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1. He’s home!!!!!! Bruce is in the house.Five on Friday | May 22nd, 2015 | Southern Maryland Lifestyle Photographer

2. This smoothie is my new favorite. It has blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, yogurt and cranberry juice!

Five on Friday | May 22nd, 2015 | Southern Maryland Lifestyle Photographer

3. Thrive is a way of life and I and so excited to see where my business will grow this year! Seniors, get ready!

Five on Friday | May 22nd, 2015 | Southern Maryland Lifestyle Photographer

4. Mission Beach, California did me in. I saw the Pacific Ocean and watched the sunset for the first time. Rozelle was a lovely surfer from London who took a quick minute to pose for us!

Five on Friday | May 22nd, 2015 | Southern Maryland Lifestyle Photographer

5. I’ve made a conscious choice to let go of negative relationships and only surround myself with positive people. This group has been added to my list of badasses and I miss them already. Thanks for everything ladies, and thanks to Leah Remillét for bringing us all together.

Five on Friday | May 22nd, 2015 | Southern Maryland Lifestyle Photographer

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Amy Lorraine is a Blogger, Photographer and DIY Enthusiast who specializes in Senior Photography in Southern Maryland and surrounding areas including but not limited to Calvert County, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County and St Mary’s County.

 

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Memorial Day or super early 4th of July outfit. But there is never a bad time to show some patriotic spirit and rock the red, white and blue.

Top | Skirt | Button Up | Shoes

Earrings | Bracelet | Sunglasses | Nails

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Today a few of my girlfriends and I went to do Wine and Canvas. If you’ve never heard of it, basically restaurants, bars, or other businesses host a group of people to learn how to paint a particular image. Included in the price are all the supplies and the artist who will go step by step in how to create different paintings!

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It was really fun even with all of our varying artist skill levels. But it’s always a good time with these girls!
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My finished product! I’m not sure how accurate this skyline is, but it still turned out pretty cool. And now I’ve got the paint bug back, I have a few ideas for projects I want to try out!
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Kristie had to leave before I could get a picture of her canvas but here are Ali and Brittany’s paintings. It was really fun looking around to see everyone else’s canvases.. how we all were painting the same thing but made it our own!

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And then since we worked up an appetite we had to finish the night with Z Burger. And let me tell you this black bean veggie burger was delish!

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1. Oh Bruce. How those ears have grown and that face got even cuter. I can’t wait to bring you home and suffocate you with my love. We’re in for some real adventures bud.

Corgi Puppy | Sir Bruce Corgnelius | Five on Friday | May 8th, 2015 | Southern Maryland Lifestyle Photographer | www.amylorraine.com

2. What’s a fit girl to do when she’s working on client designs and needing a sweet fix? Oh, this quest bar, 20 seconds in the microwave, is pretty sweet!

Fit Work Life | Five on Friday | May 8th, 2015 | Southern Maryland Lifestyle Photographer | www.amylorraine.com

3. I’m tired of life/society/social media/people/strangers/friends/family/whoever telling us it’s not okay to love yourself. Yes, there is a difference between being confident and being cocky.. but don’t let anyone else define that for you. If your happiness and you love yourself and it comes from a genuine place, you don’t need to worry about the people who talk bad about it. Confidence Quote | Five on Friday | May 8th, 2015 | Southern Maryland Lifestyle Photographer | www.amylorraine.com

4. Leah Remillet has been a goddess in my eyes for a few years. Next week I will be off to San Diego to finally meet her in person. She sent all retreat ladies this adorable Retreat Prep Kit and I love it. My toes are happy and pink and were already starting to pack for this new adventure.

  Thrive Retreat CA | Five on Friday | May 8th, 2015 | Southern Maryland Lifestyle Photographer | www.amylorraine.com

5. I drink water like a fish and can put down a gallon a day. But some days I need to switch it up and get a little flavor. Today’s concoction was mixed frozen berries and a drop of lemon YLEO. Berry Lemonade ish was delish and perfect for this weather!Lemon Berry Water | Five on Friday | May 8th, 2015 | Southern Maryland Lifestyle Photographer | www.amylorraine.com

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Amy Lorraine is a Blogger, Photographer and DIY Enthusiast who specializes in Senior Photography in Southern Maryland and surrounding areas including but not limited to Calvert County, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County and St Mary’s County.

 

This post has been a long time coming since one of the main reasons I’ve started loving Young Living’s Essential Oils is my help with acne. As you can guess, it’s been such an annoying problem anyone can deal with. I’ve struggled with getting clear skin since high school and *spoiler alert* it doesn’t magically go away after you get out of high school. Special thank you to all of those that tricked me into thinking this wouldn’t be a problem I should deal with.

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I’ve tried ev-er-y-thing… Proactive, Neutrogena, Clean and Clear, Cetaphil, dermatologist Rx creams.. etc. They just didn’t work. They didn’t help the pain or prevent any new pimples.. They’ve just dried out my skin. Posting these photos can be embarrassing, but i know how common this issue can be for all ages. It’s not something I’d love to post, but if this helps one person, I’m happy.

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First thing I do, mix Sweet Almond oil and a drop or two of Purification to wash into my face.  I massage that in and then use a warm wet wash cloth to remove it all off. Afterwards I put a drop of Frankincense, Melaleuca Alternifolia (fancy name for Tea Tree Oil), and Lavender right on my skin. My face is moisturized and feels amazing!

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So here is my make up free selfie! I have a few scars and minor blemishes that still need help, but I am so happy with what I’ve been seeing!

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And the best part of all of this… these are non toxic, chemical free and all included in the Premium Starter Kit. If you want to order a kit for yourself, check out here. I have the premium starter kit with Bamboo diffuser and love it! And if you have any questions please leave me a comment or send me a message using the contact tab and I’ll be happy to help!

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Ashley Torchia - April 29, 2015 - 9:59 PM

Love

Niki Szymanski Flynn - April 29, 2015 - 10:42 PM

Love Amy! I’ve just fallen in love with my purification and I’m over 40 and still have acne! I am going to try your routine for sure! So beautiful my friend! xox

Denise Beverman Williams - April 30, 2015 - 5:55 PM

This is amazing! I am glad you found something that works. I love my kit! Soooo many uses!

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1. Do your squats. Eat your veggies. Wear red lipstick & don’t let boys be mean to you.

Oh yeah, and buy cute shirts from Activate Apparel

Five on Friday | April 17th, 2015 | Southern Maryland Lifestyle Photographer | www.amylorraine.com
2. These days I’ve been super thankful I no longer work my office 9-5 job. I can sit outside and soak up the sunshine whenever I want. *disclaimer* I was wearing shorts. They just got cropped out and I know the screen looks black, but I actually was doing work.

Five on Friday | April 17th, 2015 | Southern Maryland Lifestyle Photographer | www.amylorraine.com

3. Still day dreaming about future adventures and I’m less than a month away from my California trip! You can check out my bucket list here!

Five on Friday | April 17th, 2015 | Southern Maryland Lifestyle Photographer | www.amylorraine.com

4. I’ve been distancing myself from so much negativity in my life. The more grateful I am for what I’ve been given the less energy I have to deal with negativity or complaining. If you start each day with a grateful heart, I’m sure your outlook with be a little better!

Five on Friday | April 17th, 2015 | Southern Maryland Lifestyle Photographer | www.amylorraine.com

5. Some days I don’t go any where but I just like to play with my Mac make up. Russian Red and Brave lipsticks are my current favorites!

Five on Friday | April 17th, 2015 | Southern Maryland Lifestyle Photographer | www.amylorraine.com

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I decided to try out a new essential oil recipe for deodorant after my current all natural stick ran out. Last year I made the switch to Tom’s natural deodorant, only to realize it still had aluminum in it, then I found a company on Etsy who sold all natural that worked well but now I’ve decided to make my own!

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Our bodies sweat for a reason, but when we use aluminum filled anti perspirants or deodorants to prevent the sweat for coming out of our body it’s not allowing our bodies to release those toxins naturally and then they get clogged in our pits and can affect our lymph nodes.

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Two questionable things found in popular deodorants, aluminum and parabens, have links to breast cancer. There are scientific studies proving a link and there are articles saying there is no link.. But I like to err on the side of caution when I can with my health, and since I have the natural ingredients.. why not make it myself? I know this isn’t bad for me!

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For those who need step by step measurements.. you didn’t come to the right place. (I know, I failed you, I’m sorry!) I guesstimated this based off of friends recommendations. I started with a generous amount of coconut oil that I thought would fit in my size mason jar, added about 2 teaspoons of witch hazel and then added about 30 drop of essential oils. I used peppermint for its natural cooling/tingly/amazing smelly goodness and Melaluca (Tea Tree oil) for its help with many different skin issues I mixed in arrowroot powder, then some baking soda, and then some more arrowroot powder until I got my desired consistency!

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If you have sensitive skin, skip the baking soda and just add more arrowroot. Most recipes will call for like 1/2c of both but I was told baking soda can irritate you skin. So I just added a little bit, maybe like 1/4c to 3/4c arrowroot!

If you’re a momma who is pregnant or nursing, skip the peppermint and try joy, citrus fresh or lavender instead. Peppermint is used to dry up milk supply for weening littles!

And there you have it! Toxic free deodorant. Don’t knock it till you try it.

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Tracy Calhoun - May 1, 2015 - 2:15 AM

Thanks for posting this recipe. I need to try it!

I’m always on the search for new products to try out, especially ones that can make me healthier! Being a vegetarian who doesn’t eat a lot of dairy, I can be B 12 deficient. I try to get my nutrients in food but sometimes I have taken multivitamins. Which leads me to my next point.. I h-a-t-e taking pills. You know this part in The Grinch, where he points to the book and says “Hate, hate, hate, double hate… LOATHE ENTIRELY”? Yeah, that’s me talking to any pill or supplement I need to take. I feel like no matter how big or small they always feel like they’re stuck in my throat and it bothers me. So needless to say, I was excited to try out Vita Science’s Maxasorb Vitamin B 12 Cream!

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A full application is two pumps from the bottle and you just rub into your wrists and forearms. It’s easy to use and I love it. It provides 320 micrograms of B 12, 120 micrograms of B3 and 10 micrograms of Folate! The active ingredients are Methylcobalamin and Niacin. And this cream is paraban free!

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So if you’re on the search to get some added B12 I recommend you trying out this B 12 Cream! If you know of any other vitamin creams you love, let me know! I would later myself in oils and creams if would replace all of my supplements!

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Amy Lorraine is a Lifestyle Photographer, Blogger and Creative who specializes in Senior Photography in Southern Maryland and surrounding areas including but not limited to Calvert County, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County and St Mary’s County.

This article was put together in partnership with Vita Science & contains affiliate links.
As always, opinions expressed here are entirely my own.

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