5 Reasons Thrift Shopping Is Awesome

Every year, we generate more than 70 billion pounds of textile waste. Since many of these textiles are made from synthetic materials, they stay in landfills for more than 200 years – that and other billions of clothing from previous years. When I stumbled upon this information, I could not help but feel partly responsible for this problem.

When I was younger, I thought following trends and having the latest in fashion are “cool”. But when I realized it’s not helping the planet at all, I made it my mission to help reduce waste by shopping at thrift stores as much as I can. And it’s the best decision I’ve made so far.

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Do You Need to Clean Up Your Beauty Act?

Fresh nails, on point hair and that hot, new lip color. These are all things I adore! The invigorating scents, the fun ways to explore expressing myself through makeup and having fun “playing” with products are just a few of the reasons I love trying new cosmetics and personal products. But, when my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer twice in two years, I discovered that environmental factors could be contributing to her illness, which included the chemicals we are all exposed to every day through our products.

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Here’s What Happened When I Tested ActuallyOrganic Argan Oil for 7 Days

When Hollywood goddesses Charlize Theron, Angelina Jolie, and Catherine Zeta-Jones raved about argan oil years ago, it immediately became a top trending beauty product worldwide. The demand was so massive that argan oil became a billion-dollar industry, and still rising. Turns out, there’s more to argan oil than cosmetic hype.

Argan oil is extracted from the seeds of argan tree, which can only be found in southwest Morocco. Traditionally, Moroccans use the oil – or “liquid gold” as it is sometimes called – as salad dressing and bread dip, as well as topical treatment for skin diseases.

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A Look Back at 2016 and Ahead to 2017

This post is two weeks too late but — happy new year everyone! I caught the dreaded “superbug” on the first week of 2017, causing a lot of work to pile up. I’m not a very superstitious person but that doesn’t sound like a very promising start of the year. Having said that, I’ve had worse so no amount of misfortune can ever stop me from working on my goals.

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Yuletide Breeze (Plus Giveaway 2.0)

For a few days, I thought the cold winter breeze had finally descended upon Florida and I wasn’t sure if I would be thrilled or not. My joints began to ache like I was 90 (haha) and laundry day became more frequent than ever (mind you, the temperatures here are not even remotely close to those up north). The only consolation is I finally get to layer without being judged. That’s a fair bargain, I guess. 😛

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