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Zoya Color of the Month

Hello friends! I don't know if you know about this interesting tidbit about Zoya, they have been making a special color of the month in addition to their seasonal color collections!  The Color of the Month began in 2023. These are limited edition colors, so you must grab them before they sell out. You can find the Zoya Color of the Month on the Zoya website.  I have included my Amazon Affiliate links to help you find great deals on things I use. I earn a small amount from qualifying purchases at no cost to you. Thank you for using them!  💕 This post will be an on going post where I update the colors as Zoya sends them. Enjoy! The Zoya Color of the Month Colors March 2024 Lucky What could be more springy than this super fun leafy green? Zoya Lucky is infused with gold & blue glitter with a fine sprinkling of magic fairy dust. No leprechaun could possibly resist this glittering green! I recommend using 2 coats of base coat to help prevent staining of your natural nails.  ☘ How c
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How do you get positive energy?

Hello my friend. Happy New Year! I haven't been focusing on my blog sorry to say. There have been so many distracting events and emotions going on with me. The number one event being my mother moving from independent living at her retirement community, to memory care, to full blown nursing care within one year. Dementia is stealing her away. Her symptoms lead us to believe she has frontotemporal dementia.  She still seems to know who the family is, but she no longer talks or expresses any emotions or does any daily care for herself. It's heartbreaking. The bright side is she appears to be very peaceful where she is with no anxiety. All this has lead me to do quite a bit of soul searching and digging deep into topics like what is the meaning of life and why are we even here on this earth. Heavy duty stuff. I can be hard on myself, feeling that what I do just isn't good enough or meaningful enough. It's negative energy that no one should be emitting.  So, I am working to

Allergy Rash from Christmas Tree: Causes and Remedies

Here is your annual reminder to protect your skin as you decorate this holiday season. My daughter called me out for not following my own advice after my arms got all scratched up handling our artificial tree! 🎄 It's tim e to get the house looking festive for the holidays and lucky for me, I have plenty of helpers.😸  That means putting lights and decorations not only on indoor Christmas trees, but on outside trees and bushes as well resulting in scratches and rashes on hands and arms in the process!  It happens every time for me with both real and artificial trees.  People can be allergic to the sap or rosin that evergreen trees produce causing painful, burning rashes on the skin. It can be similar to a poison ivy rash for some people. The pricks and scratches from the pine needles exacerbate the allergic reaction.  The sap may not be the only allergen. Real Christmas trees can have pollen, mold and fungus on them which can cause skin rashes and other allergic reaction

Is Plant Derived Bug Spray Really Safe To Use Around Cats? | Essential Oil Safety Tips

Are you seeing lots of ads for the insect killer Zevo lately? I am too. Many insecticide brands, such as Zevo and Stem, are using natural plant derived essential oil ingredients, to kill insects by targeting their nervous systems. Sounds a lot better than using scary sounding chemicals, right? Since these bug killer sprays are made from plants, the manufacturers claim that these products are safe to use around people and pets when used as directed, but are they safe for cats specifically?  Being a full blown cat lady, I feel I should share with you what I know about essential oils. I have included my Amazon Affiliate links in this post to help you find products I love. I earn a small amount from qualifying purchases at no cost to you. TY for your support! What are essential oils? As an esthetician, I have worked with essential oils for 40 years. They are natural. They are derived from plants. They are powerful. They are used only by drops at a time and are diluted in carrier oils for s