Platinum Blonde: How I Get My Hair White

Platinum blonde can be quite a hard thing to achieve especially without damaging your hair. I've been getting my hair professionally bleached for 13 years. Over those 13 years I have had many people ask how I achieve this color without major damage. I made a YouTube video about it over a year ago and I thought that I would share it here with you.

 So if you want to see some of my tracks go ahead and click the video below.

 As a sidenote I know I have been absent for quite a while from my blog and my YouTube channel. I will be posting regularly on both of these platforms this year. With that being said I would love for you to subscribe to either or both if you want to see more of me.

Also, I love reading your comments so please feel free to reach out. I would also love to hear any ideas of things that you would like to see on my blog or YouTube.

Much Love,
Hope 💋

Budget Beauty My Secret Healing Mask / Mom Beauty Hack

Is your skin looking dull?
Maybe you have redness or you are dealing with a breakout.  If your skin could use a pick me up then I have a homemade mask for you.
I love easy, inexpensive, natural skincare. I love it even more if it comes from kitchen. So today I am giving you my first post in a series of posts called Kitchen Skincare.

It's Tuesday, a perfect day to start the Kitchen Skincare series. The first one is a  good one!! Ready, it's my Secret Healing Mask. 

My mom is the one that turned me on to this beauty secret so actually it is her secret.  Thanks Mom.

Isn't it always mom who knows all the good  beauty, cleaning and life secrets??  
Okay so this mask is probably in your kitchen right now.

Blonde Hair Hack Using Kool-Aid

"Blonde's have more fun." At least that's what they say.  Being blonde is allot of fun. It is also allot of maintenance.

Blonde can go brassy and yellow real quick. Even if you're doing everything you're supposed to to maintain it. Most of the water that we use in the shower is filled with lots of minerals and other things that over time will deposit a yellowish tint to the hair.

There are lots of products on the market that you can buy to help correct this problem. Toners and purple shampoos are great, but can get pricey. I don't know about you but we try to save money everywhere we can. We are taking a cruise next month and I would much rather put my money towards vacations then my hair. That being said I still want to be a platinum blonde, which costs money.

Today I have a quick, cheap, easy, deliciously smelling (bonus) fix for you.  No matter what shade of blonde you are, this will work to brighten up your blonde. Even if you just have a few highli…

Setting Goals To Achieve Success

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Its that time of year again. The end. Yup, 2016 is over.

Did you accomplish everything that you set out to do last year at this time?

I did for the first time that I can remember. I crossed off two huge goals this year. I only set two goals, well three if you include loosing the extra baby weight but honestly that has been on the list for 5 years so I am only counting new ones.

Why is it so hard to stick to your goals especially after we're so excited about creating them. Maybe it is not because we are lazy, or that we loose interest. I think the real reason is that we set goals without systems to help us accomplish these goals. Then with in a week we feel lost and unmotivated. We set ourselves up for failure.

Easy Homemade Coconut Milk All Over Cleanser

Today I thought that I would share with you a post from my previous blog. This was one of the first post that I wrote and when I deactivated that blog a few months ago it had over 5,500 views. I decided since so many people were interested in it that I should share it again here.

It is completely unedited from the first time that I wrote it almost 5 years ago. I hope you enjoy. This is a great skin hydrating formula that you will love during these cold months. Since its main ingredient is coconut milk it makes it feel a little tropical. You feel like you've been taken away to a warm sunny island even if it's below freezing outside. Please feel free to leave comments below with your favorite homemade recipes for skin, body and hair care recipes.

Hi everyone for my first how to I am going to give you my recipe for a face and body wash using coconut milk.  I also used this on my 14 month old son as a hair and body wash since he has very sensitive skin. I do not like it on my hair …

Save Your Skin During The Winter Weather

How true is that?! Just care about the people around you. 
Hi everyone. It's November 1st. Already. Whew the year has flown by. 

I hope you all had a great Halloween yesterday. We braved the rain and had a great family night. 

Today I wanted to bring you two skincare tips to help your skin during the cold weather. Enjoy!! Please comment with any tips you have for saving your skin. 

It's time to change our skin care.  The weather is turning chilly and cold. Soon we will be running the heaters and bundling up in our scarves and sweaters. So cuddly and warm.  However this can be a bit shocking to our skin after a nice warm summer. When all we needed a light moisturizer and some BB cream to head out the door. Now we find our selves with dry, red or flaky skin.
It is common this time of year for my friends to start ask me why they are breaking out and so dry all of a sudden.  I break out the most during the transition of seasons. 

This is because our skin is adjusting to the changes jus…

Kid Approved Hidden Veggie Pumpkin Apple Muffins

It's Fall! I know, I know it's been Fall for awhile, but like everything else, I am just now getting my act together. Plus it rained all weekend. 

So what's more Fall like then to bundle up and bake yummy good pumpkiny (that is my new word) treats? So when I was at Trader Joe's last week and  I saw a box of the pumpkin bread you know I picked up the regular one and the gluten free.

This weekend Mason and I baked them together. I threw in a few extras though when he turned his head and was not looking. Freaking hard to do when baking with a five year old. 

So this my friends is a recipe for Pumpkin Apple Zucchini Carrot Bread or in our case muffins.