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Earth Science.

10 Dec

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Earth Science came on my radar a couple of months ago when I gifted a bottle of their Olive Oil and Avocado Hair Masque by the lovely woman who straightens and cuts my hair.

She is older and old school so I knew it was going to be a good product. But I was not prepared for how well my hair took to it. No residue, no harsh smell, nothing weighing my hair down. All around, all good.

Like my skin and my taste buds, my hair is picky. It happens to adore this hair masque and since it’s all natural, paraben free and not tested on animals, I have a feeling it is something I will be keeping around.

For over 30 years this still family owned business has been churning out high quality, cruelty free beauty care. I can’t stay I have much experience with this brand outside of this specific product I am currently using but natural and cruelty free are good enough reasons for me to share their 4-1-1 with you all.

http://earthsciencenaturals.com/

Stay Chizzle,

M.

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http://earthsciencenaturals.com/

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EO Products.

21 Feb

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Since St Ives is no longer my partner in skin care crime, I have had to branch out and find new products to replace my former stash. So far, so good. I have actually found replacements to most of my former products but my favorite new line has to be EO Products. This line of skin care products is all natural, cruelty-free and the company is family owned.

Their line of products ranges from shampoos and conditioner to soaps and body lotions. All EO products are made from the finest herbs and oils that are distilled right from the fresh flower, leaves, seed or bark of the plant. Nothing they use had ever been modified from the way Mother Nature intended, nothing synthetic is ever added.

EO Products are made in the USA, based in Marin County, California they operate out of a ‘Certified Organic’ facility that employes over 30 people. They make over 100 different products for you to choose from and they can be found all over the web and in many stores. I know Harmon carries tons of times from EO’s lines, that is where I have been stocking up.

Super Informative Website Below…

http://www.eoproducts.com/ EO Products Homepage.

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Tasty Treats Review : Vegan Treats.

19 Feb

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There is not much I can say about Vegan Treats that has not already been said. If you live here on the East Coast of the USA then you may have had the pleasure of surrounding your taste buds with their treats aka ‘some of the best vegan goodies ever made’. They should just re-name the bakery ‘Vegan Crack’ that way others will get the point. Any attempt to eat just one baked good from Vegan Treats, will be futile 😉

Founded by Danielle Konya, she set out to make her vegan treats as good, if not better than their dairy and egg laden counterparts. She has more than accomplished her goal. Crowed the winner of PBS’ ‘Feast Of Sweets’ where she competed against 50 other bakers, who all used animal products, yet she came out on top. Showing the world that not only are Vegan Treats better for the planet, they simply taste better as well.

PETA has awarded Vegan Treats it’s ‘Proggy Award’ for Best Bakery and Ms. Konya has also managed to land herself a Guest Chef spot at Google as well. Her treats can be found all over the East Coast in some of the best vegan restaurants around. From Red Bamboo to Loving Hut, everyone seems to be carrying Vegan Treats as their dessert option these days.

Personally, I have tried like 10 different things from Vegan Treats and I cannot pick a favorite. The Peanut Butter Mousse Brownie it to die for, as are all of their cheesecake options. I can safely say, they make the best cheesecake ever, vegan or not, I have never had anything like it. Everything is full of flavor, decadent and made with love.

As for stopping by Vegan Treats, here is the 4-1-1 and a link to their website below…

Vegan Treats. 1444 Linden St. Bethlehem, PA. 18018. 610-861-7660. Email: Info@VeganTreats.Com Hours: Monday: Closed. Tuesday-Thursday: 10am-9pm. Friday and Saturday: 10am-10pm. Sunday: 10-5.

http://www.vegantreats.com/ Vegan Treats Homepage.

 
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Citrus Magic.

17 Feb

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8 animals. EIGHT. That is how many I have living in my house. I know, I know, I know. Trust me. 4 Chihuahuas and 4 feral/stray cats, 2 of which are my pets, they have been tamed and are lovely. The other 2 strays are still in ‘taming’ mode and hopefully will be adopted out over the next couple of months.

No, I am not a hoarder, just a woman who is going broke from kitty litter, one who cannot say no, or close my door to an animal in need. Seriously, I have tried, then I lay awake at night. I like my sleep so it is easier for me to just let them all in my house and then take it from there.

Needless to say, I clean, a lot. All the time. Cleaning everyday, that is the trick to having a clean animal hostel. Never let your hostel get so dirty that it cannot be cleaned in under 2 hours 😉 This is where cleaning products like Citrus Magic come into my life and make it a little bit easier. Citrus Magic is an all natural, cruelty-free line of cleaning products that relies on the power of natural citrus oils to get your life clean.

I can say 1000% that everything they make works. I am currently using their ‘Citrus Magic All Purpose Cleaner’ spray for around the house and also a nice, huge solid air freshener for my basement where the 3 litter boxes are. They also make a line of products strictly for pets, the huge Citrus magic ‘Solid Air Freshener’ I rock is part of their ‘pet care’ line.

Citrus Magic can be found at Whole Foods, Target, Walmart, KMart, Wild Oats Marketplace and Aubuchon Hardware, as far as chain stores go. I have also purchased them, at where else, T.J. Maxx and Marshall’s.

There is really no reason to use chemical cleaners that have been tested on animals these days, there are natural, cruelty-free alternatives to every cleaning product and dare I say that most work better than their chemically counterparts.

Peep their website below for  the 4-1-1 on their amazing products.

And please don’t tell my landlord about the 2 extra dogs and 4 cats…

http://citrusmagic.beaumontproducts.com/ Citrus Magic Homepage.

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Freerangers.

13 Feb

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Freerangers is an awesome vegan shoe, belt and accessory maker based in the U.K. All of their offerings are not only cruelty free but handmade as well. What strikes me the most about Freerangers is how diverse the ‘attitude’ and ‘style’ of their pieces are. There truly is something for everyone.

Their extensive catalog of offerings are all for sale on the net. And yes they do ship to the US. I emailed them to ask if they did and got a super kind reply. I now look forward to placing my order with them. I love handmade, vegan anything, and hand-made vegan fashions are not so easy to come by.

Since everything is made to order, by hand, they do take a bit longer to ship. Keep this in mind if you are planning to buy someone some Freerangers fashions as a gift. Men, women and children are all covered, cruelty-free so get to shopping below…

http://www.freerangers.co.uk/ 

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GoFit Women’s Xtrainer Gloves.

6 Feb

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Now here are some cruelty-free, vegan workout gloves that are strictly for the ladies. They are cut smaller, fit tighter and of course have the obligatory pink stitching on them. I personally was hesitant about trying them out but they proved me wrong. These are great little gloves for lifting, body pump classes and even for cross training. They are breathable and very, very comfortable. I dare to say, they are the most comfortable weight lifting gloves I have ever owned.

GoFit is good like this, they do make gloves with real leather gripping but they make at least 2 pairs, one for men and one for women, that are vegan. I find the synthetic leather grips to provide way more grip then the standard leather ones do and the fit of these gloves is perfect for women’s smaller hands and slimmer fingers. Personally, I do not see myself ever using another type of gloves, these mixed with some wrist straps and I am good to go.

You can buy these off Amazon, as well as right off Gofit’s website. I have attached the links to both below…

http://store.gofit.net/Women-s-XTrainer-Gloves-p/gf-wct.htm For Sale At GoFit’s Web Store.

http://www.amazon.com/GoFit-WomenS-Training-Synthetic-Leather/dp/B004MF4VIQ/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1360158512&sr=8-2&keywords=gofit+womens For Sale On Amazon.

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Organic Color Systems.

6 Jan

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Organic Color Systems offers a full line of hair care for salon professionals to use on their clients. From color to curls, Organic Color Systems has your hair taken care of. Free of ammonia and other harsh chemicals, Organic Color Systems turns to nature to bring out the best in your hair.

Besides being free of chemicals, Organic Color Systems are also vegan, cruelty-free, Eco-Friendly, certified organic and they are also a member of the soil association for organic standards. Pretty much, every base is covered with this company, they leave you nothing to worry about when it comes to hair care.

The company is very serious about their policies and what they stand for. Their website is super informative and offers up the locations of salons who they supply, that way you can find a natural, cruelty-free, Eco-friendly salon near you.

I think it is safe to say that days of animals and the planet paying the price because we want to look good are coming to an end 🙂

http://www.organiccolorsystems.com/ Organic Color Systems Homepage.

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