Springtime Salsa

Sometimes, instead of making a full on meal for lunches, I like to just have something snacky. This weekend at the farmers market they finally had some strawberries again, so I thought let’s make a salsa! Perfect for a light lunch, or a good sized snack. This is also great on top of some grilled […]

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Chicken Banh Mi Bowl

When I lived in Oakland, there was a place on International Blvd that had THE BEST bahn mi’s I’ve ever had in the US. I crave them all the time now that I don’t live there. If you’ve never had one, they’re amazing! They’re pretty simple, with just some meat (usually pork, but I like […]

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Activated Charcoal

Recently, I had a friend ask me about activated charcoal. She had heard a lot of buzz about it but wasn’t really sure what all the hype was about. So, I thought why not do a little post on it for anyone out there unfamiliar or needing a refresher. Activated charcoal is pure carbon made […]

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Seasonal Spotlight: OY-L’s Litsea Basil Body Scrub

OY-L (pronounced oil) was created by Andrea Pierce-Naymon after her daughter became afflicted with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS). She wanted to create an all-natural skin care line that would provide beauty without secrets. And she did just that and more! Not only is OY-L transparent with all of their ingredients, all the ingredients are safe […]

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Raspberry Overnight Oats with Homemade Raspberry Almond Milk

Breakfast on weekdays in this house usually means something that can be grab and go, but I want it to be beneficial too. No sugary cereals, yogurt cups, or “nutrition” bars here! One favorite though is overnight oats, they’re so delicious, convenient, easy and customizable. This weekend the grocery store had some beautiful raspberries on […]

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My 3 Favorite Magazines

I use to love conventional magazines. I liked to look at all the fashion, hair, beauty, and even food “trends” from all the big name magazines. But then, when I saved up my pretty pennies and went to makeup school in London, I was shown the difference between an actual fashion & beauty mags as […]

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When to Get Rid of Your Makeup & Skincare Products

Most people don’t realize makeup and skincare can expire and just continue using products long after they should be tossed. Makeup dries out as it comes in contact with air, so 1st off you’ll start to have a problem with application. Lipsticks will drag across the lip, mascara will be flaky and clumpy, eyeshadows and […]

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Easy Crunchy Cabbage Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing

I love cabbage salads, they’re so easy to make, cabbage is a great source for aiding in digestion, they’re easy to eat, and it’s nice to change it up from your normal greens. I also really love peanut dressing. I could put it on everything! If you have a peanut allergy, you can always switch […]

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Gratitude & The 5 Minute Journal

I’m not always the best at remembering to be grateful for the things in my life, getting better, but it’s always a work in progress. It’s not that I’m not grateful, it’s just that sometimes when things aren’t going smoothly, it’s hard for me to point out the positives. Sometimes I want to just dwell […]

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Beauty Heroes April Discovery: Lilfox

This month we were treated to a full-sized Jungle Glow enzyme cleanser + mask. It’s an exotic, skin-illuminating cleanser and treatment mask that gently exfoliates and stimulates with natural honey enzymes. And a smaller Cleopatra restorative milk + honey beauty mask. Which is LILFOX’s latest release, it softens, detoxifies and tones skin with crushed rose […]

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