My Essential Oil Collection

Hello lovelies! Happy November! I have quite a few DIY recipes I want to roll out this month, and thought I’d kick things off by showing you what essential oils I have in my collection. I don’t use every oil every day of course — I do have my favorites — but I have used…

Get The Look: A Floral Romance

Hello lovelies! Just popping in to share a quick makeup look with you. Nature offers the best inspiration (in my opinion) for color combinations, and I loved the romantic energy of these fuschia flowers. Today’s makeup look is my interpretation of a dance between lovers. Where do you find inspiration for makeup looks? The sun was…

Botanical Skincare Spotlight: Lotus Moon Tonic Minerals Facial Toner

Hello lovelies! Now that I’ve settled into Sin City, I have the mental clarity to crank out the bazillion product reviews and demos I’ve left sitting on the back burner. Many moons ago I received the complete line of Lotus Moon Skincare, and many of Plain Jane Beauty’s product offerings. Both lines are extremely impressive!…

“If you’re a vegan, why are you so mean?”

Hello lovelies! I’ve got a bone to pick with some of you. (Don’t worry, the bone came from a sustainably-raised grass-fed cow who lived a long happy life. Moo.) My recent health scare is responsible for my return to plant-based cuisine, and I’m so grateful for the not-so-subtle reminder of the healing power of food….

Green Scenes: Cathedral Rock

Hello lovelies! Considering the amount of time I spend each week in nature, I found it only fitting to devote a corner of my online home to my adventures in nature. I’d like to share a few pictures from my recent visit to Mt. Charleston. The weather reporters mentioned a 20° difference between Mt. Charleston and…

Adventures in Fibroid Land

Hello lovelies! Been awhile, I know. Much has changed since my last post. I moved to Las Vegas mid-May and started a new position at a financial firm. Now smack dab in the middle of summer, I can now say I’ve experienced true “Vegas heat.” (Find a dragon with dry mouth and ask him to…

#3Free Mani: Sinful Colors “Soul Mate”

Hey ladies! Short nails don’t care! I painted my nubbins with Sinful Colors “Soul Mate” this morning. Sinful Colors is not the “cleanest” nontoxic nail polish brand (whatever that means), but the varnishes are free of toluene, formaldehyde and DBP (Dibutyl Phthalate). Expecting an “all natural” or completely “nontoxic” nail varnish is a bit silly…

4 Life Lessons from Wildflowers

Hello lovely! I pray you are well. I stumbled upon this gem of a quote online yesterday, and for some reason it continues to speak to me. Daisy: What kind of a garden do you come from? Alice: Oh, I don’t come from any garden. Daisy: Do you suppose she’s a wildflower? Alice in Wonderland Do…

Pacifica Mystical Eyeshadow Palette Giveaway!

  Hey there, beautiful people! This post is long overdue. As an Influencer of Hope for Soap Hope, I have the distinct privilege of hosting an awesome summer giveaway. Up for grabs is the Mystical Supernatural Eye Shadow Palette by Pacifica. Keep reading to learn how you can enter!

Product Review: Infinity Jars

Hello beautiful people! Time sure flies. It was over a month ago when I received these gorgeous glass cosmetic bottles from Infinity Jar in exchange for an honest write-up. If you enjoy DIY beauty as much as I do, I think you’ll agree with me that these glass jars truly are a must-have! One thing…

Calamine Lotion for Oily Skin (Primer)

Hello again! Right now is a prime time to talk about priming! I stopped using Milk of Magnesia as a face primer when I read about how damaging it could be to the skin over time. MoM is too acidic for daily use, and breaks down your skin’s protective barrier if you use it too…