Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Evolving Beauty Routine

Well, I am finding that simple is best as far as my beauty routine goes.  I am using inexpensive products such as hydrogen peroxide, apple cider vinegar and baking soda.  Then other products that are natural based, such as emu oil, Gold Bond baby powder, castile soap, epsom salts and neem.

I am finding out that healthy is the best "pretty" and is God's gift to us.  I have not been wearing much make-up, just letting the natural me be "me" and enjoying it.

I have been battling periodontal disease for sometime. I found out that the supplement Ubiquinol plus Quercetin & Vitamin C help.  So I have been taking those supplements and have noticed an improvement.  Trying to keep up with the Biotin for my hair & nails.  Also, try to remember to brush twice a day & floss every night.  I have been using baking soda to brush my teeth and doing a rinse with hydrogen peroxide.  I also use Theraneem tooth & gum powder along the Theraneem mouthwash.  Been using the apple cider vinegar as a toner and continuing to use the emu oil as my moisturizer.  Also the castile soap is moisturizing as it does not strip the skin of its natural oils. Epsom salts are used in the bath to relax and detox.  And, for deodorant I have been using hydrogen peroxide to cleanse my underarm and then use the Gold Bond baby powder.  I have been experiencing less irritation since.

So that is my current beauty routine update.  Very simple, but effective.  It keeps me going. 

November Update

I can hardly believe how quickly 2014 has melted away.  Thanksgiving is next week!  I continue to be busy, which I guess makes time fly.  However, I am not keeping up with my housework so well.  It is nagging at me, but I just don't have enough energy.  With working (daycare for a 10 month old), visiting with my grandson once a week (who is 9 months, crawling and sporting two new bottom teeth), Bible study and volunteering at the church, well, there isn't much left.  On top of that my younger son moved back to Colorado from California last month.  That has added some soap opera moments.

Anyway, I continue on with riding the BUS which brings a sense of accomplishment.  I have finished some items from my BUS.  I finished up a couple bars of soap that I did not take pictures of.  I also finished a bottle of lotion and there are a couple items that are approaching empty.

Of course I have added to my BUS.  Lots of A La Maison, due to the fact that it was found at TJ Maxx at less than half the cost I pay at Whole Foods.  And in varieties that Whole Foods does not offer.  A La Maison is versatile, because I can also use it as a shampoo.

Here below are pics of products I have used up.

EMPTY! I used up the lotion in this picture.  The soap is nearly gone.  I particularly love the fresh, clean scent of Rosemary-Mint.  It reminds me of Christmas.

In this picture the Vanilla-Orange lotion is almost all gone. When you have to take the pump out to get the last bit of lotion, well you know you are almost there.  I am also approaching empty on the Jason Vanilla scented lotion.  I have used a 1/3 of the Hugo Orange-Vanilla shampoo.  I am not sure how long I am going to keep using it though.  For some reason it has turned completely white like milk.  Maybe because it is old?  Who knows how long it sat on the shelf at the store.  I got it on clearance.  Anyway, I am not hugely impressed with it, but it was nice to try it.  I think I will stick with Hugo lotions though, they are nice.