Sunday, September 2, 2018

Skin Care With Alba Botanica Acnedote

Skin Care With Alba Botanica Acnedote



One of my favorite face care lines is Alba Botanica Acnedote. Since using them now for the last 3 months, I have notice such an improvement with my skin. I deal with cystic acne, along the hollows of my cheecks and chin area and what I like to call pop up acne, normal acne that comes and go. I still deal with some cystic acne but not as badly and or as long like before.
Cystic acne is when cysts form deep underneath your skin. This can be a combination of bacteria, oil, and dry skin cells that then get trapped in your pores in your skin and turn    in to a red painful bump. There would be times when I would have a cyst and it would hang out on my face for weeks at a time. The pop up acne never really bothers me since they will disappear on their own after a few days and are hardly noticeable.
I now use most of their line for me face. I use the wipes, face wash, astringent, spot treatment and lotion. Every single night, expect for the spot treatment. I use that only when I need to.  I also will use the face and body scrub that they have to and I really like it but ran out and need to buy another bottle.
I also picked up a cheap spin face  brush from walmart last summer for like $5 and use that with a scrub and face wash. This really makes my face feels clean and smooth. I highly recommend picking up a face spin brush and trying it out.
Every night I start with the Clean ‘N Treat Wipes to start removing any makeup that I have on my face. After that I then use the Deep Pore Wash to really clean my face and get anything the wipes might of missed. After that I use the Deep Clean Astringent.  Once that dries I use the Invisable Spot Treatment if needed and finish with the Oil Control Lotion.  I still use  The Ordinary’s Alpha Lipoic Acid 5% & The Ordinary’s AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution 2-3 times a week at night along with my other face masks from Formula 10.0.6.
In the mornings I will use  Yes to Cucumbers Calming Micellar Cleansing Water ,  Burt’s Bees Sensitive Night Cream  and the before I do my makeup for the day. I only use the Night cream in the morning because the Oil Control Lotion by Alba doesn’t always sit well with my makeup for some reason.
As I said above, I have found to work well for me and I enjoy the simpleness of it compared to my last skin care routine, which you can find here,  My More Consistent Skincare Routine which I still love all of the products I used.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

6 Powerful Crystals for Protection

6 Powerful Crystals for Protection



Some crystals are useful for meditation and enlightenment while others are used for their powerful negative energy shielding abilities. Whether you wear them or keep them around the home or office, these crystals can be helpful in your life.
Most of the  crystal that I list are dark in color. Black stones are considered to more powerful and  “soak up” or deflect negative energy. Most of these crystals associate with the root chakra, which is connected to the earth.

SMOKEY QUARTZ

Smokey quartz is a powerful protective stone that clears and cleanses negative energy. It has the ability to absorb an enormous amount of negativity and protection from many types of negativity, This stone is  beneficial for spiritual workers since it provides psychic protection.
Smokey quartz relieves stress, anxiety, and brings emotional calmness. It also relives fear, lifts negativity and depression.

BLACK OBSIDIAN

Black obsidian is a very powerful protective stone. It repels negativity and disperses unloving thoughts. It releases imbalance and negative energies. It is a another powerful crystal that will shield you against negativity.
It clears the mind, clears confusion and draws out mental stress and tension.

BLACK TOURMALINE

Black tourmaline is the best stone to use to send negative energy back to where it came from. Black Tourmaline is also considered to be one of the most powerful protectors in the crystal world.
This stone changes negative energy to positive energy. It will help you let go of negativity of any kind such as feelings of anxiety, self-doubt, anger or depression. It encourages positive attitudes, good luck and happiness. To enjoy all these benefits, wear a piece of Black tourmaline on you. Or keep this stone in your room or office.

HEMATITE

Hematite stones are known to create a protective environment around the body. Hematite can block out distractions and other focus disruptors by  reflecting  negative energies, thoughts, and feelings back to their source.  Irrational fears, worries about survival, and feelings of unsafe can be eased by this powerful stone.
Simply wear these gems on the body, use them during meditation, or keep them in busy areas of the home for overall peace and protection.

BLACK ONYX

Another dark crystal that is known to protect its owner from harmful spirits and  psychic attacks, by acting as a shield of sorts. Black Onyx resonates with the root, solar plexus, and third eye chakras; helping to ground energy, increase confidence, and enhance intuition.
This stone can ease environmental stresses and prevent the body from being drained of personal energy.

AMETHYST

Amethyst is the stone of higher consciousness.  It is a powerful protective stone that guards the wearer against psychic attack. It can also helps develop your psychic abilities.
Amethyst also helps relieve tension, stress, psychological pain and eases headache. It also alleviates grief and sadness, and dispels fear, anger and anxiety.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Cleaning your Essential Oil Diffuser

Cleaning your Essential Oil Diffuser



Anyone one who has an essential oil diffuser knows they should clean the diffuser at lest monthly. No? That’s okay because I didn’t either, it wasnt untill one day I went to add oils into the one in our bedroom and notice it was very dirty inside and thought, hmm I should clean this. But I didn’t know how to. So I did some research (meaning Pinterest and google) and found a very easy way to clean my diffusers.
In order to keep you diffuser to run well you should wipe it out after each use and letting it air dry. You can run some lemon oil in your diffuser for a bit and it will make wiping out the inside much easier. Some diffusers don’t use water and you can still clean it by rinsing the nozzle and wiping it clean.
But first before you start cleaning make sure of what kind diffuser you have since there are so many different kinds out there.

Deep Cleaning

  1. Turn off your diffuser.
  2. Fill the water reservoir halfway to the line with clean water.
  3. Add 10 drops of white vinegar to the water reservoir.
  4. Turn it on and let run for 3-5 minutes, allowing the vinegar to run through.
  5. Drain the water reservoir completely.
  6. Wipe down the edges of the reservoir and the ultrasonic mist chip at the bottom.
  7. Rinse the water reservoir with clean water.
This method of cleaning works well with the diffuser’s that I own. I hope this helps anyone with a diffuser who was unsure how to clean one or didnt know they should!

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Lifestyle Blog Post Ideas

Lifestyle Blog Post Ideas




Here is another blog  post ideas that I find is helpful when you might be stuck on what to write about next or you just need some brainstorming. You can read my other Blog Post Ideas for BloggingSkincare and Organising.
why you started a blog
how to get followers via email
daily routine
house/apartment tour
weekend recap/vlog
have someone guest post on your blog
your planning essentials
“Plan With Me” post
create a freebie
things to do on a mental health day
ways to kick depression
fun at-home exercises (with and/or without equipment)
places to visit in your city
DIY furniture creation
your current wishlist
your morning routine
ideas for date nights
review a book you just read
top 10 favorite movies
current music playlist
current favorite vloggers/YouTubers
how to get followers on Instagram
how you edit your Instagram photos
your favorite Twitter chats
your favorite bloggers
talk about something you love to do and why
seasonal bucket list (fall, winter, spring, summer)
monthly/yearly goals
10 five-minute healthy meals
your workout playlist
ask your reader’s something and give your answer
your must-haves for a good day
5 ways to brighten someone’s day
things that make you happy
things that grind your gears
how you stay creative
respond to someone else’s blog post
top 10 favorite TV shows
your night routine
monthly favorites

I hope this helps you!

You can read my other Blog Post Ideas for College,  Lifestyle, BloggingSkincare and Organising.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Setting Intentions With The New Moon


Setting Intentions With The New Moon



A new moon symbolizes new beginnings and new intentions! New Moon Energy can be very powerful. Tapping into this energy can also support your dreams and desires. We can harness the energy of the new moon to fulfill our visions and make our desires come true by setting new intentions.
This is the perfect time to start fresh! You can also use the energy of a new moon to achieve new goals or to start a new project. Anytime during a new moon, take this time to reflect back on any goals you may have had in the past and set new ones for yourself.
Do not ask for too much, keep your list simple and realistic with maybe no more than 10 goals.
THE MOON PHASES
Each phase has its own energy and it’s different for everyone.
Below is a list of Moon phases, and the energy they create.
  • New Moon: New beginnings & fresh starts.
  • Waxing Moon: Building, accomplishments, creativity, growth and learning, positive transformation
  • Full Moon: Abundance, harvest, wish-fulfillment, manifesting desires, sexuality, achieving all dreams, protection
  • Waning Moon: Cleansing, releasing, shedding old patterns,
  • Dark Moon: Rest, Peace, deep wisdom, divination,
 INTENTIONS WITH THE NEW MOON:
Create a sacred place.This can be an altar, desk, or corner in your home. Create a little area that is beautiful and reserved for your spiritual practices.This can be as elaborate or as simple as you want it to be. Make a space that makes you feel inspired & grounded.
Clear the space.
You can use sage a feather or a flame to clear the space you are working in.
Make a list.I suggest writing them down and then speaking them loudly, by physically speaking them you symbolize your intention to manifest any your goals you have. Be clear with your intentions. Your intentions must not be focused on other people, you cannot change others.
New Moon Meditation.When your list is complete spend 10-15 minutes meditating on it.
Close out the ritual.Once your meditation is over, put your new moon intention list away until next month where you can go over it to see what has manifested. When an item on your lists becomes real thank the universe.



Sunday, June 24, 2018

13 Ways To Get More Water

13 Ways To Get More Water



I think everyone has heard of  the eight glasses  of water a day. Your water intake can really depends  your overall health, like how active you are. I thought I would make a list of ways to drink enough water.
1. Add flavor to your pitcher.
2. Drink a glass after every bathroom break.
3. Sip before every meal.
4. Use an app to track your cups.
5. High-tech water bottle.
6. Dilute sugary drinks with water and ice.
7. Keep a gallon jug nearby.
8. Invest in a filter.
9. Choose sparkling or mineral water over soda.
10. Eat water-rich foods.
11. Stick to a one-to-one rule when drinking alcohol.
12. Use a marked water bottle.
13. Cut back on the caffeine.
I track my intake with my fitbit app and make sure I have my water bottle with me through out the day at work or home. I also have a filter and sometimes will add flavor by fruits, veggies and herbs to the water. Chia seeds are also great to add to water since they give you energy but not like coffee which will keep you up at night.
I hope you found this helpful! I would love to hear if there are any other ways you get your 8 cups of water a day.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Blog Post Ideas- Blogging

Blog Post Ideas- Blogging



Here is another list of blog post ideas for your blog,  if you need a little inspiration for a topic to write about. This is more generic list to help jump-start those creative juices. I really have found making lists for blog topics really do help, since I can always go back and review the list for an idea.
Blog Post Ideas
How I Promote My Blog
How To Use Pinterest To Increase Traffic
Mistakes Bloggers Make
How To Create Flatlays
Blogger Resources
Mistakes YouTubers Make
How To Create Good Thumbnails
How To Use SEO To Increase Traffic/Views
YouTuber Resources
Blog Tips + Advice
Behind The Scenes As A YouTuber
Blogging On A Budget
YouTubing On A Budget
How To Use A Blog Planner
Monthly Round-up (showcase that month’s best posts/videos)
How To Make Money On YouTube
How To Monetise Your Blog
How To Self-Host Your Blog
How To Use Affiliate Marketing
From The Archives (promote and/or edit old posts)
Blogmas/Vlogmas
Blogtober/Vlogtober
Things Bloggers Are Sick Of Hearing
How To Grow Your Social Media Following
What I’ve Learnt From Blogging
One Year On YouTube
My Blog Schedule
Photo Editing Tips
Blog Goals
Blogging Income Report
Finding Your Blogging Style
Blog Planner
You can read my other Blog Post Ideas for College,  Lifestyle, BloggingSkincare and Organising.