Thursday, May 26, 2016

Makeup bag makeover

A fresh new look can be  a perfect pick-me-up for the season. But! Have you ever considered that maybe it’s not YOU that needs a makeover; it’s your makeup bag? Think about renewing/redoing your makeup bag to be sure you’re using the highest quality products that won’t harm your skin.

Step 1:
De-clutter. Do you really need more than one eyelash curler? Try reducing your makeup and makeup tools to around 10 items. Save room in your bag and time in your day with a go-to color palate.

Step 2:
Use an oil-based makeup remover. Oil-based removers are the most effective for breaking down leftover  residue, especially around the eyes. Our Herbacin two-phase makeup remover contains aloe vera and almond oil to  soothe and condition your skin.

Step 3:
Clean up. Make sure your foundation bottles and eye shadow brushes are clean. Any buildup of makeup residue, whether it’s on brushes or containers, can harbor bacteria.  Avoid breakouts and irritation by making sure everything that touches your makeup is always clean.

Step 4:

Invest. We’re all on a budget, but investing in one quality item with excellent  ingredients (rather than a variety of cheaper items) will be more beneficial for your skin (and your wallet) over the long run. Do some research and plan ahead, rather than making impulse purchases.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Unisex Scents

Whether your “signature scent,” is a deep woodsy cologne or a citrusy floral perfume, it’s time for a fresh new aroma.. These unisex scents are perfect when you or your partner want to spruce up your “signature” scent!


Friday, May 20, 2016

Are flip-flops bad for your feet?

Walking barefoot around the house  is one of the best feelings in the world. The next best thing—flip-flops.  The minute the temperature rises, out they come. But while they might be more fun than sneakers, flip-flops actually have a variety of negative side effects on your feet.

Without a protective layer, your feet are more likely to pick up bacteria.
-           How to prevent bacteria:
Be sure to rinse your flip-flops frequently, allowing them to dry completely before wearing again. Also, be sure to wash your feet and between your toes to get rid  of  bacteria picked up during the day.

Ever get that uncomfortable blister between your toes from flip-flop straps? Ouch!
-           How to prevent blisters:
Make sure your flip-flops are the correct size; too big or too small can cause irritated areas, leading to blistering..

Most flip-flops fail to provide sufficient support for the sole of your foot.
-           How to prevent sore soles:

Look for flip-flops with cushioned, arched soles, avoiding the “flat” variety. You will spare yourself foot, leg and back pain in the long run!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Create your own makeup

There are plenty of make-up brands and products out there to choose from, but it can be fun to mix it up a bit and create your own make-up at home. Here are some simple ideas to try, using easily available ingredients.


D.I.Y. Bronzer
·      1 tbsp ground cinnamon
·      1 tbsp cocoa powder
·      1 tsp ground nutmeg
·      2 tsp arrowroot powder
·      10-15 drops lavender essential oil (leave out if you prefer loose powder)

      Mix the dry ingredients in a small bowl until they’re evenly blended.  These ingredients can be adjusted depending on the desired tone. When the powders are thoroughly blended, add the oil. Pour ingredients into an empty compact or small lidded container to store.


D.I.Y. Eye shadow Primer
·      ½ tsp coconut oil
·      1 tsp arrowroot powder
·      1 ½ tsp regular liquid foundation

Simply mix these together in a small container and apply before your eye shadow for long-lasting color.


D.I.Y. Lipstick
·      3-5 tsp candelilla wax
·      1 tsp shea butter
·      1 tsp jojoba oil
·      1-3 tsp beet root powder
·      2-3 drops peppermint oil

Place your wax, shea butter and oil in a glass container and microwave until completely melted. While still in liquid form, add your powder and peppermint oil, mix until thoroughly combined, and place in  a small lidded container. Leave it in the fridge to cool and solidify.