Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Easter nail art

Want to bedazzle your nails for Easter? Skip the nail salon and do it yourself with these eco-friendly nail essentials.

Generic nail polish remover contains a load of unnecessary toxic chemicals. Exchange your regular nail polish remover for this organic version.  Karma Naturals Nail Polish Remover uses organic oils to break down the residue of nail polish while conditioning your nails and cuticles.

Now for the fun part! LVX Nail Lacquers are vegan, cruelty-free, and will provide you with a vibrantly colorful manicure. 

To ensure a perfect manicure: once your nails are dry, lather your hands in our Kamille hand cream to really lock in the moisture.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Adding pastel to your spring workout wardrobe

The more appealing and comfortable your workout clothes are, the better you feel about working out. Gentlemen, this goes for you too! It’s easy to look and feel stylish while getting your workout on!

For the top:

This eye-catching sports bra from Fabletics is colorful and comfy, adding a perfect pop of color to brighten up your workout.

For the bottom:

Your legs will make a statement with these pastel galaxy print leggings

For the top:

Who says bro tanks are out of style? Shine on in this stylish sunset tank top

For the bottom:

Whoever said guys couldn’t rock pastel pants was sadly mistaken. These running tights are great for circulation and will speed you through that run! 

So treat yourself to some hot new workout wear for Spring!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Staying Healthy While Traveling

Whether it’s a day trip, a week away, or a months-long vacation, traveling can stress our digestive systems due to changes in climate, routine, and diet. . Sure, we  all enjoy stopping at those local greasy burger joints (onion rings! chili dogs!), but our bodies may not be the biggest fans.
Here are a few tips on how to keep things healthy and avoid digestive shock while traveling:

1. Bring pre-packed healthy snacks

It’s fine to treat yourself to fries every now and then, but certainly not every day. One way to avoid unhealthy temptations is to snack prep before the trip. Packing snacks high in protein and fiber will ensure a happy and healthy stomach during your travels.

Snack options include:
 Raw nuts
 Baby carrots
 Celery sticks

    Drink options include:
    Bottled water
    Unsweetened coconut water
    Flavored sparkling water
    Bottled green tea

     2. Keep moving

Traveling can involve sitting for hours on end.  These periods of inactivity can wreak havoc on your digestive systems  and cause  poor blood circulation, leaving you feeling tired and sluggish,   To avoid this, try to keep moving. If you’re driving, stop every hour or so  to get out and walk around. If you’re on a plane, head to the bathroom and do a few stretches. We know there’s not much room, but do what you can! Trust us, this will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated  and help you enjoy your travels.

Have a safe and healthy trip!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Getting outside for Daylight Savings

Daylight savings is here; hooray! If you’re stuck in a sleepy winter slump, it’s time to get outside and get some Vitamin D.  Exposure to Vitamin D is known to release serotonin, a mood enhancer.  So get out in the sun and get happy!

We suggest:

1.Head to the park

Whether you’re going for a quick jog with your pup or sitting back and relaxing with your favorite book, try transitioning your everyday hobbies from inside to outside.

2.Change your commute

Reevaluate your daily  commute. If walking or biking isn’t an option,  park your car several blocks away from the office;  this will keep you  outside for a few extra minutes each day.

3.Alternatives to your gym membership?

When the snow and slush is gone, you have the option of taking your workout to the great outdoors.  Swap your gym membership for a brisk walk or run. No weights? No problem! Alternate  body weight exercises will get the job done.

4.Make it a priority

If your hectic work week prevents you from  getting outdoors, make it a weekend priority. Whether it’s five minutes in the morning with your cup of coffee or going to a park every Sunday afternoon, get outside!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Adding green to your skincare for St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up! Whether we’re Irish or not, we’re celebrating  this year by adding green   to our skincare!

Aloe Vera
Applying Aloe Vera is a great way to soothe rashes or irritation. Acting as an all-natural cooling agent, aloe vera can relieve burns, rashes, itching and stinging.Besides soothing your skin, Aloe Verais a first-rate makeup remover, gently breaking down the particles left on your face at the end of the day.

Of course we value  essential mint oils for their refreshing fragrance, but they can also do wonders for our skin. Mint works as an anti-inflammatory that helps calm dry and itchy skin. It is  also effective as a blemish treatment.

Cucumber can decrease unwanted facial puffiness. Keep a container of sliced cucumbers in your fridge. If you’ve had a late night or your eyes are tired, applying these slices will help you look refreshed for the day ahead.

Green Tea
Green tea contains a variety of antioxidants that will leave your skin feeling fresh and rejuvenated. Working as an anti-aging ingredient, green tea can smooth out  fine lines and wrinkles, leaving you with picture-perfect skin on St. Patty’s Day!

Green Smoothies

Granted, these don’t go directly onto  your skin, but drinking a green smoothie can do wonders for your  complexion. The smoothie works from the inside out to provide a luminous, healthy glow.