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DIY Skin Texture Smoothing Mask Recipe

Disclosure AffiliateDIY Skin Texture Smoothing Mask Recipe - Beauty from the Inside Out!

As the weather starts to turn colder, many of us face the problem of dry skin. But did you know it’s also a result of imbalances in your diet? Thanks to Kimberly Snyder, C.N. and her newest book, Radical Beauty (which she co-authored with Deepak Chopra!), we have some helpful advice to help keep your skin moisturized and glowing all season long – from the inside and out!

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  • When it comes to your diet, make sure you aren’t totally avoiding fats! Include easily digested beauty fats such a avocados, coconut oil and chia seeds in your diet. Avocados are a rich source of nourishing beauty fats, vitamins and lecithin to nourish dry skin!
  • Hydration is a MUST! Drink plenty of room temperature water to keep your body hydrated. Another option is eating lots of sweet, juicy fruits which help hydrate your skin from the inside. Externally, you should avoid very hot showers and limit the time you spend in hot baths as this can dry out your skin as well.
  • For your skincare routine, add an extra boost of moisture.  Try incorporating a face mask on a regular basis like the Radical Beauty Skin Texture Smoothing Mask (recipe and instructions below) to see your skin become smoother with diminished age spots! It contains coconut yogurt which is a great source of amino acids and probiotics, carrot is high in skin-brightening beta-carotene and antioxidants, lecithin to nourish dry skin, leaving it feeling soft and smooth and avocados.

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DIY Skin Texture Smoothing Mask

½ cup coconut yogurt (now commonly found at local health markets)
1 avocado, peeled and pitted
3 tablespoons, raw organic honey
1 organic carrot

In a food processor or blender, combine the ingredients and process until you reach a smooth consistency. Spread over your face and neck and relax for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing.

DIY Skin Texture Smoothing Mask Recipe - Beauty from the Inside Out!

BIG Shopbop Sale – You Can’t Miss This One!!

You know how much we love our Shopbop sales around here! Well, now it’s time to celebrate the end of the holiday shopping with a sale you will not want to miss! You just dream the item looking for to spruce up your closet and they have got it and so much more! Plus right now they are having a BIG 3-day sale where you can get up to 75% off by taking an ADDITIONAL 25% OFF all sale items when you use code JOY25 at checkout. This includes thousands of new markdowns!


  • Need to plan ahead for Valentine’s Day? They got it!
  • For him or her gifts, yes they do!
  • Gifts under $50 of course!

This sale starts today (Tuesday, December 26) and runs through Thursday, December 28 at 11:59 pm PT. Please note that some brands are excluded. Head to Shopbop and use the code JOY25 to save big!


Cardigans: From Business Casual to Weekend Wardrobe

Now that we’re in mid-October we are in all out AUTUMN MODE! That means sweater weather and there is no type of sweater more versatile than the always-loved cardigan!

Cardigans come in all shapes and sizes, but it’s hard to beat a long-length, lightweight cardigan. It’s perfect for layering and can go from business casual for work to all-out sweater and jeans casual for weekend fun.

Today you can score an AMAZING deal on the Annabelle cardigan. This cardigan started as Cents of Style’s best-selling cardigan from last year, and with shopper feedback, they made it even better! It’s lightweight, making it easy to layer, and it has an open front feature, which makes it one of the most versatile cardigans you can own.

There are plenty of colors to choose from with sizes that range from S to 3X, and with this price, you may want to pick up a second for your collection (or a third, or fourth…).

Style Tips:
*Layer your cardigan with a tunic and leggings. Add a skinny belt to dress up your look a little bit.
*Take your cardigan out for the night! Pair it with your little black dress, heels, and bold jewelry.
*Jeans and a tee kind of day? No problem! Throw on Annabelle to make your ensemble a little more polished.
*Annabelle is perfect for the office. Pair it with a pencil skirt and your favorite blouse for a chic business look.
Please let me know if you have any questions at all! Thank you so much!

Use couple code OCTOBERCARDIGAN to make the price of each Annabelle cardigan only $17.95, with FREE SHIPPING. The code is valid Monday, 10/16 only!

It’s Soft Surroundings’ Fragrance of the Year! + Save 10% with Coupon Code

Soft Surroundings Fragrance Discount Code

The vote is in and the winner of Soft Surroundings’ Fragrance of the year has been announced! The winner is No. 1 Violet & White Leather and, to celebrate, right now you can take 10% Off ALL Full-Size Fragrances with coupon code: FRAG10 at checkout.

Soft Surroundings’ Numbers series is a collection of effortless, indigenous scents sourced from the four corners of the world. No. 1 springs from the African savannah, where the fragrance of wildflowers and grasses fills the air and the senses. No. 1 takes the wearer back to a simpler time, the sweet life, a place of origin.

No. 1 is a beautiful fragrance! Essences of freesia and violet mingle with white leather and light woods to lend a fresh green sweetness to this scent like the breeze on the African savannah. Conjuring notes of fresh fields with hints of wildflowers, this scent opens with elements of ripe nectarine and heavenly pink freesia. It gently unfolds into echoes of delicate violets and wisps of mimosa to finish with sweet groundings of white leather and blonde woods.

The coupon code for 10% Off ALL Full-Size Fragrances is valid Nov 4 thru Nov 15, 2017. Enter discount code: FRAG10 at checkout.

Custom 3-piece Korean Skin Care Set Only $30!

It’s time to personalize a 3-step Korean skincare set to suit your own needs when you take your pick of a full-size cleanser, a Konjac sponge, and a hydrator – all for only $30!

This set from Julep follows the secret to Korean women’s soft, beautiful skin in three steps: Cleansing with select oils, gentle exfoliation twice daily, and hydrating with skin-loving ingredients.

Each of the three steps has several products to choose from, so you can create a set that is uniquely your own. And at only $30 for the whole set, the price just can’t be beat! Offer expires 9/14/17 at 11:59 PM PT or while supplies last.

Build your own 3-piece Korean Skin Care Set for $30

It’s Time for New Target Beauty Boxes!

Just in time for fall, Target Beauty Boxes are back!! They offer an excellent way to try out some of the top trends in beauty for only $7 for the whole box! Each box contains at least six products and has a value of over $35! You can choose from two different boxes: Your New Basics and/or Total Hydration. Because these are a special offer at such a low price, you are limited to only one of each box per person.

Take a look at what’s inside each box:

Target Beauty Box™ – September – Your New Basics

Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb Jar-7ml
Packed with a specially designed Antioxidant complex of Vitamins C, E, and super-fruits Goji berry, & Pomegranate , these water-light formulas are clinically proven to actively repair and protect skin’s moisture barrier improving skin’s healthy and youthful look over time.

AcureUltra Hydrating Shampoo- 1.3 oz
ACURE’s Moroccan Argan Oil + Argan Stem Cell Shampoo provides lasting moisture to even the most dry and damaged hair leaving it soft, smooth and manageable. Sulfate-free and safe for color treated hair, organic Argan Oil and Sea Buckthorn Oil hydrate and smooth, Argan Stem Cells & Pumpkin Seed Oil boost healthy hair growth, CoQ10 supports healthy keratin production. Lock in moisture, repair damage, and strengthen hair follicles with ACURE’s nutrient-rich shampoo!

Acure Ultra-Hydrating Conditioner- 1.3 oz
ACURE’s Moroccan Argan Oil + Argan Stem Cell Conditioner provides lasting moisture to even the most dry and damaged hair leaving it soft, smooth and manageable. Safe for color treated hair, organic Argan Oil and Sea Buckthorn Oil hydrate and smooth, Argan Stem Cells & Pumpkin Seed Oil boost healthy hair growth and CoQ10 supports healthy keratin production. Lock in moisture, repair damage, and strengthen hair follicles with ACURE’s nutrient-rich conditioner!

Total Tease Mascara – Very Black Washable
Unlike traditional volumizing Mascaras that can leave a clumpy mess, Total Tease Mascara is defined to catch, comb, and tease for perfectly refined, long full lashes. Lash Teasing comb provides precision separation for a clutter-free lash look with 5X/500% volume.

Simple Micellar Water- 1.9oz
Simple Micellar Cleansing Water thoroughly cleanses and instantly hydrates skin and unclogs pores with a formula that’s gentle enough for sensitive skin. Made with triple purified water and skin-loving ingredients, this cleanser uses tiny molecular balls known as micelles to entrap and dissolve dirt, oil, makeup, and impurities–all without the need for harsh, irritating chemicals. It also instantly boosts skin hydration by 90%, leaving your skin feeling soft, fresh, and revitalized.

up&up Premium Cotton Rounds
up&up premium cotton rounds are made with 100% pure cotton. The dual sided design creates a strong, soft and lint free cotton round for all your skin care needs. Gentle enough for all skin types.

Sensodyne ProNamel Strong & Bright- 2.0 oz
• Strong Enamel Whiter Teeth
• Clinically Proven Enamel Strengthening
• Advanced Brightening Stystem”

NIVEA In-Shower Body Lotion -13.5oz
Contains nourishing almond oil, moisturizes wet skin in seconds, and leaves no sticky feel.

Target Beauty Box™ – September – Total Hydration

Curls Unleashed Curl Defining Crème- 1.75 oz 
Perfect for weekends away, and popping into your handbag for those curl emergencies – this rich moisturizing crème, perfectly blended with Shea Butter & Honey helps to moisturize, elongate and add curl definition leaving you with soft, shiny, bouncy curls.

Curls – Blueberry Leave In Conditioner 2 OZ
Repair, restore, and condition your overworked curls with this uber softening leave in conditioner. Formulated certified organic blueberry extract, coconut oil, grapeseed oil and mango butter. Clinically proven to repair damaged hair, encourage hair growth, and prevent breakage.

Argan Oil Dual Packette : SheaMoisture Argan Oil & Almond Milk Smooth & Tame Shampoo (15 mL)
SheaMoisture Argan Oil & Almond Milk Smooth & Tame Blow Out Crème (15 mL) 
• Made with natural and certified organic ingredients.
• Argan Oil (Liquid Gold) helps tame frizz. Improves manageability and adds healthy shine.
• Almond Milk is rich in protein and hydrating vitamins A and E. Smoothes frizz prone hair for lasting sleekness.
• Marshmallow Root Extract detangles hair and creates a weightless anti-humidity coating.

Cocoa Butter Formula Lotion Deluxe Trial Size- 1.7oz
Made with pure Cocoa Butter, enriched with Vitamin E, in a soothing emollient base it heals and softens rough, dry skin, smoothes marks and tones skin. An excellent daily all-over-the-body moisturizer. Ideal for dry to eczema prone skin. Convenient travel/trial size.

Animalz Sheet Mask – Panda
This Panda Character Print Sheet Mask provides intensive hydration while Lavender helps to calm skin with its aromatic and skin soothing properties.

St. Ives Invigorating Apricot Scrub- 1oz
Made with 100% natural exfoliants (like walnut shell powder) and apricot fruit extract, this Allure Best of Beauty Winner is known to help leave skin feeling super soft and smooth. This is a 3-4 times a week kind of a scrub, for refreshed, glowing skin.

Chapstick Total Hydration- Blood Orange
Advanced 3 in 1 formula. Moisturizes, Renews, and Transforms. Helps lips maintain a more youthful appearance with Omega 3/6/9 and Madecassoside.

Julep Coveted Collection – Twelve Amazing Julep Products in an Artist Gift Box

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Whether you’re already a die-hard Julep fan, or you just want to see what all the fuss is about, you’ll want to check out the Julep Coveted Collection with twelve of the best and brightest shades all in one must-have set!

The set includes:

  • Janie (Wonder Maven) – Whisper Pink Sheer Crème
  • Andie (It Girl) – Pastel Confetti Matte Glitter Top Coat
  • Lindsey (Boho Glam) – Melon Splash Ghost Shimmer
  • Mickey (Classic with a Twist) – Pink Geranium Ghost Iridescent
  • Hayley (Boho Glam) – Beetroot Crème
  • Regina (Bombshell) – Nebula Pink Iridescent Chrome
  • Pepper (Wonder Maven) – Cornflower Multidimensional Shimmer
  • Shay (Bombshell) – Celadon Iridescent Chrome
  • Mariah (Classic with a Twist) – Plum Eclipse Microshimmer
  • Tali (It Girl) – Glacier Breeze Linear Liquid Holographic
  • Finley (Bombshell) – Navy Smoke Crème
  • Celeste (It Girl) – Cosmic Gray Iridescent Glitter

This set of vibrant colors comes complete with a limited-edition artist gift box.

Why is Julep so awesome?

  • It dries ultra-fast & allows 30% more oxygen to permeate the nail bed than other nail polish
  • Julep reveals stronger, harder & more conditioned nails in just two weeks (reported by 95% of women in an independent trial)
  • It extends the life of your manicure or pedicure

Julep nail polish is 5-free and vegan-friendly. They steer clear of formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, DBP, camphor, and animal ingredients or byproducts.

Julep Coveted Collection – Twelve Amazing Julep Products in an Artist Gift Box

Enter Luster Premium White’s Summer of Smiles Sweepstakes

I don’t know why I’m already seeing so much pumpkin spice in my Facebook feed because we still have at least a month worth of summer to enjoy! LUSTER knows it’s still summertime and is giving away 10 prizes worth SMILING about!

Luster Premium White’s Summer of Smiles Sweepstakes & Giveaway is currently running (through September 30, 2017). You have the chance to win up to $4,000 in prizes!! The Sweepstakes consists of 10 unique drawings to award one prize in each drawing. Enter at

For a chance to WIN additional prizes, upload a photo to your social media account showing off your smile with your favorite LUSTER product. Include a caption telling judges “why you love LUSTER” along with the hashtag #LUSTERContest.

Stella and Dot Apparel Launch!

Stella & Dot launched apparel today! Stella & Dot is already well-known for its on-trend and affordable jewelry and now they are adding apparel to their offerings! They are starting with the release of some awesome tops that are ready to jump into your fall wardrobe. Sella & Dot has the added convenience of being able to shop the whole look and easily select just the right jewelry to complement your new top.

If you have also considered becoming a Stella & Dot Stylist, these new tops will also help Independent Stylists offer their shoppers the full package – making selling Stella & Dot items that much more rewarding! Stylists will earn 15% commission on all apparel sales. Find out more about becoming a Stella & Dot Stylist here.

Shop Stella & Dot’s entire look here!

Stella & Dot just launched a brand new line of apparel, starting with a collection of amazing tunic tops!

Stella and Dot Stylist Bonus: $350 in Free Accessories!

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Do you love fashion and jewelry? Do you often find yourselves fantasizing about the best way to accessorize your (or a friend’s) outfit? If either of these are  true, or if you are just a fan of Stella & Dot and its fabulous jewelry AND you love the idea of earning extra income, then you should think about becoming a personal Stylist with Stella & Dot! While we all love jewelry (and money!), being a Stylist is about so much more. It’s about having the freedom to style your own life and truly enjoy your work. If any of those things intrigue you, then NOW is the time to pursue your passion for style because there are some GREAT BONUSES to be had.

Sign up as a Stella & Dot Stylist by June 30th and you’ll receive some awesome bonuses:

Stylist Sign-up Special Details:

  1. $350 in FREE accessories
  2. FREE best-selling Aven necklace
  3. Achieve $1000 of sales within the first 30 days and get $199 cashback.

You’ll also get …

  • A fabulous business to call your own
  • The ability to work from home and earn extra income sharing the jewelry that you love with others
  • Training and support from amazing and successful women
  • Free jewelry, as well as significant discounts
  • Expense paid vacations
  • A personal website and online business center
  • and much, much more!

To learn more and sign up, go to It’s never too late to style your life the way you want it.