April 24th, 2017 by Baker
Hi ya Gorgeous!
Today, Coachella wraps up another year of music and art. Kendrick Lamar and Lorde are on today’s line up.  I went to the first year that Coachella was created and have not been back yet. I really appreciate the free passes shared to attend, though I think the event is a bit much for my son to attend at this age. I’m thinking next year, the 13 year old will appreciate the event and perhaps we will go.For those of you who are there now, I hope you have planned your after care for the post Coachella effect.
The highs of the event are so high! There is so much stimulation to all of your senses from the sound and sights, smells and tastes.  So here’s a bit of help to get you acclimated to everyday life after you leave.Hydrate inside and out!  Now is a good time to add an electrolyte drink to your next 48 hours.
For skin, try the new Palmer’s Coconut Oil Hydrating Facial Mask with raw coconut sugar. It’s paraben, phthalate, mineral oil, sulfate, gluten and dye free. Nothing but hydrating goodness in this mask and a great way to quench the thirst of your parched skin!

After the mask, which you can also use on hands or anywhere that your body has dry skin – apply the Palmer’s Coconut Oil Facial Moisturizer. It’s formulated with ethically and sustainable sourced ingredients.  The bottle says 24 hour moisture, though I would reapply as needed.

It’s a super light weight formula but packs a punch of hydration to it!

For your hair and scalp, heal the desert sun damage with the Palmer’s Coconut Oil – it is marked for a facial oil, though this can be applied anywhere on the body, scalp and hair included!

This Cocnut Oil is a blend of extra virgin coconut oil, tahitian monoi oil, sweet almond oil, macadamia oil, argan oil, grapeseed oil, maracuja oil, sunflower oil, apricot oil and sesame oil.  The smell is delicious and the oil is nourishing! Your dry braided tight hair with the glitter roots will drink this up!

Put a dropper full of oil in your palm, rub them together and then smooth over your hair and work from the ends to the scalp!  Let it sit for a as long as possible before washing out.

 

This cleansing balm that is new from Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula reminds me so much of the Colleen Rothschild cleansing balm. It melts into your skin and gives a good deep clean but gently. This product thoroughly removed long wearing foundation and long wearing mascara. If that sounds like your Coachella weekend makeup, get some of this to help remove the desert dirt from your skin.

After all of the hydration of your skin, inside and out, you will feel refreshed and ready to reflect on the memories you made during Coachella.

You never know, I just may see you out there next year!

Remember: you are beautiful!
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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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August 29th, 2016 by Baker
Hi ya Gorgeous and TGIF to you too!Woo hoo! It’s the weekend and I thought it would never get here! Today is my son’ birthday and we have a full weekend of adventure and mayhem planned….exciting!

The following weekend leads us into the Labor Day holiday and is the official, well, in my opinion, official start of all  things Fall and holiday and if you blink slow enough you will see the whirlwind of activity happen before your eyes as it’s Christmas and New Years before you know it!

So today I have a product review and recommendation for your every
day life and weekend travel plans that will surely help heal and survive
the family through sun, fun, boating, hiking, and all things adventure.

If your family is like mine: we could be in a movie at one point and then body surfing at another in the same day. GREEN GOO travel packs make the transition smoother for all involved.
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September 29th, 2015 by Baker

Hi ya Gorgeous!

 

I love finding a new healthy body care product, one that is free of harsh chemicals, and synthetic dyes and fragrances.

Here’s a bit about Paper Street Soaps:

“At Paper Street Soaps, we are proud to offer a large selection of the finest handmade, natural, and organic body care products. From cold process soaps to hand and body lotion, our natural products are handmade in small batches to ensure quality every time. Once you try our natural body care products, you will never want to use anything else ever again.

 

AfViolet_final_large_fiverr_makeupuWhen you purchase soap or body car products from the store, they contain harsh chemicals and dyes that can damage your skin and introduce free radicals into your system. Our handmade soap, lotions, and other body care items are made by hand with love and care, and our artisans always use their own creations.

 

If you’ve ever used all-natural cold process soap before, then you already know how rich and creamy the lather is compared to store-bought soaps. If you want a natural experience that offers superior cleaning power, our all-natural handmade cold process soaps and other body care products are the perfect choice for you.”

 

Here are some more choices from Paper Street Soaps:

 

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Bath and Shower Products

Our Bath and Shower product line includes items such as natural bath and shower bombs, bath teas, body wash, shampoo, and more. Each of our natural Bath and Shower products is handmade in small batches to ensure a quality product every time.

 

 

 

 

 

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Our natural Lotions will nourish your skin without added chemicals or dyes. Made from Shea Butter, our Body Lotion is great for daily use. We also have lotions for severely cracked hands or feet, and all of our lotions are handmade in small batches to ensure a quality product every time.

 

 

 

 

 

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Our line of natural Lip Balms and Salves are the natural way to heal and protect your lips and skin. We have options including vegan lip balm and lanolin-free lip balm for people with allergies or skin irritations. All of our lip balms and salves are handmade in small batches to ensure a quality product every time.

 

 

 

There are even products specifically for men from Paper Street Soaps

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Our all-natural Beard Conditioner is the perfect way to keep your beard or mustache growing soft and thick. By adding only a few drops to your facial hair, our Beard Conditioner will not only soften up those whiskers but it will also moisturize the skin underneath. Not only will you beard look better and be much more comfortable, but your girlfriend or wife will really appreciate the improvement! Available in a variety of different scents, we have a Beard Conditioner for every person.

  • Works on any type of facial hair
  • Made from natural Apricot, Grapeseed, Hemp, High-Oleic Sunflower, and Jojoba Oils with Vitamin E and no added chemicals.
  • Formulated especially for facial use so it is non- greasy and will never clog your pores
  • Just 5-6 drops on an average beard or mustache and 10-12 drops on a full long beard daily should do the trick!
  • Jojoba Oil closely resembles the skin’s oils, so it is perfect for those with sensitive skin.
  • Apricot Oil penetrates deep into the skin to moisturize without appearing oily or triggering any skin sensitivity issues.
  • Grapeseed Oil nourishes your beard or mustache to lock in moisture, prevent breakage, and add volume for a full looking beard or mustache.
  • Each package contains 2 oz. of Beard Conditioner

*Our Beard Conditioner is made from all-natural oils including Apricot, Grapeseed, Hemp, High-Oleic Sunflower, and Jojoba along with added Vitamin E to make your facial hair soft and supple along with the underlying skin without any added chemicals or dyes.

There is something for everybody in the family from Paper Street Soaps and now is the time to start getting ready for your gift giving this holiday season.

Find your favorite gifts at Paper Street Soaps!

 


 

 

 

 

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December 8th, 2012 by Baker

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To Get Bangs or Not to Get Bangs: One Editor Answers The Question

If you’ve ever wondered what you’d look like with bangs, keep reading. Our editor tests faux fringe at New York City’s hottest new hair spot, The Bang Bar

To Get Bangs or Not to Get Bangs: One Editor Answers The Question

This is a TotalBeauty.com hairstyles article

Our New York City beauty editor, Dawn Davis, has wanted bangs all her life. But her round face, curly hair, and beauty advice-giving mother have kept her from taking the plunge. So when the Butterfly Studio Salon opened a “bang bar,” she was first in line to set an appointment for professionally styled clip-ins. How does she look with fringe? Check it out now.

Go behind the scenes

Hello Gorgeous!
I had one of the best Thanksgiving celebrations ever and hope that you did too!  Part of my celebrating was testing a new shampoo of a brand I have wanted to try forever!

The Organix line can be found at Ulta’s or Walmarts. It is affordable in the under $10 range and maybe even closer to $5!

It had a great shampoo lather and rinsed clean with a light pomegranate ( love this!) scent. I also tested the shine serum to help boost luster and reduce frizzies in the hair.

I liked both products and think they would make a great gift for the beauty lover on your holiday shopping list.

This product is paraben and sulfate free making it safe for color treated hair! Enjoy!


Remember: you are beautiful!
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December 8th, 2012 by Baker

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How to Look Hot a Decade From Now

Want to look sexier in ten years than you do now? Check out these anti-aging revelations

How to Look Hot a Decade From Now

This is a TotalBeauty.com anti-aging skin care article

Looking as if you sipped from the fountain of youth doesn’t require thousands of dollars worth of laser treatments and plastic surgery. All you need are these six easy tips. They’ll help you minimize signs of aging and keep your skin looking flawless for years. See the tricks that turn back the hands of time now.

Look hot later

Remember: you are beautiful!
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Hello Gorgeous!
Oh look at the gorgeous sample that has arrived in time for getting beautiful for the holidays.

I love a cosmetic product that is good for the skin and is free  from harmful chemicals, especially synthetic estrogens!

Here is a bit from the website http://www.cleure.com

“Our goal is to help you become wise shoppers and understand how safe
ingredients hold the key to a healthier body. What you put on your
skin, does go into your body. Read the health topics on our web site
and you’ll discover why Cleure is the only clear choice for skin care
for sensitive skin and botanical free products.”

Dr. Flora Stay

Cosmetic gift bag is the perfect holiday for gifts and stocking stuffers:

Contains Holiday shades:

Regular size Lipstick – Rich Parfait
Regular size Lipstick – Sublime Red

Regular size Nail Polish – Rodeo Drive Red
Regular size Nail Polish – Oscar (glitter gold)

Travel Mineral Mascara – Dark Brown

Travel Mineral Lip Gloss – Berry

Top zippered clear cosmetic bag

http://www.cleure.com/Cosmetic-Gift-Kit-p/cosgiftbag.htm

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December 8th, 2012 by Baker

TotalBeauty.com
Never Have Another Junk Food Craving Again

Do you regularly finish the Pringles can? Or make it to the bottom of your Chunky Monkey carton? Decode your cravings and find out what your body really needs

Never Have Another Junk Food Craving Again

This is a TotalBeauty.com diet article

Bet you didn’t know that binging is your body’s cry for help. Instead of beating yourself up after every late night snack, find out why you’re having that sweet or salty craving in the first place. This guide’s got the answers, plus the healthier alternatives.

What is your body telling you?

Hello Gorgeous,
It’s no secret, I am the biggest fan of LUSH hand made cosmetics and body products.
I have loved every product that I have tried and it’s always a combination of reasons such as:

  1. Scent-all from organic oils and natural sources
  2. Texture-gritty when wanted, smoothe and soothing when  needed
  3. Company policy of being vegan,paraben free, healthy and hand made

LUSH has retail stores across the nation-but for some reason, none in Arizona…yet?  You can get your LUSH products online. Already, I know what you are thinking: “I’m not ordering body products I can see or smell off the internet, paying for shipping then having it arrive and not liking it”.

Whoa-wait, hold on; stop there. Simply visit the LUSH homepage, and pick a product such as bath soap, shower gels,lotions or hair care. Then when you click through on the product you are interested in, there will be several reviews to help you decide if it’s for you or not. LUSH also has a generous return policy-so it’s win win. Get some for you and some for your holiday gift giving! You won’t be disappointed!

Angel's Delight

A fruity slice of heaven

When you’re need of some holiday cheer, ask the angels to help
raise your spirits. Our best-selling Angel’s Delight soap returns with
the same merry tangerine and orange scent we all love. Inspired by the
popular English custard of the same name, our uplifting sudser is just
as sweet and fruity as the beloved dessert. If you’re lucky enough to
encounter a whole round of Angel’s Delight in store, you’re sure to be
mesmerized by its beautiful gold moon “frame”. LUSH co-founders Mark and
Mo Constantine happened upon a similar gilded frame in an antique shop
while on an inspiration trip to Venice, but we think they may have
surpassed the original design with this beautiful soap!

Features

  • Stuff the stocking: Skip the tangerine tradition and put this fruity soap into stockings instead.
  • Hold on tight: Keep what you’ve got with vegetable glycerin, which helps skin retain moisture.
  • Surprise!: With a beautiful array of
    colorful chunks suspended throughout, every piece of this fresh handmade
    soap is more unique than a snowflake

Remember: you are beautiful!
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December 8th, 2012 by Baker

TotalBeauty.com
Never Have Another Junk Food Craving Again

Do you regularly finish the Pringles can? Or make it to the bottom of your Chunky Monkey carton? Decode your cravings and find out what your body really needs

Never Have Another Junk Food Craving Again

This is a TotalBeauty.com diet article

Bet you didn’t know that binging is your body’s cry for help. Instead of beating yourself up after every late night snack, find out why you’re having that sweet or salty craving in the first place. This guide’s got the answers, plus the healthier alternatives.

What is your body telling you?

Hello Gorgeous,
It’s no secret, I am the biggest fan of LUSH hand made cosmetics and body products.
I have loved every product that I have tried and it’s always a combination of reasons such as:

  1. Scent-all from organic oils and natural sources
  2. Texture-gritty when wanted, smoothe and soothing when  needed
  3. Company policy of being vegan,paraben free, healthy and hand made

LUSH has retail stores across the nation-but for some reason, none in Arizona…yet?  You can get your LUSH products online. Already, I know what you are thinking: “I’m not ordering body products I can see or smell off the internet, paying for shipping then having it arrive and not liking it”.

Whoa-wait, hold on; stop there. Simply visit the LUSH homepage, and pick a product such as bath soap, shower gels,lotions or hair care. Then when you click through on the product you are interested in, there will be several reviews to help you decide if it’s for you or not. LUSH also has a generous return policy-so it’s win win. Get some for you and some for your holiday gift giving! You won’t be disappointed!

Angel's Delight

A fruity slice of heaven

When you’re need of some holiday cheer, ask the angels to help
raise your spirits. Our best-selling Angel’s Delight soap returns with
the same merry tangerine and orange scent we all love. Inspired by the
popular English custard of the same name, our uplifting sudser is just
as sweet and fruity as the beloved dessert. If you’re lucky enough to
encounter a whole round of Angel’s Delight in store, you’re sure to be
mesmerized by its beautiful gold moon “frame”. LUSH co-founders Mark and
Mo Constantine happened upon a similar gilded frame in an antique shop
while on an inspiration trip to Venice, but we think they may have
surpassed the original design with this beautiful soap!

Features

  • Stuff the stocking: Skip the tangerine tradition and put this fruity soap into stockings instead.
  • Hold on tight: Keep what you’ve got with vegetable glycerin, which helps skin retain moisture.
  • Surprise!: With a beautiful array of
    colorful chunks suspended throughout, every piece of this fresh handmade
    soap is more unique than a snowflake

Remember: you are beautiful!
Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways!

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December 8th, 2012 by Baker

TotalBeauty.com
6 Cobalt Products We’re Loving

The shelves of Sephora currently look like a sea of cobalt, and these blue items reign supreme. Pull off this fall’s hottest color trend with these six picks

6 Cobalt Products We're Loving

This is a TotalBeauty.com makeup article

When it comes to blue makeup, it’s hard not to immediately imagine tacky 80s eye shadow. The trick to modernizing the color? Choosing the right shade. Enter, cobalt. To nail the trend, try these top makeup picks. They’re electric, fresh, and universally flattering. See how you can wear the hottest fall hue now.

See top picks

Hey Gorgeous-this bubble bar by LUSH really does ‘rocket’ around the tub!
I got this for me-though my son got to it first and loved playing with it. The bar truly does live up to it’s name and for $9.95 it delivers an at home spa like experience.
It has a clean scent that lasts, and somehow turns blue in the water and bubbles but rinses off the skin with no residue.
I’m looking forward to getting a set for the whole family. If you haven’t tried LUSH hand made cosmetics yet, now is the time to do it. I would totally like to have these products underneath my Christmas tree and any co-worker would love to get LUSH in a secret santa gift exchange.

To get LUSH, order online or visit your local store!

 

Rocket

More from rocket reusable bubble bar

For out-of-this-world bubble baths
We love the idea of reusable bubble bars, so this season we have
a few to choose from. Just swish it around in your bath water and watch
the fragrant bubbles rise, then set it aside for future baths! Rocket
has a spicy violet, clove bud, ginger and fire tree oil fragrance that
warms you up from head to toe. Twinkly stars and bright paper flames top
it off for stellar bathtime fun.

Features

  • Astronomical amounts of bubbles: Reuse this bar again and again by swishing it around in the tub and putting it aside for next time.
  • Warms up cold bones: Spicy clove bud and ginger warm you up in the tub so you can go to bed comfortable and cozy.
  • A sure-fire winner: Designed with little (and big) astronaut-wannabes in mind.

Remember: you are beautiful!
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December 8th, 2012 by Baker

TotalBeauty.com
New Mom Tricks: How To Fake Like You Smell Great

Babies come first, personal hygiene comes second … to last. See the six clever tips new moms use to look (and smell) perfectly presentable

New Mom Tricks: How To Fake Like You Smell Great

This is a TotalBeauty.com beauty tips article

Once your baby arrives you can say so long to those long, DIY pampering sessions (or heck, even showering on a regular basis). But even if you haven’t seen a shampoo bottle in days and you’re covered in spit-up, you can smell good. Here’s how.

Get the tips

Holy snap moly my gorgeous friends!
As you know, I love LUSH products because there are fresh hand made cosmetics and always effective.  This wee tub of Popcorn lip scrub is a must have holiday season  beauty product.

Winter weather is upon us meaning dry chapped lips and crusty looking lipstick. Not with Popcorn in your beauty repetoire.

It’s a lip scrub that can be licked off and tastes of sweet salty corny goodness.

Using LUSH Popcorn is so easy: when you are washing your face rub a small amount in small circles over your lips and lip line, then lick off or rinse your face. You can use it in the shower or any time of day you want to freshen up your lips. I can hardly say enough about how much I like this product!

It’s just $8.95 and you can purchase online at www.lushusa.com or visit your local LUSH retail store!

Popcorn

Lip-smacking new flavor

Mmm! A simply scrumptious sugar and salt lip scrub for the
holidays. We haven’t been able to keep our hands off this one. Lips can
get particularly dry and flakey in winter weather, so it’s especially
important to exfoliate. Use this one and keep your lips sweet, smooth
and tasty all season long. The sweet and slightly salty popcorn flavor
will make you want to lick this scrub right off your lips; but that’s
okay, we do it too!

Features

  • Here for the holidays: Trust us, you’ll want to stock up on these!
  • Fabulous popcorn flavor: If you can’t get enough of the scent, try our Let the Good Times Roll facial cleanser.
  • Perfect stocking-stuffer: Put it on your wish list, or pop it in your stocking yourself! No one has to know it was you.

Remember: you are beautiful!
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