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Finally, Safer Beauty Products That Work

Safer Skincare: Beautycounter

We all want to choose safer beauty products, free of toxins and other harmful ingredients.  However, this isn’t always an easy road.  First, not all brands are great about transparency.  They may share the “key ingredients,” but not the hard truth of harmful ingredients they include. Second, not all “safe” beauty products are actually effective.  Sure, you feel great buying that 100% organic cleanser, but if it doesn’t work, chances are, you’re going back to your tried and true cleanser…

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Why I Don’t Meal Prep…But Do This Instead

Why I Don't Meal Prep...But Do This Instead

Meal Prep.  It is the latest craze, and for good reason. It saves so much time in the kitchen throughout the week, cuts down on waste, and the dreaded thought of, “what am I going to make for dinner tonight?”  If you meal prep, that is amazing, don’t stop! It is a great strategy if it works for your lifestyle.  However, here is why I don’t meal prep… I simply find meal prepping to be really overwhelming!  It is stressful…

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A Guide to Safer and Affordable Sunscreen Options

A Guide to Safer and Affordable Sunscreen Options

Post updated June 2018 Have you ever slowly pulled out your sunscreen at a pool playdate, not sure if you chose the “right” sunscreen brand for your kids, compared to the other moms?  I feel like we have all secretly done this one time or another. There are endless sunscreen options available today and if you walk through stores this time of year, the most popular sunscreen brands are on display at the front of the aisles. However, many of…

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7 Health, Beauty, and Home Uses for Activated Charcoal

Activated Charcoal Health, Beauty, and Home Uses

Recently, there has been a major trend with the use of activated charcoal in beauty, health, and home products. Activated charcoal has been popping up in facial masks, health remedies, and even ice creams and lattes. The first time I bought activated charcoal and told my husband I was going to whiten my teeth with it, his response was, “Krysten, we use that in the Emergency Room, why are you putting it on your teeth?”  Well, once I enlightened him,…

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Must Have Pregnancy Products

Must Have Pregnancy Products

I haven’t been pregnant in 3 years, so I am feeling a little behind with the latest and greatest, must have pregnancy products out there! So, in true form, I’ve been googling and researching like crazy to see what I, “need.”  I also reached out to several girlfriends who are either pregnant, or were recently pregnant to find out what their must have items are.  Pregnancy is by no means comfortable, so I’m all about any product that may make…

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