• Healthy Eating,  Healthy Lifestyle,  Healthy Snacks,  Weight Loss

    6 Healthy Habits To Start Doing Today

    Losing or maintaining weight or living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t always require a massive lifestyle overhaul! Slow and steady wins the race in the game of life and health and these simple tips will help you become a healthier version of you without completely rearranging your life… 1. Lemon Water at Breakfast Some people claim it boosts metabolism; others say it promotes fat burning. While the jury is still out on those claims, I have found lemon water to be a fantastic tool for weight loss and maintenance. And while lemon water isn’t a proven weight-loss aid, it is a delicious way to get your H2O and hydration is key…

  • Skin Care

    Beauty Product Ingredients That Could Cause Acne

    As much as we love our skin care products and makeup, there are quite a few ingredients in your everyday makeup and skin care products that could be doing more harm than good, especially for sensitive and/or acne-prone skin. I have listed below some key ingredients to look for that may be the culprit of those annoying acne breakouts… Coconut Oil Although coconut oil has become a big hit in the beauty world, it is also considered to be highly comedogenic, which means it can easily block or clog your pores. Coconut oil is fine to use as a body moisturizer or as a deep conditioning treatment for hair but…

  • Healthy Eating,  Healthy Lifestyle,  Healthy Vacation,  Travel

    Tips To Help You Eat Healthy In The Sky And At Airports

    Summer is in full swing and it’s time to travel the world! But this means taking one or more flights and spending a lot of time cooped up on airplanes and in airports as well. When it comes to food, the default option is to be at the mercy of the airline and airport, but with a bit of advance preparation, you can avoid this and eat healthy while you are en-route. Here are some suggestions to make your travel healthier… Bring An Empty Water Bottle You can refill it after you pass security. Find a soda dispenser at the food court and pour yourself some cold water. Also, chilled…

  • Affordable Beauty,  DIY's, Tips & Tricks,  Self Care,  Skin Care

    DIY At-Home Herbal Facial Steaming

    Do you struggle with congested, dehydrated skin or breakouts? Many of us deal with skin issues and one great (and inexpensive) way to deep clean and hydrate your skin is giving your face good steaming. Steaming your face is almost like steaming your body, it provides a good deep cleanse from the inside out. Facial steaming will make your pores sweat causing them to open allowing any dirt and oil to be pushed out. Afterwards, you are left with soft, supple and refreshed skin and your pores will be less visible. Facial steaming is easy, you can do it at home and requires no special equipment or products. Just follow…

  • Family Vacation,  Summer Travel,  Summer Vacation

    Let’s Talk About Lake Tahoe (California & Nevada)

    Straddling the border of California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe is a popular year-round vacation destination that offers everything from gambling and wine tasting, to hot air ballooning, skiing and sailing charters. The region is split between the pristine wilderness of the North Shore and the lively, diverse activities of the South Shore. Though vast natural attractions are abundant here, whether experienced by land, water or air, Lake Tahoe also offers a variety of arts and culture with its many arts festivals, theater and music venues, as well as top-notch restaurants and nightlife. Lake Tahoe’s Activities & Attractions Lake Tahoe’s attractions span every season and appeal to a wide range of…

  • Healthy Eating,  Healthy Lifestyle,  Healthy Vacation,  Summer Vacation

    Tips To Help You Stay Healthy While On Vacation

    Summer is officially here and that means vacation time! A lot of people struggle (myself included) with staying healthy on vacation. You worked hard to maintain your healthy lifestyle in the days leading up to your trip, but then have trouble keeping them in mind once you are there. It’s so tempting to literally eat your way through your adventures, but you will most likely feel bad later, so I have come up with a few tips for avoiding that groggy, full feeling that I have experienced myself, that aren’t that difficult to stick to and will help you stay healthy while on vacation… Hydrate If you are going somewhere…

  • Lip Care,  Skin Care

    How To Deal With Dry, Chapped Lips During the Summer Months

    I don’t know about you, but I have been dealing with not only unusually dry skin but dry, chapped lips as well (which I really do not deal with during the summer). Chapped lips can be incredibly uncomfortable and even though we think of chapped lips mainly being a problem in the winter, warm summer weather can cause dryness, flaking, cracks and even bleeding lips. If you find yourself dealing with chapped lips often, here are some tips to keep your lips in top condition… Stay Hydrated It’s hard to keep your lips looking nice if your body is dehydrated! Drink Plenty of Water: Hydration is key to keeping your…

  • Becoming Pet Parents,  Lifestyle,  Senior Living

    Becoming Pet Parents Over 60

    Pets sustain us and keep us healthier, happier and more hopeful as we age, no barks or meows about it. A recent story in Harvard Magazine cited an American Heart Association finding that pets reduce our mortality rate by 24 percent and the Mayo Clinic confirms pets keep us in much better shape, both physically and mentally. But new challenges emerge as we age, including medical diagnoses that can keep us away from our furry, feathered friends or make it impossible to care for them, as well as unforeseen financial issues and living arrangements that change our capacity to care or keep them. These are tough scenarios to imagine, but…

  • Budget Fashion,  Fashion,  Shop Your Closet,  Summer Fashion

    Refresh Your Wardrobe On A Budget: Summer 2024 Edition

    As the temperatures rise and the days grow longer, it’s time to update your wardrobe for the summer season. But updating your style doesn’t have to drain your bank account. With some smart shopping strategies and creative thinking, you can update your summer wardrobe on a budget and still look chic and trendy. Here’s how to do it for Summer 2024… Evaluate What You Have Before you hit the stores, take a good look at your current wardrobe. Pull out all your summer clothes and assess what you already own. Make a list of items you wear frequently and pieces you have neglected. This will help you identify gaps in…

  • Skin Care,  SPF Protection

    Which is Best For You? Chemical Or Physical Sunscreens

    The first day of summer is around the corner (although it has been feeling like summer for the last few weeks here in Las Vegas) and that means one thing is for sure which is lots of sun exposure. While we love getting a healthy dose of Vitamin D, we also need to make sure to protect our skin before heading out into those intense summer rays. Applying daily SPF is a crucial part of preventing premature aging, sunburns, and sun damage and with so many sunscreen variations to choose from, it can be a real guessing game trying to figure out exactly which product will protect your skin the…