Health & Beauty
Wear This – Not That
Mind, Body, Spirit
Worrying About Time
D I Y
Memo from the Editor
Health & Beauty
Interview: Celebrity Eco-Makeup Artist Lina Hanson
Editors Picks for Indian Summer Beauty
Reducing Inflammation Throughout the Body
Corn, Drought, and Food
Mushroom Lentil Burgers
Which Pots and Pans to Choose?
Happy August Blikki-ites!
You know when it seems that everyone you talk to seems to mention the same thing? Coincidence? Maybe. We took it as a sign that we should dedicate this issue to honey – the “Nectar of the Gods”. So, this month we share some very interesting information, products, and even a DIY SPA recipe all dedicated to Honey.
Of course, we also have our monthly giveaway. So if you haven’t already, please subscribe to be entered to win.
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We hope you enjoy this issue as much as we enjoyed putting it together for you. We love all of the comments you’re leaving us – keep them coming —
Hello Dear Reader,
This month’s issue is all about giving you options to make small tweaks in your lifestyle to feel better.
We start the first in a series of interviews with natural and organic skincare CEO’s – product lines that you’ve probably never heard of but definitely should. Our first interview is with Indie Lee, the owner of Indie Lee Skincare. Indie is a skincare entrepreneur who created her line of high-end, natural skincare products to be gentle, effective and sumptuous. Indie is a fierce advocate of toxin-free skincare, so she created her skincare line to be free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates, DEA and TEA, artificial fragrances, and propylene glycol. Indie is generously giving away two of her favorites – the Coconut Citrus Body Scrub and Squalane Facial Oil — to two lucky subscribers this month. Oh, and did we mention that these aren’t sample sizes, but full sized products!
On our Nutrition page is a fresh and delicious salad from Sarah Britton. As you may remember from last month’s “10 Great Food Sites to Watch This Summer”, Sarah is a holistic nutritionist and vegetarian chef. If anyone can make you want to eat your veggies Sarah can! Sarah’s recipe is “for a crowd” so this is a great salad to take to pot lucks and cook-outs, and it is one of our “go to” favorites to serve on any hot summer day.
On the Mind, Body, Spirit page we interview Karuna Cayton. Karuna is a psychotherapist and author who spent 12 years studying with Buddhist masters and working with Tibetan refugees in Nepal. Karuna’s book will help you to see how we create our own problems and how Buddhist psychology can help us solve them.
In our Reading Room, we review one of our all-time favorite food books, “Main Street Vegan” by Victoria Moran. We love Victoria’s inspiring book because in it she takes the “how’s” of embracing a plant-based diet that seem to be so daunting for most of us, and coaches us in a way that makes the transition seem natural and effortless. Victoria has also gifted us two books for our giveaway this month!
And finally, on our DIY page, Indie Lee shares her favorite DIY recipe for a do it yourself Tea Tree Foot Scrub.
And last, a few housekeeping changes – we’ve change the format of our Health & Beauty page – we’d love to hear your feedback. And we’re changing the format of the Giveaways too – to enter for a giveaway, please subscribe to updates from Blikki.com. If you’ve already subscribed, then you’re already eligible for all giveaways.
Well, that’s it for this month. As always, keep that feedback coming!
Happy Summer Solstice!
Welcome to our very first summer issue! We think we’ve out done ourselves again this month
On our Beauty page, we’ve chosen our very favorite alternative organic and natural products to replace some of your favorite traditional beauty products. We challenge you to try the alternative and then tell us what you think. Our Giveaways this month are three of the products we’re featuring — Skinny Skinny Shampoo, Scotch Naturals nail polish, and Zuzu Luxe lipstick . So be be sure to sign up!
Next, on our Nutrition page, we showcase our top 9 Favorite Food Blogs to Watch This Summer. There’s a little something for everyone — some gluten free blogs, some raw blogs and some vegan blogs. We’ve even selected a blog that just showcases vegan bento box lunches! We bet that’s not something you’ll readily find on other sites
In our Reading Room you will find our favorite magazines — any one of them would be a good beach read on warm summer day.
Last but not least, on our DIY page is a wonderful Lavender Sugar Body Scrub, a perfect relaxing scrub after a long day at the beach.
And a bit later this month, we’ll have a mid-issue update to our site. We’re keeping that under wraps until then. So please “like” us on Facebook so you will be notified — we will be making the announcement from our Facebook page.
Happy summer everyone — and we’ll see you next month
Live Happy, Live Well,
We start the issue this month on our Health and Beauty page with an article to help you navigate the toxic soup of non-organic hair care.
In our “Mind, Body, Spirit” section we review “The Good Energy Book” by Tess Whitehurst. Tess’ work has appeared such places as the AOL welcome page, MyDaily.com, the Whole Life Times blog, Llewellyn’s Annuals, and her own blog, Enchanting the Day. On the Bravo TV show “Flipping Out,” she was featured as Jeff Lewis’ feng shui consultant – and – she’s been a guest on morning shows on both Fox and NBC. Tess has also contributed an article for our Spirituality page. We’re very excited to have Tess as a contributor this month.
As always, on our Nutrition page there’s something yummy – this month, we feature a Sushi salad straight from the pages of “Clean Eating Magazine” that is deee-licous!
And last, but not least, we’ve added a Do It Yourself (DIY) page, a page dedicated to showing you how you can create safe, non-toxic products for yourself and your home. This month, we share an all-natural lip balm recipe from PrettyGossip.com.
Live well, live strong everyone!
The Hippie Diva
I have been working my little Hippie Diva hiney off to bring you some pretty special contributors this month:
Our first contributor, Patricia Bannan, is the author of “Eat Right When Time is Tight”. Patricia Bannan is a registered dietitian with a passion for helping people live their best life possible. She has conducted more than 1,000 media interviews on healthy eating, including The TODAY Show, The Doctors, ABC News, Fox News, CNN, People, SELF, Shape, Parenting and Men’s Health magazines. Read an excerpt from her book, “Eat Right When Time is Tight” on our Reading Room page.
Here is a Short Video About Patricia’s Book:
Our second contributing author is Anthony Morrocco a.k.a. The Hair Shaman. For over 40 years Anthony has traveled the globe visiting some of the world’s most fascinating and knowledgeable cultures. His travels and findings have sustained his vision along the path of Hair Shamanism — exposing him to ancient secrets and knowledge of hair care. As a result of unlocking so many important and varied secrets, he is now recognized as the leading expert and Shaman of hair care. Anthony’s expertise will teach us how we can have luxurious, healthy hair – the hair we’ve always dreamed of!! Learn more about Anthony in our Health and Beauty page.