All posts tagged: rosewater

Repurposed Roses Part1: How to make homemade rosewater

As promised here is my post on how to make homemade rosewater.  Rosewater acts as a natural facial cleanser and toner.  Some say that rosewater helps keep you looking younger… who knows.  One  benefit of using rosewater as a part of your daily beauty regime is that it can help reduce redness from irritated skin.     Steps to making homemade rosewater  1. Remove rose petals 2. Boil rose petals until the color is drained from the petals 3. Strain the water to keep petals out 4. Pour into a recycled/repurposed glass bottle 5. Store in fridge to keep cool (lasts probably about 3 days or so)        Have a lovely weekend! with love xo  

Eco Chic: 4th of July Brunch with Sangria

4th of July is one of my favorite holidays! Fireworks, yummy food and time well spent with friends and family.  Over the weekend, I tested out some ideas for the quickly approaching 4th of July Holiday,- this Wednesday!  (not a public holiday here in Cayman).  So here are the goodies I came up with…. 1. Eco Chic Table Decor Every now and then it is nice to incorporate fresh flowers into your brunches, lunches, and dinner parties.  In the picture above are some fresh coral pink and white roses perfect trending summer colors!  The great thing about choosing roses is that later the roses can be repurposed to make potpourri and/or rosewater. 2. Sunday Brunch Sangria This was my first time making Sangria and thankfully it turned out pretty good. Ingredients: 1 Bottle of Red Wine ( I used an unfinished, half a bottle of Red Wine) 2-3 slices of orange 2-3 slices of lemon 6-8 slicked strawberries 1 small diced apple Chill overnight, and enjoy the next day! 3. American Flag Inspired Fruit Platter On …

Eco Beauty: For The Long Weekend

Yay it’s Friday! That can only mean one thing the weekend is almost here! For those of us in Cayman that means we are blessed with yet another long weekend! What better way to kickstart your weekend than with a little eco beauty pampering.  These are some of my favorite eco beauty products, from the Body Shop and Target. Morning Routine 1. Vitamin C Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 Living on an island it is a must to incorporate sunblock into your morning routine.  Even if you are only walking around outside for a few minutes or just in and out of buildings while running errands it doesn’t hurt to protect your face with sunblock.  The Vitamin C boost will help give your skin a radiant glow. (The Body Shop) 2.  Vitamin C Skin Boost This is probably my favorite product by the Body Shop! I use it every day and can tell you it most definitely makes your skin super soft and leaves your complexion glowing radiantly. It is a must have!  The Vitamin C …