Excuse me?  Anyone know why Sol De Janerio named their cream the Brazilian Bum Bum Cream?  I’d really love to know… Anyway, moving forward….


I purchased this product back in November during the Sephora 20% VIB sale just as a “what the heck is this all about” purchase. I’ve heard so many youtubers rave about this cream, that it is so amazing and everyone needs to have it in their stash. Well, my arm got twisted and I now have it in my stash. It sat for a month waiting for me to use it, not sure why I didn’t open it right away, guess maybe it didn’t interest me at the time.  But then again it could have been all the other products that came in at the same time and i paid more attention to those products.

Anyways, like I mentioned, I didn’t crack this open right away, it was in early January 2018 that I finally said to myself, “open the darn thing now”.  As I was opening it, the first thing I noticed was the AROMA, man oh man, if your a person like me who do not like heavily scented products, then this may not be for you.  However, I toughed it out and thought to myself “you just spent $57 on this product and you are darn well going to use it”. So I showered and continued with my night time skin routine and took the Bum Bum cream (cant help but laugh) and applied it… dang, what was I waiting for?

This product is so smooth and made my skin feel so soft and yummy… the only thing that kinda turns me off is the scent. Dang though, it’s awesome. However, I really struggled with the scent and end up not using it for another couple of weeks. After that, I’ve not looked back and I look forward to applying it. The texture is so nice and creamy and I love the way it leaves my skin and I have even gotten used to the scent. I can’t even describe in words what the scent smells like but if I had to describe it, I would say that it smells like a coconut smoothie… lol, I don’t know. Now I know what all the hoop.laa is all about, it makes my skin feel very nice and looks fabulously young looking, is that possible?

If you have not tried the Sol Taneiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, take it from me, a real skeptic, you need this in your life… Treat yourself to a spa type sensation and youthfulness, you will never look back… mmmm hmmm…. 😊

Beaty Native Style

But for now all you gorgeous people… until next time, take care.

Beauty Native Style


Cleaning my Makeup Brushes

My Sunday Afternoon Ritual with


Mother Earth


Why it’s important for me to wash my makeup brushes on a weekly basis?

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  • Can you imagine using the same foundation brush week after week after week without cleaning it?  Imagine the bacteria that has accumulated on that brush after every use, even worse, if your using a cream / liquid foundation.  Even now just typing these words I cringe.  This is my number one reason why I do this every week.  I love how a clean brush feels and looks.
  • Another reason why I clean my brushes each week is that I get to use an amazing product from the Mother Earth Essentials product line.  The fragrance from the soap that I use to clean my brushes reminds me of my Mother and my Grandmother and it’s like spending Sunday afternoon with them.

What Soap do I use?

  • I use the Sweetgrass Bar Soap from MOTHER EARTH ESSENTIALS.   All Mother Earth Essential products are based on Aboriginal culture and traditions and are based on the philosophy and teachings of the Medicine Wheel.  Mother Earth Essentials have a wide variety of luxury, bath and beauty products.  My favorite Mother Earth Essential product is the Peppermint Sage Shampoo and Conditioner, it is very soothing.


How do I clean my Makeup Brushes?

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  • All I do, after my towels are set up, is run my brush under warm water until it is completely wet and then swirl the brush over my Sweetgrass bar soap and then use the palm of my hand as the textured surface until I have a nice lather.  I then run the brush back under the water until all the soap is all rinsed away.  I may do this a second time with my foundation brushes, depending on how the first lathering went.  I like to get my brushes nice a soapy, but its not necessary.

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  • Once I’m done rinsing my brush, I press it between a towel to remove most of the water and then I take the brush and swing it away from me, like as if I was a beating a drum.  Again this is not necessary, but I like doing this until I can barely feel any water splattering on to my arm.

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  • Then I hang up my brushes upside down so that no moisture goes into the ferrel of the brush.  I do not have one of those fancy brush holder devices to secure my brushes on, so I pin them on to a towel with clothes pins, does the trick.

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How long do the brushes take to dry?

  • I guess it depends on the size of the brush and I usually just leave mine hanging until the next day, this way I know that they are completely dry and ready to use.
  • Repeat each week.


Mother Earth Essentials All Natural Product

Please visit the Mother Earth Essentials website to learn more about this amazing luxury, bath and beauty line.  It is 100% Native owned and operated and use all natural products that have been used by Native people for generations.  Well done Carrie!

The following was taken from the Mother Earth Essentials Website:

All recognition for any success we experience at Mother Earth Essentials is given to the Creator, Mother Earth, & our aboriginal Elders & medicine people who have demonstrated determination & resiliency in keeping our beautiful culture intact for future generations. Thank you for supporting our business!


Until Next Time, Stay Fabulous!

The L’Oreal Brush Contest

All “About the Color Clash” Theme

If you are a budding beauty fanatic or a professional makeup artist, this would be a great opportunity for you.   All candidates would have to do to enter The Brush Contest is to publish a beauty tutorial that is less than 3 minutes long and post it on the L’Oreal Paris YouTube Channel.  The winner will win a year long contract worth $100,000 euros with the L’Oreal Paris Makeup Designers team.  The official theme for this contest is “Color Clash!

Bailey Van Deer Veen is one of fabulous YouTubers that I follow and she has entered this contest and has posted her video on the L’Oreal Paris YouTube Channel in hopes of being the winner of this contest.  Bailey is from Canada, woohoo a follow Canadian, and I am giving her my support and have voted for her as well.  If you would like to support Bailey as well, please head over to the L’Oreal Get the Look website and vote for Bailey Van Der Veen.

Good Luck Bailey!

Until Next time, Stay Gorgeous!


Here’s What I do to battle Ol’ Man Winter

With all this cold weather my skin and hair are taking a real beating, very dry and needs continuous attention.  As you all know that during the winter the air is much more dryer, meaning less moisture in the air, and our skin / hair need help to protect and maintain our natural glow.

soap & GloryAs I get older, it seems that my natural skins moisturizer does not work as well and my skin becomes much more flaky and rougher.  When I was younger, the cold did not bother my skin as much but now, Oww Laa Laa, my skin and hair need help.

The following are some tips that I do to combat Ol’ Man Winter:

1.  Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize.

2.  Moisturize some more….lol

3.  I like to use an exfoliant every morning and a lighter exfoliant that has more moisturizing properties in it, at night.  This helps to remove all  my dead dry skin, ewwww, and keep my make up looking fresher.

4.  I use a day moisturizer in the morning and before I go to bed I use a serum and an eye cream.  Theres a whole routine around my morning and night moisturizing routine, this is just a quick review.IMG_0318

5.  I like to use a liquid foundation like my Dior Skin in the morning and use a mineral powder foundation if I need touching up through out the day, but mostly just the Diorskin is sufficient.  I touch up with a powder foundation like MAC’s mineral foundation.

IMG_00016.  I use cream blushes more often, as they seem to help me look more dewier.

7.  I can not go with out a lip balm.  I use anything I can get my hands on but lately I have been using the IOS Lip Balm in Cherry.  mmmm love love.Image_1_Summer_Fruit_Open_rev_35

8.  For my hair I use more leave in conditioners and use a separate hair conditioning mask on Sundays.  This helps to lock in what little moisturizing properties I have left in my hair and add more as my hair is normally dry dry dry.

9.  Another little trick I do is applying a deep moisturizer to my feet and hands and slap on a pair of nice soft socks.  In the morning my feet and hands feel a lot better and softer.

10.  I switch over to mineral products for my eye shadows and face powders, they look better through out the day as I go in and out of the cold and into the house or office.

So there is a list of things that I do to battle Ol’ Man Winter from drying out my skin.

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Jack Canfield




I am very thankful and grateful, that I was one of the people in the audience on Friday, as Mr. Canfield did his presentation. First of all, I want to say that it was an amazing feeling to meet Mr. Canfield and also take a picture with him.  It is the first time I have ever been face to face with a MULTIMILLIONAIRE! I get goosebumps just thinking about it.  I don’t know how many of you have met Mr. Canfield but I can honestly say it was an honour and so happy that I had the opportunity to hear his “The Success Principles” presentation.  I was meant to be there.

The day started out by having breakfast with Bernadine Houle-Steinhauer, Post Secondary Director and Sam Cardinal, Education Authority Board Member, which was a great way to start the day. After our vibrant breakfast conversation, we proceeded to the Ramada Conference Centre where Mr. Canfield’s presentation was being held. As people arrived and took their place and the presentation was about to start, Bernie Makokis, Co-ordinator took the podium and welcomed everyone and asked Sam Cardinal to come up and say the Opening Prayer. As with any event that we have through out Indian Country, an Opening Address and Opening Prayer is customary. The Prayer is very important, as it gives everyone in the room a good feeling and that the days events will unfold in a good way. Once the opening portion was completed, Bernie introduced Mr. Jack Canfield and from a back table he strolled up to the stage and took his place. He introduced himself by saying that he was grateful to have been invited back to Edmonton, by Bernie, to do the one day Workshop on The Success Principles, How to Get From Where You Are To Where You Want To Be. His whole presentation was on how I can achieve the SUCCESS that I want in my life faster and with less effort. He promised, that if I follow and use the principles and strategies, I too can make my dreams come true. Hey, what do I have to lose?

By the end of the day, my mind was rolling with all the information that I just absorbed. For me, one of the first things I wanted to do was buy his book, The Success Principles”. Which I did, and I am now reading it and so far, I am enjoying it. He says in the book to read through the book first and get a feel of the steps involved and also highlight what I think would be useful information the second time around. All in all, i would highly recommend that if you have the opportunity to attend one of Mr. Canfield’s presentation or buy his book, please do, are your dreams worth following? Until next time take care and stay gorgeous.