Wednesday, August 22, 2012

My first iherb order.

Hey everybody, I am so excited today because I just made my first order from iherb.com! In case you don't know what that is, it is a website that only sells natural products...from makeup to cleaning supplies for your house. They have pretty good prices already, but they also have a rewards program, and you get your own referral code to give to your friends and family...and strangers... to get them a $5 discount on any purchase, or if they spend $40 or more they get $10 off! That's freakin awesome. I got my discount because I used the code TheFlaxenOwl posted on her youtube video. Also, if they use your referral code, you get a rewards points that you can use to buy stuff from there for free! My referral code is SEQ516 if anybody wants to save a little money on natural products...and then after you buy something you will get your own code to give to others and so on...it's pretty cool really. And this code never expires so if you are reading this a year after its posted, you can still use it. Feel free to use my code!!!! I will do an iherb haul video when I recieve my package and share what I got with you. BBByyyeee!

UPDATE: 8-30-2012
I just got my order today! Yayyyyy! I actually filmed a video that will be going up this weekend so look out for that!

Friday, August 10, 2012

new videos coming!

Hey everybody! Hope your week has been pleasant! My weekend comes on thursday because of my schedule so I am already happy lol. And I hope you like the new setup! I just stopped in today to let you know that I have filmed 3 videos (including the Nourish products one I already told you about), and will be uploading them tomorrow..if youtube will let me. It has been SO SLOW at uploading videos lately! Am I the only one with this problem???? Anyway.....I just refreshed my hair color so it is beautiful and bright and RED again so today I filmed outside so you could see what it really looks like because in my videos it is already faded and I have roots showing, and nobody gets to see the REAL RED it is usually. So I did that, and I also made a video on how to make your loose mineral eyeshadow into cream shadow!! YAY! I find it rediculously hard to find non toxic cream shadow..even without grapefruit seed extract. So I made some myself! Also today I did that to my mineral foundation samples I got from Everyday Minerals..and I must say it is my FAVORITE liquid foundation I've ever used! I talk about that a little in the video, but I will do a full review later on. So that's all I wanted to say, and hopefully I'll see you in my new vids this weekend! BYYEeee!!!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Blog makeover.

HHHHeeey again! Just in case you didn't notice, I just gave my blog a makeover. I deleted all of my old posts about non-organic/natural makeup and skincare products, because I do not use those things anymore and want to just focus on the natural stuff I am using now. I changed my layout and template to something a little more simple. It seems like more people enjoy reading blogs on a plain white background, with no muss or fuss to get in the way of the thing they are trying to read about. Let me know what you think of the new layout!I have ALOT more reviews and blog posts to come, but I think I will only be able to upload videos for reviews and for my youtube channel, on the weekends. I will still be posting on here during the week and I have been trying out a few things I am really excited to share with you! Some are beauty related, and some are health related, which are my two favorite subjects. :) OOh and I think I may doing a tutorial on how to curl your hair to look like natural curls...cause I can do that. See ya later!

Healthy food haul.



Hey everybody! I'm am here to show you what I got at Trader Joe's today...and one thing I already had from Kroger, but still wanted to show you. Anyway...here goes. My friend Kaitlyn introduced me to trader joes I think back in May of this year, and I immediately fell in love! It is the only one we have here I think and it's only about 20 minutes from where I live, so after a couple of months of bothering my boyfriend to go( because I knew he'd like it!), we finally went over the weekend...and he loved it. Ha! So he said he wanted to start shopping there regularly, and today was the first time. I only had an hour to get food so we didn't really get alot, but I'm really excited about some of the stuff we did get. Guacamole hummus anyone???When I saw that I HAD to get it! Two of my favorite things in one! I am like a guacamole freak..and I just got my bf liking hummus, so this is awesome for both of us. I had to break into it immediately after we got home, and it is just as amazing as I hoped it would be....I think I'm in love. Avacados are one of the healthies foods on the planet, and are amazing for your eyes, heart, cancer prevention and also help lower your cholesterol. And did I mention delicious?

 One of the other things we got that was mostly for me was dark chocolate almonds with sea salt and turbinado sugar. mmmmmmmmmmm, This was the first thing I ate when leaving the store. I was SO HUNGRY before we even left, so I had to snack on something right? These ones are amazing. Sweet( but not too sweet), salty...kinda tastes like a chocolate covered pretzel, only way better for you!


Almond milk. This is the only milk I drink. In interest of living healthier, I am trying to omit dairy from my diet. There are just too many reasons to explain why...just google it. The only dairy product I eat is cheese...you just can't replace cheese. So I just limit my cheese intake. Anyway, I usually by Almond breeze almond milk from Kroger for $2.69, and at Trader Joe's, it is $1.99!! WTF Kroger??? The Trader Joe's brand is $1.69, and has fewer ingredients so I ended up getting 3 boxes.




Condiments is next. I like ketchup, and jelly and syrup just like anybody else, but trying to be haelthy limits what you can get at the regular grocery store, at least where I live. But today I found a few alternatives to the chemical laiden condiments and I am pretty happy with them.
ORGANICIS THE WAY TO GO. Also, look for the one that has the fewest ingredients,a nd no  high fructose corn syrup. I love pb& j, so this organic fruit spread is going to bring them back into my life! I have not had one in a long time due to not being able to find a quality jelly without chemicals, but this one is pretty damn good! The ketchup too. And I like to make protein pancakes for breakfast and you GOTTA HAVE 100% MAPLE SYRUP. You just got too.



Sugar is another thing I have a problem with. Refined sugar is sooooo unbeleivably bad for you. But at my house we LOVE coffe, and we like sugar and creamer in it. I switched to SO Delicious coconut milk creamer and that's pretty good, but I have been trying stevia and...bluh. It's not good in coffee. So...turbinado sugar will do. It is a wholesome sweetener, and
it is lower in calories since it tends to hold more moisture. Turbinado sugar isn't processed as much as white sugar, so it is healthier for you.

                                                              Another sweetener I reallty like is honey. I usually buy organic honey, but today I just got this cute little bear. It was a little cheaper, and Trader Joe's says on their website that they don't carry GMO products, so I guess it will be ok...for now!

And lastly, this is the one item I already had form Kroger. We have this isle at my store that has discounted food and other items for DIRT CHEAP! And alot of the things are organic and healthy foods, so I've been getting to try alot of things I wouldn't have before due to the price. These chips were $.25. Yup. A QUARTER. And I didn't know if I'd like them at first but ended up loving them.



My friend ate some that I brought to work and loved them so much she bought like 6 bags! The are whole root vegetables, cut into chips, and kettle cooked. In  1 oz, there is a serving of veggies! So even though they are fried, they are done so in a healthier oil and you are still getting a full serving of veggies. Cool huh? Well, that's all the stuff I got to show you. I hope you enjoyed looking at my food as much as I will enjoy eating it. ByyyEEE!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

upcoming video review

Hey everybody! I hope everyone had a great weekend! I filmed a review for some more products from Nourish over the weekend and tried to upload it friday night...but for some reason youtube wouldn't cooperate..I think it was the connection I was usuing. Anyways, it will definately be up in the next few days so watch out for that! Bbyyyeeee!