Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sleep Improves Attractiveness

Today is the Winter Solstice which marks the start of winter.  It is the day with the shortest amount of daylight and the longest amount of darkness.  The best thing about this day?  The days following it get a little longer minute by minute until the Summer Solstice!

Take advantage of the darkness with a good night's sleep.  Add a few drops of lavender essential oil to your pillow for a calming effect and better beauty sleep.  A Swedish study shows that sleep really does improve attractiveness! Check it out:

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Makeup Lesson: Crayon Red Lips

It's the perfect time to wear crayon red lips. But applying red lipstick can be tricky.  
Here's how to get them perfect:

1. Apply thick layer of lip balm.  Wait 5 minutes and blot it off.

2. Apply foundation using a sponge your face including the lip line.

3. Apply red lip liner to your lip line.  Soften the line by adding the lip pencil to your lips as well.

4. Dip a Q-tip in translucent power and carefully trace the outside of the lip liner.

5. Use a lip brush to apply a nice red in a smooth even layer.

6. Lightly blot your lips with a tissue.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Organic Flowers Website

If you like sending beautiful flowers, you like sending eco friendly organic flowers. Organic Bouquet provides organic floral and ecofriendly gifts including gift boxes of organic fruits, nuts, cookies and wine.  For a limited time, there is a buy one, get one free sale. Check it out at

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Makeup Lesson: Smoky Eyes

To get a soft smoky look, you will need:
a black pencil
a neutral cream color shadow
a charcoal or black shadow
a medium gray shadow
a light gray shadow
black mascara

1. Line eyes with black pencil. Get right in the lashes. Make the top line heavier than bottom line.

2. Go over the pencil on the top line with charcoal or black eyeshadow for a smudgy look.

3. Apply neutral shadow to brow bone.

4. Apply medium gray shadow to eyelid and under the bottom lashes.

5. Apply light gray to the crease blending it into the medium gray on the eyelid.

6.  Apply 2 coats of mascara to top lashes & 1 coat to bottom lashes.

Voila! Soft & Smoky!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Chocolate Soap

Mmm! I love chocolate! But this chocolate bar is not for eating. This chocolate bar is an all natural soap made from real chocolate and cocoa butter to create a deliciously scented shower. Herbaria soaps are made from food grade vegetable oils and sustainable plant materials.  Get it for $7.50 at herbariasoap.com It makes a great little gift.

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Sunday, December 5, 2010

What is Thalassotherapy?

Thalassotherapy is a spa treatment that utilizes a warm salt water bath to allow the skin to absorb trace minerals such as potassium and magnesium.  

It also assists in the elimination of toxins.

Experience Thalassotherapy at home by adding 2 cups of Epsom salts to a warm bathtub.  Relax and soak for 20 minutes.

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Friday, December 3, 2010

Makeup Lesson: Hide a Blemish

Have a party?  Need to hide that nasty zit! Start with a little Visine to get the red out!  Put a bit of Visine on a Q tip.  Hold the Q tip on the blemish for a minute.  Let the skin dry.  Apply your foundation by patting and blending it on with a sponge.  Using a small, flat makeup brush, apply a thin coat of a thick concealer to the blemish patting around the edges to blend. Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage or Physicians Formula Concealer 101 Perfecting Concealer Duo are examples of thick concealers.  Let it sit a minute.  Apply another thin coat if needed.  Finish with a light dusting of translucent powder to set the makeup.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Eco-friendly Bags and Bacteria

Many of us are now using those reusable grocery bags  to carry home all our healthy beauty foods instead of paper or plastic.  That's good, but I heard there is something for us to worry about.  

A study done by the American Chemistry Council found that those reusable bags can carry bacteria from newly purchased food.  That doesn't mean you have to go back the plastic bags. It just means we need to clean our reusable bags. 

The remedy: keep your reusable bags clean by washing them frequently with laundry detergent, rinse, and let them air dry.

Have a Healthy Day!

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Class Reunion Makeup Pt. 2

Yesterday, we helped your skin look a little younger and brighter by adding color with blush and bronzer. Today we will focus on accenting your eyes and lips.

Look younger by adding more color to the eyes and lips.  Use a soft shimmer and matte eye shadows in shades of brown, taupe, peach or gray.  

Apply a thin line of dark brown, charcoal or black eyeliner to the top lash line. 

Curl your lashes for a lifting effect.  

Then, take your time applying 2 or 3 coats of brown/black or black mascara to your top lashes.  Apply one thin coat of mascara to the bottom lashes.  

Finish with a rosy or peachy coral lipstick topped with a little lip gloss to create fuller, moist, more youthful lips.

Everyone at your class reunion will be amazed at how young and beautiful you look with you fresh makeup.

Have a Beautiful Day!

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Aveda and Wind Energy

The Aveda Corporation is the first beauty company to manufacturer beauty products using 100% wind power.  

They are also the largest purchaser of organic ingredients in the world!

And of course, there is no animal testing. Find Aveda  hair, skin and body products at salons.


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Monday, November 15, 2010

Travel Size Toiletries

My bag is packed and at the door ready for travel.

I found this great site that has every toiletry you could possibly need for traveling in small 3 oz sizes. 

www.3floz.com has an amazing variety of small size toiletries, TSA approved, that are perfect for your carry on bag.  The women who created the site sell only their favorite brands including Tan Towels and Archipelago Botanicals. They even have stores in airports! Stop by their site to check it out   Happy Travels.

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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Costume Makeup Removal

Trick or Treat!
Time to dress up and put on some creative Halloween makeup. 
 After all the fun, you will need to get all that paint off. Start with old fashioned cold cream like Ponds or Noxzema to dissolve heavy costume makeup.
1. Apply the cold cream to your face and massage it in circular in circular motions to loosen the makeup.
2. Use cotton pads to remove the cold cream and makeup.  
3. Now, wash your face with a facial cleanser, water and a clean washcloth.  
4. Use your toner and apply moisturizer

That should remove all traces of the heavy makeup.

Happy Haunting!

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Make Your Own Fake Blood

Pic from halloweencostumeideas.com
Need a little fake blood for that Halloween costume?  You can easily make it at home with a few simple ingredients.

Fake Blood Recipe

Corn Syrup
Red Food Coloring
Cocoa Powder
Corn Starch

 1. Combine corn syrup with a little red food coloring until you get the color you want.
2. Add a small amount of cocoa powder to darken the color.

3. Add a little water if you want it thinner.
4. Add a little corn starch if you want it thicker. 

Be warned. The food coloring can stain clothes and skin.  The stain will wear off of the skin with repeated washing or you can make a paste of baking soda and water to gently rub it away.
Have a Ghoulish Day!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pumpkin Facial Masks

This time of year there is pumpkin everything! Lattes, pies, donuts, Cheerios, Oreos, marshmallows, yogurt, candy, cough drops, even pizza! 😲 Well, add skin care products to the list.

pumpkin patch
Pumpkin is full of the antioxidants betacarotene, vitamins C & E and the minerals copper, iron, magnesium, potassium and zinc.  Not only is it good for you to eat, it is also good for your skin!  It sloughs dead cells and renews the skin. It's easy to whip up a home made pumpkin mask right in your own kitchen. Here is a recipe:

Pumpkin Facial Mask Recipe

2 Tablespoons Organic Canned Pumpkin

1 Tablespoon Honey
1 Teaspoon Milk

Mix ingredients together and apply to your face.  Lie back and relax for 15-20 minutes.  Rinse well and apply moisturizer.

Not good in the kitchen?  You can find a variety of skin care products containing pumpkin.
 Try Mychelle Pumpkin Skincare Products

Have a Beautiful Day!

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Bamboo is a hot trend.  Why?  It is a fast growing eco friendly plant.  It can grow 3-4 feet per day without fertilizers or pesticides, needs only a little water and releases more oxygen into the atmosphere than similar sized trees.  

It is being used for clothing, sheets, towels, building materials, home supplies, etc. and even, makeup brushes. Ecotools Makeup Brushes have bamboo handles.  The bristles are synthetic taklon and are 100% cruelty free.  The metal on the brushes is made from recycled aluminum. And they are inexpensive. You can get a 6 piece set for $8.98 at Target.

It is a beautiful plant and can create nice screening but, think twice about planting it in your garden. It will take over and invade everywhere!

Have a Beautiful Day!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Super Shiny Hair: Moroccan Oil

If you are looking for healthier, shinier hair, try a little Moroccan Oil. It contains Argan oil which is extracted from the nut of the Argan tree. It is a light weight vitamin rich, anti-oxidant oil that smooths and conditions hair without making it feel greasy.

How to apply Moroccan Oil:

You can apply it to wet or dry hair. 

Wash your hair and towel dry.  

Pour a small amount of oil to your hands and massage it through your hair then, blow dry and straighten. 

To reduce frizz on dry hair, pour a small amount of oil to your hands and work it into your hair for smoother hair and beautiful shine!

Moroccan Oil contains no animal ingredients and is not tested on animals.  Find it in salons, spas and Amazon.

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Burt's Bees Products

Burt's Bees is an "earth friendly, natural personal care company".  More than half of their products are 100% natural containing beeswax, botanicals, essential oils and minerals.  They use natural colors in their products including beta carotene, chlorophyll, titanium dioxide and mica.  The product packaging is made of recycled material and they do not test on animals! Wow!  Plus, makeup artists rave over the lip shimmer in the color raisin.  Burt's Bees products are easy to find in drug stores, super stores and grocery stores.

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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Chamomile and Ragweed Allergy

Fall is ragweed season.  If you are allergic to ragweed, you are could be allergic to chamomile too. They both are in the same botanical family and share some of the same proteins that trigger allergic symptoms such as hives, itchy eyes, skin redness, and irritation in the mouth after drinking chamomile tea.  Avoid chamomile tea, of course, and cosmetic products containing chamomile. Read your labels!

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Water Bobble

We need to stay hydrated to be our juicy best. The experts say we should be drinking 8 glasses of water daily. If you are using bottled water, that's a lot of plastic! GNC has a great little gadget.  The Bobble.  It's a reusable self-filtering water bottle.  Just fill it with tap water wherever you are and you get fresh filtered water!  It's made of BPA free recycled plastic and costs $9.99.  Save money and plastic!

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