Things I’m Loving Friday

by forloveofcarrots on May 1, 2015

Hey there, happy Friday! I hope you have a fun weekend ahead of you! I don’t have plans except for some work things and getting chores done.

Real Housewives of New York: Yes I will admit it I watch that garbage but only because Betheny Frankel is back this season!

Zoodles: Spiralizers are the best invention ever! I love making zucchini noodles!
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Mochi: um I have only ever had the sugar coated mochi that you can top on your ice cream or the ice cream filled mochi at Japanese restaurants or Trader Joe’s. But, did you know you buy mochi and bake it and us it as bread or put it in a waffle iron and make it into waffles! It is soo good (at least for gf people who can’t have real bread, it is pretty close to biting into bread if you use it for a sandwich. When you use it in the waffle iron it stays gooey on the inside so it isn’t so bread like).
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Margaritas: Ever since our Mexican night last weekend I have been wanting another delicious margarita! There were a few recipes we wanted to try last weekend this kiwi one and this strawberry one. I am hoping now that we have all the tools and proper liquor we will make them more often!

Jacket-less walks: I am sooo happy the sun is out and that I can take Brady for a walk without having to put a million layers on!

The Girl on The Train: I honestly haven’t read a book that has really sucked me in in a while. This book has totally sucked me in, I am about halfway through and I only started it on Tuesday. I cannot wait to see how it unfolds!

What are your plans for the weekend?

Have you ever had mochi?

Have you read any good books lately?

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My cure all skin care routine

by forloveofcarrots on April 29, 2015

Months ago I posted about my current routine to cure my acne and since then I have switched things up dramatically.

I was pretty discouraged and figured I would be stuck with acne forever and just continue to look like a teenager. I did a little research and decided to try a few new things out and see how they worked and I am telling you they worked GREAT! Not only have I been able to reduce my breakouts to maybe 1 or 2 pimples (I breakout when I am stressed and I seem to be stressed 24/7 so this is a huge improvement to the pimples that used to always be on my chin or forehead) I have also been able to get rid of the stubborn acne scars I had on my face.

Since I am sure I’m not the only one who struggles with adult acne I figured I would share my little routine with you all.

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Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:
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My brother actually told me that products with glycolic acid are the best for people with acne pron skin because it breaks down the build up on skins surfaces. I use this every night. They recommend 2-3 times a week so I would do what you think works best for you.

Tea Tree Oil:
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After I wash my face I use tea tree oil as a spot treatment. With a q-tip I dag it on to any pimples I have or areas where ones might be forming as a preventative measure. Tea tree oil is effective because it has disinfectant and soothing properties. It will combat the pimples without damaging your skin further. It’s AMAZEBALLS!

Calendula Gel:
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You guys, this stuff is flipping FANTASTIC! I noticed the biggest difference in my skin once I started putting this on after my tea tree oil. I just rub it in to effected areas or areas that I had some scaring and now its gone! If you do one thing for yourself buy this! It is great on razor burns and scars. It’s just magic in a tub if you ask me! Calendula gel works for acne because is kills the Propionibacterium; the bacteria that cause acne It’s mildly antiviral, and gets the redness and swelling out of infections by its anti-inflammatory activity.

Last but certainly not least..

Jojoba Oil:
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I while ago I read that it is bad to wash your face with face washes twice a day because it takes all the moisture out of your skin and basically only does more damage. I already have dry skin so I didn’t want to keep taking the moisture out of my skin. Jojoba oil is a great alternative (for me) as a face wash. It helps remove dirt from my pores and leaves my skin feeling smooth and moisturized, although I put lotion on before my makeup I feel like I could skip the lotion after using this. While jojoba oil helps my acne people with oily acne pron skin probably want to stay away from this product.

It is hard to say if one of these products are working better than the other but combine the products are doing wonders for my skin. I wish I could say they will help everyone but trial and error will only tell.

What is your skin care routine?

Do you use any of the above products?

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Marvelous Monday

April 27, 2015

Hey there! Hope you all had a great weekend! I certainly did and wanted to highlight it with a little marvelous Monday. Marvelous is: a Friday night spent catching up on shows and working. I was a couple episodes behind in Scandal and ended up watching What to Expect When You’re Expecting. I thought it […]

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Things I’m Loving Friday

April 25, 2015

Happy Friday, hope you all have some fun plans this weekend! It has been a while since I have posted a things I am loving post so I figured I would jump back on it! Love Force raw bread: We sell the raw breads at the store and they are amazing! We make raw “pizzas” […]

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Weekend in Chicago

April 22, 2015

Hey there, long time no chat! With good reason though, Jeff and I spent this past weekend in Chicago for his Birthday. A couple of months ago Jeff decided he wanted to go to Boston for his birthday weekend and we talked about staying to watch the Marathon which was a great idea and definitely […]

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