DIY Beauty Tips & Tricks: Body Scrub 101!

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As the new year begins we feel the need to leave behind all those things that made us unhappy, unsuccessful or unhealthy. We make resolutions to begin the gym, improving our relationships, eating healthier, following through with goals, trying new hairstyles and maybe even finding some spirituality in the midst of routine. Some have strong wills and some don’t, but in the end, its more about the journey than about the destination itself. One thing I do know, its that we all have the good intention of changing our lives, even if quit the gym 1 week after we started!

There is one to-do thing that couldn’t failed to be on my New Years resolution: Skincare! Since the Holidays are a time for partying, night-owling, & consumption of enormous amount of food and alcohol, our skin takes the toll. Dull face and body, dark circles, breakouts and dry hair are some of the issues that arises after a week of non-stop make-up, overuse of hair products and continuous contact with smoke. Not to worry, I will continue to share my fave DIY beauty tricks that you can prepare from the comfort of your own home!

My Trending Tips Tuesday will be all about DIY Beauty, Skincare and Health, so you can start 2013 with a hold of all the marvelous potions that will make your hair and skin feel and look refresh and reinvigorated!

1st Stop: Body Scrub! which I learned to make after my amazing experience with the Red Flower Scrub Bar inside the ELLE Spa at the Eden Roc Renaissance in Miami Beach!

Ingredients:
* Sugar (dry skin) or Salt (oily/ prone to breakouts skin)
* Olive oil, Coconut oil, Carrot Oil, Jojoba oil or Baby oil for a thin consistency. Use Cocoa Butter or Lotion for a thicker version.
* Few drops of an essential oil of your choice that reflects your mood. Orange/Refreshing, Lavender/Calming, Almond/Reinvigorating, Rose/Soothing, Eucalyptus/Awakening, Rosemary/Focusing, Chamomile/Relaxing, Lemon/Uplifting.

Use:
* In the shower allowing the steam to open the pores and help the scrub cleanse the surface.
* To exfoliate the skin and get rid of dull skin cells, breakouts and dirt. Essential oils in pure state might be harsh for the delicate face skin so try diluting it first.
* Once a week depending on the skin type. Sensitive skins should try the essential oil on a separate area before usage.

Do you use any scrubs? Have you made any? Please share your recipe! Remember: It’s Always A Matter of Class Not Cash!
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Hola Frugalistas!

Con el comienzo del nuevo año sentimos la necesidad de dejar atrás todas aquellas cosas que nos hicieron infelices, inexitosos o poco saludables. Hacemos resoluciones de comenzar el gimnasio, mejorar nuestras relaciones, comer más saludablemente, seguir las metas, probar nuevos estilos de cabello y hasta encontrar espiritualidad en medio de la rutina. Algunos tienen fuerza de voluntad para llevar acabo sus metas, otros no! Sin embargo lo importante no es el destino sino el camino recorrido para llegar a él.

El cuidado de la piel es una de las cosas que no faltó en mi lista para el 2013. Ya que las navidades son un tiempo para festejar, trasnochar y consumir enormes cantidades de comida y alcohol, nos olvidamos de la importancia de nuestra piel. Aparecen ojeras, el cabello seco, irritaciones en la piel y acné, todo debido al uso constante del maquillaje, sobreuso de productos para el pelo y exposición al humo del cigarrillo o la pólvora.

Pero no te preocupes!! Para comenzar el 2013 con el pie derecho, aquí continuo compartiendo mis trucos de belleza que puedes prepara tu mismo desde la comodidad de tu hogar. Los próximos Trending Tips Tuesday van a ser acerca de Belleza, Salud y Cuidado de la Piel para que tengas las mejores pociones que hará que tu cabello y piel se sientan renovados y frescos.

1ra Parada: Exfoliante Corporal!! Esta receta la aprendí luego de mi increible experiencia en el Bar Exfoliante de Red Flower dentro del Hotel Eden Roc Renaissance en Miami Beach.

Ingredientes:
* Azucar (para piel seca) o Sal (piel grasosa/ con tendencia al acné)
* Aceite de Oliva, Coco, Zanahoria, Jojoba o de bebé si se quiere una consistencia liviana. Para un exfoliante más denso utiliza Mantequilla de Cocoa o Loción de Piel.
* Algunas gotas de un aceite esencial que refleje tu estado de ánimo. Naranja/Refrescante, Lavanda/Calmante, Almendra/Revitalizante, Rosa/Reconfortante, Eucalipto/Renovante Romero/Enfocante, Manzanilla/Relajante, Limón/Edificante.

Uso:
* En la ducha dejando que el vapor abra los poros y ayude a que el exfoliante penetre y limpie la superficie.
* Para exfoliar la piel y desahecerse de células muertas, acné e impurezas. Los aceited esenciales en forma pura pueden ser un poco fuertes para la drlicada piel del rostro así que es mejor diluirlo antes de usarlo.
* Una vez por semana dependiendo del tipo de piel. Pieles sensibles e irritables deben probar los aceites esenciales en un área separada antes de usarlos.

Tienes algún exfoliante de tu preferencia? Haz hecho alguno tu mismo? Recuerda: Es Siempre Una Cuestión de Estilo No De Economía! ♥Sígueme en Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram & Tumblr: HauteFrugalista♥
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DTHF♥

Picture of the Red Flower Scrub Bar inside the gorgeous ELLE Spa at the Eden Roc Renaissance in Miami Beach.

Frugalicious Fashion: My Stella McCartney Interview!

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When given the opportunity during Art Basel to interview and meet the fabulous Stella McCartney, the first thing that comes to mind is: What do I wear??!! To say that I was beyond ecstatic to attend the exclusive event, at Saks Fifth Ave in Boca Raton, its an understatement. I have admired this woman for years. Her poise, talent and creativity are undeniable, and they all run in her blood. My mom, as a notable Beatles fan, raised me admiring her father’s music; however, as I grew up, I became more fascinated with their amazing story and that’s when I discovered her mother Linda McCartney. An incredible photographer, musician and vegetarian cook. I think its fair to say Stella grew up surrounded with an affinity for art, nature and beauty, which she has imprinted in her designs.

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Every single piece of Stella McCartney’s collections evokes a story filled with romanticism, classiness and sensitivity for the world. She does not use any type of fur or leather in her designs, rather, she promotes caring for our world through her eco-friendly fashion. Her commitment to save the environment, and protecting the lives of animals, are noticeable with her sustainability and recycling philosophy. Stella, despite the fact that the world prefers fast-attainable resources instead of environmentally-conscious ones, works hard into assuring the materials used in all her collections come from organic, biodegradable, natural or renewable sources. Regardless, if this might mean less profit or worldwide exposure, her company its committed to providing eco-chic alternatives to all frugalistas out there.  photo 1

Stella McCartney has released pocket-friendly collections for Adidas, Gap and H&M. Although her name line collections are a bit above the budget of the average frugalista, the fact that they are long-term wearable and mother earth approved, makes them investment pieces towards the future of our grandchildren.

What do you think about Stella McCartney and her commitment to eco-chic fashion? Remember: It’s Always A Matter of Class Not Cash! ♥Follow Me On Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram & Tumblr: HauteFrugalista♥ Enjoy & Share!
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Hola Couturistas!

Cuando se te da la oportunidad durante Art Basel de conocer y entrevistar a la fabulosa Stella McCartney, lo primero que se viene a la mente es: Que me pongo??!! Decir que estaba super emocionada de atender este evento tan exclusive en Saks Fifth Avenue en Boca Raton es poco! Yo he admirado esta mujer por muchísimos años. Su talento, creatividad y elegancia son innegables, ademas que son características que corren por sus venas. My mamá como una notable fan de los Beatles, me crió admirando su música y soñando con un galán de cabello así. A medida que fui creciendo la historia de esta familia me fascinó mucho más cuando descubrí su madre Linda McCartney. Una increible fotógrafa, música y chef vegetariana. Es justo devir qur Stella creció rodeada por una afinidad hacia el arte, la belleza y la naturaleza, la cual ha dejado impresa en sus diseños.

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Cada pieza de las colecciones de Stella McCartney trae consigo una historia llena de romanticismo, clase y sensibilidad por el mundo. Ella no utiliza piel o cuero en ninguno de sus diseños, en vez, promueve la importancia de mantener limpio nuestro planeta a traves de su moda eco-chic. Su compromiso para salvar el medio ambiente y proteger la vida de los animales es notable en su política de reciclaje y sostenibilidad. Stella trabaja arduamente para asegurarse que los materiales usados en todas su colecciones provengan de fuentes renovable, orgánicas, naturales o biodegradables; esto apesar que la mayoría de empresas prefieren recursos rápidos de obtener en vez de aquellos con conciencia ambiental. Sin importar si esta filosofía significa menos ganancia o publicidad a nivel mundial, su compañía esta comprometida a proveer alternativas eco-chic a todos los frugalistas.

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Stella McCartney ha hecho colecciones para Adidas, Gap y H&M que son accesibles para el bolsillo, sin embargo su linea de alta costura tiene precios que son un poco altos para el frugalista promedio. Vale recalcar que estas piezas hecha de materiales con longevidad, y aprovadas por la madre naturaleza, son una inversion hacia el futuro de nuestros nietos! 

Que te parece el compromiso de Stella McCartney por la moda con conciencia ambiental? Recuerda: Es Siempre Una Cuestión de Estilo No De Economía! ♥Sígueme en Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram & Tumblr: HauteFrugalista♥
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DTHF♥

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Photo Courtesy of Ana Ortuno from Chic Streets and Eats

Savvy-Shopping: Cyber Gift Guide Under $98!

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The most anticipated time of the year its right around the corner. The lights, the smell of pine tree, and the visit of estranged relatives, can only mean one thing: Holidays!! This is the time of the year to be filled with joy and spend all our paychecks on gifts for others or little treats for ourselves!

As an add-on to my Holiday Shopping Guide 101, I have a compiled a list, categorized of course!, which includes the best-kept online secrets. An array of web-stores and designers that truly carry stylish, trendy, classy and luxe-looking pieces at frugalicious prices! In addition, I have added a list of my fave go-to stores by amazing fellow bloggers! Please do not forget to check those out and support our blogging community.

Which gifts are on your wishlist? Remember: It’s Always A Matter of Class Not Cash!
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Wearable Whims: Ludovika Koch for Art Basel

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Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 was an incredible experience. The art, the designs, the parties and also the fashion. During this time of the year, fashionistas and jet-setters come to Miami to showcase their most daring and artsy outfits, and enjoy the cool weather.

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Ludovika Koch is a young fashion designer and model who really caught my eye. Her creative and inspiring designs are innovative and very reminiscent of the androgynous pieces from Jean Paul Gauthier and Christian Dior. Despite of been so young, Koch is a very creative and innovative girl who knows how to use different materials, textures and artistic techniques to create fashion masterpieces. Her talent its undeniable and her fascination with vibrant colors, flora and fauna make her designs very romantic, feminine and sophisticated. Ludovika uses fashion as a way of creating vivid art by turning the fabrics into living canvases. Continue reading

Trending Tips: Wardrobe Magic!

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In the world of fashion there are many components that help you achieve the perfect look. Staple pieces, multi-functional separates, statement accessories, weather appropriate items and on-trend outfit-makers; but, how can we access all these fabulous things without turning our closets into a war zone? Today I’m sharing some tips and tricks on how to turn your fashion area into a serenity spot!

How To Create The Ultimate Wardrobe Space:
* Organize the Area Into Different Sections: We might all dream of having a guest house just for our clothes, but, unfortunately this isn’t the reality for most of us. First it is to dedicate areas that cover our needs. Basics are: Elegant/Work Blouses, Casual/Sport Shirts, Jackets/Blazers, Dresses, Jeans, Work/Formal Pants, Shorts/Skirts, Loungewear/Sleepwear, Accessories (belts/handbags), Jewelry, No heel shoes and heels.

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