Recently I read a post by Jamie Lee Curtis saying she tried expensive beauty products due to falling prey to advertising. She spent $800 on a jar of cream that ” didn’t do anything”. I’ve been thinking about that post. Because the older ( wiser?) I get, the more I tend to agree. While maybe some people say they have results from expensive creams and … Continue reading Back to Basics- Why simpler skincare is better!
Years ago a friend was going through a rough patch. When I saw her, I was quite surprised to see she looked ten years older. She had lost her glow, had dark under-eye circles, and her skin had clearly taken the toll of her emotional stress. As her life improved, so did her appearance. Of course, if the stress is sustained long enough, the damage … Continue reading How Stress Shows Up On Your Skin- and What To Do About It
Spring means renewal. A time for new routines. More of your skin showing. More sun. What that all means is it’s time to do a little makeover from your winter skin routine, change up what’s in your handbag and choose some new colors! Do you color your hair? If so, a color saving spray now that the sun is stronger is a must! Spritz in … Continue reading 7 Spring beauty must-haves!
I don’t know what it is about herbal salves, but there’s a feel-good element with them that goes beyond their healing properties that I can’t explain. Maybe it reminds me of childhood, or simpler times with the old fashioned tins. Maybe it’s because the remedies are made with pure, natural ingredients that make them comforting to me. Maybe it’s the tactile experience of turning the … Continue reading The incredible healing power of salves
Short and sweet today. Ever notice when people walk in the room, the energy changes? They could bring a positive vibrant upbeat energy, maybe a light-hearted laughter and love spilling out type energy or worse yet, a negative somber energy you pick right up on. It changes everything. Same as a sunny blue sky day gives most people a sunny outlook and more bounce in … Continue reading Energy Givers and Energy Zappers
Have you heard of shampoo bars? It’s like a soap bar for your hair. I switched to them over a year ago and I am hooked! How did it take me this long to hop on this eco-trend? Don’t know, but I am glad I did. Read until the end to get my top 2 recommendations. There are a many reasons these bars are good … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Switch to Shampoo Bars
No long explanations here. 22 things we all should do: 1 Stretch 2 Walk 3 Meditate 4 listen better 5 yoga 6 donate time 7 compliment 8 travel 9 create art 10 be still 11 be in nature 12 get barefoot 13 cook more homemade foods 14 cut sugar 15 eat and take herbs 16 garden 17 read 18 say affirmations 19 live in gratitude … Continue reading The Shortest 22 Things In 2022 list for mind, body and spirit wellness
We all have those days we wake up on the wrong side of the bed. We also all seem to be a bit (a lot) moodier now with pandemic fatigue, stress, lack of sleep and anxiety. All that can often manifest in a classic “bad mood.” And then that mood can escalate if we don’t make moves to change it right away. I know if … Continue reading 10 minutes to a better mood!
Let’s practice some Hygge now that the cold is here and daylight hours are dwindling. You may have heard of Hygge last year, it was a big buzz word. To me, it is now a lifestyle. Hygge (pronounce it HOO GA) is basically the Danish way of contentment, coziness and happiness during the cold months. As someone who used to rebel against winter and complain … Continue reading Embracing the season with Hygge
It’s that time of year. With less humidity in the air, you might already be seeing a change in your skin. And if not yet, you know it’s coming. Many women get dehydrated skin in the fall and winter months. This is not actually dry skin. Though you can also have dry skin year round. Confusing right? During these cold weather seasons, you will want … Continue reading Get glowing hydrated skin with oils and serums!
In the last few years , not only have I learned a lot about herbs, I’ve started taking many. Research on these herbs is pretty extensive in the world of holistic remedies. Most have been used thousands of years. How do you know if you might need to take some herbs? Well, how’s your gut health? Do you have any inflammation in your body? Need … Continue reading Herbal Remedies for wellness
It’s my time of the year- beach time! But we all know as much as summer lovers love being outside, there are some things to look out for. And there are some things that can happen to skin now that don’t happen in colder months, like bug bites, sunburns, poison ivy and rashes. Not to mention there’s messed up sleep schedules with vacations and parties. … Continue reading Summer Skin Savers and Beach Bag must-haves!
I made a little list of wellness habits we can all add to our lives to nurture ourselves- mind, body, and spirit. Remember, experts often say it takes 21 days to form a new habit so give things time to adjust into your lifestyle if you are new to some of them. Everything on this list is something I strive to do myself and to … Continue reading 21 days-21 new wellness habits to work on
We all know when we are in balance, we feel better. Yet sometimes we focus on taking care of certain parts of our lives and almost forget about the others. For each of us, some areas will come naturally and others we have to remember about and make sure to focus on. We definitely need a variety of various “activities” and healthy focuses in our … Continue reading The Pillars of Health for mind, body, spirit balance
Do you have an old container in your cosmetic drawer with nail polishes from God -knows- when? Yeah, I did too. And I cleaned it out recently to replace them with new nail polishes that are known to have fewer chemicals. Many of us are doing nails at home now so why not make sure you have a good stash of safe polishes? You can … Continue reading Non Toxic is the new norm for nails
I’m pretty sure we all have some great beauty habits, with the wealth of online information we have access to. We all probably have some not-so-great habits too. What are your worst beauty habits? Any of these? Biting your nails and cuticles. This can be a hard to break habit. Some people have been doing it since childhood. Others do it when bored. Biting not only … Continue reading Conquering your worst beauty habits
Wellness is key this season, more than ever! Wellness starts with mindset, and conscious choices.It’s about feeding the mind, body and spirit with good. Good foods, good thoughts, good nurturing self care.It’s about keeping your passions alive and treating your body with loving care. Tips for self care 1-Get outsideTry to never spend an entire day indoors (unless you really must). A 15 minute brisk … Continue reading Top Tips for Self Care right now!
Here’s my top 10 product lists, from skincare to wellness products to things to do to feel and look better! Many of these are my personal favorites, many best sellers for a reason…so ,in no particular order… Top 10 skincare Wild Rose Beauty Balm– wonder balm for all skin types, a cult favorite from NYR Organic Frankincense Intense Age Defying Serum– Instantly smooths and works … Continue reading Top 10 lists for natural beauty and wellness!
Once a year many of us do our deep spring cleaning. We’re often cleaning maniacs, going through closets, attics, garages and drawers. Do you include your cosmetics on your cleaning list? Whether it’s a cabinet, a bag or drawer, or like many of us, several places with various scattered cosmetics, it’s time to take a look at them. Some products may … Continue reading Have you Spring Cleaned your Cosmetic Drawer?
I’m sharing the top 4 posts of this past month from my Facebook group. Hope you get some value out of them- short and sweet, with some tips and a little positive inspiration ( I hope) Post 1– Tip: if you have sensitive skin and are trying a new product , try a little on that area of skin behind/under your ear. If no reaction … Continue reading Top posts of the month-skin, oils, Earthley and nature!
Meditation is a buzz word now with so many people doing it or trying it. Some give up after a few times though. It’s not always easy to sit and clear your mind. Personally, I find meditating with guided meditation apps is the best way for me. Have you tried any? Sometimes call mindfulness apps, they are such great tools that we (literally) have in … Continue reading Get Started Meditating with these Great Apps
Do you know what part of your body shows aging as much as your face (or possibly more)? Your hands. Take a look down. I know when I did I was a bit surprised. Now I am nurturing those babies as much as I do my face. Women spend hundreds of dollars a year on face creams to look younger. We use sunscreen, wear hats, … Continue reading Don’t forget your hands need love too
If you’re lucky enough to grow tomatoes, you know you’re always in for a huge treat late summer. Picked at the height of the season, a fresh tomato is a mouthwatering delight for many people, myself included. Not only do tomatoes taste incredible, they are known to have potential benefits to skin! Lycopene and beta carotene can help protect skin against damage and UV damage. … Continue reading Tomatoes- for meals and for skin!
Some people are lucky to have naturally flawless skin. But for most of us, it takes work to keep our skin looking its best. Are you guilty of any of these habits? And keep reading for 8 better choices you can make to improve the look, texture, tone and radiance of your skin. 1~ going to bed with make up on. Just no. … Continue reading 8 habits that are hurting your skin