The Lip Plumper That’s Actually Good for You

Pricking. Suction cupping. Plastic surgery. Injections. Women are going to intense lengths just for bigger, plumper lips. But if you’re looking to amplify your pout without the scary side effects, there’s a much better, natural way to do so: Your diet! Ever hear of that fancy little word, collagen? You may have noticed it in…

The 5 Best Natural Deodorants

A good way to be more mindful of exposing your body to heavy metals and harmful chemicals is by switching to a natural deodorant. Often, we’ll see deodorants labeled to have no aluminum, but are the rest of the ingredients safe? And more importantly, does natural deodorant actually work? (See: Portlandia “Mother’s Sun Deodorant”skit) I’ll be the…

What’s Hiding in Your Makeup? A Q+A with Beautycounter

Natural, paraben-free, toxin-free, gluten-free, formaldehyde-free… the beauty industry is changing and consumers are getting smarter. One company in particular, Beautycounter, is paving the way for other cosmetic brands and setting the standard high. They’re on a mission to change the industry as a whole. I sat down with Director/Independent Consultant at Beautycounter, Charlotte Magee, to understand more about…

Good Eats: Vegan Summer Burst Salad

Just in time for summer, I whipped up a fun, new meal. This salad is so amazingly refreshing and easy – all the qualities I look for in summer cooking. You’ll want to make this over and over again! I made this before a Memorial Day barbeque yesterday in less than 10 minutes. I had…

Good Eats: Vegan Chocolate Pudding Smoothie

Ingredients: 1/2 can organic coconut milk filtered water 1/2 avocado 1-2 tablespoons raw honey 1-2 tablespoons cacao powder unflavored protein powder of choice 1 tablespoon almond butter 1/2 banana (optional) Prep: In a 12 oz mason jar, pour 1/2 can organic coconut milk. Fill the remainder of the jar with filtered water. Using a blender,…

Let’s Talk Tampons

Ladies, it’s time to get real and talk about your period. We’ve all been in emergency situations where we absolutely NEED a tampon. We’ve asked strangers, co-workers, friends, even boyfriends to go pick them up for us or give us an extra. But what if I were to tell you that besides the period cramps,…

Good Eats: Guilt-Free Pasta

How delicious are pasta Sundays? Growing up in an Italian home, every Sunday meant getting together with the entire family to do what we do best: cook and eat. Since my transition to a healthier, Paleo lifestyle, those pasta Sundays have changed from the typical breads, cheeses and pasta… to loads of veggies and lean meat. But…

Every Natural & Affordable Skincare Product You Need at Night

  Taking care of our skin is important, but establishing a nighttime skincare routine can be hard. Face it, curling up in bed sounds much better than standing in front of the sink for 20 minutes. Most nights, I want to crawl right under my sheets and give zero Fs about wiping off my makeup (and…

Good Eats: Cauliflower Tabbouleh

  Living a Paleo lifestyle focuses on eating real, whole foods and eliminating grains. This can be a challenge for most people because…hellooo…pizza. But after the hurdle of eliminating junk food comes the growing pains of giving up non-Paleo healthy options such as rice, bulgur, buckwheat, quinoa. (Yup, they’re not Paleo). I know you’re thinking…WTF are you supposed…

Eating Paleo Isn’t As Scary As You Think It Is

I started eating Paleo about a year ago. Coming from an Italian family who very much loves their bread, pasta, cheese, and desserts, I assure you that starting the Paleo diet was not an easy transition. There were a lot of turning heads, questions, and misunderstandings about what was and wasn’t allowed on my “diet”. I…

Horoscopes: April 2016

ARIES If you’re ready to turn the page and move on from some troubles and regrets, now is the time to do so. This April will bring you a shift in focus from the past to the future, helping you stride into new experiences with confidence. Be cautious to not be impulsive with your ideas,…