June 2016 archive

INTRODUCING MY VERY OWN, FREE LOVE BEAUTY OILS!!!

I’m literally bursting with excitement right now, I mean I wish I could really explain just how hard I have been working on this. It really explains my absence from the blog itself and why I go MIA for periods of time on social media. I have truly poured everything into developing my products and my business, along with balancing raising two amazing kids and waitressing in a restaurant 4 days a week!! I’m totally exhausted but it’s a good exhausted that’s fulfilling!! Just to kind of recap you guys I’ve been a licensed esthetician for about 5 years now, and have always had a true passion for skincare and makeup. But it wasn’t until my son got sick when he was two that made me change my thinking and really start questioning ingredients in our skin and body products, leaving me to start making my own concoctions. You can read more about my little dude’s illness here. (Btw, he’s doing amazing!) Anyways I have spent a few years now blending oils and working with different ingredients, sourcing out of my mind trying to find the absolute best of the best! Now that I feel like I have FINALLY made my best potions, I can share them with all of my amazing readers and followers, and it feels SO good. The photos below are from an amazing photo shoot I did with my good friend Ericka of Ericka G Photography in Palm Springs and I really wanted to showcase my oils in my favorite environment. I absolutely love the way the gleam in the somewhat dreary desert light!

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MOONCHILD RESTORATIVE OIL: I honestly made this gem well over a year ago now specifically for my daughter. When she was six months old I noticed she was developing really bad eczema on her thighs and arms and I had literally tried everything from coconut oil to nontoxic lotions and creams and nothing worked. I thought screw it I’m going to make my own blend and with my background in skincare and all the knowledge I developed about oils I already knew what oils I wanted to use. You can read all about Moonchild ingredients here! This potion calmed her skin almost immediately and I was so pleased I started using it for other things. Moonchild is highly concentrated so a little goes a long way and it’s a MAJOR multitasker, I specifically made my potions to be blended with your fellow skin and beauty products to give them an added boost! Some of my favorite ways to use Moonchild is adding few drops to damp hair after an evening shower, mixing with my body lotion before bedtime for the calming lavender scent and major antioxidant properties of organic pomegranate oil. I still to this day massage it on my daughter’s thighs and arms before bedtime. It’s truly the last thing I put on before I sleep, I rub a few drops on my hands and massage gently into my neck and decolette to prevent aging and I also massage it into my nail beds to keep them healthy!! The possibilities are endless with this and it’s an absolute MUST on my nightstand! Retail: $28, you can purchase here. 

SUNCHILD ILLUMINATING OIL: My obsession with the glow this baby gives is serious, I mean this honey golden shade is the business!! It took me quite awhile to find and perfect the in between shade of bronze and gold that would not only obviously give a good sparkle, but also slightly even out the skin tone by adding a slight layer of color to the skin. Now keep in mind this potion is also highly concentrated with a TON of sparkle and is best used with other products such as lotions, balms, oils, etc. Don’t get me wrong you can use it on its own but the sparkle level will be high. My favorite way to use this is mixing with my lotion which give the perrrrrrfect honey bronzy glow, adding a drop or two to my beauty balm for a dewy bronzy highlighter, or adding a few drops to damp hair for a golden sheen. The possibilities are endless; just mix, blend or add Sunchild wherever your want a healthy, California girl-type of honey golden glow!!! You can read all about Sunchild ingredients here.  Retail: $28, you can purchase here.

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I handcraft my potions with SO much peace and love and I hope you all feel that when you use them. As for right now there are only two but come fall I will be adding two more oils to my collection so definitely stay tuned for that! My vision for these was to keep them relatively simple but the highest quality, which truly represents who I am in everyday life. I will also be doing special tutorials on the blog of my favorite ways to use my potions, there are so many more exciting things to come! A HUGE thank you to all of my family, friends, and readers who continue to support and motivate me, that is why I love my green beauty community- SO much love!!! xoxo

SUMMER GLOW WITH BLISSOMA SKINCARE

Summer is pretty much here in SoCal and in my world that means making sure my skin has that extra glow to it! Getting that perfect glow isn’t just about slapping on that perfect highlighter and calling it a day, it’s about really maintaining your skin and prepping it correctly for the new season, and in my book that all begins with exfoliation. In my past I’ve always relied solely on my Clarisonic to exfoliate, but as soon as Blissoma Skincare sent me their Glow Good Earth Exfoliant Powder I just couldn’t get enough! It truly is the most natural way to exfoliate your skin, as they use high performance ingredients like organic oat kernel powder, bentonite, and organic brown rice ground up into a grainy powder. This gem is an absolute must in your summer rotation!

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So you simply mix with a bit of water or your favorite cleanser and gently massage into skin to get the blood circulating, slough off the dead skin and really open up those pores!! Skin will be slightly red after you rinse but thats a good thing, it means the powder is doing its job and thats what is going to bring the glow! I recommend this powder for all skin types except broken skin or cystic acne because that can aggravate it further, but this is amazing for congested skin and especially those dealing with blackheads!! You can use this 2-3 times a week but I honestly use it once a day, I’m a huge advocate of keeping your skin exfoliated correctly so your face oils and creams can hydrate efficiently, which makes for a perfect canvas for makeup application. This gem retails for $40 and you can shop all Blissoma products at http://www.blissoma.com. You can also check out more Blissoma reviews of mine here.

To celebrate the start of summer Blissoma is having their biggest sale of the year and are offering my followers and readers a major discount code, all you have to do is sign up here today, to receive the code via email and shop away!!

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