Roll Away Stress and Worry and Uncover Sun-Kissed Glow

We discovered a natural way to roll away stress and worry with one simple product! The jade roller helps relax and acts as a natural facial massage for your skin too! Ready for more? We’ve got you covered!

Metamorphic Jade Roller and Heliophilia Glow and Fix Serum
Metamorphic Jade Roller and Heliophilia Glow and Fix Serum
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Get Your Grill On With Smart & Final

It’s the season to get your grill on and there is nothing I love more than firing up the BBQ! So, whether you are grilling for two or for a whole group of people, Smart & Final’s got you covered!

Smart and Final Extra - Sacramento
Smart and Final Extra – Sacramento
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Give Your K-Beauty a Super Fruit Upgrade

Give Your K-Beauty a Super Fruit Upgrade
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Every now and again a surprise package shows up at my door. It makes me feel like a kid on their birthday. You can imagine my excitement when FaceTory unexpectedly sent me their Lux Plus box to review. Because I had so much fun with their March 7 Lux Box, I couldn’t wait to try out some new Super Fruit infused K-Beauty products.

Get Your Super Fruit Glow On
K-Beauty Super Fruit_Facetory Lux Plus Box

When I opened my Lux Plus Box, I was intrigued by array of products. We have a full size cleanser, serum, and konjac sponge, as well as three sheet masks, and a mini hand cream set. All of which feature super fruit botanicals as part of their ingredient lists.

In addition to the products, the box also comes with a handout guide that provides details about each item. I especially like the key ingredient and direction sections.  It is a nice, helpful bonus.

The Lotus Jeju Botanical pH Balancing Cleanser
Super Fruit The Lotus Cleanser

One of the first products I gravitated towards was The Lotus Cleanser. I’m a sucker for beautifully designed packaging like the one featured on the cleanser box. I was also intrigued by the key ingredients of Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract and Nelumbo Nucifera Leaf Extract. I had a sneaking suspicion I was going to love this cleanser thanks to my previous use of aloe vera based products. They are so hydrating and nonirritating on my sensitive, dry skin.

My instincts were correct. This gel to foam cleanser leaves my skin balanced and free of impurities without feeling stripped of moisture. It’s so gentle and works exceptionally well with the konjac sponge.

Dr. Lola Jeju Nature Cleansing Tool
K-Beauty_ Dr Lola Konjac Sponge

Like the aloe based cleanser, I’ve also used a Konjac Sponge before. It’s such a unique tool. Made from the konjac root, the sponge naturally cleanses and exfoliates your skin. While it’s ideal for acne prone skin, it can be used on all skin types because it very mildly exfoliates and removes dirt and oil.

K-Beauty Super Fruit_ Cleanser and Konjac Sponge Use

I use it once or twice a week to help give my skin an extra boost of dead skin removal and cleansing. You can use the sponge alone or add a cleanser to it. I like to pair it with The Lotus Cleanser for a nice super fruit treatment. Once I’m done, I rinse out the sponge and place it in a konjac container I have from Julep. This helps keep it protected and from drying out.

Puregen Multi Collagen Power Lifting Serum
Super Fruit Puregen Serum

Next up in the land of super fruit, we have the Puregen serum. I don’t know how I lived without serums before incorporating them into my skincare routine. They really do make a huge difference, and this serum is no exception. It’s both lightweight and very nourishing.

Puregen Super Fruit Serum Use

With key ingredients like Hydrolyzed Collagen and Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract, my skin gets a boost of hydration, as well as anti-aging and anti-inflammatory benefits. My skin absolutely loves this serum, and I love how soft and nourished it feels all day and all night.

Super Fruit Sheet Masks
Super Fruit Infused Facial Masks

As I mentioned above, in addition to full size skincare products, the Lux Plus box also comes with 3 sheet masks. This time I received the Ariul Juice Cleanse Mask 2x Raspberry Lentil, Huangjisoo Centella Repairing Mask, and the FaceTory Let’s Talk Vitality Mask. I enjoyed treating my skin to all three.

First up, I used the Centella Mask, which features Centella Asiatica and Tremella Fuciformis Extract. These ingredients help heal and protect, while also brightening and evening out skin tone. The mask does have a strong floral, fruit scent, but it’s not so overpowering that it makes hard to wear for the suggested 15-20 minutes. It fit my face well and left my skin feeling refreshed, hydrated, and very soft.

Next, I used The FaceTory Let’s Talk Vitality Mask.  This mask features Punica Granaturn Fruit Extract and Shea Butter. These ingredients help soften the skin, while also delivering anti-oxidant rich properties that help reduce the signs of aging.

K-Beauty Facetory Mask Wear

Of the three masks I tried, this one was my favorite. I like the thick consistency of the mask, which helped it adhere well to my face. It was also very cooling and left my skin feeling soft and hydrated and looking plump.

Finally, we have the Ariul Juice Cleanse Mask. This unique mask features a nourishing Raspberry and Lentil filled essence, which helps your skin fight off free radicals. The essence also works to brighten and tighten skin, while increasing hydration.

Though it does take a little more effort to mix the essence with the mask, it’s also kind of fun. I did have some issues getting the mask to align and adhere to my face. While the mask was soothing, it did feel a  little intense on my skin. However, I did love seeing how glowy my face looked after I took the mask off.  

Duft & Doft Mini Hand Creams Set
K-Beauty Mini Hand Creams

Finally we have the super fruit packed mini hand cream set. As someone who can’t be without hand cream, most of the time, I am happy to have these in my collection. I keep one in my purse and another in my car.

The set includes four hand creams in four different scents. There is a nice range of fruity, floral, and musky, which I like. What I appreciate most is the texture. Formulated with shea butter and collagen, all of the hand creams are super hydrating without being greasy. I especially appreciate this when I’m in the car. I know I can apply my hand cream and not have to worry about my hands sliming up the steering wheel.

And bonus, they also help to reduce the signs of aging. I really like this because your hands are one of the first parts of your body to show age.

I’m so glad FaceTory sent me their Lux Plus box to try. It’s an affordable way to try unique K-Beauty products. I’m really loving the Super Fruit theme of this box and the results I’ve experienced with all the products.

Have you tried FaceTory before? Which Super Fruit product would you like to try?

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Essentials for a Low Carb Lifestyle

Summer is almost here and most of us are trying to shed a few pounds. After the holidays, my husband and I decided it was time to get back to resume a healthy lifestyle. We started searching for some essential low carb lifestyle products.

Essentials for a Low Carb Lifestyle
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Keeping Your Stuff Sand Free at the Beach

Is there anyone else who can agree that summer is pretty much the best thing ever? Warm sunshine, trips to the beach, and lots of relaxing time! The beach is definitely my happy place. The toasty sand and blue water make me a calmer, happier person. The only thing I’m not a fan of is trying to keep our belongings sand-free at the beach!

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Discover Eco-Friendly Clothing That’s Super Comfy

Super Comfy Eco-Friendly Clothing
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I work from home, which means I prefer to spend most of my time wearing comfy clothes. Of course, they also have to be stylish. Instead of turning to fast fashion, I look for brands that are creating eco-friendly clothing. They’re more conscious of the environment and of working conditions of those who make the clothes.

Anything I can do to leave a smaller carbon footprint or improve the lives of others; I try to do. With brands like Majamas Earth, finding eco-friendly clothing for the whole family is much easier. All of Majamas Earth’s products are sourced and made in the US. They strive to use Organic Cottons and environmentally friendly fabrics.

By making this commitment, the brand ensures people making the clothes are paid a fair wage and treated well.  It also ensures their clothes aren’t sprayed with chemicals or that clothing waste is dumped into our waters.

Eco-Friendly Clothing – The Basics
Majamas Earth_Eco-Friendly Clothing Collection

Now that you know a bit about Majamas Earth, let’s meet their eco-friendly clothing. The brand was kind enough to send me three pieces for review, including The Nuovo Top, The Tempo Libre Pant, and The Organic Sporty Bra. All three are extremely comfortable and very well made.

The Organic Sport Bra
Eco-Friendly Clothing_The Organic Sporty Bra

First, we have The Organic Sporty Bra. Made from eco-friendly fabrics, the bra features a v-neck crossover front and racer-back. It also comes with removable pads for added shape and support.

As someone who wears a 36DDD, finding a sports bra is the bane of my existence. In addition to a large chest, I also have a narrow back and shoulders.  I wasn’t sure how The Organic Sporty Bra would work for me, and I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised. While The Organic Sporty Bra isn’t ideal for high-impact workouts, it’s perfect for low impact, like Barre or Pilates. It’s also extremely comfortable for sleeping or every day wear.

The under-bust band is soft, yet supportive, and the removable pads add just the right amount of support, without being too cumbersome. Usually, I have issues with padded bras because they take up too much of the cup space. This doesn’t happen with The Organic Sporty Bra.

My only complaint with the bra is I wish it came with adjustable straps. Even with the racerback fit, the straps are just a little bit loose on my narrow shoulders. Though it’s doesn’t impede me wearing the bra during the day or during my low impact workouts.

The Nuovo Top & The Tempo Libre Pant
Eco-Friendly Clothing _ The Nuovo Top

Next up, we have The Nuovo Top and The Tempo Libre Pant. Both are so comfortable I never want to take them off.  They are so soft and cozy, I could even sleep in them.

Available in four colors, The Nuovo Top is made from sustainable cotton, modal, spandex, and recycled fabrics. It features a high-low cut, with a printed lining on the neckline and hemline. It’s extremely diverse, and can be worn with pjs, to the gym or with your favorite jeans. Not only does it wear well, it was washes well.

Eco-Friendly Clothing_The Tempo Libre Pant

Finally, we have The Tempo Libre Pant. This jogger style pant is made from reclaimed fabrics, modal, cotton, and spandex. Not only are they eco-friendly, but also super comfy. But what I like most about them, is that fact that they fit my short legs, thanks to the cinched in ankle.

I’m still on the fence about the fabric peek-a-boo pockets. I love the idea, but since I’m a little wider around the hip area, I feel like the fabric accents this part of my body. This is more of a personal concern, not an issue with the clothing.

Majamas Earth Bag

Regardless, like all the other Majamas Earth pieces, these joggers are perfect for sleeping, working out, or even traveling.  But most of all, I can feel good knowing I’m wearing eco-friendly clothing from an eco-conscious brand. I also love that they came with a super cute reusable bag. I can’t wait to add more Majamas Earth clothes to my wardrobe. I’m eyeing some of their tanks, hoodies, and leggings.

What’s your favorite piece from the collection? Where do you shop for eco-friendly clothing?

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DIY Beauty Products with Household Food Items

DIY Beauty
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I enjoy a good spa day and treating myself with DIY beauty products. I am known for frequenting the nail salon and taking long, hot bubble baths. What I don’t love are high prices and harmful chemicals.

Carrington Farms has products that are safe for consumption and DIY Beauty Products! From Chia seeds to Coconut Oil and everything in-between, they have exactly what you need for an at home spa day.

I went to their website and used their recommended recipes for a face mask and bath bomb. Both were perfect and easy to follow. I highly recommend you give it a try!

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Need Help with Pain Management and Inflammation: Try Lokus All-Natural Dietary Supplements

Lokus Products - Full Spectrum Oil 750mg Soft-Gel Capsules and Full Spectrum Oil 250mg
Lokus Products – Full Spectrum Oil 750mg Soft-Gel Capsules and Full Spectrum Oil 250mg
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About the Company

Lokus is a US company that offers dietary supplements made from CBD. All of their products are made in the US and are all natural. Their products boast relief from anxiety, stress, insomnia, pain, inflammation, acne, arthritis, and Multiple Sclerosis.

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We Switched To Natural Hair And Beauty Essentials

I like to switch up my haircare products between natural and the name or store brands you may find at any retailer.  I recently switched my son over to a natural deodorant and he’s already using a natural shampoo bar and body bar. It was only fitting to switch to a natural shampoo bar for myself. We switched to natural hair and beauty essentials and we’re excited to share what we found!

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I am always looking to simplify my life whether by organic clothing, food/cooking, beauty, fitness, health, and wellness. When I use natural shampoo and conditioner, I always like to keep a brand name to use at least once a week. Natural hair care tends to leave my hair feeling heavy and look greasy!

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Start a Delicious Morning Routine

Start a Delicious Morning Routine
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Whether my alarm goes off or not, I don’t meet the morning with glee. After untangling myself from the sheets, I stumble out of bed with messy hair, blurry eyes, and the inability to create coherent sentences. As you can imagine, breakfast is not always on my mind. Counting down when I can go back to sleep is more my speed, unless I have something delicious to get my morning routine going.   

My Plant-Based Morning Routine
A Delicious Morning Routine with Puffins and Elmhurst

A few years ago I switched to a more plant-based diet. One of the easiest places to make this change came at breakfast. Usually this in the form of a green smoothie of some type, but this isn’t always convenient. Let’s face it, when you’re not a morning person, busting out the blender and the measuring cups can be a chore.

This is why I was so excited to add Barbaras Puffins Cereal and Elmhurst Milks to my morning routine. They’re a quick, delicious healthy way to help me start my day.

Cereal + Milk = Delicious

One of the reasons I begrudgingly ate cereal as a kid was because I never liked the taste of milk. Most of the time, I would eat my cereal out of the box or pour it in the bowl plain. This is how much I don’t like dairy milk.

I was so excited when dairy alternatives started arriving at my grocery store. Back then, there was only one alternative option. Today, I can choose from Oat, Almond, and Cashew.

Morning Routine_Elmhurst Plant Based Milks

Before Elmhurst kindly sent me some of their milks for review, I had tried their Oat Milk and was already a fan. One of the things I like most about these unsweetened plant-based milks is how few ingredients they contain. Their Almond and Cashew have two ingredients, nuts and filtered water, while their Oat has three, water, oats and salt.

Morning Routine_Elmhurst Milks

These milks are rich, creamy and free from fillers, artificial flavors, and sugars. They are also the perfect pairing for Barbaras Puffins Cereal.

Another reason I gave up on the traditional milk and cereal was because of how mushy my cereal would get. If I didn’t eat it quick enough it would become a bowl of yuckiness. So, I was a bit skeptical about adding Puffins to my morning routine. Would these bite-sized puffs hold up to the Elmhurst milk?

Morning Routine_Barbaras Puffins Cereal

In reality, I had nothing to worry about because they are made for mixing with milk. They stay crunchy, while also absorbing just enough of the milk creaminess.

The brand was kind enough to send me two of the cereal varieties, Peanut Butter and Honey Rice. Not only do I enjoy their crispy texture, but I also love the taste. They are just right amount of hearty and sweet.

Morning Routine_Puffin Cereal Bites

Another Puffins perk is that they are low in sugar and available in vegan and vegetarian options. Their peanut butter (6 grams of sugar per serving) is low fat, vegan, and made from corn and whole grain oat.  The Honey Rice (5 grams of sugar per serving) is vegetarian, low fat, rich in fiber and made from gluten-free whole grain brown rice.

Did I mention the also have cinnamon, peanut butter and chocolate, and pumpkin cereals? I can definitely see them making an appearance in my morning routine very soon. I wonder which version of Elmhurst milks I should pour over each first? Something tells me all of their milks would pair oh so well with all of these cereals.

If you looking to add some delicious to your morning routine, try the fabulous combo of Elmhurst planet-based milks and Barbaras Puffin Cereal. I can’t promise they will make you a morning person, but they’ll at least make getting up a little easier.

What’s your morning routine? Are you a cereal and milk fan?

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