Simply Sweet Vanilla and Brown Sugar Scrub

sugar scrub

A healthy sugar scrub to relieve dry, flaky skin. At just 19-years-old, Lauren Hamilton churned her passion for natural products into a successful beauty business. What started as a terrible teen acne (we’re sure you remember those days as fondly as we do!) has flourished into Simply Sweet Body Scrubs, an all-natural, healthy and affordable line of scrubs. […]

3 DIY Body Treatments from Luxury Spas

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, […]

Home Girls Spa Party: A Day of Beauty on a Budget

All you need for a home spa party with the girls! If you’re craving a lazy spa day with the girls but your purse strings are as a tight as your skinniest skinny jeans, there is still hope. All you need is a few dozen eggs, some mix-ins from your kitchen, a splash of creativity […]

DIY Spa Facial

diy spa facial

About the only thing I crave more than a soothing, expert spa facial is a slab of double-fudge chocolate cake drizzled in icing. And because I don’t indulge in either as much as I would like to, I find that creative substitutions keep the cravings in check: Cocoa-covered almonds for a daily chocolate fix, monthly […]

Green Apple Toner

green apple toner

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 […]

Berry Good: Antioxidant Cranberry Facial

A nourishing cranberry facial mask for a clean, bright complexion. Yes, cranberries are delicious and add fantastic flair and flavor to your Thanksgiving table. But did you know that the anti-aging properties of cranberries also help fight against the free radicals that lead to wrinkles and premature aging of the skin? That’s right, and plus, […]

Skin-Brightening Kiwi Facial Mask

kiwi face mask

A refreshing facial mask that exfoliates and brightens the skin. Did you know that kiwifruit have more vitamin C than oranges? They do! Plus, kiwi are loaded with vitamin E and exfoliating alpha hydroxy fruit acids. This furry little brown-skinned super fruit pairs up with yogurt in this recipe to gently lift dead, dulling skin cells. The extra pinch of lemon accelerates the process […]