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DIY Shea Butter Anti Stretch Mark Stick, pregnancy, stretch marks, shea butter, prevention

Hello my beautifully blissful followers! Today I have a special recipe which I being hugely pregnant at the moment have been enjoying alot lately!

As many of you know I was using an expensive oil by living libations with pretty promising claims that I wont get any stretch marks this pregnancy. The pricey oil did not work for me but this recipe I have put together of affordable and simple ingredients has kept the stretch marks at bay at least for now!

Ingredients:

40 Grams Shea Butter unrefined

10 Grams coconut oil

10 drops of lavender essential oil

I have found she butter to be the magical ingredient. I noticed it does not rub off on my clothes right away like most oils. It penetrates the skin deeply and my skin still feels moisturized hours after application.

I really enjoy using it in a stick form because its fast application and I dont need to get my hands greasy.

Here is a video tutorial on how to make it on my youtube channel.

Also check out my recipe for A vanilla body whip made from shea butter

http://daniellebeautybliss.wordpress.com/?p=341&preview=true

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It is the end of April and I have discovered many treasures while unpacking from the move!

First off I found a giant block of She butter which has been a god send to find at this time with my stretch marks starting to worsen from pregnancy. It has really helped, I was using living libations seabuckthorn best skin ever but sadly its clearly not working as I am getting stretch marks even faster than last pregnancy. Using plain shea butter has really helped with my itchy skin and put the growth of the stretch marks on pause… at least for now!

Living Libations Lavish abundance perfume, review

Dont get me wrong I still love my living libations though the oil didnt work for me!  I have been indulging in my lavish abundance perfume loads this spring. Its pure joy in a bottle. Notes of lavender, lime, Jasmine, and Vanilla. Simply divine!

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Twp eye makeup products that have really made beauty a breeze for this part time blogger and full time momma is the Alterra eye cream stick with the brown shade and nude shade and the Jane Iredale highlighting pencil.

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Above are swatches of the Alterra cream stick. I love how easy and fast it is to apply this to my eyes. Perfect to achieve a subtle neutral look! I like to use the nude on my lid and lightly smear the chocolate brown in my crease. It achieves a natural look that takes literally seconds!

Jane Iredale eye highlight pencil, organic makeup, swatch

Now this Jane iradale highlight stick is an investment but well worth it! Seriously nothing brightens my eyes like this product. I love how soft the shades are. My personal favourite is the pink shade in my inner tear duct.

Burts Bees tinted Lip Balm petunia swatch, review

Now for Lip products a new burts bees tined lip balm is out for spring in the color Petunia. You all know how much I love these I have another detailed blog post on these with swatches which I will link here:http://daniellebeautybliss.wordpress.com/2013/08/29/burts-bees-tinted-lip-balm-review-swatch-pictures-included/

This color is a a warm an subtle peachy pink that I feel is a nice middle ground from the pink blossom and blush orchid by burts bees. You wont catch me without one of these lip balms in my purse and this one has been in mine the whole month!

Zuii Organic lipgloss ruby rose, swatch, naural lip gloss

Last but not least is this spring to summer transition lip gloss by Zuii oraganics in the color Ruby Rose. This lip gloss looks red in the tube but once applied to the lips it looks like a hot pink super summery!

The gloss goes on like a lip gloss and dries like a stain and lasts for hours before having to re apply!

Really hope you all check out my video where I talk more about the products!

Until next time wishing you all beauty and bliss!

DIY Natural Lip Plumper

Fuller Lips Naturally! 

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Hello my blissful beauty followers!

Today I have a special video tutorial on how to achieve plumper lips without using harsh questionable chemicals found in traditional lip plumping balms.

Ingredients

1 Tablespoon Beeswax

2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil (adjust if you like balms creamier or drier)

2-5 drops of cinnamon essential oil. (do not add to much or it will burn ALOT)

There it is! A lovely cinnamon lip plumper.

Perfect for the coming fall season right?

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Until next time wishing you all Beauty and Bliss!

burts bees tinted lip balms, review, burts bees, makeup, organic makeup , swatches, sweet violet, pink blossom, rose, blush orchid

Its about time I finally go into detail about these wonderful eco friendly tinted lip balms.

The Burts bees tinted lip balms come in a huge variety of colors and are reasonably priced at only 7.95 Euros.

They are 100% natural and safe and what I love most about these is they are so moisture rich! The color pay off is amazing and they look so natural on!

This product is a must have item in every girls purse!

Here are my favourite colors swatched

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Rose: Rose is my favourite. It is the most pigmented of all the lip balms and its the perfect rosy color.  Its nice to have a red lip color you dont have to worry about smudging and it looks subtle and natural. It Can be easily applied without a mirror!

Pink Blossom: I feel this is the one that will be most universally loved. Its the perfect pink and if I were knew to these products I would buy this one first.

Sweet Violet: A deep violet color. This purple looks so natural and looks amazing with brown eyes!

Blush Orchid: Blush orchid is a pale pinky nude with silver shimmer. It looks great with a tan and looks very sweet and girly.

To hear more about what I think of the burts bees tinted lip balms check out my video review on youtube:

Until next time wishing you all beauty and bliss!

Danielle

Hello all my faithfully blissful followers!

I am back in the blogging and vlogging groove! So sorry for my absense! Life as a new mommy makes it difficult to find time however my daughter is already One year! AHH time flies! Now that she is one I have noticed how much more time I have to get things done as she can entertain herself so much better and is reliably napping. YAY :D

So without Further ado here are my  Favourites for the Month of August 2013. I am excited to announce that you can plan on seeing videos from me on my youtube channel every Tuesday & Thursday! http://www.youtube.com/user/DanielleBeautyBliss

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Lets Talk Makeup First!

I Have been loving these two creme highlighters by Lavera

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To the right is my absolute favourite of the two at the moment and it is called shining pearl 02. Its a beautiful champagne with a dusky rose undertone.  I love to use it in the tear ducts of my eyes to brighten them up.

To the Left is Golden Shine 03. It is a beautiful true gold and it looks lovely with a tan and when you want a warmer more summery look.

I love the formula of these creme highlighters. They aren’t to wet so they are easy to apply. They go on like silk and dont smudge all day. They set just like a powder but without the annoying fall out and they sink into the skin keeping a flawless finish.

Alterra lipstick fushia, organic lipstick, swatch

Next Up is this Beautiful lipstick by Alterra in the Color fuschia. The color is very innocent and girly. I would describe it as a pinky violet with a silver sheen. It is slightly frosted but in this case it works well!

Alterra fushia lipstick swatch, orgaic lipstick, organic beauty blogger, daniellebeautybliss

To Hear more about my Favourites this month check out my youtube video:

Thanks for stopping by and wishing you beauty and bliss!

Danielle

Who Loves the sun?

We all do! It is natural  for us to be drawn to the sun because it is both beneficial our physical and psychological well being.  There are  times that we under estimate the suns powerful rays and then we pay the price with chills, sore red skin and some times even becoming very ill.

Here is a potent and cooling face and body oil to heal your burnt skin in no time. 

Sun soother

Recipe

50 Ml Jojoba oil

8 Drops of German Blue Chamomile Essential Oil

15 Drops Peppermint Essential oil

Jojoba oil is a fabulous oil for treating sun burns and the one that I most highly recommend. Jojoba plant is a dessert plant and works well for sun bathing too. It is also a great idea to mix Jojoba with Aloe Vera.

German Blue Chamomile Essential Oil  Highly Anti Inflammatory and CONCENTRATED

Peppermint Essential Oil Also Anti Inflammatory and an amazing invisible ice pack that will have you cooled in no  time. In my experience Peppermint oil actually works faster and more effectively in cooling the skin than an ice pack because it penetrates the skin layers much deeper.

My Favourite Essential Oils: http://www.livinglibations.com/essential-oils/essential-oils

Video Tutorial

Wishing you all a safe and blissful sunny summer!

~Danielle

How To Organize Essential Oils!

essential oil organization

Hello Loves! Today I decided to share how I organize my essential oils for my working desk!

I have a fairly large collection of oils and not alot of space to store them.

 So here is what I came up with!

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I store all of my essential oils on my working desk in these wooden Ikea drawers that came in a small storage dresser.

I find its easier to just leave the drawers themselves on my desk so I can grab what I need easily.

Now onto how I manage to find the oil I need without having to pick each one up and hope that I grab the essential oil I was looking for.

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As You an see when looking at my oils from above they are all numbered. What I have done instead of writing all the names of the oils on top is I have created an essential oil index in my creation binder.

Each oil has a number and it can be easily searched for in the index and located in the box. All  of the oils in the box are organised by number in order.

Why I like my index so much better than writing down the names on all of the labels is it firstly can be difficult to fit the names of the essential oils on the labels. But most importantly I also like the Idea Of having my essential oils filed and written out on paper that way I can easily assess which oils I have and which I need or desire.

Here is how the index works!

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Essential oils fall into different categories in nature. There are Flowers, Trees, Woods,Roots, and Grasses.

So my index contains all of my essential oils organized by category. I have all the flowers on one page and the trees on another.

This process is so easy it takes literally two seconds to open my binder and find the number of the essential oil I wish to use.

Here is a video demonstration and a walk through of my organization in further detail!

Hope you all really enjoyed this post and found it helpful :)

Wishing you all beauty and bliss!

~Danielle

before and after! weightloss

Hi Everyone! Hope you are all having a wonderfully blissful holiday season so far!

Today I have a special video tutorial available for you lovely people on my youtube channel. This Christmas my gift to you my beautiful subscribers and followers is a  Christmasy DIY video. I put together 3  easy yet luxurious holiday gift ideas primarily designed to please some of your female friends this year! 

The Ingredients to each of these creative Christmas gifts are below including the video tutorial.

Warming Ginger Body Sugar Scrub 

Ginger Sugar Scrub Recipe

Ginger Sugar Scrub Recipe

2 cups raw brown cane sugar

3 cups oil of your choice

1-2 teaspoons of ginger essential oil

5 drops of cinnamon essential oil

Vanilla roll on oil perfume 

DIY Roll On Perfume Diy Perfume Balm

DIY Roll On Perfume Diy Perfume Balm

10 ml jojoba oil

15 drops Vanilla essential oil

2 drops Geranium essential oil

2 drops orange essential oil

Vanilla Perfume Balm

1 teaspoon beeswax

4 teaspoons olive oil

15 drops Vanilla essential oil

5 drops geranium essential oil

Tinted Lip Balms

diy tinted lip balm

diy tinted lip balm

1 1/2 teaspoons beeswax

4 teaspoons coconut oil (or all olive oil)

1 teaspoon olive oil

As much mica pigment with colors of your choice that you want.

~KEEP IN MIND YOU CAN USE EYE SHADOWS AND BLUSHES IN THE PLACE OF MICA~

~EVERY MINERAL VARIES IN INTENSITY AND DEPTH SO EXPERIMENT~

VIDEO TUTORIALS 

I Hope you have alot of fun being santas helper by making your own creative, unique and eco friendly gifts for your loved ones this year!

Wishing you lots of holiday Bliss!

~Danielle

how to make natural cough syrup, diy honey lemon cough syrup

Its that time of year again! Everyone is sick and coughing all over the place. I thought it was a great time to show you guys my favorite recipe to not only soothe that itchy throat but also help you get over it in no time!

Honey Lemon Recipe

8 teaspoons of thick organic honey

6 teaspoons Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice

 3 Drops Lemon Essential Oil

Seabuckthorn Berry Recipe

8 teaspoons honey

6 teaspoons lemon juice

1 teaspoon sebuckthorn oil

Potent & Spicy Blend

8 teaspoons honey

6 teaspoons lemon juice

2 drops ginger essential oil

3 drops grapefruit essential oil

1 drop cinnamon essential oil

* MIX HONEY AND LEMON JUICE WELL UNTIL IT REACHES A SYRUPY CONSISTENCY*

*SHAKE WELL BEFORE EACH USE*

*USE REAL HIGH QUALITY ESSENTIAL OILS SAFE FOR CONSUMPTION*

Video Tutorial 

Best Essential Oils Ever Here:  http://www.livinglibations.com/

Wishing you all health and bliss!

~Danielle

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