Are you still searching for THE ONE??? DIETING: Finding your match made in heaven, NOW!

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Are you still searching for THE ONE??? DIETING: Finding your match made in heaven, right now!

Below are a list of diets that I believe can change one’s life dramatically. I have heard the good, the bad and the ugly about all of them. But hey, you can’t have your Yin without your Yang. There will always be good/bad about EVERYTHING. Obviously, consult your doctor before changing your diet, but I hardly believe they will disagree with you eating better 😉

So here we go. Are you ready? Deep breath. (and a drum roll)…

1) The Mediterranean Diet:

“The Mediterranean diet favors lots of fresh fruit and veggies, legumes, fresh fish, nuts, olive oil as the main source of fat, and a bit of red wine with meals. Turns out, it’s a diet that’s good for the body and for the mind. Following a Mediterranean diet has been shown to lower the risk of illnesses, including heart disease, obesity, Type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, even Alzheimer’s disease.” Check out for recipes for this diet.

2) Paleo Diet:

“When you hear the term Paleo diet, think cavemen in the Paleolithic Era. The diet is essentially about eating whole, natural foods, consisting primarily of meat, fruit, vegetables, and nuts; while avoiding grains, dairy, and processed sugar and fats.The basic idea is that our bodies are most efficient at processing and digesting the same types of foods our ancient ancestors were eating back when our bodies were evolving, during the millions of years before agriculture introduced processed foods into our diet.”

Check out for recipes for this diet.

3) Raw food Diet:

“ “Going raw” refers to eating a plant-based diet in which foods are never heated higher than 118 degrees Fahrenheit (48 degrees C). Raw-food enthusiasts base their diets around the belief that when food is cooked, it loses nutrients and the enzymes needed for digestion. “Raw foodists” typically eat fresh fruit, veggies, legumes, nuts, and seeds. Some raw dieters also choose to eat animal products, such as raw milk and cheese, fish (if it’s sashimi), and meat (like carpaccio).”

Check out for recipes for this diet.

All of these diets have shown evidence of promoting heart health, weight loss and an array of health benefits. If you have a serious condition, do not throw yourself into a seriously restricting diet without talking to your doctor or nutritionist. This could ultimately cause weight gain, and bring on more serious health risks. Take it slow, introduce things new into your diet little by little. Find some fun and yummy recipes by searching your diet on the internet, there’s so much free stuff out there with little need on going and buying expensive books! If you have questions just email me, or stop by my page!

Beauty From the Earth Cosmetics: The “MAC” of natural makeup



I call BFTE the “MAC” of the natural/mineral lines. It’s bold and creative color selection gives the client a truly customizable experience. A lot of gals flock to mineral makeup for the natural look, the effortless beauty. However, there are some who want to simply switch from harmful chemicals but still keep their dramatic and inspired looks. A lot of big makeup companies are using bright and bold eye looks to draw in customers, BFTE doesn’t seem to have a need to do this, they have such a variety that it simply attracts a lot of attention from a lot of different types of women. I was drawn to it because it was a natural line, though I know some are drawn to it because they can still do a high drama look, minus all the scary ingredient labels. Most of the makeup from this line contain only 3-5 ingredients, if that. Truly amazing!

I first tried the Foundation. It was actually fairly sheer for my taste (I am a full coverage kinda gal) but when I layered it and it blended nicely and gave me a more medium coverage without a lot of effort. I also liked the large variety in shades. Ultimately I discovered I really like using the lightest foundation as my highlighter and it stays all day, even for oily skin types! My favorite part is that it’s much cheaper than a jar of Bare Minerals too.

Faith and Foxy. These two loose mineral shadows are truly beautiful. I am so glad I experienced these in my lifetime, as they are truly gorgeous. “Faith” has a nice pinky glow, it could be used on the cheeks or the eyes. It reminded me of Springtime! “Foxy” is a deeper color with a browner base, somewhat purple, with a little glow in it too. Paired together these are beautiful for a contoured eye look or an evening out. Separately, they are both great for the daytime! I didn’t even find a need for eye-primer with these. As with most mineral shadows, the color output was truly amazing and effortless. I wanted to play with so many looks after just one use.

I had an amazing experience with this company, the owner is very helpful and quick to reply to your questions. I would definitely recommend them.

Get your “beauty from the earth”, and feel good about what your putting on!

Loose mineral shadow in “foxy”

Loose mineral shadow in “faith”

If you feel like simply poking around the site for yourself and have no need for shadow try here:

Vapour Beauty Review: Featured in ALLURE magazine!


Vapour beauty: Organic Beauty Review

I actually came across Vapour Beauty through Allure Magazine. They have won some of the “best of beauty” awards. I was lucky enough to be able to try out some of their products recently.

First I tried out the “stratus soft focus instant skin perfector” which is a fairly large amount for something you only need a pea size of. They describe the product here: “Vapour raises the bar for performance and purity with Stratus Soft Focus, velvety variation of Vapour’s revolutionary original organic BB Cream; a 3–in–1 moisturizer, primer and no-color foundation. Soft Focus balances all skin types, including combination and oily skin. Soft Focus leaves a smooth base for color makeup application while achieving a natural soft satin finish.

 Vapour’s Light Reflective Technology immediately perfects the appearance of your skin— you immediately appear younger and refreshed. For a flawless finish use Stratus Instant Skin Perfector alone or under any Atmosphere Foundation.

 In an independent study 8 out of 10 people who tried Stratus saw an immediate improvement in their skin tone and texture. Seven out of 10 people saw an immediate decrease in the appearance of lines, wrinkles and pores.

 Made with 70% Certified Organic ingredients and 30% natural mineral pigments & vitamins. Stratus nourishes skin with Organic Pumpkin and Papaya complex, essential fatty acid rich Organic Evening Primrose, essential amino acid Lysine and skin supportive silica. Stratus is infused with Vapour’s face specific infusion of anti-inflammatory Frankincense, antioxidant Tulsi and moisturizing Lotus flowers.

 All the performance of a luxury moisturizer and primer with none of the silicone or chemicals!”

My favorite part is that it’s silicone free. Ofcourse, I am also grateful that isn’t riddled with harmful ingredients, but I have oily skin and silicone makes it so much worse!

I felt like it helped my makeup go on easier, stay longer and evened out my texture better. It didn’t really even out my skin tone, but as for all the other benefits I give it two thumbs way up! It made my skin glowy too!

Lastly, I had the pleasure of trying the “illusionist concealer”, which I personally really liked. First of all, it’s very silky. Though it doesn’t provide a lot of coverage, it’s great at medium coverage, under eye concealing, and hiding redness without feeling heavy and cakey. It lasted me awhile, even under my eyes, which is very rare. I also found it helpful for making my powder wear longer in the day. If you suffer from skin issues and need full coverage, this isn’t the concealer for you, as you will most likely want a full coverage makeup. This particular concealer is for the health conscious girl, who wants a more natural makeup, with amazing ingredients, and is for a combination/oily to normal/dry skin type. It is also helpful for light hyperpigmentation and age spots that are starting to appear.

I liked the feeling of being worry free while applying my Vapour Beauty products. Too often I am finding myself trying to hurry to get ready and still having to skim the ingredients label. I really enjoyed these products and would highly recommend Vapour Beauty, just like ALLURE MAGAZINE does!


For the magical “illusionist concealer”

For the “stratus soft focus instant skin perfector”

To check out all of their ALLURE magazine featured products:

Eminence Organic Skincare



Eminence: Handmade Organic skincare of Hungary Review
I have always been dying to try Eminence. I have seen it in Spas, in Magazines, heard about it, read about it. I have heard it’s amazing and all-natural. I am honored to have the opportunity to test out some products and write down my thoughts on them. This company has a lot of amazing press, and though you feel like you haven’t heard of them, you will see them everywhere now!
Eminence offers products from makeup, to skincare to herbal teas, all organic, all amazing. I had the pleasure of trying out some of the skincare recently.
The Cornflower Recovery Serum was the first thing my Mother and I tried. I happened to be visiting and she was excited to try it when I read the description and she saw the beautiful glass bottle. My favorite part had to be the smell, apparently I am a big fan of clary-sage and seabuckthorn! The smell is amazing and a lot of smells make my eyes itch or water, I was actually able to put this ON my eyes (well lids and under eye) without them being reactive at all. I also have very oily skin and I felt like this was very absorbent, hydrating and not greasy at all. Although, I know I am partial, I wanted so badly to love it because of the smell anyway 😉
My mom however has drier more mature skin that is sensitive. She said she is really enjoying the serum and continues to use it daily. She said it reminds her of the Origins Dr.Weil Plantidote serum that she used to love, but the Eminence serum contains no harmful ingredients to speak of and is also Organic! She feels it is hydrating as well, and says it feels silky and has a very pleasant texture without the greasiness. She feels that she is doing something great for her skin while using it.
I also tried the Evening Primrose and Melon Balancing Masque. I used this for about 2 weeks so far about 3 times a week. It really helps to make the skin feel a lot plumper, hydrated, and to speed cell turnover so that the age and post acne spots disappear a lot faster. My skin looked more even after the first use!
I also sampled some of the tinted moisturizer and it had a great consistency and non-greasy feel. It lasted awhile, even for someone who has very oily skin! This would definitely be a great tinted moisturizer for the summertime since it’s not very heavy.
I HIGHLY recommend this line to anyone, any skin type or age. It is extremely natural, Organic and very well put together. You can always go here to check them out: