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After a fun summer, I’m looking forward to the cool-weather and seasonal activities of the fall. I’m also looking forward to getting back into a more consistent routine – with exercise, healthy eating, and my work schedule. Since I work from home, it can be difficult to take a break, which is so important as part of any healthy routine. Even when I’m eating well, exercising and making good food choices, I still need to manage the stress by taking some time out.
One way I love to do that is by visiting with friends and indulging in some pampering – and it’s even better when you can combine the two with a simple DIY mini-spa get-together. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy or complicated. You can keep what you serve basic with some fresh fruit and simple beverage choices that will leave everyone feeling good.
The right beverages will help you sip smart, like my favorites, Vita Coco Pure, Snapple Diet Peach Iced Tea and Brasilia Blueberry Bai5. (Deal Alert : You can get a coupon here and learn about how to earn a rebate!) With some better snack and drink choices, you and your friends can focus on some much-needed recharging.
To plan a mini-spa party – keep it simple! I like to have a a few soaking bowls with lemon & lavender oil. Have some nail polish remover and nail color for a quick self-manicure. Everyone loves a fresh coat of nail color – it just makes you feel better.
Who doesn’t love a facial? With these individual mask packets, a quick facial is easy! Look for different types of masks or scrubs in individual pouches and have headbands ready! My favorite is the peel off kind – so easy!
I had fresh cucumber slices so everyone can cover their eyes a bit and take a few minutes of quiet – much needed in most of my ‘mom-friends’ lives!
Fact: Cucumbers are more than just a cliche beauty tip – they really can do remarkable things. First, they have skin lightening qualities (helping with those dark circles) and they are composed of more than 90% water, which is great for moisturizing! Last, they’re cold inside, which automatically reduces puffiness. So bring on the cucumbers!
For my friends to take home, I created an easy favor with these simple canvas bags, a stamp and fabric stamping ink.
I chose a simple flower stamp, a pretty blue ink and quickly stamped these bags. (Make sure you purchase the ink that is suitable for fabrics) They turned out really pretty and I filled each with extra nail color and a mask. Everyone can then take a little pampering home with them.
These little bags can be used again and are great for travel (jewelry, cosmetics, etc) and even storing things in your handbag.
I plan on making sure I’m taking lots of time for myself this fall, with friends or alone. Sometimes it’s just a simple refreshing moment that can give you a boost. Eating better, living healthy and making better choices should always be a priority and I love when I can give my friends a bit of that time, too!
If you’re looking for better beverage choices, look no further than the beverage aisle (shown below) at Walmart. You’ll find a variety of beverages, like I did, that will help you sip smarter!
Are you ready to Sip Smart & Win?
What steps do you take to live healthy and make better choices? Please share your ideas with me below!