Hey hey hi!
How was everyone’s Thanksgiving and hopefully (?) 4 day weekend??
What did you do, who did you see, how much did you eat/sleep/drink??
Spill spill spill!
Our Thanksgiving was really good- we went to my mom’s friend’s house with a bunch of people and shoved so much food into our faces. Then, we drove to Greensboro (yes, Starbucks was a stop on the way because we were literally falling asleep right after eating), to see Arthur’s family.
Definitely an exhausting weekend and I’m wishing we had an extra day off, BUT, it was all worth it.
Any who, I’m sure everyone has a shit ton of leftover food, so I’m sharing some ways to use those leftovers in a non-edible kind of way because a lot of the foods we ate over the last few days have amazing benefits for our skin too.
Pumpkin Face Mask: Pumpkin regulates oil production, reduces the appearance of pore size, and protects against free-radical damage. It is also full of vitamin A, vitamin C, & zinc. Mix 3 teaspoons of organic canned pumpkin with 1/2 tsp almond milk, & 1/2 tsp honey. Apply to your face and let sit for 10 min. Rinse off & enjoy glowing skin.
Cranberry Orange Sugar Scrub: Take 1/2 c. brown sugar, 1/4 c. dried cranberries, orange zest, a few dashes of cinnamon, & 1/4 c. almond oil, and mix it all into a bowl. Apply all over your body and exfoliate away!
Sweet Potato Slices: These are perfect for your eyes. Yes yes, I know, cucumbers are usually the go to when it comes to a spa like experience for your eyes, but it’s Fall, so we’re using Sweet Potatoes. They’re filled with antioxidants and vitamins. Pop them in the fridge for an hour and voila! A refreshing way to de-puff those tired eyes.
Apple Cider Toner: Pour some apple cider vinegar on a cotton ball with some water and swipe all over your face for a quick but effective way to get rid of dark spots. Amaze.
Alright, off to finish decorating & shopping for Christmas!