This weekend I have come down badly with a common cold, leaving me unavailable to make a nice picturesque blog post for you guys. Instead, I thought I would give you some tips and ticks I've learned from being sick.
Sleep is definitely the most important thing to do when you feel yourself getting a cold. Sleeping is the fastest way to protect and heal from a cold. Many people get sick in the first place from lack of sleep. When sick, I try to get at least 10 hours of sleep (if possible). Resting throughout the day also helps. And if you have the opportunity to take a nap, seize it!
If your stomach is problematic when your sick, eating salty chips, saltines, pretzels, etc. is very helpful. Salt soothes the stomach and helps absorb any aches or pains. Ginger is another great remedy. When I have a stomach-ache, you can usually find me with ginger-ale and saltines.
Drink, drink, drink! Flushing out your body will help you fight the bacteria faster. It is also guaranteed to make you feel better. Drinking lots of water helps your body clean itself out and get rid of unnecessary things.
Things to do
Now that you've learned my three-step method, here are some things you can do to occupy your sick day at home.
1. Catch up on movies or tv shows
3. Read a book
4. Clean (change sheets, spray Lysol, etc.)
5. Listen to music
6. Make chicken soup (another sickness remedy)
7. Color ( I find this very relaxing)
8. Watch old family vidoes
9. Paint your nails
10. Write a blog post ;)
Hopefully you found this helpful for your sick days, this is pretty much what I do. I am very sorry I don't have anything nicer for you guys this week, but next week I'll make it up to you! Let me know in the comments what you do when your sick. Also, what are your sickness remedies? Have a very nice Columbus Day Weekend (hooray for no school/work tomorrow!) and a great week ahead of you.
My favorite products from September have been revealed! These are the products I used most this month, and will probably continue using into October.
I've heard many, many times how bad it is to use a hairbrush on wet hair, but never considered getting a comb. Recently, when purchasing a new hairbrush, I picked this up too. It is very large and the bristles are far apart, making it the ideal wide-tooth comb. Since then, I have been using this instead of a hairbrush after showers, and a lot less hair is coming out. The comb acts very gently on your hair, and brushes it just the right amount to de-tangle it, but not over brush. I highly recommend getting one if you want thicker hair.
Not long ago I took a trip to my local bareMinerals and purchased a mineral foundation, blush, brush, and mascara. As above, you can see that my foundation color is "fairly light". The brush is the flawless face brush, and it is great for light to medium application. I just wanted my skin tone to look more balanced, and this is very natural. Otherwise, it is a great foundation and works to my needs. I enjoy that the brand is more environmental than others, which is great for those with sensitive skin. For any of you who have tried the mascara, let me know your experience down in the comments. It has been annoying my eyes, and I wanted to know if there is any all natural mascaras I could switch to.
First of all, I know it is a little bit early to put pumpkin things in my September favorites, but I have been using this soap since early September. (I know, I'm getting ahead of myself). It is from Bath & Bodywork's and it is quite a sweet scent. Usually, I find scents like this almost sickly, but the soap form smells amazing. I love having my hands smelling slightly like pumpkin. It makes fall even more special because of this lovely sent. Plus, the picture makes me want to make cupcakes.
The 5th Wave
I am not always a alien, science-fiction person, but this book is amazing. Despite not being the newest book, the movie is coming to theaters in January 2016. Most of my book incentive comes from trailers of to-be movies. I always find that its more fun to see a based-on-book movie if you've read the book. So far, the book is mainly about a girl named Casandra, and her experiences during an alien invasion. Although, there are some sections in other characters points of view.
The Good Bean
My last favorite from the month of September are these chocolate chickpeas. I know that probably sounds crazy, but they're amazing. Great for those who love a crunchy snack, but a lot healthier. It kinda reminded me of corn-nuts. I picked out the weirdest flavor, because I wanted to see if chocolate and chickpeas were a good combination, Turns out, they are. I found these at Whole Foods in the nut/dried fruit area.
That's it for my September favorites! Let me know in the comments below if any of these were your favorites too. Also let me know what your favorites for the month of September were. And lastly, what are you looking forward to in October? Thank you so much for reading and have a fabulous start to the month!
A seventeen-year-old fashion obsessed girl, who stands just under 5 feet tall.