Space Style: Hide & Seek

If you didn't already know that I live in the Vancouver area, then by the end of this post you will because I'm about to talk about the weather....

Winter has been acting so strange this year. When I thought it was finally about to be spring, we had a huge snowfall. Then came the pouring rain then the sunshine. In fact early today it was quite overcast so I thought it would be the perfect time to take some photos...until Mr. Sun came out. So I waited it out until he finally disappeared behind some clouds. But by the time I popped outside, he was out to play again which in the end turned out for the better since I love the way he casted a golden highlight on these photos. Really it was a game of hide and seek.  

Wearing: Old Navy sweater (old - similar), Target hat, Thrifted skirt, shoes (similar) & belt 

Take Five: #GIRLBOSS Edition

Today's Take Five features articles on self-love, standing up for yourself, and appreciating the other women in your life....

Image via TobruckAve

Image via TobruckAve

1. Kelsey shares her thoughts on body positivity and self-love

2. A nice little pep talk to give yourself on standing up for your values

3. Julia Antenucci is an inspiring #girlboss

4. The importance of having girlfriends in your life

5. "For those of you still searching for love, the best way to find it is to love yourself first."

Up your beauty regime with rosewater

Put your Valentine's roses to good use! Not only does rosewater smell lovely but it's packed full of great benefits for your body and mind. Here are the pros of rosewater as well as some tips on how you can incorporate it into your beauty routine....

Benefits of rosewater + a recipe -- Space Diaries

I first discovered rosewater after I came across Turkish Delight. (Thanks Narnia!) When my mom, sister, and I decided to try making some for ourselves, we set off to the grocery store to purchase the ingredients and one of those ingredients was rosewater.

I remember thinking to myself that rosewater was the nicest thing I had ever smelled in my life. It had such a soft, feminine aroma to it. So I didn't stop at baking. I captured that rosewater in a bottle and sprayed it everywhere -- in my room, on myself. Looking back I was doing my body a huge favour. 

(Btw our rosewater Turkish Delights tasted darn good. If you want a recipe, let me know and I'd be delighted to do a post on it... ūüėČ)  

Now for those great benefits of rosewater...

  • It maintains your skin's pH balance, controls excess oil, calms irritated skin, removes dirt and clears clogged pores so it's the best natural cleanser and toner out there
  • It hydrates and revitalizes your skin, giving it that extra lift 
  • Rosewater's antibacterial properties aids in healing scars, cuts and wounds
  • It contains antioxidants that help strengthen skin cells and regenerate skin tissue
  • Rosewater's antiflammatory properties reduces dandruff and also moisturizes and promotes hair growth
  • It boosts your mood (like chocolate!) and eases stress and anxiety, making you feel relaxed which helps for a better good night's sleep 
Benefits of rosewater + a recipe -- Space Diaries

Now that you're aware of rosewater's many benefits, make yourself a bottle of it to spray onto your skin, hair, and pillow. All you need to do is simmer some fragrant rose petals in water, strain it, fill up a bottle, and spray away!

+How will you incorporate rosewater into your beauty regime?

Ashleica

This is the first set of a photo series with my talented friend Ashleica....  

Follow Ashleica on Instagram and check out her YouTube.

Model: Ashleica Edmond

Photographer: Victoria Wiebe

Assistant: Sabrina Wiebe

Loving Victoria #UOLoveStories

Roses are red, violets are blue, I love me, do you love you?....

I've learned a lot about Victoria. Her quirks, her likes, and what makes her tick. I've been pretty proud of her at times too. I've congratulated her and have given her some pats on the back. But I've also picked out her faults...many faults...and shook my head at her shortcomings. I've sometimes wondered why she thinks that ways, speaks that way, acts that way, looks that way. Why was she made that way? But whenever I look into her eyes through the mirror, I see her Creator. He made her that way because He wants her that way. He wants her. He loves her. And that makes me love her. 

Wearing: Urban Outfitters cardigan, denim & bralette