Tricks and treats

Witches fingers and sticky rats! Tricks for little Halloween bats! It’s hard to break away from giving out candy on Halloween, I remember how exciting it was to get that sugar rush as a kid. I might even say I felt entitled (horrible) to that yearly junk food feast. However treats don’t always have to…

Weleda Skin Food – Done and Done

I bought this tube of Weleda Skin Food a few years ago and am now finishing it up. All part of the plan to get closer to getting to try new products! Skin Food is a very thick and rich cream good for dry spots. I find it too oily however, as it leaves a…

Philosophy – Not So Simple

My favorite cleanser is Purity Made Simple by Philosophy. I dreaded looking up the chemical make up of this product because Purity performs incredibly well. It’s a deep pore cleanser, keeps acne at bay, is gentle, smells nice, has a great texture, removes make up very well including eye make up, and works well with…

Kombucha Booze

I just got carded for kombucha! I’m an occasional kombucha drinker now, brewing it years ago after spending too much money on GT’s Kombucha. After a sick scoby (kombucha baby) and too many out of town trips to keep my brew growing, I stopped drinking the yummy ferment for a few years. I tried GT’s…

Vegas – MGM Eco surprise

I came across hotel bottles of MGM Grand conditioner and lotion from a trip last year to Las Vegas and decided to use them up rather than throw them out. My preconceived notions don’t typically link Vegas to eco friendly or low toxin, but low and behold my perceptions have been blown. I kind of…

Altitude Adjustment in June Lake

I almost always get altitude sickness at 5000 feet or above. On a work trip to Denver and Aspen, I nearly broke down and used the hotel room oxygen canisters. I decided to woman up and have a glass of wine instead. Big mistake! I had a hangover the next day from a single glass…

You say potato… I say sweet potato

I adore potatoes. If I had to give up rice or potatoes it would be like asking me which of my children, if I had children, that I’d give up. Potatoes are versatile, and you can even eat them raw if you like*. One of the awful dirty secrets about potatoes is that they are…

Aveeno Positively Radiant = Positively Toxic

Finding a moisturizer that works as a sunscreen and foundation at the same time is akin to finding a soul mate. The good news is I’ve been on more bad dates with Mr. Crummy Foundation than Mr. Wrongs. I’m still looking for a good foundation with the right color, coverage for acne spots, and SPF….

Samples, Samples, Samples!

There’s a company that sends out a monthly box of beauty product samples called Birch Box I’ve been subscribing to for a while. For about $10 a month I get to try these fun, generously sized samples each month. It’s a cheap thrill, the arrival of a little brown cardboard box adorned in pink tissue…

TheraBreath tasty mouth paste

I don’t like brushing my teeth. I kinda avoid it and skip a brushing here and there. It’s pretty gross that I do that BUT I’ve got all my teeth, they’re pretty white, I’ve just got one or two fillings, and I go to the dentist twice a year with a clean bill of oral…

Cold off the press

Fortunately I have a food hit to make up for the miss yesterday: Eagle Rock Juice Co. Apparently juice bars that provide cold pressed juice are the super happening thing right now. I drove past Eagle Rock Juice Co. today and thought I’d check it out. It’s not a made-to-order spot, instead you select fresh…

Peachy UNkeen

Oh man! In the spirit of being healthy I went to the farmers market in Atwater Village Sunday and bought $5 in organic and locally grown peaches. I ate one on Monday that was tasty and put the other three ripened ones in the fridge. Today, five days later, I cut open one and it…