Current Favorite Vegan Snacks | Recipes

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Three meals a day? Yeah, that’s cute. I’m an eat all day every day kind of girl. That means a lot of snacking and since we haven’t talked about food for a while, I thought I’d share my favorites as of late. These are quick, easy and include accessible ingredients. Oh, and of course they’re vegan and refined sugar free.

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Leven Rose Oils for Skin & Hair | Review

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We all have our own journeys to adopting natural beauty products. For me, it happened about three and a half years ago after I had a very painful and ugly reaction to a moisturizer formulated for sensitive skin. Determined to figure out what ingredient/s had caused it, I delved into researching the cosmetics and personal care products industries and I didn’t like what I found. I promptly replaced that terrible moisturizer with a bottle of Leven Rose jojoba oil and it’s been aΒ part of my daily skincare ever since.

Not to brag, but c’mon, that’s a pretty good love story. Though jojoba oil was my first love, I’ve tried three other oils from Leven Rose and I want to share my thoughts. In a perfect world, I would own all of their products. At the end, you can read about the ones I’m particularly desperate to get my hands on.

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My Favorite Podcasts | Lifestyle, True Crime, Comedy & More

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You know what’s great about Monday? Not much, but there are new episodes of two of my favorite podcasts. Chances are I will have listened to both of them by the end of the day. This year especially, I’ve grown to love podcasts. Whether I’m cleaning, cooking, getting ready, driving, taking photos for a blog post or even working out, there’s one playing. Since I listen to a variety of genres, I wanted to share my favorite podcasts with you in the hopes you discover something new to listen to.

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Are Morning Routines Total Bullshit? | & Video

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Why do we care how beauty gurus on YouTube, millionaire CEOS and cool people everywhere spend the first couple of hours of their day? I don’t know how many times I’ve been sucked into articles and videos about morning routines, hoping to learn some secret way to start the day that will make me a better human. Like everything else in life, it’s not a “Do this and everything will magically change!” kind of thing.

The typical morning routines are formed out of necessity, but the ones being presented all over the internet aren’t just about eating breakfast, getting dressed and running out the door. While the content varies, the emphasis is on creating a mindful morning. These people aren’t just rolling out of bed, they are consciously starting the day in a manner that sets them up for success. Or are they?

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5 Vegan & Ethically Made Handbag Brands

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I haven’t bought a handbag since… ever? Okay, it’s been at least four years. My current everyday bag is a hand-me-down that it beyond battered from years of use. Honestly, there are occasions in which I’m a bit embarrassed to carry it because it looks that rough. It might be time to buy a new one, so I started to look at vegan and ethically produced options. It can take hours of scouring the internet to find the best of the best, so I’ve put together a handbag shopping guide to spare you from the pain. You’re welcome.

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Silk Naturals Velvet Matte Lipsticks | Review

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Lipstick isn’t part of my everyday minimal makeup, but on occasion, it’s just what I want to elevate my look. Most green beauty brands offer lipsticks upwards of $20, but for those of us who don’t wear it often, that price point is bit steep. I turned to Silk Naturals, the most affordable clean makeup brand I know, and was happy to find they have 36 velvet matte shades for just $5.99 each. The price is right, but do they perform?

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