I am sharing this post as a Dove Partner, in collaboration with Blogalicious.
O M G! Each time I come to the Essence Fest, I always feel that I am prepared and ready for all of the action. Despite all of my preparation and experience as a somewhat seasoned pro, I am always overwhelmed by the experience. With so much to see and do, one can feel a little overstimulated.
I spent some time during the festival as a Dove Partner (special shout out to Stacey from Blogalicious for helping to make this happen) getting acquainted with some of their new products and sister-brands, which inspired me to write a list of ways to relax, relate, and release after powering through The Big Easy.
I am sharing How to Calm Down and Collect Yourself After Essence Fest. Read and apply.
Soak and Savor
You’ve been running all weekend from one event to the next, and probably only had time to take showers. Now that Essence Fest is over, it is time to soak and savor. Draw up a nice warm bath and utilize the bubbles and jets as needed. Cue up some relaxing music and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere as you decompress from the fun yet chaotic festival.
In addition to a long, hot bath, make sure to get in some exfoliation with by Dove Exfoliating Body Polish. Allow it to renew your skin and give it respite from the humid Nola weather and bayou conditions. Treat yo’self!
After your bath, make sure to follow up with a good moisturizer on your body. The gold standard of moisture is still Vaseline, and it never fails. Your lips need a good foundation too.
I fell in love with Vaseline Lip Therapy in Cocoa Butter, which can be used under your lipstick or as a pretty natural gloss alone.
Late nights and early mornings are a prerequisite for the Essence Fest. Now, it is time for you to recuperate and get some sleep to restore and renew yourself. Utilize essential oils like lavender and eucalyptus to help you get into a peaceful sleep.
You’ve been uploading pictures and videos to Instagram and Facebook all weekend. It’s time to institute a Digital Detox so you can reset and get your mind refocused.
After your pampering session and unplugging, you can bask in the afterglow of the festival. Make sure to favorite your best pictures on your phone to print out or share amongst your squad—I am doing this as soon as I am finished with this post.
Were you at Essence Fest? What was your favorite standout experience?