Category: Beauty

Spring Break for Grownups: 4 Fresh Aromatherapy Recipes

Remember when your spring break was a hedonistic ritual that focused on excesses of sun, wild parties and alcohol? Now that you’ve outgrown that, you don’t have to give up the spring ritual of getting away from it all. Whether you are able to travel to a warm, sunny location for a vacation, or simply …

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Blending Fragrance Chords: Creating Your Perfect Scent

For over thirty years I’ve played piano, which must explain why I love thinking of blending fragrances in musical terms. Just like in music, fragrances have notes that range from high to low, and creating a balanced fragrance chord is a great way to achieve a complex, interesting blend. I recently made a scent which …

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Aromatic Hair Conditioning Recipes with Essential Oils

There are many different things that you can do to improve the look of your hair. Shampoos can do a lot and so can conditioners.  But you can improve the conditioners you use by making them yourself.  The use of essential oils in conditioners can go a long way to adding shine, volume and health …

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Perfect Yoga Positions to Reach Your Summer Samsara

**Before embarking on any new exercise adventures, it is recommended you consult a medical professional, in order to avoid hurting yourself or otherwise putting your physical wellbeing in harm’s way. Yoga is great for everyone, but, just like skateboarding or luge racing, it works best when practiced safely.** In the middle of the year, when …

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Mother’s Day Craft: Whimsical Bath Salt Bottles

You have probably seen these at countless children’s festivals or even in stores.  Those nice jars filled with colored sand to create a little 3D art piece.  There are actually two ways to make these; you can layer the colors vertically or horizontally, as a work of art that can be used for a relaxing …

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Too Faced Peanut Butter and Honey Eye Shadow Palette Collection

A couple weeks ago I was able to snag the Too Faced Peanut Butter and Honey Palette.  I had been eyeing it for a while and when I noticed it was on sale for 50% off, I had to snatch it up right away.  I’ve been using the palette off and on for a few …

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#BeachPlease and Blown Away by BoxyCharm!

I’m starting to have quite an addiction to monthly beauty subscriptions.  I started with Ipsy.  Then I added Sephora Play.  Now I have BoxyCharm too.  Now let me preface by saying, yes, BoxyCharm is twice the price of Ipsy and Sephora Play weighing in at $21 per month while the others are $10; however, it blows …

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June 2017 Ipsy Bag Reveal and Review!

Hello June 2017!  I can’t believe the year is halfway over and another Ipsy bag in hand already.  This month it appears I only received ONE full sized item in my monthly glam bag.  I was a tab bit disappointed as I love full size items but overall still impressed with what I did receive!  For those of …

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May 2017 Ipsy Bag Reveal

This month I received my very first Ipsy bag! I have to say overall, I’m very pleased! I received two full size products and I just adore the adorable make-up bag.  Here’s a rundown of what I received: Urban Decay After Glow in Sin – I’m not too familiar with using highlighters but I’m excited …

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Holiday Scents Boost Holiday Spirits

What pops into your head when you think about holidays? Sugarplums? Or do you see yourself trying to balance work and family with gifts, baking and parties? You’re not alone. But there is a way to both enhance the holidays and comfort yourself during a hectic holiday season — aromatherapy. Aromatherapy uses pure essential oils …

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