Relish by Daphne Oz: An Adventure in Food, Style and Fun

Daphne Oz Cookbook: Relish An Adventure in Food, Style and Everyday Fun

It’s easy to get caught up in life and forget to savor the moment. To postpone investing in yourself, your home or your dreams because there’s no time now. You’ll live your dream life eventually, in some magical future, when you move apartments, get a new job, find a husband, turn 50 or whatever it is you’re waiting for. Daphne Oz, daughter of the … [Read more...]

How to Clean and Wash Your Makeup Brushes

Jane Iredale Natural Makeup Brushes: How to Clean and Wash

Knowing how to clean your makeup brushes is essential. If you aren’t washing them at least monthly, now is the time to start.  Everyday use, leftover product and inevitable bacteria exposure can sabotage your clear skin efforts and contribute to unnecessary breakouts and clogged pores. To get them nice and clean, soak makeup brushes in … [Read more...]

Healthy, Easy and Delicious: Coconut Apple Crumble Recipe

Healthy and Easy Apple Crumble Recipe with Coconut Oil, Oats and Shredded Coconut - Beauty Food

Oh, the humble apple crumble. Healthier than apple pie but sweet enough to satisfy a dessert craving, this fall dish is full of skin-friendly vitamins, fiber and antioxidants.  Whether you’re celebrating fall in America with an apple-picking weekend, or using fresh apples out of your CSA box here in Australia, this is one treat you can feel good … [Read more...]

Organic versus Natural Beauty Ingredients

organic-versus-natural-cosmetics-and-beauty-ingredients

There’s a common misconception that natural ingredients and organic ones are interchangeable. But is it really like comparing apples to apples? I’ve had some customers and journalists ask me this question in the past, and all I can say is…kind of, but not in the way you’d think. Once you get down to it, beauty products are essentially food for … [Read more...]

Coconut, Flaxseed or Olive Oil? Know Your Cooking Oils

Best Cooking Oils for Health and Beauty: Organic Butter, Coconut Oil, Macadamia Nut Oil, Olive Oil

Increasing scientific studies are focusing on the critical role of lipids in promoting skin health. But what are lipids exactly and how can you ensure your skin has an adequate supply? Lipids are essentially the building blocks of all living cells, and fatty acids are one of the most important lipid components when it comes to beauty.  By using … [Read more...]

The Best Teas for Healthy Skin: Rosehip and Lavender

Best Tea for Skin Rosehip and Lavender

A freshly brewed cup of coffee or steaming mug of green tea in the morning is a treat. But while coffee has been noted for its possible prevention of skin cancer and green tea is praised for its antioxidants, both still deliver a hefty dose of caffeine.  Caffeine is aggravating and drying to the body, and directly impacts your liver. And if your … [Read more...]

Spirited eBook: Create Your Best Life & Feel Comfortable in Your Own Skin

Spirited e-book by Rachel MacDonald and Tara Bliss

There are some people who just glow. You can feel their positive energy and see their genuine smile. These individuals are happy and comfortable in their own skin, and, in more cases than not, it’s likely they have a vibrant complexion to match. Then there are those who have lost their glow, with faces that have become an Etch a Sketch for … [Read more...]

Sleeping Beauty: The Anti-Aging Benefits of Silk Pillowcases

Silk Sheet Stack for Skin Benefits

If you’re a side or stomach sleeper, your sleeping position might be giving you wrinkles.  Most pillow fabrics, cotton included, don’t have much give, so you end up pulling your skin down or bunching it up while getting your Zzz’s.  This can lead to sagging facial skin and wrinkles in the long term.  The fix?  Buy or make a silk pillowcase for a … [Read more...]