• Maintain Your Skin Monday,  Skin Care

    Maintain Your Skin Monday: DIY Coffee Body Scrub with Coconut Oil

    Summer is over and fall is here (and winter is just around the corner) and that means cooler weather, less humidity and drier skin and this DIY coffee body scrub with coconut oil will exfoliate and moisturize your skin while providing the skin with beneficial antioxidants from the coffee and coconut oil, it smells amazing and it’s super easy to make! Here’s what you will need: Ingredients: 1 Cup Ground Organic Coffee 1 Cup Organic Sugar (I like turbinado sugar. It’s more of a course sugar and great for exfoliating the skin) 1/2 Cup Organic Coconut Oil 1/2 Tablespoon Cinnamon (optional) 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract (optional) Directions: Melt coconut oil…

  • Crime,  Personal Safety,  What You Need To Know Wednesday

    What You Need To Know Wednesday: How to Avoid Becoming A Victim Of A Violent Crime

    Violent crime (and crime in general) is definitely on the rise everywhere. It doesn’t matter where you live or how safe you feel your community is, a violent crime can happen anywhere and at any time, so I did some research on how to protect yourself from being a victim of a violent crime and listed below are some tips that I feel are necessary for all of us to know to protect ourselves: In Your Car Always have your car key or car FOB in your hand ready to use before entering your car. Carry your cell phone with you in the car. When entering or exiting your car,…

  • Maintain Your Skin Monday,  Skin Care,  Updated Skin Care Routine

    Maintain Your Skin Monday: My Updated AM & PM Skincare Routines For Fall

    My skincare routines are geared around three things: hydration, moisturization and exfoliation every day of the year and most everything I use comes from the drugstore (a few products come from Trader Joe’s and are drugstore priced). You can find really good skincare without breaking the bank, so after some trial and error over the years, I have created skincare routines for fall (and winter) that work for my skin, and everything is affordable too! So, before we dive into my updated skincare routines, my skin is mature (I am 59 yrs. old) and dry to very dry (depending on the time of year), so the skincare products I use…

  • Healthy Eating,  Healthy Fats,  Healthy Lifestyle,  Wellness Wednesday

    Wellness Wednesday: 5 Facts About Fats

    When it comes to fats, people typically categorize them in the following way: proteins are good, carbs are bad, and fats make people fat. The truth is that fats get a bad rap, mostly due to related health effects caused by an abundance of unhealthy saturated fats and trans fats. In reality, we need fats to survive. So, here are five facts about fats in a healthy diet: 1. Fats = Energy There are two ways in which the human body can acquire fat to use as energy. The body can create its own fats to be stored for future use, or the fats can be consumed. In the earlier…

  • Beauty Devices,  Maintain Your Skin Monday,  Skin Care

    Maintain Your Skin Monday: Comper Smarkin 4-in-1 Beauty Device Review

    The Comper Smarkin 4-in-1 Beauty Device is a skincare treatment device that you link to an app on your smart phone. While you can operate it manually just by pressing the buttons on the device, with the app, you can set up a treatment program and the app automatically transitions the device between the different modes. It also keeps track of the treatments and reminds you when it is time to use the device again, so it is easy to keep up with a regime. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. First, what does the Comper Smarkin 4-in-1 device do? According to the website this device gives you “Professional…

  • Hair Care,  Makeup,  Nail Care,  Skin Care,  What You Need To Know Wednesday

    What You Need To Know Wednesday: Walmart’s Mega Beauty Event 2022

    Move over Ulta and Sephora! You are not the only beauty retailers with beauty events going on! Get ready because Walmart’s Mega Beauty Event is almost here! Starting Saturday September 3rd, you can shop hundreds of beauty rollbacks and savings, so here’s what’s going to be on sale each week during the month of September… September 3rd – 9th: Hair Care, Hair Color, Hair Tools & Hair Accessories September 10th -16th: Cosmetics, Nails & Beauty Accessories September 17th – 23rd: Skin Care (including skin care tools) September 24th – 30th: Final Deals & Prestige Beauty I shop for pretty much all of my beauty, skin care and hair care products…

  • Makeup,  Makeup 101,  Skin Care

    Makeup Monday: Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty Fall Event 2022

    Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty Fall Event started yesterday August 28th both in-store and online and runs through Saturday, September 17th! Each day two to three top shelf products will be discounted up to 50% on items like highlighters, mascaras, glosses, eye shadow palettes and even skincare, so here’s the list of everything that will be on sale each day (excluding yesterday’s sale items):  Monday August 29: Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Pads, $30 (regularly $60) Nudestix Select Kits, $13.50 – $22.50 (regularly $27 – $45) Tarte Shape Tape Glow Wand, $14.50 (regularly $29) *Online Only, Diamond + Platinum Exclusive* 50% off Benefit Product (not yet revealed), *Diamond + Platinum Exclusive*…

  • Fitness,  Healthy Lifestyle,  Workout Wednesday

    Workout Wednesday: Tips To Make Your Workday More Active

    Staying active during the workday can be a challenge for people who sit at a desk all day. This is especially true on days when you are so busy it feels like there’s rarely an opportunity to look away from your computer, much less get up and move around. Luckily, there are many ways to stay active in the office, even if you can’t manage to leave your desk. The tips listed below are easy to incorporate into your workday so you can stay as active as possible… SUBTLY BOOST YOUR BURN Add extra resistance to your movement, turning that quick walk from your desk to your printer into an…

  • Makeup,  Makeup Monday,  SPF Protection

    Makeup Monday: The Best Drugstore Makeup with SPF To Layer For Sun Protection

    No matter the season or the weather, SPF is a step in your beauty routine you don’t ever want to skip! SPF ensures you are protecting your skin against sun damage as well as preventing signs of aging that is accelerated by sun exposure. So, there are two things you have to keep in mind: the “sufficient” amount of SPF for the face and neck is 1/2 teaspoon, and SPF needs to be reapplied throughout the day to stay effective. So where does that leave us makeup-wearers? I typically get the biggest dose of protection in my face moisturizer with SPF, but I do like to use makeup with SPF…

  • Body Care,  Skin Care,  Which Is Better Wednesday

    Which Is Better Wednesday: Walmart’s Equate Beauty Brand vs. Brand Name Beauty Products

    Happy Wednesday everyone! I have been comparing some brand name beauty products that I purchase regularly and love with Walmart’s Equate Beauty brand. Some of Walmart’s beauty brands were okay and some I have switched to because they are just as good the brand name beauty product, so let’s get into the comparisons starting with skin care: CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser $12.08 for 12 oz. – I love this cleanser and I have been using this for years. This is great for my dry, sensitive skin and leaves my skin soft after cleansing (Not the best makeup remover, so if I am wearing makeup, this is my second cleanse). Equate…