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Peppermint Lip Scrub Recipe
Back in October, I shared the beginning of my Invisalign® journey with you. I am currently on set number 11 and have 14 sets. There is the possibility I will need more than 14 sets for further adjustment. I am hoping this is not the case. I have seen a great deal of progress so far. The last four months...
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...
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 moisturise and exfoliate my skin, perfect for when I have to shave! I also...
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...
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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...
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 spend...
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...
3 Ways to Achieve Beach Waves with a Flat Iron
Last week, right before Social Media on the Sand…I almost chopped my hair. I wasn’t going to just trim my hair, I was going to chop it. Like this. And then I chickened out. I spent a lot of time growing my hair out. Was I really ready to not be able to put my hair in a ponytail or curl...
I’m growing my hair out. It’s a nub of a pony right now and I’m very close to cutting it but I’m holding strong. The last time I had long hair was for my wedding over 10 years ago. I grow it a little. I cut it. I grow it. I cut it. This cycle repeats its self-over-and-over again. I’m determined this time and really,...
It's that time of year when I shave almost daily and that says a lot because I live in where it snows most of the year!  I am wearing shorts, bathing suits, dresses and skirts with the warm weather and the last thing I want is for my legs to be hairy and gross looking! This means shaving cream...
Eco-Friendly & Warm Winter Jacket
I don’t like to be cold. In fact, I despise the cold. It’s something you’d think I was used to after all of these years living in Michigan. I’d prefer shorts and flip flops. The snow, wind and cold is something I just have to live with and my flip flips stay packed for 9 months out of the...
Women love shoes. Women love to wear shoes that are stylish and comfortable. At least this woman does. I am notorious for packing shoes that will look great with my suit, dress or outfit when traveling and end up with blisters, sore legs and my feet up at the end of day. I can’t even tell you how many...
Having a daughter is a joy but sometimes her hair is not so joyful to brush, if you know what I mean. My daughter has fine blond hair and when she wakes in the morning it looks as though she was in a fight with a rat and the rat won! Life is much easier knowing that after I...
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Making your own facial cleansing mask doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult. My grandmother years ago used to do this and I’ve finally decided to give it a try! With just an egg white, clean facial brush, 2 tissues cut into strips you’re set! In just a few minutes you’ll have clearer, brighter, happier skin! The mask will...