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3 DIY Exfoliating Facial Masks

Exfoliating is one of the most important steps when it comes to skincare. As we age, the skin doesn't naturally exfoliate as often, so it needs a little help. The immediate benefit to exfoliating is that it removes dead skin and encourages skin cell renewal, for younger looking skin. If you incorporate an exfoliating scrub into your skincare regimen once a week, the long term benefits include a reduction of dark spots, scars, fine lines, and wrinkles. Best of all, with regular at-home exfoliation, you don't need to spend a lot of money on expensive microdermabrasion treatments. With these easy-to-make DIY masks, you'll enjoy glowing, younger-looking skin with the added bonus of a fun and relaxing #selfcaresunday.

I've created three different DIY exfoliating masks to meet different skincare needs and to match different skin types. Each mask is formulated with an essential oil to enhance those skincare benefits. Though you could omit them and just use the first two ingr…

A Romantic Red Tablescape


The holidays will always be a romantic time for me. My husband and I got engaged on Christmas Eve, and married the next year in December. Red roses, which he gave me many times (including the ones you see here in this post), were the centerpiece flower in our wedding. I do love traditional greens for Christmas, but there is nothing prettier and more meaningful to me than red roses mixed in with the holiday greenery. Here is a simple and elegant way to use red roses for a holiday tablescape.


I picked up these large mirror plates at ROSS last year for about $4 a piece, and have used them in so many different ways for entertaining. They can by used for displaying candles, and they're perfect as fancy serving platters, for example. You can also find them in smaller sizes to use as mirrored charger plates.

Lined up in the center of the table, they made for a gorgeous mirrored table runner. I really wanted to highlight the red flowers and show that you don't have to have a ton of color and fabric to create beautiful centerpiece. The reds reflected in the mirrors makes the centerpiece appear much more filled-in.

The mini dessert bowls are perfect for scattering mini bouquets throughout the centerpiece, while red pillar candles add to the romantic look. Red apples and pomegranates give the table a holiday touch, and with added greenery and fruit, you can really get creative with the color palette if you want to. This bold cranberry red also goes well with blush pink, peach, fuchsia, and dark rich purples. 









Pictured above: Octagon Beveled Centerpiece Table Mirror  /  red round charger plates  /  red pillar candles  /  mini glass footed dessert bowls


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  2. Love how you decorated this table with the red roses. The addition of the candle and the apples is fantastic. I never thought of roses as Fall decorations but they really look great the way you styled this. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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