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:

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 😉

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




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?

Why Posh?

I stumbled across Posh. I wasn’t looking for it, but I didn’t realize what I was missing until I found it. I’m a part-time massage therapist, a full-time student, in a committed, beautiful relationship with a man I love, and have a kitty baby. Much like you, I have a full plate. It can be so easy to get swept away and not give time to myself, like I do so naturally to other areas of my life.

I have always loved face masks, skin care and bath products, but have found that most readily-available products compromise things I care for strongly, like how and where products are made, how they impact the environment, where and how their ingredients are sourced, and how they are tested. I also have sensitive skin so the quality of the ingredients are important to me, but the good stuff is not always so easily affordable.

Perfectly Posh checks all my boxes: They are all naturally-based, cruelty-free products, made in the United States, and they are all under $25! They even have some vegan products, which I love!

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 appreciate their transparency and see Posh as a product line I could really trust. And they’re FUN!!!

The difference in my skin was pretty immediate – it looks brighter, clearer and feels smoother. I feel better inside and out. 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. Now daily routines like washing my face or taking a shower make me feel special.

I fell in love with Posh, and every day since has been magical. I’m now part of an ever-growing sisterhood (and brothers!) of people who appreciate their value, are becoming their best selves and want to help others feel their best.

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 it every day. 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. Ask me for some free samples! Or, take the plunge and join my team! Join for the kit and the sweet discount, make some extra money sharing products you love with others, or build your Posh empire. You can do it all. You deserve it all. That’s the power of Posh!