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 Hey everyone, 

I wanted to do a "Summer Essentials" post before Summer ends, so here we go! The photo up top features my two favorite nail polish colors, INSTA-DRI by Sally Henson. I don't have time to let my nails dry for very long so the Insta-dri polishes are perfect for me. I like how thick and flawless the colors come out. And these colors are so beautiful.


*Received this item for free. 8This cooling eye gel reduces lines, wrinkles and soothes puffiness. I could definitely notice a difference within days of using it. I love the cooling sensation, the applicator tip, and most importantly, I love that this does not sting my eyes!   

 

I really love this scent by Rue 21. I don't usually shop there, but I went in there looking for a phone case and the lady suggested it to me and now I'm really feelin' it for Summer 2017 vibes.

 

Absolutely recommend this lavender deodorant spray, it is light and refreshing. Not at all sticky, it's like a refreshing spritz but it works and it lasts! No toxic aluminum deodorants for me!




This stuff is great for dry and damaged hair. It leaves my hair very soft and manageable. 
And no harsh ingredients!

 

Love  my renewel cream by Andalou naturals, works with or without makeup... 
it's light and not greasy at all. No bad ingredients!



 *Received this item for free. I use this at night..1-2 drops goes a long way... very natural, very pure and very concentrated... it's for your face but I also use it on dry skin areas like knees, elbows and hands!


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In my other blog post,  


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I talk about how we (women, especially) need to speak up about unhealthy beauty standards and trends being pushed on us. The thought of buying or doing something that will make us look better but possibly damage our health, is outrageous; and yet, it is something that women have been doing for centuries, and continue to do even to this day.




Over the next few posts, I'm going to be:
  1. sharing why you should be using all-natural products 
  2. showing how to use essential oils to create your own products
  3.  Sharing some amazing deals on essential oils and other goodies from Spark Naturals

This will save you lots of money and 

get you started on your journey to 

being healthy and happy.



How I use it:

-add it to my foot soak/baths-
-put 1-2 drops on my pillow at night-
-mix it with coconut oil and rub some on my chest to relax-


Stay tuned for lemon ......

As I've gotten older, I've realized a couple of things. First, I've realized that women are amazing. And our amazing-ness has nothing to do with our appearance, it goes way beyond that. Secondly, I finally realized how important it is to take good care of my body, and not just by eating healthy and staying fit.

Women's bodies are incredible. We are capable and built for so much. We are so much stronger than society portrays us. Why are we referred to as the weaker, more gentler sex? We're beasts. And yet there has always been pressure on us to be the more attractive sex. According to the influence, our skin should be smooth and hairless, our faces should be wrinkle-free, our lips glossy and painted. But is that what makes a woman attractive?



Those things waste a lot of time, a lot of energy, and a lot of money. I wonder what men accomplish with all that extra time, energy and money? I wonder how much money we spend in our lifetimes on beauty routines that are not even good for us, but can actually be very damaging to our health. Such as, injecting toxins into our faces in an attempt to look younger, running needles over our face until we bleed to improve our skin tone and shooting painful lasers over our skin for hair removal. When are we going to stop spending our money on products that damage our bodies and health?

Our appearance in it's most natural state, is more striking than any unrealistic, photo-shopped, smoothed-over, contoured, computer-engineered non-human portrayed in 80% of magazines.

Check out these celebrities before and after photoshop










                                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                                           


So, what made me write this post? Well, I've been limping for the past three days after injuring my foot by wearing heels. When I went in my closet to find some shoes with support, what I found instead was several more pairs of high heels and some flats. Thinking back on how much money I have spent on shoes that could damage my feet was really depressing. I have barely worn these shoes. Why did I do this? What would cause a woman to buy shoes that hurt and she couldn't even walk properly in? Do you have tons of shoes you can barely wear too?

I'm sure lots of you will tell me that you enjoy looking good and wearing heels, that's fine and it's normal to want to look good. But we should really at least, be putting our health first. And remember, it's your personality, your smile, and your unique, one-of-a-kind spirit that makes you beautiful.

I just want us to be brave enough to say (if we want to) hey I'm not going to wear stilettos because they may cause serious damage to my hips and joints. I'm not going to spend all of my hard-earned money on getting waxed every week. And If I feel like a trip to the beach, I'm going to go regardless of how my body looks, or if my legs are hairy.

JUST SAYING.

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 I received items for free** 

  

 Norabloom Botanicals is 

all natural and cruelty free. 

I got a chance to test out 3 Norabloom products 
that were personally recommended to me 
based on my answers to the Norabloom Skin Story Quiz, 
which is available on their website. 
This quiz asks you all kinds of open-ended 
questions about your skin, and then 
Holly emails you personalized 
recommendations 
within 48 hours.  

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Here are the 3 samples they sent me:

 Hibiscus Face Crème

Packed with antioxidants. This felt so soft and gentle on my skin. 
My face felt fresh, soft and moisturized but not sticky, like some creams do.

Aloe & Shea Crème Cleanser

This cleanser is very gentle, for extremely sensitive skin; 
which is great because my face will breakout if a cleanser
is too strong. It smells refreshing, and the aloe heals while the shea hydrates.

Rosehip & Carrot Organic Serum 

 This one was my favorite. It says it is good for flaky skin, 
great for scars, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, and correcting dark spots. Also, apparently even great for diaper rash.

 Go Check It Out For Yourselves




Sometimes I feel as though my life is just a mess, especially when I'm sick, depressed, lazy or if I've been really busy. 

These are the things I have to do in order to get my 

shit together and set myself up for success. Pardon my french.


  1. I work on my mental and physical health.

  • I improve my diet, making fresh juices and smoothies.
  • Drink lots of water and chamomile tea.
  • Bathe in essential oils and Epsom salt.
  • Take Melatonin. 
  • Go outside for fresh air and exercise. 
  • Take a hot shower.


      2. I change my atmosphere at home.


  • I clean and organize my room and house.
  • I do laundry and put it away.
  • I only keep things I really love and donate everything else.
  • I rearrange things in my room and house.
  • I improve the overall atmosphere by lighting candles, opening blinds for bright light, or opening a window for fresh air.


      3. I work on my physical appearance. 


  • I shave and moisturize.
  • I use blackhead remover strips and put on a facial mask.
  • I do my nails or get them done. 
  • I deep condition and style my hair.
  • I brush my teeth and floss.
  • I wear full makeup and nice clothes.
    

      4. I let my creativity flow.

   
  • I draw and paint.
  • I sing and play an instrument.
  • I take photos.
  • I write a blog post.
Doing these things is like my reset button. When these things get done, I feel free and happy. Productivity is always rewarding. What healthy routines do you guys follow, and how do you stay inspired??

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Wax-Free Fragrance Warmer is my favorite thing. It smells amazing and is so pretty.
I also really liked the Christmas sweater + matching hat wine cover, which I used last night as you can see in the top photo! I am also really happy about the coloring calendar because I am an artist and I think coloring each day would be very therapeutic!





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Charlotte Russe is having an amazing sale on all dresses ($25.00)

They have an amazing selection.

Go check it out.

 

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