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I usually wear my hair the exact same way every day: down. But when hot weather hits, sometimes wearing your hair down just doesn’t fly. Read more »

Enam Arya -Jul 04, 2013, 9:25AM
I will love to see,if you will post some hair style for short & curly hairs ...
fp julia -Jun 28, 2013, 4:21PM
anon - coming soon!!!!

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Post image for Diary Of A Wellness Retreat, Part 3: The Fire Ceremony

Our morning yoga class on Saturday was followed by one of the most amazing lunches I’ve ever had. It was a salad bar with everything I’d want to have in a salad – quinoa, fresh tomatoes, broccoli, homemade pickled beets and brie cheese with an incredible kumquat compote made by Eva. Read more »

fp julia -May 15, 2013, 11:59AM
Miss you lady xoxo
Megan -May 15, 2013, 11:45AM
That salad bar looks so delicious!

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Post image for Diary Of A Wellness Retreat, Part Two: Hiking & Yoga

Our day begins with a meditative walk. Heel to toe, heel to toe.  Feel the earth beneath your feet, let it ground you. Read more »

April -Mar 28, 2014, 12:25AM
This place is like heaven! It was a great way to de-stress. Thanks for the tip.
julia -Aug 15, 2013, 1:27AM
i'm also named julia, from philadelphia (but i live in LA now) and am going on this exact retreat for labor day weekend! i'm going to read the rest of your posts now but please get in touch if you'd like!!

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Post image for Beauty Tutorial: Sun-Kissed Skin & Beachy Waves!

I always feel like I look my best in the summertime, particularly after a day at the beach. There’s nothing better than that rosy sun-kissed glow and natural, beachy waves! Read more »

b -May 15, 2013, 5:29PM
it looks like she's not wearing makeup...so why not skip the chemicals and just not wear makeup?
Laney -May 15, 2013, 7:20AM
The song is The Everpresent New Times Condition by Saturday Looks Good to Me!

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Post image for Diary Of A Wellness Retreat, Part One: Let’s Do This!

I just returned from a weekend long yoga retreat at Sagrada Wellness in California. Read more »

Aaron Ogden -Jun 05, 2013, 2:35PM
What beautiful writing and images, Julia. It was so lovely to spend sacred time with you on this retreat. Thank you for your sincerity and grace. There is a space in each of our hearts that remains hidden until we unlock it with our honesty and allowance to surrender. Thank you for your willingness to Open. The fire ceremony remembers stillness in this One's Heart Space. Hope to connect again as our paths cross once more! In Love, Aaron Ogden
May -Jun 02, 2013, 3:03AM
Beautiful scene. I really love it!

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Post image for Easy Beauty Trick: DIY Tinted Moisturizer For Glowing Skin

If you’re naturally fair-skinned, like I am, spring can be a somewhat difficult transition period.  Read more »

Nat -Apr 10, 2014, 1:50AM
I've heard that after a while, it gets streaky, is this true?
Nikki -Dec 16, 2013, 9:49PM
what exact brand of lotion and bronzer did you use?

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Post image for Our Favorite Ways To Use Coconut Oil

The uses for coconut oil are seemingly endless.  Not only is it one of my favorite beauty products, but I’ve read and been told that there are benefits to eating a spoonful of it every day. Read more »

gloria -Jan 14, 2014, 10:54AM
I recently started using coconut oil and am amazed at the results.I am losing weight so effortlessly since i started taking 3 tablespoons a day without dieting.Ivall it the magic bullet.I also use it all over my body before taking a shower about 3 times a week.My skin is soft like a baby.My hail is exactly like everyone says about it.It leaves my hail=r soft and very shiny.I know there are hundreds of uses for this miracle product.you can google to find out anything about the benefits of any health disorde. You must get the organic unrefined or extra virgin kind.I get a hugh jar from Sams club for 15.00 dollars.Good luck everyone.
Donna Winter -Jan 08, 2014, 8:22PM
I was born with a congential skin condition called Bullous Icthyosisform Erythraderm I have been treated with many products over the years including Soft White Paraffin with up to 20% Salasilic Acid added of which this has ad the tendercy to make my Ears Ring after three treatments. My GP In August 2013 reccomended that I try Coconut Oil Rubbed directly onto the excessively crusted areas of my Legs, Feet, Buttocks, Elbows and Arms. My local Chemist had a jar of Homebrand Coconut Oil for $20 for a 500g Jar. I must also mention that I also use a Product called Lanate, at the same time. The way I applied both of these was I put the Lanate on first followed by the Coconut Oil. At the end of 5 Jars of Coconut Oil my Legs etc were like normal skin. (The Lanate doesn,t work just n it,s own very well). This took about three weeks to make my skin normal as we say for me. I have just started again this week using the Coconut Oil and Lanate again as my legs etc have built up the scale again. This is the nature of my condition. I am really please to have found something that works that's not expensive and doesn,t cause other problems. (side effects).

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Post image for Homemade Lavender Mint Foot Scrub

Sandal season is here, and it’s important that we’re confident of the feet we’ll be showing off all spring and summer. I don’t usually get pedicures – I actually prefer to give myself a spa-like treatment all on my own. Read more »

anti-ageing -Mar 09, 2014, 5:10PM
Betwen aall of these resources you should have no problems picking out what you want to sell. It smoothens and evcens out thhe skin tone mazking thee skin look annd feel healthier and younger. These products contan natural ingdedients tthat won't harm ykur skin.
tami -Jul 09, 2013, 9:48AM
Coconut oil works great also

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Post image for What’s Your Perfume Scent?

Everyone has their own scent, a scent that goes well with their personality and spirit and makes them a little more magical than what they are already. It’s the scent that catches people’s breath when you walk by, a scent that’s reminiscent of who you are. Read more »

Gabby -Apr 23, 2014, 10:45PM
I have two signature scents-- Iris 39 by Le Labo (for winter) and No. 16 by Cognoscent
cheyenne -Dec 18, 2013, 10:28PM
They discontinued it and I bought up 4 bottles right away, but it is bath and body works Secret Wonderland. it's cheap, but I love it.

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Post image for Homemade Refreshing Cucumber Aloe Mist for Face and Body

The word “refresh” has such a good sound to it. It makes me think of leaping into a cool pool on the hottest of summer days. This face & body mist brings about that same feeling – and it has major benefits for your skin. Read more »

Aish -Mar 26, 2014, 3:51AM
I've got eczema on my face, is this still safe to use?
anonymos -Oct 24, 2013, 2:39AM
can i make a batch but with 50% rose water and 50% cucumber juice?

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Post image for Homemade Coconut Lavender Conditioner

After doing this post on homemade coconut milk shampoo, we had some requests for a conditioner to go along with it, so here you go! Read more »

Laura -Apr 14, 2014, 5:17PM
Just wanted to add my two cents... First off- thank you very much for this & the shampoo recipe. I made them both about 3-4 weeks ago & have been using them... I use the conditioner first, then I rinse it out, and then use the shampoo, followed by an apple cider vinegar rinse. My hair is very thick & curly (ringlet curly if it isn't too long). I found if I did this the traditional way (shampoo then conditioner), then I did find it left my hair a little oily... but when I do it backwards, it comes out great. I love the lavender smell! Also, before getting out of the shower I use the conditioner all over my skin, and my skin has never felt better. One day, I was in a rush & used a 2 in 1 store brand & was really surprised to see my hair looked very dull and felt very dry. Thank you so much for these recipes!!
Christine -Mar 07, 2014, 1:39PM
I love this stuff! I work at a pool and teach a lot of lessons, so I am in the water all the time. I put this on under a cap before I get in the pool. It protects and moisturizes my hair perfectly!

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Post image for Awake And Cleanse: My Favorite Drink

For many months now I have been drinking lemon, honey, ginger and cayenne pepper throughout the day. It awakens me and stimulates my senses. Ginger is very good for the stomach and the lemon and cayenne pepper help to open up the nasal passages, allowing a nice breathing pattern. I always have a sweet tooth — especially during mid-day — and the honey in the drink helps to soothe it. Read more »

Sj -Sep 06, 2013, 8:34PM
Can I prepare this ahead of time or should it be preparedmright before consumption?
Eva -Jun 29, 2013, 1:01PM
do not put the honey in hot water! it´s not healthy --> Ayurveda

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