rub a dub in ze tub

Today is a great day bc I decided that it is the the perfect day for me to reveal what magical potions I shower with regularly. Behold, how I rub a dub in ze tub (or something like it) :

IMG_3122 1. Dry brushing, dry brushing, dry brushing. Have you googled it yet? Before I get into the shower, I always dry brush. Dry brushing is 100% addicting because it feels a-maaaaazing. If that isn’t a good enough reason to be a religious dry brusher, how about because it stimulates circulation, cleans your lymph, and can reduce cellulite? P.S Start brushing from the soles of your feet and work your way up, always brushing towards your heart because that is the natural direction of your lymph. P.P.S If you don’t want to take my word for it, check out this more in depth aka professional opinion on Birchbox.

2. My name is Catherine and I’m a spend-a-holic. You can usually find me spending too much money on just about anything, and especially on this Fekkai Shampoo and Conditioner. In my defense, it smells like beautiful rainbows and makes my hair follicles feel like they got a follicle lift or something. This is all dandy until I run out of shampoo and conditioner at a time when I had not fiscally planned to run out of shampoo and conditioner. If this happens and I cannot convince my brother/roomie that he needs to use Fekkai too (we have the same type of hair bc we are related), I go with my plan b magical potion. Check it out here. IMG_9667 3. The body wash I use smells like it was meant to be in your room for a stay in a five star hotel. Obviously it comes in a bigger bottle than the baby ones in your hotel bathroom, but who doesn’t want to close their eyes and trick themselves into thinking they are at a five star hotel every morning? My other judgement of body wash character (besides whether or not it makes me feel luxurious) is based on how it suds up. Two very important things. I can’t stand body washes that produce minimal amounts of bubbles. I like to put it on my loofah and proceed to cover myself in bubbles. Rain bath does just that, getcha some.

4. I exfoliate every other day because every magazine I read growing up told me to and dead skin cells are the worst. One of my favorite scents is jasmine and I hit the jackpot in the jasmine lottery with this exfoliator because guess what? This Nip + Fab detox exfoliator is a yummy Jasmine and Green Tea scent!

5. My favorite face wash is Estee Lauder’s Perfectly Clean. It leaves my face feeling clean but not stripped of moisture and is successful in the battle I like to call  “removing catherine’s mascara.” Yeah. I tend to wear a lot. Anyways, I have worked at department stores and washed my face with approximately 1,307 different face washes, and this one takes the trophy as le best.

6. The flowers and the candle are part of my staging crew’s* attempt to chic up my shower pic. Doesn’t it look nice? * my alter ego

xx cath

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Loreal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara Review

I go through mascara faster than anyone I know which means I’ve bought and tried more mascara than anyone I know. Pictured above are the mascaras I’ve used in the past – but the first picture in this sequence is a drugstore (yes, drugstore) mascara that is currently blowing my mind.

The Loreal Voluminous Butterfly mascara was a recommendation by my 15 year old little sister who is a YouTube addict. She always hears about the latest products faster than yours truly..so, I opted to use her tube and was hopelessly hooked.

This mascara made my lashes look longer, fuller, and the shape of the brush allowed me to get more product onto my lashes. I have tried & loved the YSL singulier, the Chanel Inimitable, Maybelline falsies, the Clinique High Impact mascara & the infamous Diorshow.

For the price and the awesome look of the Loreal Butterfly, you can’t beat it. Next time you are at Target, relish in this luxurious $8 mascara.