Current Bath Favorites

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Putting a bath on is my favorite way to unwind from the day. I have been gravitating toward some specific products recently and I want to share my thoughts on them with you! They could also make amazing gifts for that chronic relaxing family member or friend.

1. OGX Healing & Vitamin E Shampoo and Conditioner

As you may or may not know, I have done a tremendous amount of hair dying in the past year so I need something to quench the thirst of the ends of my hair especially. This shampoo by OGX is making my hair feel smooth again, rather than straw straight from a hay bale.

2. Fig + Yarrow Bath and Body Oil (Meadow)

If you have a chance to try this, take it! You can either add a few drops (or the entire bottle, not recommended, but would be heavenly) to your bath and/or smooth it into your skin afterwards. The smell is very earthy and floral and it’s just gorgeous.

3.”The Truman”Harry’s Razor in Ivory

Drew has been using Harry’s razors for a while now and he recently bought me my very own! It’s a really great alternative to disposable razors because when you run out of heads, you just order some new ones and keep the handle.

4. LUSH’s Lord of Misrule Shower Cream

While browsing and sniffing everything at LUSH, I stumbled upon this bright green shower gel! Before you go and purchase this, I have to say the scent of this is definitely not for everyone. It smells herbal, yet like vanilla. I love it though, so take a chance and give it a sniff!

I want to know your favorite bath products! What should I check out next?!

Tiff

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Energize Me Mint Toner

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Facial toners are by far my favorite beauty product. They have minimal ingredients with amazing benefits (if you find the right ones). Luckily I found a great recipe in the book Return to Beauty: Old-World Recipes for Great Radiant Skin.

Here are the benefits you can get from this facial toner:
THE MINT IN THE TEA IS CALMING + COOLING
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR BALANCES PH–which keeps your skin from being too oily or too dry.
ANTI-BACTERIAL + DEEP CLEANING– this helps zap zits! If the tea didn’t make the toner a dark color, you would see more dirt come off onto your cotton swab, even after cleansing your face!
BRIGHTENING–removes the dull cells from your skin, leaving an “I just got a facial” glow.
TEA MINIMIZES PORES–and is said to also eliminate fine lines and wrinkles

Still don’t believe me when I say this stuff works miracles? Then scroll down and try it for yourself!
NOTE: IF YOUR SKIN GETS IRRITATED AFTER A
WHILE, USE THIS TONER LESS FREQUENTLY.
KEEP AWAY FROM EYE AREA.

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Energize Me Mint Toner

What you need:

1c water

2 mint tea bags

1 tsp apple cider vinegar

Here’s how you do it:

  1. steep tea for 10 minutes and let chill to room temperature
  2. add apple cider vinegar
  3. store in jar or spray bottle

TO USE: Apply toner to cotton ball or swab and swipe over your entire face and neck avoiding the eyes. Then apply your favorite moisturizer.

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And that’s it! What are some of your beauty secrets? Tweet me @tiffanyfajen!
xoxo
Tiff

Negative Space Nails (tutorial!)

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I spotted and fell in love with the negative space nail trend about a year ago on Pinterest and since then, I’ve tried it a few times. It’s minimal and easy and it has that “this person cares about trends, but doesn’t take themselves too seriously; I want to approach and have a conversation with them,” look. Well, maybe that’s an overshoot, but I love it nonetheless. I just love looking at my nails! Another cool thing about doing a seemingly complex manicure (it is not at all difficult) is that it instantly makes your outfit look put-together. Scroll through to see how it’s done!

What you need: 
Nail polish remover

Clear base coat

3 or 4 nail polishes of similar tones (I used bronze/gold, a dusty pink, a gray/taupe, and a gray beaded polish)

Clear top coat (I use and LOVE the lilac scented one from Urban Outfitters)

Here’s how to do it:
1. Clean your nails with nail polish remover, then with soap and water. 

2. Add 1 or 2 layers of the clear base coat.

3. Starting halfway up your nail and working toward the tip, apply a single stroke of the first polish.

4. Repeat this step for all of your nails.

*VERY IMPORTANT: Wait until that color is completely dry before the next step, otherwise the colors will combine, creating a muddy look.*

5. Then do the same with the other nail colors, so they slightly overlap.

6. When the tips of your nails are covered and totally dry, apply 2 layers of the top coat,

and voila! You have your high-fashion manicure.

If you try this out, tweet me a picture @tiffanyfajen and keep experimenting!

Negative Space | Tiffany Fajen

Negative Space | Tiffany Fajen