Currently--as I'm writing this post--I'm lounging in my bed, nearly dead after eight hours of dancing. My feet are swollen beyond belief, my back is yearning for a good massage (and, unfortunately, my dad won't get to work...), my ankles are throbbing, and, chances are, that I'll be hungry in ten minutes (even though I just ate dinner half an hour ago).
To top things off, I just took a shower. And, to clarify, I have no idea how I even managed to stand up. Nevertheless, I'll hold the complaining and get to the part you really care about: what I had for dinner. I'm kidding, I'm kidding. But we are going to talk about the products I used to get to this calm state--sheets warming, coconut water soothing.... Okay, let's see if I can do this before I fall asleep.
I'm such a shower person; they're quick, succinct, and reminiscent of a waterfall. I won't creep you out by dishing that I sometimes take showers in the dark, but I did use the Dr. Bronner's Magic Soap to wash my hair, then followed with the Bumble and bumble Surf Creme Rinse Conditioner. After washing my body with the Korres Fig Showergel, I got out of the shower (I still can't believe I complete such a feat) and slapped on the Desert Essence Sweet Almond Hand and Body Lotion and threw on my sparkly star-clad pajamas; I'm really not selling myself as chic here.
After I was fully-clothed, I brushed my hair with the Tangle Teezer--you can't brush with anything else when you use the Magic Soap as shampoo--and tied my hair into a ponytail with a Twistband--it's one of my beauty secrets; it keeps hair in place all night long, preventing bad hair days and unwanted cowlicks.
Then, I got started on my skin with a dual cleanse. To take the day's initial grime off, I washed with the CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser and a bit of coconut oil to rid of waterproof mascara, then, to finish off the washing, I lathered with the Herbivore Botanicals Blue Clay Soap.
I toddled over to my dressing table and slapped on the rest of my skin food: a few drops of rosewater, patted into the skin, Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair, Pai Rosehip Bioregenerate Fruit and Seed Oil Blend, and the Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask.
I may not wake up to nice feeling feet, but I will rise to illusory skin.
And now we meet again. I've completed all of the following above and, although I'm struggling to keep my eyes open, I won't be one of those cliffhanger authors.
Soon, I'll brush my teeth with the JÅSÖN Toothpaste and mend my lips with the LUSH Popcorn Lip Scrub.
Bedside, I'll smooth on some of the Malin + Goetz Mojito Lip Balm, spritz some of the This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray (absolutely dreamy--pun intended), and smother my hands with the Burt's Bees Hand Salve.
So, I'll admit, this certainly wasn't your typical beauty blogger evening routine--I don't think anyone has yet to talk about their feet. But, the stabbing pain just couldn't be ignored; and I can no longer ignore the fact that I'm about to pass out. Bonne soir.