SELF LOVE: Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub 🎃

This Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub is perfect for the Fall season! Use this scrub to pamper yourself or for a hostess gift. 😍
Sugar scrubs are very easy and cheap to make 😁. To make pumpkin spice sugar scrub, you will need:
🔸️ coconut oil 🥥
🔸️ brown sugar
🔸️ pumpkin pie spice 🎃
The ratio of coconut oil to sugar is 2:1. Fill two small jars and use 1 cup of coconut oil and 1/2 cup of brown sugar. Place coconut oil into a blender and blend until smooth. Add the brown sugar and 1 tsp of pumpkin pie spice and blend together. If you want the scrub a bit coarser, add more brown sugar until you get the consistency that you would like 😃
Transfer the scrub to a jar and add a pretty tag 😍🎁


SELF LOVE: Rich Honey Hand Balm for Super Dry Hands

This homemade honey balm is the perfect antidote for all your dry-skin woes 😊. Just slather on a little bit in the morning and wave goodbye to dry, cracked, irritated hands. For an added boost, apply before bed, cover with cotton gloves, and let this recipe work magic on your hands overnight.
In addition to its calming and healing properties, here are several other ways honey helps combat dry winter skin:
🔸️ Antimicrobial
Honey is naturally antibacterial and antimicrobial, so it can keep skin bacteria in check and help prevent future infections.
🔸️ Anti-inflammatory
Honey has been directly observed to reduce skin inflammation after being applied to wounds
🔸️ Balances skin pH
🔸️ Natural moisturizer
You’ll need:
✔ 1/4 cup coconut oil 🥥
✔ 1/4 cup almond oil
✔ 1/4 cup olive oil
✔ 5 tablespoons beeswax pastilles
✔ 1 tablespoon shea butter
✔ 1-1/2 tablespoons raw honey 🍯
✔ Essential oils of your choice
➡️ Combine everything except for the raw honey and essential oils in a microwave safe bowl.
➡️ Microwave in 30-second increments for 1–2 minutes, until the oils and beeswax have completely melted. Alternatively, you can use a double boiler to melt your oils.
➡️ Place the bowl of melted oils in the freezer for about 2 minutes. When you take it out, the mixture should be solid around the edges but still liquid in the middle.
➡️ Stir for about 15 seconds until the mixture comes together almost like a thick batter.
➡️ Add the honey and essential oils. Stir again.
➡️ Spoon the balm into a lidded glass container, and pop it into the refrigerator for 15 minutes to cool completely.Let the balm solidify before using 😚

About me

Time to re-introduce myself

Are you happy? Are you a positive person? I’m here to make you happy!
Hello 👋
As some of you don’t know me, it’s time to reintroduce myself!
My name is Pola, I’m from Poland and I’m here to boost your positivity, to make you love yourself even more and to basically make you happy! 🤗
I’ve always been a positive girl, always appreciating what I got and 3 years ago I decided to share it with others and started this account 😊
I’ve also always been hard-working on following my dreams and I always try to encourage people to work on their dreams. Nothing comes magically from the sky yet we can do almost anything with a will to work, determination and hard work 💪
This is why I often talk to you here about motivation, about hard work to make you follow your dreams!
But on the others hand I highly encourage and often talk about the need to rest, to practice self-care etc.
It’s all about that healthy balance!
If you don’t know it yet, I post:
🔸️ Positive News on Mondays’ mornings (to help you start your week well, to see that the world isn’t as bad and as scary as media show us) – on Instagram stories
🔸️ Motivational Mondays on Mondays’ afternoons (to help you boost your motivation and willpower to follow your dreams)
🔸️ Self-Love posts on Thursday (to make you take care of yourself! In that series I post recipes for homemade cosmetics, excercises to calm yourself down etc)
🔸️ Positive Movies Recommendation on Sundays (to make your weekend chill nice and positive!) – on Instagram only
🔸️ + healthy recipes from time to time, DIY tutorials, some group challenges for all of us (e.g. recently we did 21 Day Healthy Habits Challenge), recommendations of cool apps for learning or self-growth, some home tricks and plenty more on Ig Stories!
Come join our @smileysociety !
And tag a friend who might like it! 😊


SELF LOVE: Nutmeg & Cinnamon Face Mask 🧖‍♀️

These yummy spices not only smell amazing, but are naturally good for your skin ☺. Nutmeg has anti-inflammatory properties and can actually help to reduce pore size and diminish acne spots and scars. Cinnamon acts natural exfoliant and antiseptic. When these spices are combined with honey, it creates a skin healing mask.
⚠️ A word of caution though: Nutmeg can be harsh on skin — especially sensitive skin — so be sure to try the mask out on a small patch of skin before applying it all over.
🔸️1 tablespoon of honey 🍯
🔸️1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
🔸️1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
➡️ Combine all of the ingredients.
➡️ Apply to a clean face very gently in circular motions and be careful to avoid the eye area. Do not rub or scrub it in as it can easily cause irritation, especially if you have sensitive skin.
➡️ Leave the mask on for up to 20 minutes, then rinse it off with warm water.


SELF LOVE: 3 Homemade Beauty Treatments Using Leftover Pumpkin 🎃

➡️ 1. Body Sugar Scrub
If your skin is in need of exfoliation, pumpkin makes a bang-up base for a sugar scrub 😃. Mix together equal parts pumpkin puree and olive oil and add enough sugar until you have a thick slurry. In the shower gently rub all over with a washcloth or loofah, rinse then dry as usual.
➡️ 2. Generic Face Mask
This recipe comes from dermatologist Dr. Ted Lain via Huffington Post: Mix together one cup of pumpkin 🎃, two tablespoons of brown sugar, one tablespoon of honey 🍯 and a half cup of yogurt. (The sugar and yogurt are to exfoliate, the honey is a humectant.) Spread on to your face and let sit for 10 minutes, rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry 😊
3. Lip Balm/Scrub 💋
A pinch of pumpkin for the pout does wonders. Mix 1/4 teaspoon of pumpkin puree with 1/4 teaspoon coconut oil and 1/2 teaspoon fine sugar. Rub on lips and massage gently to gently exfoliate and moisturize. 😍



SELF LOVE: Homemade Rosemary Honey Conditioner

🔸️16 oz of honey 🍯
🔸️5-15 drops of rosemary essential oil
➡️ Place the Rosemary essential oil into the honey bottle and shake it up so that it’s mixed well
You now have Rosemary Honey Conditioner! 😀
To Use:
Squeeze out about 1 tbs of honey into your hands and spread on hair 🧖‍♀️. It is sticky so you may need to get your hair a bit more wet so that the honey can spread around.
Alternatively, you can squeeze 1 tbs of honey into 1/2 cup of water. Mix well and then pour this on your hair.


positive · Self-evolving

Confession pt.2

Continuing my last post…
Apart from gardening pastry cooking is also my new hobby. I love it how from couple seperate ingredients you can create something amazing, something delicious 😋
While being focused & creative in the kitchen I forget about problems, about others things to do…I am present just here & now.
I’ve done macaroons couple times now and I’m getting better and better at it and my next challenge will be red velvet cake pops – have you ever made it? Or macaroons? 😊😋
I love creating stuff whether it is some DIY home decor or some jewelry or in the kitchen..
I feel that being creative truly calms my mind and makes me happy 😊
And there will be some special project about me being creative soon so stay tuned! 😀


SELF LOVE: DIY Tension Relief Bath Bombs 🛀

Make your own DIY bath bombs to wash away body and head tension in this easy step by step DIY beauty tutorial 😊.
The scent combination of lavender oil and peppermint oil is both relaxing and invigorating 😍.Together, they’re the perfect combo for tired muscles and minds.
Supplies (for 3 bath bombs)
🔸️1 cup baking soda
🔸️½ cup citric acid
🔸️½ cup Epsom Salts
🔸️¾ cup cornstarch
🔸️2 tablespoons sweet almond oil
🔸️3 teaspoons witch hazel
🔸️1 teaspoon green mica powder
🔸️10 drops lavender essential oil
🔸️10 drops peppermint essential oil
🔸️Bath bomb molds
🔸️Large mixing bowl
🔸️Small glass spray bottle with water
➡️ 1. Put all of your dry ingredients into your mixing bowl and mix until well combined, being careful to make sure no clumps remain.
➡️ 2.Pour the almond oil, essential oils and witch hazel into a small glass mixing bowl, then whisk until combined. Gently, pour the liquid mixture into the larger bowl with the dry ingredients.
➡️ 3.The mixture will start fizzing as soon as the liquid touches the dry ingredients.
➡️ 4.Mix with a fork (or your hands) until everything looks like it’s well combined and somewhat moist 😀.
➡️ 5.Prepare your bath bomb molds and use a spoon to fill the molds halfway. Using a silicone spatula, press the mixture into the molds firmly.
➡️ 6.Spray each mold with a small bit of water (one spray) and press down again to make sure they’re firm. Using too much water will cause the bombs to lose their fizz (and start growing out of control). If you don’t press down firmly enough, the bath bombs will not hold together.
➡️ 7.Divide the remaining mixture into the molds and again press down firmly. Spray the top with water and press down again.
➡️ 8.Close the molds, and allow them to sit on the counter for 24h to set before removing from molds.
Due to the mica powder and almond oil, these bombs will leave your bath a bit slippery. So take caution when you’re getting out!


SELF LOVE: Strawberry face-masks

DIY Recipe #1 Homemade Strawberry Mask
🔸️8 – 9 Fresh strawberries 🍓
🔸️3 Tablespoons of honey 🍯
In a bowl, mash the strawberries with a fork until smooth.  Add in the honey and mix the ingredients together. Using clean hands or a sanitized brush, gently apply the mixture all over your face, avoiding the eye area 😊. Lie down and leave the mask on for 10 to 15 minutes. Wash it away with warm water, pat your face dry and follow up with your favorite toner and moisturizer. 
DIY Recipe #2
🔸️8 – 9 Fresh strawberries 🍓
🔸️2 Tablespoon of honey
🔸️1 Tablespoon of oil – Extra virgin olive, jojoba, grapeseed or sweet almond oil
🔸️Few drops of fresh lemon juice – About 8 drops if you have dry skin and up to 1 tablespoon for oily skin
In a bowl, mash the strawberries with a fork until smooth. Stir in the honey, oil, and lemon juice until all the ingredients are well-incorporated. Using clean hands or a sanitized brush, gently apply the mixture all over your face, avoiding the eye area 😊. Lie down and leave the mask on for 5 minutes. Wash it away with warm water, pat your face dry and follow up with your favorite toner and moisturizer. 
DIY Recipe #3 
🔸️5 Fresh strawberries 🍓
🔸️1/2 Tablespoon of non-flavored yogurt or heavy cream
🔸️2 Teaspoon of honey 🍯
In a bowl, mash the strawberries with a fork until smooth. Add the honey and yogurt (for oily complexions) or cream (for dry skin) and mix until the ingredients are well-incorporated. Using clean hands or a sanitized brush, gently apply the mixture all over your face, avoiding the eye area 😊. Lie down and leave the mask on for 10 to 15 minutes. Wash it away with warm water, pat your face dry and follow up with your favorite toner and moisturizer. 
Beautylish Tip: You can store extra mask mix in a air-tight container in the the refrigerator for up to one week 😉


It’s OK

It’s OK.
It’s ok if you’re 30+ and still don’t know what you want to do in life. We all need time to figure out what is our true passion, what we really care about and what we’re good at. Take your time, try different things 😉
It’s ok if you’re 30+ and you’re still single and don’t have kids. Don’t rush into any relationship just to make the pressure that society puts on us go away. Keep looking for that prince/princess, keep evolving, keep blooming, your time will come 🌸.
It’s ok if you’re 30+ and you’re deep into marriage with several kids and no career. We all want different things and there’s no need to fill bad about not fitting into some ‘society standards’. Just be you, follow your instincts and do what you want with your life 🤷🏼‍♀️.
It’s ok if you’re 30+ and don’t have any academic degree, you’re not a doctor or a master in any field. Education is important but experience is more powerful and there’s no university that can teach you how to deal with problems 😉
It’s ok if you don’t keep in touch with some relatives because it’s better and healthier for you this way 😉
It’s ok if you’re 30+ and you miss your Mom when she’s not around and you keep calling each other every day.
We all have different needs. We all have different prorieties. We all are different and it’s ok 😘.