Friday, October 25, 2019

DIY Face Wash

Some years ago, I was looking for a good natural face wash. My mom found one made with oils. I was skeptical at first. But, I tried it. It ended up being the best thing for me. The only thing was that it was a bit expensive. As a result, I now make my own that is very similar but also very cost-effective.

This face wash is awesome! It uses two very simple ingredients. It hydrates and cleans very well. It doesn't leave any lasting smell,

I don't recommend adding anything to make it smell nice as it can sting your eyes. Trust me, it hurts like the dickens.

What you need:
Castor oil
Almond oil
Small bottle with a pump

Directions:
Pour Castor oil into the bottle. The amount depends on how oily or dry your skin is.

If you have dry skin, only fill about one-quarter of the bottle with the Castor oil. For oilier skin, you can fill it to half or two-thirds.

I personally fill mone a little more than half with Castor oil.

Then, fill the rest of the bottle with almond oil. It's that easy!

When washing my face, I use four to five pumps of oil—depending on how dirty my face is.




Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Shefit: A Review

For a long while, I had been looking for a good strong sports bra. One which would last longer than a year, and support me while horseback riding.

Over the years, I had gone through various sports bras. Most neither lasted past a year nor offered me the support I needed.

Almost a year ago, I finally had enough. I did some online research and found a company called Shefit.

At first, I wasn't that interested. However, when I researched some more I changed my mind.

It was almost Black Friday and since I found the bras pricey—over $60—I decided to wait hoping they would be on sale.  And indeed, they were and I purchased two of them to try out and see if they were worth the price. 

Well, let me tell you! They are 100% worth the price. They are the best sports bra ever! I ended up buying two more and I want more!

They are fully adjustable. You can adjust the shoulder straps (the higher you go, the more supported you will be). Furthermore, you can adjust the rib strap so it fits properly. You can even mix and match colors!

The way the bras are fabricated, they don't stretch out over time—this is a continuous problem for me.

Shefit offers three levels of support: maximum, high, and low. So far, I only have the maximum but I want to get the high support ones as well.

Shefit also offers a wide variety of beautiful colors. There is white, black, flesh, pink, blues, purple, yellow, and green. Better hurry though, as some colors are limited. This means that once they are gone you can no longer get them!

Their sizes range from cups A-I so there is a fit for everyone.

The Ultimate Flex collection has a beautiful design on the back as well as a smoother cup compared to the Ultimate collection.

They have now added Afterpay so you can buy now and pay later for those of you who want/need one but can't afford it right at the moment.

Shefit has also branched out to making leggins! They will go into production soon. If interested, you can head over there and help them get them into production as well as guarantee you will get a pair of leggings or a sports bra! 

With this link, I can save you 10$ so be sure to use it!


This is the pink/flesh in the Ultimate Flex collection.


This is the purple in the Ultimate Flex collection.



This is the white in Ultimate collection.



 This is the design all the Ultimate Flex bras have in the back, the colors change with the color of the bra.



 This is the yellow in the Ultimate collection.



This is the purple in the Ultimate collection.



This is the flesh in the Ultimate collection.



This is the pink the Ultimate collection.



This is the blue in the Ultimate Flex collection.



This is the yellow in the Ultimate Flex collection.



This is the black in the Ultimate collection.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Favorite Authors

If you know me—or you have seen my reading challenge for this year—you would know that I read a lot of books (like tons).

Since I'm such a book worm, I decided to share some of my favorite authors and some of my favorite books.


  • Florence Witt: I actually haven't read her book but she is my mother and I know how amazing she is so how could her book be bad right? I will get around to reading it one day I'm sure. You can buy her book Say Yes. By the way, it is a work of non-fiction.
  • Melanie Dickerson: I have read everyone of her books! Most of them I read them the day they came out and I would stay up until 3am or later just to finish them. It's really hard for me to pick a favorite book because I love them all.  However, I think if I narrowed it down, it would have to be a tie between the first one I read The Captive Maiden and her latest book The Warrior Maiden. I later realized that The Captive Maiden was part of a series and not the first of that series. You can find the first book of that series here.
  • Christy Barritt: This wonderfull woman has to be my all-time favorite author. I have also read all her books. It's impossible for me to pick a favorite book but I can pick my favorite series and that would have to be The Worst Detective Ever. All of her books are amazing but this series is definitely my favorite. A huge bonus is she writes so fast! You don't have to wait for years for more books, she has new books every few months sometimes, even, every month.
  • Melanie Wilber: Another author whose books I've all read. Her books are definitely a lot "calmer" than the last two authors I have mentioned above but, they are still a very good read. All her books are really good for pre-teens to teens. Again I can't pick a favorite book but my favorite series would probably be Seeking Heart Teen series, which later became Pure in Heart. I also love the Heaven in my Heart series which later became True Friendship series.

Don't let this shortlist fool you, I do read a ton of books. I just don't have a lot of authors whose books I read all the time. I read a lot of random books from a lot of different authors.