6 Ways to Prep Your Skin for A Makeup Appointment

Healthy skin is essential for a great makeup application if your skin is dry, flaky, congested, oily or feeling dull, it’s time to implement these steps. 1. Water Staying hydrated is important for many reasons. Drinking more water helps with elimination, keeps your skin hydrated and helps boost your energy levels. Pop a fresh lemon or mixed citrus in your …

Why You Should Book a Trial Before Your Wedding Day

I think it’s important to book a trial before your wedding day for a few reasons, here’s four great ones… Ideas sometimes come to life differently than you imagined. The image you’ve created in your head or via Pinterest might come out very differently when applied to your face. Working with an artist is an opportunity to try a look you …

Everyday Foods For Healthier Skin

We see plenty of advertising for anti-aging products. I think we both know that nothing will reverse the process of aging but we can do certain things in our daily lives as preventive measures. Antioxidants are something to include in each meal. Pack up your fridge and cupboard with antioxidant rich foods, including antioxidant-rich foods every day is an easy …

What Chinese Medicine Taught Me About Seasonal Eating

The days are becoming shorter, the morning commute to work is darker, and I’m quite sure we all already feel that shift into a slower pace from our longer and more active summer days. I was having brunch with a couple of girlfriends the other day, we were talking about reorganizing our homes, doing a little fall cleaning, it sounded …

7 Natural Cold & Flu Remedies Your Grandma Never Shared With You

Isn’t it funny how timing works out,  As I’d  been putting this blog post together, wouldn’t you know it, I come down with a cold late last week! Achy, mega mucus, sinus pressure and a hacking cough. When it comes to the cold and flu season, I feel we already know about the benefits of vitamin C, vitamin D, probiotics, elderberry …

How To Boost Iron Intake With Plant-Based Foods.

Iron – What is it and why do we need it? Iron is an essential mineral our bodies need for production of red blood cells. Iron helps to transport oxygen from the lungs through the entire body. If you are low in iron, you may find you are feeling exhausted, get winded going up the stairs or fatigued all the …

Post Exercise Snacks, Plant Based, Gluten Free, Vegan, Dairy Free

Once again the energy bites are at the top of my list for easy and super tasty options as a snack. I’ve been getting more exercise lately which is great but man I’m really feeling it! Sore muscles and tightness are a good sign I’ve had a great workout.  Post-exercise I know I need to replace the carbohydrates my body …

Simple Ways to Keep Blood Sugar Steady

Does this ever happen to you? Feeling faint = Reaching for empty carbs for a quick pick me up = Feel better for a short period of time = Blood sugar will drop quickly again after empty carbs are digested = Feel light headed, the cycle continues.  I’ve spoken with a few women in the past about how they have fainted …