Friday, March 27, 2015

Struggling to Focus or Think Straight?

 

QUICK TIP:  Has your brain given up the fight?


Whether you've been studying for an important exam or just been taxed in the day-to-day, it's time to put one of these punchy Intellectual Fatigue Blend from The Fragrant Mind on at your desk!


Black Pepper essential oil has historically been used for exhaustion, warming (physically and emotionally), stimulating and uplifting, and when combined with other "pick-me-up" oils like Peppermint, Rosemary, and Basil can produce quite the powerful blend!


Intellectual Fatigue Blend 1
-14 drops Ginger essential oil
-15 drops Black Pepper essential oil
-1 drop Basil essential oil


Intellectual Fatigue Blend 2
-15 drops Rosemary essential oil
-10 drops Black Pepper essential oil
-5 drops Peppermint essential oil

Mix up the blend and add a few drops per the diffuser manufacturer's instructions to diffuse!
Haven't added Black Pepper to your collection yet? Try some today!

Get all the necessary oils for the diffuser blends above and The Fragrant Mind while it's ON SALE as a Deal of the Month right here: 

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If you're ready to start using essential oils for you and your family, or need to stock up on accessories (glass droppers, roller bottles, diffuser, etc), and more go here http://sparknaturals.com/index.php/?id=17

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NOTE: This blog is only my opinion. It is not medical advice or diagnosis. Only opinions based upon our own personal experiences or information detailed in medical/academic journals or other publications is cited. WE DO NOT OFFER MEDICAL ADVICE or prescribe any treatments.

**If for any reason you feel something is dangerous to your health because of your specific health challenges – please contact your healthcare professional.

“The statements contained in this post have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The information contained here is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Suggestions and ideas presented in this document are for information only and should not be interpreted as medical advice, meant for diagnosing illness, or for prescriptive purposes. Readers are encouraged to consult their health care provider before beginning any cleanse, diet, detoxification program, or any supplement regimen. The information in this post is not to be used to replace the services or instructions of a physician or qualified health care practitioner.”

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Beauty & Style with Jill {week 11}

Welcome back to my weekly fashion column, where I share my favorite ensembles from the prior week to help you create new looks with all the clothes you already own.

Spring is here, but the weather has been super fickle.  In the morning the temps are still around 35-42 degrees.  Brrrrr! 

I am not complaining because it has given me more opportunities to wear my favorite sweater jacket. 

As most of you have already realized, I’m not like most fashion bloggers.  I’m totally comfortable keeping it real and not trying to portray the perfect image.  My photos are usually taken by our children on my cell phone and I’m not super concerned with looking 100% put together each week.  Why?  Because I’m a busy mom of six and I don’t get perfectly made up each day.  That is just not my thing or real for a stay at home mom.  Well, it’s not real for me.  

Here is what is real:    I LOVE FASHION and looking cute.  But even more than that, I love to be comfortable.  My hair most days get thrown up into some kind of ponytail or messy bun.  My makeup is minimal and I like it that way.   I am not a high maintenance woman at all.   There are days and sometimes even weeks where I will be seen without any makeup at all, except my favorite lip stains and sheers.  Ok, I do love my favorite mascara too.  But that’s about it.   

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Ombre Sweater Jacket – Anthropologie

Skinny Jeans – American Eagle

Polka-dot long sleeve tee – LOFT (3 years ago)

Brown Clark Mullen Spice BootsAmazon

 

Our youngest daughter is starting to have so much fun taking photos of me for this weekly column.    I was walking in front of her and she couldn’t resist this shot.  Not bad for a seven year old!

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Grey Sweater Jacket – Kohl's (3 years ago)

Denim Dress - Target

Blue Leggings - Target

Brown Clark Mullen Spice BootsAmazon

Necklace – Target (last year)

Fashion Tips

#1 Warmer days means, more time walking around!!!  And I’m all about cute and comfortable.  Look at what is HOT for 2015:

Spring Fashion: Sneakers have come in a plethora of colors and styles this spring. Check out our list to shop the best sneakers for spring 2015!

 Trend: Slip-on Sneakers - YLF. I would like to add a pair of slip-on sneakers to my Spring wardrobe.

3 Ways to Wear Sneakers and NOT Look Silly

85 Fashion Forward Ways to Wear Sneakers

Slip on Sneakers are the Latest Trend in Shoes

 

#2 Statement Necklaces, 70’s Style, Royal Rings, and Ear Cuffs

2015 Fashion Trends - How to Accessorize Yourself This Year

#3 14 Trends to Know for 2015

The 14 Need-To-Know Trends Of 2015 #refinery29  http://www.refinery29.com/2014/09/74344/fashion-week-trends-spring-2015-runway-shows#slide20  Diane Von Furstenberg

I would love to see how you incorporate these looks and tips into your daily ensembles, so please tag me on Instagram using #over40looksgood or #stylebyjill

Until next week, be sure to wear your best accessory, a SMILE!

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Disclaimer:  All links are to help you find the items I share in these posts each week.  They are NOT paid endorsements.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

I’ve Got Some ‘Uplifting’ News!

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Hello ladies and gents over 30, it’s time to ensure you are taking the very best care of your skin to keep it properly moisturized and protected.  Not to mention we can reduce the appearance of fine lines, age spots, and wrinkles!  To all of you 20 and over, please start a natural beauty regimen now to help keep your skin glowing for years to come!  You will thank me later – go check out our essentials line.

Countertime

 

Allow me to introduce you to your new best friends!

 

 

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Ever been disappointed in a product that didn’t deliver? Meet our Countertime Nourishing Cleansing Balm—a clinically-proven, super-hero product that may very well surpass your expectations (it did for us!). Our own Head of Creative Design, Christy Coleman, couldn’t find a great all-in-one makeup remover, cleanser, overnight mask, and moisturizer in her arsenal of products, so, we set out to make one.

This multi-tasking wunderkind comes as a solid, but scoop an almond-sized amount on to your hand (using the handy mini-spatula we’ve included) and watch it melt as you warm it in between your fingertips.

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Can we just all agree this product is a MUST have!!!!!

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This next product is one of my FAVORITES!

In a world where delicate skin is exposed to such nasty environmental factors like pollution and UV rays, we’ve made it our mission to fight back. Countertime Enlightening Treatment Pads are the first line of defense against daily stressors, supplying skin with antioxidants while reducing the signs of aging. Mixed Fruit Acid Complex and Spilanthes Acmella Flower Extract reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while Lentil Seed Extract tightens and refines the appearance of pores. Simply sweep a single pad over face and neck with upward strokes and you’re ready to face the day. Here, an ingredient-by-ingredient look at what makes our Countertime Enlightening Treatment Pads great.

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Skin Benefits of Ginger Root

Moisturizers

 

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As you can see Beautycounter does NOT compromise when it comes to ingredients and your health. 

I can’t wait to hear all of your reviews once you begin to experience this wonderful skincare line!

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NOTE: This blog is only my opinion. It is not medical advice or diagnosis. Only opinions based upon our own personal experiences or information detailed in medical/academic journals or other publications is cited. WE DO NOT OFFER MEDICAL ADVICE or prescribe any treatments.

**If for any reason you feel something is dangerous to your health because of your specific health challenges – please contact your healthcare professional.

“The statements contained in this post have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The information contained here is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Suggestions and ideas presented in this document are for information only and should not be interpreted as medical advice, meant for diagnosing illness, or for prescriptive purposes. Readers are encouraged to consult their health care provider before beginning any cleanse, diet, detoxification program, or any supplement regimen. The information in this post is not to be used to replace the services or instructions of a physician or qualified health care practitioner.”

 
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