Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Beautiful Lips

With the weather transitioning from warm to cold, our skin will be going through some changes as well. We often exfoliate the skin on our body to keep it soft and smooth but did you know that your lips can be exfoliated too? Yep!

I saw on a television show once that we can use honey and sugar to exfoliate our lips. I tried it and it works. Best of all it's natural, inexpensive, and the ingredients are items we keep in our kitchen cabinets. Perfection!

Well as I was browsing through the web I came across an article in SpaMagazine.com discussing this very thing, complete with a full recipe. Here it is:

Moisturizing your skin during winter is essential-especially for those sensitive and exposed areas of the face. "The combination of cold weather and sun is not the best for our lips, which can become chapped and cracked," says Barbara Stirewalt, spa director at The Spa at Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, New York.

To help remedy these conditions, Stirewalt recommends two easy-to-make recipes that take advantage of the natural anti-inflammatory and antibacterial benefits of honey to keep lips soft and smooth.



  • ½ tsp. granulated sugar

  • 1 drop honey


  1. Combine sugar and honey in a small bowl.

  2. Rub the blend onto your lips for 15 to 30 seconds using light, circular motions.

  3. Gently wipe off with a warm washcloth.



  • 2 tsp. almond oil

  • 1 tsp. honey

  • 1 tsp. beeswax pellets

  • 1 vitamin E capsule


  1. Combine almond oil, honey, beeswax, and fluid from vitamin E capsule in double boiler or small pan. Stir over low heat until beeswax melts.

  2. Pour into a small container and allow to cool.

  3. When balm solidifies, rub onto lips as often as desired.

**This blog post was re-blogged from Spa magazine


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Moving Forward

What a powerful thought to keep in mind. Keep the past in the past, learn from it and grow.

Often times we stifle our own growth because we are constantly looking at the shoulda , coulda and woulda 's of the days gone by. We cannot move forward if we are always looking backwards. The future is an empty canvas ready for us to paint it vibrantly!

Live Beautifully.Well !


Thursday, November 4, 2010

A Workbook, Self Love, and Legacy

This week was pretty cool. Although its not over, I had some great conversations, amazing revelations, and I heard some of the most enlightening insights. I would definitely say, it was pretty peace.
With that said, on our radio show this week, I had the great privilege of speaking with Brooke, creator of Love's Gumbo. It was a wonderful conversation (well, it was SUPPOSED to be an interview, but u know how I get a lil comfy..) and while the topic was love, relationships, and everything in between, we ended up speaking quite a bit on the relatable "in between". That being self love.

The funny thing is, THIS is what I do. I speak on self love to others. I love on my clients. I love on my babies. I love on myself. I take time, I go to Jeju when I need it. I hang with my girlfriends, I make time to exercise, I don't eat left over pb&j sandwiches. Well on most days anyway. But there is just one thing... Do I truly KNOW myself? That question rose up inside of me after seeing this:

Sistah Circle Exercise #1

Well, this exercise reminded me of a special workbook that I received a couple of years ago, called A Mother's Legacy: Your Life Story In Your Own Words.

It drew to mind questions about ourselves that we may be surprised to find we actually have a very hard time answering.. Things we may think we SHOULD know. Ill give an example.

There are several chapters in the book. 11 to be exact. The first chapter goes into your personal portrait. Who you are and what your gifts are to this universe. You may know what your favorite song is. But do you know WHY? Get to know yourself deeply. The surface is there, but what do you find when you dig beneath that? This is how u cleanse, purify, and recognize the beauty that is the essence of who you are.

The chapters continue on-- Your Childhood, Your Family Life, Education, Work, Marriage, Inspirations, and on and on. The important thing is, there are so many facets to who we are individually, and how well do we know them?

This was an astonishing group of exercises for me because I truly dont feel that I neglect my internal and external needs. And I feel that my self love runs deep. But does it? Hm. I realized there is so much more to know about myself, which enriches my ability to self nurture. And if you nurture yourself, you are much more equipped to nurture those around you. How lovely.

Exercises like the ones mentioned-- Love's Gumbo Sistah Circle, and the workbook, focuses on the need to love yourself, write about it, and scream it from the rooftops. Try to make use of them, this will turn into your legacy!



Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Razzled , Frazzled

style="text-align: center;">A little stressed out are we? I think you need a spa day!

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