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  • My Essentials For The Perfect “At Home” Spa Day

    Lets face it, we all need a good rest and relaxation moment every now and then and going out to indulge in your local day spas may not always be an option for you. I am one of those people that takes “self care” pretty seriously but I don’t have hundreds of dollars to spend for weekly professional treatments. Meaning, I have gotten pretty good at creating the ultimate spa day at home and I’m here to share my personal essentials with you guys!

    Face Masks:

    Duhhhh. What is a spa day without a good face mask? I am a little obsessed with them and I love all different kinds. Sheet masks, clay masks, gel masks, peel off masks, and my new favorite, hydrojelly masks! Different types of masks for different types of moods, ya know?

    When you are choosing your face masks, you want to make sure you get the best type of mask for your skin! Find options that target any problem areas your skin has. “At home” masks can actually be pretty beneficial if you choose quality products that are right for you. Here are a few of my faves!

    Nola Skinsentials “Pumpkin Enzyme Mask”

    ZO Skin Health “Complexion Clearing Masque”

    The Ordinary “AHA/BHA Peeling Solution”

    GlamGlow “Supermud Mask”

    Esthemax “Egyptian Rose” & “Illuminating Orange” Hydrojelly Masks

    *p.s Esthemax is a “for licensed professionals only” site BUT I linked a retailer that carries a “diy” mask kit that anyone can purchase! I also recommend checking your local med spas and see if they carry them! I know Prive’ Med Spa in Lexington, KY carries some jelly masks. *

    Foot Spa:

    Yes honey, you totally need a foot spa in your life. Funny story, I bought a cheap foot spa to give as a “Dirty Santa” gift one year and the moment I bought it, I wanted it. I was working as a makeup artist at MAC and was on my feet all the time, so this looked heavenly to me. Me being me, I won it back in the game and lived happily ever after, haha! It is perfect for a little “pedispa” and I highly recommend you try one. I like to add a little “Teals” epsom salt to my foot bath and it is fantastic for sore/tired feet.

    Here is the foot spa that I bought.

    Facial Tools:

    Facial tools are a really cool addition to your spa routine! I love using a Jade Roller that is chilled. I use it to stimulate the collagen and blood cells in my face and it is so relaxing and super calming. Another tool I love using is a little contoured stone called a “Gua Sha” to relieve tension in my facial muscles.

    Both have quickly become spa essentials of mine. Here is a set with both the Jade Roller and the “Gua Sha”!

    I am also OBSESSED with cupping my face. I know it sounds weird but I swear it’s a thing! There are tons of benefits from cupping, and I think it feels so so relaxing when incorporated into your skin care routine. I didn’t link a specific set because there are so many different options out there, but I got mine from Amazon so I recommend looking there! Last but not least, you have to have a good chilled eye mask!! I have a rose quartz one and I am obsessed with that thing. It feels so luxurious, and we all need a little extra luxury in this life, right? Here is a mask that I found, similar to mine!

    Hair Treatments:

    We gotta show our locks some love too! I am obsessed with keratin treatments like this one from Paul Mitchell! Keratin helps to improve your hair strength and texture. It also helps to smooth out frizzy, unruly hair. Another treatment fave of mine is the No.3 Hair Perfector from Olaplex! You can find it here! I totally recommend getting an inexpensive little portable hair dryer as well. The one that sits up and covers your entire head, you know the one!

    Just keep in mind that although adding heat to some hair treatments can be super beneficial, you want to make sure you are aware of how hot your dryer is, and make sure you don’t over use it. Here is the one I have, but there are tons of other more inexpensive options available!

    All of these things are so fun and a great way to treat yourself in the comforts of your own home! You deserve to treat yourself & show yourself some extra love. We all have to prioritize taking care of “me”.

    On that note, go enjoy! xoxo

  • Nail Set “The Poppy”

    Nail Artist: Kate at Glem Nails in Lexington, KY.

    Inspo Photo: I found this photo on Pinterest! There wasn’t a name linked with the photo but I still wanted to share the imagine that inspired this set.

  • My Starbucks Order

    Okay, I know this is a random post but I am an iced coffee snob and after an obscene amount of failed Starbucks orders and countless dollars spent on iced coffee combos that are just not THE drink, I finally have the perfect iced coffee. Just a heads up, this order is personalized for a low carb lifestyle so if you are a sugar junkie I make no promises! Although, even when I wasn’t eating low carb this was still my go-to drink because it is just that dang good!

    My Order

    Grande Iced Coffee

    With Heavy Cream

    *I ask for an an extra splash of heavy cream because at first, my order always tasted different depending on who made it, and ever since I have started asking for an extra splash it is always perfect & delicious!*

    Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup

    No Classic Syrup

    In a Venti Cup With Extra Ice

    *This step is super important if you are an ice freak like me. I don’t know why having extra ice makes it taste better, but it does and if you don’t like ice … I have questions, lol.*

    Mmkay, so now that you have the breakdown of the yummiest iced coffee in the world, you have no other choice but to go to Starbucks right now and get one. You can thank me later! xoxo