Beauty Heroes May Discovery: Max and Me

This month’s Beauty Heroes treated subscribers to Circle of Protection body oil plus a mini body oil, and a mini face oil by a brand called Max and Me. In their words “Max and Tanja’s marriage birthed, max and me“ a beautifully holistic, purely organic, highly vibrant, luminous skincare collection – the culmination of their […]

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Farmer’s Market Salad

Here in Portland, there is a farmer’s market in almost every neighborhood, but most are closed through the Winter, with the exception of a couple. This past weekend the one in my neighborhood opened, so of course, I had to go. I love the farmer’s market because not only is everything fresh, organic, and cheaper […]

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Why Self-Love is so Important

Self-love is something I’ve struggled with probably my whole life. I think a lot of us do. Even this post will probably be a little bit of a struggle. It feels like when you’re growing up, people tell you to be confident and you can be anything you want. Then, on the flip side, they’ll […]

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Covering Dark Circles

I was lucky enough to inherit dark circles. No matter how much sleep I get, or what products I use, they’re always there. So I like a concealer with full coverage and Hynt Beauty’s Perfecting Concealer is perfect to get the job done. It’s SUPER pigmented, so a little goes a long way, which means […]

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5 Spring Wellness Favorites

Now that it’s Spring (kind of) I thought I would go over my wellness favs for the season, just like I did in Winter. I know it’s just the beginning of the season but I can already tell I’ll be reaching for these all season! Suntegrity Lip CPR – With a good range of colors, […]

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No Makeup, Makeup Look

No makeup, makeup is all about perfecting the skin and making sure your foundation and concealer match your skin flawlessly. It’s about looking effortless even though sometimes it can take the most effort. #iwokeuplikethis On my own face, my biggest struggle is concealing my dark circles and hyperpigmentation. Which is why I like a full […]

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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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