5 Detox Water Recipes and Benefits

fullsizeoutput_381Raspberries, blueberries, and mint:

Instructions: Rinse the blueberries, mint, and raspberries and put them in a container. Pour water in the container and leave it overnight.

 

fullsizeoutput_5f6Cucumber and lemon: This is great for boosting your immune system, keeping you hydrated, and removes harmful toxins from your body. You can add meant to this one if you would like.

Instructions: Cut up the lemon and cumber and add everything to your container. This one does’t need long, I usually let it sit for half an hour and it’s plenty strong.

 

Raspberries, cucumber, and mint: It will boost your metabolism and flush out toxins. Its a great detox water to have if your felling a bit sluggish.

 

fullsizeoutput_4acLemon, blueberry, and raspberry: I recommend this one if you feel like your gonna get sick, or it’s flu season. It has lots of vitamin c

 

Red ApplesApple Detox water: The apple will act as an energy booster, I like to have it around one in the afternoon when I’m starting to slow down. This drink also bust your metabolism and has lots of antioxidents. You can add a pinch of cinnamon if you want, I personally like it plain, but it depends on you preference.

Instructions: Cut 5 thin slices of a sweet apple(you can add more if you want)add water and let sit for at least ten minutes. If you want it to be stronger make it up the night before and leave it in the fridge overnight.

 

Water can get a bit boring sometimes and fruit and herbs can add some flavor when I want something besides water to drink. Their refreshing and perfect for summer. I hope this was helpful x

 

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Choosing a paint color

fullsizeoutput_3eeMy family tends to move every 6 months to two years and were about to move. Usually I live in rented places, so I have to get permission to paint, honestly since were going to be there a short time I usually don’t bother. My parents decided to buy a house and I plan on painting my room as soon as I can and since I just turned 18 hopefully it will be my last move with them before I move out. Three places ago I painted one of my walls lavender and even though I LOVE COLOR, I decided to go more neutral with this room. I went to Home Depot and got tons of paint swatches of different shades of white fullsizeoutput_3ebWhen picking paint keep in my mind your needs, if you have kids consider paint that’s washable for hand prints and the occasional wall drawing. I’m painting my walls white and considering how clumsy I am does worry me, but maybe it’ll just make me more careful, hopefully.

As for my office I’m going with grey, because I will be working a lot in there and I know I’m bound to accidentally hit walls moving things and grey shows less wear and tear then white. fullsizeoutput_3ec

The last step before buying paint is getting a sample to test on your wall, because you don’t want to be stuck with a paint color you hate. Paint a sample on your wall and the next day look at it different times of the day, because the color will look slightly different in the morning then it does in the afternoon. Of course if you really end up hating the color you can repaint, that’s just a lot of extra time. Good luck! I hope you love whatever color you pick.

-A

What I Pack For A Weekend Away

fullsizeoutput_26aI’ve been traveling ever since I was little, I was five when I went on my first flight alone, and I loved it. Last year was the first time since I was three that I didn’t go anywhere, so hopefully I can see a few places this year.fullsizeoutput_261fullsizeoutput_278Since it’s only a weekend trip I don’t need to take a lot of accessories, just some sunglasses, and a bracelet. Essentials are clothes and my camera, everything else slowly makes it’s way into my suitcase. I plan out my outfits for the weekend and I make sure I pack an extra outfit, just in case. I also like to pack work out clothes, most places I’m swimming and walking around, but if I’m just going to see family or friends we spend most of our time together talking and catching up. fullsizeoutput_26efullsizeoutput_26fI don’t tend to wear a lot of makeup, especially on trips I just like to relax and give my skin a break, but I do pack some in case I want to go out. fullsizeoutput_26dfullsizeoutput_274fullsizeoutput_26cfullsizeoutput_27afullsizeoutput_276Cosmetics are essential, I have tons of allergies so I can never use hotel soaps. If my trip is going to be longer than three days I’ll bring my travel bottles, but all I need is enough shampoo and conditioner for one shower, so to save space in my bag I put them in these little containers.fullsizeoutput_265I used to be really bad about over packing, I would bring about three bags for a three day trip, I now make a list and try to stick to it. I miss traveling and hopefully I’ll be able to travel a lot more and see more places. I have a list of places I want to go and I’m slowly checking places off. What place is at the top of your list to visit?fullsizeoutput_271

Hope you enjoyed this post x

Turning 18+18 Things I’ve Learnt

Life definitely never follow’s a plan, which can be exciting, but it’s also TERRIFYING. It’s my birthday and even though I’m only turning 18 I already have lots of regrets and as I grow up I will continue to make mistakes. I have three older sibling and watching them and the mistakes they made I was able to avoid making some of the same mistakes, instead I just made my own; still sharing what you’ve learnt can help someone else, I know a lot of people helped me. Here are 18 things I have learnt

  1. Making mistakes is apart of life so don’t be so scared of them(I am a perfectionist and whenever I mess something up or struggle I get so frustrated and upset. One of my biggest things is not doing something because I’m scared of failing, but if you don’t fail you won’t grow.)
  2. Don’t keep everything inside
  3. It’s ok to try lots of different things, but if you find something that you love to do, hold onto it
  4. Don’t think so much about the future that you miss the present
  5. Life isn’t as colorful without dreams
  6. Nothing in life is perfect, but it’s the imperfections that make it real
  7. If your not happy with your present, work to make your future better
  8. It’s amazing how much the little things mean
  9. While it’s good to be realistic, if you have a dream you should try to follow it; even if it seems impossible. If you don’t you’ll always wonder what if
  10. Being scared is perfectly normal, but don’t let fear rule your life and stop you from doing things(unless it’s something really dangerous)
  11. Go for it! You have this life so try to live it as best you can and have fun
  12. Smile:) In life their is so much bad, so in those good moments just focus on what’s happening, not on all the other stuff
  13. It’s ok to ask for help
  14. Most things in life are going to be a lot of work, but most of the time it’s worth it, especially if it’s something or someone that you love.
  15. Everyone is different and you have to figure out what’s right for you in life
  16. AlWAYS make time for the ones you love, because you never know how much time you have with them
  17. Sometimes it’s better to regret something you did rather then something you didn’t do
  18. Being surrounded by friends and family who love you can make the hard times a little bit easier

 

I’m 18! I’m honestly completely terrified, but their are some perks like: I can sky dive, get a tattoo, live on my own, I can legally drink in some countries(mostly excited because I can go dancing in clubs). On the downside Turning 18 comes with a lot of responsibility, I’m not a kid anymore, of course I still have a lot of growing up to do. A lot of my friends and people I know can’t wait to grow up, but ever since I was a kid I wanted to stay young. I would look at the adults around me and they always seemed stressed or upset, while the kids were usually running around and laughing; I know some adults are quite happy, but their is no denying that as you grow up life tends to get harder. Of course everyone has to grow up at some point, we can’t be Peter Pan, besides because Peter never grew up, he never got to experience some of the best things in life. In any case no matter how scared I am, I’m now an adult, and I’m excited to see what the next chapter in my life will be like. fullsizeoutput_1d8

 

Hopefully you took something useful away from my rambling

-A

 

 

Spring Cleaning

Spring is one of my favorite times of year. The weather starts getting warmer and flowers start to bloom, but it’s also the time of year I go through all my stuff and try to get rid of some things that I no longer need. I get quite attached to certain things, so I just try to focus on when the last time I used the item and if I really need(I definitely keep things that I should get rid of, but have some sort of memory attached to them). I’m particularly bad about getting rid of shoes; I have two pairs of shoes with giant holes on both shoes, but my shoes always reminded me of where I have been. In any case spring feels like a time of new beggings, that’s why I try to start it with decluttering and trying to break bad habits like putting things off as much as I possibly can. fullsizeoutput_1fd

When going through stuff I usually start with my wardrobe. It’s good to start with things that I never wear or getting rid of things that don’t fit anymore. I have a fairly small wardrobe so I find this pretty easy. fullsizeoutput_1fa

After everything has been gone through it is time to start cleaning:o

Thankfully spring isn’t just about cleaning; it’s a great time for picnics, bike rides, and spending time with family and friends.

Happy Sping ❤

50 Blog Post Ideas

  1. Monthly Favorites
  2. DIY’s- Their are hundreds of DIY’s that you can do a post or you can create your own
  3. Your bucket list
  4. Share Your Favorite Bloggers- I love to read these as I’m always looking for new blogs to read
  5. Write about places you’ve been
  6. A how-to post
  7. Book recommendation
  8. Your ten favorite movies
  9. Travel essentials
  10. Outfit of the day
  11. Write a post about why you started blogging
  12. Things that make you happy
  13. Share a recipe
  14. Photo post- make a post using only photos
  15. Life hacks
  16. Create a contest
  17. Creating goals- Talk about your goals and how your working to achieve them. You can talk about monthly goals or goals for the next five years.
  18. Trying something new- find something you haven’t done like rock climbing and do it for a post(you could end up finding a new hobby)
  19. What Inspires you- Write about the people and things that inspire you
  20. Write about some of the best advice you’ve been given
  21. What do you want to improve on- Talk about things you want to change; getting in shape, eating healthier, whatever it may be.
  22. Share your exercise routine
  23. Where do you want to be in 5 or 10 years
  24. Write a review
  25. Share your social media
  26. Write about something that means a lot to you
  27. Create a post about someone you’ve lost and their impact on your life
  28. Upcycling
  29. Room tour
  30. Haul- After you go shopping share what you’ve purchased
  31. Summer essentials
  32. Ways to save money
  33. Share what you’ve learned-Talk about important things and lessons you have learned throughout your life so far
  34. What I eat in a day
  35. 10 facts about me
  36. Write about your biggest regret- Sharing something like this might help someone else about to make the same mistake or just help someone realize that were all human and its ok to make mistakes.
  37. Must have beauty products
  38. What to do when your bored
  39. Write a post about your best friend
  40. Talk about your family
  41. Nighttime routine
  42. Write about where you grew up
  43. Life update/diary post
  44. Milestone post- Write a post about reaching hundred followers, 1000 views, any sort of milestone you have. It’s nice to have to look back on and accomplishing g something just gives you a really good feeling
  45. Explain the meaning behind your blog name
  46. Follow up post- These are great if you do post like bucket list, after you’ve done something on the list it’s a good idea to write a post about it
  47. Room makeover 
  48. Write about your pets
  49. Skin care routine- When I was trying to figure out my skin care routine I read a ton of other people’s to get ideas of products and tips to try
  50. Write about one of your hobbies or interest-  Music, painting, photography, soccer, whatever your interest is their’s a very good chance that their are other people out there with the same interest or who just want to learn more about something

I’ve only been blogging for a few months, but every once in a while I will have a creative block and have no ideas; now whenever I feel extra creative I come up with as many ideas as I can. Above are few blog post ideas that I love. I hoped this helped x

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If you have any blog post ideas please leave a comment down below, I’m always looking for ideas 

Elf Mad for Matte Palette Review

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For the price these are good eyeshadows, but compared to too faced or Urban decay, their not as good. A problem I noticed is that even with eye primer, after about an hour I would have eyeshadow below my eye, and it also comes off really easily. If you are just getting into makeup elf is a great brand, its inexpensive, and is good quality especially for the price.

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Their not as pigmented as I would have liked and you deficiently have to build the color, but the colors did blend pretty well. I mostly like it for filling in my eyebrows.

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Mad for matte eyeshadow palette: http://www.elfcosmetics.com/p/mad-for-matte-eyeshadow-palette?&gclid=Cj0KEQiA3Y7GBRD29f-7kYuO1-ABEiQAodAvwNARTZOjSZF4A1wuCraXUs0iLMgmN9djMFulXXkZaBcaAofy8P8HAQ

Tips to have healthy hair

I’ve been trying to grow my hair out for awhile now, but I wanted to keep it healthy looking even as it grew longer. I did a lot of research, had lots of trial and error, so here are the best tips I’ve found for having healthy hair:

  1. Use conditioner every time you wash your hair
  2. Brush your hair from the bottom up to reduce chance of breakage
  3. Get your hair trimmed often, this will remove split ends and damaged hair. Cutting your hair often does not make it grow faster, but it will make it appear thicker and healthier.
  4. Rinse your hair with cold water at the end of each shows to close the cuticle and seal in moisture
  5. Avoid heat tools as much as possible
  6. Make sure you eat enough protein like nuts, eggs, etc
  7. Don’t shampoo your hair daily; try to only shampoo your hair two to three times a week
  8. Avoid stress! Stress causes your hair to fall out and is just not good for you in general
  9. If you use dry shampoo, hair spray, or anything like that make sure to wash your that day or the next day; leaving it in can lead to dandruff and unhealthy hair.

Hoped this helped you out and if you have any tips please leave a comment. Thank you for reading x

Tips to Help Stay Organized

1. Have a visible calendar

If you live with other people having a calendar out where everyone can write if they have something going on is incredibly helpful. Its also great for just you to see what your month is like.

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2. Set reminders on your phone

I’m really bad about forgetting little things, so I started setting reminders on my phone just to make sure that I don’t forget something. It also motivates me when I know I have something I need to, but I want to be lazy.

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3. Come up with a system that works for you

I like to color coat. Everything has a different color, school is pink, personal is blue, etc. Its very visual and I find it extremely helpful.

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4. Have a list of things you need to accomplish/a to do list

This is also very visual. Having a list of things you need you need to get done makes it easier to plan out your day and it also makes you less likely to forget about something that needs to get done.

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5. If you schedule something put it in your calendar 

A lot of things have to be planned in advance and when the date comes around it’s easy to forget that you had something to do. It also helps to make sure you don’t overbook your day.

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It’s now 2017! At the beginning of every year I get organized and it usually lasts till The end of August. This year I’m going to attempt to stay organized throughout the year. Probably won’t happen, but it’s fun to try. I hope you found this post helpful:)