Going Back In Time

Hello Beauties!

Recently I’ve noticed that I’ve been completely involved in everything. Whether it’s been school, college, or friend related, I’ve been constantly going. I feel like I’m always working, and when I’m not doing that, I’m just waiting for the next person to text me. I think because of this I’ve been unnecessarily stressed, and I’ve forgotten that this blog is a place for me to destress while connecting with all of you! I love seeing your comments and talking to you guys. It makes me feel so much closer to you!

So let’s all just take a moment, calm down, and be transported back to our favorite place. For me, there is a certain song that reminds me of this moment. Maybe it’s the feeling of wind or the sound of the ocean? Whatever it is, take a moment and reflect.

Now, let’s get into the post.

I was going to talk about Homecoming and share photos and all of that, but you’ve already read it before, so I decided to share this little day trip my mom took me on the last weekend of summer. We went to South Haven, a cute little beach town in Michigan, where we shopped, swam, and read. I couldn’t have come up with a better way to end my summer, so I took photos as to not forget it. Obviously.
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I got the best ice cream known to man. I always get it when I visit…

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… And we went resale shopping where I spent 20 minutes reading old love letters on postcards…

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… Then we went and read on the beach, which couldn’t have been more relaxing except for the Frat boys in the cottage near us…

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… And we finished at our favorite Italian restaurant, Maria’s, where they always seem to run out of tomato sauce and bread sticks. The cannoli was great though!

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, take a moment and remember your favorite moment. Jot some things down and really focus on the details. It’s like taking you back in time. Until next time…

Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks,

Marin

Necessities for a Spa Day!

Hello Beauties!

DSC_0003 DSC_0004 DSC_0005 DSC_0006 It’s so important to treat yo’self and what is better than a quick, or long, spa day?! I’m going to show you all of my necessities for a good spa day, whether it’s 5 minutes before getting ready or spending a couple of hours at home, these products will make it great to relax. Find my previous beauty post HERE!

First: Clean Those Pores~ I LOVE Que Bella Face Masks. I found these at Target where you can get 1 packet for a dollar or get a tube for a little over $5! They work so well– I personally use their Replenishing Mud Mask all the time. It’s great for black heads and for cleaning out your pores, which is always a fun experience. Second:

Rest Your Eyes~ This is the type of relaxation product that you can use before putting on makeup, to take a quick break at work, or after a face mask. You can reuse these (just make sure they don’t break) and you can store them in the refrigerator to de-puff your eye-bags, or put them in warm water for 5 mins to replicate a hot cloth. Third:

Treat Your ToesIf you’ve got time, take a bath! If you don’t, treat your feet. I got this as a gift from my friend, but I promise you it works. I usually soak my feet with this, which is so, so relaxing. I don’t know much about this brand in particular, but any mineral soak will do!

Fourth: Lotion It UP!~ Right after a shower, mornings, nights, random times throughout the day. All of these are times when you could be helping your skin by using lotion! I especially like Aveeno’s Stress Relief lotion because it’s infused with chamomile and lavender, which is always an amazing combination of scents.

Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks,

Marin XO

My Relaxation Day

Hello My Beauties!

So this is long overdue (what can you do?), but after finals my friend Grace and I had a relaxation day filled with foot soaking, face masks, and an AMAZING sexy serial-killer. I made sure to take as many photos as possible, but honestly it was mostly us glued to the TV screen 🙂 I hope that you enjoy my loves!

The Beginning

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We started off the day with all of our necessary items. These included soft blankets, good books, and lip balm! Honestly what else do you need?

Breakfast Time!

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Next we ate a balanced (sorta… not really) breakfast while we cozied up on the couch! I had two slices of toast with raspberry jelly, a blueberry greek yogurt cup, and some raspberries. I can’t lie it was really, really good! And also probably one of the most put together meals I’ve ever had.

The Middle

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We read that lemon water is perfect for a day of detoxing, so we practically filled my water pitcher with sliced lemons! I personally love this small trick! It made me feel very refreshed, and I drank a lot more water than I normally do. This is also a great trick if your water has a funky taste due to different minerals in your pipes!

Next to the fantabulous water we had a couple of Fiber One bars, some nail polish and lip balm, and finally Grace’s awesome sugar scrub/foot-soak-oil-stuff (it’s homemade)! We also had The Fall on in the background, which you guys should really watch if you like sexy Irish serial killers.

The Foot Bath

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Then we went on to soaking our feet with two teaspoons of the sugar scrub in each bowl. It took a while to get the water to be just the right temperature, but it was totally worth it! While our feet were being pampered, we sipped cups of chamomile tea and continued to binge-watch The Fall. Really guys, you gotta watch it.

Face Mask Time

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We then went onto creating our homemade face mask. Both of us have been suffering with some not-enjoyable acne as of late, so we chose an egg white, honey, and lemon juice mask. For this you need 1 egg white, 1/2 teaspoon honey, and some lemon juice. Not a lot, but some. We used half a lemon for this batch, so if you are just making it for one person then use 1/4  or 1 teaspoon. We then applied the mask with an E.L.F foundation brush and washed it off after 15 minutes. Afterwards my skin was so much smoother and my pimples were not as red as before!

Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks,

Marin XO