Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Woman Up Subscription Box

Woman up Box is a monthly subscription box with 6 to 8 beautiful items. These items are created by women for women. How amazing is that? If you want to see the unboxing click here.

There were 2 suckers from Lollyphile in this Woman up Box They are a texas company that create really fun flavors. These were pomegranate tangerine and strawberry mojito. Arent they beautiful? I love the swirl effect of the strawberry mojito. I chose to gift these to a co-worker and she was so excited about them.
This beautiful light weight Mala bead necklace is made of beads and shells. It is absolutely beautiful and would be great to pair with a neutral outfit.
This is a great way to remind yourself to be kind to yourself! The woman up box  motto is to uplift yourself and lift up woman. This is made by Kate Zhang.

I am very excited about this organic tea by Flying Bird Botanicals. We drink a TON of tea. This smells very light and I am most likely going to ice this as a summer afternoon tea. its a mix of lemon/mint mixed with Yerba mate in the Pacific Northwest!
This green parrot worrystone is a bonus! Its a beautiful color and such a smooth surface. It has a slight indent in it. I give little crazy life one at school for her desk when shes taking tests.
This Beautiful Gelato Sugar scrub has a wonderful scent.  its a foaming sugar whipped scrub. Doesn't that sound amazing? Its made with mango and shea butters along with natural oils. I'm using this in the morning! It looks so beautiful and comes with a little wooden scoop.

I think this has to be one of my favorites. I LOVE natural lip products and Hawaii, so its a win/win. This is made by Francesca Sakai and is called Passion Moon Potions. This is a deep red tint with hints of purple. It is naturally colore with lip safe iron oxides and mica. This is made in small batches in Hawaii.
Purse Mirrors are a must. This has a sweet saying on the front, and comes in a clear plastic case. This is made by Kate Kehoe with Chicalookate.
This is another item that I chose to gift. Such beautiful mandala cards! These are made by Anna Gaiownik with AnnaStamps1 on etsy. You can relax while customizing a beautiful card to spread joy to others. The artist hand carves her stamps then stamps her cards by hand. Each set comes with 5 different designs and mini colored pencils.
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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Blami Arts Chalk Markers and Labels

 Blami arts sent me their  pack of chalk markers that came with an eraser, 2 extra reversible tips, and 14 liquid chalk markers.
The marker pack is extremely fun. I haven’t had many colors to experiment with before, but this pack has silver, gold and bronze. SO FUN! I did notice that the silver and gold didn't erase as well, especially on the vinyl chalkboard below. They are gorgeous colors though.
Im looking for online ideas for learning the art of chalk drawings, so If you have any ideas, let me know.  You can erase these with a dry paper towel, the eraser that it comes with, or a wet towel. I find the wet towel is the quickest and cleanest way.

I love chalk markers and I have been wanting chalk labels for quite some time. We store our items in the pantry in mason jars, because I despise bags. Mason jars just look wonderful and organized. My biggest problem is that I can never remember what I put in them when I have multiple types of one item such as flour. These labels have solved that problem!
Blami Arts labels are very easy to use. You simply clean the area you want to apply, write on the label, and slap those babies on! To clean you simply wipe the label off with a damp cloth and reuse.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Cappellos grain and gluten free pasta and cookies

Cappellos sent me a selection of pasta and cookies. We have been on the search for good gluten free pasta that we can indulge in every once in awhile. Apparently this is in the refrigerated/freezer section which is why I have never ran across this brand before. I like the simple packaging and focus on great product. These were shipped in an insulated box with dry ice which kept them perfectly cold.

Capellos sent me their fettuccine and Gnocchi. Their pasta is fresh, gluten-and-grain-free, fettuccine is carefully hand-crafted. Their pasta tastes amazing. It has a totally different texture than boxed pasta. They use almond flour and cage-free eggs to create a low glycemic pasta. This pasta is so much better than boxed.
Capellos Pasta is Gluten Free • Grain Free • Soy Free • Dairy Free • Low Glycemic • Non-GMO
I cooked half a package in 90 seconds. I prefer less of a bite for fettuccine. For this pasta I used homemade bone broth and boiled it, then added the fettucine.

For the gnocchi, after they float to the top of your boiling water, you can lightly sauté them or add sauce. I chose to use homemade bone broth and then add a touch of parmesan cheese. It was AMAZING. They also have lasagna sheets!!

The base of all Capellos cookie doughs are made of Almond flour, organic Vermont maple syrup, arrowroot flour, organic coconut oil, organic vanilla extract, sea salt, and baking soda. 

The chocolate chip is amazing and has just a touch of sea salt.

The Double Chocolate
is made of Dark chocolate  and cacao powder. This is my favorite because it tastes like a brownie.

They also have Ginger Snap, Lemon Zest, and cookie dough rolls which I didn't try.  If you click here there is a bunch of desserts you can make with the cookie dough. These are grain free, vegan, and gluten free.

Capellos also has pizza! Check them out and I think you will be surprised at how good they are.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Kabana Creme AND Green Screen Sunscreen review

What you put on your skin, or rather what you DON’T, is important. Lessening chemical exposure is essential in this day and age. We are bombarded with all sorts of chemicals. They are in our soaps, skincare, haircare, makeup, laundry detergents, and our foods. screen kabana&index=aps&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=xm2&linkId=212034ee6b329232d07b2d8db7969f7a
SUNSCREEN  -  Did you know that many sunscreens block our production of Vitamin D? There are times when you need it, however, so make sure to read up!

All Natural SPF 31 Sunscreen OTC Test results! Kabana is the only manufacturer on Earth that publishes our OTC SPF testing data for your security and peace of mind!

Green Screen® Organic Sunscreen SPF 31 Tinted Neutral is great as a foundation! It is free of common allergens, gluten-free, corn-free, dairy-free and vegan.

This formula has all the benefits of Green Screen Original SPF 32, but is tinted to blend with skin tones and is excellent for facial use. This Neutral color is designed based on customer requests that we offer a lighter tint with a yellow undertone. It provides excellent Broad Spectrum protection.

Neutral tone created by the mineral cosmetic pigment iron oxide blends with skin tones. This can be used for the face and can reduce blemishes and blend sunspots. However if you have sunspots you want to check out your liver and kidney levels.

The sunscreens are non-nano, not-micronized Zinc Oxide.  Zinc Oxide is the only sunscreen active ingredient FDA-approved for children under 6 months of age.

Green Screen contain simply nine edible-grade, 86% certified organic ingredients and is completely petrochemical-free. This sunscreen works amazingly well. 97%+ broad spectrum UV absorption across the entire UVA & UVB spectrum. They are soy-free, gluten-free, corn-free and vegan, Fragrance-free & non-comedogenic.

Green Screen is Ecosystem approved – biodegradable formula is safe for reefs and the aquatic environment & packaged in 100% recyclable tubes. It is also Cruelty-free – never tested on animals – only tested on humans per 2011 FDA OTC Sunscreen Monograph regulations.

Green Screen® Organic Sunscreen SPF 31 is easy to apply at all temperatures and blends with skin tones, eliminating the cool chalkiness that mineral sunscreens may impart.

The average individual particle size of the Zinc Oxide USP we use is 0.260 micron (260nm) with Standard Deviation of 0.012 micron (12nm). This means that there are statistically zero particles smaller than 100nm, the cutoff for the nano classification. Most nano sunscreens on the market have particle sizes in the range of 10-20nm  Ingredients in Green Screen SPF 31 Formulas; 25% non-nano Zinc Oxide, Eldorado Springs Artesian Water, Certified Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Certified Organic Jojoba Oil, Vegetable Glycerine, Organic Shea Butter, Vegetable Vitamin E (non-gmo from sunflower seeds), Vegetable Emulsifying Wax NF (cetearyl alcohol & polysorbate 60), Iron Oxides

Green Screen® D Organic Sunscreen SPF 35 Original – is like the above but fortified with the United States Recommended Daily Allowance (USRDA) of Vitamin D3 (400IU/ounce of sunscreen), a critical vitamin that normally requires UV energy to be produced in our skin.

Since sunscreens reduce UV exposure (which is a good thing and critical in limiting cellular and DNA damage and aging processes), they can also limit Vitamin D production. Vitamin D deficiency is quite common and plays a significant role in diseases.

Kabana crème products might just be the solution you are looking for. They state “Beautifully simple. Effectively elegant. Healthful longevity. Love your skin. Kabana does.”

I was sent Kabana Crème Ultra Nourishing Moisturizer in a 6 oz container. This moisturizer is very thick and creamy. This is a fresh, perishable product. Kabana recommend refrigeration if you do not expect to use it within a month of receipt.

With warmer weather here, this feels AMAZING on the skin at the end of the day. I take a shower and put this on after its been in the fridge. SO awesome. By using this daily it helps your skin’s  moisture balance while enhancing glow and smooths blemishes. In turn this would also be helpful with eczema, atopic dermatitis and psoriasis. However with these conditions, I would highly suggest finding your triggers as many times its an allergic reaction or sensitivity. This can also be used on your face. Ingredients: Eldorado Springs Artesian Spring Water, Lanolin, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Mango Butter, 3% Non-nano Zinc Oxide, Soy Lecithin, Optional Essential Oil (customized to your order).