Even though I have a few commercial body scrubs in my stash, I like to use a DIY scrub on some days, mainly out of boredom and wanting some novelty. That or to get rid of some ingredients in the kitchen. Anyway, many ingredients can double up as homemade scrubs but without a binder like yogurt or honey, they disintegrate quickly. So the other day I was making my tea with the disposable tea bags and looking at them, I thought hey, these make perfect scrub bags! I must have been inspired by the Jo Lauren Colloidal Oatmeal Bath Bags!
Going by the price tag alone, the Argentum Apothecary La Potion Infinie is definitely a luxe moisturizer. Yet, this is no ordinary luxe moisturizer. Every part of the patent pending fusion—from the name, the 99.5% naturally derived ingredients, the ultraviolet onyx-colored glass tub, the 12 Argentum archetype cards and the signature scent—was created to imbue a sense of mystery and mystique befitting a unisex cult beauty product.
My face seems to like a variety of beverages. Currently it’s Pu’er tea but for a period of time, I was using a DIY green tea rinse for my face. Just that after awhile, I couldn’t keep up with the daily usage of green tea powder and I stop drinking the tea too. But it’s a great facial rinse and is still one of my favorite today. Apparently, it’s also a favorite for Korean actress Kim Nam Joo who is fond of using green tea to wash her face and to keep her pores looking clean and clear.
Even though I like the idea of using 100% soft organic facial cotton on my skin, I don’t use a lot of them for three reasons. Reason one is because they don’t come cheap. Reason two is because the only brand I know that sells organic cotton rounds here is a brand I’ve blacklisted. And reason three is because I don’t use a lot of cotton rounds or puffs to begin with. But thanks to iHerb, I may soon increase my consumption of cotton rounds because I’ve found some great organic cotton rounds from the brand Maxim.
I never used to drink much Chinese tea, at least not daily. It’s something that I consume only when I visit a Chinese restaurant. So while I know about Pu-Erh tea and probably drank it a couple of times before, I don’t remember how it taste. However, since reading a beauty tip about the benefits of this tea, I went out to grab a tin and have since, been drinking a cup of Pu-Erh tea every day. Aside from drinking, I’ve also been including this beverage in my beauty routines. How? Read on to find out. (^_^)