Rosé all day…

is probably not such a great idea.


I’d rather just hang out on this inflatable bottle of rosé and replenish my vitamin D stores!

But I do enjoy a nice glass of wine.  Usually a dry red.

Problem is, most wines sold in the US are loaded with additives.  Which can lead to headaches and generally feeling shitty the next day.  There have been times where I have woken up with a splitting headache after just one glass.

Not cool.

But I’ve found a few solutions to this problem… Continue reading


Charcoal is the new black


I’m pretty much in love with activated charcoal…I’ve been whitening my teeth with it for years now and I’m thrilled with the results.

Activated charcoal is amazing stuff…it acts like a magnet for toxins and impurities.  That’s why it’s used for food poisoning.

So I’m surprised it took me long to use it on my skin.  Because now that I have, I’m hooked.

I‘m talking about the Charcoal Cleansing Bar and Balancing Facial Mask from Beautycounter.


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In honor of Presidents Day…

I whipped up this cherry mocha shake.

cherry mocha shake

I cannot tell a lie…this was totally inspired by a treat I saw at Starbucks while I was charging my phone before heading to the airport.  There were signs everywhere for the Cherry Mocha Frappucino.

It sounded appealing, but I knew it would be loaded with sugar.  So I settled on an iced coffee with a splash of almond milk, and decide to make my own version of the Cherry Mocha Frappucino when I got home.

My happy, healthy and hot  cherry mocha shake is delicious and loaded with ingredients that support gorgeous skin and a hot body.  And it’s not a total sugar bomb either…the only sugar is from the naturally occurring sugar in the cherries!

Here’s what I used:

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matcha + vanilla + collagen =

matcha shake eliz

a skin loving shake that tastes delicious.

I’ve talked about matcha before…it has such amazing health benefits, but I don’t love the grassy flavor.

I’ve learned to enjoy it as a latte, and recently posted a recipe:  Magical Matcha

And since I’m always looking for ways to work more magic into my life, I came up with a matcha shake that is crazy good with only three ingredients.

Here’s what I used:

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This spicy Southwest chicken soup…

is a hit every time I make it.

It’s super quick to make and totally delicious.  And loaded with ingredients that are amazing for you.  Total win-win!

southwest soup eliz

I made some last week while listening to “Finesse” by Bruno Mars and Cardi B on repeat…crazy about that song.  Also loving the new one from Camilla Cabello…”Never Be the Same.”  And “Him & I” by Halsey and G-Eazy.  So much good music right now!

Here’s what I used for the soup: Continue reading