Sometimes the stress and pressures of being a mommy to two busy bees, a wife, brand builder and all the other hats I wear takes a toll on me. It's hard to feel romantic and sexy when I'm running off of five hours of sleep or less. I'm not even really talking about being sexy and romantic for my husband, but just being able to feel that way about myself personally.
I'm firm believer in the logic that before I can expect someone else to feel or think a certain way about me, I need to feel that same way about myself first. It's all the energy I give off. And I need that energy to be real and natural not fake or forced. This is why I enjoy indulging in the simple pleasures of life when I feel like my self morale is going down.
I don't know about you but I need that 'pick me up' from time to time. Lately, my favorite morale booster has been pampering myself. I take great pride in my skincare and love trying out new products. As a fan of EdenFantasys for over a year now, I've discovered that they have some really great bath and skincare products. Most recently I decided to try out a few items from their Dona by Jo Collection.
Let me just say that if you enjoy products with mostly 0r 100% all natural ingredients, then this is the collection for you. Anyways, here are some of the goodies I ordered:
|Dona Body Polish (Mangosteen)|
I like the term body polish as opposed to body scrub. Sounds more luxurious and spa like. The combination of sea salt, natural oils mixed with shaved chunks of passion and mangosteen fruit exfoliates the skin without making it feel like I'm being rubbed raw. And the smell is so exotic! I love it! The oils also work to make sure your skin isn't drying out from the combination of the exfoliation and the water.
|Dona Body Wash (Pomegranate)|
Best lathering body wash I've ever used! Trust me bar soap has nothing on this. One pump goes a long way. Again the smell is heavenly and soothing. Another thing I like about this body wash is that in addition to natural ingredients like pomegranate, green tea and goji, it also has benzyl alcohol. Benzyl alcohol is often used products to help fight acne. So, you're not only giving your body wrinkle fighting antioxidants but helping to get rid of and potentially prevent body pimples in the process!
|Dona Shave Gel (Acai)|
Due to my sensitivity to shaving I've tried a lot of shaving creams and gels. This makes my top 3 list! I have shaved twice with this stuff since I got it and no irritation or anything. No lie (in my Drake voice). And it doesn't leave you with that immediate dry and tight skin feeling that shaving can give you.
|Dona Massage Oil (Acai)|
This is the last product I put on. My skin is very dry so traditional lotions don't work for me. I have to use oil or petroleum based products to make sure my skin stays hydrated and I don't end up spots of ashy skin before noon. The massage oil works really and so far the only places I've had to touch up during the day have been my legs and my feet if I'm wearing sandals the rub a lot. And not to sound like a broken record, the smell is nice.
Overall, I'm very happy that I took a chance and ordered these products as a gift to myself. It's not often that I spend money on myself. You know that mommy/wife guilt kicks in sometimes. Thankfully, I was able to push it to the back of my mind. When emerge from my spa (ok bathroom), I feel do feel refreshed, sexy and more romantic about myself.
So, to all you other moms, wives, girlfriends and even single ladies, take the time to pamper yourself for you! Guilt be damned, we're worth it!
Do you pamper yourself? What are some of your favorite products to use?
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. I sincerely enjoy trying out products from EdenFantasys!