Natural Methods to Relieve Nausea during Pregnancy: My experience supported by evidence based studies

This is my second time around the block when it comes to pregnancy and BOTH my babies have come with incredible nausea lasting longer than the typical 12 week window. This time around was more intense, possibly due to the fact that I already have a very energetic tiny human to look after 24/7.. but the nausea hit me hard as it was around the clock.. all day, everyday, for 4.5 months. My last pregnancy I had moments in the day where the nausea would subside and while it lasted well into my 5th month, the breaks in the day where I felt normal again made it a little easier. The nausea has mostly subsided at this time in my pregnancy but I do experience days here and there up until delivery with the same pesky side effect. Any woman who has experienced this unpleasant bout of sickness knows how badly it can affect your day to day. It also leaves you feeling defeated and many times during my current pregnancy I felt it was impeding on my ability to keep up with caring for my three year old. Luckily, my little one was old enough to understand why Mom couldn’t walk to the park on certain days, or why I had to lay down while she played alongside me for the afternoon. Needless to say, I needed some relief. Between the two pregnancies I have found a small handful of remedies that worked for me. I was also able to back these up with studies which I’ve linked to below. If you’re struggling with nausea during your pregnancy, hopefully some of these tips will help you take the edge off.

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MUN Skincare Review + New Product Launch: AMAN Protect + Revive Moisturizer

MUN Skincare has been one of my most trusted skincare brands and one I never hesitate to recommend when anyone asks me for my favourites. They use incredibly powerful, well sourced, and well researched ingredients in their product development that work to heal and improve the appearance as well as function of the skin. MUN really takes their time at developing new products and have never rushed this process as they truly look into every aspect of formulation before sending something out on the shelves. This has created one of the most well rounded green beauty brands around and one that I would (and do) use EVERY product out of. I truly can’t say that about every brand I’ve tried, many have their rock star products but few hit it out of the park with every single one like MUN does. So when I received their new moisturizer meant to protect your skin from environmental stress and pollutants while delivering deep hydration by improving the barrier function of your skin.. I knew I was in for a treat.

* This post includes some affiliate links. This means that any product purchased from my links will generate a small commission (At no extra cost to you). As always, I will only recommend brands that have passed my seal of approval and that I truly love.. these commissions help to cover Bloom + Clementine’s fees so that this website can stay alive and I can continue sharing my green beauty passion with you all. Thank you for supporting my little green space on the internet. *

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THIS popular skincare tool destroyed my skin years ago, but I FINALLY found an alternative that I love (Giveaway inside)

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I remember vividly about 7 years ago I was in desperation mode to cure the cystic breakouts I was experiencing with my skin.  This was pre-organic skincare years and I travelled every possible road to try and find the perfect solution. One of my biggest investments (and biggest regrets) was when I purchased a Clarisonic facial brush from Sephora years ago. I thought this would help me get deeper into the pores, scrub out debris and leave me with glowing perfect skin like the models they had shown in their ads. This was SO far from the truth.. in fact, it did the complete opposite and left my skin worse off than it already was. My skin got angry, red, broke out even more (which at that point I didn’t know was possible). Not to mention, the Clarisonic left a huge dent in my wallet.

* This post includes some affiliate links. This means that any product purchased from my links will generate a small commission (At no extra cost to you). As always, I will only recommend brands that have passed my seal of approval and that I truly love.. these commissions help to cover Bloom + Clementine’s fees so that this website can stay alive and I can continue sharing my green beauty passion with you all. Thank you for supporting my little green space on the internet. *

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A convenient one cup ceramic coffee maker + a recipe for coconut maple iced coffee:

Coffee is a love language and for some, a lifeline! Nothing makes the experience of coffee better than a perfectly smooth brewed cup. One of the things that has always been my pet peeve was that I didn’t want to make an entire pot if I only wanted one perfect cup of brewed coffee. I also avoid the plastic pod coffee machines (which may be convenient, but come with the extra waste for our Earth and are brewed with hot water through plastic pods). Sometimes I want just one conveniently brewed cup that tastes as good as it would if it came from a cafe.

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The Detox Market’s Unboxing for August: Vapour Beauty Review

Detox Market has done it again! They have a way of putting together some seriously impressive boxes of high end green beauty and August’s curation is no exception. I have been a fan of Vapour Beauty for years now, and this box has a few of my favourite things from the line so I put together a little snippet of what you will be getting when you sign up for this months box. The best part about Vapour? Their product are organic, eco certified and they improve your skin as you wear them thanks to ingredient decks filled with well sourced and skin perfecting properties. Vapour is a product line that is easy to apply, easy to wear, full of beautiful colour options and good for anyone who may have dehydrated skin as they’re all balm/liquid based. I’ll get to the THREE full sized products you can find in this box now, so scroll on down to see my thoughts and how I use these in my makeup routine.

 

* This post includes some affiliate links. This means that any product purchased from my links will generate a small commission (At no extra cost to you). As always, I will only recommend brands that have passed my seal of approval and that I truly love.. these commissions help to cover Bloom + Clementine’s fees so that this website can stay alive and I can continue sharing my green beauty passion with you all. Thank you for supporting my little green space on the internet. *

 

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Innersense Organic Hair Care is NOW in Canada + Review

It’s official, friends! All my Innersense Organics fans who have been shopping this hair care gold over the border can now avoid the higher shipping fees and potential customs charges because it’s now available right here in Canada! Thanks to my favourite green beauty shop, the Detox Market, we can now get our hands on the coveted green hair care line much easier.  I decided since its been launched, I would share a little review on the products that I’ve tried so far from the line.

* This post includes some affiliate links. This means that any product purchased from my links will generate a small commission (At no extra cost to you). As always, I will only recommend brands that have passed my seal of approval and that I truly love.. these commissions help to cover Bloom + Clementine’s fees so that this website can stay alive and I can continue sharing my green beauty passion with you all. Thank you for supporting my little green space on the internet. *

 

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A Guide to Safe Natural Sun Protection + Natural & Cruelty Free Sunscreen Options

Sun safety is something that I have taken very seriously over the years following the rebellious sun worshiping days in my teens and early 20’s. Now being in my 30’s, I understand the damage I have done to my skin in the past while sun bathing irresponsibly. I have had my fair share of sunburns and am seeing the effects of sun bathing on my skin through fine lines and discolouration over the years. For many years I have been on the path to prevent any further damage and to try and reverse some damage done (not so easy to do). This article is a compilation of some of my favourite sun safety tips as well as mini reviews of many of the natural and cruelty free sunscreens I’ve tried over the years (some I love, some are okay.. I think it is important to keep an honest dialogue on which products work best, are safest, and my personal thoughts on them). I’ve included products that are multi-purpose, for face, for body, for children, for beach days (ie. waterproof), and for regular days where you don’t want to necessarily feel all greased up. To start off, I wanted to share some facts on sun care that I’ve learned over the years to help you along on your own sun safety research journey and to make your own informed choice when it comes to safe sun practices.

 

* This post includes some affiliate links. This means that any product purchased from my links will generate a small commission (At no extra cost to you). As always, I will only recommend brands that have passed my seal of approval and that I truly love.. these commissions help to cover Bloom + Clementine’s fees so that this website can stay alive and I can continue sharing my green beauty passion with you all. Thank you for supporting my little green space on the internet. *

 

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Clove + Hallow Review + Swatches: Lip + Complexion

Clove and Hallow is a high performance green make up brand that has taken the green beauty world by storm since it unveiled a few years ago. It’s no surprise that this makeup performs, as it was formulated by a Makeup artist who was becoming uncomfortable with the ingredients she was seeing in conventional beauty brands and wanted to create a makeup line that would work just as well but didn’t come with the added unnecessary chemicals. This goal has transformed into a growing line of intense beautiful pigments that STAY on the skin and don’t lose their lustre by the end of the day.

* This post includes some affiliate links. This means that any product purchased from my links will generate a small commission (At no extra cost to you). As always, I will only recommend brands that have passed my seal of approval and that I truly love.. these commissions help to cover Bloom + Clementine’s fees so that this website can stay alive and I can continue sharing my green beauty passion with you all. Thank you for supporting my little green space on the internet. *

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The Detox Market’s Super Gift with Purchase: The Sunny Days Summer Bundle 

I’ve always loved the Detox Market’s gift with purchase bundles. They only come out a few times a year and are always full to the brim with quality green beauty products. This seasons summer bundle is packed full of amazing high end products from some of the best brands around. They’re all full sized or deluxe travel sized (noted below in list if product is travel sized) products and the bundle is worth $293 CAD!!! To grab one of these amazing bundles you must spend a minimum of $240 CAD before tax. Now is the time to stock up on the essentials and receive a whole box filled with the goodies listed below:

* This post includes some affiliate links. This means that any product purchased from my links will generate a small commission (At no extra cost to you). As always, I will only recommend brands that have passed my seal of approval and that I truly love.. these commissions help to cover Bloom + Clementine’s fees so that this website can stay alive and I can continue sharing my green beauty passion with you all. Thank you for supporting my little green space on the internet. *

 

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Fitglow Beauty Lip Colour Serum Review + Swatches

A few weeks ago I wrote about fitglows 3 in 1 lip cream treatments as a luxury replacement for conventional lipsticks. I featured my favourite lip palette, nudes. Today I wanted to share my love for their lip colour serums (also known as, lip glosses infused with skin boosting and anti aging benefits) and swatch four of my favourite tones from their line which are also in the nude and berry palette.

* This post includes some affiliate links. This means that any product purchased from my links will generate a small commission (At no extra cost to you). As always, I will only recommend brands that have passed my seal of approval and that I truly love.. these commissions help to cover Bloom + Clementine’s fees so that this website can stay alive and I can continue sharing my green beauty passion with you all. Thank you for supporting my little green space on the internet. *

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