- Month: January 2017 -

Food, Travel

Favorite Eats – Thailand + Bali

Traveling to Thailand and Bali was one of the best experiences of my life- I like to relive it over and over again every time I go through my photo albums. A lot of my friends are traveling to this area of the world soon, so I wanted to put together a list of my favorite restaurants and street food finds just in case they need a little dinner inspiration! WARNING: This post will make you hungry, so I suggest preparing a snack before reading on.   UBUD - BALI Taco Casa: Fresh, non-GMO, preservative free ingredients. We ended up eating here twice because it was so good. A meal for two people was only $13.   Le Moulin: French restaurant with the most incredible crepes. Go here for desert. My favorite was the peach…

Fashion, Featured, Lifestyle

Ethical Fashion + Free Leggings

Fast Fashion - noun refers to the expedited production process in order to get new trends into the market as quickly and cheaply as possible. Examples: H&M, Zara, Forever 21, Topshop   I love to shop, but I've recently learned that the garment industry contributes greatly to our ever growing list of climate issues. According to EcoWatch, it's the second largest carbon dioxide polluter in the world (oil is the first). Not only is our throwaway culture terrible for waste, but a lot of the methods used to make this type of clothing are extremely toxic to the Earth and to the industry employees. Another big issue surrounding fast fashion is the humanitarian issues. Sweat shops and child labor still exist- Thailand, India, China, Cambodia, Taiwan, Bangladesh, and Vietnam are some of the countries with…

Beauty

I Quit Washing My Hair – Review of New Wash by Hairstory

I used to work as a receptionist in a hair salon, and since that job, I've been searching for the perfect product combination that will give me healthy, flawless hair. It's also important to me that these products are not tested on animals, and don't consist of harmful chemicals. Through extensive research, I came to the realization that it wasn't about adding products to my routine, it was about getting rid of them. With that in mind, I stumbled across Hairstory, a hair care line consisting of 4 products. Their ingredient list is broken down on their website so you know exactly what's in the products. Hairstory has set out to reveal the awful truth about shampoo, and how their product compares. They have a ton of information backing up why you should ditch shampoo…

Lifestyle, Travel

2017 Bucket List

At the beginning of each year, I'm usually the one with an extra long list of resolutions. These resolutions are always seeking to improve the "old me" in exchange for a "newer, better me". 2016 was a huge year in terms of my personal growth, so instead of setting up a list of "rules" to abide by in 2017 (that I probably wouldn't even follow, resulting in disappointment and self-loathing), I decided to simply love myself more, and to make a bucket list instead. You see, with a bucket list, you're setting yourself up with goals that you genuinely want to work towards. They're things that aim to bring you joy, even when it comes to putting in effort. And the best part about a bucket list is, if you don't complete everything on…