After high school you realize that you were only friends with certain people because you saw them every day. It's funny looking back at old high school friends and the memories we made. But sometimes I feel like I have to stay connected with the same group of friends because of the past. There were amazing memories that I'll never forget. But I don't want to be friends with someone just because we share fun memories. People change, and sometimes those people turn out to be really close friends. That doesn't mean they're a bad person. It just means that your hobbies and passions have changed and the only time you ever have meaningful conversations with them, is when you're talking about the past or a fun experience you shared. I'll always remember those fun times. But as I get older I want to surround myself with people who inspire me. I want friends that dream big, but also take action each day to get closer to their dreams. Life sucks sometimes and so does losing a friend. People change and drift apart, and that's fine. Someone times you just have to remember the good memories, but forget the people you made them with.
I love coconut oil, I use it for everything. I cook with it, use it as a skin moisturizer and I brush my teeth with it. There's so many uses of coconut oil with many health benefits. Today I'm going to share with you my favorite uses for coconut oil and how valuable it can be in your daily life.
Moisturize Your Skin
Coconut oil is great for skin because it's natural and free from harsh chemicals. It has SPF 4, which can protect you from sunburn and wrinkles. After taking a shower, I love rubbing some on my hands and applying it to my skin. When I wake up, my skin feels soft and fresh. It also works great as a lip balm.
Use as Toothpaste
I try to avoid commercial toothpaste because of fluoride and chemicals. A quick DIY toothpaste is mixing coconut oil with baking soda. It's great for whiting teeth and removing bad breath from bacteria in your mouth.
I notice a huge difference after I started applying coconut oil on my hair every day before I sleep. My hair grows faster, and there is less damage from brushing and styling. After washing my hair, I brush it and apply coconut oil and leave it overnight. The next morning my hair is shiny and more manageable.
Eating a couple spoonfuls of coconut oil a day helps with weight loss because it reduces hunger by making you feel fuller all day long, helping you eat less.
Coconut oil is the perfect natural makeup remover. After a long day, remove makeup by applying some on a cotton ball and wipe around your skin until it's clean.
Use as Deodorant
Coconut oil is an antibacterial and contains lauric acid which kills odor caused by bacteria. After a shower, apply some under your armpit and you'll stay smelling fresh all day long.
Coconut oil is great for your brain because it has a lot of healthy fat, which is amazing for your brain function. Eating a spoonful of coconut oil daily can help with depression, anxiety and memory loss.
When you're on a gluten free diet, you avoid processed foods full with chemicals and toxic ingredients. You're more likely to eat fruits and vegetables because they're completely gluten free, removing the worry of cross contamination. When I eliminated gluten from my diet. I couldn't snack on things like bread, cakes and cookies. I found myself munching on apples, carrots and grapes. Overall adding more nutritious foods to my diet.
I notice that I lost weight when I went gluten free. I was less bloated because I ate fresh foods. I couldn't binge eat baked goods like cookies and cakes. When someone offered me food, most of the time it had gluten or I was worried about cross contamination, so I rejected it and grabbed an apple or some sort of fruit instead.
Before I went gluten free, I always felt bloating and had lots of digestion problems. After a meal I wanted to take a nap and I never had any energy. After going gluten free, I felt more energized. My body can finally digest all the vitamins and mineral in my food. I also notice a big improvement in my bowel habits.
I love traveling. My dream job would be an explore of the world, something you see on travel TV. I get so jealous when I hear my friends traveling to a place I've always wanted to visit. Something about being in an unknown area, surrounded by different cultures and scenery excites me. I can't live somewhere for too long. I get bored and feel trapped, like I can't breathe and need to escape. I decided to share my top eleven travel destinations that I hope to explore before I die. This list is a reminder for me to keep traveling and make long lasting memories.
Recently I've noticed that my hair has grown quicker than normal. I change my hair routine often, but because of the positive changes with my hair growth. I'm going to keep this hair routine for a while. My secret to growing long hair is rain water. There's so many benefits of washing your hair with rain water. I notice that my hair is softer and more manageable verses when I wash it with tap water. It's free from harsh chemicals like chlorine since it's soft water, causing less breakage to your hair. Another thing I changed about my hair routine is conditioner. Instead of buying store brought shampoo, I wash my hair with Apple cider vinegar. And for conditioner, I use a quick DIY natural hair mask. It provides moisture in my hair without all the chemicals from most store brought shampoos and conditioners. I also made a hair routine video on my YouTube channel, I'll leave the video down below.
DIY Hair Mask Recipe
1 tablespoon of Coconut oil
1 tablespoon of honey
Mix it all together in a bowl. Apply it to your hair and leave it in for an hour. Wash your hair with shampoo, and you'll notice a big difference.
It's officially a new year, and you know what that means? New year resolutions. My goal for this year is to lose weight and be healthier. I've been going to the gym often and eating a plant based diet. So today I decided to share my fitness routine. I also made a fitness routine video on my Youtube channel, I'll link it down below. Enjoy
If you know me, then you'll know that I love discovering new life hacks. Lately I've learned new hacks and I decided why not share some with my viewers. I also made a life hacks video, I'll post it below, enjoy. 1. When applying mascara on your lower lashes, place a spoon under your eyes to prevent getting mascara on your under eyes messing up your foundation and concealer. 2. Add one teaspoon of baking soda when boiling an egg. It'll make the shell come off easily. 3.Wrap a bottle of beverage with wet paper towels, then add lots of salt to speed up the cooling process. 4. Whiten your teeth with brush them with the inside of a banana peel. 5. For a quick DIY speaker, put your phone in an empty cup to help increase the sound.
6. If your friends want to borrow something. Take a picture of them holding the item you've lent them with your phone, so you'll remember. 7. Use tongs to squeeze your lemons.
I love the holiday season. Something about that time of the year brings people together. My favorite holiday would definitely be thanksgiving, so many delicious meals to eat and spending time with loved ones are few reasons why it's my favorite. Christmas is approaching soon, and a lot of people are going to be going gift shopping for family members, friends, and significant others. So I decided to film a video on holiday gift guide and wish list to help anyone that's looking for gift ideas. Also don't forget to subscribe to my Youtube channel, the links below.
1. Adidas stan smith sneakers 2. Macbook pro-2016 3. Scented candles 4. Canon G7x 5 Ugg boots 6. Gift cards 7. Perfume 8. Workout clothes 9. Chocolate 10. Headphones