Natural Skin Care with ERA Organics

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The largest organ of our bodies and often the most neglected is our skin. We are given so much information about what to put on, how to hydrate, tone, moisturize, exfoliate. Information overload on how to care for our skin, overloaded with chemicals and additives that are supposed to improve the look and feel. Natural skin care with ERA Organics works with your biology. Continue reading “Natural Skin Care with ERA Organics”

Spring Beauty Products

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Spring Beauty Products

After a long harsh winter our skin may be in need of repair from the heat of our homes, the bitter cold, and overall day-to-day. Some of us may be doing some spring cleaning which may even include our beauty regimen or beauty products. For me, I wanted to find some products that are not only good for my skin, but good all around for the environment. Here are a few spring beauty products that I found and tried out for skin and hair. Continue reading “Spring Beauty Products”

52 Weeks to Toxin Free DIY Facial Toner

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Our skin is the most vulnerable and the most absorbent to toxins. We take for granted that our skin is porous and acts as a sponge to all environmental factors. Consider your daily beauty routine: lotions, toothpastes, moisturizers, soaps, shampoos, conditioners, toners, foundation, the list can go on with toxic products. An area I have had major concern with regard to toxins is my skin; I have extremely sensitive skin and when your skin acts like a sponge is absorbs everything. My skin and body exhibited the greatest difference when I began to incorporate my DIY toxin free products in my daily beauty and personal care regimen. So for fresh, luminous, toxin free skin I researched some alternatives to my beauty routine and found an amazing DIY facial toner. Continue reading “52 Weeks to Toxin Free DIY Facial Toner”

Pucker Up Lip Scrub by GlaMER

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Tis the season for dry, chapped skin. Living in Arizona’s harsh climate I am no stranger to dry weather, heat, dry, gusty winds and overall arid climate. We are constantly applying some form of moisturizer in order to stay well hydrated with our skin. My lips are much of the same and we often neglect these beauties because we are either licking with them, kissing with them, drinking with them, so why wouldn’t they be well hydrated. Continue reading “Pucker Up Lip Scrub by GlaMER”

Oil Pulling

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Oil pulling, an ancient Ayurvedic practice that many consumers are beginning to incorporate into their oral care routines, at the encouragement of their dentists. That’s because oil pulling can result in whiter teeth, better breath, cavity and gingivitis prevention, and less plaque build-up. Of course, it is still necessary to brush and floss teeth as well. Continue reading “Oil Pulling”

Smith & Vandiver Ginger Grapefruit bath trio



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Smith & Vandiver carries a full line of bath and body products, and in a variety of scents. They have something for everyone. The Grapefruit-Ginger-Basil Spa…ah line smells amazing and refreshing. Start with a warm bath and their bath fizz. Pamper yourself with a skin-softening bath indulgence. Moisturizing sunflower oil and mineral-rich sea salts turn your tub into a delightful spa-like experience.

Follow up with the Smith & Vandiver thick and creamy body butter in the accompanying scent to moisturize your skin while balancing your energy. Pure essential oils of Grapefruit and Basil to restore balance and uplift mood, while Ginger, Aloe Vera and Shea Butter tone, hydrate and repair. Continue reading “Smith & Vandiver Ginger Grapefruit bath trio”

Fractionated Coconut Oil Review and Giveaway

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Arizona has to be one of the harshest and arid climates. Living here we have brutally overprocessed water loaded with minerals, dry summers, winters and dust for days. With all of these factors skin can dry, crack and be in a constant state of thirst. Part of my struggles is to find a lotion and or moisturizer that will hydrate and soften my skin without feeling greasy, oily and or dry me out. I have been reading more about using vegetable oils in lieu of lotions. All that being said, for the last few weeks I have been using fractionated coconut oil for my hair and skin. Continue reading “Fractionated Coconut Oil Review and Giveaway”

Harvey Prince Scents of Purpose

Admittedly I am a fan of most things girl; shoes, purses, perfumes, and fine clothing. I am a scent whore most of all to be sold bold and brash. I adore perfume. Nothing defines a mood, a feeling, a memory, or a “just because” like the smell of perfume. My salle de bain, as I like to refer to my bathroom, is filled with various rich perfumes from some of the most famous designers; Calvin Klein, Oscar de la Renta, Michael Kors, Donna Karan, Christian Dior, Giorgio Armani, and my favorite Ralph Lauren. But sometimes I like to change up my scents and I am always on the look out for some fabulous new scents from my old favorite from Ralph Lauren, in fact my favorite scent of all time is Lauren by Ralph Lauren. I have worn it for years and it my signature scent if you were to ask.

Recently I heard of Harvey Prince. In all honesty I had never heard of them while searching for eco-friendly perfumes; I had know idea what they had to offer as far as a product, and best of all I did not know what to expect. So I requested a sample of their product and could not believe my olfactory response as well as my visual stimulation.

The packaging was adorable, bright, inviting, and stylish. To my pleasant surprise when I opened the package I found six, fun, roll on bottles of perfume and eau de parfum. Included was a transparent that spoke to me and told the story of the company and the perfumes they craft based on real life inspiration. The perfumes are meant for you feel good, feel happy, and feel young all while being yourself. I immediately opened each and every one of the bottles to smell for myself, to put them on, as if that moment were Christmas Day. Furthermore I pulled my husband over to me and had him smell them, I wanted  him to delight in my giddiness and excitement over perfume. Typical man, he appeased me and shared his feedback. He liked the femininity and the fact that each perfume resonated a moment in time and they were sexy, so he says. Ahem, thank you Mr. Fish.

The adorable packaging included the following scents: Eau Flirt, Eau Fling, Eau de Lite, Eau de Creme, Coupling, and the signature Ageless. I could smell all the warmth and femininity these perfumes had to offer and they inspired different feelings in me with each whiff. Eau de Creme is one of my favorites that I use ever so sparingly due to the rich vanilla and Patchouli that I could immediately recognize, making me think of a cool fall day drinking a hot latte with friends. Ageless though is timeless, reminding me of my Ralph Lauren adoration and how clean the smell is on the skin, not overwhelming or wreaking of alcohol like some parfums. I wore Ageless to work and was complimented numerous times on what a beautiful perfume I was wearing, who was the maker, all the women enjoyed the clean beautiful scent as much as I did and have enjoyed, and I felt like I did when I was in my twenties. Youthful, vibrant, and I could feel the touch of class by adding that bit of scent to my ensemble that can make you feel that much more the attention grabber without losing your class. Guiltily I retire my Ralph Lauren in lieu of Harvey Prince.

Harvey Prince even boasts of this in their mission statement to provide high quality perfumes to women without the toxicity or choking scents that are often found in boutique and cosmetic grade perfumes. Fabulous idea right!? Plus these perfumes are good for you too with no parabens, sulfates or GMO’s and they are crafted right here at home in the USA. But please do not let me influence you, I know I have in no way been influenced, especially because I had no idea what to expect or even what I was receiving, so now you have an idea of what Harvey Prince stands for and what fabulous perfumes they have to offer. Now you too can bring Harvey Prince to your life and add that spunk with Eau Flirt, feel years younger with Ageless, be that pinup for date night with Eau de Creme, or slip on some flip flops with Eau de Lite or choose from one of the other beautiful scents of full size perfumes Harvey Prince has to offer!

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