Don’t you just love receiving flowers? Do you love the way they brighten up a room? And lastly,…. don’t you hate when they die??? I always find myself trying to keep my flowers alive for a longer period of time, knowing they are going to die anyway. I research all kinds of hacks and tips to make them last longer and it’s pretty much always a fail.
Well, I recently discovered a shop called Eco Flower a month ago. Eco Flower is an online florist that sells flower bouquets all over the world. They’re unique bouquets are made out of recycled and sustainable materials, such as book pages, brooches, burlap, music sheets, pallet wood, pine cones, and sola wood. The bouquets last forever and are individually scented with fragrances such as black raspberry vanilla, Egyptian lavender or Japanese cherry blossom.
I received a 45 flower arrangement called Raspberry Limeade from Eco Flower about 2 weeks ago and I am truly in love with it. It smells great, it looks good and it will last forever. They also have vases, wreaths, and other great items available that make for great gifts and/or home decor.
Today is TAX DAY so they are having a 50% off sale (use code taxday50). Stop by their website and find you something for a great price! www.ecoflower.com
If you decide to wait and look another day use my code (pink25) for a discount on your first purchase.
I recently went to Ulta to look around and came across a product called Nip+Fab. I had seen this brand before on Instagram and Facebook but never paid much attention to it. At the time, Ulta had a “Buy one, Get One Free” promotion going on for this specific brand, so I thought why not give it a try. They have quite a few products to choose from so I literally sat there and read all the labels to see what would work best for my skin. I ended up choosing the Nip+Fab Exfoliate Glycolic Fix Cleanser and Nip+Fab Viper Venom Night Fix Cream.
The Nip+Fab Exfoliate Glycolic Fix Cleanser: A deep cleansing, purifying formula for clear + radiant skin which has glycolic acid that retextures + resurfaces, Apple amino acid provides foaming effect + softens, and olive oil that gives long-lasting hydration + smoothes.
This is one of the best cleaners I’ve tried yet. My skin is much clearer, brighter and looks fresh. It feels amazing on the skin and would recommend to anyone who has dry skin and occasionally gets breakouts. You only need a tiny amount so a little goes a long way and for the price this is amazing.
The Nip+Fab Viper Venom Night Fix Cream: Viper Venom Night is a powerful night cream specially formulated with encapsulated time release retinol + SYN-AKE, to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, retexture skin, while you sleep. Hyaluronic acid provides long term hydration + an intensive plumping effect. Awake to smoother looking skin with a renewed youthful glow.
I’ve used this for a couple months (nightly) along with the Gylcolic Fix Cleaner & I can really see a difference in my skin. It is brighter, I have more of an even skin tone, and I’d say my smile lines are slowly decreasing. It is very light weight and it smells great (some say otherwise, but I like it). After I put it on, whatever is left, I rub on my hands to not waste the product and to help them look beautiful too.
You can find these products by Nip+Fab in Ulta, and also Target. Check them out if you happen to come across them and let me know your thoughts. 🙂
Seventh Generation’s home parties are powered by people who are focused on creating a healthy environment for the next generation. Developed with input from non-profit partner, Healthy Child Healthy World, they are a great way to get together with friends, share helpful information, and make an impact!
Healthy Baby Home Party kits are provided to all selected hosts and are filled with educational info about our environment, helpful tips, a fun game, and samples and coupons from Seventh Generation and other favorite family-friendly brands like bobble, Plum Organics and Zarbee’s Naturals.
What is the Application Process?
Sign up at GenerationGood to join the Generation Good community, or log in if already a member.
Accept the Healthy Baby Home Party Application offer on your Generation Good dashboard and complete the application.
Applicants will be notified by end of March if they have been selected to host a party, via an email to the email address assigned to their Generation Good member profile.
All selected applicants will then need to confirm their participation by accepting the Healthy Baby Home Party Mission in Generation Good and confirming their shipping address.
1,900 FREE Party Kits will be distributed in this round.
Hosting spots are open to US residents only at this time. Canadian parties are planned for later in 2016!
Full terms and conditions are available within Generation Good in the “Healthy Baby Home Party Application” offer.
Maintaining our natural hair is a hard and lengthy task at times, especially for us naturals. Some products work for our hair and some does not but these tips will help any hair type become more healthy. For this post, I have composed a few tips and steps to make your hair routine a little easier and your hair more manageable.
-Every 1-2 days you need to moisturize and seal to maintain hydration and softness. Natural hair needs moisture! Without it, our hair is dry, fragile, and subject to breakage. Using the L.O.C method is definitely a life-saver. If you are unfamiliar, the L.O.C method stands for Liquid, Oil, and Cream. Choose a leave-in that has the first ingredient listed as water. Next, choose and oil that will penetrate the hair and seal in the moisture for your leave in. Lastly, finish with a cream or butter based product to moisturize and seal in the liquid and the oil.
-Weekly, you should co-wash and deep condition to gently cleanse, rehydrate, soften, strengthen and retain elasticity.(Co-washing is short for “conditioner washing,” or cleansing your hair with your favorite conditioner instead of shampoo). If co-washing is a regular part of your hair regimen, stay away from silicones. Many of these ingredients are easy to identify on product labels: look for ingredients ending in -cone. Many silicones are synthetic additives that are not water-soluble, making them a little bit harder to wash out without harsh detergents. The end result is yucky build-up on your hair and scalp.
– I know we all love hot water but make sure to rinse hair with cold water to close the cuticle and ALWAYS use a leave-in. If your hair is naturally dry or becomes dry frequently then you definitely need a leave in that will thoroughly moisturize your hair and have the ability to keep it moisturized for at least several days.
-Monthly, try special treatments with protein, henna or extra moisture to make hair stronger, more flexible, and stop or prevent breakage. Protein Treatments help to rebuild hair structure and strength. Your hair is about 88% protein. These proteins are of a hard fibrous type known as keratin. When hair is chemically straightened, these bonds are broken, causing the hair to lose strength. If this protein is not replaced, it will eventually cause the hair to break. Egg treatments are effective protein treatment for hair and usually stops breakage immediately.
After I finish washing my hair, I like to put it into bantu knots so that each section can equally get the same amount of product on it for maximum hydration.
Some products I personally love to use are:
Shea Moisture (Jamaican Castor Oil Line & Superfruit Complex)
Cantu (Natural Hair Line)
Apple Cider Vinegar
Not Your Mother’s (Way To Grow Conditioner)
If you want to take a more natural and cheaper approach by using foods from your kitchen, here are a list of a few and what value they can add to your hair health:
Avocado: For moisture & growth
Egg: Protein for strength, volume, texture, and shine.
Banana: The remedy for thinning, dry or frizzy hair.
Honey: Goes on thick for damage control.
Mayonnaise: Intense conditioner.
Oils: Olive, Jojoba, Coconut, Almond, and Castor oils strengthen and moisturize, while eliminating dandruff.
Always remember to use minimal heat or avoid it all together if you can. Eat healthy. Take hair vitamins. Drink tons of water. Do protective styles. And Lastly, be patient.!
Today I want to let you guys in on a little secret of how to get rid of those horrible odors in your life. Does your bathroom stink? How about your kitchen trash can? Or what about your car from picking the kids up after practice? Well, I have just the thing for you.
I recently discovered and tested out a product line called Fresh Wave. It is an odor eliminator made with natural ingredients (plant oils and water) which means it is safe for you and your family. These products do not mask odors or cover them up with fragrances, they actually remove odors at the source.
The Fresh Wave line consists of an odor removing spray, an odor removing gel and odor removing crystal packs. They all work perfectly to me! With the spray you can use it on clothing, shoes, your trash can, and anywhere else you can think of. As far as the gel, I like to sit it in my kitchen to eliminate the odors that may come from my garbage disposal and trash can. This gel will last for about 60-90 days, which is a really long time compared to other odor eliminators. The crystal packs can be used in smaller spaces such as the bathroom, your car or a closet and can last up to 60 days.
I encourage you to give it a try because you will be amazed by how well these products work. If you want to do a little more research you can check them out here: www.happyhealthyodorfree.com