Marvelous Monday

by forloveofcarrots on August 3, 2015

Hey there, hows it going? I am currently in the middle of prepping for a colonoscopy I have later today and am feeling pretty awful. So, lets focus on the positive and chat about the weekend!

Marvelous is: celebrating my brother’s 21st birthday! He has been in Geneva for the past 6 months and while he was there he turned 21. So we obviously had to go out to celebrate!
me and gordon
We went for drinks at the new Plan B Burger Bar that opened in Fairfield (it was meh) and then more drinks at Brick and Wood.

Marvelous is: Cait came to visit for the day/evening on Saturday. We had a bbq to attend Saturday afternoon so she got to be my plus one and we enjoyed some summer water (obviously) and catching up. After the bbq we head to Walrus + Carpenter for some more drinks and late night snacks.
me and cait

Marvelous is: My friend Allison’s beautiful bridal shower. Unfortunately I didn’t snap many pics but the shower was beautiful and her sisters did a great job organizing games. Unfortunately I was fasting for the day but the food looked delicious.
allisons shower

Marvelous is: making time to be lazy. It is really hard for me to relax and just lay around but because I can’t eat and am stuck at home because who knows when I will need the bathroom I have been forced to lay around and it is actually very nice, I should do this being lazy thing more often.

How was your weekend?

Did you go to any bbqs?


Rosehip Oil aka my newest skin care obsession

by forloveofcarrots on July 29, 2015

Yes, this is another post in which I tell you yet again I am obsessed with something!

Ever since I got my skin/acne under control I am all things obsessed with taking care of my skin and making sure it always looks good. and doing anything and everything to prevent wrinkles! Yes I am 27 and yes I do worry about these things that happen later in life.

Enter rosehip oil

rosehip oil

AKA Miranda Kerr’s best kept secret….(and who wouldn’t want her skin?)
miranda kerr

Rosehip oil is full of vitamins, anti oxidants and essential fatty acids that are known to correct dark sport and hydrate dry, itchy skin reduced scare and fine lines.

The buzz:

It is non greasy and super light weight and absorbs easily

It treats acne and eczema

Reduces those pesky red marks that have lingered on your face from the days in middle school/high school when you couldn’t resit popping a pimple even though you knew it would create a scar that would stay with you for way too long…

Because of its essential fatty acids found in rosehip oil it works wonders for dry skin and itchiness

It’s better than botox, yep you heard that right! With its vitamin c and lycopene rosehip oil is a safer solution to repair the skins surface and restore elasticity and protect against sun and pollution stressors that can lead to wrinkles.

Have I sold you yet!?

I use rosehip oil every night before bed and have seen a noticeable difference in my skin’s softness. Because of all the stuff I put on my face my skin was dried out, but that isn’t a problem anymore. I also have seriously diminished the amount of acne scars on my face as well as continue to ward off wrinkles (insert thumbs up emoji here)!

You can find it on thrive market or at a local health food store.

What is your favorite night time skin care routine?

Do you use rosehip oil?


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Why you should be dry brushing

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You guys, I am about to change your life forever! At least I think I am and if you are already on the dry brushing band wagon, isn’t it so amazing!?!? You might be asking yourself what the heck is dry brushing? Well it’s simple really, using a firm bristled brushed you brush your dry […]

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