Hey guys! Today I have a wonderful mask to share with you that is amazing for the skin. All you need it two ingredients. Yep, that’s right, just two things. Coconut oil and cacao powder.
| TO MAKE |
Mix 1 tbsp of melted coconut oil with 2 tbsp’s of cacao powder and stir together until combined. This will make a few uses, so you can always make less. Just be sure to use 1 part coconut oil to 2 parts cacao powder.
| SKIN BENEFITS |
-high levels of antioxidants which promotes cell repair
-firms the skin and prevents against wrinkles and fine lines
-high vitamin and mineral content
-smoothes the skin
-increased defense of UV damage
-anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial (which is great to keep your pores clean)
Being that it’s March, I obviously had to do a post wearing green. Duh! So today’s look is a simple but polished night out look. I love the color of this dress. Hunter green is flattering on so many skin tones and works during the majority of the year. I just started getting into mid-length dresses and kind of love them! They are easy to dress up and make you look pulled together, even when you don’t feel like you are! I hope you all are having a great week so far and thanks so much for stopping by!
Today’s inspiration board is about working hard to achieve success, whatever you see success as. No matter what you are working toward in life, I think it’s important to have your mind in the right place. For me, working in the social media field, I get overwhelmed really easily. When I see other that are largely ahead of me makes me question what I am doing and discouraged at times. This year I am focusing on silencing the noise of others and working hard no matter what others are doing. Another aspect of success is believing in yourself. If you can get the confidence in yourself, you can do and achieve great things. This morning I sat down at my desk and attempted to tackle my emails. I looked at every unanswered message and told myself I’d get back to it later. I always need the reminder that now is always the best time, not in 30 minutes or tomorrow. Now. Man, I am the best procrastinator. I want to challenge both myself, and all of you, to finish things. I made the simple task of replying to emails look super daunting because of my mind set. Take each item on your list and follow through. There is nothing more satisfying than crossing everything on your list off at the end of the day. Am I right? So I hope we can all work together to get focused and work towards our goals. Take everything one day at time and always remember how far you have come!
Hi friends! So Andrew and I just went furniture shopping in Solana Beach. We went into a bunch of stores looking for beds and other furniture items. We are moving into a new place this summer and need to get some new things, so we figured we’d start looking asap. So here’s the deal. A lot of the stores we were in had some great things, but everything was pretty high in price. The headboard we liked was about $800 and it wasn’t even exactly what we wanted. So I remembered about Joss & Main which is a flash sale site for furniture and home decor and pulled it up on my phone. I found a section called custom upholstery and you can basically create your ideal bed for under $500. I put together a little collage of some pieces I am drooling over right now. Let me know if you guys have heard of this website and if you have ordered anything from there. I am planning on getting this bed within the next month and cannot wait!
I know it’s still February, well almost March, but I’m actually ready for summer. I am fully aware I am always saying how much I love winter. But the other day I looked in the mirror and the person looking back at me looked like a vampire. Kidding, but I am that pale. I am all for that porcelain skin, but I mean, I need some color stat. A few days after I realized how translucent I was, our weather suddenly heated up and truly felt like summer. I laid out in the sun for a few days to soak up all the vitamin D I could and it felt amazing. I even got a little bit of color! It didn’t last long though, it started pouring last night. Anyways, that little tease made me super excited for the summer and I even pulled out some summer clothes last night. I organized all my bathing suits too which made me more motivated to get in shape. Little tip for you guys. Put on a bathing suit tonight. It will give you that kick in the butt to get in the gym. So here are some pieces that I’m currently inspired by (some I own). I’m even going to play some country music right now. Drivin around song anyone? (On a side note: go watch #candidlynicole on youtube. The funniest thing ever, even Andrew loves it. There are clips on AOL Originals & the Candidly Nicole channel. Loove.)
I received this fruit infuser water bottle in my last Fab Fit Fun box and I thought I’d show you how it works! Sometimes water can be a bit boring, so infusing it with fruit, veggies or herbs can makes things more interesting. There are so many combinations you can try out yourself, but I am going to show you what I use most often. Besides making your water look pretty, infusing it has so many health benefits. Water alone helps to balance your body fluids, keep your skin looking good, control calorie intake, energize muscles, and cleanse your body of toxins. So just add that list, to what infused water does and you are on your way to feeling and looking great! (use code kendrafruitwater for a free bottle in your next Fab Fit Fun box)
First, decide what you want to use in your water bottle. Slice it up into small pieces and place in the middle insert. Once you have everything inside, twist the pink cap back on and place back inside the bottle. I like to put mine in the fridge for a little bit to get cold and let the fruit do it’s job. After about 10 minutes you will start to taste the difference, but the longer you let it sit, the more the flavors can seep into the water.
Lemon water is so quick and easy. Lemons provide so many health benefits. So I had to make a list!
-boosts your immunity
-gives you an energy boost
-freshens your breath
-cleanses your system
-clears up your skin
Another type of infused water I love is cucumbers and oranges. I love the sweetness you get from the orange, but you also get a clean aftertaste from the cucumber. It is super refreshing and delicious! Oranges aid with healthy blood circulation and provide vitamin C. Cucumbers are incredibly hydrating and they also help flush out toxins.
Some other great ingredients are mint, raspberries, lime and strawberries.
Let me know what your favorite types of infused water are!
If you guys need some inspiration for Valentine’s Day, I am here for you! I have put together a casual outfit for you that would be perfect for a daytime date (the video below also has a more dressy look, which you can view HERE). I also wanted to show you some pictures from the spot Andrew and I had lunch. Myrtle Creek is a nursery in Fallbrook, North County San Diego, that offers an adorable lunch. All their food is farm to plate, so you know you are getting fresh ingredients. They also put your food inside a basket that you can take with you around the nursery to find a place to sit down and enjoy it. There are tables scattered throughout, so whether you choose a cafe style table, an upholstered bench, or a picnic table, I can bet you will enjoy your time there!
For today’s decor inspiration, we are talking all about dining spaces. There is something so important about your dining space. I love dining areas that feel very lived in, but I also like a touch of formality as well. One of my favorite combinations is an old rustic table, with a beautiful chandelier hanging above. The juxtaposition of the two pieces creates so much balance and depth to any room. I love to spend my mornings sitting down at the table with a cup of tea to plan out my day. It’s my time to gather my thoughts and get organized. I think that your dining space should be able to work for guests, but also as a space where you can sit down and find inspiration.
I mean…I’m in love. Who knew how much you could feel like Snow White when you put on a tulle skirt and some red lipstick? I wanted to put together a look that would be a wow statement for Valentine’s Day. I kept the colors simplistic so the skirt could be the wow factor. This may be one of my favorite looks to post for you guys. It was such a feminine and girly outfit to wear. And definitely out of my comfort zone, but completely worth it! These past few days have been jammed packed shooting Valentine’s Day projects. I hope you all enjoy a fun new video I have coming soon! Make sure to check out my YouTube channel tonight so you don’t miss it! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great Thursday!