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4 Ingredients: I Use To Remove City Pollution, Bacteria, And Dirt From My Skin

Image: Tangie Bell showing all the items she will be using to do a at home diy mask
4 Ingredients: I Use To Remove City Pollution, Bacteria, And Dirt From My Skin
 Working on my skin has become my top priority and trust me when I say it has been a learning experience. Since being in my late forties, I can no longer use the same skincare I used when I was in my twenties. Yep, I was that person who thought I was going to keep my same youthful skin forever. Although my face has changed, I now need a more gentle and fragrance-free skincare regimen.
Over the years I have been dealing with eczema, so I am always looking for a little relief besides taking and using steroid creams.

It took me some time to figure out by trial and error what works for me as my skin has been changing.
I have become addicted to mixing homemade mask when I cannot use my regular store bought skincare.
Image: Woman showing all the ingredients used to do a mask at home in the kitchen. Aztec clay, egg,honey, water,plastic bowl, plastic spoon and mixer
 This week I needed a deep pore and tissue cleansing from all the city pollution, bacteria, and dirt that has accumulated in my face. I knew I needed a deeper cleanse because using regular wash was only making my face feel clammy. It's not that my skin wash wasn't working, it just means I needed a deeper pore cleanse. 
 So, after leaving the gym, I came home and grabbed all the things I already have in my kitchen. I am using Aztec Clay, Honey, Egg, and Water. I do use apple cider vinegar because it opens my pores and I am allergic to it. But most people use Aztec clay and apple cider.

The benefits of the 4 ingredients I use:

Aztec Clay: Good for wrinkles, acne, removing pollution and dirt from pores.
Eggs: Tightens the skin and it has a fatty acid that moisturizes the skin
Honey: Moisturizes also and gives a natural glow
Water: All natural no impurities at all

 Items needed: Plastic bowl, plastic spoon, whipper, egg, clay, honey, and water. Now let's make our mask
I use one to two tablespoons of my mixture, mix in all ingredients including water until nice and smooth.

Image: Tangie Bell showing how she does a mask for clear skin at home
I apply onto my face and leave on no longer than 15 minutes. Anything longer could cause slight redness. So, keep that in mind when applying. That goes for any mask used.

Image: Tangie Bell sharing her secrets to aging skin and how she masks at home

Image: Tangie Bell sharig her skin xsecrets
 Rinse through to unveil your beautiful, tighten and super clean skin. Follow up with a good moisturizer.

There you have it my easy skincare mask secret. Let me know if you try it?

Until Next Time See Ya In A Bit!

I got my Aztec Clay from Whole Foods

xo Tangie

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Quick OOTD: Styling Myself Happy And Sharing It With You!

Image: Woman (Tangie Bell is sharing her Outfit Of The Day and how she styled it for Easter Sunday
Quick OOTD: Styling Myself Happy And Sharing It With You!
Lately, I've been loving going into my closet and restyling my old clothes. Yep, life is funny like that sometimes. So, this Sunday I wanted to wear a new outfit I bought just for Easter. But, when I woke up at 5am, I decided to dress down and wear what I wore last year. My sudden urge to dress a bit comfy came when I got up to get dressed. I knew we were going to sunrise service and I really did not want to dress up at all.
Ok honestly I bought a floral dress, and I was dreading putting it on.
I planned to be in a top hat, stocking, and heels. Yes, I was dressing quite dramatic for morning service. When it was time to get dressed for the day I felt drained, so I literally threw that floral dress back into my closet and grabbed my black and white dress. 
I was dressed in 10 minutes flat, with tights underneath, earrings, big purse, and Tom shoes.
My mood instantly changed and I was super happy with my outfit of choice. Although I pulled out an old dress, I spruced it up with a few new pieces I made at home and purchased from Wal Mart.
 Can we just take a moment to look at this big weekend handbag I snagged from Wally World the other day? I am head over heels in love, and I knew it would pair well with my style for Sunday service.  I can never go wrong with popping on a black purse with my favorite dress. 

Image: Tangie Bell sharing deets on making DIY earrings and Finger Rings

As for jewelry, I wore a pair of  DIY earrings I made myself. Click Here To Make Yourself Some
A ring I made, and you can see both those on my Youtube channel and my watch came from Hobby Lobby. Click Here To Make Finger Rings
My tights, black and white dress is from Target.

Image: Tangie Bell sharing her shoes, and quick OOTD
To complete my look, I put on my black Tom Ford shoes. After putting all the pieces together this morning, I felt happy. Because I wore what I wanted and I took very little time getting ready today.

After church, I went outside and played with my girls, took pictures and I wasn't worried about what I was wearing. Over the last few months, my style is changing again, in the sense of wanting to look cute but comfortable with a bit of chill. Yes, putting on new clothes can make a woman feel amazing, but dressing up and feeling good no matter what I am wearing is pure happiness to me. I love clothes don't get me wrong, but when it becomes a chore I am dreading, I will pass. 

The moral of the story is: Dress yourself Happy. Yep, it's really that simple. I support a woman who can wear what she wants how many times she wants.

It ain't no expiration date on nothing we do or wear:)

Until Next Time See Ya In A Bit!

xo Tangie

Would you wear my chosen outfit of the day?

A Little Sassy Earring Lookbook In A Video!

Image: Woman Tangie Bell sharing her earring lookbook with viewers. How to make them with just an earring hook.

I can not express the many ways and funky styles that can be made with junk pieces and a hook. Yes, I am always speechless at the crazy stuff I find to put an ear hook on and call it an earring. 
The other day I was bored, so I decided to film myself adding hoops to trinkets and to my amazement I made some really cool things.

Trying A New Funky Style: WalMart Accessories: Handbags, Shoes, Earrings & Try On

Image: Tangie Bell showing off all the things she purchased from WalMart. She is doing a haul and tryon . Yellow shoes, handbag and sunglasses
Trying A New Funky Style: WalMart Accessories: Handbags, Shoes, Earrings & Try On  

Oh my goodness today has been the best day ever! I have been looking for a few more pieces to add to my spring wardrobe and WalMart came through, I can't believe it. No, seriously I am one who uses my trips to Wally world as a means of getting underwear, groceries, and household toiletries.
Am I the only one? :)

Weekend Bits And Favorites: My Most Worn Accessories This Week: Mature Style

Image: Woman shopping at thrift store for more jewelry and accessories
I can never figure out what I am doing day to day. (insert laughter right here). But I will always know what accessories I will be wearing on a weekly bases. Seriously, I am obsessed with mixing old pieces of jewelry with new items I find from any store or I will make it myself. If I am not creating something from a DIY, I am browsing the local stores, markets, and thrift venues looking for unique pieces of jewelry.

Friday Look: Yellow Mellow, Polka Dot Scarf & Flat Tennis Shoes

Image: Tangie Bell sharing her yellow outfit of the day on bits and babbles blog.
Oh good morning Friday, so glad to be here. Today is nothing short of dressing downright casual for work. Yes, today will be all about being, relaxed, comfortable yet chic and casual. Can we talk about this yellow dress that was actually a big blob of fabric that I grabbed from the thrift store?

How I Push The Reset Button On A Daily Bases

Image: Yellow Flower on table with oatmeal and coffee. Woman sharing how she resets her life on a daily bases seen first on bits and babbles blog

When it comes to hitting the reset button in my life. I find it difficult most times because I want to do the same thing day in and day out. I really do feel out of place when I get off my daily, weekly or monthly schedule. As of late, I think I've found a new approach to this thing we call life and living. Seriously, I have learned a method of dealing with all situations and issues that arise. Most, importantly the lessons I am learning are more valuable now in life than when I was younger, and I didn't know how to start something over without cracking and losing sleep over things that I had no control over anyway. 
One thing I now know is life has to have a plan, and without one I find myself coasting and living in the land of the unknown. Today I will be sharing a few bits and tips from my journal that has helped me hit that reset button every day.

Image: Oatmeal and coffee on table.

  • If I need to start something over. I just do it without questioning myself. There are no time limits when it comes to correcting what is necessary for life.
  • I make a list of everything I want to get accomplished in my week, but I leave room for those unforeseen things.
  • I've cleared my plate from doing so many things at one time. 
  • I just added another day to my week of adding more veggies and fruits to my diet
  • Started a new workout routine. The last one was getting bored, and I wasn't feeling happy with doing it the way I was doing it.
  • I schedule a day with my kids and a day that is just for myself. 
  • I've deleted all negative things and started following positive people who are going in the direction I would like to go.
  • Lately, when I miss the mark on doing something off my schedule, I make sure to tell myself its ok, and I can reset this day.
  • I am focusing on the joys at the moment such as good health, a job, a place to live, husband and happy kids.
  • If my plans fail, I can hit that reset button. It is ok to start over as many times as needed.
The start over button is not a one size fits all. Starting over is a lifestyle, and it has to be tailored to the way a person wants to live. That is why I am ok with getting up and starting my day with new lessons and opportunities to do better every day. 

Last but not least, life is simple, or at least I am looking at it that way. When things happen, we have to find a new way of getting back in the race. 

Today is Monday what do you need to start over?

No matter what it is just get up and do it!

Since writing more in my notebook, I see things in my life that I can improve in on a daily bases.

The best part is I can do it and so can YOU:)

Until Next Time See Ya In A Bit!

xo Tangie