Beauty is my obsession. I became aware of beauty when I was around 12. I pored over fashion magazines and looked in the mirror to see if I was as beautiful as the models. Truthfully, I wasn’t. I was thin, had braces, and had terribly bad eyesight, which led to coke bottle glasses, framed by cat-like frames. But…I persevered. I wore a little bit of makeup. I tried to be as fashion forward as one could be in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio in the seventies. One afternoon, while walking home from school, Read More
I feel like a rock star if I’m able to find time to get a shower every day—but that doesn’t always mean I have time to wash my hair. So for the past few years, I’ve been spending anywhere between 15-40 dollars on dry shampoo.
I’m very picky about strong scents so if I try out a new brand, it’s not guaranteed that I’ll like the smell.
So, there I am with an overpriced bottle of dry shampoo that I don’t like, but I have to use up.
Luckily, I’ve found a solution. Read More
Ooooh! Bubble bath! I haven’t taken a bath in ages but when I came across this simple recipe, I had to try it out. This bubble bath is moisturizing and smells delicious. My skin was so smooth and my husband went crazy over the smell. RAWR! This would be a really nice and easy DIY gift for a birthday or a housewarming party. I know that I could have used this when we recently moved…I would have enjoyed some silky smooth bubble bath and a nice, relaxing soak in the tub.
1 cup sweet almond oil or light olive oil
1/2 cup organic honey Read More
My family and I recently moved to Maine and I’ve been wanting to adopt a more earth-friendly lifestyle with our new start here. So, I’m starting this new segment here at What The Flicka called Green It Yourself: Elle’s Earth Friendly GIY Tips & Tricks. I’ll have natural tips and tricks that you can use for around the house, for the kids, natural skin care, home remedies, etc. This papaya face mask is the first installment—I hope you enjoy! Read More
Summer is officially here. We just got back from a family weekend at The Montage Laguna Beach. There was lots of fun in the sun, not-to-be missed walks on the beach, and poolside lunches. I highly recommend applying sunblock—before going outside—to yourself first and then the kids and loves ones (if they let you). Even if it’s breezy, the sun can burn those areas of exposed skin untouched by sunscreen. The bright red stripes and blotches were a testament to how well the sunblock actually worked. Read More
This lip balm is super moisturizing and helps chapped lips. It only has 3 ingredients, 4 if you add a flavoring oil. You’ll be surprised by how easy it is to make lip balm. Coconut oil absorbs into the layers of the skin, healing dry lips. You can find the ingredients and lip balm containers here. Read More