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Homemade Body Scrubs You’ll Love

Pamper yourself by having a spa in your home. Check out these homemade body scrub recipes you'll love.

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There was a time when my feet walked through sand whose grains were as fine as silk. There was a time I wore heels that were tall, delicate, and the envy of all. There were times when I would sneak into the spa and enjoy body scrubs from head to toe. There were times when I could read a book without pictures. That was before all this happened.

It started 14 years ago, the decline of my me time. It began in a Chinese restaurant of all places. I had just had a cup of tea saying a spot of tea in a Chinese restaurant doesn’t sound correct. I had just ordered, and then I had to go to the ladies room. I excused myself. I began to cry. I am not sure why I was crying. The tea had appeared and my day was going well. I was having lunch with the love of my life, my husband but I couldn’t stop crying. I knew then and there what was wrong but I needed to see for sure.

I rushed to the store, and I grabbed the test. I took the test and just like I did in school. I passed with flying colors or in this case a red line. We were having a baby. I can’t describe how happy I was, but I can tell you it was better news than thinking I lost my mind. I mean who cries over tea at a Chinese restaurant. That was the day my life changed. I began to live for my child. I gave up the fancy things in life so he could have a perfect life but I never gave up my desire to be pampered. I just had to make it fit in my budget.

That is how I came to make body scrubs. These are some Homemade Body Scrubs You’ll Love!

Pamper yourself by having a spa in your home. Check out these homemade body scrub recipes you'll love.

Easy Homemade Body Scrub Recipes

Manuka Oil Lemon Salt Scrub Recipe

1 Cup Fine Pacific Sea Salt
4 Tbsp Coconut Oil
A few drops of Manuka Honey Oil in Almond Oil
1 Tsp Lemon Juice

Pamper yourself with a homemade body scrub. Check out our easy recipes using PRI products from New Zealand


1. Add 1 cup Pacific Sea Salt to your bowl.
2. Slowly add in your coconut oil and stir until wet.
3. Add Manuka Honey Oil.
4. Add lemon and stir.
5. Store in container with lid.

This is also a favorite recipe you can make using the Fine Pacific Sea Salt
Homemade Body Scrub inspired by my trip to the Inn and Spa at Loretto, Santa Fe.

Homemade Vanilla Peppermint Scrub

Homemade Vanilla Peppermint Body Scrub Recipe

Energizing Sugar and Coffee Homemade Body Scrub

Energizing Sugar and Coffee Homemade Body Scrub

Homemade Body Scrub Sugar and Sage

Homemade Body Scrub Sugar and Sage

Once you buy the Manuka Honey Oil in Almond Oil you can use it in other ways.

PRI Manuka Oil from New Zealand is very gentle and can be used straight from the bottle for its antibacterial properties. It is a natural antiseptic suitable for the whole family (and pets) to use. It also has a wide range of antifungal activity. The difference from its Australian cousin Tea Tree Oil is that is has a pleasant aroma and will not burn or irritate the skin. Therapeutic Action Manuka Oil has been shown to be effective when used as an: antibacterial agent, antifungal and as an anti-inflammatory.

Manuka Oil has been shown to aid as an external application for treatment of: Abrasions — skin, abscess, acne, bed sores, blisters, boils, burns, carbuncles, cold sores, cracked skin, dandruff, dermatitis, ears and body-pierced infections, eczema, nail and fungal infections, insect bites, lice, ringworm, rhinitis skin-oily, sun burn, tinea, tonsillitis.

Suspended in an almond oil base, this highly purified essential oil has a unique floral note and high levels of active compounds to use for sore joints and inflammation. It is often used as a massage oil for lower back pain in pregnant women.

What Homemade Body Scrubs You’ll Love is your favorite?

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How to Whiten Your Teeth Without the Dentist

If you want to remove stains from your teeth but you do not want to go to the dentist or pay a lot of money. You may have seen strips, trays, and even this glo machine that I spent on hundreds of dollars on. This is how to whiten your teeth without going to the dentist. This is such an easy solution on how to get your teeth white at home and best part is that you will only have to change one thing in your daily oral care routine.

Here’s my Teeth Whitening Before and After result

I am sure you know the first thing people notice about you is your smile. It is something that can’t be taken for granted. I know it is harsh to say, but people judge you because of your teeth. I used to not smile as often because my teeth were yellow. I tried everything even that glo machine. It did work but it was expensive to keep doing the refill trays, and it took time out of my life. I was also not able to talk and had to stay still which isn’t fun if you are a mom to three kids. You know they did everything possible to make my life difficult when I was in the middle of a teeth whitening treatment.

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The Ultimate Real Advice Gal List

Do you want to know what I can’t live without? You may because I try products and services for my job. I am also someone who has a love for beauty products you may say an obsession. It is okay I not only admit I like all things fashion and beauty but I like a good deal. I mean a great deal!

This is my list of Real Advice Gal can’t miss products. In case you need gift ideas for women. It is okay to buy yourself a gift. You deserve it.

First off use EBATES. Sign up under me. I saved $45 dollars this month shopping online and in the store! I use the % off and then I add on coupons to save even more. I have saved thousands using Ebates! My link is I appreciate the commission since this site isn’t free to run. Plus you would be contributing to this post since I will buy more things to test out!

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How to Find the Best Electric Shaver?

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Best Buy but all opinions expressed here are mine. The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card.

When it comes to men’s grooming and hygiene supplies one of the most important product for them is their shaver. A shaver is not just “a shaver.” It may seem like an easy task to find a good one but according to my husband it’s not easy. With all the models available in the market choosing one can be overwhelming, so to help you find the best shaver, here are some tips.

How to Find the Best Electric Shaver?

  1. It has to be versatile and can be used wet or dry. This is important especially for guys who are busy and on the go. With dry shaving, he can shave anywhere.
  2. Can be used by men who have sensitive skin. Some men gets small bumps, pimples, acne bumps, or even moles and allergy with some razors.
  3. A razor that can give you a close shave with its good blades.
  4. Price is an essential factor. No one wants to spend a fortune on a shaver.
  5. It has to be washable and easy to clean. Some razors can be a pain to clean and that will affect your next shaves.

If you’re looking for a good electric shaver, you should check out this newest release from Philips.

Philips Norelco has just launched its newest electric shaver model the Philips Norelco S9000 Prestige Qi-Charge Electric Shaver which is exclusively available at Best Buy. It’s the first of its kind with a Qi charging base!

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Best Hair Color For Gray Hair Cover

I was walking by a mirror one day. I hardly ever look in the mirror. I was so startled by what I saw I wanted to melt right there and cry. You know cry those giant tears that no amount of hand wiping can stop from sliding down your face. The kind of tears that lead way to the blowing of the nose and you searching for the tissue. I want to remember myself at sixteen so other than the brushing of the teeth and the hair drying episode. I spend more time looking in the rearview mirror of my car than the mirror in my bathroom.

I want to remember myself at sixteen so other than the brushing of the teeth and the hair drying episode. I spend more time looking in the rearview mirror of my car than the mirror in my bathroom.

That explains why my beauty routine in minimal. I like sunscreen, lipsense which I still consider the best lipstick for women over 40 or any woman at all, and moisturizer.

Best Lipsticks For Women Over 40

It was in that moment that I saw a big gray hair. You know the kind that sticks straight up as if to say look at me! Look! She has gray hair. It was from that moment forward that I decided I needed to find the best hair color for gray hair. 

I did what every woman does I went to the drug store. I carefully considered ease of use, time to use, color choices. I nervously looked at the boxes and tried to figure out which one looked the most like my color. Then I tried to figure out what one I liked best.

I bought six boxes. Yes, six. I needed to see in a different light what was best. I needed to ask friends what to use. I needed them all because that one gray hair wasn’t going to sprout friends.  I needed the best hair color to cover gray for brunettes and I need it before that hair reaches for cousins.

Then I did the unthinkable. I chickened out. Yup. I called the salon and made an appointment to have my hair colored. They know what they are doing. I didn’t. I was afraid I would lose all my hair over the single coloring of one hair. I returned all the boxes even though the ladies looked great and sure were happy. I couldn’t chance it. I liked having hair.

I spent $65 dollars to get rid of that gray hair. I was so excited. I loved my new look. I even bought the best shampoo for dry hair Nexxus for colored hair.

best shampoo for dry hair

After, I emptied my wallet of $65 which is half of my grocery budget. I was so excited the gray hair was gone until it wasn’t. That $65 hair color lasted one month and guess what? I had more gray hair show up to the party. I couldn’t believe it happened so fast. I did some quick math and realized this could be almost a $1,000 problem each year if I didn’t figure out what is the best-boxed hair dye to use.

   I started with Vidal Sasson because it was expensive. I have had my hair cut there once in my life and it was amazing! I figured I would try their hair color.

I was honestly disappointed. The color went on well but it just didn’t last. I could see my gray hair quickly. I also didn’t like how my hair felt.

The next brand I tried was Clairol root touch up. This went on easy enough. I liked the applicator. I liked the coverage but I did go longer than the box tells you because I have hair as stubborn as me. I thought for the price it did the job it lasted 4 weeks until the gray was there for everyone to see.

I was still searching for the answer to Best Hair Color For Gray Hair Cover.  I think I found the solution it is more expensive than the drugstore options but it last longer and my hair felt amazing when I was done. I did have a couple of problems so read my review of Madison Reed so you can avoid my mistakes and look incredible.

This my Madison Reed Review

I have tried several colors and I decided I would share the outcome with you. I love Madison Reed  


Milano Brown

You can order yours here Madison Reed

Is this the World’s Best Hair Dryer?

Is this the World’s Best Hair Dryer?

Ladies, I’m sure you know the struggle is real when it comes to finding the best hair dryer. Our hair is our crowning glory, and it just gives us that extra confidence whenever our hair is thick, bouncy and shiny. If only we could have that salon blow dry daily then, it will be perfect hair day every day, but reality is we can’t, so we continue to search for the best hair tools, and one must have a professional blow-dryer.

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

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