Monday, January 31, 2011


   "Not what we have but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance." - John Petit-Senn

Sunday, January 30, 2011

My Website!

   ~Hello all. I am so happy because I am working on my business website right now. Its bot that hard, but you want it to be perfect or as close to it as possible. I am really excited about it because I have never made a business website before and I think its cool. Also I am being involved with my business decisions 100% every step of the way. Its also fun because I am deciding what I want and what I don't want. I am just super excited about the whole thing. I really am. I also think that its a wonderful experience for me because I really don't know that much about designing and putting websites together. I can't wait until I am done so that I can start to add product to my website. I think it might take me a few months to completely create and design my website. "I'm so excited, that I just can't hide it, I'm about lose control and I think I like it." I like that song and plus, that is how I feel right now and every time I am working on my website. I will keep you all up to speed with everything.  I am truly jumping for joy.~

Friday, January 28, 2011

tiny-apartment-is-made-with-25000-ping-pong-balls: Personal Finance News from Yahoo! Finance

tiny-apartment-is-made-with-25000-ping-pong-balls: Personal Finance News from Yahoo! Finance

Natural Deodorants!

Natural Deodorants

Forgive my blatant pun, but all too often deodorants get the short end of the stick when it comes to our personal beauty routines.  For something that most people apply to their body every single day, it is surprising that many of us are willing to settle for a mass produced stick of deodorant, when making your own customized, all natural deodorant is quick, easy, and affordable.  Simply create a base for your Deodorant using Oils, Waxes, Butters and Additives, then scent it with a customized blend of Essential Oils.
Deodorant Base
A Deodorant Base can be created similarly to a Balm Base. Combine 1 partVegetable Butter, 2 parts Vegetable Oil, and 1 part Wax to create a base. Next, add 1 part Baking Soda, and 1 part Cornstarch or Dry-Flo to lend absorbency and deodorizing ability to the base. Depending on the Butters, Oils, and Waxes you choose, you may need to adjust the proportions to acheive an ideal consistency.  You may want to package your first batch of Deodorant in a wide mouth jar to make it easy to use regardless of its texture.  If the recipe you create yields a very hard Deodorant, you can package in Stick Tube or Deodorant Containers.
Essential Oil Blend
The majority of your Essential Oil Blend should be composed of Essential Oils that you will enjoy smelling throughout the day.  Some personal favorites of mine include: Jasmine AbsoluteRose Essential OilVanilla AbsoluteYlang Ylang Essential OilLavender Essential Oil, and Bergamot Essential Oil. Creating your own, personal blend will make your Deodorant a pleasure to use every day.
Many Essential Oils contain deodorizing properties that can help to enhance your Deodorant Base. CypressMyrrhLemongrassSpruce, and Pine Essential Oils contain components that can help to add extra deodorizing power to your blend. Tea TreeNiaouliNerolinaJuniper, and Ravensara Essential Oils are known for their antiseptic properties.  Adding an antiseptic Essential Oil to your deodorant is another way to enhance its deodorizing abilities.
Remember to reasearch your chosen Essential Oils well before adding them to your recipe.  Make sure that the Essential Oils you are using won't conflict with any medical conditions that you may have.  While the exact percentage of Essential Oil can be adjusted to suit your personal taste and tolerance, I would recommend using a total of around 2% Essential Oil in your Deodorant Formula.
You can find all of these ingredients at

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


   ~ Here is another pair of shoes that I LOVE made by the same company. PLEASER USA is the manufacturer of this wonderful shoe! Teeze Collection! I love it! I think that is so elegant and so sexy. Like I said before, I love a sexy shoe. It has to be sexy to me or I will not wear it! Or at least look good on my foot. This shoe is SUPER GORGEOUS! It truly is. I have no doubt that this shoe will be apart of my shoe collection. Of course I will keep you posted with pics so that you can see them. If you haven't wore heels in a long time, then when you first get them, wear them around the house or where ever you want, to get use to wearing them, Then after you have have mastered wearing them, you can take them out for a night on the town or just take them out. They will love you for it. Also, there a shoe soles for heels so they will be comfortable for you when you do go out. ~ Enjoy! ~

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Mocha Spice Sugar Scrub Recipe!

   ~ I have another recipe for you. I have not tried this recipe out either. Test it out and let me know what you think. ~ Enjoy! ~
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5-10 minutes

* 1 cup of Pure Cane Sugar
* 1 tablespoon ground coffee
* 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
* 1 teaspoon cinnamon
* Generous pinch ginger
* Generous pinch nutmeg
* 1/4-1/2 cup almond oil (or other light oil,
   such as grapeseed or jojoba)

In a medium bowl, whisk together the sugar,
coffee, cocoa, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger.

Whisk in 1/4 cup oil until it is completely combined
with the sugar mixture. Stir in the remaining oil by
the tablespoonful until desired consistency is achieved.

Transfer scrub to an airtight, nonreactive container with
a wide mouth (for example, a hermetic glass jar with a
clamp lid).

If the scrub is a gift, affix decor, labels and instructions
for how to use on the container.

CAUTIONS: Take care when using this scrub, as the oil
will make the tub very slippery. Those with nut allergies
should not use scrubs made with nut oils. Those with
sensitive skin should ABSOLUTELY do patch test
before using,

   ~ Enjoy! ~

Salt Glow Recipe!

   ~ Hello all. Here is a Salt Glow recipe that I would like to share with you. I have not tried this recipe out yet. I wanted to share this with you. ~ Enjoy! ~

* 1/2 cup Bokek(tm) Dead Sea Salt (Fine Grain)
* 1/2 cup EuroSpa(tm) Sea Salt (Fine Grain)
* 4 oz. (1/2 cup) Grapeseed Oil
* 2 oz. (1/4 cup) Avocado Oil
* 1 T. d-alpha Tocopheral Vitamin E
* 20-30 drops essential oil blend

Mix the bath salts together and set aside. Mix all of the oils
together and pour the mixture into a glass or PET storage
jar (container should have an airtight seal). Slowly pour
in the bath salts and mix well.

Your salt glow should be stored in a cool dark place
to maximize the shelf life. Adding a drop or two of
Rosemary EO (essential oil) will help to preserve
your scrubs.

   ~ I hope that you enjoy the recipe. Bathe! Relax and Enjoy! ~

Saturday, January 22, 2011

My Social Sites!

   ~ Hello EVERYONE! Even though you can contact me through FACEBOOK, MYSPACE, TWITTER and EMAIL, you can also get in touch with me through some social sites that I belong to. I will list them all for you. ~

   ~You can contact me at any of these! I am always checking. ~  =)


   ~ Here at Elegance Beyond, we take bathing seriously, and we make sure that our customers are ELEGANTLY HAPPY with what they have purchased. And from time to time there will be NEW information or NEW products coming out we want you to be the first to receive that information. So I have put together a mailing list for anyone who would want to join. ~

Our ELEGANT VIP members receive email alerts on our sales
and specials, new arrivals, birthday wishes. Any other
news and information, my ELEGANT VIP's are the first to know!
Sign up today!



EXAMPLE: RE: Join Mailing List

Feel free to email me at any time, day or night.
My email address is

   ~ Thank you and have a wonderful day! ~

Friday, January 21, 2011

My Products!!!

   ~ I will be making TONS of products for Elegance Beyond and I want to share them all with you (my viewers). I will be posting them up on the home page for you, so that you will be able to get a wonderful view of them. I plan on having a lot of categories to keep you satisfied. Stay tuned for more. ~
   ~ Bathe! Relax and Enjoy! ~

Small Business, Working from Home!

   ~ Your Business is another part of you. It's kind of like your baby, apart of your family. So you want want to do all that you can for your business to get it up and ready for the world to see. So you are going to want to stay focussed on the task at hand, no matter where you are in your business, you are going to want to stay on task. Do not get discouraged if your business doesn't look like another business, its not suppose to, because you have your own identity! There are some real unhappy people out there who want to see you fail. So don't let others tell you what you should and should not do with your own business/company. They should want to give their opinion to you, their positive opinion and not tear you down if you don't think that the best for YOUR OWN BUSINESS. Do what you think is best for your business, remember, its your baby. Take care of your business. Welcome POSITIVE ATTITUDES and POSITIVE ENERGY in and around your business. If you need help in something that you are trying to do, ask for it. It never hurts to ask! Asking someone can give you two answers, either they know the answer or they don't. KEEP SEARCHING if they so not have the answer. Get a mentor to help you out, if not find someone you can trust who is in the same industry as you. An expert maybe! Make your business work for you. Find things that WILL WORK for your business. Keep things organized and neat! That kind of stuff seems to help. Know what you are looking for ahead of time so that you won't be all over the place when that time comes. Have a system that you go by so that things will run SMOOTH! Always know what you can and can not handle in your business so that there will be no disappointments. Always stay true to yourself and to your business, because you don't want your business to go under before you get started. Have fun in the process. Always have fun. It doesn't always have to be WORK, WORK, WORK. If you are going to be working from home, then this could really be a great thing. Working from home is amazing! Your commute is super quick, no gas is used unless you are buying breakfast or something of that nature, and its always nice to dress up, even if you're not leaving the home. Me personally I think its really cool to work from home.You can still do the same things as BIG businesses. You can still have business meetings, payroll, have interviews, etc. You can be as big as you want, just in a small business kind of way. There is so much information out there, you just have to look for it and ask for help if you need it. Take care of your business, its your baby! ~

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Banana Soap Recipe

   ~ Hello everyone! I am so excited because I would like to share this wonderful recipe with you. This recipe is a cold process soap recipe and I love it. It has a pleasant scent to it. And this is a delight for all of those Banana Lover's out there! This soap feels so good to the skin and it doesn't leave the skin feeling dry like some other soaps. This is a great soap to give as a gift or keep for yourself or you can have it for your guests! 
Follow the basic cold process instructions for milk soaps mixing the milk and lye as usual (mixture will turn orange), add the oils at a slightly warmer temperature 150 degrees - 170 degrees to the milk/lye mixture and at trace, add the other ingredients. This soap has a long shelf life. ~ 
This is not my recipe guys. This recipe and photo belongs to 
The Ponte Verde Soap Shoppe. And there website is It's an amazing recipe to say the least. 

INGREDIENTS: Makes about 2 1/2 lbs of soap)
260 G palm oil (9.2 oz) 
220 G coconut oil (7.8 oz)
150 G sunflower oil (5.3 oz)
30 G olive oil (1 oz)
150 G soybean oil (5.3 oz)
15 G sweet almond oil (.5 oz)
190 ml milk (freeze for 2-3 hrs and crush) (7-8 oz) 
104 G Sodium Hydroxide NaOH (4 oz)

Add at trace:
17 G apricot oil (.6 oz)
50 G shea butter-melted (1.8 oz)
11 G beeswax-melted (.4 oz)
1 banana (mix and freeze) 
1 tablespoon dried milk
1 tablespoon banana fragrance

   ~ I hope that you enjoy this recipe. Make it and tell me what you think. ~

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Easy Shrimp Scampi with Orzo or Rice!

   ~ For an easy and quick meal for you and a family of 4, or you can double the recipe if your family is bigger. There is nothing to this recipe. Its quick and easy. Its extra fun with your the whole family helping while music is playing in the background! Super fun. I know that I had a blast with this recipe with me and my boys. It was so much fun. So now comes the best part, the recipe. ~

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
1green onion, finely chopped
2 teaspoons minced garlic or 1 teaspoon McCormic Garlic Powder
1/2 teaspoon McCormic Parsley Flakes
1/4 teaspoon McCormic Black Pepper, Ground
2 tablespoons white wine or 1 tablespoon lemon juice

1. Melt butter in large skillet on medium heat. Add shrimp, green onions, garlic, parsley and pepper, cook and stir 3 to 4 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Stir in wine or lemon juice.
2. Serve over cooked orzo, pasta, or rice, if desired.

Makes 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes

   ~ I loved this recipe! Try it out and tell me what you think. ~

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

An Amazing Pair of Heels!

  ~ I LOVE ME SOME HEELS! An Amazing pair at that! You can't just go out in some heels and you don't match. That's a no no! As you can see in my picture above, I LOVE Bordello Shoes, Teeze Collection. They are so beautiful! I have yet bought me a pair of these INCREDIBLE pair of shoes, but when I do, I will ABSOLUTELY let you know! I love HEELS PERIOD! Not just any pair if heels, SEXY heels. I will only wear sexy heels on my feet. And my husband thinks so too (hahahahaha). They have to sit on the foot just right too. Hey, what can I say, I'm in love with sexy heels. Anyway. When I get me a pair of these bad boys or any pair of shoes that I like, I will post it so that you can see what I like. I will even post what I don't like as well. ~
~Bathe! Relax and Enjoy!~ 

Hello and Welcome!

  ~ Hello and Welcome! I have never done this before so you can absolutely say that I am 100% new to this blogging world. It seems pretty easy and I think that I can get a hang of this blogging. I am really excited about this and I look forward in keep all of you ( my followers) in the loop with Elegance & Beyond. I am very excited in starting my own business and letting you all know how it is going in the process. Thank you and have a blessed day. ~