Hello you lovely beings! I feel like I haven’t really sat down to write about my life at all in the past 6 months +. Although we don’t know each other very well, i’d love to hear what you’ve been up to and how your Summer treated you. What you have to look forward this Autumn, and what you’re doing to get closer to you day dream..
My Summer definitely was not my finest. I feel like I put myself through more then I should have allowed. I let someone truly disrespect me to the point where I put myself on the back burner and ended up disrespecting myself, which ended up me in bed depressed staring at the wall and ceiling with no bed sheets, blanket covers or pillow cases on my bed in the complete cold silence. I was so emotionally exhausted and had no motivation or anything that was inspiring me at the time. I thankfully got rid of those poisonous things in my life and am back on my creative toes feeling motivated and productive.
What I learnt from this was to really put yourself first. Stop putting everyone before you, you need to take care of yourself and make sure you’re happy where you are in life and you’re doing what you want with your time.
I was in a car accident August 28th which thankfully everyone is okay who was involved. I’ve got a decent whiplash on my right side and a nasty wound on my left leg that has been swollen since it happened. My shins are bruised and my ankle and knee get swollen from the weird hard wound on my leg. I’m going to get x-rays because its almost been 2 weeks and this hard lump on my leg doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. So i’m currently talking to a lawyer about all of this.
On top of all that i’ve been taking tons of photos, getting more and more into fashion photography. I have a whole WHACK of photo’s I haven’t shared on this blog but you can catch all my recent updates on my facebook linked below. I haven’t been doing much on my youtube channel which i’d like to get back into soon. Working as an Aesthetician at Found Salon & Spa in Nelson, which has been going good since I got out of College in April.
I think i’ll leave it at that for now ^.^
Take care friends!
Recently i’ve been doing some work with this lovely lady who is the founder and creator of Milo’s Zhen, an eco-friendly, made in the Canada enterprise that creates one-of-a-kind upcycled clothing from previously loved clothing.
I’ve currently working on Milo’s Zhen’s online store so you’ll be able to purchase online in the near future! For now if you’d like to support my good friends business, check out her facebook page and give it a like! an eco-friendly, made in the Canada enterprise that creates one-of-a-kind upcycled clothing from previously loved clothing.
I recently purchase these two delightful lip products by Camilla Cosmetics. They’re both in the shade #44. They’re a really lovely neutral, mauve, soft pink hue that glide really really nicely onto your lips. These do stain your lips helping them last longer which I am down with. The packaging is very sleek and pretty with the flower accents on the sides.
“This pink lip colour is perfect for everyday use. Neutral but with just enough pop to make it fun and eye-catching. You’ll love the feel of it – moisturizing and pigmented.”
“This lipgloss offers shine and pigmentation without the stickiness. Perfect for a soft understated look that goes well with everything.”
Price: $14.00 – http://camilla-cosmetics.myshopify.com/products/lipgloss
Thanks for reading!❤ Have a beautiful day!
A while back I came across these adorable liquid eyeliner characters. They are sooo affordable, they’re only 67 cents a piece. I bought two in both the colour black. They dry a bit cracky but if you put a second layer on it dries fine.
There’s 6 different characters on this link, but i’m sure you can find more on aliexpress.com
A little while ago I received this amazing package from Penny Foust the founder and creator of Simply Homemade Soaps. Originating in Pennsylvania, United States.
Etsy Store: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/Simplyhomemadesoaps
I’ll start off with the soaps she sent me, which were these three lovely soap bars in the scent’s Love Spell, Morning Dew, and Witches Fantasy.
I’ve been using this soap bar for a couple of weeks now and I must say is it ever lovely on the skin.
“The Love Spell soap bar has delicate hints of floral aromas like jasmine and cherry blossom plus coconut oil and Shea butter, it will leave your skin soft and delicately fragranced. The scent is uncannily similar to something lovey that you may be used to.”
Price: $5.35 per bar
Weight 5.5 to 6.5 ounces
Materials: Distilled water, Sodium Hydroxide, Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Castor Oil, Shea Butter, Love Spell Fragrance
The Morning Dew, Shea butter vegan organic soap is scented with a fragrance called, “Rain Kissed Leaves”. Remind you of the outdoors after a morning rain. Morning Dew has Shea Butter along with other beneficial oils.
Price: $5.35 per bar.
Benefits of Shea:
•Evens skin tone & returns luster to skin & hair;
•Absorbs quickly without leaving greasy residue like petroleum, beeswax or mineral oil based products;
•Shea Butter moisturizes & protects skin & scalp Especially over processed & heat-treated hair;
•Shea Butter doesn’t clog pores & block hair shaft;
•Revitalizes, softens & maintains skin moisture;
•Naturally rich in vitamins A, E & F which are some essential vitamins needed for good skin balance;
•Shea Butter penetrates deep into skin to help restore elasticity;
•Shea Butter benefits your skin by keeping it clear & smooth;
•Shea butter benefits include soothing some scalp & skin irritations.
• Ingredients: Sodium Hydroxide, Distilled Water, Coconut, Palm, Rice Bran and Castor oil, Shea Butter, Fragrance, Mica colouring.
This Witches Fantasy soap isn’t available at the moment, however here is a link to another patchouli scented soap!
This little guy is a lotion bar which I have never tried before. This little ladybug bar smells like an orange creamsicle dream.
“A Solid Lotion Bar Little Ms. Lady Bug weighs in at 1.30 oz., with a reusable tin included.
Each Bar contains ingredients that are soothing to the skin, senses, body and mind. The scent reminds you of the orange grove you walked in that like Adam and Eve you pick the forbidden fruit off the tree only this time the forbidden fruit is an orange.
Directions for use: Hold the solid lotion bar in your hands when it melts some, rub it on your body for an all over experience of pure soft yummy smelling skin. The best time to apply the lotion is right after you shower or bathe, while your pores are open and they soak in. Enjoy!
Here are the Benefits of the Calendula in the lotion bar.
Physicians have been writing about Calendula and its amazing benefits for the skin for a very long time. The dried flowers of the plant were traditionally used in soups and stews to fight off illness, which is where it got the name Pot Marigold. The name Calendula comes from the Latin word Calendae, meaning the first day of the month, as this plant can bloom every month of the year in its native climate. Calendula is known for many health benefits but is most recognized for its effectiveness in healing skin problems, such as wounds, burns, insect bites, eczema, shingles and skin ulcers, to name a few.
Some of the amazing benefits Calendula oil has on the skin are;
1. Helps in healing wounds, cuts, bruises, scrapes, and inflamed skin.
2. Nourishes and softens dry chapped skin.
3. Is known to have antiseptic, anti fungal, and anti bacterial properties.
4. Very effective for treating sun burn, minor burns, acne, eczema, inflamed skin, and rashes.
5. Is very helpful in treating athletes foot.
6. Is used for relieving diaper rash.
7. Is known to relieve bug bites and stings.
These are just seven reasons why this wonderful plant as earned the name among herbalist, “Mother of the Skin”. This is a must have plant in the garden, not only will it aid you and your household with wonderful medicinal and culinary values but will bring beauty to the garden all season long.”
Next I have these 3 bath bombs in the scents Love Spell & Moonlight Pomegranate.
Price: $1.67 each
“If you want to relax and sink yourself in to a tub with something, Bath fizzies are the way to go. Pop one in the tub watch the fizzing and relax as the scents take you into dreamland. I suggest two fizzies per bath time.
These bombs will not only relax you, but they will detox the body as well. Epsom salt and Baking soda will help to draw out impurities and heal itching and skin. I also use Chia Seed and Olive Oil.
Benefits of Baking Soda
Are you a shower person or a bath person? I love baths, but I haven’t had the time the past few months and I really missed them, they are so relaxing! This past week though, I caught some type of virus, so I took a bath every night to reap the benefits of Epsom salts, which help detoxify, boost the immune system, relieve aches and increase magnesium. In addition to adding Epsom salts to my baths, I also like to add a little baking soda, Chia seed oil, Olive oil along with essential oils or fragrance for the benefits. What’s the perfect way to add all these fantastic ingredients to your bath? A great bath bomb! They are very popular lately and very cool, like something you would get at a spa.
Baking Soda- I love to add some baking soda to my bath because it aids in drawing out toxins from your body. Not only does it remove toxins, it also aids in alkalizing your body, helps treat common skin problems, hemorrhoids and yeast infections
Benefits of Epsom Salts
Epsom Salts- Many people are deficient in magnesium and Epsom salt baths are a great way to increase magnesium levels! When you bathe in Epsom salts, the magnesium and sulfates are absorbed in the skin, pulling out harmful toxins from your body! Some of the health benefits of magnesium include; fighting inflammation, increasing blood flow and improving oxygenation in your body. Just some of the conditions Epsom salt baths helps are; sprains and bruises, athlete’s foot, toenail fungus and gout.”
Last I have these lovely “Lip Lickers” in the flavour’s Orange Creamsicle and Rum & Coke. These really do have me licking my lips when I’m using them! They are quite tasty and smell delightful. These Lip Lickers come in 33 different flavours!
Price: $ 3.01
“Lip Licker lip balms, made with all natural Oils. Softens lips, gives them a shine and licking your lips has never tasted more amazing than this.
These lip balms are .25 oz. Made with all natural oils that will soothe the driest lip. You will be amazed how nourished and tasty your lip will be
These balms are made with flavor oil, soybean oil, sunflower oil, beeswax, hemp oil, avocado oil. jojoba oil, cocoa butter, Shea butter, vitamin E, aloe Vera. avocado oil
Benefits of some of the ingredients
One of the most popular ingredients of commercial lip balms is beeswax. Taken from its root word, bees, beeswax is a nutrient-packed substance that bees secrete when constructing a honeycomb. Beeswax in its natural form is liquid and devoid of color. It can be easily mixed in water in oil emulsions and is hypo-allergenic. Beeswax is also an effective emollient, meaning, it has natural soothing and softening properties that makes it a great lip balm ingredient. Its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial components can help in the prevention of infection and bacterial growth. Beeswax can trap moisture excellently, and can aid in defending the skin against detrimental factors found in the environment.
Benefits of Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is most effective among all the natural herbs. Aloe Vera can be considered as the blessing of the nature for the human kind. It is used in large variety of health and skin products. Aloe Vera creams and ointments made with aloe Vera are very effective for a number of skin problems. The aloe Vera herb is used as stand alone ingredients as well as the combination with other products.
Aloe Vera Lip balms
Lip balm made with aloe Vera is very effective to prevent lips from a number of problems. The following are the major benefits of the aloe Vera cream, made for the lips.
Aloe Vera lip balm protects the lips from being chapped and dry. ”
Thanks for reading! Make sure to check out Simply Homemade Soaps!
My roommate and I have started a feminist group on facebook, gathering all the young, bold, creative witches in the Kootenays.
“CALLING ALL CREATIVE WITCHES!
ARE YOU IN THE KOOTENAYS SEEKING TO MEET YOUR SOUL SISTERS?
We are a small group of young bold women who strive to bring confidence and empowerment to one another through the magic of creativity!
Here we are inviting YOU to join our Coven. What we are working towards are creative dates and gatherings including projects and good times.”
I’ve been thinking about starting a feminist group in Nelson for a while now. Doing photoshoots with my girlfriends have been so rewarding to both my friends and myself. Seeing how empowered and confident the outcome is with my beautiful friends has made me want to spread the beauty and magic with all different women out there!
I plan to create events for us to gather and enjoy company of one another, creating art and beauty through magic itself! Excited to see where we can take this feminist group! xo