#LysandraLoves: Bullet Journaling

lysandra loves bullet journaling

What is it

So bullet journaling is writing everything from your personal thoughts, tasks or business ideas down in one book.

It’s honestly a kickass way to keep track of your life because it allows you to record ideas, keep track of tasks and events and everything else you write down by grouping them into collections indexed by page numbers (aka your table of contents).

This way, you can always find what you are looking for and you don’t have to write in a specific order or reserve pages for a collection…which is exactly how life is..you never know what the next day, and in this case, page, is gonna bring!

How I Discovered It

I stumbled across this blog: Tiny Ray of Sunshine and instantly fell in love with the idea. I did a little more research and discovered that this system was created by Ryder Carroll so if you’re interested, you have to check out the Bullet Journal website (watch the video).

Why I Loved It

I love to write, to me, there’s just something magical about pen and paper, so the fact that I can write everything in one place has really amplified my organization.

I used to write in a few books at a time for different things like work, personal, random ideas….chaotic! Sometimes I’d even forget where I wrote things!

So I’m glad to have a system that doesn’t isolate any area of my life so that I can dream, plan and track all the important stuff in an organized and analog place.


#Lysandra Loves: Sunny’s Hair

Who Are They

They…is really my sister! Major plug!

Even though there are a few stores around the country, my sister founded and still manages the online hair extensions brand. They have extensions for every type of woman and nobody knows hair like Sunny’s!

How I Discovered It

I’ve been wearing  Sunny’s Hair extensions since the very first time I got extensions at 16!

Why I Love Them

Not because I get a discount or anything….but my hair is probably the thing I get the most compliments on and questions about.

I know I never have to worry about the quality of the extensions I am getting because ‘they’ pride themselves on sourcing from the best vendors and providing first-class customer service.

There’s nothing better than a good hair day and thanks to Sunny’s I always have one!

To shop with Sunny’s head over to sunnyshair.com.


#LysandraLoves: Coco White Oil Pulling For Whiter Teeth

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#LysandraLoves is a featured segment in the Exclusively XO newsletter. I share it here on the blog sometime after it’s published….so enjoy!

What Is It

It’s flavored coconut oil that you swish around in your mouth for 5-10 minutes to reduce the number of harmful bacteria in your mouth and help whiten your teeth.

This is called oil pulling and it’s pretty much a natural and ancient alternative to teeth whitening.

The packets of coconut oil are the perfect dosage for each ‘treatment’ and are available in three flavors: minty fresh, vanilla swirl and light lemon.

How I Discovered It

I was considering to get my teeth whitened and then I read somewhere about the risks of sensitivity chemical whitening could cause, so I wanted to find natural ways that didn’t include brushing with baking soda and hydrogen peroxide and rubbing lemon rinds on my teeth…like no!

Why I Loved It

So this one time, I was cooking with too much oil so I poured some out into a tea cup because the oil was too hot to pour back into the plastic bottle. At the same time, I was drinking apple juice from a similar cup and I was so caught up in conversation that I picked up the cup of oil and took a big gulp!

That’s exactly how I felt the first time I tried Coco White.

I wanted to gag and I remember thinking that I wished I could taste the flavors more than I could the oil. It did get better though and after about 4 days I did notice a difference and I was really happy to get whiter teeth without chemicals or those LED lights all over Instagram.

Click to check out Coco White.

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Disclaimer: I am not a physician, so I recommend that you look into the safety of this product and oil pulling generally before you actually try it.


#LysandraLoves: Poo Pourri Before You Go Toilet Spray


What is it
It’s a deodorizing spray that you spray into the toilet before you ‘go’ to eliminate any ‘potential’ odor!

Yes, this is a real product and you will thank me later!

It’s made of natural ingredients and it actually smells like potpourri- surprise surprise. So not only is it eliminating after-you-go odor but it makes the bathroom smell great after you use it too.

How I Discovered It
My sister literally has one in every bathroom in her house and so once I tried it, I was like ok, I wish I had discovered this 5 years ago when Stephen and I just started dating.

I mean, let’s be honest, nobody wants anything lingering in the bathroom after exiting, especially when you have to use a public restroom or when you just start sleeping over your new boyfriend’s house.

Why I Loved It
I felt safe.
Like my privacy was being protected for real for real.

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