How to beautify when you are sick

happy, Natural products, Skin care, sleep

So ever since I got back from my trip, I have been sick. I have the worst cold ever, with fatigue, a low fever and sinus headaches. In addition to taking cold medicine, duh, I am taking my couch time as a spa day!!

Here is a list of things you can do while you are sick…

-Do a face mask! Just put it on and lay on the couch watching tv for the time indicated. I usually leave mine on longer than it says because I lose track of time. I’m not recommending that, but if it happens it probably won’t hurt you. My face hasn’t melted yet!

-Moisturize!! Put on your intensive face moisturizer, body oil, those moisturizing socks for your feet. Take a nap and let it work. A little Aquaphor on the sides of your nose works well if you have rudolph nose! Aquaphor also works for chapped lips.

-Deep condition your hair! I like to put coconut oil in my hair and cover it with a shower cap. The heat from your head helps it penetrate. Again, you can take a nap if you want, or watch a movie and just leave it in for hours. Then just shampoo and condition as usual. Since you’re not going anywhere, no need to style or blow dry.

-Do aromatherapy in the shower! There are these little aromatherapy tablets you can get at the drugstore for around $3.00. You just put them on the shower floor and let it help your sinuses. They also make inexpensive aromatherapy bath products if you are a bath person.

-Paint your nails. Most likely, you won’t be moving around too much, so less chance of chipping or smudging. I like a bold bright color to cheer me up, but that’s just me.

-Try those unappetizing juice recipes that are really healthy. You won’t taste or smell it and it will help you feel better. Beet juice anyone?

When you do feel better, your skin and hair will look as great as you feel!!

 

Kristin

 

 

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My embarrassing moment getting sick on an airplane

Adventures, food allergies, travel

I went to Illinois for 8 days. I got to see my best friend and all the people I have really missed!! We went to a dive bar in Wisconsin, a biker clubhouse, craft stores, grocery stores, Ulta, I saw ducks and baby chicks at a farm store-sooo very cute!! I love love love baby animals!! I had a ton of fun!! It was so great seeing everyone!! Then, I got sick… If you have a weak stomach, don’t read on. This gets graphic!

On Saturday morning I woke up with a hangover and very little sleep. I had been coming down with a cold for a few days now so I had to keep finding the bathroom to blow my nose. I felt pretty awful so I waited until I got to the airport to eat. They had calamari!! I ordered calamari and a glass of Italian sangria. It was delicious! It was great hangover food too!! ( not that the wine didn’t help too) I was happy and ready for the plane. I completely disregarded the fact that I can not have gluten. I have full on celiac disease, and yet, I ate breaded squid anyway. Sniff! My nose was running. Sniff Sniff! I asked the flight attendant for some Kleenex and she gave me some napkins, good enough.

I had a window seat and my book and was reading for about an hour when I ran out of Kleenex so I had to keep sniffing like a coke-head every 5 minutes. Sniff! I’m sure the couple next to me were annoyed. I was annoyed. I was thinking about how I really really need to blow my nose and then I got super nauseous. My stomach made a gurgling sound. Sniff! Sniff! All of a sudden, I had to throw up, like right now!! I let the couple next to me know I needed to get up and hurried to the bathroom!! It was occupied!! I grabbed the big garbage bag from the flight attendant and vomited in front of everyone. What else could I do?

Almost everyone on the plane had seen and they all heard what had just happened! I was mortified!! My eyes were watering and my nose was running and just had to wait for the bathroom. A very nice flight attendant gave me a napkin. I finally got into the bathroom and splashed some water on my face, brushed my teeth and used the bathroom. Thank god I have a toothbrush in my purse at all times and toothpaste!! The walk back to my seat felt like it took forever. I got back in my seat and started reading my book again. Sniff! Sniff! My stupid nose was running again!  Sniff!! Great, because people needed another reason to stare at me. I got off that plane as fast as possible and made it baggage claim in record time!!

When I got close to baggage claim, my family was there with signs and everything!! It was a great surprise!!

Tell me your travel stories!!

Kristin