Perfume is the Ultimate Accessory…Unseen and Unforgettable

Have you ever found yourself unconsciously at the heels of someone just to enjoy his or her scent? That is how our mind and body react to scents we enjoy. Let’s face it, when a certain perfume or cologne arrives at the scene, we become captivated with the warm and alluring aroma that is intoxicating our senses. Fragrances have the power to alter and affect our mood. The way a certain scent makes you feel can make or break your day.

There are so many fragrances to choose from that can both inspire and alter your mood, which makes it all the more fun for perfume lovers everywhere to add to their collection. A girl can never have too many perfumes (or shoes) so here is a list to help you find your next favorite perfume or cologne based on your current mood.

Calming and Relaxing Scents:  Chamomile, Jasmine; Lavender, Neroli, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Allspice Berry, Rosewood, Sandalwood or Frankincense

Refreshing, Revitalizing and Uplifting Scents:  Orange, (a favorite of mine) Anise,  Citrus, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Myrrh, Nutmeg, Peppermint, Pine, Rose, Rosewood, Spearmint, Tangerine, Spruce, Tea Tree, Thyme or Winter Green

I have an all time favorite that seems to turn heads every time I spritz it on; Casual Perfume by Paul Sebastian. Give it a try or leave us a comment on what your favorite perfume is.

 

Rebecca Louise | Realife Co

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What Horses Teach Us

I spent half my life growing up around horses. On my grandmother’s horse farm I learned what it took to love these magnificent animals. My grandmother had a rule; if you wanted to ride, you had to do the work first. That included mucking out the stalls (there is nothing more humbling than cleaning gigantic piles of poop with a pitchfork), feeding the horses, brushing their coats and cleaning their hooves, polishing the tack, filling the water buckets; a laundry list of chores. When that was done, you could ride! When I think back, it was a ritual. Seeing the horses walk briskly towards me as I entered the paddock because they knew it was feeding time. When I would walk towards the stalls with them all around me, I could feel their energy. It was an unspoken connection. Cleaning their stalls as they chomped happily on hay, oats and sweet feed gave me a feeling of love, pride and responsibility. I will cherish those moments forever. We all had our favorite horses and mine was, Tattoo. Bridle and saddle securely on, it was time to ride. I tell you this story because I believe animals are a big part of who we become.

There are so many self-discipline habits that can make you a successful and happy person but I’ll keep it short and share five amazing traits I believe become habit when you grow up around horses or any animal that you need to care for.

  1. You’ll have a strong work ethic. Practice makes perfect.
  2. Develop relationships. Who isn’t a better person when you can bond in an unspoken way.
  3. Respect. A horse responds to who you are, how you feel, what you think, and what you do. Give them the same.
  4. Don’t be afraid. To be able to manage, manipulate, and train a large animal gives you a feeling of confidence.
  5. Stay humble. Have you ever fallen off a horse? They will wait patiently for you to brush yourself off and get back in the saddle.

 

Rebecca Louise | Realife Co

A Tried and True Beauty Product for All

I’m going to share one simple beauty product that will soften your skin. I love it and I think you will too. For me, it’s that tried and true product that works every time. I’m over the cold winter and what it does to my skin and this one product makes it all go away; Egyptian Magic.

Egyptian Magic is described as a multi-purpose, natural skin cream you can use on your face, hands, lips, legs, etc. It really is a hidden treasure among the never-ending list of beauty products and brands. Egyptian Magic can be used for many purposes as their website explains. In a nut shell, it hydrates your skin. When your skin is hydrated, the results are a healthy, smooth and plump complexion which also gives your skin the ability to heal quicker. Scars will diminish and who doesn’t want that! With six simple ingredients; olive oil, beeswax, honey, bee pollen, royal jelly and bee propolis you can rest easy that you’re not hurting the environment and keeping our bees busy. Which is very important and for another blog post coming soon.

The price for a 4 ounce jar on Amazon is around $32. Not the cheapest cream out there but definitely one that gives the best results. Remember, your skin is the body’s largest organ so take care of it every day, and if you focus on good skincare, you really won’t need a lot of make up. I do not have an allergy to bees so if you’re allergic to bee pollen or honey, make sure to test it on a small patch of skin first, before applying over larger areas.

Cheers to soft, sexy and touchable skin at any age!

Rebecca Louise | Realife Co