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You know that commercial for Ready Whip? Oil, or cream? And the women in that commercial looks disgusted. I mean, truly grossed out at the thought of putting oil on her cherry pie. Well, I’m here to disagree. Not about the cherry pie per say, but about oil vs. cream. I’m talking skincare.

I personally think that oil is better for skincare, as it is more similar to the sebum that your skin naturally creates, and it sinks into the skin and moisturizes deeper. Not to mention the ingredient lists tend to be a whole heck of a lot shorter, which is always a good thing. Oil also tends to be less expensive. The negatives are that it can be messier if you’re not careful, and that it is hard to get used to the feeling that oil gives your skin, rather than a moisturizer.

I have extremely dry skin, so I find it difficult to get my skin soft and smooth, and to lose the  flakey, scaly skin, especially during the winter. The way I have found to correct this: warm, not hot, showers, followed immediately by using Almond Oil on my entire body, Argan Oil on my face, and Moroccan Oil on my hair. I use a natural bar soap with tea tree oil from Trader Joe’s to cleanse my body, and Bare Escentuals Purifying Facial Cleanser on my face. These products don’t dry out my skin any further, and they still leave me feeling fresh and clean. Since this routine started, my skin has gotten much better, and my skin has a nice glow.

 

A few other notes: No tanning, no harsh chemicals on my skin (it is the largest organ of the body after all), and NO ITCHING! I get really itchy when I’m dry and I tend to cut myself-no good. So…I have nearly resorted to duct taping oven mitts on my hands before switching to this skin care routine.

So, give oil a shot, and see what you think. And a note: no, it will not make you break out if you chose the correct oil. Almond Oil is great for your body and can be purchased from Massage Warehouse. Argan Oil is my oil of choice for my face, as it is too expensive for my whole body, but makes my face look AWESOME, and Moroccan Oil for my hair.

Hope this helps my fellow dry skin peeps out there!!!

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Who say’s you have to have cheese to enjoy lasagna? Not me!!! I didn’t believe this could be this good until the first time I tried it, and since then, I’ve been hooked!

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Well, thank you for asking! It is liquid health, worth its weight in gold, and it is life in a glass. Ok, maybe I shouldn’t go that far. But, it is pretty awesome. There are tons of variations, but this is my base that I love and drink every morning for breakfast. I drink this, absorb its green goodness, and then eat some fruit about an hour later.

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You ever tell someone that you are making a Vegan dinner, and have them make some comment about how it either a) won’t taste good, b) won’t be enough food, or c) it will be impossible to “satisfy” meat eaters. Well, let me tell you that this will change their minds! No promises about it making them ditch the meat and rock a vegan lifestyle full time, but their skeptical mind will be satisfied, and so will their belly.

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I love pizza. But, I don’t love eating meat and cheese. But, I REALLY love pizza. So, how to unite these conflicting emotions? Vegan pizza!

Sammie looks excited! What do you think?

Lets check out the recipe! 

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Sweet. Refreshing. Creamy. Healthy? Yup! This is really easy to make, quick, and is a great healthy dessert for when you just HAVE to have something sweet!

Ingredients:

1 cup frozen sliced peaches

1 banana-this sweetens and thickens!

1-2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk (to desired thickness)

Directions:

Blend and serve!

Told you it was easy!!!

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