Livin’ Well Review & Giveaway

As the social media coordinator for this incredible company, I have had the pleasure of testing out two of their top-selling products and luckily for you, they're allowing me to give 6 very lucky winners, one of each. Here are my thoughts on both products and how you can win: Footmate The Footmate shower scrubber is an excellent addition to your standard pedicure … [Read more...]

DIY Rose Serum

Making your own rose serum at home is really simple. You only need a few key ingredients and it's a great way to use rose petals instead of just throwing flowers away. You'll need to soak the rose petals in hot water and then use strain the water out using a fine strainer. I like using a nut milk bag so that I can really get the extra water out without bruising the roses and … [Read more...]

DIY Hand Scrub

Believe it or not, I managed to get my boyfriend, Adam, hooked on body scrub. It just so happens that a restaurant we have frequently visited in Winter Park carries a line of hand scrubs and they display samples of the scrub in both of their restrooms for patrons to test out. He mentioned once that he liked the one they carried there so I decided to put together one at home … [Read more...]

Rodan + Fields Redefine System

I had actually been made aware of the Redefine patches prior to them coming out on the market and I was extremely interested in the technology used in them. I was a little bummed about the price point, but now I can see why the whole system is pricey. The four piece system is $193 while the patches are $220. To my surprise, iFabbo contacted me a few months later to try out the … [Read more...]

Top 10 Uses of Peppermint Oil

Peppermint oil is one of the most commonly used essential oils to treat a wide range of issues. Besides lavender oil, it is also one of my favorite essential oils and one of the types I use regularly. The reason I love peppermint oil is because it has a strong and refreshing scent that isn't overwhelming and it is very powerful and quick at treating common ailments. Here is a … [Read more...]

Top 12 Benefits of Lavender Oil

I love using essential oils for relaxation and I have been a huge fan of lavender oil for years even before I realized the range of benefits and uses it had. I primarily use lavender oil for its relaxing and calming effects but it can be used for several other things. Here is a list of some of the top 12 benefits and uses of lavender … [Read more...]

Top 5 Uses Of Retinol

Retinol is also know as Vitamin A and is a primary ingredients in a number of different anti-aging and acne products. The reason that retinol is so frequently used is because it serves a number of great benefits for the skin. These are the top 5 benefits and skin issues that are treated with the help of retinoids or retinol: Acne Antioxidant Clear Complexion Skin … [Read more...]

The Need For Seaweed!

I remember trying to make my own body wrap at home a couple years ago with pieces of dried seaweed, coffee grounds, peppermint oil and saran wrap. Let's just say it turned into a huge, smelly mess and I haven't tried it since. Not only did it leave a huge mess in my tub and a trail of coffee grounds all over the apartment, overall it was just really gross and slimy. Recently, I … [Read more...]

Top 10 Benefits of Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are one of the latest crazes in the health and foodie world so I was interested in finding out what all the fuss was about. I try my best to take a range of supplements in order to get all of the nutrients I need, but recent news updates have been reporting a number of benefits of chia seeds. These are the top 10 benefits of chia seeds: Antioxidant Calcium. … [Read more...]

Should You Ditch Parabens?

You may have noticed that more and more cosmetic companies are formulating their products without parabens. It seems like everyone is saying that paraben-free is the way to go, but do you know why parabens are harmful? Obviously, any time you have the opportunity to choose a product that contains ingredients in their most natural or purest form, that's usually the direction to … [Read more...]