Personal Wellness With A Side Of Cool, Please

Personal Wellness With A Side Of Cool, Please - MONQ Therapeutic Air Personal Aromatherapy Diffuser-SPA50CA 10,000 LUX* Full Spectrum Portable Energy Light by PureGuardian

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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]

Bathe In Luxury With These Floridian Bath Salts

The Spice Lab Bath Salts

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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!

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9 Ways (And Counting) To Use A Multi-Purpose Organizer

9 Ways (And Counting) To Use A Multi-Purpose Organizer - MobileVision Bamboo All-In-One Multi-Purpose Organizer

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One thing that seems to be constantly on my mind is home organization. I’m always looking for ways to make daily life flow more easily and be able to easily put my hands on items I need when I need them. I hate having to spend time looking for stuff!

MobileVision® has a product that I’m really having fun figuring out different ways to use in my home right now. Their Bamboo All-In-One Multi-Purpose Organizer is amazing! It’s small enough that it’s pretty easy to tote around the house but large enough that organizing needed items in it is a breeze.

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Hot Weather Essentials

 Hot Weather Essentials

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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.

After a long day of being outside, there’s nothing I’d rather do than take a nice long shower. Washing off the sweat or the left-over sunscreen of the day away always sounds so appealing. Even though it’s hot and humid outside, my dry skin still needs hydration. I’ve found the perfect solution in the form of Senteurs D’Orient Hammam Soaps in Jasmine of Arabia.

Hammam Soaps Jasmine of Arabia

This soap on a rope has a fun retro feel and an intense floral scent. It was a little overwhelming at first, but did dissipate after a few uses. Each soap is handcrafted by Lebanese artisans and made from essential oils, fine fragrance, Olive oil, Shea butter, Vitamin E, and Glycerin. The soap is then air-dried for 10 days before being etched with the signature filigree. The result is a beautiful, luxurious soap that lathers to perfection while also treating my skin to pure hydration.

Each time I use this glorious Jasmine infused soap on a rope, I feel like I’m giving my sun soaked skin a little extra TLC. I’m also happy to know that a portion of the proceeds from each sale of Hamman Soaps helps women in Lebanon get the education they deserve.

Of course, before I jump into my shower, I like to take my eye makeup off. Or sometimes if I’m too lazy I often let my face wash do the work for me first. But no matter when I chose to remove my eye makeup, I always want the experience to be gentle. This can be a huge challenge for me because I have extremely sensitive eyes. Even products that claim to be gentle or made for sensitive eyes can cause me irritation.

Burt's Bees Eye Makeup Remover Pads

I was so excited to learn that Burt’s Bees had come out with their own eye makeup remover pads. As a huge fan of this cruelty-free brand, I couldn’t wait to test out these fragrance-free, kiwi extract infused pads. I’m happy to report, they didn’t disappoint.

Designed to be gentle on all skin types, safe for contact lens wearers, and hypoallergenic the Burt’s Bees pads didn’t irritate my eyes in any way. They gently removed my makeup, even tough black eyeliner and long-wearing mascara, without leaving an oily residue. Plus, they left my delicate eye area feeling nourished. I know I will be repurchasing these eye makeup remover pads long after the summer sun has faded into fall.

Now that I’ve taken care of my skin, I need to treat my hair. I put my hair through a lot of in the summer, especially because I love using sea salt or wave sprays for that tousled look. However, these products can leave my hair feeling a bit dry or crunchy. To help keep my hair looking good, well as good as you can look in 100% humidity, I like to use a treatment or mask. This can also be a struggle since I have fine, oily prone hair.

Goldwell Kerasilk Restorative Balm

I was curious to see how the Goldwell Kerasilk Restorative Balm would perform for me. Formulated with Keratin and Hyaloveil, this restorative balm is designed to improve the elasticity of stressed and damaged hair. It also helps with breakage, prevents dryness and protects against heat.

After trying out this balm, I find it’s a little too intense for my hair. I think it would work better for those with thicker hair or very dry hair. If you are going to use it on fine or oily prone hair I would recommend a light application. I had to rinse out my hair the next day because it felt a bit too greasy. Though I will say after doing so, my hair felt and looked fuller and I didn’t notice as much fallout as I typically experience. I think I might just save this treatment for days when I wash my hair after using a sea salt or texturizing spray and it needs some extra nourishment.

Whether you love summer or are just counting down the days till fall, using hot weather essentials can make enduring the heat and humidity less of drag.

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What are your hot weather essentials? How do you keep your skin and hair looking great all summer?

 

Stylish Summer Fashion

Stylish Summer Fashion

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This summer is a new change for us. My husband was offered an amazing job in another state a few months ago. He’s been getting settled in and getting our new place ready for us. We are ready for a change! This summer, I hope to spend time in the sun. My son has a brand new pair of swim trunks and towel. I haven’t worn a swimsuit in years.

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Will This Brand Make It Into Our Current Beauty Routine?

Will This Brand Make It Into Our Current Beauty Routine? - Gabriel Cosmetics Illusion Lipstick, Liquid Radiance, Aura Palette

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As a beauty blogger I love having the opportunity to test out brands that I’m not familiar with. I’ve found some holy grail items this way! One of those is the gluten-free and organic brand, Gabriel Cosmetics. This affordable brand offers a wide range of products in colors that will work with most skin tones. I was tested out three products: a lipstick, liquid radiance, and signature palette. The main question is, will these products make it into my current beauty rotation?

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Fresh and Sparkling Cruelty-Free Makeup

Fresh and Sparkling Cruelty-Free Makeup

 

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As a makeup user, I’ve become familiar with plenty of brands–but as any simple trip to Sephora or Ulta will tell you, there are always more to find and explore! One brand that I’ve recently come across is Mally Beauty, a line whose creator has been a professional makeup artist for years (and worked with the likes of Jennifer Lopez). Mally–the founder and namesake of the brand–promises that her brand is cruelty-free and “high-performance” for women on the go (of which there are many!).

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Fresh And Feminine Beauty Products For Summer

Fresh And Feminine Beauty Products For Summer-GUESS 1981-TULA Hydrating Day & Night Cream-C.O. Bigelow Deluxe Cleanser

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A great perfume, cleanser or face cream is the perfect little luxury that women can treat themselves to as the warmer weather takes over this summer. With all the responsibilities we take on, a little bit of pampering is a great way to take a time out and do a small thing just for us.

I know, everything else is higher on the totem pole than ourselves. I get it. I’m in that frame of mind more often than I like to be. But, never forget that nothing gets done without women forging our way through the day, directing the schedules and driving the kids and preparing the food, etc. for those around us. We deserve a break, too, a small moment in time to do something nice for ourselves…. [read more]

Styling And Profiling

Styling And Profiling

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I don’t know how the weather is where you live, but here in North Carolina, it is that time of year that you don’t know if it will be cold and in the 60’s or hot and in the mid 80’s. This time of year I am always running out the door with a coat on and normally am able to take it off about lunch time. I want to let you know about a few super stylish pieces of clothing that will help you transition while staying stylish at the same time.

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Turbo Charge Your Steaming

 Turbo Charge Your Steaming

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We all have a few tasks in life we deeply dislike. I for one, despise ironing and avoid it all costs. My hatred stems mostly from being left handed. Trying to learn to iron as a left-handed kid was a nightmare. The iron cord was always in my way and I could never figure out which side of the ironing board to stand on. Thankfully, when I went to college I received a steamer and my wrinkle problem became less of a problem.

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