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JANUARY 17, 2019

Looking for Health and Wellness Positivity?

January 17, 2019

Looking for Health and Wellness Positivity?

Looking for more inspiration for health and wellness? Check out, Katie Cavuto. We’ve long admired the work that Katie does and couldn’t agree more with her philosophy that health is holistic and wellness begins with positive messages of self-love, self-respect, and joy. Katie not only shares health and wellness tips but also tons of good for you recipes! Here are two recipes that are definitely going onto my rotation of easy and simple meals.  “Creamy” Cauliflower Soup with Za’atar Mix and Match Simple, Healthy One-Pan Chicken Dinners Check out Katie Cavuto's blog or follow her on Instagram (psst, stay tuned for a...

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JANUARY 15, 2019

Kari’s Double Take on Cleansing

January 15, 2019

Kari’s Double Take on Cleansing

My skin is dry…really dry (like Sahara Desert dry).  Thanks to a cranky thyroid (or lack thereof) I have super dry skin and hair.  The thought of using a double cleanse system has never had any great appeal to me.   Fast forward to an evening where I was using the Cleansing Oil to remove my makeup and sunscreen.  That day had been one where I wore more makeup than usual for photography.  I really enjoy the process of using the Cleansing Oil each night.  It feels luxe and I love the quiet moment of calm I get while doing it.  I’ve...

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JANUARY 10, 2019

IS IT REALLY POSSIBLE TO ORGANIZE YOUR TIME?

January 10, 2019

IS IT REALLY POSSIBLE TO ORGANIZE YOUR TIME?

Is this the year you’re going to be more organized, get more done, and be more cheerful about it all?  If that’s your goal, consider this:  many studies suggest that trying to do more than one thing at a time can actually diminish productivity and performance. About 30 years ago, an article in Vanity Fair captured my attention titled  “Acceleration Syndrome: How Life Got Much, Much Too Fast”.  This was before everyone had cell phones, before texting, before we all had a personal computer and a million distractions. If life felt busy and pressured all those years ago, how are...

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JANUARY 03, 2019

Cheers to a Tidy and Clean 2019!

January 03, 2019

Cheers to a Tidy and Clean 2019!

 “Everything in your home should reflect your vision for the life you want.”  - Peter Walsh Let 2019 be the year you begin to de-clutter and reclaim your space!  It’s so easy to accumulate stuff.  We hold on to gifts because someone special gave it to us, (even though we never use it), dusty gadgets, a graveyard of old magazines, or that cute dress we’re going wear as soon as we lose 10 lbs.   We get it.  Here to help give a kickstart are a few of our favorite strategies, courtesy of Peter Walsh, Oprah’s Go-To organization guru.   Single File Open...

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DECEMBER 23, 2018

Oh Lemons! How Do We Love Thee?

December 23, 2018

Oh Lemons!  How Do We Love Thee?

Let us count the ways. Rise and shine! Before you reach for your morning cup of caffeine, try beginning your day with a cup of warm water and juice of half a lemon. This gives your digestive system a gentle wake-up call and primes your body to absorb nutrients from your breakfast.   If you’d like something a bit more exotic, add a drop or two of honey or agave, and a pinch of cayenne or some freshly chopped ginger. Lemons are good for your skin: they’re exceptionally high in Vitamin C, which is an anti-oxidant as well as an essential...

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DECEMBER 08, 2018

SWEET TREAT OR SUPERFOOD?

December 08, 2018

SWEET TREAT OR SUPERFOOD?

Do your taste buds get all tingly by the prospect of a vegan, nearly sugar-free superfood kind of treat?  No?  It can be tricky to find a cookie that truly tastes delicious and but doesn’t trigger any guilt. We’ve all heard it loud and clear:  sugar is the devil’s BFF and we should avoid it like toxic waste. As someone who loves her treats, especially chocolate, this poses a problem. Along comes Raw Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Superfood Bars.  They’re a revelation!  I was turned on to this recipe at an anti-aging workshop given by my friend and naturopathic doctor,...

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NOVEMBER 28, 2018

KG's Favorite Things 2018

November 28, 2018

KG's Favorite Things 2018

2018 is the year I had a really big birthday.  Hint: It ends in a zero.  The upside of that is I’m far pickier about what I really need so only the “little luxuries” tend to make the cut these days.  Anytime I find something I really like (read…repurchase regularly), is something I want to share with anyone who will listen. Here’s what made my Favorite Things List this year: (Does anyone else immediately get transported back to Julie Andrews singing in the “Sound of Music” when they hear the phrase “Favorite Things?” … “Raindrops on roses and whiskers on...

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NOVEMBER 27, 2018

#GivingTuesday2018 - The Santa and Mrs. Cause Initiative

November 27, 2018

#GivingTuesday2018 - The Santa and Mrs. Cause Initiative

WE NEED YOUR HELP! Here at Kari Gran, giving back to causes we truly believe in has always been important to us. Over the last six years, we’ve donated to help with eye-sight surgeries around the world to the Houston Food Bank after Hurrican Harvey.  And this holiday season we want to do something a little different. Starting today, #GivingTuesday, we are kicking off our #SantaandMrsCause initiative by donating lots of Lip Whip in its original black glass packaging to deserving folks, who could use a little love. We've sent whips to organizations such as Lipstick Angels, a nonprofit organization that...

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NOVEMBER 19, 2018

GRATITUDE ABOUNDS

November 19, 2018

GRATITUDE ABOUNDS

Just like our customer reviews, the comments from Kari Gran HQ below are entirely unedited.  “I’m grateful that eight years ago, Lisa persuaded me to take this “hobby” of mine to the world. I’d still be making lip whips and potions in my home kitchen without her support and vision of what Kari Gran could become. Kari Gran, Co-Founder “I am grateful for the little wins I see around me. I am grateful for the young women who are taking the plunge into politics. I am also very grateful that I bought big-girl panties for my old incontinent dog, Maggie...

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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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