My 7 Day Routine For Glowing Skin

Does anyone have any plans for this weekend? Going or doing anything special? I’m going to see the Beauty and the Beast movie tonight. I’m really excited! It’s been a while since I’ve actually gone to the movies. I usually just wait til it arrives on Netflix to watch it. But because today is my day off I decided to get out of the house and take a trip to the movie theaters! And besides you must have the experience of going to the movie theaters once in a while! If you have seen it let me know if you liked it! Popcorn, Nachos, & Candy for dinner! So much for that diet that I was on..haha

This year I’m not gonna lie, it has been a little stressful so far! The weeks have felt longer & a lot more seems to be going on! In the midst of everything that is happening, we seem to forget that we have to really start taking care of ourselves. Mentally & physically! I’m going to share with you some of the ways I take care of my skin.

Day 1-7:
Get a good nights rest! Getting at least 8 hours of sleep is good for you! Trust me, you don’t want to deal with dark circles under your eyes because you’re not getting enough sleep.
-Before you have breakfast, start each day with a 8 oz glass of water. Whenever you drink water, if you can, add a slice of lemon to it. Drinking water with lemon has a lot of benefits. It’s very good for the skin. It contains a lot of Vitamin C, it is good for weight loss, and also can boost your energy in the morning.
-(Morning) Wash your face with warm water
-Use a toner to remove oil, dirt, blemishes, & any redness from the skin. It’s very soothing to the skin. If you don’t have a toner, use witch hazel. Not only does it help smooth the skin but it also helps with shrinking pores.
-Moisturizer helps boost hydration in the skin. Preventing any dryness or flakiness. Find ingredients that are natural.
-Make sure you are wearing sunscreen! Very important because it helps & acts as a protector against the harmful UV rays when your skin is exposed to the sun. Damage from the sun can last a lifetime! Find a good quality moisurizer with SPF ( I like Origins).

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Throughout the day you are constantly drinking water. If you want to try something different, drink an herbal tea or sparkling water.
(Afternoon)
Go for a workout, just going on the treadmill or outside to hike for an hour helps keep the heart rate up.
A Warm Shower
will open up the pores and cleanse the skin.
Snacks, healthy snacks!
Try eating almonds, Greek yogurt, walnuts, dark chocolate, oatmeal, kale (try kale chips, they’re super yummy), kiwi, eggs, & green tea!

For green tea, I let the teabag steep in the hot water for about 5-10 minutes. I like to put the tea over ice just because I prefer the green tea cold. Drinking green tea helps with keeping the skin feeling radiant. Green tea benefits also include increasing the metabolism helping with weight loss, and skin care providing antioxidants helping with aging as well as wrinkles.

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(Night) Restoring Skin
Face Masks,
I like to do a face mask once a week!
At Night,
this is the time to relax and not do anything or stress about anything. This is the time to unwind and not have to think or use your brain. Turn your phone off! Night time is for restoring the skin. I like to dab on some type of ointment whether it’s Aloe Vera, Witch Hazel, or Tea Tree Oil.
Cleanse
your skin. Make sure your hands are super clean before touching your face. Use warm water – not too hot and not too cold. Not everyone has the same skin type – therefore try finding a product that is good for your skin type whether its oily, dry, sensitive, or normal. I tend to have dryer skin so I have to find products that replenish and hydrate my skin. Go to a store like Sephora or Nordstroms and talk to someone with knowledge about different skin types.
Toner
Moisturizer

Focus Moments:

Mondays: Cleanse & Hyrdrate

Tuesday: 8 hrs of sleep: Turn off technology at least an hour before you go to bed. Use that extra hour to read a book, color, draw, or even write a story.

Wednesday: Treatment! Try an apple cider vinegar treatments.

Thursday: Take a break!

Friday: Face Mask Day

Saturday: Cleanse, exfoliate, tone, & moisturize!

Sunday: Use a fresh, new face cleanser or exfoliater

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Hope you enjoyed these tips! I would love to know your skin care routine! Is there anything I should add to this list? Please let me know! I always try to look for products with good ingredients for example, witch hazel, aloe vera, & tea tree oil. Do you guys have any recommendations on products that you love to use?

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Getting Ready For Fall: Breakfast, Outfit + Nail Ideas!

Today I’m gonna share with you my tips on getting ready for this lovely fall season, although I’m not feeling this weather that’s been happening lately. The temperature has been about 103 degrees & I’ve just been pouring with sweat. The temperature last week started off great, then all of a sudden, this week the weather has been insane. I have about 20 fans in my room that I put on at night so that I can try & go to sleep. It’s so hard to sleep when it’s this hot. I’m constantly thinking about going to an ice cream shop in the middle of the night. Hopefully it starts to cool off soon!

I don’t know about you, but I love to start my fall day off with a good & delicious breakfast. I get pretty dang cranky when I don’t start off my day with something to eat. You know the “You’re not you when you’re hungry” commercials. I swear I should be on one of those advertisements..I feel like those commercials explain the majority of my life in about 30 seconds.

Anyways, back on topic…I like to snack on some granola with milk. Adding a little fruit like strawberries & blueberries creates some more juicy flavor to my crunch. This breakfast is super simple..the hardest task about this dish is cutting up the strawberries. Like I said, not too difficult to make! So, if you’re short on time, this breakfast idea is perfect & actually pretty filling!

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What are your favorite fall drinks? Pumpkin Spice Latte? Homemade cider? Hot chocolate? Ahh..All of those sound so good!

I’m pretty sure, everyone has their own perspective of what nail color goes best with fall. Some people may say dark reds, purples, blues, greens, browns, greys, or maybe even a little sparkle. For me, when I think of fall I think of all of these colors. I love to experiment with my nails..adding a different color to each nail! Personally, to me it adds a little more style & maybe even some quirkiness.

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My favorite fall outfit..I love to wear the cool high top vans with the sweet designs! The floral print looks pretty dope too with the ripped skinny jeans!

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Take out those gorgeous dark red and bright pink lip colors. It’s the perfect time to start wearing it! These two colors in my opinion go with anything. They really make an outfit pop!

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I made a list of a a couple of things I really want to try this fall! I call it my “fall bucket list.” I added a bunch of fun activities & events I want to do! Going to try & complete this list before the end of fall!

You’re officially ready for fall! What are you most looking forward to?

Thank you for reading! See you next Friday! Have a great weekend! Check out everyone else’s take on the Beauties On Fire week theme “Fall.” Click The Picture Below To Read.

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DIY Pokemon Storage for Makeup, Jewelry, & Supplies!

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Today marks the sixth week of the Beauties On Fire Collaboration. This weeks theme is “Pokemon.”

 How awesome would it be to have your own Pokemon storage box? This box is great for storing your jewelry, perfume, supplies, or even your makeup. So, shall we get started with this DIY? Let’s begin!

Materials:
-Shoe Box
-Yellow Paint
-Paint brushes
-Black Construction Paper
-White Construction Paper
-Red Construction Paper

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Take an old shoe box, and start painting the lid yellow. I had to paint this about 3-4 coats to fully cover the whole lid.

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Take some black construction paper, & cut out 2 small circles. Glue these circles to the box, this will be used as the eyes of Pikachu. I also took some white construction paper and cut out 2 smaller circles. Glue that onto the eyes as well. Add 2 red circles for the cheeks.

 For the nose, cut out a triangle shape on black construction paper. Also for the mouth, cut out a squiggly line and glue that onto the box.

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And you’re done! Hope you had fun creating this Pokemon storage box! You can fill up the box with pencils, notepads, makeup, nail polish, etc. Stay tuned for next weeks post!_DSC0252

Thank you so much for reading! I want to say thank you to all my followers! I appreciate you more than you know. Stay tuned for more exciting things to come.

Click on the picture below to see everyone elses take on the theme “Pokemon.”

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