Monday, March 14, 2016

Preparing for the Spring Harvest?

Warmer weather is coming so it is once again that time of year when women in Canada prepare for the 'spring harvest'  after a winter of hiding our arms, legs and other bits in parkas its time to shed all the layers and harvest the forest of hair we've often let overgrown during that time! 

For myself, suffering from very sensitive skin and psoriasis on top, finding that perfect 'Spring Harvest and summer maintenance shaving ritual' has always been a challenge! 

As a teen I learned that part of the challenge with my type of psoriasis is that anywhere I injury my skin I will break out in a patch of psoriasis - so getting a nick while SHAVING has always been a nightmare for me and resulted in my shying away from 'shaving' at all!

However hair removal is a large part of our culture and I eventually have to yield to harvesting. As most other hair removal options require harsh chemicals that result in a reaction as well I found out the hard way they too were not options for me - tried waxing, tried sugaring, tried electrolysis, tried removal creams all with no success  :( 

So finally tried an Epilator  which gentle removes hair by the root and while it is gentle on the hardy skin of the LEGS there are a few areas of the body that require 'harvesting' this time of year that I so do not want to PULL the hair out by the ROOT so have to resort to shaving!

With my success at all the other Aloette products and my sensitive skin I am so excited to be able to try Aloette's new NICK'S Shaving Crème as part of my spring harvest regime this year!

All the reviews from testers have been coming back with no nicks here! People are loving the healing effect of the certified organic Aloe Vera and the amazing moisturizing benefits of coconut oil!

When you use Nick’s Shaving Crème for Men and Women you will enjoy a refreshing boost of hydration every time you shave. 

A Farm to Jar blend of coconut oil and aloe vera soothe and nourish skin, preventing redness and irritation. 

Reviewers have shared they have also noticed that they are no longer getting 'ingrown hairs' after shaving - which I am so excited to try for preparing for harvesting for BEACH LEVEL!
Nick’s Shaving Crème blend of beneficial ingredients is perfect for BOTH men and women so can help take up less room in your medicine cabinet! 

Just apply onto damp skin working up a lather, shave with your razor and rinse off with warm water.

 Follow with your regular skincare regime and away you go!

Have an amazing day!

Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much
Be Totallyawake4-life

Monday, March 7, 2016

Spicy Cheese and Jalapeno Bites

Had a craving for deep fried cheese sticks after being out this past weekend for dinner with a friend who ordered some so came home and opted for some grain free Epicure inspired cheese bites! All the flavor and a fraction of the calories!

What you Need:

  • Head of cauliflower - washed and broken up into bite size pieces
  • 1 tbsp Coconut oil melted 
  • 1 tbsp Cheese and Jalapeno seasoning
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
What you Do:

  • Toss cauliflower in melted coconut oil 
  • Sprinkle in seasoning and pepper and toss to coat. Can add more seasoning if you want extra cheesy/spicy. 
  • Bake at 400 F on a parchment lined pan for 20-30 minutes until crisps up
  • Serve as a side with a meal or as a snack with some marinara sauce for dipping!     
Have an amazing day!

Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much
Be Totallyawake4-life