Thursday, October 30, 2014

What's that lovely perfume lurking on my wrists?! My review of Lurk perfume oils + some exciting news!

Earlier this month, I saw a picture on Facebook that literally made me squeal with delight! Below is that picture.

Lurk has announced the upcoming launch of eau de toilette versions of two of their amazing scents. Today, I dropped by their website and discovered that their launch date is set for November 4th. And the two scents?

BS003 & RSW005


Anyway, with this new, exciting information, I thought it would be a fun time to share my review of Lurk's perfume oils..

Photo credit

"Lurk perfume oils transcend gender, age, race, attitude and affliction."

There are currently five unique yet obviously related scents in Lurk's line, all hand-blended in small batches by Anne Sanford in SoHo NYC. Take a look at this beautiful sample set of mine..

Notes of cedarwood, tuberose and sweet rose come together with a hint of spice to produce this slightly viscous yet subtle scent.
This is a warm, sweet fragrance, just lovely. Reading the description before testing the scent, I predicted that the tuberose would cause the rose to be one of those "fashionable" powdery rose scents, but that couldn't be further from the truth. This perfume has a certain greenness to it that I love.

Dry woods mix with crisp citrus notes and sweet bergamot to produce this effervescent yet balanced set.
Uplifting and fresh, the bergamot and lemon create a juicy citrus peel scent. The note of black pepper sits noticeably in the background, giving further intrigue and a subtle spicy dryness to the citruses. 

Expansive layers of jasmine and rose with fresh petitgrain. Raw, unrefined, possibly debaucherous, definitely pleasing.
This may be the greenest jasmine scent I have ever smelled. Usually, jasmine is soft and sweet, occasionally cloying. Not this one! Perhaps it is the presence of rose that keeps this scent so fresh and green, yet still floral and undeniably feminine.

Warm sandalwood and earthy rose produce this androgenous scent. Smooth with a crisp citrus finish. An essential scent to slake even the most parched perfume palette.
Rose is the main note in this perfume. Sandalwood gives a warm, inviting backdrop in which the rose can shine in all it's beautifully lush glory.

Sultry florals blend seamlessly into a base of resinous black pepper. An antidote for the fragrance jaded.
This is a beautiful, soft tuberose perfume, and probably the sweetest tuberose I've ever met. You know how some people put salt on their watermelon? I feel that the same concept applies here in that the black pepper note serves to further sweeten the tuberose.

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Each perfume oil is subtly scented, the kind of perfume you wear as an indulgence for yourself. It is not likely that anyone around you will smell it on you unless they get close, really close. The scents do (excuse the pun!) lurk on the skin for hours though. I have applied some to the insides of my elbows before going to work and could still faintly detect it at the end of my shift nearly 10 hours later!

Previously, the only sizing available for these babies was a 1/8th of an ounce rollerball for $55 each. I still haven't seen a size amount for the two sprays, but hopefully they are quite large as BS003 will be selling for $185 and RSW005 for $225. Seriously, come on November 4th! I soo want one or both of those sprays :)!

Disclosure: I am not sponsored by or affiliated with any brand mentioned. All opinions are my own!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Update: One Week No-Poo

One week ago yesterday, I washed my hair for what I hope to be one of the last times. I made the decision to covert to a no-poo lifestyle. So far, it is going okay for me. It hasn't been instantly gratuitous, which I didn't expect anyway; my scalp is adjusting.

The Oil

When first switching to no-poo, it is common to experience a phase in which the scalp is still producing the same amount of oils as if it were still compensating for the natural oils stripped away by shampoo. This detox or adjustment phase varies in time length per individual and some may not even experience one at all. For me, my scalp type was oily before going no-poo and I feel like this may be an advantage for me during this adjustment phase. I mean, I was already used to dealing with the feeling of greasy hair so it's not like this oiliness is a new experience to frustrate or discourage me. And unlike during my fruitless search for the perfect shampoo for me, I have hope for better days ahead.

The Smell

It's just a fact of life that different regions of the body have distinctive odors. The oil of the scalp has it's own scent, not good but not particularly bad, and I have noticed mine more now that I am not using a shampoo with it's own scent to mask it. The first few days I was no-poo, I was so paranoid thinking I could smell my hair oil and asked several people who swore up and down they couldn't smell it. Still, I've taken to spraying a little perfume on my brush and I don't know why I never did that before as it really makes my favorite scent linger longer.

The Germs

One personal obstacle I am overcoming during this lifestyle change of mine is coming to grips with the hygiene of not shampooing. As a nurse, I got over my germaphobia long ago, but still do feel the need to take a thorough shower after a shift. I used to shampoo after every shift as part of that cleanse, so I was scared of the germs that might inhabit my hair if I didn't. But then a friend pointed out to me that shampoos are not antibacterial soaps like for hands anyway, and I got over that fear.. mostly. Out of the past seven days, I have baking soda scrubbed and apple cider vinegar rinsed my hair four times. I do plan to cut back over this coming week! I will post again soon to update on how that's working out for me. For now, enjoy this one week no-poo selfie I took :D!

The surprisingly normal roots of a girl who hasn't shampooed  in one week :).

Saturday, October 25, 2014

unboxing: Petit Vour October 2014

Petit Vour is a monthly subscription box that delivers vegan, cruelty-free beauty items once a month. Brands featured aren't always completely natural, but many are. Petit Vour usually ships towards the end of the month rather than the beginning like most of my boxes, but that is completely fine with me because otherwise I wouldn't be getting any fun subscription boxes after the first few busy weeks of the month.

Petit Vour
October 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

I am going no-poo !

I've decided not to shampoo my hair anymore.

For the past three years since my transition to green beauty, I have struggled to find a hair care routine that works for me. My hair is ridiculously baby-fine, which doesn't pair well with my oily scalp. Volumizing shampoos, nourishing shampoos, clarifying shampoos, they all have the same effect. Evening shampoo, morning shampoo, it doesn't matter. My hair is nice and shiny for a few short hours but then falls flat, a limp and oily mess.

Today I say "no more!"

  • "No-Poo" means no shampoo. It is a method of hair care in which one does not cleanse the head with shampoo. 

  • Cutting shampoo from a routine cuts down on the number of shampoo bottles being discarded.
  • While there are many green beauty companies that create non-toxic shampoos, even more companies are selling shampoos that contain chemicals, sulfates and other unpleasant ingredients. 
  • Shampoo strips the hair of it's natural oils, causing it to create more oils to compensate; no-poo supporters refer to this as a "vicious cycle".
  • Some people are able to get by with simply rinsing their heads with warm water and no further steps necessary to maintaining a healthy scalp.
  • Others use a mixture of baking soda and water to take away impurities without removing natural oils, followed by a rinse of acidic apple cider vinegar to balance the slightly acidic pH of the scalp. Vinegar is also softening for the hair. Usually this is performed once a week with an ultimate goal of lengthening time between rinses or even cutting them out altogether.

So, according to my friend who hasn't shampooed her hair in a little over a year, the first step to going no-poo is to use a clarifying shampoo the night before you want to go no-poo with the logic that it gets rid of whatever build-up is in your hair. Last night, I borrowed my husband's bar of Lush Squeaky Green that I had actually given him because it was too clarifying and drying for me and I lathered up in my last shampoo for hopefully a good long time!

Come back a week from today to hear about my first week no-poo. I'll be updating regularly on Wellness Wednesdays with pictures and stories of how no-poo works for me.

Disclosure: I am not sponsored by or affiliated with any brand mentioned. All opinions are my own! 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

unboxing: Limited Edition Deluxe Goodebox to Benefit the Breast Cancer Fund

In honor of October being breast cancer awareness month, Goodebox teamed up with the Breast Cancer Fund to make 200 limited edition deluxe charity boxes and of course I had to have one!

Limited Edition
Deluxe Goodebox to Benefit the Breast Cancer Fund

Thursday, October 16, 2014

One Love Organics Essentials To Go Deluxe Travel Kit.. a review of some OLO gems!

"We embrace the simplicity and knowledge that you can achieve more with less."

This is one of the founding principals of one of my very most favorite green beauty brands: One Love Organics.

Founded by lawyers turned green advocates, Suzanne and Chase LeRoux, OLO uses only plant-based ingredients in their simple yet sweet line of multi-functional products. Everything is hand-made in small batches on St. Simmons Island off the coast of Georgia.

OLO's line is more or less complete, but occasionally they switch things up and change the contents of their travel kit. The one I am reviewing today is the kit that is currently available at the time of this post.

OLO Essentials To Go Deluxe Travel Kit: $65

     Cost Breakdown
  • LOVE cosmetic case: $18
  • Easy Does It 2.25 oz / 67.5 mL: $9
  • Brand New Day 0.5 oz / 15 mL: $12
  • Love Springs Eternal 0.2 oz / 6 mL: $14.75*
  • Skin Savior 0.5 oz / 15 mL: $15*
The *starred items are estimated prices because OLO does not sell them alone like they do with the first three items. Either way, my estimated value of the kit is $68.75, so it is still a good deal and excellent way to get a taste of OLO.

The kit includes a well-written informational/instructional card.

Now! Let's talk about the products themselves, shall we?!
For stock pictures and full description, usage and
ingredients of the four products, click here.

LOVE cosmetic case
 Going back to OLO's statement on simplicity, this well-made bag gives a perfectly accurate first impression of the skincare about to be discovered within.

Easy Does It Foaming Cleanser
 This is THE most gentle foaming cleanser I have ever met. Usually, foaming cleansers are drying, stripping and not for me. But this, this cleanser is for me with it's happy yellow color, faintly appley scent and the way you only need a little bit to get lots of silky soft foam. I've tried it on a spinning face brush, a konjac sponge, and even just with a washcloth, and it always cleanses gently and effectively. It even works for cleansing my hair and body without stripping moisture, but dry haired girls will need to condition afterwards if using it to shampoo.

Brand New Day Microderma Scrub and Masque
 I love a good powder-to-paste and I love this one in particular! I shake the silky powder into a hand and it smells delicious, like sweet pineappley, tropical goodness. I add water and this silky powder turns into a superbly effective enzymatic scrub that rids my face of every flake and leaves me soo smooth and soft. Bonus! It can also be mixed with honey, yogurt, etc, to create a softening, exfoliating and firming masque. My sensitive skin has no problem using this daily.

Love Springs Eternal Youth Preservation Serum
 I already know I'm going to love a serum when the first listed ingredient is "watermelon seed oil". I used to have the driest of the dry facial skin, but about a year ago developed hormone issues that caused cystic acne on my chin and jaw. A serum (not this one) with a base of watermelon seed oil literally saved my complexion. But I will share that story another day! Suffice it to say that this serum is perfect for any skin type. It is softening for dry skin, purifying for oily, and adds a lovely glow that dull and/or aging skin will love. And did I mention the beautiful neroli scent?

Skin Savior Waterless Beauty Balm
 Balms are my favorite forms of moisturizers. I just love the smoothness, the way they start out solid then melt from the heat of my fingertips. I love how I only need a teensy bit because they spread such a long way. This is actually the balm that began my love affair with all things balm. The honeyed-citrus scent is soo amazing, uplifting, and I only need the tiniest bit to give glow and moisture to my entire face for hours on end. OLO recommends using Skin Savior in conjunction with Easy Does It as a "double cleanse method". Skin Savior first on the face to remove all traces of dirt and makeup, then Easy Does It to gently cleanse, follow up with Love Springs Eternal serum and, for dry-skinned gals, some more Skin Savior. Magic, I tell you. It also works wonders on dry hair ends, cuticles, etc, and gives a lovely dewy glow to the face when mixed with mineral foundation. Love. Love, love.

Whether you are new to OLO or already love the brand, the Essentials To Go Deluxe Travel Kit is a treasure for all.

Disclosure: I am not sponsored by or affiliated with any brand mentioned. All opinions are my own! 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Fair Treasure October Collection

Remember how I told you Fair Treasure was launching a new shopping experience?! Last night, I got the e-mail to register an account to shop their first monthly collection! How exciting!

As of yet, only current Fair Treasure subscribers can purchase from this collection. Everything is limited in supply, so could be sold out before the collection becomes available to everyone else. Here is what is available this month:

Jane Cuff - Custom Design: $34

I got this in my October box and love it! I was already hoping to buy more to gift, so this is great!

Link It Up Earrings: $22

I got these in the September box, they are gorgeous and musical :).

Marquet Open Weave Scarf: $21

I looove scarves, and these look particularly gorgeous, I might have to have one (or two).

Jogi-flower Cushion Cover: $32

I got one of these in the September box, a second would pair perfectly with mine currently on my couch.

Ceramic Owl Wine Stopper: $16

I love owls, these are so adorable, though I'm unsure which month box these are from. I've always wondered what male subscribers receive in their monthly boxes instead of jewelry. Maybe one of these?

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I experimented a little bit to see how much shipping would cost (it's not free) and would usually get a flat $5 or $10 rate, but I haven't completed check-out yet. I haven't decided on just what I want yet because everything looks so great! I'm glad Fair Treasure created this option to purchase such neat fair-trade items through their website! 

Disclosure: I am not sponsored by or affiliated with any brand mentioned. All opinions are my own! 

Saturday, October 11, 2014

unboxing: Eco Emi Limited Edition Organic Food Box

Eco Emi offers two regular subscription boxes: their variety box I do not receive and a new beauty box that launched last month which I signed up too late to get, but will get November's box! They also have custom boxes available and once in awhile release a limited edition box, like the Organic Food Box I ordered.

Eco Emi
Limited Edition Organic Food Box

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

unboxing: Birchbox October 2014

Let me put it out there that Birchbox is NOT an exclusively green beauty subscription but they do send out quite a few green brands, plus the price point and value is always good, their points system is the best, and I've been subscribing since long before I went green. That's three-ish years and I'm finally getting around to my first Birchbox unboxing!

October 2014

unboxing: Fair Treasure October 2014

Green beauty is not my only obsession; I am also crazy for unique, fair-trade and handcrafted art pieces. I absolutely love my subscription to Fair Treasure who delivers 2-3 gorgeous pieces to my mailbox every month.

Fair Treasure
November 2014

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

unboxing: Organic Authority Annual Fall Goodie Box 2014

Organic Authority goodie boxes have incredible savings, almost always more than 75% off retail value. This one, the Fall Harvest Goodie Box with a cooking theme, sold out fast, incredibly fast. As in, within less than a half hour of launching fast! Lucky me, I snagged one of only 50 that were available. I ordered on September 29, it shipped on October 2nd, and I received it today!

Organic Authority
Annual Fall Goodie Box 2014

So. Much. New!! Stark Skincare, Ilia Beauty, MMT, Tata Harper and their new drool-worthy products!

So much new and intriguing green beauty this week! Look at these new product announcements I'm slavering over!!

OMG, Stark Skincare announced that their very first perfume oil is being released later this month on October 22nd!! WANT.

Ilia Beauty has released two new products, Vivid Concealer and Sheer Vivid Tinted Moisturizer, and also two new lipstick shades, Linger on left and Strike It Up on right. Those colors are so perfect for fall!

Yesterday, Meow Meow Tweet released their new baking soda free version of their deodorant cream and it has grapefruit! I LOVE their original deodorant creams already, but will definitely be ordering some of this to try!

Tata Harper has been BUSY lately! Three new lip & cheek tints, two new cleansers and now a NEW Moisturizing Mask. Everything looks so great and I want it all!

I CANNOT wait to get my hands on some of this amazing newness X)!

Disclosure: I am not sponsored by or affiliated with any brand mentioned. All opinions are my own! 

Monday, October 6, 2014

unboxing: Beauty Box 5 Limited Edition Eco Chic Box

Beauty Box 5 is not one of my monthly subscription boxes, but when I heard about their Limited Edition Eco Chic Box, I was interested and ordered one. I ordered on the 26th of September and it shipped on October 3rd via USPS Global Mail. I received it today.

Beauty Box 5
Limited Edition Eco Chic Box

Sunday, October 5, 2014

zen sunday: Savasana

Wow, what a week! If you've been reading this series, thank you!

Just like my yoga classes always end with Savasana, I want to end this week in a restful, restorative way. Zen Sundays will be days for a picture I took or found that I like, a quote that inspires me, etc, a day for few words but lots of positive meaning.

But what is Savasana, my non-yogi readers are now asking? For my first Zen Sunday, I will give you quick, easy and super cute example of Savasana with this pic I saw on Facebook this morning.

Hope you enjoyed this past week! I have several unboxing posts planned for this upcoming week as well as a regular post or two!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

store special saturday: Pura Vida Bracelets. My experience, review and giveaway!

Who doesn't love free stuff? 
Anybody, anybody? 
I didn't think so.

Glad to see you back for my next-to-last post in this week-long series, and the first edition of Store Special Saturday! This will be a day to feature specials for my eBay store, such as discounts, free sample offers and giveaways!

Since today is my first time posting a Store Special Saturday, I felt like it needed to be special. And by special, I mean long and involved. Today, I want to write about my experience ordering from Pura Vida Bracelets.

Pura Vida translates from Spanish to "Pure Life", and what better name for a company that started out with two Californians and two Costa Ricans, but now employs more than 65 free spirited artisans? Not only is Pura Vida fair trade, the company also donates to 190+ charities worldwide.

I got my first Pura Vida bracelet a few months ago because I was just short of the free shipping mark on an order I was placing and the $5 bracelet would get me there. Once I received it, I loved it and wore it for two weeks straight. Then one day a friend passed along to me a 50% off coupon to shop direct and so I placed my first order on August 20th!

(Please leave a comment if interested in a 50% off coupon for yourself; I can e-mail you one!)

Pura Vida ships with DHL, which means the package starts out with the company DHL and ends up delivered by USPS. Handling was on the slow side, but once my order was shipped on August 25th it sped it's way into my hands by the 27th. I was so excited to rip in, but restrained myself in order to snap some unpackaging pics!

Look at the sticker they sent with my order! Those pineapples are cute and my sticker is stuck to my algebra notebook looking rather spiffy right now :). Packaging was so nice. Except for my "Ocean Pack" set, each individual bracelet was tucked neatly away into a little drawstring bag bearing the name of "Pura Vida", plus the back of the bag says that if I return 10 of these little bags back to Pura Vida I can get a free bracelet!

See those notecards with the turtle and planet? Those are bracelets that support charities such as "Save The Turtles!" and "1% For The Planet".

And what can I say about the bracelets themselves? They are simple yet chic, waterproof and practically indestructible. They are stackable,  collectible, and easy to become obsessed with! I wear two or three on one wrist most days, and am proud to say I am the cause for the empty spaces in some friends' wallets where the money once was that was paid to Pura Vida.

Now, here's the part you've been waiting for, the part where I say what's in this post for you.

Free Pura Vida bracelets!

(UPDATE: Promotion Expired)

Starting now and ending one week from today, Saturday October 11th at 11:59 CST, I am giving away one assorted original Pura Vida bracelet in a logo pouch to eight of my lovely customers. Here's how to get one:
1. Leave me a nice comment here on this post or any other post on my blog. Comments left previous to this post do not apply!
2. Make a purchase from my eBay store here, no minimum purchase required, not applicable to purchases made previous to this post! 
3. During checkout of your purchase, write a note to seller saying that you commented, where, and that you want your FREE Pura Vida bracelet.
4. That's it! Easy, no? I'll update this post if/when I hit that eight customer limit.

I hope you had fun reading this post, and hope to see you back tomorrow for my final post in this week-long series we've been making our way through :).

Disclosure: I am not sponsored by or affiliated with any brand mentioned.  This giveaway is sponsored solely by eco Beauty on eBay. All opinions are my own!

Friday, October 3, 2014

for sale friday: Spelling With the Kids: F-R-I-D-A-Y !

I am the lucky (occasionally half-crazed) mother to two handsome blue-eyed curly blond boys, ages three and one. Today, for my first For Sale Friday, I want to give you an idea of the kinds of items I sell in my eBay store by giving the kids a spelling lesson! Ready?!


NIB Kahina Giving Beauty Fez Hand and Body Balm Full Size 1 oz / 28 g
Kahina Giving Beauty Fez Body Serum Mini 0.5 oz / 15 mL

RMS Beauty

NIB RMS Beauty "Un" Cover-Up Concealer Shade 11 Full Size 0.2 oz / 5.67 g
NIB RMS Beauty "Un"Powder Finishing Powder Full Size 0.32 oz / 9 g


NIB W3LL People Luminist 54 Gold Glow Full Size 0.21 oz / 6 g
NIB W3LL People Luminist 55 Pink Glow Full Size 0.21 oz / 6 g
NIB W3LL People Luminist 56 Bronze Glow Full Size 0.21 oz / 6 g


100% Pure Kelp and Mint Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner Mini Duo 1 oz / 30 mL each
Ojon Damage Reverse Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner Mini Duo 1 oz / 30 mL each
Rahua by Amazon Beauty Voluminous Shampoo and Conditioner Mini Duo 2 oz / 60 mL each

Alima Pure

NIB Alima Pure Concealer in Porcelain Full Size 0.09 oz / 2.5 g
NIB Alima Pure Lip Tints in Fig, Lotus and Rhubarb Full Size 0.13 oz / 3.6 g
NIB Alima Pure Pearluster Eyeshadow in Terracotta Full Size 0.09 oz / 2.5 g
NIB Alima Pure Satin Matte Eyeshadow in Bone Full Size 0.09 oz / 2.5 g


Buff Her House of Exfoliation Oatmeal Blueberry Cookie Exfoliating Food Powder Full Size 1.5 oz / 42 g
Ganache For Lips Chocolat Parfait Collection of four full size lip balms
Shea Terra Organics Gingered Pumpkin Whipped Shea Butter Mini 1 oz / 29 mL

These are just some examples of great green products and brands that can be found in my eBay store. Shop here :)!

If you had fun today, just wait til you see what I have planned for tomorrow ;)!

Disclosure : I am not sponsored by or affiliated with any brand mentioned. My opinions are my own!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

unboxing : The FIRST Ever Yogi Surprise shipment, October 2014 !

Omg, yay! My Yogi Surprise box is here!! This is a brand spanking new subscription box that delivers a monthly care package curated to nourish mind, body and spirit. I signed up as soon as I heard about it, and am so glad my first box is finally here!

Yogi Surprise
October 2014

i tried this thursday: NEW Satori perfume oil from Lina Hanson, my review + Global Face Serum, too!

I am a junkie for green beauty products; I want to try EVERYTHING! Thursdays will probably end up being my most common and favorite blogging day because my eBay business allows me to try samples of so many different and wonderful products. Welcome to my first product review, my first I Tried This Thursday!

Lina Hanson.
The creator of one of green beauty's most beloved face serums.

That's right, I'm looking at you, Global Face Serum, you beautiful, beautiful serum, you! If you've never tried this, you MUST go out and find yourself a sample because your life is incomplete if you've never experienced this. If this serum is new news to you, you can read the description of key ingredients to understand why this serum is "global" here.

This serum is super spreadable, and it absorbs quickly and completely, leaving your complexion healthy and glowing. Plus, the neroli and vanilla scent is just beautiful. Want to know about another beautifully scented Lina Hanson product?? Please allow me to introduce to you the new, the incredible..

Lina Hanson's brand NEW perfume oil!

Satori will be available for purchase this fall, exclusively from Lina Hanson's own website. Lucky me, thanks to a spectacular Friday deal from the blog No More Dirty Looks, I was able to get my greedy hands on a preview sample vial that I want to tell you all about!

My little sample vial, in a pretty polka dot pouch, just waiting to be opened and adored!
My order included an informational printout detailing all you need to know about Satori. You can read it in it's entirety here.

Let me just begin by saying that I really don't think Satori smells anything like the Global Face Serum, but that's not a bad thing at all since I have decided I am IN LOVE with this perfume oil as it is. I dab a little drop on my wrists and the fragrance opens with a savory, spicy ginger that tickles my fancy and my nose when I stick it straight to my wrist to inhale. The yuzu perfectly tempers the ginger, giving it some citrus-ey sweetness so that the ginger doesn’t overwhelm. The sandalwood grounds the fragrance with a warm woodsiness. At first, the vanilla is nowhere to be found, but after about an hour makes it's stunning and sweet debut as ginger fades into the background so that the vanilla can shine center-stage. Satori is noticeable, but never overwhelming, and lasts on my skin approximately four hours, the average time to be expected from a perfume made with natural ingredients.

Satori is a beautiful scent, created with the high quality and care that Global Face Serum led me to expect from Lina Hanson.
Buy it soon, you may find your new signature scent :).

Disclosure: I am not sponsored or affiliated with any brand mentioned. My opinions are my own!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

unboxing: Goodebox October 2014

Goodebox is a monthly subscription service that delivers 5-6 eco-friendly health & beauty samples to your mailbox as well as occasional lifestyle items. This is my second month as a member, first blog unboxing, and so far I'm really loving it!

October 2014

wellness wednesday: Water intake and bkr

Even beauty bloggers need a day job, and mine is one I genuinely love! I am a nurse. So, health and wellness are topics that interest me on several levels. I want to use Wednesdays to talk about current health topics, silly anecdotes about my patients (names changed to comply with HIPPA, of course) etc! Welcome to my first Wellness Wednesday :). Today, I want to keep things simple.

We all know that drinking water is important.

You've heard it enough times, that water is vital to the body in order to function properly. I won't preach on it. But I will give you a new way to think about it.

The body needs 2 Liters of water per day..
..though I like to think of that as just a basic guideline, 
since every body's needs are different,
foods also contain a certain amount of fluid,
and the body's thirst mechanism is the best, most reliable indicator for how much you should drink.

A little simple math for you here: 1 fluid Liter equals 1000 milliliters (mL), so 2 L equals 2000 mL. And 2000 mL equals four standard bkr bottles at 500 mL each.

Easy peasy! I can absolutely consume four full bkr bottles a day!

If you've never heard of bkr (pronounced "beaker"), they are super chic reusable glass bottles with colorful, soft silicone sleeves.

From the website:

"bkr is the bottle equivalent of the perfect t-shirt. It’s super-luxe and soft. It feels right and fits right, it's effortless, and it becomes your staple. You can't just have one and you can’t help but fall in love with it. Owners report that they are "obsessed," "head over heels," and drinking "10x as much water" as a result."

Full review coming soon..! But before that, I have other plans for tomorrow when my week-long blogging adventure continues!

Disclosure : I am not affiliated with or sponsored by any brand mentioned. My opinions are my own!