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Post image for 6 Tips for Protecting Your Winter Skin

Say goodbye to battles with dry skin!

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Post image for 4 Easy Ways To Help Your Face Overnight, Part II

Check out these two-ingredient face masks to improve your skin overnight! Read More

Lisa -Jan 15, 2016, 7:08PM
#fun #ezbeauty thank you for sharing your ideas!
Kristina -Jan 13, 2016, 12:11AM
Hi Jana! If I make the green tea + basil concoction can I use it then store the rest in the fridge for the days after? Will it work just the same? xo

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Post image for Make: Natural Skin Luminizer

We desire glowing skin throughout the year – maybe even more so during the holidays.
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Milana -Feb 08, 2016, 1:48AM
Exact thing I was searching for. I like preparing my own cosmetics too at home. Lately I have been experimenting by preparing Face Masks for Glowing skin. I found out that when you use organic products that are perishable, can enhance your beauty by 2 times. These natural products are very healthy and do not contain any preservatives so provide long lasting effect. I have been referring to this article for making the face mask http://www.theurbanlady.com/health/beauty-tips/homemade-face-mask-for-glowing-skin-6-top-beauty-secrets.html
Cicely -Jan 19, 2016, 5:57PM
I make my own cosmetics at home, have been for years now (foundation, lipstick, gloss, serum, hair care, everything basically. All high-quality and "healing"), and am also heavily involved in the Sciences. I can tell anyone above who's wondering about mica that it's 100% safe for you to use, as long as it's not derived from a harmful source, or combined with something potentially toxic like ferric-ferrocyanide, ultramarines, or some of the "chromium oxides". There are disputed studies done on the toxicity levels of above ingredients, but if you want to be totally safe, just forgo them in any formulations. That being said, mica, which is actually a crystalline mineral (yes. It is a crystal. Like quartz and the like. In Geology classes at my college we would perform tests on various micas to classify their crystalline structures), is fine for you to use on your face. It's also fine for you to put on your lips. Some people don't mind using it in food products, which is why some drinks have it (alcoholic ones in particular). At most, the damage you'll probably get from that is sparkly, well, poo. The body can't digest it and it'll just pass through. In its purest form, as a finely milled powder gotten from safe (not all natural sources are safe and nontoxic) sources, it is absolutely fine to use and it cannot be absorbed into the bloodstream from skin, because it is way too large of a particle for that. For the most part, only something the size of an amino acid or smaller could effectively be absorbed into skin. I've seen some sites say that mica is a toxic "unnatural" thing, and that's both ridiculous and remarkably depressing. Some oxides can be harmful. Some natural oxides are deadly. Some synthetic oxides are harmless, and some are irritants. Mica, if it is actually as its name says, "mica" (the mineral!), is pretty much inert and a pretty shimmery thing you can have fun with. Science is a gorgeous and powerful thing. Have fun with the sparkly and do not fear! *0*

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Take a lesson in French etiquette with Sabrina Nait!

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Kiss & Make-up -Dec 17, 2015, 6:07AM
She's gorgeous!
Michelle -Dec 17, 2015, 1:52AM
Wonderful style, wonderful video! https://www.makeandmess.com/

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Post image for Gut Feelings: Raw Mesquite Caramel Crumb Bars  — Vegan & Gluten-Free

“These mesquite caramel crumb bars are the sort of thing I will remember having here… feeling satisfied, nourished and content in my head, my heart and my stomach”.
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Gwen Watson -Dec 30, 2015, 1:55PM
Combining caramel and mesquite together is an unexpected but tasty blend! Caramel does stand up well to smoky flavors because of the rich texture and intense flavor. These vegan crumb bars are a delicious treat.
Michelle -Dec 12, 2015, 9:32AM
This looks so delicious, I need to try these! http://www.makeandmess.com/

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Post image for Book Club: Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert, Courage

This week we’re discussing part one of Elizabeth Gilbert’s bestseller, Big Magic: Courage

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Erica -Jan 17, 2016, 9:03PM
"The outcome cannot matter" (258). The outcome, how the world perceives your art has nothing to do with you. The reward is in process; the gift is the creative journey. Preach, Ms. Gilbert!
Mary -Dec 20, 2015, 2:22PM
I really liked first few pages when she talked about Jack Gilbert, it reminded me of my English professor and how inspiring he was, how he encouraged (at least me) not only to improve our writing, but also be successful, creative and LEARN (because there is a difference between learning something and just listening & getting information). I think when a person, like Jack Gilbert, is passionate he or she wants to share it with someone and inspire others. Then next few sections of the first chapter weren't that interesting for me. The idea was good, but the way it was written... I just tried to finish the chapter to see what's coming next. Now I see some people felt the same way - so I'm excited to read next chapter, hopefully it will get more fascinating and inspiring. I also loved how she talked about being brave vs being fearless. I think it is important to know and remember that there is always fear within us and we cannot or even shouldn't "kill it off". We need to embrace it and learn how to control it. It is always scary to start something new .

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Post image for Karibu Kenya: Holidays on the Equator

Even as a tourist in Kenya, writer/traveler Ariane Marder discovers the connective thread that binds her — and you — to everyone else.

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Regina -Dec 11, 2015, 11:22AM
Wonderful! Love that you're seeking adventure for yourself. My good friend just moved back to Nairobi after years of being away from home. Already planning to visit her :) Enjoy the rest of your travels! xo, Regina gardeniasandmint.com
Paulina -Dec 10, 2015, 1:32PM
What an amazing place! http://www.thepaarblog.com/

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Post image for Let’s Change the Way We Think

Adopting a “yes” attitude can generate unyielding gratitude and love. 

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Lisa -Dec 04, 2015, 11:40AM
Beautiful, inspirational post. Chasing peace, love, and happiness produces such a life-altering high. So many of your comments today resonate deeply within me. Love your message!
Annelien -Dec 03, 2015, 7:02AM
Thanks a lot, very inspiring post :)!!

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All we need are our own two hands…Read More

Anna -Dec 08, 2015, 6:48AM
I know that feeling... and I absolutely love it, it's my favourite place..!
michaela jean -Nov 30, 2015, 2:22PM
Totally needed this. It's funny how just discussing creation brings forth creation. xo Michaela http://michaelajeanblog.com http://michaelajeanart.com

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Post image for Park and Ride: Yosemite National Park

“I’ve only been to a handful of other places that could possibly equal it but, after this visit, Yosemite may be the most beautiful place I’ve ever been.”Read More

Emma -Nov 30, 2015, 4:16PM
dying to go! the beauty is immeasurable! those stars! xx www.nuunablog.com
Jodi -Nov 20, 2015, 2:40PM
Yosemite has been on my "must see" list for so long now. I agree it's one of the most beautiful places, especially in the states. Seeing your photos makes me want to spend an entire week there. www.throughmyowneyes.com

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Post image for Morning Rituals – Bunna

Writer Ariane Marder shares her obsession for her morning coffee.

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Donna Marder -Oct 25, 2015, 9:40PM
You are a very talented and engaging writer who can make ordinary life sound soulful and exciting. Keep at it! Writing is the hardest of all work.
Echo -Oct 14, 2015, 3:43AM
The religion of love - that is a fantastic response and one I wish to now adopt. Beautifully written!

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Post image for Celebrate Fig Season With a Fig, Pistachio & Roasted Strawberry Smoothie

Celebrate the transition between summer and fall by combining each season’s best flavors in one incredible smoothie.

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Erika -Sep 01, 2015, 10:22PM
I love figs! This is a must-try recipe! Erika http://whaterikawears.com/
Susan -Sep 01, 2015, 11:42AM
Wow. this looks both beautiful and delicious! Thank you for sharing! The Weaver Of Words.....give me 15 words and I'll tell you a tale www.averyfairytale.wordpress.com

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