Queen Routine

Today I want to talk about something very near and dear to my heart: Sleep.

Getting out of bed is hard, guys. It really is. Especially when you’ve been stretched to the ends of the earth for days or weeks on end, and your body is just, almost literally, dying for some relief. Some relaxation. A break. Exhibit A: Me last week.

Well, let me tell you something. This morning I awoke blissfully undisturbed by the muffled alarms beneath my pillow. I silenced each and every one (because I need help), stretched my arms wide and tall, and literally floated out of bed. Well, pretty literally. I felt rested, relaxed and just… at ease.

So, how is this possible? BECAUSE – I made time for myself to relax, unwind, and do NOTHING except care for myself last night before I went to sleep. Thus, I have emerged from my worn-out state as queen-ruler of my universe. I feel so good that I wanted to share my luxurious home self-treatment with you guys.

Without further adieu, here she is:

MY QUEEN ROUTINE
Time: 30-60 min

  1. Cue the music: I threw on “Evening Acoustic” on Spotify and let the voices of Iron & Wine and Joseph serenade me while I warmed up the shower.
  2. Rub a dub, baby: I took my time washing my hair, making sure to massage every bit of my scalp – sooo good, you guys. So good.
  3. Hop out, fill the tub up: While I filled the tub with hot water, my vibrant red Overtone conditioner sat & worked its magic on my hair (if you have colored hair, you NEED Overtone in your life – just sayin’. It has this wonderful peppermint smell that stimulates your scalp while depositing hues that extend the life of your hair color!).
  4. Add a cup or two of epsom salt: PP has some awesome epsom salt formulas (Muscle Through and Sleepy Sleep are my favorites!) I used Muscle Through this time because I feelin’ the rosemary – Sleepy Sleep is infused with lavender, which is just lovely and calming. I became one with my bath for about 20 minutes – but really, that’s just an estimate because I felt timeless in that tub.
  5. Wash up: After soaking, I washed up with my Milkin’ It chunk, and exfoliated my fresh and clean skin with my favorite Snarky, Fauxpology. I just adore its smell – So much so that I got the perfume crayon in its scent!!!
  6. Face time: My face needed a little loving, so I exfoliated with BFF, patted dry, and followed up with my go-to mask, Cackle Spackle. I love using these two together – my face felt SO smooth, and the little red patches around my nose really calmed down. I washed up, then moisturized with Never Grow Up, which is a toning and brightening anti-aging cream. I am a huge fan of Moisture 911, but I’m out of it at the moment (sad face).
  7. Finishing touches: I lathered up neck-to-toe with Hard Daze Night, which is a yummy, fragrant, hemp-scented body butter. If you’re looking for a softer-smelling body butter, I would highly recommend Fresh, Creamy Milk. I like HDN a lot, but FCM is hands-down the best body butter Perfectly Posh has. It has a little more of a, for lack of better word, warm and creamy scent. The bamboo extract just gives it a little oomph of decadence. I love it.
  8. Get comfy: This is the best part. Grab your oversized pajamas and get COMFY! Your restful, well-deserved night of sleep awaits. Your favorite body butter will soak into your skin throughout the night, so you’ll wake up with soft, supple skin all over.

And there you have it! Like magic, you’ll awaken rejuvenated with a brand new mission.

This little routine is for all you queens, kings and mystical beauties reading. I really went in, so feel free to modify time or steps to your liking!

It really feels like an at-home spa treatment, guys. If I had planned it a little better, I would have added a pedicure… next time 😉

Gotta have your Posh? Grab it here!

Have another idea of at-home decadence? Leave your king/queen/mystical routine in the comments below!

 

 

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Perk Up, Buttercup!

Hello Loveies!

Today we are going to talk about one of my new FAVORITE Posh products: the Perk Skin Stick!

Why Perk? You can Perk at work, Perk on a train, Perk in/on/at *insert here* – you name it, the Perk Stick is ready for action.

Lately with the change in weather in Chicago, I have had some pressure headaches (you know, the ones that squeeze your face and head all over) and it really just bogs me down. If you’re like me, any sign of sickness is just game-over. It’s the worst. It also makes simple tasks like paying attention a real chore.

So, what do you do when your body’s fighting off something yucky? Perk! It has peppermint essential oils to boost your mood, refresh your senses, and give you that crisp, cool, cleansing feeling. One swipe each way around my nose and cheekbones clears my sinuses right up – perfect for those head colds and stuffy noses. I even use it on and around my nose when I’ve handled a few too many Kleenexes: It is loaded with shea butter and beeswax to lock in hydration, which keeps that sensitive skin soft and hydrated.

Have a headache? Apply a bit to your temples and forehead to cool you down. Neck ache? Mind your hair and rub some where the back of your head meets your neck.

As if the Perk didn’t do enough to help you out, it has a wee bit of caffeine in it, so if you’re missing your usual mid-afternoon pick-me-up, you can apply a bit of magic to your wrists and temples for a quick boost.

Did I mention you can use it on your lips as chapstick, too?! Amazing. At about 3.5 times the size of your typical chapstick tube, this versatile skin stick is in it for the long-haul.

Where I go, Perk goes. Go get yours here!

Why Posh?

Perfectly Posh. You love it, want to be it, love to share it – but why?

Posh first appeared on my radar thanks to my favorite massage business podcast, and it sounded like a fun way to potentially diversify my income. I’m a part-time massage therapist and a full-time student, so I thought if all went well, maybe Posh could help pay off some student loans! It sounded good in theory, but I had to mull it over.

The second time I heard Posh mentioned was when Andrea was featured on an episode of that same podcast. She seemed to really believe in Posh and it sounded like it was working well in her businesses. I reached out, and after chatting for a bit, she offered to send me some samples.

A few days later, a big, pink envelope magically appeared! I opened it, and holy heavenly smells. Soaps, lotions, and face masks galore, all naturally-based, cruelty-free, made in the States, and even some vegan products. 

The quality of the products – the look, the feel, the smell, the application – is satiating. You want to sink your teeth in it. Posh uses essential oils and ditches fillers (no parabens, phthalates, tallow, etc.). Their ingredients list is available online so you can select and use products with confidence. I appreciated the transparency and started to see Posh as a product line I could really trust.

I used a few products, and tried a few more. The difference in my skin was almost immediate – it looked brighter, clearer and felt smoother. I felt better. I don’t always have a ton of time for myself, but I can take 5-10 minutes for a face mask and feel refreshed. And special. 

I fell in love, and every day since has been magical. 

That was when I realized Posh could be much more than a smart business move. Posh was something I could do just for me that is fun, indulges my creativity, AND makes me feel special. And makes my skin look amazing. And can make me money. Plus, I have full authority to build my business how I see fit. How rejuvenating!

A few days and a few conversations later, I joined Andrea’s team!

Posh is like my best-kept secret, except I like to tell everyone about it. My boyfriend started to use the products and now calls himself a Posh-man! And guess what? His skin looks amazing, too.

Who says feeling special can only happen sparingly? If no one has told you this today, or ever, you deserve your own love and affection. You deserve to feel pretty, special and pampered, and Posh makes all of that easy to do.

You can make your relationship with Posh as big or little as you want. Try some products! Or, take the plunge and join my team! Join for the kit and the sweet discount, join to make some extra money sharing products you love with others, or join to become a Posh-empress (or emperor!). You can do it all. You deserve it all. The world is yours. That’s the power of Posh.