Soul Cleanse: Spiritual Baths

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Baths have long been revered for their sacred healing properties. Spiritual Baths are an ancient method of spiritual cleansing. These magical baths cleanse our auras & aid us in purging all the mental and spiritual dirt we may retain.

Spiritual baths are a powerful mystical remedy that utilizes the purfying power of steam along with herbs, essences, & spices to heal, restore, & rejuvenate us inside and out. While normal baths are taken to cleanse our bodies, these baths are taken with the specfic intention of removing unwanted energies & ridding oneself of negative vibrations. The purifying power of a spiritual bath an restore harmony & balance to your life.

A good spiritual bath may be the perfect way to end this year & bring in 2016 with a soul that’s fresh, clean, & ready for a new start.

There are many types of spiritual baths. My favorite {and one of the simplest to perform} is the vinegar bath.

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Vinegar has long been used has an agent of protection & exorcism. It banishes evil, misfortune, negativity, illness, & even pesky germs. It’s pH balancing properties provide natural toning and conditioning to skin and hair. Adding it to your bath will provide body & soul benefits.

Step 1

Prepare Your Station.

Prepare any ingredients you will be using for your bath {in this case, it’s just vinegar, but other times it could be a combo of herbs, oils, etc.} If using herbs you will need to either pre-soak the herbs in hot water or prepare a bath tea bag for the herbs to sit contained in the tub, while the water takes on herbal essence.

Step 2

Cleanse Your Body.

Before partaking in any type of spiritual bath, you must first ensure that your temple is clean. Take a normal shower or bath previous to any spiritual bathing to rid yourself of any physical dirt.

Step 3

Prepare Your Bath.

Fill your tub with warm water. Add your ingredients. If using pre-soaked herbs strain your mixture to pour in the herb infused water. If using herbs in a bath tea bag/container, add these herbs now and let them soak for about 10 minutes before you get in. {If pre-soaked, you don’t have to wait any}. In the case of the vinegar bath, simply add 7 to 9 caps of vinegar to warm steamy bath water. Feel free to light candles or do anything else you’d like to set the ambiance for healing.

Step 4
Take your bath. Hop in and enjoy the warm water and steam filled with healing elements surrounding you. As you indulge in this peaceful experience, keep your intention stayed the spiritual cleansing/healing you seek. Trust the process to accomplish its purpose. Do not use soap or any additives in this bath. You may perform the motions of washing, using the infused bath water all while holding the intent in your heart that you are cleansing your soul. Remain in the bath for at least 15 minutes for maximum benefit.

Step 5

Air Dry.

Once you have exited the tub, Do Not dry with a towel. You may drape a robe around you or some other comfortable clothing if you wish, but allow your body to dry naturally.

Step 6

Enjoy & Let Simmer

Enjoy the soul lifting effects of your bath. It is best to wait 12 to 24 hours before your next bath.

Again vinegar baths are my favorite, as they are easy & effective. But I looovvveee herbal magical baths for spirit as well. Depending on the combination of herbs there is so much variant magical soul work that can be accomplished with a spiritual bath.

If you’ve never tried a spiritual bath, start with the vinegar one & tell me what you think!

Happy Bathing & Happy New Year!
ॐ A.T.ॐ

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OOTN: Dancing Under Disco Lights

Hello Lovely Spiiirits!

This past Thursday night Triiin & I went out dancing with our friend Kwith. We went to a spot called Footsies that was full of good music & good vibes. Here are a couple shots from the night as well as what I was wearing. I couldn’t take any good outfit shots until after so excuse the deteriorating condition of my chunky braidout, lol.

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Dress: F21, Shirt (tied around waist): Taxi Taxi, Thigh High Socks: F21, Combat Boots: Payless, Feather Earrings: Gift, Peacock Necklace: Amazon, Rings(Elephant, Triangle Pinky Ring, & Porcupine…not pictured): F21 + Beauty Supply Stores

If you guys want to know the details of Triiin’s outfit, just let me know!

☮ XOXO A.T. ☮

OOTD + New Inventory!

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fashion cheetah glasses – SB, gold studs – F21, gold charm necklace – SB, black tank -SB, braided belt – gift, floral maxi – Free Spiiirit vintage, gold flats – Payless, bracelet- Glitter, square ring – SB, seahorse ring- Glitter, heart ring – SB  *–SB stands for something borrowed–*

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We have lots of new inventory for Free Spiiirit and I decided to dress one of our items and show you guys how I’d wear it on a normal day out.  Phili also styled the skirt her own way.

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This skirt and other awesome new items are soon to be posted and available for purchase. This skirt is $15.30.

Our site and the twitter page are both having technical difficulties right now (oddly enough). This has made us unable to post the new items at the moment, but we have an instagram page (IG name: FreeSpiiirit) and we will post the items there in the meantime along with pricing and our contact information. So if you guys still want to buy something in the meantime in-between time, you can!

Like our FB page too!

As soon as the site is back up and fully functional, I’ll let you guys know.

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XOXO Jaz’

OOTD: Flower Power

Hey guys! This weekend I paid a visit to my family to celebrate my little sister’s and one of my little brother’s birthdays (they were born two days apart, in different years of course!). We went to the Aquarium and the movies to celebrate. I was feelin’ floral, so here’s the outfit I chose…

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Earrings: Shasa $4.99

Top: Walmart $7

Shorts: Thrifted/DIY .25cents

Belt: Marshalls (came w/ a shirt)

Purse: Thrifted .25cents

Sandals: American Eagle $11.99

Thats my ‘fit! Like it? Let me know in the comments below.

Until Next Time Fash’ Nerds!

XOXO Jaz’

The Five S’s of Summer

Hey dolls ! I am here with the top 5 things a fashionista just can’t do without for the summer. Let’s get right to it !

The Sunnies

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Sunnies are the ultimate summer accessory! They shield your eyes from the blinding rays while making you look glam. Pick up a pair in a bright, fun color, cool shape or funky print, or go for the classic-style shade. Whatever suits your style!

The Summer Dress

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Dresses are ideal for summer time, especially the one with a flirty cut and tropical-esque floral print like the one above. Whether mini, midi, or maxi, when selecting a summer dress, make sure it is flattering to your figure and has breathable material and cut for the warm weather. The floral print blouson dress above is from Forever 21 and costs $24.80.

The Swim Wear

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C’mon, its summer! You gotta have a little fun in the sun, and that usually involves getting wet. Whether for a trip to the beach, or the neighborhood pool, you gotta be ready to pull out your swimsuit at a moments notice. There is a vast variety of cute popular swimsuit cuts for Summer 2012. From the retro cut to the one shoulder, be sure to pick the swimsuit that will be most flattering to your body type. It’s the best way to ensure you will be confident and avoid embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions.

The Shorts

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Who wears short shorts? We wear shorts! Its summer, its hot, and you can’t wear pants all the time. Embrace the heat with shorts. You can wear basic denim cut-offs or switch it up some shorts with a quirky print. The ones above are shorts by The Pretty Junk from Asos Marketplace & cost $83.60.

The Sandals

Sandals are a definite summer staple. Feel free to show off that fresh pedi in some strappy open-toed kicks! My advice is to stock up on as many pairs as you can because they are the one thing you will probably wear everyday of the summer, or close to.  This pair is from Forever 21 and is only $12.80!

Until Next Time!

XOXO Jaz’

Star Style Profile : Solange Knowles

Today I am shining the spotlight on one stylish starlett: Solange Knowles. Solange’s style is the epitome of eclectic, eccentricity. She is the queen of mixing prints and she is never afraid to step outside of the box with her wardrobe. Lets admire her style a moment shall we?

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 This songstress is one fearless fashionista, who exibits no-holds-barred style everytime she steps out.

How to Achieve Solange-Style :

1. Go bold with color (Solange almost always has on at least one bold color, whether in her wardrobe or makeup)

2. Mix Prints (If thats a daunting task for you, you can find a little help here)

3. Get funky up top (Most times this Sol-Angel is either rockin’ a funky-fresh headwrap or big volumized hair)

4. Take Fashion Risks (Don’t go with the norm ! )

I love, love, love Solange’s funky and eclectic style ! Don’t you?

Until Next Time!

XOXO Jaz’

Stripes, Dots, and Florals, Oh My! : A Guide to Mixing Prints

Hello fellow lovers of fashion! We have all been in a fashion rut before where, the things in our closet just don’t look as appealing to us as they used to, your outfit combos feel played out, and you simply have a closet full of nothing to wear. Well, one simple way to update your style without spending a dime is mixing prints!

Let me warn you however, that this could either go really right…or really, REALLY wrong.

I will give you a few simple options that I think will keep you on the right track to be a mixed-print-fashionista!

Option #1

Wear the same print together in different colors/sizes

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In the photo above Rihanna rocks a tan leopard printed top with red leopard printed bottoms. She keeps her accessories black, pulling the outfit together into one cohesive look.

Fellow fashion blogger and author of The Fancy Pants Report also shows a good example of this option here by inverting the colors and wearing a top with larger polka dots than those in her bottoms. Since she is wearing black and white polka dots, her red shoes give just the right pop of color.

Option #2

When wearing two totally different prints, make sure they have at least one color in common.

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Here we see this rule used a little more interpretively, but it still works! The pastel pink in the striped shorts, while not the exact same color, is in the same color family as the coral in the roses on the model’s shirt. Also, because the striped shorts are in such mild colors in comparison to the top, they work as a solid against the bolder print, giving the look balance.

Option #3

Wear numerous prints in the exact same color(s).

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This model is wearing vertical stripes, horizontal stripes, criss-crossed stripes, and varying sizes of polka dots. How does this keep from becoming a muddled mess? All the prints are in the same two colors. That in itself is enough to tie everything together in a way that is more hot-stuff than hot-mess. The yellow skirt brightens up the look adding a funky pop of color to the ensemble. Those fleur de lis earrings? Just the icing on the cake. I’d snatch ’em if i could!

Well guys, I hope you find these options for how to mix various patterns as a breath of life to your wardrobe. Hopefully you can use these options to make mixing prints a lot less of a daunting task than it otherwise could be.

Until Next Time!

XOXO Jaz’