Healthy Living

Clean Beauty from the Inside Out

Adaptogens and herbal supplements. We hear about them all the time! They’re in smoothies and matcha lattes (my personal favourite), people add them to baked goods…they’re taking over! But why? What’s all the hype? Is this a trend? Well, not only do adaptogens promote wellness…but they promote beauty on the inside. And when you’re using quality, organic products – not only on the outside,  but internally –  your skin and body will thank you! As far as this being a trend, eh..I definitely think more people are coming onto the whole adaptogens in your smoothie and lattes deal, which I love! I think that it’s awesome more are becoming aware to the powerful healing abilities of plants! But, remember, too much of a good thing isn’t always good. So, to learn more about adaptogens, read on..

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Organic and Vegan Raspberry “Nutella” Chia Pudding Pot

 

I’m so stoked to share this recipe with you guys! Mainly because it’s SO dang good, but also cus I never really share recipes or most things non-beauty related on my blog!

 

BUT SERIOUSLY HOW GOOD DOES THIS LOOK?! It tastes even better too! I adapted a recipe by @goodnessisgorgeous that I stumbled upon on FeedFeed! Wait…you don’t know about FeedFeed?! Your life will be changed. It’s basically a crowdsourced digital cooking publication and community for all things FOOD. There’s curated content shared by home cooks, chefs, and bloggers into easy categories that reflect trends from kitchens around the world. Like I said, life changer! I love it!

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For Your Health: Dangers of EMF’s + Defender Shield Giveaway!

So, as you all know, I use electronics quite a bit. iPhone, laptop…I mean, it’s basically in my job description. Of course there are benefits to this – fun, useful apps, emails, iCal…the occasional black holes I like to call Instagram and Facebook – and oh, don’t forget Pinterest! But, with all of the new gadgets thrown at us nowadays, there’s (not surprisingly so) some serious complications that come with them.

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Top Green Household Products

Who wants a clean home!? (Raises both hands) Who wants a clean home with GREEN products!? (Raises arms and legs) Ladies and gents, I am the QUEEN of clean. Seriously, ask anyone who knows me super well…aka my husband. It isn’t just neat-and-tidy-Sammie, it’s neat-tidy-and-SPICK-AND-SPAN-Sammie. But really, a clean home is just the best, in my honest opinion. What’s better than tidiness and a clean surface?! (Okay..I’ll calm down.)

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Pinner Test: Food Intolerance Testing + Results

Back in February I decided I needed to take some sort of a test to see which foods I was intolerant to. It had been almost 6 years since I had last been tested and the body changes quite a bit in just a year alone…so, it was time. I did a bit of research and finally landed on Pinner Test, one of the most accurate at-home Food Intolerance Testing Kits. I mean, if I don’t have to leave home to go to some creepy building to get blood tests, AND it’s still accurate, count me in! (Jk about the creepy building..maybe haha.) On February 6th, I received my Pinner Test and went straight to testing this bad boy out. I’m sure all of you are keen to know about how this whole ordeal went…right? Well, before we get into that, let’s chat about what Pinner Test is and how it works.

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Inspiring Interviews Series 1: Brandie Gilliam of Thoughtfully Magazine

Photo by Autumn Beury

I am so excited to be debuting this new series that I will be featuring on my blog every so often called “Inspiring Interviews“. I’ve always been so intrigued, impressed and completely inspired (see what I did there?) by what fuels the men and women in the clean beauty world – heck, in the world, period. Whether it be makeup, skincare, body care, haircare, writing, photography, music, art, fashion, health, fitness, faith and more…I want to share with everyone the amazing people I get to connect with on a daily basis! I have met some wonderful humans through social media, and sometimes I get lucky enough to meet them in real life!

 

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The Laundress: Eco-Friendly Fabric Care

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I’m about to introduce to you, or if you’ve already heard of this company – re-introduce – a wonderful, all-natural, eco-friendly laundry care and home cleaning company that may just change your mind about the way you do your laundry and home cleaning! Their name: The Laundress. Their mission: to empower style seekers with the importance of washing at home versus dry cleaning as much as possible.

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