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:


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.

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 ❤️

And the Winner is……

Hey guys! Wow!! I was so blessed with so many amazing entries for my Photos by Abby Rose Photography Contest!  I had 9 awesome people enter and a total of 42 photos entered. Let me tell you though…this was a very tough decision! All of the photos were SO good! You all have so much talent! And because picking a first-place winner was so hard I wanted to let you know who came in 2nd and 3rd place. I’m posting the photos I thought were the coolest for the 2nd and 3rd place winners 😀


3rd place…SCompere!! I thought their photos were really unique and fun! I’m definitely more of a creative photographer so I thought these were so cool! 


2nd place…Maddy!!! Maddy’s photos were professional and had some pretty neat shots. It was super hard to decide because of the fun twist she has on her photos! 


Annnd the 1st place winner is…ANNIE!!!!! Annie’s photos were cute and original and were so fun! This first photo was the real deal-breaker because of fun and creative yet super professional! 


I just want to thank all of you who entered! I absolutely loved every photo!! And for those of you who entered please email me at if you would like to hear my thoughts on your photos! 


Stay tuned for some fun new blog posts coming up! See you all soon 🙂

Christmas Play 2019

Hello everyone! So this past week I was in a production called ****! It was based on a Christmas story someone wrote and it was so fun to do it all together with such an amazing cast and crew! They were all amazing and the play was one of our best yet! It was a super hectic week overall with every day (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday) I had to go in at 2:30 and didn’t get home till 9 or 10! Today was different as I had to go in at 10 and I got home at 5.  



My part was one of the “oldest” characters in the play, which was super fun and kinda annoying to play as I got wrinkles and grey hair! I even got to be in a wheelchair (because of my broken leg), and the crew that got me on and off stage worked super well…minus the almost rolling off stage, getting my leg squished in a door, and a backdrop falling on me:

The crew member who set that up had to hurry so much that he didn’t get the backdrop set up the right way and before the lights came on it fell on top of me…after sitting there for what felt like forever a VERY kind audience member helped me out…either way, the crew member for the rest of the performances kindly stayed behind the backdrop to keep it from falling over.


I acted alongside so many amazing actors and actresses, one of whom got sick and wasn’t able to be in today’s last performance. Thankfully my sister L who had been in this play a few years ago was able to fill in. It was awesome seeing her step up to the role and quickly memorizing the few lines she needed to know! 


Due to the fact that the photographer aka my sister was now in the play today meant that today’s performance didn’t have a photographer sooooo I stepped it. Right after I got off stage I grabbed the camera and started snapping…sure about 75% of those photos are blurry and the lighting might be off but it sure was fun to see the play from inside the theatre and not through the small window the actors get to look out of!


After it was over I think all of us actors and actresses felt relieved but also saddened by the fact that all the hard work we put into it is over. I think bowing tonight was filled with many sad thoughts as it was time to get back to “real life”. Some of the actors were leaving for college, others back to the sports they play at schools, others back to the normal everyday schedule…but I think we’re all ready to go back to face the fun and exciting life with maybe just a few more acting skills, facial expressions, and a few more new friends!

Here’s a fun video I made of all the makeup and hair transformations I went through this past week…annnnd let me tell ya, I’m sure not missing those wrinkles and grey hair anymore!

What did you guys think of today’s post? Have you ever acted in a play…what about a Church play? Let’s chat!


The Wedding – Blog Tour

Hello everyone! I’m so excited to announce the release of The Wedding by Olivia Lynn Jarmusch!!! When we first found the book The Coronation we couldn’t believe how well the plot flowed and how excited we were for the next book. When the book The Rebellion came out, we literally squealed with excitement! 

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Now Olivia Lynn Jarmusch has out book 3 to her series The Tales of Tarsurella – The Wedding!!! 

The Wedding Single

About the Book: 

Book Links: Amazon, Goodreads

“Vanessa Bennett is living in a real-life fairytale. Now that she’s engaged to the man of her dreams, The Palace Staff is consumed with wedding preparation. The upcoming event is no small affair, as Vanessa is bombarded with hundreds of decisions she needs to make before the wedding date arrives. Amidst the endless details concerning dresses, decorations, and napkins, a greater question looms: is Vanessa truly ready to become Queen? As tensions rise within Tarsurella, the role of joining her betrothed in governing an ever-shifting nation is no small task. Will she crack under the pressure? Meanwhile, Jane Akerly is hoping to awaken from a nightmare. Her father has been missing for months. Advised to accept the harsh reality that he may never return, Jane isn’t ready to give up. She finds comfort in the one place she’s always run to for escape–her daydreams. Her imagination has the power to carry her across the ocean, stroll the streets of London, and imagine that all is well. In an unexpected turn of events, Jane is given the opportunity to create the future of her dreams–but will her pen be enough to save her? The Wedding is Book #3 in The Tales of Tarsurella Series.”


My Review: The Wedding is filled with sweet moments and sad moments…but the whole this is written so well to mash them together in the most AMAZING way! I loved how Oliva made the characters come to life in the coolest way! 

In a way, The Wedding was very different from Oliva’s other two books in The Tale of Tarsurella…but I enjoyed the nice pace and the more normal, less chaotic version of the sisters and her brothers.  Though I would definitely recommend you read the first two books in the series, otherwise you’ll be a little confused! 

I would rate her book 5 stars and readable for almost any age (if your parents agree to it, of course)! So while the book is still fresh and out there, go read it!!


And we can’t forget about the awesome giveaway!!

GIVEAWAY INFO: The Wedding and all of Livy’s books are included in The Great Review Race, a Multi-Author Monthly Giveaway.  November Winner will receive a $30 Amazon gift card! 

Update: here’s a link that will will work.


Author Info: 

Livy Jarmusch 

YA Christian Fiction Author of The Tales of Tarsurella and Regal Hearts

Website. Facebook. Instagram. Twitter. Pinterest. Good Reads.

email updates 


Book Tour Schedule


1 Victoria Lynn – Behind the Scenes interview with Livy

2 Merie Shen – Written Interview with Livy

3 Sarah – Written Interview with Livy

4 Theresa – Written Interview with Livy

5 Maddie – Review of The Wedding

6 Medomfo Owusa – Written Interview with Livy

7 Loretta Marchize – Review of The Rebellion

8 Esther – Written Interview with Livy

9 Live Party! Time TBD

Alyssa Hup – BTS video interview with Livy

20 Abigail Mckenna – Review of the Wedding

21 Victoria Lynn – BTS of Cover Design for The Wedding

22 Abigail Harris – BTS Interview with Livy

23 Abby Rose – Review of The Wedding

24 Katja l – Review of The Coronation

25 Abigail Harder – Review of The Wedding


27 Michaela Bush – Guest Post by Livy

28 Katja L. –  Review of The Rebellion

29 Katja L. Review of The Wedding

30 Laura G. – Review of the Wedding


Have you read the book before? If not are you going to check it out now? Let me know in the comments!

Nature, Dogs, Kittens, and A Special Blog Shout Out!

Hey guys!! This week has been flying by! Today is a few random photos I’ve been taking annnd I would like you guys to tell me which you think is your favorite and why!


Where we walk there is this HUGE soybean field!

Ahhh fall!!!

Our first frost…a cold morning at 7am

Beautiful fall leaves


Next up are some animal pictures!

Winnie has all these odd car positions!

Rascal…our barn cat (Ella in the background)

Cuddles the littlest and cutest cat you’ll meet but won’t come near me!

Remy (the sweetest pup you’ll ever meet)!


Annnd one more photo I want to ask your opinion on…I’m going to enter this picture into a contest but I need to know if there is something I should change?

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One last thing…if you haven’t already. Head over to Ezra’s Everything not only is he an amazing writer, musician, graphic designer, and Christain. He’s an amazing blogger and I really enjoy reading his awesome blog posts he comes up with! Here’s one of his amazing designs he’s made to share with you all and if your reading this post and DO NOT check out his blog severe consequences will happen to you!😂😂😂



See you guys soon! 

Sunrises, Sunsets & more!

Hey guys! So my family recently went on a trip and I wanted to share some of the amazing photos that I was able to take. Most of them are based around a photo-shoot I was doing for someone’s senior pictures but then there are a few just thrown in cause I thought they were pretty cool! I’ll be explaining what some of the pictures remind me of along the way!

So…let’s get started!



Flower Photo-Shoot

Hey guys! So with this new posting schedule, I’ve been having so much more time to think into my posts!

Here are some sunflower pictures I took about a month ago! 



Also here are a few rose pictures I took for a friend of mine! 



Update about auditions: They went super well! I thought I did amazing…I didn’t get the part I wanted with the 117 lines (yes I counted). But I did get a part, yes it is 8 lines (yes…I counted)……but I shall make the best of it! I’ll let you guys know how it’s going in the upcoming blog posts!

Okay, see you next week guys!

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