The funny thing is that I would certainly consider myself to be someone who tends to agonize far too long over what products to include in each post so its rather surprising that I had forgotten to include more than a few products in last week’s “A Weekday Wishlist” post – you know, taking my overthinking tendencies into account. Instead of dwelling on my personal failures and possibly spending far too much time than is healthy pondering a variety of my weaknesses and descending into the endless dark pit where I can’t quite stop. Instead of continuing this path into borderline self-hatred and contempt, I figured that I would remedy the situation by filling you in about these forgotten products.
Andalou Naturals Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask ($14.95)
If you’ve been a reader of my skincare posts for ages, you’ll be familiar with my healthy skepticism towards so-called natural products but this one seems to be worthwhile, not expensive in the least, loaded with active ingredients and formulated without irritating alcohol regardless how natural its origin. Anyway, I’ve heard impressive things about this brand and this brightening mask loaded with glycolic acid and honey and pumpkin extract goodness seems promising and much more economical than the other AHA-laden treatments that I’ve been looking at.
L’Oreal Elnett Satin Curls Heat Styling Spray ($10)
I’ve been getting more into that whole hair styling thing, as I mentioned in yesterday’s post here, and that has included some heat styling (mainly adding a few curls here and there) and I’ve come to realize that I don’t actually own a good standard heat protectant and seeing as I’ve been so impressed with the products of L’Oreal’s line, this one seems intriguing. I’m particularly interested because of the three-day holding claim…
Bath & Body Works Flannel 3-Wick Candle ($22.50)
After my tragedy that happened where my Spiced Pumpkin Cider had its fall and shattered and then I learned that the family (that I do still in fact, live with) cannot stand the scent of my other large candle in my possession, the Cayenne Caramel offering, I’ve found myself in a position where I could use a full-sized candle in my possession. As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been enjoying the mini candle version of the Flannel scent and it doesn’t seem to be bothersome to anybody else, with it’s warm and spicy scent that’s instantly relaxing and smells like attractive male in the best way possible and I’m sure that it will be my next candle purchase. I’m not normally one to be moved by enticing packaging but the packaging of this one in full-size is stunning. Ahhhhh.
Bath & Body Works Stress Relief Eucalyptus Spearmint Bath Soak ($16)
It’s no secret that I’m one that suffers from anxiety and as I’ve been enjoying that whole relaxing bath experience and all of its indulgences and this aromatherapy-based product sounded intriguing. Unlike some of the harsher detergent-based bath products with foaming properties, these salts would seem to provide an indulgent experience that would not irritate my problematic skin – I hammer on about this frequently. I haven’t tried any of the store’s bath products so I would be interested to hear of anyone else’s experiences.
Essie Tart Deco Nail Lacquer ($8-9)
I’m aware that this muted tangerine-hued polish is the antithesis of being autumnal but I’ve had my eye on this polish for ages and I think it would look spectacular with the abundance of grey that I’ve been sporting as of late. After a break from nail painting and the excitement that comes from the whole process, I’m pleased to be eyeing up this one and I do enjoy a good Essie polish.