Hydrating DIY Coconut Oil Foot Scrub

Feet are always in need of some restoration and hydration no matter the season. Whether you’ve had a long day at the office, you’re suffering from dry flip-flop feet, or you’re trying to break in a new pair of heels, there is nothing a DIY at-home foot scrub can’t Read more

GR8SKN Acne Spot Treatment

Teen skin issues are in full force in my house. Thankfully my sons have taken an interest in caring for their skin and always come to me with questions about how to clear up blemishes, moisturize and cleanse their skin, and for my oldest, asked my husband to show Read more

Lemon Ginger Lavender Spa Elixir

With the change of season it takes an extra dose of effort (and nutrients) to ward off dreaded colds. The Umstead Hotel and Spa (Cary, N.C.) is treating spa guests to a soothing seasonal Lemon Ginger Lavender Elixir that will be more pleasant on the palate than cough syrup! Chef Greg Gettles shares his recipe for a refreshing, Read more

NEOVA Copper Moisture Mask

Copper has many skin care benefits including the promotion of collagen and elastin production, as well as acting as an antioxidant. Copper peptides help to firm, smooth and soften skin, and it's said that copper can accomplish it in half the time compared to most other anti-aging skin care Read more

Cate McNabb Cruelty Free Red Lipstick

Ever since I decided to make the leap into wearing red lipstick, I've become obsessed. While I know that self-confidence comes from within, the perfect red lipstick can get you there a little quicker. Cruelty free cosmetics brand, Cate McNabb, has some incredibly hydrating lipsticks and Be Mine basically begged Read more

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DIY Tinted Moisturizer

I am not a huge fan of the feel of foundation.  No matter how lightweight a foundation claims to be, it always feels too heavy on my skin.  I definitely love how my skin looks on those rare occasions when I do choose to…or if it’s a booking…HAVE to wear foundation, but I can never wait until I can get home and thoroughly wash my face.  A few makeup artists have suggested that I try a tinted moisturizer instead, which I have done but never found one that won my loyalty so I decided to try creating my own very  tinted moisturizer.

For the moisturizer part of my tinted moisturizer, I decided to use Embroylisse Lait-Crème Concentrè, it seems to be in the kit of every makeup artist I’ve worked with and I love how moisturizing and soothing it is on my skin.  For the “tinted” portion of my tinted moisturizer I used Aveda Liquid Foundation, because it is one of the lightest feeling foundations I have found and I do not need to mix it with a different colored foundation to match my skin tone (which I tend to have to do with a lot of other brands), however I’m not sure that Aveda still carries this foundation.  Read more

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Unlikely Pair: Neil George + wholearth

Unlikely Pair: Products that work well together but would never be sold together.

Here’s another combo of beauty products I’ve been pairing lately that someone really should create into it’s own unique product: Neil George Indian Gooseberry Treatment Oil and wholearth Bamboo Body Scrub. The Indian Gooseberry Treatment Oil works wonders for your hair (which is what it is meant for) and the coconut fragrance is so heavenly and divine, that it made me wonder if it would work great as a body oil as well.  If you have this staple in your bathroom already for your unruly hair, then you know exactly what I’m talking about!

wholearth Bamboo Body Scrub has it’s own unique scent as well, which is difficult to describe. It’s one part green grass, another fresh water…it’s just a nice clean type of fragrance. This scrub is comprised of bamboo powder and crushed walnut shells to exfoliate the driest of skins.

I pumped the Indian Gooseberry Treatment Oil into the palm of my hand (about 4 pumps) and then mixed in a pinch of the Bamboo Body Scrub (this had to be repeated for each leg and arm.) I rubbed it on my skin in circular motions, paying the most attention to my elbows and knees (as it’s that time of year when they tend to get the driest–or at least the most noticeable in shorts and short sleeves!) Rinse off well, but be careful of any of the oil on the bathtub floor so that you don’t slip.

My skin felt lovely and silky smooth and while the overall scent didn’t last on my skin, the scent while I showered smelled great. You can find Neil George Indian Gooseberry Treatment Oil (which really does work well on your hair) at www.neilgeorgesalon.com and wholearth Bamboo Body Scrub at www.wholearthbeauty.com.

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