My Favorite Healthy Snack Bars

I don’t know about you, but I am constantly on the go.

I find my biggest struggle to be keeping my body and mind nourished when my schedule barely leaves time for me to get a bite to eat. But my favorite, and easiest way I’ve found to fuel my body fast is always keeping snack bars on hand.

Today I’m sharing three of my favorite healthy snack bars with you, and they don’t even taste healthy.

The three main elements I look for in healthy snack bars: refined sugar-free, gluten free and dairy free. All of these bars meet these requirements with only slight exceptions.

  1. The RXBAR

High in protein, packed with flavor, and best of all, filled with ingredients that will fuel your body for an extended period of time. I have yet to try a flavor of the RXBAR that I even slightly dislike. Yes, these ones do contain egg whites, which are usually not a key component in my diet. However, lately I have been trying to reintroduce eggs by slowly adding them back into my eating habits. So far it has been going fantastic, and I haven’t noticed any negative effects of doing so in small quantities. I would 10/10 recommend these delicious snack bars for anyone looking for a clean pick-me-up. And can we just talk about how adorable their packaging is? I love how clearly they market their bars to only have a few wholesome ingredients, and of course no BS.

2. Go Macro Bars

Also high in protein, packed with healthy plant-based nutrients, vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free. Shop these vegan nutrition bars here. What more can you ask for? Plus, they taste like a treat. My favorite is the coconut and granola… so yummy. I definitely look forward to snacking on these throughout my day.

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3. Square Organics Protein Bars

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With each bar containing an average of 12 grams of protein, you can’t go wrong with these sustaining snack bars. The only downside to them, is that the chocolate coating on the outside has a small amount of dried cane syrup, which I normally try to avoid all together. I try to limit the number of bars I eat because of the sugar, but I don’t feel like it’s bad to have them once in a while. I love the variety that square organics offers, and the unique flavors like mint and cherry coconut. If you’re looking for a great alternative bar to one like a Luna or Cliff Bar (that are packed with sugar and processed ingredients) I would highly recommend Square Bars.

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If you’re like me and constantly need quick fuel for your busy lifestyle, then my biggest word of advice is to always keep healthy snacks on hand when those moments of hunger or cravings hit. Bars are some of the smartest ways to keep your body nourished in a pinch.

I hope my snack bar recommendations were helpful… I plan to do more of these healthy snack food posts in the future. I would love to know what healthy “snack” foods you eat, so please leave me a comment💛

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How to Get Long, Healthy Hair


Ever scroll through Instagram and find yourself awestruck by pictures of girls on beaches with luxuriously long locks blowing in the wind?

Because, same.

A few years ago, I chopped my hair just beneath my chin… and let me tell you, that was a big mistake. I think just about every girl has been where I was: wanting a change, but then after a few months pass, wishing more than anything that you could go back and keep your long hair. Since then, I have been growing out my hair, and only getting the standard 1/2 inch trim about every three months. It took a while for me to see real results of growth, but now I am happier with my hair than ever before. It’s long (almost to my butt), healthy, shiny and thick.

Today I’m going to share my tips and tricks with all of you about how I grew out my hair to be healthy and long, and how I maintain it.

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Shampoo and Conditioner:

To be honest, I don’t have a specific holy-grail shampoo and conditioner combination that I could recommend. I have tried way too many to count, but some of my favorites are the Hask Argan oil, Matrix Sleek look, and Mane and Tail moisturizing duo. I have heard that switching up the products in your hair is important for new growth, therefore, I don’t stick with just one shampoo and one conditioner for more than a couple of months. I don’t think your choice of shampoo and conditioner matter a whole ton, but I always opt for ultra moisturizing and mostly natural ones.

Coconut Oil Hair Mask:

For the past few months I have been doing weekly coconut oil hair masks, and I feel like I’ve already seen significant results. Once a week, before I jump in the shower, I melt a generous amount of coconut oil between my hands and massage it into my hair, root to tip. It’s completely up to you the amount you use, but I like to saturate my locks in oil to the point that my hair looks wet. Then I flip my hair upside down and massage it into my scalp for a few minutes, kind of like giving myself a head massage. I leave the hair treatment on anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, but it’s all about your preference.

Lately, instead of using my hands to massage the oil in, I have been using this cool little hair tool from Vanity Planet. It fits in the palm of your hand, and has large plastic bristles that vibrate on the scalp to give your head a massage that helps with blood flow and hair growth. Not to mention, it’s the cutest mint green color. It feels so good and makes for a relaxing experience. It is perfect to use with any hair mask, or even just in the shower when you are shampooing your hair. (Yes, it is waterproof).

Gelatin Collagen:

Okay, I know, I know…. I have talked about this product way too much recently, but it’s only because I genuinely swear by it. The Great Lakes Gelatin Collagen has honestly made my hair thicker than ever (even though I already have ridiculously thick hair), shiner than ever and longer than ever. No joke. I take an average of three tablespoons a day, just diluted in either juice or a smoothie, and I’m telling you, it does wonders for the skin and hair. I’m obsessed. But don’t take my word for it, just go get some yourself and you’ll see what I’m talking about.

I know it’s nothing ground-breaking, but those are my hair tips and tricks for long, healthy locks. Also, I don’t brush my hair on a regular basis, which cuts down on breakage. And, I only wash my hair every other day to every two days, which is said to help with hair growth since you aren’t constantly stripping it of it’s natural oils. How do I keep my hair from not looking greasy you ask? Lots of dry shampoo.

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How I Cleared my Skin // Products I Use

Want to read my two previous posts in my “How I Cleared my Skin” series (before and after pictures included)? –>

How I Cleared my Skin (pictures included) // My Diet

How I Cleared my Skin // Facial Treatments

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Although I don’t believe products play the largest role in clearing up acne, I do think that they are an important element in the healing process. Most of all, I think that the wrong products for your skin type can reek havoc on the skin. So today I’m discussing my favorite facial products for both morning and nighttime. For reference, I have oil/combination skin.

  1. PCA BPO 5% Cleanser-

I use this cleanser when I take my showers at night to take off any makeup I wore that day, and to give my skin a good, clean base. It contains 5% benzoyl peroxide which is a great ingredient to fight breakouts. I have been consistently using this facial wash for about five months, and have seen wonderful results because of it.

2. Derma E Purifying Daily Detox Scrub

3-4 times per week, after cleansing, I use this exfoliator to give my skin a deep clean. It has activated charcoal in it, which I feel helps detoxify my pores and extract dirt and residue from the day. I have tried many different face “scrubs”, and can hands-down say that this natural one is my absolute favorite. It’s gentle enough, but still does it’s job, and when my skin feels like it needs an extra boost, I just leave it on for about five minutes as a face mask while my conditioner is sitting in my hair.

3. Aveeno Clear Complexion Daily Moisturizer

After washing my face, I never skip moisturizing. When I first purchased this product, I was very uncertain about how my skin would react to it since it is only an over-the-counter lotion, but I have been very pleasantly surprised with my results. This Aveeno moisturizer has activated soy, which sounds weird, but I believe it’s done wonders for my skin. It is made for acne-prone skin and I use it morning and night and it has never left my skin feeling dehydrated.

4. PCA Acne Cream

After moisturizer, I use PCA’s spot treatment that has salicylic acid in it. I have used this product religiously for the last six months, and it has yielded great results. It does an amazing job at stopping pimples when you first notice them and killing the bacteria on the skin. It is my favorite spot treatment I’ve tried so far.

5. MinErbs Charcoal Face Cleanser

I use this face cleanser every morning. It is made locally in the Rogue Valley with the best natural ingredients. It is gentle, yet leaves the skin feeling squeeky clean and refreshed. I couldn’t recommend this product enough, and I’m all about supporting local small businesses. It’s perfect for my morning routine when I don’t want something too harsh.

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As always, I hope this post was helpful for you. Don’t forget, I know what it feels like to struggle with acne and the horrible feelings it brings. You are not alone, and it does get better with time and dedication, I promise. I am happy to answer any personal questions or go into further depth of my story and tips I have for fighting acne. Please comment below or send me a message on my social media platforms.

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Fresh Face // My Skincare Staples


I don’t want to jinx anything… but my skin is the best it’s been since the time I was twelve years old. I can’t help but sing my praises, because, as many of you know if you’ve followed me on my journey, I have struggled with acne-prone skin for nearly five years. That’s a heck of a long time to be stressed out about breakouts.

Within the last couple months, I have noticed significant improvements in my skin. For the first time in years I feel confident enough to wear a bear face, save for a few spots of concealer. I never even used to walk out of my house without foundation on.

My skin texture has become 20x smoother and I have even noticed a reduction in dark marks and scaring. I am a happy girl, and today I decided to share a few of my skincare staples with all of you. On a side note, I would never promote products that I don’t 100% support and approve of. I am here to help even just one of you improve the state of your skin, so I only recommend my holy grail products.

1. Derma E Purifying Daily Detox Scrub

For months I struggled to find the perfect exfoliator that wasn’t too harsh or drying on my skin, but was still able to give my pores a deep clean. After some trial and error, I found the best one I’ve ever tried. The Derma E exfoliator with activated charcoal leaves my skin feeling refreshed, clean and smooth. It has tiny exfoliating beads which gently scrub away the makeup residue and build up from the day. Many times, whether I’m taking a shower or bath, I leave the exfoliator on for about 5 minutes which acts as a mask as well. I couldn’t recommend this product more.

2. Derma E Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask

Want to try out a face mask that works? Derma E’s mask with activated charcoal draws out impurities and cleans out pores for a deep cleanse. I treat myself to this mask about two times per week, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. My skin is always left feeling smooth, radiant and my pores are noticeably smaller. Charcoal face masks are a must have for me, but this one is the best one I’ve tried yet.

3. Aveeno Clear Complexion Daily Moisturizer

Maybe it’s a coincidence, but around the exact time I noticed my skin was clearing up, I had just begun using the Aveeno clear complexion moisturizer in both the morning and at night. It is made with a natural active soy complex and promotes even skin tone and texture, specially made for acne-prone skin. I purchased it on a whim, but have been obsessed with this product for nearly three months now and I’m currently on my second bottle. I think my skin reacts very well to the soy complex, and I honestly think it is a huge factor in the improvements in my skin. I am not the type to trust over-the-counter products for my face, but this Aveeno moisturizer has been a true life savor. I don’t think I’ll ever stop using it. I would say it’s worth a try for anyone looking to banish breakouts. It has never left my skin oily, but has also never left my skin without enough moisture- just the perfect balance.

I have been seriously contemplating doing a post all about how I cleared my acne, tricks, tips and what I did. It is a very personal subject for me, but if it helps anyone I would be willing to tell my full story. If you are interested in a more in-depth post about how I got rid of my acne (with before and after pictures) please leave me a comment down below. I want to write what you all want to read, and would appreciate any feedback you have for me.

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Champagne and Zebrawood // Jord Watches


Watches Made From Wood


I have been in a season of innovation… and what better way to welcome new things than to get a new, classy watch?

I have never been the type to wear the time on my wrist, but after receiving this beautifully crafted zebrawood and champagne watch I can’t help but sport it with every outfit I wear. It adds the perfect sense of sophistication, but is still subtle enough so that it’s not too flashy.

I chose the zebrawood and champagne style because of it’s sleek and timeless look, and I love the way the dark wood contrasts with the light watch face.

I have only good things to say about the craftsmanship of the watch. On the Jord Watches website, I was able to use there measurement ruler to perfectly size my wrist, which is a great tool since you are purchasing it online and not in stores. They offer a multitude of watch options; whether you want color variation, customization or advanced designs.

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I like how there are no numbers on the actual clock face, save for a couple roman numerals. It makes for a bit of a challenge in time telling, but makes the watch look much sleeker and less cluttered. img_9200img_9201Processed with VSCO with m5 preset

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My Foundation Routine


Lately I have been loving my foundation routine. I think I’ve finally found the perfect products for my skin that leave it looking very close to flawless and I’m so happy with the look of it.

Not to mention, my skin has been amazing lately, except for the few dry patches due to extremely cold temperatures here in Oregon.

Step 1

I prime my face before anything else with the Studio Gear Prime Objective skin protecting face primer. This product really helps to even my skin texture and smooth any uneven places because of it’s silicone base. It has an easy-to-use no mess pump which I really like and it doesn’t have a fragrance. I have oily skin and I think it does a great job of keeping my makeup in place all day, even through sweat and extended wear. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a great base for their foundation.

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Step 2

I have recently started using Jane Iredale’s liquid minerals foundation in the shade latte. The color is a perfect match for my skin-tone, and I love that this product doesn’t clog my pores, and actually aids in the healing of my acne-prone skin. However, one thing I don’t like about this product is that I have to use so much of it in order to achieve the full-coverage that I like. The consistency is almost watery/thin so it takes about 3 to 4 pumps until I get my desired coverage. Unfortunate, but I still use it everyday and love the natural look it gives, and I would recommend this foundation to anyone looking for a great natural one.

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Step 3

After applying foundation, I go over it with my Jane Iredale PurePressed base mineral foundation in the color amber. When I purchased this, I thought I was getting the same color as my foundation, latte, but it turns out its a shade lighter (I think). I don’t really seem to have any issues with them being different colors. I absolutely love this product. You can either use it on it’s own or as a setting powder over foundation- which is what I do. I think the coverage this gives to the skin is flawless, but still natural at the same time. If it’s a day when I don’t want to wear a ton of makeup, I will opt for just this powder and it still evens my skin tone noticeably. My only complaint is that will the cold, dry weather we get here in Oregon, powder foundation tends to accentuate my dry areas. dsc00565dsc00568dsc00580dsc00599

Here is a good view of how the products look on my skin. As I said, I think the primer does a nice job of evening my skin texture and smoothing any unevenness. The foundation gives me a beautiful full-coverage look, and then the powder sets everything in place, while giving me even more coverage. I love this foundation routine and think I’ll be sticking with it for a long time. dsc00615dsc00617dsc00621

Thanks for reading… I hope you enjoyed a glimpse into my makeup routine. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them below and I will get back to you.

xoxo

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SOUL Review// Rain International

As many of you already know, I am an avid health nut, which means I’m constantly on the lookout for new, healthy foods or supplements that benefit my body. Over the past couple of weeks I had been trying out SOUL by Rain International. Remember my FUSED coffee review and recipe? SOUL is created and marketed by the same company, so you already know it will be amazing.

Basically, SOUL comes in convenient, individual packets that are perfect for a busy body like myself who seems to be constantly on-the-go.

SOUL is the first seed based nutrition of it’s kind. Each packet of the gel-type liquid is filled with a synergistic blend of the black cumin, black raspberry, and chardonnay grape seed. All of Rain’s products are non-GMO and don’t contain any harmful additives. They use a high-tech “cold-press process to carefully preserve each seed’s life-giving nutrients.”

Instead of drinking those horrible energy drinks that contain who knows what, SOUL has created an innovative product that helps fuel the body, naturally.

Benefits of SOUL

Anti-inflammatory Properties: Through a cellular study, SOUL proved to reduce inflammation in the human body by 33%.

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Anti-aging Properties: Through a cellular study, SOUL showed a 62% increase in stimulation of cell life for anti-aging properties. And who wouldn’t want to look younger?dsc_0241Through multiple studies, SOUL has proven to boost antioxidants in the body.

Now that you know all of the benefits of SOUL, I will tell you my experience with the product.

I made a point to take one packet per day in the morning for a solid two weeks in order to track my results. I really enjoy the taste of SOUL; it’s quite concentrated because it packs such a punch in only 2 fluid ounces, and tastes very fruity from the raspberry and grape seeds.

After nearly a week of religiously taking it, I realized that my energy was boosted quite a lot. For some reason, especially when the weather begins to get really cold, I feel as if I’m struck with tiredness and all I want to do is curl up in my bed and sleep. So, with the cold upon us here in Oregon, I was beginning to feel this way, but after taking SOUL I didn’t have the same urge to sleep my day away. I also noticed that SOUL put my in a better mood throughout the day, and that starting my day off with a packet really kept working to brighten my mood throughout the whole day.

My skin is honestly the best it has ever been during my teenage years (and I am 16). I attribute the clearness and smooth tone and texture of my skin to SOUL and also to another supplement I’ve been taking. I think, without both of them together, my skin wouldn’t have seen anywhere near the amount of progress as it has while taking both supplements. With SOUL, your taking a whole concentrated 2 ounces of pure wellness and nutrients, so you can only imagine the effect that is will have on your body and skin.

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Overall, I’m very impressed by SOUL’s philosophy, effectiveness and thought behind each product. So far, I have absolutely loved their FUSED coffee (which I drink almost everyday) and SOUL. I am now currently trying out another product from Rain International, called CORE, which is similar to SOUL. I will be doing an in-depth review on that once I complete my two week cycle, so stay tuned if you’d like to read what I have to say about it.

Want to purchase SOUL?

If you’re interested in purchasing or reading up further on SOUL, there are a few options I would recommend.

Through this link you can visit their website, browse their products and read all of their reviews and stories behind the products. You will have the choice to either buy a product one time with a flat rate, or you can “subscribe” and save money on their products. If you subscribe, you will be sent any products that you choose each month, for example, a month’s supply of SOUL, with the exception of putting it on pause or skipping certain months. dsc_0250

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Fall Favorites

I’ll be honest, when Fall first began I wasn’t too thrilled about saying goodbye to summer.

But now, the trees are pretty, there’s fog in the mountains and the sunsets are too die for. So me and fall are friends now. Except for the extremely short days, that I’m not too siked about.

Here I compiled just a few of my current Fall Favorites, or things that I have either used or worn religiously throughout September, October and half of November.

Hask Superfruit Shampoo and Conditioner

I have been using this hair care duo for a couple weeks now, and I am truly impressed. Made with Amazonian cupuaçu butter and acai berry and free of sulfates, parabens and artificial colors, this shampoo and conditioner provides hair with more than enough nutrients. They advertise that it has a “brilliant shine complex”, and at first I was slightly skeptical if I would really be able to notice any change in my hair from using it.

Wow was I wrong. My hair is shinier than ever; I’ve even received more than one compliment on how shiny my hair looks (which never usually happens). I have quite thick hair that begs for moisture, especially during this time of year. The Hask superfruit shampoo and conditioner work perfectly to hydrate and nourish my hair, leaving it silky smooth and super shiny. I am in love.

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SOUL by Rain International

Remember my FUSED coffee post from a few weeks back?

Well, now I’ve been using an entirely new product from the same company, Rain International, called SOUL. SOUL is a nutrient-filled gel composed of black cumin, black raspberry, and chardonnay grape seed that is packaged in convenient individual serving sized pouches. Not only does it taste amazing, but it is like natural fuel for our bodies. Because of it’s non-GMO, organic ingredients, it is a versatile product for any age and has been proven to increase energy, help joint stiffness, and overall act as an aid for one’s health. I am currently taking it everyday in order to nourish my skin and help combat any breakouts that occur.

My skin has been, and currently is, the best I’ve seen it in a very long time. I attribute it to both SOUL and Skin Accumax, which I am going to talk about more in a moment. I’ve only been taking this product for nearly two weeks, and I already have seen improvements. I would recommend this to anyone looking to feel better, or cure any health issue. dsc_0241dsc_0244
Jojoba Oil

I have used this oil for quite some time now, and I cannot say enough good things about it. I replaced my normal moisturizer with jojoba oil, and my skin reacted really well to the new product. After cleansing and toning my face, I gently pat about 6-7 drops onto my skin and leave it to absorb. I never find my face to be oily, but it keeps it perfectly balanced. What I started to realize after using this product for a month or so, was how healthy and long my eyelashes were. It took me a bit to connect that every night and morning I applied jojoba oil to my face, and coincidentally, my lashes also. So, if you’re looking for a great natural lash grower and strengthener, I would highly recommend this oil.

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Pacifica Nail Polish

I am in love with these beautiful nail polish colors from Pacifica Beauty. They look amazing and they are vegan, cruelty-free, and free of 7 sulfates and parabens. This trio, or any of their trios for that matter, would be perfect to give as a stocking stuffer or small gift. Beautifully packaged, mindfully crafted, and created for a bold woman. I love it. dsc_0268dsc_0274

FUSED coffee

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Jane Iredale Skin Accumax

Want to know how I’ve been clearing up my stubborn acne? These babies right here!

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Hope you all enjoyed my fall favs. What have you been loving?

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New Season, New Look: Derma e Night and Day Creme Review


With the welcoming of a new season, there have been an abundance of changes in the air… and in our skin.

As many of you know, I’m fortunate enough to live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, however, many of you may have also heard about the hurricane that we experienced over the weekend. There was literally a tornado that struck along Oregon’s coastline… what?! That is unheard of during my lifetime, and ever for that matter (that I’m aware of).

Anyways, my point is that when the weather changes from hot to cold in a short period of time, one of the main things that is affected is our skin (and not in a good way). I don’t know about yours, but my skin, especially my face, gets way more dry than normal. One of the most important precautions in keeping our skin looking dewy and glowy is to moisturize the heck out of it.

Today, I’m teaming up with Derma e to bring you a review of their newest addition to their advanced, natural line of skincare products, that launched last month. What’s the big news? New and improved packaging! But don’t worry, they still sell the same great products (no changes to the formulas), just with a new look. Not only do they have a new look, but they are also expanding the stores that they sell in, woohoo! You can now find Derma e at Ulta, Whole Foods, Sprouts, Target and other stores. The only way I can explain their new transition is innovative and clean; perfect for the minimalist aesthetic.

Here, I’m only focusing on the Hydrating day and night creams to compare the old and new packaging, but Derma e will be switching all of their other products over to the new packaging by March of 2017.

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I really like how Derma e decided to keep the benefits of their products and packaging on their boxes, but rearrange it in a more orderly way. dsc_0837dsc_0839dsc_0843

Now for the review…

I know that my cousin experiences dry skin during the colder months and she needed a new moisturizer. Her thoughts after using the Hydrating Night Cream for two weeks:

The first thing she told me was how much better she liked the new packing. Good job Derma e! She applied it as the directions stated, after cleansing your face at night. She was pleased with her results and described the moisturizer to be “just the right thickness I want for overnight hydration”. She applied it on any pesky dry patches, and by morning, she said, they has disappeared. In the past, she hadn’t been compelled to stick with a skincare routine, but after trying out the night and day cream, she found herself taking more time to pamper her skin and enjoy the process. She told me that she was scared to use such a thick moisturizer at first, because she has mildly oily skin around her T-zone area. But after using it for a few days she was pleasantly surprised to find that her skin did not look or feel oily.

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Here are her thoughts on the Hydrating day creme:

Her favorite quality of the moisturizer is the smell, as funny as that sounds. She really enjoys the consistency and easy spreadability of the hydrating creme. She felt as if it gave her skin just the right amount of hydration throughout the day, and whereas with other moisturizers she’s tried, she feels this one really sinks in and lasts all day. She would recommend this product to anyone looking for the perfect light moisturizer during the day, as she explained “I just put it on and run out the door”.

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Comparatively, here are the night and day cream (with the old and new packaging) side by side. I think this small change in packaging makes a world of difference for Derma e products, mostly because now the look and feel of the products that you’re purchasing seem to line up more closely with the higher-end pricing. Your paying for what you get, great, natural skincare. dsc_0889dsc_0892dsc_0895dsc_0899dsc_0902

Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoy and try out the Derma e products if you’re so inclined. xoxo

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Duck feather and herbs review

Natural apothecary is quickly becoming very popular. Let’s ditch the over-processed, chemical-filled pharmaceutical medicines, and instead fill our cabinets with local, natural medicinal herbs.

A company that I have recently been loving is called Duck Feather Herbs, based in the quirky city of Portland, Oregon. They sell their hand crafted tinctures and teas on Etsy, and each product is made with love. They were kind enough to send me several items to try out, so here I am today commin’ atcha with my full review.

Sleeping Beauty tea-

This soothing substance is sure to calm anyone’s nerves. With hints of chamomile and lavender, this loose leaf tea is the perfect beverage to sip on before bedtime.

Good belly tincture-

Looking for a natural remedy for an unsettled stomach? This tincture is a great medicinal herb that soothes even the gnarliest aches. Just put a few drops into your favorite tea, sit back, and let your tummy be soothed. img_2817

Have a good rest tincture-

One of my favorites. Just drop a few drops into the Sleeping beauty teaor another one that I love; vanilla Sleepytime before bed, and rest easily with sweet dreams. With hues of chamomile and lavender it is sure to have you sound asleep in no time.

Healing Head tincture-

I get so many headaches, so man, any relief is great for me! Interlaced with feverfew, skullcap, lemon balm and peppermint, this tincture is the perfect cure for those nagging headaches and will leave you feeling refreshed for whatever the world might throw at you.

What are your thoughts on natural apothecary? I’d love to know. Thank you for reading, have a wonderful day, Madeline.

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