Homemade Guacamole

Nothing says summertime like a good dip with some tortilla chips with friends! I’ve shared my recipe for pineapple-mango salsa last summer, but you can’t have salsa without having some guacamole too!

This recipe for guacamole is super easy and delicious-none of that runny mess you get with you rice and beans. I’m talking real deal, freshly mashed avocado with lots of fresh flavor.

What you’ll need:

-5 Avocados

-3 Limes (Lime juice is okay…but fresh limes are better)

-2 Tablespoons of Sea Salt

-2 Jalapeños

-1 Can/Package of Sun-dried tomatoes

-2 Tablespoons of Cilantro

Dice up your sun dried tomatoes, cilantro, and jalapeños. You can keep them in a mixing bowl together and then set aside. Next, time to slice and scoop your avocado! Just cut your avocado length wise until you can pull the two pieces a part. Next, use the blade of your knife and carefully slap the blade into the pit, this is usually the easiest way to remove the pit. From there, cut slits into the avocado and then using a spoon or fork you can scoop the slices out and into the bowl with your other ingredients. Repeat that process for all of the rest of the avocados.

Now, slice each of your limes in half. Squeeze lime juice into your mixture bowl. Add sea salt to taste. Time to smash it all up! Using either a fork or wooden spoon, smash your avocado up and mix it thoroughly.

Wah-la! You have guacamole!

 

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Why teach?

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Another school year has come and gone, and it’s officially summer time. Usually at the end of a school year I reflect on the year as a whole. Did the students learn enough? Are they ready for the next grade? What stuff do I need to buy for next year? The list could go on and on…however this particular school year I’ve honestly reflected the most on myself and what led me to this profession in the first place.

Let’s recap the big points of this year.

  1. I had a student diagnosed with leukemia and pass away within a month.
  2. In the United States alone, there were at least 64 incidents of gunfire on school grounds.

Okay lets unpack these issues are at a time. First-lets start with the shootings. I’m not going to share my political views one way or another, but school shootings are devastating and one of the most heartbreaking incidents that can happen. Children are our future. One day, we’ll be gone and then who will be left? The children. The children who have grown up and taken their roles in society. They go on to become a small business owner, a congressman, a mom, a chef, a craftsman…just like we all did. We followed our dreams and created our paths, and here we are! All they need is the opportunity to grow and flourish-then we can rest assure that long after we’re gone, they’ll be here to keep our families, our community, and our country still going.

With all of that said, it continues to baffle me that shootings continue to occur across the nation. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve thought, “What would I do?” “Where could I hide all of my kids?” “How fast could I get my kids out of my window?” It can be scary, but right now it’s the reality of what’s going on.

Then there’s the matter of my precious student, Eliza Cait. One day she was in my class; having inside recess, writing in her journal, taking her math test…she was there. Then in the blink of an eye she was diagnosed and in the hospital, and in another blink she was gone.

To put it simple, I’ve had one heck of a school year. That brings me to the question that I think burns on every teacher’s heart at some point in their career. Our pay isn’t the best in the world. Our hours go well beyond 7:30-2:30. We say things like “Stop that!” and “Please raise your hand” almost constantly.

So… why teach?

The morning that I found out that Eliza Cait had passed away, I went on a walk with my friend. On this walk I cried…pretty much nonstop. But through my tears, I relayed a number of internal concerns to her. Why am I a teacher? Why did God lead me to this path? I’m not strong enough for this. I’m not strong enough for those students. How can I go back to that classroom and teach again?

She assured me that when I’m there and when I’m with them, I’ll find the strength and I’ll be strong because I have to be.

It turns out she was right, and I think I was strong, but ultimately I went back and we made it through the rest of the year together.

Now the year is gone, and here we are again. So-why continue to teach? Well, I often think about a visit I had with Eliza Cait in the hospital. It was the day after she was diagnosed and admitted, and I sat beside her as she watched some show on TV. On the show there was some talking goat and she pointed at the screen and said, “Look, Miss Thomas! Personification!” And I smiled at her and thought, I taught her that.

Then I think about all the times students’ call me mama throughout the school year. Whenever they do it, all the students’ giggle, but really it’s not that crazy because I am basically their school mama. I clean up boo-boos, I bring them treats, and I make sure they’re okay.

Then there’s those times when a student draws a picture and they hand it to you and their eyes light up as they tell you that they made this for you.

Then lets not forget those super magical moments when you’re talking to a student one-on-one about long division. You know they’ve struggled ENDLESSLY with the concept, and then suddenly they look up at you and declare that they understand.

I could honestly sit here and give you a hundred reasons why I love teaching, but the simple fact is I just do. Call me crazy if you want, but it’s what I was born to do. I want to teach them how to love writing or how the Civil War started. I want to know them and shape who they’ll be and what they’ll do. I would put my own life before theirs any day of the week…but I’ve learned that’s not always an option. Children are our future, and I get to be a part of that. And, really, that’s why I teach.

 

 

 

 


At-Home Teeth Whitening: Does it Really Work?

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I don’t know if there’s anyone out there who wouldn’t want a whiter and brighter smile. The problem is, I don’t have the time or the money to go and receive an expensive whitening treatment. Thankfully, that’s where Smile Brilliant comes in. I can receive a custom teeth-whitening treatment in the comfort of my own home, on my own time, and it won’t break the bank!

Being a teacher there are two things you need to know about me: I drink a lot of coffee and I hardly have any time to do anything that deviates from my daily schedule. Both of those facts have made finding the perfect whitening system quite the task. Almost everyday I wake up, go to work, workout, come home and cook dinner, and then go to sleep. That doesn’t leave a lot of time to drive to a dentist to receive specialty-whitening treatments. But, with Smile Brilliant I hardly have to do anything outside of my apartment!

Once you select which treatment you think would best suit your needs, your entire kit will be delivered within a week! Your kit will include multiple teeth whitening gels, teeth sensitivity gel, and mold to make your trays. Making your trays is basically like making your own custom retainer to complete your treatment. Follow the mold making instructions carefully, and seal your molds back up in the pre-packaged bag to mail back to the facility. Once there, they will use the mold to make your custom-fitted dental trays.

It should take your trays about 1-2 weeks to get made and mailed back to you. Once you have them, you can get started! It’s seriously easy as 1, 2, 3. Step you, you fill the front edges of both trays with whitening gel and wear for 45 minutes-3 hours. When you’re done whitening, rinse the whitening gel out and fill with the teeth sensitivity gel. Wear for 15-45 minutes depending on your personal level of teeth sensitivity…and that’s it! You can whiten your teeth whenever, wherever you like!

It might take a few days to start to notice a difference, but believe me when I say that I can now drink my coffee and have white teeth too! Smile Brilliant is the most convenient way to get a whiter, brighter smile all in the comfort of your own home. The only question now is, when are you going to order yours?

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Eating Healthy on a Budget

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I think there’s a big misconception out there that eating healthy has to be boring and expensive. Now when I say “healthy”…I’m not talking about cutting out carbs or counting calories. I’m talking about being cognitive about what goes into your body and just knowing what’s going to be best for you. I know it’s easy to grab fast food on your way home from work…but I think you’ll find that whipping up a few simple meals that are going to fuel your energy can be easy too! I’ve come up with a grocery list that will incorporate breakfast, a snack, lunch, and dinner! I guarantee that this whole grocery list will cost you under $40 wherever you do your shopping…and will feed you and your family OR you will have a bounty of leftovers to eat throughout the week!

 

Grocery list:

  • Red apples (3)
  • Avocados (2)
  • Cucumber
  • Beef steak tomatoes (3)
  • Onion
  • Lime
  • Pork tenderloin
  • Ground Turkey
  • Whole wheat bread
  • Turkey sausage
  • Jalapeno (optional)
  • Almond butter (individual packets)
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Cilantro
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Sour cream

Seasonings/other things you’ll need to have on hand:

  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Crushed red pepper flakes
  • Aluminum foil
  • Taco seasonings ( I usually use salt, pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, chili powder, garlic powder, and paprika…mainly because I have them all. If you don’t have all of those on hand, you can always just buy a taco seasoning packet J)

Breakfast

Grab 1 avocado-slice it in half lengthwise. Once it’s open use the blade of your knife and press down on the pit and you should be able to pull it right now. Using a spoon, scoop out all of the avocado from it’s casing into a small bowl and mash well.

Meanwhile…go ahead and grab 2 pieces of bread and toast to your liking. I say, the crispier the better!

Now, time to cook your breakfast turkey sausage until completely done. ( I like mine with a crispy edge.)

Slice up one tomato.

Time to put it all together! Grab your two pieces of toast and evenly spread the avocado on each slice. Top with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Throw some sausage links and tomato slices on your plate and you have yourself a well balanced breakfast!

Snack

Slice up one apple and slap on some of that almond butter. YUM!

Lunch

Grab your ground turkey, taco seasoning, and a frying pan. Brown the turkey well, drain the juices out, return to pan and add your seasoning. Cook on low until completely done.  

Make your own pico de gallo…dice up one tomato, onion, and 1 jalapeno-mix altogether in a bowl. Cut your lime in half and squeeze the entire thing into the mixture. Pick off the leaves of your cilantro until you have about 2 tablespoons worth. Chop up until fine, and add to mixture. Top with a little bit of salt and pepper.  

Wash your romaine lettuce well, and peel apart the leaves until you have about 4-5 ‘boats.’

 Take your ground turkey and scoop until one of your lettuce boats. Top with your homemade pico! Wah-la! Ground turkey lettuce wraps.

 Dinner

Time to pull out the big guns! Most of this meal will take a while to cook…so give yourself at least two hours before you plan on eating to get this meal going. Slice up your remaining two apples and place in a baking dish. Season your pork tenderloin with salt, pepper, and garlic salt and nestle down in the apples. Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 275 for 90 minutes. After 90 minutes, bring the temperature up to 350 and bake without the aluminum foil for a remaining 15 minutes.

Time according to how your pork tenderloin is cooking, but plan to bake your sweet potatoes for at least 45 minutes. Wash your potatoes well, cut a slit in the middle and rub lightly with some olive oil and wrap in aluminum foil. Bake at same temperature as pork tenderloin.

While all of that is cooking, you can make your deconstructed salad! All you need to do is slice up your avocado, but rather than mashing it up…scoop it out and dice into one-inch cubes. Wash and cut your last tomato and cucumber also into one-inch cubes. Place your avocado, tomato, and cucumber pieces in a small bowl. Pour a drizzle of olive oil over it all, top with salt and pepper, and mix together.

Once your pork tenderloin is ready slice into medallions. Plate with 4-5 medallions, one sweet potato, and a big scoop of your salad. Sub the usual cinnamon and butter for sour cream in your sweet potato…trust me! It tastes so good!

And there’s your full day of clean eating! Trust me…on a teacher’s budget; I know that eating healthy can seem daunting. More than anything, it just takes a little bit of planning so that you can find a way to use the same ingredients in different ways. Cheers to colorful eating!


Hotlanta: What’s Hot to do in Atlanta Right Now

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It’s no secret that Atlanta is home to many must-see things in the south. Aside from being a center for pop culture, they have the Atlanta Braves, Georgia Aquarium, Cocoa Cola Factory…the list is endless. However in such a big city it’s hard to keep up with what’s the new thing to do. So, on a recent trip to ATL I got the chance to experience some amazing things for the first time and thought I would share.

First off, I wanted to share some delicious foodie spots that you need to try on your next Atlanta visit. For brunch-there’s the Little Tart Bakeshop and West Egg Café. Little Tart Bakeshop has every sort of sweet and savory pastry your heart could desire from German ham and cheese croissants to everything scones. On weekends, you can even enjoy their special brunch item of cheese waffles and bacon. Top it all off with a fresh cup of Octane brewed coffee and you’ve got yourself the perfect start to your Saturday morning.

At West Egg Café they have all your classic brunch favorites. I went with the make your own omelets and breakfast potatoes with one of their scratch made biscuits. They also serve up some serious lattes like the smores latte and unique cocktails like the morning margarita. West Egg is a definite must-try the next time you find yourself in Atlanta.

Not in the mood for brunch? No worries…lunch in the city is just as good! Shopping and some good eats can be found at Ponce City Market. Ponce is home to a variety of restaurants that surpass your everyday mall food. They have everything from chic Chinese bistros to authentic Mexican cantinas to gourmet Italian. Once you’re done indulging in some delicious food, you can just work it off by shopping at some of their unique stores. They have some mainstream retailors like J Crew and Anthropologie but I love exploring some of the local boutiques and shops! Some of it might be out of my budget BUT… there’s no harm in looking! Top off your afternoon at Ponce with some edible cookie dough and a round of mini-golf on the rooftop!

To wrap up your perfect Atlanta day-trip, you can make your way to Deep End. This aquatic themed spot is so unique and fun, and the place to be any day of the week. Décor like sharks heads and fishing nets paired with their quirky drinks like frose and the Wendy Peppercorn make for the perfect late night hangout for you and your friends. Everything goes together so perfectly and the whole place has such a cool, relaxed vibe to it. They even have special event nights for BINGO, karaoke, and DJs so whenever you go you can always have a different experience. Oh…and did I mention they have tacos? Some other phenomenal spots for lunch or dinner are going to be Superica or Ladybird Grove and Mess Hall. I’ve ate at both of these spots a few times and they never disappoint! Similar to Deep End, each of these has that hip, Atlanta atmosphere…and some serious good food! Superica is similar to Ponce in the sense that it is actually nestled inside Krog Street Market . So, aside from eating this Mexican food with a twist, you can also do a little bit of shopping! Ladybird  has its own menu of unique American cuisine, and it’s a great spot if you’re looking for a place where you can relax outside some.

Finding new, and exciting places to eat when you’re out of town can sometimes seem daunting. So, I hope this blog helps you out the next time you find yourself with Georgia on your mind.

 


Dear Eliza Cait…

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There are things in life that happen unexpectedly. Your car breaking down on the side of the road, sudden storms on a warm day on the beach, or coffee spilling on your new white pants. “Stuff happens,” seems to be the common phrase thrown around when something bad happens. Typically indicating that things will get better, or this is only for right now. But what about those times when things happen suddenly and there’s no chance of the situation getting any better?

Some of you may or may not have known that one of my students’ this year was diagnosed with T-Cell ALL leukemia. She received chemotherapy almost immediately. During her time in the hospital she fought off an infection, kidney problems, and overall just the daily fight of medications. She was in the hospital for a little over a month, and finally her test results showed that she was in remission.

Everyone was overjoyed with this news and hope was on the horizon. Eliza Cait was able to go home the day before Easter and she spent three days at home with her family in her own bed. Then it seemed so sudden that she was readmitted to the hospital and fighting off an infection yet again. In the early hours of the morning, Eliza Cait then went to be with her Heavenly Father, free of pain and suffering…but leaving us all here at a complete and utter loss.

As for me as her teacher, words cannot even begin to describe the emotions going on. My designated job is more than meets the eye…from the moment I receive that roster, those kids are a part of my life forever. We spend everyday together, Monday-Friday from 7:30-2:30 for 180 days. We become a part of each others daily routine, and in turn I then take on many more roles than just a teacher. I’m a nurse, a confidante, a secretary, and a friend. I don’t say that to feel bad for myself, I mean that’s what I love about teaching. I love forming those special relationships with my students. But for the first time, one of those relationships is forever and suddenly changed. I cannot truly begin to describe how heartbroken I am, nor could I imagine how her family and close friends are dealing with this grief. I am devastated at the loss of this precious child, so instead of describing how I feel I decided to write to Eliza Cait. I know she can no longer read my words, but I know that she hears what’s in my heart and she hears all of our prayers.

 

Dear Eliza Cait,

I remember the first time you walked in my classroom. You and your two best friends were SO excited because I was letting you guys pick your own seats for the first day of school. All three of you set your stuff down together and were so eager to be in fourth grade. I know this is such a small and simple moment, but it’s one that I remember vividly.

Having you in my class this year was honestly one of God’s best blessings. I love hearing your sweet voice ask me a question. Whether it was for clarification or true curiosity, you loved to learn and wanted deeper understanding of this world. Your kind heart and adorable smile made being your teacher the easiest job in the world.

One of my favorite moments of us together has to hands down be you sharing aloud your ode about your great-grandmother. I know it was a very sad memory, but it was so beautiful and you did an amazing job expressing your feelings. I’m so glad that you let me share that moment with you and comfort you as you showed the class what you had wrote.

You had such a fire and passion for life that I’m pretty sure it was impossible for anyone to not smile when they met you. At the beginning of the year I started with seventeen students and I want you to know that I’m ending the year the same way. You might not be here physically…but you remain in all of our hearts. Your chair will still sit there at your yellow table because in reality, nobody can take your place in our classroom. No one will forget you and how hard you fought. We will not stop loving you just because you are no longer standing beside us. I love you as fiercely now as the day I did when I saw your name on my roster.

You will always be apart of our family in room 103 and hold a piece of our hearts and lives. As you know, I grew up dancing…just like you! My dance studio had a great motto that was originally created as a reminder of what to do if something bad happens on stage…but I feel like it hold true to you and this moment. Our motto was, “Keep on dancing, no matter what.” Keep on dancing, EC. Keep on dancing in heaven, no matter what…and know that we miss you, but we will see you again.

Endless love,

Miss Thomas


Wooden Watches: Spring’s Unique Accessory

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With winter turning into spring it’s out with the old and in with the new. Spring brings about all sorts of change in people’s lives; from the blooming of new flowers to cleaning out closets. I’m definitely a sucker for spring-cleaning, but once I clean out what I don’t want…I can’t wait to fill it with fresh, new things!

One of the first things I added to my wardrobe for this spring was my JORD wooden watch. I’m going to be honest; I’m not usually a watch person. A lot of watches that I’ve worn in the past have been uncomfortable and heavy. However, once I got a glimpse at this wooden watch…I couldn’t resist giving it a try! I love how unique it looks with the big, gold face and light wooden strap. I feel like most of the watches I’ve worn before have been some type of metal or leather, but I’ve never seen a wooden watch like this before! More than it’s gorgeous look; it really is so comfortable to wear. Being a teacher, comfort level is crucial to my everyday wardrobe and this watch did not disappoint. It’s super lightweight, which is perfect for me because half the time I forget I’m even wearing it until I need to look at the time.

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Keeping up with fashion trends can be stressful, but luckily finding the perfect accessory to wear doesn’t have to be. JORD has a huge variety of wooden watches for you to choose form. They have both men’s and women’s watches in a variety of different shades and types of wood. My watch is the Frankie in Zebrawood and I’ve been amazed at how easily it fits into my wardrobe. Whether I’m wearing it to work with my dress pants, keeping it casual going to a baseball game, or dressing it up for date night!

If you’re on the hunt for some new pieces to keep your wardrobe fresh, you can start by snagging yourself this unique timepiece. More than just sharing information with you about this watch, I want to offer you an amazing deal! If you enter my contest below, you can have the opportunity to win $100 towards your very own JORD watch, but just for simply entering the contest you will be awarded a 10% off coupon! Sporting a great new accessory for Spring + there is a discount?! YES PLEASE!

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Galantine’s Gift Guide

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As the wise Carrie Bradshaw once said, “Maybe our girlfriends are our soul mates and guys are just people to have fun with.” I don’t know about you, but I definitely consider my girlfriends my soul mates. Some of them I’ve been friends with for nearly twenty years. We’ve seen each other through all seasons of life and they’re all definitely people that I can truly be myself around. What better way to show your girls just how much you love them then with a little something-something for Valentine’s Day! I’ve rounded up some of my favorite gift ideas for your girlfriends for V-Day, or any day you feel like showing them some extra lovin’!

  • Bath Bombs– These bath bombs from Lush are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G and any girl would be over the moon to have them. Just plop it in your tub and watch the magical swirls of essential oils take over!
  • Pajamas– I think we can all agree that you can never have enough cute, cozy pajamas!
  • Lippies-A cute pack of lipstick is the perfect way to show your girlfriends how much they mean to you! But then the real question is…will you tell them if they get a little on their teeth?
  • Sugarfina gummies- These come in a variety of fun flavors, and would brighten anyone’s day! (I recently got the tequila grapefruit sours- YUM!)
  • Statement bracelet- I love these because you can customize them to say anything! Whether it’s an inside joke or just an encouraging message!
  • Sugarfix by Bauble Bar– Tassels are in and going strong right now, and some of these styles you can snag for as cheap as $10!
  • Pom beanie– We still have a few more weeks of winter, and these pom beanies are the perfect way to stay warm! Use my code “msamanda20” for 20% your ENTIRE order!
  • Gold initial necklace– Such a simple, but yet meaningful gift! Use code “Welcome10” for 10% off your order!
  • I Woke Up Like This” coffee mug– Every girl has an inner Sasha Fierce, so why not have a mug that shows it off?
  • Movie date box- This one I don’t necessarily have a link for but if your girl loves chocolate covered espresso beans + La Croix + Skinny Girl Popcorn…throw all of that in a cheap popcorn bowl with a classic, girly movie and you’ve got the makings for an epic girls night in!

My Go-To Products To Fight Off Dry Skin

Well…it’s official; the ole’ groundhog saw his shadow and now they’re calling for six more weeks of winter. Personally, I love a long winter! Being snowed in around a fire, eating warm chili and soup, cute sweaters, tall boots…but the one thing I don’t love about winter is how it affects my skin. The cold air plus harsh winds really dry out every part of my body. It seems like everything starts to get affected once the temperatures drop, from my hair to my face to my hands. I’ve always had ultra sensitive skin so I’ve always had to work hard to maintain a good skin care routine.

Over the course of the past few years, I’ve officially found what works for me and my skin and thought I would share! I’ve rounded up everything from shampoo to lip products that really work to help product your body from drying out. Check out each product below + direct links to where you can buy them for yourself!

My Go-To Products for Dry Skin

  1. Olay Complete All Day Moisturizer
  2. Mario Badescu Facial Spray
  3. Vaseline with Cocoa Butter
  4. ESO Lip Balm
  5. It Cosmetics Lip Vitality
  6. Head and Shoulders with Almond Oil
  7. Ultrabland
  8. Dove Soap with Coconut Milk
  9. Aveeno Moisturizing Lotion; Stress Relief

My Favorite Lush Products

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Calling all lushies…it’s time to let the cat out of the bag. There is the perfect skin care brand for everyone with the best and freshest products, and it’s Lush. Lush Handmade Cosmetics is a company out of Canada and their mission is pretty simple; they are passionate about making fresh, effective products out of real fruits, vegetables, and essential oils. Each and every Lush product is made literally by hand. Don’t believe me? Next time you buy a product from Lush, check out the sticker that’s on the side of it…you know the one with a cute little picture of someone, their name, and the date it was made? Yeah, that is each Lush employees ID that they post on each of the products they make that lets you know who it was that made your product and when they made it.

I’ve been using Lush for almost ten years and I can honestly tell you there is no product I’ve ever tried that I didn’t love! Now overtime I’ve found what works best for my hair and skin, as well as what scents/products I love most! In creating this list I feel like I could go on and say that every product is perfect for you…but I was able to narrow it down to my top 12. These products are things that I always have in my bathroom and that I use almost every day. Lush is not going to have a drugstore price, but that’s because it is higher than drugstore quality and I think it’s totally worth it. You can easily walk into Lush and drop $200 on a brand new cosmetic routine for yourself, but if you budget it out and buy things slowly, I promise it won’t break the bank!

If you use Lush, let me know what you use! I’m always looking to try something new!

  1. Ocean Salt– The OG of Lush products. The best exfoliator for your body and it smells like a margarita! Do you need to know anything else?
  2. No Drought– The BEST dry shampoo there is. All you do is pour a little in your hand and dab wherever your hair is greasiest. Seriously it’s been a life saver for me and I kid you not when I say I use it every single day, and one big bottle lasted me for two years. GO GET YOU SOME!
  3. Jersey Bounce– One of my favorite Lush Shampoos…it gives your hair so much natural volume!
  4. Sea Spray– I have naturally wavy hair, so this spray is perfect to help emphasize and hold those waves!
  5. Ultrabland– This face wash has changed my skin care regimen for the better! It’s so moisturizing and gets off even the most stubborn eye makeup! I recommend using nightly, and a small amount goes a long way!
  6. Sex Bomb– The first bath bomb I ever tried from Lush and it’s still my go-to! Scents of jasmine and ylang-ylang make for such a soothing, relaxing pink bath!
  7. Cup O’ Coffee– The perfect exfoliating face mask that literally wakes up your skin when you use it!
  8. Curly Wurly– Another one of my favorite shampoos! Perfect for wavy/curly hair and it has fresh flakes of coconut in it, which I love!
  9. Buffy Bar– The BEST exfoliating bar for skin! Use this when you’re about to shave your lets…and you will be change! Leaves your legs beyond smooth and silky!
  10. Happy Hippy- This shower gel is literally happiness in a bottle. Citrus scents of grapefruit will leave you smiling ear to ear! Great to help you wake up in the morning.
  11. R&B– Technically it’s a hair moisturizer, but this amazing cream is so much more than that! Great for styling and texturizing your hair + it smells A M A Z I N G! Basically perfume for your hair!
  12. Each Peach (And Two’s A Pair)- Lush massage bars are the BEST to rejuvenate dry skin. Feet, hands, back…great for them all! Plus so much easier to deal with then lotion!