When life gets stressful, we tend to put our bodies into overdrive. These past few months have been packed with so many activities and things on my schedule, it was hard to make time for myself. Mindfulness meditation and other ways of dealing with stress has helped me with making the past month bearable. Discovering different ways to deal with a hectic schedule has been on my mind for a while and here are a few ways I deal with stress!
Nathan from Passionate Skincare is definitely passionate about his business! After getting to know Nathan a little bit more, I realized we both have similar skin problems and that's what drew me to collaborate with Passionate Skincare. I have scalp psoriasis and I am always looking for an ultra moisturizing cream to help me combat it. In addition to my psoriasis, I have asthma which makes me sensitive to strong smelling scents. That's where SkinFood from Passionate Skincare comes in!
I'm excited about this blog post because it gives you guys a chance to try something that I absolutely fell in love with! Urban Oreganics is a 100% natural, vegan skincare line which features organic and gluten-free products. I tried out 3 things from the line: Facial Mask in "Refresh", Cleansing Grains in "Refresh" and a Beet Tinted Lip Butter. Keep reading to see what I think of the products and to get your own coupon code so you can try your own Urban Oreganics picks!
Fig + Yarrow has a variety of masks to offer. I love facial masks, but powdered facial masks are the best! Why? When the ingredients are already mixed in the container, the active ingredients are often a lot less potent. This makes for less of a useful mask. Not just that, but mixing my skincare up makes it a lot more fun!
Emotional spending is something that happens to everyone. Whether we had a bad day and need a little retail therapy, or we want to treat ourselves to finally doing something that we've been meaning to do in ages. It's fun while it's happening, so why are we so anxious afterwards? Hey, it gets to the best of us, don't feel embarrassed or beat yourself up over it! Instead, learn to identify what your spending triggers are and try the methods that help me!
This past weekend, my girlfriend (Jenny) and I attended the Yoga Conference at the Metro Toronto Convention Center. I had been complaining all morning of a sore throat. Seasonal allergies and a change in weather had made the back of my throat feel a bit raw. I was yearning for something that would just make the itch go away! In the past I've used a teaspoon of honey to calm down a sore throat and it normally does a decent job...for about an hour. One of the booths on the Trade Show floor that caught my eye was an exhibitor by the name of Beekeeper's Naturals. With a vibrant yellow booth, and a stellar logo, I was naturally curious. As I approached closer, the friendly exhibitor and company co-founder, Daniel, inquired if I had ever experienced the benefits of Propolis before. To be perfectly honest, I had never even heard of the word. (What's propolis?!)