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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Top Green Skincare Products

I’ll be real, for the longest time, I was a makeup girl. Skincare always came second for me…until one day, (quite some time ago) I realized that skincare was essential for healthy, beautiful glowing skin. The canvas to express my makeup looks on…it had to be prepped right, and with the best of the best ingredients!

So, with that being said, I wanted to share my top green skincare products! I’ve broken them down into categories, starting with my first routine – cleansing, and then the rest of the products consecutively follow! Keep in mind, these are what I use right now, on a daily/nightly basis and pretty much the ones I couldn’t live without.

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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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Live Inspired: Hand-Crafted Organic Body Care

Live Inspired Organics; hand-crafted, body care created out of a passion cultivated in the belief that behind every superior product, there is a powerful story – now I can get behind that!

A story of all-natural, no harm and organic beauty as told by each beautiful ingredient.

So, what’s the story behind Live Inspired? Well, it’s pretty simple really – aren’t those the best kind of stories anyhow? ;) –  nourishing, healing and renewing products are a result of the use of superior all-natural, pure and organic ingredients. These incredible ingredients, combined with all of the love and gratitude that’s poured into the products made make this company really stand out. Gina, their founder, is one of the sweetest souls! It’s been such a pleasure connecting with her over the past couple of months. She has a heart of gold, and you can really sense that in conversation (whether that be on Instagram or e-mail) and yep…products!

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Petit Vour December 2016 Beauty Box

‘Tis the season! December’s Petit Vour Beauty Box is feeling extra festive with its cute Christmas themed illustration, done by the talented Niina Pechkovskaya! The box itself this month is amazing! Chock-full of goodies that cater to your beautiful self – from haircare and makeup, bath and shower to skincare – this month has it all! There’s even a FREE GIFT for active Petit Vour subscribers, of (one of my faves) EVOLVh‘s Leave-In Conditioner (2 oz) with any full-size purchase of the featured December products! All you have to do is enter the code ACTIVE upon checkout. (Valid through 1/15/17) Such a great little perk!

 

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Monthly Must-Have: 5 Facial Balms You Need Now

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*I don’t know about you, but the cooler weather can only mean one thing…dry skin. Even if you’re oily, or just have normal skin (lucky), you will definitely want to have a look at these must-have face balms. These balms hydrate, balance, soothe, heal and give you that glowy, healthy skin you strive for. Plus, they can double up as body balm too!

 

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5 Simple Holiday Gift Ideas

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We’re all aware that the holidays are just around the corner…I mean, I think everyone decided to go Christmas crazy really early this year. It seems like all of my friends posts and videos are of Christmas decor or music! Just me? But for real, I’ll blink and the next thing I know it’s Christmas morning (LOL..)! Ok, I promise, I am going to keep the intro to this post simple, just like the gift guide. If you are wanting some ideas for gifts this year, here are some products/brands I have been loving and I personally think would make a lovely gift! Annnnnd 1, 2, 3…go!

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