DIY Blueberry Facial Wash

I noticed that my skin seems to be breaking out more than usual  (post-period effects); hence I decided to make my own Blueberry Facial Wash. Blueberries are loaded with antioxidants. They help with blotchy skin and acne problems.  Who knew almond milk is filled with nutrients including vitamin E to help maintain a well balanced look. Hold off on those Vitamin E creams, almond milk has a high level of it. You can have restored skin and reverse the effects of sun damage in just seconds with this DIY facial. Can’t forget the cinnamon! It fights acne, blemishes, and leaves your skin with a glowing youthful complexion. Rice is great for those summer days when you get sunburn. It helps to cool your skin off for flawless skin.

All of the ingredients are beneficial for your skin. Hold off on buying those expensive creams, and make a simple recipe using only 4 ingredients. If you have any extra facial wash, refrigerate it. I recommend using it within 2 days for the best skin results.

What you’ll need:

Method:

Pour ingredients into a nutibullet and blend until desired consistency.

Christa Alexis makeup of the day

My makeup for the day was a combination of dark eye shadow colors with a black eyeliner on top and bottom. I decided to wear lighter vibrant colors on my cold shoulder shirt paired with white jeans to really make my makeup pop.

Apply light eye shadow and then a darker shimmer shade on top. You can apply the pencil eyeliner after you put on the eye shadows. Repeat until you get the desired look.

Next, apply the eyeliner on bottom and mascara. I put my liquid foundation I like to check the ingredients and make sure they are organic. Apply to face and rub in thoroughly.  You’re almost done. Just add your simmer on your cheeks.

Walk out of your place feeling fabulous. Christa Alexis here! xo

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Feeling fresh and fabulous with Innisfree!

Innisfree is a Korean skin care company, which makes an array of high quality skin products packaged in their own uniquely designed bottles. I tried the green tea face serum and the seeds work quickly to moisturize my skin within seconds; it has a refreshing scent and you can feel the difference immediately. My skin looked brighter, softer, and felt refreshed.

I’d recommend washing your face first and then applying a few small drops to your face. It’s currently their best seller and I see why. I can’t wait to try more of Innisfree’s products!

 

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Miss Jones makes bakin’ good

Straight out of San Fran, California Miss Jones Baking Co. brings us organic non-GMO plant based ingredients to make products that taste freakin’ AMAZING. That’s right with a capital A. I tried the brownie mix and I had to stop myself from devouring the entire brownie batter. It was no joke the softest, most scrumptious brownie I’ve ever had. I added some chopped walnuts to add to the crunch factor. The best part is Miss Jones even sent me a spatula to make my mixing even easier and my very own recipes. I’m now one authentic “Baker Babe.”

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Jones has a whole line of baking goodies like sea salt chocolate chip cookies, vanilla and chocolate cake, brownies, frosting, and can’t forget the apparel.  You can tell that each product is made with natural ingredients after the first bite. It taste like a professional baker just whipped up a sweet treat in my kitchen. It’s fresh, pure, and brings you back to your childhood days. Better yet, you won’t feel guilty and it goes easy on the sugar. Locate where you can get your Miss Jones Baking Co. goodies today and if you can’t locate a store near you, order them online. You won’t be disappointed! Christa Alexis approved ❤

Sapo is so so pure!

Sapo Soap Company makes all natural and organic soaps that are great for all skin types. Each product uses only the finest ingredients which are 85% organic ingredients. Get rid of all your other soaps and start investing in a beauty product that serves you and your body. Plus, there is no added chemicals or preservatives to worry about. Sapo is so so pure!

There are different aromas for you to choose from like peppermint, lemongrass, lavender, thyme, and Shea honey. Pick your favorite scent and take a deep breath and relax. The soaps are so smooth and leave your skin feeling silky soft.

 

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My favorite one was the Lavender scent. I received a sample pack with Lemongrass Tea, Lavender, and Shea Honey Oatmeal. As soon as I smell lavender, I become relaxed and it causes my mind to really stay in the moment. Watch the video below to learn about all the health benefits that lavender has on your skin!

Special thanks to Sapo Company for sending me the soaps. Much love xo

 

 

Bringing It Back To The Oil Days

When you get an infection, your doctor will prescribe you an antibiotic to get rid of the infection. Your body is still affected by the sickness and it lingers deep down inside of you. Essential oils have been used in many cultures since the beginning of time. There is an oil that can be used for specific illnesses like dandruff, cold sores, detoxification, and so on. Be careful, not all oils are 100% pure, but I found a great brand called doTERRA that I would highly recommend.

What is an essential oil?

It’s extracted from the plant and made into different types of oils. You can rub the oil on your skin, smell it for a few seconds, put it in a capsule to swallow, or use a diffuser to get the aroma scent circulating in your room.

How do they work?

They help purify the air and help trigger the root cause of any illness. You can also apply them on your skin if you have eczema or another skin related issue.

My personal favs 

  • Peppermint – helps with breathing and clears out your lungs
  • Lavender – helps you to relax and have a sense of calmness

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L.E.H. brings Christmas miracles!

L.E.H. Soap Company sells handcrafted products made with natural ingredients and pure love. You can smell the difference. It’s a family owned business located in the heart of Smithsville, NJ, a quaint, cozy town that showcases an array of rustic shops.

It was a hard daunting decision but I purchased the “Snow Angel” room spray just in time for the holiday season. Everything is hand crafted using only the best ingredients. It contains distilled water, fragrance or essential oil, and ethyl alcohol. Only $6.95 per bottle!

Each product is free of paraben, sulfate, and is totally cruelty free. Good thing, no animals were harmed in the making. Simply spray a scent of Christmas, prancing reindeer, and reminisce of your childhood snow angel making days.

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“An aroma of Christmas magic filled with prancing reindeer & snow angels whistling among the quiet snow fall,” says Christa Alexis.

Get lyfted

Get lyfted. With your all natural coffee extract energy stick, pure LYFT can be added to your beverage of choice and easily fits into your bag or backpack for long daunting days. I put my LYFT stick into my fresh brewed tea blend and stirred. Immediately, I felt like I had a burst of energy. It has zero calories and is completely vegan without any artificial flavors or preservatives. Better yet, it’s non-GMO certified. Note to self: I did feel like my energy started dwindling after an hour or so.  Peel and stir in your natural caffeine.

Let’s get liftin’

Get lean with Coconut Greens!

November smoothie challenge begins here.

For the month of November, I will be starting my morning with a Coconut Greens inspired smoothie. I just can’t get enough plant based protein. I add a scoop of Nutiva Hemp Protein, fresh banana, and a scoop of peanut butter. Each day I will exercise, drink more water, and eat less carbohydrates. Check out below how to make a smoothie.

Day 8. Note to self: Keep going and stay focused!

 

Taking it back to the caveman days

Caven Creations are the way chocolates should be made like back in the caveman days without all that extra stuff. Grab a bar and get chompin’. The greatest creations come from within.

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Based out of Santa Cruz, California each of the chocolate bars are completely raw, organic, fair trade, sugar-free, and hand crafted with love. Raw cacao is loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that can enhance your mood. Caven Creations come in three varieties including Coconut Meat & Sweet Bar, Hey Honey! Bar, and Sweet & Salt Crunch Bar. Each bar is naturally sweetened using organic coconut sugar, raw organic honey, and Non-GMO Birch Xylitol. Try yours today.