Wine, Please?

Now while Miami is no Napa Valley we do have a hidden gem where you can get away for a little taste of wine country here in our own backyard. Schnebly Redland’s Winery and Brewery has wine, beer, and food. What more can you ask for? Oh yeah amazing views! So not only is it beautiful, there is plenty to do so you won’t be bored, hungry, or sober. Let me start by stating I am no wine expert.

I went with some of my family. We enjoyed wine tasting and dinner. Everything was amazing. If you aren’t a fan of fruity wines this might not be for you. Lucky for me I am. They have everything from Lychee Dolce (lychee wine) to Avovino (avocado wine). You read that right avocado wine, and it’s actually really good. They have Florida inspired wines like Carambola (star fruit wine), Mango, Guava, Coconut, and Passion Fruit wines. Each has a unique flavor and it was hard to choose a favorite. Passion fruit was my favorite, a fruity red wine. They also have a brewery and a restaurant. I cannot wait to go back!

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Dress: Killstar 

Winery: Schnelby Winery

Green Waters, Stronger Messages

Now a days we are all caught up in technology we don’t take a minute to step back and take a minute to stop and enjoy life. I am totally guilty of this, so yes include me. We are all glued to our phones, tablets, computers, video games,  whatever our vice is we all have one. It is so crazy to think just 20 years ago we didn’t have most of these devices, what did we do back then?

bug splatWhy am I starting with all of this you may ask, in the Lush Kitchen they have a bath bomb that invokes these thoughts. Bugsplat as it’s called comes with an insert that reads “Welcome to the Drone Age” When I first got this bath bomb I couldn’t put it back in the box fast enough, all I could pick up was this strong smell. As you drop it in the bath it definitely mellows out.  It has the same scent as the bug perfume with sandal wood, pepper, and elemi. What drew me to this bath bomb was all the money you spend of this bad boy is donated to Reprive to help fund their campaign against drone strikes.  A good cause and my own lagoon ? I’m sold.

What pairs with such a spicy scent you may ask? A soft floral, and since I have been binge watching season 1 of Game of Thrones I have no better match than Ghost Shower Gel. This is one of my favorites it also has a matching jelly, it is a thick shimmery white shower gel. Ghost is a very soft floral, yet lingers on the skin for hours.  The jasmine sticks out more than the rose. However, it is not as strong as sex bomb or flying fox. If you like florals you will love this guy. My skin was so soft after this bath, I don’t know if it was the orchid infusion from Ghost or from soaking in Bugsplat for so long. I am like seriously softer than a baby!

Ratings:

Bugsplat: 3 out of 5

Ghost: 4 out of 5

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Bubbles on Bubbles 

So I attempted to film a bath bomb demo and take some photos and that resulted with the death of my iPhone 6s. Welcome to team android.  Needless to say I am determined to review my beloved Smargadine Bubble Bath! Since this was my second attempt I decided go big, so for this bath cocktail we are going double boubles! I am adding and reviewing the flowering tea reusable bubble bar.
This bad boy who literally means emerald in Greek, was released in the lush kitchen a few weeks ago. It is a blend of patchouli, peppermint, lavender, and sandalwood this thick dark green bubble bath turns your water a light green color. The best part is it’s vegan. Your bathroom will smell like a minty forest. The bubbles will speak for themselves!

This giant tea bag is filled with blue corn flowers, and scented with rosewood oil, neroli, and orange. This bath dunk is so skin softening and has the most beautiful surprise with the blue petals bursting out. This was a floral yet orange scent. The best part is it’s reusable, you can get more than one use out of it! That’s right 1-3 uses. Lot’s of bubbles and milky glittery water? Yes please !

So this double bubble mix was bursting with bubbles. This cocktail was a match made in heaven. The forest in a bottle could use some florals and the flowering tea is bursting at it’s seams. The two came together for a refreshing and calming bath that I highly recommend.

Rating Smargadine: 4/5

Rating Flowering Tea: 3/5

Summer Time Fine

 

So this past Wednesday was the first official day of summer. Living in Miami every day can feel like summer. Although I wish I could spend most of my summer in Bimini where that picture was taken. Wherever you are, it’s summer time to enjoy the fuck out of it. When I was younger it was all about no school, music, popsicle, partying, and of course the beach. My must haves include a bit of the nostalgia of all of that good stuff with my own twist.

  • Little Black Dress: Summer approved, of course. Now i know what you’re thinking black in this summer heat. Yes it can be done. A simple T-shirt dress or a tank dress with some cute shoes and BAM your set. This is where #2 comes into play. LBDDress: dollskill Bag: killstar
  • A Statement Bag: Make it pop. It’s summer, what better time to show how you feel with a bag instead of a lame T-shirt? This can take any outfit from lame to the shit. You want something that is going to have people begging you to tell them where you copped it, just reply ” I forgot” and smile like the badass you are. boombox bagBag: dollskill
  • Starbucks: Iced Please ? What is summer with out your iced drinks and sunglasses ?ombre pink drink
  • Fishnets: Now I have been feeling these way too much lately. You can dress them up or down,  pair em with jean shorts or a dress. They are just so easy and come in so many colors. The best part? Won’t break your bank. img-7.jpgFishnets/Shirt: alien outfitters
  • Music: Now I bet you’re thinking um music? Yes ! Go out of your way and explore some new music. Support local musicians, go listen to some bands play live, ect. I went all out and got a record player. I am following in my grandfather’s footsteps and hope to start a collection. Of course i had to start with my favorite album that just celebrated it’s 50th birthday. FYI most artist have vynils and the MP3 version too.
  • Netflix: What is summer with out binge watching all your favorite movies and shows? I mean I’m all about partying and going all out but who doesn’t love to bum it out and watch an entire series in a week? Or re watch their favorite movie for the 100th time? Make sure to have fun with it!
  • Movie: The Shining

  • BEACH: If you are one of the luck ones near a beach take advantage! Not everyone is lucky as us! I have been dying to catch some up on some sun but the Miami weather has not been cooperating. Take advantage, it is summer after all! Make sure to wear sunscreen while you tan and don’t forget those lips!

      Lip Balm: stardustfunk (SPF + moisture) Towel: alien outfitters

  • Get Creative: Do something creative! Get out of your comfort zone. Do a DIY project, take a trip you have always wanted to take, get outside more. Do whatever makes you happy! Make this summer count! DIY succulentI planted this bad boy myself into one of my empty lush pots. If you are a true lushie you have a bunch left over and this is a cute way to brighten up any room.

Now if you really like all my suggestions feel free to click the hyperlinks under the pictures and help yourself. Treat Yourself this Summer! You won’t regret it! Don’t forget when shopping at Alien Outfitters Make sure to use my code for 15% off your purchase! ** StephanieR15 **

 

MDW 2017

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Memorial day weekend is very important weekend, we can’t forget why we celebrate and have this weekend off.  However this weekend I got the opportunity to have a photo shoot and I couldn’t be happier about it. It usually rains here in Miami but we got lucky with amazing weather! Between the pictures, the weather, and the sun tanning by the pool I couldn’t have asked for anything more.

romper: topshop hat: dollskill necklace: rogue and wolf lipstick: limecrime pansy

top: juicy couture skirt: nikki lipstick shoes: YRU highlight: kat von d alchemist palette

shirt//fishnets: alien outfitters belt/glasses: dollskill shorts: express boots:sam edelman

I had a blast running around Miami shooting photos. I loved styling and getting all dressed up. I can’t wait till the next one. All details are mentioned above. When shopping at alien outfitters use my code StephanieR15 for 15% off!

sylist//MUA: @stardustfunk

 

Weed Helps Epilepsy, Duh

 

Doctors who treat Dravet syndrome can’t stop their patients’ seizures—but a chemical in weed may help. Dravet syndrome is a rare, genetic form of epilepsy that affects less than one in 16,000 children. It’s diagnosed when infants who are perfectly healthy start having seizures around their first birthday. From there, doctors can prescribe medications that…

via A chemical in weed can treat a devastating form of epilepsy — Quartz

I don’t know about you but I hate taking my 3654975 pills to treat my “disability” aka epilepsy. I am just 24 years old and some day am throwing up my life or feel like a zombie from everything. Sometimes I think the side effects are worse than the pills. At the same time seizures are the worst, so what can I do when there is a gridlock state like Florida where medical marijuana is technically legal but the government has everything on hold? Just wait, it makes things frustrating and difficult. Research like this not only gives us patients hope but hopefully pushes our representatives to get moving and push the laws!

Bubblegum Lip Scrub Review

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Lip Scrub: Lush Bubblegum 25g       Price: $9.95

So I have recently started using matte lipsticks, but there’s one thing standing in my way DRY LIPS. Kylie Jenner makes those smooth lips look so easy. I tried all the so called tricks and nothing compares to the Lush lip scrubs. I know what your thinking $9.95 for a lip scrub? But hey they last forever and they get rid of dry lips before applying lipstick and left over stains of remaining lip stick.

What sets this scrub apart is the matching flavor and sweet smell of bubblegum. It instantly took me back to my middle school days walking around with my lip smackers. However this bad boy is a castor sugar scrub with bubblegum flavoring. It is rough enough to easily remove excess skin from the lips leaving them smooth and ready for lipstick application, without being too much and making lips raw. You can either rub it off with your finger or lick it off. Beware once you get a taste it is addictive! I heard of a girl who buys one for her lips and one to eat, I DO NOT RECOMEND EATING THAT MUCH SUGAR!

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Rating: 4/5  Lush Lip Scrubs 

The only reason I gave it a 4/5 is because it is a small bottle for the price. It does last forever though. Above before applying my matte lipstick I used my go to lip scrub. It makes matte lipstick 500 times easier. As you can see it glides on smoothly. Matte lipsticks were my biggest nightmare, now not so much.

PLEASE SHARE YOUR FAVORITE PRODUCTS IN THE COMMENTS BELOW SO I CAN PUT THEM TO THE TEST!

 

Super Foods for That Summer Bod

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Glasses: Dollskill-Quay Top: Tillys Bottom: Victoria Secret-Pink

Summer is coming, and it’s coming fast. We can all think of one thing that summer body! Well there are easy ways of slimming down without sacrificing flavor or spending hours in the kitchen. I’m going to give you some healthy examples that will put you on the fast track to the body you want with out all that BS. Just substitute these ingredients in your recipes. Best part is they are all vegetarian.

  1. Lentils– loaded with antioxidants that can lower the risks for cancer, diabetes, heart disease; also full of minerals including iron, zinc, potassium and folate
  2. Balsamic Vinegar– contains polyphenols or inflammation fighters, appears to help lower hypertension
  3. Unsweetened Cocoa Powder– usually you think unhealthy wrong, 2 tablespoons has nearly 4g of fiber and 16% of your daily value of magnesium
  4. Tomato Paste- research shows you might absorb the lycopene better in cooked tomatoes vs. fresh tomatoes, lycopene is the antioxidant linked to protection against certain types of cancer and skin wrinkles
  5. Pumkin Seeds– good source of minerals like zinc, iron, vitamin E, rich in lignans plant compounds that help moderate estrogen production
  6. Barley– keeps heart healthy, rich in fiber, reduces risk of hemroids, maintains a healthy colon
  7. White Pototoes– if not turned into french fries can be good for you, 140 cal per 5 oz potato, good source of fiber, contains carbs, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals
  8. Cauliflower– packed with antioxidants and vitamin C, promotes detox
  9. Artichokes- tough on the outside but soft on the inside; rich in fiber, antioxidants, polyphenols help in fighting cancer
  10. Parsley- 1 tablespoon = 1 calorie, helps build strong bones, rich in vitamin K and antioxidants
  11. Chia Seeds– absorb 10 times their weight in water, slows the absorption of glucose and keeps the blood sugar steady, high in fiber, calcium, iron, and zinc
  12. Sauerkraut– high in probiotics, boots immune system, prevents colon cancer, and can improve mood

So what makes most of these foods “super foods” is the antioxidants. That means these foods have properties that include anti-aging, protecting the body from cell damage that results from free radicals. This includes heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s. I eat these foods all the time. For example pumpkin seeds as snacks, or cauliflower mashed up ( like mashed potatoes) the possibilities are endless. FYI it doesn’t have to be summer to be healthy! These foods taste fucking AMAZING and are worth a try!

 

Sources:

Prevention Magazine April 2017

Calling All Alien Babes

goddessShirt: Alien Outfitters

You are in the presence of a GODDESS. Not that my shirt needed to tell you that. Lately I have been all about over sized T-shirts displaying whats on my mind. Look no further than Alien Outfitters for some bad ass out of this world tops. I like the over sized tee because you can dress it up with a waist belt, or dress it down like I did here with some leggings. Oversized not your thing? Don’t fret they also have crop tops and halter tops.

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Blade: Alien Outfitters

So this is the first blade I added to my collection. My brother is an avid collector so he got me into this hobby. Let me put it to you this way he has a pair of WOLVERINE CLAWS. Yeah I’m pretty jealous. He is now jealous of this bad boy I picked up from Alien Outfitters  knife section. They have so much to offer I can’t wait to pick up something else to add to my collection. As a batman fan this is my new favorite joker item.

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Tapestry: Alien Outfitters

So I had been seeing this on instagram for a while and something about it was just soooo pretty. Once I found out where I could order it online I was immediately sold! You can find it right here at Alien Outfitters. I hung this bad boy up in front of my big window in my bed room. I haven’t stopped staring at it! I love it beyond words. It is HUGE lol.

Rating: 5/5.

Overall my haul was BADASS ! Everything came on time, quality was great and came just as expected! Shipping was fast AF and free for orders over $50. I got some more stuff that I didn’t post but it was equally as awesome. Keep an eye out for more pics and outfit deets from A.O.

**USE MY CODE StephanieR15 FOR 15% OFF YOUR NEXT PURCHASE FROM ALIEN OUTFITTERS **

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This card was included with my order. It’s the little things, I needed to read this. Heres a little alien inspo for you.

Xoxo Stephanie

Mothers Day 2017

 

So my mom likes to make a one day celebration into an event. So we celebrated mothers day not once but twice. She was more than happy to say the least. This year was special because I got to spend it with all the strong women in my life. With all the bullshit going on in the world we can forget how strong we are but I have these bad ass women to remind me. I am thankful for all of them and would not be who I am today with out them!

I hope you all enjoyed your mother’s day as well ! Remember who run the world? GIRLS!