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9 strange things your body does that you never knew were defense mechanisms



11 Make-up and Toiletry Organizers…people swear by

Or try a deluxe organizer for your shadows, glosses, and other little things: Heck I could use this not just for make up etc. but for a desk organizer, even a display to sell jewelry and crafts I made!

I have loads of make up old or new, and YES I know the old needs to be chucked out, but I just love the color too much and its no longer sold. I still have my old Caboodles carry case as well as my big Sassaby one both in storage (I would swear in mine there’s an extra compartment that you could put hair sprays in)  but I would like something other than the drawer in my bureau for my make-up (plus whatever is on top of it) I have a caboodles or whatever organizer as well, (again in storage) but that may end up being desk fodder at some point instead.  This one on the right I like for the top of my bureau as you can see everything in it. I juts don’t know if there will be enough clearance as mine is also a hutch.

That hanging bag I do love for travel a well as the toiletry set (I have something like it) but for that much money I’ll stick to the Michael Kohrs (sp?) hanging toiletry bag I got as a hand me down. (I won’t buy brand name stuff but I’m not against getting it free or in a Thrift store! (but then I usually don’t notice it is as I don’t really look at the names, just the style and if I’ll like it on me)

What I need for a make-up organizer is not just make up but side holders (good size ones) for at least 5-10 bottles of Perfume and same for lotions!



How to buy essential oils online

Ways to Use Your Essential Oils: Lavender a bedtime lotion must. *YES:



Try Dry Degree dry spray antiperspirant

DSCN5940Degree Motion sense Dry Spray -Fresh Energy   “The Game Changer”

I remember in my pre & early teen years using a spray deodorant did not work for me, well at least in the way that it felt like it burned when I sprayed it on.
When I received a complimentary sample I was a bit hesitant, but I figured by now the sprays should be greatly improved and as far as the degree spray is concerned, they have.

I remember as well back in the day that when I’d spray, it would have a chalky smell and make me wheeze and cough, not to mention when breathing in it was like inhaling chalk. The smell of this one is pretty, but light I hardly noticed the smell until I saw the listing to submit the review. Mom even says it smells like perfume!

The first day I received it, after taking my shower I used the spray. Surprisingly it didn’t even burn having shaved. Now how does it do to actually keep you dry…
I sleep under a really heavy blanket the kind that if its not at least 40 degrees and below you will likely sweat so I thought I’d put it to the test that way.

I woke up feeling like I did right after the shower. I was dry, and well test DSCN5942wise, give myself a sniff and didn’t have any smell of sweat etc.

Must have workout products

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“I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.”

Make Up Storage by EcoTools

this was posted by Ecotools to their blog I really didn’t want to post just a link so I thought maybe I could add my 2 cents in if I had anything further to mention.

nail polish and nail painting4 Phrases of Makeup Storage

      We’re all suckers for the latest beauty trends. But just like your go-to makeup routine, there are some methods of makeup storage that will always be tried and true. The biggest factor is often the weather, which poses unique challenges for keeping your makeup, and ultimately you, fresh and beautiful. Keep your products at their peak by remembering these four phrases of makeup storage.


Storing some of your products in the refrigerator can prolong their shelf life and keep them performing like they’re meant to. Chilling your eye creams and serums can help counteract oxidation which causes the ingredients to break down. The coldness can also help reduce inflammation and puffiness on those early mornings. Nail polish is another product to keep cold, as the low temperatures keep it from separating and help it apply smoothly. Your fragrances deserve some fridge time, too, because warm temps could turn them into completely different scents over time.

Beauty Balm- Too true my favorite Givinchy scent though mostly finished or evaporated got some weird musky burned scent.

Just remember if you do not have room to store in fridge just be sure NOT to store your scents in bathroom, the humidity could do the same.


While being in the sun boosts mood and promotes vitamin D production in you, it’s not so great for your cosmetics. Those rays peeking in can cause your makeup to deteriorate at a faster rate, so remember to always keep your makeup bag stored in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. In addition to deterioration, sunlight can cause your eyeshadows and blush to change color over time. Also, try not to store your makeup bag in the bathroom, because the humidity from the shower can change the consistency of your products. No one likes a cakey bronzer!

B B- told you so about the humidity and I’m pretty sure it is no good on your face while in the sun on the beach. Really I have seen women on the beach full make up as if they were going out. They also go in  the water and I swear it is hysterical as they try not to get their face wet. 


When your favorite brushes (like theLovely Looks Set) meet your favorite cosmetics, beautiful things happen. But when you’re not applying, always store your makeup brushes separate from your actual makeup. This will help prevent additional bacteria from building up, and can help your brushes last longer. Plus, we’ve all had cosmetic spillage in our makeup bags, so keeping your brushes separate means less things to clean. Last but not least, your brushes are much more likely to keep their shape and structure when in their own case.

Bonus tip: show off your beautiful brushes with these lovely ideas from Slashed Beauty.

B B tip…..Of course they do make a liquid  brush cleaner as well as a cleaning tool . If you do your make-up every day.. it’s a good idea to either clean them each week but at least (items mentioned previous are amazon links so you know what to look for as well as if you’d like to order.. If you do, thank you) 



Chances are, there’s a lipstick or powder compact buried somewhere in your handbag right now. Taking your makeup out of the house is a reality of life, which is why your at-home habits should also be practiced when you’re on-the-go. Our handbag must-haves? Travel-sized versions of your favorite concealer, lipstick or stain, mascara and powder compact. Keep them all together with a mini mirror in the pouch that conveniently comes with the travel-sized Mineral Set. Storing them this way will also help prevent a bigger mess if one of your products happens to melt or break, because unfortunately we’ve all had that happen.

Looking for more ways to make your makeup last?  These trickswill help you get the most out of every product.


BB I don’t use make up often, but I have a mini eyeshadow, my lip stick/gloss a chapstick and one other thing in my purse though at the moment it’s not in a cosmetic bag as its too few items to bother with that for me, and it’s in that back zipper anyway.


– See more at: https://www.ecotools.com/blog/2015/08/20/the-4-phrases-of-makeup-storage?utm_campaign=social_2015&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_content=8_22_15&utm_term=organic#sthash.OsrdJ5Rw.dpuf

Tantoos …

I already did the following but in the 90s and it was sort of the reverse. You used something to cover the area you wanted the ‘tantoo’ so you would get a tan and that one spot would remain ‘white’ say a heart shape for instance.

Now these idiots are doing it in an unsafe manner by getting burned in some cases. You can use sunblock. You will still get color.

Sadly today even if I wanted to do this I wouldn’t be able to as there’s no sun out. A sucky 4th of July weather wise.


Us vs Them: The Salon


She goes to the hair salon every 2 months and pays $80 and upwards to look exactly the same, while he visits the barber for $20 and leaves a whole new person. Go figure..