Signs of Spring

It’s Spring in New York. It’s still chilly, but the sun is glowing in all its glory.

Signs of spring are popping up everywhere in fashion and beauty, which means there are so many new items to covet and try. Below are a few items on my Spring wish list!

To get you into the mood for the season, here’s a Spring To-do List from Glitter Guide:

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Other things I’m loving for Spring?

A burst of sheer energy: High-performance Naturals set in Energy from Tarte ($10.00, what a steal!)

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Natural Radiance: The Forever Nude Makeup Palette from BH Cosmetics (it is now on sale for $11.95!)

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Lavender, Rose and Sugar Pink: Esmeralda Bubble Statement Necklace from Olive +Piper ($36.00)

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Mix of translucent and lucite accents: Mini Ombre Links from BaubleBar (for a limited time, $20.00)

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Earthy Statement pieces: Tortoise Monaco Collar from BaubleBar ($46.00)

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Black, White and Yellow: Vintage-inspired jewelry from Catbird (prices vary)

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The new T-shirt dress: T-Shirt + Pencil Skirt + Strappy Sandal from H&M Spring 2014, feat. Miranda Kerr (prices vary)

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What are you lusting for at the moment?

 

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Spring Renewal Tea

Spring Renewal Tea

It’s officially spring (finally!) and it’s time to feel renewed.

Each morning is a chance to set the stage for the rest of the day, so I like to make sure I do at least one good thing for myself. Stretching, meditating and drinking tea make up my ideal routine. If you can’t do all three, try this tea recipe. You can sip it while you get ready and take it on the go.

Okay, I call this a tea–even though the base has no tea leaves! You can certainly add this mixture along with your favorite teas or drink alone for a simple, all-natural morning detox.

This recipe is so simple, affordable and guaranteed to rejuvenate you and put a ‘spring’ in your step.

What you will need:

  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger (fresh ginger root or organic minced ginger from the market)
  • Half lemon (clean lemon skin with 1 part vinegar + water mixture)
  • 1 teaspoon organic honey (optional)
  • 1 mint leaf (optional)

Steps:

Heat the water (on stove or microwave).

Stir in ginger and mix well.

Squeeze half a lemon (or more, according to your preference).  I like to keep the lemon peel in the tea. If you choose to use only the juice, try re-using the lemon peel to freshen your garbage can, add to a home-made cleaning spray or add to the compost for your garden!

Try some organic honey if you want to add a bit of sweetness.

The key to this tea is to drink it every morning–before you eat breakfast and even before drinking coffee or a smoothie. Sip slowly, while you medicate, watch news or catch up on emails.

Enjoy the natural flavors and let the ginger and lemon detox your system. Ginger and lemon both have energizing qualities and help boost your immune system all year long.

Tip: You can chill this tea and enjoy on warmer days. Add some mint (or mint ice cubes) for a cooling effect.

Now, take a deep breath. Exhale. Acknowledge the beautiful sunlight and get ready for an amazing day 🙂

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