3.31.2015

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Relax

There's nothing more relaxing than taking a long hot bath at the end of the day. Over the last couple months I've been taking them as much as I can, so naturally I've fallen into a routine.  Right after I turn on the water, I always make sure to use my dry brush. Aside from exfoliation, dry brushing has many natural benefits, like improving circulation and digestion, reducing cellulite, brightening skin and releasing toxins. I was a bit skeptical at first, but I've definitely seen results. Now, I can't imagine not using one! Next, I pour about a cup of lavender Epsom salts into the water. Just like dry brushing Epsom salts have natural benefit's. A few in particular are stress release, elimination of toxins and relief of body pains. I soak for about 15 minutes until my skin has softened enough to use a body scrub. Lately, I've been using Soothing Touch's Lavender Herbal Salt Scrub. The combination of dry brushing, epsom salts and a salt scrub has made a world of a difference in my skin! 

 When I finally will myself into getting out of the bath, I cozy up in my robe while using a towel to pat dry my skin. Patting opposed to rubbing has the added benefit of locking in remaining water. I try to moisturize within minutes of getting out of the bath, the sooner the better. Lotion traps remaining water left on the skin and uses it for hydration.


 I can honestly say I've seen a difference in both body and mind after incorporating baths into my routine. Below are a few (of many) of my favorite baths from my Relaxation board on Pinterest. They could get anyone in the mood to take a minute for themselves and relax. 


Xx




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3.28.2015

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Jacey of Damsel in Dior 

March, 2015

March 2015

"There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the essence of beauty."-Steve Maraboli

After coming across this quote on Pinterest I've been trying to use it in my daily life. I realized I'm no longer going to follow trends but instead I'm going to set them. Why should I dress in a way I don't absolutely love just to impress others? For me, the first step to accomplishing this was purging my closet. I got rid of everything that I didn't wear often or clothing that didn't fit properly. It was refreshing, I could see what I had and what I need to add to my wardrobe. 

One glance at my wardrobe and you can see, I'm drawn to earth tones as well as black and white. I used that color scheme to inspire my March favorites. There's not one item I would have to "make work" just to put together an outfit. Everything is unapologetically me.

Xx


MANGO brown dress
$74 - mango.com


MANGO gray t shirt
$22 - houseoffraser.co.uk


Motel long sleeve short romper
$85 - urbanoutfitters.com


Topshop boyfriend jeans
$80 - topshop.com


MANGO white flat
$65 - asos.com


Nike shoes
$120 - nike.com


Free people handbag
$98 - freepeople.com


American Needle baseball hat
$24 - urbanoutfitters.com


Kate Spade tech accessory
$40 - bloomingdales.com


Skyline Notebook London
$18 - marcjacobs.com


P F Candle Co apothecary jar
$20 - urbanoutfitters.com

3.26.2015

Home is where the art is

Like our personalities and sense of style, art and photography contributes to what makes our home us. In my eyes a gallery wall can be done in two ways. The first way is average, evenly spaced, and perfectly matched. But does that really define your home? Homes are meant to be filled with self expression and love, same with a gallery wall. Take your time and pull inspiration. Gather a number of photos and art that represent you and your family. When it comes to frames, choose frames that all have something in common that ties them together like color, style or material. It will give your wall a pulled together look without being too matchy. Below I pulled together a few pictures for inspiration.

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