After the Saturday we had here at Case de Nagel with our wonderful toddler I could have used a pampering day on Sunday. Toddlerhood is a special magical time to remind you that having a newborn is nothing.
I’m going to imagine that I had all day Sunday to myself and could really do all of these things to rejuvenate and pamper myself. So I throw the bath toys out of the tub and start a bath for myself and add in these bath salts.
As I’m done with my bath I put my robe on. How cute are these in Amy Butler fabrics? I’m going for cute and functional not slinky folks.
My go to face wash and products come from Frangipani, a company here in Indy. Tracy offers a trial size of most of her products and many varieties for your skin type. If you have questions, ask her. I started using her products this spring and love how my skin is. Can’t wait to test them out this winter.
Another local lotion favorite of mine is Mocha Tree Organics. I play with fabric all day when I’m not at my grown up job. Fabric will suck the oils from your hands. Plus having a toddler around means many opportunities for hand washing. Together that equals some VERY chappy hands all year round. I bought this for my dad last year, his hands get so dry with work and crack in the winter. He’s not really into body products but likes the feel. Take that as an endorsement from the typical man’s man?
After all my lotions are on it’s time to do my nails. This is where I’m really torn for products. My favorite a shellac nails because they last so long, but concerned about the health ramifications from UV lights. I’m a fan on Jamberry nails, they did start as a very small business with just a vinyl printer in an extra room. Three sisters created an empire. They aren’t really small anymore, but I’m sure you know someone selling them if you want some theme, etc for the holidays to last for days.
Many of my crafty friends recommend this nail polish. I admit I rarely wear nail polish, read above about hand washing. I do trust their judgement and haven’t given me bad recommendations in the past. This is my color of choice. So daring right?
As for my hair I love this salon only brand. Maybe they aren’t handmade but I love small businesses. Their products are environmentally safe and serve many purposes. My stylist uses one of the shampoos as a face and body was too. Visit Euphora here.
For the guys my husband has selected some items I will showcase with the Guy’s category.
My go to homemade option is a honey, lemon, sugar scrub. This recipe is pretty close to my version. There is even a coffee scrub recipe. I’m going to make that very soon.
**As with all product selections I try to make sure the shop is a real person or small business and not a mass producer acting small. This area is difficult to recommend products because it is so wide.**
Can’t wait to see your suggestions and products below.