Perfecting Natural Beauty With Nordic Secrets

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When I think of Northern European countries, the first thing that comes to mind are the gorgeous women. Nordic women in general are absolutely stunning. Their slender stature, light eyes and can we talk about flawless glowing skin! Many of their eye catching attributes not only have to do with genetics, but the environment and the unpolluted natural resources that surrounds them. We may not have the same genetics, but what if we could bottle up all that Nordic goodness and make it a part of our beauty routine?

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Care For Common Skin Issues

Care For Common Skin Issues -- Bioré Witch Hazel Skin Care-Hanhoo Watermelon Illuminating Duo-MyChelle Pumpkin Skin Care
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Humans are a very diverse species. There are so many ways we are different from each other and an infinite number of ways to understand and address those issues.

One thing about us that is extremely interesting to me is how many different issues we have with caring for our facial skin. I didn’t realize until I got older myself and started having skin issues (resulting in researching the topic and reading about other women’s perspectives) how many different kinds of products there are and how many services can be utilized. It’s pretty mind boggling, honestly.

So, I won’t try to tell you which products are the best for each skin issue. You will have to do the research on different products for yourself based on your individual needs. My purpose here is to provide information on a few products that are new to me that you may be interested in looking into for your own personal use.

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We Tried Three Natural Skincare Lines And We Think You’ll Love Them All

Three different skincare lines to help you target your problem areas

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I’ve talked many times about my skincare woes. Unfortunately, I am a literal oil slick and I have hormonal acne. Any slight mishap in the ingredients in my skin care routine and I have painful, red cysts popping up. Frequently, I look for skincare lines that have natural ingredients.

Recently, I tried three different skincare lines. Most Noteworthy, each line aims to deep clean pores while also being gentle on the skin. After trial and error, I have favorites from each of the skincare lines that I like and I wanted to share them all with my fellow oily peeps.

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Skin Care From Start To Finish

Skin Care From Start To Finish-Equal By Nature Velvet Vitamin C Serum and MyChelle Hyaluronic Beauty Mist
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Skin Care From Start To Finish

Vitamin C plays an important role in human health, and now you can get it in a serum to apply moisture and antioxidants directly to your skin. Equal By Nature Velvet Vitamin C Oil is a quick absorbing skin serum that helps to protect our largest organ from UV-B rays and can also help with issues such as hyperpigmentation and age spots. Anti-aging beauty products are always on my radar. None of us are getting younger, but we don’t have to just go with it.

Equal By Nature Velvet Vitamin C Regenerative Oil

Even though it’s an oil, it absorbs quickly and leaves my skin feeling soft and looking more fresh without leaving behind an oily residue. I am totally on board for this! I hate nothing more than a skin care product that I am constantly feeling like a film has been left behind that I can’t get rid of; I want it to go on and then forget about it. I like that it’s developed to work well on all skin types.

Equal By Nature Velvet Vitamin C Regenerative Oil

I have very little time to spend on a daily skin care routine. What I like about Velvet Vitamin C Oil is that I can take a few drops and just smooth it into my skin after a shower and by the time I’m dressed and ready to apply what little makeup I do wear, my face is silky smooth and easy to finish off with a little concealer, tinted lip gloss, and mascara.

Another Equal By Nature product that I’m really keep to try soon is their Sweet Plum Oil. This neat little multi-tasker is great for moisturizing skin, hair, nails, and scalp. I am always looking for easy products I can use to smooth flyaway and frizz in my hair and apply to my nails and cuticles that at times like to shred like crazy. All hair types can benefit from the moisturizing benefits!

For a boost of moisture any time, anywhere I enjoy toting MyChelle Hyaluronic Beauty Mist in my purse. It’s made with Cactus Water, Hyaluronic Acid (to aid in skin moisturization and diminish the appearance of fine lines), Citystem™ Plant Stem cells (to strengthen skin hydration barrier, stimulate natural antioxidants, and help skin appear smooth and soft), and Niacinamide (vitamin B3) to improve complexion.

MyChelle Hyaluronic Beauty Mist

What you won’t find in this cruelty-free, vegan beauty mist:

Gluten

GMO

Parabens

Petroleum

Phthalates

Silicones

Sulfates

Ureas

Artificial Fragrances

Artificial Colors

It’s really easy to pull this out anytime my face feels dry or tight and spritz a bit on my skin. It provides soothing moisture in an instant no matter how busy my day gets. It’s an ultra light spray, developed to be used whenever the need arises, either under or over makeup. You can barely feel the tiny drops landing on your skin. I don’t even have to run my hand over my face to rub it in, the droplets are so fine.

I tried to get a picture of how fine the spray is, but I really couldn’t. The closest I could get is this one. If you look really close you can see a bit of the spray coming out of the nozzle, but the mist itself is so fine, that it’s really hard to see it.

MyChelle Hyaluronic Beauty Mist

I was already a MyChelle fan from using one of their facial exfoliant products; until my teenage daughter commandeered it, that is. Now when I want to use it I have to go to her bathroom! We also recently tried MyChelle’s Incredible Pumpkin Peel and Pumpkin Renew Cream, so definitely check out our thoughts on that!

Tell us about your absolute skin care must have product — the one you just can’t live without!

Skin Care From Start To Finish

Skin Care From Start To Finish

We Put This Popular Skin Care Regimen to The Test

We Put This Popular Skin Care Regimen to the Test
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As I age, my skincare needs change. It’s almost as though I finally find a great routine that works for me and my skin reaks havoc all over again. Hormones, stress, and even seasons play such a large part when it comes to healthy skin. So I find myself once again spending countless hours searching the internet for skin care regimen to suit my needs. The problem is, I am clueless on which products to use in conjunction with others or how to nourish my skin in a way that won’t need a change of routine a few months out. Oz Naturals, however, has catered the best skin care regiment for my skincare needs so I decided to put it to the test.

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Summer Soft Skin: No Beach Necessary

The beach is one of my very favorite places in the world to be. So, it should come as no surprise that when it comes to skin care products I love it when I find a quality line of lotions, bath products, and other personal care choices that not only nourish and care for my skin but also can transport me right down to the water’s edge with a breezy, tropical scent.

Summer Soft Skin: No Beach Necessary - Nubian Heritage Mango Butter Collection
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Nubian Heritage is one of a few favorite brands when it comes to both keeping my skin looking and feeling great, as well as providing a nice variety of scents that I love. Our sense of smell is central to everything we do from preparing delicious meals to recalling nostalgic personal memories to promoting calm and relaxing atmospheric ambiance in our surroundings. It’s no wonder that companies that produce essential oils and diffusers, candles, potpourri, perfume and cologne, air fresheners, etc. are such a big business. We all use these products to invoke a response from within to find peace and calm in our lives.

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A Natural Deodorant Great for Sensitive Skin

JK Naturals Lavender Deodorant Main Image
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As someone who has sensitive skin, it’s hard finding products that work. Everything from shampoo and conditioner to moisturizers, face masks, lip balms, and even deodorants is a big task. Trying to find a deodorant that won’t irritate my skin or cause migraines has turned into an annoying scavenger hunt. I may have discovered an excellent product from JK Naturals. I recently had the opportunity to test out their natural deodorant in Lavender.

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Last Minute Gift Guide for the Female in Your Life

Last Minute Gift Guide for the Female in Your Life

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Every Christmas, Birthday, Holiday, etc I get stuck in the rut of what to buy the female in my life? Mothers, Aunts, Grandmother, Sister in laws, etc. Honestly, I probably just over think it all which is exactly why I am writing a go-to gift guide to let you know what items I feel like are an easy solution for the impossible giftee.

For the sake of this post, I am including items that I have used in my gift basket however you are free to use whatever items you feel better suit the recipient of your gift(s). Everyone has their own tastes so definitely feel free to change things up. This gift guide is also pretty suitable for any age. Young girls to older women. Switch up designs, scents, brands, etc to accommodate the age.

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Change Up Your Beauty Routine

Change Up Your Beauty Routine--Yes To-BROO Moods-WEN Hair Care-Character Skin Care

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I love when a new season hits and there are new beauty finds to discover. There’s something invigorating about new products to try for beautiful hair and skin. Some new ones I’m using this fall are from Yes To, Broo, Character Skin Care, and WEN. [read more]

Pre-Teen Skincare Doesn’t Have To Be Complicated

Pre-Teen Skincare Doesn't Have To Be Complicated

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I see it asked a dozen different times in several mom groups I follow on Facebook, what skin care products should I get for my pre-teen? I then see another dozen different responses on what companies, which specific products worked for their child, why they didn’t like another recommendation provided, and the list goes on and on. But, let’s not make it any more complicated than we need to. Every skin type follows the basic principles when it comes to finding a routine that works best. Pre-teen skincare is no different.

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