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Learning to Love Lipstick {Lipsense review}

Summer is a strange thing. I live in Florida and the heat is so intense for me. I want to be one of those people who love summer and who hit up the beach every day to work on their tan lines... I'm not. I stay inside and I cover from the humidity and I get myself all depressed. I have reverse seasonal depression... as in the summer is when I turn into a hermit and find reasons to hate myself. The truth is I'm disgustingly happy and I have to keep reminding myself of that. One way I was fighting off that nasty feeling I was describing earlier is by taking a significant time each day for me and me only. I did the usual reading and studying … [Read more...]

I’m Worth It {a YOUnique review}

I have a friend who I felt was with me when it came to "looking like a mom." You know the look: sweatpants/yoga pants and a tee shirt adorned with spit up. The head is topped with a very non-cute messy bun and there are big fat sad circles under the eyes. It happens. But there comes a time when the kids are not babies anymore and you have to get yourself out of that rut. My friend Elena got there before me. Elena is now one of my favorite, down to earth make up fanatic friends! She needed a little confidence, and she found the boost in motivation she was looking for with YOUnique products. I am not a fancy gal. But watching Elena … [Read more...]

DIY Perfectly Posh Pump Soap

I love making stuff at home, but I'll admit that I'm a sucker for reliable brands that do exactly what I want without the work. I've had some successes here and there, but I really dig being able to share ideals with a big brand. It makes me feel part of a community of people with the same ideas about health and beauty. And that, my friends, is powerful. My good friend Becki started selling Posh products a little over a year ago. Call me mean, but I first blew it off thinking a "new Avon" was afoot. Well it was soon I found that Posh was way more than that. Perfectly Posh prides itself in pampering without all the complicated icky … [Read more...]

A Thanks to THINX! {a review}

If you're new here, here's something I want you to know: pads and tampons are harmful to your body. These days finding a menstrual cup or cloth pads isn't all that hard. In fact, there's even a product that keeps you feeling fresh without the mess. The best part is, you don't even have to alter your morning routine. THINX is a brand of underwear made just for women during menstruation. People often freak out when you mention "free bleeding." But it's really more like wearing a pad than anything else. Just imagine THINX as a pair of underwear with a built in pad that isn't filled with nasty chemicals that poison your vagina. The … [Read more...]

Making Expired Breast Milk Lotion (Revised)

A year ago I posted a very exciting and popular article that detailed how to make expired breast milk lotion. I received several inquiries on separation issues. Since I'm such a nice person, I wanted to fix this for my mama friends. I want those of you making this recipe to enjoy it fully with as little issues as possible. I did more research and I've revised my recipe to account for some issues. Breast milk is a great resource for healing skin ailments. Paired with shea butter, coconut oil, and honey this concoction is sure to leave your skin feeling healthy and new. This lotion is great for eczema, rashes, and dry skin. In my … [Read more...]

This Year Make Your Smile Brilliant! {Review}

It's amazing how humbling it is when you take a good look at your teeth. Growing up my mom never put too much emphasis on dental hygiene, but rather left it up to us to take care of our teeth using her own experiences as an example. It must have worked because I never had a cavity in my childhood. It wasn't until I had my wisdom teeth removed that I even saw my first cavity. Now that I'm an adult I take brushing my teeth very seriously. I think most of us can agree that white teeth are attractive. Sometimes a good looking smile can be the cherry on top to looking and feeling good. When I was given the opportunity to work with Smile … [Read more...]

Hand Foot Mouth: Natural Cures and Remedies

Where have I been, you say? Oh, just dealing with normal holiday hustle, work, and... DUN DUN DUN! Our home has been struck with the nasty hand, foot, mouth disease. Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a viral infection that starts with a fever, then turns into a rash. The effects vary, but it's generally a children's illness. Though when the adults get it it can be either really mild or really terrible. I got the former; My husband the later. Poor guy. My son got a mild fever a few days before Christmas. When he broke out in the iconic rash we knew what it was. The fever broken and he was pretty much fine afterwards. Hand, foot, mouth … [Read more...]

Kicking 2015’s butt!

I haven't been feeling very wordy lately, but I wanted to meet my goal of getting this post finished and published. Ironically, my word for this year is ACCOUNTABILITY. Last year my word was TIME, and I wanted to encompass managing my time and fitting in enough space to slow down as well. Though contradictory, I was able to fulfill a lot of my personal desires by reminding myself of that simple word. This year I'm going to try and push that even more by holding myself accountable for my actions and connecting the pathways of my own future through my own actions. I thought on it long enough, and that's the best word I could find to summarize … [Read more...]

The Cure for Fancy Frocks! {Bandelettes Review}

Once upon a time I wore dresses. I've always been partial to pants because I feel like they're on the functional side of daily attire. But a nice frock always gets me excited. I will find a dress I like and horde it. Even if I only wear it to bake Christmas cookies, I will keep it in my closet for years because a fancy frock will make me feel beautiful and womanly in ways none of my pant outfits can. And that, my friends, is worth every inch of space wasted. If you know me personally, or at least well enough to be on my social media channels, you'll maybe have caught that I am at my biggest now than I ever have been thus far in my life. It's … [Read more...]

Simplifying No Poo with Mirasol Farm

Guys, I have a confession: I was sick of the natural beauty routine that made my hair feel both dry and waxy at different intervals between showers. I could tweak forever and play with different methods, but I just want to live an easy life free of chemicals in which my hair still looks fabulous. In a moment of desperation I reached out to Mirasol Farm and begged them to send me more of their fabulous herbal shampoo bar. It seriously does wonders. The herbal shampoo bar from Mirasol Farm is top notch. No matter where I've bathed, no matter the water source... My hair always comes out looking and feeling fabulous. It's important for me to … [Read more...]