Must haves for July!


Dose of Color 

(any of the lip products 

they are very pigmented)


Hair RePear T-Shirt Hair Towel


Trademark Lollia by Marmot Elona

Eau du Parfum in Calm


StriVectin Volumizing

Hand Treatment 


Captain Blakenship 

Golden Waves Sea Salt

Shimmer Spray


Sunday Riley Juno
Hydroactive Cellular 

Face Oil


Kopari Coconut Oil

Coconut Body Glow


Michael Todd 

Charcoal Detoxifying

Facial Mask

The Importance of Hats for Sun Protection: The Brim of the Matter

We all know that a hat protects you from the sun, but

did you know for

every 1 inch of brim to your hat = a 10% lower risk of skin cancer to your face!

Ditch the baseball cap, look for brims that go all the way around the hat. Bonus many hats now offer added UPF protection, the Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) rating system measures the UV protection provided by fabric.

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Siggi Bucket Boonie Cord Fishing Beach Cap Summer Sun Hat Wide Brim for Women UPF50+

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Simplicity Women’s Summer UPF 50+ Roll Up Floppy Beach Hat with Ribbon

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Coolibar UPF 50+ Men’s Shapeable Outback Sun Hat – Sun Protective

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Coolibar UPF 50+ Men’s Fairway Golf Hat – Sun Protective

Hand Saving Recipe!

Honey Sugar Scrub Hand Treatment 

1 tbsp honey

1 tsp sugar

1/2 tsp coconut oil

1/2 tsp powdered milk

1/4 tsp lemon juice

Mix together into a slightly runny paste in a bowl.

Apply gently rubbing the mixture into damp hands. Let mixture sit on hands for at least 10 minutes. I recommend applying the mixture onto hands over the sink and putting each hand in a baggie to contain any mess. Wash hands in warm not hot water without soap. Once rinsed off apply hand cream.

I like to do this treatment once to twice a week at night.

If you have any allergies or sensitivities to any of the ingredients please don’t try this recipe.

Essential Oil of the Month: Rosalina for Respiratory Issues and Calming!

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Botanical Name: Melaleuca ericifolia

Country of Origin: Australia

Extraction Method: Steam Distilled

Plant Part: Leaves

Strength of Aroma: Medium

Aromatic Scent: a soft, lemony, medicinal, floral scent with an earthy, gentle lavender aroma and very mild Tea Tree aroma.

Blends Well With: Blue Tansy, Citronella, Cypress, Fir Needle, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Palmarosa, Spruce and Tea Tree.

Melaleuca ericifolia, commonly known as swamp paperbark or lavender tea tree is a plant in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae and the genus Melaleuca, native to south-eastern Australia. It is a rather variable species and some specimens resemble Melaleuca armillaris but its papery bark and smaller, more prolific flower heads distinguish it from that species. It often grows in swampy areas hence the name swamp paperbark. The flowers are creamy-white in colour, arranged in heads or spikes on the ends of branches which continue to grow after flowering.

Aboriginal people used the bark of this tree for paintings, blankets, and roofing for shelters. Oil from the leaves was used for medicine and nectar from the flowers was used to make sweet drinks.

Has been traditionally been used for its antibacterial properties, both topically and via inhalation. Great for allergies, respiratory issues, and relaxation!

Can be used as an alternative to eucalyptus or tea tree.


If you are pregnant, receiving cancer treatment, or have a weakened immune system the use of essential oil is not recommended!
While essential oil will not go rancid, carrier oils can. Store your carrier oils in a cool, dry, and dark place.
Disclaimer
While I’ve attempted to use credible sources for information, this is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment. If there is a disparity between the information presented within this blog and the advice given by your medical professional, please follow the medical professional’s advice as he/she will know you and your medical circumstances.

My Favorite Products Right Now!

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Farmacy Skin Dew

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Ciro-Cell Extraordinary Face Oil

for Anti-Aging

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RMS Beauty Master Mixer

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Goody Clean Radiance Paddle Brush

with Copper Bristles

Beauties of the Month: Adria Arjona, Florence Karumba, Karen Fukuhara, Kristen Gutoskie, Lotte Verbeek, and Sky Ferreira!

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Adria Arjona

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Florence Kasumba

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Karen Fukuhara

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Kristen Gutoskie

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Lotte Verbeek

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Sky Ferreira

 

Health & Beauty Tech I’m into Now!

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Northern Light Technology Flamingo Lux Bright Light Therapy Floor Lamp

Why I like it:

Most S.A.D (Seasonal Affective Disorder) lamps are small desktop lights that have to be positioned just right to be effective. This floor lamp is much more versatile; it stands 4 feet tall fully assembled with a rotating head which allows you to angle the light for maximum comfort. Electronically powered ballast assures reliable performance with no flicker and no hum. Offers 10,000 lux at Full Spectrum Lighting a comfortable distance of 12 inches, UV blocked. Made in Canada following strict CSA safety guidelines, Canadian Standards Association. I put it together myself in under 5 minutes.

 

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Oral-B BLACK 7000 SmartSeries Power Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush with Bluetooth Connectivity Powered by Braun

Why I Like it:

It talks to your phone using Bluetooth giving you real-time feedback with the Oral-B app focuses brushing on your most important areas, tracks habits over time, motivates with helpful oral care tips, and senses when you brush too hard! Cross Action round brush head with perfectly angled bristles for a precise clean; though my favorite brush that comes with it is the whitening brush. I feel like I just came from a dental check up. Clinically proven superior 3D cleaning oscillates, rotates and pulsates to break up and remove up to 100% more plaque than a regular manual toothbrush.

Rechargeable with 6 modes: Daily Clean, Gum Care, Sensitive, Whitening, Deep Clean, and Tongue Cleaner.

Reminds you to floss and use mouthwash. Keeps a calendar on how long and how many times a day you brush. And more….

I’m lazy when it comes to dental care. The least amount of work the better! So I love to be told by the brush what to do to motive me!

 

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Clarisonic Smart Profile Cleansing Brush

 

Why I Like it:

Just when I thought Clarisonic couldn’t get better, it did!!! It got intuitive! SMART technology enables the Smart Profile device to read the two new smart enabled brush heads and to automatically adjust between gentle and deep cleansing for an optimal head-to-toe experience. Brush Head replacement indicator illuminates to prompt you when it is time to replace the brush head. Speed auto-adjusts! Amplified turbo speed removes makeup 11x BETTER than hands alone delivering superior cleansing results. You can use 4 manual speeds as well!

 

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DAFNI Hair Straightening Ceramic Brush

Why I Like it:

Heating to a safe 185°C/365°F in mere seconds, this tool evenly distributes heat without damaging your tresses in the process and you control the level of volume. Plus, it’s simple to use, no clips or fuss, you simply brush your hair! I love that it saves time! The bristles glide through your hair without tugging or pulling, creating straight, frizz-free strands fast.

Essential Oil of the Month: Clary Sage – the Hormonal Helper!

  
A three to five foot plant with pink, white or blue flowers that bloom in bunches. It is native to the northern Mediterranean, along with some areas in north Africa and Central Asia.

Scientific classification

Kingdom: Plantae

Angiosperms

Eudicots

Asterids

Order: Lamiales

Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Salvia

Species: S. sclarea

Binomial name

Salvia sclarea

The herb derives its name from the Latin clarus, meaning, “clear.” Clary seeds have a mucilaginous coat, which is why some old herbals recommended placing a seed into the eye of someone with a foreign object in it so that it could adhere to the object and make it easy to remove. This practice is noted by Nicholas Culpeper in his Complete Herbal (1653), who referred to the plant as “clear-eye.”

   
The distilled essential oil is used widely in perfumes and as a muscatel flavoring for vermouths, wines, and liqueurs.

Steam Distilled from the leaves and flowers

Middle Note and a Fixative

Clean, Dry, Warm, Herbaceous, Musky, Bittersweet Floral Aroma

 
Blends well with:  

Bay, bergamot, black pepper, cardamom, cedarwood, chamomile, coriander, cypress, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lemon balm, lime, mandarin, patchouli, petitgrain, pine, rose, sandalwood, tea tree  

Was commonly used for pain during childbirth. Helps balance emotions and hormones from PMS to menopause anxiety to stress. Used to help insomnia, menstrual cramps, lower blood pressure, disinfectant of skin and hard surfaces, oily skin and hair, respiratory problems, inflammation, aid digestion and sore throats.
  

If you are pregnant, receiving cancer treatment, or are taking chloral hydrate or hexobarbitone (specific to clary sage essential oil) interacts with the clary sage or have a weakened immune system the use of essential oil is not recommended!
While essential oil will not go rancid, carrier oils can. Store your carrier oils in a cool, dry, and dark place.
Disclaimer
While I’ve attempted to use credible sources for information, this is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment. If there is a disparity between the information presented within this blog and the advice given by your medical professional, please follow the medical professional’s advice as he/she will know you and your medical circumstances.

Favorite Products of the Month!

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Christophe Robin Purifying Scrub

with Sea Salt (for your scalp)

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Lancome Miracle Cushion Liquid

Compact Foundation

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NIA 24 Eye Repair Complex

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Kiehl’s Algae Mask

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E.L.F Studio 3-in-1 Macara Primer

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Nail Foils

Beauties of the Month: Kylie Bunbury, Tonia Sotiropoulou, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Sela Ward, Charlotte Nicdao, Dominique Tipper, Joan Juliet Buck, and Sonia Rolland!

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Kylie Bunbury

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Tonia Sotiropolou

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Ingrid Bolsø Berdal

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Sela Ward

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Charlotte Nicdao

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Dominique Tipper

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Joan Juliet Buck

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Sonia Rolland

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