Cure for Winter Dry Lips- NATURALLY!

Face it, winter is a love hate for most of us…even here in Southern California we enjoy some chillier temps and occasional scarfs & boots AND the dreaded winter dry out! eee…our skin, hair & lips face their roughest months … Continue reading

DIY Peppermint Sugar Body Scrub

The holidays are such a magical time of year! Family, gift giving, baking, Christmas trees and joyous songs…oh, and shopping budgets, crowded malls, hours spent traveling and endless gift wrapping…finding yourself stressed? In need of a little “you” time that … Continue reading

DIY Pumpkin Facial

If there’s one thing I L-O-V-E, it’s this time of year! The weather allows for boots and scarves, cool breezes (Making it so I dont need to powder my nose nearly as often!), and best of all…PUMPKIN versions of all my faves…lattes, pies and even DIY FACIALS!!

Here’s an amazing one that helps repair, smooth and smells incredible!

Ingredients

2 teaspoons cooked or canned pumpkin (pureed)

1/2  teaspoon honey

1/4 teaspoon milk

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon spice

Directions

Combine all your ingredients and apply. (Avoiding eye area.)

Leave on for 15-20 minutes

Rinse with warm water.

Benefits

According to Divavillage.com Pumpkin is full of vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin A, potassium, alpha-carotene, zinc, beta carotene, and lutein. Pumpkin enzymes can soothe and protect your skin. These essential nutrients can reach deep within your pores and absorb quickly.Pumpkin nourishes dry skin instantly, giving you a healthy glow anytime your skin needs a boost!  Colder weather can make your skin especially dehydrated, and the brisk fall and winter breeze certainly doesn’t help. Pumpkin works as an accelerator for other ingredients, helping the skin absorb vital nutrients and vitamins quickly.

Happy Fall my favorite pamperers 🙂

xoxox

Cool rinsing

So many of my clients come to me saying their ends are feeling dry, their color seems to be fading more quickly and they feel they arent reaping the full benefits of their conditioner. My sole suggestion? COLD WATER.

Most of us see the “cool” button on our blow dryers, and have no clue of its use. Some also know rising their face with cool water closes their pores…well, both of these can be tied to your hair, and its condition!

Warm showers, especially this time of year are amazing! However, weather and season changes dry us out, so adapting this habit is even more crucial.

Your new shower routine:

Shampoo your hair, as usual with warm water. (Remember, shampoos purpose is to cleanse your scalp, this is where you want to concentrate the product!)
The warm water helps break down the oils.

Next, with conditoner in hand..focus this solely on your ENDS. Applying conditoner near the scalp depleats volume, and creates a build up. With conditoner still in, go about the rest of your shower duties…when it comes time to rinse, cool down that water
and wash out that product. This will help close down the cuticle of your hair, and lock that amazing moisture into your locks. You’ll get more from your conditoner & color, and over time will help manage your “frizz”. Picture your hair cuticle like mini blinds, when your cuticle is open and ruffed up…..they’ll be like a fan blowing up the opposite direction of the blinds. Gross, eh? This is where the “cool” button on your dryer comes in handy as well. To complete your look after your blow out…cool down that air and direct that air down to make hair appear shiney, smooth and managable!

Hope this helps dolls…but please dont picture punching me when that cool water hits,
your hair will appreciate it 😉

to chillin’ out,

xoxox

DYI Banana Hair Mask

Hey there Bunnies! 🙂

I apologize for my lack of blog updates, what can I say..life has been BA-NAN-AS! Summer time is amazing, but make sure youre treating your skin & hair well…Take a few minutes, relax and give your locks a little lovee, naturally!

DIY BA-NAN-AS Hair Mask

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbspoons honey
  •  3 tbspoons milk
  • 5 tbspoons olive oil.

Directions:
Spread thru hair & leave on 15-30 mins. Rinse WELL.

Benefits:

  • Banana is rich in potassium, natural oils, carbohydrates and vitamins that helps in softening the hair and protects the hair’s natural elasticity preventing split ends and breakage.
  •  Eggs are rich in protein. Protein helps to make the hair follicle stronger. Stronger strands of hair are less likely to break.  Therefore, you’ll have fewer split ends. In addition to enhancing resistance to  breakage
  • Honey is a humectant, which means that it holds on to water molecules. It provides moisture and keeps our cuticles feeling smoother, closed and manageable.
  • Milk is a beautiful natural conditioner. Hair is made of proteins, which are necessary for tissue growth and repair.
    There are two types of protein in milk, casein and whey which are used to prevent hair loss, strengthen hair and help it grow faster.
  • Olive oil is rich and its moisturizing properties make it ideal for use on your hair. It helps eliminate split ends, and adds more manageability, softness and shine!
Do this once a week, and be good to your locks…NATURALLY,
xoxxo

Smell SINFULLY Yummy this summer, NATURALLY!

Improve your skin, create a scent that’s all your own & do it chemical free, organically & natural. AMAZING, right? Guess what, a place like this does exist & its officially become one of BRITTANY MICHELE’S FAVORITE PLACES!

I’m a sucker for a tropical smell in the spring and summer (walking around as if I AM a luscious vacation)..and a vanilla, cupcake goodness in the fall and winter. (yummy & happy) I’ve had such a struggle finding lotions, scrubs & body mists in stores that give me the scents I like while still hydrating my skin and serving their purpose. Not anymore…ran across this little gem on my recent outing to the desert and have become completely obsessed…let me introduce you to SINFULICIOUS BODY CARE !

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Upon walking in, you know you’re not at your typical “bath & body” shop. There’s no pre-made, chemically treated products to blindly browse. Instead we were greeted with smiles, a hand scrubs & spa treatment & a basic run down of how the store works. There’s over 200 scents that are completely inter mixable, with mixing experts exploring as many as needed to find one perfect for you! My mom and I geared more towards the sunny vacation smells..mixing coconut, guavas & grapefruits. After finding your sent, you choose which organic treatment products fit you best.

First we decided their MINERAL SALT SCRUB was a must have!

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With the need to buff away rough skin, the granules of salt are the perfect consistency to feel glowing without a “sandpaper” exfoliation! I’ve been using it 3x/week for the past week and a half, and I my skin feels velvety soft!

  • Skin Type:  All
  • Head To Toe Body Scrub
  • Body’s Best Friend
  • Exfoliater, Moisturizer And Body Wash
  • Great For Feet, Knees And Elbows
  • Contains Organic Jojoba Oil, Sunflower Oil, Shea Oil And Sweet Almond Oil
  • Vitamin A, Vitamin B5 and Vitamin E
  • Paraben Free

Price: 16oz   $35.00  32oz  $50.00

along with that, I was so in love with the smell I got the BODY WASH as well!

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A little of this goes a LONG way!

Pearl Body Wash

  • Skin Type:  All
  • Contains:  Sweet Almond Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Aloe Vera, Jojoba, And Chamomile
  • Vitamin A and Vitamin E
  • Body Conditioner
  • Owner’s Favorite Shower Gel
  • Paraben Free
  • SLS Free

Price:  4oz  $12.00  8oz  $22.00
How To Use:  While Taking A Bath Or Shower Apply To A Wet Cloth And Rub All Over Skin.  Rinse Off When Complete.

& my FAVORITE addition, SUNFLOWER & SHEA BODY OIL

After getting out of the shower/bath I immediately apply a few squirts of this and rub it in well before towel drying. I was informed the skin’s pores are open for roughly 30 seconds after stepping out for optimal product absorption. I LOVE THIS STUFF!!! (and HAD to get it in a couple yummy scents 😉 )

  • Skin Type:  All
  • Shea Oil Improves Skins Texture
  • Medium Weight Oil
  • Helps Skin Retain Moisture
  • Can Add To Bath
  • Apply To Skin When Stepping Out Of Shower
  • Contains Organic Sunflower And Shea Oil
  • Paraben Free
  • SLS Free
  • 70% Organic
  • 99% Natural

Price:  4oz  $12.00  8oz  $22.00
How To Use:  Spray On When You Step Out Of The Shower Or Tub.  Rub Into Skin While Still Wet.  Keep In Mind A Little Goes A Long Way.  After Rubbing On, Towel Dry.  Your Skin Will Be Baby Soft.  Works Well After The Use Of The Mineral Salt Scrub

Ingredients: Certified Organic Sunflower Oil, Shea Oil (Butyrospermum Parkii Seed Oil).May Contain  Fragrance.

and lastly, the most common MUST HAVE, LOTIONS!

I got 2 different recipes, in 2 different scents. They have plenty to choose from to find the exact one for your skin!

Organic Body Soufflé

  • Skin Type:   Normal To Dry
  • Contains:  Aloe Vera, Shea Butter, Olive Oil, Jojoba Oil, Palm Oil And Olive Oil
  • Vitamin A, Vitamin B5 and Vitamin E
  • Long Lasting Glide And Softness
  • Paraben Free
  • SLS Free
  • 70% Organic

Price:  4oz  $12.00  8oz  $22.00
How To Use:  Smooth Over Cleansed Skin To Moisturize And Lightly Fragrance The Skin.

Organic Spa Lotion

  • Skin Type:  Normal
  •  Contains:   Olive Oil, Jojoba Oil And Shea Butter
  • Infused With Organic Flowers, Fruits, And Herbs
  • Nourishes Thirsty Skin
  • Anti-Oxidants To Protect Skin Against Aging
  • Paraben Free
  • SLS Free
  • 70% Organic

Price:  4oz  $12.00  8oz  $22.00
How To Use:  Smooth Over Cleansed Skin To Moisturize And Lightly Fragrance The Skin.

After a week and half of using these products, I have to say I am SO impressed. I smell almost as good as my skin looks! With locations in San Diego, Palm Springs & Orange County..I highly recommend you go in and explore which organic product, smell & fun color is right for you!

Cheers to yummy smells & all natural beautiful-ness!

xoxo