Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Bee Pollen

What is Bee Pollen?

It’s often referred to as “Nature’s perfect food” because it contains all of the essential vitamins and minerals our bodies need to live a healthy life. It is rich in B Vitamins, including B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and B12. It also contains Vitamins C, A, E, Carotenoids, Folic Acid, Ruten, Minerals and Amino Acids. People take Bee Pollen because of its positive benefits with Increased energy, Weight loss, Appetite & nicotine suppressant, Antibiotic effects, Sexual function issues, Asthma, Boost immune system, Prostate diseases, Menopausal symptoms, Anti-aging and longevity, Stamina, Fatigue, Cholesterol, Liver ailments and so much more!

I first came across Bee Pollen back in 2012 when I read Kimberly Synder's The Beauty Detox Foods. "Abundantly overflowing with vitamins, minerals, and enzymes, bee pollen will enhance your overall glow, beauty and energy." I love to add it to my morning smoothie or have a tablespoon with some coconut oil drizzled on top! 

There are SO many benifits of Bee Pollen:

 1. Energy EnhancerThe range of nutrients found within bee pollen makes it a great natural energizer. The carbohydrates, protein and B vitamins can help keep you going all day by enhancing stamina and fighting off fatigue.

2. Skin SootherBee pollen is often used in topical products that aim to treat inflammatory conditions and common skin irritations like psoriasis or eczema. The amino acids and vitamins protect the skin and aid the regeneration of cells. 

3. Respiratory SystemBee pollen contains a high quantity of antioxidants that may have an anti-inflammatory effect on the tissues of the lungs, preventing the onset of asthma.

4. Treating Allergies – Pollen reduces the presence of histamine, ameliorating many allergies. Dr. Leo Conway, M.D of Denver Colorado, reported that 94 percent of his patients were completely free from allergy symptoms once treated with oral feeding of pollen. Everything from asthma to allergies to sinus problems were cleared, confirming that bee pollen is wonderfully effective against a wide range of respiratory diseases.

5. Digestive SystemIn addition to healthful vitamins, minerals and protein, bee pollen contains enzymes that can aid in digestion. Enzymes assist your body in getting all the nutrients you need from the food that you eat.

6. Immune System BoosterPollen is good for the intestinal flora and thereby supports the immune system. According to holistic health expert Dr. Joseph Mercola, bee pollen has antibiotic-type properties that can help protect the body from contracting viruses. It's also rich in antioxidants that protect the cells from the damaging oxidation of free radicals.

7. Treats Addictions – Used holistically for healing addictions and inhibiting cravings by suppressing impulses. Because bee pollen crashes cravings, it is a very useful research is needed into this benefit, particularly when it comes to weight management.

8. Supports the Cardiovascular SystemBee Pollen contains large amounts of Rutin; an antioxidant bioflavonoid that helps strengthen capillaries, blood vessels, assists with circulatory problems and corrects cholesterol levels. Its potent anti-clotting powers could help prevent heart attack and stroke.

9. Prostate AidMen who suffer from benign prostate hyperplasia can find relief by using bee pollen. Bee pollen can help reduce inflammation to stop frequent urges to urinate.

10. Infertility ProblemsBee pollen stimulates and restores ovarian function, therefore may be used to assist in accelerating pregnancy. As well as being a hormonal booster it is also a great aphrodisiac! ;)

(Source and more information on Bee Pollen: Food Matters: Bee Pollen)

Bee Pollen Smoothie Recipe

  • 1 banana 
  • 1 handful of berries
  • 3 dates
  • 1 cup almond or soy milk 
  • 2 handfuls of spinach/kale (either/or or both)
  • 1 tsp of bee pollen


Blend all ingredients together and drink immediately! (If fruit isn't frozen, add ice to thicken and chill.)

Now go get your BZZZZZZ on!!!!

Disclaimer: All information provided on is read of your own free will.  All opinions are my own, I do not work for any of the above companies. All the information provided is based on my own use of the above items and want you all to be informed of natural products! :)

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Shopping on a budget!

Every girl I know loves to shop! It's in our DNA! Especially when we get something on sale! It's basically free! (That's what I like to tell my husband anyway! Shh...) 

Here are three pairs of booties and a pair of heels that I recently purchased ALL ON SALE! 

1. Jeffery Campbell Zora Platform Boot -Totally necessary black leather ankle boots featuring a pointed toe and separated platform. Chunky heel, side zip closure. Genuine leather lining. They only have a few left in size 9, so if you're big footed like me, then here is a steal!

    Original Price: $198              Sale Price: $99!!

2. Shoe Cult Laurena Heel - Amazing poppy heels featuring a caged upper with an adjustable buckle closure at ankle. Stacked heel, cushioned insole. These run about a half size big, so being a 9 normally, I had to return them to get a 8.5, and they are more fitting to my foot. (I also have these in black!)

    Original Price: $68                Sale Price: $34!!

3. Jeffery Campbell Stillwell Pointed Western Cutout Bootie - Caged leather boot propped up on a stacked heel. Finished with adjustable geo-buckle closures for a perfect, secure fit. I purchased these from Ebay, New in Box! 

    Original Price: $205               Sale Price: $125.99

4. Jeffery Campbell FT Collins Slingback Mule - Slingback mule in soft, rich leather. Stacked, angled heel for offers up an extra boost, while the cushioned footbed ensures optimal comfort. Complete with adjustable buckle at the side for a perfect, secure fit. I also purchased these from EBay, pre-owned, but in great condition. 

    Original Price: $195             Sale Price: $85


That's less than 50% off each pair! So next time you're thinking about paying full price, think about what else you could buy with the money you saved!!!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Face Oils

Yes you've read that correctly! Oils for your face! They brighten, firm and add vibrancy to only make your face look radiant! These have literally changed not only my beauty routine, but my face as well. I can't imagine my life without them!

These are a few of my favorites:

1. Ila Face Oil For Glowing Radiance -Ila Face Oil protects against the sun's rays, nourishes and heals the skin and also works beautifully as a makeup primer. The essential oil of damascena rose otto deeply regenerates and nourishes the skin's cells and imparts glowing radiance while argan oil and rosehip seed oil are high in anti-oxidants and fatty acids to fight wrinkles and help skin cells to regenerate. $110

2. Trilogy Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+ -A powerful, certified organic beauty oil Formulated with patented RosapeneTM combining rosehip oil with tomato seed & acai berry seed oils Packed with essential fatty acids & antioxidants to hydrate & repair skin Protects skin against environmental free radical damage Blended with nutrient-rich oat extract to soothe sensitive skin Clinically proven to improve skin tone & flexibility Visibly reduces the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles Unveils a firmer, smoother, brighter, younger & healthier looking complexion. $28.50

3. Vitamin E Overnight Serum-In-Oil -Wake up to beautiful skin with new Vitamin E Overnight Serum-In-Oil, a technical innovation combining the power of a serum and oil to indulge, replenish and recharge skin with moisture overnight. Cruelty free as well! $26

4. Josie Maran's 100% Pure Argan Oil - Now this one is my ultimate favorite. Argan oil is 100% organic, a chemical free gift from nature. "The liquid gold of Morocco" is extracted from a nut from the Argan tree, which grows only in the Moroccan desert. Argan oil is loaded with Vitamin E and essential fatty acids, so it has amazing healing, conditioning and repairing properties - for skin, hair, feet and nails. It comes in many other forms. A 'light' version, Argan with Radiance - which has a gold shimmer to it which is great for the summer!, Argan for hair, a daily face moisturizer, lip balms, MAKE-UP, the list goes on and on. Sign up for their mailing list and find out about deals! Best thing I've ever come across!! $48

Please check these out and get yourself glowing!

Disclaimer: All information provided on is read of your own free will.  All opinions are my own, I do not work for any of the above companies. All the information provided is based on my own use of the above items and want you all to be informed of natural products! :)