Thursday, May 30, 2013

♡ Skin Goals! ♡

Okay so lately I have been so bad to my skin! I have been eating things with sugar and some meat and rice things... Well, my skin HATES those foods! I know that, but I keep eating them. Not only do they make me break out but they make me feel bad. Not very smart to keep eating them huh? So I thought it would be good to make a Skin Goal list. Or Skin To Do's. Whatever you wanna call it. These are things that I KNOW help my skin clear up but I'm just so stubborn that I haven't been doing them.

Skin Goals-
1. Wash face with honey at least once a day.
2. Use coconut oil twice a day.
3. Do not touch face!! (I'm so bad about this).
4. Don't eat 'sugar' 'rice' or meat (other than fish).
5. Take biotin everyday.
6. Change pillow case every two days.
7. Use a paper towel to dry face, not a reusable towel.
8. Try to sleep on back.
9. Eat 'skin loving' foods- berries, dark greens, green tea.
10. Drink LOTS of water!

So there you have it. Do you have any skin goals? I wanna know 'em :)

Stay Healthy,
XX -Taylor

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

♡ Rainwater Botanicals Skincare Review! ♡

I have been trying out a few things from Rainwater Botanicals , And been loving them! I wanted to share them with you!

Healing Earth Facial Soap - $5.50- This is a great face soap! It's the only foaming soap that doesn't make my skin red and irritated. The only thing is that it leaves my skin kind of tight feeling and needing moisturizer.
It smells so earthy and lovely!

Troubled Skin Serum - $15.00- This is one of my favorites! It's a very light serum, but it is moisturizing enough to wear alone (even though I often don't). It is so silky and blends in so easily! Great for if you're in a rush, it has a pump so it's very easy to use. Gives your skin a healthy glow, and smells earthy.

Intense Skin Repair Serum- $11.00- (Another favorite), This is a great night-time moisturizer. Even though it's a oil, it is very easy to blend and soaks in well. When I apply this, the next morning my skin is soft, and glowing! (all of these serums and moisturizers give your skin a healthy glow). It smells sweet and floral. Be careful about the top, it comes loose on it's own. This can be used for the treatment of ''acne, scarring, wrinkles, dry skin, and other skin complaints."

Nourishing Facial Cream with Carrot & Pumpkin- $11.75- I haven't used this a ton yet. It's very thick and rich and very moisturizing, the only think I don't like about the feel of it is it can feel a bit waxy on my skin. So I think I'll just be using it at night cause it's pretty heavy, but great if you need something thick!
It smells like carrot, rose and a bit like licorice. Once again this has a pump for easy use.

Pimple Potion Spot Treatment- (They are currently out of stock on this at the moment but I'll let you know when it's back)$8.00- Another favorite! This stuff works, it doesn't dry out breakouts. For me, it helps with the redness and size of my breakout and helps them heal faster. It doesn't work overnight for me but it does help. It has a very soothing scent, kind of floral.

Dead Sea Mud- $5.00- I feel like this is a very clarifying and detoxifying mask. My pores literally feel so cleansed after using this! My skin feels very smooth and fresh after using it. I use it about 2 times a week.

Overall- I am VERY happy with RB products! I have never used a skincare brand that I've liked so much!! Using these things makes my skin glow and just look healthy. I'm gonna be trying more things from them for sure!
I love that their stuff is totally natural and AFFORDABLE! That's hard to find with natural products.
I would recommend Rainwater Botanicals to anyone! :)

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

♡ Frozen Lemonade ♡

Time for another smoothie! I was pretty warm the other day and wanted something nice and refreshing. This is so good!

What I Used:
1 frozen banana,
2 frozen strawberries,
and a few slices of frozen peaches.
and lemonade of your choice. (I used cherry and peach)


Sunday, May 26, 2013

♡ May Favorites- Natural, Clothes, Food and more! ♡

It's time for May Favorites!! I have lots of natural skincare products and other fun stuff!

Rainwater Botanicals- Ache Spot Treatment - I use this 2 to 3 times a day. Reduces breakout redness, size, and speeds healing.

Rainwater Botanicals- Skin Repair Serum - I use this at night. It is so moisturizing and really evens out my skin. When I wake up in the morning my skin is so soft and smooth.

Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange- Perfume - I adore this scent! Just like a smoothie!

Soap - The soap is great, The scent really stays on your skin (which I love).

Pacifica Tinted Lipbalm- Sugared Fig - Smells great, pretty purple color. The only thing I don't like is that it wears kind of weird and can get kind of peel-y? :P

Shea Moisture Coconut Hibiscus Body Wash - This really is very moisturizing! It smells amazing and again, the scent stays. :)

Gogo Applesauce- Love this stuff!
Cliff Fruit Ropes- This are like healthy candy!
Starbucks glazed cashews with pomegranate and vanilla- This again kind of like candy to me, slightly sweet and a great filling snack!

My new water bottle from Target! It's glass and so pretty!

 Lace Dress from Kholes - So glad I finally found a lace dress!

Striped Dress from Target - Love this dress, it fits me perfectly!

No Boundaries Seamless Bra - This is amazing! If you are a girl you need to try these! They are from Walmart for only $5!

And there you have it! My May Favorites! :D

Friday, May 24, 2013

♡ Whole Foods/ Kroger Trip ♡

Hey everyone! We went to Whole Foods and Kroger.

Re-useable bags from Whole Foods.
Whole Foods had a thing with a ton of free samples, so as you can see I went a little crazy! :P
Vitamins from Kroger.
Go Macro bar from whole foods. (I haven't tried it yet but mom liked hers.)
Micah got Sushi at Kroger. I actually liked this kind!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

♡ Apple Peach Smoothie/Juice ♡

Yes another smoothie ;) But there's so many things to try. This is now one of my favorites!!

What I Used: (You can always alter it to whatever you like)
1/2 Apple (or a whole one depending on how 'appley' you like)
1/2 cup (or a little less) of Frozen Peaches,
1/2 Frozen Banana,
1 and 1/2 cup Orange Juice,
and just a splash of coconut or amlond milk.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

♡ Rainwater Botanicals Unboxing, Demo, and First Impsression. ♡

Hey everyone! Last week I got a some things from Rainwater Botanicals, and I did a video for it, so I wanted to show you that and give a lil update of a few thoughts on it so far.

Healing Earth Facial Soap- Gentley cleans without drying but does leave my face just a bit tight feeling. It foams but it doesn't leave it red. AT ALL! Which is crazy to me that it doesn't cause redness!
Skin Repair Serum- A oil type serum. It's very moisturizing and great for night and even daytime for me.
Troubled Skin Serum- A creamy thin serum. It's light and blends in very well. I like a lot of moisturizer so I do two pumps of it.
Dead Sea Salt- I use this as a mask about two times a week. My skin feels very clarified after using and fresh.
Pimple Potion Spot Treatment- Okay I know I haven't been using these long but I think this really works! Within a couple of days.

I will be doing a whole review on everything in a couple of weeks,
What have you tried from RB?

Stay Healthy

♡ Favorite Avocado Meals ♡

So the other day I had avocado about three times! So I wanted to show you what I used it for.

 For breakfast I had my normal egg scramble with tomatoes and onions with half a avocado.
 My Lunch/Snack was hald a gluten free bagel with olive oil mayo and tomato and avocado. (gonna be having this again.)
For dinner I had tona salad on avocado and a boiled egg.

Stay Healthy,
XX -Taylor

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

♡ What's On My Bathroom Counter? ♡

Hi everyone! I wanted to show you what I kepp on my bathroom counter :)

Derma E Hyaluronic Acid Night Creme-
This is a great moisturizer. It smells good and is so silky!

Rainwater Botanicals-
Trouble Skin Serum,
Dead Sea Mud,
Skin Repair Serum,
Pimple Potion,

I'm just starting these but really like everything so far. :)

 Yes To Tomatoes- Ache Lotion- This is okay, pretty drying and I don't see much difference.
Yes To Cucumbers- Moisturizer with SPF 30- This isn't a 'moisturizer' at all. If you have any dry skin it clings to it. I have to mix it with another moisturizer. If I don't it gets patchy and kind of peels off. It also is VERY white.
Derma E Exfoliating Scrub with Fruit Enzymes and Dead Sea Salt-
I actually really like this. It smells great and is very creamy. It gets my skin so clean without being drying.
Dove Go Fresh Deoderant- Non natural, nice smell but doesn't work that great.
Tom's Strawberry Toothpaste- Nice toothpaste that taste pretty good.
Coconut oil- I love this stuff. I use it on my face and neck at least two times a day. Or anywhere really!

 Rainwater Botanicals Healing Earth Facial Soap-
Once again, just starting to use this but love it so far! It foams but get this... it doesn't irritate my skin and make it all red!
Honey- I use this to wash my face, it's amazing, cleansing, and moisturizing!
(Healing Earth Soap)

So there you have it! What are your bathroom counter must haves? :)

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

♡ Some of My Favorite Things! ♡

Hi everyone,
I wanted to share some of my favorite things lately!

 My kitten Ky, He's the sweetest thing.

 Walks outside when it's nice out.

Healthy lunches!
Wrapped preasants. My birthday was the 11th, it means a lot to me when someone takes the time to get something special for me. <3

This bracelet from my cousin Crystel.

My Mom and sister Brittany. :)

Sunday, May 12, 2013

♡ Pink Pineapple Smoothie! ♡

Tropical and refreshing!

What I Used:

1 frozen banana,
1/2 cup ice,
1 cup pinapple, (fresh!)
4 strawberries.
And some orange juice

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

♡ April Empties! ♡

Hey everyone! Sorry this is a bit late!

* (I'll repurchase or I already have)

 Better Homes Butterscotch Maple Cream melting blocks- It was okay but not natural.
Bath and body works candles- Winter, 'Tis The Season- Again, okay but not natural.
*Meyer's hand soap- Pretty good and more natural than 'normal' soap.
*Evening Primrose Oil- I've talked about how much I love this on my channel, if you are a female I think this would be great!
Tazo calm chamomile- Not my favorite sleepy tea at all.
*Honey- I use this to wash my face and it's great!

Bath and Body Works- Pink chiffon and Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin triple moisturizer- Didn't work that great.
Pink Chiffon body spray- Great smell and I don't mind using this on my clothes.
Country Chic shower gel- This dried out my skin.
Twilight Woods germ x- This also dried out my skin.
Yes To Tomatoes face mask sample- I didn't see much of a difference with this but it lasts a good 5 or 6 uses. Only $2
Nelsons Pure & Clear treatment gel- This worked pretty good but not amazingly.
Crest toothpaste- Not much to say about this. It's toothpaste haha.
ELF lip gloss-Fair- It was kind of sticky but I like their other colors.
Revlon Lip Butter- Pink Truffle- I liked this at first but it was really thick and not as balmy as I like.

Monday, May 6, 2013

♡ Lunch and Smoothie of The Day! Cabbage Wraps + Berry Smoothie ♡

I know I already did a post today but I just made these for lunch and they are AMAZING! I had to write this right away! My sister Brittany saw something like this on Pinterest so I wanted to try it. When you are vegetarian and gluten free, lunch kinda gets hard to find something so this is great because it's different!

 I cooked some bell pepper, onion, and tomato to stuff these with, along with some boiled eggs, and lettuce.

 I put a little but of water in a small pot and kind of steamed the cabbage leaves (MAKE SURE THESE ARE WHOLE LEAFS, since that's what you're using to wrap everything in) and I covered it with a plate and cooked till it looks like.....
...THIS! You want it pretty well done so it's easy to bite. I learned that the hard way and made the first one underdone. It wasn't very easy to bite :P

 These are great with a little french dressing on it.
You could put anything in here! Tuna salad, quacamole, you could even do it taco style! I really hope you try this out! :)

(Update) I tried these wraps again and stuffed them with tuna, lettuce, tomatoe, and french and wrapped it a different way, so I wanted to show you, they look so cute and are a little easier to eat!

I thought I'd go ahead and show you my smoothie of the day to!

What i Used:
1 Banana,

some frozen raspberries (maybe about 6 or 7),
about 5 frozen blueberries,
and maybe 1 and 1/2 cup of orange juice!