10 Hair and Skin TIPS To Start Using in the New Year!

10 Tips to start your New Year off right with new hair and skin routines and suggestions! 

1.Use cleansers at night and exfoliating scrubs on your face in the mornings. Cleansers are more gentle on your skin before you go to sleep and are better for taking makeup and dirt off your face.

2. Make sure to drink plenty of water and maybe increase your water intake by 1-2 bottles a day. It is a known and easy way to improve the condition of your skin and has other health benefits as well.

3. Use non-toxic and organic body and face products. This way it is easier to target what is making you break out and what products are gentler on your skin. Brands like Murad or Whish will do much more for your skin than Neutrogena or Aveeno can and it will be easier to know how to target your skin type to treat it if you are using specific cleansers and products for your skin type and skin needs.

4. Eat foods with lots of Vitamin A and Vitamin C to replace the nutrients that your body needs and uses daily. Here are some example foods:

    • Bell peppers
    • Kiwi
    • Pineapple
    • Strawberries
    • Kale
    • Carrots
    • Butternut Squash

5. Take Biotin supplements to increase hair growth and skin cell reproduction. This allows more biotin to be produced within your body and helps the condition of your hair and skin and nails to improve.

6.  Use products on your hair to accommodate the season. Use more split end therapy and breakage products in the winter and Use more heat protection and anti frizz in the summer. Using them all at once can be too much and cause grease and dandruff, while if you focus on what your hair is needing right now it will be just enough to keep it healthy and acclimated to the weather.

7. Get your hair cut more in the winter to get rid of split ends and damaged hair to prevent it from splitting far up and causing more damage to your hair. Every 2 months is about the average for how long you should be waiting to get your hair cut. If you dye your hair, it might be a bit more frequently due to the damage that the dye creates for you.

8. Take a “Skin care quiz” online to find out what kind of products you should be using. Consulting a dermatologist is also a smart idea. It is important to find out what kind of products work best for you and your skin so a little trial and error is not a bad thing.

9. Use moisturize full face masks before you go to sleep to try and capture all of the nutrients while your skin is revamping over night. I would recommend a collagen or moisture face mask if you want to get the best results. Different face masks are used for different occasions but focus on moisture and health before bed time.

10. Put chamomile tea bags under/ on your eyes for 15 minutes to get rid of under eye circles. This is a natural remedy that is proven to work and give results fast for an inexpensive price.  Freezing them before hand is also a good way to get results faster (also you can rub cucumbers over your eyes first and this also works great in addition to the tea bags).

My top 5 Style Icons and WHY

There are few women that are known as world wide style icons. When you think of an “icon” it would not necessarily have to be someone who is not with us any longer.  Some of these women would be people like Audrey Hepburn or Marilyn Monroe. Their class and style is timeless and many look to model their own looks after them many decades later. But, there are newer style icons like the Kardashians or Jennifer Aniston or Emma Stone. But they do not share the same attraction and fame that the older do.

Here are the reasons why I chose these 5 women icons:

  1. Audrey Hepburn a timeless example of class and beauty. Her face is commonly used as interior design on prints or paintings all throughout the world. Her most famous movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” turned her into an icon for Tiffany &Co. which is not only a huge honor but a huge breakthrough for her career. Her oversized sunglasses and classic black dresses are still modeled today and made known as hers.
  2. Blake Lively the actress who is known for so much, including playing Sarina on “Gossip Girl” is always well dressed and looking her best. She is always wearing elaborate gowns or outfits and is always in the tabloids as “Best Dressed” or winning “Who wore it better?”. Married to Ryan Reynolds and now a mother, she has not lost any of her poise or glam with age.
  3. Kate Middleton has always been praised for her simple yet elegant style. From regular classmate to Duchess, she has never lost her roots and seems to handle everything situation with grace- with the matching outfit to go with it. She is known for wearing lots of subtle pant suits and dresses that look casual (but not too casual)yet not cheap.
  4. Jackie Kennedy also seems to be known for a timeless and classic style. Growing the popularity in pant suits and dress skirts, she was always dressed to the nines with her most first lady attire. She took a twist on feminine and made it her own, while always rocking some of her signature items.
  5. CoCo Chanel is another example of a working women who did it all for herself. She started the trend of “little black dresses” and her own brand which people will pay loads of money for. Her name itself is iconic and known to be of value, class, and prestige.

All of these women are so inspiring and I take items that would be known as their “signature or signature items” and make it my own on the daily! I love all of their styles and parts of their images that make them the icons that they are, in their own ways.

Best Christmas Items- Check These Out! (What I am loving This Week)

These are my favorites from Christmas that I got as gifts! I would recommend any of these products and can post the links below if you would like the links to any of them! Happy Shopping & I hope that everyone had a wonderful Holiday!

  1. Gucci Belt: Such a nice gift for you or someone else! Expensive but can be worn everyday and matches with everything! I recommend the bigger belt size with the bigger logo.
  2. Gucci Bloom Perfume: Smells amazing!! Great presentation and price for the size.
  3. Lulu Lemon leggings: Always a great gift for the avid work out junkie! I got the light purple colored pair from my sister (align 7/8) and I love them! The comfiest lulu leggings and are super durable.
  4. Spanx Faux Leather Leggings: These match with everything and are adorable! They dress up any outfit and are super comfy!
  5. Uggs: These are a classic but so comfy and cute!
  6. Ugg Slippers: Great for around the house or going out when you want to dress up sweats a little bit!
  7. Athleta Leggings- Champagne Colored: These are so adorable! Very comfy and cute to work out or go out in! They are a bit fancier than the regular pair because of the sparkles!
  8. Freedom Found CO “Jesus Take the Wheel” candle: Great scent that is perfect for a relaxing day at home! There are scents for everyone– seriously, they have so many options!
  9. Leopard Apple Watch Band: So cute to dress up an apple watch and make it cuter to wear with more formal outfits.
  10. Jeep Grille Chrome Inserts: So great to add to your jeep and make it cuter and a bit fancier!

10 Tips for Staying Organized and Wrapping up Your New Year Right!

After the biggest Holiday season of the year, it can be very, hectic and hard to get back in the swing of things. Here are some tips to making sure that you are taking a step back and being grateful, and staying organized:

  1. If you are a Thank you Note writer for Christmas, make sure to get them out before the New year so you do not feel behind once those celebrations come around.
  2. Make sure any gifts you did not give friends or family before or on Christmas are already wrapped and set aside to give to those friends or family ASAP. Don’t put off giving presents just because you aren’t seeing someone, ship them if you have to, to get it out of the way and done!
  3. Make sure that before you are going back to work or school, you set aside time to clean up your areas and spaces to start things off right when you get back into your routines.
  4. Set aside time to spend time with your family and friends, to focus on the meaning of the season.
  5. Make reservations or plans for New Years earlier rather than later to make sure that you do not have to worry about it the day of or the day before.
  6. Take down your Christmas tree or Christmas decorations before the 1st, so that you start your year off fresh and not dwelling over when you are going to make time to do it.
  7. Sit down and spend time making New Years Resolutions that you can stick to and you think will benefit your life as a whole.
  8. Do something kind for yourself and give to yourself in the few days following Christmas.
  9. Spend time or Set aside some time volunteering and doing good for others or the community in the days following Christmas. Giving back can do good for your soul and end your year on the right note.
  10. Keep a To-Do List of everything that you need to do to make sure that you aren’t missing or skipping out on something. New Years is an important holiday to celebrate too, so don’t skip out on planning for it!

I hope you enjoyed these and that you had a very, Happy Holiday!

What I’m Loving This Week: 12.17 ALL THINGS CHRISTMAS

If you need some last minute Christmas Gifts then look down below and if you still need more ideas… then check out my gift guide that I posted a few weeks ago! It has guide ideas for everyone in your life!

1. LUSH Holiday/ Christmas Bath Bombs: A perfect gift for mom, sister, aunt, or friend and these are from the best company and made the best of any bath bombs I have used! LUSH also has pre-packaged sets that make perfect gifts!

Link: https://www.lushusa.com/bath/bath-bombs/

2. Christmas Fuzzy Socks: These are so adorable and cozy, a great stocking stuffer or Secret Santa/ White Elephant gift.

Link: https://www.amazon.com/TeeHee-Christmas-Holiday

3. Freedom Found CO “Winter is Coming” Candle: Smells like Winter in a jar! This candle has 118 hours of burn time. Also, you can use the code PAIGE25 for 25% off. You can also get it in wood-wick! They have so many other scents as well!

Link: https://www.etsy.com/shop/FreedomFoundCo?ref=shop_sugg

https://www.etsy.com/listing/662312219/winter-is-coming

4. Christmas Mugs from Target: Super cute and festive gift for Secret Santa/ White Elephant or for a Christmas fanatic!

Link: https://www.target.com/p/12-4oz-earthenware-santa-with-glasses-mug-red-white-threshold

5. DIY Christmas Gifts- Hot CoCoa Mix in Ornaments: Great for teachers or people who love simple gifts!

Link: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/567735096774849843/

6. DIY Christmas Gifts- Gingerbread Sugar Scrub: Great for a mom, sister, aunt or friend. These are so adorable and perfect for a self care gift that does not cost a lot to make!

Link: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/123567583512685446/

7. Printable Gift Tags: These are so cute and don’t cost anything!

Link: – You can find on Pinterest or Google Images very easily!

8. Random Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar: Great idea for individuals or families. Better than just eating a piece of chocolate every day.

Link: You can find on Pinterest or Google Images very easily!

9.Festive Christmas Nail Ideas: Perfect to get in the Holiday spirit and also to treat yourself!

Link: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/281615782934475665/

10. Christmas Cake Pops: A great gift for anyone but especially a sweet tooth! These are cute and festive but delicious and simple!

Link: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/AbFfi9kYhNm9Cz_MBRzrukGcUSqlVYEodts3NZlvsbS-TkedhLr9v0w/