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}

10 Foods for Clear, Glowing Skin – Guest Post from Clear Skin Guru Olivia Jenkins

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Happy Friday LPN’ers! Today I have something special for you, a guest post from the natural beauty Olivia Jenkins, a specialist when it comes to beautiful skin from the inside out. We’ve often discussed on LPN about healthy recipes and foods that are great for your skin and natural beauty; today Olivia is rounding up her Top 10 picks for clear & glowing skin. Enjoy! X K There’s nothing we want more than a clear, glowing complexion. But it seems {Read More}

LPN’s End of Summer Yoga Playlist Faves

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On this sunny Sunday I thought it would be nice to switch it up and share some of my fave indie yoga flow tunes for your own practice. This is a great 1 hour and 15 minute mix that starts off and ends with some great tracks to take you in and out of your practice. Hope you enjoy this mix <3 LPN’s Fall Flow Playlist  Wah – Prayer Cinematic Orchestra – To Build a Home The XX – Intro Robyn – Hang {Read More}

Fashionably Green – A Fashion Special on Eco-Conscious Clothing with Guest Blogger Annika

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Today we’re changing it up and heading in the direction of eco-fashion. Since LPN focuses on all aspects of natural living and wellness, it’s interesting to highlight things a bit off the beauty and skincare path once in a while. Today I’m excited to feature a guest post from a fellow eco-blogger, Annika Tibando. Residing in New York, Annika has a passion for fashion – sustainable fashion that is. As we roll out of summer and into the fall, she wraps up for us {Read More}

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}