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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

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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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Flower Power: Revolutionizing The Way We Think + Feel

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I am so excited about today’s feature post! The lovely and incredibly wonderful Katie Hess, author + flower alchemist, has written a gorgeous, transformative book, translating the wisdom + magic of flowers. It’s been a long time coming, and I could not be more ecstatic for this book and its beautiful message and insight! One of the most important discoveries you will make in Flowerevolution is that each flower has its own special message and teaching. You will also discover:

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Charlotte Marriott City Center: Stay Well Room Review

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I am so thrilled to finally share with you my Stay Well Room experience at the Charlotte Marriott City Center! Conveniently located on the Charlotte Marriott City Center’s fifth floor, there are 22 Stay Well rooms available to reserve. Charlotte is an additional city that has recently implemented Stay Well rooms. Some of the other locations include the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Richmond Marriott Short Pump, the Residence Inn Orlando Lake Nona and the Courtyard Orlando Lake Nona.

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Essential Oils + Their Benefits

Hello lovelies! I have for you something a bit different today – it isn’t a review, however it is very relevant to the last review I did regarding Bali Botanic. Before I got into Essential Oils, I did a lot of research on them, figuring out what oils were best for your health/skin issues and more…of course that helped me out a bit, but there were (and still are) a lot of questions I had. As you know, we never stop learning and EO’s never cease to amaze me with their medicinal and therapeutic powers.

Essential oils are volatile liquids distilled from plants and organic matter like seeds, flowers, fruit, stems, bark, roots, and leaves. They can be used to heal and support your body’s emotional and physical well-being, typically entering the body in three ways. Application to the skin using a compress, a spray, a bath, or massage; they can be inhaled using a diffuser, dry evaporation, steam, or a spray; and they can be ingested either orally or by suppository. (Please take caution and note that the ingestion of essential oils is only recommended under the supervision of a licensed healthcare provider.)

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Zyderma Antimicrobial Clarifying Cream

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So pumped about today’s feature, Zyderma HS! I have nothing but great things to say about this company and product – not to mention, Kelly (their Public Relations Product Specialist) is the sweetest, most informative woman! But let’s not waste any time chit-chatting, let’s jump right in and find out more about them and what their product can do for you!

 

This Canadian (yay) company was co-founded by David Okamoto, Rick Martin & Tom Heinar, who carry an extensive background in the cosmetics and healthcare industry. They’ve learned a ton about the harmful ingredients in most skin care products, as well as the resulting side effects. They’re totally relatable on a personal level, as parents and friends of those who suffer with different skin disorders and in the process, have become increasingly concerned with the lack of skin-friendly products. That’s when it was decided that action needed to be taken, time to make a difference!

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Nutrition Stripped Fall Supper Film!

 

Hello again, everyone! Hope you all have been having a wonderful January!

 

I can’t even begin expressing my excitement over this incredible film from Nutrition Stripped‘s first Supper Club. Sadly, I couldn’t attend…but watching this rad video, and the hard work and preparation my talented friends Mckel, Rhian and my darling sisters Jordana and Maggie, put into this night, makes me feel like I was there – AND SO PROUD!

 

“It was just how I had dreamed up my first Supper Club to look – cozy, welcoming, warm, and elegant yet simple. Seeing all 50 guests gathered around the table, enjoying their drinks and food, was just the best feeling. We were serenaded by the incredible duo, Elenowen (hosted by Cause A Scene Music). They just topped off the evening and made it feel so special.” -Mckel Hill (read more about the night, as well as view pictures here on Nutrition Stripped’s website!)

 

 

 

 

It looked like SUCH a beautiful night captured amazingly by my insanely gifted brother Jake of Jake Colletta Films! The colours, the vibrancy, the music, the friends, the fun and THE FOOD…unbelievable. To say I’m proud would be an understatement. Well done everyone! Can’t wait for the next one!

 

So, here it is: Nutrition Stripped Fall Supper Club Film filmed by Jake Colletta Films

Shot on: Panasonic GH4 W/ voigtlander 17.5mm f/.95 24fps @ 4k/ 60fps @ 1080
Song: Shells by Laurel (Durante remix)