What is Galentine’s Day? And why do we eat waffles?

Today is Galentine’s day. “We need to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles, work. Or waffles, friends, work. Doesn’t matter, but work is third.” Leslie Knope, Parks and Recreation, NBC show. Leslie Knope was played by Amy Poehler. What is Galentine’s Day? Galentine’s Day came from Amy Poehler’s character, Leslie Knope, on the NBC show Parks and Recreation where … Read More >

February-13-2017 by Kelly

Ingredient of the Week – Grape Seed

What is it?  Grape seed is known for antioxidant health benefits for your skin. The seeds are used in extract form from fleshy parts of the grape to create a light colored liquid. What are benefits for your skin when using grape seed extract?  Red grapes are high in resveratrol and offer antioxidant qualities to reduce free-radical damage.  It  contains vitamin C and E, … Read More >

March-04-2016 by Kelly

Teen Acne Graduates to Adult Acne

Acne is most commonly discussed and marketed as a teenage problem but it is also an adult problem.  Many adults are shocked, frustrated and surprised that they now have adult acne in their 20’s, 30’s 40’s and beyond and gone are the days thinking they will grow out of it.  And adults often don’t think of their breakouts as “acne” … Read More >

February-08-2016 by Kelly

National Homemade Soup Day – A Heart Healthy Option

Today is National Homemade Soup Day (February 4th). February is National Heart Disease month and focuses on learning about heart disease risks and how to improve heart health.  Here are some healthy recipes from Go Red For Women on how to make heart healthy options at home. Here is a heart healthy soup recipe from one our own.  We sampled … Read More >

February-04-2016 by Kelly

Are You at Risk for Heart Disease? February is National Heart Disease Month

February is National Heart Disease month and focuses on learning about risks and how to improve heart health. Friday, February 5th is National Wear Red Day.  In an effort to promote awareness, wear red and show your support.  For more information on events in your area in February visit Go Red for Women. According to the American Heart Association, “Heart … Read More >

February-04-2016 by Kelly

Ingredient of the Week – Cocoa Seed Butter

What is Cocoa Seed Butter?  Cocoa seed butter is from the seed of the Theobroma cacao plant.  The butter is made from fermenting and roasting the beans followed by a shell separation process.  It is then cold pressed it into a butter-like paste that is off white in color with a light chocolate scent. What are benefits for your skin … Read More >

February-01-2016 by Kelly

Spring Beauty Trends for 2016

As we look towards the rest of 2016, we are interested to see what spring beauty trends will be forecasted for the upcoming 2016 season. PANTONE has just recently announced the trend color for 2016. Well actually, for the very first time they have chosen two colors. “Serenity” and “Rose Quartz” are subdued shades of pink and blue pastel that … Read More >

January-29-2016 by Kelly