Dec 31, 2014

Celestial Seasonings Candy Cane Lane tea

I got a sample of this tea in my #FrostyVoxBox. I am very picky about my teas, but Celestial Seasonings rarely disappoints.. Candy Cane Lane is no exception!  It is a green tea, so it is mild..The flavors are an amazing combination of cool peppermint, luscious vanilla, cinnamon, orange, and blackberry. I really like this tea-I only wish that it wasn't decaf..I prefer to get my caffeine boost from my tea ! This would be nice to drink on a chilly night when I need to unwind, I guess. I am not sure if I am going to purchase it yet, because of it being decaf, but it tastes so good , I still might !!

Boots No7 Protect & Perfect Serum

I got a sample of this serum in my #FrostyVoxBox from #influenster..I have only used it for a few days and already see a difference in my skin! It is more radiant, my facial lines appear to be less prominent and my skin feels softer. I will be buying this after I run out of the sample!

Dec 30, 2014

Rimmel review

2 of the products in my #FrostyVoxBox were Rimmel, which is great because I LOVE them!! I got their eye makeup remover and an eyeliner-both work great!!
The makeup remover takes off my eye makeup easily and
doesn't leave my face feeling greasy! And because it is Rimmel,I am guessing it is alot more inexpensive than alot of makeup removers.
 The eyeliner I received (Scandeleyes) is amazing! It goes on very smoothly, no tugging at my undereye !! It also stays on really well-doesnt smudge and smear like so many other liners do!
I have never tried a #Rimmel product I didnt like- it is wonderful the #influenster seems to like them too!!I get a Rimmel product in just about every Vox Box I get!! Keep em comin, influenster!! :-)

#FrostyVoxBox

Another fabulous box of goodies from my friends at #influenster!! If you have not signed up with them yet, what are you waiting for!!??
https://www.influenster.com

Dec 23, 2014

Coastal Scents Holiday Gift Sets


Looking for some last minute gifts?? Coastal Scents is an awesome site for makeup, brushes, and natural products like
Shea butter , carrier oils and essential oils. Check out some of the gift sets they have put together for you!!!


http://www.coastalscents.com/

BH Cosmetics Christmas Sale!!

Whether you are a devoted customer, of have never shopped here before, if you are a makeup lover, you really may want to check out the sales BH Cosmetics has going on right now!! I have been a customer of theirs for a long time, and have never been disappointed in anything I have bought from them! They always have great rices and fantastic high quality products!!


http://www.bhcosmetics.com/

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Nov 22, 2014

Honey's Benefits for Skin & Hair

 

Honey provides many benefits as a chemical-free skin care product. Honey's benefits for skin care work in a few different ways. It is a natural antiseptic, speeding up the healing process and helping to prevent infection. The smooth, thick texture also keeps moisture close to the skin, which can help your complexion become supple and glowing.
 Honey is a natural, chemical-free humectant. A humectant is an item or substance that attracts moisture and keeps in locked inside. It helps your skin retain moisture and elasticity without drying it out. 
Acne is caused by the build-up of oil and dirt on skin. Since honey absorbs impurities from the pores on the skin, it acts as an ideal cleansing agent.
Honey is a natural antioxidant, which proves beneficial when taken internally, but it also provides protective benefits when used topically on the skin. Antioxidants can protect internal organs from a type of damage called oxidative stress, which can lead to better overall health in some cases. The Skin Care Resource Center reports that current research has determined the effectiveness of honey as a natural form of suncreen, to protect the skin from sun damage such as premature wrinkling, a condition that in some people can lead to skin cancer.

Honey can help promote healing and prevent infection due to its natural antimicrobial properties. The chemical makeup of honey has what is described as "high osmolality." High osmolality when referring to honey means that the sugars interact with water in such a way that microorganisms cannot develop. In addition to the osmolality of honey, when the sweetener comes in contact with wound exudates--fluids that weep from sores or ulcers--hydrogen peroxide is produced. The creation of the hydrogen peroxide can provide antibacterial benefits to ulcerated areas, which speeds healing.


Honey can also be tremendously beneficial for your hair. It serves as an excellent hair conditioner : One of the interesting benefits of honey for hair is it serves as a conditioner to the hair. Mix honey and olive oil in the ratio of 1:2 and apply the mixture to hair thirty minutes before washing the hair. Adjust the quantity of the olive oil in the mixture depending on whether you have oily hair or dry hair. 
Makes the hair shiny and lustrous : Increased exposure to sun makes the hair dry and lusterless. This lost shine can be brought back with honey. Mix about 2 tablespoons of honey to two cups of warm water and spray the solution on the hair.
 Honey acts in two different ways to prevent hair loss.
  • Acts as a humectant and prevents hair loss by preventing loss of moisture. The high sugar content of honey helps to retain water and thereby maintains moisture content of hair. In fact this moisture content helps to keep the cuticle soft.
  • Anti-bacterial property : The anti-bacterial property of honey helps to have a healthy scalp. This in turn reduces the risk of dandruff and thus, hair fall.

Oct 25, 2014

Is your Skin Ready for Winter?

Snow, Santa, Mistletoe.....Yes-Winter is on it's way, and with it comes so many wonderful things. As much as we may love that time of year,our skin does not! Chapped lips & dry, itchy skin usually follow very closely behind that first frost. There are ways to avoid them,though ~

Here are 10 basic tips:

To do my part in the "winter skin battle" I will be adding some Seasonal products to my Natural Bath & Body Products line that are super moisturizing ..Lip Scrubs,Lip Butters, Extra thick Body Butters, Silky Lotion Bars & Moisturizing Face/Body Scrubs ~just to name a few.
If you cannot order your own Winter skincare products from me (or from somewhere else),do yourself (& your skin) a favor & get a big jar of shea or cocoa butter. It won't work as well as the products I make, but it will help!  You can use the butters everywhere,even your lips. Be sure to slather yourself down as soon as you get out of the shower so it will hold in the moisture!
I will keep you posted and let you know as soon as my new products are ready. If you decide to purchase any of them from me, I promise you will not be disappointed!
https://www.facebook.com/WickedGoodBathandBodyPotions

Sep 16, 2014

Wicked Good Bath Potions


I am proud to announce that I am launching my new homemade bath & body products line. I am still working on the official website, and will be posting a link to it as soon as it is up & running.

I am going to carry a vast variety of bath & body products, as well as candles, air fresheners,& more. Everything will be 100% natural & homemade by me. I am going to have products for women, men & even babies. In addition to all of the products I will provide,I will also be taking orders for custom products, so if there is something you would like for me to make for you, please let me know. On average, custom orders will be sent out within 2 weeks of the order being placed. If I do not have the ingredients I need to make it, i will order them for you.I have found a wonderful company where I get my supplies & ingredients, & can have everything within a week. Please allow the extra week to give me time to make the items once I have all of the ingredients.

The list of things I will be providing will continue to grow, but here are some of the products I will be selling:

  • Bath Salts
  • Lip Scrub
  • Sugar Scrubs
  • Body Butters
  • Lotion Bars
  • Lotions
  • Soap
  • Shower Gel
  • Bubble Bath
  • Lip Balms
  • Lip Butters
  • Lip serum
  • Under-Eye Serum
  • Face Cream
  • Bath Fizzies
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Shampoo Bars
  • Shave Bars
  • Shave Cream
  • Body Mist
  • Perfume oils
  • Air Fresheners
  • Candles
  • Wax Melts
  • Infused Oils
  • Massage Oils
  • Facial Oils
  • Body oils
  • Face Masks
  • Healing Salves
  • Baby Shampoo
  • Baby Nighttime Body Wash
  • Diaper Rash Ointment
  • Lip Tints
  • Foaming Bath Whips
  • Creamy Eyeshadows
  • Body Powders
  • Fragrant Milk Baths
  • Face Powders
  •  Solid Perfumes
  • Facial Scrubs
  • Shower Scrub Bars



I already have a large variety of fragrance oils, but I would love to hear what types of fragrances you like- I want to try to have something for everyone. I will be posting again soon and I will list the ones I already have. Please leave a comment below letting me know what YOU like.and any products I did not have listed that you would like for me to carry.

I hope to have the business up & running within the next 2 weeks. I will let everyone know when I have my grand opening. Wish me luck!!

Aug 31, 2014

DIY: Satin Rose Body Powder

 

Ingredients
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • rose essential oil
  • 1/4 cup dried rose petals
  • jar or tin
Method
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine equal parts cornstarch and baking soda
  2. Add 5-8 drops of Rose essential oil
  3. Press the oil into the dry mixture until completely absorbed.
  4. Pulse most of the dried rose petals in a bullet style blender until powdered
  5. Add some of the pulsed rose petals to the powder mixture
  6. Scoop the powder into container
  7. Seal or close lid tightly

Sprinkle on sheets for a luxurious bedtime treat or dust all over yourself after a shower for silky, amazing smelling skin!

DIY Makeup Remover Wipes


 Check out this post about how to make your own makeup remover wipes!! Very cool & super easy!!

DIY Makeup Remover Wipes- Henry Happened

DIY:Silky Smooth Moisturizing Lotion Bars





INGREDIENTS:

1 part each, by weight

  • cocoa butter OR shea butter
  • Oil, such as coconut,jojoba or olive oil
  • beeswax

Melt all ingredients together


Pour into molds 

Let set until hard  
Take out of mold & enjoy!

DIY: Homemade Whipped Body Butter


Ingredients:
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup cocoa butter
 1/2 cup shea butter
 1/2 cup sweet almond oil
 1 tsp vitamin E oil
 2 – 4 drops essential oils 
Directions:
1. Place coconut oil, cocoa butter, and shea butter in a medium sized pot over low heat. Stir to combine until it melts completely. Remove from heat.
2. Thoroughly mix in the sweet almond, vitamin E,  and essential oils.
3. Chill in your refrigerator for an hour or two. You want the mixture to firm up without getting too hard.
4. Once chilled, use a stand mixer or hand mixer to mix until you get a decadent whipped consistency. Scoop into a jar or container. It should last for 6 – 12 months at room temperature.

Aug 25, 2014

ipsy!!



If you have never tried this subscription box, you really should give them a chance! For only $10 a month you get a really cool makeup bag & a nice variety of great products to try! I almost always LOVE every single thing I get , and I have been a subscriber for about 5 months now.  Click the link below and check them out for yourself!


http://www.ipsy.com/r/9lqs?sid=ipsypoints&cid=general

Aug 21, 2014

DIY Pressing Loose Eye Shadow & Pigment

Beauty - Skincare - Comestics: DIY Pressing Loose Eye Shadow & Pigment: Today I pressed two eyeshadows from Fyrinnae and a pigment from DreamWorld Hermetica . There are a few things you will want to watch out ...

Aug 19, 2014

the Best (& Cheapest) Places to Buy Makeup Online

 I am a stay-at-home Mom.And by stay-at-home, I mean I REALLY stay at home. I am disabled and have a 4 year old son, so whenever possible, I do my shopping online. Because of this I have done alot of research and my many hours of googling have made me sort of an expert on where to get the best deals possible. I am sure many of you already know about some of these sites, but I wanted to share these with you just in case you haven't.
 Many of these sites also have coupons available, and if you sign up to get emails from them they will notify when they are having a sale , and sometimes send coupons directly to you.


 My all-time favorite site,eyeslipsface( e.l.f. ) is famous for doing this- I get emails from them a few times a week, telling me about sales and also coupons. They are incredibly affordable and the quality of their products is amazing!Prices start at $1, and they frequently have 50% off sales. If you have never tried them, you will be pleasantly surprised!!


 http://www.eyeslipsface.com/ 




There are two sites, bh cosmetics & Coastal Scents, that are very similar, they both have amazing deals on palettes, and super-soft, amazing brushes. They also have really good sales, and they have them just about every week. You can also find coupon codes for them -just google it and you will see a long list of options. I tend to choose Coastal Scents for eye shadows, because some of them are extremely pigmented (see my Youtube channel for my reviews on them!), and some are exact dupes for MAC shadows. I LOVE their shadows-they are, without a doubt, my favorite. The "Think Pink" palette and the "Creative Me 1" are my 2 most used palettes! I prefer bh cosmetics for my brushes, because they have a wide variety of brush sets, all of which are so soft and the highest quality, and they have outstanding sales on them.
I recommend checking out both sites before you place an order, just so you can see who has what on sale at that particular time. And don't forget to sign up for the emails!!


http://www.coastalscents.com/





Coastal Scents "Creative Me#1"
Coastal Scents Revealed 2

Coastal Scents "Think Pink"


http://www.bhcosmetics.com/

bh cosmetics 11 pc. "Pink-A-Dot" brush set
bh cosmetics 10 pc. "Orchid Makeup Brush Set"



bh cosmetics "Eyes on The 70's"
bh cosmetics 10 pc. "Pop Art" brush set


If you want name brand, high-end makeup, but don't want to pay full price for it (Who does!?), then you need to check out ACW (All Cosmetics Wholesale). They have brands like NARS, MAC,Urban Decay, Dior, Lime Crime, and many , many more. The prices are unbelievable! I purchase a few Urban Decay palettes for under $20 each! You can save an extra 30% off of the sale items too, just use the code "SALE30" when you checkout. This site is something you really need to see for yourself- and the name brands say it all. No guessing on the quality of the products!


http://www.allcosmeticswholesale.com/
MAC "Colour Added" Palette

 
NARS Debbie Harry Cheek & Eye Palette


 There are so many other fantastic sites to order makeup,( Sephora, Ulta,& Beautilish are really great ones)-But none of them can compare when it comes to cost!
 Now get outta here and go do some shopping!! :-)
~Amber