Beauty

The untold truth of fish spa pedicures

If after all this you’re still interested in trying a fish spa pedicure, you may have to travel to do it. While the risks and benefits of the treatment are still being debated, the CDC explains that each state controls their own regulations about fish spa pedicures, and at least ten of them have banned the practice outright. Interestingly, this isn’t just because of the potential health concerns for patrons or the welfare concerns for the fish, though the [...]

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8 Giftable DIY Projects You Can Make with Dried Flowers

1 / 8 Hang one of these wax sachets anywhere to make the room smell divine! The combination of lavender and lemon essential oils scents them, while dried flower petals make them look the part. Scented Wax Sachets from Sisoo More You Might Like 2 / 8 Oily, acne-prone skin will benefit from the gentle exfoliation of rice flour. The facial scrub is enriched with jasmine blossoms for a lovely scent. Rice Flour Face Scrub from Hello Glow More You Might Like 3 / 8 If winter has [...]

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These DIY Flower Petal Soaps Are the Perfect Mother’s Day Gift

This post has been sponsored by American Greetings. All thoughts and opinions are my own. When it comes to Mother’s Day, gift giving can be tricky. I mean, what can you give all the mothers in your life to truly show them what they mean to you? Most gifts just don’t feel thoughtful enough. Plus, if your mom is anything like mine, she’ll be the first to tell you she already has everything she wants anyway! Instead of picking a gift [...]

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5 Lip Treatments + Colors You Need to Try This Spring

The change in season is the perfect opportunity to clean out our makeup drawer and do a little updating. It’s not only a good reminder to ditch the mascara for a new one since seasons are 3 months long (which happens to be the maximum shelf life for an opened mascara), but also a great time to hydrate and brighten our lips! Have you shied away from a sheer coral or refrained from pink while reaching for wintry mauves, [...]

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7 Ways To Manage the Stress That’s Aging Your Skin

This post is sponsored by ChromaDex. When Allure magazine announced they were no longer using the term “anti-aging” it caught my attention. Because, dare I say, aging is good. Sign me up for aging! Looking back at the terrible decisions of my 20s is pretty embarrassing. I want to get older and wiser — just with a dose of “aging gracefully.” And it’s possible. Helen Mirren is still hot! What’s the key to aging well? Look at stress. Stress of all [...]

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How To Make Homemade Lotion with Shimmer

Have you ever wondered how the stars look so darn shiny on talk shows? Short of sprinkling yourself in glitter (which I’m not opposed to!) this will give you a warm, shimmery – but still subtle – glow. Homemade Lotion with Shimmer What you’ll need: Your favorite lotion. I used Aveeno, my favorite everyday lotion. Any mineral highlight or shimmer powder. If you can’t find a cheap one, you can use eye shadow that has some sparkle. Look for a warm tone rather [...]

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5 best vitamins for beautiful skin

This year I’ve been really focused on taking better care of my skin. I’ve ditched chemical-laden beauty products in favor of homemade 100% natural products and so far I’ve been happy with the results. While I’m taking better care of what I put on my skin, it’s also important to nourish my skin from within. Here’s a guide to the essential vitamins you need for beautiful skin and how to get them into your diet with yummy spring produce. 5 [...]

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What You Need to Know Before Using Essential Oils in the Bath

Adding essential oils to the bath is one of my favorite things. Well, baths in general are one of my favorite things. A good long soak is just about the perfect combination of self care and wellness. Baths have been used for centuries for health benefits like reducing stress, increasing circulation, alleviating muscle aches, and improving the health of your skin. If you’ve added essential oils to your bath, chances are you’ve made a few errors. During my essential oil [...]

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Inside + Out: 2 Ways to Use Pearl Powder in Your Beauty Routine

There’s no shortage of weird ingredients to put on your face. Seaweed. Mud. Snail slime. At the other end of the gross spectrum are prized ingredients like gold and pearls. Adding those to your skin regime might sound pricey, but you don’t don’t need a Kardashian-sized budget to afford pearl beauty treatments. What is pearl powder? Pearl powder is good for you both on the inside and outside. And yes, it really is powder made from pearls just like those found [...]

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20 Must-Have Natural Beauty Products You Can Buy at Target

Hands up if you love getting lost between the aisles at Target! Whether it’s to pick up a prescription, grab some school supplies or groceries, it’s hard not to stop in whenever you have a chance (or an excuse!). We all joke about going there for a carton of milk and finding ourselves spending $200 instead–and the fact that their natural beauty selection seems to be getting better and better with each visit definitely doesn’t help. Here are our tried-and-true [...]

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