Thursday, March 26, 2015

DIY: Cellulite and Stretch Mark Removal Scrub

"It was pretty much predestined to happen at some point, but I managed to find an at-home solution for removing cellulite or stretch marks."

It was highly requested on my video channel that I create a tutorial for ridding cellulite and/or stretch marks, and after having my son, it was necessary.  It was pretty much predestined to happen at some point, but I managed to find an at-home solution for removing cellulite or stretch marks.  My primary purpose for this scrub was to remove stretch marks that accumulated from pregnancy, and it has helped tremendously.  If you have those infamous dimples around your booty or thighs, believe me, it happens to everybody.  

The most important ingredient in this beauty scrub is caffeine, which helps tighten the skin by providing antioxidants when applied directly.  Obviously, it won't magically make your skin baby-soft within the first few minutes of using it.  However, it works immensely over time.  

What you'll need:

-  A jar or waterproof container

-  1 cup of coffee grounds

-  3 Tablespoons of sugar (or salt)

-  6 Tablespoons of coconut oil

Step 1 //  Measure out all of your ingredients

Step 2 //  Combine all ingredients in an empty jar, and mix together until everything is mixed together

Step 3 // Apply as much as needed to appropriate areas of the body that have cellulite or stretch marks, for about five minutes in the shower.  Rinse with water.  Use once or twice per week and store in the shower (with a lid).

Check out my step-by-step video tutorial here:

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Leather and Sweaters

"I love these faux leather pants because they don't give off the gruesome leather camel toe that often comes with sporting such an item of clothing." 

It goes without saying that I absolutely love the weather in Miami lately, but occasionally miss a cool breeze (which briefly appeared for about a week).  In that moment where I felt it was appropriate to bust out a sweater, it had to be caught with my camera lens.  Swaying to the tunes of Kendrick Lamar on the rooftop of my condo building and desperately trying not to sweat my face off, I somehow felt it was a genius idea to pair this Vera Wang sweater with a leather jacket and pants (well, faux).  I love these faux leather pants because they don't give off the gruesome leather camel toe that often comes with sporting such an item of clothing.  

There's something about an all-black leather look that either screams bondage or rebel chic.  I'd like to go with the latter.  

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Over the past week, I've been having an affair with the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV.  This octane blue beauty packed more punch than expected, with a streamlined chic look and substance.  Its sleek frame gave the SUV automobile a sexy and modern appeal without sacrificing comfort or safety.  Stepping inside the 5-passenger vehicle, the interior is minimal with a focus on the driving experience.  Exhibit A: start the vehicle at the touch of a button, fast-key entry system, heated front seats, automatic climate control, a rear view camera, and Bluetooth®3 2.0 and USB ports for easy access to your tunes.  All of this luxurious convenience, if you will, was important for me since I don't like to fuss with anything once I hop in a car (and I have a three-year-old with just about as much patience as me).

As for performance, the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport combines the coasting of an automatic with the option for sporty thrill from manual shifting (thanks to paddle shifters).  The 2.0-liter engine packs some power, so it's perfect for city driving and riding along the coast.  It's also fuel-efficient so it won't leave a dent in the purse.   

Ultimately, this vehicle is a great choice for the discerning car buyer who loves the combination of sporty chic and comfort without the hefty price tag.

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Top 10 Quotes To Change The Way You Live And Think

"Wearing confidence in every part of your life can completely transform your character and surroundings.  If you don't believe in yourself, nobody else will."

In light of starting off the upcoming week fresh, I'm sharing my top ten quotes to change the way you live and think.  It's distinguishable that we all experience ups and downs, life doesn't always go as planned, and it often times leaves us devising a plan for how to change.  Change has many negative connotations, but it doesn't need to be viewed in poor light.  There are a number of occurrences that I have undergone in my life, believe it or not, but it's the perception of how I handled each situation that allowed me to keep pushing.  

Therefore, here are some of my favorite motivational and inspirational quotes to change your thoughts and life.  I hope you enjoy!

Often times we are afraid to take a risk or change an aspect of our lives, but don't realize that new opportunities and experiences lie on the other side.

Wearing confidence in every part of your life can completely transform your character and surroundings.  If you don't believe in yourself, nobody else will.

I continually tell my family and friends how important positivity is, and the power of instilling good energy throughout your life.  The best course of action is to put positive thoughts out into the world, and good things will come to you.  

It's easy to start something and never finish it, but it takes strength and hard work to keep it in motion.  Whether it be a relationship, a job, losing weight, or moving on to bigger and better things, life is constantly in motion and it's important to keep pushing through.  Don't stop just because you hit a fork in the road.

You're bound to meet confrontation in the face at some point, but it's how you react to situations that control your way of thinking.  Nobody can make you feel inferior unless you allow them to.  Stand up for yourself and what you believe in, with no fear.

As human beings, it's only natural that we tend to hold on to people, places or things that we believe identify who we are.  If you believe that something or someone is holding you back from accomplishing your dreams, let it go.  You are capable of what your mind allows you to.

Girls or women often feel self-conscience about appearance, relationships, or life in general.  Don't let one failure keep you from trying new experiences or moving forward in your life.  One downfall doesn't rule your existence, it makes you stronger.

Don't expect a magical fairy to come along and change your life or suddenly give you everything you've ever wanted.  If you want something, go out and get it.  Don't sit around waiting for life to happen to you.

Each person is a unique character, and owning who you are is what makes you special.  When you stop caring about what other people think of you, or block out the negative parts in your life, you'll be surprised how much your life will change.

A good friend of mine once told me "only you can change your world" when I was going through a terrible moment in my life, and it resonated with me.  You have control over your mind, body, and surroundings.  If you allow something or someone to abuse you or control your thoughts, you have given them power over you.  Live your life for you, and nobody else.  

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Monochrome Short Set and Embellished Heels

Let's face it, I'm utterly obsessed with monochrome lately.  What I appreciate about a monochromatic look is the simplicity and cohesion of the pieces that meld together seamlessly.  Hence, the nude-blush pallette for today's post.   Lightweight trench coats are also a must-have piece in my Spring collection of clothing (indeed, I need one of every color) because they add an effortless completion to an outfit that I absolutely love.  And so, here I am in a parking garage with brightly painted teal walls and just the right amount of light for me to snap some shots with my tripod sidekick.  

What I'm rocking:

Trench Coat by F21
Camisole by Victoria's Secret
Shorts by Macy's
Shoes by Nine West

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