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September 3, 2013

Epsom Salt, It’s not just for Soaking


Epsom Salt

Even though you wouldn’t think Epsom salt is popular among teens, it’s in fact very useful for us! It’s very affordable for just a few dollars and you can find it at the market or pharmacy. I recently received a complimentary box of Epsom salt and I actually used it for an exfoliating treatment. It was very easy because all I had to do was mix 2 cups of Epsom salt with 1/4 cup of petroleum jelly. I even added a few drops of lavender essential oil to give it a refreshing scent. I felt like the mixture scrubbed away my dry skin and left it really smooth.

Another recipe I used was an at home pedicure. I never get my nails done, I always do them myself, so I found this helpful. You dissolve a half cup of Epsom salt into 2 quarts of warm water. You pour the water into a container and soak your bare feet for 15 to 20 minutes. After that you just massage your entire foot with the Epsom salt making sure to get your heels and ankles to remove any dry or rough  spots. Lastly rinse your feet with water and dry them. My feet were ready for a great pedicure!!



There is so many more useful things to do with Epsom salt. You can use it for houseplants, Mosquito bites, and even a hair volumizer! I would definitely recommend having some Epsom salt at home for your every need! Check out for more great ideas and Epsom Salt can be found in most drugstores and retail stores nationwide.

My favorite Epsom Salt Beauty Recipes:

Exfoliating Treatment Scrub: Combine 2 Cups of Epsom Salt, 1/4 Cup Petroleum Jelly, a few drops of Lavender Essential Oil and scrub and gently scrub away dry skin.

Exfoliating Foot Scrub: Dissolve 1/2 up of Epsom Salt into 2 quarts of warm water, Soak you feet for 15 to 20 minutes. Massage entire foot with Epson Salt to remove rough and dry skin, your feet will thank you.

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September 3, 2013

Activate your destiny with a beautiful Destiny Candle!

This was one of those “timing is everything” opportunities that turned out to be a synchronistic moment for me! I must say, as a result, it ended up providing me with one of the most unique and interesting products to feature for your enjoyment.

As long as I can remember, I’ve always loved crystals and their soothing reflection of light & energy, and aromatherapy for its ability ,via candles and essential oils, to offer a positive impact on the senses.

When I received information about the Destiny Candle created by Karen Michelle, I was instantly intrigued. This candle had all of the components that I mentioned above and was a 100% natural candle that could assist us in creating positive intentions for addressing a number of situations we deal with in our lives.

The intentions:
Weight Loss
Stress Relief
Good Luck

But there’s more…..As your candle starts to melt you’ll find a crystal within the candle with a small hole on the top, and a beautiful purple string that is included so you can wear your crystal as a bracelet or necklace to keep affirming your intention!

You may also use the candle as a massage oil!

I gravitated immediately toward the lavender, frankincense, and vanilla scented candle. Those are some of my favorite essential oils! This candle was geared toward Stress Relief. That’s one of my issues! I have a tendency to bring on my own stress with worry and over reaction to things, so I decided to try the Stress Relief Candle.

I honestly couldn’t wait for my Destiny Candle to arrive! When it did, I lit the candle and enjoyed the relaxing lavender, frankincense, and vanilla scent .

When I later blew out the candle, my crystal was visible so I removed it and started to wipe it off. Near the point of the crystal there was a diamond shaped “window” like marking. Here is where my synchronistic moment took place.

For some time I’d been looking for a “window crystal” to wear. They are one of my favorite crystals. I took a closer look and sure enough, by chance, it happened to be a little “window crystal” that had “found me”! I was so happy as I put the crystal on the purple string that came with the candle and have been wearing it as a necklace every day!

After that surprise, I tried some of the warm melted liquid from the candle as a massage oil on my dry hands and arms. It was unbelievable! My skin felt so soft, and the warm oil was very soothing with the gentle scent of lavender, frankincense, and vanilla.

Here is my Destiny Candle & my special crystal that was in the candle!


To me the Destiny Candle would be a perfect pampering and inspiring gift to give to yourself, and a unique present for special occasions when you’re not quite sure what to get for someone.

View this video to find out more about the Destiny Candle.

Here is the website you may also visit to purchase your Destiny Candle:

This truly is the gift that keeps on giving! Thanks to Karen Michelle for creating the Destiny Candles!
Destiny Candles get a 5-Star review...

(Any quoted or paraphrased information in this article was obtained from provided PR information about the product. My commentary was from my own personal use and personal experience with the provided product.)

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September 3, 2013

Fall Finds from A-Z on Carolina Now


Happy Labor Day!

I got to do another great It’s A Glam Thing segment today on Carolina Now with new host Jennifer. Today’s topic: Fall Finds from “A-Z”!

The air is crisp. Fall is just around the corner and with kids back in school,
fall brings a flurry of new activities for everyone. Kids find themselves back in the swing of school work, homework, part time jobs, sports activities and more. Adults find themselves caught back up in the hustle and excitement of back to school too. But adults shouldn’t put their grooming and skin care routines on the back burner. There is no skipping of days for good skin care health especially for adult acne sufferers.
Today A is for?
Apothederm Acne Clarifying Treatment – It’s a two-in-one problem solver to help eliminate breakouts and minimize pore size. This formula is packed with a beta hydroxyl acid and peptide to help reduce the appearance of blemishes and future breakouts. It is oil-free, fragrance free and dermatologist tested.

A new school year and the coming of Fall also means a fresh start, and a fresh start means leaving the Summer behind. What can we keep around this Fall as a reminder of the exotic summer adventures?
Today C is for?
Color Your Smile Lip Gloss comes with a light and a mirror and the names of the shades make for great warm memories. The shades include: Bermuda Exotic Gloss, Bahama Exotic Gloss , Fiji Exotic Gloss, Phuket Exotic Gloss and Boreno Exotic Gloss. The colors are unique and long lasting.

Fall inspirational quotes are plentiful. There are quotes about New York in Autumn, Fallen leaves, the sounds of Fall , Autumn fruits and more. What about inspirational Fall fashion.
Today L is for?
Lotus Life Apparel is designed by Shannon Caldwell Roche. She believes in the power of words. The Lotus Life line includes Short and Long sleeved T-Shirts displaying inspirational messages like: “Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful”, “Create Yourself”, and my personal favorite, “She Believed She Could So She Did”!

Getting your kids to school by carpooling is a great way to save on time, money, and stress. Wanna score cool points as a carpool Mom or Dad?
Today N is for?
Natural Life Car Magnets are cool for cars with messages and designes like “I Love My Dog”, “I Love My Cat”. “Enjoy The Ride”, “Kindness Matters”, “Drive Safe Chat later”, “Live Lucky”, “Pay It Forward” and more.

But it can’t always be about fun. Fall back-to-school season is a great time to teach and practice safety habits as students walk or cycle back and forth from school, play at school playgrounds, wait at the bus stops, first time drivers are on the road to school and back, and moms and dads are traveling with car loads of kids. What is a “must have” for all kids and parents to have for safety?
Today S is for?
The SpareOne Plus Emergency Phone is the only cell phone that runs on a single AA battery. It can keep a charge if unused for up to 15 years. It has a one touch large SOS button, an SOS light and panic button plus other unique and life saving features. Location and alert services are available. This is a life saver for every family member.

Finally, time management for busy Moms during the Back to School season and leading up to the holiday rush is difficult. But even the busiest moms can successfully take a time-out without the guilt with this product:
Today Z is for?
Zensation Deep Cleansing Mud Mask. It gently draws out impurities from your skin to promote a clear complexion. Kaolin clay absorbs excess oil while zinc and rosemary extracts neutralize acne-causing bacteria. Brown algae and tea tree oil detoxify and wild cherry extract tones and refines your pores, as well as reduces sebum production to prevent shine.

Here’s where you can purchase these great products:

Apothederm –
Color Your Smile –
Lotus Life –
Natural Life –

Spare One Plus –
Zensation –

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