Jen Goes Zen

A Lifestyle Blog With Spirit

I’m All For Makeup, But This Is Ridiculous…

Bad makeup Gif

It’s the truth, I’m all for makeup. I showed you my makeup drawer and how I keep those makeup brushes clean. Although I’ve been a little slack lately, putting on a little eyeliner, some mascara, and some lipstick makes me feel all fancy and like I have my stuff together. Plus, it can be fun to mess around with new colors and styles and all that, it’s like dressing up… Read More

Counting Calories? Stop Wasting Your Time And Try This…

Counting Calories

My family has a history of diet and food related health issues.  And after the past few months, it’s kinda scary to think about it and the effects these kinds of disease can have on you and how serious it can be.  It’s not like it’s just about weight, it can be so much more damaging.  That being said, I noticed I’d been having some issues myself for a while… Read More

Stop Trying To Lose Weight Fast, Here’s Why

Fad Diets Don't Work

It drives me absolutely nuts when people constantly talk about trying to lose weight fast.  They want to drop some serious poundage in a very short amount of time.  They’ll try this fad diet, this juice cleanse, or some other extreme and extremely stupid kind of tactic.  So why does it drive me so crazy?  Well, because I’ve done it, it’s stupid, and it can cause some serious damage. I’ve.. Read More

Easy DIY Hair Smoother and Product Remover

Coffee Grounds Hair Smoother

So I was browsing Pinterest and found this recipe for a DIY hair smoother/product remover.  The recipe comes from Instructables and is called “Coffee Spa.”  They had lots of recipes involving coffee grounds, but I only tried out the hair smoother, and here’s why… My hair is not easy to deal with.  It is big, it is thick, and it is unruly.  I have broken a comb in my hair while.. Read More

I’ve Got A Bread Recipe For You That Is Both Gluten Free And Diabetic Friendly

Cloud Bread

I have a recipe for all my gluten free and/or diabetic friends out there! I’ve often talked about the gluten free bread options being kind of…gross. So as I was looking online, I found this recipe for “cloud bread” from Everyday Diabetic Recipes. There are different recipes for this type of bread, but I’ve made this one twice with success. What’s so great about this is obviously that it’s gluten.. Read More

Inexpensive DIY Makeup Brush Cleanser

Makeup Brush Cleanser

“Inexpensive, DIY Makeup Brush Cleanser,” is pretty descriptive and gets to the point. So let me get to the point… I like makeup. And I have a lot of it. Like a lot… There’s more on a shelf that’s a little bit lower, too. Experts for Real Simple have stated that you need to clean out all your makeup brushes once a month… Did you see how many brushes I.. Read More

Feeling Icky? Try A Detox Bath

Epsom Salt Bath

Baths are great in general; a detox bath is even better. I first found all these recipes on Pinterest for different detox baths, and honestly, I thought it was a bunch of hooey. And then I tried it once and was totally hooked. Granted, Mr. Bubble is still flipping awesome, but a detox bath is an option that not only relaxes you but removes some of those toxins, too. Now,.. Read More

Grandma’s Rules – Don’t Forget The Salad

Grandma's Salads

Okay, so maybe this isn’t so much a lesson as it is a really great story about salad.  Anyways, it was one of the millions of things I loved about Grandma. So I hate salad, like really hate it.  I thoroughly enjoy cooked veggies of all kinds, and I’m more than happy to drink a smoothie made of kale and/or spinach.  But salad? I don’t know what it is, but.. Read More

I Got Another Recipe For You! 4 Ingredient Flour-less Peanut Butter Cookies!

Gluten Free Cookies Recipe

Remember me talking about how much I enjoy cooking? Well last week when I shared my recipe for ham and cheese roll ups, I had also made these cookies. And let me tell you, I was a little worried at first. Let me start from the very beginning, though… So I found this recipe for four ingredient cookies that just so happened to be flourless. And since flourless = gluten.. Read More

One Of The Best Yoga Moves…Ever…For Anyone

Yoga Move For Detoxification

Despite not really gel-ing with kundalini yoga, I do still enjoy other types of yoga. And although it’s been a while since I’ve done a full yoga session, there is one move that keeps popping up in books and articles that I’m seeing online. So I’m taking it as a sign to share it with you! So first, let me tell you about where I’ve seen it. I always have.. Read More

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