Oh shit…a zit

Actually three.  On my chin.  One of them really hurts 😟

oh shit a zit

I’m not surprised.  For me, they pop up every now and then if I have too much dairy.  And I’ve been pretty lax in that department lately.

But I have a few tricks up my sleeve now that make them go away faster without drying me out.

Because no one wants pimples AND wrinkles.  Am I right? Continue reading


Driving with the top down…

walking on the beach…

playing in the pool on a unicorn floatie…

unicorn fun in the sun

I can’t wait for summer!

And since I want to look cute while I’m doing all these fun things, I make sure to protect my skin from the sun.

The problem is, some of the things we use to protect our skin from sun damage can cause other kinds of damage. Continue reading

3 ways collagen peptides can give you a better body

I usually go for catchier titles for my posts.  Today I’m just being direct and to the point.  Because I think we all want our bodies to be the best they can be.

And in the interest of being direct and to the point, I am recycling this post.  It was first published in August of last year, but got so many views that I wanted to share it again.  I did, however, brighten up the picture which was really dark before.

3 ways


I’ve been raving about what collagen peptides do for your skin since I first started hhh.  My skin is firmer today, at age 51, than it was ten years ago.  Collagen peptides can also strengthen your hair and nails.  But today I’m going to tell you how amazing they are for your body.

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Since Easter is right around the corner…

it’s a good time to address sugar cravings.

bunny ears eliz

Because there is something so appealing about all of that chocolate and marshmallow wrapped up in pretty pastel colors.  I am such a sucker for seasonal packaging.

I could give you dozens of reasons why you should avoid sugar.  

But I’m going to give you just one…because it really struck home for me.

Sugar causes wrinkles.


Drop the mike. 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.


I’ve heard other natural beauty bloggers raving about these two products for years… Continue reading

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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