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Coffee Tea?! My Coffee Secret

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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

MyBacon Vegan Mycelium Bacon Review

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There’s been a recent shift in the vegan meat market to incorporate a beneficial part of mushroom—mycelium. Mycelium is the hidden root-like structure of fungi that is found in the soil underneath it.  Mycelium consists of a network of thin fungal strands called hyphae. The mycelium provides nutrients and digestive enzymes to its host source.  While on the prowl for the best vegan bacon, I came across a brand that I’d never seen before.  MyBacon produces a farm grown mycelium plant-based bacon.  The Challenge of Finding a Good Vegan Bacon     When I saw the brand at Whole Foods, I automatically thought highly of its packaging which displayed pictures of the juicy looking vegan bacon that truly resembled real bacon. MyBacon mycelium bacon  costs $9 a package. Why it's the same price as actual organic bacon I have no idea but it's no problem because it’s super hard out here to find vegan bacon that actually tastes good. After trying all the brands available for plant-based bacon

Native Girl Scout Limited Edition Collection Review

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If you are a regular Native customer then you might have heard about their limited edition Girl Scout cookie scented collection.  As a former girl scout, I wholeheartedly support this collaboration.  Girl Scouts is a non profit organization that provides life changing experiences for girls of all ages.  The collection is licensed by the Girl Scout organization.   Native body washes are a self-care staple.  I was able to try three scents from the Girl Scout collection.  Here are three reasons why I am a huge fan of their body washes: 1. Scents- Native offers a large variety of scents that actually smell delightfully good. Whether you’re in the mood for fruity, sweet, floral or clean scents, the scents totally deliver! I don’t know how Native manages to do it but the scents are always true to what it should be smelling like. 2. Value- Now I don’t know about you but I love cleanliness and showering is always important. If you shower frequently, then you probably know how small body wash b

Battle of the Prepared Meal Programs: FACTOR 75 vs. Cook Unity

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I’ve been trying popular meal kit and prepared meal programs so that you can make an informed decision about which is best for you!  The point is also to inform consumers about what their food will look like in reality as well as what they can expect when they join.  I came across an ad for Factor a few hours before I saw one for a similar company named Cook Unity.   I actually signed up with Factor75 first but I paused my first box after I visited Cook Unity’s website.  I’m glad that I did as I have another company to compare Factor75 to.   Factor75 isn’t like your Hello Fresh, Marley Spoon, Dinnerly and Green Chefs of the world.  Companies such as Factor and Cook Unity prepare the food and ship them to you already cooked. They sell individualized prepared meals and there is no cooking or food prep involved.  You select the meals that you desire, they’ll arrive to your door and voila…it’s heat and eat time! Now, I could sum this up in one sentence and make the recommendation for the p

Cooking Unified: Here’s What I Love about Cook Unity!

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I was scrolling down my social media fashion filled timeline when a company by the name of Cook Unity suddenly appeared. The ad was very simple and it contained photos of scrumptious food; enough to draw any foodie in! I thought to myself..there’s no way this is a regular meal delivery company.  Everything looked so palatable and enticing!   Signing up with Cook Unity was more than a breeze. The ad brought me to the website and I signed up immediately.  Cook Unity offers a wealth of meal selections.  Whatever your tastebuds are desiring, they have it all.  You will get the chance to taste the world whether it’s Latin, African, Asian or Italian food, they’ve got a great gourmet pick.  Cook Unity has the most diverse meal selections that I’ve seen of any meal delivery program—one advantage that they have over other meal delivery companies such as Hello Fresh, Gobble or Green Chef.                                              Salmon Teriyaki with Brown Rice, Brussel Sprouts & Carrots

Fenty Skin Review: Is it Really Clean?

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Rihanna released a skin care collection consisting of three products at the end of July after the success of her company, Fenty Beauty cosmetics. The latest product to be released in the Fenty skin range is the Instant Reset Gel Recovery Cream. The two products that I’ve tried are the 'Fat Water' which is a pore refining toner serum and the Instant Reset Recovery Cream. Fat Water is a transparent pink hue that looks like water but has a weightier volume. It’s easy to understand why this toner serum was nameD ‘Fat Water.’ Fat Water has a mix of fruit and plant based ingredients such as cactus flower, acerola and fig fruit extracts and even vitamin B3 (Niacinamide). After using the product for over a month, I can say that it certainly does not dry out facial skin and it tightens and diminishes pores with great success. I think Fat Water is an amazing facial toner!!! It’s skin refreshing abilities are superior to others. The Instant Reset Recovery Gel has a very familiar fragrance

Reviewing Your Products!

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If you are a business and would like to send in products for me to review in the Green News Guide or you'd like to sponsor a post, p lease use the contact form and provide your details. Products should fit the mold of: Ethical and green beauty/cosmetics/skincare Innovative natural health supplements Organic/natural foods Products or services that are conducive to a sustainable earth and environment To read older reviews in the Green News Guide, please use the search box with keyword 'review' to view a list!

Green Festival Expo 2016 Review: Hush + Dotti

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There were so many amazing brands and companies that were in attendance at the 2016 Green Festival Expo in NYC. Here is a product review of one of cosmetic company, Hush + Dotti. Hush + Dotti Review Firstly…can I just talk about the name of this company?! Hush + Dotti is such a cute name!!!! Oh, how I love it!  I stopped by the Hush & Dotti’s vendor area when I saw all the pretty organic lipsticks and other cosmetics that were organized on the table.  Dina was very pleasant in answering questions that I had about the products.  I remember asking her if the one shade of red lipstick was the only one they carried.  It was nice but I desired a hue that was a bit brighter!  Instead, I opted for a coral colored lipstick, which looks fantastic on tanned/darker complexions.  The shade name is Dotti.  I also chose a lip gloss that is a glossy shade of burgundy in shade Wendi.  It’s pretty amazing!!  The packaging is really chic and minimal for cosmetics.  The lipsticks are in a standard bl

EOS Rachel Roy Limited Edition Lip Balm Set

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'Tis the season for joy, laughter and all kinds of gift giving.  No matter where you are on the holiday shopping timescale, you are definitely going to want to gift the Rachel Roy limited edition smooth lip balm sphere set.  Evolution of Smooth better known as EOS has made a whopper of a footprint on the lip balm scene.  EOS makes super cute lip balms that come in a unique egg-shaped package in an assortment of colors and scents.  They're extremely convenient, especially during those moments when you lips are craving moisture. I had the courage to splurge on this cute set and it was worth every penny!  Designer, Rachel Roy teamed up with EOS to create this sweet gift set.  It's more than a treat! This is the perfect stocking stuffer for the beauty crazed vixen, the lip balm obsessed girlie girl and even those hard to please gents.  At $8.99, you'll receive three EOS lip balms in scents, Aloha Hawaii strawberry kiwi, Indian Summer orange blossom and St. Barth's sunri

ORGANIQUE BY HIMALAYA NEEM & POMEGRANATE TOOTHPASTE REVIEW

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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

Shea Terra Organics Mongongo & Banana Hair Food Masque Review

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If you haven't heard of Shea-Terra Organics, your skin, hair and body are definitely missing out on some luxurious and scrumptious treats.  Shea Terra Organics utilizes shea butter as a main ingredient in many of their products.  The ingredients used in the skin and hair products at Shea Terra are sourced from Africa and contain therapeutic and healing properties.  The Mongongo & Banana Hair Food Masque is a rich shea based conditioner.  The masque is 30% shea butter and this can certainly be felt when applying the masque to the hair.  Light orange in color, the masque has a lightly whipped consistency.  It's a thick creme and  It doesn't disintegrate too well.  This product was applied to thick, textured, curly hair over the course of three months.  The product has a tendency to sit on top of the hair.  Shea butter has very strong emollient properties and can be a really awesome moisturizer.  As much as we wanted to really love this product, it failed to happen.  Deep

SUNCOAT COSMETICS NON TOXIC NAIL ART POLISH REVIEW

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It was pretty exciting to find a nail art set that was all natural.  If you are familiar with natural nail polishes, you know that it's rare to come across an all natural nail art set. It was wonderful to know that there was a natural alternative for women who enjoy doing creative designs. Suncoat Cosmetics is a Canadian company that sells all natural makeup.  Suncoat cosmetics makes three different nail art sets which come in a variety of colors.  The set that is being reviewed here is called "Earth."  The earth set consists of a white, orange, pink and mint green.  They are mineral based nail polishes and the size of the bottles are 0.26 oz each.  This nail art set did NOT deliver.  When applying the brush to nails, you'll find that the colors are extremely sheer.  The white hardly shows and it is more of a pearly, sheer, ivory color.  When trying to create french tips, the white polish in this package was not able to create a nice white line.  Even after piling on

Boots Botanics Body Butter 10.14 fl oz REVIEW

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Boots No. 7 is the # 1 drugstore brand in Great Britain. Boots No. 7 is a brand that carries cosmetics, skin care and beauty products. Boots Botanics introduced the Botanics line which boasts a variety of anti-aging products, skin and body care products that are plant based.  Our first purchase from the Boots Botanics line was the organic body butter. It is made with plant extracts, essential oils, and nourishing butters like shea and cocoa seed butter. After trying this product for about a month, it would only be right to do a short and conclusive review on this product.  This body butter is 85% organic.  This means that 85% of the ingredients have been certified organic by the proper certification body in the UK.  This is not to be confused with the Boots No. 7 body butter. That particular product does not contain certified organic ingredients. The Boots Botanics organic body butter is thick and creamy in consistency.  Upon using this product, you should be sure to take a good amount