DIY or BUY-Burt’s Bees Lip Balm

I'm loving finding products to re-do!  Seriously send me your suggestions!!  I've done THIS and THIS post on homemade versions of popular products already and am always on the search for more.  Today will be a pretty simple recipe.  I realize that not all of my readers want to go all mad-scientist and make creams and serums!  Plus, it's nearing the gift giving season and lip balms are such a fun gift to give and oh so easy!  As my 4 year old just started saying, "Easy peazy, lemon … [Read more...]

DIY Clay & Tamanu Oil Cleanser…

I realize I tend to focus many of my DIYs around anti aging solutions.  It's been many years since I've dealt with acne prone skin.  It's also been years since I've dealt with oily skin.  I usually base my DIYs on how the product works for me so I don't feel very qualified to share recipes that I "think" will work for oilier and problematic skin types.  But-I've had some extra clogging lately and had an idea.  Since I swear by The Oil Cleansing Method, and a lot of you are very apprehensive to … [Read more...]

A Handmade Holiday-Christmas gifts made EASY!

The Christmas season has come out of nowhere!  I literally just retired my cat ears (hey, I needed a headband yesterday!) and have winced at my daughters already playing Christmas music!  Like it or not-Christmas is coming and it's coming FAST!  This year I have every intention of enjoying every moment of the season.  My girl's holiday depends on it.  Last year we were adding on to our house and eyeball deep in marriage troubles.  This year is a clean slate-it's just the girls and I and I'm … [Read more...]

Ingredient Spotlight-Hydrosol Uses & Benefits

Hydrosols are one of my favorite things.  Like rain drops on roses and whiskers on kittens, favorite things.  They come in so many different scents and have so many uses!  Sometimes essential oils are expensive (I'm talking about you, Rose!) but they are so useful for the skin!  Hydrosols or infused water can deliver all the benefits of an essential oil to the skin!  They are gentle yet effective and are wonderful additions to toners and many other DIY beauty products! What Are … [Read more...]

Cleansing with Honey

Almost everyone has heard of the Oil Cleansing Method but have you heard of the Honey Cleansing Method?  No, I didn't just make that up!  Raw honey is hugely beneficial for our skin.  It's not just meant for internal health!  I wrote THIS post a while ago about the benefits of Manuka Honey and have since been using it to cleanse my skin in the morning!  Quite honestly, I'm turning away from conventional cleansers.  They so often tend to strip our skin of what it needs to thrive.  The more I … [Read more...]

DIY Hyaluronic Acid Serum

I think everyone has probably heard of hyaluronic acid.  Whether you take it for your joints or you apply it topically for anti aging purposes, it's a pretty well known substance.  I mean, you can go to Walmart  and find loads of skin care products that contain hyaluronic acid.  I always noticed it in skin care but I never really knew what it was.  I just assumed it was a lab-created ingredient that was probably unsafe.  When I read THIS book I realized hyaluronic acid is actually a natural … [Read more...]

Think Dirty App-Your New Must Have When Shopping for Skin Care!

Life just got a whole lot easier for those of us trying to rid our beauty counters of harmful products!  If you haven't heard of the Think Dirty. app then you're in for a treat.  This innovative app is going to be your new best friend.  In a nut shell, you scan the bar code of a product and it will score your product on a scale from 1-10.  1 being clean and 10 being toxic.  How neat is that?  It's a total game changer! The founder and CEO of Think Dirty, Lily Tse is literally leading the … [Read more...]

Indoor S’mores

Hmmm, I love fall.  I think I start to fold up around mid-August every year.  I get so sick of the heat and sun.  By the time fall weather blows in, I'm so ready to get eye ball deep in pumpkin, break out the scary movies (they don't call me Jenni Raincloud for nothin'!) and whip up some s'mores.  I love s'mores so much that I have been known to roast my single marshmallow over a tealight.  This was before I discovered you could get perfect roasted marshmallows in the oven!  I ran into THIS … [Read more...]

A New, EASY Method for applying Vitamin C!

One of my most popular DIY skin care posts was my Vitamin C Serum recipe.  Vitamin C is one of the most amazing anti aging ingredients that we all should be incorporating into our beauty routine.  I'm going to tell you why in a bit.  The problem with Vitamin C is that when it is not in a powdered form, it is very unstable.  That means, it will go bad quickly and not be effective once it's added to a liquid.  My vitamin C serum, while lots of readers have raved about it's benefits, is a pain … [Read more...]

Beauty Tip: Shave Your Face.

Yes, the title is correct-it's not a typo.  I, Jenni Raincloud, shave my face.  I used to wax women for a living.  I've probably waxed about a million upper lips and chins.  I always hated it.  It is a necessary evil, but it's such a harsh procedure.   It's tough on the skin and it hurts like hell.  In fact, I sported a blonde mustache up until a few months ago.  I wouldn't say I was proud of it, I just hoped no one was noticing it.  Well, they were, so I waxed.  Holy crap-was this the amount of … [Read more...]

It’s Fall!!! Plus 20% off Skin Care this weekend!

It's FRIDAY!!!  The school week is done, pizza is in the oven and storms are a brewin'!   It's been a great week here at Jenni Raincloud-with Multi-Masking, a new toner and the Diva Cup, things have been pretty interesting!  Tonight is family movie night and against my better judgement, we're watching Gremlins-I'm hoping it's not too scary for my girls!  As I'm filling a bowl full of candy for tonight, I wonder if I could make my own candy minus the high fructose corn syrup and other … [Read more...]

the Diva Cup review…

Last month I did something I've never done before....  I quit using pads and tampons.  Oh yeah-if you're a guy, it's not too late-GO NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   This post is going to be graphic, contain a lot of TMI and might just change your life for the better.  Big claims, I know.... The Diva Cup as you can tell from the pictures, is just that, a cup.  I probably don't need to spell it out for you but I'm going to anyway.  You literally insert the cup, allow the cup to fill with blood, … [Read more...]