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Green Inside and Out

Green Inside and Out

Plants are magical.  Not only do they produce oxygen (which we need to live) they also provide us with food, shelter, medicine, fuel and are a key component in beauty products!

…and the world is finally acknowledging how important they are!

Plant-based options are all the rage when it comes to what we eat, and the beauty world is no different. High-quality, clean ingredients are no longer simply a trend; they’re a requirement. Many brands are trying to reduce the amount of chemicals used in their products by replacing them with clean, naturally derived ingredients.

I’m sure you have heard of Meatless Monday which encourages people to cut out meat once a week in order to improve health, save money and heal the planet. Why not take Meatless Monday one step further and carry that over to your beauty routine.

By making small changes like this we can impact our own well-being and the health of the planet. We can be GREEN on the inside and out!

To help you kick-off your “Go Green” journey, I stopped by two of my favorites at Fashion Show, Opa! of Greece and LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics to share some of my plant based favorites to help you get started nurturing your inner and outer glow.

Green Inside and Out


Of course, there HAD to be a bath bomb here, LUSH is famous for them! This zippy green fizzy delivers a sunny dose of invigorating lemongrass and bergamot essential oils. Made from freshly mashed avocados (which provide deep hydration and moisturization to your skin) and organic extra virgin olive oil it leaves your soft, hydrated skin and totally renewed!

Plant Based Meals


The humble tomato is full of surprising perks for your skin, your gut, and more. A single tomato can provide about 40% of the daily recommended minimum of vitamin C. What’s more, tomatoes supply vitamin A, which supports immunity, vision, and skin health; vitamin K, which is good for your bones; and potassium, a key nutrient for heart function, muscle contractions, and maintaining a healthy blood pressure and fluid balance.

They are also a skin anti-aging helper! Tomatoes are packed full of antioxidants which help reduce the amount of cell-damaging free-radicals in the body and give you youthful-looking skin. They also fight cellular damage which helps the skin retain moisture, thereby, preventing fine lines and wrinkles.

Plant Based beauty


The beauty industry is going NUTS right now over Shampoo Bars. With consumers becoming more mindful of packaging waste and water consumption, formulas that use less water are increasing in popularity.

Much like a bar body cleanser, a shampoo bar is activated by water but contains ingredients that are suited for removing oil and product build-up while meeting the needs of different hair textures.

Instead of pouring a liquid shampoo into your hair, you can either work the bar into a lather in the palm of your hands and then work the foam through from roots to ends; or, for lower-lather formulas, rub the bar directly onto roots while water runs over your hair. Once your strands are coated in the cleanser, massage the shampoo into your roots and through the ends of hair to loosen debris and dirt, and then rinse thoroughly.

My favorite is LUSH’s MANTALBANO Bar. This Mediterranean marvel boosts shine, adds subtle volume, cleanses your scalp and leaves you smelling lemon-rosemary fresh.

Green Inside and Out


Not only are cucumbers literally green inside and out, they are also packed with nutrients. In just a single cup of cucumber slices, you’ll get 14% to 19% of the vitamin K you need for the day. You’ll also get vitamins B and C along with minerals like copper, phosphorus, potassium, and magnesium. So, the next time you reach for that yummy hummus switch out the pita bread for cucumbers!



This gorgeous handmade, palm-free, true blue beauty will put a smile on your face with the refreshing tingle of peppermint and the uplifting aroma of lemongrass. Eucalyptus gently cleanses your skin and brightens your mood, making this one your best mate to wash away the blues and leave you feeling fresh.

Plant Based Meals


One cup of chickpeas (which hummus is made of) contains 10 grams of protein and about 10 grams of dietary fiber—which is 40% of the daily minimum target. They are also packed with antioxidants and help to improve gut health!

Being green inside and out starts with small changes,  like adding one plant-based meal to your weekly food menu or subbing out a few of your cosmetics for plant based beauty products. By making these small changes you will help to reduce your eco-footprint.

If you are looking for a quick healthy meal or some delicious plant based beauty stop in to Opa! of Greece and LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics at Fashion Show Las Vegas.

*This post was created in partnership with Fashion Show Las Vegas. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Boo-tifying a New Kind of You’ve Been Boo’ed

You've Been Boo'ed

Sometimes a simple Halloween gift for a friend is the perfect way to brighten her day.

Picture this, you’ve been running around like crazy all week.  Between social distance schooling the kids, the stresses of your job and cooking 8 million meals over the last 6 months the stress is building up. There’s a knock at the door and you hesitantly head over, thinking it’s yet another census taker, but instead you’re surprised to find a cute little Halloween surprise made just for you sitting there.

Life has been crazy and you need those unexpected moments that make you smile. This is a super simple Halloween gift that you can take to a friend to brighten her day (and probably yours too when you give it).

Last year I shared with you a fun tutorial on how to Boo’ze your friends and this year it’s all about Boo’ tifying them!  Boo’tifying works just like Boo’ing but with way better treats.

If you have played the Boo Game during Halloween with your neighbors you know how it’s done. For those of you that are unfamiliar,  it’s a fun game to play at Halloween.  You grab a Halloween bucket or bag, stuff it full of treats and goodies, leave it on your neighbors door step, ring the doorbell and run.

It’s kind of like ding dong ditch but with candy and everyone is happy you rang.

BOO’tifying is a new kind of You’ve Been Boo’ed and it will totally put a spell on you.

It’s “You’ve Been Boo’ed” but make it beauty and so easy! I wanted my gifts to have a rustic witchy apothecary feel so I used my favorite pocket friendly wrapping option- a paper lunch sack.

You've Been Boo-ed

You've Been Boo'ed

What You Will NEED:

  • Beauty Treats
  • Paper Lunch Sack
  • Creepy Ribbon
  • Bakers String
  • BOO’tified Printable (DOWNLOAD HERE: You’ve Been Boo-tified Printable )
  • A Feather (It’s part of the spell)

First you will need to gather some bewitching beauty products- nothing too expensive it’s that thought that counts.

I brewed my beauty potion at LUSH at Fashion Show- they just launched their perfectly spooky Halloween Collection of vegan and ethical Halloween treats which includes everything from Bath Bombs to Bubble Bars, Shower Slime, Lip Scrubs and more!  LUSH is perfect for this gift- fun, a great price point, everyone can use them PLUS they smell Halloween-tacular! If you don’t want to use a paper bag LUSH has a super cute Halloween fabric knot wrap (see above) which you can tie FUROSHIKI style and then add the printable.

LUSH Halloween 2020

Once you have your gifts, place them in the lunch sack. (I did one bath bomb in each gift).

Fold the bag over.

Then tie the bag shut with a creepy ribbon.

Now roll your printable up like a scroll and tie it with the baker’s string.  Put a feather behind it and secure them both to the ribbon on the bag.

Leave your Boo-tified potion on your friends doorstep, ring the doorbell and run! Warning- this will be followed by shriek’s of delight from your friend.

I think this year, more than any other, we need to spread a little seasonal magic and this beauty spell is the perfect treat to lift her spirits!

*This post was created in partnership with Fashion Show.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

You've Been Boo'ed for Beauty Lovers

Give Her The World- Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother's Day Gifts

What do you buy for the woman who has done and will do anything in the world for you?

Something that pampers. Something sparkly. Something fragrant, Something to relax, Something she can show off, Something that makes her feel beautiful, Something that warms her heart.  To take the stress out of your Mother’s Day shopping, I hit the pavement and gathered my top Mother’s Day gift ideas that are sure to make your mom proud.

Mother's Day Gifts

  1. A Sweet Sentiment- Tiffany & Co. Tiffany Charms “Mom” Heart Tag Available at Tiffany & Co. Fashion Show.
  2. Help Her Get Her Beauty Sleep- Slip for Beauty Sleep Sleep Mask- Dermatologists, hairstylists and beauty experts recommend sleeping on silk, and slip for beauty sleep specializes in pure silk pillowcases and sleep masks made of Slipsilk, a specially commissioned long-fiber mulberry silk. The brand is proudly anti: anti-aging, anti-sleep-crease and anti-bedhead. Available at Nordstrom Fashion Show.
  3. Flowers Wherever She Goes- Jo Malone  Peony & Blush Suede Cologne captures the essence of charm.  Peonies in  bloom and crisp notes that captures the mouthwatering juiciness of apple; Available at Saks Fifth Avenue Fashion Show.
  4. For the Mom That Likes to Wine-down. Lolli & Pops Wine Truffles. Available at Lolli & Pops Fashion Show.
  5. For the Mom Who Appreciates Chrissy Teigen’s Food Tweets. Le Creuset Flower Cocotte Available at Sur La Table Fashion Show.
  6. For the Chic Mom- Tory Burch Chelsea Applique Convertible Shoulder Bag Available at Tory Burch Fashion Show.
  7. Keep Her Looking Young. Sephora Facial Cleansing and Exfoliating Tool. This hygienic tool helps to support natural skin cell renewal, exfoliate, and create a brighter-looking complexion. Available at Sephora Fashion Show.
  8. Relax and Depuff- Add a little relaxing and unwinding to her beauty regimen with a rose quartz beauty roller that combats puffiness and improves circulation. BeautyBioRose Quartz Facial Beauty Roller Available at Neiman Marcus Fashion Show.
  9. It’s in Your DNA. Show her you appreciate those Good genes she handed down to you with Sunday Riley Good Genes All In One Lactic Acid Treatment.  Formulated with high potency, purified grade lactic acid that immediately exfoliates dull, pore-clogging dead skin cells, revealing smoother, fresher, younger-looking skin. Fine lines appear visually plumped while the skin looks more radiant. Available at Neiman Marcus Fashion Show.
  10. For the Organic Mom. Treat her to beauty that is not only cruelty free but also free of sulfates, phthalates, parabens, petrochemicals, mineral oil, silicone and talc. Herbivore Botanicals Coco Rose Luxe Hydration Trio Available at Nordstrom Fashion Show.
  11. Does Mom Need Some Good Karma?  Karma and Luck Chakra Bracelet will help her stay grounded and energized. Features protecting and healing gemstones.Each crystal represents one of the seven chakras through color, element, shape and belief system. Pyrite beads were added to the chakra bracelet to dissipate anger and build strength. Available at Karma and Luck Fashion Show.
  • Opening image Here we glow again! LUSH Cosmetics Mamma Mia Shower Scrub. This cruelty free all natural body scrub is filled to the brim with naturally exfoliating fine sea and Himalayan salts, as well as toning and brightening pink grapefruit puree. Its sweet scent comes from a combination of vanilla, bergamot and rosewood, while a healthy dose of rose clay gently cleanses your limbs as you buff away winter dryness.  Available at LUSH Cosmetics Fashion Show.

Fashion Show also has some fun Mother’s Day Events Happening:

May 10th & 11th Neiman Marcus is offering a complimentary flower bouquet with any purchase in gifts and home and a Mother’s Day card craft station in the children’s department where kids can create their own personalized Mother’s Day Cards as well as a special Mother’s Day Menu in The Neiman Marcus Mariposa Cafe.

May 5th,9th and 10th Saks Fifth Avenue will have an artist in store to hand paint candles and perfume bottles for Mother’s Day!

May 12th Tadashi Shoji inside Fashion Show Las Vegas will be hosting a small mixer in-store to celebrate Mother’s Day. Including light bites and refreshments, and offering 40% off select merchandise, mom can have it all. Gift with purchase also available.

This post was created in partnership with Fashion Show.