Daily patterns to a healthy, happy life

Author: WellnessPatterns

New Potions, Juices and Fitness Programs I’ve Added to My AM Routine

New Potions, Juices and Fitness Programs I’ve Added to My AM Routine

I used to hate mornings. I mean, like really, really detest them but since becoming a mom the name of the game is maximizing my time. My time at work, my time with my kids and my time alone. And for me, the best way […]

Online Therapy: Does it Work?

Online Therapy: Does it Work?

We live in a fast-paced go, go, go world. We want more time but can never seem to find it, which, in the long-term can affect our health. The online world, however, opens up a plethora of ways to squeeze out more time in our […]

Vegan Diet for Clear Skin?

Vegan Diet for Clear Skin?

It’s crazy to think how much my skin controls my day-to-day life. I cancel plans. I go to bed early to slab on creams, hoping for a better tomorrow. I try not to let the dots control my life, but the realty is they do and they always have since I was 14 or so. They make me feel small, less than who I am. They diminish my confidence. And what’s worse is that I feel like I’ve tried everything! Tried every cream and potion and lotion but they keep coming back. And at almost 40 (ok, I have two years to go) I don’t want to live like this anymore.

While I do pride myself on being healthy. I exercise six times a week and eat well, I am totally and completely stressed out. I don’t sleep that much and I sometimes make bad food choices, so the work, as they say, is on me.

And while I don’t know if this is the answer, I’ve decided to try a vegan diet to help cure my skin. As a big believer, in ‘we are what we eat’ I really think there is something to eliminating dairy, which has been another journey I have been embarking on.

This, along with more sleep and better products, will hopefully give me control over my skin. But like anything with health and wellness, it’s a long journey to the end. I’ll be sharing my progress in a weekly skin diary and would love any tips/insight you may have about you skincare journey.

Toothpaste with Vitamins? I’m Intrigued

Toothpaste with Vitamins? I’m Intrigued

Wellness isn’t all or nothing. There are little things we can do everyday to change our behaviors an incorporate healthy living into our lives. For me that’s slowly cutting our sugar (it’s a long process) or trying a new workout to make my body and […]

Five Reasons to Quit Sugar Now

Five Reasons to Quit Sugar Now

Why it’s so important to cut back on your sugar intake—and take back control of your health. Over three-quarters of packaged food in grocery stores today comes with copious amounts of added sweeteners, making it easy to overindulge, even if you pass on dessert. Most […]

Cruelty-Free & Vegan Makeup Box Subscription from Bunny Beauty Box

Cruelty-Free & Vegan Makeup Box Subscription from Bunny Beauty Box

Cruelty-Free & Vegan Makeup Box Subscription from Bunny Beauty Box

I’m taking small strides to becoming a vegan. The road isn’t easy but little by little I’m finding foods that replace some of my old-time favorites for their vegan counterparts. In doing so, I’ve also been shifting aspects of my lifestyle,  including my beauty routine to incorporate elements of animal-friendly products. One such product is the new cruelty-free and vegan makeup box subscription called Bunny Beauty Box.

Bunny Beauty Box Cruelty-Free and Vegan Beauty Products

A woman-owned company, Bunny Beauty Box aims to educate, inspire and encourage beauty enthusiasts to use cruelty-free and vegan products that do not involve animal testing. This includes a monthly pack with 4 to 6 full-size products such as eyeshadows, lip colors, face scrubs, face masks and more. I loved this as way to test out new eco-consious and indie makeup products that I knew weren’t tested on animals or contained animal-derived ingredients. Additionally, Bunny Beauty Box also donates a portion of each sale to the Rescue+Freedom Project.

For the kit I received, I loved testing out the sparkly nail polish and eyeshadow as well as the lip gloss, which has been used in rotation thanks to the dryness from the cold. I also love the cute ‘Cruelty-Free Babe’ pouch that it comes with that I gladly carry with me.

As I venture into the world of veganism, It’s pretty awesome to know that there are companies like the Bunny Beauty Box that make it fun to try out and learn more about cruelty-free and vegan brands and products.

For additional information, please visit: https://www.bunnybeautybox.com/

Getting Crafty: DIY Upcycled Dreamcatcher

Getting Crafty: DIY Upcycled Dreamcatcher

We are so excited for Earth Day! And while we try to do our best to take care of the earth each and every day, Earth Day is a definitely a great way to do a little more. And one such way to get the […]

Making the Dairy Swap with Milkadamia

Making the Dairy Swap with Milkadamia

One aspect of my health that I am trying to change is to limit my intake of dairy. Having tried a countless amount of products to help my acne, I’ve read countless articles about the benefits of eliminating dairy and sugar to help the skin. […]

Lolleez: Organic Throat Soothing Lollipops

Lolleez: Organic Throat Soothing Lollipops

You’re never quite out of the sick season when you have kids. While it does get better with the warmer months, there’s always the chance that anyone, including mama, can get sick. We do our best to stay healthy and stock up on essentials should sickness rear its ugly head. One way we’re making sure irritated throats stay at bay is by stocking up on Lolleez,a new line of organic lollipops.

Lolleez: Organic Throat Soothing Lollipops

Created by Melissa Evans, a mama of four and a health coach, who realized there were no throat-soothing options she felt comfortable giving her sick daughter. What was out there either was a choking hazard or contained yucky ingredients like artificial colors and flavors. Over the course of the year, she came up with the idea for Lolleez, a worry-free, healthier and fun alternative for kids. Organic and throat soothing lollipops for kids, Lolleez are also non-GMO as well as gluten, dairy and nut free and made form from USDA certified organic ingredients, like organic honey and natural fruit pectin.

Lolleez: Organic Throat Soothing Lollipops

We recently tried the line and loved how flavorful they were without being loaded with chemicals. While they weren’t sick when we tried them, I did love that they offered an alternative to the traditional sugary lollipop. My kids loved the different flavor options in the line, which includes Watermelon, Strawberry and Orange Mango, a much welcome alternative from what’s currently out there.

Lolleez will be available at Target stores nationwide this April and just in time for allergy season!  Lolleez come in packs of 15 pops: Watermelon, Strawberry, Orange Mango and a Variety Pack.

For more information about Lolleez, please visit www.lolleez.com. “Like” them on https://www.Facebook.com/SoreThroatPops and follow them on Instagram @Lolleez_Pops. 

We were provided samples for this review. All opinions, as always, are our own.

Interview with Dr. Robin Miller, Author of HEALED: Health & Wellness for the 21st Century

Interview with Dr. Robin Miller, Author of HEALED: Health & Wellness for the 21st Century

Is it possible to that the keys to happiness are within our minds and bodies? Or that the hey to happiness is ditching faad diets? All of these questions and more incredible health insights can be found in Dr. Robin Miller, an Integrative medicine physician medical […]


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