Wednesday, July 26, 2023



Clean Beaty Empties- July Edition

It's time for another round of Clean Beauty Empties!  Let's dive right in.

1.  Rosewater toner :: I bought this toner on a whim at Wholefoods when I was waiting for my essence to arrive.  I love how light and refreshing this toner is.  I love that it's alcohol free.  I use this before applying my exfoliating mask to balance my pH.

Heritage Rose Water Toner

2.  Priming serum:  This is the first priming serum I've ever used.  It is the only clean priming serum I know of in the market so far.  Why do you need a priming serum?  It basically prepares your skin for make-up but this one also improves skin tone and texture.  You can also wear it under sunscreen for a glowy look.  It delivers both responsibly sourced mica for a glowy look and jojoba ester and tripeptides to moisturize the skin and help brighten and even skin tone.  

Beautycounters Priming Serum

3.  Leave-In Conditioner : If your hair is regularly dry and frizzy, maybe you are missing the third step.  This is one of the only clean leave-in conditioners I have found and I love how it's helped my hair so far.  It's a lightweight spray that leaves my hair smoother and moisturized.  I apply it every morning and before heat styling with this polishing balm.  


Evolvh Leave-In Conditioner

Have you used any of these products before?  Let me know in the comments below.

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Friday, July 21, 2023

FRIDAY FIVE :: On My Radar


Happy Friday!  I can't believe we are 10 days shy of July ending.  Summer is flying by.  We went blueberry picking this week, and I think I'll be making some scones with these fresh blueberries this weekend.  

Enjoy this week's round-up!

1.  Prebiotic drinks:  Have you tried them?  I am definitely a fun of Olipop.  Classic Root beer and Ginger Lemon are my favorite flavors.

2.  Chocolate dessert:  This recipe caught my eye.  How could you miss all that chocolate?  It made me smile too because it seems to be a Girl Scout classic, and it's now one of Nahia's favorite desserts.  

3.  New burger:  If you are tired of the classic burger, this pesto veggie burger is definitely an appealing option.  It's so hard to find plant-based burgers that are also gluten-free and clean!

4.  Miracle cream:  Beautycounter just released a Mighty Plump Water Ceramide cream that is nothing short of a miracle creamIt is a filler without a filler and will transform your skin.  Anybody over 35 will benefit!  

5.  Barbie movie:  Will you be watching?  Nahia never played with Barbies but wants to go watch it with some friends so we'll do that!  

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Friday, July 14, 2023



Happy Friday!  I am getting back here after a long (unplanned) hiatus.  I feel like I have lost my rythm on this platform and I am still working to find my way back.

In the meatime, here is my weekly edit.  I hope you will find it interesting!

1.  Dry brushing ::  This is one of my favorite nightly rituals.  Have you tried it I also like to dry brush my scalp before the shower.  Keep in mind that the brushes don't last forever and yes, you do need to clean them too.  There is no real evidence that dry brushing helps with cellulite but it does help your skin look healthier.

2.  Winding down :: If you have trouble falling asleep at night, here are some good tips for you.  I find that meditation (with legs up the wall) and stretching very helpful.

3.  Summer reading :: Do you find that your reading takes off in the summer?  I have more time which definitely helps.  Here is a good list for you to check out.  I have my eyes set on "Atomic Habits".

4.  Desk essentials :: Is your desk cluttered or organized?  I finally have mine organized and it gives me so much peace.  This list of desk essentials made me smile because I have most of them.  

5.  Barbie summer :: Are you ready to channel your pink this summer?  Here are some Barbie-inspired pieces for inspo.  I have my eyes on the pink birkies.  What about you?

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