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Happy December first!

A friend just asked me what natural shampoo and conditioner I’ve been loving lately and since I’ve been meaning to write a beauty product post here we go! Before you read more I have to give the girls who wrote No More Dirty Looks, Siobhan O’Conner and Alexandra Spunt so much credit because their book and website are packed with great natural product information!

*Acure Organics Shampoo & Conditioner – I’ve tried the almond with argan oil and I love it. Especially the conditioner because I have no need to spray any of my leave in conditioner on (which is listed below)!

*W3ll People – Currently using and loving the Narcissist Foundation stick #2, the Nudist lip tint #4 and they sent a sample of the Universalist multi-use stick #7 because they were out of the full size. This makeup feels so smooth, smells so amazing and is so unlike anything I’ve used before. I want more!

*Annmarie Gianni Skincare – Currently using and loving the Neroli Toning Mist, the Herbal Facial Oil for Normal & Combination Skin and the Purifying Mud Mask. I have tried the Aloe Herb Facial Cleanser, Herbal Facial Oil for Oily & Acne Prone Skin and the Ant-Aging Facial Oil. The cleanser is light and lovely but I haven’t bought more only because I had already purchased the shea butter soap (listed below) and the hunk of soap is HUGE so I want to get through that before I buy anything more. The Acne oil and Anti-Aging oil were not working for me so I won’t be purchasing again. However, the Normal & Combo skin oil I’m positively addicted to!

*EcoTools bamboo makeup brushes – best!

*Soapwalla deodorant cream (only available on etsy) – Changed my life. LOVE.

*Dr.Ohhira’s Probiotics – Also changed my life. Best probiotic I’ve tried. Recommended by Kris Karr on CrazySexyLife.

*Crazy Rumors lip balm – vegan lip balm perfection. Tasty too!

*Jason’s Natural Products Sea Kelp & Plumeria Leave-In Conditioning Spray – Great product! I have long hair and this takes out the tangels pain free.

*Camelbak water bottle – I use this every day and have for years.

*Yoga – not enough lately but healthy body inside and out, peace and bendy body love are just some of yoga’s gifts.

*Jane Iredale Active Light Under Eye Concealer – I haven’t used this too much since I bought it this summer but would still recommend for a nice concealer. Bonus- it smells nice.

*Raw African Shea Butter Black Soap from Ghana – This soap is sent no frills and it is big! I keep it in a tupperware container and just brake off a piece at a time to put into the shower, which lasts for weeks! You can find it on amazon. It can be a little drying but I only use a small lather and never apply it directly to my face- ever! They say you can use it as a shampoo too but I haven’t tried yet!

*Prtty Peaushun Skin Tight Body Lotion – this magic vegan lotion makes your skin have a slight shimmer and a little color (depending on which color you buy) with an added bonus of skin tightening. It’s so weird but I love it!

*Argan Oil – any organic brand of this fabulous oil is great in my experience. I’m pretty certain it’s also magic. After shaving, on irritated skin it is heaven. A little goes a long way so don’t let the price tag deter you.

*Booda Butter Body Butter – I know, I just wrote about this but it’s worth a repeat. Gorgeous smelling and luxurious feeling. Love. And if you didn’t see it here before you can go buy it at the Herbivore Clothing Company!

Most of these would make amazing gifts for someone who’s interested in smelling and looking naturally delicious!



Last Saturday I spent the day at the Raw Spirit festival in the Santa Barbara mountains. I was so fortunate to meet back up with Matt Monarch and Angela Stokes as well as meet for the first time the lovely Cathy Silvers, Vanessa (aka chocolategirl), and gorgeous Philip McCluskey! I saw David Wolfe, Juliano and Ariel, Solla, and Steve from Raw Vegan Radio. Met up again with Enrique from Henry's raw vegan ice cream (he's so sweet, ha) and met Courtney Pool, Chele Eades, Kevin and Annmarie Gianni from The Renegade Health Show and Revell from Rawkin Radio! I hope I'm not forgetting anyone!

Cathy Silvers hosted David Wolfe and Matt Monarch in a durian eating contest and below are my crazy pictures atop a folding chair! I'm just under five feet tall and this is the best I could get!

Before the crazy:

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And during:

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And here's my loot! Some bought and some gifts!

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I would definitley attend Raw Spirit again with hopes that they make it closer in to a major city, no camping, and perhaps like Courtney from Radical Radiance suggested, they should put it on at a resort. It was very expensive to get in and I know the vendors had to pay a lot of money too. Wondering where the money went? Love the vibe, people watching and of course the food!!

Lastly, here's a birdie from Disneyland just for funsies:

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