12 Things I Love- More Things to Love This Holiday Season

First up this week is the Archipelago 'Peppermint Bark' candle.  I picked one up last year while getting a massage and still had half the candle leftover for this Christmas season.  It smells slightly sweet but not cloying with a fresh but light peppermint.  I love it.  It makes an excellent hostess or teacher gift too.   Second, is another all-time favorite of mine and is two products from one company, Skincando.  I met the founder, Sara, a few years ago while getting a facial.  She makes her own organic products and they are amazing.  They work, they last, they are pure and feel good to use too. The Miracle Cream goes with me everywhere and is perfect this time of year. I swear by the Combat-Ready Baby Balm and I don't even have babies anymore.  We use it on rashes, bug … [Read more...]

8 Amazing Foods for Healthy, Glowing Skin

Many, if not most, Americans are concerned with their appearance. Americans care so much about looking their healthiest and best that in 2017, experts performed 17.5 million surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. The number of such treatments is growing, too, as 2% more cosmetic procedures were performed in 2017 than in 2016. Cosmetic surgery can seem like a drastic step, especially since procedures are often costly. Luckily, there are other effective methods for improving the appearance of your skin without going under the knife. If you want a natural and healthy glow without spending a big chunk of cash on makeup or cosmetic procedures, try revamping your diet. Use the following guide to make food choices that will nourish your skin without breaking the bank. Foods … [Read more...]

Restoring Your Natural Neck Contour is Easier Than You Thought

  If you’re like most women, you took your tight, smooth, and contoured neckline for granted until somewhere around your 30th or 40th birthday, at which point you realized that your skin won’t stay that way forever. Though the majority of cosmetic anti-aging products and treatments focus on facial wrinkles, the neck needs just as much TLC. Fortunately, you don’t need to undergo an elaborate plastic surgery or expensive laser treatment to reverse the signs of aging along your neck. The only product you need is NECK RESCUE™ from Contours Rx. What Is Happening To My Neck? Collagen is a protein found naturally in the body. It is responsible for holding the body’s muscles, bones, skin, and tendons together. As the most abundant protein in the human body, collagen plays an … [Read more...]

Jada Pinkett Smith Opens Up After Some Time About Hair Loss

Just because you’re famous that doesn’t mean you don’t struggle with things like hair loss. And one celebrity is speaking up about the loss of her hair and her newfound confidence. According to the Daily Mail, Jada Pinkett Smith recently revealed that she struggles with hair loss. She says at age 46 she does not know what caused her hair loss but has embraced it. She now lives her life with a short asymmetrical bob and turbans. Some people have speculated that Pinkett Smith has autoimmune disease alopecia, as that’s a common cause of hair loss. But for many women around the globe, hair loss is just a part of getting older and a side effect of menopause. Pinkett Smith has always had iconic, thick, waist-length hair. But ever since she started noticing her hair coming out in … [Read more...]

Summer Self-Care Tips For Busy, Amazing Moms

This summer, your focus might be completely on your kids. After all, they're off from school and it might be up to you to occupy them more frequently. But that doesn't mean you can't and shouldn't take time for yourself. In fact, you'll be a much happier mom if you practice self-care on a regular basis. But although 179 million Americans visited spas in 2016, self-care doesn't have to involve an expensive massage, facial, or pedicure. There are other ways to truly care for yourself and prioritize your well-being without spending a lot of time or money doing so. Here are some of our favorite tips. Nourish Your Body Yes, a massage can revitalize you in both body and spirit, but that's not the only way to feel great. Taking a new workout class, spicing up your exercise regime, or taking a … [Read more...]

3 Helpful Tips For Protecting Your Skin This Summer

Before we get into how you can protect your skin, it's important that you understand why your skin needs to be protected. As much as the sun feels great, especially after a long winter, it can be seriously damaging to your skin. First, the sun can prematurely age your skin. Over 90% of the visible changes commonly attributed to skin aging are a result of the sun, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. This means that the sun is causing your skin to wrinkle, spot, and look older than it really is. According to the Institute on Aging, 5.5 million Americans lived to age 85+ by 2010. The number of Americans aged 85 and up is expected to reach 19 million, or 5% of the population, by 2050. Imagine what your skin might look like when you're 85 if it's already aging prematurely from the … [Read more...]

How to Make the Most Out of Your Beauty Oil

Pink Black Dots Beauty Makeup Facebook Cover by veamason Everyone knows how excess oil can be bad for beauty; it can attract dirt to your skin, cause makeup to streak and run, and give your face a less than flattering shine in photos, among many other things. It’s true that excessive oil production can complicate your beauty regimen and the way you shop for skincare products and makeup, but it’s also a mistake to believe that all oils are bad for your skin. In fact, adding oils to your skincare routine can help in regulating oil production. Yes, you heard that right: people with oily skin can benefit from using oils. Many people assume that oils automatically cause breakouts, but the truth is many oils are non-comedogenic—they neither clog pores nor cause the onset of acne. Oils are … [Read more...]

Belly Button Reshaping on the Rise in the Plastic Surgery World

Plastic surgery and other cosmetic enhancement procedures are extremely common around the world. Many people choose to have their nose fixed, put Botox in their lips and other parts of their face, or dabble in the world of breast augmentation. Even though it's a popular thing to do (so popular that $13.3 billion was spent on cosmetic procedures in 2015 in the United States), there is a new trend out there that might make you question plastic surgery as a whole. According to The Guardian, belly button reshaping surgery is rising in popularity. People who don't like the shape of their navel or want to change their belly button from an innie to an outie are choosing to go down this route and completely restructure their belly buttons. The procedure is very simple and can be done in two … [Read more...]

5 Tips to Cover Up Pimples

Almost every other teenager experiences acne, pimple or blemishes and continues experiencing it until their adulthood. Acne is considered to be the most common skin disorder. It can be caused due to different reasons, we are living in an environment that is full of pollution and bacteria in this case acne can be caused due to dirt, debris, chemicals and infections present in our surrounding. However, hormonal changes, genes, and stress are some other reasons for getting in this trouble. If you deal with pimples frequently you must know how frustrating it is. Therefore, I have compiled few simple and easy tips that can help you in avoiding, minimizing and covering up your zits, acne or pimples. Skin Care Regime: Cleansing and moisturizing your skin is basic skincare regime. However, … [Read more...]