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Why I Love Body Butter!

Body Butter: gina anne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why I love body butter!

NOOO, not that kind of butter, body butter! I remember way back in junior high using my first body butter from The Body Shop. I loved going there rummaging through all the testers, smelling the yummy goodness. I bought strawberry and lathered it on every day until it ran out. I was young, my skin was young, my body was well hydrated. I probably put too much on because I remember feeling creamy, the butter slipping off my skin in the sun. I loved it. This was my very first introduction to ‘good’ ingredients and non-animal testing. My heart swooned. I tried every butter from here, loving the girls dressed in black asking me, “Have you tried this one, yet?”

Jump ahead some years and yep, still a sucker for body butters. I apply butter on my skin every day before I get dressed. Body butters are thicker and creamier than a lotion. Like frosting. Usually containing Shea, coconuts, or olives. In the past I collected an assortment of flavors. Now, I’m trying to do this minimalist thing, and only buy what I need (at times). So, one butter instead of say, three…unless there’s a special. 😉 wink!

“Butter my butt, and call me a biscuit.” -southern phrase

I used L’Bri’s Mandarin Fig Body Butter for a long time…Amazing. I ran out. Conveniently, my girlfriend was having a Perfectly Posh party. I pondered to try something new. I tried my aunt’s Posh butter, then went home sifted through the website. Deciding on Snuggle Buddy Skin Joy from my friend’s party…I LOVE IT!!! I love the aroma. I lust the name. I love the kitties on the label. AND… it’s pure joy…skin joy. Snuggle Buddy Skin Joy

Body butters make my skin feel as if I drank a carafe of water. I feel young, flirty, and happy when I lather on my butter. I massage the butter from my ankles to my neck, thighs, arms, belly, bosom, and buttocks. YES! This morning or evening ritual wakes me up, lifts me up, and puts a smile on my face. I especially use extra butter in the winter and dryer times. Or after a long sun-kissed day. So, hurry up grab yourself a body butter and find the love I have for butters. Enjoy!

be you. be kind. breathe sweet.

-gina anne

 

The Beauty of Massage

Hibiscus Oil: gina anne

MASSAGE IS BEAUTIFUL!

The beauty of massage is just that…beautiful. Massage is very important and extremely beneficial to our health & wellness. In this busy, crazy, over polluted, over processed, over stimulated world massage can calm us from a go – go – go mentality. Put on the brakes, stop, TAKE A DEEP BREATH, and breathe sweet. Ahhhh, better. Through massage we can learn to relax, calm down, and take away the stress from this busy life.

The beauty of massage brings the stress levels down, and the calm levels up. As soon as you swing through the spa doors the relaxation starts. The whole experience starts with the ambiance. The calming aroma of a honey lavender candle may hit your nose, some warm tea is offered to relax you further. Then, the gentle voice of the massage therapist will greet you putting your nerves at ease. The lights are low, the music is serene. Already, before the body is even on the warm table your nervous system is relaxing, letting go, calming down.

“Every body, deserves a massage.” -anonymous

During the massage, the hand to skin contact feels amazing increasing feel good endorphins & radiating warmth to the skin. The muscles start to melt like chocolate. The circulatory system increases…out with the old blood, in with the new. The lymphatic systems begins to release toxins and healthy nutrients start to travel throughout the body. TAKE A DEEP RELAXING BREATH. Ahhhh, the lungs thank you. Along with all the physical benefits, the mind soaks in the beauty of massage as well… the mind lets go of chaos and expands in creativity.

The beauty of massage lasts well beyond the treatment service as well. So, let’s celebrate in beauty and book a massage as soon as possible. Celebrate your body and get a massage. Enjoy!

Be you. Be kind. Breathe Sweet.

-gina anne

If you live in the Wisconsin area here are some of my favorite spas.

Salon Mode & Daydreams Spa / Evensong Spa at Heidel House Resort / Agea Spa

Here are some awesome muscle relieving massage products I love.

Kerstin Florian’s Mineral Wellness Soaks, use 1/4 cup in warm bath.

Aveda’s Cooling Balancing Oil. Brand new product. Great for tension in neck.

Perfectly Posh’s Muscle Stick. Awesome for on the go, at the desk, & before workouts. Hot Pepper Sha-Bang