Monday Refresh for your first week of June! This ReFresh is a day late and I (Amber) am totally to blame. I spent the last week back in Edmonton, AB escaping the Houston storms and getting to meet my new nephew. Something I have learned, babies are not as conducive to blogging as dogs, but they’re pretty darn cute!
Falynn’s Monday ReFresh
This is a common tragedy in my makeup kit, the inevitable crumbling of my pressed powder products. Whether it’s an eye shadow, foundation, bronzer, or any other dry pressed powder, it gets used a little bit and then WHAM, the crumble occurs and gets all over everything. Typically, once this happened, I would toss the product thinking that it wouldn’t be usable with chunks of the product rather than a smooth surface.
- The broken product
- Rubbing alcohol
- A popsicle stick or something similar
- Small, old makeup brush
Break up the rest of the chunks of the product in the pod it is in.
Next, add a couple drops (don’t saturate the product).
Mix and begin smoothing the product into the pod with your makeup brush.
Let it dry!
It’s like it never happened; you’re welcome!
Amber’s Monday Refresh
Anyways, Houston has finally begun to heat up and this means pool parties and crop tops until fall. For me, these general states of near-nakedness always make me very aware of the dreaded stomach bloat. A few years ago, my husband and I “invented” an all vegetable shake that we add into our breakfast routine during the summer months. Essentially, we throw a bunch of veggies into the Vitamix, blend, and drink. We will even use this shake to replace our morning coffee (gasp). I say shake because we are using a blender and don’t remove any of the pulp or fiber. The following is our most common veggie combo, but feel free to play around with whatever vegetables you fancy!
- a couple handfuls of spinach
- a couple table spoons of FRESH parsley
- a handful of chopped cucumber
- a big handful of diced carrots
- a small handful of celery (Mark leaves this out)
- a tablespoon of lemon juice
- a cup of water (or coconut water)
- a cup of ice (optional)
Blend and drink! I will often pre-bag all the ingredients to make the mornings easier. This way, all I have to do is add water and lemon juice.