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5 Makeup Myths We Don’t Subscribe To

Myth #1: Women of a certain age can’t wear powder foundation. This myth originates from the fear of powder foundation emphasizing and settling into wrinkles. However, with the proper hydration of the skin wrinkle creasing is avoidable. We need to moisturize our skin each and every day for a smooth Mineral Foundation application. Also, avoid filler ingredients like talc, … Continue reading 5 Makeup Myths We Don’t Subscribe To

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Avocado – it really is “all that”

If you’ve been paying any attention at all to nutrition news in the last few years, you already know that avocados make the Super Foods list of many experts. But did you know that avocado oil is also a rock star in the natural skin care world? Here are some of the many benefits that … Continue reading Avocado – it really is “all that”

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7 Steps to Spring Clean Your Makeup Bag

Spring has arrived so let the cleaning begin! Whether you’re decluttering a la the KonMari method or deep cleaning, don’t neglect your makeup bag. From sitting on bathroom counters to spilled mineral makeup and grime from dirty brushes, it could really use some extra TLC. Here’s 7 easy steps to green spring clean your makeup bag: … Continue reading 7 Steps to Spring Clean Your Makeup Bag

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Lip Scrub Ritual

Who doesn’t love a bold lip? The trick to pulling off a bright color is in the application. As any lipstick lover will tell you, smooth hydrated lips are a must for even and precise lip color. While I’m particularly fond of Suji Red, I was over the moon when we decided to add Lip … Continue reading Lip Scrub Ritual

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6 Top Travel Tips for a Healthy Vacation

Tip #1: Plan and prepare. You wouldn’t go to the beach without making a list of essentials such as sunscreen, a hat, and a bathing suit, right? Get in the habit of planning and shopping for healthy snacks and food essentials before your trip too. Tip #2: Pack healthy snacks. Flight delays. Traffic jams. Long … Continue reading 6 Top Travel Tips for a Healthy Vacation

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“Minimalism: A Documentary” Review

“Minimalism: A Documentary” is a great refresher to what is minimalism and why one should pursue this lifestyle. The film is a great introduction to minimalism for people who haven’t explored this concept. The documentary follows the book tour of Ryan and Joshua as they promote their lifestyle of happiness and interview many minimalists around … Continue reading “Minimalism: A Documentary” Review

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WHO, WHAT, OR WHERE  IS CALENDULA OFFICINALIS?

Calendula officinalis might sound like a character straight out of “Game of Thrones”, or a planet far, far away,  but it’s actually a species of flowering plant in the daisy family, commonly known as pot marigold. Marigolds are more than just another cheerful flower; they’ve been used since ancient time for their skin healing properties, … Continue reading WHO, WHAT, OR WHERE  IS CALENDULA OFFICINALIS?

A bouquet of love notes for you

Love is all around us – especially this time of year. Some people think Valentine’s Day is just a Hallmark holiday meant to sell greeting cards and chocolates. But it can also be a good time to take a moment to be grateful for those you love in your life, and to let them know … Continue reading A bouquet of love notes for you

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3 quick reads to lift your spirits

Having a bad day, a bad week or maybe a mini-existential crisis?  Here are three books I’ve read and re-read when things seem overwhelming. Each one is charming in its own way, and each one can be read easily in about an hour.  Perfect to keep on your nightstand for those nights when your brain won’t … Continue reading 3 quick reads to lift your spirits

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Chocolate, Beloved Chocolate!

Here’s a “sweet” post from Jeannie Oliver.  It’s all about chocolate: what’s good for you..and not so great. Chocolate is a big topic for my clients this month, with many of them suffering from post-Halloween blues …not-so-thankful memories of Thanksgiving desserts … and the temptation of holiday goodies strategically placed on store shelves and throughout … Continue reading Chocolate, Beloved Chocolate!