Good morning lovelies, just want to say sorry that I haven’t been popping up into your inbox as regularly as I used to, but this whole growing a baby thing, as well as getting everything ready for its arrival, has definitely taken over. I’ve also been booking in all my final client session dates, so unfortunately I haven’t been able to give my blog as much love as I would have liked. I hope you understand.
With October having well and truly arrived, well…gulp, almost over, I had to make time to tell you all about the awesome new products from I.E Produce – from beautiful vegan lipstick, eco food wrap, delicious dark chocolate, organic sanitary items to environmentally friendly stainless straws. So let’s get into it…..
Earth Lab Cosmetics (Vegan Lipsticks)
What better way to kick off this October than with a new lippy to go alongside those pretty summer dresses you’re going to be wearing as the weather starts to warm up. Before I rave about this incredible range of vegan lipsticks, I just want to let you know that I’m very hesitant when it comes to natural makeup, since let’s be honest it can be a bit hit and miss. But thankfully this beautiful range of lippies is divine!!
I love how they’re creamy, but yet the colour stays on like it is a stain. How great is that. But what I love most of all is that the colours are unique and will be perfect on bronzed sun-kissed faces, which is why they are now part of my “summer essentials” kit. And let me tell you I will be needing all the help I can get with the little one arriving in Jan. A definite must for your summer beauty bag.
Oi Organic Initiative
I’m so excited to tell you guys about this incredible range of organic sanitary items for Women. I love that this is a New Zealand based company and that their aim is “to help empower people everywhere to make great choices about our health and the health of the world”. That is definitely a vision that I can get behind!!
I don’t know about you, but I try my hardest to use organic and natural products and always keep an eye out for new brands that help me switch to another organic product that is good for my body and health. And that is exactly why I love the Oi brand so much.
They have organic cotton tampons in both mini and medium sizes, so you can always have a pack stashed away in your purse. They also have menstrual cups (which are definitely all the rage right about now) and of course pads. I love that they have everything you would need and that the packaging is also really fresh and up-to-date. So if you’re looking for an organic sanitary range to add to your beauty bag then Oi is the brand to try.
Oh and I forgot to mention that they are also biodegradable. Which means you’re not only benefiting your health when you pick Oi but the health of the planet. Gotta love that!
Organic Wildness Chocolate
I feel like I should start this off with a warning to all you plant-based babes who are trying to be really good and not give into your chocolate cravings, because trust me, once you try a piece of this rich chocolate you’re going to want to eat the whole bar. It’s that delicious!!!!
I’m by no means new to the deliciousness of Organic Wildness Chocolate. I’ve actually been munching on their chocolate for a little while now and I always keep coming back to it when a chocolate craving hits. I know that I’m not only giving my body a little treat, but I’m also giving it something that is nourishing. This is because their chocolate is made using 60—80% dark chocolate, plus only a little fruit or nuts and lecithin to hold it all together. Yum… how great is that!!
We always have a packet in the pantry as Matt and I love finishing off our meals with a little sweet treat, and by little I mean 1-2 pieces max. Trust me once you start eating real chocolate you’ll realise that 1-2 pieces is plenty and that it curbs that craving perfectly. So say goodbye to your milk chocolate, sugar filled, blood sugar crasher chocolate and say hello to your new healthy sweet treat.
I don’t think I need to say too much here other than these stainless straws are amazing and if you’re a smoothie or juice lover, then you 100% need them in your life!!! I always have a bunch of them in my kitchen draws and am pretty much using them everyday, especially with my latest pregnancy craving which has me addicted to cold drinks.
What I love most about them, other than the fact that they make smoothie drinking that much more enjoyable and you don’t ever have to deal with a soggy plastic straw again, is that they are so easy to clean. All you have to do is give them a quick rinse under the tap once your done and then simply pop it into the dishwasher with all the rest of the dishes. How easy is that.
Also, if you’re in a rush and want to clean them really fast then you can also pick up their own super handy brush cleaner straws, which have saved me so many times when I’ve forgotten to rinse them straight after use.
And if you need any more reasons to pick up a pack of these Caliwoods Straws then think about this …..”We use enough plastic straws everyday to go around the earths equator 2.5 times” and sadly a lot end up in the ocean or landfill!! So do the right thing and invest in a few stainless straws and do both yourself and the planet a favour.
Munch Food Wraps
Now because I clearly haven’t given you enough information about reusable food wraps, I thought I would end this week with my favourite food wrap, by the cool NZ brand ‘Munch’. If the packaging isn’t enough of a reason to pick up this food wrap, then how about the fact that they’re made from beeswax, jojoba oil, Manuka oil and cotton. In other words it’s a fantastic eco alternative to cling wrap, that is also waterproof and keeps your food fresh, clean and even smelling nice. Hard to beat that combo!
I’m also sold on the beautiful colours and patterns that they offer, but that’s only because I’ve been using food wraps for the past year and I already know just how amazing they are and how useful they have been in my kitchen.
And there you have it, another month ticked off and only 2 more months to go before the end of the year!! How crazy is that. I really hope you enjoyed this month’s bunch of goodies and that these monthly posts are helping you to stay up-to-date with what’s new and current in the health food scene.
Have a beautiful last few days of October my lovelies and I will catch you soon on the blog with a little November coaching special if you’re interested. Xx