{DIY} Skin Detox Aloe Gel Matcha Powder Face Mask

Using the plant powerhouse duo pure aloe gel & organic matcha powder, I created a version of this DIY homemade mask and tried it so you don't have to! Although you definitely should give this mask a shot! The combo packs a double whammy, one-two punch of antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging benefits and a whole lot of green goodness! Don't just take my word for it--check out my before and after pics! Even I was stunned~ You have to see this awesome combo that pairs the healing abilities of aloe with the protecting power of matcha!

30 Items Every Healthy Person on a Budget Needs to Buy

Are you trying to lose weight or just live a more generally healthy lifestyle? Are you also pinching pennies together? Either way, I've got the list for you. When it comes to losing weight or eating healthier, we need to buy certain foods, because we are more likely to reach for those foods we have in stock, and thus, we are more likely to stick to our diets. Unfortunately, this is the part where a lot of us suffer, especially if money is tight or we are sticking to a tight grocery budget. What to buy? What to eat? Where to even start?

The Pros and Cons of Exercising Outside

Outdoor workouts really remind me of being a kid againโ€”getting dirty, the feel of the sun on your skin, the smell of the grass and the wind in the air, the sound of traffic and birds...While it can be nice, there are also some downsides to working out while outside. So which is better, working out outside or indoors, like in your home or a gym? Well, I'm going to weigh the pros and cons of doing your workout outside, and you can judge for yourself!ย 

How to Become a Morning Person by Monday

I can totally understand why people donโ€™t like mornings, even though I donโ€™t subscribe to that way of thinking anymore. If you work pretty much every day, or go to school, chances are thatโ€™s where youโ€™re heading shortly after you wake up. It isnโ€™t as pleasant as, say, waking up on Christmas morning, or the day youโ€™re leaving for your tropical beach vacation. That may be why a lot of people hate dragging themselves out of bed in the morning, especially if it is any earlier than they are used to. I understand how it can sometimes be tough to not only acclimate to the earlier hours, but conquer them and thrive. If you dread mornings and navigate yours with a combination of zombie-like sluggishness and just enough energy to do only the bare minimum, but you want to become more of a morning person as soon as this coming Monday, then look no further

4 Delicious, Cheap, & Easy Vegan Meals

Eating vegan or switching to a plant-based diet can be tough. Between the expensive ingredients, complicated recipes, and food that may not initially be as palatable to newbies, plant-based diets may be hard to handle at first. Here are a few simple, yummy, and budget-friendly meal ideas that I frequently prepare when I need more plants in my life.

5 Steps to a Successful Self-Care Sunday

Self-care has a different meaning for every individual. Hence, "SELF" care. Do whatever makes you feel good, you need and deserve it. For me, Self-care Sunday is a period of a few hours every Sunday evening that I spend on reflection, meditation, and deep grooming that I may not always have time for during the week. This is my guide to the perfect Self-care Sunday, and my Mondays would not be nearly as manageable (or tolerable) without it.

Why I’m Not a Full Vegan

I'd say I probably maintain about a 50% plant-based diet. Eating more lean, ethically-sourced meat and animal products helps me feel better, mentally and physically. Despite that, here are some of the pretty simple reasons why I'll never commit to a fully vegan lifestyle.

My 18-step Nighttime Skin Care Routine

How many steps should you have in your skincare routine? Depends on who you ask. Experts and individuals alike will probably tell you that despite there being a list of steps that are generally agreed-upon...the number of products you use on a daily or weekly basis is a personal thing that depends as much on your skin type as your willingness to use a product as often as you should. Here I detail my nightly routine, (as well as spotlighting a few steps I take only once or twice a week), and outline the products I use, how I use them, and why I use so much.