Fizzy, Relaxing Bath Salts Recipe

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I was diagnosed with migraines when I was a teenager.  I would get the type of migraines that left me in bed in a dark room for days at a time.  Those weren't fun as a high schooler and later a college student.  Thankfully, the migraines went away after I got pregnant with my first son and stayed away until after my youngest was born, but they came back with a vengeance a few years later.   


This time, I was a little more prepared for dealing with a migraine.  My doctor recommended that I take Excedrin® Migraine at the first sign of a migraine because that's the key to preventing a full blown episode.  Luckily, I get an aura before one is about to start, so I can start treatment right away.  I've learned that the medication works better if I relax for a while after taking it.  As most moms know, relaxing with children is next to impossible.  My kids are old enough to be alone while I escape for an hour.  I like to relax in a warm bath with my fizzy relaxing bath salts recipe while I wait for the medicine to work.  Keep reading for the recipe so you can make them for yourself.

fizzy bath salts recipe

Gift Guide for Makeup Lovers

Sometimes, I don't always know what to ask for for Christmas because I have so much makeup and a large collection of hair products.  My husband wanted a list so he doesn't get me things I already have, so I thought I'd share it with all of you too.  This list has some of my favorite products on it, too.  Ladies, show this to your guys so they can get you an amazing gift this year.  Guys, I'll let you in on a secret: All of these are from Amazon, which means they ship in 2 days with Prime.  You're welcome.

the best gifts for makeup lovers



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Gift Guide for Makeup Lovers


Bareminerals Take a Peek 3-piece Eyecolor Collection

Urban Decay_Alice Through The Looking Glass Eyeshadow Palette 1 unit new in box

Smith & Cult Nail Collection Deluxe

Ikee Design Acrylic Jewelry & Cosmetic Storage Display Boxes Two Pieces Set.

One N Only Argan Oil Treatment 8oz 3 Pack

Benefit Cosmetics Bigger & Bolder Brows Kit Color 03 Medium - light to medium brown, redheads neutral-warm

Katy Perry Mad Love 3 Piece Gift Set

Clinique Skin Care Makeup 7 Pc Gift Set 2015 Winter Smart Custom-Repair Serum & More Autumn Nights

Josie Maran Nourishing Argan Oil Skincare Collection Set Holiday 2016

Nails inc Candy Cane Gift Set



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My Favorite Products for Holiday Parties

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Single Edition Media.

'Tis the season for parties.  This year, we have Christmas parties almost every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday!  I'll be honest with you.  This holiday season has been brutal for me with work and the kids' activities.  I was not looking forward to these parties because I haven't had much time to pamper myself this winter.  Thanks to BabbleBoxx, I now have everything that I need for some serious winter pampering to get ready to my parties.  With help from Chapstick, Katy Perry, Paul Mitchel, and Dr. Brandt, I'll be looking my best for the parties.


ChapStick


My lips get seriously dry in the winter because we have propane heat and wood heat.  Both suck the moisture right out of the air.  Even with a humidfier on the furnace, my lips get dry and cracked.  When they get dry, the only thing that helps is using a lip scrub and keeping them hydrated a few times a day.  ChapStick has been my go to brand for years, and I love them even more for their Total Hydration line because it uses argan oil and omega acids to hydrate lips.  


To start, I use the ChapStick® Total Hydration Conditioning Lip Scrub to gently exfoliate for smoother lips.  It also has coconut oil, shea butter, vitamin E, and maracuja for some serious hydration and peppermint for a wonderful smell.

Once I have a clean slate, so to speak, I use ChapStick® Total Hydration Moisture + Tint to keep my lips soft.  I love it because now I don't have to choose between soft lips and some color.  The tint is perfect for an every day look or a party look, too.  It's made from 100 percent naturally sourced ingredients like rosehip seed oil, so I can serious moisture + tint naturally.  


Katy Perry's Mad Love Fragrance



This is one of the best fragrances I've used in a long, long time.  It is both playful and sexy, so I can wear it to the kids' martial arts party and the adults only office party.  It has top notes of apple sorbet, strawberry, and pink grapefruit with middle notes of peony, jasmine, and bleeding heart.  It's rounded off with coconut wood, musk, and sandalwood.  Just like Katy Perry, I don't spritz it on myself.  I spray the air and walk in to it, but I do spray it on my hair sometimes.  Ladies, this is a seriously whimsical and fun fragrance, perfect for your holiday parties.  

Dr. Brandt 3-D Filler Mask


I'm not getting any younger, but I've never looked my age.  The 3-D Filler Mask is a seriously hydrating mask designed to counteracts the effects of gravity.  It also plumps your skin to smooth out laugh lines.  

To use, "paint" the mask on your face with the included brush.  Brush the mask from your chin to cheek bones and pat the 3-D fillers in to fine lines.  Use daily for best results.  

This is the first volumizing facial mask that you leave on to plump your skin, fill out fine lines, and reshape your natural face contour.  

I have a special offer for my readers from Dr. Brandt.  You can save 20% off the 3-D filler with code BABBLE3D

Paul Mitchell MarulaOil Rare Oil Perfecting Hairspray


Christmastime in Ohio can be tricky.  It can be 60 degrees with a light rain, a snow storm, or bitter cold.  It can make planning a hair style difficult because I don't know what the moisture in the air will be.  With MarulaOil Rare Oil Perfecting Hairspray, humidity isn't a concern.  The spray locks out humidity to control frizz while it holds your hair in place.  I like a natural looking hair spray, and this is it.  Bonus: the marula oil also tames hair and makes it softer.  

How are you getting ready for your holiday parties?


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Cute, Fun Christmas Party Outfits for Women

Whether you are dressing for a school party, work party, or other type of Christmas party this season, you'll need a cute Christmas party outfit.  Here are 20 pieces that I found on Amazon that will make you the hit of any holiday party.  They can be paired together or with something from your closet for a fun, cute outfit.  And best of all, they are all affordable so you can buy one without cutting in to your gift budget.

cute Christmas party outfits for women



Cinnamon Coffee Sugar Scrub Recipe

It's that time of year: time for dry, itchy skin.  My skin gets terribly dry in the winter, so I use scrubs twice a week to keep my skin fresh.  I really like this cinnamon coffee sugar scrub because the oils moisturize my skin while the sugar and coffee slough off dead skin cells to keep my skin feeling and looking better.  Coffee is said to help tighten skin, and it makes an excellent exfoliator.  The cinnamon smells great with the coffee, and it's invigorating when you use this in the morning.  This body scrub recipe also makes a great gift.  You can easily double or triple the recipe to give as gifts.

cinnamon coffee sugar scrub recipe

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