Urban myths aside, the answer to this question is “no.” On average, human hair grows between ¼” – ½” per month.
The changing seasons have been putting my body to the test this year. Hot to cold and back again really messes with my skin and body’s pH levels. As nature tries to find the right balance of temperature your skin can be as sensitive as ever before. No need to worry, I have an easy cure to leave your skin relaxed and reduce the irritation it may have suffered.
- Jars filled with ungents containing lavender were found in the tomb of Tutankhamen when opened. These were primarily used in cosmetics, oils and medicines by royal families and high priests in Anchient Egypt.
- It was speculated that Cleopatra used a perfume infused with the herb to seduce both Julius Ceaser and Mark Antony. It was not uncommon for girls to wear small bags of lavender in their cleavage to attract potential suitors.
- King Charles VI of France required all his seat cushions to be filled with dried lavender so the aroma could “lift” his depression
- Queen Victoria was well known for her love of all things lavender. Not only did she require all her furniture to be polished with a lavender based solution, but she went so far as to appoint a lady in waiting as “Purvey of Lavender Essence to the Queen”.
- Queen Elizabeth I required fresh lavender flowers to be available everyday of the year (quite the task considering England’s weather!)
- In Tudor times, lavender was associated with romance. Ladies would sip on lavender brew while chanting to St. lL
- By Tudor times, lavender brew was being sipped by maidens on St. Lukes day to divine the identity of their true loves. They’d chant, “St. Luke, St. Luke, be kind to me. In my dreams, let me my true love see.” Lavender in the pillows of alpine girls brought hope of romance, while lavender under the bed of newlyweds ensured passion.
A new school year means a new start. As cliché as that may be, it doesn’t make it any less true. Now’s your chance to revamp your wardrobe.
Before you run off to the mall to splurge on trendy pieces for the upcoming school year, sort through your closet. While for some this is equivalent to a three week archaeological dig, purging your old clothes will save you money, time & precious space that your closet is in desperate need of. Laying out what you already own is like a road map for what you’ll need for the upcoming year, & what you want (big difference!). Set aside a chunk of time with your best friend & ask her to be ruthless- I try to do this about every 3 to 4 months to avoid clutter. Our clothes can become a part of us, and like a cover of a book, they’re a sneak peak into our personality. Often we see them as our “babies”…but there comes a time when its best to let go. Say GOODBYE to the dress you wore to so-and-so’s Sweet Sixteen; just because your ditching the dress, doesn’t mean you’ll lose the memories.
Once your cleanse is complete (namaste), its time to start the real fun. Fill your new wardrobe with staples that will stick around for the long haul, and incorporate trendier pieces to achieve a classic, lasting look.
- A Neutral, Fitted Tee: Finding the perfect white tee is always a challenge, but when you do, it’s a lifesaver.
- The Perfect Fall Jacket: With the cool air on its way, this is your opportunity to experiment with edgy layering, while still keeping a classic piece for years to come.
- Oversized Sweater: If you find it in a thrift store or steal it from your boyfriend, a great sweater provides the same coziness as your fav college sweatshirt, but with a much chicer edge.
- Blazer: Keep it laid back with jeans or play it up to impress at an interview, blazers will never go out of style Another essential that can be a polished twist for class or played up to impress at a college interview
- The Dark Wash Skinny Jean: This should be every girls go-to; dress it up with a cute heel or keep it casual with a simple tee
Fall can be an extremely hectic time. Between early mornings, studying and your social calendar quickly filling up, its easy to let your morning primping process suffer. For days when putting on loads of makeup seems like a hassle, grab these four beauty essentials to keep your natural face fresh all day.
- Oil Blotting Sheets: Whether you have naturally oily skin, or find yourself in a time crunch between volleyball practice and student council (overachiever?), it’s always a good idea to clear off any excess oil that may have built up during the day. Using blotting sheets can help makeup look fresh throughout the day. Try Boscia Blotting Linens which are 100% natural linen and preservative-free.
- The Blemish Stick: Ok, shameless plug time, but this stuff is amazing. Whenever you feel a blemish coming on, dab the clear solution on top or under makeup to help stop it in its tracks. Shaped just like a lipgloss, you can easily store The Stick in your bag, backpack or even clutch.
- Chap Stick: We’re not talking about your little sister’s LipSmackers. Revolution Organics makes an organic chap stick packed with vitamins to help hydration. It never hurts to have kissable, healthy lips.
- A Face Moisturizer: The first step to amazing skin is keeping your face hydrated, your face & body need moisture to maintain a balanced complexion. The Squalane Facial Oil is 100% natural and leaves your face feeling hydrated without a heavy or oily buildup.