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If it ain’t broke…

“…then baby don’t fix it.”

I screwed up my facial routine.       Sad, but true—I never gave it any thought until my face began to break out with acne spots here and there. Eh…but how? What did I do?

Well, call me old fashion, hippie or what have you, but I left out my good ‘ole cold cream, coconut oil, and shea butter because I got so caught up with my new CocoaButterMothers Goddess Glow Hydrating Beauty Oil

Maybe a little over a month and a half ago, King and I had the pleasure of dinner, law talk and good vibes with the lovely Desirée Venn Frederic of the world renowned Nomad Yard Collective and friends. After dinner, Queen gifted me an array of products she uses as well carries in Nomad Yard. Well, me—being the kid in a candy store type—I get home with all my new goodies and go wild with my try-on sessions.

I was in love with everything right from the start…well, except for the “Earth Matter” Natural Deodorant Paste—that took quite some time to get used too. Nevertheless, after my trial and error, Earth Matter is definitely a keeper.

So, when I started using the Hydrating Oil I literally quit all of my other regiments. *Dunce* …seriously, no one told me to quit them, I just got so distracted by how glowy my skin looked after applying the oil.  So, about a month into the use I started realizing the nippy Autumn weather was causing my face to feel super dry even with the hydrating oil. The latter started to cause my skin to appear discolored in spots. And of course, we can’t forget the adult acne.          All, no-no’s.

So a week of breakouts was more than enough for me to start looking for a solution. I went down the list of the usual culprits like nutrition, stress, menstrual cycle, etcetera—but none of that seemed to be causing the madness.

Then while unpacking my travel bag one day this week—which has been packed for a bit over a month now— I found my exfoliating brush and my cold cream…and that’s when it dawn on me how much I had missed those two.

Facial Routine Tweak

The first thing I did after throwing my travel bag to the side like a redheaded stepchild—

  1. Slapped a glob of cold cream all over my face and let that sit for 1 minute…
  2. Rinsed face with warm water
  3. Used oatmeal and coconut bar soap on  my wet face until it lathered
  4. Exfoliated face with damp exfoliating brush
  5. Rinsed face with warm water and patted dry with towel
  6. Combined pea-sized amount of both organic coconut oil and shea butter, and 4-5 drops of Goddess Glow Hydrating Oil in hand
  7. Massaged mixture onto face and neck.

But did it work though?!

I’d say it worked! After two days of being back on track with my routine, with the Hydrating Oil added, my acne has begun to subside, my skin tone is evening back out and my face remains hydrated and mosturized—even in this crazy and oh so unpredictable weather.

—Biwa & Andestagōnwa ♥

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To the root of the matter

Imagine—dying today and never completing your life’s mission, never fulfilling your life’s purpose. . . #tragic the thought         . . . is it not?

At your conception life was given to you—you received your one true mission, your one true purpose, your ultimate life goal. All of the latter only you can achieve by way of finding yourself.

Once you find yourself in this lonely world of faces and chaos of racing hearts there is nothing you cannot find: love, peace, truth, justice, freedom, happiness, fulfillment, wealth, courage…and so on…

See, when you find yourself you open up your very own path to eternal life in the most literal of senses—and it then becomes your duty to follow your mind and spirit through your various degrees to enlightenment, happiness, and wealth.

Success in life is not all about waiting until someone reaches down and hands you your next big break. No, life is all about harnessing your energies, emitting vibrations and tuning your frequencies to form and ride your own tsunami of a wave.

We live today with many expectations. You should expect nothing more from life than a journey—one which will take you high above the clouds one day and deep in the pits of hell the next. And whether each day is good or bad all depends on your vantage point. Are you trapped in a small box, a hall of deceiving mirrors, your own fantastical expectations or have you been like the eagle soaring high above the desert sands lighting atop pyramids?

—Biwa & Andestagōnwa ♥

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