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Posts tagged ‘beauty’

Make Your Own: Lotion Bars {lavender + peppermint}

I like Cetaphil and coconut oil as much as the next person. But, I don’t like chemicals in my hand cream, I dislike buying non-recyclable plastic tubes, and toting coconut oil around town when it goes from solid to liquid with a warm breeze is flirting with disaster. So, lotion bars seemed like a no-brainer to add to my ever-growing inventory of homemade beauty products.

lavender and peppermint lotion

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Perfect Gifts for Her {psst…”her” is me}

You know how flight attendants remind you that before helping others, it’s important to put your own oxygen mask on first? That’s my philosophy on gift giving. With that in mind, here’s my “Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Cyber Monday/Totally made up Tuesday” gifts for me guide.

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KitchenAid Food Processor

The amount of hummus and banana ice cream I make is reason enough to upgrade to a larger food processor; this eight cup KitchenAid should do the trick. And, here’s a 20% off code for any small appliance from Best Buy.

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A little lippy

After going to my annual mole check at my dermatologist’s office I thought it only appropriate to go to my local beauty store and re-up on my 30 spf daily facial moisturizer. Complete no-brainer, I walk to my tried and true cream, grab it from the shelf and start making my way to check out. Then, I gaze over toward cosmetics and I am reminded of the many battles fought and subsequently, lost in the lipstick aisle. Maybe it was the urgency of my dry lips from these cold winter days or maybe I was feeling really confident because all my moles were given the okay (Get an annual mole check!), but this time, I decided I would find both a bright lipstick and a nude lipstick, forever breaking free from being a tinted balm only kind of girl.

Lipstick Queen - Scarlet red     Benefit Wing woman

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best things {in May}

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sugar skull art

Sugar skulls. I bought this canvas print, Dia de Los Muertos Girl, from Gargoyle Canvas at the Downtown Chandler Art Walk. But, you can also visit their etsy shop.

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Homemade Deodorant {six ingredients}

The idea of  aluminum based compounds and parabens seeping into my skin got me to switch to Tom’s of Maine deodorant a couple of years ago. Now, the idea of rubbing petro-chemicals (found in Tom’s of Maine) into my skin has started to bother me. So, after finding a recipe for homemade deodorant on Apartment Therapy last week, I decided to give it a try.

ingredients for homemade deodorant

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The best things {in June}…

My favorites things {for the month of June}

1. Zoku Quick Pop Maker A dear friend of mine introduced this to me a couple of years ago and I’ve been envious of her instantaneous popsicle making abilities ever since. Perfect for warmer months when I’d normally turn to ice cream for a cool-me-down, now I can make my own quick and healthy treat.

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