Friday, May 25, 2018

VITABETTER // Better Vitamins, Better Health

My new workout essentials: Water, Music and VitaBetter Liposomal Vitamins
I've been a lover of vitamins my whole life. I was the kid who ate too many Flintstone chewables far too many times. Eventually, they had to be moved to the top shelf of the cabinet and dealt out by my parents every morning. I was unapologetically obsessed. I didn't understand why I couldn't have them ALL if they were so "good" for me! I'm not so sure if back then I really cared about my health as much as I loved their candy flavors and colors. However, I'm an adult now and times have changed... sort of! What matters most to me now when taking vitamins IS my health. So when I learned that most pills and powdered vitamins have a LOT of useless fillers and colors, and are only 10%-20% absorbed, I knew there had to be a better product out there.
VITABETTER B12, Curcumin Glutathione & D3 
At VitaBetter, they stand for better health through better vitamins. That's why they have created the best scientifically backed and clinically studied liposomal vitamins out there, that are uniquely encapsulated to ensure maximum absorption and bioavailability. A liposomal vitamin is very similar to a cell inside your body, making it absorb up to 10-times more than the average pill form vitamin. This is because the naturally structured liposomes are made in a way to mimic nature and work within your body in a non-invasive and natural way. (Too much science talk? Watch this video below)



VitaBetter came to life when Dr. Emek Blair Ph.D discovered a natural method to form liposomes. His method was derived from nature and does not require high pressure, high temperatures or toxic/synthetic chemicals. Since then he has received 3 major awards for his work and developed over 60 unique liposomal formulas that are on the market today. Every bottle of VitaBetter is non GMO, 100% vegan and contains no added sugar, no gluten, no soy and no artificial preservatives, flavors or colors. Every flavor and color is from natural plant extracts and everything is made in a GMP certified facility right here in the U.S.A.

Pill and powder Vitamins like these are only 10-20% absorbed
I'll admit the flavors aren't as tasty as the Flintstones from my childhood but I can honestly say I felt a huge difference between these vitamins and the solid ones I usually take. Within a few minutes of drinking them I felt a significant burst of awareness and energy without any jitters or crazy crash at the end. It will be really tough to ever take anything else, knowing something so much more effective exists. If you're looking for a way to be healthier in one fell swoop, Vitabetter can certainly benefit you and your family. Give it a try and let me know what you think. If you don't feel the difference like I did, they have a 365 day money back guarantee. In fact you can return the bottle completely empty if you aren't satisfied and they will refund you, no questions asked! Though, I really don't think that will be necessary.

See all the liposomal supplements at GetVitaBetter.com
and follow them on Instagram @VITABETTER

Have a Happy Friday!
Until next time,
Erin-Elizabeth
xoxo







Friday, May 18, 2018

BEAUTY BY EARTH // Natural Skin Products that Work


This summer I'm making it my mission to be more mindful of the sun and its damaging effects. I went on a hunt for what I call the best Summer Glow Trio: An organic sunscreen to protect, a non-toxic self tanner to keep glowing and finally an Aloe Vera that wasn't dyed blue or green (for absolutely no reason), to replenish my skin after long summer days. It seemed like a lot to ask but I was more than pleasantly surprised by what I found. Beauty By Earth was founded in 2014 when two friends who were sick of putting harmful junk on their bodies, put their heads together to make safer, affordable and more easily-accessible products for everyone. Every product that Beauty By Earth makes is non-toxic, all natural and organic. They use NO parabens, chemical fragrances, phthalates, alcohol, soy, corn, gluten, petroleum, or any other fillers for that matter and almost everything is totally vegan. Beauty By Earth is a cruelty-free brand and everything is made right here in America.

The natural, organic self-tanner bundle from Beauty By Earth. Includes the in-shower exfoliator mitt, the vevlety body applicator mitt and the mini face applicator mitt plus clear carry pouch.
In California, the sun shines its brightest almost every day. I was so thrilled to finally find a natural sunscreen that is safe for my body and ocean life. This 25 SPF facial and body sunscreen uses non-nano minerals to protect from the harsh sun, creating a barrier on top of your skin instead of sinking into it. It uses natural ingredients thats won't harm local eco-systems, coral reefs, or any other marine life. It's also water resistant and biodegradable. The self tanner bundle is my newest, and most likely life-long, addiction. The shower exfoliator glove and tanning mitt bundle made the whole experience that much easier. The exfoliator glove really sloughed off my gross, dead skin, the velvet mitt made it easy to apply the lotion evenly and I didn't have to wash my hands to death afterward to avoid orangey fingers and wrists.The self tanner formula itself has a lovely light vanilla scent. I was noticeably two shades darker in a few hours and it lasted a solid week. Click here for the bundle I used and loved.

Beauty By Earth's SPF 25 mineral Facial Sunscreen- also comes in larger bottle for your whole body.
The Aloe has a great consistency and soothes the skin immediately. The formula also has small amounts of Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, and Sodium Citrate to give your skin some extra love. Keep the bottle in the fridge for an even cooler soothing sensation when you need it most! Organic aloe also has a variety of unique natural properties for use as a disinfectant, antimicrobial, antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-fungal, and anti-viral properties, so it's a perfect addition to your first aid kit. Finally, something I really adore- every product Beauty By Earth sells comes with a 30 day, 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee. If at any point over the next month you don’t love your product, just send it back and they'll give you a full refund – no awkward questions asked.

Beauty By Earth Pure and Organic Aloe Vera Gel


You can read ALL about the products mentioned here at BeautyByEarth.com
and find them on Instagram @BeautyByEarth

Thank you for reading along,
Until next time...

Erin-Elizabeth
xoxo

P.S. Some links in this post are affiliate links. This means at no additional cost to you, 
I may receive a % of the sales generated by this article <3


A step by step guide to becoming a self-tanning pro

Just a few of the Beauty By Earth non-toxic skincare products






Friday, May 11, 2018

MOELOCO // Footprints to inspire you

 Friends of Moeloco show their love in Ganeshpuri, India
The word Moeloco means Dream Crazy. One night Kathy Wong had a powerful dream, in bold writing she saw the words "make a difference". When she awoke she knew almost instantly she had to be a force for positive change. Kathy wanted to do something on a grand scale that would channel her talents, give back to the world and make a difference to those most in need. After spending the last few years on a roller-coaster of major life events, she longed for a deeper purpose and now she had found one. Moeloco's crazy dream is to use the power of entrepreneurship to make a positive difference to some of the poorest people on the planet.

Founder of Moeloco, Kathy Wong handing a pair of school shoes to a child
Kathy decided to design inspiring, imprinting flip flops to start her social enterprise. This is because over 300 million people on earth have never even owned a pair of shoes. For every pair of Moeloco flip flops sold, they donate one pair of school shoes to some of the world’s most underprivileged children. A seemingly simple act of giving a child a pair of shoes to attend school improves their health, their access to education and their confidence overall. It also allows for local charities to better utilize funds in other areas like safe water and education programs.


Moeloco is a part of a small but growing group of companies called social enterprises. The aim of a social enterprise is to make a profit, because the greater the profit, the more they are able to contribute to their cause. The truth is, no matter who you are - your purchase big or small, is your vote. Moeloco makes it easy for people to make a difference to the welfare of children in extreme poverty, by creating a heart-centered community, that recognizes their consumer dollar has enormous power for positive social impact. Kathy hopes together we can leave a lasting footprint – one step at a time.


See all the styles here
Moeloco.com
and on Instagram
@Moeloco

Until next time...
Erin-Elizabeth
xoxo


Friday, May 4, 2018

PANDA // Giving the gift of Sight & Education

Panda eye wear and watches are made for men and women!
It all began with a simple idea to make Eco-friendly eye wear in an ethical and sustainable way. In 2012, 275 people pledged over $19,000 on Kickstarter to help bring Panda's bamboo sunglasses to life. The founders, with a small goal of $3,000, hoped to launch a new kind of eye wear brand that used sustainable materials and thoughtful manufacturing processes. The cornerstone of their founding philosophy was "Fashion with a purpose" and remains the same to this day.

Panda's Bamboo and Cork Watch features a premium minimalist design fused with sustainable elements, next to it a pair of Natural Bamboo sunglasses from Panda
Not only is Panda mindful of our planet but also of the basic needs of its people. Every purchase of a pair of Panda Sunglasses gives the gift of vision. They proudly partner with Optometry Giving Sight, a non-profit organization that brings eye exams, prescription glasses, and medical training to under served communities. They have projects in 37 different countries (including the U.S.) and provide eye care services to over 7.6 million people, training over 14,000 professionals and supporting 133 vision centers. These programs change lives for the better today and are setting the foundations for a brighter tomorrow.

Children helped by the Pencils of Promise Projects
In addition to their original, bamboo sunglasses, Panda expanded their products with a collection of Portuguese Cork and Mosu Bamboo wrist watches, made for men and women. They are Eco-friendly, vegan, and made from 100% sustainable materials. For every timepiece sold, Panda gives the gift of education by making a donation to Pencils of Promise on your behalf. At Panda they believe the pursuit of knowledge is a human right and access to an education is an essential foundation for thriving communities. Pencils of Promise has built over 400 schools in Ghana, trained over 700 teachers and educated almost 75,000 children to date.


All Panda products come with their "Happiness Guarantee" that includes free shipping, a lifetime warranty and a 60-day no questions asked return or exchange policy. From Panda's focus on Eco-friendly bamboo accessories to their support of educational and quality of life initiatives around the world they are committed to sustainable solutions in every way.

Check out all the watches and sunnies at
WearPanda.com
and find them on Instagram at
@WearPanda

Until Next time...
Erin-Elizabeth
xoxo

The Naturalist Watch by Panda in it's complimentary bamboo box

Panda's simplistic time pieces are easily dressed up or down 

The Naturalist Watch by Panda, made with Portuguese Cork and Mosu Bamboo