3 Amazing Advent Calendars for Adults

As a kid, I loved advent calendars.  I collected quite a few as I grew up and I still love them today.  We have a cute cloth one that the kids mark the days with a wooden candy cane each year.  Last year I received a more grown-up version of the advent calendar and found that I still really loved opening a new door each day to find my surprise. Here are my favorites for this year and just for you and they make excellent gifts too. I especially love the idea of giving them as a thank you or hostess gift during the holiday season. The L'Occitane Advent Calendar There is a luxury version as well that is $124 versus the $69 price for the one above. 2.  Clarins Advent Calendar Last year I went with the Tonic Candle from Clarins.  It lasted for months and made my office … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Hypersensitive Skin

*Disclosure:  This is a guest post. Affiliate links may be used for compensation.  Opinions are that of the guest post contributors only.  Hypersensitive skin is a sensitive skin. People having this problem suffer from a lot of skin infections. The hypersensitive skin is caused due to the reactions of our immune system. The immune system is the system which protects us from many harmful germs and diseases. This system provides enough energy to our tissues and cells in the body. This immune system creates a vital role in decreasing the skin problems through revitalizing our cells but sometimes with vigorous reactions the distortion of the cells of our skin may occur which can cause the sensitive skin problem. Due to the high immune reaction, our skin becomes much weaker and … [Read more...]

Be Nice To Your Skin, Because It’s Your Own!

*Disclosure: This is a guest post. Opinions are 100% that of the guest contributor. Affiliate links may be used. Unlike first apartments, purses, and clothes, your skin is with you for a very long time: forever! It’s the largest organ we have, and it deserves to be treated as such. Which means we’d better be nice to it, or we’ll pay the price (think: age spots and wrinkles). Luckily, there are so many simple ways to ensure your skin receives the TLC it deserves. If you start by educating yourself about your skin type and what ingredients will work best, trust me -- your skin will thank you. Don’t be afraid to adjust your skincare routine as you age, or if you notice your favorite products aren’t doing what they should be doing to keep your skin in tip-top shape. I adjust my … [Read more...]

5 Amazing Benefits of Coconut Oil For Hair And Skin

If you are one of those people whose mother continually bugs them to use coconut oil on hair and skin every day, welcome to the club. A day doesn’t pass when most of us don’t get to hear the long list of benefits of the coconut oil. But, believe me, they are definitely true, so heck out the amazing results. Here are the five amazing benefits of coconut oil for hair and skin: Skin Softener: Be it dry or oily skin, a few drops of coconut oil softens the skin. Most of the lotions and moisturizers that we use these days contain coconut oil, so why not use the original and natural product on our face? This oil is a great softener and maintains the shine of the skin. Apart from moisturizing and hydrating, it also heals cracked feet and infuses life into them. Moreover, it is a great … [Read more...]

Beauty Doesn’t Have to Hurt: Biggest Painless Beauty Trends in 2017

Many people crave to look like those supermodels we see on TV, but sometimes all the dieting in the world can’t give them what they desire, so they usually turn to expensive and risky surgical procedures. For instance, liposuction is officially the most popular procedure even though it hurts badly and leaves severe bruising and swelling after surgery. Some complications such as infections, skin reactions, asymmetry, hyper pigmentation and bleeding are possible as well. And not to mention it’s not very affordable. But, does beauty really need to hurt so badly and be that expensive? What are some alternatives to surgical beauty procedures you can try in 2017? Let’s take a look. Freeze that fat Forget about painful lipos, and say hello to cold! CoolSculpting is a technology that uses … [Read more...]

Brighten Your Day: Beauty Tips to Start Your Day

The alarm sounds, and we are off and running before our feet even hit the ground. Mornings tend to be so chaotic and rushed when what really need is time to set our mindset and mentally prepare for a good day. With a few easy steps, it’s easy to look and feel your best and be ready to tackle what the day has in store for you. Exercise  Starting your day with some light exercise is an excellent way to get your muscles loosened up, work out any aches and kinks from the night before, ignite your metabolism, and clear your mind.  Whether it’s a simple morning yoga practice, a brisk walk, or an easy run, getting a workout done in the morning is an excellent way to invigorate the start to your day, strengthen and tone your muscles, and improve endurance and flexibility. It also serves as a … [Read more...]

7 Ways to Get Swimsuit Ready

*This is a sponsored guest post provided by a local cosmetic surgeon. When it comes to get swimsuit ready each season I prefer to be ahead of the game.  I like to eat right, workout and be ready all year round.  As I get older though I wonder if maybe surgery might be an option.  I've had laser treatments done for age spots already.  So why not remove some saddlebags or get a bit of a lift, if I can.  The choice is yours and if that makes you feel ready to rock the swimsuit then go for it. Make a Splash at the Beach This Summer – Seven Cosmetic Procedures That Will Get You Swimsuit Ready Swimsuit season can be a reason to show off the body in an itsy bitsy bikini or grab the terrycloth cover-up.  Suddenly, those spider veins, bulges and sagging body parts that have been hiding … [Read more...]

City Mouse by Stacey Lender

Summer is almost here.  Are you looking for a new book to devour by the pool, on the beach or by the lake?  No matter what your summer destination is or isn't this year Stacey Lender's debut novel, CITY MOUSE is a guilty pleasure read with depth and heart that is sure to spark conversation and is perfect for summer reading.  Why? City Mouse Offers Vulnerability, Wit & Laughs The hook is all in the question that every one of us has often asked ourselves.  Is the grass really greener on the other side of the fence?  This is exactly what happens to the main character, Jessica, as she and her husband and two little kids find themselves getting squeezed out of their NYC space that they are renting.  Unable to find what they want or can afford in the city they realize they might … [Read more...]

Simple Self-Care for the Holidays

Is there any time of year more stressful than right now? We both love and hate the holidays, am I right? I discovered Simple Self-Care recently and have fallen in love and calmed down. Created by my long-time friend Gretchen, a yoga instructor, and all around zen individual she whips up these all natural lip balms, roller ball scents and sprays that are to die for and really do make up Simple Self-Care. My girls went nuts over the Lip Love lip balms. In flavors like lime, lemon, grapefruit and peppermint; we all had a lip balm to love.  They go on clear, smooth and last a long time.  Made with ingredients like coconut oil, beeswax, apricot kernel oil and other natural components they don't dry out your lips.  Other scents are also available. They make great stocking stuffers … [Read more...]

Ways To Ensure Your Skin Shines Throughout The Harsh Winter

We worry about protecting our skin in summer because it can be damaged by the sun. It's colder during winter, but it can have a negative impact on your skin too. Guest poster Mila has ways to let your skin shine throughout the harsh winter. Even though skin will be hidden under more layers of clothes, there is no doubt that you'll want to keep it looking beautiful. Consider nourishing daily routine for your skin to give it the treatment it deserves. Jump In A Warm Sauna We'll start with this one because it's going to be very cold outside, so you'll love nothing more than jumping into a hot sauna. Not only are they relaxing enough to banish the winter blues, but they're also very good for your skin. The reason they're so effective is because they help flush your body of … [Read more...]