Tag: vegan skincare

The other day, I was online looking up different belly balms for pregnancy when I realized I should just make my own! I already owned everything listed below and had been meaning to use up the rest of the shea and cocoa butter for a while.

I love using a balm during pregnancy. It feels nourishing and pampering. The ingredients are very moisturizing, soothing and help with the appearance of lines and scars.

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Oh hey, 2020! It’s been a hot minute since I sat down to write a blog post. And I’m kind of cheating today because I’m linking a video from my NEW YOUTUBE CHANNEL (woo woo!) hehe along with a few bonus products I wanted to include!

So today I’m sharing my favourite products in wellness and beauty from last year. So many good things!!

What was a favourite product of yours in 2019?

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What is it?

Basically it’s a facial roller made using stones, usually jade although you can get other stones like rose quartz. Generally, jade rollers have two ends: one containing a larger sized stone (intended for the forehead, cheeks, jawline, and neck) and one containing a smaller stone (for the under eyes.). They are used to massage the skin and date back to 17th century China. They may be on trend right now but they aren’t a new invention!

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So… who has been shopping a little extra this week? hehe SO many good sales! But I really do try to shop mindfully so I’ve been sticking to things that were already on my wish list! I got Beckett my favourite karate jeans from Old Navy plus some socks for his stocking (and this denim jacket for Finnley because come on!), treated myself to a Fawn Design diaper bag, got a preschool curriculum for Beckett and some Christmas gifts!

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Can you guys believe we’re almost at June already? Kinda blows my mind. Between Summer coming and moving to a much more humid climate, I’m changing up my skincare routine a bit and thought I’d share with you guys!  I’ll let you know what my favourites have been as well as some other products I’m thinking about trying.

NYR Organic products are free of parabens, phthalates, fragrance, animal products (except from bees),

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Let’s talk about skin because, you guys, I feel like we moved to NC and suddenly it was Spring! Some days it even feels like Summer! Aaand I quickly realized my skin wasn’t feeling totally ready to be on display! haha My feet and legs can get a little neglected during Winter, you know?

I quickly got into a routine of exfoliating and moisturizing! It makes all the difference. It also helps your tanning lotion go on smoother (I use this one)!

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  1. High Powered Blender – Personally I have a refurbished Vitamix and I LOVE it! I use it at least once a day. It doesn’t completely replace a food processor but for smoothies it can’t be beat.
  2. Essential Oils – I’ve linked to NYR Organic since I represent them but there are lots of great companies out there. No, there is not ONE company you must buy from or that has the “best essential oils”.

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Why go natural & organic during your pregnancy? Here are just some of the benefits…

  • What you put on your body can affect you as well as your unborn baby.  It has been said that women use an average of 12 personal care products a day which means they could be exposed to over one hundred unique chemical ingredients some of which may not be good for their health!
  • Your hormones change when you’re pregnant which effects your skin greatly Switching your skincare to natural and organic products can be much gentler on your sensitive skin.

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In case you’re not familiar with Pacifica, it’s a natural, vegan, cruelty free beauty brand that is very affordable! You can find it online at places like VitaCost, Target and Ulta as well as in some grocery stores.

They carry a lot of products from makeup to skincare to now sun care!  I’ve rounded up a few of my favourites below (although I’ve seen bought this lip balm and LOVE it so it should really be included too).

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For Winter, I get ready by buying things like scarves and gloves but Summer? Summer means changing up my beauty routines!  Bring on the sunscreen, bronzer, foot scrubs etc!

Luckily for me, I’ve discovered a lot of wonderful products to help me feel more prepared for Summer!  These products are cruelty free and on the more “natural side” (low rating on ThinkDirty and EWG Skin Deep!)… because last thing I need to do is smear potentially dangerous chemicals all over myself!!  

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