Showing posts from May, 2014

Coffee Tea?! My Coffee Secret

NCDT (National Coffee Data Trends) have reported that as much as 67% of Americans drink coffee on a daily basis.  That amount increases to 75% when determining the amount of adults who drink coffee on a weekly basis.  One lesser know fact is that the global coffee market is expected to reach 182 billion by the year 2030.  What is it about that little dark bean, available in so many varieties, that cause people to be unable to go about their daily lives without it?  It must be the flavor as some people swear by coffees made in various countries.  If it's not Columbian or Jamaican coffee, some will not even touch the mug.  Then there are the coffee chain fan clubs who must have their daily Starbucks or Tim Horton's signature espresso in the morning.  Let's be real, the taste of coffee isn't all it's cracked up to be, especially when dark.  Quite possibly, it may be the alertness that coffee provides after consumption which have some people hooked.   The alertness and


Many coffee drinkers are fans of Starbucks. From the caramel macchiatos to the vanilla lattes, the taste in a cup of Starbucks coffee really packs a punch! Though the taste may be good to some coffee fiends, one can’t help but wonder if Starbucks is using GMO free ingredients in their products. Truth be told, they have made the step to cease using milk from cows injected with the artificial growth hormone rBST in 2007! It’s wonderful that they have stopped using rBST milk in their products. However, they are still giving genetically modified feed to cows. This is definitely not a wise practice for a company like Starbucks to continue to do! GMO Inside is running a petition to get Starbucks to cease giving GM feed to cows. If you want completely organic milk and dairy products from Starbucks, sign the petition NOW!

Sustainable Fashion with Sam Edelman's Cork 'Addison' Flats

Conscious and sustainable choices in fashion can be hard to come by. Fashion designers should aim to create clothing, shoes and accessories made from natural, renewable resources. We were super hyped when we saw these amazing shoes from Sam Edelman's Circus line. These amazing flats are made from cork, the bark tissue from the Cork Oak or Quercus suber . Cork forests are primarily found in Portugal, Spain and Italy. Cork is a completely sustainable material as it is easily recyclable and emits much less carbon dioxide than other non renewable resources. The cork bark is not fully harvested until the tree reaches a prime age of approximately 40 years old. Harvesting cork entails a strict and sustainable process as no part of the cork bark is ever wasted or discarded. These spunky and chic flats are perfect for the current spring season. They are lightweight yet very durable due to the cork material. A supersonic, neon pink lining accentuates the shoe, and offers a bold an

Earth Lab Cosmetics Vegan Mineral Pencil Review

Next on the review plate is Canadian brand-- Earth Lab Cosmetics, vegan mineral pencil. I had been looking across the seas and beyond to find a good, wholesome, chemical free eyeliner. Fortunately, this little beauty in all of its natural goodness caught my eye.  Canadian makeup brands are usually conscious companies who care about the environment and well being.  This is a really great jojoba based eyeliner pencil.  The strokes that the liner provides are thick and it quickly lines the lid.  Thinner, liquid based eyeliners require a very steady hand in order to achieve precision.  If you prefer your liner to apply like the consistency of a crayon, then this is the one for you.  This eye pencil can even be used as an eye shadow for a daring smoky eye look.   You will be able to create sultry, bold and velvety eye looks with this mineral pencil. It's so smooth and soft going on! The natural and vegan ingredients in the product make it ideal for sensitive skin or eyes. Natural makeup

If you're going to LIVE it then KNOW ALL about it: Gluten Free Life

The biggest faux pas that anyone can have is to be completely misinformed about a lived lifestyle when grilled about what it actually entails. People should really stop jumping on diet & lifestyle bandwagons because it makes those who actually live and know the life look bad. Jimmy Kimmel, who is obviously not very knowledgeable about eating gluten free himself, decided to take his cameras out on the road to find out if those who claimed to be gluten free really knew what gluten is. If Mr. Kimmel knew that he could still enjoy pizza---gluten free pizza that is, he probably wouldn't be so critical of the diet. An issue so very serious in nature should not be the bullseye of someone's silly, comical story lines. There are individuals living and eating gluten free due to various medical and health conditions. Some people have wheat allergies and some are just unable to tolerate gluten in their bodies. Still, it was interesting to see a few of these people who claimed


If you were left on an island with only one personal care item allowed what would you choose? If toothpaste was your answer, then by golly, we've sure got something in common. Toothpaste is absolutely necessary for maintaining basic hygiene and personal health. The average person brushes their teeth at least twice a day. The ingredients of toothpaste should always be read and understood by the conscious human being. That white, gooey or clear, jelly matter goes into your mouth every day. If you've become especially concerned about your toothpaste's ingredients and have decided to stay clear of dental hygienic items with fluoride, artificial colors and sodium lauryl sulfate, then you might take an interest in Himalaya by Botanique's neem and pomegranate toothpaste. This is one of the only toothpastes that consists of Ayurvedic herbs like neem and amla. Himalaya by Botanique was definitely on to something by utilizing neem in this toothpaste. Neem has some very potent ant