Hi Friends! Wow, it’s officially been three weeks since my last post. This may be the longest blog break I’ve ever taken, but it was very much needed. I don’t know if I’ve ever worked as much as I did in 2017. Most of the year, I worked three jobs and by December my brain was totally fried. I spent the holidays at my parents’ house in Pittsburgh, laying on the couch and watching the Kardashians. My dad kept saying that the show was going to, “rot my brain,” and I just responded that it basically already was. By the way, love my parents, but I appreciate watching trashy TV with no judgement so much more now.
Anyway, my main break from blogging and maybe a little from life in general has inspired me to make January my, “Month of Me.” I’ve been trying to really focus on myself, my health, happiness and mental well-being (that’s a big one!). And I’ve recently discovered some ah-mazing beauty products that have me already feeling fresh, clean and relaxed! (that’s a big one too!)
The Perfect Pampering with Being by Sanctuary
Right before the holidays I was gifted a huge box of goodies from Being by Sanctuary, which I’ve been using to pamper myself daily. The new line of, “ballsy beauty,” products has delicious scents that makes my skin feeling nothing short of amazing. Also, with five different fragrances, it has me smelling pretty great too! Here are a few of my favorites from the line, all available at Ulta. And, I have to mention, they’re super affordable too!
The Being by Sanctuary product that I was most excited to try was their shower burst. I’ve only ever used body wash and was curious to see how it compared. The most noticeable difference was the long lasting scent. Not only could I still smell the light floral fragrance on my skin hours after using, but it also has my bathroom smelling like my own private spa.
Using a body scrub was new to my skincare regime, but now something I’ll never go without again. I honestly love the Being by Sanctuary body scrub! It helps to exfoliate my skin, leaving it smoother than ever, which is especially necessary during these Winter months.
I honestly wasn’t a huge body butter believer before trying this one. I’ve always used regular old lotion post-shower, but after seeing how well the Being by Sanctuary body butter hydrates my skin, I’m never going back! Using this in combination with the body scrub, has my skin feeling unbelievably smooth. I’m also obsessed with the chili mango & tonka bean scent. Like, smell myself non-stop kind of obsessed.
As soon as I step out of the shower, I use the Salted Caramel & Macadamia body mist (I read one time that doing this helps the scent last longer). If you think this scent sounds absolutely delicious, I promise, it is! I also carry the body lotion in my purse and find myself subconsciously smelling my hands while deep in thought at work (I hope no one else notices this, however. I probably look nuts).
Adding these Being by Sanctuary products into my routine has helped me practice a little more self love, which is what I’m all about nowadays. I think it’s safe to say that my Month of Me is off to a great start. Also on my list, read a good book and learn some new recipes! What have you guys been focusing on in the New Year?
PS – all of these Being by Sanctuary products are currently buy 2, get one free! Shop the collection here.