New from Josh Rosebrook, You Will Want These ASAP!

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I am beyond excited to share the newest from Josh Rosebrook Skin and Hair Care. Let’s get started!

First up is the Herbal Infusion Oil- the fact that this single product has multiple uses puts this head and shoulders above any other cleansing oil.  This oil not only removes dirt and makeup but treats skin too.

I have super sensitive eyes especially when it comes to oils. Oftentimes, the oil makes its way into my eyes and causes me to have blurry vision…not good! Thankfully, this oil washes away easily with no residue. I have used Josh’s oil on skin with no makeup and with a full face of makeup, it cleanses well in either scenario.

With makeup, this magic elixir helps remove all traces of my foundation, blush and eye makeup. I have used both a wet and a dry cloth to remove. I like a soft, dampened cloth which I find works best to remove eye makeup like mascara. A dry cloth will swipe away makeup quickly and easily but in my humble opinion, the removal of mascara needs a damp washcloth. When I do not have makeup on, then I dab this oil all over my face and wipe away with a dry cloth, no rinsing needed. Either way works, its really just a personal preference.

Check out the ingredients-olive, jojoba, grapeseed, sunflower, apricot, almond oils nourish the skin while a specially created herbal infusion treat skin multiple ways. While you are removing your makeup and cleansing your face, you are also treating it with ingredients like calendula flowers, slippery elm, marshmallow root, bilberry, neem leaf, alfalfa, skullcap, fennel seed, chickweed, ginkgo leaf, hawthorn berry and green tea, and more.  These botanicals and herbs have been chosen with care and are essential in treating skin naturally.

And that’s not all, once you have removed your makeup and cleansed the skin, you can add an additional few drops to the face to moisturize and treat.  I always use the Hydrating Accelerator before any treatment, this helps prep skin- it soothes and calms and with a blend of powerful ingredients it evens out my complexion. As with all of Josh’s products, the Herbal Infusion Oil smells fantastic, a gentle combination of herbal and floral.

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Also new and a must-have from Josh is the Tinted Nutrient Day Cream. Josh’s Nutrient Day Cream was the very first moisturizer/sunscreen that I have ever worn on a daily basis. Everything else was too heavy, too greasy and did not work well with foundation. When I found the Nutrient Day Cream, I was like, “YES! The product I have been waiting for!”

And now this product gets even better with a light tint (from minerals) that is perfect for under makeup, used as a light primer or by itself. Using this alone will blur imperfections and if you are like me and don’t like leaving the house without makeup, you can walk out with only this on your face and feel confident.

A light tint, suitable for a variety of skin tones, will just add a bit of color and also moisturize and treat with powerful ingredients. Maybe most importantly, a natural sunblock keeps the powerful and damaging rays of the sun from affecting the skin.

I’ve used this a variety of ways and it works very well. It is not chalky or thick as some tinted sunscreens can be and those who cannot stand a scented product will like the fact this one has zero fragrance. Smooth and easy to blend, the Tinted Nutrient Day Cream is a real winner for daily use.

You can find out more about these and other products by going here.

 

 

 

Apply Makeup Quickly and Easily with Blend Smart Doll 10

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Introducing the Blend Smart Doll 10 makeup brush! Its a whole new way to effectively and quickly apply makeup.

This makeup brush spins 360 * and can be used with liquid foundation or powder. Its very lightweight and super easy to use.

A lithium battery goes inside and there’s an on/off switch. It’s quiet to use and actually feels pleasant on the face. The ergonomic handle is contoured for ideal gripping.

I used a few drops of my favorite Gressa  or  W3LL People foundation  then let the brush do its work. I just moved the brush around my face where I wanted coverage and the Blend Smart blended everything. It also works well with powder – I used RMS UnPowder -which I always use as a final step in my routine.

I think this is a fantastic product and one that makeup artists will absolutely love. You can find out more and order it by going here.

Weekend Reading: So Many Good Books!

 

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Sometimes I get in a total reading slump where  nothing catches my interest. And other times, there are just too many good books and too little time. I’ve read great book after great book this week and am so excited to share with you. Here’s what you need to read!

I love a good memoir and  Girl in the Woods by Aspen Matis (due out in September) is  worth your time to read. The comparisons between it and Cheryl Strayed‘s brilliant book, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, are inevitable but they are very different.

Aspen was a new student in college when she was raped. Depressed, upset and angry, she left college and began a bike on the Pacific Crest Trail where she uncovered unresolved feelings about the rape and about her upbringing and relationship with her mother.

A young woman alone in the woods, hiking through dangerous situations is a compelling read but this book is so much more. Aspen writes such vibrant descriptions that I almost felt like I was there with her, hiking and camping and starving.

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Also gripping and true is Christina McDowell’s memoir After Perfect. I found this book to be a real page turner and I couldn’t put it down.

Christina led a charmed and perfect life with her family in Washington DC. She grew up in a fancy mansion and had every luxury money could buy. But it all came crashing down when her father was charged with fraud/insider trading. Nineteen year old Christina drove him to jail. He insisted he’d figure everything out and they would be fine.

Christina soon discovered her father used her name to accumulate various credit cards and she was deep in debt with no possibility of clearing her name without suing her own father who was already serving time for fraud.

Going from fabulously wealthy to scrambling for rent money, Christina and her sisters struggled to make ends meet. Still hoping her father would take care of everything, Christina was dealt a cruel blow when his lies continued.  Trying to understand the man she loved, who raised her and gave her a fairy-tale childhood, she spent years waiting for  him to sweep in and make everything better. She ends up on a rampage of reckless behavior and only towards the end of this fascinating story does she find a way to come full circle.

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After reading two emotional memoirs, I needed something fun so I reached for Pretty Much Screwed by Jenna McCarthy. Then I read it within a day. So funny, but with heart and a good story line, this is the perfect book for a summer afternoon. I was familiar with Jenna’s non fiction which I have enjoyed and here she proves she’s equally adept at fiction too.

Charlotte Crawford is dumped after nearly twenty years of marriage. Her husband’s declaration of, “I don’t love you anymore”  has shocked and stunned Charlotte.  Now she not only has to deal with ending her marriage but living alone and navigating the world of dating.

Its a clever and fun book, with a few little twists to keep things interesting. I highly recommend it!

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I just began this novel, Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Its already good- a light, beachy kind of read.

Here’s the synopsis: 

At the age of twenty-nine, Hannah Martin still has no idea what she wants to do with her life. She has lived in six different cities and held countless meaningless jobs since graduating college. On the heels of leaving yet another city, Hannah moves back to her hometown of Los Angeles and takes up residence in her best friend Gabby’s guestroom. Shortly after getting back to town, Hannah goes out to a bar one night with Gabby and meets up with her high school boyfriend, Ethan.

Just after midnight, Gabby asks Hannah if she’s ready to go. A moment later, Ethan offers to give her a ride later if she wants to stay. Hannah hesitates. What happens if she leaves with Gabby? What happens if she leaves with Ethan?

In concurrent story-lines, Hannah lives out the effects of each decision. Quickly, these parallel universes develop into radically different stories with large-scale consequences for Hannah, as well as the people around her. As the two alternate realities run their course, Maybe in Another Life raises questions about fate and true love: Is anything meant to be? How much in our life is determined by chance? And perhaps, most compellingly: Is there such a thing as a soul mate?

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And last but not least, The Ice Cream Blonde: The Whirlwind Life and Mysterious Death of Screwball Comedienne Thelma Todd by Michelle Morgan

I learned about actress Thelma Todd while researching Hollywood mysteries for my own novel. I was instantly intrigued with the story of this late actress.

Like serendipity, this book appeared- clearly the author and I were on the same wavelength!

Thelma Todd was only 29 when she was found dead inside of her car, in the garage near her apartment. The death was ruled an accident but author Michelle Morgan digs around the circumstance to figure out what really happened to this comedienne whose career was cut short.

Gangsters, gambling, a forbidden affair all come into play. A party girl with an inclination towards  bad boys, Thelma’s life is like a Hollywood tale…but its true. Fascinating! Get your hands on this book when it comes out on November 1st.

 

 

 

 

New from One Love Organics

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I’ve really enjoyed everything I have tried from One Love Organics so far. These products smell so good and are very effective! My past favorites include the Dry Shampoo Powder and the Easy Does It Foaming Cleanser.

I’m so thrilled to introduce you to two products that I’ve been putting to the test recently!

Vitamin B Enzyme Cleansing Oil and Makeup Remover

If you need a hydrating and nourishing makeup remover, give this one a whirl. This oil can be used on a dry face then wiped away, or I add a little water and turn it into a creamy lotion type consistency.

I use a little konjac sponge or bamboo washcloth for best results. This oil does a great job removing makeup (eye makeup too- even waterproof) and dirt from the day. I like the way it doesn’t leave my skin dry, just clean and soft.

A special blend of oils gives skin a nice surge of intense moisture but never fear, skin is not going to be oily or greasy which is the miracle of oil cleansing.

Also being used on a consistent basis, quite obsessively to be honest, is the Gardenia + Tea Antioxidant Body Serum. This is my special treat at the end of the day after I take a shower and relax. I love that this oil is in a spray bottle, the spray is narrow enough that it doesn’t go everywhere around you. I spray (liberally because it smells like a dream) then rub into skin and enjoy the scent of gardenia. Ahhhhh. There’s nothing like it.

This serum contains “Antileukine 6®, an antioxidant powerhouse, to help defend against environmental stressors and elemental dryness” If you’re asking about Antileukine 6, let me fill you in: its an algae extract which protects the skin and contains anti-inflammatory properties.

There is much more over at One Love Organics, I suggest you follow this link to check it all out! 

 

Wellness Wednesday: Holistic Dental Care

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Living Libations is one of my very favorite brands.  They use  pure and effective ingredients, each product is crafted with care and dedication to our planet,  our health and most importantly, the products work!

Recently I tried the Healthy Gum Drops and the Neem Enamelizer Toothpaste. 

I absolutely love the Neem toothpaste. Its totally different than anything I have  used before- it comes in a little pot and you scoop out about a pea sized amount onto your dry toothbrush. Its not super minty but fresh tasting and pleasant. The consistency is slightly gritty but not overly so. When you finish brushing your teeth, you will experience the cleanest teeth, my teeth almost felt softer and smoother.

Its made from- ” cinnamon, coconut oil, saponified olive oil, neem, and sodium bicarbonate” and is amazing.  Its also very gentle to my sensitive gums.

Massage gums with the Healthy Gum Drops for a healthy  mouth! You can brush, floss and massage gums with these drops, I even run a piece of dental floss through a dot of the drops and floss my teeth this way.

This anti-bacterial serum “contains super-critical extracts and essences of seabuckthorn berry, rose otto, oregano, peppermint, clove, tea tree, cinnamon, and thyme linalool.”

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Because I am an over-aggressive tooth brusher and have worn away a lot of my gum line, I use the Healthy Gum Drops daily to heal.

Nadine, the founder of Living Libations has written an entire book about holistic dental care.  This little book is chock-full of interesting and helpful information regarding oral care. Healing herbs, detox, care for children’s teeth, its all in here.

Facts are presented and the information is easy to understand. I highly recommend this book if you, like me, want to care for your health holistically.  I enjoyed reading it and learned quite a lot!

Find out more by going to Living Libations here. Each time I go on the site, I find more and more products that I need!

 

 

 

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