Rebecca Lately

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

I Have a Thing for Boho...

Lately, I have been feeling more in tune with my style.  I don't know if it's having all my clothes organized or the fact that fall is on its way, but I have really found my fashion mojo lately.  Fall is so much fun to dress for.  All of the colors and texture excite me.  This dress was screaming fall when I saw it online.  I don't have a dress like this, and I also don't have a ton of purple in my closet.  I love  how comfortable this is (if only the belt would stay tied!), and I can imagine it will be even more comfortable with tights, booties, and a chunky cardigan.

What are you looking forward to in fall?

Dress: Old Navy // Flip Flops:Jack Rogers // Cardigan: Gap - via thredUP - similar // Bag: Target - similar
Photos: Em Grey

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy, Shopping My Closet, Mummy Chronicles, Posh Classy Mom, Classy Yet Trendy, Twenties Girl Style, Sincerely Jenna Marie, Rachel the Hat and Fizz and Frosting.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Hot Stone Massage Therapy and Its Benefits

Hot stone massage is a form of natural therapy where heated stones are placed on parts of the body in order to maximise the therapeutic benefits and effect. Hot stone massage can be a great alternative to a traditional standard massage, as the heat from the stones can provide even more beneficial effects when it comes to things such as relaxing the muscles and easing pain. If you’re considering signing up for regular massage therapy or are even thinking of simply going for a massage in order to feel better, pain-free and more energised, here are just some of the best reasons to opt for a hot stone massage.

Better Muscle Relaxation

If you are looking for a massage experience that’s going to help you relax better than ever before, hot stone massage can be one of the best choices to go for. This is because the heat from the stones can really help your muscles to relax and release tension. When hot stones are used as a part of a massage, they enable the massage therapist to manipulate your deep tissues much more effectively, reaching hidden knots and areas of tension which may have been difficult to get to without the stones. For more information on how much it costs for a hot stone massage and what’s involved take a look at this page from Ella Baché.

Great Pain Relief

One of the best benefits of a hot stone massage is the tremendous amount of pain relief that it can bring. If you have been suffering with back pain, for example, having a hot stone massage can be one of the best ways to aid your recovery and start to feel like yourself again. Whilst all types of massage can definitely be beneficial when it comes to relieving muscle pain, hot stone massage can often be the more effective choice, as it allows for a massage which has maximum levels of intensity and effectiveness. However, there should be no reason for you to feel any pain or discomfort during the massage, so be sure to let your therapist know if the stones are too hot or if they are using too much pressure, for example.

Better Mental Health

Hot stone massage therapy is not only good for improving your physical health and relieving pain, it can also be an excellent way to help you feel better mentally and emotionally as well. Since a hot stone massage is one of the best ways to really get your muscles to relax, you will find that undergoing this treatment will help you to feel much more relaxed, calm and content overall. This can be hugely effective if you are suffering from higher-than-usual amounts of stress, or perhaps dealing with anxiety. Along with helping to relieve physical tension, hot stone massage is also very effective when it comes to dealing with, or even completely eliminating, mental tension, worry and stress.

If you’re thinking of treating yourself to a massage in order to relax and improve your health, a hot stone massage is the perfect choice.

Rebecca Reads: The Forgetting Time

My most recent read is The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin. I am still getting through my summer reads!  I feel like it's taking me forever, but I'm actually reading at a faster pace than I usually do.  I am itching to get to my fall reads, which I'll be sharing on Thursday!

The Forgetting Time is a heart wrenching story about death, love, and life after death.  I went into this book knowing barely anything, and I honestly think that's the best way to read this book.  This story follows a mother, Janie, and her son Noah.  Noah is a strange little boy who hates being washed and cries for his 'other mommy.'  Janie is a single mother and has a hard time holding it all together. Noah's quirkiness is starting to affect him at school, and one day the principal calls Janie in to her office for a meeting.  Janie is told that she needs to get Noah help, but he can not attend the school again until he is better.

Through Janie's desperate attempts to find help for Noah, she stumbles upon Dr. Jerome Anderson, a doctor specializing in life after death.  Their worlds collide and all three of them go on a wild ride that ends at the door step of a mother whose son went missing years ago...

I really can't describe much more without giving away the story.  I had conflicted feelings about this book.  I was literally rolling my eyes during the first chapter, because Janie was so unlikeable.  In fact, I could not relate to her at all during the entire story.  Relating to the characters is important for me while I'm reading, so it's amazing that I actually got through this.

Adding to all that, this story is depressing.  It's sad, and I think I felt this story more because I'm a mother.  If missing children/lost children is too depressing for you, I would not pick up this book.  It was so sad, but I can assure you the ending is good.  I liked it, but I didn't love. And I would not read it again.

Have you read this?  What did you think of it?

I read this on my Kindle.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Autumnal Green Makeup Look

I've been itching to play around with different eyeshadows lately.  Last year, I purchased the Ciata x Olivia Palermo Smoky Suedes palette, and I am so glad I did!  This palette has everything you need for everyday looks and some more adventurous looks, and the formula is absolutely amazing.  The shadows blend beautifully.  In fact, they have a creamy texture.  There's zero fall out with these shadows, and they are very highly pigmented.  I have rediscovered my love for this palette and created this green autumnal makeup look.

I hope you enjoy watching!

Linking up with Molly and Carly.