CAMmadeCosmetics Announcement – Please READ!

Hey guys! Beka and I here to announce something so exciting, so exhilarating, so insane that I can’t even wrap my mind around it…..our close friend Camryn has started a cosmetics store on Etsy – CAMmadeCosmetics!!!!

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Camryn is a young entrepreneur excited to share her work with others and bring joy and healthy products for them! She was inspired by other people’s talent for cosmetics and thought it would be fun and a blessing to others!

Her business is self-made and made from scratch! Each product is made with love and (after witnessing for ourselves), a ton of hard work! After asking Camryn I learned that we will be seeing more products from her in the future (honestly, I can’t wait)!!

She currently sells only Moisturizing and Exfoliating Vanilla Lip Scrub, Lip Gloss, & Eyelash/Eyebrow Growth Serum.

 

You can find CAMmadeCosmetics HERE or on Etsy if you just write in CAMmadeCosmetics!

 

Abby’s Review: So far I’ve only been using the lip gloss. I’m usually very against any colored lip gloss but I’m finding that I absolutely love it! The gloss stays on for hours and doesn’t come off immediately every time I drink water! The color in the product is not overwhelming and not at all noticeable (unless you have red or pink, then it does show more). I’m in love with the gloss and can’t wait to try out her other products! 

 

Annnnd the second exciting thing in this post is…..we’re doing a small giveaway of CAMmadeCosmetics!!

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We’re giving away Eyelash/Eyebrow Serum, Moisturizing Lip Scrub, and Gold Lip Gloss 

The giveaway runs from TODAY to Saturday the 8th!

So enter HERE and I’ll announce it on the 9th!

 

See you all soon! -Abby & Beka ❤

Summer Hair Care!

Hi guys, Beka here! During this time of year, our hair tends to be dry and frizzy due to humidity and swimming in chlorinated pools.

So here are some tips to keep your hair healthy!

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Tip 1: Try to only shampoo 3-4 times a week depending on hair type. Every time you shampoo you strip your hair of the natural oils that help your hair look shiny and new!

Tip 2: After swimming, rinse your hair out with luke-warm water as soon as you can. This helps rinse out the chlorine that damages your hair!

Tip 3: Vinegar rinses. Vinegar rinses are super great for your hair. It helps balance the Ph in your scalp which is necessary for your hair! It also helps remove dandruff that causes the itchy feeling you sometimes have! –vinegar hair rinse DIY to come!

Tip 4: Avoid using flatirons, curling irons, and blow dryers. After getting out of the shower 15 minutes before leaving for an important event with soaking wet hair you feel the need to grab that blow dryer and fix it up. BUT using unnatural heat on your hair can hurt it over a long period of time. Making it look burnt, dry, or frizzy (same with any other heating tools for hair). So maybe plan a few extra minutes for your hair drying time!

Tip 5: Protect that hair while sleeping! This may seem silly but when you sleep your hair is under so much breakage. And if you move a lot while sleeping *cough* like me, this is definitely something to try! Before you go to bed, put your hair in a loose bun at the top of your head or a braid at the side. It’ll protect your hair and maybe give you some wavy curls in the morning!

Tip 6: Wear a hat! If you have really blonde hair or a sensitive scalp…it can cause hair breakage if you let the sunshine on it for too long! If you have darker hair colors…such as brown or black hair it’s not completely necessary.

 

And those are my tips! See you all later! ❤

10 Favorite and Least Favorite Things Tag -Beka

Hey guys! Beka here with a post that lets you get to know me better! It’s also a new tag that I came up with! So at the end of the post, I’ll nominate 4 people…let’s get started!

Rules for this tag:

Link back to the creator of this tag Photos by Abby Rose

Name 10 favorites and 10 least favorite things in your life

Nominate at least 4 people (or more)

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10 Favorite things of mine: 

  1. Garden – it’s super therapeutic and cool fun to grow food and it’s also very sustainable! 
  2. Farming – you get to watch new life being born every spring, it’s hard work but VERY rewarding.
  3. Smoothies – I LOVE SMOOTHIES!!!! I have one every single morning packed with veggies, fruit, and nut milk (hint hint smoothie recipes coming soon)!
  4. Rabbits – Their the most amazing animals on earth….their clean, loving, sweet, adorable, amazing, cute, etc….
  5. Horses – There’s nothing better than the thrill of riding a horse. Brushing it, feeding it, and loving it (and yes I’ve kissed a horse….DON’T JUDGE it was cute).
  6. Friends – My best friend Cam and I get together as often as we can and have literally so many adventures and take so many selfies on my sister’s phone it can get pretty crazy when we’re together.
  7. Swimming – ANYWHERE, ANYTIME, ANYPLACE! I love swimming in cold water (yes I’ve swam in March).
  8. Family – my amazing siblings are always there for me and SUPER silly. My mom and dad are the best parents any person could have. ❤
  9. Organic hair/skin products – There are so many unhealthy brands out there that basically smell good and may look good but are harming our bodies from the outside in…here’s the link to my favorite hair care products: Shampoo & Conditioner & Rosewater
  10. Religion – Recently with the virus going on we’ve had church online…which is super fun! I’m not saying I don’t like going to church every Sunday, but spending time with my family and being able to focus on God, and not those around me has really encouraged me!

 

10 of my least favorite things:

  1. Dog hair, dog hair, dog hair, and more dog hair! If you haven’t noticed we have some dogs at our house and it’s EVERYWHERE! 
  2. Uneven eyebrows – I don’t know about any of you, but uneven eyebrows drive me crazy!
  3. Did I mention dog hair? 
  4. Dirty carpets – I really don’t like the feeling of dirty carpets under my feet, so I always try to sweep them before I go to bed.
  5. Snakes – though I love all living creatures and I would never harm it without reason…snakes really freak me out! Their beady eyes and their tail *shivers*
  6. Smells – I love some scented healthy candles and essential oils I really really dislike stuffy rooms that smell like dogs (did I mention I don’t like dogs).
  7. Brushes covered with hair –  I remember coming into my sister’s room and finding her hairbrush filled with a tiny mouse! I’d immediately steal it and end the poor mouse’s existence.
  8. People who abuse animals – sure I said I don’t like dogs…but seeing animals mistreated or tied outside really bugs me. If you have an animal it’s your responsibility to keep it healthy and happy.
  9. Overcooked or undercooked food – it reminds me of chicken butchering (don’t ask).
  10. We began with this one and we shall end with this one…DOG HAIR!!! I love our dog Tirzah (and Winnie) but dog hair really gets everywhere and seems to grow!

 

I Nominate:

A Barefoot Gal

The Striped Plaid

Beautiful Things

A Farm Girl’s Life

 

See you next time! Beka  ❤

Charcoal Bentonite Clay Mask – Beka

Hey guys! Beka here with an exciting DIY face mask! I’m really looking forward to blogging here and I’m so excited to show you some fun ways to take care of your body!

Activated Charcoal has the ability to pull out toxins from your pores.

Bentonite Clay has the really fun ability to pull out heavy metals (and no I don’t mean steel and tin foil).

Tea Tree Oil is antifungal meaning it helps opens your pores and remove acne (acne is basically an infection on your face).

Raw Honey has the ability to maintain a soothing effect and helps remove oils from your face that aren’t supposed to be there. 

Here is an example of what you’ll need:

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Directions (DO NOT use a metal spoon when touching bentonite clay): 

1 & 1/2 Tablespoon of Bentonite Clay

1 teaspoon Activated Charcoal

4 drops of Tea Tree Oil

A dash of water

1 & 1/2 teaspoon of raw honey/regular honey (we used about a spoonful)

 

Stir together Bentonite Clay and Activated Charcoal with a plastic or wooden spoon till mixed thoroughly. Mix in Tea Tree Oil and water till paste-like. Add honey and mix till combined (note if you use raw honey, it won’t like mixing together so it’ll take a bit of patience).

I have a beautiful model here and after having her clean her face with cold water, I got her to sit still and I put the charcoal mask on with my CLEAN hands avoiding her eyes, mouth, nose, and eyebrows (warning the mask will stain them so BEWARE)!

Let the mask sit for 15 minutes (or till it begins to feel dry & tightened). This also is a great way to get your siblings to be quiet because it quite literally glues their mouths shut (not permanently) lol. Get a hot washcloth and drape it over their face and let it sit till the washcloth is cold. Allow them to finish washing it off with warm water and pat it dry with a clean towel.

 

AFTER the Charcoal Mask: After using Bentonite Clay and Charcoal their face will be pretty dried out so I made an oil cleanse with some Almond Oil (just a dash) and had her massage it into her face for a minute. Follow up with a hot washcloth (use a new one) and allow it to cool once again. Then pat it dry with a new clean dry washcloth.

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After the Oil Cleanse….

And that’s it! A quick easy way to help treat your skin from any scaring, oil/dry, and dirty pores. Remember not every skin type is the same so use what’s best for you! This has been something my family has found useful and creative (also makes you look like a panda, which is cool). 

 

See you next time guys! Beka signing off ❤️