Friday, March 26, 2010

Bombs Away!

My most recent Skindecent order arrived yesterday, and here's the most photogenic part of the order, the Butter Bombs:

Clementine: A strong, fresh orange scent with no bitterness.

Treefrog Jammies: My invention, a clean lavender scent blended with piney green notes.

The Forbidden Strawberry: A decadent strawberry scent with a hint of musk.

Pink Carnations: A spicy, vivid carnation scent, a gorgeous not-really-a-floral floral.

Raspberry Ginger Ale: I have no idea how Marliss manages to make this smell fizzy, but she does, and combined with the raspberries, it's really wonderful.

Lavender: This one is the perfect dreamtime scent, fresh and relaxing.

I Dream of Berries: An absolutely gorgeous blend of blackberry, raspberry and lavender. It has the calming properties of lavender, but enough zing from the berries that I don't fall asleep as soon as I smell it.

The Butter Bombs are an amazing value, at $7.27 American per pound. I smash 'em up and drop a handful of the bits in, and I get silky smooth skin instead of winter-parched skin. I love hot baths in the winter, and the Butter Bombs let me take a bath every night if I want to and not pay for it with painfully dry, itchy and flaky skin. Plus, with Skindecent's product range and scent menu, I can layer scents, and drift off to bed in a happy cloud!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Accidental preppie-cure!

This was my attempt at a spring color combo that wound up in perfect preppie pink and green:

Zoya Happi and Zoya Midori.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Winter paws

I'm a middle-aged polish lover in frosty NE Ohio. I use glitter polishes, which require acetone remover, rather frequently; forget my gloves; pump my own gas and exercise three to four times a week in a chlorinated pool. So why don't I have the cuticles of a lizard in a drought?


My holy grail trio of hand products are all from Skindecent, which is nice as I can get them all in matching scents or unscented as I wish.

I start by washing my hands with plain ol' soap. While the water is warm and my hands are warm and wet, I do a quick but thorough scrub with Manicure in a Minute. I pat my hands dry, and then go over my cuticles and joints with Cuticle Balm. I buff my nails, then right before I go to sleep, I massage my hands with the melted wax and oil combo from the Massage Candle.

All three of these look like unassuming little pots of not-much, but they work well and are absolutely worth every penny.