Did you catch our Blog on how to Beat The Monday Blues?
If you missed it, the link can be found below.
The majority of us have heard of Aromatherapy.
We may have even picked up a few oils to enhance the smells of our homes.
I love cinnamon scented pinecones. Not only do they fill my house with the scent of cinnamon,
they also add to the décor of the house. I also love to open my windows while/after it has just rained. The fresh cool smell of rain tends to help us relax and create a calming effect in my household.
Let's take a closer look into the possibly unknown facts about a few of my favorite scents.
Peppermint is easy to grow, especially in the Pacific North West.
I love adding a bit of peppermint to my tea.
I do on occasion simply pluck a piece and inhale its fresh earthy scent.
I'm not sure if it counts, but I'm all about Vanilla cupcakes for lunch on Mondays!
It is that little treat I allow myself every week.
Aside from their overall tasty goodness.
They always over take a room with the soft warm scent of Vanilla.
Scents are all around us.
Some scents seem to unfazed us.
There are however those special few that have the power of pulling you in.
Making you forget what you were doing and transporting you to a magical deliciously scented land.
Let us know your favorite scents by commenting here or using in our hashtag
Until next time!
Picking the perfect lipstick can be hard! The choices sometimes feel endless.
There is however a way for you to find that perfect/trendy lip color.
First you need to know your skins undertone. Are you warm or cool?
If you're not sure what your undertone is. Check the veins on your wrists.
If your vain gives off a greenish color then you are most likely have a yellow undertone.
If your undertones are yellow you would be labeled as having a warm undertones.
With warm undertones your skin looks best with earthy toned lip colors.
If your vain appears more blue then you have a pink undertone.
Pink undertones are considered cool. Meaning you have a cool undertone.
Cool undertones work extremely well with brighter colors like blues or violets.
To Find The Perfect Hue For You:
Find your Undertone
Look for a lip color that is just a couple of shades darker than your natural lip color.
This will provide you with a subtle yet elegant look.
Make sure the shade you are considering has the undertones you are looking for.
The time of day may also influence the color you chose to wear.
Try to save the dramatic colors for evenings out instead of everyday wear.
There is however no wrong choice!
Fashion is about confidence and how you portray your confident side.
The one thing that I love about fashion is that as long as you're
confident and as long as it makes you happy.
Then you can wear the hell out of it.
Until next time
Still having issues determining whether or not you're undertones are warm or cold.
Grab a few pieces of jewelry one Gold & one Silver.
If silver is more flattering against your skin tone then you most likely have a cool undertone.
If gold looks better next to you skin then your undertones are most likely on the warmer side of the spectrum.
Have you ever experienced Monday Blues?
The Monday Blues are real and are actually considered a cultural phenomenon.
Just stating the phrase "Monday Blues" can bring the thought of negative feelings.
Fight your Monday Blues!
You don't have to give in to the feeling or accept Monday Blues as a way of life.
Here are a few quick changes you can make to your routine to help chase the blues away.
Starting your dreaded Monday early has a lot of advantage. Here is a quick list of ways to start of your day. Giving you the power to change the entire mood of your Monday.
1. Eat Breakfast
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!
Don't skip it. Make an effort to actually sit down and enjoy your meal.
2. Morning Walk
It's okay if you are just not that morning person who can go all out at the gym. It is however still important to get a little bit of activity in before your day officially starts. Try a quick little walk through the neighborhood, even if it is only 15 minutes.
3. Love of Music
Music is magical. Your tunes can bring you happiness. Play some music while your get ready. Go ahead and even sing out loud. It is a fun way to start the day.
Start Your Monday On Friday
Why wait till Monday to start your work week. Here are a few quick tips you should be getting done on Friday, so that Monday is not an overwhelming mess.
Take the time to tidy up and organize your desk before leaving work on Friday. This way when you walk in on Monday morning it is a fresh start.
2. Plan Ahead
Take a few minutes on Friday to create a Monday to do list or goals of what needs to be accomplished in the next 5 days.
1. Hang Out With Friends
Socializing does not just have to be a weekend thing. Allow yourself to have a little fun during the week. Plan a dinner out with friends.
2. Book Club
Join a book club I find reading for fun to be extremely relaxing. By joining a book club
not only are you introduced to new authors, but you also get a bit of amazing conversation.
You work hard all week. You know your week is going to be demanding and that some days are going to feel longer then others. So why not give yourself something to look forward to on Mondays.
1. Sweet Treats
Allow yourself a sweet treat every Monday. Something special for you to look forward to.
2. Weekend Purchase
Did you pick up an adorable new pair of shoes over the weekend? Save them for Monday. There is a little special feeling that you get when you wear something new.
Monday Blues are manageable.
So give some of these tips a try and chase those Monday Blues away!
Until next Time
Monday Blues do not have to be an every week occurrence.
Try some of our tips and let us know how they work for you.
We love hearing from our readers so if you have additional tips please share them here or use our
Enjoy your day!
Jeans are a must have staple for your wardrobe
Deciding on the cut can be a little tricky.
So let's take an adventure and see if we can figure this out together.
Boot cut jeans are typically created to fit tight at the knee and slowly move into a slight flair as it moves towards the ankle. These jeans were created with boots in mind. The slight flair allows boots to slip on and off easily.
When you hear the term wide leg you are looking at a pair of jeans that have the same circumference the entire length of the pants. Most have a tendency to cover your shoes. Which is a great pair of jeans to wear with those god awful looking, but loved pair of shoes.
Flair legs are a very modern version of Bell Bottoms. Bell Bottoms in the 60's and 70's where created with a looser fit in the upper legg and thighs. Today's modern version the cut of these jeans is to create a bell like shape with the fabric.
Skinny jeans are the name of the game now a days. This style has had quite a few names in past fashion eras. If you hear the terms Cigarette, Carrot leg, Tampered leg, Pipes or Drain.
Then you are hearing about Skinny jeans. These jeans tend to be very form fitting.
Straight leg jeans traditionally contain the same circumference from the knees to the hem of the pants. As the name implies these jeans are straight all the way through. They are a more free or loose fit. The fashion secret of the straight leg jeans is that this particular cut seems to work for every body type. Play around with the waist. Meaning this jean can be found with a high waist, low waist, or mid rise which refers to mid waist.
Who doesn't love the invention of stretching fabric! Stretch jeans refers to the fabric they are created out of. The majority of these jeans are created with a fabric blend that allow the jeans to hug all your best features. Stretch jeans can be found in any number of the cuts referred to within this article. You just have to find the brand that works perfectly for you.
Jeans can be a girls best friend. They are easy to dress up or dress down. Perfect for a short walk through the woods or a trip to the local farmers market. Take the time to find your perfect fit. Your perfect pair of jeans. Find a great brand and invest into your fashion must haves. An awesome pair of jeans will last for years!
Until next time
Today we celebrate the life of a man who shared his dream with all of us. He had the courage to stand tall, to fight the injustice of racism, and to change our society for the better.
Martin Luther King Junior was an amazing individual. Who gave us not only the gift of love, but the gift of change. He fought for a better world and a better place for children to grow.
There are few words that can adequately display the gratitude and love that I have for such an important historical figure. The following paragraphs below enlist the words to one of his most notable and moving speeches.
"I Have A Dream Speech"
Thavin & Marcob is a place where you are celebrated for being you!