Thursday, October 25, 2018

October- What I’m loving

October- What I’m loving



I thought I would share with you some of the items I have been enjoying for the month of  October!

Candles

I bought so many fall smelling candles from Bath and Body Works I can’t even begin to pick and choose which ones are my favorites but I do really liking Evening Hearth (can’t find on the web site), Autumn woods & Sweater Weather.

New shoes

Who doesn’t love new shoes because I know I do.  I got 2 new pairs of Champion Gusto from Payless when they had a BOGO sale. I picked the Grey jersey/ coral and Turquoise/black. In total with tax I only paid $39. Not bad for 2 pairs. I love the Turquoise pair, its such a fun color!

New phone

For the last few months now I have been wanting to upgrade my Iphone 7. Well we  finally did it! I upgraded to the new iPhone XS and picked the gold color and my husband picked out the space gray. I. LOVE. IT. The camera is awesome. Its a little odd not having a home button and keeps throwing me off but I’ll live.

Skincare & Haircare

For hair I have been reaching for Evo Salty Dog Salt Spray and Not Your Mothers Girl Powder Volumizing Hair Powder. I really like this combo together with Design.Me Hair Fab.Me which is a 18 in 1 leave in treatment. Hask Chia Seed Volumizing Dry Shampoo is a favorite dry shampoo of mine and will be buying a third bottle soon. It leaves little to none white residue when applying. Garnier Fructis Deconstructed Pixie Play has been a staple of mine for the last four years since I went pixie. It does not make your hair greasy, unless you use too much. It is a must for me.
Right now for skincare  I’m loving the aloe, herbs and rosewater facial spray from Mario Badescu. It smalls so good! I use this in the morning before I put any primer on for my makeup and after I take off all my makeup at night before I apply my moisturizer. I have been using to set my makeup too! Neutrogena Healthy Skin Glow Sheers I like on days that I don’t really want to wear makeup but want to wear a little something.

Monday, October 1, 2018

The October Blog Tag

The October Blog Tag



Normally I don’t do blog tag post but I thought this would different and fun to do here. I really should do more of these in the future.
Heres one from Jemma over at Dorkface.  I love her blog and her artwork, she is amazing!

LETS GO!!

Name?
Elizabeth
What is your favourite colour?
Purple, teal and orange.
What did you do today?
Setting up blog posts, tweets and tailwind for the next week or so.
Where are you currently?
In our kitchen at the table.
What is your star sign?
Virgo
Cake or Ice cream.
Mint chocolate chip ice cream
Frozen or Moana.
Moana
A night in or a night out.
A night in! I find social interaction is very draining.  Work especially.
Home cooked meal or takeaway.
Home cooked meal. Unless it’s the mexican restaurant near the apartment, $3 margaritas during happy hour.
Pineapple on pizza or no pineapple on pizza.
Pineapple on pizza.
Books or films.
Books are nice and you can take them everywhere.
Autumn or spring.
Autumn for the candles, sweaters and colors.
Flowers or chocolates.
Chocolates. Sea salt, caramel chocolates.
Full fat or diet coke.
Diet. But coke zero.
Phone or laptop
Right now we just updated from iPhone 7 to the new iPhone xs.
What is your current favourite TV series?
Riverdale, Supernatural and American Horror Story.
What is your favourite thing to do in October?
Decorate pumpkins, put fairy lights everywhere, indulge in Halloween treats, put up decorations, and just enjoy the change in weather.
What is your current food to crave?
Pickles and green olives. lol
Do you have any piercings or tattoos?
1 tattoo and 5 piercings.
Are you an introvert or extrovert?
I’m an introvert.
What is your all time favourite Halloween film?
Nightmare before Christmas.
Name your top 3 favourite artists/bands.
Panic At The Disco, Our Last Night & Twenty One Pilots.
Have you got any plans for Halloween?
Trick or treating with the family.
Do you have any fears?
The dark.
Do you believe in life after love?
Yes
Do you have any children? (or animals you treat as your babies).
We have two kitties, Floki and Bjorn. Named after the Tv show Vikings.
What do you want for your future?
To live comfortably and not worry about money.
Be honest, why did you start blogging?
I wanted to connect with others and share my own thoughts.
What is your biggest achievement so far?
Sticking with it longer then 6 months like in the past.
What are your ambitions with your blog?
More viewers and connecting more with others.
If there is one thing you’d like to change about your blog what would it be?
Better photographs and post more than once a week.
Have you achieved any blog goals you set out to do this year?
Yes only once so far but now I can’t seem to passed it now.
Where do you want to be in 10 years time?
Selling my art and kids.
What is your dream holiday?
On a beach somewhere.
If you had an entire day to yourself what would you do?
Work on my blog or read or video games (assassin creed games are my jam).
This was so much fun, Thanks Jemma!
I would love to see what you all have to say, leave a comment with your link!

Sunday, September 30, 2018

10 crystals of health and happiness

10 crystals of health and happiness



Below are 10 crystals that you can use to help improve your health and happiness!
1. Turquoise The master healer. 
Turquoise is the master healer. It is said believed to be a bridge between heaven and earth. Turquoise is a stone of communication that will help you to speak your truth.
2. Bloodstone The powerful energizer.
Bloodstone  is a powerful energizer, helping you to overcome lethargy, negative thoughts and self-doubt. Bloodstone also can help to boost enthusiasm, increase drive and maintain emotional wellbeing.
3. Smoky The protective shield.
Smoky quartz  acts as a protective shield against unwanted energy. It can also help you to let go of old patterns and belief systems that are holding you back. It releases any blocked, old and stagnant energy in the body.
4. Rose The unconditional love stone .
Rose quartz is known as stone of unconditional love that helps to open and heal the heart. It encourages the forgiveness of others and, most importantly, of yourself. Rose quartz emits vibrations of love, beauty and compassion and is known as a feel-good stone that nurtures and supports.
5. Carnelian The action stone. 
Carnelian is an action stone that can restore motivation, confidence and joy. It removes blocked or stuck creative energy that may be dominating your min .This vibrant orange stone stimulates your passion to move forward and achieve your dreams.
6. Quartz The amplifier stone . 
Quartz crystal is made of silica, one of  the most abundant elements on the earth. It’s a powerful crystal that transmutes negativity and amplifies energy  so it can  raise your vibration and help you align with light and clarity.
7. Celestite . 
Celetite an ideal crystal to place in your bedroom to bring tranquility and harmonious energy, encouraging restful sleep. When placed directly on your body, celestite can bring muscle and stress release to the area on which it is placed.
8. Citrine The manifestation stone .
Citrine is a crystal of light and happiness. This stone doesn’t hold any negative energy and emits large amounts of positive energy. Citrine is a manifestation stone that encourages you to dream big, maintain a positive state of mind and also attract everything you want in your life.
9. Aventurine  The New opportunities. 
Aventurine helps you to overcome feelings of self-doubt. It opens up the energy of the heart and attracting new opportunities. It helps to increase confidence, self-worth and optimism.
10. Shungite  The EMF shield. 
Shungite utilized as a powerful shield against electrical magnetic energy (EMF). Shungite helps to absorb negative energy and pollutants. When placed next to computers or wear on your body, Shungite as an energetic shield.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

College Blog Post Ideas

College Blog Post Ideas



I know school has been in session for a couple of weeks now but here is another list of blog ideas that I put together that is geared towards college. 



must-have school supplies
favorite planners/agendas
deals for back-to-school
favorite backpacks
best laptop for college students
how to get straight A’s
how to read your syllabus
why you should be a “Teacher’s Pet”
being in a fraternal organization
why you should get involved on campus
why you should live on campus
dorm move-in recap
dorm shopping haul
how to solve rando-roommate conflict
how to combat homesickness
places for students to hang out in your city
favorite dorm-safe meals
what’s in your backpack
favorite apps for college students
how you take notes
how to study for exams
what questions to ask at the beginning of the semester
your favorite writing utensils
back-to-school clothes haul
how to meet new friends
how to choose your major
share how you chose your major
share what you want to do with your degree
semester goals
dos and don’ts of college parties
how to stay safe on campus



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

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!