People, I am a woman in serious need of a vacation. As in, I’m usually wrapped up at night with copies of Travel & Leisure, salivating over all the places I can’t currently go. In my head, I’m in Bali right now in a villa above the water, sleeping in a hammock, taking daily swims and having my dinner brought to me by jet ski.
But, since I’m landlocked in New York City for now, I’m still taking a little time for myself to put my head in that vacation-like space, even if it’s for 30 minutes a day during my evening bubble bath. I put everything in that tub that bubbles except bubble gum and inhale deeply, letting myself breathe for a few minutes. I don’t think about anything while I’m in there (that’s the “vacation brain”) I was talking about, and when I emerge from the tub, this oil is the first thing I apply.
This oil is a continuation of the skin-glowing product for which NARS is famous, but it’s a lightweight oil that’s a combination of the tiare flower slowly churned in refined coconut extract for ten days until it reaches peak perfection of scent and efficacy. In short, your skin with glow with health, your winter itchiness will subside and the scent will remind you of the Vacation That You Should Be Taking. You can actually use it every day outside the bath, but my nightly ritual is my way of saying thank you for holding it together. There’s even a real tiare flower that remains in the bottle, to remind of you of the raw essence you’re experiencing.
And it has less calories – and is more pleasant – than diving into a pint of ice cream. Just saying. You deserve it, I deserve it.
Take that moment for yourself each day…no regrets.
NARS Monoi Body II, $59, neimanmarcus.com