It's Fall, so it's time for some comfort food! Download a couple of
free ecookbooks. The Fall Favorites eCookbook has 42 pages of
recipes including: Beefy Barley, Au Gratin Potatoes, Pizza
Casserole, Cranberry Cobbler, Apple Dumplings, Beefy Onion Soup,
Apple Glazed Chicken and more. If you love soups and stews, there's
one for you too. 38 Soups and Stews Recipes includes: chicken
soup recipes, vegetable soup recipes, slow cooker soup recipes,
hearty stews and more. Enter your email to access the ecookbooks
(Tip: I save my ecookbooks to a folder on my
desktop for easy access).
You can try and get a free Probiotic Action Acne Spray.
Here's a few back to school freebies, including one for
teachers! If your a teacher Staples is giving out free gift bags
with bonus coupons to the first 100 teachers at each store. Check
the link for the date in your area for Staples Teacher Appreciation Day. I've posted this
next freebie before but I want to remind everyone about it. For the
entire month of August, JCPenney's is offering free haircuts to all kids K - 6th grade.
Appointments are recommended. The free haircuts are available at
all JCP Salons in the USA.
It's hard to
believe – but some cosmetic companies still test their products on
animals. And plenty of companies still use chemicals and fillers in
their cosmetics even though organic, cruelty-free alternatives exist.
when I found out that my makeup was full of chemicals once tested on
bunnies, I decided to make the switch to cruelty-free natural cosmetics.
Here are some of my favorite brands.
... Triethanolmine (TEA) are another foam-building substances that also adjust the product's pH levels. These are hormone disrupting chemicals and are known to form cancer causing nitrates and nitrosamines if absorbed into the body over a long period of time.
Synthetic Fragrances - When a product contains synthetic fragrances, the ingredients label does not list what those chemicals are--it'll just say "Fragrance." A report from the National Academy of Science stated that 95 percent of chemicals in synthetic fragrances are derived from benzene derivatives, aldehydes and other toxins that can lead to birth defects, cancer, allergic reactions, and central nervous system disorders.
A good site for checking on the potential toxicity of the ingredients in beauty products is the Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep Cosmetic Database.
Does knowing what's in your beauty products affect your buying decisions? Do you opt for more natural, less synthetic products? ...
When I was asked to test and review some skincare products from Elemis courtesy of generous folks at Time to Spa, I jumped at the opportunity. Free beauty products to try? Yes, please. They sent over a set of four products to try all tucked into a cute silver bag.