Enlighten Up Honey Facial Mask

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Bring out your playful glow with this honey facial mask. Like most of you, my desk is somewhat of an altar. I’ve placed various trinkets that I love strategically around me — the Boyds stuffed bear with the serenity prayer that was among my grandmother’s possessions when she passed, a silly photo booth pic of […]

3 DIY Body Treatments from Luxury Spas

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Three celebrated resort spas share their secrets for bringing the spa home. Spa at L’Auberge, Sedona, Arizona L’Apothecary Clear Mind Scrub This Spring, the Spa at L’Auberge de Sedona will debut L’Apothecary, a place for guests to concoct and design their own bath salts, body scrubs, oils and masques from elements found in Sedona, including rosemary, […]

Green Apple Toner

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A refreshing, balancing green apple toner spiked with mint and vodka. There’s something so refreshing about a crisp, tart green apple. Go figure that green apples would make the perfect base for a refreshing facial toner. Apples have high concentrations of pectin, which among many other health benefits, is a antioxidant that helps fight aging (yee-haw!). The slight […]

Chris Gibson’s Famous Avocado Facial Mask

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An ooey gooey rejuvenating avocado facial mask made famous by skincare expert Chris Gibson. Warning: If you whip up a batch of this miracle mixture, be sure to mark it clearly before storing in the frig. It might get eaten! Best-selling author, natural skincare expert and health coach Chris Gibson, shared a funny story with […]

Four DIY Sugar Scrubs, Four Ways

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From face to feet, four sugar scrubs to keep you sweet! Talk about a bum rap. Sugar has taken the heat for everything from acne to adult-onset diabetes. And while it certainly does make a beeline to the hips when eaten in the form of a cupcake, sugar can do wonders when directly applied to […]

Gaga for Grapefruit Toner

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A clarifying home spa toner. If the sunny skies of Florida aren’t in the forecast for your next vacay, get in the jet-setting spirit with this citrusy toner. We got this clarifying skin solution from Miami makeup and nationally recognized beauty maven Miriam Behar. This grapefruit toner gives your complexion an instant wakeup call and brightens […]

Better than Chocolate Body Scrub

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Get a cocoa kick from this chocolate body scrub. Legend has it that the great Mayan Emperor Montezuma tossed back some 50 cups of chocolate a day. My question is: What did he have for dessert? Today, the good news about chocolate, especially the dark variety, just keeps on coming. Not only does it kick […]

Hot Lips Sugar Scrub

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An easy DIY lip scrub for the perfect pout. Pucker up Spa Girls! The perfect pout starts with a clean canvas free of dry, flaky, icky skin. Whip up this easy homemade lip scrub before you jump in the shower on date night or anytime dry skin mars that gorgeous smile of yours! The cinnamon just makes […]