Sunday, September 14, 2014

Happy Sunday!

Happy Sunday beauties!

I hope you all have had a great weekend. As for me, I organized my Sweet Trinity Aromatherapy "lab", had dinner and brunch with friends, and contacted potential hostesses for holiday Stella & Dot Trunk Shows. I accomplished quite a bit so now it's time to relax and prepare for the week. 

Now that my lab is open for business and organized, I will be adding more inventory to my Etsy store. I'll be posting here on the blog and also on Instagram about seasonal scents! I can't wait for you to try what I am making. 

Do you plan your week on Sundays? How do you prep for the week?

Until next time beauties...Be Sweet! xoxo

Sunday, August 10, 2014

How To DIY Facial Scrub - Revisited

Good evening beauties!
Wednesday and Sundays are usually my facial days. I try to stay consistent and when I get off schedule, the texture of my skin tells on me! Do you give yourself facials on a schedule?

My facial routine is pretty simple and there are two parts. As a matter of fact, I make my DIY facial scrub myself for the first part of my routine! To create a DIY facial scrub at home, you need:

-        ½ c. Sugar
-        1 tbsp. Olive oil
-        ½ tsp. of Fresh Lemon Juice
-        ¼ c. Skin cleanser (any brand and also optional)
Before using the scrub, I steam my face. The quick method is to place a hot towel on my face for about a minute. The longer version is to actually use my steamer. Most of the time, I use the quick method! ;) Do you all use a steamer when you give yourself a facial? (Please share in the Comment section below).
After steaming (which opens the pores and dampens the skin), I gently rub the scrub on my face in gentle circular motions. I spend a few minutes exfoliating paying a little extra attention to my nose and hairline.
After I rinse the scrub, the second part of my routine is to apply a mask which helps to further pull impurities out of the skin. You can make your own mask using various types of clays. I will review the DIY mask process in a separate blog post. You can also purchase a mask made by your favorite beauty brand.
I let the mask sit until it dries and then I wipe off with a warm towel. I complete my facial by splashing cool water on my face which tightens the pores.
And that’s it! All done! By following this routine mid-week and the end of the week, I keep my skin as clear as possible. I wear makeup every day and put oils in my hair so I find that if I don’t treat my face to TLC, breakouts will appear. 
Do you all use scrubs or masks? Have you ever created one yourself? Leave your Comments in the section below.
Until next time…Be Sweet! xoxo

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

My Name Change on IG and Twitter and a New Blog!

Good morning beauties!

Did you by chance notice that my name changed on Instagram and Twitter? The name for my personal IG and Twritter pages was @sweet_trinity but now it is @styledbychrista. Let me explain:

I have (2) very strong passions, and for quite some time, I have been contemplating how to separate them or keep them together. One passion is for aromatherapy and natural skincare products. The other is for makeup, hair, accessories, and as I always say, "sparkly pretty things." These passions compliment each other and although I have an audience who is interested in both, I also recognize that I have a distinct and separate audience for aromatherapy/natural skincare, and another audience for hair and makeup. Sooooo....I decided to split the subjects.

This blog will continue to provide information about aromatherapy, natural skincare and ingredients, and inspiration to live a happy and healthy life. And in addition to this blog, I have created a new blog: (currently under construction). The new blog will be the place where I can express all my makeup, hair, and beauty news for those who are interested in those topics. I am also now a Stella & Dot Stylist..yipee ;) the Styled by Christa site will have links to purchase all the sparkly pretty things I am in love with!

So the breakdown is as follows:

Sweet Trinity Aromatherapy
Blog: this site (
Instagram: @SweetTrinityAromatherapy

Styled by Christa
Instagram: @styledbychrista

I hope this provides some clarity and I hope you find both blogs interesting and informative. I look forward to our ongoing interaction and thank you for being part of my journey.

Until next time...Be Sweet! xoxo

Friday, July 18, 2014

Life is a Theater

Good evening beauties!

Today I was going through some archived inspirational notes, postcards, etc. and came across something that really inspired me. I hope the following inspires you too: 

Invite Your Audience Carefully

Not everyone is healthy enough to have a front row seat in our lives. 
There are some people in your life that need to be loved from a DISTANCE. 
It's amazing what you can accomplish when you let go of, or at least minimize your time with, draining, negative, incompatible, not-going-anywhere relationships/friendships. 
Observe the relationships around you. Pay attention. 
Which ones lift and which ones lean?
Which ones encourage and which ones discourage?
Which ones are on a path of growth uphill and which ones are going downhill?
When you leave certain people do you feel better or feel worse?
Which ones always have drama or don't really understand, know or appreciate you?
The more you seek quality, respect, growth, peace of mind, love and truth around you...the easier it will become for you to decide who gets to sit in the front row and who should be moved to the balcony of Your Life. 
"If you cannot change the people around you, CHANGE the people you are around."
Remember that the people we hang with will have an impact on both our lives and our income. And so we must be careful to choose the people we hang out with, as well as the information with which we feed our minds. 
We should not share our dreams with negative people, Nor feed our dreams with negative thoughts. 
It's your choice and your life...It's up to you who and what you let in it...

Until next time...Be Sweet! xoxo

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Perserverance - Revisited!

I know I am several days late for this week's Monday Momentum so I am titling this entry simply - Perserverance. Do you ever have those days or weeks that so much is going on personally and professionally that you just pray to make it through each day? This week was like that for me!

Professionally I had a fantastic week winning an award and being recognized for my accomplishments while at the same time, being involved in more projects than I have had in months! Personally...I had to take an exam for my ongoing care of my thyroid. Awaiting test results and medical opinions can take a toll on you emotionally but this week I just kept pressing forward knowing that this too shall pass. Good news - my results were great and I got through the week! ;)

I hope you all were able to press through this week and know that you can endure anything that comes your way.

Wishing you all a fantastic day and remember....Be Sweet! ;)
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