Back to sort-of-normal today hahahaha? Whatever NORMAL is. But I do want to thank everyone for sharing their PR horror stories on my post because WOW. I thought my problem was bad, but in comparison it was pretty tame to what some of you all have experienced. We need to stand together as bloggers, and not get pushed around by jerky PR anymore. If we allow it to happen, it will continue. So STAND STRONG MY FRIENDS. And remember: WE MATTER AND ARE WORTH IT. WE REALLY ARE. And our job is to tell the truth ! To each other! To our readers! That’s what we started doing. And I hope I’ve inspired some of you to continue doing that. What we do as bloggers is important and NO PR can take that away from us.
Ok, back to work Tracy goes!
I want to love Body Oils, I really do! But when you are a hot and flashy-near-menopause-beauty-junkie, they’re the LAST thing I want touching my body after I shower. I really don’t need an oily oil when I’m constantly overheated to make me feel like this:
Wish I was a photoshop genius so I could put my face in there but alas, my skills are lacking
It’s not EVERY blog post you get the chance to use the Kramer Turkey pic, so today is an Internet WIN for me hahahaha!
Ok, its’ time to stop celebrating Kramer Turkey time and talk PRODUCT. The other day these beauties wound up on my doorstep! Fortuitous indeed!
Mark Limited Edition Body Oils($14)
Mark Limited Edition Body Oils
And at first I thought NOPE. Like I said, most oils I can’t take, and I swear I get a hot flash from just LOOKING at a body oil these day #hotflashtirgger-except for the Caudalie Divine Oil, which I will talk about soon I promise(but these are cheaper and REALLY GOOD). After ignoring these Mark Limited Edition Body Oils, I picked one up and noticed that they were not QUITE that oily and viscous, if you get chemistry terms. Viscous, means having a thick, sticky consistency between solid and liquid; having a high viscosity, which refers to the property of a fluid that resists the force tending to cause the fluid to flow. Think MOLASSES BABY. It has a HIGH viscosity. These Mark Limited Edition Body Oils DON’T. In fact, they pour like water.
And that would be because of the ingredients, of which the first one is isopropyl alcohol. WHAT you say? Alcohol? NO TRACY. NO WAY will I put that on my body! It’s bad for my skin!
Mark Limited Edition Body Oils
PFFFT says this former chemistry lady. Many things are soluble in Isopropyl Alcohol, and it evaporates CLEAN. Nothing is left behind once it evaporates, so RELAX. As someone who uses IA when I inject my Multiple Sclerosis Meds, it does nothing to your skin. It does give you that AHHHHHHH cooling feeling as it evaporates from the skin, which as a hot and flashy lady I really LURVE.
Mark Limited Edition Body Oils are supposed to be fast absorbing and they sort of are. When the IA evaporates, the Olive Oil is the main ingredient that’s left on the skin to moisturize. But it’s not heavy or thick at all like the cooking oil. It’s thinner, but it does take a few minutes to fully absorb for sure. It’s an oil for gosh sakes-it needs a few minutes, so give it a break people! But the result is smooth, soft, luminous skin which is NICE.
The Mark Limited Edition Body Oils scents though are AWESOME. They last quite awhile on the skin and I love them! I can’t even decide what’s my fave to be honest. The Lemon Sugar smells just like the really expensive FRESH stuff and is a really good scent for summer. Marky adores the Jasmine one! If you are a jasmine-whore, you are going to want it. Plumberry is going to get loads of love from me once the weather cools, because as you know I love berry scents in the fall! And the coconut one is pretty perfect. Not too sweet, just perfect.
HECK GET THEM ALL. They are LE, so store them away and use them when you need a moisture and fragrance boost in the winter. You’ll thank me, especially if you start hot flashing. I used to RUE the day that I stopped having a period, but now? UGGH. I wish I was still getting a regular visit from Aunty Flo every month I swear. 🙁
Find them soon on www.avon.ca or call that local Avon lady of yours and show her some love!
Body oils! Love ’em? Or leave ’em?
UGGH property taxes are due today and I HATE paying them so I wait until the last second. Seriously, if I could see thing getting better around me? I wouldn’t mind paying them! But every year they increase, and I see NO BENEFITS. How do cities manage money seriously? It’s not COOL.