Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Releasing the Goddess
Posted by Diana Renata
It started incredibly early when Kelsey and I hit the road at 8 to see Chelse in Rochester- which is a fun and interesting city by the way. There's nothing like a road trip, even a mini one, especially if it's to visit your birthday twin!
After having breakfast we headed out to one of my favorite Asian markets for some shopping, where I scored BIG TIME! Just my luck durian fruits were on sale for $1.99/lb! I scored 2 for less than 20 bucks! That meant I could get a little spendy on other cool stuff- like eel, pig intestine and a jellyfish! Watch for blog posts on these beauties!
From the Asian market and the hilarity within, we hit up the mall for some shopping and I was introduced to LUSH products by my two makeup-loving companions. That place is absolutely amazing and I simply can't wait to try out my bubble bars and bath bombs! I tried some wonderful products in the store and it got my gears turning on how I could make some fabulous products of my own! (More on that later.)
Chinese food for lunch and delicious green tea frozen yogurt with chocolate curls!
We continued on to meet Chelse's friend, Charleen and browse her fledgeling Witch shop where I bought some oils. Charleen is a most amazing woman and her home and shop were fabulous. It's exactly what I'd love to have someday!
Afterwards we returned to Chelse's where we didn't give Kelsey a makeover. Sure, Chelse dyed her hair deep purple and did her makeup beautifully, but it wasn't a makeover. She simply released her inner goddess. In fact all of our goddess spirits were shining that day. Thinking about the time I spend with my girls, it reminds me to be kinder to myself, to honor the goddess inside and not beat her up for not looking the way I think she should on the outside.
I have tons of ideas on how to incorporate making beauty supplies into my Craft. Bath oil cubes made with coconut oil, perfumes, lip and body scrubs, and many other ways to honor Hathor's gifts (and maybe use a bunch of the honeysuckle that grows absolutely everywhere here.) Hopefully I'll get to share some of them soon!