I recently met Krystina via Instagram, and we connected over our mutual interest in creating a less toxic home. I then found out that her husband is actually a craftsman and nontoxic furniture maker! See out interview below to find out what Krystina’s priorities are for clean living, and some of her tips for creating a more natural home environment!
I met Courtney a few months ago via Instagram and was immediately drawn to her openness and big beautiful smile! Being from Louisiana, I can always find my Texas girls in a crowd and Courtney definitely embodies that warm and friendly southern charm. I quickly learned that she is also so passionate about her interests and is incredibly kind and helpful to everyone around her. Even with everything she has on her plate—her upcoming graduation from chiropractic school, starting a new job, balancing her other passions of clean living and her holistic skincare brand Pure + Radiant, and somehow even finding the time and emotional strength to foster the occasional Great Dane—Courtney is always there for her readers, friends, and followers. She has personally helped me look for a chiropractor in my area, answered many of my questions, and always has sweet and supportive words to say whenever we connect. Keep reading for a Q&A on all things chiropractic with the very soon-to-be Dr. Kahla. We discuss everything from the *many* benefits of chiropractic care to what to look for in a chiropractor to what makes the popping sound during adjustments!
As promised, here are my top five tips for developing a healthier sleep schedule and bedtime routine! Just in time, too, since we’ll lose an hour with Daylight Savings beginning this weekend. All of these tips have been hugely helpful for me as I’ve worked back from staying up super late to going to bed much earlier on a regular basis. So here we go:
Confession: I’ve had pretty bad sleep habits for most of my adult life so far. From all-nighters and regular late night parties in college to even more all-nighters (but no more parties, unfortunately) in grad school, I was basically a walking zombie for most of my early-mid twenties.
Cassie is a wife, mother, holistic nutritionist, and the wellness writer behind Candid Health. I connected with Cassie on Instagram after following her account and loving all of the gorgeous pictures and “Candid Tips ” that she regularly shares about lifestyle, nutrition, and other health & wellness topics. Cassie is so incredibly kind, smart and supportive and I love her outlook and attitude towards health. To read Cassie’s thoughts on snacking, smoothies, trusting your intuition, and what’s non-negotiable for her daily nutrition, check out our interview below!
This Black Friday I finally bought Plume, clean beauty’s most popular and raved about eyelash/eyebrow serum. I used Latisse (a prescription eyelash growth serum) before my wedding last year, and feel in love with how long and full my eyelashes and brows were after using it. Unfortunately, Latisse also has many potential side effects—from irritation to lid and eye discoloration to changes in vision. I began having some blotchy vision after using it for a couple of months and stopped immediately after that began. Thankfully my vision returned to normal, and eventually my brows and lashes returned to normal as well.
Facial massage has been gaining lots of popularity lately, from electrocurrent stimulation devices to micro-needling to good old fashioned bare hands and facial oil. The appeal is that consistent facial massage could be a natural alternative to more drastic measures like botox and other medical/surgical procedures for firming and lifting your skin and features. Additional suggested benefits include increased circulation, reduced puffiness, enhanced product absorption, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, and detoxing and calming the skin.
This weekend was the one year anniversary of my blog, and I’m so excited to celebrate by telling you that I’ve officially become an affiliate with Petit Vour!
I’m also part of some affiliate programs like ShareASale and Amazon Associates, but this is kind of the first real and direct partnership that I’ve chosen to agree to. I’ve worked with a couple of other brands and companies this past year, and honestly I chose not to continue with most of them because the relationship just didn’t feel right to me until now.