Stay Coola This Summer

I never go anywhere without sunblock.  Usually I have multiple bottles of it in multiple locations.  I really prefer a natural and organic option that’s not sticky and goes on via spray.  Yes, I know I’m fussy and this is hard to find.  But you don’t have to, because I found it for you.  COOLA has an amazing line of spray sunscreens that protect you from the sun’s harmful rays and keep you looking ...

A Clear Choice For Organizing

Acrylic Organizer

Acrylic organizers and on trend right now.  Acrylic is showing up in offices, accessories, and even furniture.  This set of two clear stacking bins by Lori Grenier is an organizing powerhouse and it looks good doing it. While you can obviously use this organizing set for cosmetics, it has lots of other uses.   Here you can see the organizer stocked with cosmetic items. I love being able to ...

Caring For Your Hands In the Winter

Winter Hands

The elements can be really hard on our skin, and as the weather gets colder our hands can suffer most of all. Strong winds, chilly air, and central heating can all take their toll. Here are some handy (get it?) hints on how to take care of your hands as the chill sets in. Wear Gloves An obvious way to protect your skin from the elements is to keep the elements out but don’t leave it there. ...

New Year Beauty

Beauty Roundup

With the New Year comes new beginnings.  This month I challenge you to clean out your makeup and skin care drawer and keep only what you love, use and is still in good condition.  (You may love that silver eye shadow but if it's six years old it's time to let it go!)  I've been doing the same with my makeup drawer and stocking it with meaningful items that allow me to look good and do it quickly. ...

Winter Skin Care

Winter Skin Care

When it comes to skincare, it’s easy to be seduced by the latest trend and overbuy. The end result is a bathroom cabinet that looks more like a graveyard for half-empty pots of cream. As the days get colder and your skin starts looking parched from the lack of moisture in the air, consider decluttering and organizing your skincare regime for the season ahead. This article will get you ...

Natural Beauty

Natural Beauty Roundup

Looking good isn't easy.  Finding products that treat your body well AND care for the Earth is even harder. This month I've gathered some ideas and products for you so that you can have the best of both worlds....clean, pure beauty products that make you look and feel your best. Branch to Nature has an entire line of products that are wholesomely made to pamper your body.  Their Thyme ...

Essential Oil Starter Guide

Essential Oils

You’ve probably been hearing a lot about essential oils.  They an an ancient practice for curing many ailments and providing energy to a space.  However, they have become increasingly popular lately and are more readily available now.  You can purchase oils online and in stores.  There are blogs, websites and social media profiles set up and dedicated to the practice of essential oils.  Here’s a ...

Pantene

Summer is rough on my hair.  I could probably prevent the damage that gets done to it, but I get too caught up on summer's activities to take the time to care for my hair. Please note this is a sponsored post for She Speaks/Pantene.  My opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way. I am known for pulling my hair back into a knot...and not the pretty knots you see displayed on ...

Beach Bag Beauty

Beach Bag Beauty

Stuffing your beach bag or suitcase for vacation is always a tricky balance between what you need to bring, what you might want to have and those items that are just plain fun.  I wanted to gather a few items for you that will help you look and feel great without bogging you down.  Here are some of my summer favorites. Please note I received samples of some of these items in order to be ...