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Spa Night Routine and GIVEAWAY!

Spa Night Routine and GIVEAWAY!

Am I the only one feeling these crazy lunar cycles? A few nights ago, the new moon in scorpio really felt heavy, don’t get me wrong it was much needed, but my mind and body are worn down! Maintaining self care can be as simple […]

How I Cleanse Myself of Negativity

How I Cleanse Myself of Negativity

As Fall approaches, it’s easy to let yourself get stuck in the same old bad habits and turning to negative people for happiness. Personally, this Fall marks the beginning of my senior year of college which is bittersweet. I’ve been examining my own life and […]

Bewitched Fall Checklist!

Bewitched Fall Checklist!

Hello Fall! I’m so excited that my favorite season has finally started! From pumpkin everything to Halloween, everything about Fall warms my heart. Not into that pumpkin spice latte life? Check out the Bewitched Fall Checklist below to get your Fall groove on.

 

Bewitched Fall Checklist

 

Make a Crockpot Recipe, or two… or five!

Once Fall starts, everyone’s schedules become crazier and there’s no time for cooking healthy meals. I love using my crockpot for warm pumpkin chili or warming up some spiked apple cider! Check out my Pinterest board for some of my favorite recipes.

 

Diffuse Some Fall Essential Oils

Some of my favorite fall blends include; cinnamon, white fir, cardamom, orange, and nutmeg!

Apple Cider Diffuser Blend

4 Drops Thieves

2 Drops Orange

1 Drop Nutmeg

 

Donate Clothes to Your Local Shelter

Recently, I went through my clothes and donated about 3 trash bags full to my local shelter! With cold weather coming, many people are in need of warm clothes and can’t afford any. Getting rid of clothes that don’t fit or don’t suit your style anymore is also super cleansing! I feel so much better knowing those clothes will go to people who actually need them, rather than wasting away in the back of my closet. Let me know in the comments section below if you want me to do a post on how I went through my wardrobe!

 

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How to Deal with Mercury in Retrograde, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

How to Deal with Mercury in Retrograde, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Sometimes it feels like Mercury is ALWAYS in retrograde! Nothing’s going right and you just want to curl up in bed and call in sick. Communication is key in the modern world we live in, and with Mercury ruling communication everything gets a little messed […]

My Secret Weapon for Detox & Digestion

My Secret Weapon for Detox & Digestion

With summer coming to an end and fall approaching quickly I wanted to share my favorite detox hack. I know it sounds too obvious to be true, but it totally works, trust me!   Here it is: hot water and lemon.   Sometimes for an […]

What’s in my travel skincare bag?

What’s in my travel skincare bag?

Traveling has brought me so many amazing experiences, and I’ve been so blessed to experience different cultures with my family. However, packing has always been my pet peeve and I’m still getting the hang of it! Packing clothes will never be my strength, but when it comes to packing skincare and makeup I’ve finally perfected my system! Take a peek into my travel skincare bag and let me know in the comments section if you’d like to see my travel makeup!

 

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Travel Skincare

 

The Pacifica Cactus Water Face wipes have easily been my number one must have for traveling. I use the Pacifica Cactus Micellar Water when I’m not traveling, so it’s nice to have the same product in easy travel wipes. They smell amazing and there’s no need to rinse the excess off, which makes my vacation even more lazy!

 

Another product I have by Pacifica is the Cactus Revive Milk to Foam Face Wash. ((HACK: Go to the dollar tree and get a pack of travel sized fillable bottles and fill up your face wash, lotion, etc .)) I’m still testing this product but as of now it has a really good smell, I love the natural ingredients, but it leaves my face a little tight which I’m not a huge fan of. For humid weather the cactus face wash has been amazing at getting all the excess sweat and grime off my face, but in dry weather it might be a little too drying on the skin without moisture in the air.

 

Caudalie has an iconic Beauty Elixir that I’m a huge fan of! Every morning after I wash my face I spray this on and feel instantly refreshed! I love how it comes in a travel size as well, which makes it super easy to pack.

 

I mentioned the Glossier Priming Moisturizer in another post, and I’m still a huge fan. The packaging makes it easy to pack and the texture is super lightweight for humid weather.

 

Promise Organic’s Nourishing Coconut Milk Facial Lotion is an amazing drugstore moisturizer. When my skin is feeling more dry I use this instead of the Glossier moisturizer. I also tend to use this product at night to help my skin recover.

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate is another good product to aid in overnight recovery. I have a full sized bottle at home, but Kiehl’s is very generous with samples so make sure to go into your closest store and get samples of almost anything before traveling! Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1 is another product I use at night to help rejuvenate my lips and lock the moisture in for the next day.

 

Drunk Elephant is a brand I’ve been testing and I’m very pleased so far! The T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum is so necessary for my skin type! I’m combination, so I like to use Glycolic acid to really help target my oily zones and prevent blackheads and acne. The Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil is a really good moisturizer and I basically use it like a serum! When I’m not using makeup that day, I apply a pump or two to my entire face before moisturizer. I love the glow it gives my skin, and I’ve noticed my skin isn’t as red and irritated by the end of the day. These products both came in travel sizes at Sephora which is amazing!

 

Using a face mask on vacation is really luxurious and spa vibes for me. I packed a travel size of the Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask which I rally have been loving for summer! After washing my face in the morning I’ll let this mask chill on my face while I drink my coffee and lounge around in the hotel room.

 

Not included in the picture, because I’m an unorganized rat sometimes, is the Pacifica Suncare Coconut Probiotic Mineral Sunscreen Face Stick SPF 50. I use this everyday and love how it smells like oatmeal! It’s really great for swimming or any other vacation activity because it’s waterproof. The stick formula is nice because it’s really easy to bring with you in your backpack or purse while exploring a new city.

 

I’m bringing the Clarisonic back!

I’m bringing the Clarisonic back!

Skincare is my NUMBER ONE obsession. I’m always testing new products (Korres Greek Yogurt Cleanser shown in the picture is being tested currently!), reading product reviews, and browsing to see what new products are on the market. However, no matter what havoc I wreak on […]

Witchy Chic Amazon Purchases!

Witchy Chic Amazon Purchases!

I still don’t know how to feel about Prime Day, but Amazon is still easily one of my favorite websites for everything under the moon. Amazon HAS to be plotting world domination by now, but let’s take advantage of it while we can so here […]

Essential Oils Blends for the Modern Witch

Essential Oils Blends for the Modern Witch

Essential oils have become very popular recently, however they’ve been around for nearly 5,000 years! Using the medicinal purposes in their practice, ancient Egyptian healers were one of the first people to recognize the importance of essential oils. A spooky fact that’s really sparked my interest is that essential oils like cinnamon, frankincense, and myrrh were used in Egyptian mummification! To read more ancient history on essential oils check out Young and Living, also head on over to my guide to essential oils¬†for some of my favorite oils.

 

My favorite essential oil blends for the modern witch are below! Let me know what some of your favorite essential oil blends are in the comment section. ALSO, don’t forget to subscribe to my newsletter (on the right!! –> ) for updates on new articles and a possible upcoming giveaway!

 

 

The Summer Solstice Checklist

The Summer Solstice Checklist

Yesterday, June 20, kicked off summer with a magical summer solstice. During the longest day of the year, I thought about how to recharge and set my intentions for the upcoming year. Below I’ve noted some ways that I’m going to manifest positive energy in […]