Beauty, Earth Friendly, Healthy Living

Let’s Repair That Summer Damaged Skin This Fall #NeverTooLate

I am a Goddess Garden Ambassador and have partnered with them for this feature, Story is my own


Let me start by saying that summer is not the only time of year we need to protect our skin. But, if there is a time we want that golden tan and tend to be lenient on our skincare routine, it is the busy summer months. If you can look back these past several weeks and say you were conscious everyday and kept the right SPF on consistently then give yourself a healthy pat on the back. If you are running to check if that moisturizer you use even has any SPF in it, don’t worry. We can work on repairing the damage the sun is doing to your skin – even the damage you can’t see in the mirror.

The sun causes 90% of all visible skin aging. And the majority of the damage doesn’t come from sunburns. Unlike a burn that is caused by UVB rays, damage from UVA rays won’t show up until years later. That’s because these sneaky rays go deeper into the skin. There, they mutate the skin’s DNA and scramble the structural matrix. If you were to lay a thin slice of cheese on top of scrambled eggs, it might hold its shape for a while, but eventually, the cheese will start to take on the shape of the scrambled eggs below. This is what happens to the surface of your skin! UVA is just as strong all day and all year long. They can also get through clouds and glass, making a broad-spectrum UVB/UVA sunscreen a must, year-round!

Try thee products nightly or right after all day sun exposure.

Face the Day Sunscreen & Firming Primer: 3-in-1 daily moisturizer that protects your skin from the cumulative effects of sun exposure. Worn alone or as a makeup primer.


Day Undone: This sun-repair serum is not greasy and absorbs quickly. Ideal after a day in the sun to heal UV touched skin and even great for wind-chapped and extra dry winter skin. If you use the Dream Repair Night Cream, this works great under that.


Erase the Day: This mineral removing cleanser will help wash the impurites and sunscreen away at the end of the day. Gentle enough to use at night.


Dream Repair: This sun-repair night cream is great after the Day Undone serum.This is a ‘night cream’ because it does contain AHA which increases the skin’s sensitivity to the sun but it is these alpha hydroxy acids that help renew your skin that blends in very quickly.


Aloe Vera After-Sun Gel Spray: All the protective and healing power of aloe vera, without any sticky residue! Organic aloe vera provides a healing and protective benefit that is ideal for sunburns, but also works well as a daily moisturizer to soothe dry or irritated skin.


So, what do you think? This sounds like it could be a great skin regimen for you. Try them all in sets or buy what you feel will benefit you most at Goddess Garden.

Beauty, Giveaways, Promotions

L’BRI Pure ‘n Natural Skincare Samples and Giveaway

This is a promotional pot for L’Bri

L’BRI Rejuvenating Facial Peel 
Sponsor: L’BRI Pure ‘n Natural
With so many ‘healthy’ skin care products on the market today it can become overwhelming when you need to know what products to use and when. It is hard to find your exact skin type matches and sometimes we even need help knowing if we are using too many or not enough products in our daily regimen. What intrigued me about L’BRI is that their skin care is pure and natural and it is a direct sales company (sort of like an Avon in terms of catalogs and shopping). Because it is a direct sales company, you get more detailed information such as help with skin tome and types and having access to help in making sure you get the products that are right for you! My favorite is the article:
What is Your Skin Type that can be found on the L’BRI website.
About L’BRI Rejuvenating Facial Peel
This is a little bottle of orange awesome! This is not your typical apply and peel off. First you clean and dry your face. You apply a layer all over face (avoiding eyes) and let sit 30 seconds. Then start gently rubbing! You will feel your dead skin cells bead up with the peel. Keep rubbing until the beading stops and rinse. L’BRI Rejuvenating Facial Peel is made with natural fruit enzymes of papaya, pineapple and aloe vera gel. I follow with the L’Bri Gentle Freshener and then the L’BRI moisturizer for the freshest feel.  These products smell great and leave my skin so soft!
Free Samples
Besides articles and sales help, another great way to shop for skin care products is to try them before you buy them! L’BRI sends you a nice sample pouch full of sample sized products. You only pay the $6.75 S&H. Even for the $6.75 price you pay, the sample kit is well worth it! Below is the sample kit L’BRI sends out
Learn more and shop the entire line of L’BRI Pure ‘n Natural skincare at
The Giveaway
1 lucky reader will win the L’BRI Rejuvenating Skin Peel. Enter below. Open to US and ends on 3/25. Good luck!

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Beauty, Natural Beauty

Belli Facial Scrub and Body Lotion for Summer Skincare

Thank you to Belli for partnering with us for this feature


Belli Facial Scrub and Body Lotion for Summer Skincare

Dead skin cells, dehydration, sunburn. Those are some summer adjectives for your skin. After cold winters comes heat and then you add in some UV rays and we have dry skin that needs some tender loving care. One of the best things you can do for the largest organ of your body is exfoliate and follow up with a hydrating lotion. The scrubbing with an exfoliator removes dead and tired skin cells preparing it to “drink up” the moisturizer you put on after. We feed ourselves and bathe ourselves so we need to to take care of our total body all year long. Helping your skin get rid of the cells it is trying to shed and giving it some moisture like with Belli Facial Scrub and Body Lotion for summer skincare is a great way to keep your skin healthy.

I like using products that do not contain artificial dyes or fragrances and that do not include phthalates, parabens or preservatives. Those just are not necessary. I like a fragrance but from natural sources and I like it to last with healthier oils. Belli products use ingredients like lemon oil, green tea, peppermint oil, chamomile and more similar oils and natural additives. Here is a dynamic duo I would recommend this season below.

Belli All Day Moisture Body Lotion

A cream that deeply moisturizes and contains lemon oil, chamomile and vitamin E. Use all over from face to legs.

Belli Fresh Start Pre-Treatment Scrub

An invigorating scrub that contains green tea, ginseng and peppermint oil. Use on body 2-3 times a week. I keep this in the shower and ready to use.

Visit Belli and find safe skincare products that will meet your summer skincare needs or for all year round.

Beauty, Father's Day, Gift Ideas

The Evolution Brush For Shaving Gift Idea

Thank you Evolution Brush for partnering for this feature

The Evolution Brush For Shaving Gift Idea

Shaving. It is not the most fun task but yet we do this almost daily and for the rest of our lives. The Evolution Brush wants to make shaving fun again and there is a benefit to replacing the end of your shaving cream/gel can with this brush-it lifts the hair follicles so you get that Barber Shop kind-of shave.


It is the perfect size to add to holiday stockings or gifts for any man or woman in your life. It works great on the legs too. The brush head can be found in different colors and styles. This brush head is the black-you can get wood grain, American flag and more.

Simply remove the cap from your shaving can and twist on the brush. Push down on the top button to dispense the cream or gel. This allows you to go straight from the ca through the brush as you work a lather and have a new shaving experience. Visit LegacyShave and find the gift set or brush of your choice today!

Beauty, Father's Day, Gift Ideas, Mother's Day, Review

Fragrance gifts from your Favorite Stars of Empire – Fox

Thank you Empire of Fox for partnering in this feature

It’s Father’s Day soon. Do you know what you are getting dad or your husband? No? Neither do I. It is so hard. My Dad is pretty simple to please, but my husband is hard. If he wants something it is typically something big he will pick out himself. Then his birthday is June 9 so I try hard to not become lazy and combine the celebrations so I have to think of 2 great gifts in a 1-2 week period. This gets hard to find the perfect gifts.

This year may be a bit easier. With the new premier of the Fox show, Empire comes a cologne and perfume (because when we shop for the men we hardly forget to bring something home for ourselves). Legacy is the name of the men’s cologne that contains a blend of bergamot and lemon water with lavender buds, crisp geranium and clary sage. I am sensitive to some colognes and some scents give me instant headaches. I love this smell. I can’t wait for him to wear it. Just remember the Legacy of Lucious as you head gift shopping this Father’s Day.

While you are picking up his cologne and feel the need for a new perfume…because you are there so you might as well, Truth is the women’s perfume inspired by the lovely Cookie from this line you will want to test. Not a day has gone by that I have not chosen this scent to wear. It is a soft floral blend mixed with blackberry and velvet plum with hints of Bulgarian rose, vanilla orchid and violet blossom.

As you watch Empire on Fox you may think of the gold and sophistication of these fragrance bottles as a connection to the desire to go gold in music. The stars that have inspired us with music we can connect to are rewarded with going gold and most share that same swagger in their own way that makes us want to watch and listen to them for times to come. The essence of all of this is felt in the design of these bottles. These stars aim for making it inside the music industry and so you can strive to hit gold this year on a gift your man (and you) will love.

Available at, Macy’s and Bon-Ton. Happy shopping!

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Is Your Sunscreen Safe and Effective? #GiveChemicalsTheBird – GIVEAWAY

Thank you Goddess Garden for partnering with Parenting Healthy to sponsor this post

Before you shop for this years sunscreens and browse the never ending selections on store shelves, let’s work together to #GiveChemicalsTheBird. What do I mean by that? Try making a safer sunscreen choice by buying mineral-based sunscreens. Why? They are effective and do not contain chemicals your skin must absorb for it to be effective.

Your skin is your largest organ of your body. More and more it is becoming highly recommended that we consider the creams, soaps and lotions we use on ours and our children’s skin. Goddess Garden sunscreen varieties do not contain the PABA, parabens, phthalates, BPA, Oxybenzone, Avobenzone, Petroleum or toxic chemicals that most brands may contain and absorb through all of the skin layers. Check the labels!

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Let’s break this infographic down a bit. Look at your sunscreens in your home right now…go ahead…then come back to this. Do you see the ingredient, Oxybenzone? This chemical is well-known in sunscreens and absorbs through your skin layers and will enter your blood stream. This chemical is in the same class as BPA, only stronger. Yikes!

Do you see Parabens? These are in many sunscreens, bath products and beauty brands. It is a preservative and is genuinely linked to cancer and add in the sun UVB rays to get damaged DNA and an increase in skin aging. Moving down the ingredient list, do you see Phthalates? These and your hormones DO NOT get along. Guess where you won’t find these ingredients? In mineral sunscreens like Goddess Garden. There are so many topics to educate you on ingredients and facts on their blog.

What is Goddess Garden?

Goddess Garden was born from a Mom with a daughter allergic to most synthetic ingredients who needed a safe product in the sun. Most natural sunscreens were like paste and left you feeling greasy so she worked hard to create a safe, organic sunscreen that goes on and blends in well. I can tell you my son always reaches for this brand and I have tried others. He loves how easy it blends. Then she grew to other skincare products, listening to customers suggestions and you can find lip balms, aromatherapy and more that are natural, safe and effective. Visit Goddess Garden to see them all! And don’t forget to #GiveChemicalsTheBird this summer.

Find the closest Goddess Garden retailer to you.

The Giveaway

1 lucky reader will win a 3.4oz Facial tube, 6oz Kids Tube, and a 0.6oz Kids Sport sunscreen stick from Goddess Garden. Ends 6/7 and open to US. Good luck-enter below.