Self-Care Weekend Featuring Osea Bath + Body
What a week with the heart breaking news in the media , first Kate Spade, now Anthony Bourdain. It's just simply heart breaking. And such a loss. Tony's suicide hit me really hard in such surprising ways. I did not know him personally but I have followed him around on all his travels for so many years and have always been so inspired by him and his zest for travel and new cultures and new foods. He was someone that gave me the drive everyday to keep wondering, to keep traveling and trying new things. Tears flood my face and I will miss him tremendously. My heart is indeed broken and I just feel for the families. I am sending light and love to Kate Spade's 13 year old daughter and Tony's 11 year old daughter. I lost my mom young and they have a tough road ahead of them. It's appalling to see a lot of the comments on the internet too and is just a constant reminder that there are some incredibly close minded cold people out there who lack empathy and understanding.
Anyhow I decided to do some things for me yesterday as I gave myself a mental self care day! And plan to keep the lovely self care going all weekend. I guess you could say this is going to be the weekend of me! As women, and especially as mothers, we always tend to put everyone's needs above our own. I have learned over the years that by taking care of myself and doing things that make me feel good I am a better girlfriend, mother and friend. You cannot constantly run on empty. It's simply a recipe for disaster. The saying that you can not love someone if you don't love yourself is so true. Self love, self happiness-it matters. So from now on let's make an intention to put ourselves first every once and a while and NOT feel guilty about it.
Really hope you try some of these feel-good things!
First always have on luxe pajamas.
I am so early during the week so If possible, I really love to get in an extra hour of sleep on the weekends. This is such an important thing to do for yourself. I am also so lucky my pups are older and don't require a 6:30 a.m walk to go to the bathroom. (we live in a condo so they are city dogs) They actually love sleeping in too!
EXERCISE, EXERCISE, EXERCISE
I have said it time and time again, I am a better girlfriend, mother and general human being when I am working out. Really focus on finding your groove with this. Move the body. Walk, do yoga, do pilates, go jogging! Just move your body.
This is something that I love to do for myself and I have gotten really good at it! Laugh out loud! I love getting monthly pedicures and I get weekly blow outs. I feel good about budgeting these services in and have zero regrets spending the money because I know that I am worth it and deserve it. Do the same things for yourself. Even if it's just every 6 weeks. I love taking of my skin too and have shared a ton of things that I do in previous posts-like the Sunday ritual of masking, but today I want to talk about caring for the body. We know our faces are a given but we tend to forget about the skin on our body and it's equally as important! Osea is my go-to. I have talked about them lately too because I am so in love with everything they do! (catch all Osea posts here)
So draw yourself a hot bath and and add a generous handful of Osea Gigartina Therapy Bath Powder to your running bath water. It's a Mineral-Rich Seaweed Bath Soak and it will keep every inch of your skin soft and supple. Organic Gigartina Seaweed activates upon contact with warm water, revitalizing skin with a silky infusion of vital minerals, antioxidants, vitamins and essential fatty acids. Natural Lavender & Plumeria tame tension and induce a state of pure aromatherapeutic bliss. Submerge and enjoy ultimate indulgence. Grab your favorite book or fashion magazine and just soak up every minute of pure solo bliss!
After your bath, indulge your whole body with the Osea Undaria Algae Oil. (Firming, Seaweed-Infused Aromatherapy Body Oil) This ultra-concentrated, yet lightweight Organic Seaweed and botanical-based body oil is loaded with luscious Acai, Babassu, Passion Fruit and Ayurvedic Sesame oils to deeply hydrate skin. Visibly firms and minimizes the appearance of stretch marks. Renews a healthy luster and youthful suppleness for soft, touchable skin. Indulge in aromatic notes of Citrus and Cypress Essential oils to promote vitality and invigorate the senses. Osea soaks their USDA Certified Organic Undaria Algae in barrels of botanical oils for 6 months to naturally distill the vitamins, nutrients and minerals into their purest, most potent forms just FYI.
Now paint those nails. Having painted nails instantly transforms me and follow up that self mani with Osea's Anti-Aging Hand Cream. This luxurious, antioxidant-rich formula replenishes moisture while advanced brightening agents help visibly reverse hyperpigmentation & dark spots. A soothing blend of Shea Butter & Coconut Oil strengthen & protect the skin’s natural moisture barrier & condition cuticles & nails. Bearberry illuminates hands while Organic Seaweed smooths rough patches & protects from future damage. Leaves hands smooth, radiant & silky with a subtle scent of wild Lavender. It smells sooooo good!
Cheers to the weekend! Let me know how you Self-Care in the comments below. I always love hearing from you!
This post was sponsored by Osea but all opinions and words are mine alone.