trying to turn things around lately. I exercise now about an hour a day (those endorphins really help) and try to make it to yoga in the evenings when I can.
But is it enough? I really don’t know. Just the other day, I was plucking my eyebrows and found another white hair, and I keep finding new ones on my head, and in places where they never used to show up.
I can’t say I’m surprised, as a lot of people in my family started going gray at a young age, but I can’t help but wonder if in my case the long hours have had anything to do with it…
I know, I know. Hard work is a part of life, but so is the need to relax.
Cue yet another excuse to work a new beauty angle into my life (the sign of a true addict)!
The hunt is on for new stress-relieving products, and this week I’m taking a look at three new ones from Aveda’s Stress-Fix line.
Their new Soaking Salts ($40), Body Lotion ($28) and Concentrate ($22; it’s in a cute rollerball!) just launched at Aveda stores and salons, and they’re scented with lavender and sage, which Aveda says are clinically proven to help relieve feelings of stress.
Tabs keeps hurling deadlines at me, so right now I’m swimming in the stuff…
So far, after using them a lot this week, I can’t say they’ve put me in a zen state of mind, but I would say that I do feel a little better. Whenever I’ve started to feel my shoulder blades creep up to my ears, I’ve rubbed some of the lotion on my hands and the rollerball concentrate on my pulse points.
Maybe it’s due to the power of suggestion (and wishful thinking), but hey, whatever works. I sure do like the scent that all three products share, and whenever I smell it, I smile.
I’ll take anything that helps me get through another round of photo shoots with Tabs.
Soaking Salts, $40
- Organic sugar exfoliates and softens the skin
- Organic sunflower oil soothes and conditions the skin
- Mineral-rich salts soften the skin
Stress-Fix Concentrate, $22
- Organic sunflower and olive oils soften and condition the skin
- Vitamin E provides anti-oxidant benefits
Stress-Fix Body Lotion, $28
- Organic aloe soothes the skin
- Organic sunflower oil softens and conditions the skin
- Organic shea butter conditions the skin
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Aveda stores and salons
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