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NOVEMBER 13, 2018

THANKSGIVING – A FEAST FOR YOUR SKIN!

November 13, 2018

THANKSGIVING – A FEAST FOR YOUR SKIN!

Thanksgiving is here, and with it comes with lots of gratitude and even more food than normal. And while we here at KG like to encourage healthful eating for best complexion results, Thanksgiving is one day we say throw caution to the wind. Do we want whip cream with that pumpkin pie? Oh yes, we do. However, the day should not be a total food guilt trip, so we went off in search of the silver lining. We found that many of the ingredients and foods we eat on Thanksgiving have powerful skin-loving properties, so chew on that as you...

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OCTOBER 02, 2018

FOODS FOR YOUR FACE: 5 FALL SUPERFOODS

October 02, 2018

FOODS FOR YOUR FACE: 5 FALL SUPERFOODS

Here at Kari Gran, we’ve never been shy about encouraging a holistic approach to your all natural skin care regime, as truly, products can only get you so far. What you eat and drink impacts your complexion, for better or worse. With fall upon us, I wanted to share a few in-season superfoods for your skin. If they catch your eye, eat in abundance! 1. Pumpkin – These are not just for Halloween and crafts –pumpkins are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, found in both the flesh and the seeds. Eating pumpkins can help repair sun damage and slow...

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MAY 22, 2018

"Lazy Perfection": Makeup and You.

May 22, 2018

"Lazy Perfection":  Makeup and You.

The Art of Looking Great Without Really Trying As someone who spent a crazy amount of time in the bathroom during her early teens trying to apply my Maybelline mascara to every single lash, layering and layering, like I was about to hit the red carpet instead of the halls of junior high, this book intrigued me.  I’ll admit, I was hooked by the “Lazy” part of the title – who doesn’t want to look good with as little fuss as possible? Jenny Patinkin, the author, is a professional makeup artist who says her book isn’t actually about being lazy,...

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MAY 14, 2018

Collagen and the Power of Golden Fuel - Guest blog by, Minna Lee

May 14, 2018

Collagen and the Power of Golden Fuel - Guest blog by, Minna Lee

You just never know when you’ll meet someone who will rock your world in the most unexpected place. In this case, I had the true pleasure of meeting a fellow entrepreneur who just happened to have the same issue with the autoimmune disease, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. Minna had the light bulb idea to create a product that was both incredibly tasty and a great little multitasker with ingredients like turmeric and healthy fats that support my compromised immune system which is under constant stress as a result of inflammation. We instantly connected after the event for Credo Beauty in Brooklyn which...

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APRIL 10, 2018

“The Woman I Wanted to Be”: by Diane von Furstenberg

April 10, 2018

“The Woman I Wanted to Be”:  by Diane von Furstenberg

In her irresistible memoir “The Woman I Wanted To Be”, Diane von Furstenberg recounts the story of her remarkable life. This what I knew about DVF (as her friends call her) before reading:  she married a European prince at a young age, created the famous “Wrap Dress” that became a fashion icon, and lived a glamorous life as part of the jet set, frequently seen at Studio 54.  She epitomized the 70’s.  What I learned from reading her book is that she is a woman of great strength,  empathy, and vision. Independence, freedom, and self-reliance were touchstones for Diane's life...

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MARCH 05, 2018

2nd Annual Be Kind To Your Skin From Within Workshop Recap

March 05, 2018

2nd Annual Be Kind To Your Skin From Within Workshop Recap

Big thanks to Naturopathic Doctor & Ayurvedic practitioner Dr. Emily Passic and Nutritionist, Jeannie Oliver for leading our 2nd Annual Be Kind To Your Skin From Within Workshop. We covered a wide range of topics, including the following: Being kind to your skin from within by choosing skin-loving foods  The importance of the lymphatic system and skin health   Ayurvedic wisdom as it pertains to water intake An easy lymphatic facial you can do at home  Learn more about the speakers, download the handouts, and listen to our conversation.   Listen To The Whole Workshop [widgetic-audio-playlist id=5a95fc4decb2a1e5208b4569 autoscale=on width=438 height=168 resize=fill-width] Handouts & Guides:...

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FEBRUARY 25, 2018

"Judgment Detox: Release the Beliefs That Hold You Back From Living a Better Life" - Gabrielle Bernstein

February 25, 2018

"Judgment Detox:  Release the Beliefs That Hold You Back From Living a Better Life" - Gabrielle Bernstein

How would it feel to let go of judgment in your life? In her book, “Judgement Detox”, Gabrielle Bernstein explores this question. She defines judgment as separation from love and believes it’s the number one reason we feel blocked, sad and alone. Her theory is simple: judgment is our defense against fear, feeling unsafe, vulnerable or inadequate. Naturally, all of us judge, frequently, every day. In this book, she outlines a series of six steps and practices to help you detach from judgment and return to your natural "sense of oneness, peace and inner harmony.” (After the divisive, turbulent events...

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FEBRUARY 12, 2018

A BOUQUET LOVE NOTES FOR YOU

February 12, 2018

A BOUQUET LOVE NOTES FOR YOU

Love is all around us – especially this time of year. Some people think Valentine’s Day is just a Hallmark holiday meant to sell greeting cards and chocolates. But it can also be a good time to take a moment to be grateful for those you love in your life, and to let them know how you feel. If you’re looking for something to get you in the mood, here are some expressions of love that may inspire you. Whether you want to celebrate it or ignore it, we wish you a sweet February 14th!

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DECEMBER 27, 2017

Kick off the New Year with a new Attitude: Gratitude!

December 27, 2017

Kick off the New Year with a new Attitude: Gratitude!

If you’re looking for something that will improve your life that isn’t the usual “eat better/exercise more/declutter, how about this: try to practice gratitude every day. It’s free, needs no special equipment and anyone can do it. If it’s improved well-being you’re after (and who isn’t?) consider this: “A 2015 article in the Scientific American reported that the single best predictor of good relationships and emotional well-being is gratitude.” Plus, it’s been shown that people who regularly practice gratitude may experience lower stress levels, less depression, and even better sleep. Best of all, they develop better connections and relationships.  “The...

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DECEMBER 22, 2017

Happy Documentary

December 22, 2017

Happy Documentary

If someone asked you, “What makes you happy?” what would you say?  That’s basically the idea behind this very watchable documentary. The film crew went to different places around the globe to find out how different cultures measure happiness. And what’s a documentary without some professional researchers, educators, and scientists weighing in? The good news is the research is enlightening and fascinating – not at all a snoozefest.  One of the findings: about 50% of “happiness” is genetically predisposed. Only 10% is attributed to circumstances – the things people often say they need in order to be happy: income, social...

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