01 September 2014

Sea In The Air, Sand In My Hair

Gisele Bikini, Eberjey, and LOVE this one for fall // Chambray Shirt, Mango, similar // Necklace, Topshop UK // Shades & Cuff, Aldo // Bangles, Hermes // Lips, YSL Rouge Volupte Shine #6 in "Pink in Devotion"

Savoring the last 5 Seconds of Summer today with my favorite bikini brand, Eberjey! How are you spending this unofficial last day of summer?

Happy Labor Day and love to you all my wonderful readers.

29 August 2014

DIY Honey Skin Spa Day

Just in time for the holiday weekend, I'm sharing with you all my honey-themed DIY spa day. This at-home DIY spa experience is truly amazing because it utilizes pantry and stock items most of us always have on hand. It’s simple to set up and SO worth setting some time aside to rest, relax, and rejuvenate your skin. Combining my organic skincare recipes, a Honey Sugar Body Scrub and a Spiced Honey Face Mask will completely revitalize your face and body, leaving you with clear, glowing, soft, smooth, and hydrated skin. 

So take an hour this weekend, whisk up these 2 recipes, sip my Honey Toning Tonic, light a candle, and step into your very own skin spa. Get ready because it’s time to relax.. 

I start my spa time by hydrating. I make a simple warm tonic that I sip while making my scrub and mask, and running my shower or bath. It signals the body to recalibrate and helps to detoxify the skin and blood stream from within. *This is also the same tonic I have every morning first thing when I wake up, as it completely alkaline’s the system and blood stream so you can start the day off right! 

The Toning Tonic
1 glass alkaline or filter water
1 capful (about 1 tablespoon) of Apple Cider Vinegar
Sprinkle of ground Cinnamon
Sprinkle of ground Turmeric
Generous squeeze of fresh lemon juice (about 1 tablespoon)
1/2 tsp Manuka or organic raw honey 

Combine all ingredients in a glass and heat in the microwave for 30-45 seconds until nice and warm. Stir and drink. 

 Now, it's time to make the Honey Sugar Scrub and the Spiced Honey Face Mask...

1. Warm a jar of raw organic honey in the microwave for about 10-15 seconds. Check the temp and see if it needs 10-15 seconds more; you want the temperature to be warm and runny to the touch but not too or uncomfortable on your finger pad (I tend to test it on the top side of my hand) 

2. Pour about 1/4 cup of the honey into a medium-small bowl and add 2 tablespoons of oil. I like mixing oils here for optimal effect or depending on what I have around. I love olive and almond oil and in the winter if my skin is very dry I will use coconut oil. I especially love using Argan and Jojoba oil as well. I then add in 3 drops of orange or orange blossom essential oil. 

3. Lastly, add about ¾ cup of dark brown sugar, or brown sugar or sugar in the raw. Mix well with a spatula or whisk to combine evenly and decant into a glass jar with a lid, leaving it open on the side of the bath or shower, as you turn on the water or run the bath to get the bathroom nice and warm and steamy.  

While the water runs and bathroom heats up, it's time to make the Spiced Honey Face Mask!

4. Spiced Honey Face Mask: Place 2 tablespoons manuka honey in a small bowl. Add a pinch or two of ground cinnamon, and one pinch of ground turmeric and about 1 tsp of fresh lemon juice. Heat the mixture in the microwave for 15 seconds. This should warm the honey, again check to make sure it that it does not get too hot. Stir completely and using a facial brush, brush the honey mask all over your face, neck and d├ęcolletage. 

5. Next take your body scrub and step in the shower or dip in the bath, making sure to keep your face and neck out of the water. If you are in the shower get your body completely wet and warm and then either turn off the shower or redirect the stream away from you. Put on your scrubbing mitts, or you can just use your hands, and massage the honey scrub in small circular motions all over your body. Let the scrub sit on your skin for 1-2 minutes after you have worked it in, allowing the honey and oils to really penetrate, working on the dead skin cells, and moisturizing the a new layer of exposed skin. This action also stimulates your cellular activity, regenerating your skin and working against signs of aging. 

Breathe and enjoy the heat while your pores open and reap the benefits of the acne fighting, inflammation deterring, and moisturizing honey. 

6. Rinse off the body scrub in the shower with very warm, or dip back into the bath tube rubbing all the scrub off. Once the mask has seeped in for at least 10 minutes, rinse it off with warm water and a washcloth, moving gently in circular motions to exfoliate. Oh, and don't worry if the mask sits on your face for longer while you enjoy a bath. When out of the shower or bath, splash your face with cold water to refresh your skin and close the pores. Pat dry and moisturize according to your daily routine. 

Take the time to lounge around in robe and enjoy your soft, new, sweet smelling skin! And always after some spa time, make sure to hydrate hydrate hydrate as you resume your day or evening.

Happy Labor Day Weekend! Wishing you all some lovely down time, and as always thanks for reading.

28 August 2014

The Fruits of Our Labor


Banana Leaf "Mia" Bomber Jacket, Pencey // White Split Front Culottes, Zara, similar, similar // Black Long Sleeve Crop Top, ASOS , similar // Banana-Yellow Kitten Heels, Christian Louboutin, similar // Neon Pink Wallet Clutch, Urban Outfitters // Shades, Andrea Jovine, similar // Gold Foil Wrap Chain Necklace, Sequin NYC , love this one // Lips, YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in #5 "Fuchsia in Excess"

Still savoring the last moments of summer here on The Supper Model. Although I've certainly made a dent in pre-fall online orders, I cannot look away from the computer screen on all my favorite shopping sites that are offering firestorm sales on summer styles for Labor Day. Any savvy shopper knows that this is an excellent time to snag some terrific gifts for friends, and fabulous resort wear for any upcoming warm-weather getaways, holiday trips, or to stock up on summer weather staples that will never go out of style. So definitely shop the post bellow, where I've provided a few of my favorite staples- the classic white flowing pant, in the newest cut and length of course, the yellow heel, the hot pink clutch, a chunky gold necklace, and everything palm print! 

So let's escape to island-chic one last time...

27 August 2014

White Laced Wednesday

 Alissa Dragun, South Moon Photography

White Lace Dress, ASOS (fall version) similar, similar// Shoes, BCBG, similar on sale! // Bag, Michael Kors, similar // Gold Cuff & Bracelets, Shades, Aldo // Green & Gold Bangle, Hermes // Gold Headband, Urban Outfitters // Nails, "Borrowed & Blue" Essie Polish // Lips, YSL Rouge Volupte Shine, #6 "Pink in Devotion" Bright Hibiscus Pink

Nothing says "I'm celebrating the summer" more than a whimsical, light, layered, and lace white dress. This season, white has taken over as the ultimate summer staple, and so I would be remiss if I didn't share with you the favorite white dress in my closet. Although the white dress may seem beholden solely to warm temperatures and tan skin, I disagree. When it comes to transitional dressing, there is nothing I like more than a summer dress thrown on over slouchy fall boots. Layer on a sweater, a leather, denim, or motorcycle jacket and you instantly look like a street style icon. Looking for a white dress in all those fabulous end of summer sales? Or even a transitional dress to get you through September? My tip is to choose a 60s silhouette. A swing dress, smock dress shown above, and even a baby doll shape is ideal to pair with tights and booties, soft over the knee boots, or a great jacket. The ideal length is short; above the knee and rising... AND the 60s silhouette was ALL that was seen on the Fall 2014 runway, so you'll be transitioning in trend. 

Enjoy this unofficial last week of summer, and again thanks for reading!


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