Cottage and Vine

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February Mood

Wednesday, February 21, 2018




7.  sisal rug | 8.  floral pillow | 9.  metal buckets

Friday Link Love

Friday, February 16, 2018








This is one more reason to love Nashville.



Warm minimalism. Yes, please.




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THIS WEEK ON COTTAGE AND VINE




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A FEW FUN FAVORITES



Beauty & Wellness (and anti-aging) Favorites on Amazon

Wednesday, February 14, 2018



1.  Eyelash serum A while back I gave a review of my experience with Lash Boost.  My lashes had never been longer and I was thrilled with the results.  Once the serum ran out I was faced with the decision to invest in Lash Boost ($130) or try something that cost a little less, but that may not work as well.  I read up on this serum and decided to give it a try.  My lashes are still long (and shiny) and it only costs $30.

2.  Hyaluronic acid serum I'm a huge fan of hyaluronic acid serum!  I use it daily AM & PM after cleansing and applying toner to my face.  I also use it immediately following the derma roller to rehydrate and calm my skin.  It reduces fine lines, moisturizes, and leaves skin feeling soft, never greasy.

3.  Tinkle razors  You may recall my post here where I shared the secret to a smooth face free of peach fuzz.  These are still my razors of choice.  My tinted moisturizer goes on smoother and other products have better contact with my skin.  Have you tried them?

4.  Chlorophyll concentrate  What does it do?  Chlorophyll helps fight cancer, detoxifies the liver, speeds up wound healing, improves digestion, and helps build red blood cells.  It may even help with weight control.  I take it twice daily - 17 drops mixed with water in a little shot glass.  This way I can take it quickly and then follow with a glass of water.  It has a bit of a minty flavor, not terrible, but not great either.

5.  Rosehip oil  Rosehip oil is rich in linolenic acid and vitamin A.  It moisturizes and brightens the skin and also helps with breakouts.  I apply it last, after cleansing, toning, and serums.

6.  Crest 3-D whitening strips  Teeth are one of the first things I notice about a person.  Okay confession, I'm a bit obsessive about it actually.  There's really no excuse for poor oral hygiene.  Brushing twice daily, flossing, and a whitening strip every so often goes a long way.  These whitening strips cost a little more, but I only use them once every 2-4 weeks or whenever my teeth look like they could use a little whitening.

7.  Vital Proteins Collagen  I started using this product last year and cannot say enough great things!  As we age, collagen breaks down in the body.  Collagen is a protein that gives our hair strength and elasticity and replaces dead cells.  It also contributes to joint and tendon health.  I add it to my breakfast smoothy every morning.  Recipe: 1 handful spinach (greens), 2 scoops Vital Proteins Collagen (protein), 2 tablespoons ground chia seed (fiber), 2 tablespoons almond butter (healthy fat), 8 ounces almond milk, 1/4 cup blueberries, 1/2 frozen banana (to sweeten).  This sticks with me all morning until lunch.

8.  Baby Foot  I shared Baby Foot with you a couple of years ago.  It's a must do before sandal season rolls around!

Do you have favorites on Amazon that I need to try?  Please share!
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