life update | if we surrendered to earth’s intelligence we could rise up rooted, like trees.

If we surrendered to earth’s intelligence we could rise up rooted, like trees.

This is what the things can teach us:

To Fall, patiently to trust our heaviness

Even a bird has to do that before he can fly.”

Rainer Maria Rilke


Two Blue Jays Sittin in a Tree

I caught these two love birds this morning. Whenever I see Blue Jays, I feel very blessed as they represent truth and good luck. I think they are so beautiful.

The Blue jay’s animal symbolism resonates truth, faithfulness, and solidarity because they are vigilant in their tasks. They also keep the same mate for life, which is symbolic of endurance, patience and loyalty. The jay is an excellent symbol for those wishing to honor their long-lasting bond between friends, family and lovers.


christmas decorations are finally going up!
vintage earrings from my mom
Tayo playing in the snow
Homemade Coffee Body Scrub with Shea butter, Cocoa Butter and Bergamot, Lemon and Rosemary Essential Oils.

I have been making body scrubs like a mad woman lately. I just love them so much. They are perfect to give as gifts, especially with the Holiday’s around the corner! I received such a great response on my DIY Organic Lavender and Vanilla Sugar Scrub that it has inspired me to start making even more batches of scrubs! I have a ton of recipes in mind. Expect more body scrub recipes soon! I also came up with a great facial scrub that I will probably share as well! I love to spend time in the kitchen concocting recipes from clean ingredients that I can find in my own kitchen!

Zum Rub and other goodies from Indigo Wild.

Thanks to Kimberly Loc’s review of the Frankincense & Myrrh Zum Rub Natural Moisturizer by Indigo Wild, I absolutely had to have it. They sent me a mini version of the Zum Rub which is so adorable and perfect to carry around in my purse! They also included a few soap samples and an all-natural aromatherapy laundry detergent. I was so impressed with their company that I ended up buying two more of their products. The Zum Lemongrass Face Scrub and the Frankincense & Myrrh Bath Salts. This month I went through some particularly stressful events which caused my hormones to go all wacky and made my skin act up. For the first time in twenty seven years I had acne that I could not seem to get rid of. I have been using this cream every night in conjunction with my Osmia Organics Cleanser and Spot Treatment and slowly my skin is starting to clear up. I have also been doing some DIY recipes for the acne spots which I am planning on sharing here on my blog soon! After dealing with such bad breakouts, I will never, ever take clear skin for granted again! The good news is that there are so many things you can do to clear up your skin! Sometimes you just have to become a bit creative and think outside of the box.

My morning skincare routine was featured on No More Dirty looks the other day which is really exciting. I love to able to share my favorite products and tips and tricks. I still use everything mentioned but I tend to change up my skincare routines quite frequently as I try out many products to review here on my site!


I have started to meditate more and to be more present. It is so easy to get caught up in the things that cause us stress on a daily basis. It can feel overwhelming and overpowering but you have to remind yourself that you can get through anything. One of my favorite quotes to recite to myself when I am feeling down: “Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.”. Remember this at all times and never let the sadness get the best of you. There is always hope, as long as you are open to it.

Be at peace. Not in pieces.

Have you ever had an experience in your life where you felt you couldn’t overcome it and you did something therapeutic for yourself that gave you some relief? I’d love to hear your thoughts, experiences and any tips that you have to offer! Email me or comment on this post.

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*All of my reviews are based on my own personal experiences with the brand/products. I am never paid to give my honest opinions and will only recommend products that I love and use myself! All Photographs are (C) Britanie Faith*



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Blog of Britanie Faith. Conscious and Unapologetic Living. Beauty & Skincare Addict. Curve/Plus Size Model and Self-Love Advocate. Creator of Concoctions. Lover of Herbalism, Photography, Fashion, Flowers, Glitter, Books, Dogs, Coffee. This blog features original and inspired concoctions, makeup and skincare reviews and step by step tutorials, recipes, tips, product reviews, life updates, musings, makeup looks, fashion, vintage finds, and my everyday life and all of it's joys and struggles.

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