What is Paraben Free? A buzz phrase? Marketing jargon? In order to understand what paraben free is we at Kari Gran believe you must first know what a paraben is. A paraben is a chemical preservative found in most cosmetics, skin care, shampoos, shaving cream and body lotions. Companies use parabens in order to preserve a products … Continue reading What is Paraben Free?
At Kari Gran we recently stumbled upon Jeremy Dean The Peaceful Mind: 5 Step Guide to Feeling Relaxed and found it insightful. Jeremy Dean is a renowned author and has a great psychology blog called PSYBlog. His most recent book is: Making Habits, Breaking Habits: Why We Do Things, Why We Don’t, and How to Make Any … Continue reading Jeremy Dean The Peaceful Mind: 5 Step Guide to Feeling Relaxed
The 2010’s ushered the words “gluten-free” into the vernacular of every fitness-aware person in the US. Gluten free, gluten light, anti-gluten, however you prefer it. At our house we experimented with giving up gluten. One month (and many dollars) later, I have some thoughts on the gluten free movement. A little background first. As a … Continue reading Is Gluten the Modern Day Boogeyman?
At Kari Gran we are big fans of Gwyneth Paltrow and the Gwyneth Paltrow Diet. Anyone who names their child Apple (my favorite fruit) is cool in my book. Gwyn appears to be smart, svelte, sweet and entrepreneurial, (no wonder she is getting a bad rap these days in Hollywood) . I love getting her weekly newsletter Goop, it has great recipes … Continue reading Gwyneth Paltrow Says “Pull out the Deep Fryer” for Some Gluten Free Tempura
How to Survive Life’s Roughest Patches is a great article by the preeminent life coach Martha Beck. For those of you who don’t know Martha Beck she is to the day-to-day what Martha Stewart is to the Holiday . We like what she has to day. Here is an article we pulled from Oprah online. … Continue reading How to Survive Life’s Roughest Patches: Martha Beck
Great Skin Without Birthday Cake? Jack LaLanne didn’t eat birthday cake. “Haven’t had any in seventy-five years. It makes me feel great not eating birthday cake. That’s the gift I give myself.” This quote and Mr. LaLanne’s philosophy on food (he also said, “Would you get your dog up every day, give him a cup of coffee, a doughnut, … Continue reading Great Skin Without Birthday Cake
Not Just a Pretty Face, The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry is a great book if you truly want to know about what’s in your everyday cosmetic counter makeup. If you want to live in denial, however, I don’t recommend it–Not Just a Pretty Face, The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry will scare the living daylights out … Continue reading Not Just a Pretty Face, The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry
Eat your Way to Soft and Smooth Skin? Absolutely. My clients are always asking me “how do I achieve soft and supple looking skin.” It’s as if they are looking for a magic elixir that will instantly change their skin overnight. Don’t I wish. At Kari Gran we know beautiful skin is as much about what you … Continue reading Eat Your Way to Soft and Smooth Skin
It’s time to swap your harsh cleanser for Kari Gran Cleansing Oil. “Cleansing oil on my face? Are you kidding?” I know, it’s a strange concept, especially if, like me, you were raised on the Seventeen Magazine theory of squeaky clean skin. Sorry to break it to you but the only thing that squeaky … Continue reading Trade Your Moisture Zapping Cleanser for Kari Gran Cleansing Oil and Get Gorgeous