Nightly Skin Care Routine

This week I thought I would change it up and do something I have never done before and do a skincare routine. Although I don’t have the best skin, I do have relatively clear skin for the most part. I thought I would share my routine on how I keep my skin clear.

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I only wash my face once a day and that is when I am in the shower. I will use my Dr. Bronners Hemp-peppermint cleanser. This cleanser has so many different uses and I have found that it is really effective. I love it since all the ingredients are natural and organic!

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Once I am done washing my face, I spritz on my Lush toner. Lush has multiple toners and this is the first Lush one I have used.  It is called Breath of Fresh Air. I am also naturally very red, so I find that this toner is really great for calming down my redness.   ( I am sorry the photos are slightly blurry, I am trying to use my camera more and more and it is taking some getting used too)

 

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Next I apply my moisturizer. I personally love the Embryolisse moisturizer. I have tried many moisturizers and this has consistently been my favorite. You don’t need very much to get really great hydration. This is all I do before bed. I know it is not very much, but I think with skin care, less is more.

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I hope you enjoyed this blog post and got something from it! Thank you so much for reading this week’s post and please subscribe so that you get an email when I post next! Have an amazing rest of your week! – Suki <3

 

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Healthy Banana Pancakes

I know this may sound crazy, but I am not a huge fan of pancakes. With that being said, I love banana pancakes. The other crazy thing is that I don’t like bananas either. So, who would have thought that banana pancakes would become my favorite healthy breakfast. Anyways, these pancakes are so simple and fast to make, along with being delicious!

Ingredients:

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(you may switch out the ingredients to fit your diet)

  • 2 bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 4-5 tbsp coconut flakes
  • honey (optional)
  • vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1-2 tbsp Chia seeds

Directions:

Add your bananas to a medium size bowl and mash with a fork. Once your bananas are at an evenly mashed consistency, you can add your eggs. Simply stir the two together until combined. Then, time to add your coconut flakes, which act as the flour or the binder to keep the two eggs and banana together. Once these are all mixed together, you have your batter.  It may seem a bit lumpy, but it will turn out fine in the end. If your batter is too liquidy, you can add more coconut flakes to even out the consistency. If you want to go super simple, you can cook your pancakes from here. Each time I make this recipe, I have slowly found different ingredients I like to add. For example, I will add some honey, since I love the flavor of honey and the sweetness it brings. I would highly recommend adding Chia seeds if you have them. They don’t change the flavor, but they do improve the health benefits you will get from this breakfast, setting you up for a better and healthier day! I like to add vanilla extract since it brings that little something I love into these pancakes. You can swap out ingredients and add ingredients if you want as well. Once you have added all your ingredients, heat up a pan over low-medium heat.  Adjust the heat as needed. Pour small amounts into the pan to create the pancakes (depending on the size pancake you like).  Once they begin to form bubbles, you should flip them. Be aware that it is much faster to cook the second side than it is the first side, so once you have flipped the pancake, be ready to take them off the stove quickly! When you are done with your pancakes, you can top them with whatever you want. Personally, I love to drizzle them with honey and then add more coconut and chia. Sometimes, during the winter I will add cinnamon to the pancake mix and sprinkle some on top as well!

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If you make these, please be sure to send me a picture, it would make my day to see them! Thank you so much for reading this post, and I hope you get to try these out soon! Make sure to come back for another post next week!- Suki <3

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Earlier this week, I deleted all my old instagram posts, off my instagram, paigeandsuki. I did this, to start over. I really liked some of the pictures I posted, but they didn’t look good all together. Many were over filtered, and in weird orders. I would take breaks were I wouldn’t post for a month at a time. I wanted all of this to end. I have decided to post 2-3 times a week at least. I want to post pictures that make sense, and have a reason. I will be putting a lot more effort into my instagram, and I will no longer take unannounced breaks. This goes along with me trying to get back on track with blog posts. I am going to try to continue, to post every week on either Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. I will post on my instagram story to let you know when I post, and anything else you should know. I now have a nicer camera too, so I am also going to try to up the overall quality of my posts as well, both on my blog and on my instagram. Thank you if you have stuck with me through all my “breaks”, and I am going to work very very hard to not let them happen again. So, watch out for a blog post next weekend and a few new instagram posts throughout the week!- Suki <3

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In school, I take French and my teacher told our class that if we went to the Louis Vuitton exhibit in Manhattan, he would give us extra credit. The exhibit was free and seemed really cool. I told my mom, and we were able to arrange plans to go. I had an amazing experience. The exhibit was about how luggage has changed over time, specifically Louis Vuitton luggage. They showed luggage designed for travel by land, sea, and air. There were trunks and bags for every purpose.  Trunks could turn into proper closets and dressers, even desks. The extra credit ended up just being a small bonus. It was a large exhibit and I did my best to capture it with pictures, so I hope I did it justice. They also gave out free pins in the end, and actually showed how the bags were made by hand. I hope that you enjoy the pictures from the exhibit!

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After going to the exhibit, we walked over to the Oculus, which is a really cool looking mall. We walked around downtown and then went to Eataly for lunch. It ended up being really good food and Eataly just looks cool overall since it is decorated very nicely. Again, enjoy the pictures and get excited for a “what I got for Christmas” coming soon.

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We also went to the Birchbox store quickly and it was super cute!

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Thank you for reading this blog post, I hope you enjoyed. Also be sure to leave a comment below, I read and respond to all comments! Thank you again, and have a great week. – Suki <3

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As you may or may not know, I Bullet Journal! Nothing crazy, but I do really enjoy it. As you also may know, it is a new year, which means a new bullet journal. I got a Muji journal for Christmas and I have set it up to be my new bullet journal. I haven’t done too much yet, which is why there aren’t too many pictures, but I will try to keep you guys updated. I have also decided not to do the full monthly and weekly spreads, or at least not right now. Those take me quite a while, and I always loved the way they turned out, but I just don’t always have the time. So without any further introduction, my bullet journal setup for 2018!

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I started out with an inspirational quote on the first page. I love writing quotes since I get to practice different lettering and calligraphy.

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Then a simple Key, nothing crazy.

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Then, I made my 2018 at a glance. It took me quite a while to do this page, but I love it! Next to it, I have a Year in Pixels. I know the lettering on this page is a little rough, but I still like it! I can’t wait to see what it looks like at the end of the year when it is all filled in!

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Next, I wanted to do a goals/resolutions page. I haven’t filled it out yet, but I am excited to write things down and try my best to follow through with them. I also dedicated a whole page to blog post ideas, hopefully this helps keep me organized, and hopefully I won’t run out of blog post ideas any time soon!

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Finally, a tracker type spread. I want to write down the places I’ve gone so that I don’t forget, and it will also just be cool to see at the end of the year. Lastly, I made this saving up chart. I have wanted a camera for a really long time, so I am finally going to save up to get one! I am super excited and honestly can’t wait!

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I hope you enjoyed this weeks blog post and comment below if you want me to do a 2017 bullet journal flip through. Also, comment any other posts you want me to do and I will be sure to do them! Thank you again for reading this post, and I hope you have an amazing week!- Suki <3

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