Dear Ashli, Help! I’ve just gotten badly sunburned at the beach over the weekend! My skin is very red and painful! What are my best options? Sincerely, Sorry Sunner   Dear Sorry Sunner, Oh my goodness! I am so sorry for you! In the event that this kind of damage has been done (and I hope you will be extra cautious in the future by wearing sunscreen and staying in the shade!), there are some options to help your skin recover quickly from a burn. For the First 24 Hours: Cool the burn– Applying a topical aloe vera gel and cold compresses (cold water onRead More →

Hey y’all! TGIF! I have a special guest today! While studying at The Boston Conservatory, I had the privilege of becoming friends with a bright, plucky, fabulous gal from Connecticut who was studying Writing, Literature and Publishing at Emerson. Her name is Emily Edwards (neé Steers- she just got married!), and she also has a fantastic blog called “Yankee Smartass“. She has written her first book, Collecting the Constellations, and it inspired this post! Reading for Pleasure as Self-Care We all need things to stimulate each aspects of ourselves in order to be whole and balanced. We need exercise and healthy food for our physical bodies, weRead More →

Happy Thursday!! I am certain that if you haven’t yet heard of Dermaplaning, you soon will. It is quickly becoming one of the most in demand exfoliation treatments asked for, and you will soon learn why! What is Dermaplaning? Dermaplaning is an exfoliation of the skin using a 10 gauge surgical blade. The Aesthetician/PA/or RN will cleanse and de-grease your skin thoroughly before proceeding. They hold the skin taut and glide the blade along the superficial layer of the epidermis, essentially scraping off the top layer of skin in addition to vellus hair (peach fuzz). It is painless, extremely low risk, and can be done on itsRead More →

Happy Monday y’all! For today’s post, I’m going to share with you all the benefits of a mineral bath as well as a how-to, to introduce weekly rejuvenation into your life! What is a mineral bath? The average adult’s body contains 60% water. Mineral baths (typically found in the form of bath minerals or lyophilized sea water) contain trace minerals found in the sea such as calcium, magnesium and sodium. Bathing in these helps to re-mineralize the body as well as the skin! Epsom Salts, containing magnesium sulfate are also very popular. How-to take a mineral bath: Draw a tepid bath (around 98 degrees). It isRead More →

Photobomb Courtesy of Miss Everly Belle! Lucca Lattice Inset Floral Maxi Dress (Sold out!) Similar here and here Sunnies, bp by Nordstrom ($12!- I never wear my expensive sunnies anymore because the girls always take them!) Sandals (old) similar, Kenneth Cole  Read More →

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a relaxing weekend! Yesterday, my family and I visited Wrightsville Beach here in North Carolina and it was glorious! It has inspired my post for today- my beach bag must-haves! Beach Hat– this is a must have to protect delicate facial skin! Beach Blanket A good facial SPF of at LEAST 30! Shop my Swimsuit- Becca Swim   Sea Salt Hairspray for perfect Mermaid Waves Emi-Jay hair tie (for when those waves inevitably get out of control! ha!) How adorable is this tote? Wipes for getting sand off of your face before you can shower! A great SPF lip balm-Read More →

TGIF!!!! Earlier this week I shared my beauty picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! Today I’m sharing my Fashion Picks! The Anniversary Sale is now open to non-card holders so get it while the getting’s good!!!   Women’s bp Lightweight Rib Stitch Cardigan Women’s Rag & Bone High Waist Skinny Jeans Wayf “Portrait” Lace Midi Dress Socialite Plunging Waist Romper  Steve Madden Gabbie Thigh High Boot Marc Fisher LTD Arrine Over the Knee Boot Marc Jacobs Square Vic Bracelet Watch, 30mm All Saints Raye Leather Tote Ted Baker London Strisa Butterfly Print Clutch Nordstrom Precious Metal Plated 2ct tw Cubic Zirconia Earrings Electric Encelia 62mm SunglassesRead More →

Happy Thursday my loves! I hope everyone has had a great week!  In 2011 when I did my 200 hour Prada Vayu (from David Magone) Yoga Teacher Training with Kevan Gale of Stil Studio in Dedham, MA, I was given what the Buddhists call, an “Auspicious Opportunity”. My classmates and I were given the chance to study with a living, breathing guru. His name is Khenpo Lama Migmar Tseten Rinpoche, and he is a Tibetan Lama, and Buddhist Chaplain of Harvard University. I wanted to share some of the jewels of what I learned from him, with you. You can be of any faith or religious affiliationRead More →

Happy Sunday y’all! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has arrived- and if you are a cardholder you can shop the preview now through July 20th! Here are my beauty essentials from the sale! XO Diptyque Candle Set   Jo Malone London Cologne Collection Slip Silk Pillowcase Simple Human Round Sensor Mirror Pro Iluminage Skin Rejuvenating Eye Mask Clairisonic Smart Profile Uplift NuFace White Trinity Anniversary Facial Toning Kit Butter London Cashmere Cremes Patent Shine Yves St. Laurent Lip Set (in Pink!) Bobbi Brown On Trend Eyes and Cheeks CollectionRead More →

Happy Thursday!!! I want to thank everyone for being so patient for the less frequent blog posts while I get my life up and running here in North Carolina! Expect the consistent 3 times per week posts from me very soon!! So, the question is… do I need to wear a sunscreen every day? The answer is, Yes! No matter where you live, no matter what your Fitzpatrick skin type, it is imperative that you protect your skin each day. Whether it is sunny out or rainy, and even if you are just walking to your car and not out for very long. Why? 90% ofRead More →