Showing posts from November, 2017

Keep Your Lips Soft This Winter With Herpecin L

This post has been sponsored by the PRIMP Network . All opinions are my own We focus quite a bit of our time and attention on skin care in the winter, but how many of you are taking care of your lips?  Like your skin, your lips can get dry.  The drier air in the winter zaps the moisture right out of your skin, including your lips. I prefer to wear a long lasting lipstick because I can't stand it when the color wears off after just a few hours.  Most long wear lippies are very drying.  If your lips get dry or chapped, your favorite color is going to crack and look awful.   Don't worry.  I've got your covered.  I found a little jewel at the Drugstore,  Herpecin L , to help keep your lips smooth, soft, and ready for your favorite lippie.  

Dry Skin Toner Recipe With Just 4 Ingredients

This dry skin toner has just four ingredients.  It has helichrysum and vetiver essential oils to moisturize dry skin without making it oily. It's amazing how different my skin's needs are in the winter versus the summer.  In the summer, my skin is so oily that I have to wear arrowroot powder every day.  In the winter, my skin gets so dry that it gets tight and itchy.   I've already switched my moisturizer to my winter formula.  In the winter, I need a little bit extra moisturize and a thicker formula.  I also change my face soap to something less drying, and I wanted to make a dry skin toner recipe to use as well. My skin looks noticeably better when I use a toner morning and night before I use a moisturizer.  It helps tone my skin and helps my pores appear smaller.   I got some new essential oils, and I was really excited to try them in a recipe.  I couldn't decide which one to use for this recipe, so I used both, and I'm glad I did.   Thi

Makeup and Beauty Advent Calendars for Women

Each year, my kids get an advent calendar.  It's been one of their favorite traditions for Christmas.  They really love the ones with toys that they can build, and candy is always a hit. Why should kids have all of the fun?  I know I work even harder during December, and I'm sure you all do too, making sure the holiday is perfect for your family.  So why can't we have fun with an advent calendar that rewards us each day while counting down the days? Here are some really fun makeup and beauty advent calendars for women.

Headache Relief Balm Recipe With Essential Oils

How to make a headache relief balm recipe with essential oils.  Choose the best essential oils for your needs to make this salve. When I have a headache, it can last for several days.  I’m prone to both migraines and tension headaches.  I pretty much have my migraines under control, but the tension headaches seem  to give me more trouble. When I a tension headache, I feel like my head is in a vice that just won’t stop getting smaller.  The back of my neck and shoulders get tight and painful.   If I do reach for my prescribed medication, I’m pretty much worthless for hours, if not all day.  I started using essential oils with some success a few years ago. I made this headache relief balm so I would have my favorite headache essential oils ready to use at the first sign of a headache.  Even though tension headaches are different from migraines, I get the best relief when I treat either of them at the first sign of pain just like you would a migraine headache.  

Ugly Christmas Sweaters for Men and Women From Amazon

Every year, we get invited to an Ugly Sweater party.  And every year, we don't have one to wear.  So this year, I started shopping early.   These ugly Christmas sweaters are fun for men and women.  There are a few naughty ones thrown in the mix, so be warned.  When you do buy an ugly Christmas sweater, make sure you look it over carefully.  My kids' martial arts teacher wore a hilarious sweater to their Christmas party last year, but he failed to notice what was actually on the sweater.  My kids didn't notice, but I found it hilarious.  Ugly Christmas Sweaters for Men & Women Links in this post may be affiliate links, which means that I earn a small commission from sales. Merry Christmas Shirt Collage Ugly Xmas Dragon  Faux Real Mens Santa Suit with Tattoos Tank and Long Mesh Sleeves Alex Stevens Mens Gonna Party Ugly Christmas Sweater Blizzard Bay Mens Festive Llama Ugly Christmas Sweater Merry Chrithmith Mike T

How to Make Vapor Rub Naturally

Tis the season for coughs and colds.  We got hit last weekend with it, and it's not fun. One of the best home remedies for a cough is a vapor rub, but have you checked the list of ingredients on store bought stuff?  Yikes.  Some of those ingredients belong in a car engine -- not on my skin! While it's best to make it now before you need it, it doesn't take long to make it.  This vapor rub recipe is really versatile, too.  If you don't have all of the ingredients, you can made some adaptations.  I'll get to that after the recipe. You can also use this recipe in a tart burner.  Add some water to the top of the burner and add half of a tablespoon of this natural vapor rub recipe and burn a tea light as usual.  Now your entire family can get the benefits of the essential oils. Links in this post may be affiliate links, which means that I earn a small commission from sales. How to Make Vapor Rub Naturally What You Need 1/2 cup coconut oil or ol