April 2016 Favorites

April 2016 Favorites

Please note: This is not a sponsored post.  As always, these are my own honest opinions.   I don’t have a ton of favorites this month because, quite honestly, I’ve still been enjoying the things from the two previous months (see February & March).  Regardless, I do have a good variety with food, accessories, and beauty being among the chosen ones. Let’s get to it! The Oh She Glows Cookbook I don’t know why on earth it took me so long to get this cookbook, especially since I’ve been a fan of...

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A beginner’s guide to green beauty

A beginner’s guide to green beauty

Hi there! I have been getting a lot of emails lately from women who want to know where to start when it comes to adopting a cleaner beauty routine.  This is actually a topic that I’ve covered here and there in the past, but now that I’ve been fully immersed in the green beauty world for awhile, I feel that I have even more (and better) tips to offer on the subject- though I am certainly not an expert and there’s always more to learn.    1.  Do your research. While you can totally get into reading about the science...

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One beauty & health food you’re probably not eating

One beauty & health food you’re probably not eating

(Please note: This post contains some affiliate links.)   Did you know that you can eat the seeds of apricots? Up until about two months ago, I certainly didn’t have a clue.  I just happened to find out about them when I was searching Vitacost for some snack food ideas.  The reviews were all so glowing that I figured I’d take a gamble and order them, but it wasn’t until later that I learned about their powerful benefits. These little babies are so powerful, in fact, that it is recommended that you only consume 2-4 of...

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March 2016 Favorites

March 2016 Favorites

(Please note: This is not a sponsored post, but it does contain some affiliate links.)   I didn’t have to step back to come up with my standout favorites from the month of March because they were just so insanely obvious.  In fact,  I reached for all of these things on a daily basis with the exception of the face scrub, and you’ll read why in a minute. It was definitely a good month for new discoveries. Tata Harper Volumizing Lip & Cheek Tint in Very Sweet I received this product (not shown above) as a free sample with...

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Products I’ve used up lately & my thoughts on each one (#6)

Products I’ve used up lately & my thoughts on each one (#6)

I am doing an empties post today, so I can finally toss these containers into our recycling bin. It always feels so weird to hang onto empty packages and bottles for so long, but let’s face it, bloggers do a lot of weird things. Activated Charcoal Every so often, I like to take activated charcoal to rid my body of toxins (consult your physician before deciding to do this yourself).  I also break open the capsules and use the powder to scrub my teeth because it naturally whitens them.  If you’d like to see a more in-depth post...

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Whole Foods Beauty Week & a Giveaway

Whole Foods Beauty Week & a Giveaway

As a mom of three small children, a vacation getaway is kind of out of the question. While I’d love to fly off to Maui with my husband on a whim (not that we ever did that pre-kids), I have to clear my head on a smaller scale a bit closer to home these days. One of my very favorite places to get some much needed “me time” is at Whole Foods.  It is basically my happy place, and I often refer to it as my mother ship. In the past, I would easily spend hours just browsing the food options and hitting up their famous hot bar, but...

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