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APRIL 15, 2018

3 Ways to Use Cleansing Oil

April 15, 2018

3 Ways to Use Cleansing Oil

At Kari Gran Skin Care we pride ourselves on the simplicity of our skin care line. The line consists of a 4-part system (Essential Serum, Cleansing Oil, Hydrating Tonic, and Three Sixty Five SPF). You can add the Essential Balm for some extra hydration or use as an alternative for Essential Serum, but our goal is to keep things simple and easy. We want our skin care products to work hard! That means finding multiple uses for one product or combining with other products in our line - think Tinted SPF or Liquid Foundation. Our Cleansing oil is a great...

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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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APRIL 09, 2018

Not Your Everyday Pesto: Cilantro Macadamia Pesto

April 09, 2018

Not Your Everyday Pesto: Cilantro Macadamia Pesto

Recipe created by our resident "Skin Chef" Jeannie Oliver. Find more recipes and wellness tips at joliverwellness.com There are many foods high in certain vitamins, minerals and chlorophyll that can help rid the body of toxic metals, such as mercury or lead - namely cilantro, dark leafy greens, berries, cucumber, and asparagus. Cilantro is particularly helpful in the elimination of heavy metals and it happens to be a favorite herb of Jeannie's. When thinking of ways to get the most bang for your cilantro buck, think pesto. Pesto is a favorite sauce because of its rich flavor and versatility. Below is Jeannie Oliver's dairy-free variation on...

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APRIL 05, 2018

Documentary Review: "WASTED! The Story of Food Waste"

April 05, 2018

Documentary Review: "WASTED!  The Story of Food Waste"

"WASTED!  The Story of Food Waste" gives a fascinating, easily digestible (ha!) overview of the world’s food problems. Narrated by Anthony Bourdain (one of the executive producers), the film opens with him admitting he doesn’t like the idea of being a public advocate, but his old-school’s chef’s training taught him to “use everything, waste nothing.” What follows is a fast-paced documentary discussing the problem of food waste with world-renowned chefs and leaders, peppered with clever stop-animation graphs. There's a lot to learn in this documentary. Mainly, food waste is the single largest component of solid waste in U.S. landfills. Once...

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MARCH 21, 2018

7 STEPS TO SPRING CLEAN YOUR MAKEUP BAG

March 21, 2018

7 STEPS TO SPRING CLEAN YOUR MAKEUP BAG

Spring has arrived so let the cleaning begin! Whether you’re decluttering a la the KonMari method or deep cleaning, don’t neglect your makeup bag. From sitting on bathroom counters to spilled mineral makeup and grime from dirty brushes, it could really use some extra TLC. Here’s 7 easy steps to green spring clean your makeup bag: Start by emptying your makeup bag and grouping items by categories like brushes, face, eye, lips, etc. Make note of any products that are running low, missing or have doubles. Wash makeup brushes, sponges, applicators and your little white foundation spoon. The bristles on makeup...

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MARCH 10, 2018

Maple Glazed Almonds

March 10, 2018

Maple Glazed Almonds
Jeannie Oliver's Maple Glazed Almonds
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MARCH 07, 2018

March 8th is International Women's Day

March 07, 2018

March 8th is International Women's Day

“I’ve been female for a long time now, I’d be stupid not to take my own side.”  Maya Angelou If there’s a woman in your life you’ve admired, been mentored by or been inspired by, Thursday, March 8th would be a great day to celebrate by acknowledging her with a big, fat, heartfelt Thank You. March 8th is International Women’s Day, when many IWD events will be held globally, celebrating contributions of women and goals for the future. This year’s theme, #PressforProgress, is a call to action to make progress in gender parity.  It’s a day to reaffirm we cannot be complacent about women’s rights -  a...

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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 19, 2018

CHOCOLATE, BELOVED CHOCOLATE!

February 19, 2018

CHOCOLATE, BELOVED CHOCOLATE!

Here’s a “sweet” post from Jeannie Oliver.  It’s all about chocolate: what’s good for you..and not so great. Chocolate is a big topic for my clients this month, with many of them suffering from post-Halloween blues …not-so-thankful memories of Thanksgiving desserts … and the temptation of holiday goodies strategically placed on store shelves and throughout workplaces everywhere. While candy makers would have us believe that all chocolate (and more chocolate) is good for us, not all chocolate is created equal! Before the frenzy of the festivities carries you away, let’s bust some common chocolate myths help you separate fact from...

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