Ketogenic Diet and Ketone Test Strips


Ketone test strips tell you if there is a concentration of ketones present in your urine. Now, for diabetics, these strips are important and very useful because for them, ketones in their urine could be dangerous. However, I am going to be focusing on using ketone strips to monitor your levels on a ketogenic diet. Continue reading “Ketogenic Diet and Ketone Test Strips”

An Easier Way to Test for UTI


A couple of months ago, I posted about my kidneys and how I spent all this time and money thinking that I had a UTI, but I really didn’t. You can read about that here. While I do know what was causing the pain now, it would have been nice to have known whether or not it was likely that I had a urinary tract infection.

This is where Healthy Wiser’s Urinalysis Reagent Test Strips would have been of great help. These test strips test ten different components of your urine: Continue reading “An Easier Way to Test for UTI”

Derma Roller- 200 Needles in the Name of Beauty


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Have you ever heard of microneedling? This is where you take a roller with a bunch of tiny needles and roll it over your skin, creating tiny punctures called “microchannels”. Why would anybody do this? Well, in doing this, it triggers your body’s healing process which will replace your old skin with healthy, new tissue. In other words, it stimulates collagen and elastin production and renews skin cells.
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Special Announcement- YouTube Channel

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I am very excited, and kind of terrified, to announce that I started a YouTube channel. This is something I have been wanting to do for a while, so I am finally taking that step. I am very shy and  nervous about it, but I know that in time I will get more comfortable. My first video is already up, though it was just something I originally made for Instagram. Join me on this new journey and subscribe to my channel! If you have a YouTube channel, comment below and leave a link, so I can check it out!

-Ashley

 

Makeup Wishlist- Eyeshadow Palettes

 

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Image used with permission from Shauna Rodriguez

I thought about making a list of makeup palettes that I want so that if my husband ever needed a gift idea, he could just refer to the list. I decided, though, that I may as well make it a list right here on the blog, so others can get some ideas of what is out there! Some of these are new, others are older. Some are big brands and some are small businesses. Continue reading “Makeup Wishlist- Eyeshadow Palettes”

Menstrual Cups: Life Changing

A year ago, I would have actually cringed at the thought of using a menstrual cup. I mean, a cup that you insert inside of your vagina that collects your menstrual blood sounds gross right? It really isn’t as bad or messy as it sounds and if you think about it, how are tampons or pads any better? I have been using a menstrual cup for 7 or 8 months and I love it. Continue reading “Menstrual Cups: Life Changing”