Why You Need to Add Honey to Your Skincare Routine

Yeah, it’s thick and sticky and, if you are anything like me, and certain textures annoy you, it probably doesn’t feel too good on your face. If you haven’t been using honey in your skincare routine, I’m here to tell you that it’s time to start. Most of us have been through our fair share of DIY beauty disasters, and if you’ve tried honey in any of those DIY recipes, you may have ended up with a glue-like catastrophe. If you are a texture person like me, or you just don’t want to use a sticky honey mess on your … Continue reading Why You Need to Add Honey to Your Skincare Routine

Candles Don’t Hold a Flame to These!

I always loved how the house would smell when I lit an immensely aromatic candle and let it burn. The problem? It’s hard to find candles that actually make your house smell exactly like freshly baked sugar cookies or warm apple pie, just pulled from the oven. Even if the candles smell like it, they rarely put off the strength of fragrance that I expect. My entire house was permeated with the tempting aroma of buttercream cupcakes last night, though! I sure wasn’t baking cupcakes, nor was I burning a candle. The impressing and satisfying scent was courtesy of Pink … Continue reading Candles Don’t Hold a Flame to These!

The Magic of Activated Charcoal

If I told you that there was a magic product with healing powers that would: Detoxify your body & blood Restore energy to your mind & muscles Combat cancerous growth in cells Maintain cognitive function & memory And much much more… would it captivate your attention? Activated charcoal, a.k.a. activated carbon, has been used in thousands of topical and consumable health and beauty products, from masks that clear out your acne-prone pores to soaks that help to detoxify your entire body. You probably own at least one! It only takes a small amount of this medicinal and miraculous substance to … Continue reading The Magic of Activated Charcoal

How to Achieve Flawless Winter Foundation

It wasn’t until I tried oval brushes that I truly achieved that second-skin foundation look I was seeking for…I won’t mention how many years! But, even with that flawless foundation I can create in the summertime, Spring, and even Autumn, I have to put in extra work in the wintertime to get similar results. In the winter, my skin often doesn’t have a clue what it’s doing! The raw winter winds slap my face so hard, my skin is dry, or at least has dry patches, mixed with dullness, blotchiness, and it is often overcompensating with extra oil slicks. Then, … Continue reading How to Achieve Flawless Winter Foundation

Happy New Year 2018!

Right now, as I type this – and as you read this – cities around the world are shooting off spectacular displays of fireworks and gathering for intricately planned celebrations to say Good-bye to 2017, and more importantly, HELLO to 2018! Here’s a beautiful display from Sydney, Australia (mirror.co.uk): In reflecting on the past year, we might not want to admit it, but our world got scarier, far less peaceful in 2017. Conflicts between countries (including ours) escalated. The leader of our country – I won’t even go there! I’ll just say that it feels like our beautiful country – … Continue reading Happy New Year 2018!

Ewwwww Eyebrow and Eyelash Mites? Gross!

I was reading some interesting – if somewhat disturbing – stuff, and had to share it with my teens. My 15 year old son and 17 year old daughter got the heebie geebies after I…shall I say – enlightened them. Now, I’m going to share it with you! (Although you might wish that I hadn’t, so I’ll warn you now, you might get the heebie geebies and a desperate feeling to scrub your face after reading this.) This is a Demodex, a.k.a. the eyelash mite: Ewwwwwwwww gross, huh? If you’re thinking there’s no way you have them, think again and … Continue reading Ewwwww Eyebrow and Eyelash Mites? Gross!

Happy Holidays!

Hey, loves! πŸ‘‹ I just want to say a quick Happy Holidays, and thank you πŸ™Œ for all of the support in 2017! It means the world to me! I am over the moon 🌜 excited about this upcoming year! I’ve met so many amazing people this year, and can’t wait to see what the New Year πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽ† brings! Here’s 🍻🍹🍺🍷 to a prosperous πŸ’°πŸ’ΈπŸ’° 2018! It’s gonna be a good one! Xoxo, Bethany Continue reading Happy Holidays!

Feature Brand of the Week – Vow Beauty

By now, you know I’m a sucker for packaging. While we all know that the good stuff (the beauty) is always on the inside, it certainly doesn’t hurt to have pretty packaging, eh? However, if you add a charming theme to the entire package, you have my full attention! That’s what Vow Beauty did. Let me show you their packaging: Adorable, huh? You see the packaging now, but what exactly do I mean by the theme? Let me tell you the names of their products: For Better…And Even Better 20.5% Vitamin C Serum Happily Ever After Eye Gel Something Borrowed…Something … Continue reading Feature Brand of the Week – Vow Beauty

Skincare Means Taking Care of Your Body, Too

When most of us think of skincare routines, or skincare in general, we think about our faces. Right? The truth is, though, our face is only a small fraction of our skin. And get this – the skin on our body is permeable, which means it has the ability to absorb EVERYTHING that it comes into contact with! In fact, the American Journal of Public Health did a study that concluded our bodies absorb about 64% of total contaminates in drinking water through our skin. Another study concluded that our skin has an absorption rate of 100% for fragrance ingredients. … Continue reading Skincare Means Taking Care of Your Body, Too

Feature Brand of the Week – Sumbody & Sumtime Spa

The first thing I noticed about Sumbody’s products is the bold, bright packaging. (I stole one of their pics from their Instagram, because all of the products I have are the same color packaging, lol.) Aren’t they spectacular looking? The 360Β° Perspective While their packaging is certainly sensational looking, it’s their products – the actual stuff inside – and their 360Β° perspective that differentiates their brand from others. This is what they mean by 360Β° perspective: We understand that effective, quality products that are truly natural are the sum of the contributions of many β€” it takes the expertise of … Continue reading Feature Brand of the Week – Sumbody & Sumtime Spa