Christmas is the time for giving! buuuuuut when you're on a budget it can get rough! These easy beauty favorites are the perfect gift for women and men! Happy gift giving!!!!
- Lavender Coconut Scrub -
- 1/4 melted coconut oil
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup himalayan sea salt
- 4 to 5 stems of lavender
- Mortar and pestle or bowl for mixing
Grind your lavender, add all ingredients and mix. Coconut oil contain proteins that keep your skin moisturized and hydrated. Lavender has antiseptic and anti properties which can fight bacteria causing acne infections and reduce swelling and redness. The sugar and sea salt help smooth your complexion and rid of any dry skin.
Store scrub in mason jars, decorate, and keep in dry area. Rub mixture on in the shower or tub.
- Citrus Rosewater Toner -
- 1/2 cup rosewater
- 1/2 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
- 5-10 drops of a citrus essential oil (I used grapefruit)
- Funnel for pouring into bottle
- Travel size spray bottle (your mixture will be clear so I suggest purchasing a colored bottle)
1. Pour 1/2 rosewater into bottle
2. Pour apple cider vinegar into bottle
3. Pour essential oils into bottle
4. Shake and enjoy! Store in fridge.
Rose water is filled with anti-oxidants and vitamins that help prevent aging. It tightens your pores and helps those lovely wrinkles. The malic acid in apple cider vinegar makes in antibacterial. The amino acids help hydration in the skin and calm any nasty irritation.
Use glitter to decorate your bottles! I sprayed hair spray onto the bottles and let the glitter fly!
- Grape Honey Facial -
- 10 red grapes
- Tablespoon of honey
- Pinch of flour
- 1/2 lemon juice
The purple skins of red grapes contain more antioxidants than green grapes. Lemon acts as an astringent and helps suck out excess oil.
Begin by crushing grapes, add your honey, pinch of flour, lemon and mix. Spread mixture onto clean face, avoid eyes. Leave on for 10 minutes then rinse off. Pour in mason jars, decorate and store in fridge!
The mason jars don't need much to make cute! I just added decorative string!
Hope you enjoyed!!! Happy Holidays!!!
Sometimes you just need a good pair of slips, (that's what I like to call slip ons for short). These are a few of my very favorites. They are mostly all affordable, besides one pair that I had to slip ;) in there. From top left...
1. These are pretty amazing, and supposedly this is the color of 2015!
2. I will be picking these up for Christmas for myself!
3. These classic black beauties will never go out of style !!
4. These little lovelies will only set you back $20
5. I like to dream a little, go ahead...click here!
6. Gotta get a little funky with these leopard print slips.
7. What's black and white and beautiful all over?? These!
8. What's a closet without a little masculinity in it?
Happy shopping!! -Gina
There's not much to say about these tasty treats other than, they are AMAZINGLY EASY to put together and everyone will love them!!!
Raspberry Champagne Spritzer
7 tbs Raspberry Jam (seedless is best but I couldn't find any so good luck!)
1/2 Cup Lime Juice
1 bottle of champagne
1 lime for garnish
Betty Crocker's Peppermint sugar
Ginger Ale for those that like virgin spritzers
Peppermint Ice Cream Sandwiches
1 pack of lowfat (or regular) ice cream sandwiches
10 to 15 peppermint candies
Remaining peppermint sugar from spritzer
Small bowl or cup of water
Merry soon to be Christmas!!!
As we approach one of my favorite holidays we also approach many holiday gatherings! This is the perfect time to be with love ones and friends, some old and some new! When picking this week's Pick of the Week we had this is mind! It doesn't matter if your going out with friends for cocktails or joining your coworkers for a company party you should always go in style! This amazing 60s sequin duster is a MUST!
Head to knee sequin! (that's if your 5'4! hehe!)
Did you ever want ostrich fur on your duster? You got it! At the end of each wrist your wish comes true! Thank you vintage gods!
This amazing duster is available in our store at Rax Clothing.com Click on the link << to find out all the details!
California has been blessed with some rain. I know I am far from the only one excited about this, in fact I think EVERYONE is thrilled! Everybody seems to be smiling and showcasing their best winter clothing goodies. I love it :D
My boyfriend and I took advantage of the beautiful day and decided to drive 20 min over the hill to a quaint little town called Leona Valley. We drove with the windows down and just enjoyed the rare beauty this rain has to offer us Californians.
My sweater is vintage, but here is a similar one :)
My all time favorite watch is the Kensington by Nixon, it's perfect with everything!
I hope you are all having a lovely day, rain or shine. Cheers- Gina!
Recently my computer crashed which has forced me to use my old laptop for work. With doing so I had the chance to take a stroll down memory lane! The treasury of photos! Horrible hair styles, bad shoe choices, odd outfits, the comparing of weight or how youthful you might have been, and most importantly the exact memory associated with the very moment that picture was taken. With all these lovely factors in mind there is one thing that has never changed for me, the people in those photos. My friends. The people that love me unconditionally, that accept my faults, support my decisions, won't shy away from telling me the honest truth, and ultimately care about our friendship. Even though I would love to go through and show all the weird outfits, and to be honest just the horrible pictures of us growing up (I might save it for a later post!) I'm not. These are just a few individuals (and others not shown, you know who you are!) that I can say in 10 years we are still going to plan trips to get away, arrange nights to watch old movies and eat, shop, and reminisce on old times. Forever.
Today's outfit consisted of a $3.00 thrifted shirt, a pair of beautiful turn of the century wool pants ( also thrifted), wide brim hat and sandals from H&M. I added some purple beauty products and completed the look with a silver choker from my grandma and my favorite Nixon watch my bf gave me.
I have shared with you how much I love to thrift so I think it will be cool to start posting weekly outfits consisting entirely of thrifted pieces (well maybe minus the shoes ;) )
What do you think?
Thanks for reading-Cheers!
I wanted to share a bit today on one of my favorite pass times, thrifting!
My love of thrifting began as sort of a silly way to pass time. Friends and I would pursue the aisles after class gathering up armfuls of silly things to try on. We would laugh at the 80s jumpsuits, wrap multiple belts around our waists, and throw sweater after sweater over our heads. It wasn't until a few years later when my grandmother passed that I began my love affair with vintage and clothing from the past. When she passed she left a closet FULL of vintage goodies..score!
It wasn't long after that, that I put two and two together and realized the best place to add more to my collection was at my local thrift store! I would spend the next few years growing my collection by spending hours pursuing the aisles, finding and learning little tricks/secrets along the way. Those years were what eventually gave me the inventory to start a shop. Nicole and I no longer have to spend hours thrifting for vintage to sell in our shop, but you can bet your lucky stars we still stop at every thrift joint we pass. We consider it a stress reliever, treasure hunt, and still to this day..a silly way to pass time with a friend :)
So now onto what this post is really, really about...the tips and tricks! Here we go :)
Before you even leave the car there are some things to remember.
1. No handbags! You want you hands free!!! Shoulder bags, backpacks(some thrift spots don't allow these) or pockets only!
2. Bring cash, lots of places have a minimum for card usage or don't accept them at all.
3. Wear something that you can try things on over, some shops don't have dressing rooms.
4. Also, come with energy/a full belly. You will be less likely to miss what I like to call thrifting gold.
Now that you're ready to go..
5. Immediately check the daily specials board. You can often find items with specific color tags half off and certain pieces of clothing discounted. Some days even offer seniors or students additional discounts.
6. Get a cart if they offer one.
7. I usually head towards the sections I have least interest in first, that way my energy is at full force and I can really dig.
8. Dig, and dig, and DIG!!
9. Don't stick to just the woman's section. Some of my best finds have been sourced from the men and children's areas. Things can be cut and hemmed if too big ;)
10. If something looks amazing on you but has a spot or a funny smell, don't be discouraged. There are lots of tutorials on how to get smells and spots out, a needle and thread can really come in handy as well. (Nicole has to help me here, my sewing is..well hideous)
11. Check return policies, some shops have lovely return policies. You can take your goodies home and try them on properly and if they don't work..back they go!
12. Did I already say DIGGGGGG and dig??
13. My last little tip is to think outside the box. Honestly when you are paying $1.50 for something you really can't afford not to be a bit gutsy. Some of my most favorite items have looked terrible on the rack and amazing while worn. Remember that cart you picked up in the beginning? It should be filled to the top! That big old grandpa sweater you found in the men's section, how cute is it with slim fitting leather pants and boots?
See that picture above? That's what I like to call thrift gold. A simple, minimalistic, white jacket from afar, which if nothing else is amazing in it's own right, but the kicker..turns out it's an early 1990's DKNY, one of the most comfy things to ever be created. It also happens to be for sale in our shop :)
Happy Shopping! -Gina
Recently Gina and I found this lovely Vintage Hippie Flower Power dress and I honestly don't want to give it up!!!! Its perfect for a summer picnic, funky enough to wear to your favorite music festival, and easy enough to slip into for a last minute evening dinner!
Obsessed with the details!! Its the type of print that doesn't require many accessories!!
Each side of the dress has a diamond shaped cape . This is perfect when you don't want a dress that's hugging your pumpkin spice pancake breakfast!
How awesome are all these cozy coats? There is nothing better than throwing on a beautiful piece of outerwear to really complete your look!
The best part of these are their prices! Most are a $100 and under and ALL are under $180!
We of course added a few vintage options that we currently have in our shop :)
Stay warm and cozy friends! Cheers- Gina!
You know how throughout the day you snap cell phone pictures here and there? You know, maybe a sunset, a pair of shoes, or even a quick outfit snap? Well, mine and Nicole's phones are chock full of said pics! We decided that this would be the perfect platform to share--Enjoy!
Hello everyone!!!! Just in case you need to switch up costumes for all your parties, here's one that won't break your pocket book! All you need are a few household items! Happy Ween!!!!
Tea Bag Costume
1 1/5- 2 yard of white tool (purchased 2 yards from Joann's Fabric for all of $2.00 dollars!)
9''x 5'' piece of cardboard (white would be best)
1 bag of Moss
5 Safety pens
1 white piece of paper (only if you don't have white cardboard)
Fine point black sharpie pen
Fine point black sharpie marker
1 needle point needle for threading string
Big glue stick
Random brown and green leaves from outside
Tis the season for parties galore. There's one this Friday, next Friday, and the Friday after next. Here is an easy recipe that is perfect to take on the go. It's healthy (minus the chips..but hey, live a little) and vegetarian, score!
First step is to chop, chop, chop the cilantro, onion, and garlic.
In a large skillet, heat up a few swirls of olive oil. When the oil is heated add your onions, sugar, salt and pepper.
Next, add the garlic and cilantro. BE CAREFUL not to burn the garlic (about a minute) When the garlic is heated pour in your two cans of beans and squeeze in your 4 lime wedges.
When your bean mixture is heated you can begin transferring the mixture to a food processor. I use the Magic Bullet. You might need to work in batches. A few pulses and you will be set!
Your bean dip is done :) You can add cheddar cheese or cojita cheese if you please.
Next up, heat the vegetable oil in a deep sauteing pan until its nice a hot. In the mean time cut your tortilla into quarters. When your oil is heated, add four pieces of tortilla at a time flipping once or twice. I like mine to be golden brown, but you can adjust your consistency to your liking.
Now, grab a cold one, get comfy and enjoy!
We are extremely happy to announce the new addition to Rax Clothing!!! We have collected goodies for quite some time now and can't wait to share our vintage meets modern...home edition! Introducing Rax Home!
Baggy jeans that didn't make my booty look hideous.
Baggy jeans that didn't make my booty look hideous and ALSO didn't cost tons.
Those were my requirements while on my quest for the perfect pair of baggy jeans. I didn't have to look much further than Forever21 for mine..Please due go down a size if you buy this pair as these stretched up at least a size. They were under $30 too!
The pair below are from Gap.com. I love how baggy they are! Also, they are $30!!
If you haven't already checked out the website boohoo.com you probably should head on over! These are $45 and qualify for free US shipping :)
Thanks for reading and stay comfy in whatever pair you decide!
We are mad for plaid! Yesss, mad!! There is just something so classic and happy about plaid. It will always remind me of back to school shopping, cozy sheets, and my 90s crushes. Here are a few of our favorites in our shop.
The classic flannel.. Pair it with..
- Boyfriend jeans
- Your waist ;)!
Feeling a bit more fancy, try this beauty..Pair it with..
- A black hat
- Jean/leather jacket
Okay, so if dresses and flannels aren't your thing ;) you could always sport a plaid skirt..Pairs well with..
- Crop tops
- Leather backpacks
Whatever you decide to wear, remember to stay warm and cozy! Cheers!
Alongside our love for vintage fashion, magazines, and a good cocktail Gina and I are also suckers for old diners and bars that have been around for ages. On our search to find coffee we stumbled across this gem in Santa Clarita. Welcome to Way Station Coffee Shop