Well, Hello Again!

Hi ladies,

Long time no see, how are you doing? Boy oh boy, the last move took me longer than I expected to get back on my feet and blog again. I am very sad about that as blogging is like air for me :) However, right now I am getting back on the internet and hopefully can blog as frequently as possible. Did you miss me while I was gone? I was sure missing y'alls a whole lot, too!

The new place is swell and I have the whole place to myself. It is very peaceful and quiet, just a place for me during this time. I've been exercising more frequently because of the very spacious living room and after this move, I realized I need to exercise! My body that was so used to being in a seated position, became stiff and the stress of moving made me feel like an old person. So here I am dusting off my yoga and pilates DVD to rebuild my core strength. Let's hope this time I develop an exercise habit and stick to it.

During the move, I felt the stress creeping into me and this tiny bottle from Origins has become my saving grace:

Origins Sensory Therapy Peace of Mind on the spot relief

One day I was overwhelmed with everything and felt like the weight of the world was in my should. So I went to the mall (ha!) to look for some stress relief and ran into the Origins counter. After some sniffing, testing, and dabbing, I took Peace of Mind home and felt much better.

The bottle is quite small, which makes it easier to tote around

Like other Origins product, Peace of Mind is made from natural ingredients and without parabens as a preservative. The price is very friendly: only $10! A little bit of this gel applied on the back of your neck, your earlobes, and your temples immediately melts the stress away. After testing at the mall, I walked around to some other counters and the smell of peppermint really relaxes me. It feels tingling at first and then became warm after a while. Although the relaxing effect is immediately, a surprise came in a bit later: I became more alert and was able to focus to the task I was unable to finish moments before that.

Despite being designed as a stress buster, Peace of Mind also works well as a headache and cold fighter. A friend of mind had a cold and after applying some bits of Peace of Mind to her forehead, her nose opened up and she felt much better. Once in a while when I had a headache, a dab of this gel also worked very well for me.

Although $10 does not make such a big dent in my wallet, I tried to recreate the euphoric effect of Peace of Mind by using other products with peppermint but failed miserably. With its cost, I do not feel so bad because a little bit goes a long way and Origins does make really wonderful products.
Ingredients: water; rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf water, rosa damascena (rose) flower water, mentha piperita (peppermint) leaf, mentha piperita (peppermint) leaf oil*, ocimum basilicum (basil) oil*, eucalyptus dives (piperitol) oil*, citral, linalool, eugenol, limonene, bis-peg-18 methyl ether dimethyl silane, methyl gluceth-20 , glyceryl polymethacrylate ,peg-7 glyceryl cocoate, prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, oleth-3 ,glycereth-26, sorbitan stearate, oleth-5, oleth-10 phosphate ,butylene glycol , ethylhexyl hydroxystearate, polysorbate 60, peg-150 distearate, cetyl alcohol , xanthan gum ,tea-carbomer , phenoxyethanol ,methylparaben ,propylparaben, butylparaben
* essential oil
So my dear ladies, if you have $10 to spend on your well-beings, I highly recommend this product. Peppermint is known to improve alertness and is one of the main ingredients in this product. I barely smell rosemary, rose, eucalyptus, or basil in this product but other people do pick those scents up. Sniffing peppermint oil while studying does improve your mental alertness and Peace of Mind is small enough to tote around. So get it if you can, it's a keeper!

That's all for today, ladies! I hope you are having a good week ahead and as always, stay gorgeous!

With love,
Your Makeup Blogger

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