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Whole Foods Summer Giveaway! Ready for Action Beauty Bag!

Whole Foods Summer Giveaway! Ready for Action Beauty Bag!

Whole Foods Summer Giveaway

Ready. Set. Summer!! Tis’ the season for a scantily clad OOTD, refreshing cocktails, and a Panama hat— but most importantly a call to action for committing to your healthy lifestyle. Whole Foods Market is giving you the opportunity to do just that by offering a Ready for Action  beauty bag complete with goodies that will set you up for smooth sailing (and perhaps a smoothie while sailing!) this Summer.

This is great stuff for Summer adventures!

When we received this adorable totable pouch we were so excited to put the carefully curated essentials to the test. Frankly, we are in love! Everything in the bag can be put to good use(be it sun protection, odor protection, soothing, healing, or snacking), it has us vowing to keep this Summer-aid kit in our arsenal at all times.

The Ready for Action tote (valued at $50) will be available at Whole Foods Market starting June 27, 2015 for only $12 (while supplies last), but you get your shot at a freebie just be submitting your name into the virtual pot below.

Sign up for our VIP Newsletter to WIN

By entering the information below you will be in the running to win this snazzy bag for FREE. We will randomly draw a winner to be announced this Saturday!

Good Luck and Happy Summer, Ya’ll!  

xoxo

Cris & Cris

 

Ps. Below is a little more information about our experience  with the products included in the pouch—PLUS our personal notes on how to maximize your experience.


 

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Ready for Action Whole Foods Market Beauty Bag

Garden of Life- Perfect Food Raw Organic Green Super Food Pack

This little packet is a delicious chocolate concoction with raw cacao and raw chocolate flavor. There is an explosion of green juice antioxidants sourced from raw and organic grasses, leaves, vegetables, and sprouts. There is even a probiotic blend to keep your microbiome happy and healthy. Mix this with 8 ounces of water, but if you really wanna kick up the yummy-goodness switch it for 8 ounces of your favorite non-dairy milk (rice, almond, coconut, soy, or coconut-almond) and 1 banana. Blend it all up in a processor and BOOM. Breakfast is served.

 

Spectrum Essentials- Seed Blend Packet & Warrior Vitality Blend

The Orchard Fruit Blend and Warrior Blend are both perfect for spicing up your oatmeal, tossing into your pancake batter, or even sprinkled on buttered toast. Rich in all your Omega fatty acids for healthy digestion, but it even packs some protein, iron, potassium, and calcium to boot! The two variations of oatmeal achieved with these tasty flavor packs was practically effortless. Major brownie points for the convenience factor.

 

Nuun Active- Natural Electrolyte Enhanced Drink Tabs

Electrolytes are vital micronutrients like sodium, potassium and magnesium which are responsible for aiding in muscle contraction and supporting healthy fluid balance in the body. These tabs are excellent for days spent at the beach where you are steadily dehydrating in the sun. The tangy lemon-lime flavored tabs dissolve in an instant offering a naturally refreshing way to keep you hydrated and ensure you’ve got the electrolyte balance to take on all that fun in the sun.

 

Amazing Grass- Amazing Meal

This vanilla chai protein powder is a 3 in 1 solution packed with 10 grams of plant based protein per serving, tons of greens and superfoods, plus a probiotic blend. I enjoyed this with 8 ounces of coconut-almond milk and some frozen mango blended in. It was a wonderful recovery shake after a high intensity workout.

 

Tom's of Maine- Long Lasting Deodorant in Natural Powder Scent

My pits are somewhat hard to please, but when using natural deodorants one must realize results will vary based on activity level. I used this deodorant for a few days and will say it lasted maybe 6 hours before I needed to reapply, less if I was exercising or very active. I think that’s a pretty good deal considering you are protecting yourself from more than just odor—you have protected yourself from harmful chemicals seeping into your body. Definitely worth trying this as your first shot at natural odor protection.

 

Goddess Garden Organics- Natural Sunscreen SPF 30

One thing you will always be needing in the Summer is sun block. Neglecting to wear protection from the sun and dangerous rays is remiss and uncool. That being said, spraying or slathering on a layer of  sunscreen with questionable chemicals may be as negligent as not wearing any at all. Natural sunscreen works instantly  because it doesn’t have to dissolve into the skin to be effective. It starts reflecting the sun off your skin right away. Your skin may be a little discolored after the initial application, but think of it as the reflector to keep harmful rays at bay. I found this sunscreen to be effective and gently on my sensitive skin.

 

Aubrey- Pure Aloe Vera

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Forget the gels and artificially scented after-sun creams, this is all you will ever need after a day of sunbathing. Keep this in your refrigerator for an extra luxurious rush of relief, your skin will drink up the unscented goodness of the aloe and feel silky soft. Oh, and do this AFTER you shower off so you are not washing any aloe off your skin. Love love love this product.  

Boiron- Arnicare Gel

Summer can be so much fun and active that we end up unintentionally overdoing it. I’ve had countless minor aches, pains, and minor bruises that were a direct result of my active lifestyle—especially when there is so much to do outdoors. This gel is a homeopathic way to naturally soothe those little summer mishaps.

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