DIY Blueberry Facial Wash

I noticed that my skin seems to be breaking out more than usual  (post-period effects); hence I decided to make my own Blueberry Facial Wash. Blueberries are loaded with antioxidants. They help with blotchy skin and acne problems.  Who knew almond milk is filled with nutrients including vitamin E to help maintain a well balanced look. Hold off on those Vitamin E creams, almond milk has a high level of it. You can have restored skin and reverse the effects of sun damage in just seconds with this DIY facial. Can’t forget the cinnamon! It fights acne, blemishes, and leaves your skin with a glowing youthful complexion. Rice is great for those summer days when you get sunburn. It helps to cool your skin off for flawless skin.

All of the ingredients are beneficial for your skin. Hold off on buying those expensive creams, and make a simple recipe using only 4 ingredients. If you have any extra facial wash, refrigerate it. I recommend using it within 2 days for the best skin results.

What you’ll need:

Method:

Pour ingredients into a nutibullet and blend until desired consistency.

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Summer time is for smoothies

Summer is a season where people head down the shore, plan weekend getaways, and get their tan on. It’s a time where you grab yourself a beverage, preferably a smoothie drink loaded with vitamins and minerals to keep you hydrated. My favorite smoothies include strawberries, bananas, blueberries, and spinach. I try to go with whatever my body is craving.

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What you’ll need:

  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Spinach
  • Banana
  • Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • Protein powder, cinnamon, tumeric (optional)

Directions:

Blend it until smooth and ENJOY!

 

Christa Alexis makeup of the day

My makeup for the day was a combination of dark eye shadow colors with a black eyeliner on top and bottom. I decided to wear lighter vibrant colors on my cold shoulder shirt paired with white jeans to really make my makeup pop.

Apply light eye shadow and then a darker shimmer shade on top. You can apply the pencil eyeliner after you put on the eye shadows. Repeat until you get the desired look.

Next, apply the eyeliner on bottom and mascara. I put my liquid foundation I like to check the ingredients and make sure they are organic. Apply to face and rub in thoroughly.  You’re almost done. Just add your simmer on your cheeks.

Walk out of your place feeling fabulous. Christa Alexis here! xo

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Sapo is so so pure!

Sapo Soap Company makes all natural and organic soaps that are great for all skin types. Each product uses only the finest ingredients which are 85% organic ingredients. Get rid of all your other soaps and start investing in a beauty product that serves you and your body. Plus, there is no added chemicals or preservatives to worry about. Sapo is so so pure!

There are different aromas for you to choose from like peppermint, lemongrass, lavender, thyme, and Shea honey. Pick your favorite scent and take a deep breath and relax. The soaps are so smooth and leave your skin feeling silky soft.

 

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Photo credits: Christa Alexis

My favorite one was the Lavender scent. I received a sample pack with Lemongrass Tea, Lavender, and Shea Honey Oatmeal. As soon as I smell lavender, I become relaxed and it causes my mind to really stay in the moment. Watch the video below to learn about all the health benefits that lavender has on your skin!

Special thanks to Sapo Company for sending me the soaps. Much love xo

 

 

No dairy, no problem!

Dairy has a lot of additives, extra fat, and also slows your body down.  It takes even longer to digest dairy. Many of us believe that dairy is beneficial for calcium; however, coconut milk, kale, collard greens, broccoli, figs, and oranges are other highly enriched calcium dairy alternatives. I recently decided to transition to a vegan lifestyle. Immediately, I noticed I had more energy and even shed a few extra pounds. My meals are more simple and full of veggies and fruits. I love to start my day with a smoothie, and end it with a salad and a protein, but for snackin’ time I have nuts, clementines and popcorn. Start to eliminate dairy and see what happens!

  1. More energy
  2. Loss of weight
  3. Feeling full
  4. Eat more fruits, vegetables, and grains
  5.  Less cravings

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More grains, less gains

Trying to get rid of that leftover winter storage and make room for bikini season, fear no more eat grains & have less weight gain. When I say grains, I mean real grains not overly processed genetically modified versions of the real good stuff (foods); you know that kinds that simply nourish your mind, body, and soul.

Think about it, did our ancestors eat anything put in a can or stored in a freezer? Highly doubtful, all their foods were fresh from the farmland and picked right off the land. I’m talking about quiona, fresh rolled oats, brown rice, 100% whole wheat breads and wraps without any additives like high fructose corn syrup and ya know pronounceable ingredients.

Keep grains apart of your diet and you’ll be sure to shed the pounds right off. Moderate exercise is a key component to an overall healthy lifestyle. Of course organic is always a better choice.

 

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Simple High Protein Meals

A simple high protein meal is chickpea salad with red wine vinegar and seasoned with oregano, salt, pepper, and garlic for extra flavor.

It’s easy to make.

  • 1 can (15.5 ounce) Goya chickpeas or any brand you prefer
  • 1 red pepper cut into small pieces
  • 1 red onion cut into small pieces
  • 1 garlic clove cut into small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (add more if you’d like)
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

 

Mix it all together & chill in the refrigerator before servingchickpea spoon      Picture from the99centchef.blogspot.com

Use self-reiki for instant healing!

Reiki is an ancient Japanese method of healing. Self-reiki is a way for you to easily reduce stress and increase your daily health. It’s a simple practice. All you have to do is declare your intention and place your hands on different areas of your body aka chakras. Watch the video below for a step by step guide.

 

 

 

 

What’s sweet and good for you? Pineapples!

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Pineapples are sweet and delicious with a ton of health benefits. It’s a great snack that will keep you feeling satisified. They have a high level of vitamin c, magnesium, fiber, and essential vitamins like B6 and B1.

The fruit contains high levels of water to help you stay hydrated all day long. It also helps with digestion and keeps your immune system strong. You could also purchase bromelian pills (extracted from the stem and core) for similar benefits but why wouldn’t you want to bite into this delicious fruit instead?

Did you know pineapples are composed of  various flowers? It’s true. The fruits fuse together to create the core.