Why you might want to reconsider your underarm products

Why you might want to reconsider your underarm products

A very good friend, who knows me well, sent me an email yesterday that included a link to a blog post that she thought I would be interested in. The blog post that I am referring to was titled How an Armpit Cleanse Can Save Your Breasts.  Once I got through my middle school-style giggle fest over seeing the word “armpit” in the subject of an email, I began to read and knew that I had to do my own post on the subject. Many years ago, I read something similar that linked certain types of underarm products to breast cancer.  This...

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Part Two: 2014 All-Stars (Food, Health, & Fitness)

Part Two: 2014 All-Stars (Food, Health, & Fitness)

In case you missed part one, you can find it here.  I shared my beauty & skin care all-stars from 2014 in that post. Onto another subject that I love- food, health, and fitness!   1. Harvest Bay Coconut Water//2. Now Foods Popcorn//3. Orville Redenbacher Popcorn Machine//4.Barney Butter Almond Butter//5. GuruNanda Pulling Oil (more info here)//6. Organic Veggie-Go’s//7. Trader Joe’s Coconut Oil Spray//8. The Body Book by Cameron Diaz//9. Beach Babe DVD 2//10. Guava Goddess Kombucha I’ll be back on Friday...

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12 Tips for growing thicker hair & managing hair loss

12 Tips for growing thicker hair & managing hair loss

I discuss outer beauty a lot on this blog, but I also try to balance those posts out with lots of information about health and overall well-being. After all, there is more to life than makeup and good hair days. With that being said, it is often hard to feel good about ourselves when we don’t look our very best. Not to overgeneralize too much, but I think that women are especially impacted when they have a physical attribute that makes them feel self-conscious. Several months ago, I was personally dealing with some postpartum hair loss...

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Review | ALOHA Whole-Food Powder (& Smoothie Recipe)

Review | ALOHA Whole-Food Powder (& Smoothie Recipe)

(Please note: While ALOHA did send me some free samples of their products, I was not paid to review them, and all opinions in this post are my own true thoughts about the brand and its products.)   Ever since I started The Grass Skirt nearly 4 years ago, I’ve received many emails, tweets, comments, and blog traffic from people who wanted to know how to make a grass skirt, throw a luau, or plan a trip to Hawaii. Well, for once, I am going to make all of those faceless strangers a bit happy while still pleasing all of my fellow...

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A mini guide to essential oils | Interview with Laura Wilson

A mini guide to essential oils | Interview with Laura Wilson

You may have noticed that I have been professing my love for essential oils both here and on The Mini Skirt lately, and I am really excited to bring you more posts about my favorite oils as I continue to use them. I realize that not everyone is familiar with essential oils, so I interviewed Laura Wilson, a rep for doTERRA Essential Oils, with beginner’s in mind.  Aside from being super sweet and pretty, Laura is an aspiring blogger, and her blog Splendid Mama will be up and running in the next few weeks. It will have information about...

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Friday Favorites (11/14)

Friday Favorites (11/14)

Happy Friday! This was one of those weeks where I didn’t even have to think for a split second about what I would include in my favorites post.  So, let’s get right to everything! Veggie-Go’s These are basically a version of fruit snacks or fruit leathers, but they are much healthier with simple ingredients and no added sugars.  I’ve been snacking on the Mountain Berry Spinach flavor all week long.  It’s the perfect snack to toss in my purse or diaper bag when I am on the go (as the name of this product...

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