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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The Perfect Mother’s Day Treats! | Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

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With Mother’s Day tomorrow I thought it was only fitting to share such a simple and delicious recipe your Moms will adore. These strawberry cheesecake bites are not only beautiful but perfectly sweet- just like I know your mothers all are! This simple treat was definitely a hit in my kitchen and I hope you all try it out as well.

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What You Will Need: 

  • 1 pound (a pack) of large, fresh strawberries
  • One 8 ounce pack of cream cheese, softened at room temperature
  • 1/2 a cup of powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Chocolate chips

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What to Do:

  • First, wash and dry your strawberries and remove the stems by cutting them off
  • Next, using a sharp knife, insert it into the strawberry and twist, creating a small hollow. Then, evenly cut off the tips of each berry so they can stand on their own
  • After this, using an electric mixer, combine the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla until smooth
  • Then, using a plastic or piping bag, fill the strawberries with this deliciousness!
  • For an extra touch, I added a semisweet chocolate chip onto each bite. At this point, you could also dip them in melted chocolate
  • Then, display and devour (with your mom of course)!

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Here is the finished product! The recipe made about twenty delicious strawberry bites and let me tell you, they were amazing! The fresh strawberries combined with the decadent filling was the perfect combination. I also decided to make some of my favorite brownies from Ghirardelli and displayed it all on a nice platter, because it’s all about the presentation am I right?

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Wishing a lovely holiday to you and your Mom this Mother’s Day! If you try out this recipe or have any other delicious snack ideas, be sure to leave them in the comments below!

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With love,

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