Avocado Matcha Truffles

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Avocado Matcha Truffles

Avocado are the perfect healthy fat! Not only are they good in salads, I love using avocados in DESSERTS! I make a kick ass avocado ice cream, and chocolate pudding! Today I create these YUMMY avocado coconut matcha truffles 

INGREDIENTS:
For the truffles:

  •  2½ cups shredded coconut, unsweetened
  •  2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  •  ¼ cup maple syrup
  •  ¼ cup avocado, mashed

For the chocolate coating:

  • ½ cup melted coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup raw cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Mix the shredded coconut, maple, coconut oil, and avocado.
2. Form the mixture into small balls by squeezing until a ball forms.
3. Once you have the balls rolled, freeze for 1 hour or so until they are firm. 
4. For the chocolate coating, whisk the ingredients together in a bowl until smooth.
5. Remove the truffles from the freezer and insert a skewer through the middle (don't poke through them). 6. One by one dip them into the chocolate coating and place in the fridge to set. 
7. Dust with matcha powder (optional)

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I believe in moderation, some days you are going to celebrate with friends and let's be honest there will be some alcohol. If I drink alcohol I choose wines or clear liquor. Here is a perfect yummy light cocktail for the weekend

  • 1 cup of your favorite red wine
  • Juice of 1 orange 
  • Juice of 1 lime & zest 
  • 2 cup of ice

FOR THE MARGARITA SWIRL

  • 1 can frozen lime concentrate
  • 2 shots tequila
  • 2 cup of ice 

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Cinco De Mayo Tostadas

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Cinco De Mayo Tostadas

#CincoDeMayo is Here! Celebrate with Friends & YUMMY Food! Need a SIMPLE Tasty recipe? Here you go! Here is my delicious tostada with my favorite margarita! 

INGREDIENTS:

  • Grapeseed oil or Coconut Oil
  • 12 Gluten Free Corn Tortillas
  • Pink Himalayan Salt
  • Refried beans (1 Box BPA free)
  • 1/2 head iceberg lettuce, sliced thin and seasoned with salt and lime juice (no oil)
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • Add handful of spinach for extra color and greens
  • 1-2 chopped peeled and pitted avocados or guacamole
  • 8 ounces grated favorite cheese or dairy free option
  • 1 cup of mango salsa 
  • Top with 1 sunny side egg per tostada
  • A handful of chopped fresh cilantro

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Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles

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Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles

Cool off with these refreshing strawberry coconut lemonade popsicles. Perfect for a warm day, replenish with electrolytes from coconut water base! 

  • 1 heaping cup of fresh strawberries, or frozen
  • 1 cup of fresh coconut water
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple juice 
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • pinch of mexican chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons coconut nectar optional when needed

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What I would tell my 12 year old self

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What I would tell my 12 year old self

The things I would tell my 12 year old self.  Don't give up, everything will work out in divine timing. No need to rush, keep putting in perfect effort. The bullying will stop and you will change the world. The universe has your back, keep being kind regardless of how much suffering you have endured. Count your blessings, work hard and you will be rewarded. There are things in life that are unfair, but don't be a victim you are powerful beyond measure. This too shall pass, focus on the baby steps, and soon change will happen. Stick close to those who love you for who you are. Not everyone will understand and support you but that's none of your business. Embrace the unknown, keep meditating and help others as much as possible. Love more, laugh more, and enjoy the present. Invest in yourself. This day will never be brought back again, live life fully with passion and with no shame. I Love You 

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Dragonfruit Coconut Ceviche

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Dragonfruit Coconut Ceviche

Served my Zuma Valley Coconut Ceviche last night and everyone went nuts!!! We ran out so quickly!! thank you for everyone who came to support Wellness In The Schools Charity Gala. I got to meet some of my favorite chefs, and so grateful to be able to help our future generation!

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups Zuma Valley Tender Young Coconut Meat (thawed)
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 heirloom tomato
  • 1/2 cup salsa (optional)
  • 1/2 jalapeño
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 3 limes
  • 1 tsp of cumin 
  • 1 tablespoon of liquid aminos
  • 1 tsp of coriander 
  • 1/4 tsp pink sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 bag Tortilla chips
  • 1 tablespoon of black sesame seeds
  • top with sprouts and sriracha mayo dairy free

Instructions

  1. Thaw Zuma Valley Tender Young Coconut Meat.
  2. Dice 2 cups of coconut meat and add to a large bowl.
  3. Finely dice bell pepper, tomato, cilantro, and jalapeño (add the seeds if like it spicy!) - Add to the coconut in the bowl and add the salsa. If you do not have salsa on hand, feel free to add more tomato!
  4. Squeeze limes over the ceviche mixture, add salt, pepper, and chili powder.
  5. Let sit for about 30 minutes to allow all the flavors to blend together.
  6. Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!

Notes

  1. Another great addition to this recipe would be a finely diced cucumber! Make sure to skin the cucumber before chopping to add some additional crunch to this recipe.

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Brussel Sprouts Made Easy

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Brussel Sprouts Made Easy

Brussels Sprouts by Charles Chen

YAY! Brussels Sprouts are in season! This is one of my favorite vegetables to eat, some don't prefer it but that's only because they never had it like this! Cook your next batch of brussels this way, and you will have die heart fans following you around for some more. With the sweet chewy texture of pitted dates, and the citrus note from balsamic vinegar this is a absolute MUST TRY! 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 1/2 Cup Brussels Sprouts (Cut in Half & Ends Cut Off)
  • 3 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon of Balsamic Vinegar
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste
  • 3-4 Chopped and pitted Dates
  • 1 Clove Chopped Garlic (Optional)
  • 2 Twigs of Rosemary & Thyme 
  • 2 Tablespoon of Coconut Flakes (Large)

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Prep and cut brussels sprouts 
  • Heat skillet on medium heat, add in olive oil and brussels sprouts, herbs, spices except on the coconut flakes.
  • Stir-fry for 5-7mins until nice color, add in coconut flakes last.
  • Serve and ENJOY!

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Yummy Balls

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Yummy Balls

Who doesn't love BALLS! Chocolate Protein Truffle Balls That Is! These are perfect to snack on at work, or post-workout  Filled with Healthy Fats & Protein for muscle recovery

Ingredients

Coatings

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients into mixing bowl and mix until well combined
  2. Remove and form into 1 inch balls
  3. Roll energy balls into coating of your choice
  4. Enjoy immediately or store in fridge for up to 2-3 weeks

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Spring Appetizer

Spring Appetizer

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  This is a perfect light, refreshing snack to have during a busy day! Super easy and delicious!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 Gluten Free Bread Cut Into Four Slices

  • 1/2 Cup Your Favorite Marinara Sauce

  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Salad Mix (Carrots, Romaine)

  • 3/4 Cup Cucumber

  • 3/4 Cup Cherry Tomatos

  • 3/4 Cup Organic Non-Gmo Corn

  • 2 Tablespoon of Olive Oil

  • Handful of Favorite Nuts to Top at End ( I use Hazelnuts)

  • 1 Tablespoon of Red Wine Vinegrette

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Cut bread into four slices

  2. Spread Marinara Sauce On Bread Evenly

  3. Mix Spring Salad Mix with Cut Cucumbers and Tomato & Season with Olive Oil, Vinegrette Salt and Pepper! Top onto bread sprinkle corn and extra marinara sauce.

  4. Enjoy cold or warm with oven at 275 for 5 mins

PONO BURGER: CHICKEN SANDWHICH

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PONO BURGER: CHICKEN SANDWHICH

This week we visit Chef Makani at PonoBurger. Chef shares with me that "PONO" means to do things with LOVE and INTEGRITY. Chef Makani brings a Japanese and Hawaiian flair to her signature dishes such as the Ginger Ahi Poke, and infamous Chicken Sandwhich. Mekani share with me that a great dish always starts with quality ingredients, she sources LOCAL and knows all her farmers by first name. "It is important for us know to know where our food is coming from". When Chef Makani is not rocking it in the kitchen, she is swimming with dolphins, and foraging vegetables from her home garden. Pono Burger has locations in Santa Monica, Venice, and West Hollywood. For all you vegetarians don't fright, Chef Makani also has a collard wrap made with sweet potatoes that is to die for. I highly recommend Pono Burger, the food was fresh, great ambiance, and always GOOD VIBES.  

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Top 5 Favorite Supplements

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Top 5 Favorite Supplements

TOP 5 FAVORITE SUPPLEMENTS

Today, I'm sharing with you all my top 5 favorite supplements in honor of National Nutrition Month. There are a ton of supplements out there and although everyone's needs are different, these 5 supplements are a good base.  These are supplements I actually take personally, some I take daily, others I take on and off. Check out which supplements I picked up at Lassens in La Brea down below! Please advise your health care professional before taking any of these. Is there ONE supplement you take DAILY? Leave in COMMENTS below to WIN $500 worth of prizes.

Natural Vitality Natural Calm

 

BENEFITS OF MAGNESIUM ( Everyday )

Magnesium is known to reduce muscle tension, lessen pain associated with migraine headaches, improve sleep, and address neurological disorders such as anxiety.

Neocell Super Collagen

 

BENEFITS OF COLLAGEN ( Everyday )

Collagen is one of the most abundant proteins in the body and it makes up a large part of our skin, hair, nails and joints. Technically a collagen contains a mixture of amino acids like proline and glycine, which are found in all connective tissue within the body including vital organs!

Belle + Bella Probiotics

 

BENEFITS OF PROBIOTICS ( Everyday )

Probiotics hold the key not just for better health and a stronger immune system, but also for treating digestive issues, mental health illness and neurological disorders. Research continues to prove that probiotics beneficial as a daily supplement.

Health Plus Super Colon Cleanse

 

BENEFITS OF COLON CLEANSE ( 1 Time a Month for 7 Days)

Helps to release toxic waste, improve digestion, and flush our system of impurities. Fiber rich to push out any excess left over waste. Improves regular bowel movements.

Vega Sport Energizer

 

BENEFITS OF ENERGIZER ( 5 Days a Week )

Has turmeric for great anti-inflammatory properties, no sugar added, mental clarity, and no crashes. Sustained energy source from Yerba Mate, and naturals ingredients.

Special Thanks to Lassens Natural Foods & Vitamins

DOING A GIVEAWAY!!!

WIN $500 WORTH OF SUPPLEMENTS BELOW

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Reduce Inflammation

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Reduce Inflammation

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#KITCHENHUSTLE: Ways to Reduce Inflammation

In honor of National Nutrition Month, we have Andrea Donsky of NaturallySavvy on this week's episode of #KitchenHustle. Since Andrea is the best person to ask about all things health and wellness, I had to have her share her best tips on how to reduce inflammation. Check out her tips below!

Inflammation can be linked to chronic diseases so it's important we keep it down! The causes of inflammation varies but stress, eating habits, smoke, and drinking can all contribute to it.

Foods that can help with reducing inflammation:

  • Turmeric
  • Ginger
  • Olive Oil
  • Salmon
  • Chia Seeds
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Bok Choy
  • Kale
  • Blueberries

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Kid Approved School Lunches

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Kid Approved School Lunches

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#KITCHENHUSTLE: KID APPROVED SCHOOL LUNCHES

This week's episode of #KitchenHustle was our first ever KIDS EDITION! I was joined by the amazingly talented Jameson and Bella who shared their favorite lunch recipes. Don't let their age fool you, these kids mean business! No ham sandwiches and chicken tenders here. Jameson is a huge fan of burritos and shared a super easy and PROTEIN PACKED avocado tuna wrap. Bella who loves shrimp shows us how to make her REFRESHING shrimp and cucumber salad. They may be young but there is so much we can learn from them! Check out their recipes below!

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JAMESON'S AVOCADO TUNA WRAP

INGREDIENTS:

  • Tuna
  • 1 Avocado, pitted and peeled
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Lemon Juice
  • Cucumbers, chopped
  • Celery, chopped
  • Wrap of Your Choice
  • Spinach (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS:

In a bowl, mix all ingredients together. Spread on wrap. Roll and enjoy!

BELLA'S SHRIMP AND CUCUMBER SALAD

INGREDIENTS:

  • Shrimps, deveined
  • Coconut Oil
  • Soy Sauce
  • Curry Powder
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Garlic, minced
  • Dill leaves
  • Sunflower Seed Oil
  • Cucumber, diced
  • Tomatoes, chopped
  • Lemon

INSTRUCTIONS:

In a pan with sunflower seed oil, saute shrimp until done. Set aside. In a bowl, mix cucumbers, tomatoes, shrimp, and lemon juice. Top generously with dill leaves.  Enjoy!

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Chocolate Paleo Pancakes

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Chocolate Paleo Pancakes

WoHOOO Today is NATIONAL PANCAKE DAY! I'm not sure who created this day, but we are not complaining! I grew up eating pancakes, and always reminds me of HAPPY TIMES. Here is my chocolate coconut paleo pancakes that I know you will just LOVE. ENJOY

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of almond meal
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 cup of coconut fat (full fat)
  • 1/2 cup of almond milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • pinch of cinnamon powder
  • 1 Tablespoon raw cacao powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pink himalayan sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 Tablespoon of Dairy Free Chocolate Chips ( optional)
  • 1 Tablespoon of coconut oil to grease the pan
  • 2 Tsp of date crystals or coconut sugar (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth.

  2. Place 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil in the pan to grease the pan.

  3. Use a spoon to help pour out a 4" round. Shake the pan lightly to thin the batter in the pan.

  4. Cook on one side for roughly 3 - 4 minutes and flip when the edges turn dark brown.

  5. Top with Fruit & Coconut Yogurt & Enjoy.

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Dirty Dozen

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Dirty Dozen

I know there is a lot of talk about organic this, organic that and it can get overwhelming. It can get confusing about what you need to buy organic and what is okay to buy conventional. Luckily for you, I have a list of 12 vegetables and fruits that you want to buy organic from my visit at Lassen's in La Brea! Check it out below!

ALWAYS BUY ORGANIC

  1. Apples
  2. Spinach
  3. Broccoli
  4. Celery
  5. Snap Peas
  6. Potatoes
  7. Kale
  8. Bell Peppers
  9. Cucumber
  10. Cherry Tomatoes
  11. Strawberries
  12. Beets

OKAY TO NOT BUY ORGANIC

  1. Onions
  2. Pineapple
  3. Mangoes
  4. Avocado
  5. Kiwi
  6. Cantaloupe
  7. Eggplant
  8. Grapefruit
  9. Mushrooms
  10. Asparagus

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SHOW UP FOR YOURSELF

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SHOW UP FOR YOURSELF

We are in this TOGETHER I am COMMITTED to showing up for YOU, but you have to SHOW UP for YOURSELF.  I realized we can ONLY provide people with TOOLS, but whether or not they USE it is entirely up to the INDIVIDUAL. Today's Presentation was POWERFUL, here's a SNEAK PEAK of our class. Hope to see you at a upcoming event

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"Better Than Bulletproof Coffee" Matcha Latte

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"Better Than Bulletproof Coffee" Matcha Latte

I'm sure you all know about bulletproof coffee but today, I'm going to be sharing with you my better-than-Bulletproof-coffee Matcha Latte recipe made with almond milk and ghee. This is perfect for those who don't drink coffee but still want an energizing drink without all the crashing! Check out the recipe below!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 Cup Almond Milk
  • 1 Tbsp of Ghee
  • A Few Drops of Stevia (optional)
  • 1 Tsp of Honey
  • 1 Tsp of Matcha

DIRECTIONS:

On medium-high heat, warm almond milk until a simmer. Add all ingredients in. Stir until everything is dissolved and evenly distributed. Pour in a cup and enjoy hot or cold!

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Crosby's Fat Burning Desserts

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Crosby's Fat Burning Desserts

On this week’s episode of #KitchenHustle, we were joined by model/entrepreneur Crosby Tailor!  Crosby is the CEO of Tailord Life but is also killing it in different fields but today he came to let me try his infamous cookies which contain no sugar, gluten, or grain but were absolutely DELICIOUS! If you ever come across them, be sure to try them. 

Crosby's cookies he made only hours before the shoot

Crosby's cookies he made only hours before the shoot

Crosby also shared with us 3 simple bio-hacks:

  1. Eat more fat, less sugar
  2. Do less
  3. Breathe

But most importantly, Crosby's known for the saying: Eat Dessert, Burn Fat. I know you're probably thinking what?! But check out the episode below and find out why Crosby says this is totally possible!

Below is a Sinless Cinnamon Roll recipe from Tailord Life.

INGREDIENTS:

DOUGH

  • 1 Pastured Egg or Duck Egg
  • 2 Tbsp MCT Oil
  • 2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 Cups Minus 1 Tbsp Ground Flax Seed Meal
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Flour
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • Pinch of Pink Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons of Monk Fruit Sweetener 

FILLING

  • 4 Tbsp of Protein of Your Choice
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Organic Cinnamon
  • Pinch of Pink Salt
  • 2 Egg Yolks
  • 2 Tbsp Organic Coconut Milk, unsweetened
  • 6 Drops Vanilla Extract or English Toffee Stevia

COCONUT ICING

  • 4 Tbsp Coconut Milk (Organic, full fat with guar gum)
  • 1 Tablespoon of Monk Fruit Sweetener 
  • 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch of Pink Salt

CROSBY’S PROBIOTIC ICING

  • 2 Tbsp Whey Protein
  • 2 Tbsp Collagen
  • Pinch of Pink Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Grass-fed Ghee
  • 2-3 Tbsp Probiotic of Your Choice

DIRECTIONS:

For dough, whisk wet ingredients first followed by dry ingredients. Mold into a ball. Place ball onto wax paper. Cover with another sheet of wax paper. Roll out ball over the wax paper to create a long rectangular sheet. Remove the top wax paper.

For filling, add all dry ingredients first into a cup. Then add egg yolks and coconut milk. Stir until there is a thick consistency. Spread filling onto rolled out dough. (Optional: Place dough in fridgeto set before proceeding) Begin rolling dough, without wax paper, into a log shape but be careful to not let the wax paper tear. Cover with wax paper and place in freezer for 20 minutes.

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Remove cinnamon roll from freezer and cut into 8 slices. Place in a pan covered with ghee and bake for 12 minutes.

While waiting, make the icing to top the rolls. Add dry ingredients of icing in a cup, followed by wet ingredients. Stir and set in fridge until rolls are ready. When rolls are done baking, remove, and eat hot or set in fridge to set. Pipe icing onto cinnamons rolls when ready to eat!

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Oscars Beauty Regimen

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Oscars Beauty Regimen

Here the BEAUTY mask recipe many celebrities use in Hollywood to stay looking flawless, especially during award season. The BEST part about it, is that it has only 3 ingredients, and its completely natural. The Oscars are finally here so I'm sharing this super simple raw honey greek yogurt mask that will leave your skin feeling silky smooth! Make sure you follow up with a moisturizer and you'll be Oscar ready!

INGREDIENTS: 

  • 1/4 Cup of Organic Greek Yogurt

Yogurt naturally helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles from forming. The lactic acid in yogurt will help dissolve dead skin and tighten pores. The thick greek yogurt consistency helps it stay on.

  • 1 Tbsp of Organic Raw Honey

Honey is naturally antibacterial, so it's great for acne treatment and prevention. Aging: Full of antioxidants, it is great for slowing down aging. Complexion boost: It is extremely moisturizing and soothing, so it helps create a glow.

  • Juice of Half a Lemon

Blackhead treatment: It may sound too good to be true, but because lemons are antibacterial, they can help treat acne. Just slice a lemon, and squeeze the juice on faceSkin brightener: Lemons are rich in vitamin C and citric acid, so they can help brighten and lighten your skin when used over time.

  • Sheet Mask (Optional)

Post Mask Regimen:

  • Daily Moisturizer
  • A Drop of Argan Oil 

INSTRUCTIONS: 

Mix ingredients together in a bowl. Slather onto face. (Optional: Place a sheet mask over) Wait for 15 minutes then rinse off. Follow with daily moisturizer mixed with a few drops of argan oil. STAY FLAWLESS!

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