August 2013

Month Archives

5 Reasons to Keep Fit in the Fall!

Okay so summer is winding down, and now is the time when most people feel its their chance to relax and/or deviate from their fitness regimens… …but WAIT JUST A MINUTE! Believe me when I say, that’s the last thing you want to do because in just a few months you’ll be promising yourself and […]

Natural Soothers for Upset Stomach

We ALL get stomachaches for one reason or another, whether it’s from a bad meal or from a night of drinking. Stomachaches are verrrryy uncomfortable and as a result I’ve worked fast to find ways to get rid of them! Here are my favorite 3 natural ways to soothe an upset stomach: 1. Apple Cider […]

15 Ways to Treat Anxiety, Naturally!

Many people suffer from anxiety, whether it be a more serious case, or only minor anxiety. Perhaps you only suffer from minor anxiety and want to try treating it yourself or  maybe you are just in favor of seeking out natural remedies before turning to western medicine, which are often harsh with even worse side […]

NEW Study Reveals Fruit can prevent Aneurysm

Surprise, surprise, a new study was just released declaring that a diet that includes 2 or more servings of fruit can help to lower your risk of an aneurysm. Now, the link between fruit intake and the risk of an aneurysm is of course a groundbreaking discovery, but this idea that fruits and vegetables are […]

The American Diet vs. The World…

Recently, I spent a week in Jamaica for a relaxing vacation. While it was full of both relaxation and fun filled days/nights, I actually learned quite a lot. One interesting thing that I picked up on was the difference in diet. I’m not talking about the differences in foods, but rather the difference in quality […]

D.I.Y: Lemon Sugar Lip Scrub

When was the last time you exfoliated your lips? I’ll be honest: I don’t exfoliate them as much as I probably should! 🙁 I know, if you don’t wear lipstick on a daily basis, exfoliating your lips can seem pretty trivial in your “beauty to-do’s”. I mean, what’s a little something Vaseline can’t fix, right? […]

Essential Oils: Top Seven Heavenly Uses and Benefits

Essential oils are the highly fragrant oils that are extracted from a plant’s root, leaves, stems, flower, or bark. These oils are usually obtained through two methods: pressed or steamed. Essential oils have been used for thousands of years in everything from holistic care to aesthetic purposes. Many are sold in small quantities due to […]

4 Reasons to Change Your Beauty Regimen

Too much of anything can be a bad thing right? This is something I try to live by. Balance is key, in all aspects of our lives, work/life balance, nutritional balance, balance of rest and physical fitness and so much more. When that balance gets thrown out of equilibrium, thats when problems arise. This same […]

Honey Deep Conditioner

Deep conditioning is the most important part of the day! Okay, not really–but deep conditioning our hair on a weekly (or biweekly) basis is super important for maintaining the health and beauty of our tresses. I have been making my own deep conditioner regularly for the past few months because I simply haven’t bought one […]

Buyer Beware: 7 UNHEALTHY “Health” Foods

All too often, people are fooled by misleading food labels or ads that boast about how “healthy” their product is. If only you knew that “no sugar-added” or “all natural” aren’t always all they’re cracked up to be. Below I’ve compiled a list of the top “healthy” foods you may want to rethink. Fruit Smoothies […]

Shape Up Those Brows

Thanks to biology, our eyebrows serve as our eyes’ protection from sweat and debris, but culturally they have evolved to also serve as an important part of facial aesthetics. Eyebrows really do frame the face. They can make a huge difference in how a face looks. A thick prominent uni-brow can give the feel of […]

The Truth Behind Agave Nectar

Agave nectar is yet another “health” craze that has swept the nation, increasing in popularity, particularly over the past few years, but has the wool been pulled over our eyes? Enthusiasts claim that agave nectar is a much healthier sweetening alternative when compared to traditional table sugar or corn syrup. Agave has been coined as […]

Top Summer Beauty Products

Summer in a nutshell: sweaty, dry and sunburned skin. Okay, that’s a bit of an exaggeration. I love the summer! I love spending time enjoying the beautiful weather, but sometimes the sun’s heavy duty rays can wreak havoc on my skin! If you’re like me, have no fear! I have been religiously using 4 products […]

Favorite Ingredient Friday: Watercress

It’s time for a new Favorite Ingredient and August is all about WATERCRESS. Watercress is a green leafy vegetable that has been used for centuries in cooking. Watercress has also been used and recognized for its medicinal properties as well. This vegetable is an aquatic plant specifically in spring water.  The small plant with vibrant green leaves […]

You had me at CURLS & COCONUT!

I’m always picking up new hair products from natural beauty stores. I think..no, I KNOW I have a problem, but I don’t care! 🙂   My most recent purchase was Dessert Essence Coconut Soft Curls Hair Cream. Two things that sold me on trying this product: Coconut! I love anything coconut so I jumped when […]