Thursday, May 21, 2015

Cult Nails Sale

So Cult Nails is closing its doors and having a huge closeout sale. Their polishes go for $12 a bottle, but they're 75% off right now. The discount is applied in your cart once you go to checkout. Don't worry, you can see it before you commit. I put two polishes in my cart to play with, and with shipping and all it was $11.99. Shipped! So hop on it if you wanted some Cult Nails before they fade away!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Thieves Cleaner VS Ants


Thieves Cleaner 1 : Ants 0
I saw a trail of ants in the bathroom. I guess it's because it's getting so much warmer lately. My bathroom is pristinely clean because we're selling the house. I sprayed the ants with Thieves Cleaner that my husband made diluted 20:1. I wiped up the icky things and checked a couple times a day. It's been two or three days now and no sign of ants at all!

I honestly don't kill things, but ants are infesty and that's just not okay. I even leave spiders alone or take them outside. I used to use Windex to kill them on the spot, but they came back within minutes and I don't use chemical cleaners anymore. And honestly what little we have left makes me cough terribly. I can't stand to be on that side of the house, let alone in the same room. It even makes my one year old cough. Thieves cleaner kills 99.96% of germs and has no creepy side effects! I love it, and even my skeptic husband uses it!

Let me know what things you've used Thieves Cleaner for other than simple cleaning!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Comparison: Zoya Dark Greys

Some of these polishes look a little similar, so I did a comparison for you. From top to bottom in each pictures it's Zoya Evvie, Noot, Kelly, Evvie. 
 This 1-2 coats of each and all the formulas are great.

 Noot is much darker than the others, and I never realized how much blue/purple really Kelly really had until I compared her to much more normal grey like Noot. Evvie is lighter than Noot and is supposed to have a slight hint of green, but that is very hard to see for me. Maybe it's just my skin tone, because I have seen loads of green swatches.

They definitely aren't dupes, that's for sure. Which do you have or want? Which do you like best?

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

DIY Natural Eye Makeup Remover


So I heard someone say they use coconut oil as makeup remover and it sounded like a good idea! Coconut oil is a 4 on the comedogenic rating list, so it didn't seem like a good idea to use it on my whole face. But around my eyes, the extra moisture sounded like a great idea. 

I made a little comparison video for you guys and came up with a very simple two ingredient recipe. You can choose any essential oils you like for the second ingredient. I chose frankincense because it can help with wrinkles and no eye cream I've ever used has actually helped with that. We'll see how it does with my wrinkles, but it's seriously great at removing makeup. I just made some for my Mother-in-law and I added a little lavender because it's great for skin.

Have you tried making an all natural makeup remover? How did it go? Which essential oils would you add?

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Search Facebook From Your Phone


My team has this really awesome educational Facebook group about essential oils called Drop Talk. It's a place where you can ask things like "which oil is good for coughs" and "I have lavender but what else can I do with it." I love reading what worked or didn't work for other people too. It's a great resource. 

So this applies to Drop Talk and really any Facebook group at all. This is a video tutorial I made that shows you how to use the search feature to search the group when you're using an Android smart phone. The Facebook app doesn't have that feature. 

Let me know if this helped you or if you have any other tutorial ideas you'd like to see!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Frankincense Face

So frankincense is one of my favorite essential oils. I call it the magic oil because it's in my reference book next to practically any ailment. It helps with things like depression, coughing, skin, wrinkles, aging, tumors, healing, headaches, stretch marks, the list goes on and on.
I like to put a drop in my moisturizer after I wash my face. I'm also thinking about making an eye cream or an eye makeup remover with it! I could definitely use a good wrinkle cream.

This testimonial picture really got me. She used a mixture of coconut oil, frankincense and lavender essential oils for two weeks and had great results. The stretch marks are much closer to her skin color and much less noticeable. When I saw it I thought it was awesome, but I kind of thought it was one of those pics you see circulating around that is too good to be true. And then the woman who posted it said "and I know it's real, because this picture is me." I got goosebumps. I know this woman guys, and this is legit. <3 Frankincense rocks.


I love how Young Living does awesome videos like this. This is a short video of where the trees grow and how they distill the oil.

The harvesting process of the resin from the frankincense trees is unique. They scrape the bark, wait 10 days, scrape, wait, scrape, etc. So meticulous and so worth it.

I love these videos and I love Young Living Frankincense essential oil. I've personally used it for headaches, boobie cream, stretch marks, calming, anxiety, cough, dry skin, and winkles.
What have you used it for?
If you haven't tried it, what would you use it for?

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Happy Birthday Rowan!

My baby turned one! We had an awesome ocean themed party at home.
My awesome friend Shelly was kind enough to take all the pictures and help me with all the decorations. She even designed his birthday stat chalkboard! I super love it!

The food and decor was amazing! Shelly, my husband, and I made it all. We served rice crispy sushi, sea snails (pigs in a blanket), oyster cookies, seashell salad (pasta salad), seaweed casserole (green bean casserole), veggies and dip with a bell pepper octopus on top, and crab dip with a bell pepper crab on top!

A local military mom actually made the cake and cupcakes. I thought they were super cute.
The jellyfish were my favorite part of the decorations. I can do a tutorial if you want, just post in the comments!

I had a book that matched the party theme out for people to sign and write notes to Rowan in.

The cake smash was so much fun! I had to let all my crunchy mommy feelings go for just a little while and let him have fun. He really didn't eat much cake anyway :P.

Cake drunk lol! <3

Om nom nnoooommm!!!

Before - After

Definitely called for a bath! And naked babies are the cutest :D.

Birthday boy needed some mama milkie time and wanted more cake haha.

Antics of Rowan

Mommy, Daddy, and happy birthday boy Rowan!

Rowan loves his Auntie Shelly <3.

We had an awesome time at his birthday party. He loved all the good food and running around and saying hi to everyone. 
If there's anything I mentioned that you want a tutorial for, let me know!