Sunday Morning Beauty Rituals: Zen Moments

 Posted by on August 7, 2011
Aug 072011

The weekend is here and sadly almost gone but I still managed to squeeze in a few moments for myself. Frankly we could all use a private moment where we mediate and reflect on life.

Now I’ll be the first admit that I need quiet zen moments in my life. Life in my thirties is vastly different from my twenties. No more sleeping in late, no more nursing hangovers and no booty shaking in the club. Nope. Now my life revolves around family time, work, friends, hobbies etc. and with all of that comes the need to create zen moments in my life. Don’t get me wrong, I love my life but it gets hectic. So to keep balanced, I meditate. Now before I started meditating I honestly did not understand the benefits of quieting my mind and letting go. If you’ve never tried it, I highly suggest it, it can really change how you perceive everything. So this Sunday, I took some time to enjoy the quiet energy of the early morning and just sit and be still.

Now relaxed and ready to take on the day, it’s time to shower. For me, showers are immensely relaxing or maybe that’s the water-loving Pisces is me! Either way we all have to shower, that’s a given, but how we shower, well that’s where we can get a little creative. I normally like to indulge in a luxurious shower filled with fragrant scents’ and maybe a candle or two burning. I usually chose one of my favorite shower gels or body scrubs because I find that most bar soaps are too drying…or so I thought. Enter NEST fragrances bar soap.

NEST Frangrances moss mint bar soap

NEST Fragrances moss mint bar soap unwrapped

NEST Fragrances creates an opulent French-milled bar soap containing Vitamin E, Shea Butter and Almond Oil which makes for not only soft skin but a luxe lather. This soap not only smells devine but is surprisingly NOT drying. I sampled the Moss & Mint scent and a instant love fest ensued. This soap has notes of garden mint and apple blossom that lightly lingered after the shower, delish!

My meditative moment was not complete without a small fragrant votive. When I first smelled, Bamboo, I thought “This is what every home should smell like”. The flowering bamboo and citrus notes leave a gentle clean scent. My experience with NEST fragrances has added a beautiful element to my Sunday morning beauty rituals by incorporating a new sensory experience in my “me time”.

NEST fragrances bamboo candle

NEST candles are not only luxuriously fragrant but they are exquisite in their packaging.  Each candle arrives in an ornately designed box containing a frosted glass votive emblazoned with a beautifully etched design. And since these candles are created by some of the best master perfumers around the world and contain a 14% fragrance load to infuse the space until the candle is extinguished, these sumptuous scents have more fragrance than any other scented candle on the market!

NEST fragrances Grapefruit Reed Diffuser and Peony Blanche.

NEST fragrances create a a variety of scents and sizes to please even the most discriminating fragrance lover. If candles are not your top home fragrance choice then you may want to opt for a diffuser. The reed diffusers, like the Grapefruit scented one above are alcohol free and last for 90 days. They are also a safer option if you have young children in your home and they smell just as beautiful as the candles. Between the candles, the soap and the diffuser, NEST Fragrances has added a welcome element of luxury to my humble home. All of NEST Fragrances are available both online, and at select retailers, including Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman.

Disclosure: The products featured in this post were provided for editorial consideration. Receipt of these products did not guarantee review and all opinions are my own.

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