Benefits of Witch Hazel

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One of my new obsessions is witch hazel. I have recently been having these crazy random breakouts, mainly on my forehead. So I started looking up natural ways to get rid of acne. I already have a face cleanser that I use but never incorporated a toner into my skin care routine until now. The toner that I chose is witch hazel and it has made all the difference. After seeing the amazing affects it has had on my skin I thought I would see the other benefits witch hazel can provide. 

Benefits of Witch Hazel: 

Fights acne -witch hazel can help reduce inflammation, decrease oil and redness. It also helps to balance the skin's pH level. It can reduce the look of pores.

Nourish Dry Skin - It has great moisturizing properties that prevent skin form drying out.

Reduce Puffy Eyes - witch hazel tightens skin which can help with under eye puffiness.

Helps with sunburn -  It can relive sunburn.

Refresh your face- witch hazel  can instantly refresh your face, it can also remove dirt and excess oil.

Heal cuts and fades bruises - witch hazel can heal cuts faster and prevent bruising.

Treat insect bites - It can help with itching and irritation caused by insect bites.

Cleanse hair and protect the scalp - witch hazel can remove oil build up from the scalp.

Do you use witch hazel ? 

Summer Homeware

July Mood Board | 2017

Hey I hope everyone enjoyed their fourth of July.  I have been fully enjoying my summer. It still can't believe that it's July already, I mean where does time go.

June Reflection

  • Enjoy my break - So I have been enjoying my break.
  • Working on my online store - I am still working on this. I have a few samples that should be here in a few days. I am so excited!
  • Get back to blogging and social media - With me having more free time I am able to catch up on post and be active on social media.
  • Get back to my artistic side - In June I started journaling  to get back to drawing and painting I have to say it's been pretty great and also a way to relieve stress.
  • Exercise daily- Now, I haven't been exercising daily but I am getting there. It's been more like every other day. 

July Goals

  • See new Spider Man movie
  • Get my new IPad Pro
  • Open my online store
  • Start looking for internships
     

My Workout Wardrobe

I recently started back working out and one of my motivations that helped me was my wardrobe. Sometimes I might not feel like working out but once I put on my workout wardrobe I feel so empowered and ready to move.  So I thought I would put together some of my workout outfits to help you feel inspired.






The Challenges of Blogging

I recently took a blogging break and one of the reasons was because I wasn't feeling inspired. Every time  I would seat at my computer and try to create new content I just would feel so stuck, or didn't feel like the content that I did create wasn't good enough. Blogging is hard and sometimes you need to take a breather. Now that I am back I thought I would do a post on the challenges of blogging. 

Producing Quality Content

This is the a struggle for a lot of bloggers. You as a blogger want to produce that best content. For me it's hard balancing quality content and time. I want my post to be intresting, entertaining and informative, but when you are working, going to school, and trying to live life that can get pretty hard, and that when you start putting out content that is not quality.

Finding Time to Blog

This is my main challenge when it comes to blogging. As mentioned already I am a full time student in college and  I work part-time. Anytime that I am not in school or at work I am doing homework, projects, and papers. On top of that I have to find time to  work on my art and photography, and blogging at the same time. So you see I literally have maybe 15 minutes out of my day to blog when I am in school. Now that I am on summer break I have more time. I really hope to get better at this balancing act. 

Being Consistent

Coming up with a blogging schedule and sticking to it can be difficult. You want to put out new post consistently for your readers. With blogging you have to plan out things in advance. You have to take pictures, write post, sometimes buy things all for one post. This is something I struggle with constantly. I use to make out my blogging schedule a month in advance but that never works especially when I am in school because I will get an assignment that will take priority that day and I can't work on post which throws my whole schedule off. What I have started to do is plan out post a week in advance that way I know what is happening for that week and I can plan post accordingly.  

Coming up with New Ideas 

Sometimes you just get writer's block and can't think of new and exciting post for your readers. You want to keep you readers engaged and not make the same types of post. I sometimes catch myself doing this. When this happen I either try taking a break to get reinspired, rather that be for a day or a month. 

These are the challenges I face with blogging, but I wouldn't have it any other way. Feels good to be back. 

What Challenges do you face blogging?

Benefits of Tea Tree Oil

One of the essential oils I have been using lately is tea tree oil and let me tell you it is AMAZING! There are so many uses and benefits of using tea tree oil. 

Acne - Tea tree oil is shown to be just as effective as benzoyl peroxide. Tea tree oil is more gentle on your face than acne products that you buy in stores. 

Hair - Tea tree oil is beneficial to the scalp. It can reduce dandruff, treat lice, soothe dry skin, and increase blood flow to the scalp producing blood flow. 

Psoriasis and Eczema - Tea tree oil can naturally treat eczema and can relieve skin inflammation. I can also reduce psoriasis. 

Deodorant - You can make your own natural deodorant with tee tree oil. Just add coconut oil and baking soda.

Other Benefits:

  • Treat Wounds
  • Eliminate Foot Odor
  • Sore Throat Treatment
  • Sooth Insets Bites and Stings
  • Pest Control
  • Household Cleaner

 

 

5 Summer Wardrobe Essentials

SWIMWEAR

MAXI DRESS

FLAT SANDALS

ROMPERS

BODYSUIT

DENIM Shorts

June Mood Board | 2017

Hey so May for me was a pretty busy month. I wrapped up school which meant a lot of studying for finals and finishing projects and writing up my last papers before summer. It was a little stressful but now I am fully enjoying my summer and getting back to actually enjoying my life. 

For this month's mood board I was felt a little minimal, fresh, and light. I perfect representation of the weight that is lifted off of my shoulders since school has finished. 

June Goals

  • Enjoy my break
  • Work on my online store
  • Get back to Blogging and Social Media
  • Get back to my artistic side
  • Exercise daily