idk if you know this about me, but I love Barbie…a lot (not like in a ‘I buy Barbie dolls as an adult’ sort of way, but more in a ‘I love the girly aesthetic of Barbie’ sort of way). That being said, I do not often buy clothes from Barbie collaborations, usually because there is something a little off about the pieces. Occasionally, I do find something that I love enough to buy like this kid’s jacket from Target. While I think that it is cute on its own, I couldn’t help but feel like it needed a little fawn print or something. I decided the best way to add it would be to make a detachable fawn fur collar…the only problem being that I have never made a detachable collar. I looked for a tutorial online and after watching a bunch of youtube videos, I finally found one on a blog that was super easy to follow. I really love the way it turned out! Here are some pics :
How to Feel like an Angel :
Be nice to everyone. Help someone. Encourage someone.
Take care of the environment
Drink a big glass of water after you wake up and then continue to drink water all day long. Not only does drinking water boost skin health, which will make you glow, it also helps your body/brain function properly
Eat a healthy breakfast full of superfoods
Dry brush before you take a bath or shower to promote circulation and for angel soft skin.
Apply a body cream within a minute of getting out of the shower in the morning
Take care of your skin. Have a skin care routine, wash your face twice a day and moisturize for an angelic glow.
Always put on sunscreen, even when it is winter and even when it is cloudy! Protect yourself from sun cancer and from wrinkles.
Only wear clothing that you love. But to truly feel like an angel, wear flowy, femininely cut pieces made with soft, natural fabrics and opt for a pastel color palette. Think silk slips/camisoles, cashmere sweaters, lace, 100% cotton, and velvet accents
images via Cecilie Bahnsen
Clean your house, have fresh flowers and surround yourself with beautiful things
Light scented candles during the day and unscented candles at night
Spend time outside, even if it is just for a little bit
Take a bath with epsom salts and candles
Afterwards, use a body oil. Sweet almond oil or rose hip seed oil (also my go to face oil as it tightens skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines and if you are looking for a face oil I 100% recommend it) are my go to oils.
Use a hair mask for soft, healthy tresses. Here are some of my favorites.
Use an eye mask treatment (after you finish your skin care routine). I like the Clear Turn Moist Charge Eye Zone Masks from KOSE (I originally bought them while we were in Tokyo for our wedding and the pharmacist told me they are the #1 selling eye mask in Japan). There are 32 sets in a pack and they only cost around $12.00 and if you keep them in the fridge they are ultra cooling.
Put on clean pajamas
Use a humidifier (hydrated skin = angel)
Put clean sheets on your bed. Freshly washed sheets will make your bed feel like a cloud.
Use a silk pillowcase. It prevents split ends and wrinkles. I get mine from Slip, this one specifically, but there are a few other options on amazon (that I haven’t tried or else I would link them).
Apply hand lotion and lip balm before you sleep for angel I love Weleda’s Skin Food, which is super rich and I truly do notice a difference in the morning. Also, it is claimed to be a La Mer dupe… I am not sure if that is true as I have personally never used La Mer (so expensive lol) but I like to feel like I am getting the same benefits from using it.
Use a silk eye mask to get more restful sleep and to prevent wrinkles. I buy mine from Slip as well and you can buy it here.
I made an angel inspiration mood board with pics from pinterest. You can find all of them, and more here.
Hello :) Slow Magic and I just got back from a productive week in LA (productive for SM, I kind of just walked around and listened to music) and I wanted to post a still life that I took that kind of sums up our time there. The only object I want to explain is the Erewhon receipt (for those of you who have never been, Erewhon is a healthy grocery store…kind of like Whole Foods on crack…where you can somehow spend all of your money on like three things), the reason I included it isn’t just because we went there probably 5/7 days but more because we saw Keegan Allen (Toby from Pretty Little Liars) there, which was kind of a highlight of our time.
Moving on…now we are back home focusing on getting ready to go on tour, which is honestly always so stressful. Also, I haven’t been feeling so inspired lately and that is so frustrating… I need advice, what do you do when you are feeling uninspired?
When Slow Magic and I first got engaged and were starting the process of planning our wedding, I decided to get serious about trying to grow my hair longer (and it did grow longer and it continues to, for me this is so exciting!). After researching the best ways to go about this, I realized for this to happen, I needed to have a healthy scalp and I needed to stop all of the breakage that was happening from dying my hair blonde and the constant blowouts. SO, I ordered a silk pillow case, vowed to only blowout my hair if absolutely necessary, focused on having a healthy scalp, stopped using shampoos with sodium laurel sulfate, and decided to make sure my ends were always moisturized.
…which brings me to hair masks…I have always liked and used hair masks but I started getting serious about them when I started growing out my hair. Nowadays, I am wearing a hair mask about 40% of the time….I love them. Is that maybe too much time to be wearing a hair mask? Whose to say. The point is, I have found my favorite line of hair masks : The Circle Chronicles by Davines. I have been using different ones from this line for about three months now and I am obsessed! Here are my favorite ones (the ones that I am constantly ordering off of amazon) :
The one I use the most is The Renaissance Circle, it is a repairing hair mask and I just apply it to washed and towel dried hair, comb it through and then put my hair into a top knot while I am at the gym or literally just all day. After, when I rinse my hair at night, my hair is so soft and it smells amazing (Slow Magic comments every time about how nice my hair smells).
My other favorite, if I had to choose, would be The Purity Circle mask, which I am wearing as I write this (we are in LA right now…and I cannot think of a more appropriate time for an anti-pollution mask lol). I apply the mask to my scalp before I shampoo my hair (while it is still dry) or, right after I shampoo my hair. It is a purifying and anti-pollution mask that makes my hair feel so so soft and clean.
The Spotlight Circle is what I use for true angel hair. It not only deeply nourishes your hair, it makes it so incredibly shiny…it is like highlighter for your hair. Idk what it is, but the product itself has a shimmer to it and every time I use it, I get so happy just looking at it (it’s the little things lol)
Even though I have mixed feelings when it comes to Valentine’s Day (something feels weird about a holiday that is only for people who are in relationships), I do love Valentine’s Day decorations 💕 I decided that I would set up our table a few days early so I could take a few pictures. Here is what I did :
I made a heart shaped wreath out of two garlands that I bought at Jo-Anns. I bent them into a heart shape and the secured them at a few different points with pink ribbon. I also added a piece of pink ribbon at the top so I could easily hang it. On top of the wreath, I placed this ‘Love” balloon, which I found at Target.
I made the table runner out of flannel with pink gingham print that I found in the nursery section of Jo-Anns. For flowers I just used some pink roses that I picked up at Trader Joes and for candlesticks, I was finally able to use these pink ones that Slow Magic and I picked up while we were in Iceland like two years ago lol.
In addition to simple white ceramic plates that we already had, I bought these salad plates with roses at HomeGoods to make the table feel a little more whimsical and delicate. I used linen napkins, our everyday silverware, and I used crystal glasses. On top of the plates, I added these pink boxes, which I bought at Target, and filled them with homemade chocolates.
We are not the plan ahead type when it comes to things like Valentine’s Day so we do not actually have any plans. How do you guys feel about Valentine’s Day and do you have any plans for it?