Skin Tip: 4th of July Edition!

Happy Friday everyone!

We have a long weekend ahead thanks to the 4th of July. Celebrate by adding some red, white and blue summer fruits packed with antioxidants that will keep you and your skin healthy and glowing!

Red: Strawberries are high in vitamin C and folate; watermelon (my fave) is high in vitamin A and C.

White: Lychee is a great source of vitamin C; jicama (aka yam bean) contains vitamin C and small levels of B-complex-tastes great with chile and lime!

Blue: Blueberries are an excellent source of fiber and high in vitamin C.

Have a great weekend everyone!


PopSugar Must Have Box Unboxing April 2016!

PSMH April

Happy Thursday everyone!  Subscription box week continues with April’s PopSugar box! This monthly box includes items that range from fashion, beauty, home, fitness and food, making it a well rounded subscription box.  All items are full size and valued at over $100. This box is$39.95 per month while the new PopSugar mini box is $18.95.

Take a look at what’s inside!

PSMH Kitchen

Chrissy Tiegen’s Cravings: Recipes For All the Food You Want to Eat, $29.99

A cookbook from supermodel Chrissy Teigen that features craveable concoctions including some of John Legend’s top picks. I’ve flipped through the pages and this cookbook does not disappoint with recipes including Sweet Chili & Mustard Glazed Salmon and John’s Crispy Roasted Potatoes. Yum!

Canvas Home Tinware Salt & Pepper Shakers, $12

These vintage-looking hand glazed salt and pepper shakers are from the Canvas Home’s bestselling Tinware collection.  They are super cute and antique looking.

Noon Design Shop “Lemons” Flour Sack Tea Towel, $18

A handmade supersoft towel that is made in the US and gets better with every wash. A dish towel is always welcome and will come handy.



Next By Nature Dark Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans, $3.99 

“These dark chocolate espresso bites are a natural alternative to your favorite candy-free of gluten, corn syrup, and preservatives, they are a healthier way to satisfy your sweet tooth.”  I ‘ll take dark chocolate covered espresso beans any time and these ones are delish! I can satisfy my cravings without indulging in The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf’s Black Forest drink.

Royal Apothic Field Poppy Conservatories Hand Creme, $24

Inspired by recipes from an antique apothecaries manual, this rich hand cream has notes of fig, tea, jasmine, lily, moss and leaf.  I found this hand creme to smell a bit more on the masculine side, sort of like Giorgio Armani’s Acqua di Gio. I do like the scent but I’m not sure I’d want it for a hand cream.

Bloom That $20 Gift Card

A special extra, this gift card can be used to treat yourself or a loved one to beautiful floral arrangements. It feel this will come in handy as Mother’s Day is just around the corner.


Farmacy Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm, $48

Applying this lightweight balm before going to sleep will transform into a gentle oil gel to replenish and nourish skin overnight.  I have yet to try this item but it seems interesting.

I’m happy with this month’s box, especially the cookbook.  Can’t wait to try out the recipes. 🙂

What did you think of this month’s box?