First off, how’s the summer going for y’all? Melted yet? (Well, hopefully not or you wouldn’t be reading this post, would you? I’m here all night, folks.) As you know, I live in the Lone Star State and I’m here to report that the heat has thoroughly gone ham, Defcon 12, all of it. So wherever you are, just lounge in a pool somewhere and then lounge inside AC because being outside for long periods (really, any length of time over a minute) is not it.
But being outside and leaving the house are things we have to do–although short of spending a bit of time with friends, heading into the office once or twice a week, and living at Target, I’m not doing that much leaving–and I’m on a new kick to smell like a sea of roses and peonies whenever I do. What do I mean? I was mentioning to my Mom the other day that fragrances don’t seem to last long on my skin. I get in the shower, wear perfume, all of that, but I want those scents to linger, you know? As I was perusing the aisles in Target the other day, I came across a product that intrigued me.
The Product: Olay Rinse-off Body Conditioner with Shea Butter
It dawned on me after as I mulled over the product that we condition our hair for that softness, extra nourishment, etc., – why not the body? And where have I been that I was seeing body conditioner for the first time? Have y’all heard about it or been into it? Also, I remembered seeing TikToks with ladies discussing the extra steps they take in cleansing their bodies to achieve that lasting scent, among other things, and this is the main thing I wanted to achieve. Perhaps this product would help. All in all, I was excited to try it. I also liked what the product offered: skin conditioning, extra moisturization, and lasting hydration. All awesome things, especially for this summerxinfinity we’re having.
The Results: y’allllll. First of all, as soon as the product–a creamy texture–touched my skin, I instantly felt the softness. Just like washing your hair, after showering, you take the product and apply it over the skin and then rinse off. I immediately loved how my skin felt. And then result #2, which was the point of it all: throughout the day, I could smell that sweet shea butter aroma on me. It stayed on me, was lingering–all the things I was looking for. Not roses and peonies (not yet, anyway; I’ll be buying different products), but still a fresh, sweet, aromatic journey through the day.
The Recommendation: if you want extra softness to the skin and a personally aromatic add to the atmosphere, definitely check this product out. If anything, the hydrating feeling I got was everything. I love when my skin feels so soft.
*Extra: check out YouTube videos on how ladies luxuriate their skin. Honestly, my dedication to facial skincare (more on that below) should be the same neck down, beyond just standard showering/bathing. So I’m really getting into that. I’ll report more later.
The Product: The entire TULA skincare line.
I discovered Tula late last year. While recuperating at home from my tings, I happened upon Tula on social media and watched a ton of videos of gals who professed their love for the product. I’ve always had complexities with my skin: blemishes from waxing (usually my chin and lip area) as well as the standard oily T-zone. From the videos I watched, Tula had a variety of products to meet all those needs. I decided to try it out and purchased one of their standard kits.
The Results: the glow was real. Is real. A friend who was staying with me at the time looked at my face one day and was like, uh, you’re glowing. I was like, for real? For real. My face felt the difference, too, after a few days. I certainly noticed a smoother surface, and as my good friend mentioned, eventually, I saw the glow for myself, too. Blemishes quickly cleared up, as well.
The Recommendation: do your research, of course, and determine what works best for your skin. For me, Tula is it. As I mentioned in my last post, for the past few years, I’ve focused on my skincare as an avenue of self-care. Happy to find a product that my skin loves and wants more of.
Check out these products if you can, and if they work for you. Really, dearest reader, my latest goal is to baby myself. My aunt once mentioned how my mom would only use the best skincare for her little ones back in the day, and how her friends would marvel over the softness of our skin. I think life and busy schedules and all that make that kind of self-care and self-luxuriating difficult, but I intend on making time. We will be returning to the baby skin of yore, I guarantee it.
How do you care for yourself? And again: did y’all know about body conditioner? Share in the comments, won’t you?