Recently, I have been discovering so many fun, non-toxic, beautifying things. So, of course, I want to share them all with you! Consider them my little healthy tricks, tips and advice for a healthier, happier life because that is what they are in my eyes and in my life.
1) Eco Tan
I have never in my life (and even in my toxic party girl days) used self-tanner. Ive never had a problem tanning and grew up in Florida, the Sunshine State so I never really went without sunshine. Nowadays, you couldn’t get me near the stuff just based on most self-tanner’s majorly toxic ingredients. However, Eco Tan is the exception. Not only does it give me more of a sunkissed glow each time I use it (which isn’t even every day), but it does not stain (hands, sheets, towels, clothes) and has provided me with an overall healthy glow right out of winter. The best part? It’s organic, contains less than 20 ingredients! All of which are safe for your health, optimal beauty and overall wellbeing. For example, aloe vera juice, cacao fruit and chamomile are a few of the lovelier ingredients. You can find out more about Eco Tan here.
2) A big glass of water with a drop of peppermint oil.
Simple and so delicious! I love essential oils. Love them. I use doTerra which are organic and certified pure therapeutic grade so you know you’re getting the best of the best. Peppermint is amazing for focus, headache relief, digestion and tastes fabulous. Add 1 drop to a large (about 1 L) glass of water and enjoy!
3) “Beauty From the Inside Out“
Dr. Libby is a personal role model to me so you can imagine my excitement when I received her new book as a gift in the mail from her. Beauty from the inside out is one of the major motto’s here at Optimal Beauty so, naturally, I couldn’t wait to dive in. This book is filled with so much fantastic, juicy information and I can’t wait to start sharing it with you all.
4) Self-love cards by Sacred Self
In a recent YouTube video I talk about self-love, affirmations and how much I love my Sacred Self Self-Love Cards. Well, let me tell you; when I first got them I was still on my journey towards the Optimal Beauty Lifestyle and I didn’t quite appreciate them the way I do now. I LOVE these cards. I shuffle the deck, pick out 2 from the top and they are always so appropriate for where I am in my life and how I am feeling that day. It’s amazing. I look at them throughout the day as I work and let them remind me of how wonderful I am. 😉 Great inspiration booster!
5) Meditation music on Pandora: “Heart Meditations Radio”
I have played around with meditation for a while. I believe that it is SO important for anyone looking to live their Optimal Beauty Lifestyle (just sit in stillness, focusing on the breath for 5 minutes per day at least). Ive tried complete silence, guided meditations, etc. This radio station on Pandora (nature sounds, soft, calming tunes) is my absolute favorite. It’s relaxing enough to make you actually want to sit still, yet isn’t disgracing. You can download Pandora on iTunes.
6) Butter LONDON nailpolish
Part of my Optimal Beauty Lifestyle includes non-toxic living (in all areas of life- this includes beauty products, the way you treat yourself and the way you treat others). Butter LONDON is just as beautiful, glossy and hip as any other line out there (my fave used to be OPI), but made without the 3 BIG toxic offenders. Butter’s colors are just as gorgeous if not better! Start buying Butter instead of your usual fave line and slowly, but surely you will have a new collection of toxic-free polish. OR do what I did and start from scratch right away. 🙂
7) The Conversation
It is my new favorite show. So amazing! I can’t recommend it enough and you can watch it all online for free. It is perfect for strong, independent women- or those aspiring to be! Celebrities and influential women are interviewed about love, life, body image, divorce, marriage, beauty, style, career, parenting, wellness and truth. It’s the most real, raw and heart-warming show I have ever had the pleasure of watching. Check it out here.
8) Fit Hoop
“The weighted fitness hula hoop.” This has been so fun to add to my exercise regime! I am always looking for new ways to move my body that are fun. Fit Hoop is fab! You hula hoop for 10 min per day or maybe a few times a week (depending on your schedule) and watch your abs transform. I’m only just getting started, but it’s becoming my favorite ab routine. 😉 Just put some music on and swing those hips. Check them out here!
Enjoy, lovelies! xoxo, Danielle
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