Why I Love My Jade Facial Roller

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Ok so I did it, I fell for the newest beauty craze, the jade roller. I know it looks like some weird alien instrument, but I’m going to tell you why I’m completely in love with it.

Have you ever been to a spa where they put the cucumber slices over your eyes? Lo and behold, there’s actually a reason for this—the coldness of the cucumbers is supposed to have a soothing, anti-inflammatory effect. A jade roller is basically the non-edible equivalent of cucumber slices, for your whole face (and neck).

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Jade rolling has been practiced by Chinese royalty for centuries, in order to draw out negative chi, but has just recently gained widespread popularity.

Benefits include:

  • Increase blood circulation
  • Reduce redness & inflammation
  • Assist lymphatic drainage
  • Diminish the appearance of fine lines

Jade is a naturally cold stone, but I heard that storing your jade roller in the fridge could amplify its effects. I tried out my jade roller for a few weeks without putting it in the fridge, then switched over to the fridge, and I definitely prefer it colder.

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DIY Pineapple Sugar Scrub

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Does anyone else get the winter blues? I get them, bad, and I’m betting I’m not alone. If you’re like me, then you MUST make this pineapple sugar scrub—it’s so incredibly easy, smells AMAZING, and it’s like this bright dose of summer sunshine every time you use it! I’ve been using this scrub all over my body before I shower or take a bath, and I seriously don’t know how I’ve been living without it up until now.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Yes, that’s really it! Sugar is an fantastic natural exfoliant, and coconut oil is…well we all know how amazing coconut oil is for your hair/body/face etc.

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DIY Fabric Flower Pot

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There is almost nothing I love more than having flowers in my house. Over the years I’ve bought and/or made countless vases and flower pots, but somehow I’m always finding new ideas I want to test out.

Over the holidays I decided I needed some more Christmas-y flower pot decor, so I threw this DIY together. I wanted something cute, but not too time consuming or extravagant to where I would regret only being able to use them a couple months out of the year. Of course you can do this with any color fabric and use them year-round, so it’s a great one to have in your DIY arsenal.

What you’ll need:

  • Basic flower pot
  • Fabric
  • Fabric scissors
  • Glue gun

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Edible Christmas Wreath

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As you know if you read my post on 10/2, I hosted my family Thanksgiving at my house this year. It was a ton of work but also a huge success! It’s crazy to believe it’s been less than two weeks since Thanksgiving, but Christmas is already very much on my mind.

We’re doing Christmas at my parent’s place, but my mom has enlisted my sister and I to plan the menu. I’ve been pinning so many recipes that I almost can’t keep track of them all, but I wanted to share a fun appetizer idea I found: The Edible Christmas Wreath! It’s really cute and Christmas-y and super simple.

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