Saturday, July 9, 2016

#DirtyBeautyShop #enjoythebenefitsofnature

Thursday, January 14, 2016

#DirtyBeautyShop #EtsySeller #DirtyBeauty

Finally, the shop is open. Natural beauty stuff I want to share with you. Products that we have been using and experimenting with for 3 years. Hope you enjoy the benefits of nature. Link to the shop below.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Pre/Post Beauty: Cleansers, Lotions and Toners

Cleansers, lotions and toners! I searched high and low for the best recipes, with ingredients I had already and these are the products I came up with and have been using for the past month. I am in LOVE with the Peppermint Chamomile face wash. The minty smell and tingle feel so good on the face. It's gentle yet removes dirt and makeup off my face so easily. I have been using this as my nighttime cleanser but lately have been using this in the mornings because the invigorating peppermint smell gets me going for those early AM runs. After I wash my face, morning or night, I follow with this ACV & Green Tea toner and then I use my Green Tea Face Cream which really works. I do not have a pic because I need to make more. Cleansing Grains make my skin so soft. It is different because it is an alternative to soap cleansers. It does not remove makeup so I like this as a morning cleanser or days I go makeup free. I also follow this with toner. Just use a small cup and sprinkle the grains and add your liquid of choice for mixing. Cleansing grains take a little getting used to but it is very versatile because you can customize to your skin: oily (use water or witch hazel), dry (use goat's milk or cow milk), and normal (use rosewater). I use water. So just mix the grains and liquid and let it sit for a second until it gets a little more thicker. Now scrub on your face. To make a mask, just make a thicker paste and apply on your face and let it sit for 20 mins. Wash. Once a month I do a facial of some kind. The Orange Facial Exfoliate is good. I mix it with my face wash and scrub my face. Another thing I do is micro-dermabrasion with lemon juice, organic baking soda and an automatic toothbrush.  Apply toner after of course.

I used to remove my eye makeup with Vaseline and then I read about how it was made and what it is. Yuck. Now I use olive oil or coconut oil. Coconut oil has many beauty benefits so I always keep some in a separate container in the bathroom. I love this face cream because it is like a beauty balm made with aloe, Vit E, jojoba oil, cocoa butter and beeswax.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Summer Fun

Hi everyone! Wow I can;t believe it's been a month since I last wrote. I'm just stopping by to say hello because we have been really busy here cooking some amazing food and have some really cool things coming up. I have more posts about clean beauty items and update you guys on all the fun things I have been up too. I have pics of some yummy desserts and a great recipe I found on With Peanut butter on Top's blog I will post pics of that and write about it more and my second camping trip ever and all the interesting things that happened this time around lol.

Hope everyone's summer is going great!! Enjoy the sunshine today!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Clean Eating and the Summertime: Park BBQs

Finally we had a few nice sunny days after the week straight blahhh. And when it's sunny I don't about you but I think bbqs, sand, water and FUN! So we hopped in the car and drove to the closest place with those things: Lake Taconic State Park. What a beautiful day and we were lucky to get a cool spot by the water. Chilling by the water thinking and working on biz we noticed a very busy woodpecker in the tree next to us. She flew back and forth gathering bugs from all the surrounding trees for her crying babies in the tree. It was so cute and entertaining. They cried the whole time and the woodpecker working hard to get that food even with the little yellow finch trying to steal her food. It was really amazing to see that. It was a really relaxing and productive day.

So we have not ate meat since March 24th. Why? The meat from the store we just became sick of it. The taste was not fresh. So we gave it up. Funny I thought that I would miss it but it was easy. We decided that if we wanted meat that we have pay the extra money and buy it fresh from the farm. Eating veggies, fruits, grains, eggs, fresh cheese was fine. Then on Memorial Day we were like we have to grill and it has to be some meat. Quattros Game Farm in Pleasant Valley is known for their fresh chickens and that is were we got our chicken. It was fresh and delicious and funny because I couldn't eat as much of it as I have in the past. A whole chicken lasted a few weeks. We BBQed half on Memorial Day and the other half yesterday. My husband made his own clean bbq sauce. Mmmmmmm and we had mac salad and a whole pineapple. And that was our day at the lake! Came home after the sun went down and had some coconut milk ice cream (guilt free ice cream remember we are counting GOOD INGREDIENTS not CALORIES), with organic strawberries that tasted like candy and a chocolate syrup I made with coconut oil. All these things are good for you.