Thursday, May 9, 2013

Spring Dresses 2013 (Part 1)

I found a ton of beautiful dresses for spring in my recent online search. Here are just a few of the classy looks I discovered. Use them to inspire you this spring:
ModCloth has vintage and modern dresses that are usually in the $40-$60 range and are of average quality in their make. I've found so many beautiful dresses on this site! 
From ModCloth

From ModCloth

From ModCloth

Le Chateau
Le Chateau always has classy, timeless looks available for every season. They tend to be on the pricier side, but you can usually count on higher quality design.
From Le Chateau

From Le Chateau

I'll have another post soon with more dresses.

Let me know what you think of these styles! Would you wear them? Which one is your favorite?

Why Vacations are Important for Your Beauty

My family went to Florida in February for a vacation. It gave us all time to clear our heads (and our skin) and just relax.

In Celebration Town, FL
How can you not relax when it's so beautiful outside? Florida is such an amazing place. If you live there, you know it! You are some lucky ducks! 

Recognize Patterns and Habits
While we were there, it got me thinking that very few people have this kind of opportunity. To just relax, and reflect on what your life is right now. 

By reflecting, you give yourself the opportunity to recognize patterns in your life that are helping you or holding you back from being an AMAZING person (beauty on the inside). 

On this vacation, I realized through reflection that my life was too stressful. I wasn't taking time for myself and was putting school work and work work ahead of my personal health. What helped me realize this was the 2 day detox I experienced once I finally let myself sleep until I was fully rested. 

Eat Healthy, Eat Well
In addition to relaxing by the pool, we ate some really tasty food! We stayed in Vero Beach, so most of the seafood was super fresh and super delicious.

This is a whole other blog post on its own, but eating healthy is vital to staying healthy and naturally beautiful.

On a Daily Basis
If your next vacation is a ways away, think of ways to have "mini-vacations" on a daily basis. This can include meditation or just taking a few deep breaths everyday. It's important for your inner and outer beauty. 

What About You?
What do vacations help you with? I use them for reflection and revitalization. What do you use them for? 

DIY Grapefruit Face Mask - Only One Ingredient

If you're looking for a 100% natural face mask that only requires ONE ingredient... you're in luck.

What do I need? 
1 Grapefruit
1 Small Bowl/Container
1 Grater (optional)

How do I make it?
1. Cut the grapefruit into quarters
2. Squeeze 1/4 of the grapefruit into your small bowl/container
3. Zest the grapefruit skin using the grater so that you have about 1 teaspoon of zested grapefruit skin
4. Put the zest into the container with the grapefruit juice
5. Stir with a spoon

And it's ready to use!

But how do I use it? 
1. Use a small cotton pad and soak it in your grapefruit concoction (you can use your fingers or a face cloth if you have no cotton pads available).
2. Apply your DIY mask all over your face (avoiding the eyes), massaging it to let the zest exfoliate lightly
3. Leave the mask on for about 15 minutes - let it dry on your face
4. After 15 minutes, wash off the mask with lukewarm water

How did you come up with this?
I was eating a grapefruit not too long ago and thought "hey, if this is so good for me when I eat it, I wonder how good it is when I put it on my face". This might seem like a strange thing to wonder, but it's my job :)

After doing a little bit of research, it was quite obvious to me that I'd been missing out.

The Big Revelation on Grapefruit:
It's an antiseptic. People who have oily skin usually find that their skin becomes less oily after using a grapefruit toner or cleanser.

Let me know what you think of this DIY mask! Does it work for you? Will you try it out?