love the skin youre in
hi bloggies 🙂 hope you’ve had a great week!
I’ve been doing some thinking about my blog and the direction I want it to go in. I started feeling like the days blended together and everything seemed monotonous with me taking pics of every meal no matter if i had oatmeal for breakfast every single day of the week, or a wrap for two weeks straight for lunch. It bored me seeing the same types of pictures so why wouldn’t it bore you? I wanted this blog to be a source for me to write and connect with people with my same interests, but I also want it to be an outlet for me to put what I am truly interested in. Am I interested in a delicious bowl of oatmeal? Definitely, but not writing about it everyday. I have decided I want to share meals that are different and that are new and delicious. I am a total beauty junky and would love to put reviews of those types of products on here too. I want to explore different things and use this to show you all. I know you guys are always 110% supportive, so thank you as always for reading and commenting. You always make my day ❤
I do have a few new foods that I’ve tried recently.
At costco, they have falafel balls that my mom and I picked up. I took one packet home, and she took the other. While we were out she also bought a single serving of 2% fage to make her own homemade tazitki. Nothing beats that. Falafels are one of my favorite meals so I was a tough critic. These were pretty good, but definitely not the best i’ve had. They are easy and quick to heat up and your dinner is instantly served though. Convenience sometimes is key.
I also picked up a frozen tilapia entree from TJs. It had a citrus sauce and had lots of asparagus and carrots as well. They were sampling this with some quinoa when I was shopping there, and it was delicious! The fish tasted so fresh, and it was great to have it pre-marinated and ready to pop in the microwave on a rushed night. I copied the TJs workers and made some quinoa to go along with it and it was a great dinner.
I can’t even explain to you guys how sore I was after wakeboarding. I knew it was time for a yoga class. I needed my muscles stretched badllyyy. I looked up some yoga studios and found that there is a new power yoga studio right by my office called Lifeline Power Yoga. Whats unique about it is that it is completely donation based. they want to make yoga accessible to everybody and feel that sometimes it’s too expensive for most to attend. This way you can donate what you can afford and still experience a great class. They have a suggested donation of $10 , and a basket where you sign up so everything is completely anonymous. I got there kinda early because I am so close, and it was only me for a while. I was nervous that I would be the only student in the class that night. Thankfully 3 others came, but it was such a small class that it felt like a private session. I had taken slower yoga classes, and also Bikram. I had no idea what a Power Vinyasa flow was going to be like. I LOVED it. I was sweating like crazy the whole time (which I didn’t expect at all) and learned so many new postures. I did CROW for the first time, and my jaw actually dropped when it happened. It was an amazing feeling, and I left feeling so invigorated. When I get back from Florida my month pass to the gym will be up so this is what I’m going to be going to. It was an incredible class and I can’t wait to go back.
I’m not exactly sure what brought this on, but i’ve always had clear skin as long as I can remember. I never hardly broke out, maybe once in a blue moon, but lately i’ve been getting a big pimple here or there that would hurtttt, and some smaller ones along my forehead. I couldn’t understand why, but realized that the same thing happens to so many of us out of nowhere. I tried buying new face washes, getting pimple treatments, but it seemed like nothing really responded to my skin well. I did a lot of searching online and happened to find a few products that I have fallen in love with.
A little while back I had wanted to make the change to natural skincare products. I bought products from Dr. Hauschka’s line and enjoyed most of his products. His company is a hollistic skin care company and I love their facial toner,
quince day cream moisturizer,
and their daily revitalizing eye cream.
I found his products at my local Whole Foods.
I wasn’t so crazy about their cleansing cream at all and wanted to find a great cleaser and acne treatment. I have found the product finally that I have fallen in love with.I went to Sephora and found went straight to the Boscia section. Boscia is a Japanese brand that is one of the worlds first preservative free, botanically-based skincare system. They are kind of expensive, but at this point I was ready to spend some extra money to get clear and amazing skin.
The cleanser I got was The Clear Complexion Cleanser with Botanical Blasts. It has a natural scent, hardly noticable at all and my face feels clean after, not tight and dry, or anything of the sorts. It almost instantly cleared my face and left it feeling great.
The treatment I got was the Clear Complexion Treatment with Botanical Blast. This is a gel treatment that you put on after cleansing in the AM and PM. It says you should continually use it even when breakouts are gone to keep your skin breakout free.
I already had the Dr. Hauschka toner and moisturizer, but if you are in the market for all of these products and want to try them out, sephora has a great little Clear Complexion Kit for $48 which includes travel size cleanser, tonic, treatment, and moisturizer. This way you can test all the products and see how you like them.
I also came along the most amazing tool from Sephora. A cellulose sponge set. Have you ever been to the spa and gotten a facial? These are the same types of sponges they use. At Sephora they are $6 for 3 but it has really made such a difference for me. The reviews on the website are amazing, and it really gives you a great cleansing when you wash your face. It is also SO important to wash your face morning and night. I have really started focusing to make sure I do that every single day.
I hope you guys enjoyed the reviews on the products I have been loving lately 🙂
I wanted to leave you guys with a page from Dr Hauschka’s website about 7 facts that will change your skin: I picked a few that I thought were interesting.
1. Skip the night cream; your skin will thank you. While you sleep your skin is actually hard at work regenerating itself, balancing oil production and expelling impurities. Regular application of night creams interferes with these essential tasks, and over time skin becomes less able to care for itself. Covering the skin with moisturizer 24 hours a day sends a signal to sebaceous glands to cut down on moisture production, resulting in even drier skin that becomes dependent on moisturizing products just to appear “normal.”
2. Your skin is smart: Smarter than it’s often given credit for, that’s for sure. Our skin has an absolutely amazing ability to balance and heal itself, responding constantly to changes in our internal and external environments. It needs a little help along the way, like protection from overexposure to harsh elements, or support when it gets thrown out of balance by illness or stress. The key is to encourage and strengthen your skin’s own natural self-healing processes. Rather than suppressing symptoms or interfering with the skin’s natural rhythms, Dr. Hauschka Skin Care respects the skin, supporting its return to balanced health.
3. Ingredients matter…. and quality ingredients matter most. I never thought about using natural skin care products because I didn’t think it mattered, but I do feel like after reading all this information about it and reading about all the harsh chemicals infused in your products that it’s the first step to to take. Your skin is a reflection of how well you take care of yourself, and I want to do the best I can to make it look as good as possible.