Friends and Family Sale This Week Only!




*Shameless Disclaimer: After 5 years of using and loving 100% Pure products, I've become an affiliate. So, yes, if you purchase something through one of my links, I do get a small percentage. TIA for clicking on my links and helping keep this blog alive. :)


Woohoo! I'm super excited to share with you all this great coupon for one of my favorite makeup and skin care lines!

Someone introduced me to 100% Pure about 5 years ago when I was just starting to become aware of the importance of all-natural, could-eat-it-if-you-wanted-to skin care and makeup. You say what?! Eat it?? 
Yep! 
Years ago, when I visited my first 100% Pure store, the employee told me they believe that if you can't eat it then it shouldn't go on your skin. Then he added, "Though it probably wouldn't taste very good." ha! 
I completely agree that skin products should be that pure and good for you!

With the exception of their nail polish, flip flops, t-shirts, etc., you're looking at all-natural, often organic and vegan, fruit-based skin care and makeup! 

With my sensitive skin, most conventional lotions and soaps cause irritation and often burn. Thankfully, there is a company like 100% Pure. Absolutely none of the products I've tried have ever irritated my skin or caused breakouts. In fact quite the opposite!

One thing I just can't get over with 100% Pure products is the smell. They all smell so AMAZING!!! Even the mascara has a berry scent! 

Here's a list of my favorite 100% Pure products I use daily:


This has helped keep even my hormonal pregnancy breakouts at bay!
All their butter soaps smell AMAZING and leave your skin so soft! Perfect for frequent hand washers.
After my initial hesitancy of trying this soap, this is now my favorite! (just read the reviews!) My hubby even loves it! Win!
Super moisturizing for dry, desert weather. Also perfect for my growing baby belly!


Here are 100% Pure products that I use for special occasions:


Their scrubs leave your skin feeling baby soft! *Tip: Let the scrub settle so the oil is on top. Pour the oil into a separate container. Use only a little scrub for exfoliating, then use the separated oil for deep moisturizing afterward. This will help your container last about a year!
Love this for under eye concealer and to cover the occasional blemish!
Perfect light foundation and setting powder in one! Evens skin tone without clogging pores!
Beautiful shimmery neutral that's perfect for any occasion!
Perfect moisture and a little sheer color make this my favorite lipgloss!
For volume and length without creepy chemicals and end-of-the-day flaking, try this mascara!
Excellent base coat that helps the color brush on smoothly and stay longer.
These creamy, vibrant colors are "10-Free" while most other "natural" nail polishes I've seen are only free of 5 common creepy chemicals.
This top coat is so glassy! I put a second coat on a couple days after the first to help my manicure last even longer.

Here are the products I'm looking forward to trying with my 20% off Friends and Family Coupon!

I usually just use hot water and a washcloth, but I hear this helps purify the skin even deeper with just water!
I tried this a couple times from a sample and loved it! It left my hair soft, shiny, and bouncy!

**Pink Grapefruit is their scent-of-the-month, so it's already on sale! Unfortunately you can't combine the coupon with the sale, but they're still a good deal.



Oh, and did I mention that with every order they give you 3 free samples?! 
The samples come in little ketchup size packets and are perfect for traveling.

Do you have a favorite natural skin care line? I want to hear about it! Please comment down below and share what you like to use.

– Hummingbird

 

We're Here and Half Way There! Bonus: Our Road Trip Food List!



Woohoo! We're here! We made it to our new home and survived the drive across America! We actually had a great time and tried to make the long drive fun. I'm also over half way through my pregnancy! Praise the Lord! It's been blissful and I can't wait to update you... be sure to subscribe!





We listened to audiobooks. 


So thankful our library has an e-lending service where you can rent e-books and e-audiobooks through an app. One of our favorites was Unbroken. I highly recommend this book! Definitely listen to the very end. The end is the best part! :)




We stopped for a weekend 


at one of our favorite places on earth: where we first met. <3






We visited family. 







We had a touring day. 


This was such a fun day! We drove through the breathtaking Badlands and had a picnic, visited historic Mount Rushmore, then drove through the Blackhills, Custer State Park (buffalo and prairie dogs!!), and along Needles Highway (AMAZING!).


Mount Rushmore!

Picnic at the big Badlands

Buffalo spotted in Custer State Park

The cutest little groundhogs and baby groundhogs at Custer! <3

Beautiful creeks were everywhere and so picturesque

Needles Highway

The Needles Eye


God's creation is overwhelmingly breathtaking!


A gorgeous double rainbow along our journey!


We ate good food.


Although we made some space in our food budget to eat at restaurants along our road trip, we didn't end up eating out even once. We were surprised too!

We planned ahead and brought a lot of food, but mostly we stopped at Super Walmarts and local grocery stores to restock our food supply.


One of our favorites: hummus wraps!


If you're like me then you need munchies to help you stay focused while driving long distances.

Here's some of the things we enjoyed along our road trip:

  • Nectarines (in season and so delicious!)
  • Bananas (not such a good idea because it was hard to keep them from bruising and ripening too fast)
  • Apples
  • Grapes
  • Strawberries
  • Bags of pre-washed lettuce
  • Salad dressing (when I can't make my own, the best tasting store bought dressings I found are Annie's lite honey mustard and Annie's lite Italian)
  • Cucumbers
  • Tomatoes
  • Carrots
  • Hummus (I'd look for the lowest fat/sodium I could find)
  • GF brown rice tortillas (for me) and flour tortillas (for hubby)
  • GF yeast free vegan bread (for me) and multigrain bread (for hubby)
  • Almond butter and Organic low sugar jelly
  • Cereal (I like millet puffs and organic corn flakes, but hubby likes Cheerios) :)
  • Unsweetened almond milk
  • Instant potatoes (ingredients = just potatoes)
  • Ketchup and mustard
  • No salt added salsa
  • Organic vegan baked beans (if it's in a can, don't forget a can opener!)
  • My most-used spices
  • Rice crackers
  • Air popped popcorn (no oil or salt)
  • All natural xylitol gum (my compromise to help me stay awake while driving)
  • 3 liter/ 1 gallon jugs of spring water (it's so easy to forget to drink enough on road trips. I find it easiest to buy large jugs to help me keep track and make sure I drink enough throughout the day).

One night in the middle of our journey, we were able to find an amazing deal on a hotel that had a mini kitchen. We cooked up some GF brown rice pasta and made some homemade marinara to go with our huge Italian salad. It was a delicious meal and relaxing evening in the midst of a hectic week!

We brought a cooler and had ice packs. Since most hotels today have mini fridges, we were able to refreeze our ice packs most nights.

Some of our meals: 
  • Fruit meal! (super helpful for long travel days which often lead to fossilized digestion)
  • Almond butter and jelly sandwiches
  • Salads with dressing and mix-ins like rice crackers, tomatoes, cucumbers, etc.
  • Veggie wraps with hummus, lettuce, cucumber, and tomato
  • Mashed potato wraps with lettuce and spices with a side of baked beans
  • Cereal with fruit
  • Pasta and marinara
  • Hummus sandwiches with lettuce, cucumber, tomato, and a pinch of mustard with a side of rice crackers

I hope this helps you in planning healthy vegan food for road trips! This list can also be modified for camping trips, airplane rides, or everyday packable lunches.


Comment below to share your tips on healthy vegan traveling! And don't forget to Like and Share to spread the vegan message!

– Hummingbird