Thursday, September 18, 2014

Coffee Scrub DIY

DIY Coffee Scrub

I know it looks like poo ^^^ but hear me out..
So today we're going to get a little personallll or a little TMI. Since it's getting a little cooler the skin is getting a bit dry and itchy but when I read an easy DIY using coconut oil, ground coffee, cinnamon and honey I thought i'd give it a go. Guess what, VOILA it works wonderful!
So here are the benefits,

DIY Coffee Scrub


Ground Coffee
Coffee is full of antioxidants which makes it a great anti-inflammatory. The caffeine brings out moisture from your skin to help it look softer and firm. It's a great exfoliant removing the dead skin cells off of your skin making it super soft and bright!

Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is full of vitamins and minerals which will make your skin super soft and moisturized. Heres a great article on the benefits of Coconut Oil and you can read my post I did here about 50 uses of coconut oil.

Cinnamon
This helps your skin clear up from bacteria it brings your blood to the surface and will smooth out fine lines.

Honey
Honey is super soothing to the skin and also (research says) that honey can help speed up the healing of wounds. Honey also helps why dry/combo skin. It's an antibacterial so helps with acne. It's also full of antioxidants so great for aging and is very moisturizing so helps your skin have that glow we all strive for. One more plus, helps to clarify pores, it opens them up so it's easy to unclog.
After using this scrub (if using on the face) It'd be great to do an at home facial mask to help clarify the skin even more.

DIY Coffee Scrub

DIY Coffee Scrub

DIY Coffee Scrub

First things first,
Measure out your ingredients.
1/2 cup of coconut oil
1 1/2 tablespoons of cinnamon
3 tablespoons of ground coffee
2 tablespoons of honey

DIY Coffee Scrub

DIY Coffee Scrub

Mix all ingredients together with a fork, you can add more or less of things, which ever you prefer!
Hope you enjoyed this super simple DIY and Happy Scrubbing!
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Autumn Feels


Outfit - Down To Earth \\ Sunglasses - Forever 21 \\ Purse - Aldo

If you've read my last few posts, you'd already know how excited I am for fall, to some it's too early, but I'm defiantly loving this cooler weather. This entire outfit is from Down To Earth in downtown Grand Haven, and I'm completely obsessed with it. When I first tried on this sweater I was a little scared it'd be itchy like most, but I can hardly get out if it; it's the softest and most comfortable sweater I own.





Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Transition Into Fall


White After Labor Day
So there are so many "fashion rules" One of them being no white after Labor Day, and I actually 100% disagree with that. I think white in the fall and winter is refreshing, so don't pack away those trousers or your white blazer. Here, here and here a couple white pieces that you should make sure are in your closet for this fall/winter.

Good Pair of Skinny Jeans
They're great for tall and short boots. Some staple jeans you can find herehere and here Now I believe anyone can wear skinny jeans, they just need to be the right fit. There's a pair out there for you ladies, no worries. (personal experience) I had a hard time finding skinnies that looked good on me, since my waist is so short if I'd wear low rise they just had a super odd fit and didn't look right. So now I know I have to wear jeans that come up a little bit higher to fully cover my hips (since my hips are pretty much up to my rib cage.) But it took a while for me to figure it out, so no worries if that first few pair you try on don't seem to fit right, you will find a pair that hugs your perfectly.

Fuller Scarfs
I think scarfs and snoods are almost every girls fall staple piece. When I find one scarf, and it seems like I wear it all fall and winter long. Even if you're still sportin' the summer dresses, just toss on your full scarf and call it good. Find one herehere and here

Bring your Summer Looks to Fall
Get a few more wears out of that summer dress before the snowfall comes. (or that clearance summer dress that you just bought last week.... Anyone...?)

1 \\ One of the easiest things you can do, and actually my absolute favorite is just throw on some ankle booties and call it good! Since the cooler days do seem to be making their way, it's probably best you cover up those toesies! My favorite ankle booties are herehere and here.

2 \\ Throw A cozy sweater over your flowy number! Like, herehere and here.

3 \\ Breakout that leather jacket, NO it's not too early for that. In fact, I think it's quite late, I think a leather jacket is a great staple piece for any season. Find some gems herehere and here.

Welllll, I hope you guys enjoyed these little tips on transitioning to fall! xo

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Fall Florals


Floral Dress - Down To Earth // Must Love Shoes - Nicole Shoes // Purse - Aldo // Millies Leash - Must Love Dogs // Forever 21 -  Sunglasses << So Cheapp!!!

Happy Tuesday Guys! I hope you all had a great start to your week and enjoy the rest of it! I don't think I can express my love enough for this dress and these shoes. First off the shoes are from Must Have Shoes, and I'm officially addicted to their site. Their collection of shoes are beautiful, and I truly couldn't believe the quality of these heels when I received them. Two thumbs up Must Have Shoes!!

Also this dress, so I don't know about you but where we live its that awkward in between season where in the morning its quite chilly but then in the afternoon it gets a bit warmer, so you just never know exactly what to wear. This dress is perfect, it's still a bit "flowy" and "summery" but then it has a sleeve and fall colors. It's just all over perfection and I can totally see this taking me through fall and winter with some tights, scarf and booties!







Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Plaid's Back


Find this outfit at Down To Earth // Photography - Rachel Kaye Photography // Rachel's Style Blog 

When I first spotted this top, I was instantly obsessed! I love the detailing of the little gems and the slouchy comfortable feel of it! Makes me even more stoked for fall!
As always, thank you Rachel for your talentedness of photography. You're the bomb.










Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Decor & Fashion | Wishlist

Fashion and Decor

Good Morning Everyone! So I'll cover the maybe awkwardness? Not sure. So Sunny has a new little look to her, yes I changed it up a bit around here I thought it was time, and I wanted something a bit "cuter" if that makes any sense... You know when you just get bored and your just like I NEED CHANGE well that's totally what happened yesterday. Not sure if it's because of all the changes happening in my life lately that I felt like Sunny needed some too?? I'm not sure, but I love it, and I hope you do too!

Anyyywayyys,
I hope you all had a terrific weekend; I sure did! Matt and I took a little trip to the east side of the state for a Tiger's game and also IKEEEAAAA! Yes, Ikea, and I truly lost my crapppp. I don't think I had been so excited to shop, although it was a tad overwhelming, by the end of our shopping trip I was truly glad it was done. It is just so. much. stuff! But it defiantly soothed my urge to shop and go there, I think I'm good with ikea for a while now. :)




Saturday, August 16, 2014

Timeless Florals

Free People First Kiss Dress

First Kiss Maxi - Free People // Heels - Lulu's // Photography - Rachel Kaye Photography Rachel's Style Blog

I first spotted this dress at Last of the Moheak's blog and fell in love, I blame you Cammy, I blame you. 
Annnwayyys, this dress is such perfection, from the fabric to the length. The back has just a bit of a train to it to where it makes the dress unique and not like every other maxi. I think this dress will bring me through the fall and possibly winter, but I know I will be breaking it out once spring comes back around. This dress is a classic and timeless. 
Thank you Free People for making such a beaut!

Free People First Kiss Dress

Free People First Kiss Dress

Free People First Kiss Dress

Free People First Kiss Dress

Free People First Kiss Dress

Free People First Kiss Dress

 
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