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!

The Gateway

I love sending samples to people. No, really. I love to get people addicted to Posh because I really believe in the product.

Just call me your neighborhood Posh dealer.

But, when it comes to sending samples, there’s usually a rhyme to my reason: Enter the “crack pack.”

The “crack pack” includes the things I find the most addictive. I would say most people agree, because people usually end up ordering at least one of the products. Posh has a million (and one!) great things, but these are the ones that I find the hardest to resist.

The “crack pack” includes:
1. BFF- because of course it does. This is the product that turned me from someone who barely heard of Perfectly Posh to someone who needed to be a consultant and own it ALL. There’s a reason it’s Posh’s top seller. There’s a reason my boo steals it and gets angry when we run out. It’s because it’s AWESOME.

A face cleanser with tiny exfoliating beads and peppermint oil? Sign me up (OK, OK, I *did* sign up) You wash your face with this once and you will feel so clean. You will feel ALIVE.

2. Moisturize 911. After you wash your face with that glorious peppermint cleanser, you need to add a little moisturizer, right? (That’s a rhetorical question. OF COURSE you need a moisturizer after you wash). Moisturize 911 features orange essential oil and caffeine, which brightens you right up. Sometimes, when I feel super lazy and I’m going out in public without makeup, I just add some Moisturize 911 so I don’t look completely scary.

As one customer said to me: “Do they make that in gallon drums? I need to bathe in it.

3. All I’ve Avo Wanted. Lots of Posh masks are awesome. Until a week ago, I would’ve said a completely different one. But I tried All I’ve Avo Wanted for masking Sunday and WHOA. I’m in ❤ ❤ ❤

I don’t have dry skin. I have oily skin. And I still fell in love with this mask. My face felt so soft after I used it. I went and rubbed my face on my boo and the children. If you have dry skin, this will feel like a huge drink of water. It’s also really gentle. Great for those with sensitive skin or those who react badly to everything. It’s my new crush.

4. Indigo Girl body butter. Really, any body butter. They are all indulgent. But something about that Indigo Girl. First, it’s WHIPPED. Second, it smells like blueberry pancakes. Say no more. After my bath where I’ve washed, masked and exfoliated (thank you, Snarky bar!) I love to pick out a body butter and put it on. The scent is heavenly and the butter is THICK. Think that Noxzema cream we all used to use. Then I crawl under my sheets and I feel so relaxed. Perfect cap to a long week.

5. Any Big Fat Yummy Hand Crème. No sample pack is complete without some of this. Talk about a gateway. There are scents for every taste and it will turn even the driest hands into silky smooth appendages dangling from your arms. Best part — it’s not greasy! Go on, put some on and open every doorknob you see! Plus the smell isn’t overwhelming, but just strong enough to where when you put some on, someone will inevitably say “What’s that smell? It smells delicious.”

Then there was that one time a co-worker said it reeked of onions, and I got super scared that was me. So I kept smelling my hands and…I could smell onions, too! WTF? Oh, wait, guy eating onion sandwich from Subway. NEVER MIND. My hands smell great!

Want your own crack pack? Warning. Get one and you will be an addict, hoarding all the Posh, offering it to others to get them addicted, maybe even becoming a consultant so you can deal to your friends. If you’re willing to take that chance (and really, you SHOULD, because in this hectic stressful world, we all deserve me time) shoot me an email at melissasullivan22@gmail.com and I’ll get one out to you. *Contents may vary based on what I have, but you’ll get a hand crème, mask, body butter, face cleanser and moisturizer.

 

NEW Masks in Posh’s Spring/Summer 2017 Catalog!

If pressed, I would have to say Posh’s best overall category of products is their face and body mask collection. Clay, mud, charcoal, enzymes, glycolic acid, shea and cocoa butters; these are a few of my favorite things. Not to mention they work quickly (my busy schedule thanks you), and because most of them are also loaded with fruit extracts or essential oils, they smell phenomenal!

My favorite masks from the new catalog are Go West (a gentle clay-based mask, deep cleansing and mildly exfoliating), Envy This (I swear, if given a French name and sold at a high-end spa, this tightening “date night mask” would cost $75 instead of $20), and All I’ve Avo Wanted (Depeche Mode lyrics AND hydrating beyond belief?! Sign me up!) Posh’s catalog does an alright job of describing their masks, but I wanted to take it a step further. In the video below, I specify which masks focus on deep cleansing, exfoliating, anti-aging, and hydrating/soothing. I know it’s 17 minutes long, but if you’re not sure which masks are right for your skin type (or your customers’ skin types if you’re a Posh consultant), it’s worth watching (said your humble narrator.) Enjoy!

 

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Andrea Lipomi has been a Perfectly Posh Independent Consultant since September 2015. She’s a Silver Premier, massage therapist, esthetician and nail tech who lives in Las Vegas, Nevada. You can visit her Posh site at https://poshgoth.po.sh, follow her on Instagram at @feetishspa, and ask her anything at feetishspa@gmail.com.

Perfectly Posh Names Their Products After My Favorite Songs

Posh’s new Spring/Summer 2017 catalog is the best one yet, IMHO.

And those are just the references that jumped out at my 38-year-old brain (I’m sure you young kids could spot some more.)

Here’s a live Facebook video I made where I review some of these products and sing some of these songs (poorly.) Enjoy!

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Andrea Lipomi has been a Perfectly Posh Independent Consultant since September 2015. (She’s also a proud Silver Premier and should probably say that more.) She’s a licensed massage therapist, esthetician and nail tech who lives in Las Vegas, Nevada. You can visit her Posh site at https://poshgoth.po.sh, follow her on Instagram at @feetishspa, and ask her anything at feetishspa@gmail.com.