Tuesday, December 19, 2006

I received a Kara Treatment Package!

Today I was gifted by my online girlfriend, Kara, with a box of her own homemade, natural beauty products. She makes these! Is that not the handwriting of a creative mind on those containers? If only I had a scratch and sniff page, then you could smell the fabulous fragrances wafting from these jars and bottles into my trailer when I opened them.

The face cream is lemony and I have some on my face now. I'm going to use the foot butter tonight. I don't know if Kara knows, but I'm a maniac about soft, smooth feet. The first time we went on an extended camping trip I went home with feet like chicken feet. I said to myself 'No more of this!" If I live in a trailer I am going to have the soft feet. And usually I do. I didn't know it, but my husband was watching me and I found out he put Vaseline on his feet a few times to soften them up. Heh. Yeah, they're watchin' ya all the time even when you don't know it, so look out. So tonight I'm slathering on my new foot butter then I'm putting thin cotton socks on to let the butter do its thing.

So you might wonder just what the ingredients are in these lotions and potions. Well, I know some of them:

Lavender Lotion: coconut oil, shea butter, aloe vera, grapeseed oil, lavender essential oil (and additional ingredients unknown except to She Who Formulated It).

Face Cream: same ingredients as Lavender Lotion, but a higher percentage of oils and butters used, plus Lemongrass essential oil.

Foot Butter: coconut oil, lanolin, cocoa butter, herbal oil, beeswax, lemongrass essential oil, tea tree essential oil, and peppermint essential oil. Excellent for use on dry heels and sore feet. May be used not only on feet, but extremely dry hands too.

Deep Condish: shea butter, coconut oil, jojoba oil and lavender essential oil.

I've admired the shine in Kara's hair for a long time, and now (wringing my hands together with glee) I hope to duplicate said shine by using this Deep Condish that she uses. I hope, I hope, I hope it works for me. The air is so dry that I applied a light bit already although she applies it on say, Friday, and washes on Sunday. I wash less often so I put on less, plus I want to see how it works in a small amount. Plus, I hate to use it all up in one application.

I'm working in the office tomorrow from 8:00 to noon. I have a new top to wear too. It's red. Usually I won't wear red but this top fit so well I had to buy it. Plus it was on sale.

Hopefully, tomorrow, shiny hair and a pretty outfit. Should be a good day.

If you read this, thank you Kara. I'm not worthy, but I am happy! You have email from me too. Mwah!!!


kim said...

Ooooh how fun!!!
I can smell them from here!

Christina said...

Was this your Loomie Secret Santa???

How wonderful! All of those products look yummy. I just love homemade things!! :)

Please tell us what you think of the condish.....

If you are happy with the results, will there be a picture????

Liliana said...

You two are early birds. Is my clock wrong or were you here at 4:00am and 6:00am about? My gosh, I'm up at 7:00am and I think I'm insanely early today.

No Secret Santa. I don't do Secret Santa.

Right now I'm too bleary eyed to peer into the mirror, but my hair and feeties (and hands) feel good! I hate to promise a pic and not follow through, but yes I had already thought I'd like to get one...sometime. I have to sweet talk my two local photographers.

Now where that coffee pot?! I need coffee. Bad.

Christina said...

Yes, it was early, but you are a good 2 hours or so behind me!!


Kara said...

Oh, I am so glad you got them safe and sound! Gosh, I am flattered that you blogged about it! Woohoo! I didn't know you were a maniac about soft feet, but I am there with ya'...that's why I had to create a foot butter! I am anxious to hear how it goes tonight. I'm glad you tried a light coating of the deep condish. I think that will work great for you. And I hope that it produces a terrific shine to go with your new red top! And...yes, yes...we want pics! LOL!

yrautca said...

Thats mighty sweet of your online friend.