Mizu Floatation Therapy Clinic

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Happy Wednesday guys! I am so excited for today’s post! 

If you follow me on Snapchat (Lauren_smith6) then you saw that I tried Floatation Therapy a few weeks ago at the newest ( & best! ) Houston Floatation Center, Mizu Integrative Medicine Clinic

Before I get into all of the details, I just have to say – wow! This experience was breath taking and unbelievable. Truly an outer body experience. 

If you are not aware of what Floatation Therapy is (I wasn’t either at first!) then let me fill you in real quick. Floatation Therapy is an hour long therapy session where you float, in what is called a floatation tank. These floatation tanks are filled with about 6-8 inches of 93-degree (skin temperature) water and holds around 850 pounds of pharmaceutical grade epsom salt, allowing you to float. These floatation therapy sessions leave you with countless benefits including significant reductions in stress levels, swelling, headaches, chronic pain, depression and insomnia. It will also lower your blood pressure and improve your skin and leave your hair feeling ridiculously silky. 

Pretty cool, right? I thought so too. 

When Mizu reached out to me to try their floatation therapy session, I jumped at the opportunity. It didn’t hurt that they told me that JJ Watt and Steph Curry float on the reg either. 

Going in, I’m not going to lie, I was a little nervous. Mostly because I was worried about being in there for an hour. For anyone who knows me very well, then you know that it is very hard for me to relax.  I was also a little worried about being able to float. Like I wasn’t convinced I would actually be effortlessly floating. 

Boy, was I wrong. 

When I walked in, I was greeted by the sweetest receptionist. After getting a tour of the clinic and taking a few photos, I met with the owner of Mizu, Hannah Badrei’s. Who, by the way is the sweetest person ever. She has this extreme calming effect about her that instantly made me feel comfortable. After chatting a bit and answering a few of my questions, they took me back to my room to go over everything.

One thing that is very unique and luxurious about Mizu, that you will not find at other clinics, is that they have individual floatation rooms for each person. Each floatation room, comes fully complete with everything you could need for your float. This includes towels, a robe, slippers, a fully equipped shower, grooming products and more. It really makes you feel like you’re at a super luxurious spa. 

After going over everything, I was finally ready for my session. Before getting in my floatation tank, I had to shower and wash my hair because you have to be very clean before entering the tank. As I opened the door from my shower to the floatation tank room, I became a little nervous as I heard over the speaker that my session was about to begin. I opened the tank, put one foot in and then closed the lid before laying down like I would in a bath. Next thing I knew, I was floating completely at ease. I just remember lying there, listening to the light music they had playing, looking up at the blue lights and thinking “woah”. After five minutes, the lights in the room fully shut off and I decided to turn off the blue lights in the tank and float in complete darkness. 

Once again, woah. 

For the first few minutes, I wiggled my toes and floated around until I began to feel comfortable. The first thing I noticed was my skin. I remember feeling my arm and thinking “oh my gosh, my arm is so smooth” it honestly felt like I had a layer of silk on my skin. Once I became comfortable, I was able to relax.

Let me tell you guys, I have never been more spiritually relaxed in my entire life. Since the water is set at the same temperature as your skin, you really cannot tell where the water begins and where it ends. It felt like I was experiencing true zero gravity. I just couldn’t believe how calm I was.  I didn’t fall asleep, but I did get as close to asleep as one could. I was in a severe dreamy state the whole time. Then before I knew it, I heard a light voice over the intercom tell me that my floatation session had ended and to please exit the tank. As I sat up (or at least tried to) I realized how heavy I felt and how much the salt in the water really was holding me down. When I exited the tank and stepped into the shower, I still felt this incredible calming sensation. Like I was still in a dream. 

After finally getting dressed (I was moving very slow) I stepped out of my room and was greeted by Hannah with a warm cup of  their special brewed tea. We talked about my experience and she answered a few more of my questions. 

If you are even least bit interested in floatation therapy, I highly recommend trying Mizu’s Flotation Therapy Clinic.  I, for one, cannot wait to float again. The cost of a float is about the same as a 50 minute massage and let me tell you, I felt better leaving my floatation therapy session than I ever have after leaving a massage. 

If you have any more questions, please leave a comment or send me an email! You can also read more about Mizu on their website

xo,

Lauren 

What To Wear On New Years Eve

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Happy Wednesday Guys! 

Taking a moment away from all of the Holiday cheer to share the cutest little NYE look with you. New Years Eve always sneaks up on me because I am usually so consumed with Christmas, that I forget that it is literally the very next week! 

I absolutely love New Years Eve though. Then again, who doesn’t! Last year we took a break from the glitz and glam and went to our friends lake house to bring in the year and honestly had a blast! This year though, I think I am ready to dress up again! After wearing so much black, white and red this Holiday season, I really wanted to switch it up for my NYE look. This whole look is kind of eclectic and I am absolutely obsessed with it. Especially this dress

I love this NYE dress for multiple reasons. 

(1) It’s under $100.

(2) It’s ridiculously comfortable.

(3) It shimmers like it is glitter.

(4) It’s sexy in all of the right places.

(5) It could be worn to other events besides new years! 

I also love this little faux fur purse  I paired with it (so fun!) and my little faux fur BCBG cropped coat. I’ve had this little coat for years and rarely get to wear it so I love that it worked so well with this! Here is a similar one

I know sequins are all of the rave on NYE but I honestly can’t stand to wear them. I love looking at them, but I just can’t wear them. It’s too uncomfortable for me. Every time I see a girl wearing sequins I’m like “Oh my god, I want to wear sequins! Take me to the mall, I have to look like her!!”. Then I try on a sequin outfit and can’t move because I am just so incredibly uncomfortable. I’m telling you, it happens every time. But incase you are someone who can actually rock the sequins, I picked my favorite sequin looks below! NYE is a little over a week away, so if you pick out your outfit now, it will be here in time to bring in the new year! Number (1) on this list is my absolute favorite! 

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xo,

Lauren

Christmas Gift Guide For Your Mom

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See, I told you all there would be a Gift Guide today – lol! 

I’m not sure about you guys, but I am really really close to my mom. I know I have told you guys this a million times before but she is definitely my best friend. I love buying gifts for her, because she rarely buys gifts for herself. So I love getting to spoil her a little bit. 

When putting this list together, I definitely had my mother in mind. So hopefully all of our mothers are a like – ha! First things first, I thought about what she likes and what she has. My mother loves to entertain & cook, she loves to read and she loves her baths. She only wears night shirts like #1, she is obsessed with her Daniel Wellington Watch (check out post here!) and one thing I have learned over the years is that I can never go wrong with Kendra Scott

So if our moms are anything alike, then she will love anything from this list above too! I bought this electric wine bottle opener for my mom on her Birthday and she loved it! These slippers are honestly the softest thing ever and are perfect if your mom has hardwood floors. A Fitbit is a perfect gift if your mom is trying to get a little healthier for 2017 and I think that bath caddy’s are the coolest things ever! I mean, it literally combines all of my moms favorite things in one – lol! 

Last years Christmas Gift Guide for my Mom was pretty solid too and are still great gifts!

You can check that post out here!

xo,

Lauren 

5 Christmas Gifts From The Heart That Cost Almost Nothing

img_0986-3-copyimg_1038-copyimg_1023-copyimg_1054img_0994-copyimg_1062-copyimg_1048-copyimg_1019-2-copyOutfit Details – Sweater: Good Night Macaroon | Skirt: Urban Outfitters | Tights: Nordstrom | Burberry Jacket: Neiman Marcus | Steve Madden Booties: Nordstrom | Loeffler Randal Purse: Nordstrom (on sale!) | Lipstick: YSL Nordstrom


Good Morning & Happy Monday!

How was everyones weekend? Ours was really great and as busy as expected, but it all worked out perfectly. As Colton and I were driving to our friends Christmas party on Saturday, he told me that this was the first year in a long time, that it actually felt like Christmas to him and I couldn’t agree more. The past few years have just felt blah to me, but this year, things just feel different. Maybe it’s the cooler weather we’ve had in Texas or maybe it’s the fact that I’ve had my Christmas tree up since before Thanksgiving. Either way, there’s not a grinch in sight in our household.

With that being said though, I did want to take the time to share with you guys some gifts that aren’t as materialistic as my usual suggestions and definitely won’t break the bank. As much as I am in the Christmas spirit, I couldn’t help but feel kind of suffocated over the weekend with everyone telling me to buy, buy, buy. Whether it be at the mall, on TV, on Instagram or on Facebook, I admit, it all gotten kind of overwhelming. I mean don’t get me wrong, I’ll probably have another gift guide for you all in the morning – lol, but for today, I just wanted to take a break and let everyone breath. Just a little bit 🙂

Photo Album 

Have you and your family gone on a family trip recently? Try making a sweet photo album of all of all of the photos you took from the trip to help relive the memories. I know we all have Facebook, Drop Box & Google Share, but there is just something different about making a photo album and holding the photos in your hand. Flipping the pages of the book with your family as opposed to clicking next on the computer screen.

Sweets & Treats  

Every year, I make a few sweets and treats to give away to family members. For example, my sweet & spicy pecans. Colton’s Dad and Papo love them, so I always make a batch, put them in a nice Christmas container and give them to them on Christmas Eve. Want something a little more sweet? I also love this as an idea.

Pass down an Heirloom

Has your little sister or daughter been eyeing a piece of jewelry of yours for years? What about a jacket. Be clear, this is not to be mistaken for a down Hand me downs. Hand me downs are items that you pass down because you no longer want them. I am talking about precious items that mean a lot to you, but will mean the world to them. They are the perfect gift that your loved one will remember forever. 

DIY Something

Make something that your loved one could use or love. This list from Country Living really is great. From homemade soaps, to mugs to Mason Jar Lid Coasters, everything on this list, really is great. I especially love the Cutting Board Tablet Holder (#31).

Gift Baskets

I understand that Gift Baskets may seem boring but try making a basket for someone and really having it cater to them. Try making a spa basket and fill it with fun little items. Example, bath bombs, face masks & sugar scrubs. To really save, try picking these items up at a places like Marshall’s or TJ Max. They have a great bath/spa section that won’t kill your bank account.

If it’s for a guy, like your Dad or Grandpa, buy him his favorite candy that he never has and add it to his basket. Or add his favorite brand of coffee, some golf balls if he likes to golf or just little things you know he likes. These baskets do not have to be extravagant, but do put thought into them to make them as special as possible.


Do you guys have any suggestions to add to this list? If so, I would love to hear them! 

xo, 

Lauren