Friday, February 16, 2018

The Best Vitamins For You And Your Acne | What Finally Ended My Acne

Todays post is one that I have been anticipating for about a month now and I am so excited that today is the day! I get to introduce a very important brand to you (that is of course if you don't already know how amazing this brand is) they have truly changed the way I look and feel in the best way possible! Can you tell I'm excited? Good! Because this is one of my favorite brands that I have discovered in a long time!

Hum Vitamins is a brand that I had heard about from my many Youtube friends but maybe like most of you, I just thought it was another boring vitamin brand. Oh how wrong was I?

You guys know that I never promote or write about a brand that I don't truly love because I am all about being honest and sharing my favorite brands with you, my friends! So here is a little story about how Hum Vitamins have changed my life and become apart of my routine!
About a month or two ago, I posted a long Instagram story about my skin and asking for your guys' recommendations on what I should do to improve my skin and clear my acne before my wedding. Unfortunately, I am one of those lucky ones that was blessed with adult acne (is the sarcasm jumping off the page?) After posting those videos I got a recommendation to take Hum Vitamins and how they have vitamins directed towards the skin. When I looked on their website I was amazing at how many of their vitamins are directed towards clearing acne, scars, rejuvenating the skin, and overall good looks, I mean who doesn't want to look good?

After reading their story it clicked.
"The idea of HUM was born out of Walter's personal struggle with his skin and breakouts. Years of trying topical products and prescription drugs had literally left him scarred emotionally and physically. Many of the drugs prescribed worked only on a temporary basis and the breakouts returned year after year. Walter always felt that there was a link between nutrition and his skin but research in the area was hard to come by, with the majority of dermatologists not trained in the field of nutrition. It was only after he met with one of London's most forward thinking nutritionists that he was able to fix his skin once and for all."

This brand is all about clearing your acne from the inside out and I just love that! I am all about naturally healing what is wrong with my body and it took me forever to get to a dermatologist and when I did they wanted to put me on a pill and I just was not about it! 

When I first started to show interested in Hum, I saw that they had a quiz on their website to find the perfect vitamins for you! I took the quiz and got about 6 different bottles. After reading their ingredients and how they are to help with my skin, I narrowed it down to 4.  These 4: 

D A I L Y   C L E A N S E: Helps clear your skin and body from toxins. 

G U T   I N S T I N C T: A potent probiotic that benefits your skin, health and beauty

OMG!  O M E G A  T H E   G R E A T: Supports even skin tone, a healthy heart, brain and body (and no fishy taste!) 

B A S E   C O N T R O L: Key nutrients for critical good looks and health

What I love about Hum Vitamins is that they are gluten free, Non-GMO, and they actually have ingredients I can pronounce! Some of their ingredients include: Copper, Matcha Green Tea, Beetroot, Sunflower Seed Oil, and Grape Seed Extract to name a few. 
When I reached out to Hum to collaborate with them, I told them which vitamins I was already taking and they recommended 2 more to compliment those. Those 2 are:  

R E D   C A R P E T: For glowing skin and shiny hair

F L A T T E R   M E: Supports a flatter stomach and healthy digestion

They also gave me the Raw Beauty Green Superfood Powder that helps boost energy, radiant skin, and metabolism which is perfect for me because I am always feeling tired! I am not a huge fan of protein powders or any powdered drink but I have to say this powder is so good! I just put one scoop in 8 ounces of Almond Milk or in a smoothie and I got my daily greens for the day! 
 T H E   R E S U L T S:
Can I be honest with you guys? I saw results almost immediately! Once I started taking my first set of vitamins that I listed at the beginning of this post, I could start to see an improvement in my skin, overall mood and they way I felt! Of course, the real noticeable changes started happening within a week or two. Below are some photos of my skin before and throughout the few weeks I have been taking Hum Vitamins. 

Sorry for these uncomfortably close selfies of my acne (I am really being vulnerable with you) but I wanted you guys to truly see this brand is legit! 
My acne always takes forever to clear all the way up and my skin isn't 100% better but it is definitely on its way to being there! Hum has helped my skin calm down in the sense that the inflammation of my spots has decreased immensely, the redness has gone down, and there have been no new breakouts since taking Hum.  

Because I love Hum so much and I know you will love them too, you can get $10 off your purchase by using the code: 148CC1

Tell me in the comments which bottle you would love to try? 

Monday, January 29, 2018

Wooden Watches: A timeless gift for your Valentine

Valentine’s Day is one holiday that I always looked forward to when I was single. I was just looking back to the post I did last year for Valentine’s Day about Love Languages and it is crazy to think that it was my last Valentine’s Day as a single girl (P.S. I did not know what my love languages were before I was in a relationship!) With it being my first Valentine’s Day with a significant person in my life, I knew I wanted to get David something great! I kept looking on social media for Valentine’s Day gift guides but couldn't find that one thing that was really shouting at me for him until I remembered that JORD have the best men's watches and the best wood watches overall! I didn't realize how hard it was to choose a Valentines gift for someone until this year but luckily, JORD have the most unique watches. If you are wanting to make this Valentine's day one to remember, JORD even offers engraving on their watches for that special message or date that means so much to you both!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

KNOW What You Eat

I have always had stomach issues since I was a little girl. Nothing ever helped or soothed my stomach aches for as long as I could remember. From leaving school early, completely missing days, to leaving sleepovers early, my childhood was always revolved around my stomach aches. It wasn't until I turned 12 that we found out what the problem was. I had countless doctors appointments to figure out what the heck was wrong with me and it was discovered that I had Celiacs Disease. 

Celiacs Disease is a serious autoimmune disorder that can occur in genetically predisposed people where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. Gluten is a protein found in wheat and because my body couldn't breakdown the food I was giving it, I was not absorbing any nutrients. 

When I first started eating Gluten Free, almost 10 years ago, not many people knew what Gluten was, therefore people didn't have a clue how to make Gluten Free food taste good. I was so devastated when I first started eating Gluten Free because everything was so bland and honestly just disgusting. No restaurant had Gluten Free menu's or Gluten Free options, grocery stores didn't have a wide range of Gluten free items or even a gluten free section back then. Let's just say it is a much different story today! 

KNOW Foods is "the leading provider of grain-free food product and help health conscience consumers achieve their diet and fitness goals by producing delicious, nutritionally superior, natural, non-GMO, grain/gluten free and exceedingly low glycemic index alternatives to traditional grain-based foods."

These last couple of years I have been a lot more health conscience because being Gluten Free doesn't mean you are now healthy, I can still have greasy Gluten Free Pizza, Burgers, French Fries, and it is all still just as fattening as non GF (Gluten Free) items but the older I've gotten the more health conscience I am becoming! I have also found that I have a sensitivity to dairy and when I have it, my skin tends to breakout so I am limited on what I can eat. It has, however, led me to make very healthy choices when picking out the food I buy, that is why I love KNOW Foods


I love having their Croutons in a salad or even as a snack by themselves and I had noticed after taking these shots that they sent me their Cereal too and I have been loving that with banana in it in the mornings!

I can't wait to use all of these products and keep trying new and delicious recipes with them!

You can follow KNOW Foods on their Instagram by clicking HERE and also read more and shop their amazing other products HERE!

From their products listed here, what would be your favorite to try?

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Christmas OOTD

Hey girl!
If there is one thing I love about Christmas it's the excuse that you can dress a little fancier and extravagant for all of the parties, gatherings, and dinners. I recently did some shopping on Cyber Monday and perhaps went a little overboard but I couldn't wait to wear the pieces I got! Luckily, my church was having their Ladies Christmas Tea that they have every year so I was able to use my new pieces for that! All details are below and on my shopping page above!

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