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MARCH 06, 2017

LIP SCRUB RITUAL

March 06, 2017

LIP SCRUB RITUAL

Who doesn’t love a bold lip? The trick to pulling off a bright color is in the application. As any lipstick lover will tell you, smooth hydrated lips are a must for even and precise lip color. While I’m particularly fond of Suji Red, I was over the moon when we decided to add Lip Scrub to the Kari Gran line. For exfoliation, Kari uses organic sugar paired with Chamomile powder that gives Lip Scrub a speckled color. The soothing balance of the two exfoliators is kinder and less abrasive than a typical sugar scrub. Our Lip Scrub is a great...

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MARCH 03, 2017

6 TOP TRAVEL TIPS FOR A HEALTHY VACATION

March 03, 2017

6 TOP TRAVEL TIPS FOR A HEALTHY VACATION

Tip #1: Plan and prepare. You wouldn’t go to the beach without making a list of essentials such as sunscreen, a hat, and a bathing suit, right? Get in the habit of planning and shopping for healthy snacks and food essentials before your trip too. Tip #2: Pack healthy snacks. Flight delays. Traffic jams. Long lines at amusement parks. Travel is unpredictable and you don’t want to end up hungry without any healthy choices. That’s a sure-fire way to give into food temptations you might later regret. Pack a variety of healthy options. See the list of my favorites below....

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FEBRUARY 27, 2017

“MINIMALISM: A DOCUMENTARY” REVIEW

February 27, 2017

“MINIMALISM: A DOCUMENTARY” REVIEW

“Minimalism: A Documentary” is a great refresher to what is minimalism and why one should pursue this lifestyle. The film is a great introduction to minimalism for people who haven’t explored this concept. The documentary follows the book tour of Ryan and Joshua as they promote their lifestyle of happiness and interview many minimalists around the states (including our personal favorite Leo Babauta from the blog Zen Habits.) Having been drinking the minimalism kool-aid for years, I was very familiar with the ideas and statistics shared. However, I found myself engaged especially during the interviews with minimalists leading the movement....

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FEBRUARY 10, 2017

3 QUICK READS TO LIFT YOUR SPIRITS

February 10, 2017

3 QUICK READS TO LIFT YOUR SPIRITS

Having a bad day, a bad week or maybe a mini-existential crisis?  Here are three books I’ve read and re-read when things seem overwhelming. Each one is charming in its own way, and each one can be read easily in about an hour.  Perfect to keep on your nightstand for those nights when your brain won’t shut off.  Each time I read one of them, I come away with much more hope and a calmer outlook.  Each conveys the message that while life can be messy, difficult or just plain painful, there is always something of beauty to see if we...

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JANUARY 12, 2017

COLLAGEN BOOSTING FOODS FOR YOUTHFUL SKIN

January 12, 2017

COLLAGEN BOOSTING FOODS FOR YOUTHFUL SKIN

After a summer of sunshine and outdoor activities, many of my clients are concerned about damage to their skin. Many of us spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars on topical creams, serums, injectables and treatments to reverse the signs of aging, but forget that our diet has a bigger impact than any of these things. The number one contributor to great skin is collagen. Once we hit our 30s, our bodies begin producing less collagen, and that trend continues as we age. Collagen helps our skin look fuller, so when we produce less collagen, our skin loses that fullness...

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DECEMBER 26, 2016

FITNESS HACKS FOR COMBATTING WEIGHT GAIN

December 26, 2016

FITNESS HACKS FOR COMBATTING WEIGHT GAIN

I don’t know about you, but one of the first things to go out the window for me during the busy holiday season is my workout routine. I justify filling the time I would have spent exercising with all of those extra tasks that haunt us between November and January. Heck, I’m lucky if I can get enough sleep to feel rested and energized, so fitting in a workout can seem like a luxury I can’t afford at this time of year. But sadly, skipping my workouts means I feel even more tired, stressed and disappointed with myself. I even...

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DECEMBER 13, 2016

Global awakening defines true self: Cyndi Prince

December 13, 2016

Global awakening defines true self: Cyndi Prince

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. Cyndi Prince is the environmentally conscious proprietress behind LooHoo Wool Dryer Balls. She started making the domestic wool balls in 2010 as an alternative to toxic dryer sheets. In 2014, Prince was recipient of the Eileen Fisher Woman-Owned Business Grant, recognizing her commitment...

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DECEMBER 06, 2016

“I CAN RESIST ANYTHING EXCEPT TEMPTATION.” OSCAR WILDE

December 06, 2016

“I CAN RESIST ANYTHING EXCEPT TEMPTATION.” OSCAR WILDE

People often cringe when they strike up a conversation with me this time of year and I tell them what I do. Simply uttering the word “nutrition” triggers thoughts of hunger, deprivation and the certain ruin of all holiday fun. I laugh a little inside because I remember feeling like that too and thinking that eating healthy meant chewing on celery and carrots all day. No thanks! But the truth is, you DO NOT have to deprive yourself or miss out on the holiday fun to make good choices and feel your best! By practicing what I call “Strategic Indulgence”,...

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DECEMBER 01, 2016

Do you wanna dance?: Elizabeth Wray

December 01, 2016

Do you wanna dance?: Elizabeth Wray

This article was shared with permission from Next Avenue 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. ******************************* The movement flows from shoulder to elbow, to wrist and hand, our raised arms propelling us like mythic birds in flight. In the Brooklyn community center, we are warming up before our Cuban salsa class, following our...

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NOVEMBER 22, 2016

INTRODUCING OUR “SKIN CHEF” JEANNIE OLIVER!

November 22, 2016

INTRODUCING OUR “SKIN CHEF” JEANNIE OLIVER!

Meet our resident “skin chef” Jeannie Oliver is a certified Holistic Nutrition and Wellness Coach, Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Personal Trainer and classically trained chef.  She develops individualized strategies for her clients, empowering them to reshape their relationship with food, feel great about their bodies and transform their lives – deliciously!  

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