Weekends can be tough.
Yes! I said it.
Some weekends are full of pampering and relaxation before another week of work -- and some weekends are full of alcohol and bad decisions (mainly death by carbs and sleeping in my makeup). This was one of those weekends.
Drinking is surely catalyst to it all -- but sheesh -- I put my body my skin, my diet and my energy level through the ringer the past few days. Luckily on Friday, my secret weapon arrived. This was a fabulous de-stress kit from Earth Therapeutics.
So today -- I carved out some much needed me time into my day and started reviving my body with the gifts I received.
The first major issue was the aches and pains all over my body especially my neck and shoulders. Goodness, did I fall asleep on the floor? or a bed of nails?! I was all out of whack for sure, so I thought, why not give this Earth Therapeutics "Bye Bye Stressed Shoulders" weighted scarf ($20) a chance. I just tossed it in the microwave for 2 minutes total and just wrapped around my neck like a normal scarf. Although it's designed to be worn discretely during the day to give you that extra stress-free boost -- I was in bed and down for the count. The only downfall to this scarf, was that it didn't come in full body wrap sizes.
The second problem was staring me right in my face -- my puffy swollen eyes. I immediately grabbed the Earth Therapeutics Recover-E Cucumber Eye Pads ($6) and popped them on. They are pre-moistened which is great -- chock full of Cucumber, Aloe Vera, and Chamomile to soothe, condition, and calm - while Vitamin E and Green Tea polyphenols are natural, yet powerful anti-oxidants that help skin to recover from all the turmoil I put it through.
But I didn't stop there...
I also popped on the Earth Therapeutics Soothing Beauty Mask ($7) which after a little while in the fridge or freezer does what cold does best -- restricts blood flow in an area and reduces swelling. Hallelujah!
It was a miracle worker I swear. I woke after a nice long nap feeling a bit more balanced than I did in the morning. It can feel so good to pamper yourself like that. Whether sick or tired or what-have-you, it does a world of good to step back from your day and make sure you've done something to put your body in a zen state for at least a little bit!
Tonight - I am making a point to get some grade-A shut eye and putting on the Earth Therapeutics "Dream Zone" sleep mask ($8). I am feeling wonderful just thinking about it!
Sweet dreams all!
Before you nod off -- make sure to visit www.earththerapeutics.com for all your weekend warrior supplies. Your office will have no idea when they see you bright eyed and bushy tailed on Monday!