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JUNE 28, 2017

#GREENBOSS Q & A: VAPOUR BEAUTY

June 28, 2017

#GREENBOSS Q & A: VAPOUR BEAUTY

Get to know Vapour Beauty in our first ever #GREENBOSS Q & A. How did you come up with the name Vapour? What do want the name to evoke? Vapour was conceived during a difficult time for both myself and Krysia as individuals.  Krysia had been given a diagnosis of breast cancer recurrence. My mother had just died and I was helping plan her funeral. I was suffused with thoughts on ascending spirits and Krysia was consciously facing a major health challenge. We were both a bit shattered emotionally at that moment of the birth of what would become Vapour....

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JUNE 26, 2017

SUMMER READS – Dive into a Good Book

June 26, 2017

SUMMER READS – Dive into a Good Book

My idea of a perfect summer vacation is a couple of weeks at the ocean, with a pile of books stacked up and ready to read. The time at the ocean doesn’t always happen, but the fun of reading can take place anywhere. Summer is the perfect time to lighten up and read strictly for enjoyment – leave the serious and self-improvement books for another time. Read whatever strikes your fancy – it’s all about choosing the books you can’t wait to dig into. Here, in no particular order, is my “short list” of summer books: MEMOIRS When possible, I...

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JUNE 19, 2017

Ingredient Spotlight: Cleopatra's Castor Oil

June 19, 2017

Ingredient Spotlight: Cleopatra's Castor Oil

I recently happened upon my original notebook used when Lisa and I brought our skin care line to life. One thing that still resonates with me today I wrote down is, “There is always something new, high-tech and trendy in skin care. Some of the most effective ingredients have been around for ages and remain refreshingly low-tech,” which leads me to share with you, my fondness for organic castor oil. Castor oil is produced from the castor bean. It’s really thick and viscous, far more so than the other plant oils I source. On its own, it doesn’t smell all...

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JUNE 16, 2017

Hey Man! Top Tips for Men's Health

June 16, 2017

Hey Man! Top Tips for Men's Health

Most of you guys know the basics of a healthy lifestyle: eat more fresh organic foods, don't smoke, exercise, and get an annual health exam. But there's more to being a healthy, desirable dude than choosing organic beef and hitting the gym a few days a week. Below are some great tips for boosting your vitality, longevity and sex appeal. Chill Out and breathe. Breathing deeply reduces stress, lowers blood pressure, increases energy, and improves memory and immunity. A relaxed man also has better sex. Slow down for just 10-20 minutes a few days a week: try deep, belly breathing, get outside for a walk, take a yoga class, or...

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JUNE 14, 2017

The story in my hands: Leslie Irish Evans

June 14, 2017

The story in my hands: Leslie Irish Evans

This essay was written as part of an empowerment campaign, “Wear Yourself In,” led by eco-luxe skin care company Kari Gran. In response to the beauty industry pushing an impossible idea of flawless youth for years, the campaign encourages women to be kind to themselves, and their skin, as they reflect on beauty, aging, wisdom, and self-acceptance. Leslie Irish Evans is an author, blogger, and radio/podcast host. Her work has appeared in HuffPost, and various travel and lifestyle publications. You can find her best-selling book, Peeling Mom Off the Ceiling: Reclaiming Your Life From Your Kids at Amazon.com. ******************************* When...

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JUNE 12, 2017

BERRY BEAUTIFUL JEANNIE

June 12, 2017

BERRY BEAUTIFUL JEANNIE

I dropped into the Kari Gran headquarters back in December to drop off some holiday goodies when Kari surprised me with a beautiful custom blended Lip Whip she had made for me. This gift wasn’t just incredibly thoughtful, it was the perfect shade of lip color that I didn’t even know I needed. To say that Kari is a very busy person would be the understatement of the year, so the fact that she took the time to create something that suited me so well was truly special. It was the gifting equivalent of meeting someone who instantly just gets...

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JUNE 09, 2017

MEET "JEANNIE," OUR BERRY BEAUTIFUL NEW LIP WHIP

June 09, 2017

MEET "JEANNIE," OUR BERRY BEAUTIFUL NEW LIP WHIP

Join us in saying a big hello to the newest addition to our Lip Whip line, Jeannie, making an entrance just in time for the summer season! This rich berry shade with a hint of shimmer adds a bit of effortless glam to any situation during these warm summer months and beyond. So, what inspired the new shade? Well that’s simple – none other than our resident “skin chef,” Jeannie Oliver. Since joining the team in 2016, she has been our go-to for everything, providing health tips and tricks, and helping customers navigate the world of food, fitness and overall...

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JUNE 01, 2017

Six steps to help women deal with aging: Therese J. Borchard

June 01, 2017

Six steps to help women deal with aging: Therese J. Borchard

This article was shared with permission from Psych Central as part of an empowerment campaign, “Wear Yourself In,” led by eco-luxe skin care company Kari Gran. In response to the beauty industry pushing an impossible idea of flawless youth for years, the campaign encourages women to be kind to themselves, and their skin, as they reflect on beauty, aging, wisdom, and self-acceptance. ******************************* Mark Twain once wrote, “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” I like that. But get real. In a culture preoccupied with youth and beauty, why has there been...

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MAY 29, 2017

QUINOA TABOULI SALAD

May 29, 2017

QUINOA TABOULI SALAD

This is the perfect summer recipe to bring to parties and BBQs. It's a delicious and healthy crowd pleaser that goes with pretty much everything. Ingredients: 1 cup cooked organic quinoa 2 Tbsp. organic extra virgin olive oil 2 Tbsp. fresh organic lemon juice Himalayan salt, sea salt or liquid aminos to taste 4 Tbsp. finely minced fresh organic parsley (I prefer cilantro but you can use any fresh herb you like) 2 Tbsp. finely minced fresh organic mint leaves 1/2 large organic tomato, diced (or about ¼ cup small pear or cherry tomatoes halved or quartered) ½ large organic...

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MAY 17, 2017

The courage I needed to stop wearing myself out: Leah Zaccaria

May 17, 2017

The courage I needed to stop wearing myself out: Leah Zaccaria

This essay was written as part of an empowerment campaign, “Wear Yourself In,” led by eco-luxe skin care company Kari Gran. In response to the beauty industry pushing an impossible idea of flawless youth for years, the campaign encourages women to be kind to themselves, and their skin, as they reflect on beauty, aging, wisdom, and self-acceptance. Leah Zaccaria is an accountant turned Yoga Entrepreneur. She was a CPA with a Masters in Taxation and now owns two yoga studios - Hauteyoga Queen Anne and Shefayoga - runs two teacher trainings, and is currently writing a book titled Seen. As a yoga...

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