Because you already ARE a Feisty Girl – you have the Courage, Choice and Love to implement the 12 Days of Christmas Feisty Style! How fun is this little tweak on a classic Christmas carol ?!! Sing with me now…On the twelfth day of Christmas, Feisty Girl suggested to me…
12 Compliments to Strangers (it will make their day!)
11 Bully-free Friendships (friendships are built on trust, love and respect – not fear or belittling!)
10 Toes-a-Painted (cherry red)
9 Ladies Dancing (agreed with the original – dance your Feisty heart out!)
8 Girls-a-Laughing (it IS the best medicine :))
7 Mouths-a-Smiling (it takes 43 muscles to frown but only 17 muscles to smile.)
6 Hugs for Friends
5 Cute Outfits!
5 Cute Outfits (duh!)
4 Self Love Mantras (YOU are unique, special and amazing – own it!)
So there is this girl in history class who has the most beautiful skin … like ever! I swear I’ve not seen one pimple on her glowing face. So I finally got the courage to ask her what made her complexion so utterly and disgustingly perfect. She was kind enough to share with me all the products and regimens she uses to keep her mug as exquisite as a porcelain doll. So what did I do? I went out the next day and blew my piggy bank on all of the products she uses.
I bolted home, ripped open the boxes and diligently began applying, wiping, pinching and smoothing all those glorious products on my face. After my regimen was complete I went to bed dreaming of the new face I would awake to in the morning. Well, as you can imagine, THAT didn’t happen. I was itchy and red – even my left eye was puffy and half open! My face was reacting to all those products! It was a nightmare and took a few days to get back to normal – or at least to “my normal.” So to make a long story even longer, I realized that what was good for her skin did not fit the needs of my skin. I needed products that made sense for moi and only moi! Once I found these particular products, my skin started glowing as well!
Outer Beauty Tips: Lesson learned: There are so many products out there, why not find the perfect ones for your skin and your skin only instead of trying and applying everyone elses recommended products. This will save you the time, money and effort wasted!
Inner Beauty Thoughts: Just like this beauty product analogy, what works for her in her life might not always work for you in your life. It takes some courage to follow your own path. You have to make the choice for yourself and yourself only. Maybe she runs a marathon because she is built with the longest legs ever. You might not be able to run a marathon but you can get the same amount of cardio and exercise doing something that makes more sense for your body type. At the end of the day, you both are using different methods, but the beautiful and empowering part is that you’ll both reach those goals!
Make ‘lemonade’ for your skin! What I am REALLY saying is that you can really turn anything around and make it good. You can even use this ol’ cliche – literally – by using a lemon for the benefit of your skin!
Did you know that the Lemon, “Citrus limon,” has a reputation for lightening skin, fading age spots, removing excess oil, tightening pores and removing redness from blemishes on the face? The active ingredient in lemons is citric acid. When we use the vitamin C as topical use, a key ingredient in lemons, it helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Here are some tips on how to use lemon juice for your skin:
For acne: Extract juice of one lemon and mix with equal quantity of rose water. Apply this mixture on the face and let it stay for about half an hour. Wash the face with fresh water. About 15 days application helps cure acne, pimples and reduces blemishes and scars.
For Wrinkles and Dark Spots: If you apply a little bit of lemon juice to your face, approximately 2 to 3 times a day, it is highly effective at fading away both skin blemishes as well as wrinkles, fine lines and other signs of aging, such as dark circles. You can purchase a lemon and just squeeze a bit of juice onto your hands, and then apply it to your face (or neck) by rubbing it in gently.
Inner Beauty Thoughts: It’s all about choice, courage and empowerment! When life gives you lemons, make lemonade… yep! even for your skin.
Outer Beauty Tips: Beyond using lemons for the skin, there are a ton of other ways to use lemon juice around the house and then some! Skip the harsh cleaners and check out these 24 handy lemon tips to get you and your house on its way for a healthier, cleaner lifestyle.