Best Natural Sunscreen for Face 2014: Annmarie Gianni Sun Love & MyChelle Sun Shield

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I’m well into my summer holiday and thought now was a good time to review two of my fave facial sunscreens. As a fair skinned girl that gets sun-kisses (at least that is what grandma called my freckles), I’m pretty vigilant about protecting my face, neck and chest daily, sun or no sun. But I recommend this kind of protection to even my most bronzed belles. Just because you don’t normally burn, does not mean that you’re not susceptible to sun damage and premature aging! {Read More}

6 All Natural Household DYI Cleaners – LPN’s Post on Move Nourish Believe

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Happy Sunday, Gorgeous! A couple months back, I wrote a guest post on non-toxic natural cleaners for the website Move Nourish Believe run by Lorna Jane Active Living. You should have a peep over at their blog – it’s a great place for wellness and natural living resource, especially for my beauties who are living down-under in Australia and New Zealand. While cleaning up my apartment over the weekend, I realized that it would be a good idea to share some of {Read More}

Detox Retreat with Mariagården – A Review (Photos!) + Detox Green Smoothie Recipe!

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One of the most important things you can do for your natural beauty is take time for yourself.  This afternoon I am writing  you with so much love and gratitude after experiencing a truly magical 5 days at Mariagaården Retreat in Sweden.  I have been completely nourished inside and out with amazing raw food, spiritual cleansing and beautiful people. Every cell in my being is feeling brand new and I am excited for what waits around the corner in this {Read More}

Best Natural Shampoos & Conditioners – An LPN Special

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I’m pretty sure I have been testing for this post since last summer. I kid you not. I sent out a tweet about a year ago and was bombarded with products and companies claiming to have the best in haircare. I tried a great many products – some samples and some full bottles. Well loves, I think it’s safe to say, I have found the best of the best in natural haircare and FINALLY will be sharing the results of my {Read More}

Wellbeing Escapes & Shanti~Som Wellbeing Retreat: A Review + Some Heart Opening

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Beauties, I owe you a big thank you. I am so full of gratitude. In fact, I don’t think there has been a time in my life where I have felt more thankful and loved than these past few months. I am thankful for the kindness, compassion and wonderful people that have come into my life over the years. I am thankful for my family, for my friends, for my friends that have turned into family and I am thankful for you reaching {Read More}

A Small but Effective Brand for the Young (California) Girls – California Naturel Review + GIVEAWAY!

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One of the best things about being a natural beauty blogger is finding out about the cool new brands entering the market…before everyone else (which in turn means you beauts get the dish early on too!). As a rule, when companies ask to submit products to LPN for consideration, I am cautious when a brand has only a few products in their line. Sometimes that means they’re still working out the kinks, and in early days I know a lot can change. I {Read More}

One Love Organics Reviews – Some Old Faves & New Loves

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Hi Beauties, Thanks for your love and messages on my last post and through social media. You are all such wonderful, beautiful beings <3 Things are still hard over here, but I thought it would be nice to bring some light into this beautiful Easter weekend with some help from One Love Organics. Having a few days off means its a good time to go through a whole bunch of products from one of my favourite brands.  One Love Organics is no {Read More}

Vegan Cuts: The Be Cruelty Free April Box Special Edition Review

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My lovelies, I’ve been away for these past couple weeks focusing on some big changes in my life. It is taking me some time to get my head around what has been happening. While I’m healing, I want to thank you for being so patient and continuing to visit each week. I love my LPN readers. You guys brighten up my day. <3 On with the show! I’ve received a lot of “beauty boxes” in my day – and I {Read More}

Eco-Conscious Apps: A Feature + Giveaway from Orange Harp & Juniper Ridge

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Like most, I probably spend too much time on my mobile device. That being said, a lot of that time is being spent connecting with you lovelies over Instagram, Twitter & the likes, some of that time is being channeled for “conscious consumption”. When I say consumption, I don’t just mean great recipe apps (two of my favourites you should check out are 30 Raw by EarthSprout and DeliciouslyElla), but also for shopping consciously. Conscious Consumption Something that resonates with Living Pretty {Read More}

Guilt-Free Chocolate on Saturday Morning: Chocolate is a Salad Smoothie Recipe

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I posted the below picture on Instagram yesterday, and I have to say today’s smoothie recipe kind of brings the truth out of it :) I was craving something a little sweeter this morning, so I put these fun ingredients in a blender and I have to say, I am pleasantly surprised. It’s a quick and easy recipe too, so hope you enjoy! Ingredients: 1 Frozen banana 1 heaping TBS of chia seeds (mega omegas!) Handful of kale (about 1 {Read More}

Ananda Soul Creations: Beautiful Yoga-Inspired Jewellery for the Boho Babe + GIVEAWAY!

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Beauties! I am over the moon that I am able to share with you this inspirational brand of jewellery, Ananda Soul Creations. Based in Bali, the designer and founder Christina sits down with LPN to give us some details on her beautiful brand, and her lovely self. But beyond that, she has generously partnered with LPN for a fabulous GIVEAWAY. Continue reading to get the details on how you can be the lovely sporting the love-blessed earrings below <3 Why is LPN blogging {Read More}

Kjaer Weis Cream Foundation Review: LPN’s Thoughts

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Ok, ok, so this review makes me a little late to the party. Scoring rave reviews from every corner of the internet, Kjaer Weis’ Cream Foundation is certainly leading the pack in “must-have” makeup. I got my hands on this a few months ago (from one of my fave natural beauty boutiques: Eco Diva Beauty), but as a true environmentalist – and because I love anticipation – I waited to finish up some other products before I dove into what would {Read More}

Rainy Day Recipe – LPN’s Vegan Coconut Red Lentil Curry Soup

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After an absolutely insane week, I needed some downtime this weekend. The sleet outside called for some soul warming soup and so I set to the kitchen to see what I could throw together… without having to go to the grocery store. The concoction that was the result was blog-worthy. So, if you’re having a cozy evening at home on this Sunday, why not mix up some of these ingredients (and throw in a few of your own) and experience {Read More}

Happy Birthday to LPN – RMS Beauty Giveaway with Embody Boutique

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EDIT – CONTEST NOW CLOSED: CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNER, DEBBY CHEN!   It’s a big day over here at LPN. We just turned TWO YEARS OLD!!  To show our appreciation for all the beautiful LPN’ers that have been paying us a visit over these years, I teamed up with the wonderful folks at Embody Boutique for an RMS Beauty Giveaway! Embody Boutique has no shortage of my favourite brands, so, after you enter the contest, hop on over to their shop. In {Read More}

Step-by-Step Guide: How to Brew Kombucha – Kombucha for Beauty

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The “Champagne of Life” (also known as Kombucha) is a probiotic-rich fermented tea that has been around for centuries. This easy to brew beauty elixir is something the wellness community around the world has be doing for years – and many companies are making buckets of cash marketing their fruity versions of this health elixir. Well wouldn’t you know it, it’s actually extremely cheap, easy – and dare I say fun – to brew your own at home. Drink up {Read More}