Treat yourself: DIY lavender scrub

Hi there! I meant to share this with you after Christmas but time got away!

For Christmas, part of Courtney’s gift { home made “birchbox” with makeup & Sephora gift card } I also threw in a homemade gift. A lovely lavender DIY scrub. Lately, I’ve been obsessed with this scent. So calming, tranquil & relaxing!

I love Becky’s treat yourself posts, thought this scrub would be great to share!

During the winter it’s also very important to take care of your skin, it can become dry & dull.
Insert, lavender sea salt scrub 🙂 I also made myself one.. instant relaxation!

You probably already have all the ingredients , just need some lavender essential oil.

Sea salt
Raw sugar
Lavender esstinal oil
Olive oil
& a jar

All the measurements really depend on the size of your jar, I used a small mason jar that’s the perfect size.

Fill your jar up with a mixture of salt + sugar. once you measure, dump that back out & mix with olive oil, until coarse.
Depeding on your preference. Drop the lavender oil into the mixture. { I did about 10 drops }
Stir all together { for additional } dried lavender.
Packge it up, use, & feel relaxed.

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How did you treat yourself this week?
xo

Friday favorites: 1/10

Happy weekend!

I bet your excited for Friday to be here! It seems like it was back to work this week + some classes started again. So I hope you enjoy your weekend!

Thought I would do anther Friday favorites
displaying some of my favorites from this past week, enjoy!

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1. New nail color: “You don’t know Jacques” By OPI got this color on my toes on Wednesday while getting Pedi’s with Larissa. love this color for winter. it’s a great alternative to red!
OPI "You Don't Know Jacques" nail polish.  Love this color.

2. Speaking of Wednesday, while getting pedicures, we of course had to get coffee 🙂 I think I found my newest victim. Dirty Chai..
Chai tea latté with espresso! love the spice!
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3. Oliver’s first birthday is right round the corner! How cute are these invites my sister sent out.
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4.Cooking dinner together with my sister! We talk everyday, but sometimes its nice to be face to face + cook together. This time we made salmon with a sweet chili sauce. Yum!
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5. This quote: Be with those who help your being ❤
Simple, but isn’t it the truth! You want to be surround by those who encourage you and want you to do well.
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What’s your favorite highlight from the week?
Ever had a dirty chai?

Have a
wonderful
weekend

xo

Healthy eats for your skin

Yesterday I said I had been eating tons of orangey food, { squash kick! }- which is true. I am trying to give my body what it needs through food. Whenever seasons change, especially summer to fall .. and  fall to winter, my skin changes. I personally noticed a difference. Less glowy and dull. Maybe being pale has something to do with it?!  haha 🙂  – Sure, there’s makeup out there and I love my BB cream. But eating certain foods are good for your skin- to give that look!

>> I have been trying my best to incorporate some of these <<

Almonds- eat on the go, on top of salads or yogurt bowls: Packed with vitamin E, protect from sun damage.
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Sweet potato’s- one of my favorites! Love it chopped in a salad or by its self with coco oil cinnamon & peanut butter: Great source of vitamin C and boosts collagen.
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Dark chocolate- I used to hate dark chocolate, but trader joes has a few great ones!: Dark chocolate is filled with antitoxins!
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Healthy fats:  Omega fatty acids- Very important! coconut oils, olive oil, sunflower oil, peanut butter, nut butters. you name it!
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& some green tea!
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Food is one of the best medicines! Healing yourself from the inside out 🙂
I have noticed drastic changes in my acne from eating more “clean” so hopefully I can get some nice color & glow now! 😉

Do you think food is a good medicine?

Have a happy weekend friends xo!
C

 > interested in fighting the winter skin with some food, check out some of these too! <
foods to eat for healthy skin melisseroth whitenerxyynich

Friday Favorties: {9/ 20}

Hey hey!

Good afternoon! How is everyone? Are you happy it’s Friday?! 🙂
Yesterday I was totally dragging, didn’t have a good sleep and a full day of classes & work all night. So happy for that day to be over. It’s a beautiful day around here! So let’s get to some of this weeks favorites : )

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Food:IMG_6362{Pumpkin muffin & pumpkin donut, curtsey of DD}
IMG_6346{I love anything buffalo. Buffalo chicken salads are the best : )}

Family day:
Wednesday Cassidy, Brian, Oliver, George & I all went up to the outlets walked around, had coffee and a late lunch! We love family days<3IMG_6326IMG_6336IMG_6333
{We shopped til we dropped!} 🙂

Beauty + Clothing:

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While out the outlets got a few  new fall things! Yes.. those are leopard leggings,
I saw them on Pinterest once and thought they were so cute.
Hmm.. wonder if I can pull them offi need these pants in my life

IMG_6361{Trader Joe’s face wash with tea tree oil.
I love to use tea tree oil & haven’t in awhile, so I decided to pick this face wash up!}IMG_6351{Painting nails with fall colors! Mink muffs & Soul mate by ESSIE}

That’s all for now!
Have a great weekend ❤
xx C

Q’s:
What your favorite fall accessory?

Homemade avocado face mask!

Hi there, how’s your day going?!

Today for me, is much better.. still busy but better : )

For instance, some days just require a little more love, or self love that is.
Between Sunday and yesterday I was starting to feel RUN DOWN. Since it’s very easy to get caught up in the schedule of go go go. Between now the new semester at school, homework, work, gym, spending time with friends, George, oh and homework again. I’ve been feeling a tad run down, tired & just needed some rest.

Yesterday I decided to kick this week’s butt by going to my sister’s gym with her! It was a lot of fun { we already talked this morning and said how sore we are.. weee!} I hope we can manage to do this at least once a week together.

When I got home, I was ready for a little pampering.

INSERT- a homemade avocado face mask! Not gonn lie. while I was putting it on my face, I may have had a few licks 🙂

IMG_6144You’ll need:

  • 1 avocado { I used half since I ate the other half! but it was more than
    enough }
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • Half of a lemon

    Directions:

    • Slice avocado in half and remove pit
    • Scoop out pulp and place in bowl
    • Mix the honey & olive oil
    • Mash together until smooth and creamy
    • Squeeze fresh lemon onto avocado (to keep avocado from turning brown)
    • Spread mask evenly across face and neck
    • Let it sit for 10-15 minutes
    • Rinse off mask with warm water
    • Pat face and neck dry with hand towel
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Making a face mask with avocado is great! Since they are a healthy fat, which our bodies need to continue to grow and repair. Especially avocado, they can help with anti aging : ) SIGN ME UP!!!

>> You could also use this as a hair mask, which I may try later.

Don’t forget to listen to your body and when it’s time to rest and recollect 🙂

Part of Tuesdays for me is class and then work.. so I gotta jet. Have a good day<3