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DIRTYLEMON. Part Two. skin + hair

Alright, alright, alright. I’m a believer!  I loved the detox week with my dirty lemon drinks but I think the skin+hair drink is where it’s at!

Unlike the detox drink, you don’t have to worry about drinking it after a meal so it gives you plenty of flexibility. Drink it whenever you want!  The ingredients are very different. This drink starts with filtered water, cold pressed lemon juice, horsetail, red clover, cayenne and hydrolyzed marine collagen peptides. 

I know, that was my question too.

Basically, to quote the website, this crazy blend “was carefully selected to improve skin elasticity, hydration, and skin density, increase internal collagen production and offer nutrients for optimal hair health.” Read more about the benefits and the details here.

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UPDATE: I am on my second case in a four week period and I am obsessed.  Ordering is so easy. YOU JUST TEXT THEM AND SAY SHIP ME A CASE.  Genius.  I will keep you posted with my progress but I am feeling great and my skin is clearing up nicely! 

xo,

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Expo West: HOT new products! (new to us)

Hey there beauties..

I hope everyone is springing around happy as can be. Who else is ready for warm weather?  <<<everybody>>>>

Tiffany and I are back from our great and overwhelming experience at Natural Products Expo West. We were able to preview and sample over 3,000 products by brand new companies and try new products that established companies are launching in the near future. With out going back to my notes I want to highlight my personal favorite products that stuck out and I have already purchased!

 

Safe Catch Tuna Company: every can is tested on mercury level! We love tuna but I am hesitant to serve my kids a steak or tuna salad due to the high mercury levels found in tuna. I have already ordered my first shipment of canned tuna!

” Safe Catch was started by two childhood friends, Bryan and Sean, from Marin County. Growing up near Mount Tamalpais, Muir Woods, and the Pacific Ocean, Bryan and Sean developed a strong appreciation and love for nature.

The Idea for Safe Catch was simple: bring safe seafood to moms and kids. ”

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4th and Heart Ghee Company: Formally Tava Life, this ghee is sold in over 400 stores and on a variety of online markets to be delivered strait to your do. What is ghee? Is is clarified butter, which is churned from cream while the liquid residue is removed. Nutritionally, ghee is rich in highly metabolized healthy fats like medium chain triglycerides and has been claimed to increase metabolism and aid in digestion. I fell in love with the vanilla bean and truffle infused ghee and kept going back for more samples. I will be sending this product to my sister who is lactose intolerant but can eat ghee no problem!

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Okay Hair and Body Company: Found in natural food stores, Whole Foods, and on the internet I will be a returning customer of this product. My daughter is highly sensitive to soaps and lotion and had absolutely no reaction to this brand. They offer SO much on their site you must go check them out! Sign up for their email list to receive 15% off. Their “hair oil” is the best I have tried in my lions mane.. check them out!

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Amazing Grass Protein Superfood Chocolate Peanutbutter : I am not excited that they contain a bit of stevia but I am sold on everything in this can. My very personal opinion, it is the best tasting smoothie addition out there. I was blown away that they had just added almond milk to their samples. I have them on reoccurring Amazon order now! You can try and find samples at your local health food store or Whole foods to try before investing in the entire can!

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We will have more about the Expo soon with special feature on a very special company that fell more involve with… :)

As always

LOVE

mary

December 1…NINE Things on my Christmas *WISH* List

Hence the word WISH.  Some of these are not exactly affordable, per se, but a girl can dream right?  Check out the things I am coveting RIGHT NOW.

The Cartier Love Bracelet in pink gold.  Look I said WISH LIST not REALISTIC LIST.  Isn’t it gorgeous? Simple, sleek and chic.  Ahhhhh!

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Thug Kitchen TK2: Party Grub Cookbook.  We all know how much I love their original cook book.  But please remember if you’re offended by four letter words, keep on scrolling because this is not for you peeps.

thug kitchenMoore & Giles Leather Club Bag.  This is the perfect size for a weekend trip and the rich leather will only look better the more it gets worn and beat up.  Best part?  M&G is based locally here in Lynchburg so supporting them makes us very happy!

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A piece of Lindsay Cowles artwork.  Brace yourself.  This Richmond, VA based girl is such a talent.  I love the texture and colors in her paintings and you will too. Check out her site for other items such as pillows, wallpaper and fabric!

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Laura Mercier Lip Glace…in every color.  Not only is every color freaking flawless, they SMELL so good!  I love them all!

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The Sigma Essential Makeup Brush Kit at Nordstrom.  This set is affordable, has every sort of brush from eyeliner to blush, and is easy to grip.  I actually think I NEED this one guys!

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Mumm Napa Cuvee Sparkling Wine.  This is my favorite inexpensive alternative to champagne.  It’s light and crisp, not too sweet or dry.  Perfect for any holiday soiree.

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Art supplies from the Art Box in Lynchburg.  This past fall I found myself feeling totally “arty”.  So bring on the canvas, acrylic paints, artist brushes, and gold foil!  Check out this blog for DIY abstract art.…it’s what inspired me!

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A MELLOW sous vide machine.  The ultimate cooking machine that uses WI-FI!.  These are only available for pre order right now but they look incredible and such a fabulous way to cook clean and healthy!  Read more here.

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Just a few things I have had my eye on lately!  What are you hoping to see under the tree this year?

Merry, merry!

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LIFE CHANGING SHAVING HACK

RAZOR BURN

I know my timing is a little off.  Most of us are putting our bikinis away for the season and looking forward to shaving less (sorry boys!).  But when I discovered this trick, I knew I had to share it with everyone. Immediately. I am SO sensitive to razor burn and get it almost everywhere, every time I shave.  It’s the worst.  I have tried everything to get rid of it. Tendskin (it works but it hurts!), baby powder, antibac, hydrocortisone, you name it.

Before a recent beach vacation, I decided to try a new combination on my bikini line after shaving.  Two things I always have in my bathroom: tea tree oil first then a dab of coconut oil.

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PROBLEM. SOLVED.

I did this everyday after showering and my bikini line skin looks amazing!

If you already knew that this trick worked, shame on you for not sharing with the rest of the world!  If not, you’re welcome and enjoy your soft, smooth, bump free skin!

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