Friday, October 26, 2012

Detox Bath


If you've had the long week that I have had then you would appreciate a quiet bath! There are so many different mixtures for baths out there, but today I just want to detox. I want to start being healthier, so detoxing through a bath would be the perfect start. 

Toxins are excreted through sweating (duh) but soaking in water full of minerals is the cherry on top. You will feel awakened and refreshed afterwards! Enjoy.

Sunken bathtub....yes, please!!!

Here's what you will need:
-At least 40 mins. of private time (20 mins. to detox, 20 mins. to absorb the minerals in the water)
-2 cups Epsom Salt (flushes toxins and replenishes your body's magnesium levels)
-At least 1-2 cups Baking Soda (this cleanses and leaves skin silky soft)
-1 Tablespoon Ground Ginger (Ginger raises body temp. to help sweat out toxins)
-Fresh herbs or aromatherapy oil for relaxation (Lavender flowers or Chamomile, Tea Tree Oil or Ylang Ylang)

Fill your tub with comfortably hot water. Add all the ingredients and swish them around, then soak! The longer the better but shoot for at least 20 mins. After the bath, slowly step out, you'll be a little weak. Don't forget to drink plenty of water to continue detoxing!! (If you don't, you might feel a little sick after) Use a loofa to rub skin after the bath. Use long strokes aiming upward towards your heart. 

Drink water before, during and after the bath. Don't eat or drink right before or after you soak. Wrap your towel around you immediately to continue the detox. Take it easy the rest of the day!

Sparkle shower curtain. Gorg!


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Get Nailed!

If you are a busy lady like me, you don't have a lot of time to find a babysitter, drop the kids off, and wait at a nail salon for someone to talk about you in an other language to other nail technicians... I mean get your nails done. Haha. So. My big beauty MUST is buying your own gel nail polish. With this latest technology, why ever use regular polish again? I bought my UV nail light (that fits both hands or feet at the same time) off amazon for $50! My local professionals-only beauty supply was selling them for up to $300. Umm... no thank you! The actual nail colors, base and top coats start at $13. So skip your next two visits to the salon and invest in your new beauty go-to for a starting total of $79! Enjoy your chip free manicure for 2-3 weeks. You're welcome. :)

Buy my same nail light here at

Let me know if you guys have any questions on how to use your new gel polishes! 


Sunday, October 14, 2012


This is a random topic but a good reminder nonetheless :)

So, I usually ONLY drink bottled water. I keep the cases of water right next to my main room so I have easy access to hydrate! We ran out yesterday and I have yet gone to the store to stock up. I grabbed a giant cup this morning and have been refilling it all day. I realized how thirsty I always am (especially as a full-time breastfeeding mom), so I thought I would share these little stories.

My entire childhood I suffered from severe headaches and even migraines. I remembering this one time I had such a bad migraine that on the drive home from school one day, I had to jump out of the car and puke! Ok, ok puking is normal after a bad migraine. However, the owner of the house whose front yard I was throwing up in, just happened to be outside, horrified as to what he was seeing. I would go to the doctor constantly to try to figure out why I had daily headaches and ocular migraines. 

After I graduated high school, my headaches intensified. A few times I would be in so much pain (as if I had just been hit in the head with a baseball bat) that I would lay in my bed almost in tears thinking I was going to die. One Sunday morning I was getting ready for church and within seconds this overwhelming pain overtook my noggin. I could hardly see so I stuttered my way into my bedroom to lay down. I called my mom from my cell and told her to come quick! She ran to me and I told her I loved her and that I would see her in Heaven. Just kidding. I did tell her I was in extreme pain and that she should call an ambulance.

The paramedics came rushing into my room (k wow, those guys are gorgeous! anyways...) they asked me the typical questions and asked if I could move myself to the stretcher thing. I. couldn't. even. move. They took me to the best hospital for this sort of thing and I ended up in the emergency room. After spending the rest of the day there doing tests, getting I.V.'s, and a $5,000+ medical bill, they found out I was just severely dehydrated. My entire life I have never really drank water. I hated water so I would drink milk or Gatorade here and there but hardly ever just straight water. 

It took a few more times of me fainting, blacking out or even having seizures to realize maybe I need to get seriously about this water thang. So many times I fainted at work, fainted at my house, or blacked out parked in my car. I could have had so much more energy playing sports or even just in my daily life. 

Pregnancy and breastfeeding has really forced me to drink up! I started drinking around 100 ounces a day when my baby was born because I was just so gosh dang thirsty! Water is so good for our bodies, for our health, and for us pregnant or breastfeeding mamas to replenish our bodies for our little ones. So please remember to always drink up for your skin, your hair and your overall health! :)


Red, White and Stripes

My new orange lipstick started this outfit! I then decided to add a fishtail braid in my hair on one side, then a regular, very ratted braid on the other side of my head. I wrapped the braids around my head then secured at the nape with a few bobby pins. Since my hair was braided when I got in the shower, it was wavy when I got out from the steam. I teased and hair sprayed my hair, then decided it looked best up.

I'm so excited the weather is cooling down here in Az so I can finally wear this stupid sweater I got months ago! Haha. Sad to say, but this is the first sweater I have ever bought! Our fall/winters here in Az are very warm. People usually wear a short sleeve during the day and a hoodie at night. No real need for sweaters. Hope you guys like this casual, laid back look! 

Sweater: H&M ($7 on sale!)
Red pants: H&M
Shoes: Nordstrom
Shoulder bag: Vans
Earrings: Forever 21
Lipstick: MAC's new "So Chaud"