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Health & Wellness: Daily Detox

If you’re anything like us you’ve spent your summer drowning in fruity cocktails and unhealthy eats. But with summer coming to a close, we’re ready to kick-start our health before the whirlwind that is back to school and the holidays. That’s right, it’s time to get into detox mode.  Continue reading

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Pinterest Picks: Summer Cocktails to Get the Party Started

This summer has been one of the hottest yet, and lately we’ve caught ourselves drooling over all the tantalizing summer cocktails on Pinterest. So, we wanted to share our favorite recipes from berry mojitos to run sorbets (yes, really) that will surely cool you down for the remaining summer months. These drinks are perfect for rooftop shindigs, or simply hanging out at your pool solo – just know you’ll be properly toasting the summer with these refreshing drinks!

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Three Beauty DIYs You Need To Try

To say we love DIYs is kind of an understatement. Why spend the extra mullah (that can be spent shopping) ammirite? We’re also pretty low maintenance too, so when we’re looking to add a dose of oomph to our barely-there-mascara and air dried locks routine we scour the web for easy-but-interesting tutorials. This time around we’re all about chunky knotted braids, edgy winged eyeliner, and our absolute must-try, at-home teeth whitening. Click through to try these wicked cool beauty DIYs from Lauren Conrad, Beauty Department, and Beauty Tips For Her.

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DIY : Spring Pots

I would say that I have some what of a green thumb, it is in my blood after all. I grew up planting and caring for lush gardens full of veggies, herbs and flowers. From my previous posts, you can see that I love to have living green in and outside the house. Succulents are a trendy plant but they are also so classic and beautiful looking… plus super easy to care for, making them even more appealing! Continue reading

DIY Avocado Face Masks

If I had to survive with only one type of food for the rest of my life, I would choose Avocado! Avocados are so yummy to eat, very filling, beneficial to your health and also an excellent natural beauty product! Guatemala produces heaps of avocados. Guatemalans consume so many avocados that they are known as “panza verdes” (green bellies.) Avocados are sold in the markets, on the street and you might even be lucky enough to have one in your backyard or have a friend with a blooming tree! Avocados contain over 25 vital nutrients – vitamins A, B, C, E, and K and minerals – copper, potassium, iron, magnesium and phosphorus. Avocados are one of the most healthiest natural ingredients on earth, they are even considered to be a complete diet for babies. I made two amazing avocado based face masks that are super hydrating and will leave you glowing! Continue reading

::: Live on the Greener Side :::

In honor of Earth Day,  I’ve rounded up eight air purifying house plants.  House plants are always a nice refreshing addition to any decor, but they are also good for you health thanks to their ability to filter many common, harmful chemicals that can be found in your home. I personally love the idea of indoor / outdoor living.  House plants allow you to fulfill this feeling even if you live in colder environments or in a city. Continue reading

DIY: Coconut Coffee Body Scrub

I am not a coffee enthusiast by any means, my idea of having a cup of coffee in the morning is having a few sips out of a friend’s cup or pouring myself the smallest cup possible (basically a shot) I get way too jittery from coffee. Sometimes I love getting that jolt of caffeine rush in the morning but if I overdue the coffee intake the rest of my day is full of anxiety. I am always up for trying new DIY beauty ideas and after hearing about this coconut coffee body scrub, I was in and now addicted.  Continue reading

DIY: HAIR TREATMENT

Thanks to this crazy pseudo-summer winter [sorry New York], my hair is feeling and looking drier than ever. There are numerous masks and nourishing hair treatments available but many of the great ones also cost a pretty penny. Unfortunately my bank account doesn’t always share the same sense of necessity for these products as I do. Luckily there are plenty of easy DIY treatments out there. Most of the ingredients you can already find in your kitchen; like a simple remedy using coconut oil.  Continue reading

Popsicle Party

There is nothing quite like a cool, refreshing treat on a hot summer day. But instead of running off to your nearest Coldstone Creamery or froyo place for a calorie fest, why not have some fun and make those treats yourself? We found this super sweet list of popsicles you can make yourself this summer! Here are some of the especially delicious looking ones. Continue reading

Wear This DIY Fringe Sweater At Your Next Festival Appearance!

May is a confusing month weather-wise in most of America, even in our home base of Los Angeles. While yes, the weather is almost always perfect here, it can get confusing when it goes from a 75 degree day to dropping to the 60’s by evening, making us wish we had brought a sweater. A fringed knit is ideal for in-between weather, capturing both our shivers and a vibrant summer spirit. Here at Stela 9 we are all about our fringe so this DIY fringed knit idea from a pair and a spare blog is too hard to resist. We’re pretty sure we’ll be rocking this fringe at our next festival appearance. Continue reading

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