When it comes to magazines’ summer content, there are two things that can be clearly detected in virtually every photo. One: the models’ faces are slender and happy. Two: their hair is flowing, wild and free, in their faces. De-puffed faces, most of us can get on board with; but having hair in your face, particularly on a day in one of the sweatiest seasons? No thank you!
I used to be the candle queen. You could find them in almost every room of my house, including the bathroom. When I started hearing about how burning candles might not be so great for you, I wanted to find an alternative. It had to fill my home with great fragrance and still look attractive as décor. Well, I’ve finally found the essential way to awaken my senses by diffusing essential oils.
Summer is the perfect time to change up your beauty routine. Our skin and hair don’t usually require products that are as heavy as what we’d use in the colder months. I usually tend to be more active during the summer time and I like to find what works with my active lifestyle…. [read more]
The dog days of Summer may not have officially started, but in many places, it’s already sweltering. To survive the hot, hot days, I need to be well equipped. Besides staying hydrated and wearing lighter clothing, I need a lot of sunscreen and some comfy, stylish sandals.
When it comes to makeup I always say, “you do you.” If you like a full face, rock it! For me, I prefer a natural look for my day-to-day life. Finding quality makeup that lasts, looks good, and won’t break the bank can be a bit tricky. Even so, I think I found some quality makeup that’s perfect for your day-to-day look.
As someone who has only just recently begun to drink tea, I can honestly say that I’ve been impressed by the beverage. Tea can be filling, soothing, energizing–it can perk you up for work, cool you down with some added ice, or relax you for bedtime, whatever you choose! And among all of the most revered teas is matcha. Matcha is a type of green tea, which is apparently chock-full of good ingredients for humans; green tea is already considered to be one of the better teas for you and has natural caffeine in it, but matcha is apparently something really special!
When it comes to makeup and skincare, brands always have hits and misses. I have to say, there is one skincare brand that never fails to disappoint and that’s Curél. While my face is combination oily, my skin is always pretty dry. The only brand to help has been Curél. Another new body care brand that I’ve found recently, that I’m really very impressed with is Taitu’s Botanicals. Their wonderful scents and healthy skin ingredients make for a great combination to address skin concerns while feeling like you’re doing something luxurious for yourself…. [read more]
Personal wellness is increasingly becoming a hotter topic for many people. Clean eating, essential oils, products made with natural ingredients, decreasing your carbon footprint, eco-friendly manufacturing, solar power, green energy … it can get dizzying trying to keep up with all the newest topics for living healthier.
I like simple, easy. Some may call that lazy, but I think that if something that’s supposed to be healthy stresses me out that’s not worth the trade-off to me. Two simple products that are making a positive impact for me (without adding dreaded stress) are MONQ® Therapeutic Air® Personal Aromatherapy Diffusers and the Guardian Technologies Energy Light…. [read more]
For me, a bath has always been a time for luxury, decadence, and relaxation. It’s a time to soak, to reflect, and to absorb–something that becomes all the more relevant when said bath water has extra benefits and ingredients within it! Bath salts are one particularly lovely way to enhance your bathing experience, and the Florida-based company Spice Labs has (among other things) an entire plethora of pure and beneficial salts, packaged in large and beautiful bottles to boot!
Memorial Day has come and gone and with it the unofficial start of summer. Of course, if you live where I do, the melting from high temps in the 90s started about a month ago. Summer doesn’t just bring the heat, it also brings the humidity. This means having fun in the sun requires a lot more work on my hair and skin. Luckily, I’ve discovered some new hot weather essentials to help me feel refreshed and ready to go.