Be Happy!

So this morning I woke up so tired and groggy (just like every other morning). This morning was a little bit different. I was happy. I guess the home sickness is starting to fade away! Yay!

Well to get to the point, I will say being happy really does a lot to the mind, body and spirit. I feel so refreshed today that I actually put on earphones and started playing music and dancing all around my apartment!

 

Feeling down?

 

Think of it this way. There are a lot of crazy things going on in this world and our lives. We can’t really do anything about these issues, BUT we can fix how we approach them! Turn the mindset around for one minute. See how great you’ll feel.

At first, I just faked being happy and making fun of all the happy by impersonating them. (I had issues. lol) After doing that for awhile, I noticed I started being more happy on my own. I thought I was going insane. It worked for me!

So stop reading this post and make silly faces in the mirror. I know, it sounds corny, but it really helps! I take silly instagram photos! @teeenaloveee

 

Be Happy!

XOXO

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Spaa Life is Giving Away Products!!

I know I should be posting something informative, but sometimes I feel like giving back to the community. There is a catch to this. All you have to do is like Spaa Life’s Facebook page. Leave a comment below here that you did, and one of the lucky winners here will win spa products!! The first winner will win:

 

Spa Ritual Cuti-Cocktail Cuticle Oil

and

Real Lavender Bath Salts

 

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If you refer 10 people and they like us, contact spaalife@gmail.com with the names and we will reward you with something special 🙂

 

XOXO

Meditation: A few Pointers to Make Life Beautiful

Good Morning Everyone!

 

Yesterday my mother and my sister came to visit me, and we all went to Sanibel Island, FL to have a girls day out! It was quite an adventure. Beautiful skies, friendly people, boats, jet skis, and sail boats! It all felt like a dream! Well ever since I moved out here, I have been a little home sick. I do not  know anyone over here, I live alone, and I miss my friends back home. So today’s topic really makes me more comfortable in my situation.

Here is a Picture of when we were driving over to Sanibel Island and were at the top of the bridge! Beautiful isn’t it?!

Photo: Sanibel island fun! Have so many pics . Will upload them soon but enjoy this view from the top of the bridge!

 

Meditation at first can be challenging to accomplish but as time goes by, it gets much easier. I am still a newbie at this, so please do not be rude, just encourage me and correct my mistakes.

This is how I do it:

1. Find a place where I know I will be alone and a place where it is beautiful. (In this case I was on an island on the beach)

2. I sit in criss-cross position with my body as straight as possible and rest my hands on my knees, palms facing up and my thumb and middle finger touching at the tips.

3. I close my eyes and, at first,  think of a color, and focus on that color. My mind is a very cluttered and disastrous place. I once read that to begin meditating, I must focus on one color and every time a thought entered my mind, i focus harder on that color and the thought will go away.

4. Once I am focused on that color for a good amount of time (your body will tell you when you are ready, trust me), I just relax ,and in my case, all I heard was the waves on the ocean, the warm summer breeze flowing through my hair, and smell the salty ocean entering my nose.

5. I then breathe in with my nose and out with my mouth. Ill do this for as long as I like. Some people will just meditate for a few minutes, others will do this for hours. My longest record was just under an hour. Time flew by so fast that I didn’t even realize it.

 

Look up the benefits of meditation! There are so many. For me, it is a mental vacation, and cleanses my spirit!

 

Try it sometime.

 

Leave in the comments section your favorite place to meditate!

 

XOXO,

SpaaLifee

 

 

 

 

 

Lavender is a Savior!

Well I was planning on posting once a day, or once every few days, but tonight will be an exception. I just tried to talk to a friend since I am home sick, and they were pretty rude to me so I felt horrible for awhile after that. I am so glad I moved to get a fresh start. Anyways, I am going to do a product review on this.

Jurlique Lavender Essential Oil is the BEST!!

This may be a little teeny tiny bottle, but its effects on the mind and body is seriously phenomenal! I have worked with this product with a Spa that I am affiliated with for 2 years, and it is a cure all. All you need is a drop or two.

Some Benefits of this Product (and Lavender in general):

– Anti Stress

-Anti Depression

-Calms Burns, cuts, scrapes

-Helps with sleep

-Treats acne

-Mosquito Repellent

…and so many more!

So after I was pretty much shut down from a friend, or shall I say EX-friend, I took a drop and rubbed it between my hands and slowly took deep breaths. I feel so much more relieved and I can now go to sleep.

Buy some. Find a retailer near you that sells this specific product, or visit http://www.skinapeel.com and call them to order. They ship everywhere. That is the spa that I used to work for.

Good Night World!

Tina

A Healthy Treat for your Body: Coconut Body Scrub!

I have been handcrafting and selling body products on and off for quite some time and since I am in my “off” phase right now (because I just recently moved from one side of Florida to the other), I am going to release a secret scrub that nourishes the body like no other product. The key ingredient here is coconut!

 

Some benefits of coconut for the body:

– It is a SUPER FANTASTIC hydrating agent.

– Clears up the skin.

– Slows down the aging process.

– Antiviral,, antibacterial,  anti-fungal, and anti-parasitic.

There are so many other properties that can be read online. Just do some research! Here is a picture of a happy coconut just because…

 

Here is the recipe for a good coconut sugar scrub that will make your body look and feel fantastic! This makes one cup of scrub.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (melted)
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 TBSP shredded coconut
  • 6-8 drops of Lime Essential Oil

Directions:

  1. Melt Coconut oil in microwave.
  2. Mix in with the sugar, until fully incorporated.
  3. Add the coconut and the Lime Oil.
  4. Mix together.

***Remember to scrub your body 2-3 times a week. Doing it everyday may irritate your skin! ***

 

 

 

 

Cheers to the First Post!

Welcome to SpaaLife! My name is Tina, and I live in Sunny Florida! Just moved to Fort Myers to peruse my dreams in becoming a successful doctor. Since this blog isn’t about me and about the SpaaLifee, I will just stop there.

For the first blog post, I will dish out a yummy recipe that will make you celebrate with joy!

Strawberry Lemonade Cake Pops

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Ingredients

  • 1  Betty Crocker Strawberry Cake, mixed according to package directions
  • 2  lemons
  • 1 can Betty Crocker Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 3 cups pink candy melts
  • 1/4 cup bright pink sprinkling sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup white sprinkling sugar

Directions

  1. 1Once cake is mixed according to package directions, add the zest of two lemons. Pour 1/3 of the batter into a microwave-safe 9×9 baking dish and microwave for 2-4 minutes, just until the cake springs back to the touch. Crumble the cake into a large microwave-safe bowl, and continue to microwave until the cake is fully cooked. Crumble and cool fully. Cook the remaining cake batter in like manner.
  2. 2Add a few spoonfuls of the frosting into the crumbled cake. Stir. Continue to add frosting, just until the mixture resembles the texture of Play-Doh.
  3. 3Roll the cake mixture into five 3″ balls. Slice each ball in half with a sharp knife, then slice each half into three “lemon slices”. Use your fingers to form each slice into nice shapes before dipping.
  4. 4Microwave the candy melts in a medium, deep-sided microwave-safe bowl just until melted. Stir until smooth. Dip the top 1/2″ of a sucker stick into the candy melts, then gently press it into the large end of a cake “lemon slice.” Repeat with remaining cake slices.
  5. 5Allow candy melts to harden completely around the sucker sticks. Then dip each cake slice into the candy melts, one slanted side at a time. (You’ll do the bottom next a different way so just do the top slanted sides for now.) Gently press a 1″ mini straw (i.e., coffee stir stick) into the top side of each slice, then press the bottom of the sucker stick into a piece of floral foam so the cake pop stands upright until the candy melts are hardened.
  6. 6When the sides are hardened, re-melt candy melts if necessary, and use a knife to spread candy melts on the bottom of each slice. Then sprinkle with the colored sugar. Return to the floral foam and allow to harden completely.
  7. 7Melt the white chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and stir until smooth. Transfer to a zip-top bag, snip a small corner from the bag, then pipe triangles onto the straw-side of each pop to resemble a fruit slice. Sprinkle with white or clear sparkling sugar.
  8. 8Store cake pops upright by pressing sticks into floral foam. When completely hardened, they can be served or wrapped in cello candy bags for gift giving.