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Weekly Recap (Nov. 17 – 23)

Here’s this week’s photo recap! Check out what I’ve been up to (or have at least documented ) since the last recap post!

Pictures are displayed from the oldest to the most recent (dates are included in the description of the picture). If you’d prefer to see my picture updates as they are posted, follow my Instagram feed – that’s where I post these pictures during the week, and then recap them here on the blog once a week.

To see previous photo recaps, check out the “My Week So Far” tag.image divider

paw

The new guys paws are pretty big I’d say.
(Nov. 17)

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sad goodbye

It’s a sad day here. Due to unforeseeable circumstances the big guy couldn’t stay with our pack. We’re crushed that his forever home won’t be with us! We’re doing our best to believe that the universe has a grand plan for our beautiful boy, and are trusting that by him leaving our pack, he’s taking a step towards something great.
(Nov. 19)

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hydration flow chart

Over the past few months, I’ve been putting together flowcharts / quizzes to help my lovely blog readers and the Batty’s Bath family of supporters, narrow down the products that are perfect for them. The most recent flowchart is all about hydration, and it’s available right now at battysblog.com. If you swing by the blog for the hydration flowchart, you may also want to check out the previous charts including finding your perfect moisturizer, as well as your cleanser/scrub. Plus watch the blog next week for a free routine worksheet – a resource that will take you through my steps for building a targeted facial skin care routine.
(Nov. 22)

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VA Karla at bazaar

Thanks so much to the dynamic duo @klizmay and @johntario for running the Batty’s Bath booth today at the Craftacular Bazaar at the South London Community Centre (1119 Jalna Blvd in London Ontario)! Karla and John are there until 8 pm tonight, with our soaps, so stop by if you’re in the area!
(Nov. 22)

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Little man and Sassy have inspected the orders and have given them two paws up! Now that the bosses have given the ok, look out Canada Post - a lot of orders are headed your way!

Little man and Sassy have inspected the orders and have given them two paws up! Now that the bosses have given the ok, look out Canada Post – a lot of orders are headed your way!

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The extras…

I’m currently watching/listening to:

Watching….

    • The Originals – season 2
    • Grimm – season 4
    • Haven – waiting on new episodes for season 5
    • Supernatural - season 10
    • The Vampire Diaries - season 6
    • Lost – re-watching
    • Side Note: for those of you who don’t know, I fit in so much tv time because I watch tv while packing orders ;)

Listening to:

  • Cyndi Lauper
  • Duffy
  • Norah Jones

What I’m reading (non-work related):

    • Extraordinary Love: 9 Enthralling Paranormal Romances - Box Set with 9 different authors. I’ve only read one or two more chapters, Of Eternal Life by Micah Persell since the I first mentioned this box set here.

Customer Review: Thank God for Patchouli

Patchouli moisturizer

Eczema is a condition that more people suffer from than you think. It can be embarrassing and VERY difficult to manage. It can be very common in children and adolescence, but 3% of adults will continue to suffer with it their whole lives.

Batty’s Bath Eczema safe products are formulated to help calm and sooth irritated and inflamed skin cause by this condition. Here’s what Kiva had to say with respects to her experience with the line:

“I have had eczema all of my life and about 3 years ago it spread to my face. It was horrible, I was always red, chapped and scaly. I tried every prescription on the market and nothing seemed to help. Then I found Batty!! Patchouli has changed my life. My skin is soft and glowing again. I will never use anything else. I also use the mist and that is awesome as well. Please try it, you will be amazed.”

- Kiva (patchouli moisturizer)

We are glad to hear you’ve got your eczema under wraps Kiva! Now your skin can glow as much as your personality.

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Hydration Cheatsheet + Quiz

It can be difficult picking the best products for our skin. Even though we know our skin better than anyone else, we often get stumped putting together a routine that nourishes, calms, and heals.

As you may have noticed, I’ve been putting together flowcharts / quizzes to help my lovely blog readers and the Batty’s Bath family of supporters narrow down the products that are perfect for them. If you missed the previous quizzes, check out this link.

In this post I’m sharing another quiz. This time we’re focusing on hydration! It’s one thing we can’t stress enough. Dehydration can be the cause of both dry and oily skin (yes, I said oily, AND it’s actually more common). Oil and water are two completely different things, and in order to restore balance to your skin, the water levels need to keep up with the oil.

Intrigued? Then you may want to check out my video on why hydration is so important in skin care! Or, skip down to the quiz below and find out how you can get the perfect dose of hydration for your unique skin!

Quick Quiz:

Click the image above for a larger look or click here for the PDF version.

Click the image above for a larger look or click here for the PDF version.

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Cheatsheet:

For low level of hydration: Go with the Hydration Mist

For a medium level of hydration: Go with the Hydration Serum

For a high level of hydration: Go with the Hydra Healing Gel

 

General guidelines for levels of hydration that skin concerns need:

  • Acne: High in PM, Low in AM
  • Rosacea: Low + High
  • Hyper Pigmentation: High
  • Acne Scars: High
  • Mature: Medium – High
  • Dry: High
  • Oily: Low – High
    • Start with a low level. If after 3 weeks your skin isn’t less oily, switch to a High level
  • Super sensitive: Low – High
    • Low (if currently calm)
    • High (if skin is currently inflamed)

All skin types benefit from a low level of hydration! 
So if you’re not sure which level to go with, go with the low level.

Q&A: Can my sister safely use your primer?

question for battyHello Batty,

I already use this moisturizer (Facial Primer & Daily Detox Moisturizer) for myself, but I was wondering whether I should buy this for my sister? She does not use products that are all natural or organic right now, and I fear that if she uses this moisturizer, it will cause her to break out since the moisturizer would pull out all the impurities of her chemical filled products (makeup and prescribed benzoyl peroxide cream). What are your suggestions?

Thanks so much!

batty's answer

Hey There, 
 
primer moisturizerThe primer shouldn’t make her breakout, as it won’t be able to keep up with all the detoxifying that would be needed with what she’s using on her face right now. But, getting her introduced to natural products, even one at a time, would be a great step forward. Although I should note that they won’t be able to work to their full potential (or any where close to their full potential) while her skin is being clogged up and exposed to chemical/non-beneficial ingredients. 
 
If she’s interested, these articles may help her understand the importance of switching to natural products and skin treatments….
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
And… if you or your sister want to check out even more articles, my Resource Directory is packed with them :) Here’s the link…
 
 

I hope that helps! Please let me know if there’s anything I can clarify or help with further :)

 

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Weekly Recap (Nov. 10 – 16)

Here’s this week’s photo recap! Check out what I’ve been up to (or have at least documented ) since the last recap post!

Pictures are displayed from the oldest to the most recent (dates are included in the description of the picture). If you’d prefer to see my picture updates as they are posted, follow my Instagram feed – that’s where I post these pictures during the week, and then recap them here on the blog once a week.

To see previous photo recaps, check out the “My Week So Far” tag.image divider

New dog

Exciting news in our little world over here: The fur family, and I, met this gorgeous boy today, and we’ve all fallen in love with him! Looks like the pack will be getting bigger by the end of the week! Huge thanks to @y20degrees for being Little Man’s wingman and my co-pilot today!
(Nov. 9)

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Balance Serum

Batty’s Bath Balance Serum!
balances oily skin (good-bye excess oil!)
reduces redness and hyper-pigmentation (caused by acne scars or sun damage)
frees up clogged pores by dissolving trapped debris
find out more at shopbattysbath.com
(Nov. 12)

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Batty's Breakfast

Breakfast of Champions! Smoothie packed with antioxidants, greens, etc + granola with lots of berries, unsalted peanuts and almond milk.
(Nov. 13)

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New dog

Went to pick up the new dog and came home with a bear! And yes, his head is touching the top of the jeep! Huge, HUGE thank you to the local dog whisper @y20degrees for helping me with this guy today! I couldn’t have gotten through everything that needed to be done without you! In other doggie news, Little Man is tickled pink about the new bear and Sassy is mother hen’ing the whole pack already.
(Nov. 14)

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Batty's dogs

Yup, he’s just a little bit bigger than Little Man.
(Nov. 15)

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Little Man

My Little Man.
(Nov. 16)

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Batty's dogs

Nobody wants to look at the camera?
(Nov.16)

 

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The extras…

I’m currently watching/listening to:

Watching….

    • The Originals – season 2
    • Grimm – season 4
    • Haven – waiting on new episodes for season 5
    • Supernatural - season 10
    • The Vampire Diaries - season 6
    • Lost – re-watching
    • Side Note: for those of you who don’t know, I fit in so much tv time because I watch tv while packing orders ;)

Listening to:

  • Cyndi Lauper
  • Duffy
  • Norah Jones

What I’m reading (non-work related):

    • Extraordinary Love: 9 Enthralling Paranormal Romances - Box Set with 9 different authors. I haven’t gotten any further in the first book, Of Eternal Life by Micah Persell since the I first mentioned this box set here.

Customer Review: Discovered another use for this mist

2014 mists line upHydration! Hydration! Hydration! It’s one thing we can’t stress enough. Dehydration can be the cause of both dry and oily (yes, I said oily, AND it’s actually more common) skin. Oil and water are two completely different things, and in order to restore balance to your skin, the water levels need to keep up with the oil.

Batty’s Bath mists are a great way to add some much needed hydrations and moister to your skin. They absorb almost instantly, provide that water component in your skin care and smell great!

Here’s what Amy has to say about her Hydration Mist.

“I originally bought this mist to add some extra hydration to my facial routine. However, I found another great way to use this product. Since I live in an extremely dry climate, after I shave my legs, the skin gets itchy. After shaving, I now spray the hydration mist and then moisturize. This has reduced my dry skin’s itching dramatically. Thank you Batty!”

- Amy R (Hydration Mist)

How creative and genius Amy! There are so many uses for all of our products, and we love to hear about new ones!

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