small paint brush
design for shirt
150 w incandescent bulb
tshirt board (optional)
I recently stumbled across an amazing beauty secret and HAD to share with you. I was skimming through Khloe Kardashian's subscription app the other day and read her clever beauty secret mask. Side note: her app is the best out of the K family, in my opinion. I genuinely feel like it's her writing it and not someone for hire.
I took to Amazon to check out the product and was FLOORED by all of the positive reviews. At this point, I'm pretty convinced this is something I need. Now, to wait the two days for Prime shipping was excruciating. Haha!
Finally, my Aztec Secret Clay Mask arrived! I went right to work mixing and applying the mask. They recommend the dry clay dust with Apple Cider Vinegar or water, depending on how sensitive your skin is. I went with the ACV. The first time I used a metal spoon to mix(after reading more Amazon reviews, I learned it does make it less effective) So the next time I used a plastic spoon and I could feel the difference.
This product is bentonite clay (volcanic ash) with has negatively charged ions, which pull impurities from your pores. You can actually feel your face pulsating!! I felt like I could actually feel it pulling from individual pores as it kind of tickled when I knew I had a batch of black heads.
I removed the mask after 30 minutes and truly could not believe my eyes! I couldn't find a single blackhead and my face was the softest I ever remember.
You are going to have to try it to really believe it! The best part, it's only about $7 for a pound of the dried clay. So you won't need to buy it again for quite a while.
See for yourself and let me know if you try it.
We just got in the cutest, most versatile jumpsuit and couldn't wait to style it. We paired our oversized white vneck tee under the jumpsuit. Added our leopard canvas shoes and accessorized for a chic day look.
For the evening look we added our soda stripes blazer, red laser cut bag and some black platforms.
My Beauty Secret- Apple Cider Vinegar
I'm a huge fan of home remedies and wanted to share one that has worked wonders for me! You are not going to need to roll out the AMEX for this one.
It all started because I'm getting married in four months, so my skincare routine has been stepped up. I had a few facial moles that had grown in size and I absolutely hated them in pictures. They always looked like blemishes due to makeup coverage. So I began to research ways to remove them at home. (Note: I had seen a dermatologist on a few occasions to ensure they weren't cancerous. Do not remove a mole on your own that could potentially be cancerous because you are removing the evidence of mole changes, which can alert you to a possible problem) I ended up finding several user sites suggesting the use of ACV or Apple Cider Vinegar for mole removal. Next, I'll tell you the process.
You will need: ACV (organic preferred) You can find this at any grocery store
First, I cleaned the tweezers with alcohol. I used them to scrape away the surface of the mole. You just need to scrape around the full surface of the mole, so the ACV can sink into it. Next, I pulled off a tiny piece of the cotton ball and rolled it to the approximate size of the mole. Then, I dipped the cotton piece into the ACV and squeezed out the excess liquid. Next up, I put the cotton with ACV on the mole and taped it up with the medical tape. I left it for about 30 minutes and checked it. The cotton was dry, so I did the process again. I did this about three times, until I noticed the spot flatter and darkening, like a scab was going to form. At that point, I stopped the process to see the results. ACV contains acidity, so I was cautious to not burn my skin.
In the next few days, a scab formed and dried out. Eventually it fell off on it's own and I was left with very light pink skin underneath. I used A&D ointment regularly for about a week to promote healing and reduce the scar. I was amazed at the results! I had removed two facial moles and the results were amazing.
I was so impressed with ACV, I started to wonder how else I could incorporate it in my beauty routine. I began researching online once again and found several sites suggesting using it as facial toner or mixing it for a face wash. I even read that Scarlett Johansson uses it as a facial toner. I don't know how true this is, but I decided it was a go! Several of the sites suggested diluting the ACV with water, but I decided to just use it in place of my toner a few days a weeks. Once again, my results were fantastic. My unsightly broken capillaries began to vanish, I noticed a tremendous improvement in my adult acne and my fine lines on my face suddenly seemed tightened! I am in AWE of ACV! I paid less than $5 and have used 1/8th of my bottle with amazing results!
I am not a medical professional, i'm an online boutique owner. I cannot share the safety of using ACV for these purposes. However, I can share my personal results. Who is running out to get some ACV today? :)
TRANSITION TO SPRING STYLE
Are you dying to slap on some spring colors and shorts? We are too! We put together two comfy, casual looks that are perfect for the warmer days and cooler evenings. Tell us your favorite!
We paired our wifey sweatshirt here with our white boyfriend jeans here and our leopard print kits here. You are sure to feel comfy and cute in this styled look.
Next up we styled another adorable outfit. We love the chambray top tie around because you can slip it on if you get chilly. We styled our Sparkle shirt here with our high waisted denim shorts here and our chambray top here. It's so effortless and simply chic.
We styled this perfect flowy outfit for weekend sightseeing. It's super comfy, flowy and begging for layers. This style transforms from duck watching to restaurant hopping, graciously. Dress here, cardigan here, sunglasses here. Also pictured gray tights, leather boots and leather bag- old. Do you dig this look? How would you style it?
The Subtle Valentine
Not big on the love holiday, but want to acknowledge it? We styled this sarcastic tee here, with our adorable striped blazer here and our black destroyed skinnies here. We added a pop of red in the form of our laser cut purse here. Other items used in our styling were Mary Jane heels by Michael Kors, Nars red lip pencil and Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir mascara. Products sold at Sephora.
The Casual Valentine
Are you more of a laid back girl? Then the Casual Valentine is more your speed. We paired our bride tee here with our destroyed Machine Jeans here and our adorable heart necklace here. Also included in the styling gray and pink Converse.
The Romantic Valentine
Is Valentine's Day your favorite holiday? Then you are going to want to go all out. We styled the perfect outfit- edgy and romantic. We used our red tunic dress here as the focal point for this ensemble. We added our favorite leather jacket, some adorable Betsy Johnson tights and our go-to Nine West suede wedge boots. We accessories with our sunnies here.
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Our headquarters is in Nashville, TN, so we thought we'd write a blog focused on a fun-filled day in Nashville, TN. Whether you live here or just want to come for a weekend trip. These are my current favorite places to go on a Saturday.
I would start the day out at Loveless Cafe. The biscuits and preserves are heavenly and the ambiance is a unique blend of vintage and southern. Don't forget to take your touristy photo by the sign. "It is known for its Southern cooking, especially for its biscuits, fruit preserves, country ham, and red-eye gravy. The establishment has received acclaim from USA Today, Southern Living, Frommer's, and a number of other prominent national publications." -Wiki
Next up, right around the bend on Natchez Trace Parkway... This hidden gem just opened it's doors in November 2014 and very few people know about it. It sort of give me the "Secret Garden" effect. I stumbled across Timberland Park while scouting spots for a photoshoot. For me, beautiful scenery and a small place for my model to change is an absolute goldmine. Timberland Park was bought by the State of Tennessee from loggers back in the day. Williamson County eventually talked them into donating the property in 2001 after it was left vacant for 40+ years. Several years later after much hard work, a $849,000 beautiful cabin, park, walking trails was born. This place is absolutely stunning! The welcome center is new, but rustic with a beautiful deck and all the historic trimmings inside. Picnic tables, walking sticks and trails are provided for your neat little adventure. The best part: you own little piece of paradise for a few hours at no cost to you! Here's a pic we shot at the park.
Next up: I'd head over to 21st Avenue/Hillsboro Village area and eat lunch at SATCO, San Antonio Taco Company. There are a ton of neat little places to eat in this area, but SATCO happens to be my fav since 2003. It's a neat little Tex-mex restaurant will a huge outdoor patio filled with all sorts of college kids since there are three private schools in the near area. Don't be alarmed if you are not college-aged, me either! You will see a mix of young and old chowing down on the most amazing cheese dip known to man. I like to walk right out of SATCO and stop at Ben and Jerry's on the way to the car. There are tons of cute little shops to peruse for the next few hours. My favorite is Pangea, it's an eclectic boutique with one-of-a-kind jewelry, purses and more.
Next up, I would head to the Downtown Area, walk across the Shelby Street Bridge and have dinner at Puckett's. It's a laid-back southern feel. They always have live music and it's a cool environment. That's when I would probably head home and Netflix it, ha! Visitors: you are going to want to explore the honky-tonk bars(if you are into that.) There are lined up and down Broadway and 2nd Avenue. You can hear them from a mile away with loud live music flowing out of the open patios. This part of Nashville is made up of mostly tourists visiting for the weekend, so everyone is looking to have a good time. Uber, the ride sharing service is in Nashville and the cabs are lined up downtown. Hope you enjoy your trip!
There are so many things to do in Nashville. So definitely search other options on Urban Spoon and other blogs when planning your trip.