Monday, May 23, 2011

3 products that I'm endorsing without being compensated

The Soda Stream:

For years, I drank several Diet Coke's a day (6-10). I knew they were bad for me, but I also knew that red bull and phen-phen, while quite effective, was not the best way to take off baby weight. Older and I'd like to think wiser (although it probably has more to do with the awareness of my impending mortality) I've pretty much all but eliminated Diet Drinks. I did so by replacing them with soda water. The problem with that was, I had a trash can full of empty plastic bottles. Bad on the environment. Enter, the perfect answer. Using no electricity, no batteries, just a CO2 cartridge, the soda stream is one  of the best kitchen appliances to crowd my counter top. You can add flavoring, but I prefer the occasional squeeze of fresh lemon.


The Breville Ikon:






I may lose some of you here. Considering that I've spent years  bathing my cells in carcinogens (see above), I figure no harm in attempting to reverse whatever harm I've done. Every morning, I drink a juice made of 1 head of Romaine, half a bag of Kale, 1 cucumber and 1 apple. This gives me about 16 oz, of green juice. And the bonus is that it sustains me until lunch. To some, the green taste is a bit strong, but you'll get used to it. Toss some pineapple in to sweeten things. I did a lot of research before landing on this one. Besides being really good at grinding everything to a pulp and then extracting the juice via a centrifuge system, it's EASY TO CLEAN.  Also, I give a bit of the left over pulp to my dogs. Just read about the benefits of liquid Chlorophyll here and maybe you'll be a convert too.

I've heard that you can make some great, fresh juice cocktails with this thing. (Apple-Cucumber-Mint Martini? )


Red Flower:


Because of my recent skin condition called 'advancing age' I've finally buckled and started taking a little better care of my skin (do you see a pattern here? in vanity verite. ) I was introduced to this product by the woman who does my facials, Jan Davidson Skin Care (that was endorsement #4) Red Flower began as a natural candle business but soon moved over into skin care. I love this product because, well because honestly, it smells SO GOOD.  Fennel, rose, lavender would be what I'd guess the combo is.

If that's not enough to sell you on it, my skin looks fantastic and feels great and look at all of this:

" omega 3s and 6s, beta glucans and concentrated antioxidants. potent and pure for the face and therapeutic for the body. one hundred percent botanical. entirely free of all synthetics, parabens, dyes, petrochemicals and sulfates. made with certified organic ingredients. sourced from Finland. contains the spirit of life. not tested on animals. packaged in 77% post consumer recycled paper. printed at a 100% wind powered plant. "

ok that's it for me on this Monday. Back to work.
(god, I hope they send me some free stuff for a give away or something)

11 comments:

Karena said...

woo hoo Megan your are younger than I am..however it is so important to take care of ourselves.

I am going to try your Green Drink for sure!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karema

preppyplayer said...

Your post title made me smile! I am so glad to get an endorsement for a quality juicer. It is overwhelming how many choices there are.

DolceDreams said...

These all sound great, and I am off to check them out...I too am trying to kick the diet coke habit, so this sounds perfect ~ thanks for sharing!
And thanks again, I adore my Fresco tote ~ it is fab!
Nathalie
p.s. I have a fun giveaway going on if you'd like to stop by...

Cynthia's Blog said...

Good suggestion. I have a diet coke problem as well. Have been trying to drink more iced tea. Sparkling water with a little lemon!

Cynthia
http://coffeeonthepatio.com
http://www.cynthiasblog.com

katiedid said...

I 'll take anything that works baby!

freefalling said...

I think I must be suffering from that "skin condition" too.

Anonymous said...

This is my favorite of your postings so far. Please consider doing features like this more often.

Paris Hotel Boutique said...

You are so funny Megan! No wonder you look so good! Okay, you are kind of convincing me to get a juicer, but not there yet. And giving up my diet soda, not there yet. But, I'm sure this post will haunt be and you'll have a convert!

Susan Windsor Jones said...

Wow, three things I have contemplated over and over without taking any action.
If these get me skin like yours I'm in.
Which Red Flower products do you use?
XO,
Susan

beachbungalow8 said...

Karena- the green drink is great for everyone. I've got my dogs and kids hooked.

P.P. this is a great one bcs of the ease of clean up.

all of you diet coke addicts: I think I heard that there's petroleum in diet coke. If that's not enough to make you want to try, you're on your own. Try the soda water trick. I don't miss the diet cokes at all. And I have a very addictive personality.

Susan- I use the Red Flower cleansing milk. It's the best skin cleanser I've ever used. The smell alone, makes you feel like you're doing something really nice to your face.

Sarah said...

Hi Megan: I am very impressed by your research and particularly love the idea of the breakfast drink - I have been looking into healthy food lately and have a client who has totally cut out all sugar and processed foods from her diet. Needless to say, she is slim, pretty and her face glows! thanks for sharing and I hope you do get a freebie out of your post!! :))

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