Monday, March 19, 2018

Loving: Natural Hair Color by ONC

I have colored my hair since I was 16! My hair has been every color
on the color wheel. It's always been fun coloring my hair. But, there is something
I don't enjoy about it, the pungent smell, the burning feeling during processing and the brittleness
I often encounter afterwards.
These days, I stick to my natural shade of chocolate brown and
I am always looking for a more healthy and affordable option. I have found a great one
in ONC NaturalColors and it works great!
Hair color isn't the most healthy thing for us women. There
are so many chemicals in the ingredients. Ammonia being a big one that many
brands are starting to finally remove.  But, too many still have it in there, among 
many other toxic ingredients.  Too much
ammonia in the bloodstream is bad news for us. 
Ammonia is so toxic it is able to penetrate through anything in our bodies, even 
our bones! It penetrates right through our skin! If you take anything away
at all from this post, please do not buy any hair dyes with ammonia in them.
If you go to a salon, please be sure to ask if any of the products being used
have ammonia in them and ask that they 
not use them on you or anyone for that matter!
We don't need toxic substances applied to our scalps entering our blood stream
and organs!
So, this ONC NaturalColors is a breath of fresh 
air for those of us who do color our hair!

ONC NaturalColors are made with certified organic ingredients like:
Argan oil, Aloe Vera, Orange Extracts, Chamomile, Comfrey and
Coconut oil to name a few! You can see here in the picture, it has a whole
list of healthy ingredients to benefit you!
It is free of Ammonia, Resorcinol, Parabens Silicones and Nonoxynol. 
I don't even know what that last one is, but it doesn't sound good!
The product helps improve the health of your hair, not destroy it, like so many 
brands do!

I really loved the color Glamorous Brown. It covered all my grays and
lasted way longer than the unhealthy brand I was using prior. 
It was a very easy application and the smell was pleasant not overwhelming at all like
usual colorants. There was no burning or itching either! My hair
felt healthy and soft after coloring. The Glamorous Brown was
It is available on Amazon and on the ONC  NaturalColors website here.
The price point is $24, which is very high in comparison to the drugstore
brands I know! But, it's time to start investing in our own health and not
use those other toxic brands anymore. I always say, we vote with our money honey!
If we can stop buying brands with toxic ingredients, then they will stop making them! 
Are you using a healthy hair color? If not, please give this brand a try,
I am sure you will love it too!


Sunday, March 11, 2018

Going Plant-based: My Story

Going Plant-based: My Story
I was feeling low in energy for months...catching all the colds the kids were
bringing home. I had headaches on random days and my coffee cup was always
full. It started about 9 months after I had Max, my son who is 2 now.
I have always been healthy and eaten what I thought was a balanced
diet according to set standards. But, I just
felt off.  Too many colds and the flu had me wondering what was up?
Then I found a little bump on my chest...I got the flu again. It was December
2016 and my favorite time of the year, but I just had no energy. That flu took me
out for days. I couldn't even take care of my kids... I ended up in the hospital.
That's where my plant based story begins. My husband and I had been juicing
on and off for several years and eating what we "thought" was healthy.
Lots of cheese and milk for calcium and for "strong bones."
Organic meat for protein. Free-range eggs, lots of whole grain breads
 and grains and fruits and veggies. Sounds great right!

But, we really had no idea everything was about to change. 
By January 2017 I was still sick, my husband got sick, the kids were
sick...the universe was trying to get our attention! "Okay, God what 
is going on here?" I said to myself! 

Doctors told me to get on more anti-biotics or said my symptoms
where just the common flu. But a year of a flu? Vertigo?  More symptoms every month?
No, that isn't right.
I never took the prescriptions. I spent hours on the phone with
my healthcare insurance going down endless rabbit holes.
Trying to just see a specialist was next to impossible for some reason. 
"This isn't working. Something isn't right here." I said.

I came across "What the Health" a documentary on Netflix about our food and 
what we are really eating. Dairy, meat, processed foods, toxic ingredients
that find themselves in just about everything. I started reading vehemently. Everything
I could find on the truth about food and healing. It all aligned. 
 I was awake. The system was designed to make us sick!
Too many toxic pesticides, herbicides on the GMO crops. 
Those crops are filling up
our systems and causing viruses to turn into disease and cancer.
 It's contaminating the cows and chickens. They
are fed hormones and anti-biotics and live a sadly life which 
transfers into the meat and dairy they produce. Then we consume
it all. This was not God's plan for us.

I basically started from scratch. I threw out everything in my pantry except
fruit and veggies. I thought I was eating and shopping healthy! But, I wasn't vigilantly reading labels.
Labels are where it's at. We can't ignore the labels anymore! They sneak
in MSG and "natural flavors", toxic citric acid and on and on.
I said, "Babe, we are going plant based. We have to heal. We have
to get healthy for real. I'm sick. But I can heal. I can live."

Plants are Medicine

Time to heal. Time to be awake. Time to help others who are sick
for no "reason."  Time to have a voice.
My family went fully plant-based and we never looked back.
I'm not a crazy vegan or a harsh critic. I'm just a truth seeker. 
Common sense says, if we are treating all these animals in conditions
that are making them sad and lifeless then how are we good stewards?
How can we consume these foods and think they will sustain us, nourish us
and heal us? 
Cow's milk is meant for a baby calf. Period.  We shouldn't be manipulating this
animal on a global scale for our consumption.
Cheese is the most delicious 
thing in the world! Sure, but it feeds viruses and pathogens. So we have
to make choices. It isn't the only form of calcium!
We can eat meat. Yes, but at what cost? We have to cut back. We have
to think about that impact and have a connection to what we are eating.
Is it going to help us heal? That is the big question we have to ask!
 For me, plants and herbs are our medicine. They have helped me heal and
we rarely, if ever, get sick anymore. We did not get that gnarly flu going
around, or even a cold this Winter!
I feel energized, free of symptoms, healthy, and I have peace
about my path.  This isn't a story of how to go vegan or vegetarian or plant-based.
Those are all just LABELS. I don't think we need that.  We just need to wake up
to what's really going on in our food system.
Wake to the misinformation being spread and funded by
private special agenda groups.
We must ask why so many people
are sick with auto-immune diseases and cancers galore. 
I want people to be healthy, but also to take responsibility for animals as well.
They need us to protect them and think about our connection to each other.

We can be strong and eat plants! We can be athletes at
 the highest level and run triathalons and 
go the same distance! Plants have more than enough proteins!
The difference is we are healed by the healthy foods 
we are eating. We are not feeding cancers. 
We are awake and telling the truth to those who will listen.
We are healing.

This post is sponsored by a coalition of partners, Olympian Dotsie Bausch & her
non-profit organization Compassion Champs.  This initiative is to help counteract
the false and misleading messaging featured in the Milk Life Olympic advertising.
Please take a short moment to watch this 30 sec video.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Aloe Water Recipe

Aloe Vera is a healing plant that is not only good for your skin, but it
also has many amazing benefits for your health.
With over 70 trace minerals, and bioavailable B12, it's antiviral, antibacterial, anti-fungal
and anti-parasitic! So incredible!
I will go into more specific cancers and diseases it can kill off later.  
First, I want to share a super easy Aloe water recipe that you must
try asap and a Aloe gel you need! Whether you want to be healthy or want to heal, this 
plant has your back!

I love using Aloe Vera on my skin and have done so for years. It's not
just for sunburns! I've been using the
Aloe Vera Gele by Desert Harvest.  It's made with 100% natural and organic 
ingredients. This is a must to keep in your fridge for any skin issues, like minor cuts, scraps,
rashes, as an anti-inflammatory & pain reliever.  I use it on my face! Yep, I will apply 
a thin layer to my face once a week and let it seep in. I also use it where I have some
psoriasis on my neck to soothe any irritation. 
Containing 80% Aloe Vera and also Honeysuckle flower extract, Aspen Bark extract 
and radish root, it's full of goodness!
Find Desert Harvest Aloe Vera Gele here! (All their gels ar BOGO for March!)

 You can find these huge Aloe leaves at your grocery store for around $1! 
Let's get to the first recipe! It's so easy!

 Cut 3-4 inches of aloe. Remove the pulp from the skin by slicing it like a fillet.

Once the pulp is removed from the skin, add to blender with 2 cups 
filtered water and blend!  Enjoy the healing power! 
I love to use the skin of the Aloe and rub it on my face like a 
fresh facial! If you have dark circles under your eyes, this juice is going to help with that!

Another easy recipe you can make if you want to ease into the Aloe Vera water is 
a  refreshing cooler!
Add the juice of two oranges (or orange juice from your fridge!)
and 1 cup coconut water and blend! So refreshing and  so good for you!

Aloe Vera is a great, healthy colon cleanse! It has the power to kill the 
pathogens that create colon cancer, stomach cancer and also reduce the 
growth of hemorrhoids! Yuck!
It can heal so many conditions, too many to name here! A few are
kidney infections, stomach ulcers, food poisoning, all autoimmune diseases, (wow!!)
shingles, MRSA, strep throat, Epstein-Barr virus and IBS. What
an amazing ancient healing plant! There is so much to learn about this 
blessed plant. I hope you will give these drinks a try for your health and healing!

A big thank you to Anthony William for all his work on getting this information
out for us to heal! You can find out all about life healing foods in his books here.

Happy Health & Healing!
Sending you Love!

Friday, March 2, 2018

Winter Sun and Hespera

This week has been cold in Los Angeles. I usually feel like
our Winter is January thru March! The only time we can really
wear sweaters or light coats! This poncho is such a great transitional piece
 for all year long. I love the contrast of the zebra print belt over it to 
give me shape and and easy pair of black faux leather leggings 
to glam it up!

I wore a gorgeous Hespera Gemfire ring.

These Carlos Santana booties have beautiful detailing
on them and they are so comfortable! I even walked around
Ikea in these! Women should be rocking the 
Cowboy boots as they are so comfy and chic!

I also wanted to share my current collection of 
Hespera Gemfire rings as I'm obsessed!
I love the natural beauty each ring has. They are wonderfully unique
and stunning in person! They are carved directly from the 
glimmering stones! Yes, I am loving the amethyst!

Look at those stunning quartz formations! 
I truly believe there is healing energy in the earth's rocks!
When I wear these, I feel energized, calm and strong!
In my own Indigenous history, the Cheerokee wore crystals on their body concealed
from view, except for the Chiefs, who wore them around their necks!
They were very special!

This was the first Hespera ring that my husband gave me for Valentine's Day!
I love the separation of light purple to darker purple.
Pantone's color for 2018 is ultra violet and I love it!
You can find these at Hespera and Nordstrom.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Serendipity & a Smoothie Bowl!

Smoothies are an everyday staple in my house for the kids and I.
Acai bowls are super expensive, but you can make your own decadent 
smoothie bowl at home and treat yourself to a beautiful or befruitiful presentation!
That's what I try to do a few times a week like this berry one above. We
always have frozen berries in the fridge. They are full of healing benefits, especially
wild blueberries, which are the superfruit mega-star of all time! Blueberries
help detox your system of heavy metals, fight viruses, pathogens, bacteria
and are full of anti-oxidants and minerals. Try to eat them everyday! 
They are a must in our house. 
Here's my berry smoothie recipe!

Ingredients: (Organic)
2 bananas, 1 cup spinach,
1/2 cup wild blueberries, 1/2 cup blackberries
Plant based protein powder & Super Greens Powder
1 tbs flax seeds
1 tbs blk chia seeds 
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup coconut water
1 cup filtered water
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tbs Acai pwdr
2 tbs Noni Juice (optional)
Ice & Blend!
Top with your berries, coconut flakes and a pretty flower, because you 
deserve it!

Also on the decadent radar for me this month has been this super luxurious 
repairing night cream from Serendipity called Serenade.
With natural ingredients, like cotton thistle which 
stimulates the outermost layer of skin and two oils from the 
palm tree fruit to hydrate & smooth skin. 
This cream is super rich and creamy and smells like a spring bouquet!
After a long Winter, this is the one night cream that has felt like it
is soothing and restoring my skin.  I needed a little boost into Spring
and this has really refreshed my suppleness! My skin feels smooth and soft!

 The packaging is just gorgeous too!
 This is the perfect night cream for Fall/Winter/Spring! 
It goes on like a butter, but feels lightweight and absorbs immediately
into the skin, no greasiness!
If you are looking for a new night cream, you will love this one!
Check out the Serendipity line and their ingredients here!


Monday, February 19, 2018

Hard Candy Galactic Eyes Palette

 Are you ready for Spring and craving beautiful flowers 
and warm sunshine like I am? Spring can't come soon enough, but
I do have a pretty, sparkly eyeshadow palette from Hard Candy called
Galactic Eyes that will add some sparkle to your days!
Each shade has a pretty cosmic glow to it! The colors are so shimmery and
the texture is creamy and soft. Each shade is super pigmented and 
applies beautifully.

 The packaging is cute!
I wore only this eyeshadow over the weekend to the zoo with the kids
and it lasted all day with no fallout or fading.
This photo has no flash or direct sunlight and you can still see how shimmery and
pretty the colors are!
I love shimmery eyeshadows personally! I feel like it lifts my
eyes up and gives an ethereal feel that I love.
 I'm especially loving the Supernova purple,
the Meteor Pink, the Constellation bronze the Alien Mermaid blue and
the Spaceship pewter! You can create so many pretty looks with a few
of these shades or add them into your other palettes for a pop of glam!
This Gallactic Eyes palette is available here  for under $10 and I know you will love it!

(No Flash- Direct Sun photo) 

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

I Heart You

Sending you lots of love this week!
We have been eating fancy chocolates 
and wearing lots of pink of course!
We had fun making Valentines with glitter, paint and glue!
Tonight we are going to decorate the table for a
special dinner and the kids are super excited about it!
It's the little things that really make them happy and
I'm all about that life!
 I'm making gluten-free, dairy-free chocolate
cupcakes with strawberry frosting too and
I may have a little pink champs while we bake!

We've been loving the pretty "ouchless" Goody ponytails in all
the fabulous colors. Especially, the glittery ones!
I've got my hands full keeping this little chica's hair fancy
as well as my own! I use these everyday in my signature poofy bun!
I also love this gel handle brush for a quick swept updo.
Should I do a tutorial on my bun? Or maybe a braid too!
Hope you are enjoying Love month so far!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Standing on Love!

Hola Amors!
Nothing like a great pair of blue jeans and 
a sparkly top to make a girl feel fabulous!
These blue jeans by STS Blue are slightly frayed at the bottom
and I love the little extra touch! You
can find these at Nordstrom!
This past weekend we went to a cake shop where
they had unicorn cakes and my daughter was so surprised!
They even had unicorn milkshakes, so of course we got one too!
If you follow me on Instagram, you saw my stories!
I wore this outfit there and I felt like a unicorn myself!
I've been using this month as an excuse to wear all my
pink and super romantic pieces like my sparkly, bow shoes below!
 (Shoes: ABS Allen Schwartz)

I'm also wearing all the pink lipsticks! 
This Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Amalfi is the most gorgeous vivid pink!
It goes on so smooth and adds a bright pop of color in these winter blue months!
For everyday wear, the Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Bellissima is perfect to have
on hand in your purse! 
For my lipstick, I have the Color Balm Lipstick in Betsey.
This is a "don't be shy girl!" lipstick in my opinion!
It's just lip color right! Now is the time to explore and try something
fun and new. You've got the most gorgeous lips so make
them pop girlfriend! What's your favorite pink lipstick?

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Lovers Rule

 Love is in the air this month!
After that gorgeous Blue Blood moon 
on the 31st, we are in a good place!
I can't get enough of it either! I love
surprising my kids, husband, family and friends
with little love gestures! Romantic
love is wonderful of course too, isn't that
what helps make the world go round? I came
across this fabulous line called Good Clean Love.

Made with organic, vegan, gluten free, paraben free, cruelty free,
natural ingredients.  This line is filled with healthy,
lush natural scents, oils & other products to speak your love language!
It's time to turn on the heat in the bedroom with some
sensual fragrances, oils and natural lubricants! Don't be shy!

These two aphrodisiac signature scents in Myths and Legends are
otherworldly! Scent is a primary language of love and these organic 
scents respond uniquely to the chemistry of the wearer.
With ancient aphrodisiac essences of Indian Sandalwood, Omani 
Frankincense and Bulgarian Rose.  I love them both!  
Spray some on your love and watch the chemistry unfold!
They are fabulous mixed together too!

The Love Oil in Caribbean Rose creates a mind-body connection between
lovers. Made with therapeutic grade essential oils, blended with organic, natural
nutrient rich oil base that is edible and safe to use all over your body.
That deeply needed massage is calling your name!

When I think of the beauty of our love and our bodies,
it's so important to know how holy and blessed we are!
Which means we should not put any petrochemicals on our sacred
places. How good it is to now have a line that has a lubricant with 95%
organic ingredients and 100% vegan!
Dryness and odor is your body's way of communicating to you that 
something is unbalanced and needs attention. Good Clean Love
created RESTORE to naturally moisturize and refresh your 
sacred places. Made with organic aloe barbadensis,  it supports
natural immunity.  
Embrace love and all the earth has to offer with 
healing plants for our body's good health! 
I hope you will ditch any toxic products you may have from the past,
and get yourself and your lover some Good Clean Love products
Check out their other goodies too, it's all super affordable!
(Target carries them too!)
Sending you lots of Love!

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Paisley Rabbit and the Treehouse Contest!

 When I was a little girl, my grandmother would
take me to the library every week.
I would get to check out 10 books! I would of course, 
read through them voraciously.  I loved
the imaginative worlds that I was allowed to
delve into through reading. It has shaped
my life tremendously and is one of the greatest jewels
 passed onto me!
So too, with my children, I try to pass
on the importance of reading.
I want to start featuring more books here
and sharing what I'm reading and what
the kids are reading!
Books are filled with such a wealth and you
don't have to be rich to partake in the 
Our first Kids book is Paisley Rabbit
and the Treehouse Contest!
Written by Steve  Richardson

This is a sparkling tale of a girl rabbit who defies the odds and
believes in herself!
 Jimmy the Squirrel, whose dad owns the biggest
construction company in the city,
challenges a group of friends to a treehouse contest.
To everyone's surprise, Paisley Rabbit, who has never
touched a hammer or a nail for that matter,
joins the contest and the obstacles begin!

The book is beautifully illustrated by Chris Dunn.
So much detail is put into each page, it is vivid and marvelous! 
You and your children will love this book
and the lessons it teaches. To persevere,
and try no matter who you are!
You can find the book here!
Happy reading!

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