Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Follow these promises to yourself to ensure that you're living your life to its fullest, while maintaining healthy relationships! Promises from Marc and Angel.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

You don't need a jam-packed closet to come up with great outfits. Take a look at these outfits I put together (with the help of my beautiful sister, Shelly as a model!). They're all using the same dress from Forever 21. 

 The Casual Outing
A denim jacket, infinity scarf and Keds

Business Appropriate
Colorful blazer, classic jewelry and nude pumps

A Holiday Classic
 Maroon tights, flashy jewelry and black patent pumps

Preppy and Pretty
A fitted cardigan and floral wedges

Ladies' Night Out
 Black leather jacket and strappy heels

You can do these with almost any dress, but it really pays off to have a basic little black (or grey) dress!

Inspired by Lauren Conrad's book Style

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Detoxify Yourself

It's that time of year again, cold and flu season is upon us. As a student I can vouch that it gets really hard to stay healthy and happy when you're cramming for exams and pulling all-nighters to finish up projects. It's really important to take the time to get yourself back on track. I've started to take detox baths, and I've noticed a definite difference in my health and overall mentality.

Check out Healthy Living How To's guide to detox bathing:

How to Draw a Detox Bath

1. Add 2 cups epsom salt to a standard tub full of water. If your tub is bigger, add more salt.
2. Ideally, you want the water as hot as you can stand it. We are looking to create a nice sweat.
3. If your bath water is not filtered, add 1 cup of baking soda as this helps neutralize the chemicals, primarily chlorine, as well as increases mineral absorption.
4. Immerse yourself in the water, all the way up to your neck. You want as much of your body underwater as you can. Close your eyes, do some breathing exercises and soak for at least 20 minutes.
5. Once you are done soaking, rise out of the tub very slowly and cautiously. You may feel a little dizzy and light headed, this will go away as you shower off quickly in cool water.
6. It is important not to use harsh soaps or shampoos as your pores are open and will just absorb the chemicals found in those products.
7. Once dry you can apply a natural moisturizer like shea butter or coconut oil, but again no lotions with perfumes, dyes or chemicals.
8. Do not eat immediately before or after taking a detox bath.
9. Instead hydrate yourself with water before and after.
10. Allow time after your bath to rest and rejuvenate.

I've also heard of people adding ginger to make their bodies sweat even more encouraging pores to open and more toxins to be released. Hopefully you will see results like I did. Take care of the body you were given!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Holiday Home Decor

I know it's a little bit early, but I can't help myself for getting into the holiday spirit. Whatever your beliefs, take these images as inspiration to get your home into tip-top holiday shape! 

sequin table setting
a different take on the holiday, blue decor
a beautiful mantle lights up any room
love this topper!
Found via Pinterest 
greet your guests with a warm beautiful entrance
how cute is this deer?! 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Get Organized on your Wish List

Use your holiday wish list to help you get and stay organized for the upcoming year. Keep things trendy and inspiring to help  you stay on track. Here's what's on my wish list this year:

Desk Caddy
 Kate Spade Sticky Note Set
Greeting Card Organizer 
 Coral Leather Gift Pack: Winterland
 Leather Briefcase
 Retro Square Pens
 Vintage Pattern Notebooks