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I have super sensitive skin so I find that wearing natural organic makeup works best for me.  I've found a few shops from Etsy that feature organic, natural makeup that I can't wait to try.  

I've been looking for a face primer that doesnt have all the chemicals, this one sounds amazing!


If you're a one-stop shopper, this wonderful shop has a beautiful Summer Glow kit for your entire look!


Perhaps your a liquid foundation kind of gal, I've been waiting for my current foundation to run out so I can give this lovely shop a try. 

Oh Sudz

This lipstick is the perfect neutral shade for summer and I love the shiny, sleek packaging!


If your a lip balm kind of girl, this Summer Citrus Lip Balm from UnaBiologicals sounds divine!


I think my first purchase with be the liquid foundation and the summer citrus lip balm!  Let me know which ones you try and what you think!!



Summer is heating up in sunny southern California and it's getting REALLY hot!! I have thick hair and instead of pulling up into the usual ponytail, I've decided to incorporate fast, easy braided updo's into my look.  I've found four tutorials that I'm excited to share with you! Perfect for those days by the pool, at the beach or that weekend bike ride!

This first look incorporates a mini french headband braid, mini french twist and bun into a Braided Boho Updo!

I love how easily this style transitions from day to night! An elegant side swept french braid and bun.

This super fast and easy milkmaid braid is perfect after the pool!

I love this last look because it incorporates a colorful scarf into your braided updo!


What kind of updo's are you loving for the summer?  Post or link your pics or tutorials below!!


5 Fabulous Finds For the Fashionista

...on Etsy of course....I want to share with you all 5 fabulous fashion related items perfect for every fashionable girl....

I adore this amazing summer dress from marcellamoda, beautiful lace cut-outs circle the neckline, embodies simple, classy, modern elegance AND part of your purchase get donated to UNICEF....

Black Elegant Dress - Free US Shipping - Donation to UNICEF - Item MM-DRT11B1 

These super cute wedges come with a set of 7 colorful ribbons of your choice, totally perfect for summer, best of all there VEGAN by Mohop

Size 5 - High Cherry Wedge RTW Mohop Shoes

Kaisa from Finland creates recycled leather bags, clutches and more for the practical minimalist, see this design at her shop Exleather

Leather Detail Bag in Black Fabric & Mustard Yellow Leather, Tablet Case, Eco Design, handmade from upcycled materials

Martine from 2fillesdunord creates eclectic and upcycled jewelry, I love the powerful pop of color from this turquoise chrysanthemum ring!

Turquoise ring - Aqua, blue, green - Vintage button ring, button jewelry, Flower ring, chrysanthemum cabochon - filigree, brass band

Lastly, this Pyrite Sterling Silver bracelet is so beautiful and unique!  To me it encompasses so many styles, a mix of Boho-Mod meets Urban-Exotic!

Pyrite Sterling Silver Mod Bracelet - Miranda / summer urban mod

Hope you enjoy this post, I plan on showing you guys 5 wonderful Etsy finds every Thursday!!
♥ Carol



When I was a kid I loved going to the beach, getting in the water and swimming in the waves.  I also loved how my hair had awesome beachy waves when I got out of the water!  As an adult, I still love the beachy wavy hair look and I want to share with you a product that I use and absolutely LOVE. John Masters Sea Mist Sea Salt Spray

I try to only use all natural, chemical free, organic face and body products whenever possible and I use this one almost daily!  My hair is now super thick and very straight so  I primarily use this spray to give my volume and that extra touch of texture necessary for styling.   I've tried other sea salt sprays but I keep coming back to this one because it has organic lavender in it which is great for protecting your hair from the dryness salt gives you.  Also, I try to only wash my hair every other day, so on the second day I just add a few spritz of my sea salt spray to absorb any excess oil and I'm good to go.

 Now if your anything like me, your thinking "...hmmm salt, lavender and water, I can do that!" Being the crafter, creater and penny pincher that I am, I often make my own sea salt spray cause it's sooo easy! Here's all you need:

♥ 1 clean spray bottle. 8 fl. oz. to 10 fl. oz.
♥ 8 fl. oz. of distilled or filtered
♥ 1 tsp. finely ground sea salt.

♥ 3-5 drops of essential oils: I used lavender to condition and add shine, however other oils have several wonderful benefits. Ylang ylang works great for sensitive skin and problem scalps. Rosemary is great to help deepen the color of brunette's hair and chamomile brightens blonds. Use 3-5 drops.Tea Tree Oil is great for sensitive and oily scalps. If you have oilier hair, this is the great because it won't make your hair oilier or weigh it down. Use 3-5 drops.
♥You can add a little more sea salt if you have oilier/thicker hair. However, the more salt you use, the more it will dry out your hair. BUT the more you use, the "beachier" your hair will look.  Only add 1/4 tsp at a time until you reach the desired level. 
♥ Lastly, make sure to take notes so you know how much to add when you want to make more!

My favorite store for herbs is my local organic health food market, however, if I need something online or in bulk, I go to Mountain Rose Herbs, I also use Celtic Sea Salt Brand because of the purity of there product.  Not just for cooking!

I hope you all enjoy this post, show me your beachy waves and share below what oils and scents you add to your own recipes!!

♥ Carol