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How to Have a Health Spa Day at Home

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SallyStrong #CollectiveBias

Having a high-stress job can really get to you if you let it. That’s why I think it is so incredibly important to take a day out for yourself to focus on your health. My favorite way to do this is why I love to have a health spa day at my own home – so it’s healthy for my wallet as well.

Everything you chose for a health spa day needs to have a healthy angle. I always think of it as a time to nourish all my beauty health – especially the places you don’t think of often, like your nails.

Here’s how to have your own Health Spa Day:

1. Run the bath water with bubbles and some lavender or peppermint essential oil. Lavender is great for relaxing, and peppermint is great for soothing aches. It’s always great to add some epsom salts to help with additional aches and pains. BONUS TIP: Look for Sinus Relief bath salts and add to a steaming bath to help with headaches.

2. Next, time to work on your face! I start with an at home facial with my Clarisonic. Everyone has different skin needs, so adjust this to your skin issues. Mine is dry, dull skin, so I used a brightening sheet mask.

(Don’t we all look so attractive in a sheet mask, see below)

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3. I also have very dry feet – especially during the summer time. During the summer, I have to take very good care of my feet and finger/toenails. I start by using a moisturizing foot mask. If you do not want to buy one, you can just put a lot of vaseline on your feet, wrap them in a plastic bag and wait 25 minutes.

Once you are done, put your feet under running water and get them clean and dry.

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4. After moisturizing your feet, it’s time to work on your nails. Nail health is so important because the more you paint your nails and go get artificial nails, the more your nail health will suffer.

I know I have had yellowing, hard, brittle nails in the past, but after a week of using Sally Hansen Complete Care 7-in-1 Nail Treatment weekly and the Sally Hansen Vitamin E Nail & Cuticle Oil every night, I have restored my nail health.

The Complete Care 7-in-1 Nail Treatment is a top coat and a base coat, so it’s nice to only have to lug around one product. The full seven uses are an all in one base coat, top coat, growth treatment, strengthener, ridge-filler, brightener, and ultra-moisturizing nail treatment. My favorite thing is no more ridges showing through my nail polish!

The Vitamin E Nail & Cuticle Oil needs to be wiped of the nail before adding a coat of polish. I use this nightly to reduce the build up of dry skin.

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My favorite place to shop for nail supplies is in Target because their displays are just so tempting with all the lights, and the Sally Hansen section has a ton of options for all of your nail health issues.

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5. Now it’s time to have a nice cup of green tea and let your polish dry! I add a little lemon and honey to mine to really bring out the flavor. Green tea has tons of health benefits, so it’s great for your insides!

How do you have a spa day at home?

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4 Ways to Style a Maxi Dress (plus $20 off at HarperTrends)

My favorite type of dress is a maxi dress, and I love pulling them out all summer long. There are so many ways to style a maxi dress, and I love how they challenge my fashion creativity!

This Coachella Print Maxi Dress from HarperTrends is so versatile and can be styled so many ways! I love that it is a halter top, plus I love the colors!

THE DRESS

Here is my first style, the dress itself with a simple bracelet:

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FARMHOUSE CHIC

The second way I like to style a maxi is give it a little bit of a farmhouse style. I added a denim shirt and tied it in the front, plus I added a floppy hat.

AGAIN, I love this print so much!

I wore my white wedges with this look to give it some height.

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CHANGE IT UP

I love the torso part of this dress, but when you want to change it up, add a cute crop top or a loose shirt and cinch it with a belt.

This crop top is also from Harpertrends, and it matches the navy so well!

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ADD SOME LACE

I think the easiest way to add some softness to any outfit is add a little lace. I love to wear this cardigan with my maxi dresses because it is very light, and it has just a tiny bit of lace on the bottom.

I also love the color!

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Those are my favorite ways to style a maxi dress!

If you like the dress, head over to HarperTrends and use the code Repressingthecrazy to get $20 off!

How do you like to style your summer maxi dress?

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of HarperTrends. The opinions and text are all mine.

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ITS SUMMERTIME – Summer Tag!

I cannot believe it is already towards the end of June! I love doing tag videos, so here is my Summer Tag!

This is an easy this or that tag, so it won’t take you long at all and is super fun!

If you do the tag, be sure to comment a link down below so I can check it out!

Ocean or Pool? Ocean

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Beach Vacation or Wilderness? Beach Vacay

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Watermelon or Strawberries? Watermelon

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Bikini or 1-piece? this thing!

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Lemonade or Iced Tea? Iced Tea (with Peach)

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Hotdogs or Hamburgers? Hamburgers!

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Hat or Sunglasses? Sunnies!

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Windows Down or AC all the way? AC all the way (I’m in Texas people!)

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Tanning Lotion or Sunscreen? Both!

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Baseball Game or Concert? Concert!

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Ice Cream or Shaved Ice:? Shaved Ice!

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Fireworks or Fireflies? Fireworks!

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Flip Flops or Bare Feet? Flip Flops!

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Water Balloons or Squirt Guns? Water balloons!

Bright or pastel nail polish? Bright!

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What are you summer favorites?

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SUMMER TAG

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Summer Glow with Estee Edit Voxbox

I got the Estee Edit box from Influenster, and I thought this was the perfect opportunity to create a summer glow makeup tutorial!

(To learn more about Influenster, and how you can get stuff for free, click here!)

The box came with the Flash Illuminator, the Pore Vanishing Stick, The Barest Lip Color and the Beam Team Hydrate and Glow!

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Watch the video for the tutorial and keep scrolling for a review of the Estee Edit products!

Flash Illuminator

I love this highlighter so much! I have a feeling the bottle is going to last forever as well because it only takes the tiniest bit to make your face beam! This is very easy to blend, and it looks great with a rosy pale pink. I apply this to my cheek bones, the tip of my nose and above my cupid’s bow.

Pore Vanishing Stick

If you have issues with large pores, this may be your solution. I personally have minor issues with my pores, but I noticed a huge difference in the few that I have under my eye area. It also helps you overall makeup go on a little smoother.

The Barest Lip Color

This was my favorite out of the whole box! The color is amazing, and it is so light on the lips. It feels like chapstick with the color payoff of a lipstick. This is just the type of thing I like to wear in the summer because it’s not too heavy!

The Beam Team Hydrate and Glow

This is a great everyday product! It is so versatile! You can use this as a primer, a foundation mix in, a BB cream or something to put on top of your foundation! I think my favorite way to use it is mixing it in my foundation! It also comes with a glow stick that is great to use on top of your bronzer!

 

Have you tried anything from the new Estee Edit from Estee Lauder line?

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Summer poolside essentials!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SimplySmooth #CollectiveBias

My favorite thing about summer is all the goodies that come with it! I love looking cute poolside with all of my favorite summer essentials!

The only downfall to summer is the maintenance! I have to keep up with my summer tan and shaving! Shaving is the worst! If only we could be born without hair on our legs, I would have been eternally grateful!

I use Sally Hansen’s Wax Strip Kit for Body to keep my skin smooth and hairless (plus it’s so easy to use, not microwave)!

Here are my full list of essentials:

 

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Super Cute Bathing suit with a sun hat

New summer = New bathing suit. I love getting to choose a new bathing suit every summer, I feel like I am setting the tone for a new season! I usually buy from Target, but I have been seeing some online that I love! I just don’t know how I feel buying a swimsuit without trying it on!

Pool mat

I always bring a towel or mat to lay down on the chairs at the pool! Those things can get so hot!

Canvas tote for all your essentials

Bring a tote to carry all your goodies and hold your phone and keys! I love this cute one that says, “Vitamin Sea”.

Self tanner

I use self tanner every summer to keep my skin bronze! I personally do not like to feel like a blinding light at the pool, so I try to make myself a little darker artificially! It takes a lot of maintenance, but I am okay with it because I love the results.

Sunscreen

Always wear suncreen! Skin cancer is a real threat!

Sally Hansen Wax Kit for Body and Numbing Wipes

I hate shaving, and I do everything I can to have smooth legs with the least amount of effort possible.

This is why I love the Sally Hansen Ouch Relief Wax Kit for Body and the Sally Hansen Ouch-Relief Numbing Wipes.

After using the Numbing Wipes, I wait 10 minutes to apply the wax strips. All I have to do is rub the strips in my hands, put it on my leg pressing down the direction of my hair growth, and yank.

It is so easy – no microwave and no mess! Plus, you wont have to worry about your legs for weeks!

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Sea salt spray

After a day of swimming, I like to throw some sea salt spray in my hair and keep going! It gives my texture and keeps my day full of good vibes!

What are your poolside essentials?

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