H2O and ready to go 

So I’ve been meaning to share this with you all- water is essential to healthy living. As an avid water drinker, I believe that everyone should be drinking at least half of your body weight in ounces. I normally drink about 3/4 of my body weight and I will explain a little later why I do, but you should too!

  • how’d this happen

As a child, I would drink at least 8 ounces of V8 Splash every morning. I stopped doing that around the age of 13, around the time puberty started kicking in. I got a few pimples, and my aunt told me if I stopped drinking pop and juice, my skin would clear up. So I stopped. I never went back to drinking those drinks, except occasionally I do have a pop if I’m craving sugar. Other than that, I rarely drink anything besides water. I love it- it keeps me healthy and the benefits are endless. I drink about 100 ounces of water a day, which is a little short of a gallon (20 ounces off). It’s room temperature water- I stopped drinking cold water years ago (it’s too cold lol).

  • why so much water

So after I started drinking just water I drank a fairly normal 64 ounces a day. I didn’t start drinking 80 +ounces or so until I got to tenth grade. As you all know, I have eczema in my scalp and my hair was falling out. I read online if you increase your water intake it’ll help your hair grow and that’s all I needed to here. I would literally force myself to drink the water, knowing that it would be good for me. And ever since then I have drunk a lot of water. As I’ve gotten older I have started to drink more and more water, mostly because I’m used to drinking so much adding another glass doesn’t make a difference.

  • benefits

The benefits of drinking water are endless. It helps regulate your digestive system, grows your hair and nails out, clears your skin, flushes out toxins and most of all- it makes you healthy. Chapped lips are a sign of dehydration- so my lips are always moisturized.  It’s easy to increase your water intake- just swap out a juice for a water. The process of getting used to drinking so much water is a little time consuming- you’ll have to use the bathroom often, but it’s so worth it. Drinking water helps everything get better. So just remember that drinking a little bit more will help!


This is my first post in my new category, skin care! I realized I have a lot of useless skin care tips, just as I do for hair care, to share!

So my first tip will be about your lips. Exfoliating your lips is really helpful. It removes the dead skin, leaving your lips really soft and back to their true color. To do this you just need to mix a small amount of olive oil and sugar (I just used white sugar). After mixing, you rub it into your lips. You rub your lips in circular motions. Use a washcloth to rid of the olive oil and sugar (it tastes really bad but it’s safe so it doesn’t matter if you taste it). Then moisturize after with Vaseline. Doing this once a week will help your lips stay super soft and hydrated! Also remember dry lips are your body’s way of expressing thirst, so also increase your water intake!