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Thursday, January 30, 2014

oil obsession




So I've come to the conclusion that oils are now an essential part of my 'personal care' routine. It started when I bought the Josie Maran Argon Oil on a whim, standing in line at Sephora. Never having tried putting oil on my face, I was a bit skeptical as I applied the product before I went to bed. However, the next morning there was no doubt my skin looked plump and hydrated. I even experimented putting it on my hair too, with great results. Something about oil just feels more hydrating than lathering on creams. I've even started using face oils on top of pimples that form on my forehead. I heard when you breakout around your forehead, the cause can be because your skin is dehydrated, and lo and behold, the next morning the bump has gone down.

I want to continue this hydration to other parts of my body and I am saving up for the L'Occitaine Cleansing and Softening Shower Oil with Almond Oil and the Caudalie Divine Oil. From the reviews, these products not only smell amazing, but are super hydrating, leaving skin soft and smooth. I don't know about you, but that sounds too luxurious to pass up. It might be the polar vortex causing me to daydream about expensive oils, because my skin has been so dry this winter.

I have managed to get my hands on the Essie Apricot Cuticle Oil and, just like the other products, the scent is so lovely and it does a great job of hydrating my cuticles. It is a little messy at first because it takes a while to sink it, but I guess that's the same with all oil products? Either way, I'm hooked.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

afternoon at the met


So I have a 'thing' for museums. I love going to them, exploring new ones, revisiting favorites. I've even spent some time volunteering and interning at some. Not only because I have strong interest in art and art history, but I love the actual spaces of museums themselves: the architecture, the layout, the lighting- and the quietness of it. Even though popular museums like the Metropolitan can get busy, there is still a tranquility about this museum that I enjoy. The day I went was a rare sunny day this January, and the light pouring in from the big open windows in the Greek and Roman Art wing was especially pleasant.
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