June 2013

Month Archives

Homemade Deodorant (It works!)

Making all natural, toxin-free deodorant requires nothing more than your average kitchen ingredients. In fact, I bet if you looked in your kitchen right now you would have more than enough to get started! Making a deodorant (that works!) may seem difficult BUT it super easy and very, VERY effective! At first I was hesitant […]

Sunburn Soothers!

Can you feel the burn? Sunburn that is. Okay, so you didn’t read my last post about using my favorite sunscreens… (just kidding! 🙂 ) Seriously though, sunscreen really is the key to preventing sunburn, BUT if you don’t use it then you won’t have protection against the sun’s rays . If you made the […]

Here’s Why Fiber Can Help Clear Your Skin

The debate on whether or not acne is influenced by diet is nothing new. I’m sure we’ve all heard at one point or another that candy, soda, and fatty foods cause acne, only to be later told that there is no relation between food and acne. The inconsistent information is certainly cause for much confusion […]

DIY Makeup Remover

Removing eye makeup after a long day is not fun, especially if the non-waterproof mascara will just not budge! This inexpensive homemade recipe is the best for removing stubborn eye makeup and it contains NO harsh, irritating ingredients. Recipe: 2 TBSP Olive Oil 1 TBSP Castor Oil (BOOM, only 2 ingredients!) In a container (any […]

Easy Potato Avocado Soup!

Avocado is creamy and delicious and what better way to use it than in a creamy soup! Here is a recipe for an easy potato avocado soup! It will make enough for 4 people (less for larger serving sizes and more if served in small portions as an appetizer.) Here’s what you’ll need: 1 Red […]

Best Curl Refreshers for Second Day Hair

Dealing with second day hair often means flat, frizzy and lifeless curls. Those curls just won’t do what you want them to, especially at 7 AM! Refreshing sprays are a fantastic way to add the bounce back to your ‘do without having to wash and style your tresses every. single. day. (Phew!) Check out our […]

BEAT the BURN: 3 Sunscreens I LOVE!

“Wear Sunscreen!”, a phrase we often hear, especially during the summertime, is enough to instill its importance, but doesn’t make choosing one any easier. Selecting a sunscreen can be difficult, especially if you’re dealing with skin sensitivity, acne, oiliness, concerns about absorption or SPF, and so much more! So to help you out, here are a few of my […]

My TOP 5 Moves for a STRONG & Toned Body!

Here are some of my FAVORITE exercises that everyone should incorporate into their workout routines, if possible! These moves are all great for targeting multiple muscles, giving you more “bang for your buck“, so to speak, during your workout! Not to mention, they’re simple to do and require little to no equipment! They are also […]

Super Hydrating Avocado Hair Mask

Suffering from dry, damaged hair? Try a super hydrating avocado hair mask! Avocados are full of vitamins and nutrients that nourish and soften the hair, promote hair growth, treat damaged hair, and prevent hair loss. The best part: avocado hair masks are super easy to make! You’ll need: 1 Avocado 1TBSP Honey 1 (or 2) […]

DIY Polka Dot Nails

For a fast and simple manicure all you need is a pencil, a pin and your favorite polishes! To achieve this polka dot look, start by painting on a base coat, followed by the polish color of your choice. I am wearing Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure “First Kiss”. Allow nails to dry fully before […]

5 Healthy Snacks That Will Kick Your Cravings

So, we often hear that snacking can lead to the dreaded and feared weight gain, but I think the issue isn’t snacking itself, it’s what you are snacking on that makes the most difference. The snacks that generally encourage unhealthy weight gain, higher cholesterol, higher blood pressure, and many other problems, are the usual suspects: junk […]

NEW Product Alert: BEANITOS!

My sisters and I are ALWAYS on the lookout for the latest and greatest tips, tricks, and products with regard to health, fitness, beauty & fashion. Most recently we stumbled upon the ever-so yummy BEANITOS! 🙂 Now, this healthy line of snack chips made from beans (no potatoes, corn or wheat) isn’t necesarilly brand new […]

6 Fabulous Beauty Uses for Coconut Oil

Oh, coconut oil, how I love you! Coconut oil is one of my favorite oils because it has so many uses. It is good for us internally AND externally. When applied topically, coconut oil fights skin conditions like psoriasis and dermatitis, moisturizes hair and skin, and treats wrinkles and dandruff (just to name a few!) […]

Favorite Ingredient Friday: Avocado

The avocado: a delicious, creamy, nutrient dense, vitamin powerhouse fruit. Avocados have extraordinary benefits for your skin, body, and overall health! They not only provide an amazing amount of nutrients but astonishing capabilities for preventing illnesses like heart disease and cancer. Let’s not forget to mention the wonderful anti-inflammatory properties. Good Fats! Avocados are full […]

The Pros & Cons of Drinking Coffee

Ooooh coffee…one of the world’s most powerful substances. Coffee is definitely a money maker all around the world. In fact, much of the coffee in the U.S. is imported from countries like Brazil, Columbia, parts of Africa and Asia. For so many people, coffee is their morning perk or even their extreme addiction! There has […]