Ayurvedic Natural Beauty: An Introduction to PRATIMA Skincare

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Ayurveda. It’s no new topic to the pages of LPN. You might have heard about it before here, here, here and here (among a few other posts). While I won’t re-hash what Ayurveda is, I’ll give you a beauty-focused description from none other than the Queen of Ayurvedic beuaty herself, Pratima Raichur: “A holistic science over 5,000 years old carries which carries a profound body of knowledge for understanding ourselves within the laws of nature. According to Ayurveda, each individual and {Read More}

Annmarie Skincare’s Earth Minerals Foundation – Review

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One of my all time favourite skincare lines is back with something FABULOUS. Annmarie Gianni is up to it again – creating beautiful things in skincare… but this time, it’s makeup. A liquid (or dry matte) foundation no less! I am such a huge fan of her line – I’ve called it the skincare line I would eat in a past post, and now with makeup as pure as her skincare, I can’t say I’m anything but one happy girl. {Read More}

Quick & Easy Raw Probiotic Mango Noodle Salad with Sea Clear by Shaman Shack

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Some of the most weird and random recipes come out of my kitchen — especially when grocery shopping has been neglected, or in this case, during the holidays when stores are closed. I threw together 3 raw ingredients and created the perfect probiotic rich, raw, vegan lunch. I had to share, and share with you. Enjoy <3 Miso – A Beauty Food Miso is a fermented food that originates from Asia — but it’s a common staple in many of {Read More}

LPN’s March Faves: Natural Beauty & A Good Read

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Welcome to the Easter holiday, beauties! With a few days of downtime, it felt like a good time to round up last month’s favourites and share with you all the new goodies with which I’ve been playing. I have a couple old faves on the list, as well as some new additions that I have had the chance to try out these past few weeks :) Hoping you have a beautiful, healthy, relaxing and love-packed holiday <3 May Lindstrom’s Blue {Read More}

LPN’s February Faves: Natural Beauty Products

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Happy Sunday, Gorgeous! I have some exciting news to start off the post today — LPN has turned 3 years old!! Can you believe it?!?!   It has been such a blessed and blissed out ride, and I can’t wait to continue the journey. Thanks for being such loyal readers and sharing your thoughts as I give you mine. You are so loved <3 Now, onto more important business ;) Despite having a crazy past couple months, I have had {Read More}

The Best in Natural Baby Products: Review on Organic Baby Products for the New Mom

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Today, my loves, I have for you something a bit off the beauty path, but equally as important on the natural path. With some of my nearest and dearest best friends having babies right now, so it seemed like a good idea to collaborate with them to test and trial natural baby products. Over the past few months, one of my beautiful best friends, Michelle, took on the task of trialling natural baby products on her precious 1-year-old to compose {Read More}

A Guide to Homemade Cosmetics Using Coconut Oil

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  Another fantastic infographic, I had to share it with you from the folks at the Health Perch blog. You will be testing at the same time as I, so keep me posted on your thoughts in the comments below. X K

LPN’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide Part II: Gifts for the Healthy Foodie Curated by Pur Oslo

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I am so excited to post today’s Holiday Special! Why? Because I’ve partnered up with Megan, creator of Pur Oslo, to curate this gift guide for the Healthy Foodie. Megan is one of my nearest & dearest in the little northern city of Oslo. We originally connected over a love of gluten-free, sugar-free foods, organics, local sourcing, ginger shots, popcorn and fresh pressed juices – since then we have been inseparable. Pur Oslo is all about ecological, healthy eats and pressed juice. Megan {Read More}

LPN’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide Part I: Gifts for the Yogi

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Gorgeous, it’s that time of year again! The Christmas holidays are undoubtably my favourite time of year. Family, good friends, good food, memories, music and love. It doesn’t get much better than that. While I’m packing my bags to get ready to head home for the holidays, I also have been thinking about the LPN gift guide. So, without further adieu, here is Part I of LPN’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide. Today’s post is for the yogi in your life. You’ll {Read More}

Create Your Own Makeup: Health Perch’s Guide to Chemical Free Cosmetics

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When I saw this beauty of an infographic, I had to share it with you. The Health Perch blog created this awesome infographic to help the ultra-natural belle create her own at home cosmetics. You will be testing at the same time as I, so keep me posted on your thoughts in the comments below. X K  

8 Things To Look For In Your Organic Skin Care & Cosmetics – LPN for MindBodyGreen

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Hello Beauties! I wrote this post on MindBodyGreen, and thought I’d share an excerpt here and a link to the original article. It’s an important thing to keep in mind when shopping green beauty — not all green beauty products are created equal! The amount of “green washing” (company’s marketing their products as natural and healthy — even if they’re not) is on the rise as people start to take more care and concern in their products’ ingredients. Therefore, this article {Read More}

LPN’s October Faves: Natural Beauty and Healthy Home Products

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It’s one of those grey, beautiful Sundays and I just can’t get enough of cozying up inside with a giant mug of tea and a pile of natural beauty products that I wanted to share with you. Here they are, my October natural faves. Here’s what I’ve been loving for the last 30 days. True Moringa by MoringaConnect found on Gloss48 MoringaConnect was founded by two Harvard grads who discovered the magic of the Moringa tree – both for skincare/nutrition purposes {Read More}

LPN’s Fall Soup Fave: Vegan Spicy Roasted Pumpkin & Sweet Potato Soup

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Oh fall, the year’s last lovely smile. I absolutely adore the change of the seasons and with today being the first official day of fall, I thought it would be good timing to post one of my favourite fall soup recipes: Spicy Pumpkin & Sweet Potato Soup. Not only is it nourishing to your body, but the beauty enhancing nutrients from the pumpkin and sweet potato, also make it a perfect fit for your beauty routine. Beauty Benefits of Pumpkin {Read More}

Get the Glow for Fall! Reviewed: RMS Beauty’s Buriti Bronzer & Living Luminizer

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Just because the fall is here in the northern hemisphere, doesn’t mean there is any reason for you to lose that summer glow. However, with so many natural highlighters and bronzers on the market it’s not easy to choose the right one – especially if you’re a fair skinned gal like me. Beyond finding the perfect colour, it’s also about finding products that actually nourish your skin while you’re wearing them, as opposed to stop your skin from breathing or dry out. {Read More}

September Favourites: Natural Beauty Products & Some Other Faves

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I am a “seasons girl”. I love them all, but every time October rolls around, I am reminded how much I absolutely adore the fall… Everything becomes so much more cozy. The sweaters come out of hiding, the wooly socks make their way back onto my feet, the vegetable-based candles get lit, my tea cupboard starts to need replenishing and all of a sudden I am really in the mood for making soups and baking (gluten-free, of course!). But beyond {Read More}