Thursday, July 19, 2018

say bye bye to breakouts with natural solutions

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say bye bye to breakouts with natural solutions
The Red Tea Detoxtata harper, clarifying spot solution, the detox market Tata Harper Clarifying Spot Solution

A blend of natural copper, zinc, and magnesium with essential oils targets problem areas and alleviates redness without irritating or drying out the skin.

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KYPRIS Clearing Serum

For larger areas and daily use, this serum uses zinc, tea tree, and lavender to clear blemishes, calm inflammation, and balance oily skin.

indie lee, coQ10 toner, the detox market Indie Lee CoQ-10 Toner

Don’t skip toner—it’s an essential post-cleanse step that restores your skin’s pH level. This formula uses CoQ-10, hyaluronic acid, and aloe to soothe, clear, and balance.

mv skincare, pure jojoba, the detox market MV Skincare Pure Jojoba

Keeps skin hydrated and happy without clogging pores.

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Nazan Schnapp Detoxing Green Clay Chlorella Aquamarine & Musk Rose Mask

A gemstone-infused mask to detoxify, gently exfoliate, and deep clean pores.

 

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

quick pickled radishes

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This recipe is tangy and crunchy with a just a hint of sweetness from the honey, and a tiny bit of spice from the chilli flakes. Top your salads, proteins and sides with this incredibly easy and nutrient-dense recipe.

HEALTH BENEFITS OF RADISHES

• Rich in water soluble vitamins: B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9 & Vitamin C
• Rich in minerals: magnesium, iron, calcium, manganese, zinc, potassium
• These nutrients play active roles in maintaining optimal skin health
• Excellent food source of water and fiber
Rich in antioxidants, including: anthocyanins, glucosinolates and isothiocyanates (including indole-3-carbinol) which can may help protect the cells against cancer by reducing abnormal cell growth
• They also have an anti-inflammatory effect on the skin and body, and appear to be beneficial for diabetes

 

Vegan-optional, dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo, refined sugar-free

Ingredients:

1 bunch radishes, washed, trimmed and thinly sliced (about 1 1/2 cups sliced)

Brine:

1/4 cup raw apple cider vinegar 1/4 cup water 1 Tbsp raw honey or maple syrup 1/2 teaspoon pink sea salt Small pinch red chilli flakes

Slice radishes thinly with a mandolin or sharp knife.

Whisk together all brine ingredients in a medium bowl until sweetener is dissolved.

Transfer brine to a large mason jar (or leave in bowl if you don’t have one).

Add radishes to brine and toss to coat.

Press radishes down so they are fully submerged in brine.

Set aside to marinate for 30 minutes.

Strain and use immediately or transfer to fridge. Will keep for 1-2 days.

 

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

How to Make the Best Almond Milk

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The Red Tea Detoxhow to make almond milk recipe pouring into glassAlmond milk is an easy dairy-free milk substitute, made with almonds and water. It's perfect for pouring over cereal, using it in smoothies, or even adding to your coffee!The Red Tea Detox

The 21DSD and Pregnancy: Fast Five for New Moms

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The 21DSD and Pregnancy: Fast Five for New Moms
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Pregnancy is filled with many changes to a woman’s body. This peripartum period is often a time when women begin to reevaluate their diet and lifestyle to provide the best nutrition for their own bodies and those of their growing babies. Issues such as moderate to extreme hormonal changes, sleep deprivation, weight gain, and aches and pains add to women’s concerns and may lead to decisions about diets or dietary changes.

First, let me state that the 21DSD is perfectly safe for pregnant women. The focus is on real, whole food that is nutrient-dense, nourishing, and will provide enough satiety to bring you through this period. That said, are you wondering whether the 21DSD is right for you? Do you have questions about how to successfully complete the 21DSD while pregnant?

Our #21DSDFastFiveforNewMoms will help you rock your 21DSD!

Below you will find the top five tips and tricks for mastering the 21DSD while you are pregnant.

#1. Time it right!

During the first trimester, your body is rapidly changing—you will likely feel extra tired, nauseated, and/or irritable. You may have morning (or all-day) sickness, and you may experience food aversions or sensitivities to food smells, textures, or flavors. You might be ravenous or not feel like eating at all. Because of this wide variety of responses to the changes in your body during early pregnancy, think carefully about whether this is the appropriate time for you to do a 21DSD. If you feel good on most days and have the energy to do the preparation needed to have a successful 21DSD (or a supportive partner/parent/friend who will cook for you), then go for it! Remember to add the dense carbs at each meal and your piece of fruit each day (see below).

However, if you evaluate your life and see that you have many demands (work, older children, family issues, etc.) that divert your attention from self- care, you may want to wait to start your 21DSD until some of the more uncomfortable symptoms of early pregnancy subside. This doesn’t mean you should eat whatever you want or whatever crosses your path! You are growing a tiny human, and your food choices should reflect the nutrient density that will support your own body and that of your growing baby. Refined and artificial sugars of any kind have no place in a pregnancy diet. But this also means fruit may taste much better than vegetables, or that gluten-free crackers are all you really feel like eating. Do your best to eat good foods and don’t stress about the rest.

During the second and third trimester, you are likely feeling more energetic and less nauseated. Whoo-hoo! Now is a great time to begin a 21DSD and form some new habits that can carry you through the end of pregnancy and into the postpartum period. If you haven’t already done so, clean out your refrigerator and pantry of all NO foods and stock up—you’ll want to be prepared with lots of YES foods so that you don’t stray from the program when you are super hungry.

Cooking larger meals, pre-cutting vegetables, and making meals or snacks that can be frozen and easily reheated are invaluable ways to have healthy foods on hand at all times. And don’t get caught without snacks in your car or purse—pack some shelf- stable essentials like nuts/seeds, jerky, and coconut flakes for those on-the-go moments when YES foods aren’t easily accessible and you need something quick.

#2. Add some starchy vegetables to each meal.

You will be most successful doing the 21DSD while pregnant when you add sufficient activity carbs (starchy, dense carbohydrates) to support your body’s increased need for dense carbohydrates and energy.

Sweet potatoes, potatoes, pumpkin, acorn or butternut squash, plantains, etc. are starchy vegetables. Add ½ – 1 cup of these dense carbohydrates to each meal; the goal is to add 30–50g starchy carbs to each meal for a total of 90-150g per day. We also recommend that you eat either one green-tipped banana or one green apple each day as well. This will provide some extra carbohydrates and add to the variety of foods you can choose from.

#3. Make sure you are eating enough.

At some point during your 21DSD you may feel weak, fatigued, dizzy, or just less than your best. You may not be consuming enough calories or eating enough dense carbohydrates. A 21DSD-type eating plan focuses on protein, healthy fats, and vegetables, and while it does not have to be low-carb, you may be unwittingly reducing the amount of carbs you consume. Fat and protein are more satiating, so even if you don’t feel hungry, you may not be getting enough total calories. While you are pregnant, it is especially vital for you to make sure you are eating enough, so if you notice any of those symptoms, increase your total food intake and/or add in more starchy vegetables and see how you feel.

While the 21DSD is not a low-carb eating program, it can become one if you don’t include enough vegetables in your meals. While pregnant moms need adequate protein and fat, they also need the nutrients, fiber, and carbohydrates from vegetables (and fruit). People who eat low–carb diets tend to self–restrict calories because they feel satisfied. However, this can cause problems for pregnant women who need a certain level of calories in order to maintain adequate weight and provide sufficient nutrients for both mom and baby’s needs. While you may not feel as hungry following a 21DSD eating plan, you still need up to 2,700 calories per day or even more (depending on your height, weight, activity level, and nutritional status). While we don’t advocate counting calories for restrictive reasons, it is especially important for pregnant and breastfeeding women to consume enough calories on a regular basis to support your needs.

#4. Focus on building, not on losing.

The 21-Day Sugar Detox is fantastic for reducing cravings, changing habits, and focusing on eating nutrient-dense food, all of which are great goals for pregnancy, but the reality is that many people also lose weight. However, while pregnant, your focus is growing a tiny human; you don’t want to lose weight. Talk with your healthcare provider if you are planning to do a 21DSD so that he/she can help you track your weight and baby’s growth at regular checkups. Remember that you want to build: a strong body and mind for baby, a strong body and mind for you.

#5. Consider your activity.

You may also want to add in or maintain some activity during this time. Walking, yoga, and stretching are fantastic for early pregnancy. These types of activities will keep you moving and energized without overly fatiguing you. However, if you were rocking your CrossFit WODs or running every morning, and you’d like to continue that level of activity through pregnancy, make sure you are adding even more activity carbs to your meals (1/2 – 1 cup more!) to sustain your energy and help your body undergo all the amazing changes of pregnancy. As with any dietary changes, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the activity you plan to start or maintain throughout your pregnancy so that he/she can monitor the health and safety of both you and your baby.

We hope you found these tips and tricks helpful for rocking your 21DSD through pregnancy!

Are you a pregnant woman going through the 21-Day Sugar Detox right now? Do you have more questions about how to make your 21DSD successful? We’re here to help! Drop us a question in the comments below. We’d love to hear from you!

Stay tuned for Part 2 of our #FastFiveforNewMoms—The 21DSD and Breastfeeding.

Rebekah Reddy is mom to her three children (two girls, one boy), content development support member of Team Diane, and a part-time high school English/ESL teacher. She holds a BA in English with a minor in Spanish, an MA in English with an emphasis in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), and a California teaching credential. She is also a certified Nutrition Educator, 21DSD Certified Coach, and the author of the blog Half Indian Cook through which she shares recipes and writes about food and culture in her mixed-ethnicity family. Rebekah’s passion for delicious, nutritious food has led her entire family to improved health and happiness!

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how to get a head-to-toe sunkissed glow

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The Red Tea Detoxleahlani, mermaid mask, the detox market Leahlani Skincare Mermaid Mask

Like a superfood smoothie for your face—spirulina, chlorella, and honey power this lush emerald green mask. Wear for just 5-10 minutes to reveal your own ‘aloha glow’.

captain blankenship, golden waves sea salt shimmer spray, the detox market Captain Blankenship Golden Waves Sea Salt Shimmer Spray

Touchable texture and a golden sheen offer beach-worthy mermaid waves. Shake the bottle and mist liberally through wet or dry hair to activate your beach mane.

herbivore, coconut ultra hydration body oil, the detox market Herbivore Ultra Hydration Coconut Body Oil

Smooth a few drops of this Hawaii-scented coconut oil on your body post-shower for silky soft skin with a touch of the tropics.

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W3LL PEOPLE Bio Bronzer Powder

For a glowing post-vacation complexion sans sun, apply this powder anywhere the sun would naturally hit—cheeks, nose, forehead, and chin.

Fitglow Lip Color Serum in Bliss

This treatment gloss is infused with vegan collagen for full, plump lips that are kissably smooth. Bliss is a luminous nude that adds a subtle luminosity alone or over lipstick.

 

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

get the look: the pink pop

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The Red Tea DetoxComplexion

There’s no need to wear foundation from hairline to chin and from ear to ear. Blend in just a couple of drops of the pigment-dense Gressa Minimalist Corrective Serum Foundation with its companion Air Focus Foundation Brush just over the T-zone to even tone and create a flawless, but breathable finish. Makeup always looks better after it has a few minutes to warm and settle into the skin. Speed up this process with a generous misting of your favorite hydrosol—we used the Herbivore Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist.

Cheeks

When you wear a matte lip, keep the rest of the face dewy and soft. The Gressa Lumiére Luminous Complexion Fluid in Elise is a vibrant pink, glossy, concentrated color serum. Give the bottle a good shake to disperse the pigment, then dab the tiniest drop onto cheeks patting into the skin to achieve your desired look. You can wear sheer, or build for more color.

Eyes

Not your basic brown— the Gressa Eye Tint in Bronce (rhymes with Beyoncé) is a dreamy bronze with rich copper undertones and a velvety finish. You can apply this with a clean fingertip or a dense brush along the lash line, or all over the eyelid. The intensity will depend on your skin tone and how much you build the color.

Lips

For the pièce de résistance, Clove + Hallow Lip Velvet in Road Trip is the perfect pink. Not too dark, not too light, not too blue, not too warm. A matte lip can show dryness, so if you need to, buff lips first with a lip scrub like ILIA’s Balmy Nights. Bright pink pairs well with bright white, black, or provides a fun contrast to other saturated hues like yellow, orange, and blue.

 

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get the look: the poppy pout

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For a fresh, healthy look, mix a drop of the concentrated Gressa Minimalist Corrective Serum Foundation with a drop of your favorite face oil (we used Maya Chia The Super Couple), and blend on with your fingertips. Tap a little undiluted foundation on any darkness or imperfections for extra coverage. This formula has a velvet finish, so no need to set with powder unless you are very oily.

Cheeks

The Kosas Color & Light: Creme Blush and Highlighter in Tropic Equinox is like sunshine in a compact, and is effortless to apply. For warmth and a subtle sculpting effect, dot the bronze shade onto the apples of cheeks, up the cheekbones, and onto the temples. Blend by tapping with your fingertips until the color has seamlessly melted into the skin. Next, apply the sheer highlighting cream on the high points of the cheeks, the bridge of the nose, inner corners of eyes, cupid’s bow, and just a little on the center of the chin.

Eyes

Skip brushes and buff the Gressa Eye Tint in Aureo onto eyelids with your fingertip. The golden champagne shade is easy to use, and has a gorgeous brightening effect. For a little added definition, you can use a small brush to wiggle the shade Bronce into the upper and lower lash lines. Finish with the Alima Pure Natural Definition Mascara in Brown to lengthen and sculpt lashes.

Lips

A poppy red lip is the most cheerful summer accessory. Kosas Weightless Lip Color in Thrillest is a universally flattering, orange-infused red that wears like a dream. For extra long wear, swipe on, blot, then add an extra coat. If you accidentally color outside the lines, just dip a cotton bud in moisturizer or micellar water and tidy up. Pair with your favorite sundress, or channel a Hollywood bombshell and wear to the beach. Bisous!

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get the look: the cobalt eye

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For combo to oily skin, prepping with the Alima Pure Smooth + Prime creates a long-lasting base and minimizes shine. A little goes a long way, so smooth just a small amount over skin after you moisturize. The Alima Pure Liquid Silk Foundation has a tinted moisturizer consistency with buildable coverage. You can use your fingertips or a buffing brush to even out the skin. If you still need to conceal imperfections, the Alima Pure Cream Concealer has a more dry texture and dense opacity, so it’s perfect to cover dark circles or pesky blemishes.

Cheeks

The Alima Pure Natural Lip Tints also double as beautiful, balmy cheek colors! Daisy is a sheer fuchsia that adds a pretty, natural flush. You can apply directly from the tube to the apples, and blend in with your fingertips. Pro tip: tap your foundation brush that has a little product left on it onto the edges of your blush to make it look completely synergistic with your skin.

Eyes

As a base, blend a satiny neutral shade from the lashline up to the socket (we used Alima Pure Pressed Eyeshadow in Mirage). And now the fun part…Alima Pure’s Satin Matte Eyeshadow in Cobalt is a cool blue with a hint of periwinkle that flatters every skin tone and adds a playful touch of color. Use a damp liner brush to intensify the shadow and add control. Have fun creating a liner look that feels good—just the upper or lower lashline, a little flick, or all three! Here I lined the outer two thirds top and bottom and created a soft kitten flick for a little lift. Finish with several coats of the Alima Pure Natural Definition Mascara in Black for contrast.

Lips

For the final touch, swipe on the Alima Pure Natural Lip Tint in Daisy for a juicy burst of hydrating color. 

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

#246 Take Your Teeth To Your Grave: How to Naturally Improve Your Dental Health with Trina Felber

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#246 Take Your Teeth To Your Grave: How to Naturally Improve Your Dental Health with Trina Felber
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Trina Felber talks to us this week about toxic toothpaste and how to naturally whiten your teeth! What You’ll Learn Tune into today’s podcast to hear all about: Why our teeth are sensitive and how to remineralize your teeth to reduce sensitivity The dangers of …

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meet the maker: rms beauty

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meet the maker: rms beauty
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I sat down for a cup of chamomile tea (with lots of honey), and a chat with the inimitable Rose-Marie Swift before a sold-out appearance at the Santa Monica Detox Market. A fast talker, and unflinchingly honest, she assured me I could repeat anything she said, and insisted that I not sugar-coat anything. 

Tell me how you became a makeup artist?

Oh my god! That was a complete fluke. I never even thought of being a makeup artist my whole life. When I was younger I wanted to be a model. I was in the day of Margot Hemingway and all those girls with the big eyebrows, blonde hair, you know, the big full lips. Freckles—all that stuff. I didn’t get anything obviously. I would have done better back in the ‘40s or ‘50s. I was doing my own makeup on the few jobs that I did get. In Vancouver, where I’m from, my sister was becoming an esthetician. She knew a guy who owned a whole bunch of hotels. Now remember, this was in the 1970’s. I was born in 1955. I’m 62 now. So in the hotels they had clubs, and in the clubs they had a stage with a pole, and they had strippers. But it wasn’t like the stripping nowadays! It was burlesque. It was classy. They were showgirls. They asked my sister to show the girls how to take care of their skin better. She said, “Rose-Marie you’re so good at makeup, why don’t you just teach the girls how to do their makeup?” So I said ok.

So you started teaching them, and then how did you segway into editorial? What was your big moment?

With doing all these girls, I found a label-free cosmetics company. I used to buy the little colors—they looked like MAC, exactly like MAC—I’d buy them for 80 cents and sell them to the girls for five, six dollars back in those days. This company’s makeup artist had a job with a big famous model, but he was sick. So he asked me! They knew I was a makeup artist, but they didn’t know what I was doing. So I’m walking in there not knowing anything about the industry. I did her makeup, and it came out on a cover, and I started getting jobs.

So your first real gig was a cover gig?

I’ve had luck, honey. I’ve had so much luck it’s beyond. It went berzerk from there.

When did you have your “aha” moment about going green?

Well I was always green. Even as a kid. I’m from Vancouver, Canada. We had woods in the back. We grew all our own vegetables and fruits and all of that. You know where apples taste like apples? Apples are pathetic nowadays. It’s a joke. So I’ve always been on a health thing. It was just part of the way I was.

With the makeup, that was a little bit of a different story. I started getting really sick. Tired. You know I had candida, and my immune system was down. Every kind of makeup I touched would be burning on my lips, or stinging my hands when I used it. I went and had a really advanced hair, blood, and urine analysis. When the lab handed it back to me they asked, “Do you work in the cosmetics industry?” They knew because they consistently saw the chemicals from cosmetics in people who do hair and makeup.

So once you decided to switch—once you realized it was a problem—when was the moment when you knew you had to start your own line?

I didn’t want to start my own line. I never thought of it. What happened was I created a website exposing all the chemicals in the cosmetic industry—all the myths. It’s called www.beautytruth.com. And it got so much press! Everybody said, “You can’t post that website! You’ll never work again in your life!” That was in 2004. But it catapulted me into another level of a makeup artist that had something to say. People kept asking me, “What should we use?” I started studying what was out there and what the “so-called” green brands were.

At what point when you started researching did you realize you needed to do it yourself?

Very soon. Because I started looking at these brands and I also realized they were lying. You’d see brands with ECOCERT certification, and yet there would only be one organic ingredient in the product. It pissed me off because that’s a blatant lie. When people see ECOCERT they think it’s organic. Boy is that so far from the truth! I’m a little obsessed, a little over the top, about having integrity.

When you started RMS what were your priorities?

Well, I was coming from a raw food background. I wanted it to be equivalent to what I learned in the raw food industry about what is done to food, and about what is done to oils and butters and all that stuff, you know? And the difference in quality in having a coconut oil that’s really properly raw and food grade, rather than one that’s been fractionated and adulterated and hydrogenated and all the other crap that they do to oils. I wanted high quality raw ingredients.

Organic is a guarantee of safety, not quality. I realized that right away on the first batches we were making. They were getting organic coconut oil, they were getting organic shea butter. But it didn’t feel right. That’s when I started studying how oils are sourced and processed.

And as a makeup artist, what were your priorities?

My priority was to do a makeup that did not make girls look like hags within three hours. These girls, the models, they’re 17, 18 years old. It was like, what the hell is happening from that first moment I put on these traditional cosmetics? Three hours later it would look so dry, and the makeup would age the skin. It pissed me off because that meant I had to retouch more. I’m a lazy makeup artist—I’ll be the first one to admit it. I don’t want to retouch all day long on a shoot. I want it to go on, be on the skin, to look like skin, and not be caking up all around the eyes—you know lips bleeding and everything. I started studying all those ingredients, and I realized, oh my god, this is all synthetic crap! The skin doesn’t want to deal with synthetic ingredients. It’s like eating synthetic food.

Did you formulate yourself?

What I did is I kind of formulated myself, and I collaborated with my friend in Canada who worked for a paint factory. She knew how to do the percentages, and I didn’t. I told her what I wanted in it, and how it’s supposed to feel, and it went back and forth for a long time.

So, she didn’t even work in cosmetics?

No.

I think that’s why RMS is so unique. She didn’t come at it like a traditional cosmetic chemist.

Yeah. And in fact, she was surprised when I started researching the coconut oil, and changed from her organic coconut oil to my organic coconut oil, which is cold centrifuge rather than cold pressed or hydrogenated or fractionated like the cosmetic industry’s.

Tell me why the cold centrifuge coconut oil is better.

It’s completely raw. It doesn’t heat up. Cold pressing—those machines heat up to high, high temperatures. You’re not getting all the benefits.

And I’ve heard you talk about how the cold centrifuge doesn’t congest pores in the same way. Will you touch on that?

Everybody says to me, “Oh, coconut oil clogs the pore.” And I go, “Yeah, it does.” And they look at me and ask, “Then why the hell are you using it?” ‘Cause I don’t use that kind of coconut oil. It has not been fractionated. It has not been hydrogenated. It has not been refined in the traditional way.

And what about you, as a person? What is it about you that allowed you to be a pioneer and visionary in the green beauty industry?

I’m an Aquarian. We’re the future thinkers. We’re visionary, and we’re also humanitarians. This is why I care about the environment. This is why I’m freaking out all the time about GMOs. And also, I don’t have a husband, I don’t have kids. I’ve got no one really to give my money to. And so you know I’m just spending all my money on making sure I use the best ingredients that you can get in the industry. Because the cosmetic industry does not have quality ingredients. Everybody wants to pocket a profit. And they’ll do everything they can at every turn.

Do you have a signature aesthetic as a makeup artist? Is there a way people describe your work?

Well, less is more, obviously—that’s more my philosophy. But my signature thing is dewy, glowing skin. I made it big in the business because of my skin. I’d get called in to do beauty tv commercials and things like that because the model would show up with really bad skin. I use my products and my ingredients and make a big difference. When you’ve got the models freaking out about how their skin feels and how it looks and how it’s being photographed, that’s a big bee in my bonnet, so to speak.

 

“WELL, LESS IS MORE, OBVIOUSLY—THAT’S MORE MY PHILOSOPHY. BUT MY SIGNATURE THING IS DEWY, GLOWING SKIN.”

 

You’ve spoken about women shopping for CHANEL and RMS at the same time, and I know RMS is a staple in many model and artist kits. Why do you think RMS competes so effortlessly?

At the beginning when I was a green brand I used to get pissed off. I said “This isn’t a green brand, this is a makeup brand.” I kept getting categorized in a division that, at the time when I started, didn’t have any respect from anybody. They heard green and they’d shut off. This is why I made my products white with just the logo. Everybody said, “You can’t do that! You gotta have something green. You gotta have a tree on it, or a piece of moss, or a piece of wood.” I’m coming from high fashion. I’m working with Gisele and Miranda, and doing some big campaigns. Now I’m winning awards with CHANEL and NARS and the whole gang. I feel more comfortable now because now we’re being recognized. It may not stay on 24 hours like the products with all those toxic chemicals, but I’m where I want to be. Not just being put off in the poor little green sympathy corner.

It’s easy to get obsessive when you go green.

Women are all obsessive, whether it’s with food or working out. When I get makeup artists saying, “I want my makeup kit to be green,” I say, “Don’t.” You have to be prepared, and some of the green products don’t stand up to the capabilities of the stuff with the heavier duty chemicals. You know, you’re not going to get a waterproof eyeliner to jump in the ocean for a photoshoot, and if you’re not prepared for that you’re in big trouble. You’re going to have photographers mad at you, the client’s mad at you. You gotta be prepared. Plus you need really heavy duty pigments sometimes. You know, I’m making makeup for the normal woman that I see on the street.

What’s your approach to living naturally?

Oh my god, it’s a nightmare in this day and age. It’s so sad. I could cry. Nobody cares anymore. It’s all about profit. And as soon as people start waking up and smell the coffee about what’s going on, the better they’re gonna be ‘cause we’re headed down a really dark path. We’re being slowly, methodically poisoned to death because of money and greed.

How do you find balance, or are you a purist?

You know, I am usually really, really careful. I kind of watch my intuition, so I know when I’ve overdone something. When I feel it in my body, I know to do a little fast again and get some of the toxins off from traveling where I haven’t had access to a raw organic juice and things like that. But I do very strongly probably 80/20 or 75/25. I’m obsessed with vegetables anyway, and I don’t eat meat. I haven’t eaten pork or beef or lamb or any of that heavy-duty meat for over 30 years.

You look amazing, so whatever you’re doing is working.

I’m telling you meat really ages you. It’s really hard for the body to digest. You can tell the people that don’t eat meat. You can tell on their skin.

You’re still a working artist with a successful, growing brand. How do you stay sane?

Oh it’s hard sometimes. It’s helped to have my sister with me when I travel. We’ve gone to Japan together, all over Europe, now I just dragged her off to New Zealand and Australia. She’s more grounded than me. I give her energy, and she grounds me and makes me a little more emotional than I would normally be, because I can really turn off and be quite aloof.

 

“I WANT THE SKIN TO COME BACK! YOU CAN DO YOUR EYES UP LIKE CRAZY, AND LASHES FOR DAYS, AND BIG FULL LIPS IF YOU WANT—BUT LEAVE YOUR SKIN LOOKING BEAUTIFUL. SKIN IS SENSUAL AND SEXY. STOP COVERING IT UP.”

 

What do you do for self-care?

For self-care? You know what. This is going to sound really weird, but I had a healer tell me this once. I need to literally sit in front of stupid tv shows. I watch things like The Andy Griffith Show, and I watch like, Deadly Women. I love Roseanne and Judge Judy. I need to zone out. It lets me empty my brain.

I love it. Your self care is sitcoms. So you zone out and watch TV…are there any little rituals that you do?

Well, I meditate. When I’m really freaking out I have to sit down and meditate, or I’m a mess.

You’re so dynamic and energetic. Is it hard for you to sleep at night? Is it hard to turn it off?

Yes, it’s hard to sleep. But I can just kick in and do what I need to do. I have a lot of energy in my chart. Well, I guess the universe is keeping me alive for a long time to do what I need to do. (laughs).

Where do you see the beauty industry going?

Well, let me tell you. It’s going to have to clean up its act. And it is very aware of it. Believe me. I already know by who’s calling me to see them. Who wants to talk to me. And I’m talking big people in the industry.

That’s good news though, right?

Yeah. And I’m not talking about just cosmetic companies that want to see me. I’ve definitely had a few of those. I’m talking about some of the scientists and formulators for some of the biggest brands.

What would a perfect world look like to you?

You know, I would love to say right now, “Oh my god, go really, really clean.” Of course, I want it to go cleaner. But, I want to see the brainwashing go away. The fact that people think cosmetics are all safe. And that the Instagram makeup trend would go away. I want the skin to come back! You can do your eyes up like crazy, and lashes for days, and big full lips if you want—but leave your skin looking beautiful. Skin is sensual and sexy. Stop covering it up.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The BEST Vegan Queso (No Soy!)

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The BEST Vegan Queso (No Soy!)
The Red Tea Detoxvegan queso recipeThis easy vegan queso is naturally dairy-free and tastes like the popular dip made with Velveeta and Ro-Tel tomatoes. It’s surprisingly authentic, and is the ...The Red Tea Detox

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

21DSD Testimonial: “I love what it has done for my body, mind, and family!”

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21DSD Testimonial: “I love what it has done for my body, mind, and family!”
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Hey Folks! We're excited to introduce Santana R., a 21DSD alum. Santana's testimonial is part of a series featuring participants who rocked their 21DSDs! Enjoy! – Diane and Team

Quick-fire facts

Level completed: Level 2

Favorite thing about the program: How it gave me my energy back and cleared my mind.

Favorite 21DSD recipe: Breakfast Salad (p. 130 in The 21-Day Sugar Detox Daily Guide) and the Peanut Sauce (p. 234 in The 21-Day Sugar Detox Daily Guide)

Awesome benefits I experienced:

Sugar & carb cravings diminished or eliminated Change in overall lifestyle choices for the better Improved energy levels Improved mood and general outlook on life Improved/reduced symptoms of hormonal imbalances Weight loss (6lbs!)

Did you have any outside support?

21-Day Sugar Detox Official Facebook Page In my own words

Before the 21-Day Sugar Detox I would pretty much eat all day long. I really never felt hungry because I always had some little snack in my hand. As a busy mother of two I felt I would use food as a reward for getting the kids to bed or surfing a crazy day. I used the journal as a daily guide and reminder.

I found the first few days a little tricky. I had to play around with the amount of food, but after the first week I felt good and had no problem saying no to certain foods.

One of the best things to come out of my 21-day detox is how my son and boyfriend have picked up some new healthy eating habits. My son wanted gluten-free bread, pasta, and pizza for all meals but he cut them out during my detox too. Cooking meals are no longer a burden and my love for cooking has returned. I plan to do another 21 days because I love what it has done to my body, mind and family. Highly recommend this program to any mother that is feeling drained and frustrated. It blows my mind how sugar can affect us.

Do you have a 21DSD testimonial that you'd like to share? Head over to the Submit Your Results page and let us know how you rocked your 21DSD!

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5 safe sun picks

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5 safe sun picks
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safe sun picks, suntegrity, natural moisturizing face sunscreen and primer spf 30

Suntegrity Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen & Primer SPF 30

Rich and hydrating with antioxidants and astaxanthin, this non-greasy cream is your sunscreen, moisturizer, and makeup primer in one.

safe sun picks, the detox market, babo botanicals, daily sheer tinted sunscreen spf 30 Babo Botanicals Daily Sheer Tinted Sunscreen Extra Sensitive for Face SPF 30

A hint of tint for easy everyday wear with an antioxidant complex including kahai, sea buckthorn, rosehip and argan oil, and vitamin C.

safe sun picks, coola, sport tint mineral sunscreen stick spf 50 COOLA Sport Tint Mineral Sunscreen Stick SPF 50

Keep this high-performance stick nearby when you need maximum protection—the sea kelp-infused formula delivers eighty minutes of water resistant sun care.

the detox market, safe sun picks, marie veronique, everyday coverage tinted sunscreen spf 30 Marie Veronique Everyday Coverage Tinted Sunscreen SPF 30

This unique formula offers weightless protection in three natural shades. The zinc oxide fluid sets to a demi-matte finish, or you can layer over your favorite face oil for a dewier effect.

safe sun picks, erbaviva, baby sunscreen spf 30, the detox market Erbaviva Baby Sunscreen SPF 30

Safe for baby, but effective for the whole family with organic essential oils of chamomile and lavender for a gentle, soothing scent.

 

Shop the collection.

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Sunday, July 8, 2018

2-Minute Almond Milk Recipe (No Straining!)

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The Red Tea Detoxalmond milk pouring into glassIf you love homemade almond milk, but don’t want to go through the hassle of straining it, this recipe is for you. It’s the fastest ...The Red Tea Detox

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Friday, July 6, 2018

8 non-toxic perfumes: discover your signature scent

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8 non-toxic perfumes: discover your signature scent
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Why natural, non-toxic perfume? Why not anything that delights the senses? Natural scents found in essential oils, resins, bark, seeds, and flowers contain a life force (absent in synthetics) that can be complex, layered and deeply evocative. Instead of synthetic, factory-born flowers, it’s time to opt for the real thing!

The labeling of the word “fragrance” or “parfum” can be problematic as it may contain hundreds of unlisted ingredients in the name of protecting a proprietary blend. According to the EWG, “fragrance” on a product ingredient label can represent an undisclosed mix of scent chemicals, phthalates, hormone disruptors, and headache-inducing toxins.

Lucky for us, with a resurgence of natural perfume brands, there are plenty of options that will give you a more pleasant olfactory buzz and offer a finishing touch to your beauty regimen.

I love the way natural perfumes evolve in the skin, offering a unique and individual experience. They offer the most sensual gateway into feeling beautiful. I hope you can discover something interesting, inspiring, even illuminating—a scent that will allow you to express to the world what brings you joy and pleasure.

 

SCENTS FOR THE CREATIVE & INSPIRED

 

PURA BOTANICALS, ZINGARA GYPSY MIST, THE DETOX MARKET CANADA

Pura Botanicals – Zingara Gypsy Mist

A scent that inspires creativity, and is as whimsical as it is mysterious. Heart notes of rose geranium and lavender balance out with base notes of dark patchouli, sandalwood and hints of vanilla for an aphrodisiac finish.  Available in Canada.

OSMIA, POSSO PERFUME OIL, THE DETOX MARKET

Osmia Organics – Posso Perfume Oil

“Posso translates into “I can” in Italian. The aromatherapeutic benefits of each ingredient are chosen to instill self-confidence. This is not a scent to be worn for others, but rather to encourage our own courage within. Confident top notes of lemon balm, grapefruit, cedarwood evolves into Bulgarian rose, violet leaf and ends with a grounding trail of frankincense.  Available in the US.

 

SCENTS FOR THE BOLD & MODERN

GOOP, EDITION 03, INCENSE, THE DETOX MARKET CANADA

goop – Edition 03 Incense

“A perfume of spirit-clearing smoke, mystical resins, forbidden spices and holy woods.” This perfume is wood forward and is deceptively simple featuring its star ingredient: Omani Frankincense. A deeply spiritual and unabashedly confident scent with an elegant finish. Available in Canada.

lurk, bs 003, eau de toilette, natural perfume, the detox market Lurk – BS 003 Eau de Toilette

This scent combines the ever pleasing fusion of crisp citrus notes of lemon and bergamot, met with sharp, bold notes of black pepper finished with the subtle complexity of dry woods. It offers one the feeling of infinite possibilities and can be worn between seasons. A crowd pleasing scent that can be worn by all. Available in the US.

 

SCENTS FOR THE FUN & FLIRTY

GOOP, EDITION 04, ORCHARD, THE DETOX MARKET CANADA

goop – Edition 04 Orchard 

“A perfume of sun-warmed apricot, fresh hay and dry earth. This mystical perfume inhabits the quiet heat of summer afternoons”.  A scent that immediately transports you to carefree times. An addictive scent you’ll want to wear on a hot summer afternoon over copious glasses of sparkling wine. Available in Canada.

LOS FELIZ BOTANICALS, THE DETOX MARKET

Los Feliz Botanicals – Los Feliz

“Inspired by the Los Angeles neighborhood where streets are lined with Jasmine and Magnolia trees, this scent is musky and narcotic with a sweet honey finish.” A playful blend of pink peppercorn, fresh ginger, pink grapefruit, floral notes of Jasmine Sambac and sensual base notes of amber, with a sweet and warm dry down of tonka and opoponax.  A playful scent that will draw lots of attention and has nothing to hide behind. Available in the US.

 

SCENTS FOR THE FREE-SPIRITED & ADVENTUROUS

LINA HANSON, SATORI PERFUME OIL, THE DETOX MARKET

Lina Hanson – Satori Perfume Oil

A confidence boosting scent inspired by a summer getaway to Southeast Asia with uplifting and sharp top notes of yuzu and ginger balanced by warm and soothing base notes of vanilla and sandalwood. A magnetic scent carrying a delectable, edible quality with a sweet finish. Available in the US and Canada.

KAHINA GIVING BEAUTY, FEZ PERFUME OIL, THE DETOX MARKET

Kahina Giving Beauty – Fez Perfume Oil

“A warm and grounding fragrance that evokes the spirit of the ancient Moroccan city. Tantalizing rose and orange blossom are layered over the scents of patchouli, vetiver and ylang ylang with lingering hints of cumin and clove from the spice market.” This is the kind of fragrance that will leave any traveller inspired to hit the road. This is not a scent for the faint of heart! Available in the US.

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

My Go-To Smoothie Recipe for Kids

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My Go-To Smoothie Recipe for Kids
The Red Tea Detoxsmoothie recipe for kids in 2 glassesIf you ask me, smoothies are one of the BEST ways to boost your kid’s fruit and vegetable intake during the day. However, if your ...The Red Tea Detox

#245 How Dentistry Could Be Killing You with Dr. Paul O’Malley

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#245 How Dentistry Could Be Killing You with Dr. Paul O’Malley
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Dr. Paul O’Malley joins us today to discuss biomimetic and holistic dentistry, the dangers of root canals, and alternative dentistry methods that steer clear of harmful toxins. What You’ll Learn Tune into today’s podcast to hear all about: What are biomimetic and holistic dentistry Why …

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say bye bye to breakouts with natural solutions

Detox Your Life say bye bye to breakouts with natural solutions Tata Harper Clarifying Spot Solution A blend of natural copper, z...