March 21st, 2017 by Baker
Hi ya Gorgeous!Thank you for joining me! I know I have mentioned previously that I am missing the daily writing though enjoying the process of working on my feature film and now, when it comes to products to review I am super choosy about who and what I work on.  This week’s products are totally amazois and I know you will love them – especially if you enjoy plant based products!

I know many of you are enjoying your spring breaks this week and next- please remember to wear sunscreen!

Now, meet Karite Shea Butter!

Karité’s dermatologist-created products feature natural ingredients
such as high concentrations of raw, unrefined shea butter and palm oil
sourced directly from Ghana, as well as unrefined organic coconut oil.
Using a unique technology to blend these ingredients, Karité is able to
produce non-toxic products for maximum skin hydration and nourishment.

This one-of-a-kind combination of natural botanicals provides
antioxidant, anti-aging and anti-inflammatory benefits that results in
unparalled moisture that soothes and heals even the most sensitive
skin.
Our team is led by a top-ranked dermatologist. Together, our vision is to bring the many benefits of shea butter to you.  Get yours at http://mykarite.com

Now let’s talk hair. I used to have super stick straight smooth hair until I had my son, now I’ve got wavy fuzzy kinda curly hair! If I want straight hair, I have to use a smoothing serum and hot iron, until now!

I just met this brand, Eprouvage and it’s active plant based formula makes for natural hair smoothers in the smoothing shampoo and conditioner.  Get yours at Ulta Beauty locations nationwide in the USA.

 

 

A replenishing and detangling conditioner that
provides hydration to unruly hair. This formula nourishes and hydrates
for sleek, manageable hair. Formulated with our Progressive Plant Cell
Technology for healthier looking hair and scalp.

Benefits

  • Restores hydration and nourishes dry, unruly hair.
  • Gently detangles without weighing hair down.
  • Replenishes moisture and improves manageability.
A smoothing shampoo that gently cleanses while
providing optimal softness and shine. Hair is left feeling healthy and
smooth without weigh down. Formulated with our Progressive Plant Cell
Technology for healthier looking hair and scalp.

Benefits

  • Cleanses hair and scalp while restoring hydration.
  • Tames dry, tired strands for frizz-free, sleek styles.
  • Increases hair’s resistance to breakage.

Ok, before you get into the video, let me just say, that this is the third and final time that I will be recommending the Tim Ferris book Tools of Titans.

It’s available on Amazon now, for $16 and this book is a tool for training yourself to do better in every area of your life from stories of people who have already excelled in those areas! You need this book!

Now, let’s get into this week’s video!

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Products featured:

Karite She Butter
http://www.mykarite.com
eProuvage progressive plant cells hair care
http://eprouvage.com
What to Read This Week:
Tools of Titans by Tim Ferris

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October 11th, 2015 by Baker

Holla Beauties!

Whether we like it or not, the holidays are here and now is the time to start planning for hand made crafts and gifts to give.

Especially be thinking and remembering all the service people in your life that will need wee tokens of remembrance during the holiday season such as your mail carrier, hair dresser, school teachers, and even your neighborhood barista or bar tender!

The littlest of gestures in kind can lift a heavy heart! So give gifts!

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I’m loving this Etsy shop for hand made soaps. Meet Siren Soap Shop

Because of fancy pants soaps and creations like this:

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Coconut Milk & Lavender Bath Salt, Dead Sea Bath Salts, Lavender

$12.00 USD

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Dead Sea Salt, Mediterranean Sea Salt, Sodium Chloride, Coconut Milk, Lavender Buds, Shredded Coconut, Fragrance
  • Made to order
  • Only ships to United States from Chicago, Illinois.

Or how about this!

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Pink Sugar Almond Lip Balm, Lip Butter

$3.50 USD

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: all natural, macadamia oil, coconut oil, beeswax, castor oil, flavor oils
  • Made to order
  • Only ships to United States from Chicago, Illinois.

Loving this hand made, custom fragrance oil! Healthy scents for the BCA!

 

Little Black Dress Perfume Oil

$8.00 USD
Overview
  • Handmade item
  • Materials: fractionated coconut oil, fragrance oil
  • Made to order
  • Only ships to United States from Chicago, Illinois.

And for those who need a good soak and relaxation session!

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Coconut Lime Pink Salt Scrub & Body Scrub

$7.00 USD

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: himalayan salt, pink salt, sugar, jojoba beads, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, bath oil, body oil, olive oil, dead sea salt, brown sugar, coconut milk, lime
  • Made to order

Please visit the Siren Soap Shop and order something fresh and hand made for the loved ones in your life!

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October 23rd, 2012 by Baker

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The Best Hairstyles for Frizzy Hair

Have you heard? Frizz is in … that is, if you know how to wear it. Take a look at these frizz-friendly hairstyles

The Best Hairstyles for Frizzy Hair

This is a TotalBeauty.com hairstyles article

Put away the flat iron and step away from the smoothing serum. We’ve come up with a better solution: It’s time to embrace your frizz. From top knots to textured ponytails, see the easy ways you can achieve purposefully messy looks now.

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Hot snot my gorgeous friends!
I love hot sauce-and not just heat, but flavor!
I recently tried four flavors of hot sauce from Louisiana that are home made recipes and better than the big batch bottles of hot sauce.
 
I rated them by how I liked them best:
1. Tigator or Christy and her Man sauce -this is the best!
2. I Married My Hottie sauce
3. John and Melisa
4. Deanna and Louis

The Cajun Gourment Sauces company can be reached at 337-394-6097

So if you are looking for a holiday gift for the person who has everything, think about commissioning a hot sauce flavor for them!
Now…if only these came in a ghost pepper flavor!

http://www.mycustomhotsauce.com/index.htm
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October 5th, 2012 by Baker

Want to add years to your life? These six treatments will give you long-term benefits. Keep reading to see how

6 Beauty Treatments That Can Save Your Life

This is a TotalBeauty.com Health & beauty article
If getting pampered wasn’t appealing enough, here’s another reason you should have regular spa days: Getting these six health and beauty treatments regularly can help you live a longer and happier life. See how adding these treatments to your routine can save your life now

Hello Gorgeous!
I just tried some samples of Arizona local hand crafted soap maker Bellus Soaps of Avondale.
The soap contains grapeseed oil, coconut oil, olive oil and shea butter.

You too can get a free sample of the Bellus Soaps goodness (make sure and note if you want cherry blossom, vanilla sugar or unscented!) by sending an email requesting a sample and put FREE SAMPLE in the subject line.

Send to:  support @ bellussoaps.com

I’ve used it to remove my makeup and got a good deep clean. I’ve also used the cherry blossom scented Bellus Soap in the shower, and it left my whole body lightly scented yet deeply moisturized.

Ordering is easy, and a large bar is just $14.95 with free shipping in the United States.

 It’s worth giving Bellus Soaps a try if you prefer natural products, hand crafted small batch products as well as paraben free!

When you shop Bellus Soaps you are helping to support a small local business-so get shopping for your self and gift giving needs!

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October 5th, 2012 by Baker

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7 Worst Powders Ever

Our readers say these powders make them look cakey, orange, or even worse — break out

7 Worst Powders Ever

This is a TotalBeauty.com face makeup article

Powder is one beauty product you can’t live without. It banishes your oily t-zone, covers up your blemishes, and gives you poreless perfection — if you’re using a good powder that is. Readers say these seven powders do none of the above. Check out this list before falling prey to another disappointing product.

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NO. 7: L’OREAL PARIS TRUE MATCH NATURALE SOFT-FOCUS MINERAL FINISH, $15.25

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 6.9

“This stuff gives me wrinkles. It emphasizes every pore, line, and imperfection on my face.”

NO. 6: E.L.F. MINERAL FOUNDATION, $5

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 6.9

“This does nothing to improve your complexion. It has no coverage.”

NO. 5: COVERGIRL TRUBLEND MINERALS LOOSE POWDER, $7.79

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 6.8

“This is too shimmery for everyday use. No one wants to sparkle all the time.”

Want to see what was the worst? Click here to find out!

Hello Gorgeous!

Oh-it’s that time alright. It’s already pre-holiday season retail according to my local Costco due to the fact that there are halloween costumes on one side of the aisle and Christmas wrapping paper on the other.

So to keep in step, here is your first fragrance holiday round up series!

Beyonce Midnight Heat is another winner in her line of perfumes, and it’s available at mass retailers everywhere and sells in price ranging from $33 to $59 depending on where you buy and what size.

 Halle Berry has a new scent in Closer which sells for about $35, and is available as of September 2012. Perfumer Jacques Cavallier combined unusual contrasts of sensual and feminine notes and classical masculine fougere accords in this composition. The result is a modern feminine floral – woody – fougere fragrance. It opens with accords of ozone, wild raspberry and water lily. The heart includes mimosa, the actress’ favorite flower, along with violet, cedar and fougere accord. Vanilla pod, mahogany, cashmere and musk in the base form a lingering trail. (fragrance notes from www.fragrantica.com)

Playboy VIP-another scent in the Playboy line of fragrances-it definitely is a younger scent and would appeal to a college demographic.
It opens with accords of nectarines and peony, with apple, red fruits and vanilla flower in the heart and the base made of cashmere, sandalwood and musk (fragrance notes from www.fragrantica.com) It sells in the $20 range.

Now the Krigler OUD for Highness 75 can be purchased online or at The Plaza in New York. A 3.4 oz bottle is $505.00. Custom Made fragrance created in 1975. Joining again the collection in 2010. Oud For Highness 75 has been created in honor of its Royal Highness of Jordan combining Crushed Royal Asian Oud, Amber, Sandalwood, Saffron and Honey.

Combining cultures and traditions, this fragrance is a Royal testimony to Oud. (notes information from www.krigler.com)

 So get busy saving for your holiday splurges so you can be a savvy shopper and save money, not use credit and incur fees and have a fun family time without the pressure of bills calling!

Here’s a short wrap up video!


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October 5th, 2012 by Baker

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Why You Need A Daytime Retinol

These aren’t your grandma’s retinols. The newest in anti-aging technology allows you to fight wrinkles all day, everyday. See why experts say you need to add it to your beauty arsenal now

Why You Need A Daytime Retinol

This is a TotalBeauty.com anti aging skin care article

It’s time to throw out the old retinol rulebook. This new crop of retinols have a lighter (but just as effective) formula mixed with antioxidants, SPF, and moisturizers to make them safe to use during the day. See the seven daytime retinols experts say you need to start using now.

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 Hi all!
I just  got introduced to a new beauty product from Osmotics called Blue Copper Lip and Tuck-it’s a gloss that plumps and hydrates. It was created by Francine Porter and is an Allure Best of Beauty winner.

My sample is blue in color and called Natural though it goes on smooth and sheer with a bit of shine. Love it! There is a wee tingle-but not a sting.

It has a very faint scent and no real taste-which is a good think after eating off my DiY Kool Aid lip stain. It sells on the Osmotics website for $35.00 and look in the events page-there are Nordstroms and Dillard’s in store events going on through the month of September!

Here’s a short video to introduce you to Blue Copper Lip & Tuck from Osmotics!


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October 5th, 2012 by Baker

Get on the braid brigade. See the 15 trendiest styles of the season

Hairstyle Crash Course: Mastering the 15 Hottest Braids

This is a TotalBeauty.com hairstyles article
For those of us with butterfingers, those gorgeous braided updos trending on Pinterest seem impossible. Until now. Instead of resorting to your usual boring ponytail, you too can wear the coolest braids with this expert tutorial. With these pro tips and product recommendations, now even the clumsiest can be a braiding guru.

The cult classic
Burt’s Bees® Beeswax Lip Balm
has been tingling and soothing lips with a minty sensation for over 20
years – naturally! Its all-natural formula contains peppermint oil that
lifts spirits and gets you ready to pucker
up. So this September, Burt’s Bees invites you to purse those lips and
upload your
“Best Kiss Face” to the Raise Your Burt’s contest for a chance to become the next
Natural Champion of the Beeswax Lip Balm!

 
The
Raise Your Burt’s contest (now live!) will name the
#1 Beeswax Lip Balm fan—the Natural Champion–the
person who cares about living a natural life just as much as Burt’s
Bees does. Lip balm lovers can choose between 8 different categories for
submission, and most creative
entries will be selected for the following prizes*:
 
  • 40 semifinalists will win
    100 personalized lip balms
 
  • The
    two most passionate of these contestants will be featured in the
    2013 Burt’s Bees Lip Balm Campaign
 
  • But only the
    #1 Beeswax Lip Balm fan will become the
    Natural Champion, winning a weekend extravaganza of pampering, products and a private concert at an eco-friendly, 5-star hotel and spa for himself or herself and
    three friends!
 
Visit the Raise Your Burt’s tab on the Burt’s Bees Facebook page for more information:
http://burtsbees.com/raiseyourburts.
 (*see contest page for a complete listing of prizes and contest rules)

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October 5th, 2012 by Baker

Don’t get caught on a waiting list. Get these 8 beauty products before it’s too late
September's Best: The 8 Beauty Products Selling Out Now

This is a TotalBeauty.com beauty products article
For us, the beginning of September means one thing: new beauty products. There are a ton of makeup collections launching for the new season, but of the many, only a few are worth the splurge. We’ve researched and tested them all to find out this month’s top eight hair, skin, and makeup picks. You may just find your new favorite staples.

 

Hi Gorgeous!

I’m going to the Maxim pool party at the W hotel in Scottsdale…wearing my modified Marilyn Monroe makeup look and lips are stained cherry flavored red-literally as in this Kool Aid DIY video. Enjoy!


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November 6th, 2011 by Baker

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4 Best Multitasking Beauty Products

Save time with these amazing products that’ll get you looking fab and out the door ASAP

4 Best Multitasking Beauty Products

This is a TotalBeauty.com beauty products article

Got kids? A schedule packed to the brim with endless meetings and to-dos? A needy boyfriend? Whatever the reason for your harried mornings, we’ve got the solutions you need thanks to these 2-in-1 multitasking beauty products busy women swear by.

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Hello Gorgeous! Today I sharea guest blog spot by friend, mom, business woman and entrepreneur Laura Wintemute. She shares a short post about raising a son with autism. The full is story is on the link below. Enjoy!

I am one of the lucky ones; my son is high functioning. He can tell me he loves me, hold my hand or give me kisses. Some days he is just like any other kid. And other days are hard, so very hard. His mind is brilliant, his smile and laughter are amazing; but his frustration is unbearable and I know we’re at the point where others can tell something is different. I fear everything- will he ever truly be independent? What if something happens to me, who will take care of him? But to him I can never show my worry, and holding it together might be the hardest thing for both of us.

http://worldwidewintemutes.blogspot.com/2011/11/our-little-world.html
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