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My mom used to say, “I’m going to go put my face on.” Obviously, she meant she was going to put some makeup on. Here is my simple morning routine – it is what I call “Five minutes to Beauty.” I feel good about using safe BeautyCounter products on my face. Nourishing Day Cream Touchup…

Four years ago, I was diagnosed with Plantar Fasciitis. You only understand if you’ve been there. The pain. Standing hurts. Walking hurts. The podiatrist said, “It’s common in runners and people who are overweight and wear bad shoes.” Since running isn’t in my vocabulary, I’m assuming he put me in the second category.  He said, “No…

I’ll be honest. When I hear charcoal – I think BBQ. My daughter did a mask on me and initially it made me look like a chimney sweep. Charcoal draws out impurities. My skin felt wonderful afterwards. The mask was from BeautyCounter – Click here to view it: Charcoal Mask

Three years ago, after my husband, Ron, and I both had back surgery, our doctor recommended that we have “aqua therapy.” It was soothing doing our exercises in the warm salt water pool. We enjoyed exercising in the water so much that we eventually joined a local gym that had an aqua aerobics class. After…

“And the beauty of a woman, with passing years only grows!” ― Audrey Hepburn A number of years ago, when I turned 30, I dug through a box of my modeling pictures and came up with a picture of myself — in a swimsuit. The picture showed a thin, tanned and cellulite free 16-year-old. I…

Water is important for our bodies to function well. Mayo Clinic advices that “even mild dehydration can drain your energy and make you tired.” I’ve been working on “spicing up” my water. Adding cucumbers to my H20 make me feel like I’m at a spa, on other days bits of ginger definitely perk it up, and…

  My son, Zachary (who is obviously extremely fit) has been trying to help me make healthy lifestyle changes. Today, we went to the Farmer’s Market and visited the Goat’s Milk booth, aka Unique Le’ Natural. The soap Katie purchased smells delicious enough to eat and Zac says I’ll enjoy drinking the milk. Hmmmm….. we…

Don’t tell my dermatologist, but I haven’t used sunblock for years because it made my eyes water. I recently had a pre-cancerous thingy removed and it was no fun. So now, I’m serious about protecting my skin! I found a new sunscreen that I can use! Yeah, me!!! Anyone else have sun damage issues?  Click…

Tonya Ruiz

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