Monday, April 14, 2014

10 THINGS THAT INSPIRED ME THIS WEEK

 Sun-kissed Goddess

 Pretty Floral Mandala
 Drum-like side table with rope detail.


 Always remember to treat yourself with great Love, Care and Respect. Show others how to treat you by the way you treat yourself.


 My kind of Meal 
Simple Recipe HERE

 Key Words; Nourishing, Consistently,
 Satisfied, Energized, Life!

Great job on styling this 
Beautiful Skirt, Anthropologie


 How Cool is that!




Loving this Tribal insAttire by Donna Karan

Sunday, April 13, 2014

CURRENTLY LOVING


Himalayan Salt lamps are a great thing to own and use especially since EMFs(Electrical Magnetic Frequencies) are hard to avoid our wireless world. When heated the lamp emits negative charged ions which cancel out any positive electrical charge around you/the lamp. The bigger the salt lamp, the larger the range and the closer you are to it, the more protection you'll have. It's a great idea to place on at your desk while you are on your computer as well as in your kitchen(esp in you spend a great deal of time there) since refrigerators tend to be just as dangerous..

 

If you've heard of the 'Tangle Teaser' then you've probably heard of the Michel Mercier detangling hair brush too. The only difference is, Michel Mercier makes a specially formulated bristle design for 3 each hair type; Fine, Normal and ThickIf you have curly hair it will still work for you, it just depends on whether you have Thick, Fine or Normal curly hair. I have fine, curly hair that get frizzy and tangled quite easily, so using this has been really gentle and effective, especially since I tend to have a sensitive scalp as well. 
 

Hibiscus Flower Tea... not really a tea but you can drink it hot or cold("brews" at any temperature). It tastes pretty great without any type of sweeteners or other additions so it's a great way to lightly flavor your water if you don't enjoy drinking just plain ol' water all the time.

 

I love bamboo steamers! They're a great way to cook veges' while still keeping most of the nutrients and natural flavors intact. Lid on Bamboo steamer with chopped vegetables inside, place on open pot of boiling/steaming water, 5 minutes and they're done!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

10 THINGS THAT INSPIRED ME THIS WEEK

 Angel Hair..J.Law

 On Your Path...
 
 Yum!

 Tribal Print Love

 My little 90's heart fell in love with these 80's shoes
#FashionCravings

 Proper food combining for optimal digestion..
 
 Favorite Time of day...

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 Keep Believing

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Saturday, March 8, 2014

FAVORITE RAW/VEGAN RECIPE BOOKS

#ONE 
#TWO

#THREE

#FOUR

#FIVE

#SIX

#SEVEN


If you're new to this Raw/Vegan lifestyle, you're most likely just itching to experiment. You've probably been to Raw/vegan restaurants and your Local health food stores, tried all the goodies that they have to offer, now you're hooked and you want to make more of your own Delicious Raw/Vegan main meals and sweet treats.  I get it, i'm right there with ya!  

I'm not Fully Raw but most of my meals are and most of my diet is. I'm sharing with you my favorite Raw/Vegan Recipe books.   These books were all written by Very Inspiring people with very interesting stories. Their journey to health makes their current lives sweeter and it'll help you stay on track too... 

#ONE, TWO & FOUR are great Starter recipe books because they include lots of Raw/Vegan alternatives to the unhealthy meals that most of us are used to, like pizza, pasta, cookies, crackers and chocolate. After you master the basics, you can then move on to the world of superfoods and the best Raw/Vegan Birthday cakes Ever in #FIVE & #SIX. #SEVEN is also one of my favorites because it includes proper food combining in every recipe and each recipe is Quick,Easy and pretty fun to put together.



xoxo
Enjoy!

10 THINGS THAT INSPIRED ME THIS WEEK

 Oh Yum! #Raw #Sprouted #Simple #Delicious #Lonijane

 I agree Wholeheartedly!
 Where you are meant to be...
 True!
 Stunna Summer! 

 ...One day at a time...
 My thoughts exactly!

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 Keep Doing!...

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Friday, February 21, 2014

MY EVERYDAY MAKEUP PRODUCTS



 There are lots of high performance makeup brands and products available on the market today but my aim was to find products that perform well while being free of harmful chemicals. My main aim was to have my everyday makeup be as natural as possible. It definitely wasn't an overnight transition and it really shouldn't be but I'm very happy with all my replacements and I wanted to share them with you, in case you where looking for good natural/chemical free products that really do work just as well or sometimes even better than the popular main stream brands.

 Natural Beauty Make-up look 
Image Via Pinterest

 At the end of the day, your health is the most important thing and you don't want your makeup to compromise that. Our skin really does absorb everything we put on it. Most of that makes it's way into our bodies so it's important to be mindful of what we're slathering on our faces and bodies on a daily basis...


Foundation



I love this stuff because it's water-based, hydrating and you can build the coverage if needed. A sheer coverage on the face and maybe a little extra under the eyes as a concealer if needed or full coverage for a night out. It gives a slight glow finish but never oily or cake-y looking. I usually apply it with a flat foundation brush and then blend it in with a damp Beauty Blender Sponge. I generally don't wear a primer with this foundation but on occasion i'll use Tarte's Clean Slate Flawless 12-Hr Brightening Primer.

 Eyes 
(Lids, Brows, Lashes)


 
I prefer a cream eyeshadow over a powder formula. You can swipe them on with your finger tips or a brush and it'll melt into your skin for flawless effect. I like to layer them for color dimension. My favorites combination is Lunar+ Solar + Seduce. If i'm in a hurry, i'll just swipe on a little 'Solar' on my lids for an overall brightening effect to the eyes/face. Definitely the best cream eyeshadow formula on the all-natural makeup market.





I find soft focus brows to be Most Beautiful! You would generally use a powder formula to achieve this look but you can also use a soft brow pencil formula as well. The keys to the perfect soft focus brow fill are; The Right Color, The right product and Blending. This is why Tarte's EmphasEYES brow pencil is the perfect brow finishing tool. I fill in my brows with a light hand where needed, blend with the brush on the opposite end and wipe off any excess with a facial tissue. The best part is that it stays put all day!






I've tried so many on other mascaras and I always come back to this one. If you want Naturally full and lightly coated looking lashes then you'll love this one. Heavy coated, waxy lashes are just not for me. If it starts to get a little clumpy as it dries out I just take a clean Masacara wand and wiggle any excess out of my lashes after I apply.. Ideally a tube will last about 4 months but I've totally ise a tube for up to 6 months before. It all depends on the climate you're in.


Bronzer


My favorite bronzer color used to be the very popular 'Laguna' by NARS but Tarte uses better ingredients and their Park Avenue Princess is pretty similar... To be honest, the more I use it, the more I love it. I wish it had just a little bit more of that golden undertone but it doesn't look dirty or orange on and that's always a good thing when it comes to bronzers. Great bronzers that will look good on most are not that easy to find so this is a Gem. :-)

Highlighter



Tarte makes great highlighters! I think this one is meant to be applied under foundation or mixed with foundation for a luminous effect but I like to use it as a highlighter on my cheekbones, brow bone and down the bridge of the nose. It really gives a seamless effect because it blends well with the rest of your makeup. I squeeze a little out on the back of my hand and apply it with my finger tips or a flat, medium makeup/concealer brush. This tube will last you quite some time since you really don't need much for each application.

Lips



These are my go-to lip colors for everyday.. I aim for the stain effect and Lasting hydration.
For a sheer rosy lip stain look, I go with the Ruby juice gloss. 
For a slightly shimmery red-orange lip color(left), I'll apply the cosmic Apricot lover lips or just layer them both.  

Friday, February 7, 2014

10 THINGS THAT INSPIRED ME THIS WEEK


Super Puppy! How Cute is that!
 

How Yummy does this look! Recipe HERE 
 

What do you really believe in?


Two Movies that i'm really Excited to see this year!
 

Quote from 'The fault in our stars' book

I guess it's considered a miracle because it's so uncommon now. 
 
  
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All the details of Product Development


Cute & Clever
 

A good example of the difference between whole food and Overly processed food.