Yesterday was my Bandiversary!
Hindu Doggie has officially been together for a year! We’ve traveled across the country, we’ve created more than 1 song a month, we’ve performed at The House of Blues as Residents, we won VIP KROQ passes to Coachella together, we went parasailing and now, we bring you the album version of my absolute favorite song I’ve ever written: New Body:
Yesterday was marvelous. I was lucky enough to be invited to the Pamper Me Fabulous Event in Los Angeles at the Terranea Resort yesterday! Pamper Me Fabulous celebrates YOU in a full day of inspirational programming for mind, body, spirit. This ultimate Women’s Day Out featured workouts, workshops, shopping, beauty, spa, health, and wellness bests, free flowing bubbly, a gift bag and uplifting energy! It was TONS of fun, I met absolutely remarkable people, and I couldn’t help but blog about it! The best part? An afternoon pass was only $12 (you must be 21+)!
First of all, the resort is absolutely GORGEOUS! I got to reach out to a ton of wonderful independent brand owners, meet some great speakers, get some free samples to try and connect with other like-minded women! I also ran into my very good Makeup Artist (MUA) friend Liza who I haven’t seen since my Clairol shoot! It was great to see a familiar face and reach out to all these brands and organizations! Everyone was super nice and enthusiastic about what I’ve been doing and I can’t wait to share some of the more organic beauty brands I’ve discovered! The idea that taking care of myself is fun, informative, I can be extremely knowledgable about it and share it with others makes me feel absolutely amazing.
I think it’s super important to get out and be social – especially for people like me, whose tendency is really to workworkwork from home until I am dragged away from it. It gave me an entirely new confidence about the work that I’m doing to go out and engage people in it! I would really love to start speaking publicly about my journey to wellness, since it is still a daily struggle and I know a lot of people suffer silently. There are definitely LOTS of events – and hopefully some speaking engagements – in my future!
I’ve come a long way. The idea of pampering or treating myself to anything a few months ago – never mind dedicating a whole day to it – seemed totally absurd and like a waste of my time. And while I would happily drop a ton of money on rent, or gas, or food, you couldn’t get me to drop $15 for a pedicure or $10 on a good shampoo. And honestly, those things are SO important! I think it’s really important to have a nice spa day – even at home. I encourage you all to treat yourself with raw items from your own kitchen cabinet and in the comfort of your own home! 🙂
At Home Tricks to Treat Yourself
This Egg-White Face Mask is one of my all time favorite ways to feel like a princess at home for a few hours. Including the prep, it takes almost no time at all but you will feel amazing!
These polishes are 100% natural and you and your girlfriends can make a day out of trying out their Winter colors!
This Banana Avocado Hair Mask is nourishing, conditioning, and fabulous! Also, a great way to get rid of super ripe bananas and avocado!
Soaking your body is absolutely essential to getting rid of toxins, as well as wonderful for your mind. This is where I normally begin my morning meditation. Take a nice, long bath at least once a week and try to get a chapter or two in of that book you’ve been neglecting!
Groupon is my favorite app/website for deals! If you don’t have that $15 to drop on a pedicure, I guarantee you that a few days scouring Groupon will find you at least a half off deal, if you can’t find one for free! I got a mani/pedi and spray tan (which I fore-went) with my last GroupOn find for free just around the corner in LA! You can find everything from $20 teeth whitening, to a perfect vacation, to deals at your favorite Vegan place! Whatever makes you feel good – take advantage of it! 🙂