Beautycounter Surprise – UPDATED

I had my first experience with Beautycounter from a friend who is a rep for them a few weeks ago. The risk a friend might take in giving me a product to try is well… a negative review. I’m the blogger that wants to spend time digging into product ingredients and write honestly about the performance…

B-12 Shot in my A$$

I just did it today. I had a B-12 shot administered to my buttocks this morning. Why? I’ve been dealing with fatigue for the past few weeks, relapsing into something called “adrenal fatigue.” I was diagnosed with this condition last year and have been effectively treating it with: dietary changes herbal formulas better sleep hygiene supplements…

Vitamin C Serum!

Vitamin C is one of those vitamins you’ll see added to many beauty products across the board. There are many studies that cite Vitamin C as necessary to skin health and is depleted when the skin is exposed to health. By adding it to our bodies externally and internally we can combat sun damage, and…

Turmeric Toddy

Sans alcohol… As we enter fall and winter, one of my favorite things is to snuggle up and sip delicious hot beverages. Hot chocolate has been a longtime favorite of mine but I recently discovered Turmeric Milk, Golden Milk, or Turmeric Hot Toddy’s – as I’ve seem them called online. The benefits of consuming turmeric are numerous…

Tech Gadget for Natural Birth Control

I just came across an awesome new device to help us ladies figure out when we’re fertile. Natural birth control might be a risqué method to promote, but I believe it is effective provided: 1 – you are not a teenager or young woman going through major hormonal fluctuations, 2 – you have a regular…

Derma e Recommend

A friend asked for a skin cream recommendation – something that falls in the range of low toxin but with some anti-aging benefits and at a good price point. The Derma E brand ranks high for me. I’ve used a good share of their products over the years; including their Hyluronic Acid eye cream and serum, scar remedies,…

July 2014 Birchbox

Did I mention I got married? Been unblogging since wedding planning overtook everything. I ordered and tried so many products over the past months in preparation of the wedding, but didn’t have time to review any of it. I hope to do that over the next months. However, it has been a treat every single…

Resolution: Wear Eco Sunscreen

A 2014 resolution. Wear sunscreen everyday. Or you will die. Maybe. However, if you live (because you wore that sunscreen), precious sea critters will die. Maybe. I don’t want to alarm you yet, but that chemical sunscreen running through your veins, suffocating your blood cells is also tearing up our coral reefs. So yeah, the…

5 Toxins to Trash

Here’s a short list of the top five nasties that I now avoid when shopping for beauty products. Now if these could only be bolded in red on the labels… 1. Parabens – anything with the word paraben in it, like methylparaben, butylparaben should be avoided due to its estrogen mimicking action and potentially cancer causing…