Monday, August 30

The Story of Cosmetics

For years now I have been trying to buy cosmetic products that don't have any harmful ingredients in them, but it is very hard because so many of them do!

Here's a behind the scenes look at cosmetics:

Yes, reading all of the labels on everything you buy is very important. Not only that, but learning, researching, and memorizing ingredients is very helpful. So that you know what you're buying and potentially exposing yourself to.

Check out your products here:
I use it EVERY time I want to buy a product. It's simple and easy to use before you purchase an item. Unfortunately, it does not cover a lot of department store brands but you can always use it to reference individual ingredients.

Cheers and here's to happy, healthy living!

Thursday, August 26

New Fair Trade Clothing Line

I found this article today on People Tree and wanted to share. I love this collection and she is doing such a great thing. 

"I don't know how to impress upon people the importance of Fair Trade. It is so hard to get people to care and to realize what a huge difference Fair Trade can make to someone's life. If, when buying an item, whatever it may be, people have the choice to buy Fair Trade or non Fair Trade, they should buy the Fair Trade item. It really does make all the difference."  - Emma Watson

I purchase fair trade items when I can, such as soups, shave gels, and other products because I love that they have natural and organic ingredients in them. I had no idea that purchasing them helped so many people. I will definitely be on the look out for more!

Do you buy anything fair trade? If so, do you have any suggestions? Perhaps you have some
 favorite products or advice on where to find them. I would love to hear about it.


Saturday, August 21

Homemade Juice for Healthy Skin

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Content, editing, and compositing by Claudia Sutton.
Music composed by Alvin Muolic.

Saturday, August 14

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World FTW

So I just got back from the movie theater. I went to see Scott Pilgrim and it was awesome! Full of win and definitely something that any video game fan should go to check out. The art was amazing, as well as the score, and then of course the script was great too. I laughed a lot, so that's always nice. (Overall it reminded me a little of No More Heroes, just switch the exes with assassins.)

Now of course I have to read the graphic novel, which are all just waiting for me on the shelf. I always watch movies first and then read the books. I'm just weird like that! I guess movie art and actors always seem to pull me in first and then, after I've seen the film, makes me more curious to read the books.

Happy movie watching!

Monday, August 9


So a few days ago when I was looking up some info on natural remedies online, I stumbled across a person talking about a documentary called Earthlings. I was very interested and watched the trailer, but decided right then and there that I probably did not want to see or hear about the disturbing subject matter of the film.

Unfortunately, I couldn't shake the need to be more informed about these types of things. Almost like it was a responsibly to watch it, learn, and make better life choices.

And that's exactly what happened. I'm very sad now, but I wanted to pass it on. The movie came out in 2005, so I'm sure some of you have seen it.

If not, please check it out:

We can be better than this,

Thursday, August 5

Blog Feature: Encouraging Ideas

Hello Everyone! So I wanted to tell you all about my younger sister's wonderful new blog called:

Encouraging Ideas

Carla is a great writer and I find myself continuously visiting her page for advice on all sorts of things like stress relief and other positive thinking techniques. 

Because the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, Carla and I have similar views & opinions on how to make life a good one. So I view her posts as a constant reminder to keep living life to the fullest and enjoy every second of it! I am sure that most people want the same thing.

So go check it out. I highly recommend it.
Tell her that Claudia sent ya! I'm sure that it will brighten her day.


Wednesday, August 4

Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot

I always win.

Soooo... I started playing Borderlands again yesterday, and oh do I love the art direction. I forgot about how beautiful this game is! It's inspiring to me... But that's not why I'm writing.

Mad Moxxi is kicking my ass, and I need help because I'm not doing very well at all. Staying alive for 20 waves is extremely challenging.

I was wondering if any of you have played it, and can offer any personal advice? Maybe any helpful tips and tricks if you have completed the Underdome content. I haven't caped my Mordecai yet, but I don't think that matters because the AI always generate around your level.

So yup! I'm enjoying the arena, but I'm totally stuck.
Help me! Help me! Help me!

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