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.
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.
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...
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.
I prefer a cream eyeshadow over a powderformula. 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.
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. :-)
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.
An Excellent facial moisturizer! Maracuja(similar to a Passion Fruit)oil is made from the jelly substance than surrounds the seeds inside the Maracuja fruit. It's quite light, asborbs well and keeps your skin hydrated. It's also really good at preventing zits for some reason. It works really well in cold and dry climates as well as humid climates, although you may need significantly less product in the more humid climates. Tarte's Maracuja oil comes in 2 or 3 different sizes but I much prefer the roller ball application since it allows for more product to end up on your face instead of your hands..
What a Great Idea! This is literally a meal in a bottle and it tastes like you're drinking jello, but better! There are a few different flavors available but the Blackberry Hibiscus is my favorite! This is a great drink to have before you workout or just as a snack or meal substitute while you're on-the-go. It's packed with nutrients, thanks to in ingredients like hibiscus extract, black carrot juice, blueberry juice etc. It's also quite filling and hydrating because of the Chia seeds. You can also make your own Chia drink by making your own juice cocktail and adding 1/2 cup or more (depending on the amount of juice) of Chia seeds that were hydrated in water overnight.
I have yet to have an actual Fresh, Ripe fig but dried figs do the trick for now. Among many other health benefits, figs help to eliminate excess mucus in the body. Figs are also one of natures candies. I even prefer them to dates and I love to add them to my smoothies for extra flavor and sweetness. There are a few different varieties of figs and I cannot wait to try them all! What's your favorite variety of fig?
Another Excellent product! Nature's Aid Skin gel is the Ultimate multipurpose skin product and it's all-natural!Great to use on anything from mild frost bite, cuts, insect bites, Psoriasis, Sunburn, Radiation burns in cancer patients, bed sores, muscle pain, Arthritis...etc. Check out the complete list of uses HERE
The most impressive thing about this product has to be that it only has 5 ingredients. Aloe Vera, Vitamin E, Witch Hazel, Rosemary, and Tea Tree oil... that's it!