I basically called my mom for help. Except when I say mom, I mean an esthetician.
This winter is really getting the
best of me. I can feel my sparkle fading by the day, and not even sequins
and jewels are cheering me up lately. I keep getting sick over and over again,
and the heating in my house wouldn’t keep a polar bear warm. Seriously, I
bought a bouquet of flowers to cheer myself up last week and it was so cold in
my kitchen that they died in two days!
It seems I’m wilting just like the
flowers did, and I’m in desperate need of a pick me up.
I love flowers and
anything flowery. I love when the weather gets warmer and the air smells sweet,
when velvety petals line the sidewalks, and flowering trees come into bloom.
But since Toronto is having the longest, worst winter I’ve ever experienced, I
haven’t seen or smelled fresh, happy flowers in a long time.
Luckily, Philosophy’s floral scents have given me new hope.
Flowers is Philosophy’s floral-scented product range. With delightful blossom
illustrations on the bottle, and six different fragrances, the line is just about as
springy as it gets.
I chose the Violet Blossom Body Lotion, as violet
has always been one of my favourite florals (tied with rose), and I figured my
body could use the lotion as much as my nose could use the scent.
The smell of this body lotion is
heavenly. Think a calm field of vibrant purple violets swaying in the wind,
with just a touch of comforting grandma’s-house scent.
When I’m shivering and
cold after I get out of the shower, I like to coat
myself in this lotion and lie on my bed for a few minutes, imagining, if only
for a moment, that I’m in a distant meadow somewhere with the sun beaming down on
my face. The violet scent is relaxing and sweet, and best of all, the base of
natural oils and shea butter makes my skin super-soft.
What’s your favourite floral-scented product? Are you spring dreaming like me, or are you lucky enough to
live someplace warm?