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A Healthy Alternative: 10 Natural Oils With Natural SPF

The days are getting longer, the temperatures are rising and the number of sun hours is increasing steadily. Yes, summer is quickly approaching and in many places, like here in Texas, it already is feeling like summer. I know around my house my family and I are already spending more time out by the pool and soaking up the sun. Even though I try to be careful about sun exposure I still like to get some “natural color” when summer rolls around! And, I do use some self tanning products to help with that. Now, I still want to make sure that my kid’s “young skin” is protected and they don’t get sunburned. Unlike when I was a kid in the 70’s and 80’s! We spent hours in the sun with very little protection and I endured many a sunburn. As a teen we’d even put baby oil on to get a tan! Bad idea! I’d probably have a few less wrinkles now had I been more cautious then. In any case… The Sun is …

Favorite Things: Body Nutritive Serum and Tan Towels Self Tanner

Hi friends! How was your weekend? Is it a beautiful day where you are? It is here in Houston. My pool is calling my name. It looks so inviting, but unfortunately the water temp is still just a little too cool for my liking. These cool nights and mornings really cooled the water down. Though my kiddos did get in and swim yesterday afternoon. I’m pretty sure it won’t be long now before the water’s warm enough for me to put on my swimsuit and jump in and join them! Of course I am a little less than tan right now, though I do occasionally treat myself to organic spray tans from Spre Airbrushed Tanning here in Houston. While I like to practice safe sun exposure by using sunscreen I still like to get a little color! I don’t want to blind people with my “whiteness” and a tan always makes you look a little thinner. Who wouldn’t want that?! Which brings me to the first of “My Favorite Things” today. Just Natural’s Body Nutritive Serum …

Favorite Things: NARS Concealer and Skin Drink FaceTime Primer

Hi friends! Happy Friday! We made it to another weekend! And its a gorgeous day here in Houston! Welcome to my first post called “Favorite Things”! For some time now I have wanted to start posting about some of my favorite things. I always love hearing about great products that other people like and would recommend. Don’t you? I hope to update you with my Favorite Things on a weekly basis so check in often! First up is the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer ($30). It was recommend to me by one of the associates at Sephora when I went in for my usual Stila concealer but they didn’t carry it anymore. Don’t you hate when that happens? I desperately needed concealer so I went with their recommendation that day. I’m so glad I did. I love this stuff! Even better than my Stila. It goes on so smooth with just the right amount of coverage! Why didn’t I know about this sooner! “Coveted by artists for its luxurious texture and luminous finish, new Radiant Creamy Concealer evens …

Himalayan Salt Lamps: Beneficial or Not?

I’ve often seen Himalayan Salt Lamps in spas and I have always thought they were pretty. But, I really wasn’t sure what they were for… They certainly are nice to look at and emit such a warm, soothing glow. Then I discovered that they actually do serve a purpose beyond looks. They are actually supposed to be good for your health! And, while I am by no means do everything right 🙂 I am always on the look out for things I can do to improve my health and environment! So, for a while I have been meaning to buy a salt lamp, but just hadn’t gotten around to it yet. Much to my surprise my friend Courtney gifted me with one for my birthday in December! Had she been reading my mind?!? Are there any health benefits to having a Himalayan Salt Lamp in your home?  Many people believe so, but of course there are always naysayers. First, a little info on how the Himalayan Salt Lamps works: Water vapor is always circulating in …

Can A Organic Skincare Line Really Fight the Affects of Aging? I Think So!

Are you sticking to those resolutions that you made a couple of months ago? Was taking better care of your skin using good for you, organic products on your list of things to do? You might be eating organically, recycling, and doing what you can for the environment, but how natural are your skincare products? Read on to learn about a fabulous skin care line that I have discovered that’s getting rave reviews from med spas and esthiticains! And, as a To Be Simply Happy friend you can get a 10% discount when you order here:  Skin Drink Phytoceuticals ! Just link to them through this post and enter simplyhappy as the promo code at checkout! So, raise your hand if you want to age gracefully, with beautiful skin, as few wrinkles as possible, and all without nasty chemicals and ingredients that sound like they should be in motor oil instead of on your face! My hand is raised, but it’s hard to type with one hand so I’ll put it back down now 🙂 I’ve even read that skin care products …