Winter is here with it's cold, dark days and icy nights. I am a real baby when it comes to the cold. Although I love the outdoors and crave to enjoy mother nature every day, I also spend a lot more time hiding inside during these winter months. On a chilly day off I enjoy a nice staycation. My staycations generally start with a bit of sleeping in, followed by some nature time and exercise with Tucker to enjoy the crisp, fresh air, and to get some indorphines pumping. Then it's nice to take a long bath and enjoy some at-home spa treatments. I try to save money by refraining from going out for spa or nail treatments, so I do them myself at home. I love searching for and creating natural DIY face masks...there are a ton of awesome ones out there and Pinterest makes it so easy to search for and save your mask receipes. I found the recipe I used here although I tweeked it a little bit. After you shower, of course, you want to get into something warm and cozy . Wildfox is my go-to favorite brand for amazing comfort; I basically live in their sweatshirts and can't wait to continue collecting more soft, cute, and fun pieces from Wildfox. When I came across the pictures below of the beautiful Ashely Moore for the Nordstrom Staycation look book, I had to repost them because they were to dreamy not to. I love the colors and light in all of the pictures, and the way they capture the feeling of letting go, relaxing, and enjoying time with yourself doing nothing.
The latest mask I have tried was an exfolationg and mosturizing mask. Due to the harsh winter cold my face was feeling awful dry. I combined a banana, calming lavender essaital oil, oatmeal, almonds, raw organic honey (antiseptic and moisturizing), plain greek yogurt then blended until the mixture became a cream like texture. I then applied the mask with a clean foundation brush, and watched Orange is the new black while tucker tried to like the concoction off. After 30 minutes I washed it off with a warm wash cloth and then covered my face with the egiptane magic cream. I have been reading about this cream everywhere from top beauty list, natural wonder products and model's secret weapon. This stuff works wonders for dry cracked skin and can be used anywhere on your body. This mask felt great and my face is more soft and mosturized .