March 20, 2014

HEALTH | THE BENEFITS OF DRINKING LEMON WATER


There are SO many ways to benefit from lemons. From face masks and scrubs, to cleaning your home, but you can also benefit a great deal by drinking it. I have been drinking lemon water on a daily basis for a long while now- mostly for personal health reasons. Today on the blog I thought I would share some great benefits of drinking lemon water and some tips that I use every day.

The benefits of drinking lemon water-

  • Lemons contain pectin fiber which is very beneficial for colon health and also serves as a powerful antibacterial .
  • Having warm lemon juice early in the morning helps flush out toxins.
  • It helps reducing pain and inflammation in joints and knees as it dissolves uric acid.
  • Lemon is a great source of vitamin C, an essential nutrient that protects the body against immune system deficiencies.
  • It balances maintain the pH levels in the body .
  • It aids digestion and encourages the production of bile .
  • It is also a great source citric acid, potassium, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium .
  • It helps prevent the growth and multiplication of pathogenic bacteria that cause infections and diseases.
  • Lemon juice helps replenish body salts especially after a strenuous workout session.
  • It helps cure the common cold .
  • It strengthens the liver by providing energy to the liver enzymes when they are too dilute .
  • It helps balance the calcium and oxygen levels in the liver In case of a heart burn, taking a glass of concentrated lemon juice can give relief.
  • It is of immense benefit to the skin and it prevents the formation of wrinkles and acne .
  • The potassium content in lemon helps nourish brain and nerve cells .
  • It helps maintain the health of the eyes and helps fight against eye problems .
  • Aids in the production of digestive juices .


I like to get a few large mason jars (with lids) - cut up a few lemons, drop about 4 slices into each one, add some mint leaf and fill them up with water. I place them in the fridge for a few hours to let the lemon juice mix with the water.



Sometimes I add strawberries to my lemon water, but you can add blueberries, orange slices, cucumber.
Not only is it great for you, but it is also really yummy and refreshing, especially in the summer time.



Thank you for viewing! 




March 9, 2014

BEAUTY | FAVORITE DRUGSTORE LIP COMBO

Someone asked me if I "ever use drugstore lipsticks"... Absolutely! I have a ton of drugstore favorites. My favorite drugstore lipstick is by Jordana, and it is called "47 Nude". This is a matte lipstick, as I do prefer matte. I feel like matte lipsticks make your lips appear plump and full. I pair this with Jordana's "Rock N' Rose" retractable lip pencil. It is a gorgeous everyday lip combo that I absolutely love! 

For even better than drugstore prices, I love using beautyjoint.com
What is your favorite drugstore lip combo? Xx



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March 7, 2014

PINSPIRATION | FAVORITES FRIDAY

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20 white tulip hanging lantern string light wedding lantern party fairy light  bedroom floral display on Etsy, $17.89 AUD

How to find inspiration in the everyday.

Spinach Shots from in the Little Red House


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January 20, 2014

I HAD A LOVELY DAY...

Thank you everyone for the Birthday wishes!  I had a lovely day . I went shopping , out to dinner, went to a movie with friends, and my hubby surprised me with an aqua Kitchen Aid mixer...oooh how excited I was! I love to bake and I have wanted the aqua one (or "Ice Blue") for a while now.  It was a good Birthday .  Phillip took the day off from work to spend with me and that was what made my whole day. He always remembers my Birthday and always makes it so special, even if I say my Birthday "isn't a big deal". 


I spent part of the weekend painting and doing some redecorating to my office/beauty room (finally). I was thinking of doing a blog post once I get done with it.






Back to work already! Happy Monday everyone! 
Xx



January 11, 2014

KITCHEN | PEANUT BUTTER BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE

Any personal trainer will tell you "Never skip breakfast". Most days I like to eat a healthy, solid breakfast, but sometimes I don't get the time to make anything for myself and sit down and eat it. Plus, I have a love for smoothies...and peanut butter ...mmm peanut butter. I thought I would share a super quick and healthy peanut butter breakfast smoothie. Hope you enjoy!



You will need

1 banana
1/4 cup natural peanut butter
1/2 cup of oats (or add to your liking)
8 oz. Almond milk
A handful of ice
-Blend

Around 300 calories.
This will stick with you for a good while.

You can add chocolate almond milk, A few chocolate chips or a few caramel chips (Optional)
I like to keep it as healthy as I can and stick to the ingredients above.






January 8, 2014

BEAUTY | MUJI ACRYLIC CASES

I received some emails and tweets about my Muji cases after I did my makeup storage and  beauty space post. Just questions like "What products can you fit inside" etc. I thought I would do a quick post about them and show a little more of what goes inside...tray sizes etc. You can also go to their website Muji.usa and they have info and pictures there along with a lot of other cases.



I have had these cases for a long while now and they have held up really well for me. I haven't had any problems with them. 

The top 2 larger drawer case is $25.25(US) and the 5 drawer case is $27.95(US) I originally purchased the top larger 2 drawers to store my favorite foundations, but I ended up just placing them on the top. Muji now has a large 1 drawer for larger  foundation bottles. The top of the 2 large drawers folds up for easy access (I never use this).

I keep my most used makeup in these drawers. I am able to fill them up quite a bit. I can fit 24 MAC lipsticks, 24 Lip glosses, 9 Mac blushes, Mascara, eyeliners, my naked pallets, eye shadows, powders, concealers, and bronzers. 

You can visit the Muji website to purchase or for more info.

I am doing some decorating in my office / beauty space and thought it would be fun to do an updated blog post .... Coming soon!

Thank you for viewing!
Xx





January 6, 2014

LIFESTYLE | MY BUCKET LIST

We are in the middle of a snow storm / blizzard , so I thought I would do a little phone blogging today.

I am quickly approaching my 30th Birthday (January 14th) and I have been thinking about everything I would love to still experience and do in this life. I have been blessed to have done a few things on my list already, but If you have been so lucky as to have experienced any of these things, I am so envious! :)

My Bucket list...















What are some of the things on your bucket list?
Xx