I'm sure you have noticed a dearth of beauty/cosmetics/skincare posts across Au Courant. And that's because, well, my skincare routine is quite barebones and there's not much to talk about; once I've got my Aveeno soap and extra virgin coconut oil in lieu of body cream, I'm good to go.
As such, I feel as if I'm the worst person to talk about beauty regimens in the traditional sense of the term. In a non-traditional sense - think at-home remedies and natural treatments handed down from great-aunts and grandmothers - I could probably write an encyclopaedia on taking care of your body and skin.
So when the young cosmetic chemist, Kathryn Nurse, contacted me awhile back regarding her new, Caribbean-concocted foot-care line Immortelle Beauty, my initial thought was, "I am so not the person to write about this, after all, I'm the kind of woman who uses coconut oil for everything from deep-steaming my locks to massaging my tootsies!"
Even on the rare occasion when I indulge in regular skincare lines, I tend to go for those that are as natural as commercially possible, like my all-time fave, Santa Maria Novella.
My sister however, is a Makeup Artist who always knows about the newest product lines and the coolest whatchamacallits from Sephora and the like, thus making the perfect candidate to try out Nurse's 123 Foot Rehab line at Immortelle's recent product launch in Trinidad.
Indeed, it turned out that Immortelle Beauty contains quite a range of natural ingredients in each little pot of footcare goodness. Citing a laundry-list of homegrown Caribbean ingredients from Jamaican Allspice to Mango used in each product, sister-dearest kept insisting how sensual the creams and scrubs felt on her feet, and how pleasant - albeit not too overpowering - the fragrance of the products were.
I've been attempting to get more factual information regarding the actual foot-care experience from my goodly sibling - Nurse tends to set up an on-the-move pedicure station for patrons to try out the product firsthand at launches - but thus far, all I can extract is a satisfied and emphatic "Oooooohhh! Lis, my feet feel - and look - damn good!"
According to her take on Immortelle Beauty, touching, sampling and feeling is believing, so I take it that the skincare line may indeed be worth a try...
NB Image Courtesy Immortelle Beauty