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5 Ways to Use Cara Cara and Blood Oranges Around the Home

5 Ways to Use Cara Cara and Blood Oranges Around the Home

Did you know that you can do so much more with oranges then just eat them? Of course we love them as a healthy snack, but we just learned even more ways to use Cara Cara and Blood oranges around the home from Limoneira. Read on […]

Book Review: Eat with Intention and a Recipe!

Book Review: Eat with Intention and a Recipe!

Without sounding too basic- we all have the power to make positive choices everyday. Both with food and our overall disposition. So why isn’t that always the case? Well, obviously there are a lot of other annoying things are at play that can influence our […]

Chilling Out with the Cruelty-Free Scrubs from Beverly to 5th

Chilling Out with the Cruelty-Free Scrubs from Beverly to 5th

cruely-free bath line from Beverly to 5th

Holla, it’s the weekend! While this time is still typically pretty busy with errands and such, it’s also a time where you might a have a little bit of energy to devote to that precious me-time. For us that is all about taking a relaxing bath or shower to literally scrub away the stress of the week. One product that we have been loving is the collection of natural scrubs from Beverly to 5th! Started by Andy Panteli, who wanted to bring elements of the natural Beverly Hills summer back to his 5th Avenue hometown. What resulted was a cruelty-free and natural skincare line where coffee is one of the main  ingredients. This includes a three-scrub collection that includes the Mandarin Orange Coffee ScrubCoconut Coffee Scrub, and a Peppermint Coffee Scrub that smells amazing and feels so soft and gentle on the skin.

Beyond being a natural line, we were really impressed by how it makes our skin so smooth as it works to exfoliate, moisturize, and even help with stretch marks, cellulite, and aging! And a little goes a long way that you simply scrub onto your skin and rinse. As an added bonus, the scrubs don’t contain paragons, artificial dye, artificial fragrance, petrochemicals, sulphates, formaldehyde. They carefully select their products so that you can rest assured that only placing the best ingredients on your body during your precious ‘chill-out’ time. Beverly to the 5th recommends that you use the product around 2-3 times per week to reap the benefits, and plus you’ll really want to after the first use. Soft skin ahead!

 

For more information, please check out: https://www.beverlyto5th.com/

We were provided samples for review. All of these opinions are our own.

Book Review: 28-Day Plant-Powered Healthy Reboot

Book Review: 28-Day Plant-Powered Healthy Reboot

There are aspects in all of our lives that we want to change, in one way or another. While some things may seem out of our control, there are many things that we can change with the right tools, motivation and help. Once such aspect […]

New Must-Have: Hello Aglow Clear Skin Elixir

New Must-Have: Hello Aglow Clear Skin Elixir

Having problem skin sucks. There’s really no way to get around that fact. As someone who has had a dot pop up on her skin since she was 15-years-old, I’ve been on a mission to better understand my finicky skin to figure out how to treat, […]

UNICEF Launches Early Moments Matter Campaign

UNICEF Launches Early Moments Matter Campaign

UNICEF Launches Early Moments Matter Campaign

We all know about the power of brain development and how crucial it is during those first years. In fact, the brain develops at an incredible speed during those 1,000 days of life where a three-year-olds brain is twice as active as an adults?!. However, there are many children out there that are not fortunate to have someone look after them and nourish their developing minds.

In response to this growing issue, UNICEF recently launched #EarlyMomentsMatter, a new campaign supported by the LEGO Foundation to drive increased awareness about the importance of the first 1,000 days of a child’s life and the impact of early experiences on the developing brain.

During this critical time, brain cells can make up to 1,000 new connections every second that contribute to children’s brain function and learning, and lay the foundation for their future health and happiness. A lack of nurturing care – which includes adequate nutrition, stimulation, love and protection from stress and violence – can impede the development of these critical connections.

According to a recent series in The Lancet nearly 250 million children in developing countries are at risk of poor development due to stunting and poverty. But the need for greater investment and action in early childhood development is not limited to low-income countries. Disadvantaged children living in middle- and high-income countries are also at risk. UNICEF estimates that millions more children are spending their formative years growing up in unstimulating and unsafe environments, putting their cognitive, social and emotional development at risk.

According to a recent series in The Lancet nearly 250 million children in developing countries are at risk of poor development due to stunting and poverty. But the need for greater investment and action in early childhood development is not limited to low-income countries. Disadvantaged children living in middle- and high-income countries are also at risk. UNICEF estimates that millions more children are spending their formative years growing up in unstimulating and unsafe environments, putting their cognitive, social and emotional development at risk.

The campaign kicks off with #EatPlayLove – a digital and print initiative aimed at parents and caregivers that shares the neuroscience on how babies’ brains develop. #EatPlayLove assets explain the science in a straightforward, visually interesting way to encourage parents and caregivers to continue to make the most of this unrivaled opportunity to provide their children with the best possible start in life.

Investment in early childhood is one of the most cost effective ways of increasing the ability of all children to reach their full potential – increasing their ability to learn in school and, later, their earning capacity as adults. This is especially significant for children growing up in poverty. One 20-year study showed that disadvantaged children who participated in quality early childhood development programs as toddlers went on to earn up to 25 per cent more as adults than their peers who did not receive the same support.

Early childhood development interventions, such as the Care for Child Development package that includes training community health workers to teach families about the importance of playing with their children in a way that stimulates healthy development can cost as little as 50 cents (USD) per capita per year, when combined with existing health services.

UNICEF is calling for governments to increase investments in early childhood, expand health and social services offered to young children, and strengthen support services for parents and caregivers.

Please check out their Dear Baby video that highlights the importance of this issue:

For more information about UNICEF and its work for children, visit www.unicef.org.

5 Foods to Boost Your Immune System

5 Foods to Boost Your Immune System

This weather sucks! From the constant colds to the dreary weather, it’s no wonder that we find ourselves hibernating, counting down the days to spring. Since part of our wellbeing depends on how we treat ourselves, it’s crucial to fuel our bodies with immune boosting vitamins […]

New Healthy Restaurant in California: Wild Living Foods

New Healthy Restaurant in California: Wild Living Foods

We are so excited about the opening of a new healthy food restaurant over in Los Angeles. husband and wife team Richard Torres and Lizbeth Sanchez, Wild Living Foods is a casual and stylish “Neo-Pueblo” inspired plant-based all-day restaurant. The concept is inspired by the […]

Beautiful Rights Gives Back to Women’s Causes

Beautiful Rights Gives Back to Women’s Causes

New Beautiful Rights Campaign
Looking for a holiday gift option? Consider beautiful rights and their mission to give back to women’s causes.

Beauty products that give back? Sign us up! A new cause-driven makeup initiative, Beautiful Rights (love that name!), was started by renowned makeup artist and product developer, Kristen Therese Leonard, to ensure that women’s rights continue to be given their share of voice in our country’s future.

This is certainly prevalent as we enter into 2017 with real concerns regarding women’s rights are upon us. Beautiful Rights was created to remind every woman to speak up, and that the responsibility lies within each of us to protect the rights we’ve fought so hard to acquire.

Through this initiative, Beautiful Rights will promote women’s rights by donating 20% of all sales (not profits) to organizations that support various causes, such as Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, Emily’s List, Lambda Legal and Legal Momentum. The 20% contribution is set as a reminder of the fact that women in the U.S. still get paid 20% less than men for doing the same work.

Not only will Beautiful Rights fuel great initiatives, the company also provides high quality, luxury beauty products. Their formulas have been developed with the highest grade, exclusive blend of natural oils, such as Coconut, Avocado, Jojoba, Grapeseed and Olive — along with other lip-loving ingredients — to deliver added benefits and a luxurious experience with each swipe of lipstick or gloss.

Beautiful Rights offers lip products in universally flattering shades that will wear beautifully on all women, with one sheer, shimmering lip gloss, “Gloss Ceiling” and two shades of creamy, long wearing lipstick, in “Pantsuit Pink” and “Politically Pout.”

Beautiful Rights products are available for pre-order for $24 each, or as a bundle for $64. The products will be available to ship on December 19th, the day the electoral college votes of course.

For more info, please visit: www.BeautifulRights.com.

Easy, Healthy Chili Recipe

Easy, Healthy Chili Recipe

Not sure about you, but we hate the cold weather! But we have to deal with multiple layers and comforting meals to warm us up. With that we’ve been trading in our everyday healthy staples: you know salads, smoothies and so on for heartier a.k.a […]