Two Japanese Body Scrubs

Friday June 28, 2013 comments   

Body Scrubs. I use em multiple times a week. They can soften skin and combat swelling caused by water retention. These two Japanese brands are “hot” versions with pepper extract to heat up the skin and promote circulation. I received them both courtesy of Yesstyle. Both of these are types to be used during a bath or shower so that you can rinse the product off.

Japanese body scrubs

Gingerer Body Scrub & Bath Salt


The Gingerer Body Scrub from BCL is a salt based scrub. The ginger lemon scent reminds me of cypress trees. A very rich and natural fragrance.
The product can be a bit hard to get out but it’s a softer, finer scrub. It glides on smooth over the skin but quickly changes to a sticky massage type texture. I didn’t really notice a heating effect but it softens skin really well. This one felt more like a relaxing body scrub than others I’ve tried.

Esteny Body Hot Massage Gel

(Ultra Super Hard)

My two favorite things about SANA’s Esteny Body Hot Massage Gel were the scent and the texture. It’s a sweet ginger chili scent described as “hot and spicy ginger and red pepper.” The texture is like molasses mixed with sand and it made leg massages so much more effective and easy. It also gets hot but not as hot as other brands I’ve tried.


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Current Summer Wardrobe

Thursday June 27, 2013 comments   

currently wearing have worn this summer
currently wearing have worn this summer

Summer Things

skinny skinny ankle jeans (Madewell)
seersucker (pinstripe) pants (H&M)
denim shorts (Madewell)
striped boyshirt (Madewell)

navy blazer (zara)
summer scarf (Everlane)
sandels (Madewell)

ryan tees (Everlane)
box cut tee (Everlane)
poplin short sleeved shirt (Everlane)
navy palm tree dress (Zara)

highlighter Girl Meets Pearl (Benefit)
body moisturizer Oak for men (Bath & Body Works)
sunglasses (Anthropologie)
black flats (Payless)
red tote bag (Everlane)
print scarf bag (Uguisu)

currently wearing have worn this summer

Got a request for what I’m wearing now that it’s summer. It’s been mild so far with a few heat waves rolling through and lots of storms. The Zara blazer I got a few weeks ago in Georgetown. It’s a lighter material than it looks and has been great for cooler nights/indoors. The seersucker pants looks like light denim in the photo (I didn’t have great lighting this evening) rather than its usual blue & white pinstripes. So far my summer “wardrobe” consists of solid tees from Everlane often paired with the zara blazer. These are the things I’ve been grabbing when not at work.

I thought I’d show my current summer work picks too. It’s not particularly exciting but worth showing since right now is probably the most these two wardrobes differ since I’m wearing so much denim+tee in my off time.

summer at the office

The bad/good thing about loving patterned shirts is that they easily match with black bottoms. There’s a black pencil skirt, black a-line skirt with pockets, and black Jcrew minnie slacks. Absolutely love the minnie pants. They’re a dream to wear. I also have a light cotton jersey blazer in black that’s great for super hot days as well as the cotton dress which I always pair with a blazer for wearing around the office. I still get chilly in the office because the A/C is always in maximum climate change mode. There’s also casual Fridays so sometimes I’ll wear denim then.

I feel I should summarize everything but I haven’t much to add. I don’t particularly like summer clothes. I don’t like showing my legs and I miss the beauty of layers. But I do love the Ryan Tees with how they sit on my shoulders and I like the rolling of blazer sleeves too.



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