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12 Days of (Paleo) Christmas 2015

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2015 List of Paleo-Friendly Gift Ideas:

On the first day of Christmas…la la la la la la…

InstantPot-IP-DUO

#1 Instant Pot pressure cooker for convenient prep of favorite Paleo comfort foods.

 

Frankincense

#2 Frankincense & Myrrh essential oils for nearly anything that ails you – even kills cancer cells!

 

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#3 Red Apple Lipstick Gluten-free makeup to deck yourself out for the holidays and every day.

 

Christmas Tea  brown betty

#4 Downton Abbey Christmas Tea and Brown Betty Teapot – because Downton and tea.  Yeah.

 

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#5 Otto’s Cassava Flour and Tigernut Flour for all your GF/Paleo cooking and baking needs.

 

Bulletproof Cookbook 2

#6 Bulletproof Cookbook Fuel yourself to live a kick-ass life – and enjoy it!

 

toe socks

#7 Happy Feet Toe Socks align your feet and destress your body.

 

salt lamps

#8 Himalayan Salt Lamps purify the air of electrical pollution and particles.

 

thrive

#9 Thrive Market Membership for Paleo-friendly discounted food and lifestyle products.

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#10 Glutenza and Bulletproof Activated Charcoal Protect/recover from all those holiday parties.

 

beeswax candles

#11 Beeswax Candles for clean, sweet-smelling ambient light.

 

baconbar baconbites

#12 EPIC Bacon Bars & Bites  Well, because BACON!


Have a very Merry Christmas (or other appropriate Winter Holiday!)
We look forward to another year of sharing and caring with you.  🙂

 

Lego mistletoe

All of my boys LOVE Legos, so they are always on the Gift List!

Red Apple Lipstick’s Winter Collection is Here!

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Awesome new colors for the Holidays!  I got mine.

New lipstick, gloss, lip liner and eyeliner along with the existing favorite mascara, eyeshadow and lip products – you’ll be set with safe, gluten-free beauty for every occasion!

Sign up for the VIP 20% Discount and never pay retail!

I LOVE this stuff and wear it every day!

Red Apple Lipstick’s Winter Collection is Coming 11/16!

Red Apple Lipstick makes the BEST gluten-free, paraben-free safe makeup!  I’ve been a devoted fan for years and look forward to each season’s new colors.  Here they are for Winter!

RAL Winter

These gorgeous shades of lipsticks, glosses and eyeliners go on sale November 16th.  
Click this image to sign up to get access to the sale and a 20% VIP discount.

Check out all of their products, including eyeshadows and mascara – all gluten-free and safe!

RAL Winter eyeliners

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Bare Minerals READY Line No Longer Gluten-Free

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Why?!  Why would a company go back to using gluten-containing ingredients after years of proudly not using them?!  I am more than a little annoyed with Bare Minerals right now.

I was a big fan of the READY foundation due to its color, coverage and ease of application.  After a recent visit to the Mall of America location, I came away with a cute little kit containing the foundation, concealer, mineral veil, bronzer and highlighter.  In my excitement, I forgot to read the label at the store.  Big mistake.

When I did read the package at home, I noticed that a few of the products contained tocopherol (code word for gluten-filled wheat-based vitamin E!) and consulted the company’s web site.  The FAQ page revealed that these items were NOT made without wheat, barley or rye derivatives!  I was so mad I could spit!

Needless to say, the item was promptly returned.  I should have taken note of the fact that color codes/names had changed, which could mean reformulation.  It just goes to show, you must ALWAYS read labels and NEVER take anything for granted when it comes to food/product safety!

So now what will I do?

Turns out I am also a big fan of both Primal Life Organics and Tarte products.  Both are gluten-free and perform well.  I now alternate between the two, depending on my mood.

Merry Kissmas To Me!

RAL Holiday Look Book 2013

 

Today is the day!  The Red Apple Lipstick Holiday Collection is here.  You know I got mine!

 

RAL Holiday Collection 2013


New Holiday lipstick colors, Hi-Def lipglosses and eyeshadows.
AND – the new gluten-free, toxin free eyeliner!

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Why Red Apple Lipstick?

1  Trusted Safety

Red Apple is a gluten free makeup company! We started life catering to those who care about the quality of cosmetic ingredients, and how they relate to your health. All products are lab tested, batch tested, and stored like gold in Fort Knox!

2  Awesome Sheens & Finishes

All Red Apple Lipsticks, Glosses and Shadows are made to truly shine! Each one has its own unique sheen and finish, one so awesome, people stop and ask, “What Is It?!”

3  Moisturizes While You Wear It

All Red Apple Lipsticks, Glosses and Balm are loaded with an all natural, but gluten free source of Vitamin E. This lipstick literally moisturizes while you wear it!

4  Can Be Worn Sheer or Full Bodied

Red Apple Lipsticks start with a natural mineral base. This unique property allows the lipstick or gloss to be applied sheer with light application. Add a layer or two more, and the color will blossom to exactly the color YOU want.

5  100% Money Back Guarantee

We understand that shopping online for makeup can be tough. We also know that “pressure” is no fun!! To help things convenient for you, every product is covered by a 100% money back guarantee!

6  Blend Lipsticks To Make Custom Colors

All Red Apple Lipsticks and Glosses are designed to be combined. Blend two lipsticks to create a new color, or blend with a gloss. Imagine always having the perfect color with only a handful of products!

7  Tastes And Smells Nice

Red Apple Lipsticks are designed to be a pleasant experience. No yucky chemical smells, no unnatural perfumes, no chemicals, but instead, a light pleasant smell and taste.

8  Great Looks, Get Compliments

Your everyday beauty enhanced! We truly desire that you feel great, feel confident, and feel beautiful every day of your life, naturally!

9  Stops “Celiac Chapped” Lips

The effects of gluten on your body are widespread, but we know one negative effect of gluten is dry, flaky, painful lips. All Red Apple Lip Products are designed specifically to end “Celiac Chap” once and for all!

10  Great Offers & Great Customer Service

We know that you love great offers, great deals, great combos of makeup , and to be treated like the wonderful girl that you are. That’s exactly how we are going to treat you. Become a member of our VIP club for even more special offers.

Merry Kissmas to us all!

RED Lipstick is Classic!

In a recent online article discussing how a woman can make herself more attractive,
one of the tips is to wear red lipstick.

Duh.

Men love it.  If you really want to get attention, wear red – the brighter, the better.

My friends at Red Apple Lipstick asked me to do a review of four red lip shades:
Red! 101, Ravishing, Strawberry Lips and Berried Treasure gloss.

First up: THE Classic: RED! 101 is my favorite (and my Husband’s too!)

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All dressed up in RED! 101 for JOSH GROBAN!
Eyeshadows in Porcelain, Iced Mocha, Twinkle Taupe with Espresso applied wet as eyeliner.

Red! 101.  This color will get you noticed.  LOTS of attention.  (Of course it doesn’t hurt to pair it with a Rodrigo Otazu choker and Victoria’s Secret cashmere sweater dress…) LOL
In an extremely crowded Fogo de Chao we got excellent service!  😉

Here is Hubby wearing Red! 101 after the show:

Lee wearing RED!

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My son said Ravishing was “beautiful”.  It looks nothing like the solid bullet in the tube.
As intense as Rebel and HibisKiss but more berry/burgundy.  The perfect color to wear with Burberry plaid (were that I had some!)

To soften the look and add a touch of shimmer, add a dab of Berried Treasure gloss.

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Strawberry Lips
is a lovely semi-sheer muted red suitable for anytime.

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Berried Treasure
gloss is luscious on its own or layered with your favorite lipstick.

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With any red or other intense lipstick, base prep is important to look your best all day/night.
Exfoliate and apply Rallye Balm for smooth, even coverage and dimensional color.
Line your lips with foundation and/or a flesh-colored lip pencil to prevent bleeding.
The Ultimate Guide to Red Lipstick has some additional tips for perfect red lips.

Now it’s YOUR TURN!  Go to Red Apple Lipstick and try something new!
The sample packs make it easy to try several shades to find your favorite.

Be sure to sign up for the VIP Club email list to get 20% off codes each month – the first one arrives IMMEDIATELY (conveniently located at the top of their web page).  Free shipping for purchases over $50.  Look for the many select-your-own discount packages in each category.

Click HERE to get yours!!


*Dislosure: Products for this review were provided at no cost to me by
Red Apple Lipstick.

It’s Coming At Last!! Red Apple Lipstick’s Gluten-Free Mascara!

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*SQUEAL!*

This is gonna be GREAT!  A virtually non-toxic, non-allergenic mascara that’s actually GOOD for our lashes.  I for one cannot wait until December 2nd!  This is just too exciting!

If you’re allergy-prone or celiac like me, you know how important this is.  Even trace amount of gluten ingested via eyes, nose or mouth can trigger an autoimmune reaction that lasts more than a week, inhibiting absorption of nutrients and causing great pain/inflammation and frustrating symptoms like brain fog and uncoordination.  For some, it can cause itching, irritation and swelling of skin and eye tissue.  Other chemical and/or allergens can do the same to non-celiacs.

From Andrea at Red Apple Lipstick:

Red Apple Lipstick has announced the release date (December 2, 2013!) of our ground-breaking gluten free mascara that’s actually designed to help lashes grow and follicles to become healthy and strong!

There is nothing on the market today that does what The Lash Project does – nothing!

“The Lash Project” will be released early December just in time for Christmas!

We’ve listened to so many women complain (myself included) about mascara that makes their eyes itchy or watery, that smudges, that clumps, that makes them have raccoon eyes a few hours later – that burns and that rips out eyelashes when they remove the mascara at the end of the day!  Sound familiar?

Jay and I spent the last few years researching what ingredients actually make all these issues happen.  And how to formulate a mascara that doesn’t cause these awful problems yet actually WORKS.

Makes your lashes look long and luxurious.  Makes your lash follicle strong and healthy.  Stays put throughout the day and throughout a sappy tear-filled movie! 🙂

We’ve developed a mascara full of healthy ingredients, intended to make your lashes full of life again!

  • Gluten Free
  • Paraben Free
  • Allergen Free
  • Soy Free
  • Corn Free
  • Toxin Free
  • Cruelty Free
  • Plasticizer Free
  • GMO Free
  • Petroleum Free
  • Vegan
  • AWESOME!


We would love your help explaining to all your lovely readers why it’s so important to wear healthy mascara – and certainly why you shouldn’t keep mascara longer than 6-9 months.
We’ve designed a special little page where they can register for the sale in December.  We need everyone to register for The Lash Project launch so we have a rough idea of how many we need to make!  

That page is: www.redapplelipstick.com/thelashproject

Don’t miss out on your chance to get yourself some of this AWESOME product!
You owe it to your eyes – and your vanity!  I’ve said repeatedly that Red Apple Lipstick products are the best I’ve ever used (gluten-free or not!) and this mascara is going to be revolutionary.  I am confident it’s going to blow all others “out of the water”.

So let’s do this!  www.redapplelipstick.com/thelashproject