Fashion Week - Smashion Week.

So, the ever so famous Fashion Week is in full swing at NYC Bryant Park.  Am I the only one sick of it already? Fashion this - fashion that - fashion smashion!

They are showing Spring & Summer lines for next year - and I am still in my Summer wardrobe from this (still) Summer season. I have such a problem looking that far ahead.

I do like to see the different makeup looks and the behind the scenes stuff - that to me is the most interesting. But I remember - and you must to - that what we see is runway. The fashion, the makeup, the hair. While we may take the cues from the looks - do we ever see these actual clothes on the real street? On real people?

A few seasons ago, I went to the final day of Fashion Week as a guest of a good friend.  I found the entire thing very superficial. I saw so many fashionista and celebrity wannabes, it was ridiculous. Maybe I was just out of place because I am not in the "biz."  But my friend is a major buyer for a very large retailer, and even she was treated like a nobody - mostly because she wasn't a famous face.  Or could it have been that everyone was so exhausted by that final day and just didn't give a hoot by then?

Oh well - I hate to critic the whole process - as it is a big deal for those who depend on it for business, but for a regular ole' gal like me - it really is not a big enough deal for me to go batty over.


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I'm Exhausted!

So, the kids are back to school, and I should be relishing my free time. But for some reason, I have been running around squeezing in every last second of my time without them. And I feel like I keep going. And going. And going.  I am exhausted.  Not just my brain, but every muscle in body is tired and sore too.

So what did I do last night? I took a look into my beauty closet, found the greatest bath soak, and drew one of the best baths I have had in a long time.


My bath soak of choice was The Sea Mineral Soak from The Organic Bath Co.. And the sea minerals sure did the trick.  

Infused with organic white tea and being full of protective anti-oxidants, my bath soon turned into the most muscle relaxing experience I ever got from a simple bath. The soak is also rich in vitamin C, vitamin E, carotenoids, and flavonoids - not even sure what those last two are :) - but they help me feel relaxed, repaired, and revitalized all at once.

Next time, I want to pair the soak with some of their Better Body Butter to complete the experience. Ummm -  now if I only had the time to lather, rinse, and repeat the whole bath experience every night, I am sure I would feel exhausted no more.