Moving into Grace – Radiant + Health + Beauty

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I took a Kundalini workshop  a few months ago that was called moving into your grace. It was specifically for women finding there own radiance which was uplifting and very informational! At the end of the course I left with  nutritional health and healing tips that can easily be integrated into your day to day routine and are also really easy, so I wanted to share a few of them!

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Organic Beauty

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Hello! Happy Hump Day!

I wanted to talk to you about one of my favorite organic make up brands that I discovered and am obsessed with! If you have been following the blog for while now, you know that I was trying to find an organic makeup brand that didn’t have a weird consistency or lasted for all of 10 minutes.

If you think about it, our skin is a  living organism, in fact its the largest organism on our body! It breathes, interacts and absorbs  from everything it encounters. Not to mention that  whatever we put on to our skin is absorbed into the bloodstream… so to say the least, I knew toxic skin care products had to go which led me on my search.

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Sundayzzzzzzz

 

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Happy Monday All!

Hope you had a great weekend! Monday is once again here and I have been dreading Monday’s lately especially with how cold it has been. This tends to make my Sundays  bittersweet. I still have the day off which is fantastic, but the thought of Monday starts lingering around by the afternoon.

What I have found to help combat the Sunday blues is basically a  day of self-care/  prep. I find doing this makes me feel more prepared and less anxious about Monday!

Here are main things I always like to do on my  Sunday evenings:

Coconut and Castro Oil Hair MaskEvery Sunday, I like to make sure to later my hair in these oils and I will leave it for about 30 minutes ( longer if you have time). I find that it not only makes my hair super soft and shiny but it also makes my hair smell so nice!

Exfoliate + face mask. Sundays are the only days I really have to spend some extra time and focus on my skin. I exfoliate then follow-up with a face mask or masks, I usually do this at the same time as my hair mask and shower it all off together. I Exfoliate using a AHA cleanser  and the mask I have been using lately is this one.

Dry brush + oil. This happens every other day, but If I’m in the mood I’ll take a relaxing bath and add in some body oil. I  like to dry brush my body before I go into the tub or shower and follow-up with  moisturizer on top of the body oil. It’s super dry so the layers of moisturizer is  very much needed. I love this dry brush and this is the oil I use.

Wash sheets. There isn’t anything better than clean sheets; In fact it is one of our favorite feelings! So I love starting the week with fresh washed sheets, it helps us look forward to getting into bed even with Monday on the other side.

Prep smoothies. I like to put all of my smoothie ingredients in my cup and blend it in the morning with some coconut water.This makes the morning much faster!

Clean out my purse. I do a quick clean of my bag and toss anything that I don’t need. I also  like to organize my gym bag and work bag so I am as organized as possible on Monday.

Then I like to just chill and relax, maybe watch some Netflix, read, hang out with Perry  and just enjoy my last few hours of my weekend.

How do you get ready for Monday? I would love to hear about it in the comments.

 

 

Mackenzie A

June PV Box

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My  Petit Vour came the other day and if you have been following along the blog, you know I love my boxes! If you’re new to Petit Vour, it’s a monthly subscription box that comes 4-5  samples (including full-sized ones) from fancy, vegan, cruelty-free, and non-toxic brands. This is something that is super important to me as I am on the journey of detoxing my life and I find these boxes allow you to try tons products without needing to fully commit.

The subscription is only $15 a month U.S and includes free shipping and $23 for Canada.

June’s beauty box was called “I’m really a mermaid” — YAS QUEEN! I AM!

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Drink Your Water.

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I am constantly trying to do different challenges of some sort.  For me this is the only way I can get excited about doing things that I know I should be doing on a regular basis but often don’t.

Usually I stick with my challenges even after the challenge has ended, but there are always the times where I slip back to my old habits.

The thing about habits is you can create new ones, better ones, habits that fit your life authentically in the place you are at.

In saying all of this, my next challenge is something that I SHOULD be doing on a regular basis and  I use to be really good at this but  I have noticed I have slipped..ALOT

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Cold Showers : My 7 day Challenge

 

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Like most people, I really enjoy taking hot, steamy showers ( this is actual heaven to me as I have bad circulation and I am always cold).

I remember when I was a kid I’d stand under the shower head and fall into a deep trance of relaxation, completely losing track of time and telling my self “OK 1 more minute before you have to get out” which would turn into 10 more and so on.

To be honest, a month ago I  would never have been willingly to take a cold shower. But in a constant effort to challenging myself, I have been reading and hearing a lot about the benefits of a cold shower (still unwilling) and it wasn’t until i joined a Kundalini yoga workshop and was asked to have a cold shower everyday for 7 days that i actually decided to try it.

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