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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 […]

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 up. Find your zodiac sign below and check out my tips on how to navigate life the next time Mercury’s in retrograde! Let me know in the comment section what’s gone wrong for you during Mercury’s latest retrograde! As I’m writing this Mercury is currently in retrograde (Aug 13-Sept 5) and conveniently that’s when I have to go back to school!

 

Mercury in Retrograde, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

 

ARIES

Take some time to yourself and plan a day of relaxation! During Mercury’s retrograde you will constantly feel like you’re pushing back against the world. Keep yourself in check with a day to reduce your stress, allowing yourself to take on any situation without any frustration.

 

LIBRA

Feeling like nothing is fair for you during Mercury’s retrograde? Here’s a quick pick-me-up for Librae! Spend a night in with your best friends and put on a romantic comedy!

 

TAURUS

Slow down Taurus! Feel like the world is moving too fast during Mercury’s retrograde? Remember to slow down and enjoy the little things in life. Go on a hike or take a yoga class!

 

SCORPIO

Feeling stressed and overwhelmed? Take all that passionate energy and channel it into creativity! Sign up for a wine/painting class or find a creative activity to focus your intense motivation on!

 

GEMINI

Does life feel a little chaotic and unpredictable as Mercury enters retrograde for you? Plan a dinner with friends to chat and catch up with each other! I know you wanna vent, so grab your friends and toast to not letting Mercury’s retrograde keep you down!

 

SAGITTARIUS

Do you feel like you’ve been fighting with others or trying just to get your point across? You’re in need of a new book! Check Amazon and find something new and exciting to read! Find some time for yourself to dive into your new books and get cozy!

 

CANCER

Are you constantly worried about others during Mercury’s retrograde and find yourself forgetting about YOU? Spend some time upgrading your room, reorganizing, and refreshing your space. Make your room a sanctuary and keep your space clear of clutter to help focus on yourself in a positive way.

 

CAPRICORN

Nothings going right when Mercury’s in retrograde for you, and things aren’t going like you planned. Find a really delicious recipe online, buy all the ingredients, and make it! Invite over your significant other or best friend, and enjoy your home cooked meal together!

LEO

Do you feel swept up in all the drama going on during Mercury’s retrograde? Go out and see a movie in theaters with a family member or best friend! Watching a movie in theaters will let all that drama melt away and keep your mind on something more entertaining in a positive way.

 

AQUARIUS

Feel like you have too much on your plate Aquarius? Take a day to map everything out on a planner or calendar while sipping your favorite beverage (hot tea, wine, etc). Keep calm and take control of your upcoming schedule, while being cozy!

 

VIRGO

Are you overwhelming yourself with your need for everything to be in place? Take a break from all that and sign up for a new fitness class! Ask a friend to join you and get a smoothie or juice afterwards!

 

PISCES

Feel emotionally exhausted during Mercury’s retrograde? Go on a walk or get coffee with your best friend to vent! Make sure to warn them ahead of time that a venting sesh will be happening! You’ll feel better getting it all out with your best friend there to help you sort things out!

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 […]

Spooky Box Club “Sweet Nightmares” Review

Spooky Box Club “Sweet Nightmares” Review

Box subscriptions are really having a moment these days. No matter what your interests are, there’s a box subscription for you! I’ve come across wine subscription boxes, crystal subscription boxes, and even underwear subscription boxes!

 

While watching YouTube videos one day I came across Spooky Box Club and fell in love! Immediately I subscribed and couldn’t wait to receive my first box! Under the “About” section of Spooky Box Club’s website they state, “Spooky Box Club make, design and sell an exciting range of exclusive alternative lifestyle goods with an emphasis on cute, witchy, gothic, interests and styles”. October is typically the only time I can find spooky home decor, so I love that this box subscription features spooky items the entire year long!

 

I’ll be doing monthly reviews of Spooky Box Club so make sure to subscribe to the newsletter on the right. Each month features a different theme with different products as well as a few standard products, like charms and lollipops, that are unique to the theme. July’s theme is Sweet Nightmares and features 2 Dead Tired pillow cases, a sleeping mask, tea, a charm, a lollipop, a necklace, and two pins!

Sweet Nightmares Box Review

My favorite part of this month’s box is the 2 Dead Tired pillow cases (only 1 is featured in the picture). The material is super soft and machine washing directions came in the box as well. The pattern is super cool and unique and I’ll definitely be displaying them on my bed for an added spooky touch to my room!

 

The necklace included in the box has stars and moons on it, which follows the Sweet Nightmares theme. I always need more jewelry and this necklace is the perfect simple piece to wear everyday! The charm in the box is a moon, and like I mentioned before Spooky Box Club includes a charm in the boxes as a recurring item. The next item featured in the box this month is some Sleepy Time Tea, which is 100% chamomile blossoms. The tin is super cute, and follows the theme perfectly!

 

The Luxury Sleeping Mask is very soft and is perfect for keeping every trace of light out for a good night’s sleep! I travel for college quite often so this sleeping mask is also perfect for plane naps! The lollipop featured this month is a really cool blue swirl, which is another recurring item in addition to the charm! I might collect the lollipops and display them in a cool apothecary jar as decoration. Two pins are also included in the Sweet Nightmares box! One says “No Sleep” and has a bed with spooky ghosts around it, and the other pin says “Nightmare Fuel” and has a spooky looking hand! I can’t wait to put these pins on my jean jacket!

 

Overall, I’m super pleased with this month’s Sweet Nightmares box and I’m looking forward to the next month’s box! Again, make sure to subscribe to the newsletter for updates on new blog posts and possible giveaways! Thank you for reading and make sure to check out Spooky Box Club!

Witchy Chic Brands That You’ll Love!

Witchy Chic Brands That You’ll Love!

Unique brands are easier to find now that instagram, etsy, and amazon has made it easier for people to shop online. Finding more brands that cater to the more spooky side of style has really helped me develop my own personal style better! Here’s a […]

How to Energize Your Day, Naturally

How to Energize Your Day, Naturally

Yes, coffee will ALWAYS be my go to morning caffeine burst, however throughout the day I find myself fighting fatigue. I wish I was constantly energized on my own, but when my afternoon Chemistry class comes along I’m constantly having to snap myself out of […]

Witchy Chic Summer Style

Witchy Chic Summer Style

The color black is a staple in my wardrobe. The majority of the year it’s easy to throw on a cute black outfit, however when summer comes around I always want to be a little more creative with my look. I’ve come up with a list of my favorite summer style items to spice up any outfit.

 

Witchy Chic Summer Style Must-Haves

 

Dark Floral

Florals are EVERYWHERE in summertime because they’re so tropical and fresh! A witchy twist on the classic floral is to look for darker florals. Black and white florals, dark red florals, and grey florals are so spooky yet add a summer edge to your look!

Black Hat

Hats are perfect for the beach or a hot sunny day! Instead of the classic straw hat, look for a black straw hat. Adding a witchy hat to any look helps relieve you from the hot sun, while keeps your look super witchy chic vibes.

Dark Kimono

Take a note from the queen herself, Stevie Nicks has the ultimate witchy chic style! Pairing a dark kimono with any bikini keeps the sun away, and accomplishes that witchy 70’s vibe that Stevie always expresses.

Comment below and tell me your favorite summer must-haves!