Shout out to my phenomenal bridesmaids! Your crazy bride here, wanted a weekend in the snow rather than a night of debauchery. And you know they wanted some debauchery. But these lovely ladies took me on a little mountain adventure anyway! Even though they all couldn’t make it. They all went out of their way to plan or send goodies.
I mean look at this cute little condo complex. The snow was just perfect. We arrived on a Friday with snow already on the ground stayed on Saturday while it snowed, then left on Sunday after the snow melted.
Look at this living room!!! Ugh just perfection.
These white walls, adorable little stools, and old school Mammoth map…perfecto!
Everything was just clean and trendy.
I bought a special Mammoth jacket and I’m obsessed! There’s my glitter mug. That tutorial will come soon.
We had logs.
And we had fire.
So of course we made s’more.
My cute contemplative LaKeisha.
We drank hot wine. Yup, hot wine! Red wine, burbon, and cinnamon, I think. Delish!
I played in the snow!
And I used the Fujitilm instant camera they so graciously bought me.
Then I flexed my night photo muscles and took some real pictures. We were literally frozen after this. It took almost an hour.
We had to say good bye but we promised to return and bring more of our girls next time.
Winter is finally here in LA, even though it was like 70 degrees today. But with Winter comes drier weather that can damage your pretty little punam. How do we protect ourselves? Moisture, moisture, moisture and maybe a little acne prevention.
Prevention is the name of the game. That’s why facial masks are so very important. And even more important is knowing exactly what’s on your face. Thanx to my bestie, Sasha Sloan-Dizack, I made a super simple, super effective cinnamon honey mask. It’s exactly like it sounds…
1/4 Tbs of cinnamon and 1/8 cup of honey
Cinnamon isn’t just insanely delish in your coffee, try it, it also helps decrease the effects of acne. Acne is many different things for different people but overall it’s bacterial colonization, swelling, and a breakdown of keratin. Of course cinnamon does something to combat this horrible affliction we all know so well. Specifically, it acts as an antibacterial, an anti-inflammatory (reduces swelling), and is an antioxidant (yay electrons!). Thus helping your skin stay health.
Then there is honey, my favorite beauty product. It’s an antibacterial and heals wounds pretty well, it boosts your natural glow, and it’s also an antioxidant which helps your skin look young forever dahhhling!
Mix them together…
Put on a cute robe you don’t mind covering in cinnamon honey. It will get EVERYWHERE! Be ready. My rug will never be the same. I left the mask on for about 15 minutes.
Then I moisturized with my favorite facial cream, Gentry + Hicks. I’m a little biased, this is my product. It’s natural and insanely moisturizing!
Then live your life and continue with your day!!! I want to hear all about your process, maybe you even have some tips for me.
Today I embraced my inner Audrey I wore a French Connection wrap shirt, black stretch pants, my coral necklace from Anthropologie, and Forever 21 over sized gray sweater and gold belt. I am so ready for winter, CA bring the rain!
In Socal we have little need for protection from the wintry tundra, but everywhere else is under about 3 ft of snow. So for the rest of the country, your home is your refuge. Treat it as kindly as it has treated you.