Last-Minute Holiday Gifts 2011

Last-Minute Holiday Gifts 2011

Hey every­one! I’ve been com­plet­ing my hol­i­day shop­ping and I fig­ured I would do a lit­tle last-min­ute hol­i­day gift idea for those of you still stuck on what to get your fam­i­ly and friends. The­se are my favorites, and many hap­pen to be on sale or offer­ing spe­cial dis­counts. Hoorah! Here we go: (FTC: I was not paid or spon­sored by any of the brands or com­pa­nies men­tioned below. Enjoy!) 1. Skin Apotheke Ayurvedic Skin Care. A favorite skin care line of mine, hand­made and expert­ly for­mu­lat­ed. The Reju­ve­nat­ing Eye Cre­me is my all-time favorite eye cream, and I’ve men­tioned it before (it was also on my must-have prod­ucts list in 2010). Right now all prod­ucts in the store are 10% off with coupon code HOLIDAY. 2. 23and­Me DNA & Ances­try Test. One of the coolest, most unusu­al prod­ucts out there. Nor­mal­ly $99 plus $9/month, it’s now on sale for $76. Just order a kit, the kit arrives, you spit in a lit­tle tube, send it back, and wait 2–6 weeks for your results! The test ana­lyzes your DNA for fun things like hair col­or and ear wax, as well as seri­ous things like health traits and dis­ease risks (which you have the option of view­ing or not). The best part for me was the health traits and ances­try test­ing, which shows your full genet­ic her­itage. 3. DoMatcha Green Tea.This dain­ty lit­tle can con­tains matcha, a pow­er­ful pow­der chock full of antiox­i­dants and amino acids. Plus, EGCG, which is respon­si­ble for help­ing with weight loss and can­cer pre­ven­tion, is 137 times more bioavail­able than reg­u­lar green tea. 4. Paleo Com­fort Foods:...

Talking Beauty with Sarah Fragoso + Cookbook GIVEAWAY! (Closed)

Hey every­one! Today I have an awe­some inter­view with Sarah Fragoso, author of the super pop­u­lar Every­day Paleo web­site and Every­day Paleo cook­book. She is one of my favorite paleo folks – she’s a work­ing, trav­el­ing, super busy mum of 3 boys and main­tains a fan­tas­tic diet and exer­cise rou­tine for her­self and her fam­i­ly. Her cook­book is also an excel­lent tool for any­one want­i­ng to fol­low an Epic Beau­ty Guide-style diet for clear skin, since her recipes are quick and tasty. Annnnd…we’re giv­ing away a copy of her cook­book! Keep read­ing… 1. Your cook­book is a favorite in my house­hold col­lec­tion. How long did it take you com­pile this tome and what was your favorite part of cre­at­ing it? It took me almost a year to cre­ate and com­pile Every­day Paleo.  My favorite part of cre­at­ing it was the sim­ple fact that this was a fam­i­ly project.  My hus­band and my chil­dren were all extreme­ly involved, inter­est­ed, and hon­est through­out the process and I could not have done it with­out their lov­ing sup­port. 2. If you could pick one recipe from Every­day Paleo, which one would you say is your favorite? My per­son­al favorite would have to be the Steak Chile Rel­lenos but my fam­i­lies absolute favorite is hands down the Every­day Meat­loaf. 3. You have three adorable sons and are in great shape. Could you tell us how you got fit post-preg­nan­cy? Chang­ing my eat­ing habits was num­ber one in my phys­i­cal trans­for­ma­tion. For fit­ness I worked out twice a week at Nor­cal Strength and Con­di­tion­ing under the guid­ance of Robb Wolf and his amaz­ing wife Nicki Vio­let­ti. I...

25% off Vapour Organic Beauty Products — Ends Sunday May 22nd

Hey every­one! Just a quick heads up: Alex + Von is hav­ing a lit­tle spe­cial this week­end. 25% off Vapour Organ­ic Beau­ty prod­ucts. Ship­ping is also *free* when you buy $50 or more of Vapour prod­ucts. easy pay­day online The sale ends this Sun­day (May 22nd) at mid­night (Paci­fic Time). No pro­mo­tion code is required. Enjoy! I’m going to stock up on some Mezmer­ize Shim­mer Eye Treat­ment sticks and a Halo Body Spot­light. I love good deals, yee­haw. 😉 ~Steph ...

Review: Vapour Beauty & Japanese Skincare Revolution

Hey­loooo! I just upload­ed a new video review­ing Vapour Organ­ic Beau­ty prod­ucts and Japan­ese Skin­care Rev­o­lu­tion. You can watch it here: Stra­tus  Instant Skin Per­fec­tor, $44. Smells great, feels phe­nom­e­nal, very mois­tur­iz­ing, eras­es imper­fec­tions and gives you a “glow,” and also dou­bles as a foun­da­tion primer. Elixir Lip Gloss in Twin­kle, $20. Smells great, non-sticky, very mois­tur­iz­ing, doesn’t taste bad like most lip gloss­es. The Japan­ese Skin­care Rev­o­lu­tion, $13. One of my favorite books on skin­care. Very sim­ple, holis­tic approach to beau­ty with prac­ti­cal advice. Plus, the author is liv­ing proof that it works. Annnnnd the link to my lat­est arti­cle on get­ting rid of acne: 3 “Secrets” to Clear Skin (No More Acne!) Please Note: Vapour sent me two of their prod­ucts for free to review. I was not paid or in any way com­pen­sat­ed for my review. I pur­chased The Japan­ese Skin­care Rev­o­lu­tion on my own and was not com­pen­sat­ed for my review in any way. I am not affil­i­at­ed with either...