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Invisalign Tips for Newbies
I have just finished my first week with Invisalign® clear aligners. If you are not familiar with Invisalign® let me quickly fill you in. They are clear aligners that are custom made from a 3D scan to fit snugly over your teeth to align them over time. You wear the clear aligners for 22 hours and you change aligners...
Choosing an SLS-Free Toothpaste
A few months ago, I went to my dermatologist because my chin was breaking out as if I was a teenager. It was driving me nuts! My dermatologist said the culprit is toothpaste that has sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) in it. Apparently, I am allergic to the stuff and having a reaction that’s causing the nasty breakouts. If you...
Simple Beauty Hacks for Women #LifeHacks #BeautyHacks
If you’re on Pinterest, you’re accustomed to seeing #lifehacks or ideas that simply make your life easier. Who doesn’t want solutions to make their easier? I even have a Pinterest board dedicated to these ideas with hopes that someday I’ll remember all the tips and tricks. There are some, however, that I’ve been using, I’ve used over the year...
Epsom salt is a miracle substance in my home! I often take hot baths with Epsom salt to help soothe my achy muscles after working out. It’s inexpensive and available at most big box stores and pharmacies. I prefer to use It also helps to moisture and exfoliates my skin, perfect for when I have to shave! I also...
Most women are familiar with the concept of the pink tax -- that extra amount females are charged for products and services that men can purchase for less money. As it is, women spend an average $144 per year on beauty products and services, many of which aren't part of the societal expectation for men. But when it comes...
Choosing glasses online - tips and tricks
I wear eyeglasses every single day. Wearing the same pair is a bore. Which is why I love to have multiple pairs. Not a shocker because I am an eyewear fanatic – which can be expensive, unless you are frugal. I’ve learned over the years that if I want multiple pairs of frames, I need to shop smart.  Which...
10 Ways Stress is Written All Over Your Face
Nobody has to tell me twice that when I’m stressed or tired (the two for me go hand-in-hand) I look like Fido. I didn’t realize that stress could make me look 5 years older! OMG! I am almost 40; I don’t want to look OLDER. No thank you. If you're wondering if stress is aging you and what you...
Epsom salt can be used in many different ways and has benefits for your health and your garden. I've shared with you how it can be used to create an amazing DIY Epsom Salt Face Scrub but did you know it can also be used in your hair? Yes your hair! Here are some tips on using Epsom salt in the...
DIY Essential Oil Oatmeal Shower Bags
I’m a Girl Scout Leader and each month I have to come up with activities and crafts. This last meeting we focused on friendship, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. We had stations and the girls rotated. My station was focused on writing a poem to mom and making mom/grandmother/aunt/sitter/friend an organic oatmeal shower bag, using Now Food Essential Oils....
Nature is the newest trend in skin and hair care - it really has been for a few years now! For years, we've been putting toxic chemicals into our bodies that build up and make us feel tired and sick, regardless of whether we eat them or if they seep through our pores. And people are finally catching on...
20 High Waisted Bikinis from Amazon Under $25.
I think it was Kristen from Rage Against the Mini Van who I first saw on Facebook wearing a high waisted bikini that made me realize how cute the suits are. She looked adorable and I thought to myself, I could wear one of those. I probably won't look as cute but hey, I could try. I hadn’t ever...
The dreaded under eye bags and wrinkles.
Why do we get wrinkles? Have you ever wondered this? As I looked in the mirror today, I asked myself this very question. Which led me to do some research and here is what I learned. Honey, you are going to age and get wrinkles. End. Of. Story. HOWEVER, you can minimize wrinkles with prevention. You can also smooth out the...
7 Favorite Skin Care Products
This month and for all of 2017, I am focusing on loving my skin. I am turning 40 this year and I am determined to put my best face forward. I have already shared with you one of my new favorite skin care products for exfoliating and washing my face. Now I want to share with you the 7...
A face scrub that helps brighten and lighten your skin!
This year, I am turning the BIG 40. I am no spring chicken. In fact, parts of my face look like a wrinkly chicken. Which unfortunately happens when you age, you get wrinkles. It also happens when you have children, a full-time job and you don’t sleep. It’s depressing but I’m working my butt off to not let aging get me...
50% off eyeglasses discount code for Green and Clean Mom Readers
Eyeglasses are not cheap, especially prescription eyeglass and prescription sunglasses. If you’re like me and you love eyewear, this is not an inexpensive obsession to have. Some women love shoes or purses but me, I’m all about the specs. I figure if you change your shirt every day, why not have some different options for eyewear? Different shapes, colors,...
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I love coconut oil. In fact there are many claims about health benefits that have been associated with coconut oil, including benefits for your hair, skin, metabolism/weight loss, and immunity and now studies with links reversing the effects of Alzheimer’s and studies showing benefits to the thyroid.  The research on coconut oil and the benefits exist– it’s a matter...
I drink tea. I really like my sleepy time tea and my Earth Mama Angel Baby tea. Yum and calming!  Most tea drinkers probably throw their used tea bags away but did you know you can actually reuse them? Yes you can put your used tea bags to good use and here is how. Good-bye Baggy Eyes Take those used tea...
DIY Carrot, Avocado and Honey Facial Mask #Beauty #DIY
Making your own DIY natural homemade beauty treatments can be easy and cheap. Often you have the supplies in your kitchen without having to buy anything special. It’s messy. It’s not as convenient as the over the counter “natural” products for tightening your skin, moisturizing and shrinking those pores. It is, however, good for you and you’ll be avoiding...
I’m always on a quest to improve my skin naturally. From what I’m eating to help how my skin looks to egg white masks, lemon juice to lighten my aging skin and even apple cider vinegar for acne. I want nice looking skin – don’t we all? I also would like to not spend a fortune. Really, who wants to...
Tips on dressing for a budget! A little black dress is a must! #FashionHacks #Frugal #Fashion #Style #littleblackdress
Fashion, really isn't my thing or at least it wasn't years ago.  I’m trying though and over the years and with my sister’s help and Pinterest…I am improving. I wouldn’t say I’m a fashion nightmare. No, I can dress well and have a closet full of nice clothes. I have inspiration and a Stitch Fix subscription, which I buy...

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