Do you Groupon?

OK, so we may be a little late on reviewing our thoughts on this but better late than never right?

groupon      So, with all the buying and selling websites these days: Ebay, Amazon, Etsy, Wanelo, etc. also came a few websites that feature the selling of products, getaways, goods and services. All of this at a discounted price. Seems legit:

    Groupon, Inc. offers online retail services. The Company provides daily deal on the stuff to do, eat, see and buy in more than 500 markets in 44 countries. It has offices across North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and other parts of the world. The Company provides an online service that lets groups of people create campaigns to pool resources, including money and personal commitments to take action. It allows users to sell products and transact business online.” –CNBC

If you care enough to research it before you whip out that shiny AMEX, you may find some negative talk about the website. However, we are not here to debate what’s right and what’s wrong. We happen to love Groupon and have definitely bought our share of goods.

You can get anything from a an hour massage for $29 dollars at your local salon to a six-night Ireland vacation with airfare, accommodations and rental car for $999. Worth it! They also offer things like hair and car services, jewelry, clothes, electronics and so much more.

Check it out Betties..but don’t blame us if you get addicted. This is your warning, shop with caution.


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Man, Woman or Metrosexual?

[me-troh-sek-shoo-uh l]

1. A heterosexual, usually urban male who pays much attention to his personal appearance and cultivates an upscale lifestyle.

So everyone is throwing this ‘M’ word around like it’s some kind of bad thing. When you
look back at 40 or more years of our culture, think about all the snazzy outfits that have evolved from the 60s through the 70s and continue to this day. They are always changing but haven’t guys always cared about how cool they looked, even though they are duty bound not to admit it?

Most men are Metrosexual but few will admit it. If you’re on your way out the door to
work, to tennis, to the gym, going out with your buddies or on a date and you pause for a
moment at the front door and look at yourself in the mirror, you got to admit how you look
matters. Even if the look is a little different, you are indeed a member of the ‘M’ group, like it or not.

The modern day Metro. Plays a contact sport but still manages to keep up his appearance and look like a man.

The modern-day Metro. Plays a contact sport but still manages to keep up his appearance and look like a man.

It’s important to look your best. You only get one First Impression and we all know it
counts. Don’t get stuck on the label. A man who knows he wants to look good is not a sin. So man enjoy your newly found Metrosexuality!


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Our Top 10 Gift Ideas for Him.


Today we will be showcasing our top 10 gift ideas for him all under…$100 and all from very well may be our new favorite website!)

1. Outdoor Survival Crate. $79.99. Perfect for the adventure man!

2. Bootleg Whiskey Barrel Kit. $99.99. For the Whiskey drinkers.

3. Old School Shaving Kit. $44.95. Awesome idea for the father in your life.

4. Trunk-it: Golf Gear Case. $29.99. For the every-weekend golfer.

5. World Class Cigars. $29.99. 20 cigar samples.

6. Variety of the Month Club. $94.85. 3-6-12 month subscription to a gourmet gift of the month club.

7. Custom Cell Phone Skins. $14.95. Take a favorite picture and have it transformed into a skin for your phone that is sure to be one-of-a-kind.

8. Personalized Family History Crest. $74.99. Perfect find for the history lover or deep-rooted family man.

9. Personalized Coupon Book. $9.95. For the romantics.

10. Makey Makey. $40.00. This one must be checked out, especially for the electronics lover!

Betties, these are only 10 of hundreds of ideas from Check it out and let us know if you are going to buy any of these ideas we’ve given you.

Check back with us tomorrow for the top 10 gifts for women!


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P.s. Check out This is Why I’m Broke, for other unique gifts for him!

The Ultimate Holiday Party Musts

OK Betties – Get ready for a list of oober cute things you must have for your next holiday party. December’s filled with events and gatherings for friends and family. We want to make sure you are prepared for yours and have everyone leaving in absolute awe!

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Adorable Elf Napkin 








Paper Snowflakes









Grab small stockings to place inside drinking cups that will hold cutlery and a fun little candy cane treat for your guests!







Drinks & Treats:

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Hot Cocoa Dippers








Pomegranate Mojito







Peppermint Eggnog

Your party will surely be a hit with these goodies! If you have anything you would like to share with us, please do! We’re always looking for new ideas.


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Be Kind

Every December, a story enters into my brain about a random ‘act of kindness‘ that a person decided to bestow upon our family about 18-20 years ago. Times were tough and my parents were struggling to raise three children under 10 especially at their young age of 28 and 30. One day, my parents went out to our old beat up Pinto that didn’t have much kick left it in to find an envelope in the front seat. Not sure what to think, they opened it and found $500 with a note instructing them to spend this money on our family for Christmas. Presents, a tree, lights, and whatever else one would need to make the holiday not go unnoticed for us children. To this day, we are not sure who it was that left that envelope. It was one of the best Christmases to date (at least for me) because I learned a valuable lesson.

I learned that being kind to others is very important. Every person is fighting their own battle. To be free from their past. To live in their present. And to create their future. We’re all in this journey together. If we can make it less stressful on each other, wouldn’t that make for a better world?

It’s easy to remember this during the holidays since we’re in a giving frame of mind. Being kind goes past December. Take baby steps. Hold a door open for someone. Smile at a stranger as you walk past them. Ask each person you converse with how their day is going. You will be shocked at the response. Kindness IS contagious.


We challenge you to start TODAY to make it a point to do something friendly to either a stranger or someone you know each day. We promise you will touch many lives by doing so!


If any Betties have stories like ours, please share! We love hearing how you have been affected by a person going out of their way to make you feel special.


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The Ultimate Betty Giveaway












Betties —

Go follow us on Facebook & Twitter!

Once either site has accumulated our 100th follower a prize will be given to that person!

Tell all of your friends!!! This giveaway is not something you want to miss out on

XO, The Ultimate Bettie’s


A Quick Favor

Hello All!

We just wanted to send you all a quick message asking for a huge favor. We work hard everyday on this blog to get our content available to everyone we possibly can. The great thing about blogs is that everyone can read them and if they care enough about what they have just read they will probably pass it along.

We know that when we read content on the web we share it with each other, our friends and our family. We ask that if you come across this post check out our full site and if you like what you see follow us! If you don’t (and that’s OK) maybe you know someone else who would like our stuff, pass it along. The more people we reach the better. Not because we’re trying to get this blog famous (though that would be ah-maaaay-zing!) we hope some of our posts help people. These Betties were born to help! , were also on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest, just search The Ultimate Betty or The Ult Betty.
Thanks again to all of you who do follow us, comment on or like our posts. It means a lot more to us than you probably realize.


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Dear Betty…

Dear Betty….

People say I look 10 years younger than I am.  That’s nice and no problem to hear that, but I feel guilty that I do absolutely nothing to keep it nice looking.  Some day my good skin genes from my dad’s side are gonna show me up for my real age.  Funny story:  I went in to Macy’s to the Clinique counter once and got a makeover, and the young girl asked me what my cleansing and moisturizing routine was (trying to choose the right formula for me).   I said  “Actually, nothing,” and she accused me of lying to her!  🙂

Now that my wedding is one month away, I want to know what you would advise on:  how does a person get a beauty routine down so that she does it day after day, night after night, without a second thought?  For me, it’s like pulling teeth.  In fact, I floss my teeth everyday, and I know a lot of people don’t.  So, I have the opposite problem.

Would you care to share with us what each of you do for your face care, please?  Oh, also, I am drinking lots of water to keep my skin beautiful.  🙂

Thank you Betties!

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Birch Box

Happy Friday Betties! We wanted to give you something to think about over the weekend. Have you heard about the latest trend of monthly beauty and trinket boxes? We certainly have and decided to give one a try.

  • Birch Box: $10 per month. Includes shipping.
  • You will receive it once a month, 5 samples come in each box.
  • It’s an inexpensive way to get that fun surprise factor that we all love.
  • When you sign up, they offer a quick inventory about your beauty regimen to get a better understanding of your wants and needs.
  • Each month they focus on a new theme and they send you a card describing it along with each sample that you received.

    The card which describes the theme and contents of the box.

There are many out there; MyGlam(Ipsy), PopSugar, etc. Next time you’re on Pinterest search monthly subscription boxes or monthly beauty boxes, and do your research, not all are beauty related. They even offer subscriptions for men. Most range from $10-50 a month. PopSugar, for example is $35 a dollars a month, yet it offers all full size items with a retail price of over $100 in every box.

It is money well spent and perfect for any Betty at anytime from date nights to the perfect accessories to add to your clutch.

The only con we can really think of is that with Birch Box, you will only be receiving samples. But again, $10 really is not much to try something new. Your account lists everything you get in your Birch Box each month, which makes it easy for one-click shopping if you decide to buy a full size version.

Here is what we got in our first monthly Birch Box:

The contents of our October Birch Box.

  • Juicy Couture: Viva La Juicy La Fleur Perfume – Full-Size: $25-70
  • LuLu Organics: Lavender + Clary Sage Hair Powder. Dry shampoo in powder form – Full-Size: $30
  • Mox Botanicals: Pomegranate & Fig Lip Butter – Full-Size: $16
  • theBalm Cosmetics: Mary-Lou Manizer. Three-in-one highlighter, shadow and all-over shimmer. – Full-Size: $24 (Our favorite in this box)
  • Twistband: Hair Tie. Colorful snag-free elastic that doubles as bracelets – Full-Size: Set of 6, $10

There you have it, Betties. If you have any questions about Birch Box please don’t hesitate to ask either by commenting or writing us an e-mail. Have a great weekend!

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Introducing: Dear Betty…

We have an exciting new addition to our site, Betties.

We’ve come across so many people asking questions on how we got started, who we are, or simply want our advice through comments. We’re not going to lie; going through comments and trying to figure out if they are spam or not is a timely matter. We decided it would be best to start a forum for all you Betties out there. We love hearing your input, but even more than that, we LOVE our followers and want to help you out in any way possible.

This will be completely anonymous, don’t worry! We are aware that there are topics you can’t go to your friends about. It’s no reason to end a friendship over. Simply go to our ‘Dear Betty…’ tab next to our ‘About Us’ section and VENT away. We will receive your comments through our blog e-mail (which we check multiple times a day).

Seriously, Betties. ANYTHING you want to discuss. Fashion, relationships, personal issues, suggestions about our site, recommendations for improvement, or just to chat. If there is any topic you wouldn’t want us to post on the site; please voice that in your comment to us. The last thing we want to do is embarrass anyone (even though it will be anonymous). We’re on YOUR side!

We hope to hear from you all!


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Ladies, it’s that time of year again…. I know you are all thinking ‘Chanel, Burberry, and Givenchy‘ fall/winter line. Duh! Unfortunately, that is not what we mean.

No-Shave November is upon us.

You know, the time of year with our boyfriends ‘bro’ out with their other friends to see who can grow the more manly beard. We’re aware that this was originally started for a purpose. A great purpose actually. ‘Movember‘ was created to spread awareness to other men about prostate cancer. If only  men could broadcast the reasoning behind it more often. Instead, they post Facebook status updates and post Instagram pictures of their ever-growing bush on their face. Other dudes comment, “patchy brah”, “apparently you didn’t see your missed call from puberty ha”, or “weaksauce”. They revert back to their awkward thirteen year old self.

The funniest part of all is if a woman EVER said to a man, “It’s ‘No-Shave November Babe! Looks like I can throw away my razor! Tehehe” We would all be wondering this earth single, miserable, and worst of all…. HAIRY.

While a man who can grow facial hair is extremely sexy; it can get aggravating real quick. The rug-burn like kisses. Tickling sensation on your neck when they are being cute and brush up next to you. The constant scratching of their face. Keep calm. If growing a beard, drinking a Heineken, and watching NFL with their friends keeps them happy. Let it happen. In the meantime, you all can go rack up the AMEX at Chanel, Burberry, Versace, Givenchy, and wherever your heart desires. By the time they notice the bill, you will have paid it off and will snap necks until the snow melts off the ground.


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Comfort Zone

AC DC Concert Stage (Montreal) - Colorful Lights

Friend: I have tickets to this sick concert, but so-and-so backed out…. do you want to come with me?

Betty 1: What night is it?

Friend: Tomorrow at 8pm. You in?

Betty 1: Sure, I’m off work at 6:30pm.

A friend offering up a FREE ticket to a concert on a whim? Hell yeah I’m in. Do I even care who it is? Not really. Well, maybe I should have asked before accepting their generous gift. The day of the concert arrives and a text message on the venue is received. That should have been the first clue! Letting the excitement take over, I continued to get ready. Make-up, sassy hair, the nicest pair of jeans a girl can own, and heels.

Entering the concert venue and seeing the crowd should have been another tip-off.. but nothing is clicking at this point. After walking up to the security guards who look at me as if I were an alien, they began to frisk me. That’s the most action I had seen in a couple of months. A neon flashing light “BEER & WINE” grabs my attention and immediately, I’m happy. I just made that security guards life, letting him get to second base. Three glasses of Chardonnay later, I meet up with the rest of my group. The look on their faces when they see my outfit is somewhat shocking. I think, ‘why are you dressed like you’re running errands.’ Everything clicks the moment we walk up four flights of stairs to the concert.

Bass Booming. Sneakers. Beanies. Booty Shorts, Half Shirts, and Heels. Beers spilling out of cups from what looks like 16 year olds consuming it. Where the hell am I? Oh… I’m at a RAP concert. Never in life have I ever been mortified. Not that I’m at a hip-hop concert, but that I’m dressed up for a night out in Vegas.

Friend: Girl, you okay?! You look like someone just ran over your cat.

Betty 1: Uhh… wouldn’t you get the same look when you notice your drink is empty? Where is the bar!?

Friend: Right over there (points in direction)

My friend was right. I was in complete and UTTER shock. The guy on stage had on a gas mask and a bullet proof vest. ‘Does he think he’s actually going to get shot? What if people here do have guns?’ Every single person in the venue looked like they were either a blood or crip. I’m also pretty sure I was the only skinny, white, blonde girl who owned a pair of Marc Jacob heels in a 10 mile radius. After the initial shock, I had one of the greatest nights of my life.

The point of this post, Betties is to embrace every single situation you are in with a positive attitude. I met some of the coolest people that night. Half way through the show, one of the five rappers asked to bring up six girls (all of different ethnicities) to get on stage and have a dance-off. One of the FUNNIEST things I had seen in a very long time. I learned quickly that the rapper and his posse were down-to-earth, normal, dudes that were having the time of their life. They were passionate, Intelligent, and hilarious. The type of people who I would enjoy hanging out with. In between each song, a member of the group would have a topic or message to share with the audience. Things I would never expect to hear from such a group. Walking out of the venue, I felt inspired. Strange but completely eye-opening.

Every situation your in is a learning experience. It taught me that less is more. If I would have known what concert it was I might have made an excuse to get out of going. Say ‘Yes‘ more. Open your mind to new experiences and new groups of people. It’s the first of the month, Betties. How do you want to spend it? Do you want to fill your brain with as much knowledge as possible? Continue on the path you’re on? We challenge you to do at least one thing this month you aren’t used to. Expand your horizons. We guarantee if you do that just ONCE, it will become addicting. It’s the only way to grow as a person.

What have you done before that completely changed your outlook on a situation, group, stereo-type, etc? We want to hear it!!

Happy November!


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Office Space

Happy Monday!

For the independent, hard-working, Betty’s — We all know how it feels to find yourself in a situation that mirrors a scene from Office Space. Aside from this movie being a comedy classic; it’s also the most dead-on movie. If you’ve ever worked in an office you hate the following:

  1. Copy Machines – You would think that in 2011 the supply manager could actually take that 2 grand and buy a functioning machine, but no. You find yourself daily wanting to take out your anger on it with a bat.
  2. Peppy Patty – We all have one of these. Description: Usually a woman (if it’s a man, this is even worse) who finds herself/himself overjoyed by being at work, loves socializing and knows too much about every single person that works for your company. This is the person that you’d find quoting “looks like someone has a case of the Mondays!”. Although, you never break your Betty and politely smile as peppy patty walks away, you really want to strong-arm-a-ho.
  3. Office Perv Talk – Every office has a perv. In some cases, multiple pervs. There’s nothing worse than getting an earful of their weekend rendezvous. You would think MAYBE just MAYBE they would censor themselves. Of course not. Office pervs WANT you to know how they “banged the $%^@ out of that silicon-ed bronzed babe”. Gag-me.
  4. ‘Mental Health Day’ Lecture – God forbid you take a day off to sleep-in, veg on the couch and catch up on your favorite trashy reality shows, and run all of the errands you can’t during business hours (more vegging-less errand running). No one likes to be working and look over at your empty cubicle. They start day dreaming of all the fabulous things you’re doing like being fanned by a hot Brazilian cabana boy while sipping on a margarita. NEWS FLASH: I’m on my couch in my boyfriends shirt and boxers, no make-up, a green tea mask peeling from my face and my mouth is filled with every snack I can grab. Not the most glorious image, but they still are out to get you. You walk in the next day looking refreshed and better than ever to have your bubble burst faster than you can click “CLOCK IN”.

This all sounds extremely awful. Who would ever put themselves in this position 8 hours a day 5 days a week? The Betty that knows in five years she’ll be writing the office perv’s paychecks and firing peppy patty the first chance she gets. All the while, laughing her sweet little tush all the way to the bank. Climb that ladder Betty’s. It’s a much more beautiful view from the top.


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Step-by-Step Sundays: Peroxide – The Everything Solution!

Hello Betties!

Today, we are going to share our personal favorite solution, which helps in almost any way imaginable: Hydrogen Peroxide! HP is a non-lung irritant making it more safe to use almost anywhere in your home. Do you want to gradually lighten your hair color without that burnt orange color? Perhaps, you want to whiten you teeth(I mean who wouldn’t want to do that)!? Or maybe you just want something that really cleans the grime from you kitchen counters. Well, we’ve got the tips for you!

*Acne: This one is separate from all the others listed simply because it isn’t hydrogen peroxide it is called benzoyl peroxide. Benzoyl peroxide is an organic compound also part of the peroxide family. It is a cream and can be picked up at any drug store for around $6.00 (It also comes in a pill, but requires a prescription). Use a cotton ball and dab it on your face up to twice daily. Side Effect: it will quickly dry out your skin, use a fragrance-free and non-hypoallergenic moisturizer to help keep your face hydrated.

*For your hair: This is a personal fave of the these Betties. Use the 3% Hydrogen Peroxide solution. 1 part water 1 part HP about a 1/2 cup each. Use a spray bottle and spray into hair after the shower, comb through. Over the next couple of weeks your hair will gradually lighten and look natural compared to just using peroxide and getting that bright orange hue.

*For your teeth: Same solution for the teeth, the 3% solution, can be used as not only a teeth whitener but a mouthwash as well. This one can be used in a couple different ways; by put the solution right on your toothbrush to clean/disinfect the bristles, swishing around the half hp/half water solution or just the HP by itself for about 5 minutes a day. This gradually lightens the color of your teeth and helps kill the germs and bacteria in your mouth, which include those killer canker sores.

*Scratches/Scrapes: It may sting a little but putting HP on the abrasion and letting it sit and bubble for just a few minutes will really help the healing process.

And now cleaning for all of you greenies!

*To whiten your white clothes: Use instead of bleach to avoid that harsh bleach smell. Note: Do not pour directly onto clothes.

*Sanitize your kitchen surfaces by using the 50/50 formula in a spray bottle.

*Use on your cutting board, especially after cutting raw meat, to avoid transferring any diseases.

*Cleaning kids toys by putting HP in a spray bottle or on a rag.

*Use anywhere in the bathroom: toilet bowl, toilet seat, sinks, counters, and the bathtub. It is also a great grout cleaner.

So there you have it Betties, please let us know if you try any of these and how they worked out for you!


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Natural Ingredients used in Skincare, Hair Care, & Body Care.

Have you ever gone to a drugstore to pick up some skin care products and actually read the ingredients that are put into these products? If you have read them, do you understand at all what they are? I will say that 98% of us don’t. Why do we need to know? We’ve seen the commercials, magazine ads, and our favorite Hollywood star is their spokeswoman. We automatically trust that their product will benefit us. Most of the in these products are used in more natural products as well, but the levels and mixture that you are buying at the store actually dehydrates our skin more.

If you have ever noticed that a creame or mask, actually leaves your face feeling dry, extra oily, or irritated, that’s why.

We’re going to share with you 20 natural ingredients and the benefits they have for your skin, hair, and body treatments. Most of you will be shocked.

Almond Meal: Soothing and Exfoliating. Used in body and face scrubs.

Avocado: A valuable source of protein and Vitamins A, B, & C. It’s moisturizing, soothing, and healing. It’s emollient properties make Avocado a popular facial and hair care ingredient.

Apple Extract: Also known as Malic Acid, it’s one of the alpha hydroxy acids. It’s antiseptic, exfoliating, and stimulating. This is most commonly used in acne=fighting and rejuvenating skin care preparations.

Basil: A very potent ingredient that must be used in small doses. It’s stimulating and antiseptic. It’s used in facial treatments to purify the skin.

Black Walnut: High in Tannin & Iodine. This ingredient is antiseptic, antimicrobial and astrigent. this can be used to treat viral or bacterial conditions such as acne.

Cayenne: It’s analgesic, anti-inflammatory and stimulating properties make this ingredient perfect for massage cremes to help sooth achy muscles.

Carrot: An anti-oxidant; it moisturizes and soothes. Most commonly used in facial cremes and moisturizing masks.

Clove: The dried flower buds of the Clove Tree are the parts of the plant that are most commonly used in esthetics. Antiseptic; analgesic, stimulating. This is used to treat acne and other skin conditions.

Dill: Soothing and analgesic. Used in skin care preparations to treat irritated skin. It can also be incorporated into massages to ease sore muscles.

Fig: The Fig Fruit is high in moisturizing properties but the tree’s bark is highly astringent and can be used in facial toners.

Grape Seed Extract: Taken from the seeds of grapes it’s an antioxidant which promotes healing and moisturizing. This particular ingredient has become very popular in anti-aging preparations.

Hops: Hops is used in brewing to prevent bacterial action. It has astringent properties and can be very soothing. This is used in skin care, body care, and hair care preparations.

Horseradish: Stimulating; antioxidant, diuretic, and antiseptic. This can be incorporated into body treatments to promote circulation and treat water retention.

Hibiscus: Stimulating and healing. Most commonly used in hair care preparations, especially formulas to treat hair loss. Also, used in rejuvenating masks and facial cremes.

Mint: Stimulating and antiseptic. Used in skin care, hair care, body care, and can be incorporated into body treatments to boost circulation in the skin.

Papaya: Contains Papain, a power plant exfoliant. Softening; exfoliating, soothing, and moisturizing this is incorporated into facial and body exfoliants.

Pineapple: The pineapple is rich in bromelain, an anti-inflammatory, protein-digesting enzyme. It  also contains iron, phosphoric, and sulphuric acids, magnesia and potassium and sodium salts. Stimulating, exfoliating, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory. Commonly used in exfoliants and in blemish-fighting preparations.

Oregano: Used as a medicinal plant by the early New England settlers. Oregano is antiseptic, antimicrobial, healing, and stimulating. Used in skincare and body preparations. It’s also used in body therapies to ease sore muscles.

Sandalwood: is a delicately scented evergreen native to India. Soothing and antiseptic. Used to relieve itching, acne, and other skin irritations.

Sugarcane: glycollic acid, one of the most popular of the alpha hydroxy acids, is derived from sugarcane. Exfoliating and healing this is used in anti-aging skin care and body preparations.

As we get older, us Betties need to make sure we take care of our skin. We want to remain youthful and healthy. That’s why we highly suggest you research the ingredients in products before you purchase them. What we use today affects us tomorrow. If these natural ingredients intrigued you and you want to know, “where can I get products that promote these”?

We have it for you!! Check out Hylunia – Amazing product line!

Hope this was informative for you all. If you have any questions, feel free to comment, and we will answer in a timely manner!


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