Thursday, February 23, 2017
I finished decorating our bathroom, for such a small space it sure looks cute. I chose blue and gold colors, like we have in our living room. Between the extra shelving and the sink, there is more storage for our small space.
Thursday, February 2, 2017
There's something magical about traveling in the off season. We did a lot of touristy things on our trip, rode a tour bus, visited the pier, took a cable car, ate a lot of delicious food, but somehow it seemed more special and intimate between the bursts of rain and fog. At one point our tour bus left without us. Fortunately we were in the beautiful Vista Point on a good day so I got some awesome shots.
Thursday, January 26, 2017
My sister got me this stunning crystal necklace for Christmas. I love how it adds a slight bohemian flare to my style. Everything else in the outfit is a good mix of basics.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
I'm seeing blush pink clothing everywhere these days and it is great. The color is cozy yet sophisticated. I got this icy pink top from H&M and decided to pair it with some glam silver accessories and my go to purse.
Thursday, January 5, 2017
I'm loving how much I get to play with texture this winter. Most of the items in this outfit were thrifted: the red felt hat, red corduroy pants, white stone necklace, and the Gucci purse. The white layering top is from H&M and the black sweater I found at Ross a couple of years ago. But the shoes are brand new and I love them! Earth shoes from 6pm, they have arch support, which is hard to find these days.
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Move over essential oils, there's a new player in town: organic ozone oils. Even better, ozonated oils mixed with essential oils. I've spent the last couple of months trying everything from hemp oil to avocado oil. But today let's talk skin care.
I've spent most of my life just applying thick cover up and green primer to hide the redness from rosacea in my skin. What cures rosacea, at least for me, has been the combination of an exfoliating brush (I like the one Olay makes) and using ozoneated oil. My skin has gotten so much better! The redness finally gone and it's a lot smoother and softer. That's what got me hooked. There are a lot of options to choose from, so here are my recommendations for the best ozone skin care.
Which Ozone Oil Should I Use on My Skin?
For Daytime Use/Primer: organic jojoba oil with organic vanilla. I know the idea of smearing oil on your skin as a primer seems counter intuitive. A lot of us are trying to get rid of the excess oil on our skin, and no one wants to feel greasy. This vanilla oil is surprisingly light. Apply it thinly before putting on your makeup. After a couple of minutes it absorbs really well. I like the vanilla sent for this oil because vanilla blends well with most perfumes and the scents of products you might be using in your morning routine. As a bonus you can also use this ozonated oil as an organic, chemical free deodorant. The only downside to this oil is that it cannot hold as much ozone as the others, but the smell is very light and pleasant.
For Massage Oil: organic coconut oil with organic lavender essential oil. More and more professional massage therapist are switching to using coconut oil when they work. Adding the lavender sent will make your massage extra relaxing and pleasant.
For an Overnight Mask: ozonated olive oil or ozonated cocontut oil with lavender essential oil. The lavender scent will help you to relax and sleep. I did notice that the olive oil has distinct scent to it. It isn't really bad but it isn't great either. It almost smells rancid, even though it still works great. If you are more sensitive to the smell I would use the coconut instead, but if you want a stronger oil, use olive.
For Fungus, Athletes Foot, Eczema Etc.: ozone olive oil with lemongrass. I think the lemongrass works the best to cover the smell of the olive oil, which is the strongest oil for high skin absorption. I found it as best to cover the infected place and have the oil soak in overnight.
If you have sensitive skin, you may want to try using the oil without any essential oil scents at at all. The activated oxygen in the oils themselves is enough to do a lot of good. I really love these products, they have made such a difference in my skin care and have so many uses. If you have any questions or comments about ozone oils please comment below.
Saturday, November 19, 2016
I finally found the gold pillows I needed to complete the look I want for my living room. They were at Ross for 2 for $16. Almost everything else was either a thrift store find, a yard sale find, or a gift (ie my old roommate not wanting to move the rug when she moved out haha). Now it is my favorite part of the house. It is fun and cozy all at once.
I love to decorate using with colors that I love but never wear, like aqua, because they don't look the best on me. Polyvore was a big help in testing ideas. I originally tried having green accent colors but it looked tacky for some reason. Here's a photo of the brainstorm vs. the reality.
I'm still looking for the perfect rug, My mentality with decorating is little adjustments over time. You can get exactly what you want, for the price you want, if you are patient.