Are you ready to enjoy good skin days?
Today I’m sharing with you a very easy homemade face mask recipe that you must try during this quarantine.
I grew up using it whenever I had a little pimple or just because.
This is a Dominicans number one go to facemask when it comes to healing or preventing breakouts, and
You only need water and oatmeal to make it.
Oats contain compounds called saponins, which are natural cleansers, Oatmeal also soaks up the excess oil on your skin and Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties can help to treat dry skin and remove dead skin cells.
I tablespoon of oats
1 1/2 tablespoons of water
Mix the oats and the water and let it set for 10 minutes, then apply the mixture to your face and keep it on for 15 to 20 minutes. Wash your face with cold water and apply your favorite face lotion.
Is this whole situation giving you anxiety?
I’m not a psychologist or anything similar but we are in the same boat, I feel you.
Here takes off my personal opinion;
It’s been weeks and even months since we all are quarantined. There are things you can’t control; like when this is going to be over. So, let’s focus on what you can control; The media you are consuming, what you do with your time…
This situation is uncertain to all of us, and as an individual, you have the right to handle it in a completely different way than others. Being that said, #stayhome, be productive if you want to, sleep if you want to, jump, dance if you have to, call your friends, read, text…do what helps you feel good.
Your mental health is as important as the health of your body. If you are experiencing pressure due to expectations of any kind, remember that expectations are not your problem, that’s the problem of those who expect.
Don’t dare ether to sabotage yourself worrying about what others do or don’t on social media, even salt looks like sugar some times.😉
There is no pattern base on your body, age, social status, ethnicity…on how you should handle this situation, we are each different from one another.
#Weareinthistoguether, stay home, respect, and appreciate who is by your side, give yourself love.
If you can’t control, you might as well let go.
L O V E 💕 ,
It’s been so long since you last heard from me on here, so I thought that before any other post, you deserved a quick update about my life.
I spend most of last year In the Dominican Republic, it was a very productive time. Other than working, exploring, and spending quality time with my family, I took on swimwear making, fashion sustainability and Italian lessons. I also completed my studies in Fashion Design.
I’ll share some photos with you from this experiences!
I’m currently in London, working with Sapphire Models. I am very exited to be here and can’t wait to see what the future holds after this pandemic is over.
As of today I have been quarantined for a little over 3 weeks. I hope you all are home and safe,
Hey hey hey!!!
How are y’all doing today??? As you might have noticed I am a big fan of smoothies. This time I made a “fruit punch smoothie”, it turns out to taste great, so here’s the recipe for you to try!!!
1 small mango
1/4 cup strawberry
1/4 cup blackberries
Mix all the ingredients in a high speed blender until you have a creamy consistency. Serve, and enjoy!!!
¡¡¡Hey hey hey!!!
¿Cómo están todos?
Como habrás notado, soy una gran fanática de los batidos. Esta vez hice un “batido de frutas” que resultó tener un gran sabor, así que aquí está la receta para que la pruebes.
1 mango pequeño
1 / 4 taza de fresas
1 / 4 taza de moras
Mezcla todos los ingredientes en una licuadora de alta velocidad hasta que tengas una consistencia cremosa. ¡¡¡Servir y disfrutar!!!
Hey Hey hey!!!
It is the vegetables and fruits predator again!. Now to share with you one of the obessions I have had lately; Vegan Zucchini cream !!!
This is a very versatile recipe. Since zucchini is a vegetable with a mild flavor, it is perfect to combine with other ingredients and adapt the recipe to your taste.
1 zucchini chopped
1 Sweet potato peeled and chopped
1/2 onion chopped
1 cup of water
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 garlic clove chopped
Heat the oil in a casserole and sauté the onion and garlic first over low heat. Add the potato and zucchini and sauté about 5 more minutes.
Add the water, salt, pepper and nutmeg and let it boil for about 10 minutes.
Remove from heat and blend until a creamy cream is left.
Enjoy your Vegan Zucchini Cream!
I’m so exited to introduce you to my new skincare routine, using Coco by Lolly products which are made from all natural ingredients including coconut oil ( made in firewood ),cocoa , and green tea– featuring a delightful scent.
This products are made in Samaná, Dominican Republic; in such a natural way that you can literally eat them. 100% Vegan, 100% organic , and leaves your skin instantly smoother and brighter!
For the past weeks I have been doing this routine once a week. Sometimes I do my face and body at the same time, but when i’m in the mood to either read or do something in the meantime, I do my face first.
I use coffee & cocoa scrub, and cocoa & green tea mask. They also have other products that you should definitely check out. Just click here.
1. Cleanse your skin, and apply the scrub onto your face and body using your fingers to gently massage the mixture, in circular motions on your skin. Taking 10-15 minutes to really exfoliate your body.
2. Wash it off your body using water only.
3. Apply the mask on your face and body including under eye areas (great for dark circles), and live it on for 15 minutes.
4. Wash it off with water.
5. Last but not least, apply Organic coconut oil massaging for a few minutes in gentle circular motions on your face and body. Leave it on.
Do this at night or when you are not planning to go right out in the sun.
Healthier skin ✔️
Glowing skin ✔️
Remember to drink a lot of water, and apply SPF daily.
I am so exited to share with you this new recipe of mine. It only contains 3 ingredients, it is very simple to make and such a deliciousness!!!
If you are in the USA I usually find the soursops at the Asian markets there. They sale them hard so you will probably have to wait until they are ripe, or you might get lucky and find a ripe one. Who knows 🤷🏽♀️😉. ( Your soursop should be very soft to the touch).
1 small soursop
1 can full fat coconut milk
1 table spoon brown sugar
Place the coconut milk in the freezer for a couple of hours to separate the water from the fat.
Peel the soursop, take the hart and seeds out, blend until yo have a creamy consistency, pour it out, mix it with the sugar and set it to the side.
Pour out the fat part of the coconut milk, and mix it until you have a fluffy and creamy consistency.
Add the coconut cream to the soursop and mix well, and just like that you have your soursop mousse!!
Transfer the mousse to a piping bag and serve!
What is Mangú?
Mangú is a Dominican traditional side dish served for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Mangú is made up of boiled (either ripe or green) plantains or green bananas.
The plantains are then mashed with butter, margarine or oil . The dish is topped with sautéed red onions.
Queso Frito (fried cheese), fried Dominican “salami”, eggs, and avocado are often added as side dishes. Los tres golpes, literally “the three hits,” is a term meaning mangú with cheese, salami, and eggs.
A little history…
Boiled mashed plantains can be traced back to Africans in the Congo region who were brought to the island during the slave trade. The original word was something akin to “mangusi”.
Folklore has taught the us that this dish was named during the American invasion of 1916 . Since the soldiers had to be fed in the rural areas, the local would give them whatever they had cooked at the moment. On this particular day, the soldiers were served a greenish mash that did not look appetizing. Most of them refused to partake, but the one that was the hungriest had the courage to try it. Surprisingly, he liked the dish and exclaimed “Man, this is good!” as he continued to eat it. According to the story, every soldier decided to eat that dish as they all agreed at how good that was. Since then, the townspeople would present it as Mangú (man, good) to the soldiers to follow.
Vegan recipe Ingredients
6 Green bananas
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoon cold water
For the onions:
Juice from 1/2 lime
1 tablespoon olive oil
With the help of a knife, cut a deep vertical line, cut the ends, and cut in half each banana. This way the peels will come off almost by themselves after boiling.
Boil the bananas in enough water to cover them plus an inch for about 30 minutes or until they are very tender. Add the salt to the water before it breaks the boil. After the first 15 minutes add an extra cup of cold water so the bananas get tender faster.
Cut onion into slices, add the lime juice and set to the side.
At this point the peels have been coming of the bananas. Remove the bananas from the water, use a fork to remove the rest of the peels, and mash them as you would potatoes. Add the olive oil and the cold water to loosen the mixture. ( This is a hot dish but the cold water helps it to stay soft over the hours ).
In nonstick skillet over medium heat, add the onion slices, salt, and olive oil, and cook for 5 minutes, or until tender.
serve and enjoy!!
¿Qué es el mangú?
Mangú es un plato tradicional dominicano que se sirve para el desayuno, el almuerzo o la cena. Mangú se compone de plátanos hervidos (ya sea maduros o verdes) o bananas verdes hrvidas. Los plátanos se trituran con mantequilla, margarina o aceite. El plato está cubierto con cebolla roja salteada. Queso frito, “salami” dominicano frito, huevos y aguacate se agregan a menudo como acompañantes. ”
Los tres golpes”, es un término que significa mangú con queso, salami y huevos.
Yayyy it’s Monday!!!!
New week, new day, new beginnings…
I woke up early and started off my day with a yoga class. Then went back home and mixed up some fruits to create this delicious and creamy smoothie bowl.
As always I’ll leave the recipe for you here. Give it a try, have fun with it!
I wish you a great week!☀️
1 frozen banana
1/2 cup frozen mango
1/4 cup papaya
Mix up all the ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth. I added my papaya first for it to create a little juice so the frozen banana and mango blend easily because I didn’t want to add water. You could ask a little coconut water if you prefer. I also added 1 passion fruit and some banana as topping, add what you like. Remember it is all about creativity!
Yayyy es lunes !!!!
Nueva semana, nuevo día, nuevos comienzos …
Me levanté temprano y comencé mi día con una clase de yoga. Luego volví a casa y mezclé algunas frutas para crear este tazón de batido delicioso y cremoso.
Como siempre te dejo la receta aquí. Pruébalo, diviértete con él!
Te deseo una gran semana! ☀️
1 plátano congelado
1/2 taza de mango congelado
1/4 taza de papaya
Mezclar todos los ingredientes en una licuadora de alta velocidad hasta que quede suave. Primero agregué mi papaya para crear un poco de jugo, así que el plátano congelado y el mango se mezclan fácilmente porque no quería agregar agua, pero puedes ponerle un poco de leche de coco o agua. También agregué 1 chinola y un poco de plátano como aderezo.
Agrega lo que te gusta. ¡Recuerda que todo se trata de creatividad!
Mature, ripe or young coconuts I just love them. They are delicious 🤤 and have so many benefits !!!
I’m pretty sure that if you either do a research or ask your doctor you will find out how good they can be for you. Meanwhile here are 3 reasons to drink natural coconut water
1. “Nature’s Sports Drink“: contains 5 key electrolytes: sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. It’s great to prevent dehydration, and can be consumed before, during or after workout.
2. Cleansing / Detox : coconut water is full of nutrients and minerals, contains a similar electrolyte profile to human blood making it an ideal beverage to replace fluids and help remove toxins from the body.
3. Anti- aging : Coconut water is rich in cytokinins, which is well known for its anti-aging properties. Since coconut water also hydrates the skin from within, it works in two ways to halt aging, from inside and out.
However you should limit your intake to a few servings a day to avoid coconut water disadvantages such as high levels of potassium.
Information on this site is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Happy New Years everyone!!!!
I woke up to 2019 feeling very grateful, so I decided to make a gratitude jar.
Wondering what that is?
I’ll say it’s a jar filled with positive thoughts, feelings, situations…etc. that have made you feel grateful at some point.
I’m starting mine today and I’ll open it if i am feeling down as the year goes by, and at the and of 2019. It is great to practice gratitude!
If you guys want to try it you can do a personal one or a family one ( it would be fun to open it and just experience together those little moments). Your body and mind will appreciate it.
It’s very easy to practice gratitude, you can write things like: I’m grateful for the person who made me laugh at the grocery store; I’m grateful for my best friend; I am grateful for the way I feel today….things like that. you write it down on a slip of paper and stick it in the jar.
We don’t always feel the same, so if one day you feel like writing 5 slips of paper do it, if you feel like writing one, do it, if you feel like opening it, open it. It’s your choice. Have fun with it!
I am grateful you are reading this, and wish health, success, and happiness for you and those around you. Have an AMAZING 2019.
Paris, Paris, Paris…what can I say?, Although I love the city, I had a very “interesting” experience.
I woke up very late, wore a red dress in the name of self love and took myself to a lunch date. I stopped by the Eiffel Tower to take a picture of it and a selfie (the only ones I got to take).
I went to a restaurant around there and had a delicious plate of veggies, fruits, and tea. ( I don’t drink wine or any alcoholic beverages ).
It started raining and I was hoping it would stop soon but it did not, so I ended up going back to sleep.
The next day was beautiful and I was so exited to go exploring early, so I did. I realise after I took off that my phone didn’t charge, and this time I didn’t have my charger, or any intention of going back for it. I took this photos before it died:I kept exploring for a bit, got a charger, another “unstoppable storm” started, and then it was time for me to head to Italy 🇮🇹!!!!!