Thursday, November 27, 2014

Cold weather essentials

It's that time again! cold and dry weather- thank you Cali! I've already been feeling this season change, affect my skin and hair.  I remember last year my face was dry and  breaking out and nothing was helping so this year I decided to get a head start.   So here are a few essentials I can't live without:

Caudalie Huile Divine - Love this product! Multi-use for hair, body and face.  I mainly use it for my face twice a day it gives me a glow and evens my skin tone.  Keeps face moist but I STILL moisturize.
Aquaphor - can be used on skin I use it for my lips
Shea Butter foot cream - never really used foot creams before but I received this from my pageant days and now I love it because it really gets rid of dry and calloused feet without a greasy feeling
SachaJuan over night hair repair - this product smells amazing and I apply to my ends at night to help with breakage from this dry weather
Neutrogena body oil - can you say heaven? I apply after I shower and sometimes will mix it with my body lotion.  Make your entire body glow with this!
Sally Hansen nails and cuticle cream -  I get embarrassed to show my hands when I have cracked skin especially if you wash your hands constantly like me.  this product is a life saver it soaks into your skin and lasts all day

xo
M









Thursday, November 13, 2014

Kylie Jenner inspired lips

I think Kylie Jenner nailed it with the perfect lip shade and here is my little twist to it. Amongst her lip shade she is also getting buzz from how plump it is now! Tarte matte lip tint in exposed and envy both combined gets you the closest shade to hers.  If you want a bit lighter shade go with the color, 'exposed' and darker would be 'envy.'  I've noticed when I apply "exposed" it makes my lips look a lot bigger than they are, I think because the color is very similar to my own lips.  Instant lip plump!  Both shades applied separately, or combined looks great!

xx,
M

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Jewel Tat obsession

Since I'm afraid of the real deal I get my dose of Jewel Tats! Temporary tattoos to spice up my style.  Reminds me when I was 8 years old - stick tattoo face down, soak with wet towel, and peel, tada! They last for a week and I'm just loving these metallics <3   You can purchase them at www.jeweltats.com

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

lace and leather

More pics from yesterday's outfit.  I was wearing an actual dress (knee length) with lace details at the bottom, not a dress shirt, and accessorized it with a leather belt.  My favorite combination is lace and leather! You get both, a feminine and masculine touch :)
xo,
M

Monday, September 29, 2014

No Lipstick Zone - Perricone MD

All I ever wanted in a lipstick/lip balm is to mimic the natural color of my lips and keep it moist.  I came across this product formulated by Perricone MD called No Lipstick Lipstick and its exactly what I've been looking for!  It has many perks to it other than just a lip balm and it was perfect for summer because it kept my lips hydrated and also includes SPF.  Most importantly it contains no chemicals and it's anti aging.  I noticed a difference within a few weeks of using this product that it keeps my lips soft, non flaky, and plump, due to the ingredient in there that targets the appearance of lip lines. 

xo
M

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Yesterday


Exactly a year ago I started my blog to share my journey to optimal health and now this… I cannot stress how important the immune system is to your health!  I thought I was doing great until I had a few different incidences back in February and June.   My doctor warned me about this a year ago and I was too stubborn to do anything about it because I didn’t see it coming.  It’s so interesting the way the human body reacts to any infection or a virus entered into your system.  As it tries to protect and heal itself first which is why we come across symptoms, it needs a strong immune support to combat these toxins.  There’s not enough amount of antibiotics to kill and destroy ONLY harmful agents in your body if it’s severe enough.  Because I take a very holistic approach towards my health sometimes it gets the best of me when I’m faced with obstacles that I fear.  IV ozone therapy is a treatment that destroys all pathogens and doesn’t harm the good cells and antioxidants.  Any form of bacteria, infection, parasites, toxins and so forth cannot live in purified oxygen therefore the healthy cells don’t get destroyed in this process.  This treatment is not as simple as just popping antibiotic pills but I would much rather keep my good cells from being destroyed because that’s so crucial for your immune system and the reason why I’m in a recurring cycle of being sick.  A lesson I learned from this is to be proactive and to face my challenges and live life to the fullest with health! Fear and challenges is not to make me bitter, but gives me a different look on how precious life is. 
 
healthy living
xo
M

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Dry Brush to Detox Inside and Out


Dry Brushing - What I like to call outside detox for the skin! Since I’m all about getting rid of toxins inside and out dry brushing is so beneficial to your body as a whole.  It gives your skin a nice complexion and also stimulates organs in your body and circulates blood flow.  Let’s just say your skin does not get the attention it needs therefore dry brushing gives it a wakeup call.  I prefer to dry brush in the morning because it gives me energy and then I jump in the shower after.  At first I was a bit harsh on my skin but there is no need for that, it still does its job with gentle strokes starting from your ankles brushing up towards your heart.  Because dry brushing awakens your inner beauty as well it’s also useful to manage bloating because it helps get rid of the excess water and toxin build up from the bloat.  (For ladies that have to deal with this once every month its a life saver!)

Happy dry brushing
M
Dry Brushing Guide