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Some Closet Inspiration!

16 Apr

Happy Saturday Everyone! I saw this  post and it has officially inspired me to start spring cleaning. I mean, who doesn’t want a closet to look that amazing?! Enjoy!

Check out the entire article from Lucky Mag, here! And if you finish this project with some clothes you’d like to give away, visit Salvation Army’s website to find a donation center near you.

Pamper yourself with… Hair Masks!

3 Oct

Happy Sunday everyone! Hope you had a great weekend. If you’re using this gorgeous day to catch up on things, do homework, or if you’re just enjoying the day watching football, then consider doing some double duty by putting in a no-hassle hair mask!

don't let this happen to you!

Hair is stripped of its nutrients because of the various different processes we put our poor hair through: harsh shampoo, color, highlights, curling, straightening, blow drying, etc. Every once in a while our hair needs some serious help to restore and moisturize it! Weekly hair masks are one of the simplest ways to do this—simply throw one on to clean and moist hair. Avoid your roots, as they tend to get greasy and make sure your ends are heavily coated, as this is usually the most damaged area. Once the mask is on, your can wrap your hair/head with plastic saran wrap to keep natural body heat in, or you can use a shower cap. Don’t have access to either? Then simply put your conditioner coated hair in a bun and blow-dry it on low heat for a few minutes. Below are some great hair mask picks: all are cruelty-free and will make a mah-jor difference in your locks!

Bumble & Bumble Deeep $25

B&B Deeep $12

Burt’s Bees Hair Repair Shea & Grapefruit Deep Conditioner $8

Can be easily found at Walgreens!

Kiehl’s Sunflower Color Preserving Deep Recovery Masque $25. Formulated without parabens and silicone, this mask is filled with sunflower conditioning oils including Vitamin E, B3, B5, and B6.

Splurge worthy & great for colored hair

You can find this one at Target! From L’Oreal’s new natural brand EverPure, this is the Moisture Restorative Masque for $8. I personally love this one—it works wonders and has a soothing smell!

mmm rosemary & mint!

Aveda Damage Remedy Intensive Restructuring Treatment. This is one of Aveda’s bestsellers—it’s a weekly treatment filled with quinoa protein along with castor, jojoba and meadowfoam seed oils to smooth hair’s surface. $26

ready to repair some serious damage

This new brand has made quite the splash in the hair care industry. This rich and creamy mask leaves hair soft and shiny!  MoroccanOil Intense Hydrating Mask, $31

so much buzz around this product! I've also spotted it at HEB

Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment, $21, can be found at Sephora. Formulated without water or silicones which dilutes the formula and causes buildup. Also made without parabens, sulfates, synthetic dyes and petrochemicals. This special edition also donates $5 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

serious repair and it's for a good cause!

Don’t have time to go buy one? Simply whip one up in your kitchen with these natural recipes.

Recipes:

Rich Conditioning Yogurt Mask: Mix 1c. plain yogurt, 4 tablespoons olive oil, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon of honey and 2 vitamin E capsules until you have a smooth consistent thickness. Leave on for 20-30 minutes and then rinse

Egg Mask: Mix 1 egg with a tablespoon of water. Work through hair and leave on for 10-15 minutes.

Avocado Mask: Mix 1 avocado, 1 tablespoon honey, and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Leave on for 20 minutes, followed by a rinse and shampoo.

Olive Oil Mask: 2 Tablespoons olive oil with 1 egg. Leave on 15-30 minutes and then rinse. (Egg can also be replaced by 1 tablespoon of honey)

Bags with a Purpose

30 Sep

I was at the Whole Foods two years ago when I first spotted this “FEED 100” bag. It was a clean crisp organic white cotton bag with a sturdy burlap bottom that could zip into a pouch. I loved it! And with the purchase of this bag, the World Food Program would donate 100 meals to children around the world that needed it.

Since it first began, the FEED Foundation has sold over 500,000 bags and provided more than 54 million meals, such an incredible feat! I love to use this bag for groceries, going shopping at the farmers market and as an everyday bag to tote my crap around. These are such a great idea for gifts (since the holiday season is nudging around the corner). They’ve expanded their line to feature some seriously adorbs bags and backpacks—so check out my favs below!

The FEED bag that started it all! Each bag purchased provides 100 school meals to kids in Rwanda.

FEED 100; $30

Oh hello ikat! These beautiful FEED 3 bags will provide daily nutrient powder for 3 children in Guatemala for 1 year. Small bags will provide 1 child in Guatemala with nutrient powder for a year. $39 and $19 at Lord & Taylor.

FEED 3 Guatemala Bag, $39 & FEED 1 smaller bag $19

This FEED 2 tote is reversible, made of organic cotton and burlap with a messenger strap. Feeds 2 children in school for an entire year through the United Nations World Food Program.

FEED 2 Burlap and Organic Cotton Bag, $100

Looking for a new backpack? Do it for a good cause! For every FEED Health Backpack purchased, FEED will donate the same backpack to a Community Health Worker (CHW) working in a Millennium Village in Africa. This backpack helps to establish their community presence as healthcare providers and to conduct their medical exams, as each backpack is packed with medical essentials.

FEED Health Backpack, $125

FEED 2 Kenya Bag: can’t get enough of this! This bag is made in Kenya by a co-op of women and deaf Kenyans working under fair labor practices. For every bag purchased, $100 goes to support the World Food Programme’s School Feeding operations in Kenya. In total you’re supporting the Kenyan artisans, the WFP School Feeding operations in Kenya, and it gives nutritious school meals to 2 Kenyan children for one year.

FEED 2 Kenya Bag $195

And since Halloween is right around the corner, this FEED Trick-Or-Treat bag on HSN is an awesome way to be stylish and feed a child for one year. $13.20 on HSN

Trick-Or-Treat!

Looking to go green but at a cheaper price? Below are some of our other favorite reusable bags:

Gecko Traders Recycled Market Bag, $23. These bags are Fair Trade market bags made from 100% recycled rice bags. They’re made in Cambodia in small batches by a women’s co-op.

Gecko Traders Recycled Market Bag $23

Baggu Resuable Shopping Bag Set of 3, $22

Also comes in pinks and greys!

Lunchskins Sandwich Bags, $9

And the LunchSkins Snack Bag,$8

TOMS!

15 Sep

Mmm shoes… we love shoes! Although these aren’t high glamour, toms has become one of the biggest brands out there with their canvas slip-ons and their one-for-one project. For every pair of shoes bought, toms gives a pair of shoes to children in need. By wearing shoes, these children avoid diseases transferred from the soil, cuts, bruises, and it allows them the opportunity to go to school since shoes are required as part of their uniform.

This month, Toms is hoping to reach their goal of giving away its One Millionth Pair of shoes! All styles are reasonably priced in the $60 range, they’re comfy, durable and can be found at http://www.toms.com. Below are some of our favorite picks!

Specially designed by Gabe Lacktman.. so pretty!

Bright red/orange perforated nylon... throwback!

blue sumatra vegan- such a cool print

can't get enough of this calypso wedge!