I don’t know a whole lot about this cancer but feel we need to be informed. There’s a lot of attention given to ALS with the ice-bucket challenge, lots of pink ribbon stuff coming up for breast cancer awareness but let’s take a look at another serious disease- Mesothelioma.

This is an aggressive form of cancer that results from asbestos exposure. Surprisingly, asbestos is not banned in the US, although its widely known as a carcinogen. It is found in homes built prior to 1970 in places like insulation, siding, roof shingles, textured paint, and much more.

Check out these infographics for more information and pass it on!



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I am loving this powerful powder! Reserveage Collagen Replenish is the answer to “Where do I find the fountain of youth?”

This tasteless powder mixes easily in any beverage, I’ve been adding it to my morning coffee. You only need a tiny bit and the benefits are huge.

Check it out:

• Helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles*
• Helps promote collagen production*
• Clinically studied soluble Bioactive Collagen Peptides® for improved absorption*
• Each scoop offers clinically studied amount of Bioactive Collagen Peptides

This product is gluten-free and non GMO, both are so important to me. Take the time to read through the website as there is good and interesting information.



Stronger nails? Yes please! When I don’t paint my nails with polish,  I use the Pro-Belle Nail Treatments. I like to really take care of my skin, hair and nails- everything from head to toe, inside out.

I like this Nail Hardener With Garlic and Lime. Yes, I was curious and  I smelled it to see if I could detect either lime or garlic and no, I really couldn’t.  You can use the Touch N’ Grow Nail Hardener 1, then move on to the Touch N’Grow 2 pictured above.

These products help to repair nails in poor health- think about removing the gel nail polish or acrylics and the terrible shape of the nails.  Here are the details:

“Touch N’ Grow nail hardener will cure, repair, and restore damaged nails. The formula itself has proven to Prevent and correct thin nails that are breakingand cracking by forming a protective barrier on the nail. After using the nail hardener for 2-4 weeks the treatment can be continued with the nail hardener and the nails will continue to grow healthy. We recommend to continue the treatment with Touch N’ Grow PLUS to maintain healthy nails.  With special elements extracted from garlic, not only does this amazing formula harden and grows the nail, it also protects against fungus.  Along with Garlic, Lime is a key additive to maintain hardness and growth while restoring the whiteness of the nail. “

I like my nails to look pretty and shiny and these do add a little shine. I feel like my nails are looking healthy and strong, less breakage and not very brittle.

I recommend eating foods that will benefit nails such as – bananas, eggs, peanuts, salmon, fish oil, lean meats, mangoes, spinach and oatmeal.



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Have you heard of Beauty Enounter? it’s a website that features all kinds of beauty products such as perfumes, skincare, body products, makeup and various beauty related products.
They offer natural and green brands such as 100% Pure, AHAVA, Egyptian Magic, Jane Iredale, Tom’s of Maine and much more. I found a new brand called The Naked Bee that intrigues me as I have never heard of it before checking out Beauty Encounter.
You can also find beauty accessories, hair color, and things like eyelash curlers, makeup cases and men’s items. 
Because I love green and organic products, I did a search for ORGANIC and several products popped up.  And because I love sales, I spent a while checking out the sale items (I’m looking for a new curling iron!) and perusing theperfume clearance searching for a good clean perfume. There’s a big summer beauty blowout sale going on right now that is worth your time to check out.
If you have a moment, head over Beauty Encounter!
This is a sponsored post but all opinions are my own!
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I am always very excited to discover a new green, clean beauty brand.  Faerie Organic is my latest discovery! This mineral based artisan brand offers lots of products from skin care to makeup and everything in  between.

Here’s what I tried and my thoughts!


Wow, this blush is really pigmented which is a great thing because you only need a little to last through the day. I apply just a dab then blend with a brush. I always love pink shades for a rosy glow. I tried the shade called Love Letter which contains  mica, titanium dioxide, boron nitride, iron oxides, carmine.

Juicy Pout Lip Gloss:

I do love a good gloss and this one is currently in my purse for frequent touch-ups, that’s how much I like it. The consistency is smooth and light, the color is sheer. Feels nourishing on the lips and helps keep lips moisturized with the blend of oil and butters. Made with castor oil, cacoa butter, beeswax, lanolin, extra virgin coconut oil, orange essential oil, vitamin E, and mica.

Forty Winks Eye Primer:

A little dab on each lid is all you need of this primer. This cream to powder formula helps eye shadow last through the day, I think it also brightens my eye lids a bit.  Its hard to find a good primer without silicones or petroleum products so I was happy to give this one a try. Made with-  *Castor oil, fractionated coconut oil, candelilla wax, *carnuba wax, *beeswax, stearic acid, mica, boron nitride, silica, titanium dioxide, vitamin E.  *certified organic

Flower Child Face Primer:

Chemical free and mineral based, this primer doesn’t contain silicones but will prep skin to hold makeup. It doesn’t add color- just a soft glow- and it will hold makeup all day. I’ve used this when I’ve been out and about and don’t have time for any touch ups. It helps keep my foundation from melting in this hot weather! Here’s the official 411-

“With Flower Child our main ingredient is the high end expensive diamond like mineral Boron Nitride, which not only has anti-bacterial benefits but also oil absorbing benefits as well. Silica aids in further oil absorption and the illusion of flawless skin.”

French Pink Clay & Goats Milk Mask

This finely ground clay mask helps mature skin like mine by drawing out impurities. It cleans skin, nourishes with anti-oxidant ingredients. I do love using a good mask and liked what I saw from this one. Add a little water to make a paste, apply then wait for it to dry. When you gently scrub it off, skin is more radiant and soft.

This mask contains-

Organic Roses- used for centuries in skincare known to have been used by Cleopatra in her beauty rituals due to its anti wrinkle anti aging properties. Nourishing and renewing for dry/mature skin. 

Rhassoul Clay- mined in the fertile Atlas mountains of Morocco has been used over 12 centuries for its ability to absorb and remove toxins and impurities from the skin. It is known to have a high capacity of absorption due to its high level of ions exchange. 

I see loads of products that I would love to try from Faerie Organic. You are going to be hearing about this brand again, trust me! Take a look here!

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This week, I  haven’t been reading as much as I’d like to thanks to a hectic schedule and not enough time in the day!

I did manage to read these books:

Driving With Dead People by Monica Holloway

I was captivated  by the book from the first couple of pages. Monica’s memoir about growing up is not quite what I expected because while humorous, there’s also some heavy topics addressed. I am a big fan of a good memoir so I really liked this one and don’t hesitate to recommend it.

The Birth House by Ami McKay

I devoured the author’s book The Virgin Cure so I was excited to get my  hands on this one, the author’s debut novel. It took me a while to get into it, but once I did, I didn’t want to put it down! Dora Rare is the only female born to the Rare family in decades.  As an assistant to the local midwife, Dora learns how to birth babies and assist women with their various female troubles. But when a new doctor shows up in the small town with his promise of fast, easy delivery, Dora must fight against the doctor whose views may not be in the best interest of the females.


After I binge watched Breaking Bad last year, I went through a period of mourning when it ended. I felt like I would never watch anything so brilliant and while that may be true, I have discovered a show that I cannot stop watching right now. I love the rainy Seattle back drop, the twisty plots and the two main characters. I am loving everything about The Killing and can’t believe I didn’t even know about it until recently! What else am I missing out on?

I am on the final season and don’t know how I am going to cope after the finale. I am hoping Netflix will pick up the series and keep it going. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend this one.


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A long time ago, I received a pitch for a product that was geared towards burns, specifically burns one might get while using a flat iron, curling iron or any other heat styling tool. “Who burns themselves with a curling iron?” I scoffed. Not too long after that, I experienced my first burn with very hot iron while trying to curl my hair.

Since then, I have burned my hand, my neck and my forehead thanks to carelessly wielding a burning heat styling tool.

I’m not even going to mention all the burns I have received while cooking. Like the time I poured hot tomatoes into my VitaMix and the top came flying off and a volcano of sauce sprayed my chest and arms, burning the skin off.

I wish I had the CV Skinlabs Rescue + Relief Spray all of those times! This is advanced therapy for burned, wounded and irritated skin. Most recently I used this calming product on a rash from a new razor on my legs and a burn on my arm…hint- don’t back into a hot toaster.

This  soothing formula is made with a special Tri-Rescue Complex which features a blend of turmeric, *Bisabolo and Reishi Mushroom. It also contains cucumber, chamomile, water lily, valerian and comfrey.

In case you didn’t know, CV Skinlabs is always free of toxic chemicals such as fragrances, dyes, mineral oil and all of the stuff we want to avoid.

This spray bottle is super convenient for all body parts, it’s soothing on contact.  The Rescue + Relief spray is ideal to have on hand for anytime where there’s a burn, inflammation, sun exposure, rashes, waxing, shaving and so on. If you have little ones, this might be handy for diaper rash too.  Basically anything you can do to your skin- wound it, scrape it,  burn it- would benefit from having this close by!

Find it here… 


*Bisabolol is a scent ingredient naturally occurring in camomile!

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