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Garjana: A New Immersive Dance Workout and Fundraiser in NYC

Garjana: A New Immersive Dance Workout and Fundraiser in NYC

Looking for a new way to get moving this year? Then you’ve got to check out the new immersive dance workout called Garjana at their upcoming event in NYC that will raise money for Food Tank, a nonprofit focused on building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters. Held on […]

Awesome New e-Cargo Bike & Bicycle from Sanitov Studio

Awesome New e-Cargo Bike & Bicycle from Sanitov Studio

The start of spring has out and about more often as we soak in those sunshine vibes. This time also inspires us to get involved in more outdoor activities, like biking, and if you’re in the need for a new bicycle we have two cool […]

Natural Beauty Reviews:  Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Kiss Cupuaçu Lip Butter

Natural Beauty Reviews: Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Kiss Cupuaçu Lip Butter

beauty review: Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Kiss Cupuaçu Lip Butter

You could say that we’re obsessed with scoring soft lips, and really, is that so wrong? Who really wants to go around with rough, dry, cracked lips anyhow?! However, not all lip balms are created many are made of ingredients, like Parabens, that we want no where near our lips. But, thankfully, there are tons of cool natural products like our fav lip butter, Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Kiss Cupuaçu Lip Butter.

We’ve been using this light lip butter for a few days now and have to say that we are obsessed! Infused with naturally all-powerful Brazilian extracts, like cupuaçu, açaí, and coconut oil, this balm works to leave your nourished, soft and feeling subtle with a subtle dewy sheen that intensifies your natural lip color.

Awesome for dyness, the Brazilian Kiss Cupuaçu Lip Butter will also leave your lips feeling smooth, condition, and hydrated as it gives off a mild (and mildly additive) Doce de Leite fragrance that we can’t get enough of!

From the creator of Sephora’s top selling bodycare product– the Brazilian Bum Bum Cream – the Sol de Janeiro’s NEW Brazilian Kiss Cupuaçu Lip Butter is one of our new must-haves for spring that we know you’ll love.

Check it out at http://www.sephora.com/brazilian-kiss-cupua-u-lip-butter-P415747

We were provided with a sample for review. All opinions are our own.

Book Review The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth

Book Review The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth

Becoming pregnant is huge life-changing moment in your life. As the understatement of the year, this is your time to nurture your body and growing baby, hopefully taking things easier, eating right and getting enough rest. But this time is also really stressful as you […]

Sworkit: Cool New Personalized Workout App

Sworkit: Cool New Personalized Workout App

  Spring has officially sprung but that doesn’t mean that the weather has been jiving with those much-needed spring vibes. In NYC, this has been a collection of rainy days and cold days that has us longing for the warmer weather. Another annoyance to this dreary […]

3 Simple Beauty Fixes with Coconut Oil

3 Simple Beauty Fixes with Coconut Oil

Beauty Fixes with Coconut Oil

By now you’ve probably heard about the many benefits of coconut oil. As one of our favorite ingredients to cook with, it’s surely been a few healthy recipes that has even found its way into our morning cup of java. Another amazing benefit of coconut oil is that it can be used as a natural and inexpensive beauty product to combat everything from dry skin to rashes! As we mentioned, we have been digging the Carrington Farms Organic Coconut Oil and are excited to share some common ways in which you can reap the benefits of this magical oil on your hair and body.

Beauty Fixes with Coconut Oil

1. Exfoliates and soothes dry skin: Mix coconut oil with sugar for a body scrub or lip exfoliator – a natural way to remove dead skin and treat chapped lips. As a moisturizer, coconut oil melts on the skin as soon as you apply it, without leaving any kind of residue. It easily seeps into the skin pores, moisturizing deeply and thoroughly. Apply after a shower for maximum benefits.

2. Use as a shaving cream: A little goes a long way, where you only need around a teaspoon per leg. Lather it on your skin where you can have a shaving cream and moisturizer in one!

3. Use as a makeup remover: Coconut oil is cheaper than cleansing wipes or store-bought makeup remover, it works better (no harsh rubbing), and it smells like a tropical vacation.

Do tell: what are some of your go-to ways for using coconut oil?

We were given a sample for review. All opinions are our own!

Easy, Healthy Quinoa Recipe

Easy, Healthy Quinoa Recipe

Our lives are moving faster where fast food has become the norm to getting dinner on the go. But we are here to tell you that you can still enjoy a quick meal, except the ones that we’re into are way healthier, cheaper and won’t […]

SweatStyle: New Boutique Subscription Box Featuring On-Trend, Activewear (and an Interview!)

SweatStyle: New Boutique Subscription Box Featuring On-Trend, Activewear (and an Interview!)

Activewear has come a long way since its heyday of sweats and oversized t-shirts. Not that we don’t love rocking baggy sweats every now and again, but it’s nice to have fitted and cute options to wear when you break a sweat. Enter an even […]

Maxin’ and Relaxin’ at these Wellness Retreats in New England

Maxin’ and Relaxin’ at these Wellness Retreats in New England

 Wellness Retreats in New England

We love the idea of a wellness retreat, but seriously: where the heck do you go? There are so many options and awesome opportunities where you can ‘get your zen on.’ To help you out we are sharing a few offerings in New England. You had us at daily yoga sessions, sandal-ready pedicures and personal trainers! Read on to check out some wellness retreats that you can get in on now

Topnotch Resort – Stowe, Vermont

This spring, Topnotch Resort, helps ready guests’ mind, body and sole for summer with the new Spring Shape-Up package. The package celebrates warmer weather with an array of the fitness and wellness programming, from a personalized training session focused on toning arms for tank top season, to a sandal-ready pedicure from the award-winning Topnotch Spa, and more.

Available through June 30, 2017, based on availability, the Spring Shape-Up package includes:
Overnight accommodations
One 25-minute personal training session (per adult per night booked)
Daily fitness class (per adult)
One Topnotch sport water bottle (per adult)
Coconut water amenity (per adult served in the guest’s room upon arrival)
One deluxe foot renewal pedicure (per adult)

Rates start at $440 per night, based on double occupancy. Varying minimum stay requirements may apply based on booking dates.

For more information, visit www.topnotchresort.com.

The Red Lion Inn – Stockbridge, Massachusetts

Let winter melt away in the Berkshires during the Relax and Refresh yoga weekend at the Red Lion Inn May 5 and 6, 2017. Guests are invited to join yoga instructor/health & wellness coach Kat Whitney during a weekend of rejuvenation at The Red Lion Inn. The loose schedule is designed to balance activity with free time including daily yoga sessions and a hike to nearby Laurel Hill.

Available May 5 and 6, 2017, the Relax and Refresh special package includes:
Two-night accommodations
Daily morning yoga session (Saturday & Sunday)
Guided hike with picnic lunch
$50 dining credit for dinner at any Red Lion Inn restaurant
Daily breakfast

Weekend rates from $665, based on double occupancy.

For more information, visit www.redlioninn.com.

Woodstock Inn & Resort – Woodstock, Vermont

From a girlfriend getaway to a romantic vacation, travelers can retreat deep into spa solace with an escape to the Woodstock Inn & Resort, now offering the new Sugar Season “Extra Sweet” package. Located in the heart of Woodstock, VT, the resort’s 10,000 square-foot LEED-designed spa offers a nature-inspired ambiance, nourishing treatments, organic products and a great room with a warm fireplace for spa-goers to enjoy.

Available March 5 through May 18, 2017, the Sugar Season “Extra Sweet” package includes:
Luxury accommodations at The Woodstock Inn & Resort
Hearty country breakfast for two each morning
$100 spa credit per room, per night
Midweek rates starting at $239 per room, per night
Weekend rates starting at $269 per room, per night

Fitness-minded travelers can add “Be-Well” offerings such as a private personal training session, yoga class, tennis lessons or a nutrition consultation to Sugar Season packages. Wellness experts at the Woodstock Inn & Resort will be on hand to assist guests in their quest to improve or maintain health and fitness goals. Prices start at $40 per person depending on service.

For more information about the Woodstock Inn & Resort, visit: http://www.woodstockinn.com/.

Join the Movement and Help Kneipp and Action Against Hunger

Join the Movement and Help Kneipp and Action Against Hunger

We are so excited to spread the word about an exciting new campaign from Kneipp, an awesome natural skincare brand that’s committed to inner wellness by providing all-natural products. They recently partnered with Action Against Hunger, an international relief organization devoted to saving the lives of […]