APPLE CIDER VINEGAR FOR ECZEMA

I have a love/hate relationship with skincare due to my ongoing issue with eczema. I love finding new new tricks and products that make my skin look amazing, however, spending time on a beauty routine is torture for me. Since developing eczema, I also suffer from EXTREMELY sensitive skin. Thank you children!! It’s very frustrating and annoying to deal with, let me tell you. I’ve tried so many products on the market with little success until I tried using apple cider vinegar or ACV.  I’m sure you’ve heard about its amazing benefits and they’re all true! I’m not a medical professional by any means, I just want to tell you what works for me.

I mix 1 part Bragg’s unfiltered ACV to 1 part water and store in a glass container. The reason I use Bragg’s is because it’s organic and unfiltered. The properties in unfiltered apple cider vinegar make the health benefits even more potent. It helps to balance the PH on my skin and maintain an even skin tone. I keep a bottle on my counter to use as a toner after washing my face and in the shower as a hair rinse. With regular daily use I have clear skin and healthy hair! Another added bonus, it’s CHEAP!

As you can see, my skin is far from perfect nor is my makeup, but hey, this is me.

Even though I’ve had major success with it, you need to know the warnings! It doesn’t smell pleasant and stings a bit if you have active eczema on your face. To remedy this, I add a few drops of good quality lavender essential oil to the bottle. It calms my skin and smells great! You may smell like vinegar for a few minutes but I promise it goes away shortly! Follow up with your favorite moisturizer and you’re good to go! I’ve also found that by using ACV as a hair rinse after shampooing, I no longer need conditioner!

Let me know what you think after trying this out! I’d love to hear feedback or success stories!

With Love,

Chantelle

 

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WHAT SHE WORE //TODDLER EDITION / AMAZON ACCESSORIES

I want to talk to you about dressing little girls on a budget. I am the first to admit that I get carried away buying a TON of clothes for Bonnie. It’s a thing. The thrill of the hunt is addicting! I love to see how I can spend the least amount of money and still make her look adorable. The beauty of thrifting, yard sale shopping, or clearance shopping for kids clothes is if it gets ruined, no problem! I also love that it leaves room in the budget for investing in quality, small shop clothing [another addiction but more on that in another post]. When I shop for Bonnie, I try to keep to a neutral color scheme and accessorize with bows and shoes.

This dress is from a company called Zara. I love how simple and whimsical their clothing line is for little girls. I also scored these Saltwater sandals [at the same sale!] and accessorized with a bow found on Amazon. Y’all I spent less than $5 on this outfit.

Finding second hand pieces can be cute! Add coordinating accessories and make a great look!
Second Hand Style

Link to this bow// here

This is a thrift store find that I’m currently obsessed with. It’s from Gap and we all know how good their kids clothes are! Denim is easily dressed up or down so she can go straight from church to the playground. Some cute pink chucks [yard sale score!] and another bow found on Amazon! Outfit total $6…SIX DOLLARS.

Finding second hand pieces can be cute! Add coordinating accessories and make a great look!
Second Hand Style

Link to this bow// here

 Why shop Amazon you ask? They have the most adorable bows for such an affordable price! These are my go-to when I know she’s going to play hard. I don’t mind them getting beat up, because they’re easily replaceable. Again, this leaves room in the budget to shop small for quality bows! I am blown away by their selection. They have just about every style imaginable! You’d better believe this will be in my baby shower arsenal as well.

 

Remember, #onmondayswethrift so we can all be inspired by each other’s finds!

Happy hunting everyone!

With love,

Chantelle

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