Monthly Archives: June 2015


Well Summit Goodie Bag!

My early bird @wellsummit goodie bag arrived! There is still time to get tickets, don’t wait! I can’t wait to test all these #organic products and review on the blog. Reviews to come! #wellsummit #organicbathco #boston #naturalskincare #greenbblog #greenbeauty #greanbeautyblog #greenbeautyblogger #vegan #glutenfree #natural #green #holistic #pilates #yoga @wellsummit @organicbath @meowmeowtweet @swbasicsofbk @soapwalla @21drops @lotuswei   


GMO OMG

About the film: GMO OMG director and concerned father Jeremy Seifert is in search of answers. How do GMOs affect our children, the health of our planet, and our freedom of choice? And perhaps the ultimate question, which Seifert tests himself: is it even possible to reject the food system currently in place, or have we lost something we can’t gain back? These and other questions take Seifert on a journey from his family’s table to Haiti, Paris, Norway, and the lobby of agra-giant Monsanto, from which he is unceremoniously ejected. Along the way we gain insight into a question that is of growing concern to citizens the world over: what’s on your plate? – See more HERE. Watch the trailer below and see how you can take action.

TAKE ACTION: 

Currently there are over 20 state labeling initiatives happening around the country and they need your support! To find out more information about state and national GMO Labeling initiatives and to stay involved, please click on the organization links below.
For more information on how to shop GMO-free, please visit:

Monsanto Companies – DO NOT BUY

   

 

The easiest way to avoid GMOs is too buy fresh organic veggies (local farmers market is best) and lean grass-fed meats. Packaged foods are full of GMOs, preservatives, carcinogens and sugar. 

Even if a package says “farm fresh”, “natural”, “no added ingredients”, “natural flavors” – these are not true statements. 

Yes the animals are coming from a “farm” but the practices on the farm are horrific. “Vegetarian fed” cattle are still eating GMO corn. “Natural flavor” – these are 100s of different chemicals made in a lab that taste like the product you’re buying. There is a neon orange “chicken” flavor powder chemical used to enhance the “natural flavor” of chicken breast in such brands as Tyson and Perdue. 

Unfortunately the food industry is not changing anytime soon, so we must do our research, carefully read between the lines on labels and make the right choices. We, the consumers, must change. 

I highly recommend watching the documentary “GMO OMG” on Netflix!!! It’s very honest, easy to understand and mind blowing of what a tight grip Monsanto has over the food industry. Our food is killing us.     


Natural Deodorant Review ~ Schmidt’s

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Natural deodorant that keeps you DRY and smelling fresh! Yippee! Free of aluminum, synthetics and other chemicals. All Natural, Vegan & Cruelty Free. SCHMIDT’S DEODORANT is now an essential part of my daily routine.

I like that SCHMIDT’S DEODORANT comes with a little spatula, it makes application easier so I don’t get deodorant under my nails. This product gets a bit dry and flakey as you scrap off the top but once you get in on your fingers, you rub your fingers together to warm the ingredients. Then it becomes creamy and applies easily. You do have to wash your hands after applying but I much more prefer this method than wearing aluminum under my arms.

Aluminum is linked to cancer, our armpits are full of lymph nodes that are close to our breasts, that is WAY to close to comfort for me. Think about how much we sweat from our underarms, this is a sensitive part of our body and we are ingesting whatever product we put in the area. I will never again use Degree!

I’ve tried MANY natural deodorants, I’ve never had to much trouble with B.O. but I sweat a lot and I hate having wet underarms. Most natural deodorants are just highly fragranced with essential oils to cover any smell but they lack any anti-persperant element, which prevents wetness (what aluminum is used for). I workout almost everyday and work in Fitness, so it’s very important that I have a deodorant that keeps me dry, fresh and can hold up even during my sweatiest workouts. Schmidt’s is the one!

My favorite scent is Bergamot + Lime, it’s extremely fresh and not overpowering. My first couple applications of this deodorant caused my underarms to break out but this often happens when switching deodorants. I decided to stick it out, I’m happy I did because my body adjusted and I’m no longer breaking out. I HIGHLY recommend this product, hands down the BEST NATURAL DEODORANT on the market! One jar is $9.00 but a little bit goes a LONG way. You only need to use a very small amount. This product is made with Shea Butter, baking soda, cocoa seed butter, essential oils & vitamin E.

Visit the SCHMIDT’S DEODORANT website HERE


Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series

FREE Summer Fitness classes kick off this month (once the rain goes away) as part of the Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series. Offering classes such as Bootcamp, HIIT, Yoga, Salsa, Zumba & more. No excuses to not get moving this summer! What better way to workout than in one of Boston’s beautiful parks, enjoy the sunshine and get a workout!

 

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CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL SUMMER CALENDAR OF CLASSES.


100 Percent Pure Makeup Review

 

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I’m loving my new makeup from 100% Pure. NO harmful chemicals, 100% vegan, 100% natural and the makeup is fruit pigmented. The mascara and bronzer are pigmented with Cocoa. Smells like chocolate? Bring it on.

Here is a full review of the newest additions to my makeup bag:

BRONZER: “Cocoa Glow” –  This bronzer is one of the best I’ve ever used, hands down! It’s called “Cocoa Glow”. It gives you that perfect summer sun kissed glow. I used to love NARS Bronzer but unfortunately NARS uses chemicals with harmful carcinogens in their makeup giving them a big fat “10” on the Think Dirty list. The 100% Pure Cocoa Glow trumps all the other bronzers I’ve ever used. This is by far my favorite product from this company. Buy it HERE. 

LONG LASTING CONCEALER WITH SUPER FRUITS: What I like the most about this concealer is that it doesn’t irritate my skin. Finally, makeup that doesn’t make my skin break out. Nothing is worse than using makeup to cover up a blemish and it just makes it worse. The color “Peach Bisque” is also a perfect match for my skin. I emailed 100% Pure about my concerns of picking out the right color online, they sent me color swatches and also had me send them a photo of my face (without makeup) so they could suggest the best color. Utilize their sales team for this before ordering online because the color match was perfect! The concealer blends nicely, the consistency is very creamy. The cons: it isn’t full coverage and isn’t very long lasting. Great if your looking for light coverage. I’m going to give their Everywhere Concealer next and hope that one will be more full coverage. Buy it HERE. 

LIP & CHEEK TINT: This is another favorite! I want this in every color. I currently have “Pink Grapefruit Glow”. It gives me rosy cheeks and fresh pink lips. I love using one product for lips and cheeks, it makes application so quick and easy. Pink Grapefruit would be too pink on my lips for the winter but it’s a perfect bright grapefruit/coral pink for the summer. After I apply my bronzer, I apply the cheek tint on the chubbiest part of my cheeks, rub in with my fingers then apply to my lips and I’m ready to go! Buy it HERE. 

FRUIT PIGMENTED MASCARA: “Dark Chocolate” – Maybe I just love this mascara because it doesn’t have ANY chemicals but also because it smells like CHOCOLATE. It gets the dark chocolate color from fruits, black tea and cocoa, so after applying, you smell like chocolate for 10 minutes. Chocolate is the way to my heart, so I love this product. I steer towards mascaras with more lengthening over volume, so I was pleasantly surprised that this product delivered just that without any clumps. My only hang up is that it smudges easily and I’ve been left looking like a raccoon an hour later. But honestly, I’ve always had this problem with mascara my whole life. Maybe I need to wear more powder under my eyes to prevent this? If anyone has any tips on better application tricks, I would love some suggestions! I’m not ready to throw the towel on this mascara, I want it to be great, so I’m going to keep trying! It also comes it a few other colors: Black, Blueberry & Blackberry. Buy it HERE. 

I love that 100% Pure sends you samples with every order but I wish they gave you a LITTLE bit more so you could really give the product a good test. I need more than 3 drops of shampoo to wash my hair. I would buy more products if I love the samples, so I wish they could be a bit more generous. Otherwise I adore this company, I’m looking forward to watching them grow, I’m sure their products will continue to improve as they develop their formulas, thus far they are on the right track. Keep it coming!

Visit the 100% PURE for FREE SHIPPING with no minimum. www.100PercentPure.com 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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