Thursday, March 12, 2015

What I'm Loving Lately

Dry brushing. I'm hooked on it. I've been dry brushing my entire body every night before I have a bath and have seen great results. All you have to do is purchase a brush, preferably with all-natural bristles (I like this one) and spend five minutes a day brushing your skin, always towards the heart. (Watch a how-to video here.) When you dry brush you stimulate your lymphatic system, exfoliate dead skin, help to reduce cellulite and get rid of toxins in the body. At first it kind of hurts but the more you do it, the more you feel like you're scratching an itch and it will feel good ; ) After I finish my little nightly ritual I slather coconut oil on my body to moisturize. Try it, you won't regret it! It literally takes five minutes and dry brushing is the cheapest and easiest thing you can do to keep your skin looking healthy and young : ).

My husband and I have been basically living off of this cook book since Christmas. Most of you know I have to eat a vegan and gluten-free diet due to health reasons and although this is a "Vegan" cook book, all of the recipes I've tried are ones that can be made gluten-free as well. And they are ALL delicious. Even my meat-loving, buffalo-farming family is impressed with the dishes I bring to family dinners ; ) And good news: the author's second book is in the works!

We Are Handsome activewear. I love the bold prints! RAWR. I have the sports bra on the left ; ) 

Jojoba oil. Just like coconut oil, jojoba oil will moisturize the heck out of your skin and leave your hair feeling soft and shiny. You can purchase here or at any natural foods store.

Iliza Shlesinger. She's a stand-up comedian and her highly-entertaining special 'Freezing Hot' is on Netflix right now. Her comedy is very aggressive and blunt but HILARIOUS. I was lucky enough to see Iliza perform at the Laugh Factory in L.A. while on vacation in 2013 and have been watching out for her on T.V./in movies ever since. You can also watch the comedian's other special 'War Paint' which is also airing on Netflix right now. Be prepared to laugh out loud! Warning: If you don't like swearing, these programs are not for you ; ).

What are you loving lately? Please share in the comment section below!



Closet Fashionista said...

I just started dry-brushing a couple weeks ago! I don't do it every day yet, usually every other day :)

Courtney Erin said...

Wow, I really want to try that dry brushing. I'd never heard of that before!

Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

J. said...

THanks for the tip!! Going to try it out!!
:) J.

Blogger said...

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