Ok so when I first saw a dragon fruit smoothie on Instagram over a year ago, it IMMEDIATELY caught my eye.
Because well, it was SO, SO vibrant. The color was out of this world—especially vibrant for a smoothie.
But really, I’ve been dying to try dragon fruit for as long as I can remember, before it was, you know, trendy & all.
So naturally I did what every girl does when she’s creeping around on Instagram: I screenshotted the picture.
( Don’t pretend like you don’t screenshot shit too ).
Of course I was also looking for a way to use these pretty gold glasses too. Because, cute right?!
No lie this smoothie takes like 4.3 seconds to make:
I actually want you to know that this is a very lazy girl smoothie. Like, sorry I’m not sorry that I don’t have 21314 hours to dedicate to making my daily smoothie? Should I feel guilty? Perhaps? I don’t know, the easier, the better in my book:
Recently TSC teamed up with Andrea Van Vort from the popular boutique, Van De Vort and Kaitlynn Carter from The Western Wild ( blog-doo designed her blog so def check it!! You will LOVE it ) to create a Halloween collab.
Basically we were three little gothic bunnies & WE HAD SO MUCH FUN, GUYS.
Also– you should know that I’m wearing For Love & Lemons because they were just featured on the blog & their stuff is kinda insane.
We shot at this super spooky house ( cue: “The Monster Mash” ) in San Diego. It seriously reminded me of American Horror Story: The Coven. Sooooo scary…but cool-ish-scary.
Both of these girls kick-ass in every way; they both run their own business & they’re seriously go-getters so look for further collabs between the three of us.
NOW ON THE COSTUME DEETS: if you’re lazy when it comes to Halloween costumes, then this is the lil get-up for you. Just grab a lace pair of bunny ears, a piece of fishnet fabric, a hottie white dress, & some dark-ass lipstick. I also love the choker look x a couple of other necklace. Voila! You’re a gothic bunny.
I don’t know, sometimes I just feel too overwhelmed to create some gnarly Halloween costume. Honestly this year I might just throw on a generic cat mask with whiskers & be a…cat. Maybe I’ll add red lipstick if I’m going wild.
Anywho, if you’re in Del Mar, def check out Van De Vort. Sorry in advance for recommending this spot…it’s so good it hurts. Our full collab can be found here.
Again, I’m a total Gemini ( << they like hot water, but they also like cold water, they like rain, but they also like sun, they’re homebodies, but they’re also super social…ya get my drift ).
On one hand, I love black/white/nude but on the other hand I love stripes.
I’m also obsessed with huge-ass sunglasses, chunky leather, the perfect/yummy skinny jean, cross body bags, & white shoes. Like, if I could marry white shoes, I would. I seriously love them more than life itself.
I got a blog comment the other day from one of you guys that was literally life-changing.
I asked you guys your most powerful habit. And there was an insane comment from a reader named Carla; she stated the following:
“Most powerful habit: dry brush in the morning, massage almond oil on the skin and then step under the cold shower. It’s from the Kundalinia yoga tradition and one of most healthy habits you can actually develop for your body and skin.”
(( Side: Carla!!! Thank you! You’re amazing! )).
First things first though, I’m SOOOOOOooooo ( soooo, soooo, SOOOO ) obsessed with dry brushing. I know I’ve done a post on the subject in the past but I can’t stop, won’t stop.
Michael thinks I’m a weirdo because I’ve resorted to dry brush Pixy.
True Life: I’m an F-ing Weirdo.
So, back to the bod: all you do is dry brush before a shower ( more here ), massage your skin with almond oil ( before not after you shower ) & go into a cold shower for a quick min. I like to use calming soap while I’m showering too so it’s like a mini spa treatment!
Taking care of yourself is muy importante and this beauty tip will help you feel your best. Plus your body will begin to crave dry brushing especially because the feeling after dry brushing is SERIOUSLY indescribable. It’s kindaorgasimic ( too far?? Whatevs ). But I promise, it’s the most invigorating feeling ever, ESP with almond oil & a cold shower.
Just make sure the almond oil is pure/raw/organic. K?
Almonds have a way of trapping moisture in the skin keeping it moisturized at all times. Better still, its high lubricating quality makes many users stick to using it as their daily skin care product.image001
This oil has also been proven to have a calming effect on people with skin allergies and inflammation. It has both the ability to soothe as well as treat skin allergies. Minor wounds, chapped skin, and other skin infections can also be treated using almond oil.
3. Emollient Properties
Emollient properties refer to the ability of the almond oil to get absorbed into your skin. It is also used in many spas for its less fragrant and less greasy qualities. It is also useful in massages as it restores the normal PH of the skin and allows the skin to glow thus preserving moisture.
4. Removing Dark Circles
Its lightening ability is another reason that has made this oil popular among many people with dark marks on their skin. All you need to do is mix some almond oil with some honey and apply on the affected area.
5. Reducing Wrinkles
Almond oil contains vitamins that help it delay the appearance of wrinkles. It is best to apply almond at night after taking a shower. You could choose to do this twice a week or alternate days depending on how soon you wish to see the end results.
6. Sun Protection
Harmful ultraviolet rays cause wrinkling, sunburns, aging, and skin cancer. Though sun -blocks and sunscreens are effective. Almond oil can help reverse the damages brought about by sun exposure.
Ok, so now it’s your turn: share your most powerful habit below and I’ll pick my favorite tip & feature it with picutres on The Skinny Confidential this month.
Now if you’ll excuse me I’m off to dry brush with a lil almond oil.