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AUGUST 21, 2018

Fall back into your (Good) routine!

August 21, 2018

Fall back into your (Good) routine!

Summer always seems to start with the same lovely idea: more lazy time for bbq’s, beaches, ice cream, trips, maybe reading a good book in a hammock.  Then we find ourselves scrambling because we’ve jam-packed so many fun things to do that we’re simply not maintaining our usual routines.  Because it’s summer! Then along comes fall and we feel the need to get more organized again.   In a recent search for advice on this subject, this article by Maureen (Mo) Hagan, Physiotherapist/Fitness Instructor popped up on HuffPost. She offers tips on how to get back to your daily routine,...

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AUGUST 12, 2018

Zesty Lemon Blueberry Chia Pudding

August 12, 2018

Zesty Lemon Blueberry Chia Pudding

This Chia pudding by Jeannie Oliver is a great grab and go option when you need something super nutritious and filling for breakfast or a sweet low-sugar snack. You can make these ahead and keep them in the fridge for up to 4 days. This recipe sounds summery but is delicious any time of year. Ingredients: 3 1/2 cups Unsweetened Almond Milk 1/2 cup Blueberries 1/2 cup Lemon Juice 2 tsp Lemon Zest (finely minced) 2 Tbsp Maple Syrup (or honey) 2 tsp Vanilla Extract 1 cup Chia Seeds Directions: In a large bowl, combine the almond milk, lemon juice, lemon...

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JULY 10, 2018

Ingredient Spotlight: Red Raspberry Seed Oil

July 10, 2018

Ingredient Spotlight: Red Raspberry Seed Oil

Summertime is here and the raspberry season is upon us. Nothing compares to a fresh, seasonal raspberry – it just does not disappoint. So, when the idea presented itself to use local Red Raspberry Seed Oil in our line, I was all in. I love Red Raspberry Seed Oil as an ingredient in our sunscreen because it is a rich source of Omega 3 and Omega 6 essential fatty acids. Plus, Red Raspberry Seed Oil has natural antioxidants, including Vitamin E, that combat damaging free radicals generated by sunlight and environmental stressors. Paired with other ingredients like Macadamia Nut Oil,...

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JULY 10, 2018

Raspberry Chia Breakfast Parfait

July 10, 2018

Raspberry Chia Breakfast Parfait

You may remember hearing about red raspberries recently - Red raspberry oil is one of our key ingredients in Three Sixty Five SPF. But often, one of the forgotten keys to healthy skin care is what you eat. Our resident skin chef, Jeannie Oliver, has a delicious Raspberry Chia Breakfast Parfait that will fill you up for hours with energy and gives you an added boost of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals from fresh raspberries. Bon appétit!  Jeannie Oliver’s Raspberry Chia Breakfast Parfait  Ingredients: 1 cup Unsweetened Almond, Coconut or Hemp Milk 2 tbsps. organic Chia Seeds 1 tsp organic Cinnamon 1/2 cup...

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JULY 05, 2018

Ingredient Spotlight: Peppermint

July 05, 2018

Ingredient Spotlight: Peppermint

I can’t say that we were terribly original when decided to use organic peppermint essential oil in our Lip Whips, it seems to be the flavor of choice when it comes to a lip product. That said, it must be in most for a reason, it’s pretty pleasing to the nose (and the lips!) We looked at sourcing peppermint from a variety of regions and landed on an organic peppermint essential oil from France. The smell is cool, bright and fresh, leaving you feeling energized and ready for the day. It’s always a treat to open a new bottle as...

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JULY 05, 2018

Ingredient Spotlight: Cinnamon

July 05, 2018

Ingredient Spotlight: Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a scent and flavor I’ve always loved. Although it has a prominence as the holidays approach, I cook with it all year round. In fact, it goes into my French press with coffee every morning. Clearly, I cannot get enough of it.Let’s go back to the way-back-machine when Lip Venom came on the scene. It was a cinnamon-spiked lip gloss meant to plump up the lips and it was all the rage. It also made my lips sting like crazy and yes, they did plump up a bit simply out of irritation. Despite my love for cinnamon, the...

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JULY 03, 2018

“Hate harms the soul.”

July 03, 2018

“Hate harms the soul.”

Such a powerful message, isn’t it?     (If you want to know where this photo was taken, check out the end of this post.) We’re living in a time of divisiveness, unrest, and turmoil.  Recent events have left many of us stunned, heartbroken and angry.  Things can seem hopeless.  But there are so many ways right now, today, that you can be an instrument for change.  “The future depends on what you do today.” Mahatma Gandhi We need more community and less exclusion.  This Independence Day is an excellent time to remember that our nation has always been one of...

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JUNE 27, 2018

We've Got Drinks Covered: Blueberry Ginger Lime Spritzer

June 27, 2018

We've Got Drinks Covered: Blueberry Ginger Lime Spritzer

Recipe created by our resident "Skin Chef" Jeannie Oliver. Find more recipes and wellness tips at joliverwellness.com Muddle up this delicious "mocktail" for a refreshing summer treat. For those 21 and over you can add a shot of vodka, gin or tequila. Or, make it Red, White & Blue for the 4th of July by adding strawberries or raspberries.  Ingredients: 1/2 cup Organic Blueberries (fresh or frozen) 1 Organic Lime (sliced into rounds) 1 Tbsp Ginger (peeled and sliced) 6 Ice Cubes 3 cups Sparkling Mineral Water Directions: Muddle the berries, limes, and ginger in a bowl or jar and divide the mixture...

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JUNE 15, 2018

Kari Gran Lip Whips Get Rosy New Look

June 15, 2018

Kari Gran Lip Whips Get Rosy New Look

Hello Rosie Gold, nice to meet you! Today we're unveiling new branding, packaging, and even a new shade for our popular lip product line, now known as Lip Whip by Kari Gran. “It’s the exact same formula and the same amount of Lip Whip we’ve always sold, but now with a new look and more convenient packaging, we were hearing from fans who own four, five, six different Lip Whips and have them in different places – desk, nightstand, purse, anywhere within reach – and they wanted to easily see which color they were grabbing. We also added new packaging...

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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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