New Wash Review #TakeAShowerWithUs

I can't remember where I first found out about Hairstory, but I can recall that after reading an article on their New Wash, I knew I had to try it out for myself. Their philosophy was my philosophy and their innovative product had raving reviews. It's a simple product so let me explain it simply....

Hairstory noticed something lacked in the shampoo market: a safer, more effective shampoo for both you and the environment.

Enter New Wash, the new way to wash hair.

Essentially, New Wash is a detergent-free everything-in-1 shampoo. Made up of essential oils that contain similar cleaning properties to detergent, New Wash effectively washes out the bad while preserving the good. This means it won't strip your hair of it's natural oils, causing damaged, dry hair and an irritated scalp. And no need for conditioner! 

Also can we appreciate the fact that it reduces the amount of detergents draining into our oceans?! 

I've been privileged to be a part of Hairstory's #TakeAShowerWithUs campaign! Hairstory sent me a bottle of their New Wash to test out for 30 days before coming up with my own review or "hair story". Watch my video below to find out my honest opinion on the product! 

+Have you tried New Wash? If so, what are your thoughts on it? 

Naturally Sweetened Iced Tea

Say good-bye to that powdered so-called iced "tea" and mix up some of your own! This homemade iced tea is brewed from real tea and naturally sweetened with agave nectar....

Naturally Sweetened Iced Tea -- Space Diaries

Never again will you have to buy a tin of that powdered iced tea mix from the supermarket now that you have this delicious naturally sweetened iced tea recipe! It's so quick and easy to make and addicting too! 

All you need is...

Your favourite tea (I used black tea but you can use any type)

Agave nectar (or any other natural sweetener)

Ice 

Filtered water 

Naturally Sweetened Iced Tea -- Space Diaries

In a 32 oz mason jar, steep the tea bag in a couple inches of boiled water for 7-8 minutes. Drizzle some agave nectar into the concoction to your liking. (Remember agave is naturally sweeter than sugar so a little goes a long way!) Now comes the ice! *Cue Ice Ice Baby* Pour in enough ice and cold water to fill the jar to the top. Chill before serving.  

Naturally Sweetened Iced Tea -- Space Diaries
Naturally Sweetened Iced Tea -- Space Diaries

+What is your favourite summer-time drink?

90's Girl

It's crazy to think that I've actually lived in another century. I feel lucky to have barley made it into the 20th century because everyone else being born now will never get to say, "I've lived in two centuries!" Haha maybe this proves how weird I am....

I think that train of thought came from the fact that this dress is from the 90's. I thrifted it at a vintage shop in California while I was visiting. One of the best feelings in the world is when you try on a special find at a thrift shop only to discover that it was basically made for you because it fits you to the tee. Makes me wonder if the girl who wore it before me was like me in any other ways. Who knows, maybe she liked outer space, hats, and splashing in the ocean waves. 

Wearing: Another denim dress option from the 90'sSimilar hat

City of Stars

By now you've probably noticed I have a deep love for outer space. It's a world so unlike our own and one full of magic and mystery....

In the cosmos, billions of galaxies extend across the universe, icy bodies travel with tails, black holes put on disappearing acts, and beautiful arrays of colour are displayed at the birth of a star. Outer space fascinates me and turns my eyes to the Creator. The beauty, glory, and power are merely a reflection as He looks into the dark and silent canvas. 

While I was in LA, I visited Griffith Observatory. I've visited before but I knew I had to be there again. It is home to the man-made things of outer space and encompasses a large telescope with which one can look deeper into the night sky. It is also the location of the most magical scene in one of my favourite films, La La Land, where the characters dance amongst the starry skies. 

Wearing: Starry jumpsuit via Winners (similar), White Perf Leather Keds, Similar sunnies

Cool + Classy #AerieREAL

Sorry for the little hiatus but I was in California for almost two weeks and I just got back! I'm super excited to share this beach look with you because 1) It's super cute and 2) It reminds me that summer is just around the corner....

There's something super cool and classy about an all-black one piece and this one from Aerie is extra special because of the fun open strappy back! Not only do I love the swim suit but the brand itself. Aerie stands for body positivity and empowers women to love themselves just the way they are. They reflect this through their brand by using models of various body types and do not retouch any of their photos. How awesome is that?! This is a brand that I want to support. 

I also recently got my first pair of Tevas! And it was one of the best purchases I've ever made in my life. They are super comfy like I-can-walk-around-all-day-at-universal-studios comfortable and I really loved wearing them at the beach!

 

+Where do you like to buy your swim suits?