I am by no means a yoga-guru, but I have picked up a few things since starting yoga last November.
How to roll your yoga mat.
I know most people simply start at one end of their yoga mat and roll it up: Quick. Easy. But not all that sanitary.
The technique I’m about to show you prevents the side of your yoga mat that you practice on—and lay down on—from ever coming in contact with the side that touches the floor!
I start by laying my yoga towel directly on top of my mat.
How to clean your yoga mat.
As with anything, there are a few ways to clean your yoga mat, but after a little research, I decided to give the bathtub method a try.
I started by filling the tub with warm water and detergent.
This is the detergent I used.
I then completely submerged the yoga mat in the water.
I took a soft cloth and then wiped/gently scrubbed the yoga mat.
Finally, I hung it outside to dry.
It took longer to dry than I thought it would. I thought it was dry after a few hours, but then when I squeezed the mat, a little water still came out, so I let it dry overnight. However, Craig’s mat was dry within a few hours.
To clean my yoga towel, I simply washed the yoga towel in the washer with other like-colored items. (I just followed the directions on the tag.)
A new find . . . .
When I was at Target this afternoon, I discovered a make-up line that might become my new best friend. Especially for the money-counscious shopper I am. (Side note: It is amazing how easily I can talk myself out of buying something simply because I don’t want to spend the money for it. Ha!)
eyes. lips. face.
(Please don’t tell me that this has been around forever (which it probably has) and my isolation-ness while living in Alaska has kept me in the dark about this brand.)
I bought two packages of the eye shadow and they only cost $1.12 each!
I was stoked!
I don’t wear eye shadow every day, but it is fun to play with on a special night out!
I think most of you will find these for $1.00 a piece, but since everything in Alaska costs more (because of the greater distance they have to ship everything), I get to pay an extra $0.12. Lucky me.
I usually don’t make an impulsive by like this, but I randomly came across a YouTube video of a gal (who was definitely a make-up guru) who kept referencing e.l.f. products, so I knew they were okay.
What is your favorite line of cosmetics?
I use a wide variety of brands: mostly items from Target (so “drugstore” items that are relatively cheap), but I do LOVE Clinique’s foundation and powder!