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Happy Hump Day: Give Yourself a Makeover (In the Nude!)

20 Oct

Happy Hump Day all! And now to continue on with my Hump Day series, we have our…(you guessed it)….drumroll…

Hump Day Lesson of the Day: When you have the apartment to yourself, give yourself a “naked makeover.” Hear me out. Today I woke up and was feeling a lack of motivation to get ready. Quite frankly, I could lounge in my comfy PJ’s and old slippers all day long. But I knew I shouldn’t (and wouldn’t). What could I do to get myself going? Well, step one was to get out of these ratty pajamas. And when I took off my clothes, that’s when I realized I had the apartment all to myself and the idea came to me: I can give myself a makeover…in the nude! If you find yourself in a similar predicament or just want to pretty-up (in a slightly scandalous way), read on…

Step 1: Lock all your doors. We don’t want the new neighbor interrupting to borrow a spatula or any surprise visits from UPS. 

Step 2: Disrobe…to the extent you feel comfortable in. I left on a lacy bra and undies, but go as bare or as conservative as you like!

Step 3: Lather up all over in your fave lotion! I love Victoria’s Secret Warm & Cozy lotion from the Pink collection. It smells like candy…mixed with winter. 

Step 4: Set the mood- light a candle, put on your favorite tunes. This is all about relaxation and Y-O-U!

Step 5: Throw your hair up in a high pony-you want your locks out of the way for this!

Step 6: Mix up a homemade facial: I like to mix 1/4 c. oats with just enough luke warm water to create a thick facial-like substance. Lather it all over your face, and let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes. 

Step 7: Do Something With your Mouth: I put on 30-minute teeth-whitening strips, but if you don’t have those, put on your fave pretty lip gloss, or freshen your breath with some mouth wash. You want to feel clean, fresh & delicious!

Step 8: Lay down! When do you ever just lay on your bed and not do anything? Well today you get to! Plop down and just wait 20 to 30 minutes for your facial/teeth whitening/whatever to do the job. Put down your laptop. Turn off your blackberry. Just be. Take a few deep breaths. Feels good, huh?

Step 9: Remove your facial/teeth whitening strips or anything else you have going on! Your makeover is complete : ) 

Step 10: Throw on a cute outfit and embrace the day! See getting out of your PJ’s was as easy as 1, 2, 10! ; )

The Recipe to a Happy, Simple Saturday

11 Sep

First off, I’d like to take a moment to honor this day, and remember all of the loved ones who were lost. We should all keep that in mind throughout the day, and try to maintain a positive, hopeful mindset for the future. 

I plan to spend this gorgeous Boston fall Saturday as simply as possible. No crazy plans or hectic appointments. Instead I’m going to relax, reflect and be happy. It’s said a picture’s worth a thousand words so instead of my usual wordy posts, I decided to enlighten you with photographs instead. This is how I plan to spend my lazy yet thought-provoking Saturday…

Seek out life’s simple pleasures. Find joy in the little things. This can be going for a walk and feeling the crisp fall air blow through your hair, or sending a “thinking of you” note or a hug to a friend in need…



Paint your nails…a pretty color…on the porch outside…with your best friends

Finally tackle that pile of laundry you’ve been procrastinating all week…


Do something crafty and creative, like organizing your bulletin board or starting a crochet


Drink a lot of H2O (with lemon if you have it)… I have to admit, I’ve been slacking off lately now that the weather is cooler


…and of course chug your favorite coffee (I chose DD’s iced toasted almond, but they now have *pumpkin* too)


Indulge in your fave girly mags…Self and Glamour I love you!


…and then move on to some more sophisticated reading (I really need to get going on this book already)


Snack on healthy, savory eats throughout today like these delicious Snapea Crisps!


…and then pamper yourself with an Oatmeal facial (1/4 to 1/2 c. oats+1/4 c. warm water+10-15 minutes of facial time=amazing)


Have a lovely Saturday afternoon everyone! How do you plan to spend your Saturday? R&R or fun & sassy? 

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