Growing up, one of my favorite memories was going to Olive Garden with my Italian grandma and eating Pasta Fagoli and mountains of breadsticks. Although I can no longer have gluten or dairy, this soup comes pretty darn close and takes minutes to make.
Oh the struggle of finding a natural foundation. It's real, and it's pricey. Luckily, some brands are finally offering sample sizes — because who can figure out their shade ONLINE?! So I ordered a sample of this 14e Cosmetics Aloe Nourish Foundation and ended up ordering the full size. Cliff's Notes: loving it.
Sooooo, there aren't a ton of dining options in the hi-desert. I recently visited and before you go— definitely check out my Joshua Tree Travel Guide. Or as I like to refer to it, a list of the most instagramable spots. But luckily for you, there's actually quite a few healthy spots that make gluten free eating slightly easier. So let's go over your options of places right near the park.
Joshua Tree National Park is 790,636 acres — which is larger than the state of Rhode Island. So, you could explore this park forever. But, assuming you don't have forever, we're going to talk about the best things to see in Joshua Tree Park in one day. Let me just warn you, it'll blow your mind. It's like being on another planet. Also, Joshua Tree = Yucca Valley. Joshua trees are technically Yucca trees, in case that has confused you already in your research.
I have gotten A LOT of questions about how to stay healthy when traveling and flying. It's not just the dirty, germy airplane air that makes us sick, it's also the added stress of travel, which dampens immunity. On top of that - most people don't eat well on vacation (and they're drinking) so all this just creates a perfect environment for viruses to take over.
Well, you knew eventually I had to buy the creepy South Korean Hanacure mask and review it for you. I know you've seen the Facebook ads... and seriously #WHATISGOINGON. But if there's one thing I know: South Korea is way ahead of the beauty game. Plus every celebrity on the planet from January Jones to Drew Barrymore has raved about it and the before and afters floating around the internet are just nuts. It's not that I don't believe them. It's just that I don't believe them.
You are color. Your biggest fear is living a normal life. A stifled life. A boring life. A 9-5, fluorescent filled, gray cubicle life. The kind of security the average suburbian dreams of is your slow poison. And so is the thought of being average. It brings you to the edge of insanity even more so than the thought of settling.
So I'm cutting right to the chase here, which is interesting because I've never chased anything in my life. I'm winded just thinking about it. I get the overwhelming task of figuring out HOW to start cleaning up your life. We all know diet is a big part of that, but there are TONS of ways we are inundated with toxins on a daily basis. I'm going to help you get started by prioritizing a few areas that will make a HUGE impact on your overall toxic burden.
My best green beauty discoveries of 2017 that ACTUALLY WORK - nothing sponsored, just realness as always. As I've been on this journey to regain my health for the last four years, I've slowly started to "green" different aspects of my life. I started with my diet, then home, then body and hygiene products, and now, finally.... MAKEUP. Ugh. Que giant elephant tears. (Here's a post on four other easy ways I detoxed my life.)
So.... you know how everyone has their thing? Well, my hair is my thing. I've had super long hair my whole life and it's something everyone just knows about me. I will definitely be one of those little grannies sitting on my beach glider with long, gray hair that looks totally out of place.