My recent flirtations with vegan foods and general healthier eating has also made me take a look at what I’m putting on the outside of my body as well. I’ve read reviews from other makeup and skincare junkies about natural and organic lines, and was eager to try one out to see if it could also work for me. So on a recent trip to my local Whole Foods I investigated Acure, a natural skincare line, and tried a few of their products for myself.
I think one of the greatest struggles we all face – as far as our diets are concerned – is balance. Being able to enjoy the foods we love while trying to be healthy can be a daily issue. And for those who may be on a more restrictive budget, eating well is often a compromise, as the cost of eating healthier is much higher than that of loading the junk food into their carts. I recently picked up a dessert from one of my favorite brands, Skinny Cow, and it got me thinking about the idea of balancing diets.
At the risk of repeating myself, things certainly have changed for me since I found out I had cancer, and in more ways than one. One of those changes was to my diet; not only in the things that I could handle eating, but the fact that I am starting to be more and more particular about what I eat. Not only is this due to a general desire for better health, but also because of restrictions brought on by various medications I am now taking. I already talked about my diet last summer not long after my diagnosis. So when I came upon the Hail Merry snacks at the supermarket recently, I was ready to give them a try. Sweet treats? Made from better-for-you ingredients? Cute packaging? Sign me up.
I gotta tell ya, these makeup and skincare companies really know how to get me. I am always game to try a new product, especially skincare that is hydrating and won’t wreak havoc on my sensitive skin. Between that, a track record of great quality products and just some plain old cute packaging, I could not resist trying out something new from Bliss; the Makeup Melt Jelly Cleanser with Rose Flower.
I admit to not being much of a soda drinker. Even before my cancer diagnosis, I had curtailed my intake of soda pretty severely. I am largely a coffee and tea person now, and any soda I drink these days is mostly ginger ale or some other non-caffeinated option. But when I saw that Diet Coke had come out with some flavored options a couple of months ago, I was intrigued enough to want to give them a shot.