Thursday, May 29, 2014

DIY Magnets

I'm in love with this DIY creation! Found this little gem on Pinterest, so I thought I'd give it a try! It was so simple and super cute! 

What you need:

Plastic Animals.

Mini Magnets.

Super Glue.

Gold, Silver or Rose Gold Spray Paint.

A knife and cutting board.


1. Get your little animals (got mine here!) and place them on newspaper. Always spray paint outside as the fumes can be overwhelming. 

2. Once your animal is spray painted on both sides and dry, place it on your cutting board and slice it down the middle.

3. Place a drop of super glue and place the magnet on the super glue. (Got my magnets here!)

Let dry....AND...

Hope you enjoy your little animal magnets!!!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Natural Sunscreens

Let's be honest... AGING SUCKS!  There are fillers and injections to make us look younger, which can be awesome...but why not try and prevent using those things!

When it comes to sunscreens, I am the person who tells her friends and family to APPLY APPLY APPLY!!! It is SO important to protect your skin! (It's the only skin you will EVER have!)

Let me break it down why I'm so nuts about sunscreen:

Skin Cancer.
Fine Lines.
Sallowness (a yellow discoloration of the skin).
Benign tumors.
The destruction of collagen - good byeeee youth!!!

The sun is an amazing natural resource! BUT it can also be very harmful to the skin! Vitamin D is AWESOME! Helps with so many things us as humans need to be healthy! But, let's get serious about preventing the BAD things the sun can also do...

Here are my favorite NATURAL sunscreens:

1. Badger SPF 30 - One of the simplest sunscreens! Only 5 indigents! Zinc oxide (VERY IMPORTANT! It reflects the sun off your skin!) Organic sunflower oil, Organic extra virgin olive oil, and Organic beeswax, $15  (There is also a face stick that I use for certain spots on my face. Like my upper lip, (I tend to get a bunch of freckles which make my look like I have a mustache, not cute!) Also, by my hair line. (Sometimes we forget that just because there is hair, doesn't mean we won't burn in-between the hairs!!)

2. Honest Sunscreen - Zinc is the only active ingredient! NO harmful chemicals, baby safe, Non-Nano, Hypoallergenic, Vegetarian, Non-Whitening, Biodegradable, and Water Proof! It does go on think, but I'd rather have a layer of sunscreen then nothing at all! $15

3. Organic Coconut Oil - Coconut oil has soooooo many uses and sunscreen is one of them! I've used it many times! You must be thinking, OIL FOR MY FACE?? YES!!! (Here is a post I wrote about face oils!!)You can find out more about the benefits of coconut oil here. $12

4. Kiss My Face Sunscreen - I love this sunscreen! It goes on light and protects your skin!!! It is an oat based sunscreen...with NO artificial fragrances, NO artificial flavors, Vegan, NO animal testing, NO parabens, NO phthalates, and it's Gluten free! $15

One thing I use EVERYDAY is Josie Maran's Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47. When you purchase the 4 oz. bottle, you receive a free 1oz mini bottle, which I keep in my purse in case of emergencies!! This goes on a little think, but I just add a bit of 100% Argan Oil to make it less thick and it blends in amazing!!!

Please do yourself a favor and protect your skin!! You will thank yourself in the long run!!! ;)

Disclaimer: All information provided on is read of your own free will.  All opinions are my own, I do not work for any of the above companies. All the information provided is based on my own use of the above items and want you all to be informed of natural products! :)

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Fruits & Flowers

This season is all about BRIGHT PRINTS! I'm completely loving the mixture of bright colors! They are great for day and night to add a big POP of color to your outfit!! 

Here are a few of my fave accessories:

1. Steve Madden Marlene Sandal Redefining the platform sole in the '90s, Steve Madden shoes have seen him become a household name in the States. Spotted on Kate Moss and the Olsen twins, Steve Madden's offbeat designs and fashion forward ethos create a unique slant on individual expression. Take a cue from global street style in statement heels and vertiginous wedges. $99

2. Island Life Travel Cosmetic Case - A super cute travel make-up or toiletry bag with a bright floral print. $9.80

3. Tropical Fruit Nail Polish -This Love & Beauty Tropical Fruit nail polis sat adds the perfect pop of color to your nails. It features six shades, nail art pen, and how-to instructions. BRILLIANT!!!!  $9.80

4. Fruit Frenzy Paddle Brush -A stylish paddle brush featuring a fruit motif and cushioned back with ball tip bristles. $3.80

5. Dune Kozzie Tropical Print Slipper Shoe -Following fashion with an individual edge, Dune offers luxury across their collection of glamorous shoes. Defining their customer through attitude rather than age, Dune's in house design team look to fashion capitals for originality and detail. Luxe finishes meet sculptural shapes across a range of heeled shoes, embellished ballet pumps and jewel hued wedges. $91.46 

6. Mini Fruit Watch -Directional, exciting and diverse, the ASOS Collection makes and breaks the fashion rules. Scouring the globe for inspiration, our London based Design Team is inspired by fashion's most covetable trends; providing you with a cutting edge wardrobe season upon season. $28.58

7. Fruit Frenzy Fruit Compact Mirror -A Love & Beauty high polish mirror compact featuring a lacquered cover with a fruit motif. Kiss-lock closure. Includes one magnifying side and one classic side. Textured bottom. High polish finish. Lightweight. $3.80

Also LOVE these Pineapple Ice Trays and to die for Pineapple Print Dress!!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Bucket Bag

Bucket bags are the “it” accessory this spring, and it’s easy to see why! These shoulder bags are super roomy and luxuriously hands-free. You can take these trendy totes to the office, on date night or even to a music festival. 

Here are my top 4 picks!

1. Juicy Couture Willow Canvas Bucket Bag - A playful jute bucket bag with a tropical feel. Smooth leather covers the top line, lending a matte balance to the drawstring closure. The lined interior has 3 pockets, and the shoulder strap can be adjusted or removed. $142.50 (On Sale!!)

2. Yellow Marc by Marc Jacobs Natural Selection Alicia Leather Bucket Bag -  Silk-touch leather refines a mainstay bucket bag complemented with gilt hardware and a subtle logo. Slide-buckle flap with interior magnetic-snap closure. Adjustable strap. Interior zip, wall and cell-phone pockets. Protective metal feet. Leather. By marc by marc jacobs; imported. Color: end of color list lightning bolt. $199

3. River Island Red Duffle Bag - River Island brings us an eclectic collection of fashion forward styles. Look out for vibrantly printed party dresses, feminine detailing, statement jackets and a covetable range of denim including skinny cut jeans and cute denim shorts, which sits alongside their directional footwear and swimwear range. $53.35

4. Black Diego Bucket Bag with Gold Studs -This bucket bag has been crafted from leather-look material, features top handle gathers drawstring top, adjustable crossbody strap with buckle,studded belt loops wrap around opening, studded base, interior zip pocket. Check this bag out! In love with the gold studs!! $56.02

Go out and got yourself one of these timeless bad boys!!!

Thursday, May 15, 2014


I am always looking for a good deal on anything and everything! Of course we always want the real thing, but we don't always want to break the bank! 

Here are two pairs of heels, both similar, though one is patent leather and the other is suede, but the price differences will SHOCK you!!

The REAL pair of studded heels are brought to you by the one and only, amazing Valentino! But for those of us on a budget, the price is not that amazing, so before you start counting your savings, here is the price: $1075!! :(

The FAUX pair of studded heels are from an online store called Windsor that I came across one day doing what I do best: ONLINE SHOPPING! They reminded me of the Valentino's, but won't put you into debt! Ready for the price?? Drum roll please......$29.90!! WOO!!

Get those little studded Windsor puppies before they are gone forever!

Monday, May 12, 2014


Skincare is very important and if it is at all possible for me to find all natural remedies, I do not hesitate to take the chance to try it! One of the latest products that I have been using is called Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay. It is a facial mask made from 100% all natural calcium bentonite clay. $4.99

This stuff has truly been a secret because I only found out about it 4 months ago, and apparently it's been around for hundreds of years! WTF?? Better late than never!!

What It Claims: 

  • Deep Pore Cleansing

What It Does:

  • This facial really does pull out all of the impurities from deep within your pores. It removed blackheads that were on my nose after the very first use! But I did not want to get too excited until I used the facial a few more times. The directions state to use it once a week (or more than once for problem skin), but I applied it twice a week for about 30 minutes. After each use I noticed that my skin felt softer and my pores were shrinking which made my makeup apply more smoothly. 

What It Claims:

  • Feel Your Face Pulsate! And does it ever!!

What It Does:

  • That claim is NOT false advertising! You can actually feel a "pulse" in your face! For me it always feels like a heart throb in the center region of my face. 
  • Once you open the container you will find that it is in powder form and it is odorless. To make the facial you mix equal parts clay with raw apple cider vinegar or water into a paste. I used vinegar because ACV has its own medicinal benefits so I knew it couldn't hurt. Once mixed with the vinegar it develops an odor but it isn't unbearable. 

How to Mix:

  • Mix aztec secret indian healing clay with equal parts of PURE/RAW apple cider vinegar. It's best to use a glass, pottery or wooden bowl. Stir the mixture until is a smooth paste-add more clay or liquid as needed. Apply a 1/8 inch to 1/4 inch thick layer of clay to the face or other areas and let it dry. Drying times vary, but times are generally 5 minutes of delicate skin and 15-20 minutes for normal skin. 
  • Remove clay by washing with wash cloth with warm water. Soak the wash cloth and place it on your face allowing the hard clay to soften and continue the process to each part of your face. (A slight redness will appear after removing the clay. This is normal and will disappear in approximately 30 minutes.) Then apply a moisture or a face oil.

Other uses: 

  • The label states that this clay can be used for body-wraps, clay baths, foot soaks, insect bites, and much more! I personally haven't tried the other uses yet but I do love the results it gives as a facial mask.

I am completely obsessed with this product and even got a few of my friends to try it and they love it!

Do your face a favor and GET THIS! ;)

Disclaimer: All information provided on is read of your own free will.  All opinions are my own,  I do not work for the above company.  All the information provided is based on my own use of the above item and want you all to be informed of natural products! :)

Friday, May 9, 2014

Summer Sandals

Sooo spring is here and summer is just around the corner! This seasons new trends are Gladiator and Slip-On sandals! Super comfortable yet chic and stylish! 

Here are a few MUST-HAVES this summer:

1. H&M Gladiator Wrap Sandals - These faux leather gladiator wrap sandals with wrap you up in style! $24.95

2. H&M Slip-On Sandals - These are just fab! Slip-on sandals with faux leather and a rubber sole! Super comfy!  (Use code '1616' to get 20% off at check out!) $24.95

3. Birkenstock Birko-Flor Sandal - The classic two-strap sandal with white sole and fully adjustable straps. These are the! They come in NINE different colors. OBSESSED! $89.95

4. Sole Society Gladiator Sandal - These little beauties I stumbled upon the other day. Wore them all day today and my feet have never felt better! Great sandal! Do yourself  favor a get these little suckers while you can!! $54.95

Monday, May 5, 2014

Sunkissed Skin

Summer is almost upon us, (though it feels like it's mid-August here in Los Angeles) so I think we should start looking like summer is here! Bronzing oils are the way to go! They are light, even on your skin, and don't make you look 10 shades darker from your natural color. 

Here are 6 different oils to give you that summer glow all year round!:

1. The Body Shop - Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil The honey that serves as the main ingredient in this golden elixir is harvested in the forests of northwest Zambia through the company’s Community Trade program. Needless to say, it’ll make you glow from the inside out. Bonus: The oil smells amazing and dries on contact. $14

2. Sephora Illuminating Bronzing Oil - This spray on, lightly-tinted bronzing oil adds a glistening sunkissed effect to the body and hair. Formulated with grapeseed oil and shimmery metallic flecks, it instantly illuminates skin with an irresistibly golden glow. (Currently on SALE Reg$14.) $7

3.MAC To the Beach Body Oil - Man Rays, a shimmering body oil formulated to bring a sheer sheen and sexy gleam to skin. Soothing, naturally emollient. Its fusion of three botanical oils helps soften, smooth and moisturize skin. $22.50

4. Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi Usage Shimmer - Formulated with a blend of precious oils and vitamin E, Multi-Usage Dry Oil nourishes and soothes the face, body and hair, leaving every inch feeling silky smooth and soft with a sexy golden shimmer. This dazzling dry oil is rapidly absorbed into the skin giving the skin a subtle glow ideal for a night out on the town. It can be used all year round to combat environmental dryness, and is especially beneficial after sunbathing. (Reg $58, but found on Amazon cheaper ;)) $32.39

5. NARS Body Glow - NARS Body Glow is something of a cult classic. This new version retains the same exotic, Tahitian monoi oil scent and moisturizing benefits as the original, while laying down a heftier dose of sheer color. $58

6. MAC To the Beach Body Oil - Seaside, a kind of golden, sexy alchemy we're all drawn to. This collection encapsulates it with the most soothing, sultry shades of summertime. A safe way to bronze, beautify, and get colour that looks sun-kissed. $22.50

HOW TO APPLY: First MAKE SURE THE CAP IS ON TIGHT, then shake the bottle! (I made this mistake on NYE a few years back. Got the oil ALL OVER myself, NYE dress included, and ALL OVER my friends room! Was not fun cleaning that up! Plus I had to change my dress and the oil never came out! Total bummer!!)  Pour a small amount in the palm of your hand and mix with the other hand. Apply to desired areas and repeat steps above if you want to use more. I love to put it on legs, when wearing shorts/skirt/dress, on my collar bone and as an illuminator on my face! 

Disclaimer: All information provided on is read of your own free will.  All opinions are my own, I do not work for any of the above companies. All the information provided is based on my own use of the above items and want you all to be informed of natural products! :)

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Pink Himalayan Salt

Pink Himalayan Salt is super old! 250 million years old to be exact! 

The crystals come from the EARTH! (Instead of being processed & full of chemicals like processed table salt.)

Some of the magical benefits:
1.} It regulates water throughout the body.
2.} Promotes a happy, healthy pH balance in your cells & brain cells.
3.} This specific salt reduces signs of aging. Well, hell. I’m in.
4.} It helps absorb particles through your intestinal tract.
5.} Promotes sinus, respiratory, & vascular health.
6.} Increases the libido. Hubba bubba!
7.} Promotes a natural, well-rested sleep. 
8.} And lastly, the salt crystals help to regulate blood pressure.

This is all I use! I don't even keep table salt in my house anymore!! 
This is essential to your daily cooking!!
Good stuff right here!

Disclaimer: All information provided on is read of your own free will.  All opinions are my own, I do not work for any of the above companies. All the information provided is based on my own use of the above items and want you all to be informed of natural products! :)