Mani Monday: Lilac Ciaté Shells

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Giving the new Ciaté DIY Shell Manicure Kit a whirl this week and love how quickly this polish dries! I’m wearing the Mermaid You Look, which consists of a lilac nail polish with a gray undertone that Ciaté calls Pillow Light and silvery purple crushed shells (which I’m using on my accent nails). Now I know why Ciaté is so popular. It’s Totally foolproof DIY nail art! And this kit is perfect for spring to summer. After all, it is 90 degrees in L.A. this week. Sunny!

Coconut Oil Mouthwash

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For the past few months, I’ve been starting every morning with a spoonful of coconut oil, swishing it around in my mouth (like mouthwash), in an ancient Ayurvedic medicinal process called oil pulling. Continue reading

Hot Cross Buns, Hot Cross Buns

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Ever since I learned the three-note “Hot Cross Buns” song on my recorder in nursery school, I’ve always wondered what an actual hot cross bun tasted like. Sure I saw the illustration that accompanied the simple sheet music (with the drawing of the mustachioed baker selling his buns), but the buns pretty much looked like brown bread rolls with an X on top–did they taste just as plain? Continue reading