I'm not usually one to judge a skincare product solely based on its scent. That's like purchasing a novel just because you're partial to the cover art. But sometimes a really intriguing cover can lead to an unexpectedly unforgettable read. And the same goes with Suzanne aux bains. Regenerating Night Treatment. I was first drawn to the smell. The light, delicate combination of Wild Chamomile, Incense and Lavender essential oils is just simply divine-not to mention ultra nourishing. It really is the sort of scent you want to fall sleep to. 

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We just keep building. Trees, grass and everything green are all consistently being bulldozed down to make room for condos, superstores and parking lots. It's a sad phenomenon that's turning our society into one of glass and steel. Luckily, a somewhat new idea is catching hold and buildings all over the world are topping their facades with green roofs. And when I say green, I literally mean green. as in grass. 

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See Spot Go Green

April 24, 2008

 

Call me old fashioned, but I'm not usually one to overly pamper my pooches. You'll never see a dog I own wearing frilly frocks with bows clipped uncomfortably into her head. But a dog is still part of the family and deserves plenty of love, treats and, by all means, chemical-free goodies. 

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For over two hundred years Easter and chocolate have been inseparable. First created in Europe during the Industrial Revolution, Easter chocolate has become an essential part of the holiday. Sure, it's good to reminisce with a candy-eyed hollow bunny or a Cadbury Crème Egg (which debuted in 1875), but perhaps it's time to move on to something a little more decadent. Most decidedly not the waxy-tasting chocolate rabbits from your childhood, Organic Style's organic chocolate treats are sophisticated, luxe and completely addictive. And although your children may not appreciate the rich ingredients and subtle flavors (they'd just as soon enjoy a sugar-high courtesy of a gas station purchased candy bar), you certainly will. 

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Sometimes a product comes around that is just so cool, yet completely practical that I wonder why no one thought of it before. That's exactly the case with SukiColor's Pure Cream Stain, a creamy and hydrating product for lips and cheeks. It may look like an ordinary little pot, but the concentrated color and gentle Chamomile-filled aromatheraputic and 100% natural blend proves otherwise. 

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Although I consider myself a beauty expert, I've never been big on wearing perfumes. I've always found them too strong, too heavy and too harsh and irritating. Plus there was the giant problem of me having allergies that had me running from the department store perfume people who tend to spritz first and ask questions later. Then Florascent came along. Created with organic essential oils, aromatic waters and other natural ingredients, the hand-packaged perfumes are incredibly unique. Plus there are scents that work for both men and women. And although there are several that I fell for, the one that I'm completely obsessed with right now is the light, tangy and soft Thé Vert

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Three years ago I had the most absolutely crazy and mind-numbingly awful Christmas. The combined emotions left me feeling thoughtless, guilty and ridiculously stressed out. I procrastinated so much that I left all of my shopping until three days before Christmas. And between buying the perfect gifts for my kids and finding presents for the rest of the family (my husband has 38 first cousins!), I was thrown into a sheer panic and felt like a mindless consumer robot. We’re never excessive with our purchases, but do like to get a little something for those close to us. After that hectic year I vowed that the holiday season would be different and that I would never procrastinate when it comes to presents. 

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Finding the perfect face cleanser for your skin is almost like the great quest for the Holy Grail. It seems impossible. And after countless tubes and bottles end up in the trash (or donated to friends) you start to wonder, "Is the perfect cleanser for me out there? 

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I had my third child not so long ago, and he's already teething up a storm. (Time certainly does fly by. Sometimes I wish my littlest could stay a baby forever.) Not only were his gums hurting, his little cheeks were so chapped and red. poor little guy. So being the super mom that I am (well, that I try to be), I grabbed for Erbaviva's Baby Lip & Cheek Balm from my treasure chest of organic baby gems. 

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