I love trying and sharing good, quality products. I am picky when it comes to skin care, clothes and some would say food... (but I think that is just because I have educated myself on what is important to NOT put in my body). Everyone wants a good product, but it is difficult to find something that works and is also good for you, so I thought it would be fun to share my favorite "clean" products with you guys.
We will start with skin care. I have tried almost every skin care brand out there. I have sensitive skin (although this has improved significantly after cleaning up my diet.... hint hint).
I use Young Living's Boswellia Wrinkle Cream as a moisturizer (both day and night). I love it! It is lightweight and a little goes a long way. I also mix in frankincense or lavender essential oils when I am feeling sassy.
Link to Bowswellia Cream:
One of my favorite brand for lotions and night creams is definitely Blissoma. This company has done their homework and they really deliver a quality, CLEAN product. I use this as a daily moisturizer and love it!
Link to Blissoma Recovery Mask:
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I am in no way shape or form a make up guru. Here is what I know. Our skin is the largest organ in our body, and one that I tend to forget when I think of health and wellness. I started about a year ago slowly transitioning my skin care brands and make up to quality, CLEAN products. I firmly believe that what we put on our bodies every single day is just as important as what we eat.
Here is what I need in a product:
1. not irritate my skin
2. brighten up my skin
3. I need to be able to apply with ease.
That's it. Not too difficult. I have found 2 brands that I really like and I use them every day.
The majority of my make up routine is Young Living's Savvy Minerals. It is a naturally derived product without cheap fillers or synthetics. I can honestly say the quality of the make up is good and it is easy to apply :)
Click this link to learn about savvy minerals, but if you want to sign up, talk to me first!
I also enjoy a few products from Beauty Counter. This company speaks to me. They have a list of ingredients they refuse to put in their products.
My absolute favorite is their tinted moisturizer!
Link to tinted moisturizer:
I have been wearing some of the same athletic/workout gear for YEARS. Not kidding. I am picky, and honestly I don't like spending money on that stuff. I found KORA fitness online and was drawn to their clothes. I ordered the KORA contour bra and leggings from the revival collection and LOVE them. The bra stays put, the pants are comfortable AND passed the squat test.
Shop KORA fitness here:
Use Promo Code JulieSmith15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase!
I frequently get asked what my recommendations are for protein powders so I figured I would include that in this post.
· Egg white protein by Jay Robb or Julian Bakery
· Pea protein by Whole Foods or Designs for Health
· Beef protein by Julian Bakery or Designs for Health
· Whey protein by Julian Bakery or Jay Robb
· Vegetarian protein such as Sunwarrior, Nutiva, or Vega
I have never been a "read for fun" girl until recently. I thoroughly enjoy a enjoy a book that pushes me to be better. Below are the books that have impacted my life. If I had the means to do it, I would just buy books and hand them out to people :)
1. The universe has your back- Gabby Bernstein
2. Judgement Detox- Gabby Bernstein
3. You Can Heal your life- Louise Hayes- Halfway through this one and I am really enjoying it!
4. Girl Wash your face- Rachel Hollis
5. Crazy, Sexy, Diet- Kris Carr
What's next on my list:
We should all be feminists- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I received this as a birthday gift from one of my dearest friends. She gets me :)
Favorite iPhone apps:
Simple Habit- free meditation app- use it every night
Calm- free meditation app
My Fitness Pal- tracks diet and exercise and is a great motivational tool
Favorite cleaning products:
Young Living Thieves household cleaner takes the cake with this category. It smells good, removes stains and I don't have to worry about exposing my family to harsh, harmful chemicals.
Shop Young Living here: (if you want to purchase something, talk to me first! I will get you the most for your money).
I hope you enjoyed this as much as I enjoyed sharing it with you. If you have another category you are wondering about, let me know!!!