3.03.2015

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My new remedy for everything: a epsom salt bath. 

Everyone should be reminded of the great benefits an epsom salts bath can bring to you. They've only been used since the 17th century so there must be some reason why?! Let's talk about the number one: Magnesium. 

Magnesium is the second most abundant element in human cells and the fourth most important positively charged ion in the body. It helps the body regulate over 325 enzymes and plays an important role in organizing many bodily functions, like muscle control, electrical impulses, energy production and the elimination of harmful toxins.
(Source: Care2)



Most of us are deficient in magnesium, and soaking in a bath with Epsom salt, which is high in magnesium, is one of the easiest ways to get a boost. Magnesium is easily absorbed through the skin, and so is Sulphate, the number two of why we should soak in Epsom Salts! 

Sulphates play an important role in the formation of brain tissue, joint proteins and the proteins that line the walls of the digestive tract. They stimulate the pancreas to generate digestive enzymes and help to detoxify the body of medicines and environmental contaminants. Enough said.

Here is a guide for how much to use per bath:
  • Children under 60 lbs: Add 1/2 cup of salts to a standard size bath
  • Individuals between 60-100 lbs: Add 1 cup of salts to a standard size bath
  • Individuals between 100-150 lbs: Add 1 1/2 cup of salts to a standard size bath
  • Individuals between 150-200 lbs: Add 2 cups of salts to a standard size bath   (Source: Natural News)

Do this at least three times weekly for a least 12 minutes, and no more than 25. I has my first epsom bath last week, and I feel the magnesium boost. I really, really do:)

For more benefits of Epsoms, go to Saltworks. The benefits go on and on.


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2.28.2015

My Pastel Plan


It's pretty official that to be on trend this spring, you need to incorporate pastels. I love the mod throwback but pastels aren't the most flattering. Little stokes here and there, however, can keep you in fashion and looking fine:)

Here are a few subtle ways to add pastels to your makeup without looking like you used chalk for lipstick. Be sure your skin and lips are well hydrated before applying anything pastel. Choose either your eyes OR your lips. You shouldn't play up both. Nude eyes with a pastel lip or a touch of pastel liner with a nude lip. Both look very pretty.





Pastels can be tricky to incorporate but I think these makeups do it well: on trend but not overboard.

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2.24.2015

Front & Centre

It's finally here to stay! Or so I think… 

I've been waiting for the centre part to resonate!!! It first appeared on FW13 runways, with forecasts that it was trending, but it took a long while to hit. The deep side part had been on everyone's radar. Well, that was until now. The catwalks of SS15 had centre parts everywhere, and in every way.

Chloe - Straight & Centred


Mary Katrantzou - curled & centred



Hugo Boss - Short & Centred



Yves Saint Laurent - Ombre & Centred



Donna Karan - Pulled Back & Centred



It's finally time to get started on the trendy part. Go slow and move your side-part a little more to the centre everyday. You'll be on trend before you know it!

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2.20.2015

My Next Purchase is...

Rosehip Oil! I've never wanted something so badly! My skin has been a bit off lately, and after researching solutions, I discovered this little saviour! The term ‘small and mighty’ has never been used more perfectly. 

From dehydration to scars, stretch marks to fine lines, this oil is a miracle worker. It contains Omega 3, Omega 6 AND Omega 9. It is basically a multi-tasker that moisturizes and nourishes our skin’s reserves when supplies are starting to dwindle.



Quick Facts:
  • Comes from the seeds of the rosehip fruit, a wild plant that grows in Chile
  • Extremely high in essential fatty acids (over 70% of the rosehip seed is fatty acid)
  • Rich in vitamins and antioxidants, especially Vitamin C, Vitamin A (retinol), and linoleic and linolenic acids—all superstars for skin and hair health
  • Was used by the Ancient Egyptians, Mayans and Native Americans for its healing properties
Health & Skincare Benefits:
  • Corrects UV damage from the sun
  • Reduces appearance of scars, burns and stretch marks
  • Treats fine lines and wrinkles
  • Hydrates dry skin
  • Great for eczema and psoriasis
  • Evens skin tone = awesome if you have hyper-pigmentation, age spots or other minor skin discolorations

AND, it also makes your skin glow! And who doesn't like that?!

I'm sooo ready for this oil.


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