Happy Monday (and New Year) loves! Over the weekend, you might’ve caught me channeling my inner Oompa Loompa if you follow me on Instagram. Each weekend, I try to do a little something for myself beauty-wise, whether it be an eyebrow wax, cleaning my makeup brushes (I try to do this every week or two), a mask, scrub or my Bioré strips. Admittedly, the masks are always the most fun so I can jump out of the bathroom and scare the crap out of my husband! But mostly, it’s a dream to have that super soft skin and glow after a mask.
This weekend, I tried out my very first Organic Rose + Coconut Face Mask from Oak & Ashland. Uhh-mazing you guys. I normally use the Rose + Black Tea masks by Fresh, but the softness factor was WAY more noticeable with this one. The organic coconut milk powder softens, calms and provides nourishment to the skin, while the rose clay gently removes dead skin cells and helps to detoxify the skin by removing impurities from the pores (and gives you that hue of an Oompa Loompa!) . I also love the little pouch, easy to pop in a travel bag.
Also, the lip balms? They’ve become a new staple in my daily routine. Especially during these cold winter months when I need the extra hydration! The Coconut Mint is my favorite, a little tropical, a little fresh. A huge thanks to Danika, the creator of Oak & Ashland for sending me these to try out! Isn’t she a beauty? I’m always a supporter of biz ladies who create amazing products and truly care about health and well-being. Head to Oak & Ashland to try it for yourself!
Are you all ready for a new year? I’m so looking forward to 2016 and the amazing opportunities it will bring. At the end of each week, I usually clean off my digital desktop to prep for the week ahead. This week (being the last week of the year!), I decided to create a new desktop design to inspire a fresh start. I’d love to make this into a print, how fun would that be for a hostess gift or an office addition?! Is that something you all would love? For now, you can get the FREE download below to pretty up your desktop or mobile.
2015 was an amazing year, friends. I said yes to my the love of my life, visited some incredibly beautiful places, and moved into our new home, just for starters. That’s a lot to toast to. Thankfully, our spare fridge is stocked with bubbly for days, so we won’t be short on sparkly stuff to properly celebrate all that goodness. But if you know me, I have to spice it up a bit. Plus, I love Chambord added to just about anything. Enter, the Pomegranate-Raspberry Sparkler. Three simple ingredients and your on your way to a colorful cheers! Happy New Years Eve!!!
1 oz. Chambord (Raspberry Liqueur)
Handful of pomegranate seeds
Champagne or Prosecco (anything bubbly will do!)
1. Pour Chambord into a coupe or flute.
2. Top with bubbly.
3. Toss in pomegranate seeds and cheers to the New Year!
When it comes to holiday gifting, I do things a little backwards. I tend to have all of my wrapping essentials picked out, purchased and in-hand before the Christmas shopping is even done! And this year I went a bit nuts because my most-loved stationery company Sugar Paper partnered up with Target to offer everything a gift-loving-girl could want. Classic reds, golds, blacks and whites come in the form of bags, boxes, tags, wrap, ribbons, glittered goods and gift toppers. It’s looking like Santa’s workshop around our house and I’m loving every second.
Anddd, I’m even more excited because I’m giving one of you lucky ducks a $100 gift card to Target so you can stock up your gift wrapping arsenal! Trust me, it’s easy to spend it all on paper, but if you don’t use it all on wrapping essentials, the gift card can be used for any Target products you wish.