S A Y A – HAIRPINS THAT ARE SAVING THE RAINFOREST

The rainforest; a tropical treasure trove, breathtaking in its lush green majesty and one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems on the planet. This magical world is disappearing right before our eyes. As illegal logging becomes more prevalent in  places such as Indonesia, the rainforests there are literally being stripped null. Places that were once inhabited by so many of the world’s most beautiful creatures . . .

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VEGAN TROPICAL FRUIT SMOOTHIES

With Spring in full bloom and Summer just around the corner, it is gettin’ hot out there. Rising temperatures mean it’s time to start prepping your produce! Between weekend plans and trying to simultaneously live out your “adult life” there’s little time to cook and throwing away food over being too busy is always heart wrenching. Here to save our busy behinds are our favorite tropical fruits and chia seeds!

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VEGAN MAKEUP – RED APPLE LIPSTICK

Hola chicas! I finally found a 100% Vegan makeup brand that delivers utmost quality and I need to share the wealth. As much as I believe that makeup is not needed, we all know that having the option is truly a blessing. Whether it’s an important work day and you feel like the walking dead, you just love playing/experimenting with makeup, or you want your features to pop along with an outfit you’ve proudly put together, makeup can be an awesome tool to utilize. As common as it is to wear make-up daily, we tend to forget that these products are going directly onto our skin and that whatever they consist of may even make it into our bloodstream. Finding QUALITY products like eyeliners, lip colors, blush, and eye shadows that are NATURAL and gentle on your skin can be a daunting task. After going Vegan and adding that to the check list, I wondered if I’d ever be able to wear make-up again. In the midst of my discouragement I discovered a brand that met ALL my requirements! Red Apple Lipstick came to the rescue, delivering the facts I needed to stay true to my code of ethics, all while offering their products in color pallets that anyone could fall in love with.

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SMOOTHIE BOWLS: THE ART FORM

Ah yes, the all mystical smoothie bowl. They’re like the unicorn of meals. If you’re into health and are currently using Instagram, I’m sure you’ve come across one of those colorful bowls full of gorgeously decorated, healthy deliciousness, also known as Smoothie Bowls. Most of the time when you’re scrolling through your feed and one pops up, you’ve just gotta scroll back and take a gander at the thing. They’re so bright and happy and have so much going on that you can’t help but think, “I wish I could eat that for breakfast every day!” The thing is . . . you CAN! 🙂 Smoothie bowls are very intriguing and yes, do look pretty complicated, but I can assure you that anyone can make them. For this post I decided to break down the smoothie bowl in hopes to encourage readers to give one a try at home. I don’t mean to demystify the oh-so-magical smoothie bowl, I just think it’s important to share these fun, very healthy meal ideas with anyone and everyone who is trying to live a healthy life!  So here we go . . . Continue reading SMOOTHIE BOWLS: THE ART FORM

VEGAN SPRING ROLLS

What better time than Spring to create some colorful spring rolls? With the season just around the corner, I thought I would show you just how easy it is to create this vibrant, healthy meal. Spring rolls are one of the easiest, quickest meals you can whip up. They’re also incredibly fun to make, so having a friend with you is a good idea. Continue reading VEGAN SPRING ROLLS

LUSH VEGAN FAVORITES

Everyone loves a trip to LUSH. I could spend hours testing their masks, body scrubs, and lotions. Then there’s watching employees plop bath bombs into bowls of H2O, instantly turning them into swirling glittery dreamscapes that I’d give anything to be able to dive right into. But in all my visits and all my trials, I’ve narrowed down my favorite Lush products to a TOP TWO, and I have to share . . .

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VEGAN CHOCOLATE POWER BALLS

Good morning party peopleeee! Happy brand new week! For today’s Meatless Monday post, I thought, “Why not give the people what they really need on a Monday? . . .a POWER supply.”  We could turn THIS recipe into a Meatless MORNING gig, every day of the week! Especially for humans who are already on-the-go during those wee hours of the morning. So where’s this extra boost coming from, you ask? (In the lowest, most serious sounding voice possible) From These Vegan Chocolate Breakfast Balls . . .

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