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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 […]

Back to School Morning Rituals

Back to School Morning Rituals

 

Yes, I’m already mentally preparing to go back to school. Being that this year will be my senior year in college, I’ve picked up some morning habits that have made my mornings way less stressful! Check out my back to school morning rituals below and let me know in the comment section what you think!

 

Morning Rituals

 

Let some light in!

After my alarm goes off, the first thing I do when I wake up is open my curtains to let some light in! Soaking up some natural light helps you start off your morning with a calm and replenishing energy.

 

Music

I love getting ready and starting my day with some soothing music. Hearing background music helps put me in a better mood while I’m getting ready. My favorite music to listen to is Bossa Nova, which is linked below through Spotify!

 

Easy breakfast hacks

I’ve never been able to eat breakfast right away in the morning! I’ve learned to either make some overnight oats (or other mason jar meal) the night before and take it to my first class to eat, or drink some bulletproof coffee! Drinking bulletproof coffee everyday might not be super nutritious, however for the days I forget to make a mason jar meal to take with me to class I definitely indulge in some bulletproof coffee. Arriving to class hangry is never a good way to start the day!

 

Wake up an hour before you leave the house

Typically, I never need an hour to get ready to go to class. However, waking up an hour before I walk out the house allows me time to sit around and relax. I love sitting around, enjoying a cup of coffee, and scrolling through my phone, without having to rush out the door. Allowing my mind to wake up without the stress of having to rush helps set the tone for the overall day ahead.

 

How to Get Easy Glowy, Flawless Skin

How to Get Easy Glowy, Flawless Skin

  Having beautiful, healthy skin is always in. Products that have lightweight formulas are always the best in my opinion because they tend to not cake throughout the day. Brands like Glossier and Milk Makeup have really brought back that naturally glowy look that I […]

How Tarot Cards Changed My Daily Routine

How Tarot Cards Changed My Daily Routine

  Daily Draw   Daily draw readings are my favorite type of spread. Depending on the question you want answers to, there are a number of different types of spreads that specialize with each type of question. Here’s my version of a daily spread that […]

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 my skincare routine I’ve always come back to my Clarisonic. Of course, I HAD to add my cute witchy stickers for aesthetic purposes 😉 . Unfortunately, this isn’t a sponsored post by Clarisonic, even if I wish it was!

 

I have some Clarisonic hacks up my sleeve that will convert anyone!

 

Clarisonic Hacks

 

Use the Cashmere Cleanse Luxe Brush Head for a deep but gentle clean.

No matter your skin type or cleanser, I find that the Cashmere Cleanse brush head is super gentle! People tend not to like their Clarisonic because it’s too harsh on their skin, but with this brush head I always have the perfect amount of gentle cleansing. The next option would be to opt for the Sensitive or Delicate brush head, but the Cashmere Cleanse brush head is my ultimate favorite!

 

Don’t overspend on brush heads by buying them every 3 months.

Spending $30 every 3 months on brush heads for sanitary reasons is SUPER ridiculous in my opinion. Although if your brush looks like it’s frayed, then maybe it’s time for a new one. I use isopropyl alcohol, from CVS, to cleanse my brush head every couple of days in order to sanitize it and keep it in perfect shape. Just place your brush head bristles down in a shallow bowl filled with isopropyl alcohol for about 30 minutes, making sure the bristles are fully submerged. Rinse with warm water and dry the brush head and you’re good to go!

 

Use the Clarisonic every couple of days, not everyday.

Exfoliating too much is the main problem people face with a Clarisonic, even with the Cashmere Luxe brush head. Typically, I use it every 2-3 days and seem to notice a difference in my skin. My products absorb better because of the deep exfoliation and I have no dry patches or flakiness.

 

Not down for that price tag? Here are some ideas!

Pretty much all Clarisonics take the same brush head, which is fantastic! The newest model, the Mia Fit is adorable but super pricey! One of my favorite websites/apps Poshmark has resale items like Clarisonics for half the original price! I’ve seen Clarisonics for as low as $30! Buying a new brush head is always smart for sanitary reasons, but if the resale device is cheap and not broken then why not!

What does your birthstone say about you?

What does your birthstone say about you?

Photo: Little Moon Crystal Co.   Zodiacs, horoscopes, crystals. Some believe the day and year you were born manifests certain characteristics in a person. Birthstones are one of my favorite mystical symbols that have been used for centuries. Using crystals for protection, wealth, and other […]