Thursday, August 30, 2018

30 Minutes of Self Care with Oh K! and KBShimmer

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Being a working mom is tough, and while I wouldn't give up my boys for the world, it does substantially cut out my self care time. Once you add it all together: working outside the house, blogging tasks, and taking care of the household in general, my self care time often is left to the scraps of moments I have in the evenings when all I really want to do is pass out after a long day. While sleep is certainly important for self care, I still like to pamper myself from time to time! Earlier this week, I stayed home to get some work done while my boys were off to school. I decided to take a little bit of time for myself for a little tlc. After a mere thirty minutes, I felt ready to take on the world, or at least the week ahead! Let's jump in on this week's self care routine!


I love using sheet masks as they always make my skin feel incredible from the first use. I came across Oh K! while attending Cosmoprof North America and brought home this mask with me. My skin has actually been looking quite well lately with a current skincare regime I am testing out, but it never hurts to add a hydrating mask into the mix!


Containing cucumber juice extract, honeysuckle, aloe, and green tea, this serum-soaked mask is a great treat to calm and soothe stressed-out skin. Simply apply to your face and let it sit for 10 to 20 minutes, remove, and then massage any residual liquid onto the face in a circular motion. I also went a step further and massaged the leftover serum down my neck and onto the backs of my hands.


It's not uncommon for me to attempt to do "stuff" while wearing sheet masks, but this week, I opted to lay low and really relax for my 15 minutes!


Once my time with my sheet mask was up, it was time to move on to other self care routines. I have these beautiful titanium-coated tools from KBShimmer, and I am thrilled to report that not only are the lovely to look at, they work nicely too! KBShimmer made sure to source these from a company that makes medical grade tools along with beauty products, so you can be confident in their quality.

I'm not a fan of waxing my eyebrows, and the slant tip tweezers plucked my stray hairs perfectly. If your concern is baby fine hair or if you have a pesky ingrown hair, the fine tip tweezers get the job done.


Once my eyebrows were cleaned up, I then moved on to my nails. The cuticle nippers are great at removing hang nails, although mine have been most useful for trimming my nail vinyls!


My self care routine ended with gently pushing back my cuticles with the Dual Ended Cuticle Pusher. While one side is shaped perfectly to fix up the cuticles, the other has a pointed end that allows you to clean up your nails.


It is so easy to focus on what needs to be done and push self care aside, but I strongly encourage you to determine how to best pamper yourself with your own specific time and budget constraints. Self care is important to reduce the negative effects that stress has on the body and is good for both your physical and mental state. This post shows some of my ways of taking care of myself.

Oh, and I don't recommend eating anything that may be contaminated with the serum from the sheet mask- it tastes terrible! This last photo is just me being silly and not recommended.

How have you taken care of yourself lately? What are your favorite techniques?

Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful day!
XO!



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24 comments

  1. OMG those nail tools are gorgeous - NEED!

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    1. I know! I don't know if I can ever go back to plain tools now!

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  2. Love those nail tools. I need those tweezers especially. It's so great to have some me time especially as a working mother.

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    1. I have a small tweezer collection, and while it may seem excessive to some, I always need them for something, and it is good to have backups when others are being sharpened.

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  3. Love the eating cucumbers photos! Way to go

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    1. Hahaha, thank you! I must say, the little bit of serum on them was not very appetizing! LOL!

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  4. I'm loving those multichrome tweezers!

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  5. I love those tools from KBshimmer. I have them all except the fine point tweezers. I havent tried a sheet mask yet but want to. They seem so much easier to use and less messy than a traditional face mask.

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    1. I use sheet masks more often then traditional masks since I'm not a fan of having to wash things off my face yet again (since you should start with a clean face). It's just an easy treat for the skin, and I often toss one in my bag when I travel for a quick pick-me-up.

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  6. Self care is so fun. I never knew I was missing multi colored chromed nail tools in my life!

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    1. I always forget just how important it is and then I'm stressed out and really needing a little time to unwind. The multichrome tools are so pretty and function well!

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  7. I’ve been slowly collecting a set of rainbow mani tools like this from different sources for a while - my favourite. I really like the Oh K! sleep mask too.

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    1. I have a couple Oh K! masks to try out although I don't believe any is a sleep mask. I should check that out! Thanks for the recommendation!

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  8. That cuticle pusher looks quite nice!

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    1. It's sturdy and nothing like my flimsy cheap thing I was using previously. It's really nice!

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  9. Glad you could make time for some me-time. Love those titanium coated tools!

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    1. It's so important to get a little bit of me-time whenever you can. And the tools are gorgeous!

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  10. I just love sheet masks!!! I really need to get in the habit of using them more often though. I too try to do too much when wearing them and with some, end up getting too frustrated!

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    1. Sheet masks are fantastic! As much as I like to get things done, it's always a good reason to sit down and chill for 10 minutes!

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  11. I love those KB tools! I use them often!

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    1. I'm glad to hear that! They're awesome tools!

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  12. Ohhhh those KB Shimmer tools are SO pretty!!!

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    1. I know right! They're almost too pretty to use!

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