Monday, February 6, 2017

DIY 2 Ingredient Face Scrub

This is something I've actually ive actually been doing for a few years now, and I'm surprised I haven't blogged about it once! Possibly the easiest, and cheapest facial scrub you could do yourself, this wonderful scrub only uses 2 ingredients which you (should) already have at home!

Things you'll need:
- your every day face wash.
- baking soda.
(Yes, that's all!)

So, what I like to do is simply wet my face with warm water. I like to use a wet wash cloth and let it sit on my face for a minute to open my pores and soften the skin a bit, making it easier to slough off those dead skin cells!
Then I take a little bit of baking soda, maybe a teaspoon or so. (Start off with a little in case you have sensitive skin, add more if needed.) to that, add your face wash. I use a basic cleanser for this..nothing too strong or anything with a ton of acne fighting ingredients or anything. Also add a little bit of water. Mix it all up right in the palm of your hand.
Now, simply apply it to your face all over and gently scrub in circular motions around your face. Careful not to rub too hard, the small gritty texture of the baking soda does a great job at exfoliating without the need to really scrub. You can let it sit for a few minutes if you want, but I like to wash it off right away. (Baking soda is a chemical, and for some people it could dry out your skin, so try it in a small spot first if you're worried.) you'll notice as you're rinsing it might feel like you're not able to wash all of the baking soda off. It that bothers you just add a drop of cleanser to help get the little residue off. ;)
Your face will look and feel amazingly polished, smooth, and soft afterwards! I always follow up with a good moisturizer after. And my skin feels amazing all week! My skin can totally handle this once a week, but those of you with sensitive skin might want to do it less often.

What is your favorite facial scrub? Do you like to make your own or is store bought more your style? Let me know! I'm always looking to try new scrubs! ;)

Have a beautiful day!
Stay humble & kind.
<3

Friday, January 20, 2017

New Year New Me? HEALTHY RECIPE

With it still being pretty early on in the new year, Im hoping most people are still sticking to their New Years resolutions. One of the most popular usually being to become healthier. So, with that idea lingering around I thought Id share a recipe today!

This is one of my favorite things to eat, and its SO healthy but doesnt even feel like it! Its also very easy to change and adapt to whatever you want really..

Ingredients:
12 eggs.
1/4 cup lowfat milk.
2 cup baby spinach.
1-2 cloves garlic.
1/4 cup sundried tomatoes or 1 fresh tomato.
1/4 cup feta cheese.
salt and pepper to taste.

Directions:
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and a cast iron skillet* with some olive oil in it.
Once your skillet is up to temp, add your garlic and spinach, seasoned with a little s&p, and sautee until wilted.
Meanwhile, beat your eggs and milk in a large bowl. You can swap out half of the eggs for just egg whites if you prefer, it cuts back on a few more calories and lowers the cholesterol, but is not necessary.
Pour the eggs evenly over the spinach. Top with tomatoes of choice and sprinkle with feta cheese.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until eggs are fully cooked. Remove from oven and serve.

* if you dont have a cast iron, or oven safe skillet, add the cooled, sauteed spinach to egg mixture and bake in an oven safe dish. note that the cook time may be a little longer, since the dish is going in cold.

This delicious and simple frittata feeds 6, or can easily be doubled or halved to fit your needs. (just make sure you adjust the skillet size and bake times accordingly) It also stores and reheats well, and is equally as good cold if youre in a rush. (or if youre feeling lazy :P)

Heres the exciting part. One serving of this is only 155 calories! With a nice 13g protein and only 3g carbs.
This recipe is so versatile, you can add and change things however you want. You can keep it healthy with lots of veggies, or make it a bit more of a guilty pleasure by adding bacon and cheddar. Another fun thing you can do with this recipe is add the cooled sauteed spinach to the egg mixture and divide it into 12 muffins, topping with your cheese and tomato. Viola! now you have the perfect grab and go breakfast! Put one on top of an english muffin for a tasty little breakfast sandwich. Whatever you decide to do, its hard to go wrong with this recipe!

So, to those of you who decided 2017 was a year for "New year, new me" and your year to be a healthier happier you, good luck! And I hope you enjoy this delicious little recipe Ive shared with you today. If you want to see more like this leave me a comment below this post and let me know! :D

Friday, October 21, 2016

New Changes!

I basically have had the same hair for the last 12 years. Yeah, I've change the color a bit, from blonde and brown to pink or blue, green or purple. But the cut and style has pretty much been the same for soo long. It is time for a change. 

But being me, of coarse, a change isn't going to come easily. I have trouble committing to new things especially when it comes to hair. I've loved having the same long hair for such a long time that I'm not quite sure if I'm able to do anything else.

But I'm pretty sure something new is just what I need right now! So I took some of my older clip in extensions and went to work playing around with them in different ways to see what my options were..

Here's a couple that I narrowed it down to. 

First, I went for some bangs. I had full bangs once when I was younger and longer side swept bangs off and on a few times over the years. but I'm so scared of the commitment of bangs that I don't know if I could ever go back. So here's sort of how it turned out. 

(I felt the bangs deserved a sassy face! Who agrees?)

Surprisingly not too bad. I like that they hide my big forehead hahah. But they looked much better without my glasses on. The glasses I felt sort of clashed with the bangs. I also wasn't sure how I liked them straight down, pulled a bit to the side suited me a little better. But I'm still not sure if they suit me at all!


Another thing I tried out was shorter hair. I haven't had my hair cut short in so long I can't even remember. I've just always loved having long hair!


But I kind of really loved it! The only thing that really sways me is I wear my hair up in a bun a LOT. Mostly because I'm so sick of my hair I never want to do anything with it. But I also just really love a big messy bun! 

(Of course Snapchat filters are the ultimate test!)
I'm also torn between growing out my natural color, which I've been doing for the past several months. Or going with a completely new color. I've been going to a darker brown color for a long time. I've also done burgundy a few times over the last couple of years. All of which I love. 

I'm so undecided and afraid of change when it comes to my hair! I don't know why, it's just hair. It can always be changed and it will grow back fresh and new. Plus I always have my extensions to help me out. 

So now I'm asking for your opinions! Which of the above two do you like best? Anything else you think might look good on me? Any input or suggestions would be so greatly appreciated!! 

Heres to changes, whether big or small! Enjoy your weekend no matter where you are. Be safe. Be happy. And always stay humble and kind. <3