Pampered to Perfection | How to Treat Yourself!

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With exciting changes that come with the new year, it’s crucial to dedicate time for yourself. Whether it’s indulging in a good book, trying a new recipe or splurging on some retail therapy- treat yourself!! Here are some of my favorite ways to relax and unwind in the midst of a hectic schedule.

Draw a bath, light a candle and enjoy- you deserve it!

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Not sure where to start? Take a trip to Lush Cosmetics! Applying a Lush face mask makes me feel like a true diva. My current favorite is the cooling “Cupcake” mask. It smells sweet enough to eat and makes my skin feel better than ever. My favorite part is that it’s infused with spearmint, giving it a tingly and refreshing feel. Pop it in the fridge and apply it cold- you’ll thank me later!

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If I decide to pamper myself, I go all out. Lighting a candle is one of the easiest ways to make your bathroom feel like a 5 star spa. My absolute favorite scent is “Mahogany Teakwood” from Bath and Body Works (it smells like cute boys, not kidding).

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If the candle isn’t aromatherapy enough, these “Stress Relief” products will definitely do the trick. This Bath and Body Works duo smells incredible and its stress relieving power proves to certainly not be falsely advertised. If I’m not using a bath bomb, I absolutely love adding the eucalyptus tea body wash to my bubble baths. Followed by the body lotion, your skin will be in heaven.

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I recently received this Liz Earle cleanser in my Birch Box and I’ve been in love! It definitely works within your pores, leaving your complexion dewy and bright. Not only does this help with breakouts, but it gives your skin an even glow. I recommend gently scrubbing it off with a hot cloth for best results.

 

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To finish off my spa day, I absolutely adore spraying my face with this “Eau Thermale Avène” spring water. It immediately feels super soothing and refreshing when used after a cleanser. Not only does it cool my skin but the thermal water gives it a lasting soft and moisturized feel.

 

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I hope you enjoyed hearing about my favorite tips for pampering! If you try out any of these products be sure to let me know what you think in the comments below. How do you like to treat yourself? Wishing you a 2017 full of relaxation and rejuvenation!

 

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XOXO,

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Fabulous Frocks & Frightening Faux Pas| Style at the AMAs

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On Sunday, November 23rd, the wildly popular American Music Awards took place, live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Although the event was focused on hit music today, the style depicted on the red carpet was filled with both fabulous frocks and frightening faux pas.

Best Dressed:

Taylor Swift looked gorgeous on the red carpet, styling a sea foam shade dress and exposing just the right amount of her midriff. As for hair and makeup, she wore a beautiful bronze eye look, paired with a nude lip, keeping her short hair in casual curls. As usual Swift kept it cute yet classy and looked fabulous at the AMAs.

Swift rocking the cutout midriff and turquoise shade

Swift rocking the cutout midriff and turquoise shade

Selena Gomez looked stunning in her emotional performance of her single, “Heart Wants What It Wants.” She wore a pale pink, flowing, Armani Prive gown that complimented her complexion wonderfully. Selena’s hair and makeup were kept natural with flowing goddess-like hair and simple toned eyeshadow shades.

Selena Gomez looking gorgeous during her performance

Selena Gomez looking gorgeous during her performance

We can’t forget about the boys! One Direction was quite a spectacle as each member of the band wore all black. Their looks were each different but all represented the “rock and roll-hipster,” style. Of his four bandmates, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, and Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles definitely had the most unique look. He sported a gold trimmed jacket and chic black hat- surely making a statement.

Harry Styles (pictured on the right end) and his bandmates in One Direction rocking their ensembles

Harry Styles (pictured on the right end) and his bandmates in One Direction rocking their ensembles

In Need of a Makeover:

Disney star, Zendaya was not looking her best on the AMAs red carpet. Her frumpy pants and matching jacket certainly did not compliment her petite body figure and left her swimming in fabric. Not to mention the bathing suit looking “top” worn layered in the outfit. Not classy or complimentary.

Zendaya's fashion faux pas- not her best look at the AMAs

Zendaya’s fashion faux pas- not her best look at the AMAs

Hate to say it but heartthrob, Ansel Elgort from the film, The Fault in Our Stars, had several faults in his hideous ensemble. For starters, his paisley patterned pants were an atrocious shade of green that definitely did not match his clunky shoes. Aside from that, his suit jacket seemed about five sizes too small, making not only him uncomfortable, but his viewers as well. Sadly, Elgort could have looked a lot better at the AMAs.

Ansel Elgort looking slightly ridiculous in his ugly ensemble

Ansel Elgort looking slightly ridiculous in his ugly ensemble

From classy to edgy there were many diverse looks being worn at the 2014 AMAs. It was intriguing to view the different styles of each celebrity and how their personalities showed through each piece. Although some stars did not look their best, everyone at the event was tremendously talented and a joy to watch.

An Array of Beyoncé!

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Beyoncé Knowles, singer, songwriter, and one of the most popular stars today, is making her mark in the fashion world! This musical icon is teaming up with the wildly popular brand, Top Shop to create a trendy activewear line. The collection will carry, “clothing, footwear and accessories across dance, fitness and sports categories”. Not only are millions of Beyoncé fans ecstatic for her partnership with Top Shop but Knowles says, “Working with its development team to create and produce a technical and fashion-led collection is exciting, and I’m looking forward to participating in all aspects of this partnership.” The collection remains unnamed and will be sold to consumers in Fall 2015. This isn’t the first experience Beyoncé has had in the fashion industry. In 2004, she launched a collection called House of Deréon with her mom, Tina Knowles. She later started a junior line called Deréon with her sister Solange. Bey create her own fashion line but she can style other designers as well. Not only is she an icon but a fashion inspiration too! Always looking flawless, Beyoncé is known to wear a lot of Ralph & Russo, Emilio Pucci, Givenchy, The Blonds and more. Many look forward to seeing Beyoncé’s new line and can’t wait to purchase her collection in the upcoming year!

Beyoncé styling activewear in one of her music videos

Beyoncé styling activewear in one of her music videos

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