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Products I’ve Been Lovin’

Products I've been Lovin'

Today I want to share with you a few amazing products I’ve discovered recently. These are the things I’ve been using on a day to day.

 

1. Hyperbiotics Activated Charcoal Probiotic Toothpaste

probiotic toothpaste

hyperbiotics toothpaste

This toothpaste is as awesome as the rest of the Hyperbiotics products. This is a great all-natural toothpaste.  It’s completely different from any toothpaste I have ever used. It doesn’t foam like your regular toothpaste. That is because this toothpaste doesn’t contain any artificial chemicals, detergents and foaming agents.  It leaves my teeth feeling really clean and it smells and tastes minty. My teeth feel as if they’ve been polished after brushing. This is a great toothpaste for those wanting to avoid the chemicals and fluoride  which are common in more commercial products.

 

2. Rahda Rosehip Oil

rosehip oil

rosehip oil

Without doubt, I love this oil. Some people are afraid of putting oil on their faces. However, face oils can curb dryness and help with extreme oiliness and breakouts. Face oils have intense antioxidants to deeply nourish every skin cell, leaving nothing behind but the appearance of a seriously smoother, younger-looking you. This oil is a head-to-toe multitasker. Sometimes I dab a bit of Rosehip oil around my eyes, sometimes I mix it with my body lotion; sometimes I touch a bit to the ends of my hair to fix flyaways. It never fails me. I use this oil every day as part of my beauty regimen. My almost 48-year-old skin loves this oil.  It leaves my skin moisturized and healthy looking.

 

3. NextRelief Recovery Cream with Arnica, Aloe & Tea Tree Oil

Next relief

next relief

Once in a while I have aching muscles and sore joints. Our last road trip to Chicago, for example,  left me with aching , tight shoulders. This cream gives me relief after just minutes. It doesn’t have that greasy feeling and dries quickly so it won’t stain your clothing. NextRelief has ingredients such as  Arnica, Aloe, Tea Tree Oil, Vitamin B6, MSM, Vitamin E, and more.  Made in the USA.

 

4. Udderly Smooth Hand Creme

Udderly Smooth

I came across Udderly Smooth at the Dollar Tree store.  I figured what do I have to lose; it’s  $1. To my surprise this is the best hand creme I’ve ever used. This creme has virtually erased my rough, dry hands. I carry a tube in my purse so it’s always available. This hand cream is soft and not greasy. It blends into my skin so well and makes my hands feel good.  I’ve tried many hand creams that claim to soothe dry, chapped hands but this product works better than all of them. Unfortunately, my dollar store no longer carries the creme.

 

If you’re already using any of the above products, let me know how you like them. Have a safe, happy and healthy week!

 

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GLOW – Detoxing Body, Skin & Mind

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I don’t believe in extreme things like fasting and cleanses, where you drink juice, or (only) lemon water for a week. Instead I believe a healthy lifestyle – eating healthy, drinking plenty of water and exercising – is important to detoxifying because it enables our body to do what is intended to do.

Small shifts in your diet, skin care regimen, and attitude can make you feel and look amazing.

Let me show you how I like to detox my body, skin, and mind the simple and inexpensive way. No doubt, detoxing helps me feel healthy, strong, energetic… and young.

detoxing body & skin

Bentonite Clay is a common ingredient in detox and cleansing products. It has the ability to absorb toxins. I like to use it as a facial mask or detox bath. Some people also use it internally, but I haven’t tried it yet.

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I’m such a fan of herbal teas. Nature is my pharmacy… it has so much to offer. Nature is more gentle and supporting and treats the core rather than the symptom, which is what you would use a synthetic drug for. The main herb in this  Yogi DeTox tea is dandelion, which is very detoxifying for your liver,  which happens to be your main organ of detoxification. It’s truly a delicious blend of herbs with cinnamon bark, ginger root, burdock root and much more.

dry brushing

Dry skin brushing is something I learned from my mom. In Europe, dry brushing is very popular and not just for beauty but for the health as well. We have a lymphatic system that needs to be stimulated. Dry brushing is a great way to stimulate and eliminate toxins as well as strengthen our immune system. Dry brushing is also a great exfoliating tool for your skin – great for circulation and fighting cellulite. Remember to always brush up to your heart. I like to do it before I go in the shower.

green smoothie

Eat more greens! The best way to eat lots of greens each day is a smoothie. The dark leafy greens are super healthy and inexpensive. The base for my green smoothie is baby spinach or kale, banana, lemon, and flax seeds. You can add other things like almonds, chia seeds, oats, ginger, blueberries or anything else you like. These detox smoothies are filling, delicious, nutrient dense and also amazing for your skin. With the right blender, smoothies are quick and easy to make. Throw away the soda and hop on the smoothie bandwagon!

workout

Exercise is important because it enables our body to do what it is made to do.  It also helps work up a good sweat and clear the mind of destructive thoughts. In my opinion, exercise is the perfect way to detox your attitude. I’m ALWAYS in a better mood after my workout. You don’t need a fancy gym membership or expensive equipment.  Go on a brisk walk and you will feel better!

How do you detoxify body, skin and mind? I’d love to hear from you.

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Bye Bye Under Eye – Still My Favorite Concealer

 

concealer

In May of 2015, I received a free tube of the Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer from it Cosmetics. I tried it and wrote about it here. I just ran out of this amazing product. Yes, it lasted this long even though I use it almost every day.

This product was developed with leading plastic surgeons using anti-aging ingredients including hydrolyzed collagen, and vitamins C & K.

I hardly ever wear foundation anymore. I simply add a few dabs of Bye Bye Under Eye wherever necessary. My face looks glowy and natural. Less is definitely more for my age.

concealer

I absolutely love this concealer. I have tried many different concealers in my life. Absolutely NOTHING compares to Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer! In case you aren’t familiar with this product, you should give it a try. Here’s why:

  • Coverage is excellent
  • Very moisturizing
  • Creamy… a little goes a long way
  • Waterproof
  • Comes in a big tube
  • Doesn’t sink into wrinkles

 

I use the color Neutral Medium. Since I’m so happy with this product, I really want to try it Cosmetic’s CC+ Cream. Has anyone tried this product? I’d love to hear what you think.

I was not compensated in any form to say any of this. I just love this product so much and wanted to share it with you.

 

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