Skin and Tonic

Essential oils have been used in beauty rituals way back in “ancient times” and are still found in many skincare products…for everything from dry skin to the signs of aging…especially as  alternatives to skincare products that contain processed ingredients, harsh chemicals, and lots of other ingredients that any normal person has trouble pronouncing, much lessContinue reading “Skin and Tonic”

Saving Money on Body Care, Skincare, and Cosmetics–Things to Know

Makeup, skincare products, haircare products, and everything else it takes to make you look good at the next Ole Miss game can add up to a pretty hefty sum… But are there actual tried-and-true ways to save money on those products you actually do use and love…and not waste money on products you will neverContinue reading “Saving Money on Body Care, Skincare, and Cosmetics–Things to Know”

8 Reasons Even Southern Women Who Like to Fish and Hunt Should Consider Switching to Organic Cosmetics

To a Southern woman, taking away our “beauty products” is similar to taking away firearms to a Southern man. We realize that “Even an old barn looks better with a fresh coat of paint. We consider putting on a full face of makeup is actually part of putting on the “full armor of God…after all,Continue reading “8 Reasons Even Southern Women Who Like to Fish and Hunt Should Consider Switching to Organic Cosmetics”

It’s Beginning to Look A lot Like Christmas

Hard to believe that Christmas is already here…again… Seems like just yesterday that  we were putting the tree up and taking it down…   Also hard to believe that I’m turning fifty next week also…but more on that later…   Anyway, I recently sat down to start thinking about what to get my three daughtersContinue reading “It’s Beginning to Look A lot Like Christmas”

10 Cruelty-Free Beauty Subscription Boxes 

     We have all heard time and time again that choosing organic foods and beauty products would be doing yourself and the planet a great deal of good….about as many times as we heard our moms tell us that we need to eat all the food on our plates because there are starving kidsContinue reading “10 Cruelty-Free Beauty Subscription Boxes “

Saving Money on Body Care, Skin Care, and Cosmetics…Things to Take

    Take time to read blogs… There is a ton of information to be gathered from reading other people’s blogs. A few of the best beauty/fashion blogs are…   1.  Atlantic-Pacific 2. Classy Girls Wear Pearls 3. Gal Meets Glam 4. Nicolette Mason 5.  Sincerely Jules… 6.  Song of Style 7.  The Blonde Salad 8.Continue reading “Saving Money on Body Care, Skin Care, and Cosmetics…Things to Take”

Hostess with the Mostest…(looking the part)…Lips

    The right lipstick can take your makeup look from simple to splendid.  Supposedly women with olive skin tone like mine can wear a wide range of lipstick colors-from subtle nude to electric orange-because our skin tones are generally neutral. Yet choosing lip colors is a very personal thing that should take into consideration yourContinue reading “Hostess with the Mostest…(looking the part)…Lips”

Hostess with the Mostest…(looking the part)…Face

      If like me, one of your main goals for the year has been to live a simpler and more minimalistic lifestyle and to start practicing more “intentional” shopping of quality both “nontoxic” foods and products, you’re on the upswing of a learning curve. This learning curve involves finding more products and brands thatContinue reading “Hostess with the Mostest…(looking the part)…Face”

Hostess with the Mostest…(looking the part)…Tools of the Trade

   Part of being the hostess of a bed and breakfast, or any other job, is looking the part…projecting an image that makes people interested in you and whatever it is that you are doing… So these next few posts are going to serve as a basic framework to build my professional image around..la frameworkContinue reading “Hostess with the Mostest…(looking the part)…Tools of the Trade”

10 More Beauty Subscription Boxes for the Rest of Us

   An important part of creating the minimalistic stash is to weed out products that do not belong in your capsule makeup bag and learn to choose only those products that you will actually use. Subscription boxes offer the opportunity to to explore new beauty and makeup products from a number of popular and upContinue reading “10 More Beauty Subscription Boxes for the Rest of Us”