5 Steps to Amazing Fall Skin

Fall is my favorite time of year!  The smell of leaves, preparing for Thanksgiving, getting sweaters out of storage and those warm sunny days followed by cool nights – Amazing! It’s also a time to forget consider changes to your current skin regime. The cooler weather actually changes your skin in the Autumn months. Skin … Read more

The Benefits of Castor Oil to Skin & Hair

Organic Castor Oil Castor oil is a multi-purpose vegetable oil that has been used for thousands of years. It’s made by extracting oil from the seeds of the Ricinus communis plant. In ancient Egypt castor oil was used as a natural remedy for skin ailments and today it is very popular with natural beauty products. Castor … Read more

5 Step Evening Beauty Regime for Mature Skin

It seems like every time you turn around there is something new in beauty to add to your list. I’m a simple girl and most of my friends are too so I spoke with them and we gathered our favorite steps and products that effectively streamlined our nighttime regime.  We lean towards natural and organic … Read more

Hot Weather Makeup Tips

It’s getting hot out there! No one wants a face that looks greasy, lips and lashes that smudge or makeup dripping off your face. Here are some tips to keep you looking your best even under extreme conditions. Lighten up on your Base Coats Use Oil Free Moisturizers – Experts recommend using liquids or gels … Read more

Beauty from the Inside Out

Turns out there is a direct relationship between being at peace internally and external beauty. So how do you find peace on the inside? Find time to Unwind Walk it Off – We all know walking is one of the best things we can do for our health. Some of the obvious and documented benefits include: … Read more

10 Dos & Donts for Lash Care

Everyone wants lush, long lashes. It seems like every day there is a new quick fix beauty product or treatment that promises the best lashes ever. We try everything for that ideal solution. What’s the real risk? Lashes can be permanently damaged — that means they will NEVER GROW AGAIN!  I wish someone had explained … Read more


In honor of this week’s SHINE sale, I’m dedicating a post to two superstars in SHINE’s formula: little-known (and very potent) skin brighteners bearberry extract and licorice extract. A common skin care ailment that many people struggle with is skin discoloration. Whether the discoloration is from sun spots, age spots, acne scars or an uneven … Read more