Shelby MacIlvain

Freelance Writer

United States

Shelby is a licensed cosmetologist and natural beauty expert. She is the author and star of’s easy, natural makeup tutorial series as well as an avid healthy recipe developer. In her free time she likes to write, watch Dexter, practice yoga and cook all sorts of delicious, plant-based concoctions for her husband and friends. Shelby also enjoys doing hair and makeup. Shelby describes herself as, independent, weird and someone who marches to the beat of her own funky drums. Shelby's a proficient proofreader, editor and copywriter, specializing in writing in the health, wellness and beauty industry. Shelby has multiple published blogs, with enticing material that keeps the reader on the page. Shelby is a fast learner and always ready to learn new things!

Soft Tissue Ankle Injuries - The Importance of Exercise and Rehabilitation

MCT's, or Medium Chain Triglycerides , are a type of fatty acid often derived from coconut or palm oil and some dairy products. As the name suggests, MCT oil contains these medium-length chains of fatty acids, called triglycerides. Because of their shorter length, these fats can be easily digested and absorbed by your body and used for immediate energy.

The Lovery
5 Surprising Proposal Ideas

Ready to pop the question to the woman of your dreams but absolutely want to surprise her? A proposal is an exciting time in anyways life! Asking the person you love to share forever with you is a big deal and you want to get every detail just right. Location, timing, props and who will be there are all very important things to think about. Do you want to hire a friend or photographer to catch the magic moment forever on video or film? Once you have the answers to these questions, you’re...

AAA Remodeling & Development
Energy Saving Ideas for your Home

Are you looking to reduce your household energy use? Or maybe you’re interested in lowering your monthly utility bills? Either way, there’s a number of different ways to help you reduce your usage without extensive home renovations and improvements. We’re sharing the top 3 of the most common and practical ways you and your family can conserve energy in your home.

Happy Wellness Life
4 Cruelty-Free Makeup Brands to Try Now

Everyone is hopping on the cruelty-free train these days! Some of the biggest names in makeup, hair and skincare, like Marc Jacobs Beauty, Anastasia Beverly Hills and bareMinerals, have all recently announced their efforts to protect the bunnies and hamsters by NOT testing their products on animals. This is awesome news for us beauty-obsessed consumers.

Benefits of Fermented Beauty

By now, you should be all fermented out! You’ve heard of your microbiome and why it’s so important to keep your gut healthy and happy. Check! You’ve read up on probiotics and what the heck kefir is. Check, check. Maybe, you’ve even tried to brew your own kombucha to get that fizzy, effervescent fermented drink right in the comforts of your own home. Triple check. Well now, fermented beauty products have been taking the world by storm!

Yahoo! Finance
LuckyVitamin Partners with Girls on the Run for Celebratory 5K

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., May 21, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- On May 18th, 2019, LuckyVitamin, an e-commerce specialty retailer and manufacturer of natural health and wellness products, partnered with Girls on the Run, a non-profit organization that offers after-school programs for girls in 3rd - 8th grade, at their annual celebratory 5K event in Blue Bell, PA.

Nutrition Smart
The Gut Brain Connection

You may have seen the trendy words probiotic, gut-health and microbiome floating around the internet recently or a quick scroll through your Instagram feed will show your favorite food blogger or yoga enthusiast gushing about the importance of your gut health for overall wellness. What does all of this mean exactly? And what the heck IS a microbiome anyways? Today we’re going with our gut (ha, ha) and sharing all the wonderful benefits of having a healthy digestive tract, which in turn, can...

Happy Wellness Life
What Is Castile Soap? Plus 7 DIY Uses

Castile soap is known as being a “clean-all.” Great for cleaning any and everything, castile soap is non-toxic, natural, biodegradable, environmentally friendly, the list goes on and on. So, next time your kitchen (and your kids!) need a good scrubbing, why not grab a bottle of castile soap? We’re sharing what exactly this miracle product is, all of its amazing uses, and DIY recipes.

Avellina Aesthetics
Everything You Need to Know About Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are a minimally invasive, injectable gel-like substance that is placed beneath the skin to essentially, “fill in” a problem area to create a smoother, wrinkle free appearance.