Treat Yourself: Flower Petal Milk Bath

We all have our own stressors. There are so many things personally in my everyday life that overwhelm me so much, I strive for that moment at the end of the day where I can plop into bed and get a good nights rest. Of course it isn't always like this, but in the heat of the semester with a million things going on, a girl needs a night off! The other night I realized I had the place to myself and took advantage of the time I had. I did a little research on making a perfectly relaxing milk bath and I enjoyed it so much I had to share with everyone! This makes for a perfect evening for yourself, or an awesome surprise for your significant other (fellas). It's super easy, quick and doesn't hurt your wallet! 

Here's all that you need to do: 

  • Fill the tub with hot water (obviously)
  • Dust in a healthy amount of powdered milk. I used all natural goat's milk, but whatever you prefer!
  • Mix and let dissolve
  • Add a couple drops of food coloring. I actually used a tiny bit of red to make a light pinkish/purple color.
  • Adding crushed oatmeal is an option if you would like to have even more moisturized skin.
  • Cut the stems off of the flower arrangement of your choice and set into the water. Try not to pick too heavy of flowers or else they will sink. Fyi rose petals also are beneficial to moisturizing the skin, but not a necessity. Be as creative as you would like! 
  • Make a bomb playlist containing the most relaxing music of your choice.
  • Light some candles to enhance your aesthetics!
  • A nice bottle of wine or maybe a cup of tea at your side is always a nice addition.

Don't plan on going out after your night of relaxation! The second I got out of the tub I felt so relaxed and tired! My skin was smooth and rejuvenated, and I had a really great night of sleep. Sitting down and completely clearing your mind and listening to your favorite music will keep you sane through your issues. I'm definitely going to be searching for more spa night DIY's! Because sometimes, we just need a full night to no one but ourselves. We deserve it! Until next time (;

Goodbye Summer!

Now that we are in that awkward stage between summer and fall, I'm having a difficult time deciding what to wear on a daily basis. Part of me is super excited to dive into autumn colors, heavier layers and of course all the boots that have been stashed away for the past few months. But with the amount of sunshine and higher temperatures that I've been experiencing in little Kent, Ohio, I've been bouncing between my summer and autumn wardrobe. SO I thought I would share some ideas I've been using in order to make an easy and appropriate transition! 

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I've been finding that even though it may be pretty toasty outside, my classes are usually almost always freezing! So I've been trying to wear lighter weight garments and toting around a cute cardigan or thin blazer for my afternoon classes. The early mornings are beginning to be on the slightly chilly side so a leather vest or comfy zip up is a helpful addition. On the day I took these pictures at the Prayers For Maria Sunflower Field, the sun showed nooo mercy! I was actually really hot in this one piece romper (Forever 21). But I loved the neutral off pink color of the romper and I thought it went well with the bright yellow flowers!

In my opinion, changes in color is the best way to dress for awkward months. Even if it's warmer out, I've been finding myself wearing oranges, nudes, and grays instead of pastels. That was the main thing that inspired me to go with darker hair instead of the bright red/purple I've been going with. I wanted to do something totally different and go with a deeper and bolder look.

 I always used to question the purpose of boots with open peep toes. No one wants super cold toes, and no one wants to wear a boot mid summer. But these in-between months offer perfect conditions for those specific pieces! Thankfully it will only be a little while longer before we will need to full on switch over into the next season. Until then, I'll be enjoying as much summer sunshine as I can get!