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Laneige Skincare Review

For those of you looking for a skincare line to try, here is a review on Laneige’s hydration range. This skincare set was a lovely birthday gift, and I wanted to share the results with you after using it for the past couple of months. Laneige is a renowned Korean skincare brand and this is their Hydration Trial Kit, which comes in a cute light blue makeup bag. During the winter my skin does get more dry so this was a great time to test out the products’ effectiveness. Continue reading

Natural Skincare Routine 2016

Over the last few years I have slowly cleaned out my hair and skincare drawer to incorporate more natural brands into a daily routine. The benefits of switching to more natural ingredients is that you will feel better about what you am lathering onto yourself, and many of these products have multiple uses so you end up purchasing less! You can find the items online or at Whole Foods. In between trying new products, these are the ones I usually go back to.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Meditation Series: Crystal Basics

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Decorative Crystals: Clear Quartz, Rose Quartz, Red Tiger Eye, Snowflake Obsidian

Crystals are not only stunning decorative pieces, but can be used for meditation purposes as well. These beautiful stones of nature give off specific energy vibrations, and these energy frequencies or pulses can harnessed for personal use. The history of these stones is extensive and spans through the ages, with everyone from ancient healers to alchemists using them. Today I will be sharing my personal experience with crystals and how to incorporate the stones into your daily life. This basic guide for beginners will give you a starting point and hopefully encourage you to do more research into crystal properties.
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Meditation Series: Burning Sage

Sage is said to have medicinal qualities, and can be used to help clear the air to make room for good energies. I bought my smudge stick from a crystal shop and the lady was kind enough to explain its various properties and how to use it. You can use sage fresh or dried, not only as a cooking spice but for meditation purposes as well. You can also find the loose leaf form from your local grocers or natural health stores. This ancient herb has been used extensively as a meditation tool for centuries, especially by the Indigenous Peoples in North America. My first impression of the scent was that it was very clean and sweet. Sage has a distinctly alluring smell with cloying herbal notes and a subtle musk that lingers. Once lit, a more grassy and smoky scent is revealed.

There are many methods of using sage; first, you can brew sage tea with the leaves and hot water. Also, you can light the end of the smudge stick and walk around your room, turning it in a counter-clockwise motion, to clear the air of non-positive energies and revitalize your space. You can also use it to clear crystals, when moving into a new place, and over your pillow. For meditation, I like to light the herbal incense in its loose leaf form on a small glass dish (you only need a very small amount) and place it next to my yoga mat. Watching the smoke swirl into artistic designs in the air is very visually pleasing, and soon the scent wafts forward to envelop your senses. Continue reading

Welcome to Style Ascension

Hello Lovelies,

Thanks for visiting the site!

I have been planning and working on the design, concept, and writing process of this blog for a few months now, and am so excited to finally share this new creative endeavour with you!

Here you will find chic fashion inspiration, health and wellness motivation, as well as following the story of a girl discovering herself in this modern world. In the future I hope to bring you travel posts, restaurant reviews, as well as documenting fresh experiences and adventures. Follow along on the journey!

This lifestyle blog will be a visual representation of personal facets that I hope will make you smile. I want this to be a space to share positive inspiration to help you live your happiest life.

Have an amazing day!

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